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07-12-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 796
Posted By Monoborracho

My concern is that we won't be able to get into...

My concern is that we won't be able to get into the country.
07-04-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 796
Posted By Monoborracho

Group tour cancelled? Refunds?

Just wondering if anyone has had a group tour, especially if to Europe, cancelled? Europe is now closed to Americans. We have a tandem tour scheduled in France for next summer. Still a long ways off...
01-08-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 19,098
Posted By Monoborracho

Michelle, with that Simplex axle mount D/R and...

Michelle, with that Simplex axle mount D/R and the mixte frame takes me back to the early 70's. I had a Lapeirre and then bought a Jeunet mixte for my wife. I rode it for four years in college. The...
12-07-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,427
Posted By Monoborracho

Also, a piece of Velcro wrapped around wheel and...

Also, a piece of Velcro wrapped around wheel and downtube is a very light weight way to keep the bike stable. Use a piece around the front brake also to keep it from rolling or moving. Cheap &...
12-07-19, 06:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,433
Posted By Monoborracho

Great story...…...and to think.....that I've been...

Great story...…...and to think.....that I've been thinking.....at age 68....of selling my 92 Paramount. Not!
11-20-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,239
Posted By Monoborracho

Clear out a spot where you can work. Take it...

Clear out a spot where you can work. Take it apart. Put stuff in Ziploc bags and lable them. List the steps you take (tape that list in the box, or in a Ziploc bag in the box.) Set aside in one place...
11-11-19, 12:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,579
Posted By Monoborracho

I mean....like...maybe.. ...

I mean....like...maybe..
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10-11-19, 09:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,921
Posted By Monoborracho

The first kick was Tour of Dallas when a guy...

The first kick was Tour of Dallas when a guy passed us on the right at a street/45 degree railroad intersection and then crashed in front as his wheel hit the track ditch. I braked and crashed and...
10-11-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,921
Posted By Monoborracho

We no longer do the Hotter'n Hell 100 for the...

We no longer do the Hotter'n Hell 100 for the very reasons you mention. Mixing it up with 15000 singles and a couple of hundred, at the most, tandems just doesn't work.
10-11-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,921
Posted By Monoborracho

It will depend on how much customization you...

It will depend on how much customization you want, but from my prelim conversation a couple of years ago, I think you need to be thinking in the 15K+ range for a coupled bike with some customization.
10-08-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,921
Posted By Monoborracho

We love our coupled Seven Ti, but I'm pretty sure...

We love our coupled Seven Ti, but I'm pretty sure there is a Hawthorne E-Assist with E-shifting somewhere in the not too distant future. I have two friends that have them. One of them put straight...
08-07-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 15,539
Posted By Monoborracho

We ride 32mm Gatorskins on a set of Spinergy...

We ride 32mm Gatorskins on a set of Spinergy alloy wheels most of the time around local. We may also ride them when we go away from home for base touring. Overseas touring have a set of 40mm...
08-03-19, 09:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,634
Posted By Monoborracho

24 spokes? More spokes are the answer. Slice it...

24 spokes? More spokes are the answer. Slice it (or distribute it as you wish ).
06-28-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,229
Posted By Monoborracho

Good article. Thanks for posting.

Good article. Thanks for posting.
06-17-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,493
Posted By Monoborracho

When we spec'd our Seven Ti back in 2012, we...

When we spec'd our Seven Ti back in 2012, we specified cantilevers front and back with a rear disc also. (as late as 2016 one of the large tandem builders, the name starts with S, told us how unsafe...
05-22-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,556
Posted By Monoborracho

Drafting while swimming in triathlons is where...

Drafting while swimming in triathlons is where this usually raises its head (pun intended). Has anyone here besides me actually tried to draft in OPEN WATER? You can't see four lengths ahead of you...
04-27-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 38,281
Posted By Monoborracho

Drunken Monkey - there was once a beer joint in...

Drunken Monkey - there was once a beer joint in South Texas by that name. No other significance..
02-18-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,876
Posted By Monoborracho

We have a Seven Ti Axiom 007. And it is a l o o o...

