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02-22-18, 07:25 PM
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Posted By TandemGeek

My apologies. It was sold rather quickly. I...

My apologies. It was sold rather quickly. I kept the ad up with SOLD on it for a couple weeks and then took it down.
01-26-18, 04:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,184
Posted By TandemGeek

2008 Co-Motion Triplet for Sale (SOLD)

Posting for a friend:

Summary: If you’ve been waiting for a really nice, lightweight triplet to show up for sale on the classified ads, this may be the one! We’ve been riding with the owner of...
09-19-17, 06:56 PM
Replies: 1,410
Views: 461,399
Posted By TandemGeek

https://tandemgeek.files.wordpress.com/2017/09/201...

https://tandemgeek.files.wordpress.com/2017/09/20170916_074716.jpg?w=640&h=428

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Posted By TandemGeek

If I had to guess, someone probably "created" the...

If I had to guess, someone probably "created" the tandem from two Auto Mini's. There are some ugly-looking bubble-gum welds in a few of those photos... not on par with what you'd see even on...
08-25-17, 06:09 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 56,599
Posted By TandemGeek

August 25, 2017 (52,281) Good grief, has it...

August 25, 2017 (52,281)

Good grief, has it really been since February when I last posted one of these compendiums? On the bright side, there are only 20 or so entries but as promised I've stuck...
08-23-17, 07:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 717
Posted By TandemGeek

It looks a lot like the old "Auto Mini" folding...

It looks a lot like the old "Auto Mini" folding bicycles... That might be a good place to start doing a bit more research.
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Views: 579
Posted By TandemGeek

It looks a lot like the old "Auto Mini" folding...

It looks a lot like the old "Auto Mini" folding bicycles... That might be a good place to start doing a bit more research.
07-22-17, 01:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,462
Posted By TandemGeek

Pretty sure Precision Tandems has the EBC pads...

Pretty sure Precision Tandems has the EBC pads for TRP...
07-22-17, 10:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 824
Posted By TandemGeek

Wound up Carbon Fork / Recall Notice

With a tip of the hat to Dan Towle at R&E Cycles for passing this along...

https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/Advanced-Composites-Recalls-Bicycle-Forks-Recall-Alert#

Recall Details
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07-18-17, 04:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,013
Posted By TandemGeek

You might want to check with Mark Johnson at...

You might want to check with Mark Johnson at Precision Tandems in Kansas (precisiontandems.com), as I seem to recall that he has a few New Old Stock (NOS) FSA Gossamer cranks, including a set of...
02-22-17, 11:04 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,294
Posted By TandemGeek

IMHO, carbon as a frame material is just another...

IMHO, carbon as a frame material is just another choice. However, unless you're building a rigid off-road tandem, the "benefits" of carbon can't truly be realized for off-road the way they can for...
02-10-17, 09:16 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 56,599
Posted By TandemGeek

February 10, 2017 (50,410) For those who...

February 10, 2017 (50,410)


For those who don't follow the blog but who still visit TheTandemLink.com for rally and club information, note that I've moved both of those sections to new pages on...
01-16-17, 07:45 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 56,599
Posted By TandemGeek

This is another great read... ...

This is another great read...

https://tandemgeek.wordpress.com/2016/09/05/full-cycle-a-great-read/

As for what this thread is about, it's kind of like Seinfield: it's a thread about nothing. :)...
01-16-17, 07:40 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 56,599
Posted By TandemGeek

January 16, 2017 (49.784) Good grief, has it...

January 16, 2017 (49.784)

Good grief, has it been three and a half months since I posted one of these? Wow, time flies when you're having fun... and we always have fun. Perhaps the most...
12-27-16, 02:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,982
Posted By TandemGeek

Last link... ...

Last link...

http://www.bikeforums.net/tandem-cycling/287800-cannondale-eccentric-maintenance-instructions.html
10-01-16, 09:31 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 56,599
Posted By TandemGeek

October 1, 2016 (48,525) Thin pickings in...

October 1, 2016 (48,525)

Thin pickings in this compendium, which may be a good thing. As noted in the two previous summaries I've changed how I use my two blogs such that the TandemGeek's Blog is...
09-21-16, 06:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,092
Posted By TandemGeek

I've got a lot of info from Dan... from a few...

I've got a lot of info from Dan... from a few months back.

Just looking for a complete picture that includes several inputs.
09-20-16, 07:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,092
Posted By TandemGeek

Any User Feedback on Maddock Drum Brake?

