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02-26-14, 02:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,763
Posted By ftsoft

Here in Ohio we don't worry too much about brake...

Here in Ohio we don't worry too much about brake fade. Riding in Georgia, Michigan, Wisconsin and Indiana also hasn't worried us either. I like my rear disc a lot. I realize that modern brakes...
02-16-14, 09:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 665
Posted By ftsoft

Clermont Florida

I wanted to thank whoever recommended Clermont as a winter cycling destination. We spent a few days there riding every day in upper 70's temps with sunny skies. Pretty delightful for us as it was...
11-22-13, 08:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,107
Posted By ftsoft

Thanks merlinextralight. That's very helpful. ...

Thanks merlinextralight. That's very helpful. We went ahead and reserved a hotel for mid Feb. Looking forward to it.

Frank and Terry
11-22-13, 07:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,107
Posted By ftsoft

Ah yes Fredericksburg. We've done Hellweek twice...

Ah yes Fredericksburg. We've done Hellweek twice and loved it.

Frank and Terry
11-20-13, 04:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,107
Posted By ftsoft

I looked at the Sugarloaf Mtn videos. This likes...

I looked at the Sugarloaf Mtn videos. This likes pretty tough. We could do this, but would probably avoid it in February.
11-20-13, 02:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,107
Posted By ftsoft

Thanks for the suggestions everyone. I forgot...

Thanks for the suggestions everyone. I forgot about the Sebring Rally (thanks), but timing isn't quite right. St. George is a little too far for 3 or 4 days of riding. Clermont sounds interesting,...
11-19-13, 01:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,107
Posted By ftsoft

Winter Riding in the South?

Hi all

We want to get out of Ohio in late February and I was wondering if anyone had some good ideas. I looked at Winter Park FL and it seemed to offer a lot of rides which were mapped on...
12-18-12, 10:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,771
Posted By ftsoft

I'll give bwfox first refusal, but otherwise your...

I'll give bwfox first refusal, but otherwise your welcome to it. I do have a paypal account but have never used it to get paid for something. How does that work?

Frank
12-18-12, 09:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,771
Posted By ftsoft

bwfox I have a 140 mm wheel with a 7sp...

bwfox

I have a 140 mm wheel with a 7sp freewheel mounted that you can have for the cost of shipping (from Ohio). Someone gave me this wheel years ago because I had a motobecane tandem, but I...
11-15-12, 02:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,973
Posted By ftsoft

1700 miles is pretty good for the rear of a...

1700 miles is pretty good for the rear of a tandem. Also ALL rear bicycle tires develop a flat spot on the rear, or at least all of the ones that I have been rding for the last 40 year.

Frank
08-14-12, 06:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,589
Posted By ftsoft

Living in Ohio with mostly just rollers, we can...

Living in Ohio with mostly just rollers, we can ride 53/39/28 with a 12/25, but going out of area with more significant hills requires a change to 11/34. I got tired of changing all of the time so...
04-09-12, 07:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,423
Posted By ftsoft

At 56 it will probably take you a couple of years...

At 56 it will probably take you a couple of years to approach the group ride speed. Hang in there and try to ride with them whenever you can. Don't feel bad about getting dropped. Once you can do...
04-09-12, 07:39 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,963
Posted By ftsoft

I did the ride across Indiana (RAIN), which is...

I did the ride across Indiana (RAIN), which is 160 miles @ 20mph moving and 10 hours total time when I was 65. I don't think I could do that now at 70 though. In my 50's I did several centuries in...
03-19-12, 01:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,061
Posted By ftsoft

That looks like a lot of fun!

That looks like a lot of fun!
03-19-12, 01:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,995
Posted By ftsoft

We are pretty bad climbers. I'll use age as an...

We are pretty bad climbers. I'll use age as an excuse as we are 134. We do short steep climbs mostly as that's what we've got here in Ohio. We've done short 18% climbs and tons of not very long...
11-20-11, 10:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,281
Posted By ftsoft

That's very cool!

That's very cool!
11-20-11, 10:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,010
Posted By ftsoft

I agree with waynesulak. It's difference of...

