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Forum: Fatbikes
05-13-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By jim_pridx

That's a great point! We ended up going with a...

That's a great point! We ended up going with a 27.5" summer wheelset on my wife's bike - primarily to improve her standover height - but it has resulted in more pedal strikes. In our case, going from...
Forum: Fatbikes
05-11-21, 11:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 225
Posted By jim_pridx

I'm also a long-time roadie that just got into...

I'm also a long-time roadie that just got into fat biking at the beginning of this year. Since my wife and I were originally going to spend much of our retirement time in the southwest over the...
Forum: Fatbikes
05-09-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By jim_pridx

Yeah, a lot of people do this, so you're...

Yeah, a lot of people do this, so you're certainly not alone! We just did the very same thing with my wife's Salsa Beargrease so that she could do some summer singletrack riding with me. You might...
Forum: Fatbikes
05-05-21, 11:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By jim_pridx

My wife purchased an XS Salsa Beargrease a few...

My wife purchased an XS Salsa Beargrease a few months ago. At 5'1", she has a bit of a standover height issue with the top tube but, other than that, she loves how it rides and fits! If I'm not...
05-04-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 712
Posted By jim_pridx

I also have a vintage custom tandem that gets...

I also have a vintage custom tandem that gets very little use these days, and while I spent some time last fall building it back up again - mostly for nostalgic sake - I'm also finding myself...
Forum: Introductions
05-01-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 610
Posted By jim_pridx

Late to the party here, but I have a 1983 Trek...

Late to the party here, but I have a 1983 Trek 720 that looks very similar. These are indeed very collectible bikes these days, and I'll agree that $500 - $600 can easily be obtained if the bike is...
04-27-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 577
Posted By jim_pridx

I wasn't going to say it, but that was my first...

I wasn't going to say it, but that was my first thought as well.
04-15-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,053
Posted By jim_pridx

I definitely resemble that remark.......LOL....

I definitely resemble that remark.......LOL. Seriously, though, I've been mountain biking on and off since the mid '80s, and while I've taken my fair share of spills over the years, at 67 I'm much...
04-07-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,661
Posted By jim_pridx

I have a feeling that you might've missed my...

I have a feeling that you might've missed my point. I'm not sure how Chinese airlines deal with luggage size, but if you travel to Europe or the States, it's quite easy and fairly inexpensive to...
04-04-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,661
Posted By jim_pridx

I'm in agreement with what the others have said...

I'm in agreement with what the others have said above. I'm curious as to why you'd use only one pair of couplers? For airplane travel in particular, you may have a difficult time checking in a bike...
04-04-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 556
Posted By jim_pridx

That's one way to do it! It appears to be pretty...

That's one way to do it! It appears to be pretty stable without the bikes nosing out too far on each side. As you've stated, I would've been concerned about the "wind flex" as well, but it looks as...
03-25-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 20,857
Posted By jim_pridx

This is the very first tandem we purchased in...

This is the very first tandem we purchased in 1985. I just built it up again last fall after it had been hanging in storage for several years. It was originally designed and built by Scott Richardson...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-25-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 661
Posted By jim_pridx

This was my first winter of riding on snow with a...

This was my first winter of riding on snow with a fatbike. I'm generally not a big fan of winter, but this year I was actually sad to see the snow melt. I've been a bike fanatic all of my life, and I...
03-22-21, 06:16 PM
03-22-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,240
Posted By jim_pridx

I was basically going to comment along the same...

I was basically going to comment along the same lines in regard to "pedal feel" and "standing." Other than our non-bike-related chitter-chatter, I rarely call out anything else unless I happen to see...
03-18-21, 11:37 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,607
Posted By jim_pridx

So, the two of you started tandeming as...

So, the two of you started tandeming as teenagers? Wow! That's pretty incredible! And I thought we started young at ages 30 and 31.
Forum: Fatbikes
03-11-21, 12:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,944
Posted By jim_pridx

Very true! While I initially purchased the bike...

Very true! While I initially purchased the bike to continue riding over the winter months, I certainly plan on discovering all of the aspects that this bike can provide during the warmer months, too....
03-10-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,630
Posted By jim_pridx

Yeah, we do the same in terms of logging in our...

