Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Tucson, AZ
Bikes: Custom Zona c/f tandem + Scott Plasma single
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The idiot lights pooped out so there was no warning?
Probably not much worse than breaking a derailleur or cable mid-race.
Almost 40 years ago we were doing a fast century in Michigan utilizing a then brand-new D/A front der. on our tandem.
It twisted off leaving us on middle chainring and 5 speed cog in the back within the first dozen miles. So much for what was then ultra-light components on a tandem!
By the time we hit the 75 mile mark the rear der. cable frayed and broke about 5 miles from the finish.
Yes, we persevered but not happy with failures.
Stuff happens . . .