We have a Seven Ti Axiom 007. And it is a l o o o o ng one, for my stoker. In fact, it is the longest wheelbase I know of and as it now is, some years later in our late 60's , we could go shorter....
02-13-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,939
Posted By Monoborracho

For touring on a tandem, IMHO, a set of 48 spoke...

For touring on a tandem, IMHO, a set of 48 spoke Phil Wood or White Industries hubs are the way to go. Just my opinion.
11-02-18, 08:22 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,320
Posted By Monoborracho

I need to check on the Peloton app.

I need to check on the Peloton app.
10-31-18, 06:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,320
Posted By Monoborracho

Mount a TV in the garage, low enough to be...

Mount a TV in the garage, low enough to be comfortable looking at it from the bike. The bigger the better. TV's are cheap. You might just get a small table.
Use an Apple TV setup with your home...
08-29-18, 04:36 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,884
Posted By Monoborracho

My warning sign of heat exhaustion is chill...

My warning sign of heat exhaustion is chill bumps. Slow down, drink, take time to get home. Just be careful, and don't be afraid to hitch a ride home with a passing pickup.
08-28-18, 07:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,149
Posted By Monoborracho

I wouldn't run carbon wheels on any touring bike....

I wouldn't run carbon wheels on any touring bike. We have a set of Spinergy's with those spokes and I don't take those overseas or on vacation. A small problem or broken spoke can run a...
08-27-18, 12:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,149
Posted By Monoborracho

We have a Seven Ti that exactly fits your...

We have a Seven Ti that exactly fits your description....except for the front rack and front disk. We spec'd a Woundup carbon with canti studs and fenders. I can run two sets of V brakes and have a...
08-26-18, 10:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,531
Posted By Monoborracho

We have a set of Joe Young hand builts for...

We have a set of Joe Young hand builts for touring - Phil Wood hubs, 48 spoke Velocity Dyads. We can run 40mm Schwalbe Duremes with fenders on our Seven Ti. I highly recommend Joe. I have three sets...
07-23-18, 01:49 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 12,664
Posted By Monoborracho

Does your tandem have a lateral tube ?

Does your tandem have a lateral tube ?
07-08-18, 01:35 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,157
Posted By Monoborracho

JPPE - having a younger wife is the tipping point...

JPPE - having a younger wife is the tipping point to taking the SS later.:thumb: From a probabilistic point, particularly if your spouse has no big 401/IRA/pension, her benefit after someone else...
04-25-18, 11:37 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,929
Posted By Monoborracho

I've gone from a bulbous 220 in Nov-17 to...

I've gone from a bulbous 220 in Nov-17 to currently 189, and still dropping 1.5 - 2# per week. I'm at my HS football weight, aiming for my USAF pilot weight, i.e, well below 170. I have 3" gone...
04-06-18, 07:43 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,538
Posted By Monoborracho

I have the Wal-Mart and the Wiley X brands, both...

I have the Wal-Mart and the Wiley X brands, both with separate bifocals. I tried progressives and they were disorienting.


I would consider nothing except wraparounds. Think about what your...
04-06-18, 07:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,253
Posted By Monoborracho

One more point which new riders might wish to...

One more point which new riders might wish to consider...... in my experience the 26" wheeled tandem was (and is) much easier (and forgiving) to handle at slower speeds, quick or sharp corners, and...
03-28-18, 11:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 628
Posted By Monoborracho

I'm gonna' get Skeeter, the Blue TT bike out...

I'm gonna' get Skeeter, the Blue TT bike out again any day now....really.
03-28-18, 10:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,253
Posted By Monoborracho

It is interesting that one of the major tandem...

It is interesting that one of the major tandem builders (located in Cal, used to run small tours and now runs 100+ tours on boats, builds off size head tubes, and everything in his wheelhouse is the...
01-19-18, 08:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,787
Posted By Monoborracho

Sending a PM.

Sending a PM.
01-16-18, 07:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,787
Posted By Monoborracho

What color and do you have an offered price?

What color and do you have an offered price?
12-18-17, 01:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,379
Posted By Monoborracho

Sounds you have a good plan. Enchanted Rock SP,...

