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07-17-22, 07:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By act0fgod

1) Can't help although the thought has crossed my...

1) Can't help although the thought has crossed my mind as there seem to be lots of coupled tandems for sale now with dual rim brakes and I'd ideally like a touring tandem with a front disc, rear...
07-16-22, 06:35 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 162,150
Posted By act0fgod

We live in CO Springs and saw it on craigslist...

We live in CO Springs and saw it on craigslist based on my alerts. We really thought about buying it as I want a Davinci for the really wide gear ratios, but we previously had a soft ride and my...
07-03-22, 04:13 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 162,150
Posted By act0fgod

Kind of crazy to me that these coupled davinci's...

Kind of crazy to me that these coupled davinci's are going for $1500. One listed on e-bay today included the case....
02-13-22, 10:52 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 162,150
Posted By act0fgod

Santana Exogrid tandem for $1200. (20+)...

Santana Exogrid tandem for $1200.
(20+) Marketplace - Santana Tandem | Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/977127789801558)
10-25-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 162,150
Posted By act0fgod

Cheapest Calfee I've ever seen. Can't vouch for...

Cheapest Calfee I've ever seen. Can't vouch for anything other than saying I saw the add and $1200.
Calfee Carbon Tandem - bicycles - by owner - bike sale (craigslist.org)...
10-19-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,874
Posted By act0fgod

How is letting off the pedals to shift?

How is letting off the pedals to shift?
10-12-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,874
Posted By act0fgod

We had a similar shifting issue when we had an 11...

We had a similar shifting issue when we had an 11 speed 11-42 cassette on our 11 speed e-tap red. I had to shift up twice then down once to go from gear 6->7. I don't remember what the tooth count...
10-08-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,265
Posted By act0fgod

Another one. I'm not a GCN+ subscriber so...

Another one. I'm not a GCN+ subscriber so haven't watched the lands end ride. Wonder if Cyfac provided it in exchange for the advertising.

Tandem Vs Killer Climb | Hank And Si Take On The Wall...
09-21-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 162,150
Posted By act0fgod

They seem to be posting in different areas (also...

They seem to be posting in different areas (also in LA).

On a similar note there is a dragonfly frame with thru axel. I figure $4500 is a real good price. I can't vouch for it at all....
08-30-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,579
Posted By act0fgod

Regarding bicyclebluebook.com or whatever. Not...

Regarding bicyclebluebook.com or whatever. Not accurate all. Feel free to reference it if you are offering a lower price on a bike. I have no idea how they come up with their pricing, because it...
08-26-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 162,150
Posted By act0fgod

Also never seen a Calfee under $3k Calfee...

Also never seen a Calfee under $3k
Calfee Tandem Tetra - bicycles - by owner - bike sale (craigslist.org) (https://ventura.craigslist.org/bik/d/ojai-calfee-tandem-tetra/7364068920.html)...
08-26-21, 08:49 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 162,150
Posted By act0fgod

Can't image there is much demand for this but for...

Can't image there is much demand for this but for $3500 you get 5 seats.
Co-Motion 5 seat Bicycle - bicycles - by owner - bike sale (craigslist.org)...
07-24-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 162,150
Posted By act0fgod

I've found that PNW, SF and LA area all usually...

I've found that PNW, SF and LA area all usually have a lot for sale. Pretty rare to see dual suspension used tandems and there are 3 right now in the SF area.

The Rodriguez has been relisted...
07-22-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 162,150
Posted By act0fgod

I don't think the guy selling it knows much about...

I don't think the guy selling it knows much about what he has. I messaged him a few times and got him to give me some dimensions and think it's a small. If it was a large I'd have purchased it as...
07-14-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 162,150
Posted By act0fgod

What are your requirements for posting these...

What are your requirements for posting these links? There are lots of tandems for sale across the country.
07-10-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 70,884
Posted By act0fgod

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x400/1625967025_68389525ac2dab885375d8a72fd1e79998c084f4.jpeg
Our Bilenkey on it's first gravel trip after a conversion to di2 and new tires.
07-09-21, 09:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,265
Posted By act0fgod

GCN Tandem videos

Not very scientific but I do enjoy watching the GCN content.

