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05-09-18, 10:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,290
Posted By Mayonnaise

Send 'em back I've been a bike rider/racer...

Send 'em back

I've been a bike rider/racer since the early days of Greg Lemond. I've been through all kinds of systems, components, books....on and on. Many of them turned out not nearly as...
05-09-18, 10:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,135
Posted By Mayonnaise

Thanks everyone. Been following all the leads...

Thanks everyone. Been following all the leads here. Suprcycle seems best for me.
05-07-18, 12:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,135
Posted By Mayonnaise

Best Tandem Bell

I know this is a silly question but I'm asking it anyway.

I've been through about 3 different bells for out tandem. While they all work fine, it just ins't the perfect bell I'm after.

I want...
02-11-18, 06:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,012
Posted By Mayonnaise

thanks guys, looks good

thanks guys, looks good
02-10-18, 09:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,012
Posted By Mayonnaise

Coolest Bike Store In Paris

My wife and I are going to Paris for the first time next month. Through careful negotiating, I've carved out time for one (1) bike shop visit.

As you may imagine, it's gotta be a good one.
...
01-24-18, 12:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,614
Posted By Mayonnaise

thank you for your insights

thank you for your insights
01-23-18, 06:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,111
Posted By Mayonnaise

was going to ignore that until it presented...

was going to ignore that until it presented itself as necessary
01-23-18, 06:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,111
Posted By Mayonnaise

Making Money With A Cargo Bike

Greetings,

I've fallen in love with the idea of a cargo bike and in particular the LvH Bullitt.

An old racing buddy of mine sells them and I've got the space in the garage to keep it. So I'm...
01-22-18, 02:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,614
Posted By Mayonnaise

Thanks for the encouragement I've got a bike...

Thanks for the encouragement I've got a bike guru mechanic who thinks he can do it. I love'd love to feather those brakes on that big bike.
01-20-18, 10:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,614
Posted By Mayonnaise

Took a long hard look at the bike and asked...

Took a long hard look at the bike and asked myself could I live with all the zip ties.

I can't
01-19-18, 05:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,614
Posted By Mayonnaise

Hydraulic Brake Upgrade

Greetings,

My wife and I have a CoMotion Carrera which we bought new 2 years ago. We love it.

Our tandem has electronic shifting (Shimano Di2 Ultegra) and mechanical shifting.

I...
12-14-16, 02:38 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,841
Posted By Mayonnaise

You're not avid cyclists, never ridden a tandem...

You're not avid cyclists, never ridden a tandem but are planning a 6000 mile trip next year? Is that what I'm hearing? I've been a serious cyclist since Lemond won the Coors classic in 1981, I'm...
09-07-16, 12:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,437
Posted By Mayonnaise

Near-miss

Thought I'd tell what happened to me yesterday in hopes of saving someone from potential disaster. My wife and I were all set for a ride we'd been looking forward to for awhile. Before we left I...
07-26-16, 11:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,547
Posted By Mayonnaise

Credit Card Tour Packing Advice

My wife and I are taking our tandem on our first extended outing 30th Annual Shoreline West Bicycle Tour (http://www.lmb.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=219&catid=46&Itemid=21)
...
07-16-16, 09:57 AM
Replies: 1,412
Views: 465,176
Posted By Mayonnaise

Beverly Classic

Beverly Classic
07-08-16, 11:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,047
Posted By Mayonnaise

I'm in the first flush of excitement and can see...

I'm in the first flush of excitement and can see both the potential of the bike as well as my own limitations. I need more experience as well as conversations with people that have been where I am...
07-05-16, 07:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,047
Posted By Mayonnaise

Advanced Tandem Technique

My wife and I are approaching our first 500 miles on our new tandem. We're both falling madly in love with it. I'm a greying semi-retired absolute amateur bicycle racer since the days of Lemond and...
06-26-16, 10:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,992
Posted By Mayonnaise

Kindly, might I suggest you reconsider buying a...

