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    Senior Member swc7916's Avatar
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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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by mkane77g View Post
    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.


    Quote Originally Posted by wilstev View Post
    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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    Senior Member swc7916's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHAS View Post
    Good looking bike. Who built it?

    R+E Cycles
    in Seattle.

    They even provide a bottle opener on the left seatstay:

    Last edited by swc7916; 02-14-11 at 10:17 PM.

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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?
    It doesn't get harder, you just go slower.

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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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    Senior Member swc7916's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Homeyba View Post
    Pretty bike! Enjoy your new ride!
    Thanks.


    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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    pretty

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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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