Hi all you tandem enthusiasts!
I'm new to this forum, having found it a week ago when trying to catch up on what have happened the last 10 years in the world of tandem bikes... I must say that I have found a a lot of interesting information in this departement.
Circa 93 I bought a 26'' Burley Rock'n roll tandem together with a friend. It had rather cheap Suntour/Sugino components, brakes, rear and front mechs, hubs, and cranks. We used it very little as it was very difficult to ride off road.
1:st rebuild after 2 years; Mavic rear mech, XC pro front mech, XT thumb shifters, XT 8 speed hubs (bolt on rear), Mavic 117 SUP/DT 14G brass nipples, XC pro brakes, XT brake handles, Scott AT4(?) bar, chrome Tange big fork, ligher stem etc. I used this setup for one longer touring vacation without any problems at all.
2:st rebuild 3 weeks ago; new crank setup - se pics from my workshop.
I have used this setup for a week of touring around Denmark without any problems but heavy showers...
1. I'm going to get me a new rear wheel - what rim, hub, spokes should I buy in order to get the strongest ones?
2. What do you think of my 'right-timing' setup, I'm thinking about getting new cranks - any ideas?
//Thanks in advance!
rear crank Suntour XC comp110/74 mm 50/40 Sugino / 32 TA, front crank LX 94/58 mm 32T TA ring