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03-25-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,449
Posted By DKMcK

The Proper Method The Proper Method...

The Proper Method The Proper Method (http://www.gtgtandems.com/tech/propmethod.html)
04-26-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 711
Posted By DKMcK

That hook came with Cannondale Panniers way back...

That hook came with Cannondale Panniers way back when.
02-05-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,021
Posted By DKMcK

Beautiful bikes. I have a question for you. What...

Beautiful bikes. I have a question for you. What is the strategy for having a post on the stoker top tube vs the captain seatpost for the stoker handlebars?
09-24-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,826
Posted By DKMcK

Santana's, up until this year, had disc brakes...

Santana's, up until this year, had disc brakes only on the rear.
06-25-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,045
Posted By DKMcK

I use these on my Santana....

I use these on my Santana....
03-13-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,548
Posted By DKMcK

Thanks Trailmix, this is exactly what I was...

Thanks Trailmix, this is exactly what I was hoping for!!!
03-12-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,931
Posted By DKMcK

We have the Ortlieb Back Roller Classic on the...

We have the Ortlieb Back Roller Classic on the rear, Ortlieb Sport Roller Classic on the front, and a Medium Rack Pack. The Rack Pack was for things we wanted quick access to and capacity to pick up...
03-11-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,548
Posted By DKMcK

We're going the first week of September. Drive...

We're going the first week of September. Drive to Lexington Saturday 8/31, start cycling 9/1. My routes link is in the above post. We're doing it counter clockwise. We'll spend two nights in...
02-12-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,548
Posted By DKMcK

Kentucky Bourbon Trail

I'm planning a bike tour in the Kentucky Bluegrass area starting in Lexington, looping through Louisville and back to Lexington. There will be several of us on tandems. I have my routes planned on...
12-27-18, 09:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 986
Posted By DKMcK

I stoked for a strong experienced captain once...

I stoked for a strong experienced captain once and found myself fighting him just like you. My solution was to lean in to lower my center of gravity. After a while of that I was able to sit up and...
11-02-18, 10:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,568
Posted By DKMcK

Try these websites: ...

Try these websites:
https://tandemclub.org/classifieds/browse-ads/
Tandem Bicycles For Sale, Tandem Bike Components For Sale (http://tandemclassifieds.com/)
08-29-18, 10:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,729
Posted By DKMcK

If you are using the airlines to get to your tour...

If you are using the airlines to get to your tour locations, then panniers are easier to pack with your coupled tandem. We went with the panniers for that reason. The pannier vs trailer debate is a...
07-07-18, 06:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,751
Posted By DKMcK

We rented a Kia Soul and got our Santana broken...

We rented a Kia Soul and got our Santana broken in half with the two hard cases in the back. We put our other luggage inside the hard cases. With the Santana we had to remove the drive belt and...
06-23-18, 01:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,020
Posted By DKMcK

Got the Santana bashers out!

Got the Santana bashers out!
06-15-18, 12:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,020
Posted By DKMcK

We're very happy with our Santana Ti-700 with...

We're very happy with our Santana Ti-700 with Exogrid, the likely predecessor to the Synergy. It is a very comfortable ride that does not noodle when we get out of the saddle. We're not a "go fast"...
06-04-18, 09:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 970
Posted By DKMcK

I had a Santana with the double bottom tubes. ...

I had a Santana with the double bottom tubes. The wrench had two sizes and I only used the smaller. I would think the wrenches for the 1-1 3/8 inch couplings would work.
03-15-18, 10:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,607
Posted By DKMcK

A new cassette online is $50+- plus a new chain...

A new cassette online is $50+- plus a new chain $35+- (for longer length) will probably be less cost than a days drive with gas and wear/tear on your car. Any decent LBS can swap out a chain and...
02-28-18, 02:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,953
Posted By DKMcK

They are both 130 BCD. What else matters as to...

