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08-03-22, 06:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 245
Posted By Alcanbrad

Looks like a great adventure. It’s the shared...

Looks like a great adventure. It’s the shared experiences, challenges,and accomplishments that make tandeming so rich and rewarding.
06-27-22, 06:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,478
Posted By Alcanbrad

We have Topeak MTX racks and bags on our tandems...

We have Topeak MTX racks and bags on our tandems and my stoker has complained about the trunk bag crowding her behind. You can see in the first picture how the bag sits right up the back of the...
01-17-22, 08:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,602
Posted By Alcanbrad

The click stand is a great light weight option to...

The click stand is a great light weight option to hold up the bike but I would have second thoughts about using It in the scenario the OP stated. Loading and unloading a kid trailer will undoubtedly...
09-13-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,053
Posted By Alcanbrad

We have a similar co-mo frame (no middle down...

We have a similar co-mo frame (no middle down tube) and my stoker also finds it very difficult to reach a bottle. Our solution: I play 2 roles: captain and water boy. I fetch and pass, and ...
08-27-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,844
Posted By Alcanbrad

You will receive a lot of opinions that will be...

You will receive a lot of opinions that will be all over the road. For us, we're are 400 lb team also riding northern NJ roads. We have 3 road tandems and run Gator skin 28's on 2 of the bikes (one...
07-15-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,469
Posted By Alcanbrad

Oldacura and Carbonfiberboy, I do have already...

Oldacura and Carbonfiberboy, I do have already have the centertrack.


It's the later. The plane of the belt ring is not perpendicular to the crank axle.


So this is a good question. The...
07-15-21, 06:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,469
Posted By Alcanbrad

Gates Carbon Drive timing belt eating bottom brackets?

Amongst all the other various issues I wrestled with our Co-Mo Carrera, one item that has plagued us is a continual consumption of bottom brackets. The stoker bottom bracket develops this incredibly...
04-29-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 979
Posted By Alcanbrad

Just spit-balling here but maybe it was to move...

Just spit-balling here but maybe it was to move the reaction bar to be inline with the pac-man on a different bike, or it was to move the drum assembly further from the hub/bearing for perceived...
03-10-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,004
Posted By Alcanbrad

I believe the couplers in the links are for just...

I believe the couplers in the links are for just coupling lines together. Thay are are not intended for quick disconnect .

I have been on the lookout for a viable solution to run hydraulic on our...
03-10-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,113
Posted By Alcanbrad

This issue has been discussed many times over the...

This issue has been discussed many times over the years on various forums. Many asked Strava to creat a Tandem class to avoid this issue. Strava didn’t see it as a big deal and responded by...
02-24-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,844
Posted By Alcanbrad

It's not an unfair position to take. It really...

It's not an unfair position to take. It really comes down to each individual situation. For us, we're not lucky enough to live a relatively flat flat area (we are actually blessed to live in some...
01-26-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,708
Posted By Alcanbrad

+1

+1
01-19-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 757
Posted By Alcanbrad

This is a very common size. Look for an English...

This is a very common size. Look for an English thread 68/73mm that supports a 24mm spindle. There are many 68mm offerings, but if your bike requires 73 you need that make sure yours will support...
12-10-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 19,201
Posted By Alcanbrad

Beginning 90 Current 127

Beginning 90
Current 127
11-13-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,101
Posted By Alcanbrad

I occasionally ride a tandem solo a few times...

I occasionally ride a tandem solo a few times each year, mostly to pick up my stoker or after dropping her off. I have always found it very stable at speed. The stories above about jack-knifing are...
11-11-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,213
Posted By Alcanbrad

My stoker has tried but does not like clipless...

My stoker has tried but does not like clipless and insists on riding flat pedals. I'm OK with this - Happy stoker, happy life.

I have been riding SPD's for onwards of 25 years and love them,...
11-09-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,409
Posted By Alcanbrad

We are nowhere near any national, regional,...

We are nowhere near any national, regional, local, (or even just us) in terms of team performance. But we do have a history. I couldn't find pictures of the teeth we have sheared off a few late...
10-24-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,409
Posted By Alcanbrad

We were finally able to get out for the first...

We were finally able to get out for the first ride on the new chainring and chain and did the same climb that I captured in the video above. The verdict: No chain skip!!!! In addition to the new 36 T...
10-02-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,817
Posted By Alcanbrad

+1 on this, we took a leaf peeping trip to VT...

+1 on this, we took a leaf peeping trip to VT last weekend and took the travel tandem in our CR-V for the first time. Only added about 10 minutes to set up time at the starts. (Though this may not...
08-16-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,975
Posted By Alcanbrad

A buff worn around the neck is easy to pull up...

A buff worn around the neck is easy to pull up and down with one hand
07-23-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,833
Posted By Alcanbrad

I have dabbled in this endeavor on my tandems,...

I have dabbled in this endeavor on my tandems, road, and gravel bikes a fair amount. What I have learned is that as long as you can clear the largest cog with the derailleur jockey wheel, you can...
07-21-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,478
Posted By Alcanbrad

I made a simple stand that holds the bike upright...

I made a simple stand that holds the bike upright with the front wheel off the ground that makes the removal and installation of the front wheel a breeze:

Alcabrad’s hack...
07-20-20, 05:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,308
Posted By Alcanbrad

sounds like a great adventure. If you haven’t...

sounds like a great adventure. If you haven’t planned to already, suggest you chronicle your ride with an online blog. Great way for your family and friends to journey with you and it’s fun years...
07-19-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,308
Posted By Alcanbrad

Also check the Shimano PD-M324. SPD on one...

Also check the Shimano PD-M324. SPD on one side,old school on the other. I run these on my tandems and gravel bike, and run the PD-EH500‘s on my road bike. I can recommend both.

Where are you...
06-24-20, 04:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,817
Posted By Alcanbrad

Is the puncture occurring at the same spot...

Is the puncture occurring at the same spot relative to the stem? If so, there are only 2 spots on the rim implicated. Focus there.
06-04-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,370
Posted By Alcanbrad

For us, we kept the original stoker crank, FSA...

For us, we kept the original stoker crank, FSA Gossamer MegaEXO tandem triple/bottom bracket. Bike is circa 2014 and this crankset appears to still be available. Original gearing was 28-39-52 and...
04-19-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,140
Posted By Alcanbrad

I couldn't find the Toe Tector from a seller in...

I couldn't find the Toe Tector from a seller in the US and with all the craziness with businesses being closed around the world, I did not want to take an $8 risk so I looked for something similar. I...
11-26-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,301
Posted By Alcanbrad

Our 15 seconds of fame

We didn't get a super-nice or inspirational photo on the GCN network, but we did claim 15 seconds of fame. (Link will take you straight to the segment)

We'll be signing autographs this Saturday...
07-24-19, 04:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,803
Posted By Alcanbrad

If you have family you regularly visit, consider...

If you have family you regularly visit, consider stationing it there so you have a bike to ride when you visit, or make a few changes to make it one you don’t mind getting wet or gritty and use it...
07-10-18, 06:54 PM
Replies: 1,474
Views: 618,689
Posted By Alcanbrad

Yours truly and the better half at the 2018...

Yours truly and the better half at the 2018 Eastern Tandem Rally (our first rally) in Williamsburg VA. Lots of fun....
04-22-15, 07:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,225
Posted By Alcanbrad

Helpful inventions

I have always struggled with pulling the tandem out of the van holding the bike with one hand while grabbing the front wheel and getting it mounted on the forks. We recently acquired a new tandem...
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