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04-27-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,885
Posted By PDub62

Personally, I wouldnít risk my kidís safety or my...

Personally, I wouldnít risk my kidís safety or my tandemís frame with any cobbled solution. Itís worth the investment to have a solution that is designed for the job especially since you have three...
06-09-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,966
Posted By PDub62

Relative to your captainís fear of losing power...

Relative to your captainís fear of losing power with shorter cranks, he may find just the opposite happens and he can ride at a higher power because the shorter arm will make it easier for him to...
07-02-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,815
Posted By PDub62

Exceeding Schwalbe Marathon tire load rating - Touring on a triple tandem

Does anyone have any experience with exceeding the load ratings on Schwalbe tires? If so, did you have issues?

We are taking our triple tandem on tour and our total weight will be around...
06-02-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,099
Posted By PDub62

I am a big fan of the Paul Components MiniMoto...

I am a big fan of the Paul Components MiniMoto for rim brakes w/ short pull road brake levers. I switched from Avid Single Digit w/ Travel Agents to the MiniMoto on our triple tandem and am very...
09-30-18, 07:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,573
Posted By PDub62

Bikesmith Tandem Cranks

Check out Bikesmith Design. Short Bicycle Cranks (http://www.bikesmithdesign.com/Short_Cranks/)
He specializes in short cranks and will certainly have an option.
As someone else stated, da Vinci...
07-08-18, 07:37 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,551
Posted By PDub62

Crank Arm Lengths

You may want to consider changing crank arm lengths. Specifically, go shorter for the stoker and/or longer for the captain. If you drop her crank arm length it will allow her to spin at a higher...
04-16-18, 08:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,047
Posted By PDub62

We have a tandem and a triple with couplers; it...

We have a tandem and a triple with couplers; it makes travelling with the bike very easy.
I don't know anything about adding couplers to a bike but it seems like a pricey upgrade for what you...
03-05-18, 09:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 552
Posted By PDub62

10 speed chain and front shifter with 9 speed cranks

Hi, I'm sure this question has been answered some where on this site but I can't find it so here goes.

I'm wondering if I can pair a 9 speed road crank (triple, 110/74 BCD) and 9 speed front...
02-19-18, 06:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,905
Posted By PDub62

We use an ATOC Tandem Topper that has been...

We use an ATOC Tandem Topper that has been modified with an extra section so it will work with a triple. Because the spacing between load bars was too short on our car I use a hitch mounted Load...
01-29-18, 04:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,028
Posted By PDub62

Fondo

If you look around there are a variety of Fondo style rides/races with tandem classes. We did Leviís Gran Fondo a few years ago on the tandem; unfortunately we found out that though they have a...
04-03-17, 07:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,313
Posted By PDub62

Rideye

Rideye is another good camera alternative. It incorporates sensors to detect if you've been in an accident and then automatically saves the file to ensure it doesn't get overwritten.
A GoPro is...
10-20-15, 08:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 996
Posted By PDub62

Touring with a Triplet Tandem - Looking for advice on racks and/or trailers

We recently bought a used Rodriguez triplet with couplers and I'm looking for some advice on the best racks and/or trailers to use for touring. I'm not sure if this belongs in this forum or the...
01-28-15, 09:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,716
Posted By PDub62

Yeah, it seems like mounting on the seat stay is...

Yeah, it seems like mounting on the seat stay is the best option for me. Thanks!
01-28-15, 07:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,716
Posted By PDub62

Thanks for that dimension. Yes, I was concerned...

Thanks for that dimension. Yes, I was concerned w/ how far the mounting bracket sticks out to the side of the seat post. On my road bike my thigh is only 3/4" or so from the side of the seat post...
01-28-15, 12:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,716
Posted By PDub62

Does anyone have experience mounting the...

Does anyone have experience mounting the DesignShine to the seatpost? It looks like the mounting bracket would stick out far enough for your leg to hit it with every pedal stroke; just wondering if...
03-04-14, 11:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,703
Posted By PDub62

This is similar to what I did but I added the...

This is similar to what I did but I added the extra levers on the top of the bars using levers like this: http://www.jensonusa.com/Brake-Levers/Tektro-RL721-Cross-Levers
03-04-14, 11:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,703
Posted By PDub62

Disc brakes have amazing stopping power...until...

