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09-17-18, 05:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,348
Posted By zonatandem

Geez Louise . . . . take top off bottle and drink!

Geez Louise . . . . take top off bottle and drink!
09-17-18, 05:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,008
Posted By zonatandem

Remove bad link(s), splice in new section of...

Remove bad link(s), splice in new section of same type chain. Simple enough?!
09-11-18, 06:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,750
Posted By zonatandem

:tandem::love:Ages 85 and 83, respectively. ...

:tandem::love:Ages 85 and 83, respectively.
Still riding tandem weekly and racing bike 6 days a week.
Covered over 250,000 miles on tandem TWOgether since 1975 + 50,000 some miles on racing bikes...
Forum: Touring
08-21-18, 05:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,888
Posted By zonatandem

:tandem: Motel and a bottle of wine when we...

:tandem:
Motel and a bottle of wine when we tour on our tandem!
08-21-18, 05:29 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,192
Posted By zonatandem

:tandem: Told ya you two could do it! Pedal...

:tandem:
Told ya you two could do it!
Pedal on TWOgether!
Rudy and Kay/zonatandem
08-19-18, 06:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 843
Posted By zonatandem

Change to drop bars for the stoker! She can still...

Change to drop bars for the stoker! She can still choose to sit upright but has other choices too.
Rudy/Kay zonatandem
08-19-18, 05:56 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,192
Posted By zonatandem

Mid-60 is old??? Really!!! At that age we were...

Mid-60 is old??? Really!!!
At that age we were still riding lots of centuries on tandems.
Now at ages 85/83 we've mellowed quite a bit but still get out once or twice a week.
Agreed, not as fast...
08-08-18, 08:49 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,512
Posted By zonatandem

Going out on our tandem tomorrow . . . My...

Going out on our tandem tomorrow . . .
My stoker is only 83 and I am only 85. She's ridden 250,000+ miles on tandems with me since 1975.
Yes, and I also ride my single bike 5 to 6 days a week,...
08-07-18, 06:58 PM
Replies: 2,889
Sticky 65-85+ Thread
Views: 364,792
Posted By zonatandem

Been a 'warm' July here in Arizona. Warmest...

Been a 'warm' July here in Arizona.
Warmest start at 5:30 a.m .was 91 degrees. Got progressively warmer and hit 110+ by afternoon for several days.
At age 85 I only ride a couple of hours starting...
08-02-18, 05:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,782
Posted By zonatandem

Agree with the Take-A-Look mirror. Made in USA...

Agree with the Take-A-Look mirror. Made in USA and have been using the same one for several years. They do not break like the plastic once. Can't ride without it!
Pedal on TWOgether!
Rudy and...
07-23-18, 06:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,340
Posted By zonatandem

You got couplers . . . learn how to use them! ...

You got couplers . . . learn how to use them!
We can carry our custom c/f Zona tandem INSIDE a Honda fit and we don't have couplers.
Plan ahead!
Pedal on TWOgether!
Rudy and Kay/zonatandem
07-23-18, 06:09 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,021
Posted By zonatandem

Have a Zona c/f custom tandem with over 45,000...

Have a Zona c/f custom tandem with over 45,000 miles on the odometer. No flex issues.
Asides from your weight (we weigh in at 132/95 respectively) we also pedal 45 degrees out-of-phase (OOP) which...
07-23-18, 06:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,286
Posted By zonatandem

Pick up truck?? Heck we can carry our custom...

Pick up truck??
Heck we can carry our custom Zona tandem inside of our Honda Fit . . .
Sure, we pop off the QR front and rear wheels and voila!
Removing wheels should NOT be a hassle. Been doing...
07-23-18, 05:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,257
Posted By zonatandem

Been riding 'in tandem' since 1975 and are now on...

Been riding 'in tandem' since 1975 and are now on tandem #5 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=5) .
Have ridden over a quarter million miles as a tandem team in 30+...
06-26-18, 06:19 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,192
Posted By zonatandem

TWOgether on the tandem!i We are now ages 85...

TWOgether on the tandem!i
We are now ages 85 and 83 and still ride TWOgether about twice a week, not as far and not as fast . . . but still out there doing it!
Ridden 100+ centuries, hundreds of...
05-17-18, 06:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,100
Posted By zonatandem

Congrats on your Lanshark tandem. Very nice! ...

