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06-28-18, 11:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,818
Posted By WillFam-Reno

Mb has asked a couple of times, so please show us...

Mb has asked a couple of times, so please show us a picture of the cable end so that we can try to find you a replacement cable.
Thanks
05-22-18, 01:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,818
Posted By WillFam-Reno

It would be best if we can clarify your...

It would be best if we can clarify your information.

1. Rear brake drum couldn't be salvaged. Can I assume that this was a statement that did not need to be part of any question?
2. Finding a...
02-01-18, 09:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,129
Posted By WillFam-Reno

ZT has been around a long time and knows what...

ZT has been around a long time and knows what he's talking about.
What I take from this is not a put-down, but a warning that you should expect to have a LBS grease the bearings (even the headset)...
01-30-18, 09:25 PM
Replies: 1,412
Views: 465,355
Posted By WillFam-Reno

Don't think negatively due to the title, the...

Don't think negatively due to the title, the picture shows a "couple" of great riders that look happy, regardless of the size difference.

WillFam
04-04-16, 11:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,172
Posted By WillFam-Reno

Since you asked for the "correct" configuration,...

Since you asked for the "correct" configuration, I will assume you mean the original configuration.
Many tandems (I have a Gitane set up this way) are set up with a double cable run that had both...
03-15-16, 01:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,446
Posted By WillFam-Reno

Welcome. Hope you both enjoy many kilometers of...

Welcome. Hope you both enjoy many kilometers of riding.
01-14-16, 10:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,085
Posted By WillFam-Reno

Keep Bike Friday in mind for a possible solution...

Keep Bike Friday in mind for a possible solution if you need another price level.
www.bikefriday.com
01-06-16, 11:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,096
Posted By WillFam-Reno

I run a 175 front, 170 rear and about 140 mid...

I run a 175 front, 170 rear and about 140 mid position on a triplet. No reason not to have differing lengths depending on rider. Crank arm shorteners are also a choice, but are likely to be less...
10-06-15, 10:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 882
Posted By WillFam-Reno

Mark stated that the spacing is 140. This means...

Mark stated that the spacing is 140. This means that he will have to move the triangle in to 135 or out to 145 to use a standard size. Each half will only have to move 2.5mm. This is not enough to...
10-06-15, 12:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 882
Posted By WillFam-Reno

The Burley should be a steel frame. You can...

The Burley should be a steel frame. You can easily stretch to 145 or compress to 135, however, I'll bet they are one or the other. No machining necessary. The rear triangle can also be cold set if...
10-04-15, 11:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 882
Posted By WillFam-Reno

Welcome Mark, I does look from the picture...

Welcome Mark,

I does look from the picture to be a tall saddle, Check into a lower profile saddle if it's only a bit too high. A six year old might be a bit of a "stretch" for fitment.

Enjoy...
09-29-15, 10:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,991
Posted By WillFam-Reno

You are so lucky to have a spouse that likes to...

You are so lucky to have a spouse that likes to ride with you! Enjoy.
09-29-15, 10:25 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,464
Posted By WillFam-Reno

Hey Sprout, I understand the feeling, but keep in...

Hey Sprout, I understand the feeling, but keep in mind even though the rider that is drafting gets a 20 - 30 percent boost due to drafting, the one in front (at least proven with singles) also gets...
09-29-15, 10:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,281
Posted By WillFam-Reno

Hey baldy, I understand that you are not a...

Hey baldy,

I understand that you are not a mechanic, but consider straightening the front derailluer box and then align to the best of your ability. I have straightened at least a half dozen and...
09-29-15, 10:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,991
Posted By WillFam-Reno

I would have put the bike in the house, or at a...

I would have put the bike in the house, or at a friends house, but surely not in the garage!!
Fortunately, your wife did not follow through.
09-28-15, 11:06 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,464
Posted By WillFam-Reno

Answer to original question

FF01, thanks for asking the question, and thank you for using this experience to learn a lesson, it sounds to me like you are trying to gain some information and this may improve your riding.

A ...
09-12-15, 11:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,494
Posted By WillFam-Reno

Looks good. Welcome to the tandem group - or...

