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    The Legitimiser Sammyboy's Avatar
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    Fixed Gear Tandem

    Anyone ever built or ridden one? I know they must exist, because I've heard of tandem racing on the track, but I've never seen one. Imagine tandem trackstanding!

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    Sheldon used to ride one with his wife. I think he never confirmed trackstanding on it though.
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    Ha! Never thought of doing a FGG search til now. Several there. Can you imagine descending?

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    Here we go:


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    But, can they flip it?
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    I was told that in competitive track racing at the Burnaby velodrome where I live, tandems are mainly used so that blind people can compete as stokers. It's a paralympic discipline they say.

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    I have a tandem thats a touring style ride. I considered converting it but it turns out it is quite dangerous for street riding. ha.

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    Man, imagine doing fishtail skids on a tandem!

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    I think Don Walker made a track tandem.

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    at the trexlertown 'drome they have an event called tandemonium. its awesome...
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    Don Walker posted a picture of his tandem in the last year or so. Can't find the picture but it was a nice bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LóFarkas
    Sheldon used to ride one with his wife. I think he never confirmed trackstanding on it though.
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    Sheldon "Look at my huge ****ing smile" Brown

    seriously, you look like you're having a **** ton of fun.
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    Hello Everyone,
    I've never really posted before as I am new here. I usually just lurk but I thought I'd add something. I have a tandem track paramount from the 1960's that has a full campy track tandem group. Races haven't really existed for them since the 90's but as someone mentioned above they are used in events for hearing or visually impaired stokers. It's a blast to ride and it's pretty scary because it is not a fast stopper. The tight geos make the stoker rest their chin on the small of the captains back so it's not awesome on longer rides. I rode it last year for Chicago's Bike the Drive and it was a lot of fun. I'd love to try racing it one these days though. I guess I've stopped lurking now. Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgucciardi
    Hello Everyone,
    I've never really posted before as I am new here. I usually just lurk but I thought I'd add something. I have a tandem track paramount from the 1960's that has a full campy track tandem group. Races haven't really existed for them since the 90's but as someone mentioned above they are used in events for hearing or visually impaired stokers. It's a blast to ride and it's pretty scary because it is not a fast stopper. The tight geos make the stoker rest their chin on the small of the captains back so it's not awesome on longer rides. I rode it last year for Chicago's Bike the Drive and it was a lot of fun. I'd love to try racing it one these days though. I guess I've stopped lurking now. Cheers.
    oh come on. you can't say this and not give us pics. tandem paramount? PICS!!!!!
    Sucks to your ass-mar!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moximitre
    oh come on. you can't say this and not give us pics. tandem paramount? PICS!!!!!
    I have no idea how post pics otherwise I would...sorry, I'm new. If somebody could tell me how I'd be more than happy to.

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    Hey, in the interest of the cause... here ya go.

    You have the digital photo on your computer, right? First, upload it onto flickr.com, imageshack.us or some similar imagehosting site.
    Find the URL (web address) of the image, select and copy it. Edit: use right click/properties. With flickr, chop off the 3 or 4 characters from the end after .jpg.
    You can paste it into your post here, or click this icon: http://www.bikeforums.net/images/editor/insertimage.gif
    above the box you type in. Paste the URL and then the pic will appear in all its glory right here.

    If the image is small, bf.net will host it for you but I don't know how
    Quote Originally Posted by dutret
    Do you deny that you are clueless or do you just think that "moron" didn't need to be tacked on there?
    Bike on flickr and on FGG

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    I don't know if I'm going to be able to resist buying this:


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    That thing has some crazy slack. You be cruisin' lowrider style.

    Laaaaaid back.

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    that little girl looks really ****ing pleased to be holding up that bike

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    I wrecked a SS tandem once with my dad as the stoker and my piloting. I didn't realize how utterly huge the turning radius is on those things. Gotta be careful in those cul de sacs.

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    I don't know if this is going to work but I set up a flickr account and I'm trying post pics of the schwinn.

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