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Old 02-14-09, 12:01 PM   #1
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New old tandem

Here is a picture (I think) of our Craigslist Trek T900. Upgraded with Crank Bros Candy pedals, WTB Speed V seats, Avid Speed Dial 7 brakes, SRAM Rapid Fire shifters and Titec bars, stem and grips. My 8 year old and I took it out for our first ride together around the neighborhood. We plan to use it for rail trails and light mountain biking.
It does have a unique feel but I noticed its very comfortable and smooth. I though I would be pulling my son around but was shocked how much I power he provided when he was pedaling hard. Its going to take a little time until he gets used to clipping in so we will stick to pavement for now.
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Old 02-14-09, 01:30 PM   #2
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Power to weight ratio with kids: great!
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Old 02-15-09, 03:33 PM   #3
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Welcome to the club. Plan on converting it to a single speed SSScot?
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I already have a SS mountain bike and SS road bike why not a SS tandem. I don't think my stokid will like it though.
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Old 02-16-09, 07:59 AM   #5
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That is great you and your son are riding partners.

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Old 02-16-09, 09:29 AM   #6
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I already have a SS mountain bike and SS road bike why not a SS tandem. I don't think my stokid will like it though.
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