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04-18-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,562
Posted By radsmd

Very cool. Would be interested to know how it...

Very cool. Would be interested to know how it rides compared to a single motor setup.
02-19-18, 10:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,530
Posted By radsmd

You will lose some ground clearance, so that may...

You will lose some ground clearance, so that may increase the risk of pedal strikes when cornering.
02-19-18, 10:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,943
Posted By radsmd

The Triple version also comes with a stabilizing...

The Triple version also comes with a stabilizing strut that you attach to the bike (seatpost, handlebar, stoker stem) as well as the crossbar to help stabilize it side to side. It is very well...
02-15-18, 10:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,943
Posted By radsmd

This is how we do it.

This is how we do it.
12-19-17, 02:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,182
Posted By radsmd

MTN tandem, Gates Carbon Drive timing?

Building a Ventana mountain tandem and thought about using a gates carbon drive for the timing belt. But donít think they have a system that uses a ring smaller than the 69T; hoping to get some more...
08-21-17, 04:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,811
Posted By radsmd

Here in the US, the Thule is the same as the...

Here in the US, the Thule is the same as the ATOC. Mounting options should be the same.
06-09-17, 11:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,696
Posted By radsmd

Owner is a very nice guy. Responsive to calls. ...

Owner is a very nice guy. Responsive to calls.

I have his hitch mount draftmaster for the doubles, but also use the roof mounted carrier (same as the Thule) with the additional hardware for my...
06-08-17, 01:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,696
Posted By radsmd

ATOC draftmaster looks and will likely work much...

ATOC draftmaster looks and will likely work much better. Very stable and aerodynamic. Can fit other bikes too, not just limited to a single tandem. Also swings down to access trunk/lift back.
Can't...
04-03-17, 09:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,578
Posted By radsmd

I remember seeing a tandem built by Comotion with...

I remember seeing a tandem built by Comotion with the system, but can't seem to find a pic of it anymore. I'd give them a call if really interested.

I wish I had something like that when climbing...
03-31-17, 07:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,136
Posted By radsmd

We used a Revelate Pika, which is a bikepacking...

We used a Revelate Pika, which is a bikepacking saddle bag and it held a lot of stuff. Just make sure you have enough distance between the stoker seat and the top of the rear wheel.
03-12-17, 12:43 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 29,744
Posted By radsmd

Not the one with this particular setup, but...

Not the one with this particular setup, but rubbing on the big ring will depend on chainline, chainring size, chainstay length, and rear spacing. We are using 50/34 with 11/40 and only rub on the...
02-28-17, 12:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,052
Posted By radsmd

We are using Di2 2x11 on our triplet. Using the...

We are using Di2 2x11 on our triplet. Using the House of Tandems 34T inner and either a 52 or 53 big mounted on the middle chainring position. 11-40 rear cassette with a road link.

Works great. ...
12-16-16, 05:18 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 14,858
Posted By radsmd

House of tandems makes a 34 tooth little ring...

House of tandems makes a 34 tooth little ring that you can use with your existing big ring to make a double. You use your current "triple" crank.
11-22-16, 09:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,814
Posted By radsmd

We love our Cardo BK-1, same as the Terrano-X. I...

We love our Cardo BK-1, same as the Terrano-X. I can use it on our triple with my 2 sons, as well as with my wife who would be riding on her single. Of course, we use it on our double tandem when we...
10-08-16, 09:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,994
Posted By radsmd

We are at San Diego airport right now waiting for...

We are at San Diego airport right now waiting for our flight to Pisa, the Landshark "safely" in the S&S case. It was definitely a learning experience packing a tandem. Shimano 785 hydraulic brakes...
09-23-16, 10:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,196
Posted By radsmd

You should also consider the ATOC draftmaster. ...

You should also consider the ATOC draftmaster. It holds the tandem vertically, but can be adapted to hold single/half bikes as well.

If I have the roof rack on our SUV, then I'll use the ATOC...
09-13-16, 10:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,875
Posted By radsmd

Spoke to the sellers, nice couple. Rear spacing...

