First off - I decided to get another set of the new Rolf Tandem Wheels - but this time with a front disc. After looking at my options and costing things out - I got a great deal on the Rolfs from Precision and since they are in stock won't have to wait over 2 weeks to get new wheels. While i've had a love/hate relationship with the Rolfs - my wife and I agreed we both really like the ride of the wheels so I figured i'd give them another chance.
Of course going to the disc upfront resulted in the need for a new fork so a Wound Up CF Duo disc fork has been ordered along with an Avid Caliper and 203mm rotor. I've been wanting to do this for quite some time now.
Of course in looking at the options - I decided to get a Campy freehub instead of Shimano on the Rolfs. I've been wanting to do that for as long as I've owned the tandem since I'm outfitted with Campy Ergo 10 Record levers. Since Campy doesn't make anything larger than a 29T rear sprocket and we are a 350lb team - i'm going to switch out my 28/42/54 in front to a 26/39/53. In the rear - i'm combining a Veloce 11-25 and 13-29 to get the 11-29 I want which will be 11-12-13-15-17-19-21-23-26-29. Will be so nice to have more gears with less gaps and less overlap as well as be within a fraction of the low gear I had with the 28-32.
Needless to say - i'll be poor for a while - but I will have some stuff to sell. My current drivetrain setup is less than six months old - DaVinci X-9 which is modified by them to work directly with Campy Ergo 10 levers, new SRAM 11-32 cassette (990 model) and PC-90 chain. My 28 tooth small ring and 42 middle ring are less than six months old as well - and the 54 is like new. Then there's the Wound Up non disc fork for V-brakes.
I'm really excited to get this all done. Just have to wait for the parts!