- 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 3 years ago
Slam that stem!
Looks great 🙂Posted 3 years ago
Is that some kind of puncture repair doohickey attached to the stoker’s stem? And who operates the rear v-brake?
Don’t have a tandem, always fancied one! 🙂Posted 3 years ago
Yeah, it’s a can of sealant, placed ready for BotB that I hadn’t removed. The rear Vbrake is attached to a thumb shifter which the captain operates – you can see it by the LH grip in the second picture.Posted 3 years ago
Might be up for sale soon as we don’t really use it much any more. 🙁
[url=https://flic.kr/p/acEFYh]110813_132922[/url] by multispeedstu, on FlickrPosted 3 years ago
‘Multispeedstu’ 😆Posted 3 years ago
Crossing the line at the Ride London 100 last year
Posted 3 years ago
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 3 years ago
rob and sandy – claim disability discrimination? 😉Posted 3 years ago
Here’s our Hase at Lydford castle a couple of days ago…Posted 3 years ago
Off-road for a change to the blue ECDM’s:Posted 3 years ago
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 3 years ago
@Schmiken – what’s the thinking behind running two brakes on the back? And how do you operate it with the lever – does it click through steps like a shifter or is it more gradual?Posted 3 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 3 years ago
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 3 years ago
@upshift – the stock brakes tend to heat up and fade rapidly when dragging the brake downhill to scrub speed, so a V brake just applies some drag force to slow us down as the wife can be a bit nervous. Works really well and isn’t indexed.Posted 3 years ago
Here’s our Hase at Lydford castle a couple of days ago…
I heard they had low gears but didn’t realise they could literally climb walls 🙂Posted 3 years ago
@Schmiken – I figured as much. Not seen it before but makes perfect sense!Posted 3 years ago
I heard they had low gears but didn’t realise they could literally climb walls
No idea why it’s displaying like that. Awesome toy though.Posted 3 years ago
Another ECDMPosted 3 years ago
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