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07-27-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,812
Posted By waynesulak

Compass has come out with a third type of casing...

Compass has come out with a third type of casing - "Endurance casing" which is heavier that the normal version.
07-27-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,194
Posted By waynesulak

Thanks for sharing

Great post. Thanks for sharing. There are lots of tandem teams with less time on the bike that can benefit from your post.
04-27-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,688
Posted By waynesulak

I suggest not relying on the assumption that the...

I suggest not relying on the assumption that the seller thought about the fork. Everyone has different risk tolerances but it remains 100% the bike rider's risk. The seller and manufacturer can...
10-11-18, 11:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,175
Posted By waynesulak

Why not Carbon for Mars rover?

I know there are some people on this forum that work with carbon in industry and while reading the linked story about the SUV sized rover NASA is preparing for Mars I wondered why did they build it...
08-24-18, 10:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,410
Posted By waynesulak

Just following up in case the original poster has...

Just following up in case the original poster has talked to CoMotion. I believe when a company like CoMotion puts their brand on the hub then they assume the responsibility for support of the...
08-09-18, 03:17 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,169
Posted By waynesulak

That is a good point and may have entered into...

That is a good point and may have entered into Landshark's decision not to modify the bike into something which does not represent Landshark well. As it is, a low power team might find that bike...
08-09-18, 12:36 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,169
Posted By waynesulak

I believe that one problem with a carbon custom...

I believe that one problem with a carbon custom frame is the difficulty predicting the amount of flex the frame will have. A benefit of carbon is that in theory the builder to design any degree of...
07-31-18, 10:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,410
Posted By waynesulak

I also have a pair of the "A10" Co-Motion branded...

I also have a pair of the "A10" Co-Motion branded hubs. Please pass along any information learned from Co-Motion.
07-06-18, 08:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,915
Posted By waynesulak

Lots of possible reasons for a small company to...

Lots of possible reasons for a small company to fail. In addition to mentioned import tariffs, they range from family/health concerns of the principle to undercapitalization (very common) and product...
03-27-18, 11:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,311
Posted By waynesulak

My opinion is that grouping all tandems by wheel...

My opinion is that grouping all tandems by wheel size is a mistake. There are good and bad bikes using all sizes. Same with frame material.

The first decision to make on a custom bike is...
02-22-18, 12:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 993
Posted By waynesulak

English time trial tandem

I hope he posts about the events he enters. He is a strong time trialist and he appreciates the right amount of frame flex.

Team issue Time Trial Tandem | English Cycles...
02-01-18, 09:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,484
Posted By waynesulak

Were these fixed gear tandems or do they allow...

Were these fixed gear tandems or do they allow geared bikes possibly with brakes removed??
12-18-17, 02:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,832
Posted By waynesulak

I am only 60 but a big believer in stretching and...

I am only 60 but a big believer in stretching and I am more flexible than when I was 50. Our Yoga teacher was in her 70s and stretched like she was 30.

That said injuries can change everything...
12-18-17, 01:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,663
Posted By waynesulak

Weight limited stated at 250 lbs. Not sure if...

Weight limited stated at 250 lbs. Not sure if that includes the bike. If so I know a few single riders that exceed it.
12-17-17, 09:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,663
Posted By waynesulak

Tandem on Smart Trainer

I have been looking at purchasing a smart trainer that can be controlled by apps like Zwift. I have been unable to find one that accepts quick release rear hubs wider than 135mm. I see the Kickr...
11-10-17, 02:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,023
Posted By waynesulak

When we have to ride inside we use separate...

When we have to ride inside we use separate trainers. Our tandems are outside toys.
09-22-17, 11:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,430
Posted By waynesulak

Yes the next best thing is a pedal based meters...

Yes the next best thing is a pedal based meters that are fairly simple to move around. Unfortunately they are limited to Look Keo system. I would jump and buy a Speedplay. The stomp on the pedal...
09-21-17, 07:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,430
Posted By waynesulak

Really nice to see the price dropping. ...

Really nice to see the price dropping.

Like many tandem riders we both also have singles . We also have another tandem. That would be six power meters all in and that is not in the budget. ...
09-16-17, 10:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,792
Posted By waynesulak

My approach would be to make sure and be ultra...

My approach would be to make sure and be ultra patient starting out. The best way to change her opinion is to consistently be patient knowing that each slip is what she most likely will remember. ...
09-09-17, 10:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,882
Posted By waynesulak

As an example of the little understanding other...

As an example of the little understanding other riders have of a tandem, a guy on a local team pedaled up to us on a hill and commented that we were really good at pedaling in sync. I just said...
09-08-17, 03:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,882
Posted By waynesulak

The "she not pedaling" can be hard take for my...

The "she not pedaling" can be hard take for my stoker and since we are a team and I was raised to always stand up for your teammates when they are attacked its hard for me to take as well.

That...
08-02-17, 11:26 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 15,729
Posted By waynesulak

In 2006 I set my wife's bike up with new Campy 10...

In 2006 I set my wife's bike up with new Campy 10 speed shifters and new 10 Campy RD with a Shimano 9 speed cassette. She has been happy with it for thousands of miles. Works well but not perfect....
07-24-17, 03:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,316
Posted By waynesulak

For me the most important measurement on a bike...

For me the most important measurement on a bike is the top tube length. I would hesitate to buy the Cannondale unless you can see it will fit you with your desired drop bars. It sounds like that...
07-21-17, 10:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,994
Posted By waynesulak

What brand of system are you using?

What brand of system are you using?
07-20-17, 04:13 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 15,729
Posted By waynesulak

Good find. Another rear derailleur that allows...

Good find. Another rear derailleur that allows campy 10 shifters to run Shimano 10 cassettes is SRAM Apex or Rival
"Exact Acuation" Have run it on our tandems for many thousands of miles. I...
07-20-17, 11:11 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,190
Posted By waynesulak

I agree some comments made earlier in the thread:...

