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12-19-03, 12:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 671
Posted By brad

Cool Mark. I'll look for you guys and say hello....

Cool Mark. I'll look for you guys and say hello. Oh, by the way, I was surfing around using "tandem rally photo" doing a google search. I saw no less than two photo that were clearly of team...
12-19-03, 09:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 671
Posted By brad

'04 Swtr

Well, even though the extra funds are not exactly there, we've decided to plunk down the cash to take in the SWTR next April. I cant wait!! It's in New Braunfels Texas which is only 4.5 hours from...
11-24-03, 07:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,502
Posted By brad

This is greatness, can be used for kid and or...

This is greatness, can be used for kid and or adults.
http://www.co-motion.com/peri.html
11-13-03, 01:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 739
Posted By brad

New: Co-Motion Periscope.

This thing looks pretty sweet. Be great for those of us with little kids. Could be used as a loaner and great as rent bike as well. Cool concept from Co-Motion! I'm told it'll be ready to roll...
11-13-03, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 647
Posted By brad

SDS, thanks for the reply/suggestions. By the...

SDS, thanks for the reply/suggestions. By the way are you a member of the D.a.t.e.s.'s tandem club?
11-12-03, 08:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 647
Posted By brad

team weight

Hey folks, when you guys talk team weight, do you include the bike? When someone askes me about tires/wheels and askes about the weight of our team I include the bike for what's now 390 lbs. We're...
11-11-03, 07:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,926
Posted By brad

If the wheel is a bit close to the ground for...

If the wheel is a bit close to the ground for your liking, you can get a riser for your receiver that will lift a few inches. It looks like a z and one end fits into your receiver.
11-10-03, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,005
Posted By brad

Outstanding!! That's very cool news indeed.

Outstanding!! That's very cool news indeed.
11-07-03, 08:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,926
Posted By brad

http://www.bicycleracks.com/stbob.asp I know...

http://www.bicycleracks.com/stbob.asp

I know you said you didnt really want a roof top but, dont count out the Sportworks U2. We've been using ours since March of '03 and love it. Due to the...
11-07-03, 08:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 553
Posted By brad

winter street tires

Hello all, greetings from Dallas Tx.

We have a bit of a chill in the air (by our standards anyway) and rain coming down. This got me to thinking about riding in winter conditions on our tandem....
10-30-03, 02:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 667
Posted By brad

pedal shoe combo

For the past year I've been pretty much using nothing but shimano sandals and wellgo double sided clippless on our Speedster. my wife has been using the same combo with no troubles at all. I'm...
10-28-03, 07:52 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 734
Posted By brad

stolen bike dallas area of texas

Tom of RBM recently had his Santana tandem stolen out of his garage. Below is a description of the tandem. If, by chance, someone comes across this tandem, please contact Tom at...
10-27-03, 08:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 995
Posted By brad

When I built a set of wheels for our Co-Mo...

When I built a set of wheels for our Co-Mo Speedster, I got a set of HuGi hubs for the price of a song. The lowest spoke count available on HuGi was 36H so, that's what I used. We built the 36H's...
10-23-03, 10:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 769
Posted By brad

I've had lots of coaches tell me that a fit...

I've had lots of coaches tell me that a fit cyclist is a better runner than a fit runner is at cycling.

Yes, I'd bet my house that Lance would get spanked, and spanked good, at a marathon race. ...
10-20-03, 11:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,267
Posted By brad

I'm in the industry and got my info from the...

I'm in the industry and got my info from the horses mouth so to speak about the food grade Co2 from innovations. I dont know why they chose not to let everyone know about it.

If the Co2 in...
10-20-03, 08:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,267
Posted By brad

Dont use the Co2 from a walmart in your Co2...

Dont use the Co2 from a walmart in your Co2 inflater as it will ruin the inflater. The reason that Co2 is more expensive from a bike shop is it's a different type Co2. You cant compare the prices...
10-20-03, 07:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,161
Posted By brad

What size Speedster did you decide to order?

What size Speedster did you decide to order?
09-16-03, 08:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,326
Posted By brad

Well with all the good points and bad points of...

