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09-11-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,510
Posted By Ludkeh

I can't add much to the conversation, but we have...

I can't add much to the conversation, but we have a da Vinci Designs In-2-ition Road. Had it customized thru Tandems East. Great people and wonderful service. We've been riding it for around 7 years....
03-30-19, 03:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,704
Posted By Ludkeh

We had a lively discussion on this topic a while...

We had a lively discussion on this topic a while ago. If you search the thread " Calfee Tetra E-Bike conversion 1 year update" you'll some interesting discussions.
03-17-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,762
Posted By Ludkeh

I also have a older Specialized Roubaix with a...

I also have a older Specialized Roubaix with a triple crank. The most comfortable bike I've ever owned and is my go to bike. At my age 70, the road can really beat you up if the frame is to stiff....
03-11-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,867
Posted By Ludkeh

I also use a Selle Anatomica on my road bike and...

I also use a Selle Anatomica on my road bike and a Brooks on our Tandem. My answer for uncomfortable saddles is just ride more. Take your allen wrenches with you on your longer rides so you can do...
03-03-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 22,148
Posted By Ludkeh

Smile I'm 70 and have been ill the past few years. Was...

I'm 70 and have been ill the past few years. Was an avid cyclist my whole adult life. Mentally I found it extremely hard having to give up one of my true loves, cycling. Every time I encountered...
02-13-19, 04:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,143
Posted By Ludkeh

Our latest is a da Vinci tandem . Love it and...

Our latest is a da Vinci tandem . Love it and would never go back to a sync setup! :)
01-31-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,862
Posted By Ludkeh

As Paul J said. Look for a medium frame and than...

As Paul J said. Look for a medium frame and than talk to the people at Tandems East. They will provide the perfect setup and are extremely helpful. A combination of adjustable stem for the stoker and...
01-31-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,683
Posted By Ludkeh

I currently have three bikes that I use. My...

I currently have three bikes that I use. My primary bike is a road bike, along with a electric gravel bike and a folding bike for camping. We also have two tandems used for marriage therapy. :)
...
12-04-18, 01:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 629
Posted By Ludkeh

You think bugs and bicycles are bad news! Try...

You think bugs and bicycles are bad news! Try riding a motorcycle at 60-70 mph and than getting hit by a bumble bee! Man that smarts!!! :(
11-06-18, 11:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 961
Posted By Ludkeh

I also have Tinnitus, a constant very high...

I also have Tinnitus, a constant very high pitched noise in my head. I've had it for about three years and it started after I was on some strong meds while in the hospital. :( It seems to modulate up...
11-06-18, 11:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By Ludkeh

I didn't get it on my BBSHD kit To shift I just...

I didn't get it on my BBSHD kit To shift I just pause peddling very briefly, and than shift. After a while it becomes intuitive and you don't really think about it.
11-03-18, 02:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,420
Posted By Ludkeh

This is my experience as a 70 yo rider. I have a...

This is my experience as a 70 yo rider. I have a gravel bike with a 1000w BBSHD and a Tandem bike with a 500 watt, 48 volt , MAC front hub motor with high torque windings. We have a similar terrain...
08-13-18, 02:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,977
Posted By Ludkeh

I have a mid drive Bafang 750 watt motor, PAS...

I have a mid drive Bafang 750 watt motor, PAS system on a gravel bike. So along with my front hub tandem I have a good feel for the two systems. When choosing a system for my tandem, I wanted to make...
08-09-18, 01:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,977
Posted By Ludkeh

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/108eqn9_64e712574b6fc4137bab684bc69175eac342397c.jpg

My Davinci with 500 watt front hub motor....
07-13-18, 11:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,977
Posted By Ludkeh

My wife and I have a Davinci In-2-ition Road...

My wife and I have a Davinci In-2-ition Road Tandem that we love. We're both 70 yo and are slowing down. A few years ago I added a 500 watt Mac front hub motor to our tandem. We love it!!! It has...
06-18-18, 01:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,533
Posted By Ludkeh

We went from a Co-Motion Java to a da Vinci...

We went from a Co-Motion Java to a da Vinci designs In-2-ition road tandem. Very different tandem riding experience but we absolutely love it!! So much easier to ride, especially for our old bones.We...
06-08-18, 06:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,689
Posted By Ludkeh

We live in a very hilly part of the country, so...