Tandem VS 1 | Are 2 Riders On A Tandem Faster Than 1 Roadie? - YouTube

Tandem Vs 2 | Who’s Faster, 2 Roadies Or A Tandem? - YouTube
07-04-21, 09:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,076
Posted By act0fgod

Under $2k I'd recommend going used. It appears...

Under $2k I'd recommend going used. It appears Cannondales range from $500-$2k. I've seen comotions and santana's under $2k.

If you aren't in a rush there are some good deals to be had.
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06-28-21, 09:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 13,191
Posted By act0fgod

Sold our bikefriday tandem tuesday a couple years...

Sold our bikefriday tandem tuesday a couple years ago. Not due to reliability but because it didn't feel like riding our normal bikes.

It was really convenient to travel with. Folding and...
06-18-21, 09:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,875
Posted By act0fgod

Steel Bilenky made for the road/touring. The 90...

Steel Bilenky made for the road/touring.
The 90 degree corner brace is something I put on for attaching the rack we sometimes use....
06-17-21, 10:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,875
Posted By act0fgod

We previously had a burley with the Arai...

We previously had a burley with the Arai drum/drag. I am considering buying a new rear wheel/hub that is threaded and going with the front disc and then rim brake and drum on the rear. Problem is...
06-16-21, 09:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,875
Posted By act0fgod

Brakes/Rotors for Tandem on Mountain Gravel Roads

I know there are folks that do loaded bike packing on gravel in Colorado and wondering what brakes and rotors people are running to keep speeds manageable without warping rotors repeatedly?

We...
05-21-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,064
Posted By act0fgod

Belt Drive For Bicycles | Commuter & Mountain...

Belt Drive For Bicycles | Commuter & Mountain Bike Belt Drives – VEER (veercycle.com) (https://www.veercycle.com/)

The spliced belt allows for converting a Rohloff bike to belts..
05-18-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,064
Posted By act0fgod

Touring, gravel? The high end seems to be on the...

Touring, gravel? The high end seems to be on the low side.
05-12-21, 08:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,326
Posted By act0fgod

No experience with AXS but run SRAM E-Tap 11...

No experience with AXS but run SRAM E-Tap 11 speed on one of ours and have run 52-36 with an 11-40 (with road link). The front chainrings didn't shift perfect (on a triple spider setup with a bash...
05-12-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 755
Posted By act0fgod

Tandem Bikes and Gear Marketplace - Bike Forums...

Tandem Bikes and Gear Marketplace - Bike Forums (https://www.bikeforums.net/tandem-bikes-gear-marketplace/)
05-02-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,443
Posted By act0fgod

Thanks for this recommendation. My wife wants a...

Thanks for this recommendation. My wife wants a belt on our Bilenky but none of the gates combo's fit. This looks like a pretty good option.

Also makes upgrading an existing bike to a rohloff...
04-26-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,719
Posted By act0fgod

The 10-12k is a price for a new tetra Calfee. A...

The 10-12k is a price for a new tetra Calfee. A full carbon frame with dual disc and internally routed Di2. A new Co-motion can get above $10k but only after you start adding customization,...
04-03-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 528
Posted By act0fgod

BH59 connected to a BH90 hose via easy hose joint system

I just bought a set of Shimano ST-R785 levers that came with a set of BR-R785 calipers and I planned to install them on my tandem. The problem is the BR-R785 calipers utilize the BH59 hoses with a...
03-27-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 70,884
Posted By act0fgod

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/720x540/34786_551604089073_4711670_n_f78b1dc6a48fdc08e1e778a046f898cea3663765.jpg
Our first "real" tandem was this orange RT1000 cannondale. Sad...
03-15-21, 09:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,742
Posted By act0fgod

Santana rear spacing is 160mm. So fewer options...

Santana rear spacing is 160mm. So fewer options if it needs to be replaced. That being said the thought is the 160 spacing is stronger., so hopefully you won't have to replace it.
03-15-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,491
Posted By act0fgod

The GRX groupset paired with an xd driver body...

The GRX groupset paired with an xd driver body (9t or 10t capable) gives an impressive gear range and offers hydraulic braking...but isn't cheap. Will also be interesting to see what the shimano di2...
03-14-21, 08:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,742
Posted By act0fgod

Which one is the right size? Santana has...

