Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
Bikes: Polygon Impression AX 2008, Polygon Helios 780 2008
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thx for the comment, captain.
the water cage position doesn't really impact the stoker position because my stoker is new to cycling and she prefer a more upright position..I've considered to move the bottle cage holder into the back seat but I have problem with the brooks saddle.. brooks saddle seems to have wider rail(I have b17 special and brook pro team titanium) width so the minoura bottle cage holder can't fit in it due to the lack of the length of the metal holding it.. for captain saddle I use gyes leather saddle and there's no problem..
oh yeah, about the leather saddle.. I don't think the hudimity and hot air here really a problem, and I think I've never seen a cracked leather saddle here in Jakarta, even on the old vintage bike with leather saddle.. the almost same climate all around the year makes the leather saddle more durable, I think.. CMIIW.. as for my saddle, I always use the Velo Orange Proofide once a month..
btw, I bought this tandem 2nd hand for only 300 bucks.. hehehe.. good deal, huh?
the total weight is about 16 kg, not bad for a tandem, right?
I wonder if 135mm OLD hub will hold up if I'm going to do a century ride..