Kindly, might I suggest you reconsider buying a more expensive bike (Co-Motion). I can think of no one more worthy and deserving of a high end bike than someone that rides nearly an hour a day, 7...
06-16-16, 09:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,965
Posted By Mayonnaise

527592 Spontaneously, I took out the...

527592


Spontaneously, I took out the tandem solo and waited for approaching Metra train. I was half expecting for them to take one look at the bike and me and say no way. Instead they couldn't...
06-15-16, 09:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,965
Posted By Mayonnaise

I'm super chilly with all the conductors on...

I'm super chilly with all the conductors on Metra. I've been using the trains for years and am always respectful and polite. The train I would take would be empty because it's coming into Chicago...
06-14-16, 01:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,965
Posted By Mayonnaise

hahahahahahaha. that's it, that's it. that's it

hahahahahahaha. that's it, that's it. that's it
06-14-16, 09:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,965
Posted By Mayonnaise

Goofball Question: Riding Tandem Single

I know it seems goofy but my wife works downtown and I want to pick her up from work and ride home. It's 20 miles one way. I'm trying to figure out how to get the bike downtown.

We have a Metra...
06-06-16, 09:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,354
Posted By Mayonnaise

As Lemond was making the scene and Breaking Away...

As Lemond was making the scene and Breaking Away stole hearts, I was infected. My heart was broken the day I finally got a shot at a job at the Denver Spoke only to be turned away by an unimpressed...
05-29-16, 09:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,895
Posted By Mayonnaise

I was reading through this post getting more and...

I was reading through this post getting more and more angry, wanting to shout "are you people out of your minds"...what if your delightful nephew is riding with you, or your precious grandchild??? ...
04-06-16, 12:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,885
Posted By Mayonnaise

I'd like to ask a general purpose question about...

I'd like to ask a general purpose question about tandem computers. I've got a new tandem on the way and am wrestling with how much computer I need. My wife and I will be putting the bike on the car...
04-01-16, 10:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,594
Posted By Mayonnaise

Cobb Park is a lovely spot for a bike race. ...

Cobb Park is a lovely spot for a bike race. Except for a little pinch on the backside, the course is wide open with pretty views of the park and Kankakee River. Since you'll never have more than 5...
03-23-16, 10:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,594
Posted By Mayonnaise

I've gotten zero traction and am letting the idea...

I've gotten zero traction and am letting the idea go. While the video of the Aussie team is impressive, it's the kind of thing that scares people off: they're just too good. My idea was to bring...
03-18-16, 10:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 714
Posted By Mayonnaise

My wife and I have pulled the trigger on a new...

My wife and I have pulled the trigger on a new tandem from Co-Motion. Should be ready in 10 weeks. I started looking around for regional bike tour and came across the Shoreline West tour and was...
03-15-16, 03:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,594
Posted By Mayonnaise

Tandem Racing

Greetings,

My wife and I just ordered a tandem from Co-Motion so lately my thoughts are tandem focused.

I've been a longtime member of the South Chicago Wheelmen, a racing club in Chicago. ...
03-12-16, 10:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 714
Posted By Mayonnaise

Shoreline West Bicycle Tour

Has anyone here done the SWBT in upper MI (specifically on a tandem)?
Forum: Great Lakes
03-08-16, 12:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 750
Posted By Mayonnaise

Shoreline West Bicycle Tour

Greetings,

Wondering if anyone here is a veteran of the Shoreline West Bicycle Tour in upper WI and wouldn't mind answering a few questions and providing advice?
03-08-16, 11:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,046
Posted By Mayonnaise

My friend, I'm not nearly as knowledgeable as...

My friend, I'm not nearly as knowledgeable as many people here, but I've been studying Co-motion with the intent of buying for about a year. The Supremo is their top of the line frame which makes...
10-24-15, 10:06 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,319
Posted By Mayonnaise

Hold on a second, you live in San Diego and are...

