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01-18-19, 12:02 PM
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Posted By joe@vwvortex

I've heard the stories. I haven't had any issue...

I've heard the stories. I haven't had any issue with them. Shimano also makes an all steel rotor with a similar spider. It's the SM-RT76.
01-17-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 59
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Posted By joe@vwvortex

I did it when my old rotors were worn out. I...

I did it when my old rotors were worn out. I think they are stiffer laterally, and that helps keep them truer. Not sure if it's worth the expense unless you need to change them.
01-12-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 59
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Posted By joe@vwvortex

I have and 05 Speedster with BB7's front and rear...

I have and 05 Speedster with BB7's front and rear with 203 ice tech rotors, Avid metallic pads and jagwire housing. One finger braking front and rear, maybe need two when dropping down 15+% grades...
12-04-18, 04:08 PM
Replies: 35
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Posted By joe@vwvortex

I run Campy Record 10 speed from around 2005. I...

I run Campy Record 10 speed from around 2005. I do run a Dura Ace triple front derailleur from the same time frame though, along with a Campy Long Cage Record rear derailleur. I prefer the style of...
Forum: For Sale
11-15-18, 01:38 PM
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Views: 433
Posted By joe@vwvortex

Campy CF Seatpost - 32.4mm diameter 25 cm long

In great shape - hardly used. $40 OBO

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Forum: For Sale
11-15-18, 01:33 PM
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Views: 431
Posted By joe@vwvortex

Bontrager Ajna Elite Womans Saddle - new bike take off

Never used. Taken off right after purchase. $75 obo


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Forum: For Sale
11-15-18, 01:31 PM
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Views: 1,293
Posted By joe@vwvortex

2015 Campy Chorus 11s 12-27 Cassette

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Forum: For Sale
11-15-18, 01:29 PM
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Views: 504
Posted By joe@vwvortex

2005 Campy Record Ti Brake Set

These are in excellent condition. Hardly used. $100 OBO


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Forum: For Sale
11-15-18, 01:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 831
Posted By joe@vwvortex

FSA 10s 172.5 K Force Carbon Crank 34-50

This crank is in excellent condition. Needs a Bottom Bracket. $125 OBO


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04-17-18, 03:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,042
Posted By joe@vwvortex

Looks like the pads aren't using the whole rotor...

Looks like the pads aren't using the whole rotor - in fact - only about 2/3 of the rotors looks like it's being contacted. Why is that?
10-12-17, 03:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,681
Posted By joe@vwvortex

We have a 2005 Speedster. Bought it new at the...

We have a 2005 Speedster. Bought it new at the beginning of 2005. We've hit 70mph going downhill and over 60mph numerous times. It's rock solid. Has Wound-up CF front fork and King Headset. ...
06-30-17, 09:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,852
Posted By joe@vwvortex

And that one time one of the cartridges...

And that one time one of the cartridges accidentally discharges before filling up the tube.......been there, done that.
06-29-17, 10:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,852
Posted By joe@vwvortex

Old full size Blackburn CF frame pump. I carry a...

Old full size Blackburn CF frame pump. I carry a smaller pump on my road bike and cartridges. Pump is there as a back up. On the tandem it's the primary and works fine.
03-14-17, 08:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 761
Posted By joe@vwvortex

Yakima makes a series of "mighty mounts" one of...

Yakima makes a series of "mighty mounts" one of which could work with your OEM bars. They also allow Yakima products to mount to their new aero style bars.
If you have a shop that carriers Yakima...
03-10-17, 09:20 AM
02-09-17, 09:09 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,641
Posted By joe@vwvortex

Gates kit is $260 or so plus shipping. My new...

Gates kit is $260 or so plus shipping. My new chainring set was $60 plus shipping - so more like $200 for the weight savings. If it were more like $100 - I'd have been more inclined to have given it...
02-06-17, 09:46 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,641
Posted By joe@vwvortex

Define "unnecessary". We ride a steel...

Define "unnecessary".

We ride a steel CoMotion Speedster. Probably several, if not more, pounds heavier than a lot of the new tandems and we have a rack and bag on the back full time. Why? ...
12-26-16, 10:35 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,411
Posted By joe@vwvortex

Me too. One bought online - and one bought at a...

