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01-17-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By galyons

First tandem ride ever is now complete!

The Virgin ride on the tandem is complete. My heartfelt thanks to, no longer Virgin, nephew, Tim. (Who had never ridden a tandem either!) It was definitely a learning experience! I am 70 and broke my...
01-13-22, 09:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 763
Posted By base2

Color me impressed. Bravo, to you sir! :beer:

Color me impressed. Bravo, to you sir!
:beer:
01-13-22, 06:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 763
Posted By sapporoguy

Bingo! See the two ends in photos attached....

Bingo! See the two ends in photos attached. Broken clean through.
I can only think it first developed a hairline crack that was causing the axle to bind under our weight when we rode for 100s more...
01-13-22, 05:21 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 3,821
Posted By Inusuit

I signed the petition. My son was injured when...

I signed the petition. My son was injured when the front wheel came off a big box budget bike a few days after we bought it. I know, I should have checked everything but was not a bike person in...
12-25-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 938
Posted By Clyde1820

A general spot for a lot of how-to instruction...

A general spot for a lot of how-to instruction and videos is the Park Tool website. Doesn't cover 100% of everything, but it's got quite a lot to keep you busy for awhile. Including some guides to...
12-23-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 938
Posted By 70sSanO

In all my years I have never heard this before. ...

In all my years I have never heard this before.

John
12-22-21, 01:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 759
Posted By Darth Lefty

A month ago I posted this thread in MTBR... ...

A month ago I posted this thread in MTBR...
https://www.mtbr.com/threads/proteck-your-neck.1196586/

The EWS study linked there found that, aside from helmets which are a given...
knee and elbow...
12-20-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 470
Posted By KCT1986

[/QUOTE] Yes, I noticed that too, but my...

[/QUOTE]
Yes, I noticed that too, but my thought was that you had been testing the shifter with the cable disconnected from the FD & was just pulling on the cable. Then that you had released...
12-20-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 470
Posted By galyons

OK, I think I may be on the path to getting this...

OK, I think I may be on the path to getting this sorted!! I was bugged by the difference in the position of the cable end in KCT1986's photo, (above) and the position of mine, (below). Then it...
12-18-21, 05:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 470
Posted By shelbyfv

I'd start with flushing the shifter with WD 40....

I'd start with flushing the shifter with WD 40. Also, pull the FD cable by hand to be sure there is nothing obstructing movement to the big ring.
12-17-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 410
Posted By retrodude

Don’t mind the black tape in place of a handlebar...

Don’t mind the black tape in place of a handlebar grip which is temporary while I wait on the stem. It’s built up as far as I can go with it.

I’m super happy with the paint/decals. I can’t wait to...
12-17-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 410
Posted By retrodude

In 2021 Iíve restored more bikes than ever before...

In 2021 Iíve restored more bikes than ever before (good COVID hobby right?) and itís helping me hone my skills. After building up a couple mid 90s rigid Cannondales for my son and myself my brother...
10-14-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,903
Posted By Hypno Toad

Ok ... it took me too long to get pictures and...

Ok ... it took me too long to get pictures and post them.

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09-01-21, 11:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,716
Posted By jccaclimber

My list from (single) road bikes tends to be: ...

My list from (single) road bikes tends to be:
Ancient and/or cheap:
French thread bottom brackets
Mixte frames
Cottered cranks
Lack of a derailer hanger
Chromed steel rims
Any frame with a...
09-01-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,082
Posted By sapporoguy

True, that will save you miles! We carved our own...

True, that will save you miles! We carved our own route until the Sierra foothills, joining the ACA route at Cook's Station on Route 88. So instead of the ferry to Vallejo and through...
09-01-21, 06:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,716
Posted By Wheels74

Thanks for all of the info... that tandem paint...

Thanks for all of the info... that tandem paint job is pretty awesome! I wanted to ask... what is considered 'older'? Anything pre 2000? I believe I read that in another thread... and the reasoning...
08-30-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 13,243
Posted By SkinGriz

Everyone wants to make $1,000,000/hr and pay...

Everyone wants to make $1,000,000/hr and pay their gardener and babysitter $1/hr under the table while grandstanding ďThere should be a living wage law!Ē Just the way it is.

I remember having...
08-30-21, 07:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,903
Posted By Hypno Toad

We pick up our Java this weekend but didn't get a...

We pick up our Java this weekend but didn't get a great picture (cloudy weather) ... I'll post better picture in the coming days. The tri-colors are Lisa's favorite gems (sapphire, pink-ruby, and...
08-28-21, 04:34 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,908
Posted By thehammerdog

Holmes good for you man. i have a sweet old...

Holmes good for you man. i have a sweet old school Ibis hat i bought in Arizona in 1990's while at the cactus cup. loved the brand ever since. tahoe moab wow great places.
enjoy the ride...
08-27-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,079
Posted By gis_guru

Here it is. ...

Here it is.
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My 14' Ritchey 650b
...
08-26-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,082
Posted By sapporoguy

OP here. We did finish, just last week! It was...

OP here. We did finish, just last week! It was hard work but totally worth it.
Below, our finished legs:...
08-26-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,661
Posted By Milton Keynes

Ever be walking along and find yourself looking...

Ever be walking along and find yourself looking up and to the left to see what's behind you? I did this once when walking the kids to the park, we were on the side of the street and wanted to go...
08-24-21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,661
Posted By 79pmooney

I use a helmet mirror. (Third Eye Hardshell...

I use a helmet mirror. (Third Eye Hardshell Helmet Mirror, 03 on their website) I use helmets with visors and use my old boatbuilding skills to make fiberglass mounts that I screw to the visor.
...
08-21-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,381
Posted By CliffordK

Woah!!! That driver should have the...

