Tandem Build Update

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To avoid the heat this weekend, I spent the majority of it in my shop downstairs in the cool basement. The back door wide open, fan blowing and Tool blasting from sound system I slowly rebuilt and packed the headset, built the cockpit and threaded the cables. The old stoker stem had a small crack at the weld so I had to toss it and ordered a Control Tech adjustable that should be here in a couple of days. The rear wheel is at Recycled Cycles being spaced to 140 and dished properly and all is well.

I did notice my dad was a bit ahead of his time when he put it together so many years ago. The Stoker was a few degrees “out of phase” behind the captain so dad would come over the top just a little ahead of whoever was stoking. It could have been a mistake but I doubt it. He was a forward thinker like that. You can read more about timing phases over at Sheldon’s site.

So really I’m as far as I can go with it right now.  I’ll post pictures when it’s done, I’m pretty proud of it.  It’s got me into looking at the new Co-Motion tandems like this one.  Oh man….SEXY!

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