I agree with waynesulak. It's difference of perspective. There are probably many on this forum who like us run Dyad's and are happy with them. I have to say that the poster has every right to...
10-22-11, 06:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 886
Posted By ftsoft

I guess I should have added that we do mostly...

I guess I should have added that we do mostly rural roads and don't see a lot of road debris.
10-22-11, 06:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 886
Posted By ftsoft

We run 28 mm Gatorskins and changed them out...

We run 28 mm Gatorskins and changed them out early this year at something over 3000 miles. We are pretty small at 250 lbs and run mostly good roads, although we see a lot of chip'nseal every fall.
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10-10-11, 06:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,668
Posted By ftsoft

I don't know what the wait times are now, but we...

I don't know what the wait times are now, but we waited 3 months for our como in 2007. Considering the unique geometry their wait could be pretty long.
10-03-11, 03:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,271
Posted By ftsoft

The shorter cables are a definite advantage. The...

The shorter cables are a definite advantage. The only problem that I can see is shifting to the smallest ring on the triple. It's difficult to do this once you are under load, so you need fair...
10-02-11, 07:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 636
Posted By ftsoft

Congratulations! I'll chip in my 2 cents. ...

Congratulations! I'll chip in my 2 cents.

1. Depends on where you live. Unless you are descending Mt Ventoux, it probably won't be a problem. We are around 250 lbs and use a rear disc and...
10-02-11, 07:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,271
Posted By ftsoft

That's a really interesting geometry!

That's a really interesting geometry!
09-30-11, 08:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,271
Posted By ftsoft

This is a great story. I'm intrigued by moving...

This is a great story. I'm intrigued by moving the shifters to the rear and I have some questions. I imagine that she communicates to you about stuff like "oh there's a 20% hill in about 1/4 mile"?...
09-26-11, 06:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,254
Posted By ftsoft

Ummm well I have around 40000 miles on 10 spd...

Ummm well I have around 40000 miles on 10 spd chains and another 40000 miles on 8 and 9 spd chains, so not too shabby for data points. :)

Frank
09-13-11, 09:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,233
Posted By ftsoft

We are getting on in years and climbing isn't...

We are getting on in years and climbing isn't what it used to be for us, so we find that when riding with stronger climbing teams, we can stay in contact by standing for the last 3rd or so of short...
09-13-11, 09:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,254
Posted By ftsoft

Gee whiz. At that rate I would have to use 5...

Gee whiz. At that rate I would have to use 5 chains every year on my single. A good chain lasts around 10000 miles on a single. This is anecdotal data from around 40 years. As for chewing up the...
09-11-11, 07:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,254
Posted By ftsoft

I don't have any experience with 9 spd chains on...

I don't have any experience with 9 spd chains on the tandem. The 10 spd chain on our CoMotion failed around year 3 at perhaps 4000 miles. This is considerably shorter than you would expect on a...
09-09-11, 07:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,233
Posted By ftsoft

It gets better with practice. The stoker needs...

It gets better with practice. The stoker needs to have a quiet peddling style, although I have found that I'm mostly the culprit in the wobbling, I muscle the bike too much as though it was a...
Forum: Touring
08-09-11, 03:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,660
Posted By ftsoft

I owned 2 of these (one was stolen) and I would...

I owned 2 of these (one was stolen) and I would be careful using it as a loaded tourer, It's pretty flexible by today's standards.
06-29-11, 06:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,020
Posted By ftsoft

It depends on your fitness, of course, but the...

It depends on your fitness, of course, but the 12-27 might be a bit of stretch in mountainous terrain. We sometimes ride a 12-25, but it's pretty flat around here and while we can climb 18% grades...
06-15-11, 07:01 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,202
Posted By ftsoft

You didn't say (or I missed) what you mean by...

You didn't say (or I missed) what you mean by slow. We've ridden a lot of different sizes in our 35 years of tandeming. We thought that the 25 mm Gatorskins were a little faster, but we had more...
05-17-11, 09:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 862
Posted By ftsoft

Be careful what you wish for. It's currently 47...

Be careful what you wish for. It's currently 47 and raining here in Ohio. We haven't been able to get out for almost a week.

Frank and Terry
05-16-11, 07:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,385
Posted By ftsoft

I'm just hoping we are doing as well as you when...

