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  1. Wayne; I Googled "How much does a Jack Taylor...

    Wayne; I Googled "How much does a Jack Taylor Tandem Weigh?"

    Got lots of answers; Here are a couple that are specific indicating 17 pounds, but you may want to google it and look at more of the...
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    2Many; Nice bike. Can we could on you for an...

    2Many; Nice bike. Can we could on you for an update at 6 months and one year in? Glad to see you are having good experience so far with the cRims...as they would make me a bit nervous, at least...
  3. wtandem; Unless there is an overwhelming problem...

    wtandem; Unless there is an overwhelming problem to be solved, I would leave the old C&V Taylor as it was born.

    Adding a drag brake can be useful if you ride often where you are descending a...
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    OP; Building on what the other guys have already...

    OP; Building on what the other guys have already shown;

    - I have often needed to quickly go from a photo to get dimensions (for all sorts of things besides bike frames).

    - It has often been...
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    Mike - Strongly agree with SkyDog's rec on the...

    Mike - Strongly agree with SkyDog's rec on the Sun rim based wheels. I almost build nothing else over the last couple of years but Sun rims from 20" to 27". They are quite durable, available in most...
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    TZ; You are spot on in your assessment! Only...

    TZ; You are spot on in your assessment! Only one year was I with a lady experienced enough to Captain...oh my goodness what a view. I had always suspected, but never knew for sure until then. I...
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    OP; It looks hinkey and I don't know what it is....

    OP; It looks hinkey and I don't know what it is. Could it be a front stem mount cable stop from an old pair of canti's or center-pull brakes (if so, it is one from the wrong stem diameter and thus...
  8. OP; Brakes were the weak point on bikes of the...

    OP; Brakes were the weak point on bikes of the era along with the axles on freewheels...Of those you found on ebay;

    - The Tektro's are technically a better design and stronger, but they are...
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    Sticky: Seb; Sounds like one of those Euro Tours with 28...

    Seb; Sounds like one of those Euro Tours with 28 capitals in 28 days... To make it more fun, recommend reducing distance per day to not more than 40-50 miles and/or add a down day at each school so...
  10. OP: Fact is that the quality of tandems at all...

    OP: Fact is that the quality of tandems at all the price points has increased dramatically and consistently over the last 30-40 years. This has resulted in the lower end bikes being ones that are...
  11. OP; A one off suggestion; Nashbar 26"...

    OP; A one off suggestion;

    Nashbar 26" Mountain Bike Frame

    Can get a rather good frame and fork which have mounts for both those disks and also removable studs for v-brakes / canti's for...
  12. DK; I highly agree with the responses the others...

    DK; I highly agree with the responses the others who have already posted. IMHO, best of that advice is to get together with a quality builder and discuss what you are wanting in terms of the...
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    Clifford - having now looked at the pictures, I...

    Clifford - having now looked at the pictures, I would supply the old adage; If it looks like crap, it probably is! I really don't see anything worth spending on time and money on to repair/restore....
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    Cliff; Those fancy super thin wall tubes you...

    Cliff; Those fancy super thin wall tubes you reference are not really much use for a cargo bike and would be extremely difficult to bend as they are butted and paper thin in the middle. You would...
  15. Thread: New steel

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    P; Well first, Nature is not the place one is...

    P; Well first, Nature is not the place one is going to find breaking news in the materials sciences. Good place for an article about finding a colony of titmouse's with 11 nipples instead of 10. ...
  16. Thread: Steel is Real

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    Bruce; Sage advice that many posters would do...

    Bruce; Sage advice that many posters would do well to adopt... however if most did then almost all of Bike Forums would collapse into nothingness. Just say'in

    /k
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    OP; Generally try to avoid buying stuff on...

    OP; Generally try to avoid buying stuff on craigslist unless they are complete. The expense and hassle of finding missing parts make it a PITA...
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    OP; Ditto twice; I agree with rest - Schwalbe...

    OP; Ditto twice; I agree with rest - Schwalbe and Continentals have both been rock solid for me over many bikes, tandems, tours, and miles on end. For mine, I depressurize to about 50psi at the end...
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    OP: Avoid drilling on a frame if possible. Just...

    OP: Avoid drilling on a frame if possible. Just get a pair of them that will fit snuggly in the existing holes and proceed. A water bottle mount is a very minor weight and won't stress even an ~M3...
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    One can go to lots of fuss and expense to get...

    One can go to lots of fuss and expense to get around the problem, but best recommendation might be to learn to deal with it until can afford to buy another bike and then pick one designed with...
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    Wayne, ghoundz; Hadley may believe they don't...

    Wayne, ghoundz; Hadley may believe they don't make them (perhaps they have discontinued them now), but I am down right sure I have seen wheels built with them in 145mm quite a few times. I know for...
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    WVmtbkr; Please don't conclude that I am...

    WVmtbkr; Please don't conclude that I am suggesting that you are over-thinking this in thinking that there is one right answer for everyone. But really there is not a correct answer, even for one...
  23. Bill Kapaun; Ditto and +10. While I never really...

    Bill Kapaun; Ditto and +10. While I never really realized I was doing it consistently until now, but indeed I have always done mine exactly as you have detailed here. Basically it works, it...
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    OP; Finding a good tandem that rides well for...

    OP; Finding a good tandem that rides well for you is tough enough. Finding a BFF / GF who is willing or able to be your stoker is perhaps much tougher. Keep trying is about all I can say. From...
  25. Thread: Fat Tandem

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    colotandem; That looks like an absolute ton of...

    colotandem; That looks like an absolute ton of fun...I can literally almost see the smiles streaming off you two. Regarding the wheel sizes; I have never been much to argue the differences in that...
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