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Forum: Touring
06-18-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By mbliven

Thank you everyone for your responses and advice....

Thank you everyone for your responses and advice. It was particularly enlightening to read raybo and steve0000's advice and Swiss cycling trip logs. That was exactly the feedback I was hoping to...
Forum: Touring
06-15-22, 03:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By mbliven

Touring in Switzerland (looking for advice)

My stoker and I are considering traveling to Switzerland to do a multi-day unsupported cycling tour on our travel tandem in October, starting in Zurich and finishing in Geneva. (Well, I am...
04-22-22, 01:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,932
Posted By mbliven

Not a very complicated hack, but it has worked...

Not a very complicated hack, but it has worked well. Our travel tandem has four Topeak QR quick-release water bottle mounts ($8 ea on Amazon.) I mounted an Xlab Mezzo Cage Pod ($14 on Amazon)...
01-23-22, 07:09 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 73,384
Posted By mbliven

Can you explain the purpose of the stoker's bar...

Can you explain the purpose of the stoker's bar end levers? One for the rear rim brake, perhaps? What does the other one control? I've never seen a set up like that.
Forum: Touring
10-18-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,885
Posted By mbliven

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The most enjoyment I got from this thread was eyeballing ROBOW's...
10-11-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 1,476
Views: 620,415
Posted By mbliven

Filthy 50

Great job to both of you! If that was an "after" photo, then the dry conditions made for a not so "filthy" event. Perhaps no need to even wipe down the tandem after the ride!
Forum: Touring
09-21-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,298
Posted By mbliven

We did an 8-day bike/barge tour in Sep 2016...

We did an 8-day bike/barge tour in Sep 2016 through Belgium and Holland. The tour began in Bruges, Belgium, travelled through Antwerp and finished in Amsterdam. The barge was very comfortable, with...
09-15-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 1,476
Views: 620,415
Posted By mbliven

First and last day ride photos from our recent...

First and last day ride photos from our recent trek along the wild Atlantic coast of Ireland. We started in the seaside village of Doolin with a climb to view the Cliffs of Moher and finished our...
09-13-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 73,384
Posted By mbliven

Well, enjoy the Filthy 50. That looks like a...

Well, enjoy the Filthy 50. That looks like a pretty fun event, with the mix of gravel and pavement and the rolling hills. I hope you get cool overcast conditions, but no rain!
09-13-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 73,384
Posted By mbliven

Lovely tandem - how did it handle on your ride?...

Lovely tandem - how did it handle on your ride? What size wheels and tires do you have there? Also, I have to ask - how did you decide on the festive color scheme?
Forum: Touring
08-16-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,118
Posted By mbliven

Thanks everyone for your advice. I think I will...

Thanks everyone for your advice. I think I will leave the TSA padlock on and the other latches unlocked. Will buy some nylon luggage straps too, just in case!
My wife and I actually did a "dress...
Forum: Touring
08-16-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,118
Posted By mbliven

Great advice on using nylon luggage straps -...

Great advice on using nylon luggage straps - thanks! So back to my basic question, though... when you used S&S cases, did you lock the installed latches or not?
Forum: Touring
08-16-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,118
Posted By mbliven

No, I am not considering shipping the S&S cases...

No, I am not considering shipping the S&S cases separately, as they are sized to be checked as standard airline luggage with no oversize fee. My wife and I will each check an S&S case and our...
Forum: Touring
08-16-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,118
Posted By mbliven

Traveling with S&S cases

I have a new question for those who travel with hard cases. My wife and I are taking our tandem from SFO to Dublin next week for a 12-day Irish cycling tour. It is our first travel with the tandem...
Forum: Touring
07-15-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 441
Posted By mbliven

Will 650B wheels fit in an S&S hard-sided travel case?

I am purchasing a touring bike with S&S frame couplers. I already have two S&S hard-sided travel cases for our tandem, which has 26" wheels and 1.4" tires. Those wheels fit easily in the S&S cases....
07-12-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 73,384
Posted By mbliven

Great description and photos of your Cannondale...

Great description and photos of your Cannondale upgrades. It's a nice looking rig and looks like a comfortable ride too (although my stoker might complain about only 2 cm of seat travel!) I bet the...
04-20-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,230
Posted By mbliven

Question for the OP: Your profile lists a...

Question for the OP: Your profile lists a Rodriguez racing tandem. R-E offers individualized fitting session as part of their custom build service. Did you and your tandem partner take advantage of...
09-03-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 14,525
Posted By mbliven

This thread has been informative, especially...

This thread has been informative, especially highlighting some of the recent peer-reviewed published scientific research on bicycle helmet testing and safety. Agree, in part, with the poster above,...
09-01-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 14,525
Posted By mbliven

For those looking for empirical data, a...

For those looking for empirical data, a peer-reviewed study was published in the Journal of Accident Analysis & Prevention - "Evaluation of a novel bicycle helmet concept in oblique impact testing"....
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