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06-17-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,139
Posted By twocicle

Alex (TandemNut) knows the product well, but...

Alex (TandemNut) knows the product well, but FWIW, I wouldn't pay more than $1200 for it. Reason is, there isn't one component I wouldn't want to immediately upgrade, and soon after that probably the...
06-12-19, 04:42 PM
Replies: 1,410
Views: 461,119
Posted By twocicle

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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04-30-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,988
Posted By twocicle

<quote>forks would be specified for team weight,...

<quote>forks would be specified for team weight, wouldn't they?</quote>

Well actually, yes, many forks (and maybe most carbon forks) do come with a rider weight rating. Nevertheless, you are...
04-30-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,988
Posted By twocicle

Priceless: "the inherent strength of forks is...

Priceless: "the inherent strength of forks is borne out by our 11 years of experience."

Absolutely, as Russian Roulette survivors may attest that hand guns are perfectly safe for such use!

It...
04-27-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,988
Posted By twocicle

Excellent answers by UniChris. Artimo, the...

Excellent answers by UniChris.

Artimo, the best layman description I can make to this point is this...

If you put your tandem in a fixed frame holder and the fork dropouts were held by...
04-23-19, 04:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,988
Posted By twocicle

Roll the dice and take a chance. Caveats: ...

Roll the dice and take a chance.

Caveats:

Just about every legit E-Bike out there from singles onward, are overbuilt to some degree in order to deal with the extra loads put on most all...
03-12-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,283
Posted By twocicle

In order to see the SOORTA Events page, you may...

In order to see the SOORTA Events page, you may need to:
1. Log into Facebook
2. Join the SOORTA group
3. Finally, go to:https://www.facebook.com/groups/1534869173484183/events/
03-02-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,238
Posted By twocicle

So far they have reported around 20 teams... ...

So far they have reported around 20 teams...

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02-25-19, 12:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,283
Posted By twocicle

Our gracious Tucson SOORTA hosts Mark ( DrMarkR)...

Our gracious Tucson SOORTA hosts Mark ( DrMarkR) and Laura in action this year...
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02-23-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,906
Posted By twocicle

I had a long talk with the guys at Cirrus before...

I had a long talk with the guys at Cirrus before buying the 3.1 version and was told the BodyFloat/Kinekt posts do not have "damping" or rebound control. I believe the gist was that they believed the...
02-14-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 598
Posted By twocicle

Here's another interesting couple - the Devlins,...

Here's another interesting couple - the Devlins, based in CA riding on a standard Calfee hardtail mtb plus a standard single crown Fox 36 fork. They ride this mtb tandem on both lift serviced...
02-14-19, 12:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,283
Posted By twocicle

Truth is, we only had 2 mtb rides with the Tucson...

Truth is, we only had 2 mtb rides with the Tucson SOORTA group. We were on the new bike and after far too much time off (real winter in N. Idaho) + nachos + beer, the fast paced group rides were...
02-13-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,283
Posted By twocicle

For the SOORTA Tucson 2019 there were 2 teams in...

For the SOORTA Tucson 2019 there were 2 teams in attendance from the Sacramento area in their 5th wheel and camper van, another couple drove an RV from Arkansas, while an east coaster couple flew out...
02-11-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,283
Posted By twocicle

FYI, those first 3 photos in post #1...

FYI, those first 3 photos in post #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) are actually just frame grabs taken from a GoPro Hero 7 Black using the free GoPro software....
02-11-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,283
Posted By twocicle

For sure. That link was included at the bottom of...

For sure. That link was included at the bottom of post #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) :)

There are a few mtb related groups on Facebook:

1 - Tandem...
02-11-19, 05:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,283
Posted By twocicle

Next time you are riding along melting tarmac...

Next time you are riding along melting tarmac with cars nearly clipping your bars as they spew exhaust at you, your mind might wander with memories of this photo and perhaps thinking there may be...
02-08-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,556
Posted By twocicle

FWIW in case anyone is looking for a pair of Di2...

FWIW in case anyone is looking for a pair of Di2 ST-R785 hydraulic road shifters - I have a spare set, slightly used, excellent condition. You can see them by following the links I mentioned above...
02-08-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,007
Posted By twocicle

cira 1985 maybe. :roflmao:

cira 1985 maybe.
:roflmao:
02-02-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,283
Posted By twocicle

Envying you heading to St. George area to ride....

