Giordano Viaggio Tandem Road Bike, Blue, 20"/One Size
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- Custom-designed 7005 aluminum frame
- Frame size: 20 inches (front), 16 inches (rear)
- Shimano ST2300 STI 8 Speed
- Rear derailleur: Shimano RD TX51D
- Freewheel: Shimano CS HD30 11-30 8 speed
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The Giordano Viaggio tandem bike encourages you and a friend or family member to share the thrill of cycling. The Viaggio boasts a strong yet lightweight aluminum tandem frame, along with a Shimano 24-speed drive train that provides a gear for virtually every riding terrain. The Viaggio's Shimano STI integrated shifters provide fluid, lightning-fast shifting and braking from the same position. Responsive alloy side pull brakes stop on a dime. Other details include smooth-riding 700x32 tires, and sturdy resin pedals. The Viaggio Tandem is finished in a beautiful white pearl paint or blue.
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The bike was in much better shape than what I expected reading the reviews here. Some reviews are pretty old, and I think they learned a lot from feedback and have made it better. I took advantage of Amazon's included bike assembly from a local bike shop. I was very impressed. The mechanic agreed to install the brakes I purchased Tektro R539 Dual Pivot Rear Brake Caliper - 47-57mm, Hex Nut, Silver and Tektro R539 Dual Pivot Front Brake Caliper - 47-57mm, Hex Nut, Silver at no additional cost. He said that was a great call replacing the brakes (as I read here before). He adjusted all the deraileurs perfectly, and managed to quiet the chain pulley significantly. I had bought a 56t chainring (ghost gear, as detailed in these reviews) to replace the pulley, but it's pretty quiet now, so don't think I'll need it yet. Again, kudos to the great mechanic and free assembly. He spent 2 hours adjusting everything, truing the wheels, etc, and it's perfect.
The rear wheel has a quick release now (previous old reviews said it was a bolt), so that's a nice improvement. Tubes are presta valves. Tires are 700x32C. Plan on using the stock tires until they wear out. They look pretty cheap, so I'd get a least one spare in case of a blowout.
The captain's handlebars were way too far forward (as I expected from the reviews). I bought an 80mm adjustable stem XLC Adjustable Stem 25.4 80mm 25.4 Sl which works perfectly. I'm only 5'6", so I had it near vertical, but that stem would be perfect for most people as it's adjustable. I had to take a hacksaw to the stem that came with it so I could remove it without removing the handlebar tape and cables.
Lastly, I put a rear rack on for panniers. I got this one Planet Bike Eco Rack Oversized 6061 T6 Aluminum Bike Rack with Pre-installed Hardware (Silver) which comes with the P-clamps needed (there are no eyelets on the rear of this bike). Had to twist the rack bars a bit to fasten them on the inside of the stays, so as to not interfere with the brake cable, but it works great.
For the future, we're likely going to need new stoker handlebars. As we're both short, the stoker bars can't be raised higher because the captain's seat is in the way. So riser handlebars will likely be our next purchase.
Anyway, this is a great starter tandem, and highly recommend it. It will need some extras to make it ridable, but still far cheaper than anything else on the market and is acceptable quality. Feel free to ask any questions, as I have the newest model and some of the reviews here are out of date and inaccurate of the current item.
1) The brakes on this bike are NUTTED. Most modern brakes have recessed nuts which means that unless you're willing to take your dremel out and widen the rear brake hole, you should buy the nutted version of the brake. You should definitely change the brakes and brakepads as well.
2) The chain tensioner between the captain and the stoker is loud! A very simple solution to this is to remove the idler gear and place a ghost chainring where the idler used to be. See the picture for further clarification. The one I used was the http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0081UR7RU/ref=pe_385040_30332190_TE_M3T1_ST1_dp_1. 58 teeth was perfect for keeping the chain nice and snug and weighs very little as well.
3) If you are going to change the bottom bracket out, which you should as the stock BB's on this bike are terrible, take note that the fixed cups on my bike were veeeeeeery hard to remove. After spending $$$$ on various tools to try and remove it I took it to a bike shop and had it removed for 15. Learn from my mistake and don't buy tools which you'll only use once, perhaps even unsuccessfully, and go to a bike shop where they have the 200 dollar tool which takes care of the problem.
4) The stem on this bike is a quill type stem which is really really long as others have noted. I replaced it with a Dimension adjustable quill type road stem which fit the need.
As a general note, I didn't have any of the metal shavings others noticed inside the wheels so maybe they're listening to reviews and getting better quality control. However, the derailleurs were very misaligned and the wheels were in heavy need of truing so you will need to either take the bike to a shop to get set up or have the know how to do it yourself. All said, for 500 this is still an amazing deal for a tandem given decent tandems start at about 2k.