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03-30-07, 11:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 934
Posted By DocF

My saddle choice is similar, but not the same for...

My saddle choice is similar, but not the same for my half bikes as for the tandem. On the tandem, I have a Brooks B67, for the half bikes I use a B17 on one and a Conquest on the other. I've never...
03-27-07, 12:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 434
Posted By DocF

There are racks from Old Man Mountain that mount...

There are racks from Old Man Mountain that mount to the Q/R skewer.

I have the same issue of no eyelets, so I got one of them and am a happy camper.

Doc
08-28-06, 03:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,389
Posted By DocF

We also have a Cannondale MT800. We are very...

We also have a Cannondale MT800. We are very happy with it, expecially since I put some narrow asphalt tires on it (they are much more suited to our riding). The quality of the frame construction...
08-12-06, 06:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,363
Posted By DocF

I have a massive roof rack for two tandems on top...

I have a massive roof rack for two tandems on top of my Buick Rendezvous. When we are going on a serious road trip (like northern Michigan) Our bike goes up there. For shorter trips and around town...
08-10-06, 06:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,342
Posted By DocF

The Old Man Mountain racks will mount to brake...

The Old Man Mountain racks will mount to brake bosses that are being used for brakes. I have one on our Cannondale MT800. It did require a minor bit of fiddling to get the brakes to work properly...
07-27-06, 03:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 935
Posted By DocF

If your wife/stoker is hanging on for dear life...

If your wife/stoker is hanging on for dear life account of unexpected bumps, cadence changes, etc, I would say you are not communicating enough. I don't claim to be a good captain, but I try to...
07-13-06, 06:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 603
Posted By DocF

Certainly not elegant workmanship. (This comment...

Certainly not elegant workmanship. (This comment comes from the guy who once put the front end back under a race car with four coat hangers and a roll of duct tape; the driver said it handled like...
07-13-06, 06:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,100
Posted By DocF

We also have an MT800. The bottom bracket clunk...

We also have an MT800. The bottom bracket clunk is a different noise than any we have. Most of ours sound like they are coming from the head set/head tube area. They are more like a metallic...
06-21-06, 05:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,294
Posted By DocF

I am about 5'8" and my wife is barely 4' 10". We...

I am about 5'8" and my wife is barely 4' 10". We ride a Cannondale MT800 M/S frame. It fits me very well and is tolerable for my wife. We did have to change out some bits to make her comfortable,...
04-19-06, 02:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 703
Posted By DocF

This is a matter of opinion, but I think most...

This is a matter of opinion, but I think most people would think the XTR's would be somewhat less effective.

Doc
Forum: Touring
03-12-06, 07:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,299
Posted By DocF

I use a B67 on our tandem and my wife/stoker uses...

I use a B67 on our tandem and my wife/stoker uses a B67S. These bolt right to a modern seat post, while the B72 requires the old-fashioned type of seat post with a separate clamp. For that reason...
Forum: Touring
03-06-06, 05:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 892
Posted By DocF

I should preface this by saying I am not a...

I should preface this by saying I am not a doctor.

When I was using multiple daily injections, I was mixing Humalog and NPH. I, along with my two Type 1 diabetic daughters always mixed insulins...
Forum: Touring
03-05-06, 08:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,015
Posted By DocF

There is a tool from Stein made specifically for...

There is a tool from Stein made specifically for this purpose. Bike Tools, Etc. sells this as, I'm sure, do others.

Mini Cassette Lockring Tool...
Forum: Touring
03-05-06, 05:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 892
Posted By DocF

A couple of important things here. The Frio has...

A couple of important things here. The Frio has been well tested. At least one U.S. Army officer had served two tours in Iraq carrying his insulin supply in Frios and his pump in a Frio. Second,...
Forum: Touring
03-04-06, 09:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 892
Posted By DocF

I'm insulin dependent and on a pump. I use a...

I'm insulin dependent and on a pump. I use a Frio pump pouch when I'm outside in hot weather as insulin will deteriorate rapidly at 90 degree temperatures. When I'm travelling, by any means, my...
02-27-06, 04:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,126
Posted By DocF

Hey Andy, I like the picture on the shores...

Hey Andy,

I like the picture on the shores of Lake Superior with Canada in the background. Great composition and very pretty, pretty enough so it is my current wallpaper.

