- Show us your tandems!
Having just put some new tyres on the tandem to replace the ageing Conti Verticals, I decided it was a good excuse for a thread.
The bike is a slightly old Ventana El Conquistador de Montanas (just as well it has a long TT!) with Fox 36s, Middleburn cranks , Magura Louises (that I want to get rid of and swap for Saints), and DT/Magic wheels. Rides brilliantly and is so much fun!
Last ridden at Battle on the Beach, and now clean and ready to ride:
Posted 2 years agotandemwarriorsMember
She’s had a shorter stem since that photo. Homebrew drivetrain using 22t timing rings for max ground clearance, and a DIY remote lockout on the RP23 driven off a gripshift on the stoker handlebars (because Sandy can’t reach the Propedal lever!).
And a wee run down the Glentress freeride park-
Rob & Sandy – who are pretty gutted Tweedlove won’t let tandems enter the Enjoyro 🙁Posted 2 years agobugpowderdustMember
Our mtb one in its current guise, ready to be ridden in the Surrey Hills last weekend, Rohloffed with 29plus front with a 2.6 Nobby Nic on the back, our fourth mtb tandem, love it in this setup.
No pictures of our roadie tandem but stock Dawes but with Avid BB7s front and back.Posted 2 years ago
bugpowderbust – single sided drive with the rohlf? I couldn’t get this to work on ours – the chains clashed if I put the two rings on the middle and outer position and I didn’t want to use tiny granny ring timing rings – also the chainrings covered the bolt for the front wedge eccentric – how did you get around this?Posted 2 years agobugpowderdustMember
Tjagain – can still get to the eccentric bolt as using a direct mount ring on a race face aeffect crank then same setup on the rear but with a 3x spider on the same crank and then narrow wide rings. It’s tight and some foliage gets wedged in the gap but works really well.Posted 2 years ago
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