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02-25-22, 08:44 AM
Replies: 70,539
Views: 11,543,256
Posted By Paul J

At my local bike shop

Here in Lancaster County Pennsylvania we have a rather unique Mennonite owned bike shop which is a sort of legend here in the area called Shirk's Bike Shop. I was in yesterday to pick up my rear...
01-31-22, 08:17 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 70,964
Posted By Paul J

Not wanting to be a grouch but, with this post...

Not wanting to be a grouch but, with this post and the several that follow are taking this thread off it's original purpose which was to collect pictures of our tandems.Maybe this conversation could...
01-14-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,737
Posted By Paul J

That would be a pretty good price for a T900 in...

That would be a pretty good price for a T900 in good condition at about half of the original price. It is a solid "comfort bike" style and one you could enjoy for many years. Most of these you...
01-14-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 819
Posted By Paul J

Pretty good price for a solid starter tandem for...

Pretty good price for a solid starter tandem for you. Looks to be in pretty good condition. Depending on what the current parts group is could limit the upgrade potential but is very ride-able. Do...
01-13-22, 04:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,587
Posted By Paul J

Best wishes, my wife was not a cyclist when we...

Best wishes, my wife was not a cyclist when we started riding and now we ride a couple thousand miles a year on the tandem. Something to remember as newer tandem riders, the front shifting will...
11-18-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 333
Posted By Paul J

Spectrum on sunny day.

I put this early 80's Spectrum together in September and feel it is pretty well sorted out for my riding enjoyment at nearly 67. Campy Centaur group with a Chorus crank....
10-05-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 870
Posted By Paul J

We moved to Berks County in 86 from Wisconsin...

We moved to Berks County in 86 from Wisconsin which required me learning how to climb hills. Funny story, we moved here in January and late spring I'm on a spirited club ride where I sat on the...
09-11-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 573
Posted By Paul J

1980's Spectrum Resto Mod

Picked-up as as frame in a trade with PCB last fall. Early 80's Spectrum which is a really good fit for me. It has a shorted top tube that works well for me with my long legs and short...
07-14-21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 1,474
Views: 618,611
Posted By Paul J

Picture of us on our west coast ride from San...

Picture of us on our west coast ride from San Fransisco to Dana Point


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Forum: Touring
07-14-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,730
Posted By Paul J

I thought I'd put few picture up. Fun...

I thought I'd put few picture up.

Fun picture from the 17 Mile Drive.
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Forum: Touring
07-07-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,730
Posted By Paul J

I thought I would give an update on our trip....

I thought I would give an update on our trip. We've been planning this trip for many years and had so many obstetrical this year to it actually happening. Three weeks before we departed we received a...
05-05-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,506
Posted By Paul J

I just sold these here on the forum. Single top...

I just sold these here on the forum. Single top mounted braze on. Didn't see too many of them around.
...
02-24-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,491
Posted By Paul J

A lot of people are using these. They are cable...

A lot of people are using these. They are cable actuated hydraulic which give a little more stopping power then the Spyres . We have the Spyres on our Co-Motion which work well but most folks...
02-09-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,343
Posted By Paul J

I remember seeing their ads in Bicycling magazine...

I remember seeing their ads in Bicycling magazine and requesting a catalog from them. Received in it the mail and dreamed about having one for years following. I had a thing for fully chromed rear...
02-01-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 19,183
Posted By Paul J

I know that I've hijacked the thread, sorry. ...

I know that I've hijacked the thread, sorry. That would be too funny though I doubt it. Gordon was an engineer so I'm sure each of those numbers mean something, and I'm pretty sure I didn't give...
01-26-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 61,915
Posted By Paul J

The thing I loved on the 760/770 was that it was...

The thing I loved on the 760/770 was that it was a great long ride bike with it's lower bottom bracket and less steep angles made it smooth and comfortable for the long haul. At the time of it's...
01-18-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 15,895
Posted By Paul J

Love it! We had two TSX's and I really wanted to...

Love it! We had two TSX's and I really wanted to wagen but never got one.
01-14-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,478
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...
Replies: 13
Views: 1,335
Posted By Paul J

They were also made tandems where they were in...

They were also made tandems where they were in direct competition with the carbon fiber builders like Calfee. Magnesium has very unique properties which are susceptible to some form of corrosion. ...
12-24-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,672
Posted By Paul J

It use to be our little secret but the word got...

It use to be our little secret but the word got out and you will see folks from far and wide coming in. Luke and his family are "Plain Mennonite" so they use horse and buggy. He and his wife ride a...
12-21-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,672
Posted By Paul J

So glad that this ended up with someone who can...

So glad that this ended up with someone who can do it justice and keep or pass on. Can't wait to see how it looks when done jamesdak.

We have this cool shop here in Lancaster County owned by a...
12-17-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,834
Posted By Paul J

I'm a Lefty and turning left is easier then right...

I'm a Lefty and turning left is easier then right for me too. I do wonder if it has to do with the fact that we ride on the right in the US so left u-turns are more plentiful then right u-turns.
12-16-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 11,368
Posted By Paul J

I'm happy that we've missed significant impact...

I'm happy that we've missed significant impact from COVID which many have not been as fortunate. I serve with a non profit that works with at risk youth using cycling as our connection. Unfortunately...
12-07-20, 10:52 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 19,183
Posted By Paul J

Beginning 58 current 132

Beginning 58
current 132
11-05-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,063
Posted By Paul J

When I first saw this bike what came to mind for...

When I first saw this bike what came to mind for me was "Neutral Support" bikes. When attending many top tier races they were supported by a neutral support such as the yellow Mavic support....
10-29-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,694
Posted By Paul J

[QUOTE I'll look into the Spyre hybrids too -...

