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Old 02-15-11, 09:50 AM
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Bikes: Speedvagen, Serotta Ti, Snyder track, Co-Motion Periscope Trident Convertible, Mosaic GS-1, more

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We moved from the US to Poland last year with our tandems. Every ride that we do includes at least 5 to 10 k of cobblestones. We have not had problems with our 32 spoke Velocity Deep V rims on Chris King hubs. I am very hesitant to go to anything with fewer spokes on the cobblestones here. The tandem is not as easy to maneuver through the rough sections than a single bike so the wheels (and stoker) take a serious beating.

If I were to change anything on our current setup I would use a fatter tire than the 25mm Michelin Pro Race tires on our tandem, but I have not been able to find a light, high quality tire any wider than these. We tried some Schwalbe Marathons in 28mm but the tread felt so squirmy on uneven pavement that I changed back to the Michelins after one ride.
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