Join Date: Nov 2011
Bikes: Look 586,cannondale road tandem , thorn triplet,+ about 10 others
Originally Posted by specbill
Nice job on this latest generation C'dale. Must say it is the first one of these I've seen with this combination of upgrades...it looks pretty cool and makes sense for the riding you are doing. I would love to get off ours and immediately ride yours for a few miles to feel the difference. It is great that you have three options for keeping the stoker seat filled, that should give you plenty of time to enjoy your ride.
If you change out the fork, which fork are you considering?
You would be welcome to have ago but can't promise it would be worth coming quite that far !!
after looking through the many posts on this site I can lay my hands on an Enve cross fork that would fit perfectly to match the original within a mm or two. I made some enquiries about a CoMotion disc fork but it is quite expensive and considerably heavier than the Enve fork.......Might be another project for next winter to keep me occupied.
I have not seen another tandem with this set up ; compact double gearing and inline drive. It took some fiddling around with but works just as it should and is lighter and narrower with lots of scope to get lower gears if I want ( down to 33 / 34; lower than the standard 'dale triple set up ). It means you have a much wider choice of cranks to go for and can save some cash over a similar weight tandem specific set of cranks. 2 spiders are lighter than 3 !
I think Tandem kit is lagging behind the times compared to road componentry.Its sold in low volumes to what I'm sure is perceived as a'traditional' market. Unless your heavy touring in big hills you can get away from a triple.....