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    My daughter and I got out for 33.4 miles on the...

    My daughter and I got out for 33.4 miles on the tandem. She had to work in the afternoon or we'd have probably done a half century ride with a lunch stop along the way. :-)
  2. If I've got time, which I usually do, and can...

    If I've got time, which I usually do, and can find the leak, I prefer patching in this manner. That saves the spare tube for a true emergency, like a tick-or-mosquito infested area, rough...
  3. I got asked about my golf score once when someone...

    I got asked about my golf score once when someone saw my pale hands. I flinched and had to set them straight.

    My daughter was pretty concerned heading off to college for the first time because...
  4. I go for the naturally decorated look and don't...

    I go for the naturally decorated look and don't clean off the earth worms. It's a bonus if they wrap around the spokes and dry up. I don't see too many bikes on the rack that can compare.
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    As many have mentioned, the humidity is the...

    As many have mentioned, the humidity is the killer. 2-3 summers ago we had some mid-90 days with dew points in the lower 80s (yes, in MN), and the heat index peaked at 119F. I biked 30+ miles home...
  6. Growing up in a small western ND town, the only...

    Growing up in a small western ND town, the only hockey I saw was during the Olympics. I didn't understand it then and still don't. :-) But, any day the Bison beat the Gophers in football, or UND...
  7. 1985, to an egg farm. Then a couple of years at...

    1985, to an egg farm. Then a couple of years at NDSU (go Bison. UND sucks. ;-) for grad school, and since '91, to the "real" job.
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    I'm into the twelfth year of a minimum 47 mile...

    I'm into the twelfth year of a minimum 47 mile round trip commute. The "better traffic" and "stave off boredom" routes push it in the 52-55 mile range, with the occasional 60+ "just 'cuz." Once in...
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    At least he doesn't spin them to check for...

    At least he doesn't spin them to check for balance and then file/drill appropriately....
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    Sticky: scroca (MT) _____________________________...

    scroca (MT) _____________________________ 3,569.78
    augustgarage (CA) _______________________ 3,082.2 (4,521.4 total) [75/75]
    johnlp (AZ) _____________________________ 2,596 (3287 total)
    buzzbee...
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    Run them 'til the cords are showing or you start...

    Run them 'til the cords are showing or you start getting more flats than usual, which should be many, many miles from now for either!
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    April Fool's Day of all days, 2013. A chilly...

    April Fool's Day of all days, 2013. A chilly morning of 19F and halfway into my 23 mile commute the rear tire started feeling "squishy" in downtown St. Paul. I confirmed this at a red light by...
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    A great loss to the cycling community. I began...

    A great loss to the cycling community. I began following him in the simple days of rec.bicycles on Usenet.
  14. Hey, congrats, and glad it worked out! It should...

    Hey, congrats, and glad it worked out! It should be a good bike for you, and maybe it'll be the catalyst for your wife to upgrade her beach cruiser mentality. :-)
  15. If Terry built it, I'd just write out a check and...

    If Terry built it, I'd just write out a check and enjoy it. :-) He had a bike shop in St. Anthony (if I'm remembering my 'burb boundaries) until he retired shortly after we got our '01 RT1000 from...
  16. Yes, you figured it out correctly. :-) I was...

    Yes, you figured it out correctly. :-) I was trying to track down the RT2000 in bikepedia without success, curious about the components. This one has a quill stem but the specs I was seeing was...
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    Many good quotes and suggestions so far, but this...

    Many good quotes and suggestions so far, but this one hits home. :-) The ol' '92 Cannondale T600 is nearing 110k miles. As stuff has worn out, I've upgraded buying "last year's cutting edge...
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    I did have the fixing bolt loosen up once, for...

    I did have the fixing bolt loosen up once, for reasons unknown other than I probably just didn't tighten it enough. I'd suggest tearing into yours ASAP to find out what's going on. There was some...
  19. You've targeted the wrong crowd. You might want...

    You've targeted the wrong crowd. You might want to post this on one of the "singles" forums. :)
  20. I can only give you the history on my '92 T600...

    I can only give you the history on my '92 T600 (same frame). I've upgraded components as they've worn out and we hit 110,000 miles together this week.
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    I was a bit surprised to see they're a local...

    I was a bit surprised to see they're a local company (along with Park Tools) so had to do a little digging. This may explain a bit of what people are finding/not finding:

    Obituary: Jay D....
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    Personal opinion: yes, a great starter tandem. ...

    Personal opinion: yes, a great starter tandem. Based on past memory (that's a qualifier for you're getting what you paid for), the general consensus over the years is that Cannondale is at a sweet...
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    It's all stoker-dependent. Most have been with...

    It's all stoker-dependent. Most have been with my daughter, who's now 23. Once she leaves the nest, things are looking tough. Here's the rough breakout of mileage over the years since we got the...
  24. That would have required eating about the...

    That would have required eating about the equivalent of 47k peanut M&Ms, give or take a few...
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    ...when you see tracks ahead and try to lift out...

    ...when you see tracks ahead and try to lift out of the seat....while you're driving.
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