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  1. I am surprised the tires were worn out after 1200...

    I am surprised the tires were worn out after 1200 miles. I just replaced my GP4000s on the rear and it had 3800 miles on it. The front still looked like new, no wear at all. I am running 25mm and...
  2. For the brakes, as someone else recommended use...

    For the brakes, as someone else recommended use Kool Stop Salmon-colored pads.
    The brakes need to be slighly angled so pads do not hit the rim flat. What you want is on those long pads the part of...
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    Never had a crash on my road bike either, been...

    Never had a crash on my road bike either, been riding on the road since 2009.
    I crash to much on my montain bike, but thats better than crashing on the road.
  4. I purchased the small Skicy Pod Sticky Pod - The...

    I purchased the small Skicy Pod Sticky Pod - The Utility Pod for Riders
    I can put my phone, keys and wallet in it and it stays in the jersey pocket.
    I used to do the zip lock bag thing and wanted...
  5. This is your first bike. Go for the less...

    This is your first bike. Go for the less expensive CADD. If you don't stay with riding you will not be out as much $. If you wreck, you will not be out as much $. The CADD can last you a long...
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    No, I speed when ever I can. I have been wanting...

    No, I speed when ever I can. I have been wanting to get a speeding ticket (for bragging rights) but I have yet to receive one.
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    I had the same issue that would pop up on rides...

    I had the same issue that would pop up on rides over 50 miles. moving the cleats around, inserts and different pedals did not work. I have a hard time finding shoes that fit. I got a pair of...
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    I am 6' and all the charts have me on a 58. I...

    I am 6' and all the charts have me on a 58. I got fitted after having some issues on my Cannondale (which actual size is 57.5) and the fitter said I was on the max size I should ride, and that a 56...
  9. Virginia had some warm weather this weekend....

    Virginia had some warm weather this weekend. Saturday started off cold but made it way up into the upper 50’s, but very windy. I got out for 39 miles. Wind was rough. Sunday it was supposed to get...
  10. Finally had a weekend with weather that allowed...

    Finally had a weekend with weather that allowed me to ride both days. Saturdays ride started off 30 degrees and warmed all the way up to 32, but it was sunny and we did a hilly 38 miles. Sunday was...
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    It takes people different amounts of time to...

    It takes people different amounts of time to adjust to the saddle. Your glutes have to adjust and get use to the seat, the seat has to be set at the correct height and tilt and all this takes time....
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    Why do you say that? On a long hill or a steep...

    Why do you say that? On a long hill or a steep hill a strong tandem team can climb as well or better than a single rider of the same ability.
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    The saddle will either fit or not. You should be...

    The saddle will either fit or not. You should be able to tell with one long ride. They do break in and get more comfortable. I put one on my tandem and the seat is about 1" above the bars as your...
  14. I have the 1Up rack and there is this is the...

    I have the 1Up rack and there is this is the easiest rack on the market. Everyone that sees how fast the bike goes on or off the rack and how secure the bikes are held on the rack are ammazed. I...
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    The last few rides on the tandem we had some...

    The last few rides on the tandem we had some major winds. We both made the comment that we were so happy we took the tandem out and not the singles. A couple of times we got hit with major cross...
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    Thanks for all the replies. I have a folding 32...

    Thanks for all the replies. I have a folding 32 that I may instead of buying another new tire.
    I may switch to a folding tire vs the wire bead when these tires wear out.
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    Wire Rim vs folding tire for tandem

    I have heard that you should only use a wire rim tire (non folding) for a tandem due to concern with forces appied to the tire during high speed turns. Is there any truth to this? I have never run...
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    Here is my new to me Lynskey R230 404637

    Here is my new to me Lynskey R230
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  19. I have not purchased the bike yet. I know it is...

    I have not purchased the bike yet. I know it is a 10 speed. I thought the forces 22 was the 11 speed. Thanks
  20. Sram Force Medium cage rear derailleur, what is the max size cassette?

    I am looking at a bike that has Sram Force Medium cage rear derailleur. I do not have any experence with Sram and I looked at there web site and did could not find what is the max gear that can go...
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    I had hot foot using SDP-SL cleats and pedals. I...

    I had hot foot using SDP-SL cleats and pedals. I switched to SPD and have not had any issues since. The difference is the Mnt bike shoe cost some $$ and has a carbon sole. I started using the 540...
  22. You averaged 13 mph for a century, if you coold...

    You averaged 13 mph for a century, if you coold do this pace for 16 hours, that is 208 miles in 16 hours. Does not lead much time if you get a flat or another bike issue.

    You state you are riding...
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    Sticky: I have done a century on the tandem this...

    I have done a century on the tandem this year.386340
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    Rode a club ride Saturday that was a metric...

    Rode a club ride Saturday that was a metric century. Took out the tandem instead of the single bikes so we could ride with the fastest group. At first they thought we would be dropping off to one of...
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    I guess my old chain had streched and the last...

    I guess my old chain had streched and the last time it was at the LBS they must of removed a link. I added what is really two links and everything is working fine.
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