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9079Re: Freeradical on a Tandem

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  • Philip Prescott
    Jun 1, 2009
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      The frame is steel. I'll check the spacing, I'm sure its wider than normal.

      Thanks for the reply.

      --- In rootsradicals@yahoogroups.com, David Chase <dr2chase@...> wrote:
      >
      > If you are using disk brakes, it does not matter whether you get a 26"
      > or 700c FreeRadical. The only difference between them is in the place
      > of the studs for cantilevers.
      >
      > A slightly larger problem is that tandem rear wheels have a wide
      > spacing, wider than than MTB standard. You need to be sure that the
      > frame will flex enough to accommodate the FR, and either use a non-
      > tandem wheel, or flex the FR wide enough to accept the tandem wheel.
      > I have sprung steel frames, it's not too hard, but as a rule this is
      > not the first thing you recommend that people do with their bikes.
      > (And if your tandem is not made of steel, I get more worried).
      >
      >
      > On 2009-05-31, at 8:56 PM, Philip Prescott wrote:
      > > I have a 700c tandem I'd like to put a freeradical on it. Has anyone
      > > else attemped this? It is possible? I'm thinking of using a 26" mtb
      > > wheel with disc brakes. Should I go with a 700c freerad and 26"
      > > wheel (possible?) or 700c freerad with the tandem wheel? Any advice
      > > is greatly appreciated.
      > >
      > >
      >
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