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07-06-18, 04:29 PM
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Posted By NoTrail

Have you checked out the Niner RLT 9...

Have you checked out the Niner RLT 9 (http://www.ninerbikes.com/Niner-Bikes) yet? I just built the steel version of that bike and love it!! At 6'4", I have fairly long legs (but not as long as you)...
06-15-18, 01:00 PM
Replies: 1,412
Views: 465,479
Posted By NoTrail

From a recent ride with some of our tandem...

From a recent ride with some of our tandem friends. Always a good time.
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05-27-18, 06:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,202
Posted By NoTrail

We are currently using the Thudbuster ST on our...

We are currently using the Thudbuster ST on our Cannondale. My stoker says it's the best upgrade we've made to the tandem. However, I recently found the ShockStop Seatpost from Redshift. Looks like a...
Forum: Commuting
05-24-18, 12:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,616
Posted By NoTrail

It really was pretty amazing how many people were...

It really was pretty amazing how many people were out on their bikes that day. My route to work is about 9.5 miles each way and there were well over 100+ cyclists on my route. Normally I see about...
05-23-18, 11:59 PM
Replies: 1,412
Views: 465,479
Posted By NoTrail

That's a great shot!

That's a great shot!
Forum: Commuting
03-27-18, 01:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,164
Posted By NoTrail

Three possible bikes for you, but none are...

Three possible bikes for you, but none are perfect (based on your criteria).

Linus Mixte 8 (doesn't have disc brakes) - $830
https://www.linusbike.com/products/mixte-8

Specialized Sirruss...
03-06-18, 02:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,247
Posted By NoTrail

Looks great. Lots of really nice upgrades.

Looks great. Lots of really nice upgrades.
Forum: Commuting
11-02-17, 03:48 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,518
Posted By NoTrail

On my commute, I always carry the Portland Design...

On my commute, I always carry the Portland Design Works 3wrencho (https://ridepdw.com/collections/tools-and-spare-parts/products/3wrencho). Works great and the 15mm wrench allows quick wheel removal...
10-20-17, 01:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,475
Posted By NoTrail

Great choice! Many years and many miles on my...

Great choice! Many years and many miles on my Roubaix and I still love it.
10-07-17, 12:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,626
Posted By NoTrail

Another recommendation for Bicycle Outfitters ......

Another recommendation for Bicycle Outfitters ... great shop with great tandem knowledge. I think they have a giant Co-Motion test event in April sometime. Might be worth checking that out.
04-23-17, 11:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 793
Posted By NoTrail

Although I'm not near my Cannondale tandem right...

Although I'm not near my Cannondale tandem right now, I'm quite sure the cable (without a housing) shouldn't rub against the frame like that. I can try to check it out tomorrow and get back to you...
04-19-17, 10:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 828
Posted By NoTrail

http://s2.quickmeme.com/img/0d/0d62318d8fd81f3a5a6...

http://s2.quickmeme.com/img/0d/0d62318d8fd81f3a5a6defdec2724fafe59ef89fdc6df74b1a52a5304309d944.jpg
04-19-17, 09:45 PM
Replies: 1,412
Views: 465,479
Posted By NoTrail

Definitely one of the craziest road-side finds...

Definitely one of the craziest road-side finds I've heard about. :)
03-31-17, 11:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,271
Posted By NoTrail

Thanks for everything. You guys will be missed!

Thanks for everything. You guys will be missed!
Forum: Commuting
08-12-16, 01:17 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,173
Posted By NoTrail

That is a possibility. I've commuted on the bike...

That is a possibility. I've commuted on the bike for 4 years but only that last year has been in California. Prior to that, I was in the midwest and definitely dealt with rain, snow, and ice....
Forum: Commuting
08-08-16, 11:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,173
Posted By NoTrail

I commute with a Specialized Source 11 (Shimano...

I commute with a Specialized Source 11 (Shimano Alfine 11spd IGH and Gates Centertrack belt) and in the 4 years I've had it, the drive train has needed no maintenance at all. It's super quite, grease...
06-23-16, 10:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,858
Posted By NoTrail

Looks like you're in Sacramento. If you're...

Looks like you're in Sacramento. If you're willing to drive a little farther, there's a great tandem place in Mountain View called Bicycle Outfitters (http://bicycleoutfitter.com). They have one of...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-14, 08:55 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 18,232
Posted By NoTrail

I've had nothing but good experiences with...

