Thought maybe I had made it up or rearranged some other picture in my memory. Not this time. I do this with Frida all the time. Her weight feels good–she’s my thunder shirt.
I wonder if our glasses are the same? They look it and Shuron has been around long enough (1865). Hmm.
I fiddled with the tandem yesterday and some today. That’s it above, in an old picture, pre-fiddle. It is a Cannondale (in case you missed the two giant logos) mountain tandem with Nitto upright bars and slicks. Sparkly purple. I took off the toe clips (why were they there ever?) and added a rear rack. I tightened the primary chain (the captain to stoker chain) by moving the eccentric in the bottom bracket shell. Can you almost see it was lose in the picture above? Yikes. I was shocked at how easy it was to get the eccentric turning since the bicycle is now 20 years old and I am certain the eccentric has never once been loosened. I removed the eccentric from the bottom bracket shell while I was at it and found it completely free of grease. Why hadn’t it seized or at least squeaked? I greased the shell and the eccentric and put it back in there. Now it will probably slip. At least it won’t seize. Aluminum to aluminum interfaces have a tendency to grow attached to one another without grease, don’t you know? I also greased the chains and checked the brakes and derailleurs. All ready to go!
I’m out of things to share. You have anything? Take care.