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  1. Just paint your Calfee to look like the Jack...

    Just paint your Calfee to look like the Jack Taylor and you will have the best of both worlds.
  2. I looked at at that one too, but not sure it is a...

    I looked at at that one too, but not sure it is a long enough for 700c wheels.
    I think I am going to try the Zefal Swan, seems wide enough but not too much.

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  3. Looking for rear fender with seat post clamp

    We don't intentionally ride in the rain, but with the freaky weather this summer in SoCal we have been caught in some rain.
    Looking for a fender we could quickly clamp on to keep my wife from...
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    Also have been doing it 30 years but I stand...

    Also have been doing it 30 years but I stand first.
    I try to let the bike go where it wants to, not forcing it in any direction, we usually end up doing some zig zagging.
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    That looks like an awesome tandem. Love the paint...

    That looks like an awesome tandem. Love the paint job.
    Looks similar to Calfee in construction with some differences, notably the rear triangle.
    If I didn't already have a Calfee I would be talking...
  6. Unless you are stuck on Santana why not consider...

    Unless you are stuck on Santana why not consider Calfee?
    Their standard model is plenty stiff AND super smooth riding for us.
    A huge improvement in ride quality over our previous Santana Sovereign....
  7. Thread: Di2 & Discs

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    I think the only way to really evaluate magnesium...

    I think the only way to really evaluate magnesium vs CF is to ride both which is pretty much impossible unless you travel to both Colorado and Santa Cruz, even then they may not have your size to...
  8. You could go to any good custom wheel builder and...

    You could go to any good custom wheel builder and get a set made with White Industry hubs and one of the newer aluminum rims like Kinlin XR-31T (see bikehubstore C31W).
    They will be pretty light, a...
  9. Thread: Di2 & Discs

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    That was my situation before we bought ours. It...

    That was my situation before we bought ours. It was a leap of faith and talking to other people.
    It easily exceeded my expectations and is one the best investments I have made despite the large...
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    The first set of wheels I built for our Calfee...

    The first set of wheels I built for our Calfee had 32x CX-Rays with Velocity Fusion rims.
    We were constantly breaking spokes on the rear wheel. The spokes would break at various locations.
    I...
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    Paso Robles weather in August?

    My wife and I are thinking about going to Paso Robles mid August for our anniversary and taking our tandem. We would actually be staying on the coast in Cambria where it is nice and cool but we have...
  12. Thread: Gloves

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    I was at a shop the other day browsing at gloves...

    I was at a shop the other day browsing at gloves and it seemed the European brands like Castelli had less padding than say P.I. or Specialized.
    I actually like a lot of padding and use Specialized.
  13. Thread: Di2 & Discs

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    52 x 11 90RPM = 33.7 MPH 50 x 11 90RPM = 32.4...

    52 x 11 90RPM = 33.7 MPH

    50 x 11 90RPM = 32.4 MPH

    50 x 12 100RPM = 33 MPH (This what I use on tandem and single)
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    That is so cool. I will be checking it before...

    That is so cool. I will be checking it before every ride now.
  15. Thread: Di2 & Discs

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    I don't see a problem with doing that and I don't...

    I don't see a problem with doing that and I don't see why it is "less than half" the benefit. You will have Di2 shifting on ten or eleven gears and missing it on two. I am not sure if the rear...
  16. Thread: Di2 & Discs

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    I think there are good arguments both ways. As I...

    I think there are good arguments both ways. As I said before I used Di2 for several years and decided to go back to mechanical.
    If you run double with 11 x 36 or 11 x 40 the jump between gears are...
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    "hacking" means they take parts out of Di2...

    "hacking" means they take parts out of Di2 components and reuse them. This is one example:

    Hacking the Heck Out of My Di2 9070 ? Dino Sarti

    AFAIK nobody has reverse engineered the Di2 chip.
    I...
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    Actually Di2 shifters are more than just a...

    Actually Di2 shifters are more than just a switch. There is a chip that converts the switch input to a protocol. From what I read it is based on CAN bus which is used in cars and is like a network....
  19. Thread: BandAid??!

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    I prefer a $1 bill over $5, but I think used a...

    I prefer a $1 bill over $5, but I think used a $10 once.
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    We also have a Pave seatpost. My stoker only...

    We also have a Pave seatpost. My stoker only complains if we have been riding on bad roads. I think it is certainly better than the our old Santana even with a Thudbuster.
    I do mount a rack to the...
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    I had Ultegra Di2 on my Specialized Tarmac which...

    I had Ultegra Di2 on my Specialized Tarmac which I recently sold. Yes it did shift perfectly every time and it never needed adjusting and it was nice to have no cables running on the outside of the...
  22. Thread: Tandem wheels

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    I build all of my own wheels and my choice is...

    I build all of my own wheels and my choice is always White Industries hubs, DT Competiton spokes.
    You could use Aerolite spokes on the front but I would stay with Comps on the rear.
    For rims I...
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    We have a Gossamer for the rear crankset on our...

    We have a Gossamer for the rear crankset on our Calfee and have had no problems with it. It isn't the lightest or best looking crankset but functions fine.
    I would look at the Shimano Ultegra R601 /...
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    Its really a personal choice. I have ridden both...

    Its really a personal choice. I have ridden both Shimano (mech and Di2) and Campy.
    I prefer Campy because I like the ergonomics of the shifters. I don't at all like the shape of Shimano shifters.
    I...
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    I think the serial number would tell you that....

    I think the serial number would tell you that. Ours was No 3 hundred something and that was some years ago.
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