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Forum: Tandem Cycling 05-31-16, 11:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,245
Posted By jnbrown
Nerius, congrats on your win. The last time...

Nerius, congrats on your win.
The last time trial I did I think was on Fiesta Island about 35 years ago.
My wife and I did one on our tandem in a pretty respectable time for the day.
I always...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 05-30-16, 07:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,025
Posted By jnbrown
Here is ours also about 5 years old. Changes...

Here is ours also about 5 years old.
Changes since I first built it up:
Rebuilt wheels with wider, deeper alloy rims.
New stem and bar for stoker.
Body float seat post for stoker.
SMP saddle for...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 05-17-16, 12:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,047
Posted By jnbrown
I considerer myself somewhat an expert having...

I considerer myself somewhat an expert having ridden tandems with my wife for over 30 years and owned three tandems.
I have had tandems made from steel, aluminum and Carbon fiber.
I think the...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 05-10-16, 02:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 923
Posted By jnbrown
Giro makes some, I just bought a pair for my...

Giro makes some, I just bought a pair for my daughter.
Shimano's were too wide for her, Giro fit better.
Forum: Tandem Cycling 05-10-16, 08:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 636
Posted By jnbrown
Yes it was them. A while back rode with Dave...

Yes it was them.
A while back rode with Dave and Nancy White and he told me about the blind stoker club.
Forum: Tandem Cycling 05-09-16, 01:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 636
Posted By jnbrown
Calfee sighting on our ride Saturday

We were nearing the end of our ride on Saturday and were stopped at an intersection waiting for a light.
We saw a tandem going across the direction we were headed.
When the light turned green I...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 05-09-16, 12:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 516
Posted By jnbrown
Chain and timing ring replacement

When I first built our tandem, the timing chain had very even tension while rotating the cranks.
Now that the chain rings are some what worn and I have never rotated them now there is a big...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 04-18-16, 05:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,094
Posted By jnbrown
I am using SRAM Red 10 speed on my RD and pretty...

I am using SRAM Red 10 speed on my RD and pretty happy with it.
I like having only one paddle instead of two.
I still like the feel of Campy better but it wasn't feasible to convert everything to...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 04-18-16, 04:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 646
Posted By jnbrown
Using DA 7800 and GP4000S 25c tires, no problem...

Using DA 7800 and GP4000S 25c tires, no problem but its close.
Forum: Tandem Cycling 04-12-16, 01:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,775
Posted By jnbrown
Lots of good advise, but I will add some of mine....

Lots of good advise, but I will add some of mine.
My wife and I have been riding tandems for over 30 years.
When she was younger and stronger we rode single bikes more and she kept up pretty good....
Forum: Tandem Cycling 04-08-16, 04:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 685
Posted By jnbrown
Do you live in San Diego County or nearby?

Do you live in San Diego County or nearby?
Forum: Tandem Cycling 04-08-16, 04:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 685
Posted By jnbrown
I went on a ride with him a few weeks ago he was...

I went on a ride with him a few weeks ago he was on his Pinarello.
Those roads on the west side are really nice have ridden them a few times.
Also the the east side but further out from town. Have...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 04-08-16, 03:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 685
Posted By jnbrown
Would your friend happen to Karl?

Would your friend happen to Karl?
Forum: Tandem Cycling 03-25-16, 01:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 885
Posted By jnbrown
I also use a Thomson but the Elite model which I...

I also use a Thomson but the Elite model which I think is slightly heavier and thicker wall than the Masterpiece.
I felt better using it over a carbon post but not sure it matters that much. There...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 03-20-16, 12:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 787
Posted By jnbrown
Went to my favorite shop in the morning and they...

Went to my favorite shop in the morning and they had plenty.
I don't think the torque spec was at fault although I do agree sometimes they are higher than needed.
The old nut that broke was pretty...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 03-18-16, 09:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 787
Posted By jnbrown
I will be scouring local shops tomorrow morning...

I will be scouring local shops tomorrow morning but I am not that hopeful as 27mm is not very common. Most forks have a deep recess to use a standard length bolt which I believe is 10mm. Our Alpha Q...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 03-18-16, 08:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 787
Posted By jnbrown
Replacing front brake - worst case scenario - need urgent help

I am installing a Shimano BR-7800 Dura Ace front brake and while torquing the the barrel nut to the recommend value 8 N-m it snapped. So half of it is inside fork threaded onto the brake bolt so I...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 03-10-16, 01:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,347
Posted By jnbrown
We have done the West Maui loop several times....

We have done the West Maui loop several times. Rented a Cannondale tandem.
Its up there as one of the overall best rides we have done.
Going there in May and might do it since its been a while....
Forum: Tandem Cycling 03-08-16, 01:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,020
Posted By jnbrown
Garmin 500 here also, only on the front stoker...

Garmin 500 here also, only on the front stoker doesn't care.
I use it on my single too.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-23-16, 12:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 251
Posted By jnbrown
SRAM Force / Rival 22 compatibilty with 10 speed

Are SRAM Force / Rival derailleurs compatible with SRAM 10 speed shifters and cassette? I heard the 11 speed Yaw Derailleur can actually improve shifting on a 10 speed system. Does the RD have the...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 02-18-16, 05:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 679
Posted By jnbrown
Need advise on flat bar shifters

I am not sure if this is the best forum to post this in.
I recently bought a road bike (2009 Specialized Ruby 48cm) for my daughter.
I had her test ride a road bike (Cannondale Synapse), Hybrid...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 02-08-16, 04:57 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,623
Posted By jnbrown
Maybe if you could get it cheap, send to Calfee...

Maybe if you could get it cheap, send to Calfee and they can shrink it for you.
Forum: Tandem Cycling 02-08-16, 11:42 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,623
Posted By jnbrown
Wow, if it fits that could be an unbelievable...

Wow, if it fits that could be an unbelievable deal, even the $12K buy it now isn't that unreasonable, but I would offer him something like $10K.
Hard to believe somebody would buy a bike like this,...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 02-02-16, 12:41 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,623
Posted By jnbrown
For us it has more to do with the fact that the...

For us it has more to do with the fact that the stoker cannot see / anticipate upcoming bumps. potholes or rough road surface and I can't call it out 100% of the time.
Stokers vary in their...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 02-02-16, 12:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 728
Posted By jnbrown
If I understand your question, the eccentric that...

If I understand your question, the eccentric that Calfee provided was unacceptable. Replaced it with a Bushnell which is great.
Not a big deal but did cost extra.
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