Okay, just to make sure you made an informed decision, and not to come across, but have you read the Thorn brochures? Or more specifically:
And this: (page 44)
I think they’re pretty good guidelines for building a tandem, and for selecting components although they’re very conservative :)
I work for SJScycles (Thorn cycles) ...
Hah, keep going then 👍🏼
New thorn tandem fork arrived this week, it makes sense for me to go ahead with this although I like the style of the other one more.
Going to use a decent sized front rack so it will Be mostly hidden!
Onone Mike bars for £9.99 was too good to take a punt... will need the mrs to test before we say yes!
Jtek dynamo hub, also got a halo rim (same as rear) so will get the wheel sorted this week, using Jtek spokes.
Need to do a stem shuffle and then think about buying some cranks for the front so my mrs can swing a leg on!
Also have a spare edelux light so need to get a rear...
To decide on 2” 26” tyres too!
Wheel laced, to be finished by a friend this week, not 100% lengths are perfect but we shall see!
£31 later and we have brakes!
Need to get a connector and more hose for the rear and probably trim the front but that’s not required yet!
Acetone in the post for the handlebar graphics and hopefully a stem soon.
May think about tyres, front bb and cranks next week.
Dropping off the front wheel tomorrow too
First ride on our Thorn Kiddy back today, amazing fun. Brakes are poor so your choice of discs is wise.
A brake pad upgrade could help, or spend £50 plus a new fork / hubs and you could be disc brake ready!
£50! That sounds good. What fork did you fit?
£50 to have a disc mount added to the frame - I went to Ben @ Kinetics in Glasgow for other frames, fork is the new thorn tandem disc at £99.99 - https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/forks/thorn-tandem-26-inch-disc-fork/, then just need some new wheels, the brakes I got were £31!
That's got to be the way forward, back brake bossed could be added too I guess but at least a decent front brake would be a major improvement.
Yeah, for £100, a brake at like £15-20 and a front wheel for like £20-100 you would have a tonne more power!
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