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    Senior Member CGinOhio's Avatar
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    180 degrees OOP

    So we get the tandem out for our first toot of 2010 on a beautiful, warm, sunny March day. Mount the tandem in the "proper" fashion. I make a snarky comment about the stoker forgetting where I like the pedal for clipping in. I force the pedal into position and clip in. The stoker dryly remarks that the problem is likely that the cranks are 180 deg OOP. Doh! We had a good laugh and took a few minutes to get the cranks back in phase and retighten the timing chain. We want to give OOP a try someday, but I'm thinking 180 degrees might be a step in the wrong direction. Btw, we went on to have wonderful thirty mile ride, and thankfully the timing chain was the only oops from the winter's maintenance.

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    Senior Member zonatandem's Avatar
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    Tried OOP 180 degrees ONCE in 1977.
    Been riding 90 degrees OOP for the past 225,000 miles.
    Yeah, we like it!
    Enjoy the ride TWOgether!
    Rudy and Kay/zonatandem

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