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07-13-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 557
Posted By DubT

After thinking about it our average speed is more...

After thinking about it our average speed is more like 19-20. I bought a new larger capacity battery about a year ago. I was having to charge the original one after nearly every ride. I went from a...
07-13-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 557
Posted By DubT

Our Calfee Tetra became an E-tandem 4 years ago today

After battling the wind on the Illinois prairie for several years we decided to add a motor to our Calfee Tetra. I initially thought about a rear wheel motor but after talking to a tech at Calfee we...
05-26-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 571
Posted By DubT

https://lunacycle.com/52v-luna-direwolf-ebike-batt...

https://lunacycle.com/52v-luna-direwolf-ebike-battery/

This battery, 52 volt, 21 amp hour.

we have ridden 60 miles several time and still had 49 volts left, the BMS shuts off at 42 volts.
...
05-26-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 571
Posted By DubT

Our Calfee Tetra is 10 years old today

10 years ago today our Calfee Tetra tandem frame, fork, headset with the bottom bracket arrived. By that afternoon we took our first ride and we extremely happy with the bike.

The Calfee has been...
02-25-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,808
Posted By DubT

Maybe it does not make a lot of sense to you , it...

Maybe it does not make a lot of sense to you , it does make a lot of sense to some of us.

It appears that you are what might be described as a “purist”, high end bikes designed for maximum...
02-23-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,808
Posted By DubT

I installed a Bafang BBSHD mid drive kit on our...

I installed a Bafang BBSHD mid drive kit on our Calfee tandem a little over 3 1/2 years ago. The tech at Calfee gave me technical support and told me exactly what to purchase in order to make the...
11-06-20, 06:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 835
Posted By DubT

Enclosed trailer?

I have searched and have not been able to find a small lightweight trailer that we could use to haul our tandem. Does anyone know of such an item?

We currently haul it in our Toyota Venza...
10-21-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 408
Posted By DubT

HED3 trispoke rear axle needed

I just had a rear axle break on a HED3 wheel. HED no longer has any in stock. Does anyone have a HED3 wheel that is damaged and no longer rideable that has a good 12mm axle. I would like to purchase...
Forum: Triathlon
10-21-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 778
Posted By DubT

HED3 trispoke rear axle needed

I just had a rear axle break on a HED3 wheel. HED no longer has any in stock. Does anyone have a HED3 wheel that is damaged and no longer rideable that has a good 12mm axle. I would like to purchase...
10-21-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 124
Posted By DubT

HED3 trispoke axle needed

I just had a rear axle break on a HED3 wheel. HED no longer has any in stock. Does anyone have a HED3 wheel that is damaged and no longer rideable that has a good 12mm axle. I would like to purchase...
09-22-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,068
Posted By DubT

Our Calfee is 9 years old, when I built it 3 X 10...

Our Calfee is 9 years old, when I built it 3 X 10 speed was very common. I have 3 X HED 3 rear wheels that I use on the tandem and my Trek Speed concept. I have spare cassettes and spare 10 speed...
09-19-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,068
Posted By DubT

It is all in the way you look at it. It...

It is all in the way you look at it. It eliminates brifters, and long cable runs. We all know how shift cables can be a hassle.

The weight is negligible.

It permits wireless shifting without...
09-18-20, 05:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,068
Posted By DubT

You might want to contact Pete at Sportcrafters...

You might want to contact Pete at Sportcrafters he was able to fill my kickstarter order.
09-17-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,068
Posted By DubT

X-Shifter wireless electronic shifting

I have been using the X-Shifter system on our 1 X 10 etandem for going on 2 years now and I am extremely satisfied with the performance. If you are wanting to update to wireless electronic shifting...
09-17-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,300
Posted By DubT

Kinekt Handlebar Stem Review

I became a Kickstarter backer for the Kinekt Handlerbar suspension stem because my wife has their seatpost and loves it.

