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07-26-15, 11:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,185
Posted By Ritterview

Well, we gave it a try on South Hicks today...

Well, we gave it a try on South Hicks today (https://www.strava.com/activities/354947831), and found that the extra link put in the chain to avoid crossover lock-up also made it too loose. While on...
07-25-15, 11:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,185
Posted By Ritterview

Hopefully, I'll avoid this cross-chaining. With...

Hopefully, I'll avoid this cross-chaining. With the pre-Athena triple standard Campy RD, it'd lock up real good. I'd have to remove the wheel to get it off. This maybe isn't ideal, but I don't...
07-25-15, 10:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,185
Posted By Ritterview

No bridges burned, we can revert to 11-32 or even...

No bridges burned, we can revert to 11-32 or even 12-29 if we ever need to. Hicks Rd, North (https://www.strava.com/segments/620416?filter=overall) and South (https://www.strava.com/segments/108765)...
07-24-15, 10:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,185
Posted By Ritterview

It works! An extra link was installed, and so...

It works! An extra link was installed, and so even if I cross-chain in 52t chainring and 36t cog, it doesn't lock up. Here's video clip. (https://instagram.com/p/5ijnRzDr1J/)
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07-24-15, 01:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,185
Posted By Ritterview

I'd have gotten an 11-34t if one were readily...

I'd have gotten an 11-34t if one were readily available. The 11-36t isn't that expensive, so I figure that I'm early adopting taking another for the team. Its not known how large a cassette a Campy...
07-23-15, 09:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,185
Posted By Ritterview

We ordered a SRAM PG 1170 11-36 Cassette...

We ordered a SRAM PG 1170 11-36 Cassette (https://www.sram.com/sram/road/products/sram-pg-1170-11-36-cassette). That ought to be plenty for Hicks, South (https://www.strava.com/segments/660748).
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07-20-15, 11:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,920
Posted By Ritterview

What is the stoker's top tube length on your Jack...

What is the stoker's top tube length on your Jack Taylor? We trialed a 1974 JT Super Tourer (https://app.strava.com/activities/258083618), but my stoker nixed it. At first she liked it, but after...
07-16-15, 12:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,747
Posted By Ritterview

Here's a Strava Flyby animation of the ride...

Here's a Strava Flyby animation of the ride...
07-15-15, 11:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,747
Posted By Ritterview

Yes, on Sunday smoke from Canadian fires...

Yes, on Sunday smoke from Canadian fires descended upon Bellingham, and we must have inhaled a lot.

Here's a pic from our AirBnB apt overlooking the water with lots of smoke. That's our BikePro...
07-15-15, 10:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,747
Posted By Ritterview

Yeah, Mrs Ritterview and I made this our first...

Yeah, Mrs Ritterview and I made this our first air trip with a tandem. Was lots of fun. Our pics are here (https://carousel.dropbox.com/photos/cc/5wjWB067WfAucET). We can be seen in the front row...
07-09-15, 12:15 AM
Replies: 454
Views: 77,944
Posted By Ritterview

That is sweet!

That is sweet!
07-08-15, 12:22 AM
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Views: 459,854
Posted By Ritterview

Here's a pic of Nick and Chris at C2K from my...

Here's a pic of Nick and Chris at C2K from my half-bike (I did it for fourth time).

http://s28.postimg.org/6kyf013sd/2015_06_27_07_24_21_1.jpg

Here's the Google Earth view of the 157 mile,...
06-22-15, 10:51 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,023
Posted By Ritterview

Who's to expect customer service when purchasing...

Who's to expect customer service when purchasing a >$10,000 custom-built bicycle?
06-22-15, 04:30 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,023
Posted By Ritterview

First its that the frame is discovered to not...

First its that the frame is discovered to not accommodate 203 mm, then its that 203 mm is noisy due to flex.

It'll be interesting to see if future tandems with the braced seat-chainstay are...
06-21-15, 09:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,185
Posted By Ritterview

11-speed cassettes >11-32

We have Campagnolo Athena Triple 11-speed shifting on our tandem. FD, RD, levers. The RD is great, it has a long RD cage.
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Forum: Commuting
06-06-15, 12:10 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,381
Posted By Ritterview

A few tips. I have an office wherein I can close...

A few tips. I have an office wherein I can close the door. That really helps. Cubicle would be a bit different, but similar principles. I have a white collar office job, and I have to have...
06-02-15, 12:36 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,035
Posted By Ritterview

I started out all this as a weight weenie. With...

