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The downloadable fitting guide above provides the essential information that we need to assist you with the fit of any Co-Motion bicycle. Whether you are ordering a tandem, road bike or a touring bike in custom or standard sizing, complete information is needed to help your dealer and us to make a good recommendation.
We recommend checking with your Co-Motion dealer before completing our fitting guide. Many Co-Motion dealers will prefer to assist you in the process of taking the needed measurements. Some also have additional fitting tools which they may choose to use to help you determine what is needed to get you fitted properly.
The attached pdf form can be printed out to complete at your convenience, or you can type right on the form on your computer screen. After you’ve completed the form, you can print it out and take it to your dealer, to be submited with your order.
Co-Motion frames, forks and stems carry a limited lifetime warranty for the original owner of the bike. Any failure resulting from faulty material or manufacture will be repaired or replaced at our discretion. The components on our bicycles are warranted by their respective manufacturers.
Should you feel that you have a warranty issue, your first step is to contact your Co-Motion dealer. Your dealer will confer with us to determine the best course of action. We will make every effort to remedy the problem as soon as possible. On warranty work, Co-Motion will pay shipping within the U.S. at standard delivery rates. Expedited and/or upgraded shipping is available, at cost to you, the owner. Co-Motion Cycles’ warranty is applicable for original owners only.
You’ll find the serial number stamped into the bottom bracket shell on single bikes, and into the front bottom bracket shell on tandems. The last two digits of your serial number indicate year of manufacture- ie SH12397 would indicate 1997. However, since we change model years each fall, bicycles manufactured in September through December usually have the next model year’s color and features. Our serial numbers do not include a month-day code.
Sooner or later, your beautiful Co-Motion paint finish is bound to suffer a scratch here and there. Naturally, you’ll want to keep your bike looking as good as possible, and more importantly, protect it from corrosion. Because the paint on your Co-Motion is a special catalyzed finish requiring professional equipment and techniques to apply, it doesn’t make a good touch-up paint on its own.
Our supplier for touch-up paint is Autocolor Service Incorporated. They supply us with the paint we used on your bike and they are now offering small bottles of paint that can be used for touch-up. You may call them, toll free at: 866-672-8201.
Here at Co-Motion Cycles, we’ve always been quick to point out that we’d like you to consider us your live resource for information about our bicycles. The invention that we’ve all grown to love takes many forms and our staff takes pride in being well informed on topics encompassing virtually every incarnation of the bicycle.
Within these FAQ pages, we’ll make an effort to present common questions and thorough answers. Maybe we’ll save you some time or get you out of a squeaky situation. By all means, if you don’t find the information you need on our website, please contact us. We can usually answer your questions quickly by phone or by email.
Don’t forget, your Co-Motion dealer may be more readily accessible, especially on weekends. Your dealer may also be able to offer personal assistance- something we can rarely do from here.
Introduced in 1993, the S+S Machine Bicycle Torque Coupling forever changed the image of travel bikes, making possible true high performance bicycles that can be packed for travel quickly and easily in airline-checkable luggage. Our expert integration of the S+S Couplings will make you forget that the couplings are there, until it’s time to pack up your bike and go!
Since launching our Co-Motion Co-Pilot Project in 1994 we have made S+S Couplings available on nearly any Cro-Moly steel Co-Motion tandem or single. Just say, “Co-Pilot” and we’ll make your Co-Motion into a world-class travel bike.
A close look at the elegant S+S Coupling reveals the engineering that allows the system to work so perfectly. Interlocking tapered teeth are drawn together by a threaded lockring. Incredibly, a well-made BTC-equipped bi-cycle frame is measurably stronger than an identical frame without couplings.
Co-Motion Cycles uses only hardened 17-4 stainless steel S+S Couplings painstakingly silver-brazed into our specially-designed frame tubes. We don’t take shortcuts like weld-on couplings made from lower-grade material to reduce cost. The original S+S Couplings assure a lifetime of flawless and corrosion-free operation. We know that once you own a Co-Pilot, you’ll want to keep it forever.
