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09-14-13, 07:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,629
Posted By Stray8

Very nice. I see you also swapped out the rear...

Very nice. I see you also swapped out the rear bars to hi-risers. Good call.
05-28-13, 12:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,112
Posted By Stray8

Found this ad for a 48 hole Sun Chinook 27" rim: ...

Found this ad for a 48 hole Sun Chinook 27" rim:

http://newyork.en.craigslist.org/brk/bik/3790600506.html

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05-28-13, 12:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,220
Posted By Stray8

I bought and installed Slime filled tubes on...

I bought and installed Slime filled tubes on smaller, fatter kid's bike tires and that noticeably reduced the puncture frequency. The incremental weight was insignificant to their riding style.
04-22-13, 06:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,158
Posted By Stray8

See if you can ask your sister to check out the...

See if you can ask your sister to check out the availability and prices of tandem bikes over there for comparison. If you can get it locally, then you won't have to worry about shipping charges...
04-04-13, 07:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,671
Posted By Stray8

I've ridden with many little kids on the Pacific...

I've ridden with many little kids on the Pacific Dualie. I've found that we really didn't need a stoker kit as A) they can't really add much input when they're small and B) they grow up faster than...
03-23-13, 09:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,889
Posted By Stray8

I bought this Pacific Dualie when it sold on...

I bought this Pacific Dualie when it sold on Amazon for $200 delivered. It's heavy, but fun to ride with kids. Low gearing.
03-23-13, 09:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 856
Posted By Stray8

I've taken kids who don't yet know how to ride on...

I've taken kids who don't yet know how to ride on the tandem and they've been fine. So long as there are no balance or panic issues, it should be okay. Just have them hold on securely to the...
03-02-13, 09:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,995
Posted By Stray8

I have a Sienna also and I think that a cheaper...

I have a Sienna also and I think that a cheaper option for roof mounting would be to get something like this Yakima Raptor Aero Upright Bike Mount ($134) that can attach to the factory roof rack...
03-02-13, 07:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,629
Posted By Stray8

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81BvxEOX6cL....

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81BvxEOX6cL._SL1500_.jpg
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01-27-13, 12:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,115
Posted By Stray8

Guilty as charged...:lol:

Guilty as charged...:lol:
01-13-13, 03:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,115
Posted By Stray8

In short, unless you have tons of bike parts...

In short, unless you have tons of bike parts lying around, no. It has to be justified as a labor of love situation because restoration will cost you more than what it could be sold for. It's actual...
01-13-13, 03:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,064
Posted By Stray8

The sight of little ones riding or being towed...

The sight of little ones riding or being towed along in New York traffic is unsettling to most people around here. They seem to feel that this type of riding belongs solely in an enclosed park. But...
11-20-11, 07:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 976
Posted By Stray8

For a catamaran design you would need to use a...

For a catamaran design you would need to use a differential to even out the power.

http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=227678&d=1321837847

227678
11-20-11, 06:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 976
Posted By Stray8

Hi Emily, Sounds like fun! One way to do...

Hi Emily,

Sounds like fun! One way to do this in a mono-hulled pedal boat would be like this:

http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=227666&d=1321833801

227666


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10-08-11, 01:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,980
Posted By Stray8

http://www.temporarytattoosleeve.com/images/newgan...

http://www.temporarytattoosleeve.com/images/newgangsta.jpg

http://www.temporarytattoosleeve.com/


:D



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08-04-11, 03:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 16,734
Posted By Stray8

It does seem to be harder starting off the line...

It does seem to be harder starting off the line if you're used to the acceleration of a lightweight single bike. I suppose that except for some experienced male-male racing teams the stoker would...
06-09-11, 08:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,307
Posted By Stray8

Funky! It has that weird utilitarian...

Funky! It has that weird utilitarian non-aesthetic look, but strangely appealing. Reminiscent of a Big Dummy that got rearended and melded with another bike. How much did it cost?

