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05-21-22, 05:24 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Artmo

Try www.tandem-club.org.uk/forsale

Try www.tandem-club.org.uk/forsale
05-15-22, 04:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By Artmo

Go for it!!

Go for it!!
05-06-22, 06:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 15,784
Posted By Artmo

We’ve probably ridden over 30K miles on the...

We’ve probably ridden over 30K miles on the original Gates version and it still keeps going!
05-04-22, 07:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 177
Posted By Artmo

Had a similar experience during a ride several...

Had a similar experience during a ride several years ago. We were on our annual UK visit and riding our tandem up to a beauty spot, about. 6-mile climb, intending to stop at a pub for lunch down the...
05-04-22, 07:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 409
Posted By Artmo

I’ve never understood the fairly common...

I’ve never understood the fairly common reluctance to have prostate or colon exams. Surely the minor unpleasantness is far better than the potential consequences and treatment/excision of cancers...
04-28-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,713
Posted By Artmo

Hmm, Iím 25 years away from it after 30...

Hmm, Iím 25 years away from it after 30 enjoyable, successful years in mid-level management, with a lot of international travel and I, to my surprise, havenít missed it for a second. More time with...
04-22-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,148
Posted By Artmo

Thatís the way to do it!

Thatís the way to do it!
04-22-22, 06:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,148
Posted By Artmo

Just developed same problem and ride coming up on...

Just developed same problem and ride coming up on Sunday. Had been off our tandem for three months due to fractured pelvis and had been riding gently with e-assist for a few weeks. Iím 81! Will try...
04-13-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 502
Posted By Artmo

Had it many years ago after using a screwdriver...

Had it many years ago after using a screwdriver over a weekend fixing stuff. Put up with it for a while, but then had the shot. Never looked back!
04-03-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 723
Posted By Artmo

As others have said, weight is a major...

As others have said, weight is a major consideration if you want to travel with a tandem. One review of the Pedego shows a weight of 85lb !!!.
if I were starting from scratch, I would look for a...
03-29-22, 05:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,271
Posted By Artmo

On our Comotion Macchiato, Spinergy TX2, Conti ...

On our Comotion Macchiato, Spinergy TX2, Conti 4000 II, 28 mm wheels and about 310lb combined team weight, I used to run at 115 psi, but recently dropped the pressure to 90-100 for more comfort. I'm...
03-22-22, 06:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 736
Posted By Artmo

You might want to ask your cardiologist about...

You might want to ask your cardiologist about having a Medtronic LINQ monitor inserted in your chest. Minor op, local anesthetic.
03-21-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,256
Posted By Artmo

You might find the Bike Blue Book useful as a...

You might find the Bike Blue Book useful as a guide to value. I don't know the year of your T2000, but as an example, see https://www.bicyclebluebook.com/value-guide/product/3031517/, as a starting...
03-21-22, 06:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 736
Posted By Artmo

I think you mean "palpitation" or ectopic...

I think you mean "palpitation" or ectopic heartbeat"
<<An ectopic heartbeat is when the heart either skips a beat or adds an extra beat. They are also called premature heartbeats. Ectopic heartbeats...
03-19-22, 11:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 736
Posted By Artmo

No problems at all. Insertion under general...

No problems at all. Insertion under general anesthetic. Transmits data to bedside unit and from there to Heart Center..
Not designed to correct afib. Mine is to keep resting HR above 60, as it had...
03-18-22, 08:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 736
Posted By Artmo

Beware of the side effects of Amiodarone! There...

Beware of the side effects of Amiodarone! There are other anti arrhythmics which may be better.
Iím a 30+ year afib patient who has tried just about everything, including meds, cardio versions and...
12-04-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 669
Posted By Artmo

in 3 days I turn 81😊

in 3 days I turn 81😊
11-12-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,987
Posted By Artmo

Very nice-looking first tandem. You will enjoy...

Very nice-looking first tandem. You will enjoy it! (I was born in Wellington, England. Unfortunately, our our cruise around NZ some years ago did not stop at your Wellington).)
11-08-21, 07:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,377
Posted By Artmo

Haha. I wonder what that protrusion on the down...

Haha. I wonder what that protrusion on the down tube is for?

Beautiful job. How much, if itís not an impolite question?
11-07-21, 07:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,092
Posted By Artmo

And I thought you were perfect, jppe! My hero!

And I thought you were perfect, jppe! My hero!
11-01-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,650
Posted By Artmo

The OP is a complete numpty . Why replying to...

The OP is a complete numpty . Why replying to them.
10-28-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,116
Posted By Artmo

You or the car?:-)

You or the car?:-)
10-28-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,013
Posted By Artmo

I particularly enjoy the Ed Pratt UK tour. I know...

I particularly enjoy the Ed Pratt UK tour. I know much of that part of the world where I grew up and rode a lot, but on a solo. I can't imagine doing those hills on a fully- loaded tandem. A pity the...
10-27-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 481
Posted By Artmo

Have you thought of hiring a small van from Hertz...

Have you thought of hiring a small van from Hertz and dropping it off in Southampton? Do the reverse when you return, assuming you are returning.
we managed to get our Trek T2000 into their smallest...
10-26-21, 06:31 AM
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Posted By Artmo

Classic Carl.. That weight loss is really...

Classic Carl.. That weight loss is really impressive and must have taken real commitment! Congratulations!
10-20-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,493
Posted By Artmo

The older I get, the faster I was, to quote...

