My wife and I are leaving in 1 1/2 weeks for our much anticipated tour of Vermont's foliage on our new '04 Co-Motion Speedster Co-Pilot. The Arkel GT52's are on the way, and I've been doing a lot of reading about rear rack options. I was planning on the Tubus Logo but came across Peter White's web page (www.peterwhitecycles.com) and read that many rear racks can be problematic with tandem rear V-brakes (especially with Travel Agents). I checked our bike, and it does appear that it will be a problem as the Travel agent appears to block access to the non-drive side eyelet. This is just speculation as I don't have the rack in front of me.
Can anyone confirm this problem? Peter White's page recommends a different brake ("Strange brake") for Tubus-compatibility or a Santana rack that attaches to the cantilever studs allowing use of current set-up. I came across some mounting hardware on Tubus' site that seems to allow the rack to attach to the seatstay (for bikes without eyelets) but I'm not sure that the connecting rods will reach a different position....
What do you all recommend??? I'd like to get the Tubus as I've read many good things about it...but I don't want to change the rear brake; is the extra mounting hardware my only option? I'm going to talk to the tandem dealer I bought the bike from for his suggestions as well (Tandem's East).