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Old 08-15-18, 07:37 PM
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tkramer
TKramer
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: San Diego
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Bikes: Paketa V2r, Co-motion Equator Co-pilot, Bingham BUILT. tandem

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My team "solved" this issue with me (captain) outfitting with flat pedals and regular shoes. It was first an experiment to induce me to dial back my 90 rpm cadence. We learned that 90 was too fast, ironically, while test riding a DaVinci. Stoker was literally chasing me any time I got to spinning. Epiphany. Going to flats improved our travel speed and efficiency immediately. Now I don't ever use secured shoe-pedal interface in our tandems and don't miss it whatsoever. Still use SPDs with my single bikes. The extra security with sure footing at stops is a big bonus.
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