Spoke to the sellers, nice couple. Rear spacing looks to be 145mm. Unfortunately we were hoping for a 135, 132.5, or 130.

This is a great deal for somebody out there...
09-12-16, 02:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,875
Posted By radsmd

Calfee will no longer supply frame specifications...

Calfee will no longer supply frame specifications on their frames based on serial number, at least that was what I was told by the person who answered the phone there.

Anybody have any additional...
08-23-16, 09:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 900
Posted By radsmd

That address didn't work for me, but this did. ...

That address didn't work for me, but this did. Made it a link.
http://www.bicycleretailer.com/sites/default/files/downloads/article/Pricing%20and%20Weights.pdf
08-18-16, 11:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,450
Posted By radsmd

Make sure that they are 11 speed road compatible...

Make sure that they are 11 speed road compatible if you will be using that. Some of these hubs are 11 speed mountain compatible but not 11 speed road compatible.
08-03-16, 03:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,429
Posted By radsmd

We have the same setup and have been happy with...

We have the same setup and have been happy with them so far, although we have not had any real descents, yet. Used the Goodridge brake hose, and lever feels good, consistent, and good power. Hope we...
08-02-16, 10:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,129
Posted By radsmd

Voler. Women's jersey linked at the bottom of...

Voler. Women's jersey linked at the bottom of the page below.

Voler: Tour Tribute Men's You're The Artist Jersey (http://www.voler.com/browse/product/li/1010A96)
07-28-16, 08:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,129
Posted By radsmd

I do remember seeing a couple on a Calfee and...

I do remember seeing a couple on a Calfee and checking you two out. You looked like a pretty fit team. We should ride together sometime.
07-24-16, 11:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,129
Posted By radsmd

I certainly was wearing a matching jersey. I will...

I certainly was wearing a matching jersey. I will save you guys from having to look at my ugly mug though 😀.

Voler has quite a few fun jerseys in both male and female cut/sizing. Check out their...
07-24-16, 11:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,129
Posted By radsmd

Ended up using the shimano 785 hydraulics/di2....

Ended up using the shimano 785 hydraulics/di2. Goodridge brake hose. 180 Freeza Icetech rotors front and rear. Working well, good stopping power, good lever feel.

As far as wheels, trying out...
07-23-16, 05:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,129
Posted By radsmd

Speaking of colorful jerseys, here is my...

Speaking of colorful jerseys, here is my beautiful wife and stoker modeling one.

Vive le tour!

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8829/28500836115_ba3e4dedaa_c.jpg
07-23-16, 12:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,129
Posted By radsmd

Shark sighting! Now with actual pic.

Took our Landshark out for its maiden ride and wanted to share a pic. Unfortunately have to work today, so add'l details will be coming. Sorry for the poor photography....
07-23-16, 12:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 749
Posted By radsmd

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07-23-16, 11:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 749
Posted By radsmd

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see new post.
06-22-16, 02:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,639
Posted By radsmd

Mainly on the tops and on the hoods. Occasionally...

Mainly on the tops and on the hoods. Occasionally in the drops when we are pushing it but rarely. In this case, the flat tops are more for comfort rather than aerodynamics. I find that the flat tops...
06-17-16, 03:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,639
Posted By radsmd

I have a set of PRO Stealth Evo bar/stem combo on...

I have a set of PRO Stealth Evo bar/stem combo on my half bike, and it has the really wide and flat tops. I keep the tops naked carbon and wrap the drops. I think it works well, even when it gets wet...
06-16-16, 09:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,639
Posted By radsmd

Ha! Tried a variation of that, but definitely a...

Ha! Tried a variation of that, but definitely a no-go.

"I've got something you can hold on to". SLAP!
06-16-16, 07:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,639
Posted By radsmd

Great point. My stoker doesn't have an opinion...

Great point. My stoker doesn't have an opinion yet. Just want to make sure she has the greatest chance of enjoying our rides and the new bar. Hence, the request for people's experiences.
06-16-16, 07:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,639
Posted By radsmd

Stoker bar tape?

