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  1. 40 years . . .60 years . . . 79 and 82 years . . . !

    Yesterday we celebrated 40 years of tandeming.
    In 1975 started off with a brand new Follis 10 speed tandem for our 20th wedding anniversary after riding single bikes for many years.
    We are now on...
  2. Have tried all kinds of shifting, including the...

    Have tried all kinds of shifting, including the original 10 speed Di2 and switched back to 9 speed bar-end shifting.
    More reliable, less problematic and much cheaper . . . for us.
  3. Thread: Snow...ugh.

    by zonatandem
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    To beat winter weather we moved to southern...

    To beat winter weather we moved to southern Arizona w-a-y back in 1978.
    Have not used a snow shovel (or lawnmower) since then!
    Have lived in some cold places like Michigan, the Catskills in New...
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    At age 82 sitting here at the 'puter, my heart...

    At age 82 sitting here at the 'puter, my heart rate 49.
    Weight 135 lbs, just under 5'7".
    Was extensively tested 22 years ago (age 60) at the local university (paid $15 an hour!) and max heart rate...
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    Do not spend more than what you make. There is a...

    Do not spend more than what you make.
    There is a huge difference between 'want' and 'need.'
    Avoid impulse buying.
    Use a credit card for majority of you purchases and then pay it off every month....
  6. Thread: Deflategate

    by zonatandem
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    . . . Cheating is a great American pastime

    . . . Cheating is a great American pastime
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    There must be hundreds of brands of tandems in...

    There must be hundreds of brands of tandems in the world that we've never heard of!
    However have ridden over 30 brands/models of tandems here in the USA that you've never seen or heard of either!...
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    Shorts?? Who needs 'em???

    Shorts?? Who needs 'em???
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    Wool leg warmers; no worry about chafing

    Wool leg warmers; no worry about chafing
  10. Brass adapter available in most bike shops,...

    Brass adapter available in most bike shops, around a buck (cheaper than a new pump).
    Open/unscrew the presta valve and screw on the brass adapter over it; then pump away!
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    430121 Extreme tandeming . . .

    430121
    Extreme tandeming . . .
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    Took you 40 years to get out of shape and you...

    Took you 40 years to get out of shape and you expect to be in good shape in one day???
    Am 82 years old and still ride 100+ miles a week . . .
    Stick with it but don not expect miracles for a few...
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    Been using folding tires on our tandem for a...

    Been using folding tires on our tandem for a dozen years and for over 40,000 miles. No issues yet.
  14. 429943

    429943
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    Lance ArmWEAK?

    Lance ArmWEAK?
  16. Too much sacramental wine maybe????

    Too much sacramental wine maybe????
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    Why is a Porschei more expensive than a Ford...

    Why is a Porschei more expensive than a Ford Fusion . . . ???
  18. Maxxis Re-Fuse folding tire available in 23, 25...

    Maxxis Re-Fuse folding tire available in 23, 25 and 28 mm widths.
    Great flat protection here in Arizona where cactus thorns and road debris are plentiful.
    Got only 2 flats in total of 5,000 miles...
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    Any bicycle swap meets in your area? Here in...

    Any bicycle swap meets in your area?
    Here in Tucson we have 2 big bike swap meets a year and there always 2 to 6 usable tandem for sale.
    And yes, swap meet prices are negotiable.
    Have sold...
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    Spare tube + patch kit, pump and/or inflators,...

    Spare tube + patch kit, pump and/or inflators, tire tools + multi tool and
    water bottle cage, water bottle.
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    First pair of glasses??? Beats a seeing eye dog...

    First pair of glasses???
    Beats a seeing eye dog (got to feed him!) or a white cane!
  22. S-H-I-F-T ! ! ! You've got gears . . . use 'em.

    S-H-I-F-T ! ! !
    You've got gears . . . use 'em.
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    Agree 100% with the Co-Motion Periscope (several...

    Agree 100% with the Co-Motion Periscope (several models to choose from.).
    If that is too pricey, go for the Bike Friday setups.
    Have owned/ridden a Co-Mo custom tandem for over 56,000 miles.
    Have...
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    Trying to make a silk purse out of a sows ear?...

    Trying to make a silk purse out of a sows ear? Too much $$$$ involved.
    Better off to buy a several years used brand name tandem . . .
  25. Pedestrians should be licensed to walk . . .

    Pedestrians should be licensed to walk . . .
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