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9081Re: [rootsradicals] Re: Freeradical on a Tandem

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  • Pete B
    Jun 1, 2009
      Here's one someone prepared earlier ;-)


      pics are from a discussion on making bamboo bikes (?!)

      2009/6/2 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 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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