Dear Bike Forum community
one year ago I build up my first alloy tandem with drop bar, double chain ring with 50/34 and disc brake. It goes very well and soon I want to make an order for a Ti custom tandem. Besides the knowledge around and inspired by some very nice builds here in the forum I would like to share with you my full process from A to Z.
I am from Europe, years ago I cycled a lot (15k km/y). But since I started my own business 4 years ago my priorities has shifted and kilometers/year almost below 2k . Due to time limitation tandem cycling is perfect to use my limited time with my wife on what we like. And now it is time to re-prioritize life.
Goal: Very light (less then 11.5kg= 25.3pounds w/o pedals) , stiff, comfortable and cool looking tandem.
Must use components:
- Custom Ti tandem frame
- Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 7900 with (hydro)-Disc
- Drivetrain: Gates Carbon drive and chain with double chainring 50/34 (or in alternative 53/39) and 11/28 cassette
Maximum additional weight: 15kg
I don't know if if you want to hear my story. But I realized the tandem community here in Europe is much smaller then in US and I would be more then happy to learn from you. What do you think?
I will start to share with you
- frame drawing
- part list
and finally within 6 month the result