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04-24-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,969
Posted By tandem rider

Rear tire, especially in hills. Road surface,...

Rear tire, especially in hills. Road surface, like chip and seal, wear tires faster.
03-06-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,001
Posted By tandem rider

I'll second Paul J's suggestion of Gatorskins. ...

I'll second Paul J's suggestion of Gatorskins. Our collective weight is 350 pounds and have ridden 28s for years. Last fall, I put a 32 on the back and lowered the pressure about 5 psi. There is...
02-08-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,198
Posted By tandem rider

Sounds can come from cleats/pedals, seat...

Sounds can come from cleats/pedals, seat posts/saddles or wheels. If possible, take turns standing while pedaling to eliminate seat posts/saddles. To eliminate cleats/pedals, one rider at a time...
02-06-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,228
Posted By tandem rider

An inexpensive used tandem can be a great way to...

An inexpensive used tandem can be a great way to start tandem riding as it is not a large investment. One problem can be buying a tandem with worn out components as the repairs could cost 2 -3 times...
02-03-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 938
Posted By tandem rider

Welcome and enjoy your rides with your son. My...

Welcome and enjoy your rides with your son. My guess is that he will want to ride with you until he is 14, but each child is different.
01-05-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,245
Posted By tandem rider

This is an interesting website that may help you....

This is an interesting website that may help you.

​​​​​​https://www.bikesmithdesign.com/Short_Cranks/
01-04-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,432
Posted By tandem rider

Thank you. It's great that DaVinci has a nice...

Thank you. It's great that DaVinci has a nice selection of crank lengths and spindle lengths. I don't know of any other manufacture that has the choices for tandem cranksets.
01-04-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,432
Posted By tandem rider

Nice work on the tandem rack. I like your stoker...

Nice work on the tandem rack. I like your stoker crank arms, are they Da Vinci?
12-21-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 843
Posted By tandem rider

Tandems East has several used tandems and may...

Tandems East has several used tandems and may have a Triplet. Their information and phone number are on the website, but they do not have a listing of used bikes. Tandems East - Tandem Bicycles,...
12-10-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,529
Posted By tandem rider

Beginning tandem age: 80 (dating, not yet...

Beginning tandem age: 80 (dating, not yet married)
Current: 138
10-26-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,190
Posted By tandem rider

This is an interesting website for shorter...

This is an interesting website for shorter cranks. https://bikesmithdesign.com/
10-19-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,352
Posted By tandem rider

I think your diving board description is a good...

I think your diving board description is a good one. The Soft Ride was made in the '90s and early 2000s. The pivot had to be rebuilt occasionally and Soft Ride went out of business, therefor the...
10-15-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,304
Posted By tandem rider

Great resource on Di2! Thank you for posting.

Great resource on Di2! Thank you for posting.
09-25-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,773
Posted By tandem rider

Since you did not have a problem with ghost...

Since you did not have a problem with ghost shifting with the Ultegra 6700, I don't understand why frame flex would be the problem with the ETAP. I once had the problem that you are describing going...
09-14-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,813
Posted By tandem rider

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Yes, the chainrings are 52/39/30. By modifying the derailleur hanger, the XTR can...
09-12-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,813
Posted By tandem rider

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09-12-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,813
Posted By tandem rider

The derailleur hanger was made by Tandems East. ...

The derailleur hanger was made by Tandems East. I'll try to post a picture. Tandems East said the wolf tooth would not work and replaced the SGS rear derailleur with an XTR.
09-09-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,813
Posted By tandem rider

In 2018 I got a new tandem with Di2 50/34...

In 2018 I got a new tandem with Di2 50/34 chainrings and 11 - 34 eleven speed. It was not geared low enough for us on steep hills and the 50/34 would sometimes require frequent shifting. In July of...
08-18-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 28,037
Posted By tandem rider

The older Burley Piccolo used a headset in the...

The older Burley Piccolo used a headset in the attachment to the rack that made is smooth and didn't have "slop." I don't know about the new Burley tagalongs.
08-13-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,009
Posted By tandem rider

Aluminum chainrings wear faster than steel...

Aluminum chainrings wear faster than steel chainrings. My experience has been that some aluminum chainrings last 10,000 miles and others only 1/3 that far. It can be difficult to tell if a cassette...
08-10-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,687
Posted By tandem rider

An interesting study on chain friction and wear....

An interesting study on chain friction and wear. Do long wearing chains have more strength?

https://zerofrictioncycling.com.au/chaintesting/
07-20-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,476
Posted By tandem rider

If you can get to Tandems East in New Jersey,...

If you can get to Tandems East in New Jersey, they have about 100 bikes and many are used. You could call or email to find out what they have in stock. Tandems East can advise you on fit and give...
07-18-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,435
Posted By tandem rider

If you buy a used tandem, look at drive train...

If you buy a used tandem, look at drive train wear. Three chains, five chain rings and a cog set gets expensive.
06-21-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,017
Posted By tandem rider

Compare the geometry tables of the Steelhead and...

Compare the geometry tables of the Steelhead and Carrera. I think you will notice the Carrera has faster handling and a
shorter wheelbase. I have an 2018 Carrera and think the Rolf wheels roll...
06-16-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,940
Posted By tandem rider

I agree with reburns about cleaning with rubbing...

I agree with reburns about cleaning with rubbing alcohol and the recommendations to try different brake pads. Your braking power with those brakes are sensitive to adjustment of the straddle cable....
06-02-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,687
Posted By tandem rider

I rode for 15 years with a disc on the rear and v...

I rode for 15 years with a disc on the rear and v brake on the front and didn't have problems with brakes, but the brakes have to be managed. The brakes should not be used as a drag brake, apply...
05-31-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 635
Posted By tandem rider

Good for you and your gf. Tandem riders tend to...

