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  1. It is my understanding that all Taylors used a...

    It is my understanding that all Taylors used a 24" stoker top tube regardless of the size of the captain's top tube.
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    We learned by standing together as a team. Pick...

    We learned by standing together as a team. Pick a spot with lots of room and have fun wobbling around. We might have wobbled less the first few times if would not have laughed so hard. Have fun!...
  3. Out of curiosity what does a captain size 54-56...

    Out of curiosity what does a captain size 54-56 Taylor frame & fork weigh?
  4. I recently was faced with choosing between 135mm...

    I recently was faced with choosing between 135mm and 145mm spacing on a new tandem that we are having built. I ended up going with 145mm spacing however since your bike is already 135mm I would...
  5. Thread: Di2 & Discs

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    Very much agree. I am REALLY glad the cycling...

    Very much agree. I am REALLY glad the cycling community is not so tribal that we only ride with others of the same brand or even type of bike. We never get any grief about not belonging with our...
  6. Thread: Di2 & Discs

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    Well said. Carbon has a lot of advantages but...

    Well said. Carbon has a lot of advantages but the disadvantages are illustrated by looking at fork options. A custom steel fork can be had form a number of US makers with any rake, any crown race...
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    I have decided to give the aerolights a try. A...

    I have decided to give the aerolights a try. A couple reasons that may not apply to others reading this are that A) I am ready to spend the money to have the rebuilt with 2.0/1.8 DB round spokes if...
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    I have a pdf of a similar study by Zipp and they...

    I have a pdf of a similar study by Zipp and they claim the small change in aero load is misleading because when measuring the power used to turn the wheel there is a much bigger difference caused by...
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    Sag never a problem here, we live in the land of...

    Sag never a problem here, we live in the land of the pickup truck.
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    Have you had any trouble with the plastic clips?

    Have you had any trouble with the plastic clips?
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    CX-Ray and DT Aerolite Spokes

    I am considering CX-Ray or DT Aerolite spkes on some tandem wheels and would like opinions on using such a thin bladed spoke. Consider that the wheels will be 36 spoke 650B wheels. Both the...
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    Nice build report. Given your time trialing, why...

    Nice build report. Given your time trialing, why did you go with a shorter stoker compartment?
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    If you have not already done so, I suggest...

    If you have not already done so, I suggest checking the max pressure rating on your rims. I have been surprised by the added stress wider tires put on rims.
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    My wife and stoker also has continued to use SPD...

    My wife and stoker also has continued to use SPD pedals because they are easier to release. In her case however it is because she has a much easier time releasing by move her heal inward rather than...
  15. Thread: Gloves

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    Follow up. Enjoying the gloves. Thin leather...

    Follow up. Enjoying the gloves. Thin leather palm with vent in the center. Very light weight. I wish they had a Velcro strap but otherwise very pleased.
  16. Thread: Gloves

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    Thanks for the feedback. I am going to give...

    Thanks for the feedback. I am going to give "Louis Garneau Connect" gloves a try.
  17. Thread: Gloves

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    Gloves

    I am looking for suggestions for summer cycling gloves that have minimal or no padding.
    Ideas?
  18. Thread: Di2 & Discs

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    Another option. I have not used it but know one...

    Another option. I have not used it but know one guy is happy with his. Basically shimano compatible double or triple bar end shifters grafted to brake levers to make a combination unit. Available...
  19. Thread: Di2 & Discs

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    Not sure what you define as modern however...

    Not sure what you define as modern however shimano Tiagra is still triple crank 10 speed and should shift well. I use a Tiagra 10 speed cassette and it works as well as the ultegra and dura ace ace...
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    Sorry to hear about the crash. Must be a...

    Sorry to hear about the crash. Must be a powerful 220kg race tandem team. Please post pics of team an bike.
  21. Thread: Di2 & Discs

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    Someone can check me on this but I calculated the...

    Someone can check me on this but I calculated the speed difference on a 700c bike between a 52/11 gear and 50/11 gear at a cadence of 90 is about 2 kph or 1.25 mph.
  22. Thread: Di2 & Discs

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    Yep. Its rare but sometimes we use the 24 ring...

    Yep. Its rare but sometimes we use the 24 ring to get gears smaller than 1-1. It rare enough that an aluminum 24 ring has lasted 10,000+ miles and is just starting to show wear. Most of the time...
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    Makes my stokers current broken collarbone look...

    Makes my stokers current broken collarbone look routine. Racing anything is more exciting and dangerous than just riding it.
    Breaks that close to the joint make me shiver.
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    Ahh there is the rub. 130BCD cranks limit you to...

    Ahh there is the rub. 130BCD cranks limit you to a 39 or maybe a 38 middle ring. To use the 36 ring which nicely bridges smaller granny rings and a 50 or 48 big ring you cannot use a 130BCD. You...
  25. Thread: Di2 & Discs

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    I think the best chance of the front shifting to...

    I think the best chance of the front shifting to work is to go with something like Carbonfiberboy's suggestion.



    This uses front rings closer to the mountain rings the FD was designed for and...
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