1973 Chiappini w/ Campy New Record, 2004 Kestrel Talon w/ Campy Chorus, 2006 Santana Team Niobium
Handmade Bicycle Show 2009 - Components
Continuing the other post that showed the tandems at NAHBS (North American Handmade Bicycle Show); here are some images of some of the component manufacturers that were there that have products used on tandems. Chris King was there with a beautiful display of his components in all their different colors as well as his new bottom bracket and he was demonstrating it was to be greased and serviced with his special grease gun. Thomson was there with stems and seatposts and pieces showing the steps of production. The gentleman who makes the leather Selle Anatomica seats with the cutouts was there(originally he used Brooks seats until he sourced his own). Paul --(forgot his last name) of Paul Components was there with his Paul brakes and all of his other components. Mr White of White Industries Hubs was there - especially promoting a hub for single speed. Wayne Stetina of Shimano was there talking about and letting everyone try both the new electronic shifting and the latest cable operated Dura-Ace. Everyone who tried the electronic shifting was encouraged to stand and pedal hard in the small front ring and then shift to the large ring - I tried it and I must say that it was very impressive in the speed of shifting and the sureness / crispness of the shift. Stetina rides about a 1000 miles a month testing products and he has put thousands of miles in as the electronic shifting was developed.
Spec' Tarmac (road), Spec' Secteur Disc (commuter & tourer), Salsa Mamasita (MTB), CoMo Speedster (tandem), Surly Big Dummy (cargo), Airnimal (folder), a train pass, and NO car :)
Originally Posted by rishardh
Wonder if Shimano's Electronic Shifting can do triples and when will they start offering them for tandems.
Maybe electronic shifting with a triple is what is in line for the Ultegra 2010 range which some industry journalists got to see recently, but are sworn to secrecy on until the summer. I would think that getting some cables to fit a tandem would not be too difficult because the cables are already sold as a separate item and in different lengths for different single-bike frame sizes (see here).