[QUOTE I'll look into the Spyre hybrids too - thanks.[/QUOTE]
The brake I think being mentioned is the TRP HY/RD hybrid disc brake. https://trpcycling.com/product/hyrd/
10-23-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,920
Posted By Paul J

Beautiful bike and an awesome story! We were...

Beautiful bike and an awesome story! We were never able to synchronize our riding so bought a tandem. Married 46 years, riding tandem for the last 35. :-)

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10-19-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,724
Posted By Paul J

Both companies make a tandem specific wheel set....

Both companies make a tandem specific wheel set. To me it seems like the Spinergys are getting more use around here now then the Rolfs..

https://rolfprima.com/collections/tandem-wheels...
09-29-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 887
Posted By Paul J

No one seems to have any information here on the...

No one seems to have any information here on the forum and I hadn't been able to find any online information on this frame so decided to stop in to ERA Cycles who are the retail outlet here in...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,656
Posted By Paul J

OLMO Sanremo Frame value

I recently acquired this frame for it's parts group and am trying to figure out it's value. It has no tubing decals though it appears to by a retro bike produced by OLMO. There records state it is...
09-24-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 445
Posted By Paul J

Thanks, this gave me confidence as I was pulling...

Thanks, this gave me confidence as I was pulling the crank and bottom bracket.

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08-26-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,979
Posted By Paul J

We are a large team too and I would do exactly...

We are a large team too and I would do exactly what you are thinking. Sell the Bontrager tandem wheel set to a lighter team and build the Dyad/Shimano set. We have that exact rim and hub compo on...
08-22-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 1,474
Views: 618,611
Posted By Paul J

South Jersey

This is from the time before social distancing.

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08-11-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,135
Posted By Paul J

I purchased brackets to mount our tandems on the...

I purchased brackets to mount our tandems on the wall of our garage we one of them above the opening car door.
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08-10-20, 07:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,929
Posted By Paul J

I would beg to differ with you on this being a...

I would beg to differ with you on this being a Kent/Pacific Dual Drive. The bike pictured has a proper eccentric bottom bracket from a good mfg. In my option this bike would be similar to a TREK...
07-29-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,456
Posted By Paul J

Go here and welcome a few new members and you...

Go here and welcome a few new members and you will have your 10 posts in no time at all. :-)
https://www.bikeforums.net/introductions/
07-22-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,583
Posted By Paul J

Looks like it would be a great first tandem at a...

Looks like it would be a great first tandem at a good price. This handle bar set-up is a little limiting should you decide to go with road bars in the future. You would have some cost involved with...
07-13-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,085
Posted By Paul J

I'm just short of 6'2" (187.5cm) with an inseam...

I'm just short of 6'2" (187.5cm) with an inseam measurement of 37.4" (95cm) so long legs and short torso. I struggle to get a bike with a long enough seat tube with a short enough top tube. In my...
07-13-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 444
Views: 136,679
Posted By Paul J

I will let others weigh in on this as I don't...

I will let others weigh in on this as I don't have the answer 200 or 203 disc size is pretty standard on most tandems so that shouldn't be an issue. You will just need to make sure your brake and...
07-02-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 70,964
Posted By Paul J

That is a beautiful bike! I've loved the Bob...

That is a beautiful bike! I've loved the Bob Brown bikes from afar. Love the lugs and know how much effort goes into that. Where are you located in Wisconsin? I use to live in Watertown when I...
Forum: Touring
06-30-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,345
Posted By Paul J

KFC, my wife and I are working on a tour using...

KFC, my wife and I are working on a tour using our tandem, we like the idea of a trailer to get weight off the rear wheel. I found a BOB trailer for sale in our area and picked it up for $70 so a...
06-23-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 70,964
Posted By Paul J

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This is our 5th tandem which was purchased from Tandems East. It is a...
06-22-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,352
Posted By Paul J

The other option might be to go with the Kalapuya...

The other option might be to go with the Kalapuya and it's aluminum frame. It would give you lighter weight then the Steelhead but a similar set-up with both 29 and 700c wheels. One other...
05-17-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,247
Posted By Paul J

Arai brake a plus the 27 inch wheels, probably a...

Arai brake a plus the 27 inch wheels, probably a negative.
04-28-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 1,474
Views: 618,611
Posted By Paul J

A few weeks ago we were out for a ride before we...

A few weeks ago we were out for a ride before we headed home my wife Stoker called a head for a pick-up for her favorite Oola Bowl. As we were pulling away from the "Curbside" pick-up a local...
Forum: Touring
04-25-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,927
Posted By Paul J

Quick note, remember to take your cog set off...

Quick note, remember to take your cog set off before you start taking the spokes out. You probably already know that but thought I'd remind you.
03-26-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 11,960
Posted By Paul J

I had a late 70's early 80's Strawberry for many...

I had a late 70's early 80's Strawberry for many years in a 63cm. With I still had it the thinned lugs were beautiful.

I like everything but the seat post. Appreciate the desire for chrome but I...
02-03-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,859
Posted By Paul J

Prints and posters

With the demise of my bike space I sent these 4 to our friends beach house which is completely outfitted with cycling prints and posters.

This has been one of my favorites over the years. It was...
01-28-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,859
Posted By Paul J

Pictures

We've been moving and I posted this as I was taking my bike area apart. We are moving from a house with 1,500 square feet of basement to one with probably less the 500. :-) I've been with limited...
11-10-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,097
Posted By Paul J

This looks like a great bike for your team to...

This looks like a great bike for your team to step up to. It uses a eccentric bottom bracket which is a step up too. Looking forward to you build.
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