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    Thanks, PMK. Posted on MTBR tandem forum and...

    Thanks, PMK. Posted on MTBR tandem forum and hoping for a little more insight on current hub experience.
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    Thanks for the suggestions, ksisler. We're...

    Thanks for the suggestions, ksisler. We're running a 24T small ring with a 32T large XTR cog (8spd.), so we have pretty low gearing. That does, however, produce higher torque loads at the hub, from...
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    Great replies, everyone. Thanks for the input...

    Great replies, everyone. Thanks for the input and suggestions.

    Yes, I realize 8 years is a good amount of time for a hub being used on a mountain tandem. With many typical cyclists (and me when...
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    Rear Tandem Hub Recommendation Inquiry

    Hello Folks,
    It's been a long while since I last visited...glad to see the expertise of TandemGeek and others still available here! But I now have an issue that I thought I had resolved several...
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    I, too, am deeply saddened to hear the news of...

    I, too, am deeply saddened to hear the news of Corinne's death. My Cal Cycling years were the best of my college days and I remember them very fondly. I'm so sorry such a tragedy has befallen the...
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    Jan - stay away from the Berliners! (And I ain't...

    Jan - stay away from the Berliners!
    (And I ain't talkin' about the inhabitants of said city!)
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    Kelly Bike Co. Closing Doors

    So sad to have heard this news today. Chris & Co. were an Oaktown institution before heading to the hills a few years ago.
    I wish him luck in his next endeavor!

    (From www.kellybike.com)
    Kelly...
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    Tandemists can help BORP!

    Hello everyone!
    I've been away for a while now but want to put an idea out to Bay Area tandemists. Many of you by now have heard about the theft of the cycles from the Berkeley organization BORP. ...
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    I'm sorry I've only returned to the Forum as of...

    I'm sorry I've only returned to the Forum as of late. I'd suggest to any tandemists out there who may be short on cash that they donate their time.
    BORP relies on experienced tandemists to donate...
  10. Thread: Bent Chain

    by LV2TNDM
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    I've found straightening twisted chain plates...

    I've found straightening twisted chain plates (inner and outer) simple and effective with two adjustable wrenches. Just tighten the wrenches down on the sides of the chain link at the pins on either...
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    Why would anyone guilty of killing a pedestrian...

    Why would anyone guilty of killing a pedestrian or cyclist or anyone else for that matter while operating a motor vehicle EVER be allowed to drive again?
    Seems if you make that mistake, you should...
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    I'm a longtime cyclist who has LONGED for a moto...

    I'm a longtime cyclist who has LONGED for a moto for as many years as I can remember. I'm glad I've stuck with the bicycles though, 'cause if I had made the jump to motorized two-wheel transport, I...
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    Interesting discussion. My only advice to add...

    Interesting discussion.
    My only advice to add is to search out alternative routes (when possible). My new commute takes me five miles through the "urban jungle." I initially took the more direct...
  14. Thread: Toe clips (?)

    by LV2TNDM
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    Yeah, abandon the idea of toe clips! If you're...

    Yeah, abandon the idea of toe clips!
    If you're really concerned about power transfer, upgrade to clipless pedals. It's well worth the expense and effort required to learn the new entry & release. ...
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    I highly recommend reading Keith Bradsher's book...

    I highly recommend reading Keith Bradsher's book about SUV's. It's called "High & Mighty, SUVs: The world's most dangerous vehicles and how they got that way"
    A very worthwhile read.
    And to one...
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    Jobst Brandt pretty much lays it all out right...

    Jobst Brandt pretty much lays it all out right here:
    http://www.faqs.org/faqs/bicycles-faq/part4/section-6.html
    Enjoy!
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    Ask your shop if you can set up an appointment. ...

    Ask your shop if you can set up an appointment. Many shops are overloaded this time of year with students returning to school, so a week-long backup doesn't come as a surprise. But there's no...
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    Thanks for the information. But isn't this...

    Thanks for the information.
    But isn't this really, REALLY OLD news?!!!!!
    This issue was hot about five years ago!
    I've been riding for over 25 years and have never ever had anything resembling ED....
  19. This is the common misconception about powders -...

    This is the common misconception about powders - that there isn't much color selection. I just went to one powder supplier and found forty color samples under the "Metallic" listing alone (see...
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    I'm happy I have the freedom of choice to NOT buy...

    I'm happy I have the freedom of choice to NOT buy goods or services when prices are such that it's not a wise choice.
    Airlines shouldn't have to lay off employees when costs rise. Usually, when...
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    I think Moab was the original. If it still is...

    I think Moab was the original. If it still is the Mecca is very debatable. And before Moab, there was no "Mecca." So Moab really started the idea of thinking of a central mountain biking...
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    Just unhook your brakes or open your QR's when...

    Just unhook your brakes or open your QR's when you're eating. After the thief crashes the cops can toss his road-rashed *ss in jail!
    Or overtighten your brake barrel adjusters so the wheels don't...
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    Good idea, but don't use your SSN. Police here...

    Good idea, but don't use your SSN. Police here in CA say they can't do much with SSN, but driver's license number will allow for easy recovery. So I've been told.
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    Actually, there's a very easy way. Using a...

    Actually, there's a very easy way. Using a Dremel with a ceramic cut-off wheel will allow you to cut a flat slot in the bolt head and remove it with a flathead screwdriver. Have done it many times.
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    It's probably a seldom occurrence, but it does...

    It's probably a seldom occurrence, but it does happen. My sister in law lost the handlebars, stem & everything attached. Her bike was a mid-level mountain bike with average components. Although...
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