Since 2016 I have had the pleasure of working with Pierre in setting up his tandem bike with the Bafang BBSHD 1000 for touring with his wife. As many folks adventure into the wilds of serious touring, Pierre is very meticulous and focused on setting up his equipment to endure the strains of the terrain. He has shared with us some commentary and photos of his adventures, perhaps to inspire others to check out what lies beyond their local scene. He and his wife shared the thrills they have had and give us a glance at their future dreams. Here’s the bike that Pierre started with along with some of his commentary:
“My Pino tandem Rear Hub is equipped with a Rolhoff : https://www.rohloff.de/en/products/speedhub/
According to Rolhoff: The maximum rear sprocket input torque must not exceed 100N and this is something that the motor vendor may not be able to provide as it depends on the primary transmission ratio you’ll be using and of course you would also generate torque yourself.
Current setup is:
- 14speed Rolhoff Rear Hub
- 36 inches rear wheel;
- 20’’ front Wheel with SPINNER Aluminum Suspended fork.
- Dynamo front hub;
- 48T chainring
- Rear sprockets 17-19-21T and spline carrier.
- Guide Hydraulic brakes
I finally succeeded to install my Bafang BBSHD on our Pino semi-recumbent Tandem. I found out I needed a 100mm axel to fit with the double crank of the Captain bottom bracket. I inserted 3 x 12mm spacers on the left side of the axel to fit with the left side front chain ring. Ouf…it was creative as you mentioned on your previous email!
This was our first ride: https://vimeo.com/238272857
As planned, we went for the SuntripTour 2017 in France last June with our Pino Tandem and Solar trailer. Unfortunately, the third day, we slipped on wet ‘’pavements tiles’’ and my wife double-fractured her pelvis.
Since then, she recovered well and she asked me to fly back to Nantes next June and ride again the Alpes on a 45 days journey. LOL, she is courageous! I cancelled my registration for the Suntrip2018!”
This is his new build:
HPVelotechnik Scorpion Trike,