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Old 06-22-18, 08:35 AM
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From the new Funny Times. Couple+ perhaps.
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Old 06-22-18, 09:37 AM
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Originally Posted by OneIsAllYouNeed View Post
One of the photographers at a local gravel event caught us this weekend. We were pretty pleased with ourselves at the time. We were on a familiar rolling gravel road and had just strung out the pack behind us.


Gravel riding during Raid Rockingham on Berry Rd
Hmmm the only happy looking people are on the tandem. Coincidence?
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Old 07-02-18, 06:51 PM
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Haleakala on a Tandem, that's amazing, Good Effort!!!
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Old 07-09-18, 11:58 AM
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Here are my wife and I this past Thursday. We tossed the tandem in the SUV and dropped it for repair, and we took the long way back to the house.

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Old 07-10-18, 06:54 PM
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Yours truly and the better half at the 2018 Eastern Tandem Rally (our first rally) in Williamsburg VA. Lots of fun.
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Old 07-11-18, 08:48 AM
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@Alcanbrad, I hadn't heard of the Eastern Tandem Rally. I see we missed it, but I added myself to the mailing list. Maybe we can go next year. My wife is still warming up to tandeming, so it's not a sure thing.
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Tandem X Selfie Stick = DNTTAH

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Old 09-17-18, 04:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Red Rider View Post
What a fun thread this is! Thanks for starting it!

This was taken for a newspaper article in November:


This is from last summer:
Hey, we know that bike! Thank you again you two for getting us into tandem cycling. Here's your bike with it's new owners!

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Yes, TRP hydraulic discs front and back. We also have a third brake--a rim brake on the back that the stoker controls. The bike is about 13 year old steel Land Shark. It was custom made for someone else and then hung in their garage for 5 years after 1 30 mile ride. We bought it from them about 8 years ago. It originally had dura ace rim brake in front and small avid disc in the back. We added the rim brake for a little extra braking power for when the disc got hot. About 8 months ago we upgraded to the TRP's. The new brakes along with the new Co-Motion disc brake ready steel fork added some weight (bike wasn't too light anyway--probably now weighs about 39 lbs), but the brakes work very well. And yes, I could tell that the brakes were getting hot a couple of times, but we just stopped for a while to let them cool and enjoyed the view. I think a more courageous and skillful descender than me could have come down the mtn with our brake set up without stopping.
We have the TRP Hy/Rd brakes on the back (we have a co-Motion Roadster) and I just added Shimano Deore XT V brakes to the back as an "emergency" brake. Our total weight is probably pushing 425 lbs, so braking on a big downhill can be exciting. I have it connected to a Tektro cross brake lever on the captain's handlebars, so I can only use one or the other rear brake at a time.

I was wondering, how do you tell if your disc brake is getting too hot? Does it start making noise, or fading away?

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Old 09-17-18, 06:49 PM
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We have the TRP Hy/Rd brakes on the back (we have a co-Motion Roadster) and I just added Shimano Deore XT V brakes to the back as an "emergency" brake. Our total weight is probably pushing 425 lbs, so braking on a big downhill can be exciting. I have it connected to a Tektro cross brake lever on the captain's handlebars, so I can only use one or the other rear brake at a time.

I was wondering, how do you tell if your disc brake is getting too hot? Does it start making noise, or fading away?

Thanks,

Graeme
Yes, when it gets hot it starts making noise and also gets more "grabby". I haven't kept braking long enough for it to fade away (although I've had that happen with other discs that got hot). We don't mind stopping and taking a break, although there aren't too many descents steep enough and long enough and twisty enough to require a stop. We have our brake lever for the extra rear rim brake on the stoker's bars. That set up works well for us so we can use all three at once if desired. Makes for interesting conversation on the long descents: Captain: "Brake". Stoker: "Brake". Captain: "Off". Stoker "Off" etc etc
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