Thanks,
Doc
01-04-06, 07:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 958
Posted By DocF

The last minute bid is a well-established...

The last minute bid is a well-established technique used by many eBay bidders to assure success without exceeding their limits. Try it, you'll like it.

Doc.
01-02-06, 03:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 958
Posted By DocF

At the $511 it currently shows, this bike is...

At the $511 it currently shows, this bike is probably now a collector's prize. That seems to me what it should be.

Doc
12-23-05, 07:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,048
Posted By DocF

I'm legally blind in my left eye and a helmet...

I'm legally blind in my left eye and a helmet mounted mirror on the right is not very effective, so I use a bar end mirror. We kind of like a wide angle bar end mirror for the stoker too.

Doc
12-08-05, 05:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,667
Posted By DocF

There are bike racks and such all over the island...

There are bike racks and such all over the island except where they are needed the most which right in the town. By 10 AM the entire main street will be lined with bikes which are all equipped with...
12-07-05, 07:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,667
Posted By DocF

Reidsville is in Rockingham County, about 25...

Reidsville is in Rockingham County, about 25 miles north of Greensboro up US 29.

Doc
12-06-05, 06:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,667
Posted By DocF

Mel at TandemsEast tells me the that stand will...

Mel at TandemsEast tells me the that stand will fit on the Cannondales with some minor mods. I really needed one on Mackinac Island as there is a serious shortage of bike racks and posts to lean...
12-02-05, 05:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,154
Posted By DocF

The suspension seatpost on our 2003 Cannondale...

The suspension seatpost on our 2003 Cannondale MT800 is not the best, but since the stoker (my wife) switched to a Brooks B67s saddle, this is no longer an issue.

We are practically neighbors;...
12-01-05, 06:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 867
Posted By DocF

Since you foks are from not very far below the...

Since you foks are from not very far below the bridge, you certainly do understand northern Michigan winters. I said it before, Nashbar has studded tires on sale right now. These would be only if...
11-28-05, 05:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 740
Posted By DocF

eBay has pulled the listing for the tandem that...

eBay has pulled the listing for the tandem that started this thread. I guess I'm fortunate to be a sceptic. I was raised by a cop and I do believe that any deal to good to be true is to good to be...
11-25-05, 09:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 644
Posted By DocF

Let me add my vote for the value of Recumbent &...

Let me add my vote for the value of Recumbent & Tandem Rider Magazine. The information I got out of the first issue I ever saw was worth more than a subscription costs.

Hey Andy, how is the...
11-23-05, 05:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 848
Posted By DocF

Congratulations. Remember, Nashbar has studded...

Congratulations. Remember, Nashbar has studded tires on sale right now!

Doc
11-14-05, 08:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 535
Posted By DocF

I think I know why you are in this dilemma. Your...

I think I know why you are in this dilemma. Your area has some really great road rides and some excellent off road trails.

Some of the arguements made on the following web site are quite...
11-14-05, 07:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 668
Posted By DocF

Congrats to you folks. As one half of a very out...

Congrats to you folks. As one half of a very out of shape team, this is another incentive to get in shape by the spring. Circumstances kept us off our tandem all summer and our 40 miles of training...
11-14-05, 07:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 990
Posted By DocF

I'm certainly no expert (my opinion and a buck...

I'm certainly no expert (my opinion and a buck will get you a cup of coffee at some cheap restaurants). If I had the money, I would go new; you are not likely to get your money out of upgrades. You...
11-14-05, 04:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,095
Posted By DocF

The fact that she rejected a rest stop, to me, is...

The fact that she rejected a rest stop, to me, is an indication that she really needed one very much. She probably was close to bonking; I know I do not think rationally at that point. Since I'm...
11-13-05, 08:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,105
Posted By DocF

I am really not a fan of drop bars, but our...

I am really not a fan of drop bars, but our riding partners assure me that I will like them on a tandem. I've never had a bike that was of any quality or decent fit which was equipped with drop...
11-13-05, 08:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 758
Posted By DocF

I too am a Brooks fan. I had one on my first...

I too am a Brooks fan. I had one on my first remotely good bike when I was a kid and I've always coveted thme. We have Sprung Brooks on our tandem (B67 captain, B67S stoker) and I don't find mine...
11-13-05, 08:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,105
Posted By DocF

I put bar ends on our Cannondale MT800 primarily...

