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07-11-14, 07:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,590
Posted By regomatic

We have an older Santana that was a road bike...

We have an older Santana that was a road bike converted to more of a hybrid with flat bars and trigger shifters. It could go back to road with components I'm about to take off another bike we just...
05-27-13, 01:52 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 88,376
Posted By regomatic

319550 We carried 2 tandems and 4 people to...

319550

We carried 2 tandems and 4 people to GTR. Removed front wheels from both, rear pedals from ours, arranged ours rear first and the other front first and slid them in together between the...
03-27-11, 09:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,837
Posted By regomatic

I think I remember having some in the past, but...

I think I remember having some in the past, but it must have been a long time ago. I use a Garmin Edge 705 up front and stoker has an eTrek Legend.
02-01-11, 08:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 710
Posted By regomatic

The forward stop is the rear wheel against the...

The forward stop is the rear wheel against the console and there are two straps, from the stem to utility hooks above the rear windows, to keep it against the console and prevent it from hitting the...
02-01-11, 08:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 710
Posted By regomatic

Tandem Fork Stand for Transport

I thought you guys might want to see a little bit of “overkill” on a stand one of my workmates made for me to support the front of our bike in our minivan.

Yes I could have nailed a couple of...
02-01-11, 08:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,654
Posted By regomatic

PMK, You're on my "to do " list. I'll call you...

PMK, You're on my "to do " list. I'll call you this W/E.
02-01-11, 07:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,654
Posted By regomatic

Review - 2011 Honda Odyssey Tandem Transport Vehicle

Let me start out by saying that this purchase was a lot more about want and not very much about need.

I’ve gotten a great kick out from photos of tandems strapped on the back of motorcycles, on...
10-26-10, 07:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,156
Posted By regomatic

We have a Kurt Kinetic Rock and Roll that we've...

We have a Kurt Kinetic Rock and Roll that we've used with the tandem on occasion. It allows for some rock but we're smooth enough that it's a non-issue. I don't think we're ready to stand with it...
05-27-10, 07:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 439
Posted By regomatic

We're in O-town & belong to a couple of the local...

We're in O-town & belong to a couple of the local clubs. What club/ride are you looking at?
04-30-10, 06:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 958
Posted By regomatic

Probably a Poltergeist. These things are very...

Probably a Poltergeist. These things are very difficult to get rid of.

If you've already gone through the drive train & saddle, check your shoes.
04-13-10, 04:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,167
Posted By regomatic

Pretty good guess. My Garmin recorded 2,003 feet...

Pretty good guess. My Garmin recorded 2,003 feet in 91 miles, not that I would really consider that anything close to "climbing".

Then again, consider that our normal Saturday ride in Orlando is...
04-11-10, 06:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,167
Posted By regomatic

Great rides, a great format & a "spirited finish"...

Great rides, a great format & a "spirited finish" well played by PMK.

Team Knapp morale should allow for, at least a temporary pause in the floggings.
04-06-10, 09:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,443
Posted By regomatic

I think respectable is getting out as often as...

I think respectable is getting out as often as weather & lifestyles allow and riding at whatever speed you and your stoker enjoy.

As to what averages regular tandem riders are seeing, a lot of...
03-24-10, 05:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,406
Posted By regomatic

Not really cycling related, but there's another...

Not really cycling related, but there's another new scam being staged in our area.

This new scam is being pulled mainly on middle aged men. What happens is that when you stop for a red light a...
03-13-10, 05:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,648
Posted By regomatic

Are you kidding? I wouldn't be in the dog house,...

Are you kidding? I wouldn't be in the dog house, I'd be buried under it, if I tried that with her along.

Actually, it was a science experiment to see if the speedometer matched the GPS at higher...
03-13-10, 03:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,648
Posted By regomatic

We like our Odyssey too, I've had it up to 117....

We like our Odyssey too, I've had it up to 117. It's not exactly like a sports car at that speed. Kids don't try this at home.
02-01-10, 07:09 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 10,825
Posted By regomatic

"What did you just buy for your tandem?" A...

"What did you just buy for your tandem?"

A second tandem to keep it company in the garage during the week.