I started out all this as a weight weenie. With more experience is greater wisdom, and now I'm a stoker coddling weenie. The more stoker comfort and confidence, the more and better riding there...
05-11-15, 10:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 934
Posted By Ritterview

My goodness, its not just been Aichi prefecture, ...

My goodness, its not just been Aichi prefecture, but the entire 15 M population Tokai region (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T%C5%8Dkai_region) that's tandem haters.

...
05-11-15, 03:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 934
Posted By Ritterview

Tandem bikes now street-legal in Aichi prefecture, Japan.

Saw this at Road.cc (http://road.cc/content/news/151102-tandem-ban-lifted-japans-aichi-prefecture), and at Japan Times. Who'd have thought that tandems were illegal in the first place?



Tandem...
05-01-15, 11:37 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 83,871
Posted By Ritterview

Now we can report how the MKT's working out,...

Now we can report how the MKT's working out, we've achieved uprightousness!

Here's how the tandem lines up with the MKT.

http://s6.postimg.org/krth3cekx/MKT_at_Lexington.jpg

We had the 2d...
04-23-15, 04:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,306
Posted By Ritterview

That is going to be a huge settlement. A quick...

That is going to be a huge settlement. A quick Google check reveals another exercise equipment product defect quadriplegia case was $66 million...
04-23-15, 12:50 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 83,871
Posted By Ritterview

We got our used 2014 Lincoln MKT, with 1500...

We got our used 2014 Lincoln MKT, with 1500 miles, for very close to what its valued at Kelley Blue Book...
04-16-15, 01:31 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 83,871
Posted By Ritterview

A pic of this feat would be helpful here.

A pic of this feat would be helpful here.
04-08-15, 06:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,630
Posted By Ritterview

You talked to ENVE, about tandem rims, and they...

You talked to ENVE, about tandem rims, and they were helpful.

What if you talk to Zipp?

They may just recoil from you like Dracula from the cross, as soon as you mention the word tandem.
...
04-08-15, 10:01 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 83,871
Posted By Ritterview

A 2007 Honda Odyssey is what we use now, and it...

A 2007 Honda Odyssey is what we use now, and it is boffo as a tandem transporter. It has 170,000 miles, and is still just fine, will need to be replaced eventually. Why not a new Odyssey? Its...
04-07-15, 06:12 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 83,871
Posted By Ritterview

The MKT is not on the list of Consumers Reports...

The MKT is not on the list of Consumers Reports (http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/2013/04/best-worst-used-cars/index.htm), which has a lot more data than Forbes, which doesn't tell me anything...
04-07-15, 01:25 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 83,871
Posted By Ritterview

We are seriously considering getting a used 2014...

We are seriously considering getting a used 2014 Lincoln MKT like this.

http://pictures.dealer.com/l/lithiafordoffresno/1152/b2672330c5d0c4d78e99c85f85f9b616x.jpg
...
04-05-15, 11:17 PM
Replies: 1,407
Views: 459,854
Posted By Ritterview

Here's a pic from our ride...

Here's a pic from our ride (https://app.strava.com/activities/268810544) on March 15th.



http://s18.postimg.org/hboc4mpp5/Montalvo_tandem.jpg

Location...
04-03-15, 12:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,857
Posted By Ritterview

She can't help but notice, when the credit card...

She can't help but notice, when the credit card bill is a litany of bike retailers. The more that I can put under the generic headers, the better.

This is probably just me, I doubt there's any...
04-03-15, 01:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,857
Posted By Ritterview

I was all set to purchase the Nashbar wrench...

I was all set to purchase the Nashbar wrench above, and in reading the reviews at Nashbar several indicated they purchased the exact same wrench elsewhere for cheaper. One mentioned the Venzo...
04-02-15, 03:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,478
Posted By Ritterview

I wonder if a custom case could be printed for a...

I wonder if a custom case could be printed for a tandem using 3D printing?
04-02-15, 12:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,552
Posted By Ritterview

How come not an option? I just purchased a used...

How come not an option? I just purchased a used BikePro Tandem case, because I can't figure out why its not an option for us.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-15, 10:34 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,003
Posted By Ritterview

Yeah, the guy she was debating never says...

Yeah, the guy she was debating never says anything worthy of ridicule, and the candidates she was running against have done a whiz bang job on foreign policy and international relations, like with,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-15, 09:51 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,003
Posted By Ritterview

A photo of Russia (Big Diomede, large island...