Woah!!!

That driver should have the license revoked. Speeding?

Was that a mid-block crossing? Around here the button operated mid-block crossings all have a center island which would have...
08-18-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,238
Posted By JW Fas

We need to stop calling them accidents in the...

We need to stop calling them accidents in the first place. An accident implies no one was at fault. The NHTSA found that 94% of crashes are due to human error.
08-18-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,639
Posted By SJX426

They don't need a gun when they are piloting a...

They don't need a gun when they are piloting a 2000+ lb. weapon of mass destruction.
08-17-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,148
Posted By BruceH

Great advice LV2TNDM, Thank you!

Great advice LV2TNDM, Thank you!
08-15-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,220
Posted By cxwrench

Looks like the top cap is bottoming on the...

Looks like the top cap is bottoming on the steerer and you need a couple mm more spacer in the stack somewhere...with that bike I'm betting it won't work above.
08-13-21, 10:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,639
Posted By roadfix

I would just go home and eat pizza

I would just go home and eat pizza
08-05-21, 06:14 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,079
Posted By DorkDisk

I ...

I
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92 Breezer Lightning...
07-15-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,082
Posted By sapporoguy

Our tandem X-country so far; team age, 127

Tandem friends:

I wasn't sure we'd make it past the Sierra Nevada, self-supported on our Co-Mo Speedster and both of us in our 60s. But we find ourselves in Kansas, my wife of 42 years and I, on a...
07-10-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 50,863
Posted By act0fgod

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Our Bilenkey on it's first gravel trip after a conversion to di2 and new tires.
05-12-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 939
Posted By Trakhak

You're obviously talking about pressing down on a...

You're obviously talking about pressing down on a free-standing rim that hasn't been built into a tensioned wheel. Try that again with a fully tensioned built wheel. The spoke tension prevents any...
05-10-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,903
Posted By Hypno Toad

First, happy you are good after that wreck. My...

First, happy you are good after that wreck. My tech on all rides, and all set for the new Java set up when it gets here, includes a GoPro, front light, and Garmin Varia radar/light. It really sucks...
04-29-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 883
Posted By Alcanbrad

Just spit-balling here but maybe it was to move...

Just spit-balling here but maybe it was to move the reaction bar to be inline with the pac-man on a different bike, or it was to move the drum assembly further from the hub/bearing for perceived...
03-20-21, 05:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,903
Posted By Matadors

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03-10-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,903
Posted By TeamJAB

Here is our Classic Clemson Carrera in tangelo...

Here is our Classic Clemson Carrera in tangelo and violette pearl. For some reason the camera always makes the tangelo lighter and the violette bluer, when it is really orange and purple. We...
03-10-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,903
Posted By reburns

We bought our Speedster about 4 years ago from...

We bought our Speedster about 4 years ago from the original owners in Petaluma. We had flown several times with our uncoupled tandem and had decided to buy one with couplers. I was ready to go full...
03-08-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,903
Posted By Hypno Toad

We took a short test ride on a Steelhead (NICE!)...

We took a short test ride on a Steelhead (NICE!) for sizing, and put in the down payment on our Java. We worked through the build and accessories ... and picked the tri-color fade colors. It'll be...
03-08-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 628
Posted By JohnDThompson

Overland used to offer a tool to help with this....

Overland used to offer a tool to help with this. Results are seldom perfect, but may be an improvement. Perhaps an established shop in your area might have one?
03-07-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,883
Posted By fooferdoggie

Crashing on a tandem is no fun.

Crashing on a tandem is fun you tend to fall on the bike. me I tend to land on the end of the handle bars this is the second time. I took the hit right in the groin. the first time was more to the...
03-01-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,903
Posted By reburns

I also bought a 1-owner used Speedster of similar...

I also bought a 1-owner used Speedster of similar vintage, condition and configuration to yours, and each S&S connector contains foam plugs. I suppose it helps keep loose parts from finding their way...
02-01-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,609
Posted By reburns

Not trying to talk you out of new chainrings or...

Not trying to talk you out of new chainrings or moving to a belt, but be aware that timing rings only wear on one side of the teeth, meaning the leading face of the captain’s teeth and the trailing...
01-14-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,189
Posted By Paul J

[QUOTE=LV2TNDM;21876770]I penned this after...

[QUOTE=LV2TNDM;21876770]I penned this after making an offer on a 10 year old Co-Motion. The seller's price was WAY too high. They basically admitted selling it for their original closeout purchase...
11-11-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,915
Posted By reburns

Youíre wise to point out that there is...

Youíre wise to point out that there is variability across individuals regarding use of such pedals. I can only speak from my own experience, which doubtless is dominated by years of MTB on very...
11-09-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,265
Posted By Alcanbrad

We are nowhere near any national, regional,...

We are nowhere near any national, regional, local, (or even just us) in terms of team performance. But we do have a history. I couldn't find pictures of the teeth we have sheared off a few late...
11-07-20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,563
Posted By obrentharris

Every good thread needs pictures! These were all...

Every good thread needs pictures! These were all taken on tandem rides. 2010 Cannondale road tandem with 32mm or 35mm tires.
...
11-06-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,582
Posted By CB HI

Hit&run drivers will often stop down the road and...

Hit&run drivers will often stop down the road and inspect thier vehicle for any noticable damage. They also do a drive by or walk back to the scene to see what damage they caused. So if your are at...
11-05-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,563
Posted By preventec47

Thank you LV2TNDM...

Thank you LV2TNDM (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/lv2tndm-28877.html) that all sounds very encouraging. I was beginning to have 2nd thoughts about buying my tandem mountain bike but I have...
11-05-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,270
Posted By Reynolds

Bad repairs

This is the latest one I've found:


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