Yeah, we do the same in terms of logging in our tandem-only rides in the daily ride titles. I'll have to see if I can find the "tandem section," for I never knew it existed.
Forum: Fatbikes
03-10-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,944
Posted By jim_pridx

I'm in my 60s as well and picked up my first fat...

I'm in my 60s as well and picked up my first fat bike on January 3rd of this year. I've never been one who's enjoyed winter much, but this bike was a game changer! For the first time in decades I was...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-01-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 43,799
Posted By jim_pridx

https://i.postimg.cc/2j21Wpdp/Hartman-Creek-03-01-...

https://i.postimg.cc/2j21Wpdp/Hartman-Creek-03-01-21.jpg (https://postimg.cc/rzRy6PYg)
Forum: Fatbikes
02-28-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,342
Posted By jim_pridx

The conditions around central WI have been pretty...

The conditions around central WI have been pretty decent for most of the winter until the latest thaw. I'm hoping to get out tomorrow, but we'll see what the trails look like in the morning. Beyond...
02-28-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,872
Posted By jim_pridx

Not to be steering you away from Co-Motion, but...

Not to be steering you away from Co-Motion, but if you're from the Twin Cities, there is a tandem builder out in Hudson (used to live in St. Paul) who can build anything you'd like. He built us a...
02-28-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,872
Posted By jim_pridx

Our Co-Mo Carrera is just a single color as well...

Our Co-Mo Carrera is just a single color as well (champagne metallic), but we love the bike! You really can't go wrong with a Co-Motion tandem! Happy anniversary!
...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-21-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 43,799
Posted By jim_pridx

https://i.postimg.cc/8Cvh04Tj/Hartman-Creek-02-20-...

https://i.postimg.cc/8Cvh04Tj/Hartman-Creek-02-20-21.jpg (https://postimg.cc/qtkht8hT)

https://i.postimg.cc/cHNQy3JT/TRTrail-02-21-21.jpg (https://postimg.cc/Y4b4QhYm)
Forum: Fatbikes
02-18-21, 11:45 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 43,799
Posted By jim_pridx

https://i.postimg.cc/GmYCcZqQ/Standing-Rocks-2-18-...

https://i.postimg.cc/GmYCcZqQ/Standing-Rocks-2-18-21.jpg (https://postimg.cc/YvpVRycG)
Forum: Fatbikes
02-10-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,091
Posted By jim_pridx

Very nice! It just so happens that I recently...

Very nice! It just so happens that I recently purchased a Beargrease for my wife as well. She's only gotten out for one ride so far, but she's loving it!
...
02-05-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,386
Posted By jim_pridx

I don't mean to be stating the obvious, for...

I don't mean to be stating the obvious, for you've probably looked at this already, but a lack of travel in the FD might also mean that there isn't enough tension in the derailleur cable. I've...
Forum: Fatbikes
01-31-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 43,799
Posted By jim_pridx

https://i.postimg.cc/XqT6M0kG/3081.jpg...

https://i.postimg.cc/XqT6M0kG/3081.jpg (https://postimg.cc/wRcGJZPg)

https://i.postimg.cc/pV12Qwzt/3080.jpg (https://postimg.cc/c6wy05FD)
Forum: Fatbikes
01-10-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,080
Posted By jim_pridx

Yeah, and my wife just told me that she'd rather...

Yeah, and my wife just told me that she'd rather not get a fatbike at this time, so I guess it wouldn't have worked out anyway. That Surly is probably a pretty decent bike, though.
Forum: Fatbikes
01-10-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,080
Posted By jim_pridx

Trace, if by chance you don't grab the Surly...

Trace, if by chance you don't grab the Surly Wednesday, would you mind telling me where it's located? I'm looking for an XS fatbike in that same price range for my wife, and we haven't found much out...
Forum: Fatbikes
01-09-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,080
Posted By jim_pridx

I just bought my very first fatbike last Sunday -...

