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01-12-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,116
Posted By lortman

Starting age - 100 Now - 140

Starting age - 100
Now - 140
01-12-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,029
Posted By lortman

Best Way To Sell Used Tandems

Hello group,

My wife and I are in the process of purchasing our third tandem. I'm not one to sell my older bikes but there are now over ten bikes in the collection and it's time to get rid of a...
02-27-18, 02:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,131
Posted By lortman

fietsbob, thanks for the reply. I too like to...

fietsbob, thanks for the reply. I too like to show up and figure it out. Now with apps like MapMyRide and RideWithGPS and Google Maps you can certainly get good information about possible routes. ...
02-27-18, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,131
Posted By lortman

Tandem Touring Mallorca - Advise Sought

A group of us are heading to Santa Margalida on the island of Mallorca in Spain this coming October. Certainly Mallorca is a cyclist's paradise and there are many things to explore. I'm hoping to...
02-16-17, 11:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,236
Posted By lortman

Follow Up

Just to complete the story, I just got my tandem back from House of Tandems where Ric & Marcia did a fabulous job of upgrading the drivetrain of our Calfee Tetra to SRAM eTap. If you look at the...
10-11-15, 07:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,236
Posted By lortman

To all who offered ideas, I thank you. Once the...

To all who offered ideas, I thank you. Once the riding season ends I'll confer with my LBS and Calfee and come up with a plan. I'll let you all know what I decide and how it goes. Again, thanks...
10-08-15, 07:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,236
Posted By lortman

DubT, good question, I don't know the answer,...

DubT, good question, I don't know the answer, I've never had gearing that low. That is certainly lower than my current 28 to 34. But my upper end would also be higher than my current 53 to 11. It...
10-08-15, 06:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,236
Posted By lortman

Thanks to all who have offered advice. I guess...

Thanks to all who have offered advice. I guess I've concludes that a Sram 1x is probably not the solution. I have one more question. How about a Sram 2x solution. A 50/34 compact crank with a...
10-07-15, 12:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,745
Posted By lortman

We've travelled to Italy and France with our S+S...

We've travelled to Italy and France with our S+S Calfee and have had no issues. Our tandem packs into two 26x26x10 inch cases. We learned a good trick from Mel at Tandems East about packing our...
10-07-15, 12:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,236
Posted By lortman

Calfee Tetra - Getting Rid of my triple... help!

Hello,

I have a Calfee Tetra Tandem purchased in 2009. The drivetrain is: FD-Shimano Ultegra 9 speed triple (53,39,28), RD-Shimano XTR(11-34). Shifting the triple has never been easy. It is...
11-29-12, 05:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,039
Posted By lortman

Thank you for all the quick responses. I did...

Thank you for all the quick responses. I did neglect to add one piece of information, we'll be going as a group and most will be riding singles and will not be bringing their own bikes. While I...
11-28-12, 10:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 743
Posted By lortman

With 700's I just deflate the tires. It's tight,...

With 700's I just deflate the tires. It's tight, but works.
11-28-12, 10:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,039
Posted By lortman

Europe Travel Help

Last Friday I called VBT (Vermont Bicycle Tours) to sign up for their Bordeaux trip in May. We've traveled with VBT years ago before we started riding a tandem. Everything was going great until they...
10-06-08, 08:48 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,993
Posted By lortman

Good News. I received an email from Mel. My...

Good News. I received an email from Mel. My frame will arrive at his shop this week.
10-06-08, 07:58 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,993
Posted By lortman

Hey, that's my bike!

I ordered a Calfee Tandem from Tandems East back in May. Mel has been working hard to get my bike. In an email to him around Interbike he said no one was around at Calfee, they were all in Vegas. ...
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