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Old 02-14-11, 11:45 AM   #1
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New Tandem Build

Here are some photos of our new tandem:



They did a really nice job of routing the cables.



I like the clean driveline. I know what you're thinking about the brakes and I know that you're not supposed to do this, but the disc is currently set up as a drag brake. The requisite braze-ons are in place, however, to easily convert the disc to the primary rear brake.

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Old 02-14-11, 03:52 PM   #2
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Good looking bike. Don't drag that brake to long, you'll melt all the plastic parts, the rotor may warp.
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really nice. Why do you have stoker shifting?
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Old 02-14-11, 04:25 PM   #4
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Good looking bike. Don't drag that brake to long, you'll melt all the plastic parts, the rotor may warp.
Thanks. We wanted a third brake and the Arai drum brake won't mount on a Rohloff hub, so we'll be careful with it.


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really nice. Why do you have stoker shifting?
That's not stoker shifting; that's the lever for the drag brake.
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Very, very nice build!
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Good looking bike. Who built it?
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Good looking bike. Who built it?

R+E Cycles
in Seattle.

They even provide a bottle opener on the left seatstay:


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I see you got them to take the fingerprints off of it. Pretty bike! Enjoy your new ride!


btw, those wheels look really small. Are you running 650b's on there?
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A bit different setup! Nice . . .
Being wine drinkers we'd have no use for a bottle opener . . . how about a corkscrew?
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btw, those wheels look really small. Are you running 650b's on there?
26". The rear wheel is 32-spoke 2-cross with a Velocity Chukker rim. The front is 36-spoke 4-cross with a Velocity AeroHeat rim and a White Industries Daisy hub.
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Nice looking tandem and I like to bottle opener. Thanks for posting the pictures.
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Now that I've got my bike built, I want one of these - A 36 Hole Phil Wood Hub Shell for Rohloff Hub:



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I love it: all that high-tech, lightweight sweetness, and you also have an ESGE twin-legged kickstand! You're my kind of guy! (I've had Bilenky cycles braze kickstand plates on both my Santanas; totally worth the extra weight, IMO.)
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