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    Junior Member richardrka's Avatar
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    Is this the place we want to be? ;-)

    It's All about the base (Base meaning foundation) ;-)

    This is our intro but we can talk ALL day ;-)

    OK here we are. Richard & Kathy
    Why did we join a bicycle forum?
    It's all about the BASE ;-) We purchased a Tandem and want to learn everything we need to know.
    We have way to much to tell in this post.
    Riding as adults since 2002
    Richard Battles 67 / Giant TRC Carbon
    Kathy Storin 64 / Specialized Ruby
    September of 2014 purchased Cannondale T2 Tandem
    Owners of RKA motorcycle luggage for 30 years RKA Home Page
    Thinking of bicycle luggage ;-)

    Where are you from? Windsor CA.
    What do you ride? See above
    How long have you been riding? See above
    Anything else we should know about you?
    To much to say right now.

    Tell us everything you know about tandems!

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    Richard & Kathy

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    Welcome. I've got a RKA in-charge tank bag on my ST1300. A good book for new tandem riders is "The Tandem Scoop" Out of print but available used on Amazon.

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    rebmeM roineS JanMM's Avatar
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    Welcome!
    You also qualify to visit the Fifty Plus (50+) forum.

    Have you put very many miles on the C-dale?
    How do you like the disc brakes?
    RANS V3 (steel), RANS V-Rex, RANS Screamer

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    Quote Originally Posted by richardrka View Post
    Tell us everything you know about tandems!
    Richard & Kathy
    Welcome to the forum. The 1st thing I'd recommend is to learn how the search function works, there are years and years worth of info in the archives.

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    Junior Member richardrka's Avatar
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    Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by Carbonello View Post
    Welcome. I've got a RKA in-charge tank bag on my ST1300. A good book for new tandem riders is "The Tandem Scoop" Out of print but available used on Amazon.
    Thanks for the info!! AND an RKA customer!!! GREAT!
    R&K

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    Junior Member richardrka's Avatar
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    358 miles so far.We do have other bicycles ;-)
    We have had it since September and in November we did not even ride our solo bikes ;-)
    Kathy is LOVING it so far and the DISC brakes are FAB.
    We considered used but the price was fantastic although not top of the line running gear, we already bend the 39 on the crank .... HUH? ...
    BUT that was a good thing as we replaced it with a 42 and that is where we stay now most of the time.

    The real deal was it came OEM with Gaterskins!!!

    R&K


    Quote Originally Posted by JanMM View Post
    Welcome!
    You also qualify to visit the Fifty Plus (50+) forum.

    Have you put very many miles on the C-dale?
    How do you like the disc brakes?

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    Junior Member richardrka's Avatar
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    Hi DCwom,

    THANKS for the advice.
    We understand about search and we will use that.
    BUT what about the secret stuff we do not know about to ask about? ;-)

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    There are many very experienced members in this group and they'll pipe up when you've got some specific questions. Welcome to the group!

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    rebmeM roineS JanMM's Avatar
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    Did you know that the stoker is never at fault?
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    Quote Originally Posted by richardrka View Post
    BUT what about the secret stuff we do not know about to ask about? ;-)
    You might start with this thread ... it has some of that 'secret stuff' in it ...

    your first tandem rides


    If there are things in there which you're not sure about ... need more clarification ... we'll be happy to help.

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    Junior Member richardrka's Avatar
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    Thanks!!!!

    Great Thanks a lot we will roam .;-)

    Quote Originally Posted by Machka View Post
    You might start with this thread ... it has some of that 'secret stuff' in it ...

    your first tandem rides


    If there are things in there which you're not sure about ... need more clarification ... we'll be happy to help.

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    Been riding tandems for over 240,000 miles since 1974 . . . tell you everything we know about tandems??? Got to be kidding!
    At ages 82 and 79 we still ride regularly.
    This forum is a goldmine of tandem information, sometimes a bit biased, but certainly stuff you can use.
    Most of all: enjoy the ride TWOgether!
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