Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Nice Rack!

..or racks as the case may be. I now have my ToPeak Rack to go with my ToPeak bag. This was the second attempt as the first one didn't work due to the disc brakes. I'm ready for some touring with the tandem now!

Next was the installation of the Rocky Mount Tandem Rack. I must say that once I got it in the right location that it's an excellent rack. It brags of being a "one man solution" for loading a tandem. Well, it is possible, but it's awkward. As you can see in the picture below, you can rotate the front pivot so you can tighten the front down before lifting the bike. However, tandems are HEAVY. I may not be the strongest dude out there, but lifting and rotating the tandem by yourself is awkward. Maybe with practice I can figure out a better way. It is a great rack and I have no regrets with the purchase.

I also love the telescoping nature of the rack. You can shorten it for a normal standard size bike when you are not carrying a tandem.


Snakebite said...

"You can shorten it for a normal size bike when you are not carrying a tandem."

Are suggesting tandems are not normal?

bikingbrady said...

Post has now been edited to keep Mr. Bite happy.