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Forum: Tandem Cycling 03-28-13, 07:10 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By gobsmacked
Thanks to all for your comments and info. I will...

Thanks to all for your comments and info. I will pass this along and post the experience my friend has with his girlfriend.
Forum: Tandem Cycling 03-23-13, 01:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 730
Posted By gobsmacked
Stoker never ridden a bike before

A friend of mine told me he and his girlfriend were interested in riding a tandem, but she never learned how to ride a (single) bike. My stoker is very comfortable riding a single bike. Does anyone...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 03-16-12, 04:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 775
Posted By gobsmacked
We are currently using the Kenda Kwest 26x1.6....

We are currently using the Kenda Kwest 26x1.6. Rated at 100psi but on the road, run them at 115. We do both road and crushed gravel/limestone trails. It seems to roll well. Just blew the rear tire...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 02-06-12, 08:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 653
Posted By gobsmacked
There are many rides in the Raleigh, NC area. ...

There are many rides in the Raleigh, NC area. Check out www.ncbikeclub.org (http://www.ncbikeclub.org) and their cue sheet page http://www.ncbikeclub.org/queue_sheets/ncbcqueue.htm. Anything in and...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 01-31-11, 07:31 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,445
Posted By gobsmacked
We have ridden a Santana Fusion (Enduro version...

We have ridden a Santana Fusion (Enduro version of the Arriva) for 10 years. Very durable and comfortable. Not quite as fast as the skinny tire tandems, but we can go where others fear to tread :)
Forum: Tandem Cycling 01-18-11, 07:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 880
Posted By gobsmacked
Ditto!!! And a few more - Captain to...

Ditto!!!

And a few more - Captain to Stoker:
Sorry - after hitting a bump the captain didn't see (usually in low light conditions) or after pinch - no matter what the reason
Duck - captain is...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 02-06-10, 10:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 333
Posted By gobsmacked
Riding together We enjoy every moment ...

Riding together
We enjoy every moment
Synchronicity
Forum: Tandem Cycling 12-22-09, 09:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,653
Posted By gobsmacked
When did you start? yr 2000 What made...

When did you start?
yr 2000
What made you want to try a bicycle built for two?
The wife and I had were looking for a) something we could do to spend more time together, and 2) some way for...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 12-08-09, 08:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 955
Posted By gobsmacked
We haven't mastered dual standing yet (too...

We haven't mastered dual standing yet (too wobbly) so we alternate - one standing at a time. Seems to work OK and get's us up some short steeps.
Forum: Tandem Cycling 12-08-09, 08:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By gobsmacked
If you are planning on doing a lot of loaded...

If you are planning on doing a lot of loaded touring and some dirt or gravel roads, consider a 26x1.25 or 26x1.5. You get a nice comfortable ride and some pretty durable tires in this width.
Forum: Tandem Cycling 09-28-09, 08:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 905
Posted By gobsmacked
Hey Mono.... We ride both road and gravel and...

Hey Mono.... We ride both road and gravel and have been very happy with the Avocet Cross II 26 x 1.5 Kevlar - long wearing, comfortable, and durable. I think they make a 1.25 as well but have not...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 02-02-09, 04:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 538
Posted By gobsmacked
I suggest looking for schools for the VI. One of...

I suggest looking for schools for the VI. One of the captains in this area arranged with their recreation/athletic director for us to ride with students at the school. During warm weather, we will...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 01-27-09, 08:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 937
Posted By gobsmacked
My stoker has used the PivotPlus for many years...

My stoker has used the PivotPlus for many years and is very happy with it once it is adjusted properly. The pins wear out after a while. I contacted Tamer - they had me ship it back and they...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 11-17-08, 04:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,814
Posted By gobsmacked
Matching Attire Male/Female

Anyone know where I can find jerseys with matching patterns that are made in both male and female sizes/cuts?
Forum: Tandem Cycling 10-21-08, 08:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 714
Posted By gobsmacked
In the spirit of your survey, a remark made by a...

In the spirit of your survey, a remark made by a stoker about why she rides a tandem, "....because I always have my mechanic with me...."
Forum: Tandem Cycling 08-18-08, 08:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 643
Posted By gobsmacked
Congrats on your first ride. My wife and I were...

Congrats on your first ride. My wife and I were riding with 2 other tandem teams on a 35 miler on Sunday and blew by a group of singles in a pace line - their jaws dropped. The singles were doing...
Forum: Southeast 08-18-08, 07:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 571
Posted By gobsmacked
I've ridden LongBoat Key and Lido Key. Both have...

I've ridden LongBoat Key and Lido Key. Both have bike lanes on the main roads (except for St. Armond's circle between the two). The bike lanes were in good shape last summer. Both are suitable for...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 04-29-08, 06:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,059
Posted By gobsmacked
How high above the recommended pressure...

How high above the recommended pressure can/should one go with a tandem tire? We run 26x1.5 Avocet Cross IIs w/ Kevlar belt on a Santana Fusion. About half of our rides are on crushed limestone...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 04-29-08, 06:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 562
Posted By gobsmacked
Charity Rides

My stoker and I are considering riding in some local rides to raise funds for charities. First the dumb question: do we enter as 1 bike or as 2 riders? The registration websites don't include...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 03-03-08, 08:03 PM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 359,032
Posted By gobsmacked
Have enjoyed the pics..... We're riding past a...

Have enjoyed the pics..... We're riding past a farm in NC.
Forum: Tandem Cycling 02-25-08, 07:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 772
Posted By gobsmacked
I agree with SU. Get her on a tandem and enjoy...

I agree with SU. Get her on a tandem and enjoy it together. It doesn't matter whether your output is 50:50 or 70:30 - you'll always be together - and that's the great part about it.
Forum: Tandem Cycling 06-02-07, 06:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 914
Posted By gobsmacked
Learning to do it Standing Up

We've been riding for a few years and have been happy to just sit and peddle. We've tried both standing up at the same time without much success. :eek: We occasionally alternate with only one...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 06-02-07, 06:25 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,801
Posted By gobsmacked
Rock-n-roll Gold - We ride half on road and half...

Rock-n-roll Gold - We ride half on road and half on crushed limestone. Limestone dust gets everywhere and once the Rock-n-Roll Gold dries, it doesn't attract dust. Easy to apply and lasts a long...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 09-16-06, 09:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By gobsmacked
I emailed Santana - no reply yet. They've been...

I emailed Santana - no reply yet. They've been putting FIRs on their bike's for a long time - I expect they will be biased towards what they supply. I may call them on Monday.
Forum: Tandem Cycling 09-16-06, 07:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By gobsmacked
26" rims

I have a Santana Fusion that came with Hadley hubs and 26" FIR rims. One rim popped at a seam after 3 years and the second just went a year later. I run the Avocet Cross II (26x1.5) which I fine a...
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