Hold on a second, you live in San Diego and are complaining about it being dark and cold and you can't ride and you're considering a trainer? It's Winter, days are shorter, temps are cooler, adapt...
09-18-15, 11:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,346
Posted By Mayonnaise

Take it easy my friend, you don't know me

Take it easy my friend, you don't know me
09-17-15, 09:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,346
Posted By Mayonnaise

Total team weight 270. Skinny bike people

Total team weight 270. Skinny bike people
09-16-15, 10:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,346
Posted By Mayonnaise

My biggest problem in my tandem endeavor is...

My biggest problem in my tandem endeavor is finding bikes to test ride. You'd think in Chicago there'd be a shop that would have a few in stock, but that just isn't the case. Being new to this part...
09-14-15, 09:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,346
Posted By Mayonnaise

Keeping her happy is my goal. We rode a Primera...

Keeping her happy is my goal. We rode a Primera yesterday and enjoyed it. It was awkward but we'll get used to it. Couple people have mentioned the steel frame was more comfortable which seems...
09-13-15, 10:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,346
Posted By Mayonnaise

It's Better To Be Happy Than Right

My wife and I are looking for our first tandem. We've (particularly me) had bikes in our lives for years but now really want to explore many different rides throughout the midwest (this weekend, for...
09-08-15, 10:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 978
Posted By Mayonnaise

Getting Started

Greetings,

Writing for a bit of advice. My wife and I are considering purchasing a tandem and are in the initial stages of the process. Iíve bounced through the internet all weekend and keep...
Forum: Foo
05-13-14, 11:03 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,213
Posted By Mayonnaise

anyone see a shot of the bike he was riding? I'm...

anyone see a shot of the bike he was riding? I'm more interested in that than anything
Forum: Great Lakes
05-17-13, 12:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 794
Posted By Mayonnaise

Des Plaines River Trail: Full Mileage

Looking to ride the entire Des Plaines River Trail from it's beginning near O'Hare all the way up to Wisconsin.

Does anyone know the total mileage of this ride?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-13, 10:06 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,405
Posted By Mayonnaise

Skills class? Are you kidding? I've raced...

Skills class? Are you kidding? I've raced hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of crits over the years. My skills are as sharp as anyone I race with. Better even. I keep a mental count of all the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-13, 09:46 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,405
Posted By Mayonnaise

I'm angry because I am conflicted. I would love...

I'm angry because I am conflicted. I would love to buy a new Storck. I just can't bear to have my heart broken again. (Hey Marcus, why not a crash replacement program?).

Time to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-13, 06:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,405
Posted By Mayonnaise

2-3 destroyed frames in the Tour? Did you watch...

2-3 destroyed frames in the Tour? Did you watch the Tour last year? Did you see all the crashes? Like you, I have no idea how many frames were destroyed in the Tour, but it's a lot more than "2-3"...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-13, 05:31 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,405
Posted By Mayonnaise

Of course the problem is racing. That's the...

Of course the problem is racing. That's the problem: What to race on. Not including cyclocross, I race 40-50 times a year. Sooner or later, something is going to happen. That's bike racing. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-13, 05:04 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,405
Posted By Mayonnaise

Will probably build up a black CAAD 10. Nice and...

Will probably build up a black CAAD 10. Nice and simple
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-13, 04:45 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,405
Posted By Mayonnaise

Oh, I've been down the repair road. It's not...

Oh, I've been down the repair road. It's not worth it. I sent in the Storck (the shipping was pricey). They called and said it couldn't be repaired. I could pay to have them give me an estimate...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-13, 03:59 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,405
Posted By Mayonnaise

Carbon Chump

Last summer, just before I went down hard on a training ride and effectively being off the bike for months, I was on the bell lap of a local crit when someone hit my rear derailleur with their front...
06-05-12, 12:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,657
Posted By Mayonnaise

cuz it tastes so good on white bread!

cuz it tastes so good on white bread!
06-01-12, 10:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,143
Posted By Mayonnaise

Beer it is. Just not Fat Tire....They pulled out...

Beer it is. Just not Fat Tire....They pulled out of our cross race...bastards
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