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07-14-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 417
Posted By DubT

You are correct, we are using the Bafang BBSHD...

You are correct, we are using the Bafang BBSHD motor with a 52 volt 14 ah battery. With a 90% charge we can go 50 miles at level one and two. With a 100% charge we can go around 60 miles.
07-13-19, 05:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 417
Posted By DubT

Two year anniversary - E-tandem conversion

Two years ago and nearly 12,000 miles ago we converted our 2011 Calfee tandem to an E-tandem. With help from the then technical manager at Calfee we made the conversion. The conversion was reasonably...
06-17-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,692
Posted By DubT

Please tell us how you are doing this upgrade for...

Please tell us how you are doing this upgrade for $1,000.
06-15-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,692
Posted By DubT

You could just get 2 of these and save time and...

You could just get 2 of these and save time and money. https://www.sportcrafters.com/products/xshifter-wireless-electronic-shifting/xshifter-1x-kit-mini-pod

I am using it on our tandem 1 X 10 and...
05-28-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,908
Posted By DubT

That is a hard question to answer. The fork and...

That is a hard question to answer. The fork and headset have not been changed. I added spacers (that I bought from Calfee) to the rear dropout area so that I could use a wheel with 130mm spacing....
05-28-19, 05:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,362
Posted By DubT

How did the motor work at the recent GTR?

How did the motor work at the recent GTR?
05-27-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,908
Posted By DubT

8 Years old

Our Calfee was 8 years old yesterday! We have ridden in nearly 45,000 miles in those 8 years. The bike is still in great shape and we still are extremely happy with it.
04-28-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,362
Posted By DubT

I do remember that you have the Circe Helios and...

I do remember that you have the Circe Helios and that you like it. The issue with mid drive is that it is a total commitment, the front wheel drive can be removed and installed in a matter of...
04-27-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,362
Posted By DubT

When i was doing research on adding a motor to...

When i was doing research on adding a motor to our Calfee i contacted Calfee and had a very detailed phone and email conversation with Rob Baird who at that time was the tech at Calfee. He...
03-01-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,582
Posted By DubT

Here is another shifting option that we are using...

Here is another shifting option that we are using with great success, our system is a 1 X but the unit can be set to shift anything from 2 - 12 gears. Front and rear.

Xshifter Wireless Electronic...
01-17-19, 05:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,307
Posted By DubT

Mike, exactly what are you asking? The bike is...

Mike, exactly what are you asking? The bike is not for sale. We are still very happy with it.
01-11-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,056
Posted By DubT

The X-Shifter is perfect for this! Check with...

The X-Shifter is perfect for this! Check with Pete at SportCrafters (http://www.sportcrafters.com/), they are USA distributors. Reasonable, simple and effective.

I am using it on our Calfee to...
01-08-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,079
Posted By DubT

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/5a543bf8_6209_43e4_a21a_1f32bc4c2a4a_28e2baeded5c7efec5c63845f77182eba02cdbd6.jpeg
The latest location of the shifting pod. This...
12-24-18, 09:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,079
Posted By DubT

Once I understood what I was doing it was very...

Once I understood what I was doing it was very easy.

It would be easy to remove the derailleur and the X-shifter as a unit.
12-23-18, 09:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,079
Posted By DubT

Do you know what prompted them to contact you?

Do you know what prompted them to contact you?
12-19-18, 04:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,079
Posted By DubT

We have now been able to ride the bike outside...

We have now been able to ride the bike outside and I am getting used to pushing buttons to shift gears rather than using a brifter. The first outing was just OK, I did not have the pod button...
12-13-18, 09:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,079
Posted By DubT

Sounds great.

Sounds great.
12-12-18, 03:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,079
Posted By DubT

They are supposed to be available in the next...

They are supposed to be available in the next several months. Contact Pete at SportCrafters, he is very helpful and knowledgeable.
12-12-18, 11:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,079
Posted By DubT

Our bike is a 2011 model and at the time it was a...

Our bike is a 2011 model and at the time it was a 3 X 10. All of the new electronic shifting devices are 11 speed. I don't want to upgrade to 11 speed. I have spare 10 speed cassettes and chains. If...
12-12-18, 09:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,079
Posted By DubT

The above picture shows the E-link installed on...

The above picture shows the E-link installed on the chainstay, if I did not have the motor and need the Gearsensor I would have installed it on the seatstay. With the motor there is plenty of heel...
12-12-18, 09:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,079
Posted By DubT

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_3143_ff738b3d9cb72dc33bad7c0944703ffde0c06cd1.jpg
12-12-18, 07:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,079
Posted By DubT

I went to the X-shifter website and saw that...

I went to the X-shifter website and saw that there is a hand cycle X-shifter distributor located in Granger, Indiana. I called and talked to the owner and he filled my order. The pod is the handlebar...
12-09-18, 10:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,079
Posted By DubT

X-shifter update

I am an X-shifter Kickstarter backer and have been waiting a long time to receive my kit. I recently took a look at the X-shifter website and noticed that they have a distributor in Indiana for...
10-31-18, 08:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 670
Posted By DubT

What length crank arm do you need, I have a set...

What length crank arm do you need, I have a set of Shimano Ultegra 175mm cranks that I might be willing to part with.
10-24-18, 04:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,816
Posted By DubT

you can send me an email with your email address...

you can send me an email with your email address and I will provide you with the information you need.

wayne

wthais@gmail.com
08-20-18, 09:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 732
Posted By DubT

Calfee has built some singles with rear...