Just curious if anyone on the forums has any first hand experience with the Maddock Machine "Mad Dog Drag Brake" (sometimes called Maddox Drum Brake)?

I wrote a piece on the brake during it's...
08-18-16, 08:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,422
Posted By TandemGeek

Absolutely... She enjoys motorcycling as...

Absolutely...

She enjoys motorcycling as much as cycling, and we both prefer to ride two-up as often as we can.

https://ridingtwoup.files.wordpress.com/2015/09/version-2.jpg?w=500

She...
08-06-16, 07:04 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 56,599
Posted By TandemGeek

August 6, 2016 (47,393) So, who turned up...

August 6, 2016 (47,393)

So, who turned up the thermostat to 95°F? Man, it's been HOT, I mean really HOT this summer. And, it's not so much the heat as it is the humidity + heat that makes...
06-12-16, 02:36 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 56,599
Posted By TandemGeek

June 13, 2016 (46,549) Holy smokes, another...

June 13, 2016 (46,549)

Holy smokes, another two months have slipped by since my last summary was posted. We've been to a couple tandem rallies since then and made some changes to what gets...
04-06-16, 07:16 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 56,599
Posted By TandemGeek

April 6, 2016 (45,644) Wow, has it really...

April 6, 2016 (45,644)

Wow, has it really been two months since I posted one of these? Time flies when you least expect it! On the bright side, we're now enjoying longer days and that means...
03-25-16, 04:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,634
Posted By TandemGeek

I've used 27.2 aluminum, titanium and Easton...

I've used 27.2 aluminum, titanium and Easton carbon seat posts without any issues on our tandems. The Easton EC90 was a fairly robust CF seat post but, like all captain's seat posts, success or...
03-19-16, 07:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,082
Posted By TandemGeek

I usually "borrow" whatever parts I need from...

I usually "borrow" whatever parts I need from another bike in the stable or pull one from the parts bin. If you don't have spares, ask the shop what they have in their take-off / cast-away parts bin.
02-07-16, 09:09 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 56,599
Posted By TandemGeek

February 7, 2016 (44,805) Lots of event...

February 7, 2016 (44,805)

Lots of event information coming in to the geek over the past and we thank those who have been keeping us in mind! TheTandemLink.com will be updated in kind this week,...
01-02-16, 11:08 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 56,599
Posted By TandemGeek

January 2, 2016 (43,850) Here's hoping that...

January 2, 2016 (43,850)

Here's hoping that everyone was able to find time to spend with loved ones during the holidays and perhaps even get in a little cycling! Here at TG-central we're looking...
12-23-15, 09:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,154
Posted By TandemGeek

By "that much" I"m assuming you're referring to...

By "that much" I"m assuming you're referring to the Burley OEM spec of 55mm, 395mm length AND with a 1.125" steerer. The closest you'll find would be a new old stock (NOS) Reynolds Ouzo Pro Tandem...
12-20-15, 08:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,154
Posted By TandemGeek

On single bikes, yes... on tandems it gets into...

On single bikes, yes... on tandems it gets into semantics and subjectivity.

Shorter rake = more trail / Yes.

Example here would be a tandem with 73° head tube and ~375mm long, ~44mm rake fork...
12-19-15, 06:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,088
Posted By TandemGeek

A Helicoil insert should work if there's enough...

A Helicoil insert should work if there's enough meat on the spider. Takes about 5 minutes to drill-out, tap and install one.
12-19-15, 05:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,154
Posted By TandemGeek

Pretty sure they used forks that we395mm in...

Pretty sure they used forks that we395mm in length with ~55mm of rake for their steel forks, same as a Santana fork.

FWIW, the "Race" models used a True Temper carbon CX fork that was 395mm in...
11-04-15, 07:06 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 56,599
Posted By TandemGeek

November 4, 2015 (42,952) Let's just say...

November 4, 2015 (42,952)

Let's just say that October was a mixed bag. There's no Southern Tandem Rally write-up because we never made it to Richmond, Virginia: thank you hurricane Joaquin. There...
10-18-15, 07:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,312
Posted By TandemGeek

Buyers can typically specify anything from 130 to...

Buyers can typically specify anything from 130 to 145; depends on how they will be using the bike and other considerations such as the ability to move aero wheels for time trials between bikes, etc.
10-14-15, 07:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,312
Posted By TandemGeek

Assuming the frame hasn't developed a case of...