Congrats on your Lanshark tandem. Very nice!
We've had our custom c/f Zona tandem for 15 years and have 45,000+ miles on it.
At ages 85 and 83 we still get out on it a couple times a week.
Enjoy...
05-17-18, 05:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,237
Posted By zonatandem

Congrats on the tandem! Been riding as a duo...

Congrats on the tandem!
Been riding as a duo fro over 42 years and are now on tandem #5 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=5) !
Covered over a quarter million miles...
03-20-18, 06:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,957
Posted By zonatandem

Nice stories about Tucson area riding! Have...

Nice stories about Tucson area riding!
Have lived in the area for 40 years . . . at ages 85 and 83 we still ride our tandem about twice a week and I ride my racing bike another 4 or 5 days a week....
03-20-18, 06:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,047
Posted By zonatandem

A very cheap set of tandem wheels will cost MORE...

A very cheap set of tandem wheels will cost MORE than $400!
Come down to reality . . .
03-15-18, 05:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,887
Posted By zonatandem

Been riding 'in tandem' for over 42 years and...

Been riding 'in tandem' for over 42 years and pedaled over one quarter million miles as a duo.
Buy the best you can afford; yes, a USED quality tandem is a much better deal than a new WallyMart...
03-12-18, 05:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,877
Posted By zonatandem

Several years ago on the last leg of a 500 mile...

Several years ago on the last leg of a 500 mile tour from the Grand Canyon to Mexico got caught in the middle of nowhere in Sept, in the Sonoran desert (read 20 some miles from any...
03-12-18, 05:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,484
Posted By zonatandem

The American made Co-Motion Periscope would be...

The American made Co-Motion Periscope would be the perfect answer for you two! It has fully adjustable seatpost-within-a-seatpost that should be very workable for both of you.
Forum: Southwest
02-24-18, 05:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,041
Posted By zonatandem

:tandem::tandem::tandem::tandem::tandem:Go for...

:tandem::tandem::tandem::tandem::tandem:Go for it!
Been in Tucson area for 40 great years1
02-19-18, 05:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,032
Posted By zonatandem

Have been using the hot liquid wax method for 40...

Have been using the hot liquid wax method for 40 years on our tandem chains and singles. Inexpensive and easy to do and lasts us here in the desert southwest for about 5,000+ miles per year.
Also NO...
02-19-18, 05:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,405
Posted By zonatandem

Yes, the El Tour de Tucson is 'technically' not ...

Yes, the El Tour de Tucson is 'technically' not race due to the high insurance costs. The likes of Tour de France and world champ racers (Jeannie Longo/Greg LeMond etc) riding it does make it quite...
02-08-18, 05:59 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,424
Posted By zonatandem

117 degrees and 2% humidity on one summer time...

117 degrees and 2% humidity on one summer time commute in Tucson, AZ
Let 10 lbs of air out of tires, wet my cycling cap and bandana and took off. Bone dry in minutes!
Heat rising from the pavement...
01-17-18, 06:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,047
Posted By zonatandem

Micargis are the bottom of the heap. Worked on...

Micargis are the bottom of the heap.
Worked on a brand new one . . . NO grease on the bearings . . . yup, you get what you pay for!
01-17-18, 06:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,417
Posted By zonatandem

Ride on the road . . .

Ride on the road . . .
01-17-18, 05:53 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,648
Posted By zonatandem

:love::love::love:After all this mostly good...

:love::love::love:After all this mostly good advice get out there and ride the tandem you have, and Ride . . . and RIDE some more!
Practice makes perfect; experiment with the gear you will need...
01-05-18, 05:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,310
Posted By zonatandem

If the Kuwahara FITS get it! If you decide later...

If the Kuwahara FITS get it! If you decide later that you really like tandeming, then upgrade to a newer/nicer 2-seater.
Been riding TWOgether since 1975 and covered over a quarter million miles on...
01-05-18, 05:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,930
Posted By zonatandem

Great looking twicer! We own a 2003 Zona c/f...

Great looking twicer! We own a 2003 Zona c/f custom tandem.
Currently has over 45,000 miles on the odo.
At ages 85 and 82 this is our fifth tandem and likely our last.
Pedal on TWOgether!
Rudy...
01-05-18, 05:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 624
Posted By zonatandem

:tandem::tandem:Have bicycled over 300,000 (3...

:tandem::tandem:Have bicycled over 300,000 (3 hundred thousand) miles since the early 1970s.
Over a quarter million miles of that was on our tandem with my wife Kay.
Now at ages 85 and 82 we've...
12-17-17, 05:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,739
Posted By zonatandem

Pilot mounts first and holds the brakes....

