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Old 01-24-07, 09:36 PM   #1
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Tandem Picture

I want to try and figure out how to post a picture here....



My wife and I on our Trek T-900 with some up-grades, (handlebars, shifters, tires, seats, SPD pedals). Our first tandem, and we've had a lot of fun with it. It allows my wife to join in on some group rides now!

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Old 01-24-07, 10:49 PM   #2
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The absolute bottom forum, down in News and Assistance, has one sticky thread [{(How to Post Pictures]**) haven't tried it myself.
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Old 01-25-07, 08:57 AM   #3
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Easyest I've found is to use:
http://photobucket.com/
up-load your pic their--then just copy the box that says IMG code and past it here.

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^^^^^
That's it. The link you post should start [IMG] and end [/IMG]

Any picture anywhere on the web can be posted with those tags before and after the picture's web address
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Capt. Don:

Way to go!
Pedal on TWOgether!

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What a bike!

Frameteam2003 --

That is about the most interesting tandem I've ever seen. Captain seat attachment, front spotlight, generator hub, rear whatever (looks like an auto fog light to me), and running the timing chain on the middle chainring. It also has the classic old-bike, point-the-leather-saddle-to-the-sky look. And then there is the shifter lever. And the head angle. And the cable routing, extending behind the rear hub -- and evidence of another cable going from the left brake handle to the front hub. How do you stop this thing?
How many cogs does this bike have? Hard to tell, given the dimensions of the rear hub.

One wonders how you find the sweet spot in height of captain's saddle and stoker handlebar. Do you have to go shopping for a stoker with the correct physique?

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Thanks.....As soon as the weather turns here in the Kansas City area we'll start training for the Katy Trail ride this June across Missouri. I did it last year, and had a BLAST! This year the wife will join me with the tandem.

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Sam... more info, please!!!!

Coaster brakes? Drum brakes? Make/vintage??? It looks olllld!!!!!!!

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O.K. this is an Ernie Russ 1936 racing tandem,built in London England.It uses sane said drive chain(1/8),see thorn tandems they still build like this.It originally had all Chater Lea bits,but cost!!kept me from using C/L rings---the ones I used were Williams.The BBs,Lugs,and headset are all Chater Lea.The seat post are original--note the strocker stem is part of the front seat post ,rear post is domed.(modern replacement bars)Originally it came with "British Hub"(brand name) drums--which have been rebuilt(painted black,or "british all weather" as I like to call it)and will soon replace the arayas you see in the pic.Original hubs were spoked 32/40.And this tandem has the Cyclo twin wire derailer,it will soon be a 4 speed(3 at present)The prewar cyclos have a larger cutout in hanger--post war hangers have a "C" cutout.The hanger is brazed to the frame.Original color of the bike was light blue---but I liked the dark green,transfers were by Lloys.The gen.&light are 30s.
Not much fun to ride this tandem in any hills---flats are great.Brakes ,well could be better--I've never really had to stop fast as we never get it up to much speed.But for a lot of it's life in England it was regularly time-trialed 30s to early 60s. --when first built it was about as good as could be had.If I were to strip and rebuild with modern components--it would still be equal to a good entry level tandem--but why mess with success.


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Sam -- great story of a unique bike -- thanks much for the explanations and the additional pics.

Interesting spring attached to the chain stay.
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