We live in a very hilly part of the country, so the factory chain ring combination did not work for us at all!. On our Co-Motion tandem I tried various combinations of chain ring. Shimano Ultregra...
06-04-18, 01:24 PM
Replies: 1,414
Views: 473,970
Posted By Ludkeh

We also rode the Acadia National Park Loop Road...

We also rode the Acadia National Park Loop Road last September. Great ride https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/320x240/img_1055_0e11356a5daae2c9dcb04da6db6727a5c89f9f6c.jpg...
05-07-18, 12:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,189
Posted By Ludkeh

We added a unique bell to our tandem. You can see...

We added a unique bell to our tandem. You can see their video at Spurcycle.com.It's small but produces a crisp,loud and pure ring that is very distinctive. We love it!

Bell controlled by the...
04-30-18, 12:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,334
Posted By Ludkeh

2x what Carbonfiberboy said!

2x what Carbonfiberboy said!
04-29-18, 10:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,334
Posted By Ludkeh

I have that setup on my Comotion Java and am...

I have that setup on my Comotion Java and am happy with it. Works great for hilly country especially when slogging up long steep hills. The only thing the OP needs to be aware of is that when using...
04-14-18, 01:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,115
Posted By Ludkeh

We were in our mid 60s and my wife had never...

We were in our mid 60s and my wife had never cycled with clipless pedals before. When we got our first tandem I installed clipless pedals all the way around. After a short tutorial and a few rides,...
04-12-18, 01:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,730
Posted By Ludkeh

Nice neat setup! Looks great.

Nice neat setup! Looks great.
03-25-18, 12:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,319
Posted By Ludkeh

We like the 26" wheels and tires on our Davinci...

We like the 26" wheels and tires on our Davinci tandem because we can run them at lower tire pressure. Really makes the ride much smoother for us. As we've gotten older it makes a difference.
03-23-18, 03:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,730
Posted By Ludkeh

http://tinypic.com/4dum4ikxSo here are a few...

http://tinypic.com/4dum4ikxSo here are a few images of my setup. Not pretty but it works. I didn't want to drag my tandem out so I tossed in my road bike to give you an idea. My tandem fits corner to...
03-18-18, 01:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,730
Posted By Ludkeh

I will get a photo for you. Since it's still...

I will get a photo for you. Since it's still winter here I don't have the bike carrier in the truck. But I was planning on installing it this week. If you can wait, I'll shoot a few photo's to give...
03-17-18, 01:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,730
Posted By Ludkeh

I have the same Tundra,6.5' bed at you do. I...

I have the same Tundra,6.5' bed at you do. I carry my DaVinci tandem in the truck bed routinely. I do not remove the wheels and it has traveled many secure miles that way.

The trick is to set the...
03-16-18, 11:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,334
Posted By Ludkeh

I installed the 24 tooth ring on my old Co-motion...

I installed the 24 tooth ring on my old Co-motion Java. It really give you great low gears and you can climb mountains! But, that set up will only let you use the the first three or four lowest...
01-31-18, 01:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,773
Posted By Ludkeh

Started out with a Co-Motion Java for a few...

Started out with a Co-Motion Java for a few years. Once we test rode a Da Vinci tandem we were hooked. We love our In-2-ition road tandem. Would NEVER go back to a traditional tandem. Makes for a...
11-28-17, 01:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,838
Posted By Ludkeh

At age 69 my wife and I have the same problem! I...

At age 69 my wife and I have the same problem! I get on first and get off last. I lean the bike WAY over so that I can clear the Stokers handle bars. When my wife is ready to get on or off, I lean...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-01-17, 02:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,780
Posted By Ludkeh

You might like at Downtube. I picked up a...

You might like at Downtube. I picked up a Downtube 8H for my wife this past spring. Comes with a 8 speed internal hub and belt drive. Has been a good bike for our camper. The internal hub makes...
08-18-17, 06:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,056
Posted By Ludkeh

I went thru the same process as you. 25 tooth...

I went thru the same process as you. 25 tooth cassette to a 28 and now to a 32. At ate 69 I really appreciate the larger cluster. They say the 32 tooth cassette will not work, but it does! You will...
07-24-17, 04:32 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,453
Posted By Ludkeh

I know that on the ski slope, if you can stand on...

I know that on the ski slope, if you can stand on the hillside, stretch your arm out horizontally and touch the hillside, it's STEEP!
07-22-17, 04:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,011
Posted By Ludkeh

TOTALLY AGREE! Completely transformed our riding...

