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02-21-12, 03:11 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 132,291
Posted By Murf524

The boom tube support is an elevated foam-lined...

The boom tube support is an elevated foam-lined wooden tray that insures that the chains, cranks and rear derailleur don't drag on the floor.
Since I only use it for longer trips the rear seats are...
02-21-12, 10:50 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 132,291
Posted By Murf524

A tandem will fit in an Element but it is tight....

A tandem will fit in an Element but it is tight. The front wheel is off. The rear wheel is on "platform" and rests between the driver and passenger seats. If you had a manual transmission it might...
09-18-11, 08:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,250
Posted By Murf524

5,ooo miles with Speedplays for myself and my...

5,ooo miles with Speedplays for myself and my stoker. We also use them on our half-bikes as well.
09-10-11, 05:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,249
Posted By Murf524

Looking at the pictures and reading that you are...

Looking at the pictures and reading that you are 5'8" i'd agree that you need to review the fit. The bike appears to be set up for a somewhat aggressive position. The stem is long and noticeably...
07-29-11, 08:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 729
Posted By Murf524

If you weren't running the Garmin you could...

If you weren't running the Garmin you could simply add another magnet to the wheel and double your speed. I'm thinking about 5 magnets so I can show 100 mph max speed. :)
05-09-11, 01:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,371
Posted By Murf524

If anyone gives my stoker a piece of wood to...

If anyone gives my stoker a piece of wood to throw or a shovel I'm going to be in trouble. :-D
05-05-11, 02:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,371
Posted By Murf524

Thing 1 and Thing 2 - The battle of being Number...

Thing 1 and Thing 2 - The battle of being Number 2 should be fun.
04-18-11, 09:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 719
Posted By Murf524

We're Florida folks and don't really venture out...

We're Florida folks and don't really venture out of the southeast. The most climbing we've done (and plan to do) has been the Cheaha Challenge. Otherwise, we do the local rides with 20-40 people and...
02-02-11, 10:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 846
Posted By Murf524

DT Hubs

Does anyone have an opinion of how the DT Hugi hubs compare to Chris Kings? Engagement and durability?
01-27-11, 11:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,973
Posted By Murf524

Rohloff hub should be tons of fun!! :-D When do...

Rohloff hub should be tons of fun!! :-D When do you anticipate finishing the build?
12-22-10, 11:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,015
Posted By Murf524

6'-1" with 175 cranks on our tandem and all my...

6'-1" with 175 cranks on our tandem and all my singles except the fixie. Knees are doing well thus far.
12-16-10, 09:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,665
Posted By Murf524

Chris King

2k miles on our 36 hole 145mm Chris King rear hub without issue. Love the King "buzz" when descending. :D
09-30-10, 10:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 774
Posted By Murf524

Thanks for the input. I'd like for him to keep...

Thanks for the input. I'd like for him to keep the tandem but his spouse is adamant about not riding for at least another year. Child number 1 is just over a year old and child number 2 is due in...
09-30-10, 06:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 774
Posted By Murf524

Is he asking too much

My buddy is selling this FSA Gossamer aluminium Tandem crankset Mega Exo BB on Ebay for $350. This is the captain and stoker cranksets. He bought them with the intent of putting them on his...
09-26-10, 12:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,538
Posted By Murf524

Peter, Those who did not answer probably...

Peter,

Those who did not answer probably don't know and didn't want to waste space stating, "GEE, I don't know who manufactured that frame." Tandems represent a very small segment of the cycling...
09-18-10, 04:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 422
Posted By Murf524

We won

In a fiercely pitched battle of a 2 bike tandem field a buddy of mine and I won the 25 mile road race for the inaugural Pensacola Cycling Classic. Seriously, we had a good time and the other tandem...
09-12-10, 06:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 439
Posted By Murf524

Pensacola Race - just curious

1. I know the distances are short and its a shame not to have the crit.
2. I know that its not really organized for tandems (or the recumbent category)

That being said are any of y'all venturing...
08-28-10, 06:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,562
Posted By Murf524

who's the music artist?

who's the music artist?
08-12-10, 10:38 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 820
Posted By Murf524

Self-serving ride plug

If you're in or want to be in the Northwest Florida Area Saturday, October 16 please join us for www.fennerride.com benefitting Big Brothers/Big Sisters and the Blackwater Heritage Trail CSO. New...
06-29-10, 08:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 750
Posted By Murf524

You may want to check with Tandems Limited in...

