Show us your tandem ride today..

Discussion in 'Tandem and Other Bikes' started by stoatsngroats, 19 Jul 2015.

  1. stoatsngroats

    stoatsngroats Veteran

    Location:
    South East
    Close to home...
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    A lovley rural ride, just under 20 miles, with a little headwind,and a couple of slopes, but a really great ride today :smile:
     
    Last edited: 19 Jul 2015
  2. srw

    srw It's a bit more complicated than that...

    63 miles around the Chilterns and what they laughingly call the Aylesbury "Vale". Lots of climbing on a very hot day, incluing the Cote de Wigginton and the Colline de la Rue de Chesham.

    It's what passes chez nous for training for the Ride London in a couple of weeks time.
     
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  3. derrick

    derrick The Glue that binds us together.

    My ride for next Sunday's London to Cambridge and back with my grandaughter. :wacko:
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  4. OP
    OP
    stoatsngroats

    stoatsngroats Veteran

    Location:
    South East
  5. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    hoping to get a tandem test ride in 2moro am and then hopefully put it in the boot and take it home to keep our other one company
     
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  6. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    well it was a fantastic machine but with a stuck front seat post it wasnt coming home :sad:
     
  7. Flick of the Elbow

    Flick of the Elbow Wage Slave

    Location:
    West Lothian
    Just noticed this thread, will be able to start adding to it once this awful weather lifts.
     
  8. Andy500

    Andy500 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Nottinghamshire
  9. arallsopp

    arallsopp Post of The Year 2009 winner

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    Mine, from yesterday now, was from my place in Bromley, an hour into London, 10 mins with a new stoker. 3 mins with him in the captains seat (and me walking behind, trying to keep him upright) then another hour home. Most of my tandem miles are solo. Its a good workout. :smile:
     
  10. Flick of the Elbow

    Flick of the Elbow Wage Slave

    Location:
    West Lothian
    Yesterday got the tandem out for its first outing since October. A very enjoyable and sunny trip over the Forth Road Bridge and west along the coast path to the wonderful village of Culross. An excellent cafe stop at the gallery then pretty much a retrace but with added tailwind :smile:. 58 miles.
     
  11. srw

    srw It's a bit more complicated than that...

    We cut the 2015 Ride London labels off the bike, tightened up the S&S couplings and did a short loop. All behaved well, although gravity seems to have got more intense in the last 8 months since we were last on it. (Yes, it really is 8 months).
     
  12. Mark Grant

    Mark Grant Acting Captain of The St Annes Jombulance.

    Location:
    Hanworth, Middx.
    We did our second ever tandem ride today. A lap & a bit around Richmond Park, 22 miles.
    Seemed to go OK.
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  13. voyager

    voyager E- tadpole Triker

    Does this count for our tandem
    individual drive system for pilot 24 gears and stoker 7 speed
    disc brakes on all 4 wheels and Under seat steering
    At Hove Lawns Cafe

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  14. srw

    srw It's a bit more complicated than that...

    It's a tandem, Jim, but not as we know it.

    How on earth does having two separate gearing and drive systems work?
     
  15. voyager

    voyager E- tadpole Triker

    Its quite simple really, see the quadem project in the hpv thread for the design, build ,modifications it has gone through on the way .

    It started life as a tadpole and became a single seater quad before undergoing a stretch about xmas time
    The gearing is easy the right hand gears go down to the back via 4 chain lengths to a 8 speed block with a triple on the front as per any tadpole
    but
    the stokers drive is on the left and runs down the left hand side to a 7 speed block with 2 and a bit chain lengths . both freewheels are mounted on the rear axle side by side and there are 2 rear mechs as well. Looking from the back it looks rather strange but it does go well with 2 fit bodies . the 4 disc brakes operated via front and rear combined pairs stop 22 stone quite quickly - it does get a lot of attention .
    The next stage is to fit a " back pedal front mech " system to allow a triple chainwheel on the stoker but TBH 7 speed on the rear is enough .

    The quadem is/was a prototype tandem quad and is almost 9 feet long and a tad under 3 feet wide . weight about 90lbs and has a centre suspension point which gives a little more flex to the chassis to keep the wheels on the ground .
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    two freewheels , 5 brake cables and 3 gear cables so far !

    the cut and shut is just in front of the freewheels 20" was added to go from a single seater to a tandem
     
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