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    I agree.

    I agree.
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    I have found on steel Santana tandems that a...

    I have found on steel Santana tandems that a wider BB is not needed. I have run square taper BBs from 106 to 126 with daVinci cranks without a serious problem. The chain line and access to smaller...
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    While not specifically targeting Bill, I agree it...

    While not specifically targeting Bill, I agree it is always good to keep in mind any financial incentive that exists for a person giving their opinion.

    Also consider the number of miles Bill...
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    I use an Osync head unit with a cadence sensor on...

    I use an Osync head unit with a cadence sensor on my right front crank. I have not had pausing on the cadence using this sensor so I think you are correct that it is a Garmin software issue. We use...
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    I am concerned about tying a mixed mountain/road...

    I am concerned about tying a mixed mountain/road triple system and then having it killed by Shimano. Since the triple is required for us, that would leave me with a very expensive set of unused...
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    Thanks for the link Carbonfiberboy that is a very...

    Thanks for the link Carbonfiberboy that is a very useful chart. We have been very happy with 40mm (labeled 38) Grand Bois tires on Velocity A23 rims. We do tour so total load weight for us is about...
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    Good to have PSI figures on wider tires. What...

    Good to have PSI figures on wider tires. What was you total load weight and what tires do you use at those pressures?
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    Dirt in the bottom bracket cable guide can...

    Dirt in the bottom bracket cable guide can contribute greatly to this problem. See link below:

    Automatic Upshifting
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    I agree 100% with your aero comments. For us...

    I agree 100% with your aero comments. For us this is not about the bike but in the realm of training. Most people think of training to increase power but for us it takes a lot off the bike training...
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    I want to preface my comment with the fact that I...

    I want to preface my comment with the fact that I own two Santana tandems and think that Santana make great bikes. Then again the marketing department (Bill?) at Santana sometimes illustrates what...
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    I will not be calling in the near future. I am...

    I will not be calling in the near future. I am in line for a custom tandem but that build is at least a year away and have not decided on a rear spacing yet. Anything from 135 to 160 is possible at...
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    I have been wondering the same thing because I...

    I have been wondering the same thing because I have been very happy with the Hadley hubs that I have. Below is a quote and link to the Santana page that appears to list 145mm hubs. I have found...
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    Just linking to a Video posted to Velonews about...

    Just linking to a Video posted to Velonews about the firmware "Upgrade" to Di2.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TdQ3-oESAI
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    See link below. The height of the bars can be...

    See link below. The height of the bars can be adjusted by purchasing different length stems for the rise portion. Allows the use of any handle bars you like at any height. Looks like it would add...
  15. Enjoy. We like to read and write about what we...

    Enjoy. We like to read and write about what we think makes the best tandems but it is the company and the ride that makes it fun, not the bike.
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    I agree with all the above posters that due to...

    I agree with all the above posters that due to their size tandems are more stable machines in the wind than a single. On the other hand, with current popular tandem steering geometry tandems are...
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    Sounds like you answered your own question in...

    Sounds like you answered your own question in that for you the difference is noticeable.


    Wheels and tires make a huge difference in the feel of the bike. The stock tires ( Schwalbe Marathon...
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    I have never stoked a tandem but ridden on the...

    I have never stoked a tandem but ridden on the back of many motorcycles and I have always tried to stay neutral and never lean to the side of the bike, into or out of a corner. Is it different for...
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    Hopefully someone with a real engineering...

    Hopefully someone with a real engineering background will chime in on this but my layman's understanding is that you are generally correct about the round spokes possibly having more tension strength...
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    Syntace Hi-Flex seatpost

    We like on 70 psi 650 B tires for shock absorption rather than seatposts but I ran across this conventionaly styled seatpost that I thought others here might want to know about. Just be careful...
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    Am I correct in interpreting your post that you...

    Am I correct in interpreting your post that you are most comfortable replacing carbon tandem forks at intervals somewhere close to 15,000 miles? Just looking for an opinion about what you are...
  22. Really, how hard is it to make a chain ring? ...

    Really, how hard is it to make a chain ring? Glad no one lost teeth because of a simple 30T chain ring.
  23. Weird problem since it does not happen in the big...

    Weird problem since it does not happen in the big cog. The only problems I can think of are chain slipping, cog slipping, freehub slipping. so.....

    First question:

    The chain may be the...
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    In the past I have found that the wheel user's...

    In the past I have found that the wheel user's determination of what constitutes "without issue" or having "no problems" varies with the users maintenance expectations as well as the actual stress...
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    In the unlikely event that you are just concerned about shifting then the inner stop screw can instantly make your triple into a double and you can loose the inner ring too. Then you can just shift...
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