Re: [CR]Tandem


Example: Framebuilding:Restoration

Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2003 20:10:54 -0700 (PDT)
From: Fred Rafael Rednor <fred_rednor@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Tandem
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <3EF788DD.7050200@erols.com>


> It has been "tuned" by the owner - note the
     > Universal-like front hanger instead of Mafac.
     > Few factories back then, in my experience,
     > had the third brake operated by the stoker. Harvey,
     I agree with all you've said about this frame - but it's worth noting that many tandems of this type were built up from raw frames, so having the stoker operate the 3rd brake was not _that_ unusual. My LeJeune was set up in this manner but, frankly, I decided it was a permissible arrangement after seeing in on a fair number of bikes. I think the idea was that the brake didn't really slow down the machine too much anyway, although it did manage to assuage some of the stocker's fears.
     Regards,
     Fred Rednor - Arlington, Virginia