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05-08-11, 08:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,247
Posted By Stray8

http://www.bicyclebill.com/IMAGES/photos/450s/Tand...

http://www.bicyclebill.com/IMAGES/photos/450s/TandemSilo.jpg


Well, you can always get a rear-steering tandem for duty equality for the rear rider...:D


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04-11-11, 08:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,455
Posted By Stray8

I'd say get yourself and your buddy properly...

I'd say get yourself and your buddy properly fitted for a carbon fiber Calfee DaVinci with ICS. Skip the couplers since you can probably just have it custom shipped whole by express overnight to...
03-28-11, 09:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,581
Posted By Stray8

http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmen...

http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=195378&d=1301370364


Okay. Flipped I think that clearly the captain is cuter...:D


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03-28-11, 09:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,076
Posted By Stray8

Hey! Good to see that this riser bar idea can...

Hey! Good to see that this riser bar idea can help someone. The price of the extended stems isn't as reasonable for my purposes since the kid stokers will eventually get bigger.

I just checked...
12-26-10, 11:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,422
Posted By Stray8

Nice sign. I think that a convex mirror mounted...

Nice sign. I think that a convex mirror mounted to the garage roof would be more informative. If the tandem rack overhangs the windshield a bit, then simply hanging a tennis ball on a string could...
08-10-10, 10:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 596
Posted By Stray8

When the timing chain starts coming off on hard...

When the timing chain starts coming off on hard climbs...(just don't ask me how I came to this conclusion...:D)


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07-28-10, 10:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,340
Posted By Stray8

I often feel light differential stoker pulses...

I often feel light differential stoker pulses simply because they're felt when I'm riding single bikes. Plus I often ride with kid stokers so the difference in power output is significant.

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07-16-10, 11:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,253
Posted By Stray8

Well now, that's certainly planning ahead.....:D ...

Well now, that's certainly planning ahead.....:D



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Forum: Northeast
07-02-10, 04:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,624
Posted By Stray8

Unwritten rules? Let's see...um...be very...

Unwritten rules? Let's see...um...be very careful while running red lights and don't run over little kids or old ladies... :p

You probably can't bring the bike into most places. Lock it...
07-01-10, 11:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,732
Posted By Stray8

Sweet! :thumb: .

Sweet! :thumb:


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07-01-10, 11:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 800
Posted By Stray8

Just mount a DVD player in the trailer playing...

Just mount a DVD player in the trailer playing Blues Clues on an endless loop.



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You'll be good as long as the battery holds out... :thumb:
06-25-10, 11:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 770
Posted By Stray8

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thum...

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/cd/Bratsche.jpg/159px-Bratsche.jpg

What is a Viola (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viola) doing in the road? :D


;)


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06-24-10, 11:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 410
Posted By Stray8

Just how cheap? :D Bike restoration is...

Just how cheap? :D


Bike restoration is usually a choice for a labor of love and not typically cost effective, but when done you'll have a unique custom tandem that'll suit your preferences and...
06-24-10, 11:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,656
Posted By Stray8

My entry level Pacific Dualie has a thick heavy...

My entry level Pacific Dualie has a thick heavy steel frame (in fact having a wide oval cross-section bottom bar connecting the eccentrics) and exhibits surprisingly little frame flex as compared...
Forum: Northeast
06-24-10, 11:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By Stray8

NYC traffic is a different animal and NYC C-Mass...

NYC traffic is a different animal and NYC C-Mass riders will ignor traffic control devices just like any other day...so be careful.

C-Mass NYC is also populated with a few cyclists just...
05-26-10, 04:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 488
Posted By Stray8

Please post up a picture so we can see how it is...

Please post up a picture so we can see how it is situated.

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-10, 09:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 320
Posted By Stray8

Real security for a trunk mount is problematic...