They are both 130 BCD. What else matters as to fit?
02-28-18, 11:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,953
Posted By DKMcK

Why would the 105 5703 39t not work?

Why would the 105 5703 39t not work?
02-22-18, 12:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,293
Posted By DKMcK

The numbers are inches. The captain compartment...

The numbers are inches. The captain compartment should be about 54cm. Stoker about 50cm. It may be a bit large for you.
02-21-18, 02:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,018
Posted By DKMcK

For fenders I use the SKS Raceblade Long. I'll...

For fenders I use the SKS Raceblade Long. I'll put them on when I think I need them. They say max tire size of 25 mm but I've used them with 28 mm tires. They are readily available online.
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02-20-18, 07:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,018
Posted By DKMcK

I use that same rack on my Santana with a carbon...

I use that same rack on my Santana with a carbon fork. It works great. Nothing touches the carbon. The problem with other racks is that they use a u-bolt to attach to the fork and that can crush...
02-20-18, 01:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,369
Posted By DKMcK

I have no problem getting my 700c wheels in the...

I have no problem getting my 700c wheels in the S&S cases with the tires deflated. I've used both 32mm and 28mm tires.
01-15-18, 07:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,310
Posted By DKMcK

I've had them for several years with no issues. ...

I've had them for several years with no issues. The spokes are not common so I got the spoke tool and extra spokes to have when touring. I love the ride on them.
12-14-17, 08:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 919
Posted By DKMcK

For each of the 4 bolt holes on the rack I have a...

For each of the 4 bolt holes on the rack I have a bolt and a steel plate. I attach them loosely as seen on the picture. I then slice them into the slot on the rack bar to the position I want it then...
12-14-17, 04:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 919
Posted By DKMcK

Have you called Rocky Mounts? They may have a...

Have you called Rocky Mounts? They may have a solution. The rack on my VW looks similar to the Xporter in that it has a slot at the top and I made a fitting to mount my Rocky Mounts Tandem rack. I...
11-28-17, 11:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,143
Posted By DKMcK

Sometimes my stoker mounts before I do. Since...

Sometimes my stoker mounts before I do. Since the stoker is always right, that is the way it is :). I always mount from the left side of the bike, with my left hand holding the handlebar, I step...
11-21-17, 06:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,692
Posted By DKMcK

I pull the cassette carrier off and grease the...

I pull the cassette carrier off and grease the ratchet and the cogs inside the hub. It quiets it down very nicely and does not effect performance. I've done that on all my wheels.

Dwight
11-20-17, 10:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,692
Posted By DKMcK

They should be good to go. I received mine by...

They should be good to go. I received mine by mail from HouseofTandems and have never touched the spoke tension.
09-27-17, 08:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 643
Posted By DKMcK

If you map out your rides on ridewithgps, there...

If you map out your rides on ridewithgps, there is an option to specify the lead distance on turns when building and downloading the tcx file.
09-26-17, 12:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,532
Posted By DKMcK

I would suggest looking at Sram eTap. Rick at...

I would suggest looking at Sram eTap. Rick at Houseoftandems.com has put together an upgrade kit with a wide range 2X11 with the eTap. I saw a few recently upgraded tandems this past weekend at STR...
09-10-17, 08:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,433
Posted By DKMcK

We usually run Conti GP 4 Seasons in 28 at 100...

We usually run Conti GP 4 Seasons in 28 at 100 psi. When we tour loaded we use Conti Gators in 32 at about 95 psi. We will tour on hard packed rail/trail. We're a team weight of 290 lbs.

I think...
08-21-17, 09:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,094
Posted By DKMcK

We travel with our Santana coupled TI-700...

We travel with our Santana coupled TI-700 (pre-Reveal model) using to standard S&S cases instead of the SafeCase. We can usually include our extra cycling stuff (helmets, tools, rack, etc) and our...
08-11-17, 07:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,501
Posted By DKMcK

I'm using DA Di2 with the Road Link. I've...

