- Tandem forks
Just got an old Dawes ‘Back street’ tandem from Ebay. All good on our first ride, apart from the forks which seem a little weedy/flexy, given that they have to cope with nearly 400lbs of pure muscle* aboard.
As we are thinking of touring on it the all-up weight will be even greater, so should I replace the fork with something a bit stronger or just MTFU and accept the OE fork. (Headset is 1″ BTW, so would probably have to get something made to order…)
*This might not be true.Posted 6 years ago
Thanks for the replies, everyone.
The frame is steel (Reynolds 501) and I did wonder about getting the head tube changed to 1 1/8 (or even 1.5!), but I suspect I could probably buy a more modern tandem from ‘The Bay’ for less money!
(I have read about 1″ tandem forks snapping at the base of the steerer tube, hence my concern. I suppose on reflection I should have done my research BEFORE bidding!)Posted 6 years ago
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