Me too. One bought online - and one bought at a local shop to replace the first one that went bad. Thought it might have been a run a of bad ones at first but ..........

ON the other hand a...
12-24-16, 12:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,411
Posted By joe@vwvortex

They did have a nice feel to them for the first...

They did have a nice feel to them for the first couple rides but then....

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12-14-16, 08:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,411
Posted By joe@vwvortex

We've had the opposite experience. Two Schwalbes...

We've had the opposite experience. Two Schwalbes blew the casing for no reason after 2 rides. Our Conti 4000 II's on the other hand have been flawless over the past year.
10-14-16, 12:30 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,908
Posted By joe@vwvortex

Two major factors are missing from this...

Two major factors are missing from this discussion - team weight and tandem use. Ever wonder why an SUV has bigger brakes then a Miata? Or why a car with a much higher top speed or is used for more...
10-05-16, 09:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,407
Posted By joe@vwvortex

I have a used set of Rolf Tandem Wheels - been...

I have a used set of Rolf Tandem Wheels - been sitting in box now for about 2 years after I had the front rim, all spokes and bearings replaced. Front and rear are discs and I have the cassette body...
07-27-16, 08:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,651
Posted By joe@vwvortex

I've been running disc brakes on my MTB since the...

I've been running disc brakes on my MTB since the first Avid's became available - long before hydraulic discs were readily available on MTB's. I'd argue that maintenance on a cable pull is easier -...
07-26-16, 09:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,651
Posted By joe@vwvortex

I've had the BB7's on our Tandem now since I...

I've had the BB7's on our Tandem now since I bought it in 04. First just a rear because fronts weren't available. I've had no issues with them at all over the years. Never overheated them,...
06-03-16, 07:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,518
Posted By joe@vwvortex

10 years on ours both 9 and 10 speed chains. ...

10 years on ours both 9 and 10 speed chains. Never an issue.
03-31-16, 04:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,854
Posted By joe@vwvortex

Tandem Club of America | Browse Ads...

Tandem Club of America | Browse Ads (http://tandemclub.org/classifieds/browse-ads/?offset=0&results=60)
03-31-16, 10:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,854
Posted By joe@vwvortex

They advertise that they do test rides on their...

They advertise that they do test rides on their website - but nowhere is there any mention of a fee.
03-30-16, 11:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,328
Posted By joe@vwvortex

We use Polar Mi450's on all the bikes with Heart...

We use Polar Mi450's on all the bikes with Heart rate monitors. We run separate sensors front and rear - but you don't really need them since it's GPS based.
03-29-16, 07:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,854
Posted By joe@vwvortex

That's where we test rode our Tandems - all for...

That's where we test rode our Tandems - all for free. However - if he had charged $300 he might still be in business. :)

Honestly - that's a joke to pay to test ride. But here in the Bay Area -...
01-26-16, 04:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,714
Posted By joe@vwvortex

Our 2004 CoMotion Speedster weighed in at around...

Our 2004 CoMotion Speedster weighed in at around 32 lbs with bottle cages when I first built it up - it's probably about the same now - although I don't bother worrying about weight all that much....
01-11-16, 10:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,676
Posted By joe@vwvortex

We run this exact combo - with 28mm tires at this...

We run this exact combo - with 28mm tires at this pressure - we are a 360+lb team. Been very good - tire is much more supple and has a better feeling than it's predecessor. We tried Schwalbe's but...
01-03-16, 09:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,070
Posted By joe@vwvortex

We run this gearing and front derailleur along...

We run this gearing and front derailleur along with a Campy Record long cage rear with a 12-30 10 speed cassette. Bike shifts fine up and down all three chainrings and I'm running FSA middle and big...
01-03-16, 09:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,244
Posted By joe@vwvortex

I've run pretty much what is considered on this...

I've run pretty much what is considered on this forum as the worst brake setup out there - Avid BB7's on 203 ice tech rotors front and rear with a wound up carbon disc fork with Salsa quick releases...
09-22-15, 11:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,497
Posted By joe@vwvortex

Long spun out - Oakville Grade in Napa

Long spun out - Oakville Grade in Napa
07-26-15, 07:25 PM
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Views: 3,497
Posted By joe@vwvortex

For some teams a triple may not be essential -...

