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02-24-13, 04:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,011
Posted By brewer45

thanks for all the ideas. i'm pretty much...

thanks for all the ideas. i'm pretty much resigned to the fact that this will be a source of conflict and will end my relationship with this LBS. but i at least have some ammunition for the...
02-24-13, 01:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,011
Posted By brewer45

ya. Malkin had the idea to file a police report....

ya. Malkin had the idea to file a police report. depending on what happens in the next couple of days, she'll arrange to meet the police at the shop to file the report. that might get some attention....
02-24-13, 11:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,011
Posted By brewer45

LBS Blues...

Malkin and I have Tikits that were a part of the recall because of breaking stems.
Took the bikes to our long time LBS on Saturday last week to have the new stems installed. When I picked up the...
02-17-13, 07:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 874
Posted By brewer45

Thanks for all the suggestions. Looks like...

Thanks for all the suggestions. Looks like steephilltv is the place to be.

As far as commuting goes, I'm likely to use our public transit and my foldie on both ends when possible.

Cheers!
02-16-13, 04:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 874
Posted By brewer45

Dumped Comcast--Now What?

Hi all. It's been a while, but I always know I can count on a friendly word here.

So here's the update--got a job that requires a 45 mile commute each way every day which has severely hampered my...
12-10-11, 07:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,208
Posted By brewer45

Belt = no chain lube = easy to keep clean. ...

Belt = no chain lube = easy to keep clean. That's the entire argument for us enthusiastic although casual riders. Plus Stoker Malkin likes to watch the words on the belt go around. Reminds her of...
05-10-11, 04:17 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 4,956
Posted By brewer45

******** 20-something riders flaunting traffic...

******** 20-something riders flaunting traffic laws and endangering all riders everywhere. Geez boys--get a clue.
05-10-11, 04:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 967
Posted By brewer45

Riding with stoker Malkin. All the rest is...

Riding with stoker Malkin. All the rest is speculation and falderall....
05-10-11, 04:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,282
Posted By brewer45

"Captain" Brewer controls the bike; "Rear...

"Captain" Brewer controls the bike; "Rear Admiral" Malkin controls Brewer. End of discussion for our team.

Cheers!
05-10-11, 03:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 863
Posted By brewer45

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05-10-11, 03:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 463
Posted By brewer45

RIP Weylandt

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Be careful out there.
05-01-11, 01:29 PM
Replies: 25,261
Views: 2,442,270
Posted By brewer45

Vigorous 20 mile out 'n back on the tandem. 20...

Vigorous 20 mile out 'n back on the tandem. 20 mph headwinds on the way back turned it into a pretty good workout.
05-01-11, 01:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 845
Posted By brewer45

+1 on bibs. I find them significantly more...

+1 on bibs. I find them significantly more comfortable because of all of the things already mentioned. You'll develop your own style for going to the bathroom. Each spring I go to my LBS to see...
Forum: Texas
09-20-10, 07:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 796
Posted By brewer45

Many thanks. I found BikeMan and will give him a...

Many thanks. I found BikeMan and will give him a call.

Cheers!
09-19-10, 01:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,718
Posted By brewer45

I installed the aftermarket Gates from Co-Motion...

I installed the aftermarket Gates from Co-Motion on our Speedster Co-Pilot a few weeks ago. The install was simple and very well documented. Aligning the chainrings was a snap. I used the front BB...
Forum: Texas
09-19-10, 12:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 796
Posted By brewer45

Need some help in Alpine, TX

My nephew has recently relocated to Alpine TX to attend college. While visiting in Utah, he got very interested in cycling and wants to continue. Anybody out there in SW Texas know of a reliable...
04-08-10, 11:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 885
Posted By brewer45

"A question for the women?" Huh? I didn't know...

"A question for the women?" Huh? I didn't know that "the women" were in charge of cleaning the kit!?!? Although in our house, I do most of the cooking (except making the yogurt and the baking) and...
04-08-10, 11:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,071
Posted By brewer45

+1 on the Topeak Road Morph. It's small, but...

+1 on the Topeak Road Morph. It's small, but easy to use. I also very much appreciate the gauge. I suppose it's why we carry one on every bike we ride (see sig).