Envying you heading to St. George area to ride. We drove right through between Zion and Brice parks on the way to Tucson. At the time, it was only 17F up there and around 43F once down US-89 in Kanab...
02-01-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,556
Posted By twocicle

As our setup uses only a 48t max ring, we did not...

As our setup uses only a 48t max ring, we did not need to tilt the FD as Santana's shim thing does (and which Swiz apparently implemented) to make the FD cage tail clear the big ring and still leave...
02-01-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,556
Posted By twocicle

For the road tandem we use a 11spd triple XTR Di2...

For the road tandem we use a 11spd triple XTR Di2 derailleur setup with a SGS rear cage, 48/36/26 rings x usually a 11-28 cassette for typically hilly stuff or a slightly closer 11-25 for cruising. ...
01-30-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,283
Posted By twocicle

Dirty little secret about tandeming

Well something of a secret. We have been mostly up to this for the last couple seasons... getting dirty :)

Here's a couple recent shots from Tucson on our newest ride, a full suspension Ventana El...
01-11-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,028
Posted By twocicle

With Di2, you will of course need to figure out a...

With Di2, you will of course need to figure out a means to route all the connecting wires. Our tandem has routing holes built into it. With S&S couplers providing additional options, I put the Di2...
01-10-19, 09:54 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 84,018
Posted By twocicle

2018 Pacifica Swallows tandems and asked for...

2018 Pacifica

Swallows tandems and asked for 2nds, 3rds, +. Even the Ventana ECDM (10" longer than the Calfee) has room to spare. Pacifica interior is longer but narrower than the Grand Caravan...
01-07-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,151
Posted By twocicle

Since Mark's is packed, here's a shot of our...

Since Mark's is packed, here's a shot of our Calfee with the same hose hooks:
...
01-05-19, 10:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,151
Posted By twocicle

These days "tandem rated" or "tandem specific"...

These days "tandem rated" or "tandem specific" terms are somewhat meaningless. If the concern is to find heavy duty usage components, then you might want to take a look at the "mtbtandems.com" or...
12-29-18, 12:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 770
Posted By twocicle

Hi Fred, I did find a CK hub set already so we...

Hi Fred, I did find a CK hub set already so we are all set to build.

Curious though what you might want for it?

PM me if you want to take this conversation off the thread.
12-22-18, 09:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 770
Posted By twocicle

Sourced a new hub set. ty. I would delete...

Sourced a new hub set. ty.
I would delete this thread, but there doesn't seem to be a method to do so. Cheers.
12-19-18, 03:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 770
Posted By twocicle

WTB: Chris King rear tandem hub 145mm, 36h

Hi, I am scouring around to source a CK rear tandem hub 145mm/QR, 36h. These seem to be out of stock everywhere.

Apparently CK has stopped producing these, unless you will order up 100 of them to...
07-17-18, 08:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,743
Posted By twocicle

Disagree. When we ramp up for descents like this,...

Disagree. When we ramp up for descents like this, we go on high alert for all kinds of potential events... not just sailing down the road especially when the bad road conditions are known. Like the...
07-16-18, 12:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,743
Posted By twocicle

We have not filmed ourselves. The trick we found...

We have not filmed ourselves. The trick we found works best is for the stoker to perform her hop a split second after I do. Do not try to hop at exactly the same time.
Just for fun, you can see...
07-14-18, 01:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,814
Posted By twocicle

Also, House of Tandems (Ric Becker) is has a...

Also, House of Tandems (Ric Becker) is has a "Hawthorne" line of custom carbon tandems being built by John Slawta (Landshark).
see: https://www.hawthornetandems.com/

There is a nice looking...
07-14-18, 01:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,743
Posted By twocicle

these AL rims have been great on our tandem too...

these AL rims have been great on our tandem too (our alternate set to deep rim carbons).

FWIW, when we moved to a thru-axle setup, I had another front wheel built up with a disk hub and was left...
07-14-18, 01:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,743
Posted By twocicle

I've jumped an entire 4x8 sheet of plywood...

I've jumped an entire 4x8 sheet of plywood lengthwise on my single during a race event. We practiced hopping our road tandem to clear sidewalk/curbs and now it is no big deal. At 49mph, distance...
07-14-18, 11:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,743
Posted By twocicle

Thanks for the update. Yes it is understandable...