Disc brakes have amazing stopping power...until they fade and have none. We have a Santana w/ the big WinZip rear disk and several years ago while touring in the Adirondack's I experienced a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-11-13, 08:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,092
Posted By PDub62

Higher gearing on a BF Pocket Sport - Capreo 130mm and 60T

I'm looking at various options for getting a higher top speed on my Pocket Sport in advance of a trip to Spain. Currently, my big chain ring is a 53 and I have an 11 as the smallest on the rear...
11-19-12, 09:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,193
Posted By PDub62

I don't really agree with your assessment...

I don't really agree with your assessment MadCity. Braking can't be compared to a car or truck driving on ice or up a hill; the physics are completely different. Braking results in a greater normal...
10-08-12, 11:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,440
Posted By PDub62

Kilted, I'll second the opinion on using...

Kilted, I'll second the opinion on using Xtracycle's centerstand; it is absolutely essential for safety if you're loading kids. I am very impressed w/ the design; very stable, quiet (when deploying...
10-05-12, 11:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,715
Posted By PDub62

Fatter on the front? - Surly Necro Pug

I bought a Necromancer at the end of last winter; I only had a chance to ride it in the snow once before it all melted but it was a blast! I'm getting stoked for the snow to start flying again!
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09-24-12, 08:09 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 22,133
Posted By PDub62

Thanks for the feedback. I definitely learned...

Thanks for the feedback. I definitely learned some things reading this thread about how to brake on long descents. I haven't run into the issue since that trip but I also haven't taken it down any...
09-24-12, 07:50 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 22,133
Posted By PDub62

The descent was big; in the Adirandack mountains...

The descent was big; in the Adirandack mountains the roads seem to be long and straight with sweeping curves but few switchbacks. If I recall right the downhill was several miles long.

As far...
09-19-12, 11:33 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 22,133
Posted By PDub62

This is the first I've seen this thread and...

This is the first I've seen this thread and wanted to provide some info on a brake failure we had w/ a Santana w/ the WinZip disk brake on the rear. We were touring in the Adirondacks pulling a BOB...
09-19-12, 10:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,427
Posted By PDub62

I've ridden both the Yuba Mundo and the Xtracycle...

I've ridden both the Yuba Mundo and the Xtracycle (mounted to an old steel Univega mountain bike) and both have their pros and cons.

For pure people hauling the Yuba rocks. My 5'4" wife had no...
06-26-12, 03:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,198
Posted By PDub62

Answers to some of the questions above: ...

Answers to some of the questions above:

Tires used (especially the width)? Continental Gatorskin 700x28
Tire pressure of front tire? 90-100psi
What type of wheels are on the Santana? Velocity...
06-26-12, 05:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,198
Posted By PDub62

Good question but the CF fork is original...

Good question but the CF fork is original equipment; we bought the bike new and it came with that fork. It was a free 'upgrade' from Santana when we bought the bike.
06-25-12, 09:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,198
Posted By PDub62

Twitchy handling on a 2008 Santana Arriva with Carbon-V fork

We bought our first tandem, a size small steel Santana Arriva w/ carbon fork (700c wheels, S&S couplers), in 2008. Right away the handling felt a little twitchy to me especially at slow speeds but...
06-17-12, 06:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,238
Posted By PDub62

Great idea. I'll give that a try. Thanks!

Great idea. I'll give that a try. Thanks!
06-17-12, 09:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,238
Posted By PDub62

Replacing cables on tandem with cable couplers

We have a Santana tandem with S&S couplers and cable couplers. I was going to replace my cables but could not get the cable coupler off the end of the cable. I removed the small set screw but the...
04-26-09, 07:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,880
Posted By PDub62

What problem did you have with the cadence sensor...

What problem did you have with the cadence sensor mounted on the chainstay? We have ours mounted there and have never had a problem. I realize that it will pull the timing chain but the only time...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-05, 08:00 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 42,474
Posted By PDub62

I bought a 05 Felt F2C in April and have about...

I bought a 05 Felt F2C in April and have about 750 miles on it. I love the feel of the bike; it's amazingly quick. Granted, I've been riding a steel Bontrager Road Lite which is at least 5 pounds...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-05, 09:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,967
Posted By PDub62

I think I've found a partial solution to the...

I think I've found a partial solution to the cross talk issue between the Cateye CD300DW and a Polar S410 HRM. I found that if I put on the chest strap and HRM and hit start (only hit it once so it...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-05, 05:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,967
Posted By PDub62

Could someone tell me how to change the discreet...

Could someone tell me how to change the discreet code on the CD300DW? Is that simply the reset you do w/ the transmitter when you first set it up?

I just installed my new CD300DW today and...
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