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Forum: Tandem Cycling 07-26-15, 11:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,160
Posted By Ritterview
Well, we gave it a try on South Hicks today...

Well, we gave it a try on South Hicks today (https://www.strava.com/activities/354947831), and found that the extra link put in the chain to avoid crossover lock-up also made it too loose. While on...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 07-25-15, 11:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,160
Posted By Ritterview
Hopefully, I'll avoid this cross-chaining. With...

Hopefully, I'll avoid this cross-chaining. With the pre-Athena triple standard Campy RD, it'd lock up real good. I'd have to remove the wheel to get it off. This maybe isn't ideal, but I don't...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 07-25-15, 10:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,160
Posted By Ritterview
No bridges burned, we can revert to 11-32 or even...

No bridges burned, we can revert to 11-32 or even 12-29 if we ever need to. Hicks Rd, North (https://www.strava.com/segments/620416?filter=overall) and South (https://www.strava.com/segments/108765)...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 07-24-15, 10:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,160
Posted By Ritterview
It works! An extra link was installed, and so...

It works! An extra link was installed, and so even if I cross-chain in 52t chainring and 36t cog, it doesn't lock up. Here's video clip. (https://instagram.com/p/5ijnRzDr1J/)
...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 07-24-15, 01:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,160
Posted By Ritterview
I'd have gotten an 11-34t if one were readily...

I'd have gotten an 11-34t if one were readily available. The 11-36t isn't that expensive, so I figure that I'm early adopting taking another for the team. Its not known how large a cassette a Campy...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 07-23-15, 09:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,160
Posted By Ritterview
We ordered a SRAM PG 1170 11-36 Cassette...

We ordered a SRAM PG 1170 11-36 Cassette (https://www.sram.com/sram/road/products/sram-pg-1170-11-36-cassette). That ought to be plenty for Hicks, South (https://www.strava.com/segments/660748).
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Forum: Tandem Cycling 07-20-15, 11:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,157
Posted By Ritterview
What is the stoker's top tube length on your Jack...

What is the stoker's top tube length on your Jack Taylor? We trialed a 1974 JT Super Tourer (https://app.strava.com/activities/258083618), but my stoker nixed it. At first she liked it, but after...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 07-16-15, 12:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,207
Posted By Ritterview
Here's a Strava Flyby animation of the ride...

Here's a Strava Flyby animation of the ride...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 07-15-15, 11:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,207
Posted By Ritterview
Yes, on Sunday smoke from Canadian fires...

Yes, on Sunday smoke from Canadian fires descended upon Bellingham, and we must have inhaled a lot.

Here's a pic from our AirBnB apt overlooking the water with lots of smoke. That's our BikePro...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 07-15-15, 10:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,207
Posted By Ritterview
Yeah, Mrs Ritterview and I made this our first...

Yeah, Mrs Ritterview and I made this our first air trip with a tandem. Was lots of fun. Our pics are here (https://carousel.dropbox.com/photos/cc/5wjWB067WfAucET). We can be seen in the front row...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 07-09-15, 12:15 AM
Replies: 446
Views: 59,348
Posted By Ritterview
That is sweet!

That is sweet!
Forum: Tandem Cycling 07-08-15, 12:22 AM
Replies: 1,280
Views: 358,858
Posted By Ritterview
Here's a pic of Nick and Chris at C2K from my...

Here's a pic of Nick and Chris at C2K from my half-bike (I did it for fourth time).

http://s28.postimg.org/6kyf013sd/2015_06_27_07_24_21_1.jpg

Here's the Google Earth view of the 157 mile,...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 06-22-15, 10:51 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,263
Posted By Ritterview
Who's to expect customer service when purchasing...

Who's to expect customer service when purchasing a >$10,000 custom-built bicycle?
Forum: Tandem Cycling 06-22-15, 04:30 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,263
Posted By Ritterview
First its that the frame is discovered to not...

First its that the frame is discovered to not accommodate 203 mm, then its that 203 mm is noisy due to flex.

It'll be interesting to see if future tandems with the braced seat-chainstay are...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 06-21-15, 09:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,160
Posted By Ritterview
11-speed cassettes >11-32

We have Campagnolo Athena Triple 11-speed shifting on our tandem. FD, RD, levers. The RD is great, it has a long RD cage.
...
Forum: Commuting 06-06-15, 12:10 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,094
Posted By Ritterview
A few tips. I have an office wherein I can close...

A few tips. I have an office wherein I can close the door. That really helps. Cubicle would be a bit different, but similar principles. I have a white collar office job, and I have to have...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 06-02-15, 12:36 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,945
Posted By Ritterview
I started out all this as a weight weenie. With...

I started out all this as a weight weenie. With more experience is greater wisdom, and now I'm a stoker coddling weenie. The more stoker comfort and confidence, the more and better riding there...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 05-11-15, 10:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 629
Posted By Ritterview
My goodness, its not just been Aichi prefecture, ...

My goodness, its not just been Aichi prefecture, but the entire 15 M population Tokai region (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T%C5%8Dkai_region) that's tandem haters.

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Forum: Tandem Cycling 05-11-15, 03:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 629
Posted By Ritterview
Tandem bikes now street-legal in Aichi prefecture, Japan.

Saw this at Road.cc (http://road.cc/content/news/151102-tandem-ban-lifted-japans-aichi-prefecture), and at Japan Times. Who'd have thought that tandems were illegal in the first place?



Tandem...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 05-01-15, 11:37 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 51,491
Posted By Ritterview
Now we can report how the MKT's working out,...

Now we can report how the MKT's working out, we've achieved uprightousness!

Here's how the tandem lines up with the MKT.

http://s6.postimg.org/krth3cekx/MKT_at_Lexington.jpg

We had the 2d...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 04-23-15, 04:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,090
Posted By Ritterview
That is going to be a huge settlement. A quick...

That is going to be a huge settlement. A quick Google check reveals another exercise equipment product defect quadriplegia case was $66 million...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 04-23-15, 12:50 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 51,491
Posted By Ritterview
We got our used 2014 Lincoln MKT, with 1500...

We got our used 2014 Lincoln MKT, with 1500 miles, for very close to what its valued at Kelley Blue Book...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 04-16-15, 01:31 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 51,491
Posted By Ritterview
A pic of this feat would be helpful here.

A pic of this feat would be helpful here.
Forum: Tandem Cycling 04-08-15, 06:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,457
Posted By Ritterview
You talked to ENVE, about tandem rims, and they...

You talked to ENVE, about tandem rims, and they were helpful.

What if you talk to Zipp?

They may just recoil from you like Dracula from the cross, as soon as you mention the word tandem.
...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 04-08-15, 10:01 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 51,491
Posted By Ritterview
A 2007 Honda Odyssey is what we use now, and it...

A 2007 Honda Odyssey is what we use now, and it is boffo as a tandem transporter. It has 170,000 miles, and is still just fine, will need to be replaced eventually. Why not a new Odyssey? Its...
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