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Forum: Folding Bikes
07-18-22, 07:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 371
Posted By kayakindude

Why not consider adding e-assist? Brompton has a ...

Why not consider adding e-assist? Brompton has a system and there are front hub conversion kits. Swytch can be set to 15 or 20mph, you will still be working your but off but it will keep you with...
07-17-22, 02:17 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,039
Posted By kayakindude

That sums it up nicely. I have assist on the...

That sums it up nicely. I have assist on the tandem and none on my solo bikes but when the time comes I will happily add assist to continue riding like I'm still in my 20's. I just don't get the...
06-25-22, 04:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 884
Posted By kayakindude

Tandem is a 2006 Cannondale with disc brakes. LBS...

Tandem is a 2006 Cannondale with disc brakes. LBS took the rear hub apart and cleaned it up, lubricated. Mechanic said it was pretty dirty. Rear disc brakes were also readjusted. Mech is working on...
06-21-22, 03:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 884
Posted By kayakindude

We brought it to the LBS and asked them to pull...

We brought it to the LBS and asked them to pull the rear hub apart and inspect. Great feedback on that possibility. It would make sense that it is loudest when climbing because all of the weight is...
06-20-22, 02:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 884
Posted By kayakindude

Thanks for the feedback so far. It's been really...

Thanks for the feedback so far. It's been really frustrating. To be fair the LBS has been working well with us to resolve, but someone there is going to have to ride it out for 4+ miles to isolate...
06-17-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 332
Posted By kayakindude

A few tips on the kit, it's a 10mm mount, your...

A few tips on the kit, it's a 10mm mount, your bike is probably good because it's a heavy and probably steel fork. If the eyelet diameter is smaller a flat file will help the motor mount fit.

I...
06-17-22, 12:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 884
Posted By kayakindude

More than creaking

Videos of the issue (https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1RXvuHJd2SzM01Gn17rpDx7TMvD6rf0cc)

Any advice appreciated. We are about $800 into service and parts replacement trying to eliminate this...
05-29-22, 07:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 468
Posted By kayakindude

Weird...

On a group ride with our tandem this morning and another cyclist says "nice hub", then mentions he had originated the front hub motor and his idea has been stolen many times over. A few miles later...
04-09-22, 07:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 699
Posted By kayakindude

Lack of standardization is an issue, there are...

Lack of standardization is an issue, there are many different couplings on top of the many different sensor styles, compounded by left vs right. Agreed square taper is the easiest. My 1st installment...
04-09-22, 06:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 699
Posted By kayakindude

It's the little things

I'm more of a stumbler than studier, ironic considering my background is in training. That said I have a few frustrations that hopefully sharing will help the next newbie out there-

PAS sensors-...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-03-22, 07:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 722
Posted By kayakindude

Not sure if you can fit a brompton block adapter...

Not sure if you can fit a brompton block adapter on a bike Friday but swytch makes a mount for it. There should be plenty of slack in the wire but if more is needed there are extenders available on...
03-18-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,090
Posted By kayakindude

Been awhile since I rode indoor with the wife but...

Been awhile since I rode indoor with the wife but you just drag your icon to any point on the route. Note this only for solo rides, not group riding or racing.
03-12-22, 08:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,401
Posted By kayakindude

Sorry to hear you had issues with the motor. What...

Sorry to hear you had issues with the motor. What went wrong with it in 5 rides? I've had mine on a tandem for over a year without issue but have only ridden in the pouring rain once. Was wondering...
02-23-22, 08:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,609
Posted By kayakindude

Thanks for the feedback. Ended up dropping the...

Thanks for the feedback. Ended up dropping the Kia rear seats and sticking it in the trunk.
02-15-22, 08:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,609
Posted By kayakindude

That's the cheapest option and funny enough I...

That's the cheapest option and funny enough I bought our newer cannondale tandem in the Myrtle beach area and managed to bring it back north in the Optima, but I had to remove the handlebars and...
02-15-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,609
Posted By kayakindude

That's the rack I am thinking about. Interesting...

