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07-09-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,467
Posted By joeruge

I don't know about the '$55 one time...

I don't know about the '$55 one time subscription' (I think it is a yearly charge) Having said that, it is for a year, which means along with the tour you can watch the Giro, Tour of California, etc....
06-14-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,643
Posted By joeruge

Tandem rated carbon fork

I was bitten with the carbon fork bug a while back. I looked around for a tandem rated carbon fork for a while, saw that the choices were quite limited, the costs were not insignificant and the...
06-12-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 892
Posted By joeruge

Right side, 10 years ago

Through the fog of time, this is my memory of my crash and recovery: My front wheel got caught in a parallel crack. I went over the handlebars, cracked my helmet and broke my collarbone. There was...
05-29-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,137
Posted By joeruge

I have to agree with base2. You definitely do...

I have to agree with base2. You definitely do not want to be 'banging' on that wedge bolt. A gentle tap is all that I've ever had to give it (after making sure I had maximum thread engagement with a...
05-28-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,137
Posted By joeruge

Hey Spinner, I stand corrected - if you have the...

Hey Spinner, I stand corrected - if you have the same arrangement as I have, you should not have to remove the crank. The the wedge-bolt is accessible from the non-drive side of the front crank...
05-27-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,137
Posted By joeruge

Hey SpinnerPC, nice pickup and a good deal. As...

Hey SpinnerPC, nice pickup and a good deal. As advised get yourself a Chain Checker for about $6, or so. With so much chain on that tandem, you'll be using it a lot.

You'll also want to check the...
05-07-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,345
Posted By joeruge

I would think of it as a starter tandem and not...

I would think of it as a starter tandem and not try to 'update' beyond what's needed to get it rideable. I bought a 1980 Sovereign new and faced a similar dilemma as it aged.

When a new 'stoker'...
05-02-19, 09:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By joeruge

I don't see a major problem with putting a tube...

I don't see a major problem with putting a tube slightly larger than the tire size. You might have a little trouble stuffing the tube in the tire and getting the tire on the rim, but once the bead...
04-28-19, 05:29 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 12,087
Posted By joeruge

It is not usual for us to hit 40+ on our tandem...

It is not usual for us to hit 40+ on our tandem and 50 a few times with favorable conditions. Coming out of Pinus Altos heading toward Silver City in southwestern New Mexico, we hit 58, which I think...
04-10-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,004
Posted By joeruge

I like to use DB spokes. There is some theory...

I like to use DB spokes. There is some theory that DB spokes make a more resilient wheel, are easy to bring up to tension and somewhat more forgiving overall.

Your added weight alone is probably...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 582
Posted By joeruge

It seems this particular bike doesn't get much...

It seems this particular bike doesn't get much respect and I'm not sure why .Even Bicycle Blue Book puts its value at about $325 in excellent condition. Of course its age accounts for most of that...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-19, 11:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 582
Posted By joeruge

I just bought a 2007 model of this bike for my...

I just bought a 2007 model of this bike for my lady Your photos look like its about the same vintage . I got bt for $300 and thought it was a pretty decent bike for the price .It is a carbon frame...
04-02-19, 10:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 738
Posted By joeruge

From the little research I have done, and talking...

From the little research I have done, and talking to Rodriguez, this appears to have been a transition period .I know that the top models were getting 145mm Phil Wood cassette hubs. Several of the...
03-30-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 996
Posted By joeruge

Thoughts on a Gates CDX Carbon Drive

Was not partivularly 'jonesing' to make this change, but when an unused set-up showed up on my local Craigslist for about $80 off, I thought I'd give it a try.

First the objective: chain and...
03-01-19, 08:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 865
Posted By joeruge

I would be careful enlarging the hole to put in...

I would be careful enlarging the hole to put in some kind of insert nut, helicoil, etc. Enlarging the hole might not leave you enough meat on the frame for a secure hold.

Simplest is best. You...
02-23-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 738
Posted By joeruge

1998 Rodriguez rear dropout spacing?

Does anyone out there know what rear dropout spacing Rodriguez was using on their 25th Anniversary tandems in 1998?

I have a Cannondale from about 1999 and its 140mm. I know that by the early...
02-22-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 399
Posted By joeruge

Are we really talking 'freewheel,' or are we...

Are we really talking 'freewheel,' or are we perhaps talking a cluster? If it's freewheel:

Unless I'm missing it, you're not clear about which part is damaged. I'm guessing its the threads on the...
02-16-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 796
Posted By joeruge

QL loosening

Hi guys, sorry for the slow follow up. Appreciate all the input.

A few pieces of info based on some of the comments: the skewer is steel, not aluminum or titanium (the frame is ti), the nut is...
02-08-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 796
Posted By joeruge

Rear quick release loosens.

I have a weird problem which I have never seen before. I have titanium frame mtb. I use it mostly riding in the streets when I just want to noodle around, ride to work and such. I broke my collar...
12-22-18, 08:31 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,077
Posted By joeruge

2005 Co-motion Speedster

I fimished my first century in over 30 years, with my partner on a 2005 Co-motion Speedster. We rode in El Tour de Tucson 102 miles in a little over 7hrs with about 7,000 other riders. We were in no...
12-19-18, 09:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,601
Posted By joeruge

Sounds like Carbonfibreboy's experience is...

Sounds like Carbonfibreboy's experience is similar to mine. I think the Cannondale does feel a bit more like a 'truck,' though I might more favorably characterize it as 'reassuringly stable.'

I'm...
12-16-18, 10:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,601
Posted By joeruge

Aha! I think you may be on to something. I had...

Aha! I think you may be on to something. I had not thought about the effect of fork rake and the resultant trail. I'm gonna have to puzzle on this for a while.

