This was version 1.0 of our custom Bilenky S&S coupled tandem.
I have some pictures here of how we transport this bike, in the car, in a van, and on a plane.
You can find more details about this bike and the it's eventual replacement, version 2.0, in the account of our trip to Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons.
If you're interested in tandems and want to learn more, check out the tandem@hobbes internet mailing list.
We've also taken a tandem on a two day camping trip along the C&O Canal. We pulled a B.O.B. trailer which combined with the bike
made for a combination longer than our car! The canal is
a great ride for the stoker, but piloting this train on the less
than perfect canal towpath required 100% of the captain's attention,
making it hard to enjoy the scenery. We were using 37-622 tires on the
Cannondale, the biggest tires it would accept. Our Bilenky has
clearance for 47-622 tires, which will hopefully make for a smoother
ride. (If you're
not familiar with the ISO tire sizes, see Sheldon Brown's explanation
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(last updated 2/23/03)