Greetings from Colorado!
First post on this forum and appreciate all the great info here.
My wife and I have placed an order for our first tandem, a '04 Co-Motion Speedster Co-Pilot, through Mel at Tandems East. [So far, a great experience with Mel.]
We ordered an Arai drum brake for all of the mountain passes around us as well as for loaded touring. Mel had offered shaving the fins off the Arai brake with a lathe which would shave off about 6 oz. He said it would not affect performance and would cosmetically look good as well.
Anyone have any experience with this? I can see the pros regarding weight. Any cons? Anyone with pics? I've read a reference to this on the forum but have not found any in-depth info about it.
Thanks ahead of time.