The stem arrived a few months ago and I installed on our Calfee tandem that...
09-07-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,909
Posted By DubT

Check out X-shifter....

Check out X-shifter. https://www.sportcrafters.com/products/xshifter
09-07-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,108
Posted By DubT

I installed the X-shifter on our tandem going on...

I installed the X-shifter on our tandem going on two years ago. It works! https://www.sportcrafters.com/products/xshifter

Electronic shifting made simple.
07-11-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 947
Posted By DubT

E-Tandem conversion, 3 year update

This coming Monday the 13th will be the 3 year anniversary of my converting our Calfee to an E-tandem, Rob Baird who was at time in the tech department of Calfee gave me all the technical assistance...
10-06-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,231
Posted By DubT

Kinekt seatpost

A few years ago I bought a specialized CG-R seatpost for my wife (stoker) it helped a little with the bumps.

After adding the PAS motor to the bike our average speed went up and I was not...
09-10-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,291
Posted By DubT

I am almost positive that once you experience the...

I am almost positive that once you experience the flexibility of the electric bike you will not even want to go back. We can ride ours with the motor off, but why would we want to, it is so much more...
09-10-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,291
Posted By DubT

A little over 2 years ago, I converted our Calfee...

A little over 2 years ago, I converted our Calfee Tetra to an E-Tandem, I had full technical support from Rob Baird at Calfee.

We now have over 12,000 miles on the conversion and for us there is...
08-02-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,278
Posted By DubT

Bontrager rear wheel

I do still have that wheel, in fact I have the pair. Make me an offer for one or both.
07-25-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,178
Posted By DubT

Our conversion is not easily converted back. I...

Our conversion is not easily converted back. I used the mid drive which completely replaces the rear crankset.

https://www.bikeforums.net/tandem-cycling/1144730-calfee-tetra-7-year-update.html
07-25-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,178
Posted By DubT

https://www.bikeforums.net/tandem-cycling/1144730-...

https://www.bikeforums.net/tandem-cycling/1144730-calfee-tetra-7-year-update.html
07-21-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 16,118
Posted By DubT

I have these hydraulic rim brakes on our Calfee...

I have these hydraulic rim brakes on our Calfee that we added a motor on. Magura RT8TT RT8 Hydraulic Rim Brake RT Converter Set Front Rear 2700149. The use conventional levers that connect to the...
07-14-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,178
Posted By DubT

You are correct, we are using the Bafang BBSHD...

You are correct, we are using the Bafang BBSHD motor with a 52 volt 14 ah battery. With a 90% charge we can go 50 miles at level one and two. With a 100% charge we can go around 60 miles.
07-13-19, 05:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,178
Posted By DubT

Two year anniversary - E-tandem conversion

Two years ago and nearly 12,000 miles ago we converted our 2011 Calfee tandem to an E-tandem. With help from the then technical manager at Calfee we made the conversion. The conversion was reasonably...
06-17-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,395
Posted By DubT

Please tell us how you are doing this upgrade for...

Please tell us how you are doing this upgrade for $1,000.
06-15-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,395
Posted By DubT

You could just get 2 of these and save time and...

You could just get 2 of these and save time and money. https://www.sportcrafters.com/products/xshifter-wireless-electronic-shifting/xshifter-1x-kit-mini-pod

I am using it on our tandem 1 X 10 and...
05-28-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,188
Posted By DubT

That is a hard question to answer. The fork and...

That is a hard question to answer. The fork and headset have not been changed. I added spacers (that I bought from Calfee) to the rear dropout area so that I could use a wheel with 130mm spacing....
05-28-19, 05:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,816
Posted By DubT

How did the motor work at the recent GTR?

How did the motor work at the recent GTR?
05-27-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,188
Posted By DubT

8 Years old

Our Calfee was 8 years old yesterday! We have ridden in nearly 45,000 miles in those 8 years. The bike is still in great shape and we still are extremely happy with it.
04-28-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,816
Posted By DubT

I do remember that you have the Circe Helios and...

