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    Well, we gave it a try on South Hicks today...

    Well, we gave it a try on South Hicks today, and found that the extra link put in the chain to avoid crossover lock-up also made it too loose. While on the steeper sections of South Hicks (eg 16%)...
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    Hopefully, I'll avoid this cross-chaining. With...

    Hopefully, I'll avoid this cross-chaining. With the pre-Athena triple standard Campy RD, it'd lock up real good. I'd have to remove the wheel to get it off. This maybe isn't ideal, but I don't...
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    No bridges burned, we can revert to 11-32 or even...

    No bridges burned, we can revert to 11-32 or even 12-29 if we ever need to. Hicks Rd, North and South is the impetus. I'm tired of turning around at the base. We also have a possible opportunity...
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    It works! An extra link was installed, and so...

    It works! An extra link was installed, and so even if I cross-chain in 52t chainring and 36t cog, it doesn't lock up. Here's video clip.
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    I'd have gotten an 11-34t if one were readily...

    I'd have gotten an 11-34t if one were readily available. The 11-36t isn't that expensive, so I figure that I'm early adopting taking another for the team. Its not known how large a cassette a Campy...
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    We ordered a SRAM PG 1170 11-36 Cassette...

    We ordered a SRAM PG 1170 11-36 Cassette. That ought to be plenty for Hicks, South.
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  7. What is the stoker's top tube length on your Jack...

    What is the stoker's top tube length on your Jack Taylor? We trialed a 1974 JT Super Tourer, but my stoker nixed it. At first she liked it, but after 10 miles her mood soured. The ride was too...
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    Here's a Strava Flyby animation of the ride...

    Here's a Strava Flyby animation of the ride.
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    Yes, on Sunday smoke from Canadian fires...

    Yes, on Sunday smoke from Canadian fires descended upon Bellingham, and we must have inhaled a lot.

    Here's a pic from our AirBnB apt overlooking the water with lots of smoke. That's our BikePro...
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    Yeah, Mrs Ritterview and I made this our first...

    Yeah, Mrs Ritterview and I made this our first air trip with a tandem. Was lots of fun. Our pics are here. We can be seen in the front row to the right in the video, it helps if you go for the...
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    That is sweet!

    That is sweet!
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    Here's a pic of Nick and Chris at C2K from my...

    Here's a pic of Nick and Chris at C2K from my half-bike (I did it for fourth time).

    http://s28.postimg.org/6kyf013sd/2015_06_27_07_24_21_1.jpg

    Here's the Google Earth view of the 157 mile,...
  13. Who's to expect customer service when purchasing...

    Who's to expect customer service when purchasing a >$10,000 custom-built bicycle?
  14. First its that the frame is discovered to not...

    First its that the frame is discovered to not accommodate 203 mm, then its that 203 mm is noisy due to flex.

    It'll be interesting to see if future tandems with the braced seat-chainstay are...
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    11-speed cassettes >11-32

    We have Campagnolo Athena Triple 11-speed shifting on our tandem. FD, RD, levers. The RD is great, it has a long RD cage.
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  16. A few tips. I have an office wherein I can close...

    A few tips. I have an office wherein I can close the door. That really helps. Cubicle would be a bit different, but similar principles. I have a white collar office job, and I have to have...
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    I started out all this as a weight weenie. With...

    I started out all this as a weight weenie. With more experience is greater wisdom, and now I'm a stoker coddling weenie. The more stoker comfort and confidence, the more and better riding there...
  18. My goodness, its not just been Aichi prefecture, ...

    My goodness, its not just been Aichi prefecture, but the entire 15 M population Tokai region that's tandem haters.


    http://nagoya-info.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/tokai-area.gif
  19. Tandem bikes now street-legal in Aichi prefecture, Japan.

    Saw this at Road.cc, and at Japan Times. Who'd have thought that tandems were illegal in the first place?



    Tandem bikes now street-legal in Aichi

    On April 1, Aichi eased cycling regulations...
  20. Sticky: Now we can report how the MKT's working out,...

    Now we can report how the MKT's working out, we've achieved uprightousness!

    Here's how the tandem lines up with the MKT.

    http://s6.postimg.org/krth3cekx/MKT_at_Lexington.jpg

    We had the 2d...
  21. That is going to be a huge settlement. A quick...

    That is going to be a huge settlement. A quick Google check reveals another exercise equipment product defect quadriplegia case was $66 million, but was whittled down. Trek's revenue is estimated...
  22. Sticky: We got our used 2014 Lincoln MKT, with 1500...

    We got our used 2014 Lincoln MKT, with 1500 miles, for very close to what its valued at Kelley Blue Book.

    http://s3.postimg.org/m699djxg3/2015_04_16_20_14_44.jpg ...
  23. Sticky: A pic of this feat would be helpful here.

    A pic of this feat would be helpful here.
  24. You talked to ENVE, about tandem rims, and they...

    You talked to ENVE, about tandem rims, and they were helpful.

    What if you talk to Zipp?

    They may just recoil from you like Dracula from the cross, as soon as you mention the word tandem.

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  25. Sticky: A 2007 Honda Odyssey is what we use now, and it...

    A 2007 Honda Odyssey is what we use now, and it is boffo as a tandem transporter. It has 170,000 miles, and is still just fine, will need to be replaced eventually. Why not a new Odyssey? Its...
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