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Dean V 06-05-11 05:54 PM

Experimental TT Tandem
 
Here is a pic of our new bike. It is not quite how I would of done it if I started from scratch, but it saved a bit of time by utilising an old funny bike frame I had.
The main thing is to see if it works with this configuration and the subsequent lightly loaded front wheel. It definitely isn't for using with a heavy stoker.
Only been up and down the road a few times so far. Didn't fall off which is good, but it does feel a bit different.
http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/l...e/DSC01462.jpg

MNBikeCommuter 06-05-11 06:04 PM

Oooooookay.... :-)

Bug Shield 06-05-11 06:55 PM

That thing looks dangerous... But I think it's cool that you built it. ;-)

Ritterview 06-05-11 07:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dean V (Post 12744548)
The main thing is to see if it works with this configuration and the subsequent lightly loaded front wheel. It definitely isn't for using with a heavy stoker.

A heavy stoker would make it a captain catapult.

Bug Shield 06-05-11 07:52 PM

I wonder if a quick corner might do the same.

TandemGeek 06-05-11 07:59 PM

Nice looking support vehicle there in the background.

Ritterview 06-05-11 08:06 PM

https://www.highlands.edu/inc/browse...thagomizer.jpg

I just hope the eventual name of this invention is not eponymous.

zonatandem 06-05-11 09:28 PM

Damn short wheelbase!

aixaix 06-05-11 09:37 PM

I think you need a front rack. With something on it. Like a car battery.

PMK 06-06-11 05:04 PM

I like it, now let's stuff some rear suspension in there and it will be a singletrack machine. Not sure the stoker will enjoy the view with a big dropoff below her.

It could wheely, and get over stuff without dragging.

PK

rdtompki 06-06-11 09:50 PM

Very innovative design! Remove the front brake, minimize side loads and you can probably remove most of the front wheel spokes to save weight.


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