Which one is the right size?

Santana has indexed/sti shifters, a third brake with the disc, v-brakes, front and rear rack, fenders, bottle cages which all are what I see as improvements over the...
03-13-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,135
Posted By act0fgod

We've gone down three times. The thought of...

We've gone down three times. The thought of quitting riding hasn't even crossed our mind. The stoker for sure takes the worst of it. Maybe she gets whipped around, or maybe it's because she...
03-11-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,000
Posted By act0fgod

Thanks. I also saw the No22 version that is...

Thanks. I also saw the No22 version that is referenced in the thread but those are $250. Rolling them up with the handlebars seems like the way I'll be going, when we get to travel again.
03-10-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,000
Posted By act0fgod

I just bought di2 hydraulic shifters and brakes...

I just bought di2 hydraulic shifters and brakes for our coupled tandem last week. I think I'm going to buy some hydraulic brake line couplers.

HYDRAULIC BRAKE LINE COUPLER — TI CYCLES FABRICATION...
02-14-21, 06:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,006
Posted By act0fgod

$3800 for their ultegra equipped groupset seems...

$3800 for their ultegra equipped groupset seems to be a pretty darn good deal for a full carbon tandem.
Carbon Tandem bikes Duet 700c – Performer Cycles...
02-05-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,394
Posted By act0fgod

Is it the right size? At that price seems like a...

Is it the right size? At that price seems like a great way to get introduced to tandems, and better than the way I did it. Worse case scenario is you resell for the same price.
02-05-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,742
Posted By act0fgod

Chainline is something I don't quite understand...

Chainline is something I don't quite understand but feel like creates a number of problems for tandems because we want wide gear ranges.

As I understand it chainline basically refers to the...
01-18-21, 10:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,673
Posted By act0fgod

I tried riding in the stoker position one...

I tried riding in the stoker position one time...it didn't go well. We couldn't keep a straight line. I figure it was an issue with me in the stoker position.

We started on a tandem but my wife...
01-12-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,464
Posted By act0fgod

Craigslist is where I've purchased most of our...

Craigslist is where I've purchased most of our tandems, and then also sold some there as well. I did sell our bikefriday on e-bay after having it on craigslist for a couple of months. The down side...
12-24-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 70,884
Posted By act0fgod

The range of gears on the davinci's is really...

The range of gears on the davinci's is really appealing. How did you mount the battery behind the stoker seat tube?
12-23-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,749
Posted By act0fgod

Where do you live? The used market is...

Where do you live?

The used market is pretty incredible if you are patient. As mentioned previously tandemclassifieds.com is good if you want something quick and don't mind shipping. Similarly...
12-20-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 19,174
Posted By act0fgod

We are apparently the same age and started riding...

We are apparently the same age and started riding tandems in the same year. No kids for us though.
10-24-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 30,295
Posted By act0fgod

Sorry, it appears no one has information on the...

Sorry, it appears no one has information on the tours...I guess your tagline did invite these responses.
10-13-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,811
Posted By act0fgod

I'm in the process of upgrading one of my tandems...

I'm in the process of upgrading one of my tandems to Di2. I have etap on the other so we'll see which I like more. Your site has been really helpful, so thank you. I found your site early on and...
09-14-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,092
Posted By act0fgod

​​​​​​​Thanks for posting the picture. Appreciate...

​​​​​​​Thanks for posting the picture. Appreciate it.
09-10-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,092
Posted By act0fgod

We bought another tandem and this is exactly what...

We bought another tandem and this is exactly what I want to do, but looking online there is repeated mention of a special shim that is required for the front derailleur hanger. One thread says there...
Replies: 22
Views: 2,346
Posted By act0fgod

Sorry to hear you're not riding them anymore. ...

Sorry to hear you're not riding them anymore. Hope things will permit you to get back to riding sometime in the future.

Southern CA is the place to try and sell for a higher price, if you don't...
05-24-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 22,438
Posted By act0fgod

We are using 700x25 Conti gp 4000. Currently...

We are using 700x25 Conti gp 4000. Currently ride pavement only. Moving and will likely ride dirt roads/gravel. Frame has tons of clearance (looks funny with the 25mm tires honestly) but rims are...
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