Calfee has built some singles with rear suspension.
08-20-18, 09:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,307
Posted By DubT

I found the rear seat post on EBAY, it is a...

I found the rear seat post on EBAY, it is a specialized product.
...
08-14-18, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 966
Posted By DubT

I use silicone spray on ours occasionally, this...

I use silicone spray on ours occasionally, this was a suggestion from a tech at Gates.
08-12-18, 02:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,816
Posted By DubT

The system we use is a PAS system with a...

The system we use is a PAS system with a throttle, we really like the system and it was a bolt on.
08-09-18, 08:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,816
Posted By DubT

trek2, please check this link....

trek2, please check this link. https://www.bikeforums.net/tandem-cycling/1144730-calfee-tetra-7-year-update.html#post20355532

We do not have to pedal out of phase.
08-02-18, 06:39 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,183
Posted By DubT

I believe that he did contact at least Tandems...

I believe that he did contact at least Tandems East about the problem, he had the shifting problem and the flex problem.

I would like like to know if there is a solution to the problem. I would...
07-27-18, 07:21 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,183
Posted By DubT

Jethro00 and Leisesturm, do either one of you...

Jethro00 and Leisesturm, do either one of you ride a tandem or own a tandem?
07-25-18, 03:52 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,183
Posted By DubT

I am disappointed in the outcome of this issue....

I am disappointed in the outcome of this issue. There is an issue with this bike. I would have liked a rep from Landshark or Tandems East to have made arrangements to visit the owners and the bike. I...
07-23-18, 11:58 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,183
Posted By DubT

Could there be a wheel issue that is causing the...

Could there be a wheel issue that is causing the feeling of frame flex? I would just try a different set of wheels. Is that is not the case and it is the frame I would be on the phone with the...
07-14-18, 10:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,816
Posted By DubT

We did a 50 mile group ride this morning with an...

We did a 50 mile group ride this morning with an ultra marathon group. We averaged 21.7 MPH and we were in the lead with a long line of singles behind us several times.
07-14-18, 10:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,816
Posted By DubT

The one that we have is installed in the stoker...

The one that we have is installed in the stoker bottom bracket and has no effect on wheel removal.
07-13-18, 01:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,816
Posted By DubT

Your comment on FUN, is so true​​​​​​, it was...

Your comment on FUN, is so true​​​​​​, it was never FUN suffering into a headwind and then being too tired to really enjoy the tailwind experience. I used to check every weather App to check which...
07-13-18, 11:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,816
Posted By DubT

Calfee Tetra E-Bike conversion 1 year update

We took the plunge a year ago today! After a hill we could not climb and a distance she would not go, I decided to add a Bafang BBSHD motor to our tandem. Rob of Calfee worked with me and told me...
07-02-18, 03:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,873
Posted By DubT

I saw pictures of the pot hole and it did not...

I saw pictures of the pot hole and it did not look that deep.
06-14-18, 04:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,069
Posted By DubT

We also bought our Calfee Tetra in 2011and we...

We also bought our Calfee Tetra in 2011and we have ridden it nearly 40,000 miles in that length of time. We based our decision on a detailed report by "The Tandem Geek" where he reported their...
05-23-18, 08:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,307
Posted By DubT

Here are a couple of pictures that I took...

Here are a couple of pictures that I took today.https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/lh_view_iof_tandem_5_23_18_217d83b7648e4686d986e4e7a57e2c25056eef8e.jpg

Left hand...
05-21-18, 08:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,307
Posted By DubT

Calfee Tetra 7 year update

It sure does not seem like 7 years has passed so quickly but it certainly has. The bike has been a joy and we have ridden it almost 38,000 miles since we got it back in May of 2011. The frame, fork,...
04-19-18, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,057
Posted By DubT

I have one of those wheels that only has a few...

I have one of those wheels that only has a few hundred miles on it. It is in excellent shape and I have had it in storage since 2012. Make me an offer.

Wayne
wthais@mchsi.com
03-28-18, 10:00 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,912
Posted By DubT

The wheel selection in my opinion is a really big...

The wheel selection in my opinion is a really big deal. Wheels have been an issue for us for years. How many spokes, what rims etc. On our current bike we are on our 4th set of wheels. The original...
03-26-18, 04:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,912
Posted By DubT

I have no idea who you are dealing with as a...

I have no idea who you are dealing with as a builder but could I suggest that you visit a "Tandem Specific shop" such as Tandem Cycle Works - Denver, Colorado (http://www.tandemcycleworks.com/)
...
01-15-18, 03:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,947
Posted By DubT

Just out of curiosity where are you located in...

Just out of curiosity where are you located in Florida? We are in North Port until the end of February with our Calfee tandem.
12-18-17, 05:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,573
Posted By DubT

Wayne, We have used the computrainer on our...

Wayne,

We have used the computrainer on our tandem for several years. NO PROBLEM! I use the computrainer and ErgVideos and we get a really good workout. Our team weight is under 300 pounds.
...
12-05-17, 04:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,756
Posted By DubT

My stoker always gets off first, we always stop...

My stoker always gets off first, we always stop with both of our left feet down and unclipped. She unclips her right foot and tells me to lean the bike over which I do, she then dismounts with the...
11-01-17, 08:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,899
Posted By DubT

We use a computrainer with ErgVideos.

We use a computrainer with ErgVideos.
10-12-17, 07:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,319
Posted By DubT

The motor is mounted under the stoker's bottom...

The motor is mounted under the stoker's bottom bracket, I had to carefully remove a little paint and filler from the bottom of the bottom bracket area. Rob of Calfee told me exactly what to do. I did...
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