How Do These Airborne Specs Look?



one impressive sell job-the lemond big sky-see the photo on the web
bicycle mag in "the new yorker goes touring" sez-'wow'-so off to the
photo and itsa knock out. ceptin' those wheels over the dirt roads of
east whaooo?
then i read in the paper whereas trek welds lemonds.
but the lead up and photo is outasight
 
one impressive sell job-the lemond big sky-see the photo on the web
bicycle mag in "the new yorker goes touring" sez-'wow'-so off to the
photo and itsa knock out. ceptin' those wheels over the dirt roads of
east whaooo?
then i read in the paper whereas trek welds lemonds.
but the lead up and photo is outasight
 
one impressive sell job-the lemond big sky-see the photo on the web
bicycle mag in "the new yorker goes touring" sez-'wow'-so off to the
photo and itsa knock out. ceptin' those wheels over the dirt roads of
east whaooo?
then i read in the paper whereas trek welds lemonds.
but the lead up and photo is outasight
 
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Jasper Janssen

Guest
On Mon, 25 Jul 2005 20:54:10 -0700, Mark Hickey <[email protected]> rote:
>David Damerell <[email protected]> wrote:


>>[The back brake's a Suntour self-energiser, so I've no idea how well a
>>conventional canti works on a tandem.]

>
>That's probably the one place that self-energizing brake makes sense
>(since the back end of a tandem never gets TOO light under braking -
>I've yet to see anyone do a nose wheelie on one). ;-)


You still don't want to *lock* the wheel, though. Especially as recovering
from a slide might be harder with two people acting on instinct. And you
definitely don't want to lock the front wheel of a tandem.

Jasper
 
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Mark Hickey

Guest
Jasper Janssen <[email protected]jjanssen.org> wrote:

>On Mon, 25 Jul 2005 20:54:10 -0700, Mark Hickey <[email protected]> rote:
>>David Damerell <[email protected]> wrote:

>
>>>[The back brake's a Suntour self-energiser, so I've no idea how well a
>>>conventional canti works on a tandem.]

>>
>>That's probably the one place that self-energizing brake makes sense
>>(since the back end of a tandem never gets TOO light under braking -
>>I've yet to see anyone do a nose wheelie on one). ;-)

>
>You still don't want to *lock* the wheel, though. Especially as recovering
>from a slide might be harder with two people acting on instinct. And you
>definitely don't want to lock the front wheel of a tandem.


It took a lot of tinkering with my Santana's rear brake before I had
to worry about locking it up (or it doing much to actually stop the
bike for that matter...). FWIW, I've found the tandem to be very
controllable under a rear wheel skid, probably because of the
humongous wheelbase. That said, I didn't lock up the rear wheel very
often because it (obviously) is REALLY hard on rear tires. ;-)

Mark Hickey
Habanero Cycles
http://www.habcycles.com
Home of the $795 ti frame
 
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David Damerell

Guest
Quoting Jasper Janssen <[email protected]>:
[Tandem rear brakes and self-energisers]
>You still don't want to *lock* the wheel, though. Especially as recovering
>from a slide might be harder with two people acting on instinct.


Actually, it's not a big deal, provided your stoker is level-headed enough
not to scream and wave their arms around. I'm not saying it's a problem if
they do; I don't know, because mine doesn't. The bike's pretty stable in a
rear wheel skid - of course if you were cornering sharply you'd be a bit
boned, but that's just as true on a single.

Also it is quite difficult to get wheel-locking performance out of any
tandem rear brake - just as well, given the effect on tyres when you do.
--
David Damerell <[email protected]> flcl?
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