Tandem Club Discussion Board
Posted By: Jeremy Pascoe
Date: 5 April 2009
I have a dilemma in that I might be getting a job that would involve a lot of town driving so I would want a small car - maybe even a smart - but to carry a tandem a larger car would be better.
I fancy the idea of towing the tandem - either by clamping the front wheel above the bumper or by making up a bracket for the 20mm axle we have. Side to side movement would be in the steering head and up and down from the wheel spindle.
Obviously the chain would need to be removed to stop the freewheel getting over used and a light board would be needed. The bike is a mountain tandem with very heavy duty wheels and a 20mm thru axle
Is it a really daft idea? Would this put too much lateral strain on the steering head? Anyone tried it?
seems to me to be a simple solution but I have never heard of it being done. It would also avoid the issue of lifting it onto the roof of the car. I can find nothing in towing regulations that would seem to exclude it
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