Does anyone have any suggestions for a computer with cadence to use on a tandem, specifically a Burley Duet? I am totally addicted to my cadence computer on my single bike. Speed, distance, etc., are all secondary to me. When training, I watch my heartrate and my cadence.. When just riding, I skip the heart monitor and watch cadence and pay attention to my effort level. If I keep myself pedalling fast and keep my effort stable, I can ride all day and the speed and distance take care of themselves.
So I tried to put a NASHBAR cadence computer I bought for my lady friend's single bike on the tandem. The only way for it to work was to put it on the stoker bar, with a mess of wires and sensors at the same point on the chainstay. I don't like it.
I am thinking of trying to mount the cadence magnet on the chainring of the timing chain at the captain's pedal. The pedal itself is about 2"" from the tube at this point (Side question, what is the big lower horizontal tube called on a tandem?). I might need to shim.
A better solution would be a cadence computer made for tandems, but I bet the distance from the rear chainstay to the captain's handlebar would be too far for the small currents involved.
Bob Van Siclen