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09-15-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,722
Posted By Monoborracho

How was our trip? Well, the TdF finish and party...

How was our trip? Well, the TdF finish and party was fantastic, and should have been for nearly $1000 a person. First class setting, and no complaints. The rest of our trip after TdF, IMHO, not so...
07-05-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 574
Posted By Monoborracho

Free Burley Parts

I am cleaning out and downsizing. I have the following parts from former Burley Rock-n-Roll. Free for shipping. Bottom bracket stoker and captainís, stoker still in frame. Full crankset. Front...
07-04-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,722
Posted By Monoborracho

Yes, the trip is on. As it now stands, if you...

Yes, the trip is on. As it now stands, if you are vaccinated that will be sufficient to allow you into France. Also, that will do for embarkation with the cruise line. We will have to have a COVID...
06-28-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,592
Posted By Monoborracho

White Industries or Phil Wood hubs. 40 spoke...

White Industries or Phil Wood hubs. 40 spoke minimum. (I have 48 spokes on our touring wheels) I also have a set of Spinergy's we run when close to home.

Light, strong, cheap....pick 2.
06-20-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 462
Posted By Monoborracho

I it might be. My initial thoughts were...

I it might be.
My initial thoughts were something like that but a 4.5mm is required for 7 speed on an 8-9-10 freehub. At about 1.85mm, as measured by micrometer, it is almost same as a single 10...
06-20-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 462
Posted By Monoborracho

Spinergy Wheels - 2mm ring?

Last fall I shipped to the factory, for repair, a set of Spinergy XL wheels (10 spd shimano style freehub). Something was loose inside the rim. The wheels were 5 years old.

Raves to Spinergy -...
06-03-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,402
Posted By Monoborracho

Send text

Send text
06-02-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,722
Posted By Monoborracho

I think lots of people were hoping it would get...

I think lots of people were hoping it would get moved, and it may still. Who wants to be the first people back on a boat that's been in dock for months? And what about being a COVID...
06-02-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,402
Posted By Monoborracho

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FYI
Some years ago our Burley frame cracked at the SoftRide pivot point. I...
05-21-21, 10:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,152
Posted By Monoborracho

Mol

Yep, slant over and step over. Itís also pretty much the way most of us get on a tandem
05-13-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,722
Posted By Monoborracho

I can certainly agree with Merlin on pretty much...

I can certainly agree with Merlin on pretty much all the points. I'm part of the buy term and not whole life group. I've carried term insurance in tranches since I was in my 30's, depending how...
05-13-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,722
Posted By Monoborracho

The Santana agreement does specifically give them...

The Santana agreement does specifically give them the right to change the dates, postpone, or reschedule and does not constitute a new reservation. Next to last item in their terms of service. think...
05-10-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,722
Posted By Monoborracho

My understanding is that France intends to allow...

My understanding is that France intends to allow US citizens into the country beginning June 9, if they are vaccinated or have a recent test. June 30 is the date for unlimited number of people...
04-23-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,722
Posted By Monoborracho

A new email from Santana came this week. It's...

A new email from Santana came this week. It's all bubbles, rainbows and unicorns and the trip is STILL ON for July 20, though we were all advised to buy refundable airline tickets and, oh yeah, you...
03-28-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,301
Posted By Monoborracho

I have a B-67 with about a million miles...now on...

I have a B-67 with about a million miles...now on it's third bike, my touring bike. I have a Brooks Flyer (B-17 w/ springs) on my Paramount. B-67 is better for a more upright position, a bit wider...
03-28-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,722
Posted By Monoborracho

Too bad that won't work for you. When did they...

Too bad that won't work for you. When did they actually notify you about the change, i.e, how many days before scheduled departure did Santana finally notify you of changed dates?
When I look at...
03-26-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,722
Posted By Monoborracho

What has happened regarding your May 2021 trip?...

What has happened regarding your May 2021 trip? We are still receiving emails as if our July trip is still going on in July.....115 days from start.....even though France remains locked down....
03-21-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 991
Posted By Monoborracho

Iíve used brake cable with a barcon for an Aria...

Iíve used brake cable with a barcon for an Aria drag brake and also for a disk where it was our third brake. Just file the lead head down till it fits the barcon inset. DO NOT use a shift cable for...
01-13-21, 09:42 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,722
Posted By Monoborracho

Very good post Conspiratemus. Iím with you all...

Very good post Conspiratemus. Iím with you all the way. Here we are a month later. I had two friends die last week from Covid, both late 60ís, one a healthy female and the other a probable diabetic...
12-30-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,788
Posted By Monoborracho

You might consider a good Burley Rock and Roll. ...

You might consider a good Burley Rock and Roll. You can find them well under $1K these days, with fixed or Soft Ride stoker seat. It has 26" wheels. Probably will be 8 speed, which can go to 9 or 10...
12-21-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,038
Posted By Monoborracho

I thought the recommended specs for the Grand...

I thought the recommended specs for the Grand Prix, and there are several types (4-Season, 5000, Classic) has minimum inflation of 95 psi or more. 90 psi seems like a very low pressure for a 25mm on...
12-14-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,627
Posted By Monoborracho

We had a Pletsher on our Burley Rock and Roll for...

We had a Pletsher on our Burley Rock and Roll for many years. No issues. Use rubber padding (old tube) at the frame contact. Be careful you don't overtighten and ruin a chainstay.
11-23-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,722
Posted By Monoborracho

Roger that ! Our trip for next...

Roger that !



Our trip for next summer has been rescheduled and brought FORWARD by one week. We were advised not to buy airline tickets yet (they'll be cheaper 3 or 4 months out), and there...
10-21-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,523
Posted By Monoborracho

IMHO we get hung up on weight and spoke count. I...

IMHO we get hung up on weight and spoke count. I like to focus on the hub, where the biggest source of friction is, and the trueness and roundness of the wheel. Trueness? You mean some wheels...
10-21-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,722
Posted By Monoborracho

Santana Tandems - STATUS? 2021 European Bike & Cruise

We are booked for a European cruise and bike trip with Santana Adventures for next summer. With Europe now closed to Americans, and some of the cruises scheduled for April, May, June, and July, it...
10-21-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,152
Posted By Monoborracho

We had our tandem custom built. We went to...

We had our tandem custom built. We went to several different tandem companies and all except one (guess who) said it would require a custom build. I needed what was formerly a "compact" frame as...
07-12-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,372
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: 13
Views: 2,372
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: 24,119
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: 3,746
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: 1,604
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: 3,677
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: 4,465
Posted By Monoborracho

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

I mean....like...maybe..
https://www.peterwhitecycles.com/pitlock.php
10-11-19, 09:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,181
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: 5,181
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: 5,181
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: 5,181
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: 19,770
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: 3,257
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: 4,598
Posted By Monoborracho

Good article. Thanks for posting.

Good article. Thanks for posting.
06-17-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,152
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: 1,661
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: 42,169
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: 3,279
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: 34
Views: 11,621
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: 2,831
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: 2,831
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: 2,193
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: 3,831
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: 3,831
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...
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