Some advice needed.
Our tandem (Bill Philbrook/Rondinella, 1970's vintage, Canti brakes) has only 2 rims brakes and no disc/drum rear. Brakes recently changed to Paul cantilevers - better brakes but still only 2.
We want to take it to the Alps this year and whilst the gearing etc ok, i am worried about the long descents and particular anxiety about brake failure and what i would do if this happened?
I have thought about fitting a spoon brake - a sort of "get out of jail" option.
Any thoughts on this and what you would do if you faced brake failure (partic front) and had a runaway tandem on a 10% hill that wouldn't slow down and a corner is approaching that you know you can't get around and the only option is collision and flying over the edge?