I've had nothing but good experiences with Specialized. When I snapped a brand new DuraAce chain on my new Roubaix causing me to drop onto my Specialized saddle and bend the rails, Specialized...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-14, 03:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,585
Posted By NoTrail

If it's not raining, I would use the open case to...

If it's not raining, I would use the open case to pick up some audio ... even if I planned to cover most of it with a song in editing.



I totally agree. The GoPro mounts are the worst part of...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-14, 09:00 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 12,198
Posted By NoTrail

2010 S-Works Roubaix Pictures from my 7-day,...

2010 S-Works Roubaix
Pictures from my 7-day, 700 mile ride from Louisville to Philadelphia. Yes, we had a chase vehicle.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7418/11731569755_8e1e596615_z.jpg...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-13, 11:14 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,745
Posted By NoTrail

I took my Roubaix for an 11 day, 1100 mile (~1770...

I took my Roubaix for an 11 day, 1100 mile (~1770 km) ride down the coast a couple of years ago. We only carried water, our wallets and basic tools. But we had a chase vehicle that we met up with...
11-20-13, 08:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,268
Posted By NoTrail

Sorry this happened to you. I think using a...

Sorry this happened to you.

I think using a cable lock and a U-lock in tandem (pardon the pun) is a good idea. But I would recommend putting the U-lock through the rear wheel, frame, and the bike...
11-18-13, 08:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 913
Posted By NoTrail

I did that on a road bike once when the chain...

I did that on a road bike once when the chain snapped. Not a feeling I ever want to repeat. Hope you didn't break anything on yourself.
11-01-13, 08:47 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 23,862
Posted By NoTrail

Interesting point. I hadn't thought of that.

Interesting point. I hadn't thought of that.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-13, 08:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,143
Posted By NoTrail

They are bike fanatics too and would probably...

They are bike fanatics too and would probably appreciate seeing the new ride. Besides, you're going to keep getting all your other cycling needs from them, right?
10-31-13, 10:00 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 23,862
Posted By NoTrail

I find it odd that they have increased the length...

I find it odd that they have increased the length of the top tube for the captain while decreasing the standover height. I guess they are designing it for people with shorter legs and longer arms ......
10-31-13, 09:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 808
Posted By NoTrail

I haven't done it myself, but I would assume that...

I haven't done it myself, but I would assume that if you used the same hub and rotor, you shouldn't have any problems.
10-30-13, 07:33 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 23,862
Posted By NoTrail

If you compare the geometry, there are definite...

If you compare the geometry, there are definite changes to the frame.

2014 Version
http://media.cannondale.com/media/catalog/product/2/0/2014_geo_tandem_3.gif

2012 "Made in USA" Version...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-13, 07:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 511
Posted By NoTrail

GoPro cameras are lots of fun. Next up ......

GoPro cameras are lots of fun. Next up ... editing software. ;)
Forum: Commuting
10-21-13, 10:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,502
Posted By NoTrail

Bontrager makes a basket with a quick connect to...

Bontrager makes a basket with a quick connect to the top of their rear rack. You could easily snap that on and dump your regular bag into it for a quick solution. Or save some green and use a plastic...
10-10-13, 07:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,690
Posted By NoTrail

I use the Yakima Sidewinder rack for my...

I use the Yakima Sidewinder rack for my Cannondale with no problems. The 'don't clamp your aluminum frame' only applies to work stands as stated above as you don't want to crush the frame. However,...
09-26-13, 08:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,032
Posted By NoTrail

This is exactly what I would have posted. We're...

This is exactly what I would have posted. We're also a 400+ pound team on a 2012 Cannondale and it's seriously solid. Although the frame is probably the main reason for that, the wheels help a lot...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-13, 07:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,039
Posted By NoTrail

If you can't tell a difference, save some money....

If you can't tell a difference, save some money. But I'd think that if you rode them back to back, most people would be able to tell the difference between an aluminum Felt and a carbon Specialized...
Forum: Commuting
09-23-13, 01:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 547
Posted By NoTrail

I'd swap out the seatpost for a metal one, then...

I'd swap out the seatpost for a metal one, then use a rack like the one in the link below. Personally, I wouldn't clamp anything onto the frame like that p-clip you showed.
...
09-20-13, 09:10 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 23,862
Posted By NoTrail

Only a bit? You didn't use the sarcasm font so I...