I put bar ends on our Cannondale MT800 primarily because I cannot get a handlebar mounted mirror to fit in the end of the very thick Ritchey Rizer handlebars. I do use the various hand positions...
09-19-05, 03:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 549
Posted By DocF

That sounds great! I'm glad your adventure with...

That sounds great! I'm glad your adventure with the trolls below the bridge was a success The Soo area does impress me as a good place to ride for those of us who are not climbers. I know you'll...
09-05-05, 07:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,430
Posted By DocF

Our solution to this issue is Brooks saddles. ...

Our solution to this issue is Brooks saddles. They do have a break-in period which can be minimized by careful fitting to the rider. I also tweaked the tension on my wife's B67S to account for her...
09-04-05, 09:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 534
Posted By DocF

I Googled "Valk". I got mostly hits on...

I Googled "Valk". I got mostly hits on motorcycles. It did find a few hits for bicycles, but nothing about tandems or triples.

Doc
08-31-05, 04:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,874
Posted By DocF

We bought a 2003 MT800 from Tandems East last...

We bought a 2003 MT800 from Tandems East last summer. We like it very much and are pleased with it, especially since we got ride of the factory issue saddles and installed Brooks B67 and B67S...
08-31-05, 02:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 830
Posted By DocF

About the Midwest Tandem Rally

From the Grand Rapids Press web site: Midwest Tandem Rally (http://www.mlive.com/news/grpress/index.ssf?/base/news-24/1125499722155780.xml&coll=6)

Doc
08-28-05, 07:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,453
Posted By DocF

The day my wife and I spent riding on Mackinac...

The day my wife and I spent riding on Mackinac Island in our "Iron Eagle" jerseys, we had several dozen Harley riders (their bikes were on the mainland, no motorized vehicles on the island) ask about...
08-28-05, 07:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,474
Posted By DocF

Our tandem came from Mel at Tandems East via the...

Our tandem came from Mel at Tandems East via the Danzas route. They did manage to mis-deliver it three times in one afternoon/evening, but it did arrive after a lot of toll-free phone calls. the...
08-28-05, 07:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 823
Posted By DocF

Well, with a budget of $2500.00, you do have a...

Well, with a budget of $2500.00, you do have a choice of a few new tandems and a wide range of used ones. We have a 2003 Cannondale MT800 which we like very much. It came in well under $2500.00,...
08-20-05, 06:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,381
Posted By DocF

This whole thread makes my battered old knees...

This whole thread makes my battered old knees ache. :D

Doc
08-13-05, 11:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 998
Posted By DocF

I have a cable lock I got at Lowe's which is...

I have a cable lock I got at Lowe's which is intended for construction equipment. It weighs a ton, has a decent lock and can be caried it one is willing to add about 5 pounds to the bike.

Doc
Forum: Touring
08-09-05, 06:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,764
Posted By DocF

The most comfortable non-Brooks saddle I've had...

The most comfortable non-Brooks saddle I've had was a cheap house-brand "gel" saddle from K-mart. It was made by Velo. The gel was just enough to make it feel nice, not squishy, not too hard. No,...
08-09-05, 06:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 819
Posted By DocF

I'm saving my aluminum cans until I have enough...

I'm saving my aluminum cans until I have enough money to get a Draftmaster.:rolleyes: It looks like the best of both worlds to me. The big drawback is the cost. By the time you install a class III...
08-09-05, 06:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,759
Posted By DocF

Gee, tandems slow uphill? I hadn't noticed, but...

Gee, tandems slow uphill? I hadn't noticed, but then I'm slow on my solo bike too.

Doc
08-01-05, 03:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,916
Posted By DocF

Ummm, while this is an interesting site, it is...

Ummm, while this is an interesting site, it is run by trolls from below the bridge. :D

Doc
07-14-05, 07:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 600
Posted By DocF

Mel at Tandems East tells me it will work with...

Mel at Tandems East tells me it will work with some mods. I'm going to have the pleasure in a couple of weeks when we get back from a Florida trip.

Doc
07-14-05, 03:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,133
Posted By DocF

JB Weld, the slow drying kind, is wonderfully...

JB Weld, the slow drying kind, is wonderfully strong stuff. I've even used it to repair heads on a race car and had it work. If you feel the bottom bracket spindle is not trashed, you can carefully...
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