Thanks for the update. Yes it is understandable that they maybe dodged the earlier holes and then in the tree shade hit that last one. Wouldn't wish that on anyone cycling.

I know it can be...
07-10-18, 05:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,814
Posted By twocicle

[/left] Caveat to above, I assumed a certain...

[/left]
Caveat to above, I assumed a certain level of quality of any frame including one of monocoque construction. No less than the carbon forks many of us have been using. After nuding a Whisky...
07-07-18, 04:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,814
Posted By twocicle

Santana changed their tune with the Evolve. A...

Santana changed their tune with the Evolve. A mere $15k please.

Evolve (http://www.santanatandem.com/Bikes/Evolve.html)

The Evolve gets a matching tapered fork that sits flush to the frame with...
07-07-18, 04:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,743
Posted By twocicle

Marked after. Not sure if it was police accident...

Marked after. Not sure if it was police accident investigation or by a cycling club to emphasize the poor conditions to whomever maintains that road.
07-04-18, 11:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,743
Posted By twocicle

No, the crash was not initiated by wheel failure,...

No, the crash was not initiated by wheel failure, however I believe a stronger wheel would have survived and the coulpe may have fared better as a result. Perhaps only a tire blowout would have...
07-04-18, 11:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,677
Posted By twocicle

Yes, a big shame to see this loss. Would be...

Yes, a big shame to see this loss.

Would be curious if this was due to the inevitable low volume of this market area or the new high import tariffs on metals.
06-30-18, 05:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,743
Posted By twocicle

Recent cautionary tale: Cyclists were going...

Recent cautionary tale:

Cyclists were going 47 mph near Huntington when 'their wheels disintegrated from impact'Read more here:https://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/article213816899.html

...
06-27-18, 11:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,814
Posted By twocicle

If we ever might have a use for a drag brake,...

If we ever might have a use for a drag brake, maybe it would be if on a fully loaded tour with panniers or a trailer. Otherwise we do plenty of Euro tours on super steep twisty grades and really...
06-27-18, 10:12 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,814
Posted By twocicle

Our first two tandems were Santana's, mostly due...

Our first two tandems were Santana's, mostly due to reasonable starter cost and nicer ride (in our opinion) over CoMotions tested. Our next 3 tandems were Calfee Tetra (2007 frame if I recall...
05-18-18, 12:14 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,103
Posted By twocicle

I believe the daVinci cranks w/bb should come in...

I believe the daVinci cranks w/bb should come in at less weight than the FSA SLK Light tandem set, maybe by a 100gm.

FWIW, easy to drop 150-200gm by sourcing a fixed length stoker stem once you...
04-26-18, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,396
Posted By twocicle

^^^ what he said (mtseymour). My impression...

^^^ what he said (mtseymour).

My impression of real life usage of the new Bodyfloat Kinekt 3.1 vs. the visuals provided in the Redshift videos...

- Redshift appears to be a lot less effective,...
04-19-18, 11:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,027
Posted By twocicle

curious if you find less brake howl from the...

curious if you find less brake howl from the Saint calipers... especially the rear?
04-18-18, 03:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,027
Posted By twocicle

Actually, the proper adapter on our #9 fork with...

Actually, the proper adapter on our #9 fork with 140mm post mounts and a 180mm rotor, is a SRAM 40mm adapter (meant for a 200mm rotor), not the Shimano 203mm adapter. Think about it... fork post...
04-15-18, 01:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,027
Posted By twocicle

The current batch of Whisky No.9 (thru-axle) road...

The current batch of Whisky No.9 (thru-axle) road and CX forks are standardized to a 160mm max rotor spec. FK99(00) series. These new forks are not the same spec as older No.9 forks such as the one...
03-04-18, 10:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,919
Posted By twocicle

Here's a link to a brief article showing some...

Here's a link to a brief article showing some additional photos of the new 12mm setback post design:
Cirrus Cycles Kinekt Seat Post: Getting Rolling -...
02-21-18, 04:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,919
Posted By twocicle

On our road tandem we only carbon Specialized...

On our road tandem we only carbon Specialized Pave SL which works well for the roads we ride 95% of the time. Plus moving up to the fatter 28mm (32mm IRL) Continental 4k tires are a sweet ride too....
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