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07-14-18, 01:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,468
Posted By rlp

A lot of talk about Bill's engineering in this...

A lot of talk about Bill's engineering in this thread and I certainly know he has been force (good or bad) in the past but does anyone know if he is still the engineering lead at Santana? With all...
06-15-18, 12:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,468
Posted By rlp

We have about 10K miles on a Santana Beyond PHD...

We have about 10K miles on a Santana Beyond PHD and have very much enjoyed the bike. We are a large team (400lbs) and find that the bike has excellent ride qualities and stiffness. We did recently...
06-08-18, 03:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,135
Posted By rlp

I agree with this post if you are using the 1-box...

I agree with this post if you are using the 1-box Santana case as I do. So far all of our travesl have been domestic and after flying it once we started using bike flights to ship it ahead. Bike...
02-18-18, 02:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,746
Posted By rlp

We're a big team >400lbs and ride a Santana...

We're a big team >400lbs and ride a Santana Beyond with the stock Spinergy wheel set and love them. When the bike was fairly new we were having some brake issues and stop at a shop in Washington...
07-24-17, 03:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,208
Posted By rlp

I second ChuckD6421 recommendation for Skatch...

I second ChuckD6421 recommendation for Skatch mix. I use to have cramping issues both during the ride and post ride and they have all but disappeared since I started using Skatch. For expected hot...
07-21-17, 08:20 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,763
Posted By rlp

We were in Cambria last weekend and the road...

We were in Cambria last weekend and the road going north is closed about 4 or 5 miles above Ragged point ( just below Gorda).
06-28-17, 07:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,098
Posted By rlp

A Micro Rochet as a back up to CO2. It takes a...

A Micro Rochet as a back up to CO2. It takes a lot of work to get to high H.P. but it does get there and since I carry three cartridges I hope to have little use for it. Push on style head, and...
06-01-17, 02:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,920
Posted By rlp

The Doctor tells me to keep my HR under 150 so it...

The Doctor tells me to keep my HR under 150 so it is typically in the 135-145 range on long hard climbs, it doesn't seem to have any issues there and I have had it to 155. My strap tends to have...
06-01-17, 12:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,155
Posted By rlp

I bought my Spinergy wheels from House of Tandems...

I bought my Spinergy wheels from House of Tandems in Texas. Rick is a nice guy and very knowledgeable.
06-01-17, 12:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,920
Posted By rlp

I use a Wahoo sensor and strap with my Garmin...

I use a Wahoo sensor and strap with my Garmin 502, it does cut out from time to time but not bad. I also have an Apple watch which almost always agrees with the chest strap and works close to 100%...
05-22-17, 03:34 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 22,963
Posted By rlp

If the derailuer hits the the spokes without the...

If the derailuer hits the the spokes without the chain installed does that mean that it will immediately hit the spokes at speed if you break the chain? I have only broken one chain in almost 10K...
05-19-17, 08:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,467
Posted By rlp

Just be sure you are inside of the publish weight...

Just be sure you are inside of the publish weight limit for the frame so that you do not void the warranty.
05-19-17, 08:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,970
Posted By rlp

I really like my Voler "black label", they are a...

I really like my Voler "black label", they are a bit expensive but this is one of those contact points that spending some $$ pays off.
05-03-17, 09:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,834
Posted By rlp

I think I would have put someone on the saddle...

I think I would have put someone on the saddle weighting and un-weighting to see if you can see the crack being worked. That being said I think having the frame looked at by the MFR is a good thing.
04-19-17, 01:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,552
Posted By rlp

Bolted mine to a couple of 2x4s, works great. ...

Bolted mine to a couple of 2x4s, works great. Haven't found a need for the centering gauge but I am only truing not building.
01-21-17, 11:14 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 22,963
Posted By rlp

Might want to check with House of Tandems in...

Might want to check with House of Tandems in Texas, they're selling a setup and I believe they can use the Standard three ring crank by just use the middle and small spiders. I forget the size of...
11-03-16, 10:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,429
Posted By rlp

I looked into this when we bought our Beyond with...

I looked into this when we bought our Beyond with the belt and the responses were 10K to 20K miles before replacement is needed. At 6K miles we started to carry one in the travel case just as...
11-03-16, 09:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 997
Posted By rlp

Yep carbon paste, it will also fix creaky carbon...