I do remember that you have the Circe Helios and that you like it. The issue with mid drive is that it is a total commitment, the front wheel drive can be removed and installed in a matter of...
04-27-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,816
Posted By DubT

When i was doing research on adding a motor to...

When i was doing research on adding a motor to our Calfee i contacted Calfee and had a very detailed phone and email conversation with Rob Baird who at that time was the tech at Calfee. He...
03-01-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,559
Posted By DubT

Here is another shifting option that we are using...

Here is another shifting option that we are using with great success, our system is a 1 X but the unit can be set to shift anything from 2 - 12 gears. Front and rear.

Xshifter Wireless Electronic...
01-17-19, 05:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,073
Posted By DubT

Mike, exactly what are you asking? The bike is...

Mike, exactly what are you asking? The bike is not for sale. We are still very happy with it.
01-11-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,687
Posted By DubT

The X-Shifter is perfect for this! Check with...

The X-Shifter is perfect for this! Check with Pete at SportCrafters (http://www.sportcrafters.com/), they are USA distributors. Reasonable, simple and effective.

I am using it on our Calfee to...
01-08-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,401
Posted By DubT

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/5a543bf8_6209_43e4_a21a_1f32bc4c2a4a_28e2baeded5c7efec5c63845f77182eba02cdbd6.jpeg
The latest location of the shifting pod. This...
12-24-18, 09:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,401
Posted By DubT

Once I understood what I was doing it was very...

Once I understood what I was doing it was very easy.

It would be easy to remove the derailleur and the X-shifter as a unit.
12-23-18, 09:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,401
Posted By DubT

Do you know what prompted them to contact you?

Do you know what prompted them to contact you?
12-19-18, 04:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,401
Posted By DubT

We have now been able to ride the bike outside...

We have now been able to ride the bike outside and I am getting used to pushing buttons to shift gears rather than using a brifter. The first outing was just OK, I did not have the pod button...
12-13-18, 09:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,401
Posted By DubT

Sounds great.

Sounds great.
12-12-18, 03:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,401
Posted By DubT

They are supposed to be available in the next...

They are supposed to be available in the next several months. Contact Pete at SportCrafters, he is very helpful and knowledgeable.
12-12-18, 11:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,401
Posted By DubT

Our bike is a 2011 model and at the time it was a...

Our bike is a 2011 model and at the time it was a 3 X 10. All of the new electronic shifting devices are 11 speed. I don't want to upgrade to 11 speed. I have spare 10 speed cassettes and chains. If...
12-12-18, 09:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,401
Posted By DubT

The above picture shows the E-link installed on...

The above picture shows the E-link installed on the chainstay, if I did not have the motor and need the Gearsensor I would have installed it on the seatstay. With the motor there is plenty of heel...
12-12-18, 09:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,401
Posted By DubT

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_3143_ff738b3d9cb72dc33bad7c0944703ffde0c06cd1.jpg
12-12-18, 07:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,401
Posted By DubT

I went to the X-shifter website and saw that...

I went to the X-shifter website and saw that there is a hand cycle X-shifter distributor located in Granger, Indiana. I called and talked to the owner and he filled my order. The pod is the handlebar...
12-09-18, 10:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,401
Posted By DubT

X-shifter update

I am an X-shifter Kickstarter backer and have been waiting a long time to receive my kit. I recently took a look at the X-shifter website and noticed that they have a distributor in Indiana for...
10-31-18, 08:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 860
Posted By DubT

What length crank arm do you need, I have a set...

What length crank arm do you need, I have a set of Shimano Ultegra 175mm cranks that I might be willing to part with.
10-24-18, 04:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,891
Posted By DubT

you can send me an email with your email address...

you can send me an email with your email address and I will provide you with the information you need.

wayne

wthais@gmail.com
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