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07-14-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,210
Posted By LV2TNDM

You are definitely one of the most argumentative...

You are definitely one of the most argumentative posters on this forum. Your replies almost never fail to deliver!


No, raising training wheels is NOT the solution. I've sold youth bikes with and...
07-13-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,146
Posted By LV2TNDM

Thanks for the pics. Such a nice setup! ...

Thanks for the pics. Such a nice setup!

You may want to stop by the LBS and pick up some tubular cardboard packing. I see your brake lever DANGEROUSLY close to the top tube in the above shot. ...
07-12-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,146
Posted By LV2TNDM

I can understand not wanting to deal with tension...

I can understand not wanting to deal with tension issues. However, having a packable tandem with cases, it seems like avoiding the chain and associated mess would be a pretty big bonus. I, too, am...
07-11-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,146
Posted By LV2TNDM

A thing of true beauty!

Congrats on the new custom tandem and nice build! Such a sweet ride!

But I'm curious why you didn't go with Gates timing and main. Seems like it would be such a tidy setup. There's always...
07-11-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,146
Posted By LV2TNDM

Perhaps a fully trained Weimaraner?

Perhaps a fully trained Weimaraner?
07-10-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,210
Posted By LV2TNDM

She can learn. But don't use training wheels....

She can learn. But don't use training wheels. They're the worst. They don't teach riding at all. If anything, they teach the new rider that leaning causes problems, which is the exact opposite of...
06-14-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,001
Posted By LV2TNDM

If you don't get the answer you want, talk to...

If you don't get the answer you want, talk to someone else! I learned this when flying from SFO to Milan via Frankfurt. Car rental in Frankfurt was $600 less than in Milan ($900 vs. $300 for two...
06-14-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,253
Posted By LV2TNDM

Call Ventana

Since you have the bike and serial number, call Ventana to determine its MSRP, and very importantly, the actual published size. Providing seat tube dimensions doesn't tell prospective buyers what...
06-07-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 40,703
Posted By LV2TNDM

Attn tall riders!

Who was looking for a large tandem recently? Here's a 25" Cannondale that would be perfect for a very fair price:
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05-31-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,098
Posted By LV2TNDM

Chain wear: You don't need a special chain wear...

Chain wear: You don't need a special chain wear indicator to determine chain wear. Just a ruler does the trick. Measure a 12" length of chain while under rear derailleur or timing tension pin center...
05-26-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 470
Posted By LV2TNDM

The lack of washer and your description indicate...

The lack of washer and your description indicate you reassembled the axle cones and spacers incorrectly. The left side of most cup and cone hubs will only have the cone and locknut. MAYBE one thin...
05-26-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,304
Posted By LV2TNDM

Add a brake booster too.

I didn't see anyone suggest adding a brake booster. Sorry if I happened to miss it. I had significant cantilever post flex on my Cannondale rear brake, so I added a booster to prevent the canti...
05-14-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,026
Posted By LV2TNDM

Excellent for sale website! Thanks for adding. ...

Excellent for sale website! Thanks for adding. Just looking at the first ten posts shows you the variance in pricing. There are some smoking deals and then there are the dogs! It's obvious which...
05-14-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 776
Posted By LV2TNDM

Awesome!

Congratulations and enjoy!

No more ass-hatchetry for you and your partner! The speed on the flats and descents must be incredible!

Please post after you've gotten some "chair-time" to let us...
05-13-19, 07:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,026
Posted By LV2TNDM

The rule of thumb is to divide retail price (add...

The rule of thumb is to divide retail price (add upgrade differential) by two and add or subtract, based on age, condition and miles.

If you have original receipts for everything and the bike has...
05-11-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,942
Posted By LV2TNDM

If by "old Santana," you mean steel, then this...

If by "old Santana," you mean steel, then this should be an optimal solution. A 6mm difference in dropout spacing is a mere 3mm change at each dropout. Steel stays and dropouts will accommodate...
05-11-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,533
Posted By LV2TNDM

Well there you are then! That's a really great...

Well there you are then! That's a really great deal. You took the best course of action.
05-11-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,336
Posted By LV2TNDM

Just make it rideable.

If you keep it as is, but replace the necessary things, you'll have a nice bike for the first year or two. Cables, housing, brake pads, tires and inner tubes should get the bike safely back on the...
05-11-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,383
Posted By LV2TNDM

Really good advice and input so far. I...