Yep carbon paste, it will also fix creaky carbon seat posts. If you use the paste correctly you shouldn't need to go paste the torque settings.
10-26-16, 10:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,568
Posted By rlp

I run bags for three bikes (tandem and two...

I run bags for three bikes (tandem and two singles) that I carry three per bag and have used about 11 since I bought them 2013 so 23 are committed. I have given some to people on the road that have...
10-26-16, 05:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,568
Posted By rlp

I looked up what I had bought and mine in a box...

I looked up what I had bought and mine in a box of 60 in 2013 were just under $0.75 each and free shipping from Amazon. They have gone up a little now they're just under $1.00 and free shipping.
...
10-25-16, 09:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,568
Posted By rlp

We are a big team pushing 400lbs and ride...

We are a big team pushing 400lbs and ride aggressively on curvy decents, mostly on good road surfaces. We get about 1200miles from the rear (change when I see casing starting to poke through) and...
10-24-16, 01:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,285
Posted By rlp

It sounds like you already did the ride but for...

It sounds like you already did the ride but for future reference the fire station at the coroner of Piuma and Cold Cyn has a faucet by the road as well as the one on Fernwood Pacifica just up from...
10-04-16, 10:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,006
Posted By rlp

ATOC (non-pivot) on top of a Toyota Venza. The...

ATOC (non-pivot) on top of a Toyota Venza. The bike is 30lbs ready to ride so it is pretty easy for us to lift onto the rack without a step stool. We use a cheap saw horse just inside the garage...
08-01-16, 01:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,477
Posted By rlp

We use radios so we communicate a lot including...

We use radios so we communicate a lot including coarse decisions, pace, and about everything else but for actual calls I would say
Capt. (me) :
Large bumps
Front ring down shifts
Stand
Turns
I...
06-17-16, 10:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,218
Posted By rlp

Our Beyond came from Santana with tape and the...

Our Beyond came from Santana with tape and the flats exposed, seems to work so haven't seen a need to change it. There are small indentations for your fingers on the far side of the flat area which...
06-14-16, 06:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,147
Posted By rlp

I used to drop my daughter at school and ride...

I used to drop my daughter at school and ride about 4 miles to work and back to pick her up. No issues and definitely raised her "cool Level" at school.
05-12-16, 04:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,280
Posted By rlp

We carry: 3 CO2 Cartridges + inflator 2 spare...

We carry:
3 CO2 Cartridges + inflator
2 spare tubes
Small patch kit
Tire levers
One side of a tube cardboard box for a boot
Very small "lipstick" pump (in jersey pocket)
Multi tool with chain...
05-12-16, 04:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,479
Posted By rlp

I use to use standard SPD MT pedals and Shimano...

I use to use standard SPD MT pedals and Shimano MTB shoes but found I like the feel of my road shoe (Sidi) and a pair of Carbon Ultegra pedals much better. I tried the cleat covers but it seemed...
04-27-16, 08:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,052
Posted By rlp

There are a lot of variables to the tire question...

There are a lot of variables to the tire question such as tire type/size, team weight and riding terrain/style. In our case we are a large team (350+) and we do a lot of fast cornering. We get about...
03-29-16, 08:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,991
Posted By rlp

No way would I pay to test ride. I would allow...

No way would I pay to test ride. I would allow them to take a CC number to insure we didn't take off with the bike but I wouldn't expect to be charged.

When we bought our Santana Beyond the local...
03-08-16, 03:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,213
Posted By rlp

I use to use a Garmin 500 but it died and now I...

I use to use a Garmin 500 but it died and now I upgraded to a 520, the 520 does a lot more mapping but is still smaller than the 820 or 1000. I have not used the mapping on the 520 yet but the two...
12-29-15, 02:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,949
Posted By rlp

Charlie and Nancy We use the Santana single...

Charlie and Nancy
We use the Santana single case which works well except for there is no way you're going to get it through without paying oversize charges. The case weighs about 30 pounds as does...
12-26-15, 01:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,032
Posted By rlp

We started with a '93 Arriva with my daughter as...