Good for you and your gf. Tandem riders tend to be social having rallies and clubs in larger cities. These events can be fun and a chance to share ideas about tandems. Enjoy your tandem new tandem.
05-25-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,660
Posted By tandem rider

I had Di2 Ultegra with 50-34 on front and 11-34...

I had Di2 Ultegra with 50-34 on front and 11-34 cassette (11 speed), fall 2018 before GRX. I wanted Di2 and it was the lowest gearing I could get on a new tandem. With a team age of 138, it was...
05-18-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,671
Posted By tandem rider

Great looking tandem. Enjoy!

Great looking tandem. Enjoy!
04-11-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,437
Posted By tandem rider

Your bicycle looks good! Thanks for posting your...

Your bicycle looks good! Thanks for posting your finished tandem and enjoy.
03-08-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,648
Posted By tandem rider

I meant the chain stays farther apart. Larger...

I meant the chain stays farther apart. Larger tires require more distance between the chain stays. When the chain stays are farther apart, the pedals have to be farther apart. Wide spaced pedals...
03-07-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,648
Posted By tandem rider

Thank you for the pictures. It is a sharp bike. ...

Thank you for the pictures. It is a sharp bike. I like the chain stay bridge because it makes room for larger tires without moving the chain stays out so much. Enjoy!
03-06-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,446
Posted By tandem rider

It may not be enough, but it will help. I also...

It may not be enough, but it will help. I also want to say, that is a great looking tandem. After you get your adjustments done, could you put up another picture?
Thanks
03-04-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,446
Posted By tandem rider

Your pictures show a spacer above the handlebars....

Your pictures show a spacer above the handlebars. Could you move the spacer below the bars to move them up?
02-24-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,671
Posted By tandem rider

One thing to remember is that as the tire size...

One thing to remember is that as the tire size increases, the chain stays move farther apart, and the pedals move farther apart (q-factor increases.) A wide q-factor can be a problem for some people....
01-20-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,459
Posted By tandem rider

I used a barcon (bar end) Shimano indexed shifter...

I used a barcon (bar end) Shimano indexed shifter for an Arai drum brake. A ratcheting or indexed shifter can be set for long descents and as a parking brake on slopes. The locked brake might also...
01-04-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,992
Posted By tandem rider

Hokitika by Tandems East. They also list Land...

Hokitika by Tandems East. They also list Land Shark on their web site. Some of these builders are gone but this is a comprehensive list. ...
11-24-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,286
Posted By tandem rider

Your Cannondale looks great and going from a 32...

Your Cannondale looks great and going from a 32 to a 42 will make a big difference. I also like your stoker stem, what kind it it? Thanks.
11-17-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,640
Posted By tandem rider

Co-Motion has a good packing video. ...

Co-Motion has a good packing video. https://co-motion.com/pages/videos
09-18-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,034
Posted By tandem rider

I always clamp to the stoker's seatpost. If a...

I always clamp to the stoker's seatpost. If a suspension seatpost is a problem, buy the least expensive seatpost that fits your tandem and trade seatposts when working with the stand. I also put...
05-21-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,196
Posted By tandem rider

Thank you for the review of your 42 cog with the...

Thank you for the review of your 42 cog with the Di2 derailleur. I will look at me B screw and its adjustment. I appreciate your advice.
05-13-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,196
Posted By tandem rider

Thank you for your response and I will watch for...

Thank you for your response and I will watch for your response on the 42. I saw that Shimano released a gravel specific drivetrain. The problem is I got the bike last fall, I wish it would have been...
05-13-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,196
Posted By tandem rider

Is your Di2 Ultegra, XTR or XT? If Ultregra, did...

Is your Di2 Ultegra, XTR or XT? If Ultregra, did I understand correctly that it will shift the 42 tooth cog without the Wolf Tooth road link? I ask because I have Di2 Ultegra and I'm concerned that...
05-01-19, 06:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,196
Posted By tandem rider

I find the metallic pads stop better than...

I find the metallic pads stop better than organic. Cleaning the rotor with alcohol every few weeks also improves brake performance.
04-02-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,585
Posted By tandem rider

I use 12 - 15 zip ties in each suitcase to hold...

I use 12 - 15 zip ties in each suitcase to hold the bike parts together. It is zip tied together so that it can all be lifted out as a unit. I take replacement ties for the trip home. This fall, I...
01-18-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,205
Posted By tandem rider

I agree with your online dealer. Also, the more...

I agree with your online dealer. Also, the more the frame builder and the dealer have dealt with tandems the better.
01-08-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,265
Posted By tandem rider

I clean the rotosr with alcohol every 2 - 3...

I clean the rotosr with alcohol every 2 - 3 hundred miles. If the pads get too much road dirt and oil on them, then replace the pads. As with new pads or rotors, cleaning with take a few miles for...
12-28-18, 11:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,375
Posted By tandem rider

Co-Motion makes a Large/Small that is a 56/42. ...

Co-Motion makes a Large/Small that is a 56/42. Would that work? They have made this size for a few years and you might find a used one, given enough time.
12-27-18, 12:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,715
Posted By tandem rider

In 2003 I bought a Co-Motion with a Wound Up...

In 2003 I bought a Co-Motion with a Wound Up carbon fibre fork. It had a rim brake as Co-Motion only put discs on the rear wheel at that time When the bike had about 25K miles and 6 years old the...
11-14-18, 01:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,958
Posted By tandem rider

We bought a pair of Aerospoke wheels in 1999. ...

We bought a pair of Aerospoke wheels in 1999. The were rugged but heavy and we felt their weight on hills and with speed. Ours had a slight wobble on downhills and people mentioned their lateral...
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