Tandem Cycling - Us and the bike...
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After tons of pics of just the bike here we are with the bike. These were taken at the Dayton Cycling Club Huffman Ride last week. Cold, wind, rain and then sunny on the drive home, oh well. Food was good and the route was very nice, we'll need to do it on a nice day.
Nice pics, looks like you guys had a great time.
Like I said before, thats a great looking Trek Tandem.:D
Take Care & Ride Together :)
Thanks, or next club ride is 6/3, so hopefully a little better weather, but any day on the bike a good day.
Old Hammer Boy
05-27-06, 09:44 PM
I see you painted the rack...
05-28-06, 04:09 PM
Red racks rule . . . looks real good!
Enjoy the ride TWOgether!
05-29-06, 04:26 PM
Send some of that weather down here! It'll be a long time until we are wearing tights and long sleeves again. Bike looks great! You're giving up several MPH,though, in average speed because your shoes and helmets don't match...
05-29-06, 04:56 PM
I'm not feeling the coordinated Italia jersey / socks or the color coordinated bike accoutraments, but the riders and basic bike are looking good.
Of course, who am I to talk to tandem fashion: our Royal Plum Santana had Vredestein 1st generation Tri-Comp tires with violet-colored sidewall compound and color-coordinated Cinelli micro-splash bar tape. So, go for it.... If you like it, that's all that matters.
Oh yeah... how tight is that timing chain? Do you have about a 1/2" of play or is it snug?
Ok, the matching sort of kit might be a little much, but we're going to Italy this Fall, so sort of have Italy on the brain. We've got a couple matching jerseys, and for the "couple look" on occasion. If you think the tandem is uniform color you should see my Cannondale, red as well, but add a red seat, tires, and bar tape. I love red bikes, so I guess that is what counts, now my wife might really go for that royal plum... although her bike is black.
I'll double check the timing chain, it was a hair snug, but we just had the tandem in the shop and the tandem guy adjusted the eccentric so I think it's ok - at lease has a little more slack then it did.
Yeah, you guys talked me into painting the rack.
:p And the matching red bag is fun too -- thanks for responding to my email, John, with the info on the Arkel Tail Rider (http://www.arkel-od.com/panniers/tailrider/overview.asp?fl=1&site=), and I've ordered one for our soon-to-come red-blue-and-yellow MoCo (yes, pix will be posted :D).
Italy is our fantasy trip, alas farther into the future than this Fall -- but I notice that your Trek isn't S+S-coupled, so how will you be getting it there and moving it about while there? (Or did I extrapolate too much, and the Italiain-racing-red tandem isn't going to be part of the trip?)
Thanks, we are going with Trek Travel, and they have a few tandems in Europe, but we'll be riding singles (Madones) as supplied by the tour. My wife loves to travel, so the trip is our 10 year anniversary gift. Likely be another 10 years before we could afford to go again. So for now the tandem will stay stateside. We did ask about a tandem in Italy, but they are fairly sparse and seemed like it might be hard to confirm they would have one for us. Itís a low mileage tour (lots of sight seeing, eating, etcÖ) so we didnít mind the singles.
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