Really good advice and input so far.

I chose a BOB trailer for a few reasons:
Mt. tandem with suspension fork didn't accommodate front panniers.
Don't like the totally overloaded rear pannier...
05-02-19, 11:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,464
Posted By LV2TNDM

Looks like a good trip. Where was this? ...

Looks like a good trip. Where was this?


Anyone with a wedge EBB would benefit from this:

Don't take a hammer to the bolt to un-wedge it. Your EBB will probably have an access hole on the...
04-23-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,595
Posted By LV2TNDM

California Central Valley bugs can be INSANE! I...

California Central Valley bugs can be INSANE! I rode into Sacramento in late April a couple of years ago and we were COVERED by tiny flies or gnats. Covered by them and hundreds stuck to any skin...
04-16-19, 09:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,316
Posted By LV2TNDM

You're a light team. And hub windup during...

You're a light team. And hub windup during sprints or climbs adds very little to overall and individual spoke tensions from what I've read on the issue. And that's pedaling forces. Disc braking...
04-09-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,714
Posted By LV2TNDM

Different cranks require different spindle...

Different cranks require different spindle lengths. A 122mm spindle is really long and were used on earlier cranksets. Crank design changed and shorter and shorter spindles were utilized. You made...
04-09-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,218
Posted By LV2TNDM

140kgf exceeds Chris King's max of 120 by a...

140kgf exceeds Chris King's max of 120 by a considerable margin. Going above 120 will expand the hub shell enough to affect the bearing interface. I wouldn't recommend using these tensions on any...
04-08-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,218
Posted By LV2TNDM

Butted!

2.0/1.8/2.0 would be my choice for most tandems. Or 2.3/1.8/2.0 if loaded touring and/or durability is the highest goal. You want the larger nipple and thread interface of the 2.0 at the nipple on...
03-20-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,724
Posted By LV2TNDM

Yes, I agree. If it were mine and had axle...

Yes, I agree. If it were mine and had axle issues, I'd address them myself and save a bunch and have a functional bike!! (And by no means do I intend to dissuade the OP from reviving this classic...
03-20-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,438
Posted By LV2TNDM

Thank you!

To answer one reply about repair: yes, it's repairable. But most certainly not even worth the trouble. A steel downtube can be easily replaced. But it's expensive and entails repainting the frame...
03-19-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,724
Posted By LV2TNDM

More than a few cups of coffee. Overhauling a...

More than a few cups of coffee. Overhauling a rear hub would range $20-$30, but with an Aria drum, add $10 or $20. Then there's cost of parts. A quality cro-moly solid axle is probably almost $20...
03-18-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,724
Posted By LV2TNDM

Wow, a FIVE speed rear hub. That IS old skool! ...

Wow, a FIVE speed rear hub. That IS old skool!

My main concern is the rear wheel which is NOT a cassette. I'd expect that you not be able to successfully remove the freewheel without destroying...
03-12-19, 11:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,113
Posted By LV2TNDM

I just got your user name.

"I pass gas" is both funny and odious in the context of tandems. Your poor stoker! (Then again, why would I assume you're the captain???)

But then I realized that you "pass gas" every time you...
03-11-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,113
Posted By LV2TNDM

FYI, Blackburn always recommended packing heavier...

FYI, Blackburn always recommended packing heavier items in front. I can't imagine this advice would be any different for a tandem, given the additional stability of a tandem, plus inability to go...
02-28-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,582
Posted By LV2TNDM

First off, it looks like you've found a great...

First off, it looks like you've found a great starter tandem. I'm always amazed at the good prices I find used Cannondale tandems listed at online. I'm riding a 26 year old Cannondale and I still get...
02-20-19, 09:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,543
Posted By LV2TNDM

Well, that's amazing. Somehow you dodged a major...

Well, that's amazing. Somehow you dodged a major bullet with the fork, from what I understand. Were you aware of the recall?

And that the downtube survived for as long as it did is also...
02-19-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,543
Posted By LV2TNDM

You rode a Teledyne for 30 years???? As in the...

You rode a Teledyne for 30 years???? As in the frame with the crimped down tube (for DT shifters)??? That's truly unbelievable. And don't tell me you ALSO rode the OEM fork the whole time too! ...
02-16-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,567
Posted By LV2TNDM

I can't believe anyone makes such a bid deal...

