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02-14-21, 06:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,603
Posted By act0fgod

$3800 for their ultegra equipped groupset seems...

$3800 for their ultegra equipped groupset seems to be a pretty darn good deal for a full carbon tandem.
Carbon Tandem bikes Duet 700c Performer Cycles...
02-05-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By act0fgod

Is it the right size? At that price seems like a...

Is it the right size? At that price seems like a great way to get introduced to tandems, and better than the way I did it. Worse case scenario is you resell for the same price.
02-05-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 812
Posted By act0fgod

Chainline is something I don't quite understand...

Chainline is something I don't quite understand but feel like creates a number of problems for tandems because we want wide gear ranges.

As I understand it chainline basically refers to the...
01-18-21, 10:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,031
Posted By act0fgod

I tried riding in the stoker position one...

I tried riding in the stoker position one time...it didn't go well. We couldn't keep a straight line. I figure it was an issue with me in the stoker position.

We started on a tandem but my wife...
01-12-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 982
Posted By act0fgod

Craigslist is where I've purchased most of our...

Craigslist is where I've purchased most of our tandems, and then also sold some there as well. I did sell our bikefriday on e-bay after having it on craigslist for a couple of months. The down side...
12-24-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 14,413
Posted By act0fgod

The range of gears on the davinci's is really...

The range of gears on the davinci's is really appealing. How did you mount the battery behind the stoker seat tube?
12-23-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,246
Posted By act0fgod

Where do you live? The used market is...

Where do you live?

The used market is pretty incredible if you are patient. As mentioned previously tandemclassifieds.com is good if you want something quick and don't mind shipping. Similarly...
12-20-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,724
Posted By act0fgod

We are apparently the same age and started riding...

We are apparently the same age and started riding tandems in the same year. No kids for us though.
10-24-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,095
Posted By act0fgod

Sorry, it appears no one has information on the...

Sorry, it appears no one has information on the tours...I guess your tagline did invite these responses.
10-13-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,381
Posted By act0fgod

I'm in the process of upgrading one of my tandems...

I'm in the process of upgrading one of my tandems to Di2. I have etap on the other so we'll see which I like more. Your site has been really helpful, so thank you. I found your site early on and...
09-14-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,624
Posted By act0fgod

​​​​​​​Thanks for posting the picture. Appreciate...

​​​​​​​Thanks for posting the picture. Appreciate it.
09-10-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,624
Posted By act0fgod

We bought another tandem and this is exactly what...

We bought another tandem and this is exactly what I want to do, but looking online there is repeated mention of a special shim that is required for the front derailleur hanger. One thread says there...
Replies: 22
Views: 1,273
Posted By act0fgod

Sorry to hear you're not riding them anymore. ...

Sorry to hear you're not riding them anymore. Hope things will permit you to get back to riding sometime in the future.

Southern CA is the place to try and sell for a higher price, if you don't...
05-24-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 17,529
Posted By act0fgod

We are using 700x25 Conti gp 4000. Currently...

We are using 700x25 Conti gp 4000. Currently ride pavement only. Moving and will likely ride dirt roads/gravel. Frame has tons of clearance (looks funny with the 25mm tires honestly) but rims are...
Replies: 22
Views: 1,273
Posted By act0fgod

I have alerts set for Calfees on Craigslist and...

I have alerts set for Calfees on Craigslist and eBay and have been looking to purchase a used one. They don't come up often. About two months ago a fairly new dragonfly with a belt drivetrain was...
05-02-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,097
Posted By act0fgod

We sold ours on eBay for $1700, including...

We sold ours on eBay for $1700, including cases/trailer.

We bought it for $1800.
03-24-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 96,779
Posted By act0fgod

If I lived closer it wouldn't still be available....

If I lived closer it wouldn't still be available. I think this is a pretty darn good deal at $1500 if someone is looking for a coupled bike.
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01-27-20, 09:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,067
Posted By act0fgod

Yeah the roadlink didn't fit on our hanger. I...

