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09-18-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 454
Posted By jethro00

Renting a tandem for a day is a good way to start...

Renting a tandem for a day is a good way to start out. See if the seller can tell you the size of the Burley Zydeco Mixte. How well a tandem fits each of you will be a major factor in how much you...
09-09-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 324
Posted By jethro00

We carried a cocker spaniel in a large delivery...

We carried a cocker spaniel in a large delivery basket on the front for over a decade. She loved it. We put a cushion in the bottom of the basket and hooked a harness on the dog to the captain's...
08-21-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,562
Posted By jethro00

<<Shift into the largest front sprocket, smallest...

<<Shift into the largest front sprocket, smallest rear sprocket, hold the rear brake, and stand on the captain’s pedal for a moment. The torque from the chain on the freewheel will thread it on the...
08-17-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,562
Posted By jethro00

I spoke with Todd. Although he cannot say for...

I spoke with Todd. Although he cannot say for sure that the captain's freewheel is causing the problem, that's about what is left to replace. So, freewheels and new bearings are in transit to me. I...
08-15-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,435
Posted By jethro00

As we get older, what we really need is a...

As we get older, what we really need is a hydraulic lift :)
07-19-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,562
Posted By jethro00

I will test tonight or tomorrow and report back...

I will test tonight or tomorrow and report back about when it does and does not grind.
For now, I can provide additional information about how this got started and I have a question. We got the...
07-14-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,562
Posted By jethro00

Joint Venture, thanks for the information. Before...

Joint Venture, thanks for the information. Before I ramp up the torque, I wanted to get confirmation that the lockring is threaded and which direction will loosen it. I'll give it another go.
11-03-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,230
Posted By jethro00

Phillips66, I will add that I have found it...

Phillips66, I will add that I have found it helpful before pulling out cables to take a series of pictures of all connecting points and parts on the cable. That way, when some of those small parts...
10-28-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,721
Posted By jethro00

Our first tandem in the 1980s was a cruiser by...

Our first tandem in the 1980s was a cruiser by Trailmate. When we went to pick it up, we could not get it in the car. So, for its maiden ride, I had to ride it home solo, not a short ride and on busy...
10-07-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 907
Posted By jethro00

dmort, Since you mention steps, I will share...

dmort,
Since you mention steps, I will share our experience. We have a Trek T900. It is our second tandem. We also have a DaVinci Grand Junction. We have a raised house. So, every morning we take a...
09-03-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,192
Posted By jethro00

I have not been able to squeeze out the time to...

I have not been able to squeeze out the time to coordinate with my LBS, so I plan on joining the chain gang. Alan F, I reread your instructions and they are so detailed, it would be a shame to not...
08-22-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,340
Posted By jethro00

Congratulations on successfully joining the group...

Congratulations on successfully joining the group of people who enjoy riding tandems. You did it the right way for your stoker, on a cruiser tandem on safe paths. If the extent of your tandem riding...
08-19-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,785
Posted By jethro00

Today I experimented with using velcro straps on...

Today I experimented with using velcro straps on my cloth face mask. The mask was made by a friend and has bicycles in a pattern and actually matches the color of the bike (bonus). It has elastic...
08-09-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,340
Posted By jethro00

Aug.7, 2020: <<Going out on our maiden ride today...

Aug.7, 2020: <<Going out on our maiden ride today so I'll check back in to say how it went>>
"Did he ever return?
No he never returned
And his fate is still unlearn'd . . ."
07-09-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,340
Posted By jethro00

<<Just keep in mind the one great secret to...

<<Just keep in mind the one great secret to successful tandeming: the stoker is always right.>>
One of the keys to getting someone who is not used to biking to initially enjoy being a stoker on a...
07-08-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,340
Posted By jethro00

I see this in response to a question on the...

I see this in response to a question on the Amazon page for the bike that has been ordered (Kahuna Lua Tandem):
"it will apply brakes if you back peddle."
That will take some getting used to, but...
08-10-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,607
Posted By jethro00

Trek T900

We have never ridden a Burley, but I will note one thing about the Trek T900, which is our backup tandem. You mention that your wife does not have much cycling experience. Due to the low tube on...
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