Looks good. Welcome to the tandem group - or should I say welcome back to tandeming.
08-18-15, 09:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,417
Posted By WillFam-Reno

Sorry, I do not have O2's. I will keep my eyes...

Sorry, I do not have O2's. I will keep my eyes open for one.
08-18-15, 09:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,107
Posted By WillFam-Reno

"Greasy Kid Stuff" - man it's been awhile since...

"Greasy Kid Stuff" - man it's been awhile since I've heard that phrase!

I like the idea of a heavy freezer bag and gloves if you don't go the wax way. I used to wax my chain, just got lazy I...
08-09-15, 10:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,417
Posted By WillFam-Reno

I have an old Avocet saddle that I am not using. ...

I have an old Avocet saddle that I am not using. How do I tell if it's an o2? Is it printed on the bottom somewhere? I'll try to take a better look this week. Just finished a 52 mile ride...
06-05-15, 10:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,953
Posted By WillFam-Reno

Glad to hear you are riding. I do not think...

Glad to hear you are riding.
I do not think that crank shorteners need to be limited to those under 6. I have a 10 and 11 year old that are able to use them just fine. The biggest limitation...
06-02-15, 10:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,256
Posted By WillFam-Reno

Sounds like the brakes were set up for a rider in...

Sounds like the brakes were set up for a rider in England. They have the front brake on the right. The brakes are usually very easy to switch, but usually require new brake cables. You can often...
06-02-15, 12:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,256
Posted By WillFam-Reno

Also, ride the bike by yourself just so that you...

Also, ride the bike by yourself just so that you are a bit used to the long wheelbase. This will help anticipate turning radius. That was the hardest part for me, anticipating the speed and turning...
06-02-15, 12:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,728
Posted By WillFam-Reno

Welcome to Tandem Forum

Welcome to Tandem Forum
05-19-15, 12:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,274
Posted By WillFam-Reno

TandemGeek did an extensive review of the SKS...

TandemGeek did an extensive review of the SKS quick release mud guards in his blog:
https://tandemgeek.wordpress.com/page/11/
Look for the entries starting on June 7, 2014.
Ideas may come to mind...
05-07-15, 11:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,251
Posted By WillFam-Reno

I believe that the small and middle chainrings...

I believe that the small and middle chainrings are the most likely to be damaged from up-shifting. The chain will have a harder time shifting up to the next larger chainring when shifting under...
05-07-15, 11:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,141
Posted By WillFam-Reno

Chainrings on stokid setup can be differt size than main timing chainrings

Sorry, can't believe I misspelled different!



This would work fine, however the size of the timing chainrings on the regular timing cranks do not have to be the same size as the ones from the...
03-23-15, 10:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,191
Posted By WillFam-Reno

Welcome to the forum. I was able to visit...

Welcome to the forum. I was able to visit Netherlands about 12 years ago. Bicycles almost everywhere. Need to be aware when a pedestrian before crossing a street! I can't say I remember seeing a...
03-06-15, 12:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,629
Posted By WillFam-Reno

At first, I was afraid that he was riding a...

At first, I was afraid that he was riding a Raleigh tandem 15,000 miles. Wow!

Looks like he has chosen a much more capable bike. Sorry for the loss. I hope he has a safe ride with wonderful...
03-06-15, 12:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,141
Posted By WillFam-Reno

Man, so true. $100 to decide if you two would...

Man, so true. $100 to decide if you two would like riding to-get-her, and you still have an asset if you have purchased the bike. That's why I suggested that you go for it, if it's not too far...
03-04-15, 10:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,141
Posted By WillFam-Reno

Then go for it.

Then go for it.
03-04-15, 09:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,141
Posted By WillFam-Reno

I would say that it does not seem ready for hard...

I would say that it does not seem ready for hard riding, but for cruising around town, it's very hard to beat for the price. Be aware that there is only one gear, looks like lightweight brakes, and...
02-27-15, 10:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,777
Posted By WillFam-Reno

Hey TG, Do you have some ideas of where Salsa...

Hey TG,
Do you have some ideas of where Salsa is trying to position this tandem, given the cost differences as you point out. I recall very favorable reviews of the Ventana with suspension fork. ...
02-19-15, 12:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,856
Posted By WillFam-Reno

A suggestion - I had a simular looking failure...