I'm just hoping we are doing as well as you when we hit 78.
05-15-11, 11:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,385
Posted By ftsoft

I'm with zona here. Although we aren't quite as...

I'm with zona here. Although we aren't quite as well aged at 69 and 64, we have dropped from around 17 to 14-15.
05-15-11, 11:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,159
Posted By ftsoft

Hi Dean. Hows it going? There are a lot of...

Hi Dean. Hows it going? There are a lot of factors involved in climbing aside from the numbers. Types of climbs, rhythm, mood, climbing style. Terry and I are pretty slow climbing for instance,...
05-15-11, 11:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,104
Posted By ftsoft

You don't have to be a slow rider or a klutz to...

You don't have to be a slow rider or a klutz to take advantage of a tandem on rides like TOSRV or RAIN. Far from it. There have been a lot of 25+ mph double pacelines on TOSRV with tandems taking...
04-02-11, 10:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 700
Posted By ftsoft

This happened to us a couple of years ago on our...

This happened to us a couple of years ago on our Speedster, although it was due to my inattention rather than a hidden pothole. We blew both Rims and one tire. Not sure how we managed to destroy a...
03-13-11, 09:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,665
Posted By ftsoft

We've ridden both quite a lot and both work well....

We've ridden both quite a lot and both work well. A little harder to stand with OOP but no dead spots either. We currently are IP and we like it as well. We are newbies at standing, so IP makes...
03-07-11, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 984
Posted By ftsoft

Burley used to make one. It's still pretty...

Burley used to make one. It's still pretty expensive, I paid 125 15 years ago. It worked well though.
03-04-11, 07:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,311
Posted By ftsoft

Ha Ha This should be interesting. I am a strong...

Ha Ha This should be interesting. I am a strong INTP and Terry is the female version (INFP?)

Frank and Terry
01-29-11, 06:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 857
Posted By ftsoft

I guess in July we Northerners should write Ahhh...

I guess in July we Northerners should write Ahhh summer! 79 degress and sunny here for the benefit of those climes where it's 105.
01-26-11, 08:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 678
Posted By ftsoft

Whoa! Pittsburgh is really hilly! Your...

Whoa! Pittsburgh is really hilly! Your assumption is pretty accurate as far as we are concerned. We live in a pretty flat area here in Ohio and have to go looking for hills. We use a 12/25...
01-10-11, 10:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,203
Posted By ftsoft

The fit on our tandem is almost identical to each...

The fit on our tandem is almost identical to each of our single bikes. I can and do ride in the drops quite a lot. Oddly, even though the fit is dialed in pretty closely, we don't feel exactly the...
12-30-10, 09:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 774
Posted By ftsoft

We ride chipseal a lot here in Ohio and it's...

We ride chipseal a lot here in Ohio and it's generally ok on 28mm tires. They have been using a technique that blasts the gravel and tar together onto the road and so there is less loose gravel. We...
12-30-10, 09:47 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,853
Posted By ftsoft

Ha Ha I agree with you though. If my stoker...

Ha Ha I agree with you though. If my stoker wants to get my attention she just tickles my butt. What could be better than that?
12-15-10, 12:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 768
Posted By ftsoft

Those really hurt.

Those really hurt.
11-11-10, 07:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,649
Posted By ftsoft

Our CoMo has either a 30/34, 30/25 , 26/25 or...

Our CoMo has either a 30/34, 30/25 , 26/25 or 26/34 depending on where we ride. Here in West Central Ohio we a few short 12-18% climbs and we mostly use the 26/25. For out of area, we use the lower...
Forum: Great Lakes
11-11-10, 07:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,790
Posted By ftsoft

Most of us in this area treat the Hilly as a...

Most of us in this area treat the Hilly as a season ending celebratory ride and as such it's usually ridden mostly for fun. There are a lot of hills and a couple of major climbs, but if you have more...
10-26-10, 01:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 840
Posted By ftsoft

There might be something to specbill's contention...

There might be something to specbill's contention that older tires could be more prone to flat. We rode the South Rim of Canyon de Chelly on our Gatorskins with around 3000 miles on them. The road...
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