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08-05-14, 01:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,963
Posted By tstansbury

I found just what you are looking for in the...

I found just what you are looking for in the faucet repair section of Home Depot... O-rings about three times the thickness of what came with the original splitters. Perfect for our need. Totally...
07-29-14, 11:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,243
Posted By tstansbury

Excellent suggestions, all. The ability to prop...

Excellent suggestions, all. The ability to prop up the bike from the chain stays looks particularly appealing.

Ah, on second thought... just realized we have two potential issues with supporting...
07-28-14, 10:20 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,443
Posted By tstansbury

We're thrilled with our coupled Ti Seven. Design...

We're thrilled with our coupled Ti Seven. Design process was personal, thoughtful, and thorough, and produced a bike with lots of built-in flexibility that should suit our needs for years. Yeah,...
07-26-14, 03:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,243
Posted By tstansbury

Reassembling a coupled tandem

It's soooo much easier to convert two cases filled with bike parts into a functional tandem with the aid of a work stand. But, when you land at your destination without one, what's the alternative...
07-23-14, 12:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,022
Posted By tstansbury

Thanks much for the update. I had heard from a...

Thanks much for the update. I had heard from a mutual cycling companion here in DC that you guys were doing this tour. Mary's blog was great.
07-01-14, 10:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,022
Posted By tstansbury

15-mile climbs, smoldering brakes, oxygen...

15-mile climbs, smoldering brakes, oxygen deprivation, on-bike black-outs, insomnia, hangovers, mirrored road potatoes, flaming Greek gods... man, this is sounding like the trip of a lifetime!
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06-30-14, 04:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,022
Posted By tstansbury

Thanks. BTW, if anybody has route suggestions...

Thanks. BTW, if anybody has route suggestions for the greater Breckenridge area, please chime in. So far, the "Copper Triangle" is leading our to-do list.
06-30-14, 10:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,022
Posted By tstansbury

Braking in the Colorado Rockies

Heading to the High Country this September, and contemplating brake options (in addition to thinking about how to climb without the benefit of oxygen). Current set-up is linear pull in front, disc...
03-21-14, 04:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,155
Posted By tstansbury

Quick update... No formal response back from...

Quick update... No formal response back from Wound Up yet, but a local carbon specialist looked at the folk. He thinks the discoloration is likely due to oxidization occuring under the clear coat,...
03-16-14, 04:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,155
Posted By tstansbury

Hmm, there should be links to four pics. As for...

Hmm, there should be links to four pics. As for your question, the bike's in the shop now, but if I recall correctly, the affected areas appear above the metal in all cases.
03-16-14, 03:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,155
Posted By tstansbury

What's happening to this carbon Wound Up fork?

Our Wound Up Tandem Duo fork is showing discoloration/spotting where the brakes attach to the fork. The clear coat is clean and feels mostly smooth to the touch, except right at the metal/carbon...
08-14-13, 10:31 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,421
Posted By tstansbury

The cases are from S&S. They are hard-sided,...

The cases are from S&S. They are hard-sided, well made, provide excellent protection for the bike, and are priced accordingly.

I was a bit surprised to see my original post resurface from many...
01-28-13, 02:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,496
Posted By tstansbury

Lots of great advice here, much of which helped...

Lots of great advice here, much of which helped me and my now-fiancee to really enjoy the process of learning how to ride tandem a couple of years ago. It's a different feel in so many respects than...
11-14-12, 09:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,602
Posted By tstansbury

Given the predominately anti-Gatorskin sentiment...

Given the predominately anti-Gatorskin sentiment on this thread, here's at least one anecdotal contrarian view ... we've had good success with the 28's since we started tandeming a couple of years...
11-02-12, 08:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 871
Posted By tstansbury

In DC, we'd form a PAC, call it something really...

In DC, we'd form a PAC, call it something really cheery and upbeat like "Americans for Puppies," then run attack ads accusing anybody who dared to disagree with us of stealing food from babies. ...
08-29-12, 01:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,450
Posted By tstansbury

I was looking for exactly the same thing in...

I was looking for exactly the same thing in advance of a multiday trip last year, and found the pickin's for foldable 28s to be surprisingly thin. In addition to others mentioned here, have a look at...
08-27-12, 02:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,128
Posted By tstansbury

Cassette/Chain Compatability

We're currently driving a SRAM 11-32 with a SRAM PG-1070 chain, and need to replace the cassette (bent tooth, +3000 miles). Current thought is to change to a Shimano XT M771 11-32 cassette. ...
08-07-12, 10:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,059
Posted By tstansbury

Appreciate all the input. Any thoughts about...

