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04-16-07, 11:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,875
Posted By ElRey

Once I got it loose from the factory, it has been...

Once I got it loose from the factory, it has been reliable and easy to use. I think they need to update their torque wrench specs or the lube for that unit. This is why God invented plastic hammers.
04-16-07, 11:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,430
Posted By ElRey

SHimano's tandem "racing" wheels are 16...

SHimano's tandem "racing" wheels are 16 spoke.
04-05-07, 06:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 978
Posted By ElRey

For travel purposes they are great, and they...

For travel purposes they are great, and they don't seem to negatively impact frame performance. They are expensive...

I have a CO MO S&S.
04-03-07, 06:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 31,678
Posted By ElRey

Go out and see. This is not a theoretic issue.

Go out and see. This is not a theoretic issue.
04-02-07, 06:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,674
Posted By ElRey

We've set the bar down on teh gropund....

We've set the bar down on teh gropund....
03-21-07, 07:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 991
Posted By ElRey

If she's not complaining, leave them alone. I'd...

If she's not complaining, leave them alone. I'd go longer on yours first, as this will aid you in putting out low-end torque.
03-14-07, 04:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,051
Posted By ElRey

both of us talk to just about every animal we...

both of us talk to just about every animal we pass. We have a turtle squeekie on the back so she can really get the horses going when they're close to the road.
03-13-07, 09:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 881
Posted By ElRey

teh Speester is a V brake frame. You get the...

teh Speester is a V brake frame. You get the Supremo if you want dual pivot. That's just about the only difference when you get S&S.
02-22-07, 06:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,476
Posted By ElRey

dude, you double the weight put on a drivetrain...

dude, you double the weight put on a drivetrain and you don't think the stress changes????
02-21-07, 07:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 977
Posted By ElRey

Just curious..... let us know how your research...

Just curious..... let us know how your research goes.
02-20-07, 06:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,048
Posted By ElRey

Do some leg presses instead.

Do some leg presses instead.
02-20-07, 06:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 977
Posted By ElRey

I can't say as I understanding using 60 degrees:...

I can't say as I understanding using 60 degrees: 90 puts one of you right in teh power section of your stroke (3 PM) when the other is at top/bottom dead center. 60 sure looks like it would be way...
02-16-07, 06:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,727
Posted By ElRey

On a 1999 bike you'll be replacing a bunch of...

On a 1999 bike you'll be replacing a bunch of drive train parts, some of which aren't cheap. BUt Ti is a nice material.

I have a Co Mo Supremo with S&S, and have owned Ti single racing bikes as...
02-14-07, 07:09 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,913
Posted By ElRey

What difference does it make what others like? ...

What difference does it make what others like? Try and see for yourselves. It takes about 30 seconds to make the adjustment, and there's not really a "getting used to it" period: it will most...
02-12-07, 08:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,537
Posted By ElRey

you sort of miss one of the big advantages with...

you sort of miss one of the big advantages with having the bike fit into the S&S boxes: you'll be paying $75 each way for EACH regular bike box. Done it a millions times, maybe once or twice no...
02-12-07, 05:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 832
Posted By ElRey

The last time I raced in Italy was up in the...

The last time I raced in Italy was up in the Dolomites. There were a lot of nice quiet roads to ride... but the odd sharp turn followed by a poor shoulder. Always some danger in riding an...
02-09-07, 05:34 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,913
Posted By ElRey

It's telling that a full third of folks have not...

It's telling that a full third of folks have not even tried. And for those who do, it's 2 to 1 in favor of OOP. My suggestion: get out yer wrenches and make some changes on that bike!!! Most folks...
02-07-07, 05:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,261
Posted By ElRey

Dobe, aren't there any roads heading south out of...

Dobe, aren't there any roads heading south out of Saskatchewan????
02-06-07, 11:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,261
Posted By ElRey

Here's the good news: if you train a lot in bad...

Here's the good news: if you train a lot in bad weather, you'll stomp all them lightweights who don't when race conditions turn bad. Having said that, now that I don't race big time anymore I try to...
02-01-07, 06:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 941
Posted By ElRey

happens all the time in races. What do you...

happens all the time in races. What do you really need a HR monitor for? Are you hammering that hard? Except for serious training, where you're obliged to put in X# of hours at certain zones, and...
01-31-07, 10:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,129
Posted By ElRey

... and there are far fewer used tandems and...

... and there are far fewer used tandems and parts being offered for sale: more of a sellers market than single bike stuff.
01-31-07, 06:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,129
Posted By ElRey

Sorry Tgeek: I misread your post- 1000...

Sorry Tgeek: I misread your post- 1000 words/minute and bad eyes Thought you were implying that $2250 was what your formula spat out as a price on late-model used Cdale. Sounds like the numbers are...
01-30-07, 08:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,129
Posted By ElRey

I would strongly suggest that you buy a new...

I would strongly suggest that you buy a new tandem if the used price is 90% of new. Components wear out quickly on a tandem and they're expensive to replace. TGeek's pricing guide may be reasonable...
01-29-07, 05:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,725
Posted By ElRey

I would recommend you try setting the stoker 90...

I would recommend you try setting the stoker 90 degrees behind your cranks. Smoother that way. Really a big difference. My stoker hates being 90 degrees forward, love 90 behind. OOP is great for...
01-26-07, 06:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,802
Posted By ElRey

as pointed out above: slow enough to walk.

as pointed out above: slow enough to walk.
01-23-07, 08:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,505
Posted By ElRey

4th time's the charm.....