That's the rack I am thinking about. Interesting that you guys take the front and rear wheels off. Makes sense because I assume more flexing on a trunk system. On the jeep tire mount I've been...
02-14-22, 07:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,609
Posted By kayakindude

Trunk mounted carrier

Has anyone used a basic 2 bike trunk mounted rack to carry their tandem short distances?

I need something to move our 91 Cannondale about 5 miles in either direction to get to safer routes....
02-12-22, 08:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 417
Posted By kayakindude

I'm just over a year in using Swytch kits. I have...

I'm just over a year in using Swytch kits. I have one regular and one pro, but only setup our tandem so far. I rotate the two batteries.

You will need a 10mm fork or have to feather down the motor...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-24-22, 03:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 836
Posted By kayakindude

Thanks for the feedback, the adult "kids" ended...

Thanks for the feedback, the adult "kids" ended up gravitating to the the Citizen Barcelona and two Miami's. Not the same value but in the end they are paying so...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-23-22, 06:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 836
Posted By kayakindude

Thanks for the feedback, will probably go this...

Thanks for the feedback, will probably go this route. Thinking larger because these are strictly for vacation and won't be used on mass transport. Should be a big improvement over the single speed...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-22-22, 09:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 836
Posted By kayakindude

Downtube Dyan

Anyone out there have one and any feedback? Looking to replace my 10 year old Walmart cruisers with a full sized folder since I somehow manage to get 3 full sized cruisers and 2 tandems into an under...
01-20-22, 08:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,679
Posted By kayakindude

You can set the view so that you don't see your...

You can set the view so that you don't see your avatar, just the open road.
01-17-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,382
Posted By kayakindude

Sorry what I meant is are the seatpost batteries...

Sorry what I meant is are the seatpost batteries removable for air travel? Fine with riding non electric when away for work. I like the quick release system I have so you can switch to between but...
01-16-22, 04:32 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,382
Posted By kayakindude

TD that bike looks sweet. When things finally get...

TD that bike looks sweet. When things finally get somewhat normal and I have to actually go back to the office again I am probably looking at something similar. Only apprehension of a seatpost...
01-16-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 550
Posted By kayakindude

How much assist are you looking for? I think the...

How much assist are you looking for? I think the motor/system can be tailored to the that answer. If it's just hill assist or extension of range without comprising the handling then 250 should do it....
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-16-22, 01:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,698
Posted By kayakindude

I don't see removing the front wheel a detriment....

I don't see removing the front wheel a detriment. On the contrary I feel a lot better leaving my Chameleon unattended in the vestibule area of the train while I grab a comfortable seat for the ride...
01-09-22, 06:36 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,090
Posted By kayakindude

Make sure reality in your settings is set to 100....

Make sure reality in your settings is set to 100. You don't use a rear tire so it can't be slippage.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-24-21, 06:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,627
Posted By kayakindude

Other option is adding a brompton block adapter...

Other option is adding a brompton block adapter to the front. It holds a lot and makes for a stable ride. I have the Via (daughters), beautiful bike. Also the Mariner (wifes), again great bike I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-22-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 752
Posted By kayakindude

Not all folders need one. I have the Vybe without...

Not all folders need one. I have the Vybe without one and never drop the chain. My other Dahons, Airnimal, and Zizzos ( I'm starting to think I have an illness) ride fine without one. I suspect...
12-20-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,679
Posted By kayakindude

You can also check out the 5 most popular routes,...

You can also check out the 5 most popular routes, which gets updated monthly.
...
12-18-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,679
Posted By kayakindude

I tried my 1st Rouvy group ride this morning and...

I tried my 1st Rouvy group ride this morning and it was a lot of fun. Rode along the Pacific coast highway with about 20 riders. It was similar to a real world group ride. There are two drafting...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-21-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,843
Posted By kayakindude

Have had my eye on one for awhile now, really...

Have had my eye on one for awhile now, really neat design. If I ever go with a ground up electric it will be this one.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-17-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,790
Posted By kayakindude

I think Pacific Reach also is tied into the...

I think Pacific Reach also is tied into the development of the Chameleon, but it's been a few years since it was discussed. You can order one direct from Airnimal but also keep an eye out for a used...
10-05-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,971
Posted By kayakindude

Swytch opened their launch window but I am...

