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Old 10-25-05, 02:49 PM   #1
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New Tandem for my son and I, YEA!

Hi all!
After a couple of years talking about it, a used tandem showed up in my garage last week. I plan on riding with my 10 year old (wife doesn't want much to do with the bikes). It's a KHS Sport and should fit the bill nicely. Depending on spring training, I told him I'd take him on RAGBRAI with me this year, the "G" rated one! All I need is to find a set of crank shorteners and I think it should fit him just fine.

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ps been lurking for quite sometime now and have gained serveral ideas from these forums, thanks again!
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Old 10-25-05, 04:54 PM   #2
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Go to www.burley.com for the crank shortners.
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. . . or Mel @ tandemseast.com lists crank shorteners (not kidback) for about $80.
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. . . or Mel @ tandemseast.com lists crank shorteners (not kidback) for about $80.
That looks like the least expensive I've ran across so far.

Thanks for the input! Mark
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Bit of a problem riding with siblings. I normally find they are fitter, stronger, have more stamina and enthusiasm than I have. As none of them will ride the Tandem, I normally have to fettle the brakes a bit so they rub. This means that I can keep up with them. Just watch out for the 10 year old overtaking you on the Tandem.
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When we rode the trail-a-long bike, I always told him he couldn't pass me or I'd have to ground him. Same rule for the tandem!

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I love to tandem with the kid. Great bonding. Get a few good photos of you and the 10 year old on the tandem. Keep it forever. I love looking at my old photos of my me and my 6 month old (now 12 yrs) siiting on the back of my bike with a big grin on his face.
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