I can't believe anyone makes such a bid deal about freewheel drag. If you don't want (a very little bit of) coasting drag, keep pedaling!


Not to badmouth the Onyx, but the drag advantage is...
02-16-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,567
Posted By LV2TNDM

Thanks for pointing out the link; I had glossed...

Thanks for pointing out the link; I had glossed over the post and wasn't paying attention. Reading now.

Yes, the field serviceability of the DT makes the Phil Wood "Field Serviceable Cassette"...
02-15-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,567
Posted By LV2TNDM

I was going to comment about torque loads not...

I was going to comment about torque loads not being very high during shifts compared to the loads exerted with both riders are climbing a steep in the lowest gear. And that I couldn't believe that...
01-31-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,629
Posted By LV2TNDM

You're only 4" different in height, so it isn't...

You're only 4" different in height, so it isn't THAT much. I wish my stoker and I were closer in height so we could perhaps trade places. However, your specific body measurements will determine how...
01-31-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,429
Posted By LV2TNDM

Tandeming's dirty little secret is...

... mountain tandeming (especially in the mud)!

Very nice pics of a VERY nice ride. So jealous! Enjoy the beejeesus out of that thing out there. I'm heading to St. George in a little over a...
01-31-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,038
Posted By LV2TNDM

I take issue with you on two points. Shorter...

I take issue with you on two points. Shorter spokes do not build a stronger wheel. Stiffer, maybe. But that's up to debate. The tension wheel's strengths derives from spoke elasticity and shorter...
01-25-19, 05:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,409
Posted By LV2TNDM

Totally agree! The amount of leverage the rack...

Totally agree! The amount of leverage the rack will have on the eyelet will definitely cause problems. It would be far better to attach the rack to the disk brake mounting bolt instead - if you...
01-25-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,038
Posted By LV2TNDM

Have you seen this rim comparison? Alloy Rim...

Have you seen this rim comparison?

Alloy Rim Roundup - Fairwheel Bikes Blog (http://blog.fairwheelbikes.com/reviews-and-testing/alloy-rim-roundup/)

Unfortunately, it is undated (as far as I can...
01-25-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 879
Posted By LV2TNDM

I thought I'd add that front wheels usually...

I thought I'd add that front wheels usually outlast their rear counterparts by a good margin. The lack of dish and usually only about 40% of a rider's weight load mean longer user life. BUT the...
01-25-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,655
Posted By LV2TNDM

I hope to say I'd welcome the opportunity to...

I hope to say I'd welcome the opportunity to stoke for a woman up front. It just so happens to be that I'm the male of a typical male/female couple who outweighs my stoker by a factor of 2 and am...
12-20-18, 05:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,883
Posted By LV2TNDM

Recirculation does nothing to address vehicle...

Recirculation does nothing to address vehicle occupants breathing all sorts of unknown VOCs emanating from the vehicle's interior. A HEPA filter won't do anything. However, a carbon-activated...
12-20-18, 04:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,772
Posted By LV2TNDM

You realize that this statement is regularly...

You realize that this statement is regularly aimed at cyclists by drivers, right? "Only an idiot would ride a bike with all these cars!" or "You're just asking to get killed riding like that!" And...
12-20-18, 04:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,772
Posted By LV2TNDM

Consider this

These Frickin' Scooter Shares...

... are AWESOME!

Been reading up about the electric scooter shares and am pretty surprised to learn about the backlash. City of SF IMPOUNDING a bunch of 'em?...
12-20-18, 04:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,772
Posted By LV2TNDM

Yes, but...

But a child riding a scooter or bicycle is legal on a sidewalk. This could very easily have been a child. Fifteen miles per hour is not that fast - in fact, that's usually the legal limit on most...
12-13-18, 08:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,028
Posted By LV2TNDM

From Yakima.com: "For the couple that loves...

From Yakima.com:

"For the couple that loves to bike together, there’s the SideWinder. Featuring a swing out arm allowing one person to load a tandem bike with ease. Fork-mount style that won’t...
11-19-18, 12:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,246
Posted By LV2TNDM

Good deals

Hello. Sounds like passing on the 7-speed tandem may have been the right move, unless it was rediculously cheap.

That said, I tend to see the best deals on Cannondale tandems. But you have to be...
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