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Have you ever had the need to call AAA on the north rim of the Grand Canyon, Bulfrog UT or similar places we travel through?
Or cell phone reception trying to call AAA in the middle of some way out...
440964Been riding tandem for 40+ years, including a bit of travel (30-some states and Provinces) but so far have had no need for a torque wrench.
I NEVER use lubes on any of my chains for the last 40 years.
I do the 'hot wax' method.
Remove chain; clean it in some type of solvent.
Dry chain, and then drop it in a can of heating liquid...
'Old' when you become grandparents?
Got to b kidding . . . we are great-grandparents twice over!
"Old" is 10 years older than what we are today (and I'm only 82)
Congrats and enjoy . . . there...
We utilize the Kool-Stop Eagle 2 all weather brake pads. Work great for us!
We've had the AlphaQ X-2 version on our Zona tandem for the past 40,000 miles.
Don't know what the differences in specs are between the tandem and non-tandem version.
If you can get your doctor to 'prescribe' a new bike for you to ride, maybe your health insurance or Medicare will foot the bill?
That would be preventative medicine, right?
Owned a Finest and son owned and raced a Fuji Pro.
Brings back memories!
Try doing the same downhill on bike with cantilever rim brakes
Alternate squeezing the left then the right brakelever.
We have descend many times at 50+ mph on our tandem with rim brakes front and...
The Benotto is a neat tandem and a bit of a collector's item!
Enjoy the ride TWOgether!
Rudy and Kay/zonatandem
We live in the Sonoran Desert . . .
On long rides we carried 7 water bottles on the tandem; it can be 50 miles between watering opportunities and 100+ degrees 'warm'.
Our legs tend to tell us if we are on the right gear; if not, we shift!
Plastic drop cloth used to cover stuff when you are painting should work fine and be more reasonably priced.
May not be as durable, but how often to you need to use it?
In a pinch you could also...
My stoker whistles also . . . .however . . .
She carries a whistle on a lanyard around her neck! Purpose?
Dogs, coyotes, javelinas that get on the road and threaten to upset our tandem ride.
Passing a law like that is 'nice.'
Enforcing it is another matter . . .
Been hit very hard 4 times. Each time the driver was ticketed. Twice hit while riding our tandem and twice on single bike.
One driver had license suspended for 3 months; another had restricted...
We use KoolStop Eagle 2 all weather pads. Only our second set in 40,000+ miles of usage.
Put a nice large sign on the tandem when you ride it solo reading "Help Wanted!"
Yes, a Burley would be w-a-y better than a Crestline!
XTR rear derailleurs: no issues.
Have XTR on our Zona tandem; this is our second one in 40,000+ miles.
Bit rare, an Italian bike with English tubing!
Could be fork was replaced at one time.
Thank you all!
Little anecdote: when we went to get our marriage license in 1955, the fee was $2.
Kay handed me a one dollar bill and said "here's my half."
A great start: share and share alike!...
Works as advertised.
Bobet was a French racer.
His namesake bikes were popular in thee early to mid-70s.
Some had Reynolds 531 tubing (look for the green 531 decal on either/and seat tube and fork blades).
From 20-bucks to 300 bucks . . .
If they are ANSI approved they'll do the trick.
Looks, fit, weight, cosmetics . . .