Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Bay Area, Calif.
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Originally Posted by BikeForums.net
Wow I would keep the chain off if I had to ride this tandem with somebody on the back. Post the video of your first ride
There better be someone riding on the back since that's where all the brake levers are. Unlike most tandems, this one is set up for the captain to be in back and the stoker in front. It looks like the front handlebar stem can either be inserted in the steerer tube (as illustrated), so both people share the steering, or it can be inserted in the short fixed tube just behind the headtube, in which case only the person in back is doing the steering.
Dual control of the steering was pretty common on older tandem designs. AFAIK
it usually works ok, but probably because there's agreement that one person has primary control and the other one won't fight them for it.