Yeah the roadlink didn't fit on our hanger. I ended up taking a Dremel to the very bottom of the hanger. Also needed a 120 link chain to make sure the derailleur didn't rip off if I ended up in the...
01-27-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,941
Posted By act0fgod

That would be a very different setup than our...

That would be a very different setup than our current insurance policy. We were able to set a value for the structure, other structures, personal belongings, liability and medical payments for...
01-24-20, 11:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,941
Posted By act0fgod

I had a bike stolen and was given full...

I had a bike stolen and was given full replacement value (price of current model with similar specs) with police report. Was told if it was over a certain dollar amount they had a depreciation...
01-09-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,783
Posted By act0fgod

I went to the performer website and they list a...

I went to the performer website and they list a carbon tandem for under 4k. Do you know anything about them? I sent a question on sizing earlier this week but haven't gotten a response.
01-05-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,791
Posted By act0fgod

My recommendation is craigslist. We've gone that...

My recommendation is craigslist. We've gone that route for a number of tandems priced between $500-$1500.

https://longisland.craigslist.org/bik/d/oceanside-burley-tandem/7048616370.html

The...
12-16-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,396
Posted By act0fgod

Why did you end up with the 48T? Did the 50T not...

Why did you end up with the 48T? Did the 50T not work?
10-26-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 1,449
Views: 546,035
Posted By act0fgod

Well congrats! I have to admit I'm a bit sad to...

Well congrats! I have to admit I'm a bit sad to see it finally sold. I had been eyeing that bike and it was an amazing deal. We live down in AL now and the Nashville drive was just a bit too far...
08-13-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 96,779
Posted By act0fgod

Looks like someone near McGraw NY could pick up a...

Looks like someone near McGraw NY could pick up a pretty good deal on e-bay. No reserve and the current price is $1.
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08-08-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,994
Posted By act0fgod

From what I have gathered from reading here he is...

From what I have gathered from reading here he is no longer doing it to the calfee/da vinci but instead trying to upgrade a cannondale.
07-25-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 96,779
Posted By act0fgod

Bummer about the shipping damage. Why are you...

Bummer about the shipping damage. Why are you going to re-sell?
07-23-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,825
Posted By act0fgod

I thought switching to discs would provide...

I thought switching to discs would provide significantly better braking. It didn't.

As for buying a new tandem. We had 3 tandems that were purchased used. We sold them (bikefriday, burley,...
07-10-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,463
Posted By act0fgod

Thank you. First time I've seen a truss fork. ...

Thank you. First time I've seen a truss fork. It looks really cool and some interesting engineering principles behind them.
07-07-19, 05:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,463
Posted By act0fgod

Sorry, I'm asking how the fork can be removed...

Sorry, I'm asking how the fork can be removed through the head tube of the frame when you are packing it up. It looks like the rack attaches to the steerer of the fork above the frame. It looks...
07-06-19, 08:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,463
Posted By act0fgod

Looks cool. Breaking it in right away with some...

Looks cool. Breaking it in right away with some rain. How does the front fork separate?
07-05-19, 02:25 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 96,779
Posted By act0fgod

If this Calfee/DaVinci were a L/M instead of the...

If this Calfee/DaVinci were a L/M instead of the M/S it would no longer be available. Pretty much my ideal bike with a 5.25k buy it now.
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06-16-19, 10:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,994
Posted By act0fgod

That is the dream tandem.

That is the dream tandem.
06-15-19, 08:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,994
Posted By act0fgod

If you wouldn't mind posting your progress and...

If you wouldn't mind posting your progress and results I'd appreciate it. I'm looking at getting a used da vinci and doing the upgrade to Di2.
05-09-19, 04:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,835
Posted By act0fgod

We started with a cheap kent or pacific (can't...

We started with a cheap kent or pacific (can't remember which). Neither of us rode on our own. We didn't realize how bad it was. Then we bought a viaggio. For double the price it was a significant...
04-15-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,954
Posted By act0fgod

I use a garmin 1000 and my wife uses a garmin 800...

I use a garmin 1000 and my wife uses a garmin 800 (just upgraded her to the 820 that is sitting in the mailbox at home).