For some teams a triple may not be essential - for US - emphasis on US - it is. Just like disc brakes - I wouldn't ride a tandem without them - then again - we've hit 70 mph going downhill and are...
07-21-15, 10:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,072
Posted By joe@vwvortex

Sweet ride. Will seriously consider Landshark...

Sweet ride. Will seriously consider Landshark when we are ready for a new tandem.
07-21-15, 09:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,413
Posted By joe@vwvortex

We tried a bunch of different things when we...

We tried a bunch of different things when we started. What wound up working the best is - I say "UP" when I want her to get out of the saddle. I then join her on the next down stroke. Makes for a...
07-20-15, 12:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,497
Posted By joe@vwvortex

Yeah and we're both in our 50's :)

Yeah and we're both in our 50's :)
07-20-15, 11:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,497
Posted By joe@vwvortex

Gearing is always team dependent. We ride lots...

Gearing is always team dependent. We ride lots of flats and rollers - and then do lots of long and sometimes steep climbs. Our gearing is a 26/39/53 with a 12/30 10sp rear - all Campy. Having the...
06-30-15, 08:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,688
Posted By joe@vwvortex

The biggest variable would be team weight. What...

The biggest variable would be team weight. What is effective for a 220lb team won't be near as effective for a 350+ lb team. Braking style and speed also will have a big impact as well.
06-23-15, 12:35 PM
Replies: 440
Views: 108,787
Posted By joe@vwvortex

I think a lot depends on your riding style and...

I think a lot depends on your riding style and team weight. Just like anything - the heavier it is or the faster it goes - the more braking power it will need to stop. When I first test rode tandems...
06-22-15, 05:51 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 8,502
Posted By joe@vwvortex

We use a 26-39-53 with a Campy 12-30 10 speed...

We use a 26-39-53 with a Campy 12-30 10 speed rear with a 130 BCD. Give a great flat land set of ratio's and we have a decent low to get over most anything we ride. Sure wish Campy made an 11-30 in...
06-22-15, 05:42 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,155
Posted By joe@vwvortex

With the new rotors like Ice-Tech which have an...

With the new rotors like Ice-Tech which have an aluminum spyder - they don't flex any more than smaller rotors - and if they did it would be too minimal to detect. Sounds like they messed up and are...
06-18-15, 01:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,552
Posted By joe@vwvortex

Sorry, I have no idea - we run front and rear...

Sorry, I have no idea - we run front and rear discs.
06-18-15, 10:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,552
Posted By joe@vwvortex

We also run these rims but 32w front and rear...

We also run these rims but 32w front and rear with White Industries Mi6 hubs and db spokes and the new Conti GP4000 II's in 28mm on our Speedster. Been running them all year with no issues and...
04-09-15, 03:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,687
Posted By joe@vwvortex

I guess I feel the same way about through-axles. ...

I guess I feel the same way about through-axles. I would love one on my tandem - but I won't give up my 203mm rotor just to get one. Hence I'll stick with my Woundup fork until someone finally...
04-09-15, 10:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,687
Posted By joe@vwvortex

I'm curious as to why everyone feels it's...

I'm curious as to why everyone feels it's acceptable to run 180mm front discs and 203mm rears? With the majority of the braking happening with the front wheel - I can't see why anyone would do this...
04-06-15, 11:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,168
Posted By joe@vwvortex

Doesn't Lightening allow for different spyders to...

Doesn't Lightening allow for different spyders to be bolted on essentially the same arms? If this is true - you could do two sets of rings on two different spyders and just bolt them on.
03-26-15, 08:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,885
Posted By joe@vwvortex

I wouldn't be traveling through there in my...

I wouldn't be traveling through there in my Porsche which has no provisions for a spare. It does have a can of fix a flat though.......:lol:
03-25-15, 04:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,885
Posted By joe@vwvortex

You didn't mention bolts that already have blue...

You didn't mention bolts that already have blue threadlock on them :)
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