We started with a '93 Arriva with my daughter as stroker from when she was 5 until about 10. I upgraded to STI triples and that was about the only thing that was ever done to it besides standard...
12-26-15, 12:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,949
Posted By rlp

a little over a year ago we moved up from an...

a little over a year ago we moved up from an Arriva to a coupled Beyond with a CDX belt and love it, so far with about 4000 miles on the bike the belt has been flawless. We have only traveled with...
10-02-15, 01:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,943
Posted By rlp

I have a 1999 Arriva that we will be selling as...

I have a 1999 Arriva that we will be selling as soon as I get it cleaned up (I've been saying that for a year...)
It has Ultegra STI and I believe XT with a drum brake. It's a large and weighs in...
09-23-15, 09:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,736
Posted By rlp

There was a rumor going around the Santana San...

There was a rumor going around the Santana San Juan tour that Bill and one other unnamed Tandem builder were road testing an electronic triple (was not on the bike they had there).

Now if it is...
08-14-15, 04:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,923
Posted By rlp

700x28, Gatorskins non-folding on Spinergy at...

700x28, Gatorskins non-folding on Spinergy at 100lbs have worked great for us. One flat in roughly 3500miles and it was glass that I am sure would have punctured most tires. We are a big team and...
08-14-15, 04:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,521
Posted By rlp

We just did out first trip to the NWTR with our...

We just did out first trip to the NWTR with our S&S Beyond in the Santana Safe Case. We flew Alaska and paid $75 a direction, no fuss no muss just oversize charge. Santana goes to great length to...
07-20-15, 05:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,736
Posted By rlp

We've had our Beyond PHD for about a year (2000+...

We've had our Beyond PHD for about a year (2000+ miles) and had the opportunity to ride a standard Beyond for about 50miles before purchasing the PHD. I would say the PHD is stiffer but not by a lot...
06-19-15, 09:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,206
Posted By rlp

I usually keep one of my two spare tubes in the...

I usually keep one of my two spare tubes in the box for just this reason.
06-07-15, 05:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 783
Posted By rlp

The bike path up to Ojai is a good idea, as you...

The bike path up to Ojai is a good idea, as you progress you can start to head for the Lake Casitas via Santa Ana rd. As it gets warmer you can stay on the coast and ride up the new bike path...
06-02-15, 10:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,308
Posted By rlp

I agree with this statement, the fact that you...

I agree with this statement, the fact that you are asking is a good sign and it will probably come together as the miles increase. We use an intercom so we can talk back and forth without yelling...
05-26-15, 03:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,459
Posted By rlp

Some schools have club teams associated with them...

Some schools have club teams associated with them for both bike racing and triathlons, I don't know about CSUSB but you may want to check into it. If they do they may have discounts set up for team...
05-08-15, 09:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,878
Posted By rlp

The NWTR web site list Tandem Diversity ...

The NWTR web site list Tandem Diversity (http://www.tandemdiversity.com/rentals.html) as a source for rentals. The other option could be to fly your bike up and then ship it home to your local LBS...
03-31-15, 04:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,321
Posted By rlp

Santana has a DB with all of their serials...

Santana has a DB with all of their serials number, a quick call to them should do it.
02-15-15, 08:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,211
Posted By rlp

We too are doing the Santana San Juan trip back...

We too are doing the Santana San Juan trip back to back with the NWTR. We did the Santana SJ tour back in 1999 with my then 10 year old daughter as stroker, now my wife and I will be there on a...
02-15-15, 08:11 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,968
Posted By rlp

I am in the same boat as TH, being a clyde hills...

I am in the same boat as TH, being a clyde hills are never easy but if you are equipped correctly they are still enjoyable. If you are use to riding mostly flat I would suggest you start by looking...
02-09-15, 06:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 794
Posted By rlp

Actually there is a ton of good ways to get from...

Actually there is a ton of good ways to get from Simi to Agoura. Here (https://www.strava.com/routes/1423853) is the first one that comes to mind but there are a lot of options. Madera road and...
02-03-15, 07:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,292
Posted By rlp

We try to take the tandem out twice a week for a...

We try to take the tandem out twice a week for a total of 60+ miles.
12-05-14, 04:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,200
Posted By rlp

Yep, that's why I was asking about first hand...

Yep, that's why I was asking about first hand experience. I am not too worried about being charged for a bike, but I don't want to be left standing in the airport with my bike as my plane takes off. ...
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