Cheers!
04-08-10, 11:12 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,840
Posted By brewer45

< font = BeavisandButthead > Heh. Heh. Heh. He...

< font = BeavisandButthead > Heh. Heh. Heh. He said "regularity!" Heh. Heh. < / font>
04-08-10, 11:09 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,848
Posted By brewer45

Rode to work with Stoker Malkin on our singles. ...

Rode to work with Stoker Malkin on our singles. Continued for a total of just over 14 miles. I used the MyTracks app on my 'droid. It's pretty nifty and lets you upload the info to google maps. ...
04-08-10, 11:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 590
Posted By brewer45

I thought I had overdressed for a commute with...

I thought I had overdressed for a commute with Stoker Malkin followed by another 10 or so miles on my own. Nope. Balaklava still required here in Utah @ a balmy 38 F. Even in the cold temps,...
04-08-10, 11:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 600
Posted By brewer45

+1 for sweat. Rather than permanently...

+1 for sweat.

Rather than permanently altering the surface with goop or sanding, you might try a little talc.

I had a similar problem with a new Brooks B17. The situation resolved itself at...
03-16-10, 08:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,107
Posted By brewer45

Stoker Malkin and I have been OOP for about three...

Stoker Malkin and I have been OOP for about three years now. We really like how OOP smooths our cadence, and I have the impression (although no data to substantiate it) that we have more power on...
03-16-10, 07:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 678
Posted By brewer45

Thanks to all for the info. Seems like we might...

Thanks to all for the info. Seems like we might want to do the ride independently of the event.

We rode the Avenue of the Giants last year and were quite taken by how much oxygen and humidity you...
03-14-10, 02:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 678
Posted By brewer45

SLO Gran Fondo

http://www.slogranfondo.com/route.htm

Stoker Malkin and I are considering a trip to Cal for this event. Anybody else thinking of going? And just how challenging is the ride from SLO up the...
03-13-10, 10:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,128
Posted By brewer45

One of the reasons we love our S&S couplers is...

One of the reasons we love our S&S couplers is that, if I take off the front third of the bike, the whole thing can fit in the back of our Yaris!

Cheers!
03-13-10, 09:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,223
Posted By brewer45

The conversation makes me smile. We thought our...

The conversation makes me smile. We thought our Diamondback Westwood was a pretty decent tandem--until we tried to ride the thing on a 50-mile course. At a rest stop about 25 miles in, another...
03-03-10, 07:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 611
Posted By brewer45

I always pretend that March means spring here in...

I always pretend that March means spring here in Utah. On Sunday (Feb 28) stoker Malkin and I took advantage of the nice (40 degrees and dry) weather for a 50-mile tandem toot in honor of my 50th...
03-01-10, 09:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 827
Posted By brewer45

Rode my first 50-miler of the season yesterday on...

Rode my first 50-miler of the season yesterday on a new B-17. Tuberosities have filed a formal complaint.

Cheers!
02-28-10, 02:41 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 11,168
Posted By brewer45

New set of matching Brooks saddles. Rode them 50...

New set of matching Brooks saddles. Rode them 50 miles this morning and my tuberosities are registering a formal complaint!
01-18-10, 10:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,064
Posted By brewer45

The question about the consistent whine from the...

The question about the consistent whine from the front or back seat made me laugh. Nice work!
06-30-09, 07:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,663
Posted By brewer45

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06-24-09, 06:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,417
Posted By brewer45

Stoker Malkin and I got our Speedster about a...

Stoker Malkin and I got our Speedster about a year ago. We made the decision to get the Speedster over the other Co-Mo possibilities because:
1) Upgraded components. I'm the captain, and the last...
06-16-09, 05:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 727
Posted By brewer45

Thanks to all for the suggestions and...

Thanks to all for the suggestions and information. Stoker Malkin and I will find a way to make good time on our trip. We will post pictures!

Cheers!
06-15-09, 05:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 727
Posted By brewer45

Hey Rudy! We'll turn a few pedalstrokes in...

Hey Rudy!