Well with all the good points and bad points of pump vs Co2 I've come to a conclusion. From here on out I'm not using either! I'm going to go with a support vehicle to supply wheels if and when I...
09-09-03, 09:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,326
Posted By brad

I carry a Co2 inflation system. I've got plenty...

I carry a Co2 inflation system. I've got plenty of room to be reduntant with 16gr cartridges. In five years of using them I've only had trouble once. As I'd mentioned on the site when it happened,...
09-03-03, 10:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,073
Posted By brad

After several flats and a failed pump, my...

After several flats and a failed pump, my wife/stoker and I had to walk the last 5 miles home. A guy looked at our very flat rear tire and asked "you got a flat?", the only reply that came to mind...
08-17-03, 06:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 996
Posted By brad

My wife and I seem to always start with her...

My wife and I seem to always start with her clipping in both sides. We'll then take off and I'll clip my stand foot in on the fly. We stop pretty much just the opposite. I'll clip out with one...
08-14-03, 06:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,446
Posted By brad

I'm having good luck with the chain on our Co-Mo....

I'm having good luck with the chain on our Co-Mo.

I traded some thoughts with Mark L. on this forum regarding chain wear a few weeks ago. The Sram chains on our tandem had around 1,200 miles on...
08-13-03, 07:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,133
Posted By brad

We've yet to log our first "tandem" rally. We've...

We've yet to log our first "tandem" rally. We've done club rides and regular tours with other groups of tandems but, not a Rally put together for tandems. We wanted to make the SWTR in Tulsa but,...
08-08-03, 07:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,252
Posted By brad

I've used almost all of the Ritchey tyres at one...

I've used almost all of the Ritchey tyres at one time or another. I like them all ok save the fact that the lugs on the MTB tyres seem to rip out a bit easy. Of course the Tom slick has not lugs so...
08-01-03, 10:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 685
Posted By brad

"when captains find themselves in oxygen debt,...

"when captains find themselves in oxygen debt, gasping for air and oozing lactic acid from their leg, arm and back muscles -- stokers will have sufficient energy reserves to carry on a future ride...
07-31-03, 02:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 685
Posted By brad

attention captains

Note to self: Dont go out on the tandem with the intent on doing hills when the stoker/wife is upset with you:( Yes, you'll get in shape quickly this way but it can be brutal;)
07-27-03, 07:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,415
Posted By brad

After you get more and more saddle time it will...

After you get more and more saddle time it will be second nature to you to know where you are in the rear cluster. Just a glance down at the chainwheel (if you forget which ring your in), which is...
07-23-03, 08:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,299
Posted By brad

Thanks for the info and the visa tip. If we get...

Thanks for the info and the visa tip. If we get within an hour of that place I'll have to stop in.

(I dig the gold color of the bike you have. That's the very same bike I almost bought)
07-22-03, 11:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,299
Posted By brad

Man, that's too awesome! Good on both you guys...

Man, that's too awesome! Good on both you guys as it sounds like you got a heck of a deal to boot. What color is your paso? And, if I'm not mistaken the Paso is the top of the line Burley is it...
07-22-03, 08:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 808
Posted By brad

We had the same problems when we started. I'm a...

We had the same problems when we started. I'm a gear masher compared to my wife, and my wife's more of a cadence rider compared to my style. Being the captain I had to make an effort to always keep...
07-21-03, 06:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 932
Posted By brad

I think you'll like the rims, we do. Keep in...

I think you'll like the rims, we do. Keep in mind that you have to use a longer presta valve. I'm not able to keep the pump head on the valve with a standard 40mm stem.
07-17-03, 01:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,147
Posted By brad

measuring the pins in the chain. You can get a...

measuring the pins in the chain. You can get a tape measure and
check your chains by setting the ruler for 12 inches and placing it next to
the chain. The 1 inch and 12 inch marks should line up...
07-17-03, 10:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,147
Posted By brad

Cool, thanks Mark. Kenneth over at Co-Mo...

Cool, thanks Mark.

Kenneth over at Co-Mo just told me he's in the habit of changing chain every 1,200-1,500 miles. I'll bring home a chainchecker as I guess it'll pay for itself in saving the...
07-17-03, 07:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,147
Posted By brad

timing chain/eccentric help

Howdy folks. I'm doing the 2,000 mile check up on our tandem this weekend. I've never jacked around with the timing chain/eccentric until now and have a question.

