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Old 06-05-11, 05:54 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 06-05-11, 06:04 PM   #2
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Oooooookay.... :-)
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That thing looks dangerous... But I think it's cool that you built it. ;-)
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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.
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I wonder if a quick corner might do the same.
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Nice looking support vehicle there in the background.
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Old 06-05-11, 08:06 PM   #7
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I just hope the eventual name of this invention is not eponymous.
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Damn short wheelbase!
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I think you need a front rack. With something on it. Like a car battery.
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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.

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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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