A photo of Russia (Big Diomede, large island across strait) from land, in Alaska, from an Island (Little Diomede, AK USA). What's your point?
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-15, 11:20 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,003
Posted By Ritterview

Wouldn't the 50 miles of sea crossing between...

Wouldn't the 50 miles of sea crossing between Siberia and Alaska have some Bering on this?
03-25-15, 02:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,857
Posted By Ritterview

The Ergon seatpost is sold with carbon paste, and...

The Ergon seatpost is sold with carbon paste, and the manual specifices (http://www.ergon-bike.com/us/en/files/files/view/4250/ERG_CF3_Manual_131018_WEB.pdf) where's its to be used.
03-25-15, 12:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,857
Posted By Ritterview

That won't work for me. The ENVE stem steerer...

That won't work for me. The ENVE stem steerer clamp requires 6 Nm, and on the Stoker's suspension Ergon CF3 Pro Carbon Setback seatpost ...
03-25-15, 10:33 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,857
Posted By Ritterview

Wow, that is a great find. ...

Wow, that is a great find.

http://media.nashbar.com/images/nashbar/products/500/BN-NBTW3-NCL-TOP.jpg

The key thing is, it comes with...


Includes 1/4-inch drive 3/4/5/6/8/10mm hex bits and...
03-24-15, 08:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,530
Posted By Ritterview

DubT now with 25 mm front and back. Progress! ...

DubT now with 25 mm front and back. Progress!

Just one step away from the comfort providing, rolling resistance lowering, grip tenacity increasing, road irregularity taming, pinch-flat avoiding,...
03-24-15, 08:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,857
Posted By Ritterview

Torque wrenches are a substitute for skill, and a...

Torque wrenches are a substitute for skill, and a replacement for judgement.

You have your finally calibrated arm that knows the torque you're applying (skill), and allows you to judge the proper...
03-24-15, 04:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,857
Posted By Ritterview

I allude in the OP ('uncoupled') that we don't. ...

I allude in the OP ('uncoupled') that we don't.

Here's the case, in my office (it was cheaper to ship to a business address).

http://s1.postimg.org/jenpfswm7/case.jpg
03-24-15, 02:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,857
Posted By Ritterview

1. Unlike chriss ss, I don't work in a bike shop,...

1. Unlike chriss ss, I don't work in a bike shop, so I don't have torque muscle memory. I'd prefer not to crack any carbon, or have seats, handlebars, etc. slip out of under-torquing for crack...
03-24-15, 01:04 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,857
Posted By Ritterview

Torque wrench, travel

I've wanted to have a torque wrench, but they're dang expensive. In anticipation of attending the Northwest Tandem Rally, I've purchased a used BikePro Tandem Case, so we can experience the joys of...
03-17-15, 10:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,957
Posted By Ritterview

It's sorta hard to move forward any with the...

It's sorta hard to move forward any with the drivetrain you've got now.

For us, 11-speed Campy Athena triple works great. It'd be better to have 11 speeds, and its great that with 11-speed you...
03-17-15, 10:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,530
Posted By Ritterview

I've extolled the benefits of ENVE's on more than...

I've extolled the benefits of ENVE's on more than one occasion, so I don't want to be tiresome and repetitive.

As can be seen here in a a search here for Ritterview and ENVE...
03-13-15, 12:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,162
Posted By Ritterview

Is that New Zealand, on a Santana tour?

Is that New Zealand, on a Santana tour?
03-11-15, 10:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,168
Posted By Ritterview

It lasts long enough for us. If not, we'd just...

It lasts long enough for us. If not, we'd just recharge using an accessory battery charger, thats de rigeur on bike now for keeping phones, Garmins, etc charged.
03-06-15, 02:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,625
Posted By Ritterview

It might have been well to consult WindMap...

It might have been well to consult WindMap (http://hint.fm/wind/) in making the route!
03-06-15, 12:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,247
Posted By Ritterview

Uh, encouraged? Inspired? ;) And while...

Uh, encouraged? Inspired? ;)

And while you're at it, join Strava Tandems as a tandem team!
03-05-15, 05:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,625
Posted By Ritterview

A little Googling.... Facebook...

A little Googling....

Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/JessisRide?pnref=story)

Jessi's Ride - a celebration of life, willpower and the determination to succeed and survive...
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