I'm using DA Di2 with the Road Link. I've replaced the cage with a GS cage from a like model Ultegra. I also re-positioned the cage spring to give it a little more tension. I'm running 34-50 with...
08-11-17, 06:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,501
Posted By DKMcK

I would add one more thing included in the K-Edge...

I would add one more thing included in the K-Edge mod. The hanger spring is re-positioned to provide a little more tension.
07-24-17, 10:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,647
Posted By DKMcK

Fit is absolutely the most important attribute in...

Fit is absolutely the most important attribute in getting a tandem. If it does not fit you, it will never be a good ride. It sounds like that bike is a little to big for you. I highly recommend...
06-29-17, 10:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,465
Posted By DKMcK

+1 on the Topeak Road Morph. All sch said plus it...

+1 on the Topeak Road Morph. All sch said plus it has a gauge.
06-04-17, 05:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,447
Posted By DKMcK

I suggest you figure out a way to ride a...

I suggest you figure out a way to ride a Co-motion Carrera and/or other $6k tandems and then decide. You may find the ride quality is worth the price.

The di2 will not improve the ride, just...
05-10-17, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,247
Posted By DKMcK

We've ridden around Floyd and Meadows of Dan, but...

We've ridden around Floyd and Meadows of Dan, but not as far east as you will be.

Off post, you'll be a couple of hours away from the Southern Tandem Rally in September.
05-10-17, 06:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,247
Posted By DKMcK

Beautiful area for cycling. The Blue Ridge...

Beautiful area for cycling. The Blue Ridge Parkway is nearby. It has a 45 mph limit with no commercial traffic. Better bring your climbing legs, not as flat as St. Pete!
05-03-17, 10:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,069
Posted By DKMcK

PRECISION TANDEMS - TANDEM BIKE EXPERTS! - BUY...

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04-27-17, 11:24 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 28,034
Posted By DKMcK

Yes, What Merlin said.

Yes, What Merlin said.
04-27-17, 09:00 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 28,034
Posted By DKMcK

All the Road Link does is drop the RD down so the...

All the Road Link does is drop the RD down so the top pulley clears the cassette cogs. The length of the derailleur hanger controls the chain wrap.
04-07-17, 11:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,178
Posted By DKMcK

I'm surprised the coupled option for your Santana...

I'm surprised the coupled option for your Santana is $3000. The new Santana Ti should require only 4 couplers.
04-06-17, 10:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,178
Posted By DKMcK

We have the two hard sided 26X26X10 cases for our...

We have the two hard sided 26X26X10 cases for our coupled Santana. We have never paid excess baggage fees. We can get almost all of our cycling stuff (clothing, helmets, shoes, tools, bike...
04-04-17, 09:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,808
Posted By DKMcK

I sold both mine to individuals that were not...

I sold both mine to individuals that were not local so no test ride was needed.


However, if you do have a local customer wanting to try it out, I recommend you guide them. See The Proper Method...
03-29-17, 10:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,096
Posted By DKMcK

I have a Fatty fork that came off a 2005...

I have a Fatty fork that came off a 2005 Cannondale Tandem. You are welcome to it for the cost of shipping.
01-27-17, 08:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,438
Posted By DKMcK

Are your brifters Ultegra 6500 or 6700? I found...

Are your brifters Ultegra 6500 or 6700? I found the 6700 had a much better pull ratio than the 6500 for the disc brake.
09-29-16, 02:52 PM
Replies: 1,449
Views: 554,211
Posted By DKMcK

Our climb to Mount Ventoux.

Our climb to Mount Ventoux.
09-29-16, 10:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,314
Posted By DKMcK

The altitude was not bad as it is about the same...

The altitude was not bad as it is about the same as our North Carolina mountains. It is also short, only about 14 miles to the top from Bedoin, the route we took. The grade is from 4% to 10%, most...
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