You may want to check with Tandems Limited in Birmingham (about 2.5 hours from Atlanta). They claim to have 50 tandems in stock.
http://www.tandemsltd.com/

Do you REALLY need a Large/Large? I'm...
05-15-10, 05:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,574
Posted By Murf524

12 x 25 or 11 x 28 is nice. We had a 13x34 but...

12 x 25 or 11 x 28 is nice. We had a 13x34 but there was a jump from 17 to a 21 that ALWAYS happened at the wrong time. We're Florida folks so we opted for the 11x28 for more top end, close ratio in...
04-28-10, 02:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,665
Posted By Murf524

Not a pretty site

http://www.turnto23.com/news/23291446/detail.html
04-01-10, 07:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 742
Posted By Murf524

+1 to everyone FWIW: The Santana could be...

+1 to everyone

FWIW:
The Santana could be a good way to decide if tandeming is for you and your wife. Should you decide tandeming isn't for you the loss if any on resale should be neglible. One...
02-08-10, 11:17 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 340
Posted By Murf524

my new toy

It's a work in progress. I wanted one of these frames from the first time I saw one and finally got my hands on a 61. Crankset is a Record road crank paired to a Rocket ring. Dropbars are Origin 8's....
02-05-10, 11:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,248
Posted By Murf524

400+ tandem team here. We currently have over...

400+ tandem team here. We currently have over 1,500 miles on a 36 hole Deep V rim laced to a Chris King hub without any incident to date. We have the 36 because I got a FANTASTIC price for the King...
01-27-10, 05:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,131
Posted By Murf524

210 pounds of gear mashing here. I had my local...

210 pounds of gear mashing here. I had my local guy build up a set of Mavic 36 hole Open Pro Rims, with DT swiss double-butted spokes 4,000 miles ago. The spokes are triple crossed. I haven't any...
01-07-10, 02:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,338
Posted By Murf524

Dead on about the cost of enjoyment factor. ...

Dead on about the cost of enjoyment factor.

This discussion reminds me of a mechanic I knew. He lived next to his garage/shop in an 800 sf residence in need of paint. The shop had a public...
01-07-10, 09:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,191
Posted By Murf524

FYI: the Origin 8's DO NOT have a traditional...

FYI: the Origin 8's DO NOT have a traditional pista bar shape. I just got mine last week and they shape is a marriage of pista tops and road drops. The curve is not free flowing. Yes they are shallow...
12-17-09, 08:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 706
Posted By Murf524

Bikesdirect has been around for a number of...

Bikesdirect has been around for a number of years. Our Saturday groups rides have 3 or 4 bikes from them. The biggest issue with the bikes has been poor assembly otherwise you get what you pay for....
12-16-09, 09:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,509
Posted By Murf524

How did you get started in tandem riding? If...

How did you get started in tandem riding?
If this topic already has its own thread I apologize but the 'search' I did was fruitless.

Tell us about how you got started in tandem riding...

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12-16-09, 01:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 804
Posted By Murf524

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p63GP60X39s

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p63GP60X39s
12-16-09, 01:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 804
Posted By Murf524

benham's disk amd rode fast

benham's disk amd rode fast
12-02-09, 03:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 832
Posted By Murf524

You forgot to throw a trainer into the mix. I've...

You forgot to throw a trainer into the mix. I've heard people state that riding a trainer for an hour equates to 45 minutes on the road since you don't have traffic signals and such to contend with....
10-28-09, 12:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,017
Posted By Murf524

Right pedal unscrewing sounds like you have a...