My stoker is very 'wiggly.' But for...
12-15-18, 03:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,601
Posted By joeruge

Technical nitty gritty

Thanks guys. You have given me a few things to think about. Perhaps it came across that the Speedster is a nightmare to control. It's not. It's just that the Cannondale seems to be on rails, rock...
12-13-18, 10:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,601
Posted By joeruge

Picking up the thread: Steel or Alu road tandem

I realize this thread is nearly 10 years old, but the link showed up in a Google search of 'tandem bike frame material' so it was right on topic.

We are a 330lb team and currently have an older...
11-27-18, 10:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,247
Posted By joeruge

Used Cannondale

Tandems are such weird beasts that those that have been around a while have often been monkeyed with enough that it's hard to tell exactly what they originally were.

'Seven speeds' suggests that...
01-29-18, 04:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,146
Posted By joeruge

Thanks!

Thanks to those who replied. I was hoping to use 28c's on these rims. My experience for most of the riding around here is that you benefit from the extra air space with no penalty. The somewhat...
01-28-18, 10:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,429
Posted By joeruge

Rides as Races

Here in southern AZ we do 3 or 4 rides a year that we treat as 'races.'

The biggest one that we participate in is El Tour de Tucson, which has something like 8,000 riders in 4 distances.

The...
01-27-18, 07:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,146
Posted By joeruge

Hi, thanks for the reply. You have given me some...

Hi, thanks for the reply. You have given me some good information, a bit of confidence and maybe some piece of mind that I didn't blow $330 on a pair of wheels I couldn't use.

I wouldn't say we...
01-27-18, 12:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,146
Posted By joeruge

Rolf Prima Vigor tandem wheelset

Hello All,

Just picked a pair of Rolf Prima Vigor on E-bay for what passes for a good price these days. It was a bit of an impetuous purchase as I hadn't done adequate research.

The wheels...
11-21-17, 01:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,115
Posted By joeruge

Great help on a tandem

I know, old thread... I can tell you that there are times, when grinding up a mountain, you really want to know how many sprockets you've got left. The three chain rings makea it even more...
11-21-17, 09:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,573
Posted By joeruge

I know this thread has been cold for a while, but...

I know this thread has been cold for a while, but I've got to ask; how do you this? Are you suggesting making sure the same chain link goes on the same sprocket tooth? I suppose that is possible, but...
10-23-17, 11:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,151
Posted By joeruge

As far asbo know, there is no cassette...

As far asbo know, there is no cassette specifically designed for tandems. Things to consider mostlybare your gear ratios (which you are doing) and if the 11 t cog will fit on your hub. Some older...
10-23-17, 11:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 963
Posted By joeruge

... I said 20 years only because I stoped riding...

... I said 20 years only because I stoped riding that bike about 10 years ago. Though actually, now that you mention it, I'm sure it is still working fine, though only hanging in the garage!
10-22-17, 02:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 963
Posted By joeruge

I had a similar problem with my Peugeot PX10. I...

I had a similar problem with my Peugeot PX10. I had a gorgeous Cineli stem that I wanted to use, but it would fit. Its been about 30 years since I did this, but I think the Cinelli stem was 22.2 mm,...
Forum: Touring
10-22-17, 02:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,863
Posted By joeruge

Job of a check valve

The check valve allows you to pressurized your pump with every stroke, without having to fight the pressure you developed with your previous stroke. With a check valve, every stroke essentially...
Forum: Touring
10-18-17, 11:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,863
Posted By joeruge

check valves?

Lots of great info on these pumps. I got one of each.

I'm having trouble with the check valve on my road morph. First of all, where the heck is it? I've taken just about the whole darn thing apart...
Forum: Touring
10-18-17, 11:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,863
Posted By joeruge

check valves?

Lots of great info on these pumps. I got one of each.

I'm having trouble with the check valve on my road morph. First of all, where the heck is it? I've taken just about the whole darn thing apart...
10-18-17, 09:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,434
Posted By joeruge

I have C'dale of that vintage and it only has the...

I have C'dale of that vintage and it only has the 'pac-man' for the Arai drum brake. I didn't think they had the disk option back then. Am I off on my rear? Bought the bike off Craigslist about 4...
10-17-17, 10:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,154
Posted By joeruge

Lezyne makes several small 'pocket pumps.' Some...

Lezyne makes several small 'pocket pumps.' Some are designed for volume, others for pressure, up to a claimed 160 lbs. (Their pumps my very well be rated for 160 but my biceps certainly are not!)
...
10-16-17, 11:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,247
Posted By joeruge

Probably the biggest reason for a spoke breaking...

Probably the biggest reason for a spoke breaking is that it did not have enough tension to begin with. A wheel can be perfectly true ( in the stand) while ALL of the spokes are under tensioned. I'm...
10-16-17, 10:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,001
Posted By joeruge

Many brands of rings, pinned and ramped and not...

Many brands of rings, pinned and ramped and not pinned and ramped will work well enough. Actually, the non pinned and ramped will often give you less trouble if your front derailleur is not perfectly...
10-15-17, 12:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,686
Posted By joeruge

Thanks for the input from all. The more we ride...

Thanks for the input from all. The more we ride the 2005 Speedster, the more comfortable I feel handling it. The difference in 'twitchiness' between the Co-motion and the Cannondale feels somewhat...
10-13-17, 12:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,686
Posted By joeruge

2005 (?) Speedster

Thanks for all the replies and tips.

I don't specifically intend on doing lots of 60MPH descents - we do have to go up occasionally! Was just wondering about the handling characteristics of this...
10-12-17, 12:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,686
Posted By joeruge

Co-motion Speedster 2005?

Hello All,

Been 'lurking' for a while, getting a lot of good information.

I got my first tandem, a Santana Sovereign back in 1981, but hadn't been riding two-up all that time. About 4 years ago...
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