Real security for a trunk mount is problematic since anyone with a sharp knife can simply cut the straps. The steel reinforced strap looks like a good idea for short stops.

I picked up and...
Forum: Commuting
05-21-10, 07:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By Stray8

Very Carefully. Baby Wipes.

Very Carefully.



Baby Wipes.
Forum: Commuting
05-18-10, 06:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 666
Posted By Stray8

Nice! I fabricated a rackmount from metal...

Nice! I fabricated a rackmount from metal hardware parts.
Forum: Commuting
05-18-10, 06:05 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 9,085
Posted By Stray8

First, I am not a helmet Nazi. Adults wearing...

First, I am not a helmet Nazi. Adults wearing them or not wearing them, I really don't care.

But I'll address your "fact" points just for sakes of a rebuttal:

1. People really wear helmets to...
05-18-10, 05:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,691
Posted By Stray8

Kudos to the female tandems captains and...

Kudos to the female tandems captains and motorcyclists (a Goldwing!). :thumb:


One of the joys that I have found in riding a tandem bicycle is enjoying the same companionship as carrying a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-10, 09:51 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 8,197
Posted By Stray8

Leave. You won't get a good warm fuzzy feeling...

Leave. You won't get a good warm fuzzy feeling for them anymore ...ever. Travel 45 minutes to join a bunch of snot-nosed morons?

Find or form another group that you feel is right for your...
05-16-10, 07:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,691
Posted By Stray8

As above. But males are more likely to be...

As above. But males are more likely to be control freaks than females...:D



I'd ride stoker if I had a Colson-type (rear steering...) tandem...:o
05-16-10, 07:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,418
Posted By Stray8

Good advice above. OP, what type of riding do...

Good advice above. OP, what type of riding do you and your stoker do?


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05-15-10, 06:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 842
Posted By Stray8

DaVinci had kiddie cranks for $85, but they are...

DaVinci had kiddie cranks for $85, but they are currently "Out of Stock for undetermined length of time"
http://www.davincitandems.com/comp.html

Tandems East has them for $115....
05-15-10, 08:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 590
Posted By Stray8

150899 ...

150899

http://reno.craigslist.org/bik/1725830596.html


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Forum: Northeast
05-13-10, 10:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By Stray8

http://www.recycleabicycle.org/about ...

http://www.recycleabicycle.org/about


http://www.recycleabicycle.org/files/images/pearlstreet.jpg
DUMBO (Brooklyn)
35 Pearl Street (at Plymouth Street), Brooklyn, NY 11201
718-858-2972...
05-13-10, 10:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 577
Posted By Stray8

Excellent! I'm sure that Tyler is having a real...

Excellent! I'm sure that Tyler is having a real blast riding tandem with you! Thanks for sharing the good news!


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05-12-10, 11:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,346
Posted By Stray8

I think that for the novelty factor, wooden or...

I think that for the novelty factor, wooden or bamboo tandems have more of a wow factor than this dated CAS.

Carbon fiber has since been developed into almost a high art form since the early...
05-11-10, 10:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,346
Posted By Stray8

150421 About how much do you guess that...

150421

About how much do you guess that this would this go for?


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05-10-10, 10:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,346
Posted By Stray8

http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmen...

http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=150269&d=1273552910

(http://www.cas-bikes.com/)
http://tandem-fahren.de/Mitglieder/Christoph_Timm/builders.html

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05-05-10, 10:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,262
Posted By Stray8

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41s4dXI%2BFO...

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41s4dXI%2BFOL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Ditto. Blackburn Expedition EX-1 rack is well built and sturdy.



http://www.artscyclery.com/descpage-32027.html
Forum: Northeast
05-05-10, 10:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 648
Posted By Stray8

Before 8AM QB is pretty much deserted. I ride my...

Before 8AM QB is pretty much deserted. I ride my motorcycle on QB in the early AM to get to a dentist sometimes and I could probably put down the kickstand and lie down in the middle of the road ...
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