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08-01-22, 04:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By sapporoguy

Instead of paying for a chain whip, use an old...

Instead of paying for a chain whip, use an old chain, preferably cleaned up. There are various ways, but here's mine, with chain screwed at each end of a 2x2 with the right slack. The cog teeth can...
07-22-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 825
Posted By sapporoguy

Have you contacted White Industries? I have found...

Have you contacted White Industries? I have found bike-gear companies almost universally eager to make things right, even when years out of warranty and with no obligation to do so.
07-19-22, 10:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 196
Posted By sapporoguy

I was really proud of myself for getting the...

I was really proud of myself for getting the crown race right. Then after I put the cups in and was about to put in the fork, I thought, wait, why is the "King" upside-down? This was on the front...
Forum: Touring
07-19-22, 10:06 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,719
Posted By sapporoguy

Don't listen to anyone who says you NEED to...

Don't listen to anyone who says you NEED to "train." Train if you can, whatever that means, but don't let it get in the way. Just go.

When my stoker and I, age 64 and 63 and not athletic, started...
07-19-22, 06:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 196
Posted By sapporoguy

Can confirm. I just installed one last week.

Can confirm. I just installed one last week.
06-24-22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 495
Posted By sapporoguy

Thanks. I've been leaning toward CK, so this...

Thanks. I've been leaning toward CK, so this helps. I had my LBS face the stoker BB and chase the threads recently.

I'm a cheapskate in principle but will pay up for long-lasting quality,...
01-14-22, 10:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,157
Posted By sapporoguy

Yep, right at the bearing. See pic below of whole...

Yep, right at the bearing. See pic below of whole axle after taking it out just now. The bearing was just to the left of that flange where the break is.
That's 10,000+ just since we bought it used...
01-13-22, 06:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,157
Posted By sapporoguy

Bingo! See the two ends in photos attached....

Bingo! See the two ends in photos attached. Broken clean through.
I can only think it first developed a hairline crack that was causing the axle to bind under our weight when we rode for 100s more...
01-13-22, 05:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,157
Posted By sapporoguy

OK, y'all promised! Here's the answer. First,...

OK, y'all promised! Here's the answer.
First, in my defense, I'm getting slow-witted with the years, so there's that.
I have replaced the star ratchets once, cleaned and degreased them several...
09-27-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,444
Posted By sapporoguy

Check out the excellent series of step-by-step...

Check out the excellent series of step-by-step videos posted by Trailblazers (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCL0CKi8Icfx48IFCraZgVUg), a tandem-cycling club for blind stokers and their captains; I...
09-20-21, 12:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,478
Posted By sapporoguy

Thanks, from OP here. This is very helpful. I...

Thanks, from OP here. This is very helpful. I bought this tandem used about 5 years ago, so I have no idea what the chainline was in 2005 or whether anyone alterted it since. I've subbed out the...
09-16-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By sapporoguy

I feel like they've gotten a tad mushy. Maybe my...

I feel like they've gotten a tad mushy. Maybe my imagination. But a search finds a bunch of people who've bled their HY/RDs--even relatively new ones--and burped out bubbles. Plus I'm an incorrigible...
09-03-21, 11:02 PM
Replies: 1,474
Views: 618,550
Posted By sapporoguy

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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09-02-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,748
Posted By sapporoguy

You should! We started out with several 3-day...

You should!
We started out with several 3-day self-supported trips. Then two 2-week tours. Then this.
The shorter trips confirmed we could do it and liked it, and they helped us settle on gear and...
09-01-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,578
Posted By sapporoguy

Tandems are like guitars: How many do you need? ...

Tandems are like guitars: How many do you need?
Just one more.
We have two, but badly need a third: a MTB tandem, perhaps a Salsa Powderkeg.
09-01-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,748
Posted By sapporoguy

True, that will save you miles! We carved our own...

True, that will save you miles! We carved our own route until the Sierra foothills, joining the ACA route at Cook's Station on Route 88. So instead of the ferry to Vallejo and through...
09-01-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,748
Posted By sapporoguy

Thanks! As for thoughts and learning. A...

Thanks! As for thoughts and learning.
A sampling, some not tandem-specific:
-It was fabulous to travel while communicating constantly in real time, pedaling in sync. People seem to assume a couple...
08-27-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,834
Posted By sapporoguy

We just rode X-country 3,800 miles on our co-mo...

We just rode X-country 3,800 miles on our co-mo speedster on Hugi+Dyad wheels on Schwalbe Marathon Supremes, 700 x 35c. Wed done several 2-week tours on same with no flats running the low 60psi....
08-26-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,748
Posted By sapporoguy

OP here. We did finish, just last week! It was...

OP here. We did finish, just last week! It was hard work but totally worth it.
Below, our finished legs:...
07-15-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,748
Posted By sapporoguy

Our tandem X-country so far; team age, 127

Tandem friends:

I wasn't sure we'd make it past the Sierra Nevada, self-supported on our Co-Mo Speedster and both of us in our 60s. But we find ourselves in Kansas, my wife of 42 years and I, on a...
03-02-21, 09:23 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,241
Posted By sapporoguy

I used to do most of my car-fixing myself in my...

I used to do most of my car-fixing myself in my 20s through 40s and would take my bikes to the LBS for most bike-fixing. I slowly shifted toward having a trusty mechanic work on the cars and doing my...
12-07-20, 10:27 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 19,174
Posted By sapporoguy

Begining tandem age combined: 117 Current: 127

Begining tandem age combined: 117
Current: 127
11-01-20, 12:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,101
Posted By sapporoguy

I used to ride our Co-Mo solo to work whenever my...

I used to ride our Co-Mo solo to work whenever my commuter bike was out of commission. Used to, because I don't commute now, with Covid and all. It's always strange for the first few blocks without...
09-28-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 971
Posted By sapporoguy

Thanks! I think this is it right here, about 12...

Thanks! I think this is it right here, about 12 pix down in the series:https://i.imgur.com/fDVOve0.jpg
07-19-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,307
Posted By sapporoguy

I use PD-M324s on the tandems and commuter bike...

I use PD-M324s on the tandems and commuter bike and am generally happy. One downside: They're chrome steel and rust where they get scratched. And they're about 150 grams heavier than the PD-EH500, I...
07-12-19, 12:17 AM
Replies: 1,474
Views: 618,550
Posted By sapporoguy

Steep Ravine, Calif. ...

Steep Ravine, Calif.

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06-14-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,363
Posted By sapporoguy

Tandem A-OK on Amtrak California Zephyr [or not? See addendum]

We just got on at Emeryville, destination Denver, with our Speedster in baggage car.
No problem! Totally routine.
Info online is wrong. Amtrak 800-number agents on phone, who gave two different...
10-24-17, 12:38 PM
Replies: 1,474
Views: 618,550
Posted By sapporoguy

585786 Point Reyes, Calif., last Saturday.

585786

Point Reyes, Calif., last Saturday.
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