The older I get, the faster I was, to quote someone else.
10-12-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,893
Posted By Artmo

You are the inspiration! That is one amazing...

You are the inspiration! That is one amazing story!
10-11-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,022
Posted By Artmo

it causes testicular cancer internationally, but...

it causes testicular cancer internationally, but it is not formed by heating alkanes/paraffins.
10-04-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,906
Posted By Artmo

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/macchiato_with_cytronex_02e7521339cbcaf86a4963facaf60cc7f2d49d30.jpg
The Cytronex system consists of a motor in the front wheel,...
10-03-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,906
Posted By Artmo

We have the Cytronex C1 on a tandem and on two...

We have the Cytronex C1 on a tandem and on two solos. True, the max power is 250W, but untrue that 500W is required for a tandem as it is totally dependent on what kind of riding you do. If, as in...
09-30-21, 04:53 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,275
Posted By Artmo

If touring in Europe/UK, always look at local...

If touring in Europe/UK, always look at local tour companies. US prices are outrageous by comparison, even taking into account flights.
09-29-21, 06:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,262
Posted By Artmo

impressive! Iím a couple of years behind you and...

impressive! Iím a couple of years behind you and do similar mileage per week mainly on our tandem with e-assist (no throttle). The e-assist is used to keep up with the younger, faster riders, at...
09-23-21, 06:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,255
Posted By Artmo

No uber bike, just a selection from the ones...

No uber bike, just a selection from the ones shown on my info, plus Cytronex e-assist on our tandem and the Trek 2300. We still get a workout with e-assist at its lowest level of 50W, when our group...
09-20-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,042
Posted By Artmo

Aside from the flammability of most of the...

Aside from the flammability of most of the solvents discussed here, and the cavalier approach to their handling, I would be concerned about toxicity and carcinogenicity, from vapor inhalation or...
09-17-21, 04:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,064
Posted By Artmo

I've always found Gatorskins very difficult to...

I've always found Gatorskins very difficult to mount and remove from the rim. No experience of Schwalbe One.
09-14-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,255
Posted By Artmo

81, asthmatic. takes me at least 10 miles to be...

81, asthmatic. takes me at least 10 miles to be breathing easily
09-09-21, 05:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,069
Posted By Artmo

They should have at least explained the reason...

They should have at least explained the reason for the delay or after 30-45 minutes’ you should have asked why you were being kept waiting..
08-14-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 3,178
Views: 814,926
Posted By Artmo

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_2252_fe1d9027d78f4d4548980cc128eacea34e6331c4.jpg...
08-11-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 12,003
Posted By Artmo

I agree. I have ebikes (pedelec) in the UK and...

I agree.
I have ebikes (pedelec) in the UK and here in Florida. I do think the Euro/UK 15.5 mph limit is too low. Our group rides at 16-19 mph, which is tough going for us oldies, which is why we...
08-10-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 12,003
Posted By Artmo

There is a sub-category for e-bikes: e-bike has...

There is a sub-category for e-bikes:
e-bike has pedals and a throttle
pedelec has pedals and no throttle, usually limited to 250W and 20 mph(USA) assist
08-10-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,937
Posted By Artmo

Now 80.5 yr old. Had afib for about 25 years,...

Now 80.5 yr old. Had afib for about 25 years, tried all the meds, 5 cardioversions and two ablations, all with temporary success.
had Reveal Linq monitor implanted in my chest and was monitored...
07-29-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 527
Posted By Artmo

We expats visit England each year, Covid...

We expats visit England each year, Covid allowing, and ride our tandem mainly around Sussex, but the road surface, potholes, etc is atrocious. We have crossed from Newhaven by ferry and ridden to...
07-29-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,256
Posted By Artmo

A bit late in replying, but have you looked at...

A bit late in replying, but have you looked at the Cytronex C1(Cytronex.com based in Winchester UK)? No throttle, but we have three; one in the UK on a solo bike and two here in Florida; one on a...
07-29-21, 07:35 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 12,003
Posted By Artmo

Yes, but you donít appear to know the difference...

Yes, but you donít appear to know the difference between a e-bike and a pedelec, the former, by definition, has a throttle and the latter has pedal assistance and no throttle. See www.stromer.com
07-26-21, 05:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By Artmo

if there is a tear, I donít think it will repair...

if there is a tear, I donít think it will repair itself. I have had rotator cuff surgeries on both shoulders, 15 years apart, and both were successful, but the rehab, especially at the beginning is...
07-23-21, 07:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,982
Posted By Artmo

We have the original Gates drive on our 2009 CoMo...

We have the original Gates drive on our 2009 CoMo Macchiato, bought used in 2011 with few miles on it. We have ridden about 30,000 miles and have had to make no adjustments.
07-19-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,542
Posted By Artmo

I'm getting slower on both bike and thought...

I'm getting slower on both bike and thought processes, but I am 80.5, so be kind:-)
07-19-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,542
Posted By Artmo

Cervelo?

Cervelo?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 14,607
Posted By Artmo

And perhaps headphones to complete the picture!

And perhaps headphones to complete the picture!
06-14-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 9,359
Posted By Artmo

1957 Maclean Featherweight (London) ...

1957 Maclean Featherweight (London)
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/maclean_refurb_2013_06_3505b4a4b38d7929a5137bee1200abe5fcee6f47.jpg
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