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Old 06-24-2012, 10:38 AM   #12721
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You know, the more I see and read about this girl the more I really, REALLY want to shake her hand.
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Old 06-24-2012, 10:44 AM   #12722
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Zoom in on the rear hub. Lots of tandems have a large finned brake drum on the back that you can set to drag from a lever on the handlebar . On long downhills you set that to keep you from running away like a loaded semi truck. Trying to use only the rim brakes will heat the rims up enough to blow tires. It was bad enough with two people on board. No thanks to four.
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Old 06-24-2012, 03:52 PM   #12723
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Hmmmm..... thats a lot of weight rumbling down a twisty road........check out them thar brakes...
Don't touch the front one, you'll go over the bars.
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Old 06-24-2012, 05:26 PM   #12724
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Don't touch the front one, you'll go over the bars.
I don't think you need to worry about going over the bars with a cantilever brake on a bike that long with that much weight so far out on the lever arm. Melting the pads - yes. Popping the tire - definiitely. Stopping - maybe. I'd have some big discs on it with a hell for stout front fork.
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Old 06-24-2012, 05:29 PM   #12725
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I don't think you need to worry about going over the bars with a cantilever brake on a bike that long with that much weight so far out on the lever arm. Melting the pads - yes. Popping the tire - definiitely. Stopping - maybe. I'd have some big discs on it with a hell for stout front fork.


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Old 06-24-2012, 05:51 PM   #12726
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The back of the trailer looks like Jar Jar.
You know, now that I've read that, I can't _not_ see Jar Jar when I look at that picture...
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Old 06-24-2012, 06:00 PM   #12727
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Zoom in on the rear hub. Lots of tandems have a large finned brake drum on the back that you can set to drag from a lever on the handlebar . On long downhills you set that to keep you from running away like a loaded semi truck. Trying to use only the rim brakes will heat the rims up enough to blow tires. It was bad enough with two people on board. No thanks to four.
That is an Arai drum brake. It is usually set up as a drag brake with a friction shift lever set up to control it. It has as much brake shoe as many sixties motorcycles.
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Old 06-24-2012, 06:11 PM   #12728
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You know, the more I see and read about this girl the more I really, REALLY want to shake her hand.
Just clicked on the link. Unbelievably effective. At least, I hope like Hell it is. Kudos to the kid.

I'm an all the gear guy. Get's lots of comments when it is 105 like it was today and I am rocking a full completely unstylish Airflow II prison gray suit but.....I really don't care.
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Old 06-24-2012, 06:13 PM   #12729
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Never got a point of tandem bicycles. Its fun for the first person, but whats the appeal of staring at a sweaty ass of a rider in front of you?

Well unless...

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Old 06-24-2012, 06:40 PM   #12730
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You know, the more I see and read about this girl the more I really, REALLY want to shake her hand.
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Old 06-24-2012, 07:11 PM   #12731
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I bet he thought he was a goner

It doesn't get much closer than this.















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Old 06-24-2012, 07:30 PM   #12732
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I had a moment like that on my Ulysses one day. Had been riding off road. After probably about a twenty mile ride home I made a right turn onto my street, leaned over far enough to find some mud that hadn't been scrubbed off of the side of my tires, scraped a peg, slapped my foot down and popped back upright. That got my attention.

My friend and his kid were in a truck behind me (dirt bikes in the truck) and thought I was down when it happend. They couldn't believe what they saw.
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Old 06-24-2012, 07:34 PM   #12733
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What does he have under that shirt. Is that a growth of some kind?
What hump?
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Old 06-24-2012, 07:41 PM   #12734
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Those guys in the video looked a lot safer than the pirate parades I have seen.If nothing else I bet they were at least going the speed limit
So, which is it teenagers texting or pirates?

..and you've seen pirates ride less safe than that? Damn. "I'm not even mad, I'm impressed!"

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Area code for STL I'm thinking....?
Nope, we're 314 and 636.
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Old 06-24-2012, 07:58 PM   #12735
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It doesn't get much closer than this.
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