I agree some comments made earlier in the thread:

It depends on the power of the team. Lower power teams need more gears. This is even more so because they often also are riders with narrow...
07-17-17, 03:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,387
Posted By waynesulak

I think your right that the tires and I would add...

I think your right that the tires and I would add the wheels can make a huge difference. As steel is special, I agree that it is not. The design & material together work to make a difference.
...
06-23-17, 01:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,891
Posted By waynesulak

To me this is a classic example of carbon fiber. ...

To me this is a classic example of carbon fiber. It is a great material but has drawbacks that users should consider and evaluate. Light and strong but some small danger of complete failure with...
06-19-17, 11:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,349
Posted By waynesulak

The locktight is a good idea. I will give that a...

The locktight is a good idea. I will give that a try.

We also use daVinci connectors. They have two grub screws which for lends more security and less likely hood that I strip them out.
06-07-17, 12:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 950
Posted By waynesulak

Bike stiffness and Cannondale

“I no longer believe that the ultimate rigidity defines the ultimate bike”
Damon Rinard, Road Engineering Manager at Cannondale

Long time readers of this forum may recall numerous discussions...
05-28-17, 08:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,697
Posted By waynesulak

I know it is frustrating to have a ride...

I know it is frustrating to have a ride disrupted. I suggest no matter what type of bike you ride that you have spare parts at home. Even if you limit yourself to bikes and components that are...
05-24-17, 03:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,318
Posted By waynesulak

You make an important note about recommendations....

You make an important note about recommendations. Different teams put widely different demands on tires and wheels. Often teams do not appreciate this and are disappointed with recommended...
05-18-17, 10:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,318
Posted By waynesulak

Much discussed topic. I suggest searching the...

Much discussed topic. I suggest searching the forum using the built in search tool or better yet google. There is a lot of good info buried in the posts if you want to spend the time to sift thru...
05-05-17, 10:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,308
Posted By waynesulak

I would not do it.

I would not do it.
05-05-17, 10:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,054
Posted By waynesulak

We began riding a tandem in 2006 on 700C Comotion...

We began riding a tandem in 2006 on 700C Comotion Speedster. Now we have two 650B tandems, one coupled with fenders and one 700C with narrow tires. For us the 700C feels faster and but we find 650B...
04-29-17, 08:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,974
Posted By waynesulak

I am very sorry of your crash and wish you...

I am very sorry of your crash and wish you strength in your recovery.

On Schwalbe tires:

I give credit to Schwalbe for publishing weight limits. I have trouble finding them on other tires. ...
04-17-17, 11:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,165
Posted By waynesulak

It has been a while since Bill bashing made the...

It has been a while since Bill bashing made the forum. He is an interesting story. I think his personality and marketing helped when the tandem market needed it and now the market seems to have...
04-01-17, 05:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,833
Posted By waynesulak

We have a set of A23 rims, 650B compass tires. ...

We have a set of A23 rims, 650B compass tires. Rolls very well with 36 DT aerolights. 300 lb team and have 2800 miles on them untouched and true.
03-31-17, 03:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,833
Posted By waynesulak

I own a couple Santanas and like them but the...

I own a couple Santanas and like them but the rear spacing limits your race wheel options. You have found all I know of but will add that Hadley did a special hole drilling on a hub for me but that...
03-30-17, 05:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,859
Posted By waynesulak

As you most likely know the FD cage should be...

As you most likely know the FD cage should be approx parallel with the rings. I cannot tell from the pictures for sure if that is the case. If the cage is at an angle then adjusting it to be...
03-27-17, 03:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,006
Posted By waynesulak

All the custom builders that I talked to wanted a...

All the custom builders that I talked to wanted a small deposit to hold a place on the waiting list and most or all the remainder when they order tubing to begin construction. As I understand...
03-27-17, 11:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,006
Posted By waynesulak

This does seem like a lone custom builder. Many...

This does seem like a lone custom builder. Many custom builders are much better at building bikes than running a business. It may be that he has been ill, or he gives priority to Zinn. ...
03-20-17, 11:22 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,006
Posted By waynesulak

What was the promised delivery date? To me that...

What was the promised delivery date? To me that is the key issue.
03-15-17, 11:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,006
Posted By waynesulak

google search site

I don't like the built in forum search feature.

Google search for Paketa within the forum with:

"Paketa" site:bikeforums.net/tandem-cycling/
11-11-16, 11:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,156
Posted By waynesulak

I believe you can design a very stiff tandem with...

I believe you can design a very stiff tandem with CF or steel. Diameter of tubing is very important. A steel bike with tubes as large a diameter as the oversized Calfee tubes would be extremely...
10-21-16, 10:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,901
Posted By waynesulak

What type and size of clincher tires are you...

What type and size of clincher tires are you using?
09-30-16, 10:58 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 21,474
Posted By waynesulak

Thanks for posting all the details and pictures.

Thanks for posting all the details and pictures.
09-22-16, 11:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,342
Posted By waynesulak

I was at a Ford dealership for an unrelated...

I was at a Ford dealership for an unrelated reason and decided to try and see what a Transit looked like in person. Walked all over the lot but could not find one. I suppose they had to make space...
09-20-16, 09:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,342
Posted By waynesulak

Have used rear racks many times and they work but...

Have used rear racks many times and they work but I was never happy with our bike hanging out there ready to be made into a bike sandwich by the driver behind. Consider having to convince the other...
08-19-16, 07:57 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,011
Posted By waynesulak

Left does tend to be on the uphill side due to...

Left does tend to be on the uphill side due to road camber but I find I have to use the right foot from time to time. Do you ever use the right foot?
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