There is a bit of droop/slack...
07-16-03, 08:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,765
Posted By brad

This is T., Brad's wife (and stoker on our...

This is T., Brad's wife (and stoker on our tandem).

It's been an interesting few years riding, and I've tried several saddles. What I've learned is that it's a fine line between an art and a...
07-16-03, 07:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 829
Posted By brad

Handlebar width can cause physical pain/problems...

Handlebar width can cause physical pain/problems if you use the wrong size. Go to your LBS and find out what you are supposed to be using and stick with that.
07-15-03, 02:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,299
Posted By brad

An old friend of mine bought a trek duotrack...

An old friend of mine bought a trek duotrack tandem. This was the hybred 700c they had a few years ago, gripshift alloy frame. He bought it with the hope he and his wife would ride together. Well,...
07-14-03, 07:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,765
Posted By brad

Unless Selle Italia re-introduces the TransAm...

Unless Selle Italia re-introduces the TransAm you'll not find them anymore (other than places that still have old stock). The GelFlow is the new replacement saddle. As you mentioned the TransAm...
07-05-03, 06:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 932
Posted By brad

I had a set of wheels built to replace the...

I had a set of wheels built to replace the stock's that came on our Speedster. I was able to get a really good deal on DTHuGi's but, had heard of some problems people had with HuGi a few years back....
07-02-03, 08:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,765
Posted By brad

Selle Italia's TransAm line is/has been...

Selle Italia's TransAm line is/has been discontinued. It is being replaced by the "GelFlow" as a running change. My wife has the TransAm on her MTB and the Lady GelFlow on our tandem. In her...
06-30-03, 07:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,765
Posted By brad

My wife has three bikes (Road, MTB, Tandem) and...

My wife has three bikes (Road, MTB, Tandem) and far and above likes the Selle Italia Lady Gelflow over any others.
06-27-03, 01:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,041
Posted By brad

I think pcsanity has the ticket. I'd not ride...

I think pcsanity has the ticket. I'd not ride the tandem as a solo captain. I do it some on ours while I'm tinkering and adding new "toys" but, it sure feels squirly not having the anchor of the...
06-27-03, 09:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 852
Posted By brad

Sounds very cool. Post a pic for us when you get...

Sounds very cool. Post a pic for us when you get it!
06-26-03, 09:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 852
Posted By brad

Congrates on the Co-Mo! I didnt know they...

Congrates on the Co-Mo! I didnt know they offered a Mocha-cino. That's what's cool about owning one. You may go a few thousand miles and not see another bike like yours. Did you go with custom...
06-26-03, 08:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,300
Posted By brad

Found a woman that had crashed on her road bike...

Found a woman that had crashed on her road bike once. Took her home (via hospital), had her cleaned up. I guess you could say I kept her as we ended up getting married a year later.
06-26-03, 08:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,583
Posted By brad

"It is the worst sort of discrimination. The...

"It is the worst sort of discrimination. The author of the tandem advisory text might as well have said of an individual, "You are black and male and young, and therefore a criminal, so you should be...
06-25-03, 08:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 852
Posted By brad

I've been riding a Speedster since Aug of last...

I've been riding a Speedster since Aug of last year. Dwan, Alan and Elayne have always been super helpfull when I've talked and or traded emails with them. The reason Co-Motion is such a good...
06-24-03, 11:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 680
Posted By brad

I used to have back pain on long rides of 2+...

I used to have back pain on long rides of 2+ hours. Didnt matter if it was on an MTB or road, my back would be screaming. Saddle time and strenth will help it go away. You can help by stretching...
06-23-03, 08:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,303
Posted By brad

I'd go with DT swiss spokes. I've not had the...

I'd go with DT swiss spokes. I've not had the best of luck wheelsmith spokes.

We used to have the Dyad as it came stock with our Co-Mo. I wanted to run a smaller tyre than a 28c so I built up...
06-21-03, 03:50 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 16,071
Posted By brad

Nice bike Steve and Debi! We've had ours since...

Nice bike Steve and Debi! We've had ours since Aug. of '02 and have enjoyed every mile. We're still under 2,000 miles as a tandem team so compared to some we are still newbies.
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