Assuming the frame hasn't developed a case of sub-dermal acne and is otherwise in very good shape, $6k would be top dollar... but the buyer would need to be someone looking for a VR2 on a budget. ...
10-13-15, 06:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,312
Posted By TandemGeek

Ya think??? I'd want to get a serial number and...

Ya think??? I'd want to get a serial number and check with the good folks at Paketa on this one, just to see if there's a back story. But, yes, it definitely has the right rear bottom bracket for...
10-12-15, 06:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,312
Posted By TandemGeek

Tandem Bike Paketa | eBay...

Tandem Bike Paketa | eBay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/tandem-bike-Paketa-/252122750851?hash=item3ab3afdf83)
10-03-15, 05:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,390
Posted By TandemGeek

Nice work and great way to keep prized saddles in...

Nice work and great way to keep prized saddles in service.
09-30-15, 06:51 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 56,599
Posted By TandemGeek

September 30, 2015 (42,393) The rest of the...

September 30, 2015 (42,393)

The rest of the story on the Calfee encompasses about 1/2 the content from September's nine blog entries about tandems & cycling. There are some rally-related updates...
09-29-15, 09:30 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,457
Posted By TandemGeek

It's not that I don't still read the posts...

It's not that I don't still read the posts here... I just do it as a spectator sport.

Please continue...

http://marccortez.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/beating-a-dead-horse.jpeg

...and...
09-10-15, 06:42 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 56,599
Posted By TandemGeek

September 10, 2015 (41,932) Hey, a total of...

September 10, 2015 (41,932)

Hey, a total of eight (8) entries that talk about tandems and cycling this time! Yeah, the blog has been a bit light on postings this year and I can see that in the...
08-01-15, 02:10 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 56,599
Posted By TandemGeek

August 1, 2015 (41,197) We’re in the dog...

August 1, 2015 (41,197)

We’re in the dog days of summer and coming off the heels of our week-long, 2,000-mile epic motorcycle trip to Key West, Florida, we’ve been staying closer to home and the...
07-17-15, 07:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,046
Posted By TandemGeek

Nice... and nice write-up.

Nice... and nice write-up.
07-07-15, 04:46 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 56,599
Posted By TandemGeek

July 7, 2015 (40,691) It was a thin month...

July 7, 2015 (40,691)

It was a thin month for tandem riding and writing as life events interceded and consumed our attention as well as several weekends. However, we had a couple guest...
05-28-15, 05:21 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 56,599
Posted By TandemGeek

May 28, 2015 (40,047) It's a mixed bag this...

May 28, 2015 (40,047)

It's a mixed bag this month. We have some pre-rally activities, a warning regarding classified ad scams targeting tandem buyers (& likely sellers), a couple videos and our...
05-15-15, 03:46 PM
05-12-15, 09:08 PM
Replies: 1,410
Views: 461,399
Posted By TandemGeek

Moving picture.... ...

Moving picture....

https://youtu.be/SqfE0p2lhc8

https://tandemgeek.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/tandem2.jpg?w=500
05-07-15, 08:05 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 56,599
Posted By TandemGeek

May 7, 2015 (39,533) Kind of a slow spring...

May 7, 2015 (39,533)

Kind of a slow spring for tandem cycling and I've just not gotten into spending time on the stationary bike this year: GTR could break me!! Oh well, that what doesn't kill us...
04-29-15, 07:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,247
Posted By TandemGeek

I ride a '98 Calfee Tetra Pro as my primary solo...

I ride a '98 Calfee Tetra Pro as my primary solo bike; simply sublime is how I'd describe the ride. It has an Alpha Q fork and rolls on 32h Mavic Open Pros with Vredestein Fortezza 23's at 125 psi. ...
04-24-15, 11:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,159
Posted By TandemGeek

Rule #1...

Rule #1 (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) of used tandem sales: If the asking price for a tandem seems a bit too reasonable for the age, features, or condition be...
04-23-15, 05:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,307
Posted By TandemGeek

The cost of the legal settlement will just get...

The cost of the legal settlement will just get added into the price of bikes, along with costs for the new idiot-proof designs, buyer orientation training programs, mandatory bicycle shop employee...
04-22-15, 01:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,159
Posted By TandemGeek

Really sorry to hear of your possible financial...

Really sorry to hear of your possible financial loss on a scam. Tandems do seem to be a draw for scammers and I'll be darned if I know why: perhaps we have a reputation for being just a bit too...
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