I just bought my very first fatbike last Sunday - primarily to keep riding through the Wisconsin winters - and I tossed around the idea of purchasing a sub-$1000 bike vs one that might last me 10 or...
Forum: Fatbikes
01-07-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 43,799
Posted By jim_pridx

https://i.postimg.cc/Vs7Kk3nh/Island2.jpg...

https://i.postimg.cc/Vs7Kk3nh/Island2.jpg (https://postimg.cc/JtkNTYT3)
Forum: Fatbikes
01-04-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 43,799
Posted By jim_pridx

https://i.postimg.cc/VLGPV1Yf/Salsa-Mukluk2.jpg...

https://i.postimg.cc/VLGPV1Yf/Salsa-Mukluk2.jpg (https://postimg.cc/svhLMkQq)
12-28-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,791
Posted By jim_pridx

As it turned out, the distance for our Gates...

As it turned out, the distance for our Gates system was spot on, so I ran with it! We ended up using the da Vinci spiders with it as well.

EDIT: In the even you're interested, here's a photo of...
12-28-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,791
Posted By jim_pridx

We just switched to a Gates belt system for our...

We just switched to a Gates belt system for our timing setup on our Bob Brown bike, but prior to that we used the da Vinci 34t rings with no problems at all. I have heard that a smaller ring will...
12-19-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,607
Posted By jim_pridx

I've been wondering about them myself.

I've been wondering about them myself.
12-16-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,607
Posted By jim_pridx

You know, I do remember commenting on your thread...

You know, I do remember commenting on your thread after you posted it a few months ago. I guess my memory doesn't serve me quite as well as it once did.......sorry about that! It's great to hear that...
12-16-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,607
Posted By jim_pridx

So sorry to hear that! Do you suppose that's...

So sorry to hear that! Do you suppose that's really the end of your tandeming career?
12-08-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,461
Posted By jim_pridx

Very nice tandem!

Very nice tandem!
12-07-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,607
Posted By jim_pridx

Ok, I'll play: Beginning Tandem Age: 61 ...

Ok, I'll play:

Beginning Tandem Age: 61
Current Tandem Age: 131
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-20, 12:30 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,747
Posted By jim_pridx

My wife and I have been riding a tandem for over...

My wife and I have been riding a tandem for over 35 years now, and we hit the mid 50s while going down one of our local hills about 25 years ago. Since the tandem remained very stable, the speed...
11-11-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,637
Posted By jim_pridx

It might also be worth noting that Shimano makes...

It might also be worth noting that Shimano makes an SPD cleat - the SH-56 Multi-Directional - that makes it much easier to detach your foot from the pedal in comparison to their standard SPD cleat....
11-10-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,637
Posted By jim_pridx

I'd venture to say that toe clips have pretty...

I'd venture to say that toe clips have pretty much fallen out of favor with the times. We used toe clips on our tandem throughout the '80s and '90s until we finally settled with SPDs. I was reluctant...
11-01-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,701
Posted By jim_pridx

I was able to see his bike on the "Tandem...

I was able to see his bike on the "Tandem Bicycle" Facebook page. It's really a nice-looking tandem! With the OP's permission, I'd be happy to post some of the photos for him.
10-30-20, 11:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 843
Posted By jim_pridx

I'm not sure if I'm understanding your question....

I'm not sure if I'm understanding your question. Are you looking to gain a considerable amount of chain to ground clearance below your timing chain? If you're looking to raise the timing chain by a...
10-29-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,736
Posted By jim_pridx

Yeah, if I were to make an "uneducated guess"...

Yeah, if I were to make an "uneducated guess" myself, I would probably come up with a similar assessment. There's obviously something inherently awry with this particular fork, for we've had both of...
10-28-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,736
Posted By jim_pridx

Yeah, thanks for posting this article! I have a...

Yeah, thanks for posting this article! I have a fork on one of our tandems that I've been a little suspicious about for quite some time now. The bike goes into a front-end shimmy mode when descending...
10-27-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,202
Posted By jim_pridx

Very nice tandem!......:)

Very nice tandem!......:)
10-23-20, 11:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,336
Posted By jim_pridx

As long as you have straight runs with quality...

As long as you have straight runs with quality cable guides that accommodate them, you won't need to use any housing. That's perfectly normal on many bikes. The curves and tight bends become the most...
10-19-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,280
Posted By jim_pridx

It seems that the "spring-type" of post is still...

It seems that the "spring-type" of post is still quite available. It isn't my wife's favorite post, but she likes it well enough to give me the "ok" to put an old USE post on our first tandem that...
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