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  1. While not common, some pedals avoid this issue by...

    While not common, some pedals avoid this issue by having all moving parts in the cleat.


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    Very interesting to me that you ride a Paketa V2r...

    Very interesting to me that you ride a Paketa V2r with flat pedals. I am glad your flat pedals are working well for your team. I have ridden some with flat pedals and to me is seems it that as the...
  3. I think that some symmetrical two sided clipless...

    I think that some symmetrical two sided clipless pedals would work unmodified.
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    Old Santanas ususally have high quality 40 hole...

    Old Santanas ususally have high quality 40 hole hubs. Get them rebuilt with strong good aluminum rims. Dyads are a good traditional choice available in 40h (and 48) hole drilling. Not cheap at...
  5. Thread: Climbing

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    [QUOTE=Carbonfiberboy;18072350]The number one...

    [QUOTE=Carbonfiberboy;18072350]The number one thing is to ride with slower singles........


    I look at it with a little different spin. I would say it is important to ride with single of the same...
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    Does the setup interfere with standing?

    Does the setup interfere with standing?
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    We went from 42 tooth timing rings to 34 tooth...

    We went from 42 tooth timing rings to 34 tooth davinci timing rings and I have not run into any problems. I am sure the rings and sync chain wear faster due to the higher stress but we ride mainly...
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    Rudy: I am trying to get a sense of scale on...

    Rudy:

    I am trying to get a sense of scale on the pictures you posted. How long is the boom tube on your tandem?
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    I agree that everyone must find what works for...

    I agree that everyone must find what works for their team. My stoker hates it when I stand alone and she never wants to do it. We have settled on shifting up a couple gears before standing and then...
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    Except at speeds over 25-30 mph we rarely coast. ...

    Except at speeds over 25-30 mph we rarely coast. Kind of like riding a single speed. When pedaling we find smooth is best. As a team we get the most power with smooth pedaling otherwise it feels...
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    Sounds like you are using a 30 small ring. A 26...

    Sounds like you are using a 30 small ring. A 26 would give you a slightly lower gear with a 32 rear cog.

    It is unfortunate that Shimano 10 speed triple components are only available new in Tiagra...
  12. Thread: Di2 & Discs

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    I believe that carbon does allow for more...

    I believe that carbon does allow for more customization in theory. With layup changes one should be able to get a wide variety of results including what i have heard called "black aluminum" This is...
  13. Thread: Di2 & Discs

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    I like flexible bikes but we have to remember...

    I like flexible bikes but we have to remember that stiffness is relative to the force being applied. We are a lighter and weaker team than merlin's so a stiffer frame may flex the same or more with...
  14. 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!...
  16. Out of curiosity what does a captain size 54-56...

    Out of curiosity what does a captain size 54-56 Taylor frame & fork weigh?
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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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