Just picked up a set of Profile Viper carbon base bar for the stoker, going from a set of drop bars with dummy brake lever nubs. Do people just use these carbon bullhorn bars naked, or do they wrap...
06-07-16, 10:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,856
Posted By radsmd

Haven't heard of too many issues with broken...

Haven't heard of too many issues with broken chains in recent years. I remember in the 80's and 90's where it was more common, enough to warrant carrying a chain breaker on every ride. I still do,...
05-23-16, 06:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,382
Posted By radsmd

Love the periscope style from Comotion for its...

Love the periscope style from Comotion for its versatility.
05-11-16, 08:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,074
Posted By radsmd

That doesn't sound good at all. Would like to get...

That doesn't sound good at all. Would like to get your opinion since we have a trip planned with them later in the year. That makes me worry more than I am already. Feel free to PM me if that is more...
05-09-16, 03:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,010
Posted By radsmd

And thanks for reminding me to update my profile...

And thanks for reminding me to update my profile with my location.
05-09-16, 03:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,010
Posted By radsmd

We are in Carlsbad, so not as many hills here...

We are in Carlsbad, so not as many hills here near the coast. We actually need to ride to find the climbs.

I do have most of the parts already, so only additional piece would be the fork. Even if...
05-09-16, 11:22 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 27,008
Posted By radsmd

Twocicle, I have learned so much from your...

Twocicle,

I have learned so much from your posts on this forum. Looking forward to your experience with these Goodridge brake lines. We need to purchase brake hose for our R785 system and...
05-08-16, 08:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,010
Posted By radsmd

We are planning on using full length brake...

We are planning on using full length brake housing, with the cable guides installed on the top tube of the bike. We can either use zip ties or c-clips C-Clips | Jagwire...
05-08-16, 12:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,010
Posted By radsmd

I have checked eBay and it looks like there have...

I have checked eBay and it looks like there have been 2 that sold recently. Possibly one of those were yours. I have a notification set up that will send me an email if another pops up there.
05-08-16, 11:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,010
Posted By radsmd

The Landshark will have mounts for both disc and...

The Landshark will have mounts for both disc and calipers.

I have found that caliper brakes give better modulation which at times is more beneficial than absolute stopping power. It is also much...
05-07-16, 05:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,010
Posted By radsmd

I did look at TRP and they are certainly an...

I did look at TRP and they are certainly an option. However, they do have a longer axle to crown length. Also, their brake hose routing is internal, which is not optimal for a travel bike.
05-07-16, 05:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,010
Posted By radsmd

This is a huge concern for us right now. I agree...

This is a huge concern for us right now. I agree with all your points, and thinking that we should do a minimum of 28 hole. May do a custom wheelset as well.
05-07-16, 12:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,010
Posted By radsmd

We are having a Landshark coupled tandem built. ...

We are having a Landshark coupled tandem built. Had a tough time deciding between a Calfee, comotion, and Landshark. Going with Landshark since I really like some a lot of John Slawta's builds....
05-06-16, 10:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,010
Posted By radsmd

Looks like we are going full ENVE with the forks,...

Looks like we are going full ENVE with the forks, a 1.5 tapered road disc and a 1.5 tapered road fork for calipers. Both with 43 offset and geometry to optimize that. We will not be able to use a TA...
05-06-16, 10:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,013
Posted By radsmd

You need to keep the spacing between the...

You need to keep the spacing between the chainrings the same. You can increase the chainline by moving spacers on the bottom bracket to the drive side if you can, or add chainring spacers to BOTH...
05-06-16, 03:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,010
Posted By radsmd

Have a call into Jason at Calfee, and BikeBling...

Have a call into Jason at Calfee, and BikeBling is out of stock and unable to order. Still looking...
05-06-16, 02:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,010
Posted By radsmd

Thought about that. We will not be putting any...

Thought about that. We will not be putting any tires wider than 28's on there so the extra length seems unnecessary. A shorter fork should be stiffer as well as being easier to pack, given a...
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