Only a bit? You didn't use the sarcasm font so I was confused.

If you really compare apples to apples, you'll notice that they downgraded the 2014 Road Tandem quite a bit. In fact, the 2012 Road...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-13, 08:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,430
Posted By NoTrail

I'm 6'4" and about 245, also riding a Roubaix,...

I'm 6'4" and about 245, also riding a Roubaix, and have a set of DT Swiss 240 hubs with DT Swiss 1.2 (now called the 585) rims that are amazing. They are built with double butted DT Swiss Competition...
09-17-13, 11:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 737
Posted By NoTrail

Well done sir. Keep it up and the miles will keep...

Well done sir. Keep it up and the miles will keep getting easier and easier. Congrats!
09-16-13, 12:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,077
Posted By NoTrail

I agree, and those would have been great...

I agree, and those would have been great questions for a builder to ask. But when asked to provide the angles and lengths of the tubes for the frame, I guess I was just in over my head.
09-16-13, 10:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,077
Posted By NoTrail

I saw one of these at the NAHBS in Indy a few...

I saw one of these at the NAHBS in Indy a few years back. It was beautiful.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7182/6957973241_5a923138eb_z.jpg

So I decided to contact him about building a...
09-16-13, 09:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 720
Posted By NoTrail

Glad you got it worked out. I guess it's a good...

Glad you got it worked out. I guess it's a good idea to always have spare cables on hand.
09-16-13, 09:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,188
Posted By NoTrail

Our tandem has a 53/39/30 paired with a 10-speed...

Our tandem has a 53/39/30 paired with a 10-speed 11-32 (and it feels perfect). For most of our riding the middle 39 is great, and the 30 is great for seated climbing. We have yet to feel comfortable...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-13, 08:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,507
Posted By NoTrail

Good idea to ride it again. It's a great bike.

Good idea to ride it again. It's a great bike.
Forum: Commuting
09-13-13, 11:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,919
Posted By NoTrail

Sorry to have mislead you for a moment there. :)...

Sorry to have mislead you for a moment there. :) That's really funny. I'm a big fan of Specialized but what they build and what Firefly build are still two different worlds.
Forum: Commuting
09-13-13, 07:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,919
Posted By NoTrail

The Specialized Source Eleven...

The Specialized Source Eleven (http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bikes/archive/2013/source/sourceeleven) is everything you want except the drop bars. I don't think the 2014 is out yet, but the 2013...
09-12-13, 07:15 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,428
Posted By NoTrail

Most of my bikes live in the garage. But fitting...

Most of my bikes live in the garage. But fitting 2 cars, a large work bench, 6 bikes, and a lot of other 'things' in the garage is a little tight. The tandem lives in the house because there's NO...
Forum: Commuting
09-12-13, 07:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,532
Posted By NoTrail

Have you looked into the Linus Roadster 8? Great...

Have you looked into the Linus Roadster 8? Great riding and super comfy C****ly frame/fork, 8-speed internal gear hub, great styling. Just a thought.

http://www.linusbike.com/models/roadster-8/
09-12-13, 06:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,721
Posted By NoTrail

There are some options for a 26" with only 80mm...

There are some options for a 26" with only 80mm of travel (this is what I would recommend too). Here's just the ones from Rockshox, many of them can be adjusted to run either 80 or 100.


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09-10-13, 07:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 996
Posted By NoTrail

Unless you're not using the proper size tubes...

Unless you're not using the proper size tubes (ie. putting a 26x1.0 tube into a 26x2.2 tire), it's not the tubes. And since I weight more than you, mountain bike a lot, and rarely ever get flats, I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-13, 07:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,288
Posted By NoTrail

Haha, nice! Personally, I love how the Roubaix...

Haha, nice! Personally, I love how the Roubaix climbs. It did great getting me through the Allegheny Mountains a few years back. Without a doubt, the biggest weakness of this bike is the motor ......
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-13, 07:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,288
Posted By NoTrail

Exactly. When I got my Roubaix, I had narrowed it...

Exactly. When I got my Roubaix, I had narrowed it down to either the Tarmac (more competitive style) or the Roubaix (more endurance style). I had already decided to go all out and get a high end bike...
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