We are going to the Calfee factory tomorrow to look at the tetra tandem. We do the occasional race, some touring (with a trailer), centuries, training and fun rides. We are 300-310 team weight. Here is how I envision the core set up:
Santana carbon fiber cranks
203 mm disc on rear (as well as the caliper brakes), set with friction shifter on the captains bar end for additional braking when necessary.
Is a seat post rack adequate for carrying the standard stuff like: clothing, food, etc. maybe 15lbs of gear?
Or should I put a real rack on when necessary.
is the rear disc brake lever at the stokers control a good idea? I hesitate to do this b/c of a panic braking situation which may cause a rear tire skid in a turn.
Do you have any other recommendations on setup?
Thanks for your input.