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Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-24-16, 08:34 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 7,956
Posted By zonatandem
Cyclingtom Do not know the OP. Have...

Cyclingtom


Do not know the OP.
Have lived in AZ (Tucson area) for 38+ years and he lives 100+ miles north in Phoenix area.
He is entitled to his opinion/experiences.
However to generalize...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-24-16, 08:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 390
Posted By zonatandem
2003 custom Zona tandem with 'only' 45,000+ miles...

2003 custom Zona tandem with 'only' 45,000+ miles on the odometer.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-24-16, 05:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 565
Posted By zonatandem
GRINGOboy Ridden over 300-thousand miles...

GRINGOboy


Ridden over 300-thousand miles since the early 1970s.
Over 100 centuries, 6 double centuries.
Won 4 gold medals at Sr. Olympics a few years back. Am only 83 and still pedal 100 miles...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-24-16, 04:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 788
Posted By zonatandem
Am 30 years older than you (83) and still average...

Am 30 years older than you (83) and still average 100 miles a week year round.
Do live in AZ where the sun shines and temps stay over 100 degrees for about 90 days a year.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-24-16, 04:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,238
Posted By zonatandem
You may also consider to quit eating as some...

You may also consider to quit eating as some people die from food poisoning . . .
Forum: Tandem Cycling 07-24-16, 04:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 265
Posted By zonatandem
Have done dozens of tandem rallies in our 42+...

Have done dozens of tandem rallies in our 42+ years of riding TWOgether.
Started in 1976 with the 1st Midwest Tandem Rally in Kokomo, IN and ended a few years ago with a SWTR in TX.
Have ridden ...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-23-16, 05:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 338
Posted By zonatandem
'Warmest' commute: 117 degrees and 2% humidity in...

'Warmest' commute: 117 degrees and 2% humidity in Tucson, AZ. Not fun . . .
Consider 110 degrees with low humidity quite tolerable; drink water and don't over exert!
Rudy/zonatandem
Forum: Road Cycling 07-23-16, 05:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 575
Posted By zonatandem
Lady's and men's underwear! Dead armadillos in...

Lady's and men's underwear!
Dead armadillos in TX
Dead javelinas (wild pigs) in AZ
Forum: Road Cycling 07-23-16, 05:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 575
Posted By zonatandem
Unusual? Ladies and men's underwear (someone was...

Unusual? Ladies and men's underwear (someone was in a hurry?!)!


Dead armadillos in TX.


Javalinas in AZ.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-23-16, 04:48 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 7,956
Posted By zonatandem
YIKES! We must have a real death wish!!! ...

YIKES!
We must have a real death wish!!!
Photos of our custom full carbon fiber Zona tandem when new in 2003 and c/f lug work; and then photos only 13 years and 45,000+ miles later.
Have broken 2...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 07-23-16, 04:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 376
Posted By zonatandem
Topo did not 'go under', It was bought out by a...

Topo did not 'go under',
It was bought out by a competitor who did not want the competition . . .
Anyhow, best wheels I've ever owned in over 300,000 miles of cycling .
Forum: Tandem Cycling 07-23-16, 03:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By zonatandem
Riding 90 degrees OOP for 40+ years; not really...

Riding 90 degrees OOP for 40+ years; not really an issue.
Forum: Tandem Cycling 07-23-16, 03:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 440
Posted By zonatandem
Cool looking Shark! You can wear any color...

Cool looking Shark!
You can wear any color jersey with that paintjob!
Enjoy the ride TWOgether!
Rudy and Kay/zonatandem
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-22-16, 11:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 881
Posted By zonatandem
Speed wobble can be harmonic vibration. Have...

Speed wobble can be harmonic vibration.
Have had on single bike and tandem. Scary at 45 mph!
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-22-16, 10:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 343
Posted By zonatandem
Living in the desert; commuted to work daily. ...

Living in the desert; commuted to work daily.
Warmest ride: 117 degrees with 2% humidity . . .
Qwityerbellyachin'!
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-22-16, 10:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,050
Posted By zonatandem
Got great life/health insurance? Keep riding that...

Got great life/health insurance? Keep riding that bike . . .
Forum: Tandem Cycling 07-22-16, 09:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By zonatandem
Have only seen a couple Roberts tandems here in...

Have only seen a couple Roberts tandems here in the US including a red one like yours owned by a friend (now deceased) in Texas.
Great job on reviving an old frame to its fomer glory (and then...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 07-22-16, 09:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 498
Posted By zonatandem
Roval: You can avoid using gloves when...

Roval:


You can avoid using gloves when handling your chain . . .
We do not use any fancy oil/lube on chains.
We do the hot parrafin wax method which lets you handle the chain barehanded...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 07-22-16, 09:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 376
Posted By zonatandem
We are using Topolino carbon fiber spoked alu...

We are using Topolino carbon fiber spoked alu rims and Topolino c/f hubs. 22 front and 30 rear.
A bit of unusual spoke pattern but works great for us at a total team weight of sub-250 lbs.
Have...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-20-16, 08:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 476
Posted By zonatandem
We don't care for round-abouts. Prefer a Stop...

We don't care for round-abouts.
Prefer a Stop sign anytime.
If it is a single lane, we take middle of the lane.
If it's a double lane, we take the middle of the right lane.
Basically round-abouts...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-20-16, 08:37 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,315
Posted By zonatandem
Living in the Sonoran desert (Tucson AZ area)...

Living in the Sonoran desert (Tucson AZ area) have ridden hundreds of times in 100+ degree heat.
Ride very early (sunup), loose/light clothing. carry lots of water and don't try to set any speed...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-20-16, 07:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 275
Posted By zonatandem
Bike shop can sell you the correct length or if...

Bike shop can sell you the correct length or if they have a spoke cuttung/threading tool they can cut it to size.
Forum: Training & Nutrition 07-20-16, 07:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 293
Posted By zonatandem
Try switching to another detergent when you wash...

Try switching to another detergent when you wash your shorts . . . it *may* help.
Forum: Tandem Cycling 07-20-16, 07:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 713
Posted By zonatandem
Make sure the wheels are true. Adjust brake...

Make sure the wheels are true.
Adjust brake pads close to the rim, You should be able to just get a folded business card between rim surface and the brake pad.
Forum: Tandem Cycling 07-20-16, 07:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 434
Posted By zonatandem
Lots of sources out there for matching...

Lots of sources out there for matching jerseys/shorts/caps/sox/jackets/vests/helmets (hey, go all the way!). Yes, it can get a bit co$tly . . .
You can order on-line, catalog, bike shops and many...
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