We'll turn a few pedalstrokes in your honor.
We do most of our riding at about 5,000 ft. and are sure to find the air at 8,000 a bit thin. We aren't working to set any speed records,...
06-15-09, 05:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 727
Posted By brewer45

So what you're saying is that you are a stronger,...

So what you're saying is that you are a stronger, fitter, more aggressive rider than me and my stoker. And that my question concerning our plans for a lovely tandeming day in the Kaibab forrest...
06-14-09, 09:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 727
Posted By brewer45

Grand Canyon Tour

Stoker Malkin and I are planning a mini-tour to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. We'll drive to Jacob Lake and ride the Redster to the North Rim from there. It's about 45 miles and 1300 feet (up...
06-05-09, 09:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,877
Posted By brewer45

We ride a Co-Motion Speedster Co-pilot. The...

We ride a Co-Motion Speedster Co-pilot. The feedback you've recieved so far is pretty accurate. I'll add a couple of items based on our experience.
1) The bike fits in two standard checkable...
06-05-09, 09:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,466
Posted By brewer45

We also use a Garmin Nuvi 205. Set it on bicycle...

We also use a Garmin Nuvi 205. Set it on bicycle mode and the nice lady in the box tells us where to go. Battery life is a problem (about 4 hours), but for exploring new territory we've found it to...
02-22-09, 01:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,659
Posted By brewer45

Stoker Malkin uses (and reports being very happy...

Stoker Malkin uses (and reports being very happy with) BOTH a sprung Brooks saddle and Thudbuster. Although we had to move up to the stiffest insert (black) to keep from launching her into orbit.
...
02-01-09, 07:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,160
Posted By brewer45

Brewer and Malkin are off to Mazatlan!

So the adventure begins...

After a frustrating afternoon at the bike shop a couple of weeks ago, I was pretty much conviinced that it was simply impossible for the Redster to be disassembled and...
01-20-09, 09:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,198
Posted By brewer45

Stoker Malkin says +1 on the Thudbuster. She also...

Stoker Malkin says +1 on the Thudbuster. She also uses a much stiffer insert than suggested for her weight so the thing doesn't bounce at all--it just provides firm damping for the hard hits (which,...
01-09-09, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 612
Posted By brewer45

We're headed to the LBS tomorrow afternoon for a...

We're headed to the LBS tomorrow afternoon for a lesson in packing and unpacking the S&S coupled Redster. We're pretty excited about the trip. We found a bike shop in Mazatlan that boasts group...
01-09-09, 03:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,937
Posted By brewer45

Malkin and I are a 325 lb casual team (about 2k...

Malkin and I are a 325 lb casual team (about 2k miles per year), and avoid long steep whenever possible. We've had 1) rim brakes only, 2) rim brakes and drag brake, 3) disk front and rear. With rim...
12-30-08, 11:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 641
Posted By brewer45

Best wishes for many happy twogether miles!

Best wishes for many happy twogether miles!
12-22-08, 10:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 612
Posted By brewer45

Mazatlan Experience

Hi and Happy Holidays from Brewer and Malkin!

We're all set for a trip to Mazatlan to visit Malkin's parents early in February. We're going to take the Redster along for some warm(er) weather...
12-22-08, 09:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 792
Posted By brewer45

When stoker Malkin and I started riding about...

When stoker Malkin and I started riding about 3,000 miles ago, she often commented on my shoulder sway as a point of form. I've mostly fixed the bad habit using rollers to strengthen my core and...
11-28-08, 11:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 881
Posted By brewer45

two together... I picked it up from Rudy. It's...

two together...
I picked it up from Rudy. It's all his fault.

toot!

Cheers!
11-28-08, 10:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 355
Posted By brewer45

Santa Cruz toot

My stoker and I ended up in Santa Cruz for the weekend. We're going to take the redster out for a ride tomorrow (Saturday) morning. Suggestions? Accomplices?

Cheers!
11-28-08, 09:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 881
Posted By brewer45

Santa Cruz Toot

Malkin and I ended up in Santa Cruz for the weekend. We're going for a toot on the redster tomorrow (Saturday). Suggestions? Accomplices?

Cheers!
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