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    Sugggest getting a triple and 11/34 cassette....

    Sugggest getting a triple and 11/34 cassette.
    Better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it!

    Am 82 years old and my knees (after 300,000+ miles of cycling singles and...
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    Bet that within less than a year you and son will...

    Bet that within less than a year you and son will be riding another and better tandem!
    The Kents and similar dept. store tandems are notorious for bad assembly of cheap parts; you were lucky to find...
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    That's one of the early C'dales. Suggest clean...

    That's one of the early C'dales.
    Suggest clean it up and ride it!
    Owned several C'dales. We did 3 months test riding on their prototype tandem back in the mid- 80s before it was put in production....
  4. 'Quality' is NOT a WallyWorld slogan. Junk at...

    'Quality' is NOT a WallyWorld slogan.
    Junk at high price . . . you get what you pay for.
  5. You'll have to ask about 'longevity' to someone...

    You'll have to ask about 'longevity' to someone older than me!
    I'm only 82 and my wife is 80.
    Have ridden over 300,000 (three hundred thousand) miles, 240,000 of which were on tandems with my...
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    Been a 1 car family for over 60 years. Own...

    Been a 1 car family for over 60 years.
    Own single bike and a tandem.
    No need for a 'special' bike. Ride what you've got.
    We do errands on our tandem/single; visit friends, etc or just ride....
  7. If you ride in Tucson in late spring/summer/fall...

    If you ride in Tucson in late spring/summer/fall you learn to ride early; unless you are acclimated to 90s and 100+ degree temps with super low humidity.
    Have done many a ride in 100 to 110 range....
  8. Airbags anyone?

    Airbags anyone?
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    Am low tech. Yes, have asked for directions a...

    Am low tech. Yes, have asked for directions a couple times since is started riding in the early 1970s.
  10. Use 23 and 25 mm Maxxis Re-Fuse and don't need...

    Use 23 and 25 mm Maxxis Re-Fuse and don't need levers on tandem and single bikes. Kevlar beads are easier to install; just mounted a wire beaded tire . . . needed 2 tire tools.
    However, we do not...
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    Assembly issues? Did you buy the Co-Mo at a bike...

    Assembly issues?
    Did you buy the Co-Mo at a bike shop or direct from factory?
    Put 56,000 miles on our custom Co-Mo we ordered in 1993.
    Pedal on TWOgether!
    Rudy and Kay/zonatandem
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    445086445084445085 Stoker reaching for a water...

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    Stoker reaching for a water bottle?
    Not necessary.
    Check my stoker's set up. Handle bar mount for her bottle. Remove the push up nozzle on bottle and insert appropriate size...
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    445081 Test rode DI-2 on our tandem couple years...

    445081
    Test rode DI-2 on our tandem couple years ago. Broke the 10-speed drivechain in less than 500 miles. DI-2 quit in 1,800 miles.
    Switched back to 9 speed barcons and chains. Much happier and...
  14. Personal experience with Gluco/Chon/MSM: Severe...

    Personal experience with Gluco/Chon/MSM:
    Severe shoulder joint pain that would start within 5 minutes of riding our tandem and single bike. I was then in my mid-60s.
    Bike fit an issue maybe? Have...
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    40,000+iles on Chris King hubs and headset. No...

    40,000+iles on Chris King hubs and headset. No issues.
  16. Enjoy the ride TWOgether!

    Enjoy the ride TWOgether!
  17. Car has 180,000 miles on it. Tandem has 40,000+...

    Car has 180,000 miles on it.
    Tandem has 40,000+ miles on it.
    Quality lasts!
  18. CVS pharmacy's own brand name works for me.

    CVS pharmacy's own brand name works for me.
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    None.
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    Not into any of the tech stuff. Have a landline...

    Not into any of the tech stuff.
    Have a landline for a phone, no answering device and do have an older laptop.
  21. Have bicycled (singles and tandems) for 300,000+...

    Have bicycled (singles and tandems) for 300,000+ miles (am 82 years old); never suffered from ED but had prostate cancer 10 years ago.
    Doing great (on and off the bike) and still pedal 100+ miles a...
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    Not many Olmos in the US; first saw one in the...

    Not many Olmos in the US; first saw one in the mid-1970s.
  23. Have tried many so-called innovations in cycling...

    Have tried many so-called innovations in cycling and found many of them not to our liking.
    Did STI triple when it first came out (3,000 miles); test rode DI-2 electronic shifting (for 1,800 miles)....
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    Can't blame folks for watching the game; but we...

    Can't blame folks for watching the game; but we were surprised how many folks did show up.
    We've held tandem workshops/symposiums since the 1970s at various tandem rallies, national LAW/LAB rallies...
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    Spotted a just crashed bicyclist on the side of...

    Spotted a just crashed bicyclist on the side of the road . . . stopped to help.
    He was moaning holding on the his hand and an obviously broken pinkie.
    Left foot was at an angle and still clipped...
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