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Old 11-11-05, 02:30 PM   #1
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A ton of Tandem

On our last overnighter on the back country roads of eastern Oregon we spotted a weigh station on the side of the road. The weigh station was one of those old open-to-the-public kind that were used before Interstates were built. We were carrying four panniers, rear rack and lots of water but no B.O.B. trailer this time. We pedaled over and waited on the concrete pad wondering if the sign would light up and tell us our weight. It sure did!! 455 pounds!! Wow, no wonder even MTB components don't last long on a tandem.
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Old 11-11-05, 02:39 PM   #2
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Dayum!

bet you crawl up hill carrying/towing all that. What is your low gear?
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Old 11-11-05, 05:07 PM   #3
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We upgraded to a Phil Wood 48 spoke hub, 24mm wide 700c Velocity Dyad rim, 11/34 SRAM 9 speed cassette with twist shifters. Chain rings of 52/42/30. Stump puller. The hub alone costs more than my first nice single bike! Thatís the price for togetherness.
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We rode our tandem over one of those things on a day trip/no gear. It said we weighed 200 lbs!
Didn't know we were such lightweights.
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Usually we're trying to figure out how to shave off a few ounces off our ride.... but this is ridiculous! I'm wondering if the best way to loose a few extra pounds isn't by getting rid of your stoker!
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