A simple hook spanner, included with your Co-Pilot, is all that is required to loosen or fasten the threaded BTC nut.
All Co-Motion coupler-equipped framesets include quick-release cable splitters to facilitate fast assembly and disassembly. Splitters install on both derailleur cables and the rear brake cable.
Watch this movie to help you pack your S&S coupler equipped single bike. Single Packing Video.
Naturally, the best reason to own a Co-Pilot is that you never have to leave your passion for cycling behind when you travel. Your Co-Pilot checks on as regular luggage, saving you money and hassles each time you travel. Best of all, you’ll maintain your fitness and your chosen recreation while the world becomes your cycling playground. When you choose the Co-Pilot option, we’ll include coupler-integration in our specifically designed Co-Pilot Project Tubing. Couplers are located for ease of frame packing.
Packing your Co-Motion travel bike is simple, and you don’t have to be a mechanical ace to do it right. In fact, the only unusual part on our travel bikes is the S+S BTC. Cordura nylon padded sleeves with a Velcro backing protect your frame inside its case.
Watch this movie to help you pack your S&S coupler equipped tandem bike. Tandem Packing Video.
Co-Motion blazed a new trail for travel tandems with a brilliant Six-Coupling system. Since the Co-Pilot Option tandem frames separate into 3 equally sized sections, the ultimate in packability is maintained while tandem assembly and disassembly is intelligently simplified. For example, there are no separate tubes to lose or accidentally assemble out of sequence. Another significant advantage is that there is no need to remove the fork. Plus, we strategically locate our couplings for unimpeded wrench access without knuckle-bashing interference from the chainrings. Our competitors simply overlook these details that make your packing job easier.
No tandem maker is more thorough than Co-Motion when it comes to engineering the location of the couplings for optimum frame strength. Each coupling is fully supported where it is integrated into the butted section of our exclusive zonally-butted tandem tubing. Our large diameter bottom tube is oval at both ends and round where it joins just one large S+S Coupling. This design provides the known structural benefit of a single oversized tube as well as lighter weight and the logical simplicity and ease of handling fewer parts. And yes, the round S+S Coupling is superior to the “oval coupler” offered by another manufacturer.
Whether you’re thinking of the Co-Pilot option for your new Primera, Mocha, Speedster or Supremo, be prepared for a pleasant surprise. The performance of the couplers is so impressive; you may end up sidelining the tandem you’re riding now.
Don’t worry! Packing a genuine Co-Pilot tandem takes less time than little-wheeled folding tandems. Our three-section design and easy-access couplers keep your packing job trouble-free.
Please Note: Most airlines stipulate a limit of 62 linear inches for “checkable” luggage. Linear inches are the sum of the luggage’s length, width, and height. The luggage we offer for our Co-Pilot bicyles is 62 linear inches or less. The Hybrid Case measures 26"x26"x10”, equaling 62 linear inches.
Many other brands of travel bicycles and cases that are now being marketed as airline checkable actually exceeed this 62 linear inch lugggage limitation. Larger luggage is subject to extra airline surcharges.
Hybrid case weight is 17 pounds
We designed our Co-Pilot Hybrid Case with everything we’ve ever wanted in a travel case, and it comes with our highest recommendation. Since its introduction in 2006, the Hybrid Case has far surpassed our expectations for ruggedness, its user-friendly design and its ability to protect your precious cargo. In fact, we see no reason to offer any other case. With a tough nylon fabric shell and ballistic corner reinforcements, it’s got protective panels to keep your bike safe. We fitted it with larger smooth-rolling urethane wheels and a hidden telescoping Pullman handle to make toting your bike around long airport causeways much easier. This case rolls so nicely you can toss your other bag on to roll along with it. For added security, webbing straps surround the bag’s contents, and heavy-duty zippers keep everything neatly enclosed.
Compression straps and heavy duty zippers make travel safe and easy. (26"x26"x10”=62 linear inches)