Swytch opened their launch window but I am surprised by how much the price jumped since last year....
10-04-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,971
Posted By kayakindude

Hey I went through your link to build out a 700cc...

Hey I went through your link to build out a 700cc wheel just to compare and get a price. Love that they have a tandem option. Always good to have several choices.
10-03-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,971
Posted By kayakindude

We have the swytch on our tandem and love it. As...

We have the swytch on our tandem and love it. As others mentioned it depends on what you are looking for. Swytch will take the edge out of climbing and pulling a loaded trailer for a crew looking for...
09-25-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,176
Posted By kayakindude

No charges...

No charges (https://www.yahoo.com/sports/driver-in-crash-that-killed-jets-coach-greg-knapp-will-not-be-charged-135022018.html)

Truly an injustice.
09-19-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,580
Posted By kayakindude

Echoing on riding one more than once as it is a...

Echoing on riding one more than once as it is a different feeling than a single and it takes a few times to build trust. My wife won't go back to a single now but I bought an e-kit to balance us...
09-09-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 788
Posted By kayakindude

We have a 250w hub in the front, keeps our...

We have a 250w hub in the front, keeps our average about the same as without a trailer. Battery is on the handlebar.
09-08-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 788
Posted By kayakindude

Pedaling with pets

Any other tandem teams pulling their pooch out there? We built out a Bob trailer with gym pad cushioning and nicknamed it the armadillo....
09-02-21, 05:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,573
Posted By kayakindude

My 91 was our 1st road tandem and got it in 2019...

My 91 was our 1st road tandem and got it in 2019 for 400. Great starter bike for the road. There is something about 27 inch wheels that inspires confidence when riding. We just retired that to part...
09-01-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,573
Posted By kayakindude

It also depends on what you are looking for. We...

It also depends on what you are looking for. We moved our 91 Cannondale down to our beach house in South Carolina and it was a blast riding the grand strand. It is old tech with brifters but is bomb...
08-07-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 457
Posted By kayakindude

Power differences

Spent last weekend tandeming in Vermont. Figured with a long ride planned I would try out my Switch Pro battery. I didn't modify anything and stock goes up to 15mph. The regular battery I've been...
08-07-21, 05:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,647
Posted By kayakindude

We too are dealing with a squeek/rub. Only...

We too are dealing with a squeek/rub. Only happens when pedaling and stops when the stoker stands. I've greased the pedals and stoker seat post, but it still happens. The weird part is it only begins...
07-28-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,476
Posted By kayakindude

I own 6 folders, 2 Dahons, 3 Zizzos, and an...

I own 6 folders, 2 Dahons, 3 Zizzos, and an incredible Airnimal Chameleon (my main bike and my commuter to Providence). You ever want to test ride one send me a PM. I do agree a folder would make a...
07-26-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,230
Posted By kayakindude

We pull a dog too on a tandem, combined weight is...

We pull a dog too on a tandem, combined weight is probably 380 pounds. Only a few larger hills and most rides average 1500 of climbing or less. Our motor has never cut off but we frequently leave it...
07-26-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,808
Posted By kayakindude

I am not sure if a larger motor results in drag,...

I am not sure if a larger motor results in drag, definitely adds weight. I use Swytch and often ride with the system off and there is no drag, but smaller motor. System weighs around 6 pounds. There...
07-25-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,808
Posted By kayakindude

Simple answer is yes. I have a 250 watt front...

Simple answer is yes. I have a 250 watt front hub on my 2006 Cannondale. The better question is how will you use it? Mine takes the edge of climbing and boosts our speed by just over 2 mph, that's...
07-25-21, 06:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,476
Posted By kayakindude

Because we live near each other, I would...

Because we live near each other, I would recommend the Trek store in EP. They are pricey but will give you a good idea on setups and how the ride compares to a regular bike. If you want to see how a...
07-24-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,028
Posted By kayakindude

The other big advantage of the radar unit on busy...

The other big advantage of the radar unit on busy roads is it shows not only if the lane is clear to take (to execute left hand turns) but how far apart the vehicles are spaced. I've learned what...
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