Tarn has the Tandem up and rolling, it sure is a sight to behold. It rides like a dream, although so far I’ve only been allowed on the back, “The Stoker” I believe is the correct terminology. And “Captain” (or control freak – don’t tell him I said that ) might be the correct terminology for the person on the front? We took a tandem out once before and he had a go on the back, it didn’t end well with him trying steer, break, change gears and freak out at everything. I thought it was hilarious, him not so much.
We’ve taken her out for a few test runs and it’s such a conversation starter, we get honks, whistles, cheers and smiles, even had small children wanting to sit on it. We took her to the fixed ride last night, it was great! She sure gets up some speed once you get going and we smoked some of the regular dudes that I would have no hope in hell of overtaking usually. Yeah!! (All due to Tarn and his super thighs, but I can live vicariously). So we leave for Japan on the 1st Sept for a months cycle tour and I can’t wait!
- Primate Frame + Forks
- Chris King Headset
- Hope hydraulic brakes
- Thomson stems
- Salsa bars
- Brooks saddles
- Velocity Deep V’s rims
- Rohloff hub
- Thudbuster seatpost (which is awesome!!)
- Shimano Alfine cranks
- Candy Cranks chainrings
- Cranks Bros egg beater pedals
- Pete at Star Enamellers did a beautiful job of the paint
You can check out the frame in it’s various stages of its build here.