Tandem #2 is the process of being converted from road to hybrid with flat bars &...
01-24-10, 11:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 952
Posted By regomatic

It appears that the Florida PANTHERS Tandem club...

It appears that the Florida PANTHERS Tandem club is now open for business;

http://floridatandemclub.com/index.htm
01-09-10, 05:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 952
Posted By regomatic

The Florida P.A.N.T.H.E.R.S. (Partners Aboard...

The Florida P.A.N.T.H.E.R.S. (Partners Aboard Neat Tandems Happily Enjoying Riding Simultaneously) are just getting started.

Look for additional info coming soon here;
...
12-17-09, 10:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 962
Posted By regomatic

We'll put this on our calender also. There's...

We'll put this on our calender also. There's plenty of great riding in this area and good value at most local lodging & restaurants. I think they canceled early last year due to low numbers of...
11-05-09, 06:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 525
Posted By regomatic

The best initial info I could give you on short...

The best initial info I could give you on short notice is; don't let it get anywhere close to that white couch.

Most beginner, and many experienced, stokers have a strong aversion to grease...
10-30-09, 05:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,019
Posted By regomatic

FWIW, I can attest to PMK's professional...

FWIW, I can attest to PMK's professional knowledge of CF materials, manufacturing, damage evaluation and repair, based on his experience in applications much higher tech than bicycles. I know that I...
10-28-09, 09:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,026
Posted By regomatic

To paraphrase as stated many times in many...

To paraphrase as stated many times in many different ways; "whatever direction a relationship is going, it will get there twice as fast on a tandem bike".

Congratulations on your good relationship...
10-16-09, 06:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,026
Posted By regomatic

I'm a long time boater, and my stoker learned a...

I'm a long time boater, and my stoker learned a lot about boating before we started tandem riding. One thing that we've carried over from one sport/hobby to another is that there is one, and only...
10-11-09, 07:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,334
Posted By regomatic

Congratulations, for a great job on your 1st...

Congratulations, for a great job on your 1st tandem rally. We were 3rd back behind you on the Gold/Blue Bushnell when you pulled a gang of us into the rest stop this morning.

Glad to hear you'll...
10-01-09, 06:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 924
Posted By regomatic

We've been using the Salmon Koolstops for maybe a...

We've been using the Salmon Koolstops for maybe a year and find they squeal occasionally, usually after I've done a thorough bike cleaning.

My experience is that this is common to at least a few...
09-30-09, 06:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,180
Posted By regomatic

Starting in 2004, we went from an early 90's...

Starting in 2004, we went from an early 90's steel Burley Duet, to a lightly used ALU Trek T2000, to a new coupled steel Bushnell in our first 3 years of tandem riding.

We find our current ride...
09-30-09, 05:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,049
Posted By regomatic

Nothing to add on the particular model, but...

Nothing to add on the particular model, but congratulations on what looks like a very good find. It appears to be well equipped for it's vintage and in very good condition.:thumb:
09-30-09, 05:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 950
Posted By regomatic

My stoker was not overly "directionally...

My stoker was not overly "directionally challenged" when we first met. I was a very avid fisherman/boater at the time and she was quick to pick up the basics of reading a navigational chart and how...
09-21-09, 07:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,945
Posted By regomatic

We probably average a dozen or so “event rides”...

We probably average a dozen or so “event rides” per year with participation sizes ranging from 100 to 3,000 bikes. After piloting my single bike in and around more than few mass starts, the first...
09-14-09, 05:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 801
Posted By regomatic

If it was "regomaniac”, that might well have...

If it was "regomaniac”, that might well have described some behaviors of my earlier days.

Now, it's actually "regomatic", taken from "vegomatic" (you'll have to look it up). It's a nickname given...
09-14-09, 04:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,044
Posted By regomatic

I can recall two occasions when I found ourselves...

I can recall two occasions when I found ourselves in the wrong ring going too slow and too steep to shift.

The first time was on our first venture into real hills at the TN Tandem Rally, I just...
09-14-09, 04:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 801
Posted By regomatic

I thought this was going to be another "do you...

I thought this was going to be another "do you shave your legs?" debate with a tandem twist.

Glad to see you survived both close encounters of the scary kind.