A suggestion - I had a simular looking failure with one of my non-schwalbe tires and found that my bike pump gauge was reading about 15 pounds low, so I was over-inflating them by 15 psi. Just...
02-19-15, 12:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,390
Posted By WillFam-Reno

Please check out the width of your "sit bones"...

Please check out the width of your "sit bones" and get a saddle designed for your "frame" size. Specialized makes many upper end models with differing widths. I also paid full retail, but was...
12-13-14, 02:39 AM
Replies: 1,412
Views: 465,355
Posted By WillFam-Reno

Right on Rudy, pedal on! We enjoy your sense of...

Right on Rudy, pedal on! We enjoy your sense of humor and experience. Take care.

Will-Fam
12-13-14, 02:32 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,014
Posted By WillFam-Reno

Specialized was mentioned in post #2...

Specialized was mentioned in post #2 (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) , 20, and 37. One bad review, two good. I use one myself and am pleased, but this posting was...
12-04-14, 07:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,916
Posted By WillFam-Reno

To answer Machka's question, if you have...

To answer Machka's question, if you have conventional drop bars, you could rotate them 200 degrees or so, so that the end of the bars is on top of the stem. This might work at least temporarily...
11-16-14, 11:18 PM
Replies: 1,412
Views: 465,355
Posted By WillFam-Reno

Rudy is very much ahead of his time!

Rudy is very much ahead of his time!
11-13-14, 11:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,352
Posted By WillFam-Reno

Wow, what a great 'start'.

Wow, what a great 'start'.
11-08-14, 09:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 914
Posted By WillFam-Reno

I agree with Jack. Unless her range of motion is...

I agree with Jack. Unless her range of motion is fine, reduce the total motion required for awhile. My suggestion is to get crank shortners that allow you to change the position of the pedals and...
11-08-14, 09:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,255
Posted By WillFam-Reno

I think what he meant by: contact us at OCRR Home...

I think what he meant by: contact us at OCRR Home Page (http://www.ocrebels.com/)
was to go to the web site, then go to the bottom of the page and click on Email OCRR. That will allow you to send a...
11-04-14, 12:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,164
Posted By WillFam-Reno

How about a lightweight alternative? This has...

How about a lightweight alternative? This has worked for us. Measurement needs to be taken to get the proper length. Brakes are held on with a small bungee band that is included, and the bike is...
10-29-14, 10:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,336
Posted By WillFam-Reno

I believe that the typical reason is that the...

I believe that the typical reason is that the owner of a tandem will typically captain the tandem and might have several possible stokers. My stokers are still growing (three boys) and having an...
10-29-14, 10:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,218
Posted By WillFam-Reno

In my experience, tandems (even our triplet) are...

In my experience, tandems (even our triplet) are LESS susceptible (man that word looks funny) to cross wind effects, but require a lot MORE steering effort and quick correction due to the longer...
10-29-14, 10:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,401
Posted By WillFam-Reno

Two additional links for comments on Ferrari...

Two additional links for comments on Ferrari Newport or Ferrari bikes:

Ferrari Bicycle | Ask MetaFilter (http://ask.metafilter.com/55352/Ferrari-Bicycle)

Ferrari Bikes by Colnago Bicycles -...
10-29-14, 10:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,401
Posted By WillFam-Reno

In MTBR Restoring a Ferrari Newport Tandem-...

In MTBR

Restoring a Ferrari Newport Tandem- Mtbr.com (http://forums.mtbr.com/tandem-mountain-bikes/restoring-ferrari-newport-tandem-295872.html)

His comment is #13...
10-28-14, 11:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 788
Posted By WillFam-Reno

Wow, so where was the fly taking it? ;) I...

Wow, so where was the fly taking it? ;)

I also was looking at the contents of the Cliff Bars. Are they much different than Nature Valley Granola Bars? I am also planning a century before the end...
10-28-14, 11:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,401
Posted By WillFam-Reno

Ok, so get the bike out there and post a picture...

Ok, so get the bike out there and post a picture of the Happy Couple (or team) with smiles of course.
10-27-14, 08:42 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,427
Posted By WillFam-Reno

So true, but not as fun!

So true, but not as fun!
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