4th time's the charm.....
01-23-07, 05:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,749
Posted By ElRey

Unless I misread you: 1) the cable sounds way too...

Unless I misread you: 1) the cable sounds way too tight; 2) why did you change levers when the derailleur is problematic???? Have you tried another derailleur????

Frankly, if I'd bought a big...
01-23-07, 05:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,032
Posted By ElRey

throw it all out and focus on your pedal stroke.

throw it all out and focus on your pedal stroke.
01-23-07, 05:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,505
Posted By ElRey

It took my wife and I a few weeks to get...

It took my wife and I a few weeks to get competent at it. As a possible assist, try letting the saddle nose touch your thigh as the bike oscillates: that will give a guide for maintaining balance.
01-22-07, 05:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 723
Posted By ElRey

I have a steel Co Mo with S&S and we don't run a...

I have a steel Co Mo with S&S and we don't run a thudbuster seatpost. The steel has a great ride. If they're throwing in teh cases, that's another $700 value right there. BUt do make sure she can...
01-22-07, 05:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,860
Posted By ElRey

BUy what you can test ride for a first tandem.

BUy what you can test ride for a first tandem.
01-18-07, 05:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,793
Posted By ElRey

You either got legs or you don't, and a Ti frame...

You either got legs or you don't, and a Ti frame won't matter in that. It may look nice, last long, be cool... but it ain't a second faster given the same legs.
01-18-07, 05:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 639
Posted By ElRey

Looks like my frame!!! You can't go wrong... so...

Looks like my frame!!! You can't go wrong... so long as CO MO agrees the dents are not a concern.
01-18-07, 05:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,520
Posted By ElRey

I have both the Avid Single Digit 7s and XT...

I have both the Avid Single Digit 7s and XT brakes. The Avdis were better than what came on my Cannondale, but not near as nice as the XTs. The XT is going to give the same braking as the XTR, but...
01-17-07, 07:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 829
Posted By ElRey

Bontrager's Racelite Hardcase is a perfect choice...

Bontrager's Racelite Hardcase is a perfect choice for tandeming. I run 23s, but they come in 25 and 28. Have had poor luck with Michelins, Vredesteins, and Vittorias on a single - won't run them on...
01-10-07, 10:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,326
Posted By ElRey

RedRider, as an observation: my stoker was much...

RedRider, as an observation: my stoker was much more sensitive to start-stop-coasting issues until we went to out of phase cranks. She absolutely loves it, and swears it's easier on her knees: sore...
01-10-07, 09:59 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,957
Posted By ElRey

Well, I guess I agree in that I haven't yet...

Well, I guess I agree in that I haven't yet bought a replacement for the SUpremo Co Pilot frameset. There are a bunch of lighter options, but I can't see they'd be a significant improvement.
01-10-07, 09:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,019
Posted By ElRey

yep. I was busting on galen. dude, I can't...

yep. I was busting on galen. dude, I can't believe you've not heard the stock joke: "Last year, I could not spell Engineeer, now I are one..." You were probably so drunk at the time (that's when...
01-10-07, 08:51 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,957
Posted By ElRey

Tgeek, I agree with you only to a point. One...

Tgeek, I agree with you only to a point. One need not be a pro to extract performance from a true racing frame, just a very good rider.
01-10-07, 05:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,019
Posted By ElRey

A joke, fool....

A joke, fool....
01-09-07, 12:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,019
Posted By ElRey

dude!!! on a rig that sweet, the Zero Gee brakes...

dude!!! on a rig that sweet, the Zero Gee brakes do make sense from an economic perspective. And I ain't gonna bash your ride: the Santana Beyond is up there with the best. I am intrigued by teh...
01-09-07, 09:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,019
Posted By ElRey

Let me clarify a bit: if you're riding a Paketa,...

Let me clarify a bit: if you're riding a Paketa, Calfee, etc... that weighs 23 lbs. and you're getting ready to ride the Tour de France on the tandem, then those brakes make sense. What do you ride...
01-09-07, 06:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,326
Posted By ElRey

I'm going to write a book explaining the...

I'm going to write a book explaining the commonality between tandem teamwork and sexlife. Will not be a bestseller. BUt might be funny.

Screaming down the hills..... yea baby.
01-09-07, 06:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,019
Posted By ElRey

crazy person move. There are racers I know who...

crazy person move. There are racers I know who have issues with their braking power. ON a single. Forget the insane cost.
01-09-07, 06:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,670
Posted By ElRey

vanilla and french vanilla.

vanilla and french vanilla.
01-08-07, 06:17 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,326
Posted By ElRey

Stokers: please captain the ship for a bit.

Stokers: please captain the ship for a bit.
01-05-07, 10:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,474
Posted By ElRey

If yer removing if for paint and it's a 1994,...

If yer removing if for paint and it's a 1994, you're also buying a replacement**********
01-03-07, 10:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,217
Posted By ElRey

do keep in mind that stoker weight is similar to...

do keep in mind that stoker weight is similar to weight on the Moon.
01-03-07, 09:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 921
Posted By ElRey

Very nice!!! BUT what I really want is rider...

Very nice!!! BUT what I really want is rider feedback. A comparision with the Robusta???? BUt you got me drooling!!!!!
01-03-07, 09:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,580
Posted By ElRey

NO offense to anyone here, but when one is new...

NO offense to anyone here, but when one is new enough to cycling that he/she can't get within an inch or so of good fit alone, I do think it's time for some remedial bike shop visiting to ride a bit...
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