We use the same cadence sensor, on my crank, and speed sensor, on our front...
01-22-19, 11:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,093
Posted By act0fgod

^^^^This is what our next bike will be.^^^^ ...

^^^^This is what our next bike will be.^^^^

Rode a davinci and really liked the independent cycling and the huge gear range.

We upgraded our tandem to e-tap and I will say it's really nice but...
01-12-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,657
Posted By act0fgod

How are people getting the FD to work with the...

How are people getting the FD to work with the large chain ring? It's rated for 40T max. I'm running our E-Tap outside specs on the rear but had to add a wolf tooth and it's not perfect.
12-15-18, 08:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,590
Posted By act0fgod

So we're now in Honolulu. Ended up across from...

So we're now in Honolulu. Ended up across from the Blaisdell instead of Ala Moana. In the morning we ride through Hotel St. Left on Iwilei then Nimitz highway even when there is no bike path cause...
12-01-18, 02:02 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 96,779
Posted By act0fgod

I'm trying to resist buying another tandem and...

I'm trying to resist buying another tandem and instead save for something new and nice but this coupled Santana in our size is something I've been tempted by for the last month or so, especially as...
11-16-18, 11:39 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 27,145
Posted By act0fgod

Not who you originally asked but we put E-Tap on...

Not who you originally asked but we put E-Tap on our tandem. It's definitely an improvement from our previous gearing. Much easier when packing and unpacking. We used to always have trouble with...
10-18-18, 01:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,975
Posted By act0fgod

I bought mine on ebay. ...

I bought mine on ebay.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/STRONGLIGHT-DURAL-5083-SILVER-74BCD-mm-SHIMANO-TRIPLE-INNER-CHAINRING-36T/372321472962?epid=1647971725&hash=item56b016d1c2:g:kD4AAOSwrWVbEK6m:rk:1:pf:0
08-04-18, 09:30 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 14,190
Posted By act0fgod

After reading this thread I'm more likely to buy...

After reading this thread I'm more likely to buy a new bike through a tandem specific retailer as opposed to direct from the manufacturer. It seems TE has proven helpful.
Forum: Fatbikes
07-23-18, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,083
Posted By act0fgod

Bamboo Tandem Fat Bike on ebay

Was searching ebay and saw a bamboo tandem fat bike. Seems like a really good price to me and I'm the current high bidder but my wife isn't as keen on off road riding the tandem as she is to the...
07-05-18, 06:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,968
Posted By act0fgod

Figured I'd give the update since I've completed...

Figured I'd give the update since I've completed the eTap upgrade.

It's not perfect. It's tough to spend nearly 2k and not get perfect but I did have some understanding that it wouldn't be perfect...
06-25-18, 06:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 729
Posted By act0fgod

We recently got ride of our Tandem Two'sday and...

We recently got ride of our Tandem Two'sday and replaced it with a coupled bike. We've only taken the coupled bike one one trip so far but took the bike friday on a half dozen.

1) As others have...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-18, 07:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,281
Posted By act0fgod

Did you ever fix this issue or did you go the...

Did you ever fix this issue or did you go the warranty route? I just installed my etap wifli and it's doing the same thing where the rear derailleur stops working and only comes back after shifting...
05-28-18, 04:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,968
Posted By act0fgod

Based on no internal routing going with etap. ...

Based on no internal routing going with etap.

A bit confused with what I should get on the double because you mention a double crankset with 50/34 and 52/36. Do you mean a 16T gap?

My wife is...
05-25-18, 09:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,968
Posted By act0fgod

Electric shifting for beginners

So I didn't grow up with bikes and don't fully understand gearing ratios and such. What I do know is we took our coupled tandem on a vacation via air last week. When we got there and I was setting up...
04-01-18, 01:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,590
Posted By act0fgod

Found out I'm moving out that way this summer. ...

Found out I'm moving out that way this summer. Looking for the ability to commute to Hickam AFB each day. We're thinking about living near Ala Moana. Checking out strava heat maps and google...
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