9081Re: [rootsradicals] Re: Freeradical on a Tandem
- Jun 1, 2009Here's one someone prepared earlier ;-)
pics are from a discussion on making bamboo bikes (?!)
http://episteme.arstechnica.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/34709834/m/607009720931/r/4800069889312009/6/2 jj <jj@...>
Most tandems are 145mm, not 135, so you have 10mm difference.
That *can* be cold-bent on a frame with relative success. I have done it. But I am not sure about the FR frame. Others will have to speak to that. I am sure it can be done, but am not sure how one would keep the dropouts parallel.
Philip Prescott wrote:
The frame is steel. I'll check the spacing, I'm sure its wider than normal.
Thanks for the reply.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, 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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