TOTALLY AGREE! Completely transformed our riding experience. Like you, I had my bike set up with very low gearing so that we could grind thru the wind or up hills. Always making sure that we would...
07-21-17, 05:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,011
Posted By Ludkeh

I purchased the kit from EM3ev.com. If you...

I purchased the kit from EM3ev.com. If you follow the electric bike forum Endless-sphere.com, you'll find that EM3ev is a well established dealer and well regarded. They give you a wide range of...
07-20-17, 07:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,011
Posted By Ludkeh

We're going on our third year with a motorized...

We're going on our third year with a motorized DaVinci tandem and WE LOVE IT! I purchased a front hub kit consisting of a 500 watt free wheeling front hub motor and a 48 volt lithium Ion battery that...
07-13-17, 03:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 752
Posted By Ludkeh

The only bike in my arsenal that has a different...

The only bike in my arsenal that has a different setback is my Triathlon bike.
But of course a Tri bike is unique and the ride is VERY different than a normal road bike.
07-10-17, 03:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 892
Posted By Ludkeh

I'm 69 and ride a Roubaix Elite, love the bike...

I'm 69 and ride a Roubaix Elite, love the bike and it's very forgiving. At our age we should be able to get what we want. Life's to short, go for it!!
07-06-17, 04:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 899
Posted By Ludkeh

Try looking at the forum Endless-sphere.com....

Try looking at the forum Endless-sphere.com. There's a wealth of knowledge about electric bikes on that site. :)

The cheapest and easiest way to accomplish your goal is to get a front hub motor...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-23-17, 05:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,319
Posted By Ludkeh

I bought an 8H, this past spring for my wife.We...

I bought an 8H, this past spring for my wife.We use it when we're camping. She loves it! A lot of bike for the money. I can see why the competition is nervous. :)
05-17-17, 06:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,507
Posted By Ludkeh

Stoker and Captain both have HubBub...

Stoker and Captain both have HubBub mirrors.Wouldn't leave home without them. The best helmet mirror out there!
Forum: Triathlon
05-01-17, 04:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 998
Posted By Ludkeh

I would pick up some two part, quick setting...

I would pick up some two part, quick setting epoxy from your local hardware store. I'd pull the screw insert most of the way out. Apply epoxy, and tap back into the carbon fiber. Wait overnight to...
03-10-17, 01:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,044
Posted By Ludkeh

I have a Davinci tandem set up with a front hub...

I have a Davinci tandem set up with a front hub motor. The motor is a 350watt motor with a 48volt lithium ion battery. It's set up with a handlebar throttle, three speed settings and cruise control....
03-07-17, 05:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,094
Posted By Ludkeh

Totally agree on the Roubaix. Love mine.

Totally agree on the Roubaix. Love mine.
02-22-17, 03:47 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,814
Posted By Ludkeh

As I've gotten older, alcohol and I don't get...

As I've gotten older, alcohol and I don't get alone very well. Now at 68, I might have an occasional beer with a meal and usually only in the summer time. Old age does funny things to the body and...
01-02-17, 11:48 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,034
Posted By Ludkeh

+++ What Ben said! I've got wind-block running...

+++ What Ben said! I've got wind-block running tights that I wear under my cycling bibs. works great.
12-21-16, 02:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,977
Posted By Ludkeh

A few years ago I ordered a 48v,350watt front hub...

A few years ago I ordered a 48v,350watt front hub motor kit for my tandem bike. I got the kit from em3ev.com for a very reasonable price. The site is a very reputably dealer and is active in the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-12-16, 12:04 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 15,763
Posted By Ludkeh

I must confess,I'm a bike nerd. I've got a...

I must confess,I'm a bike nerd. I've got a Specialized road bike, Quintana Roo Tri bike, Davinci tandem and a Comotion tandem. Love them all! Yet still I have a need for a good functional and...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-16, 09:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,359
Posted By Ludkeh

I'm 5' 8" and ride a 54 cm Specialized Roubaix....

I'm 5' 8" and ride a 54 cm Specialized Roubaix. It fit's me perfectly.
10-11-16, 08:28 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,626
Posted By Ludkeh

I have disc brakes front and rear on my DaVinci...

I have disc brakes front and rear on my DaVinci Design tandem. Our old tandem was a Comotion Java with rim brakes. Here in Central New York we encounter some very steep hills. With my old bike I was...
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