Gallery: Dan’s Bike E Tandem

Here is our Bike E tandem recumbent with a B.O.B Yak trailer for your bike gallery. We use the bike for our vacations and have just completed a tour along the north shore of Lake Erie. Last year we crossed Prince Edward Island with it. We bought the bike used 8 years ago and we don’t know the actual age of it. It is heavy when it is loaded for touring but is very comfortable. —Dan

9 Responses to “Gallery: Dan’s Bike E Tandem”

  • Kevin Kavanagh says:

    Looks comfy, Dan! I always wonder, when I see a BikeE, would there be anything to be gained by putting a new fork and 20 inch wheel on the front instead of the 16 inch?

    Kevin

  • John says:

    Looks like a lot of fun Dan!

    I always wondered why Bike E used a reversed front fork, any comments?

    John

  • Kirk says:

    Isn’t that fork backwards?

  • Dan says:

    Kevin: I have thought of the 20″ wheel just recently and may try it.

    John/Kirk : The fork is suspose to be backwards, the manual stresses this but does not say why. I have tried the other way and the steering is very touchy and almost impossible to steer. I don’t know why but it works best installed backwards.

    Dan

  • Donald Moore says:

    John,
    With the fork’s steering axis almost vertical that is the only way they can get any trail for stability. It is similar to the castoring on a shopping cart.
    Donald

  • Bob says:

    I see a lot of spokes in the front wheel. Do those have a tendency to collect frogs whilst riding through swamps. Also, what is the overall length of the aluminum beam that for the tandem Bike E?

  • Bob says:

    I see a lot of spokes in the front wheel. Do those have a tendency to collect frogs whilst riding through swamps. Also, what is the overall length of the aluminum beam for the tandem Bike E?

  • Will Roundey says:

    I am still trying to dial in the correct pressure for the rear shock. What do you keep your shock pumped up to? I weigh about 180 and my stoker(s) range from 135-165

  • Shaun says:

    I have a question on how you attach the BOB trailer to the BikeE. The BOB website seems to indicate that the trailer is attached by removing the skewers on the rear axle. My BikeE AT doesn’t have skewers, just bolts, as that is how the Nexus 2 speed hub is attached.

    How did you attach yours to your bike?

    Thanks…

 
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