Right pedal unscrewing sounds like you have a left pedal on the right-hand side.
Out of curiousity what brand tandem do you have?
Does the mechanic working on your bike have over a decade of bike...
10-14-09, 06:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 768
Posted By Murf524

thanks for the input. We've worn out the middle...

thanks for the input. We've worn out the middle and big chainrings. The mid is used with my daughter and the big is the primary ring for my wife and I. Living :-)
10-12-09, 02:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 768
Posted By Murf524

Chainrings

It's about time to replace the chainrings on our CoMotion. The current setup is 9 speed Ultegra triple. Is one brand any better than another factoring cost into the equation. I'll probably replace...
09-21-09, 11:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,172
Posted By Murf524

We've done 3 or 4 MS150s (300-400 riders) and...

We've done 3 or 4 MS150s (300-400 riders) and some organized centuries in the 200-300 rider range. The most aggravating time is a bunch start. We try to position ourselves at the front of a ride...
09-16-09, 06:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 823
Posted By Murf524

Thanks for the input. I think sticking to the...

Thanks for the input. I think sticking to the time trial is the way to go and if anyone wants a road RIDE we can provide directions or provide place to meet and the routes. I'll pass all your...
09-16-09, 06:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,417
Posted By Murf524

there'a a guy in my area with the exact same...

there'a a guy in my area with the exact same tandem for sale except he wants $250 and it's been kept outside. Lots and lots of flash rust.
09-16-09, 11:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 823
Posted By Murf524

Tandem race question(s)

A local group is considering hosting a race next fall. There has been some discussion regarding about having a tandem category for Time Trial and Road Race. Other than reading about the Co-Motion...
09-16-09, 10:22 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,927
Posted By Murf524

I'd recommend starting here and read the entire...

I'd recommend starting here and read the entire year. He (Tandemgeek) offers a lot of insight and enough minutia:D to satisfy most weight and engineering-minded weenies. I've thoroughly enjoyed...
09-15-09, 10:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,520
Posted By Murf524

MS150 is a great way to ride. My wife and I...

MS150 is a great way to ride. My wife and I ridden them for the last 8 years. She was diagnosed in 1991. Our daughter has been stoker on the tandem for the last 3 MS rides and has raised $1000 each...
09-15-09, 02:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,520
Posted By Murf524

My daughter's been riding stoker for 5 or 6 years...

My daughter's been riding stoker for 5 or 6 years now. She's currently 15 and prefers the back seat of the tandem to a single since it lets her interact with the group. She may not ask to ride but...
09-14-09, 11:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,434
Posted By Murf524

Like dayvan said, you'll need an eccentric rear...

Like dayvan said, you'll need an eccentric rear hub to have the correct amount of chain tension.

I'm assuming you're a long-time roadie looking to give fixed gear a shot for fun and possibly...
09-14-09, 10:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,434
Posted By Murf524

thanks dayvan... I'm new this. Does a tensioner...

thanks dayvan... I'm new this. Does a tensioner not work with fixed due to chain backslap? I was planning on freewheel but my curiousity is peaked about fixed.
09-14-09, 10:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,434
Posted By Murf524

Giant TCR to Fixed

Other than style is there a particular reason for me not to convert my Giant TCR to fixed? A buddy is giving me a set of his old wheels and I can get a singlator cheap from another friend. As I see...
09-10-09, 08:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,302
Posted By Murf524

out of shape and 7,000' seem to contradict each...

out of shape and 7,000' seem to contradict each other. I guess it's just depends upon one's perception of fitness. That being said LOVE THE PICTURES. My stoker doesn't even like to ride in the car on...
09-08-09, 06:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 560
Posted By Murf524

Thanks Vault - we did have a good time and I...

Thanks Vault - we did have a good time and I never thought that a bacon/tomato sandwich with mayo could taste so good after a ride. The support provided by the locals was fun and quite amusing with...
09-07-09, 10:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,906
Posted By Murf524

Must first thought coincided with that of Butcher...

Must first thought coincided with that of Butcher - HAPPY:D

A motorhead friend of ours refers to us a 422 - 4 legs - 2 wheels - 2 people
Occasionally we're the Big Twin
09-07-09, 06:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 560
Posted By Murf524

the lone tandem

We participated in the Glasner Autumn challenge this past Saturday. It was a great ride with wonderful support. The only downside was being the only tandem out there. Fortunately my stoker does a...
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