Pilot mounts first and holds the brakes. Dismounting: stoker dismounts first.
Not a problem for us and we are in our mid-80s.
Pedal on!
Rudy and Kay/zonatandem
12-17-17, 05:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,848
Posted By zonatandem

A decade or so ago participated in the SW tandem...

A decade or so ago participated in the SW tandem rally in Brenham . . . and lots of other places in our 42+ years of tandeming.
Do it, you'll love it!!!
Pedal on TWOgether!
Rudy and Kay/zonatandem
11-21-17, 06:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,561
Posted By zonatandem

You can put on many more thousand of miles on...

You can put on many more thousand of miles on your sync chain.
Clean, relube and go!
Pedal on TWOgether!
Rudy/zonatandem
11-21-17, 06:04 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,681
Posted By zonatandem

Personal observation/test: At age 85 have...

Personal observation/test:
At age 85 have bicycled 300-Thousand + miles. Still ride +/- 100 miles a week year round.
Am I gonna die . . . ?
Of course!
Rudy/zonatandem
11-07-17, 06:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,499
Posted By zonatandem

Larry is a great/good tandem guy! Rudy and...

Larry is a great/good tandem guy!
Rudy and Kay/zonatandem
11-07-17, 05:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,879
Posted By zonatandem

Barend shifters last a lot longer than the...

Barend shifters last a lot longer than the electronic stuff! They are also le$$ pricey and more reliable.
Currently have 45,000+ miles on my old 9 speed barcons on our custom c/f Zona tandem
Rudy...
11-07-17, 05:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,047
Posted By zonatandem

Good luck . . . like lookin' for a needle in a...

Good luck . . . like lookin' for a needle in a haystack!
11-07-17, 05:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,134
Posted By zonatandem

. . .oh yeah . . . Divorce machine??? HAPPILY...

. . .oh yeah . . . Divorce machine???
HAPPILY married for 62+ years.
Still pedalin' TWOgether!
Rudy and Kay/zonatandem
10-30-17, 05:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,029
Posted By zonatandem

Over 45,000 miles on our 2003 custom carbon fiber...

Over 45,000 miles on our 2003 custom carbon fiber Zona tandem.
Still a great machine!
10-30-17, 05:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,627
Posted By zonatandem

Winter? Not in southern Arizona! Still ride 6...

Winter?
Not in southern Arizona!
Still ride 6 days a week at age 85.
10-30-17, 05:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,869
Posted By zonatandem

What is winter? We live in southern Arizona and...

What is winter?
We live in southern Arizona and ride year round for the past 39 years.
Pedal on!
Rudy and Kay/zonatandem
10-30-17, 05:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,480
Posted By zonatandem

Good luck with your trolling for women. Skip...

Good luck with your trolling for women.
Skip hauling he kiddie trailer unless you have a cute dog in it!) and blasting tunes . . . a turn off for many; but then again you live in TX . . . who knows!
10-22-17, 05:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,134
Posted By zonatandem

Went the same route way back in 1975 . . . . ...

Went the same route way back in 1975 . . . .
Now on tandem #5!
Been riding as a duo for over 250,000 (quarter million) miles including 100+ centuries and a couple double metric centuries and lots...
10-11-17, 05:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,148
Posted By zonatandem

Enjoy the ride TWOgether! Rudy and...

Enjoy the ride TWOgether!
Rudy and Kay/zonatandem
09-15-17, 06:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,148
Posted By zonatandem

Slow learner or not, it takes lots of...

Slow learner or not, it takes lots of communication/co-operation/distance to become a good tandem team.
Over 42 years of tandeming TWOgether and over a quarter million miles riding as a duo I guess...
08-27-17, 06:05 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,092
Posted By zonatandem

At age 84 still ride and perform without any...

At age 84 still ride and perform without any issues.
I ride a hardest saddle I can tolerate.
08-27-17, 06:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,133
Posted By zonatandem

At age 84 I no longer ride 'the hard stuff' but...

At age 84 I no longer ride 'the hard stuff' but manage to get +/- hundred miles a week year around.
My wife is only 82 and still rides tandem with me a couple times a week.
Pedal on!
Rudy and...
08-27-17, 05:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,163
Posted By zonatandem

:love:Good start!!! Been pedaling out-of-phase...

:love:Good start!!!
Been pedaling out-of-phase (OOP) 90 degrees for over a quarter million miles since 1975.
Do some more rides and be sure to COMMUNICATE!
Rudy and Kay/zonatandem
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