FWIW - on our team, stoker shaves...
09-12-09, 04:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 850
Posted By regomatic

We had a great time too and agree Jennifer & her...

We had a great time too and agree Jennifer & her crew did an awesome job!
09-04-09, 08:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 850
Posted By regomatic

This will be our first MTR also. Stoker,...

This will be our first MTR also. Stoker, Michele's parents live in Burnsville, MN so we flew from Orlando to Minneapolis yesterday, reassembled the bike and will borrow her dad's truck for the drive...
08-31-09, 06:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,509
Posted By regomatic

If she reads this forum, I hope you have a nice...

If she reads this forum, I hope you have a nice comfortable couch, because you'll be sleeping there a lot.

Our average for the calendar year was 17.8 just a few weeks ago. We've been working on...
08-25-09, 09:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 705
Posted By regomatic

That's another benefit of traveling with your...

That's another benefit of traveling with your bike, coupled or not.

At least once or twice a year, a bunch of it is going to be taken apart & put together again, twice. This is a very good...
08-24-09, 07:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 933
Posted By regomatic

I've become a fan of "leave it in the van". ...

I've become a fan of "leave it in the van".

I usually try to park it someplace very conspicuous. Look around the parking lot or garage & in most places these days, you'll be able to find the...
08-24-09, 06:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,275
Posted By regomatic

We'll be looking forward to reading and seeing...

We'll be looking forward to reading and seeing pictures on your your blog. Best wishes to you & Bern for a safe & happy tour.

Reg & Michele

We'll see you at STR or b-4 for add'l details!
08-14-09, 07:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 800
Posted By regomatic

The last time I rode my single road bike was...

The last time I rode my single road bike was after riding the tandem almost every Sat. & Sun and not riding the single at all for six months or more.

For the first couple of miles, the bike felt...
08-12-09, 07:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,504
Posted By regomatic

No problemo, I am more than happy to share any...

No problemo, I am more than happy to share any and all of our tandem experiences that will benefit the rest of our small but enthusiastic community.







(Stoker Michele thought it was too...
08-12-09, 06:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,504
Posted By regomatic

Yes, like many other tandem maneuvers, this is...

Yes, like many other tandem maneuvers, this is one that will eventually become intuitive to your team but needs to be called out and communicated when you're still new to tandems.

After a few...
08-05-09, 07:13 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,965
Posted By regomatic

When you reassemble the bike you definitely want...

When you reassemble the bike you definitely want to check everything, including the cables.

So far, in the half dozen or so re-assemblies we've made, when we did check, no cable adjustments were...
08-03-09, 09:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 986
Posted By regomatic

We ride wheels that are probably heavier than we...

We ride wheels that are probably heavier than we need for about 98% of our riding, but they've been 100% reliable for about 7,500 miles so far.

Talk to an experienced builder of tandem wheels &...
07-28-09, 08:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 615
Posted By regomatic

Word. Our Orlando club, Florida Freewheelers...

Word.

Our Orlando club, Florida Freewheelers found the same when they reached out to Clermont & Lake County communities & law enforcement last year. It had been a successful ride for the club for...
07-28-09, 08:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,637
Posted By regomatic

^^^Most important part of your reply, and I know...

^^^Most important part of your reply, and I know what you really meant to say was "VERY SWEET".
07-28-09, 06:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 615
Posted By regomatic

You might want to tie it to one of the event...

You might want to tie it to one of the event rides that will be going on in upcoming months & hook up with other teams in attendance.

Tour of Sebring is Labor Day Weekend, September 5-7. ...
06-29-09, 09:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,131
Posted By regomatic

When we have to make a quick shift that requires...

When we have to make a quick shift that requires easing off, its usually a down shift from big ring, to middle or middle to small. If we're in the big ring, I ease up, shift, & call out "middle...
06-27-09, 08:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,601
Posted By regomatic

Way too young at 58. Enjoy every moment.

Way too young at 58.

Enjoy every moment.
06-27-09, 07:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,601
Posted By regomatic

We first met Greg Mongold & his lovely wife Linda...

We first met Greg Mongold & his lovely wife Linda at our first hilly rally at TTR, 2007. They were great inspirations to us and provided a lot of encouragement when we needed plenty of both. We had...
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