Small tandem single speeders...I'm so proud

City
Grand Rapids
State
MI
#1
Memorial Day tandem bicycle ride (the first for Mira riding as captain, and Maeve's first ride period on the BMX tandem). I'm definitely a proud dad. They may even end up racing it together this November; it's a 2-mile offroad race in Traverse City.

Craig

 

bigwalton

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Dexter
State
MI
#3
That's awesome! Great photo! Cool looking bike.

Tech question (can't help myself): does the rear hub brake or is there just the one hand brake?
 
City
Grand Rapids
State
MI
#4
bigwalton said:
That's awesome! Great photo! Cool looking bike.

Tech question (can't help myself): does the rear hub brake or is there just the one hand brake?
Thanks Eric. The smiles are definitely worth more than the $300 I have into building the bike. :D There is just the one rear hand brake, but it works great. Given the added weight of the bike & 2nd rider, it doesn't tend to lock up like it would on a single bike. Actually, Mira's Redline BMX bike has only a rear brake, as well. I originally planned on adding a front, but it stops great as-is. If they were riding it in the mountains, it might be a worthwhile consideration, though. ;)

Craig
 
City
TULSA
State
OK
#5
good looking

good looking kids having fun and good looking bike, memories to last a lifetime, you are doing well my friend you are doing well
 

bigwalton

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MI
#6
i remember always wanting a bike that only had the rear brake, to me, that was for racing (especially coveted the Redlines!)

I was just curious about that one with the extra weight. I suppose brakes have come a long way since I was on a BMX :D
 

bigwalton

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MI
#8
:D I amuse me.

I know brakes have gone through about three iterations since I was on a BMX and who knows how much better the pads themselves are.
 

WildTurkeycj8

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City
richmond
State
va
#9
Glad to see you and your family doing so well, Craig! We enjoyed your visit here very much, and that pic really shows your girls are still laughing and having fun, just like we remember them!

-Mike
 
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