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    I really like the left side chainguard.

    Sweet.

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    Looks pretty slick, Jed. Did you build the frame? I-Motion hub?

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    Thanks.

    Frame is an original Schwinn. The headset was very tough to install.

    Rear hub is a nexus 8.

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    Headset was tough? How did you manage disc brakes?

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    headset

    I got rid of the original headset and fork.

    The original headset was for a 1 inch fork, however the cups were bigger than a 1 in and an 1-1/8. 1 1/4 was too big.

    I found a 1 - 1/8 headset form chain reaction with really long cup to catch the frame. The frame was wide at the ends but normal 1/18 about an inch down. To install the cups a hydraulic press was used.

    The fork is a new DMR Trail Blade Fork (with disk tabs) and the color is close.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jedisith
    I got rid of the original headset and fork.

    The original headset was for a 1 inch fork, however the cups were bigger than a 1 in and an 1-1/8. 1 1/4 was too big.

    I found a 1 - 1/8 headset form chain reaction with really long cup to catch the frame. The frame was wide at the ends but normal 1/18 about an inch down. To install the cups a hydraulic press was used.

    The fork is a new DMR Trail Blade Fork (with disk tabs) and the color is close.
    That's a sweet cruiser tandem. How are you tensioning the chain? EBB or is there a tensioner in there I can't see? You sure that fork is gonna hold up for a tandem? Especially with the front disc?

    A pic of my Electra Tandem in it's native environment (ie pulling a trailer with a portable music system on the Thurs night cuiser ride.) It has a 3 speed Nexus now, but I'd like to upgrade it to 8 speed. Uses a 20" fatty rear wheel so I'd have to build it up myself most likely. Also uses drum brakes front and back.
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    The chain is tensioned with the wheel in the dropout. Its an old frame I (think it i called a vertical dropout).

    The fork should be ok. Its an all steal urban jump fork. Its seems burly than the Surly Instigator fork which is approved for tandems.

    The Frame, headset and fork are all solid. The front wheel is a Mavic 823 and the rear is an ex something or other. These are burly wheels. The front hub is from Azonic and I can convert it to 20mm.

    The bike is heavy, but it cruises. The bike was set up with 1.5 tires. I was able to squeeze a 1.75 Michellin Country rock tire in the back. Its very close. I was looking to upgrade the tires. Any recommendations?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jedisith
    The chain is tensioned with the wheel in the dropout. Its an old frame I (think it i called a vertical dropout).

    The fork should be ok. Its an all steal urban jump fork. Its seems burly than the Surly Instigator fork which is approved for tandems.

    The Frame, headset and fork are all solid. The front wheel is a Mavic 823 and the rear is an ex something or other. These are burly wheels. The front hub is from Azonic and I can convert it to 20mm.

    The bike is heavy, but it cruises. The bike was set up with 1.5 tires. I was able to squeeze a 1.75 Michellin Country rock tire in the back. Its very close. I was looking to upgrade the tires. Any recommendations?
    The ones I have are stock Electras and seem pretty beefy. I know Electra/Nirve and others sell aftermarket parts. Some pretty cool stuff available. As far as chain tension I was mainly talking about the timing chain in front...how is that tensioned? Or did you just get lucky with chain length?

    This is what I'm running up front...it's a 26 x 2.1 so maybe too fat for your fork? Like I said the back is a fatty 20" wheel so that wouldn't be applicable to your frame.



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    Quote Originally Posted by jedisith
    I kept the original cranks and timing chain. However the front BB is an eccentric. It was very easy to work on.
    I have 2 cruiser tandems--one with an EBB and the other with one of those cheesy chain tensioners. The EBB is definately the better design.
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    I kept the original cranks and timing chain. However the front BB is an eccentric. It was very easy to work on.

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    Here's our rig, by itself, and then in action. Pretty much stock, except for a rigid stoker post, and new bar tape. The action shot is from the September 2008 Tour de Tahoe 70 mile event.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ignacious
    Here's our rig, by itself, and then in action. Pretty much stock, except for a rigid stoker post, and new bar tape. The action shot is from the September 2008 Tour de Tahoe 70 mile event.
    That Tahoe loop is always a good one, you look like you are having fun.
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    these are better than i was expecting, and my expectations were already rather high.

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    Our tandem- an '84 santana sovereign.











    With the trailer, it's about as long as my car. So far, it's been a pretty reliable nap-generator for our daughter...

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    Here's one of our tandems.
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    Here's our Triplet. All the pedals are now in-sync.

    And our Tandem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gus Riley
    Here's one of our tandems.
    Now that is the coolest one yet!
    Quote Originally Posted by the_dude
    these are better than i was expecting, and my expectations were already rather high.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MB1
    Now that is the coolest one yet!
    Kids love it. I can ride it okay, however standing while climbing is quite a challenge!
    Aegis Aro Svelte, Surly LHT,Cannondale RT3000 Tandem, Santana Triplet

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    Ignacious, are your in the Tahoe area?

    Nice ride, $1.50! Have you had it since it was born?

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    No, we are from the Phoenix area, Chandler, AZ to be specific. We have a family condo at the top of Kingsbury Grade, though, so it is nice to have a place to stay up there. I noticed that our jackets aren't the most flattering in our picture, so here we are, post TdTahoe, in slightly more aero garb...
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    In process...

    Here is my tandem in process. It is currently at Joe Bells getting painted. I should get it early to mid march!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gus Riley
    Here's one of our tandems.
    too cool...did you weld 2 of those punk bikes together or did they actually make a tandem model?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bocephus Jones II
    too cool...did you weld 2 of those punk bikes together or did they actually make a tandem model?
    Somebody actually makes this model.
    Aegis Aro Svelte, Surly LHT,Cannondale RT3000 Tandem, Santana Triplet

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    Our Arriva

    Still a work in progress, but almost there. I've got parts coming in from eBay to go triple x 10 instead of triple x 8 and will still do some handlebar changes.

    We picked this up on Craig's List for $700. With the upgrades, I'll be in it for about $1600. Pedals and saddles were scavenged from the garage-o-parts.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim the Giant rider
    Here is my tandem in process. It is currently at Joe Bells getting painted. I should get it early to mid march!
    And it looks really sweet in orange, looking forward to seeing the final build. What were you riding before this?

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    Ours.. for the pavement.
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