Appreciate all the input. Any thoughts about whether the "stronger" wheel, built with the symmetrical wider-spaced flanges, would handle any differently than a front wheel build on a disc hub? Not...
08-06-12, 10:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,059
Posted By tstansbury

Front disc vs non-disc hubs

Are there any advantages (handling, durability, reliability, etc) to replacing a front disc hub with a non-disc hub, everything else remaining the same?

Current front end consists of a White...
06-25-12, 12:42 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,421
Posted By tstansbury

At long last, here are few pics of our new(-ish)...

At long last, here are few pics of our new(-ish) Seven, now with about 2k miles ...

Packed, the bike fits in two airline-regulation cases. Actually, one case hold everything except the rear rear...
05-30-12, 08:04 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,421
Posted By tstansbury

For reference, my stoker is 5'8." We fiddled a...

For reference, my stoker is 5'8." We fiddled a few times with the frame design and location of the couplers. We ultimately placed them behind the captain's seat tube, so we end up with two...
05-30-12, 07:54 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,421
Posted By tstansbury

I'll try to take/post some pics over the weekend....

I'll try to take/post some pics over the weekend. We're also in NoVa (Falls Church), and used Mel at Tandems East. It's a bit of a schlep from the DC Metro, but for us it was well worth the effort....
05-29-12, 01:51 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,421
Posted By tstansbury

OP here. The bottom line reaction to our new...

OP here. The bottom line reaction to our new Seven is ... love it love it love it. With about 1,500 miles in the saddles now, the bike is proving to be exactly what we hoped to get. The ride...
01-31-12, 04:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 825
Posted By tstansbury

Depending how far north is still "south" for you,...

Depending how far north is still "south" for you, consider visiting the Virginia Piedmont/Blue Ridge Mountains, easily accessible from the DC Metro, which of course has a few interesting things to...
01-27-12, 04:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,670
Posted By tstansbury

Can the center console be removed from late-model...

Can the center console be removed from late-model Siennas? We need space between the two front captains in our 2001 edition (which sadly appears close to hearing last rites). Backing in the bike...
01-23-12, 05:11 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,040
Posted By tstansbury

In addition to different seat tube diameters (a...

In addition to different seat tube diameters (a shim was required to fit our Co-Mo Speedster), the thudbuster also comes in a couple of lenghts. My 5'8" stoker needed the longer seat post.
01-22-12, 01:42 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,040
Posted By tstansbury

Welcome to a great sport! Since the success...

Welcome to a great sport!

Since the success of a tandem team is directly proportional to the comfort and happiness of the stoker, consider something like a Thudbuster for the rear. After getting...
01-12-12, 11:50 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,421
Posted By tstansbury

OP here. Fork and frame are being built to...

OP here. Fork and frame are being built to accomodate both Vs and discs. Just haven't decided which to start with yet. Current bike uses Vs, which (so far) have successfully stopped us on some...
12-16-11, 07:58 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,421
Posted By tstansbury

Builder says the tabs for the Vs in the rear...

Builder says the tabs for the Vs in the rear would interfere with placement of calipers, so the frame can be built to accommodate only one or the other. Not an issue up front, with different fork...
12-14-11, 06:32 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,421
Posted By tstansbury

For anyone still awake on this thread, I'm...

For anyone still awake on this thread, I'm reversing myself on brakes.

Previously I said it was down to calipers and discs. Well, after thinking through all the permutations, we've decided on...
12-10-11, 10:32 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,421
Posted By tstansbury

We like to Keep moving. We'll average 15mph on a...

We like to Keep moving. We'll average 15mph on a long (60-100 mile), hilly (5000') course, 19mph on a pancake-flat century.

We're spinners, 85-90 rpm, accelerate rounding corners, and spin up...
12-09-11, 09:01 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,421
Posted By tstansbury

To the poster who sent me a private note... thank...

To the poster who sent me a private note... thank you for the info. For some reason, BF prevented me as a newbie from responding to you privately. Rookie limitation, I guess.

As for the...
12-08-11, 02:57 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,421
Posted By tstansbury

As for tires, we've run 28mm Gatorskins on the...

As for tires, we've run 28mm Gatorskins on the Co-Mo. No real objection to them (other than the hassle of finding a folding 28 for use as a packable spare). Our test rides were on 25s, and I didn't...
12-08-11, 10:29 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,421
Posted By tstansbury

Choosing Seven over Calfee was as surprising a...

Choosing Seven over Calfee was as surprising a decision as it was close. Going into the process, I was 99% certain we'd get carbon. Didn't even consider ti initially, in large part due to all the...
12-07-11, 04:16 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,421
Posted By tstansbury

Building out a new Seven ti tandem

Would appreciate the views of the many experts here on building out a new custom tandem.

We’re a 310 lb team with a couple of years in the saddle(s) on our first two-seater, a Co-Motion...
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