Sounds you have a good plan. Enchanted Rock SP, Nimitz Museum (Museum of the Pacific), Wildflower farms and LBJ Ranch are all worth the sidetrip. As LBJ said " the whole world is welcome here".
12-18-17, 12:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,379
Posted By Monoborracho

Without dissing anyone, a week of fixed base...

Without dissing anyone, a week of fixed base cycling in Fredericksburg does not require a tour operator or much planning ahead, if you can get there on your own. Arguably, the paved roads of...
12-16-17, 10:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,379
Posted By Monoborracho

We have done several of them, but not in the last...

We have done several of them, but not in the last couple of years. Thinking about doing Brenham.
10-25-17, 07:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,513
Posted By Monoborracho

I have a set of Joe Young built 26" Velocity...

I have a set of Joe Young built 26" Velocity Aeroheat 40 spoke custom wheels on Shimano hubs. They might have 1000 miles, at the most. Service two years ago and hanging since then. Our Burley...
10-02-17, 10:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,004
Posted By Monoborracho

I would take everything apart if I suspect a...

I would take everything apart if I suspect a crack, and have it professionally evaluated. For safety. Why take a chance with something so trivial in life?
10-02-17, 03:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 23,666
Posted By Monoborracho

Our Seven Ti will handle 40mm with fenders and...

Our Seven Ti will handle 40mm with fenders and rear rack.
09-26-17, 08:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,048
Posted By Monoborracho

If you can rent a good bike you might seriously...

If you can rent a good bike you might seriously consider taking your saddle, pedals, seat bag and water bottles.

I can recommend this for domestic shipping. Very satisfactory and they ship...
09-16-17, 02:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,664
Posted By Monoborracho

I should never have let my teenage son take my...

I should never have let my teenage son take my 1970 Campy equipped LaPierre ten speed out for a ride one afternoon in 1991. He totaled it.
09-15-17, 08:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,090
Posted By Monoborracho

Check seat posts, be sure they are greased and...

Check seat posts, be sure they are greased and properly torqued. We had same symptoms on our Burley back when. Reinstallation of seat posts fixed it.

Also, it could be one of the four...
09-12-17, 02:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,255
Posted By Monoborracho

We change tires and wheels. Around home we run...

We change tires and wheels. Around home we run Spinergy wheels and 28 or 32 Gatorskins, usually the 32's. A supported tour we'll run our 48 spoke Phil Wood/Dyads with 32 Gatorskins. Unsupported or...
09-04-17, 12:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,789
Posted By Monoborracho

I believe the weight rating can be found on the...

I believe the weight rating can be found on the underside of the beam.
09-02-17, 10:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,605
Posted By Monoborracho

We no longer have a 26" tandem (still have a...

We no longer have a 26" tandem (still have a great set of wheels though, hanging on hooks). Still have 1-1/8" Gatorskins on the wheels. We ran Kenda Quest 1.5" also, and I still have a set of those...
08-29-17, 04:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,146
Posted By Monoborracho

The caring thoughts here are encouraging. Over...

The caring thoughts here are encouraging. Over in P&R and Foo it's different. Just had a message from a friend, he and his wife were rescued about an hour ago with one back pack each. The tragedy...
Forum: Foo
08-28-17, 04:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,633
Posted By Monoborracho

I can't really think of an area that wouldn't...

I can't really think of an area that wouldn't have problems if you had a 25" rain, let alone 50" of rain in four days. Well, okay, maybe the east side of Maui.
Forum: Foo
08-28-17, 12:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,633
Posted By Monoborracho

Such compassion. Houston and Harris County...

Such compassion.

Houston and Harris County is strongly Democratic. And 45%+/- of Texas votes Democratic.

But you knew that 'cause you're a smart guy.
Forum: Foo
08-28-17, 09:52 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,633
Posted By Monoborracho

Agree, its totally political. Given the amount...

Agree, its totally political. Given the amount of venom that gets spit at Texas in here from the liberal left (mostly Democrats, excusing my general assumption) it is very interesting to see the...
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