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08-30-08, 03:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,904
Posted By CactusJackSlade

I use a receiver hitch rack and just remove the...

I use a receiver hitch rack and just remove the wheels. You can get a rear hitch rack really cheap off Craigslist. I like mine though, it swings open for access... but then you pay for that feature...
08-28-08, 01:43 PM
Replies: 674
Views: 24,428
Posted By CactusJackSlade

I just think the name is funny, It was a name of...

I just think the name is funny, It was a name of the "bad guy" in an old western... actually Arnold Schwarzenegger was the good guy in that movie... this was WAY before the Terminator movies...
08-28-08, 01:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 628
Posted By CactusJackSlade

To me it seems regional and spotty, I think it's...

To me it seems regional and spotty, I think it's hard to go state by state. I've had extremes in the same state... waived and smiled at, then shortly later yelled at to get off the road (even though...
08-28-08, 01:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 519
Posted By CactusJackSlade

He must be using those special "rubber...

He must be using those special "rubber compatible" pads!
08-28-08, 01:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,376
Posted By CactusJackSlade

I use a swing away rear receiver hitch rack and...

I use a swing away rear receiver hitch rack and just take off both wheels. It doesn't stick out any more than the mirrors on my Titan and not bad on our Honda Element... and I still have full access...
08-26-08, 11:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 822
Posted By CactusJackSlade

Well then come out here to CALIFORNIA! We have a...

Well then come out here to CALIFORNIA! We have a MTB Tandem class for the Folsom Cyclebration!
08-26-08, 11:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By CactusJackSlade

The dirt TT would be a good event especially for...

The dirt TT would be a good event especially for a newer tandem team, there are really only 2 technical parts on the course. One where you go down next to a set of old steps and the other is the...
08-26-08, 11:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,886
Posted By CactusJackSlade

So does that mean you guys with MTB tandems are...

So does that mean you guys with MTB tandems are showing up to the Cyclebration (http://www.racemtb.com/Cyclebration.htm) in Sacramento (actually Folsom) - they have a MTB Tandem class in the dirt...
08-26-08, 11:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,517
Posted By CactusJackSlade

I'm going to Interbike and will be asking the...

I'm going to Interbike and will be asking the Topolino folks a lot of questions... I've been eyeballing them for quite some time. They look like good/better than the others for climbing wheels and...
08-19-08, 11:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By CactusJackSlade

See ya there!

Yes, you'll see me there, but I'll either be running the start, finish or taking photos!... but I know at least 4 other tandems are going to be there!

It would be nice to start an annual tandem...
08-12-08, 01:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By CactusJackSlade

Tandem MTB event(s) in Sacramento, CA

Hello All,

For those in the Northern California area you might check out the City of Folsom's Cyclebration (http://www.folsomcyclebration.com). There is a road century ride and if you have a MTB...
03-30-08, 12:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,847
Posted By CactusJackSlade

My LBS and Trek/Bontrager came through...

Yes, I did find that warranty info, so I quized my local bike shop and they willingly put in a claim...

Just got a whole new wheel today :D

Very sweet, happy camper, ready to rollllllll.........
03-16-08, 11:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,847
Posted By CactusJackSlade

I looked up the warranty on the Bontrager site......

I looked up the warranty on the Bontrager site... 5 years it appears, hopefully a quick turn around.
03-15-08, 10:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,847
Posted By CactusJackSlade

I've seen those wheels at the trade shows...

I've seen those wheels at the trade shows before... didn't know they made them for tandem... and only 1520 grams... impressive (probably until I see the price!!?)

Anybody running these? How is...
03-15-08, 09:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,847
Posted By CactusJackSlade

Blew up our Bontrager Race lites today

Well, Hummmmm I bought a T2000 with only about 1500 miles on it max, we've since put 500 miles on it and on this mornings group ride the rear hub (free hub) went kapooie. :eek: The pawls obviously...
07-05-07, 04:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,260
Posted By CactusJackSlade

You hit the nail on the head... IF the power to...

You hit the nail on the head... IF the power to weight ratio is the same between a single vs tandem then a tandem can do very well on hills and then kick butt on the down hills and flats, but for a...
07-02-07, 12:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,260
Posted By CactusJackSlade

Fun causing havoc at the local "racer rides"

You know them, every town has them, those saturday AM group rides that all the racers (including myself) do when not racing... also complemented by the the "Tuesday/Thursday" training rides?...
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07-02-07, 12:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,989
Posted By CactusJackSlade

sk8erbyker hooked me up with a triple set up......

sk8erbyker hooked me up with a triple set up... now a 55x11 should be plenty on the top end!
06-26-07, 01:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,130
Posted By CactusJackSlade

Hermes, you must have purchased your photo... may...

Hermes, you must have purchased your photo... may I ask... how much did he charge?

Brian
06-25-07, 01:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 681
Posted By CactusJackSlade

UPDATE: With the wheels off it sticks out hardly...

UPDATE: With the wheels off it sticks out hardly any more than my regular bike with the wheels on...

I use a receiver hitch type that I already use regularly for my other bikes and carry it on...
06-22-07, 09:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 686
Posted By CactusJackSlade

Well, You know those whackey Brit's!

Well,

You know those whackey Brit's!
06-22-07, 05:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 793
Posted By CactusJackSlade

Most movement is caused by lack of "pitch"...

Most movement is caused by lack of "pitch" control - like the front/rear bobbling of your head. If you can keep the camera level to the ground the bumps are not so bad, as long as the camera is...
06-22-07, 04:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,989
Posted By CactusJackSlade

Are you running a tripple?... or just a double?

Are you running a tripple?... or just a double?
06-22-07, 04:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,989
Posted By CactusJackSlade

700c

700c
06-22-07, 04:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,989
Posted By CactusJackSlade

Faster, FASTER!!!!! We've gone 56 tuck and...

Faster, FASTER!!!!!

We've gone 56 tuck and coast... down hill and with a 25mph tail wind! hum almost enough for a speeding ticket!
06-22-07, 04:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 793
Posted By CactusJackSlade

I use a small "triangle" frame bag for the small...

I use a small "triangle" frame bag for the small camcorder and the "helmet cam" is mounted on my seatpost, instead of my helmet.

Sometimes I do both at the same time for results like this:...
06-22-07, 12:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,989
Posted By CactusJackSlade

55 or larger chainrings for Ultegra?

Hello all,

I find that we spin about 15% slower on our tandem, thus I am wishing for taller gearing. Even with an 11T on the rear (and std 53 on front) we get spun out easily on our group rides...
06-22-07, 12:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 793
Posted By CactusJackSlade

MT bike tandem racing - cam video

Here is a video I shot using my "seatpost cam".

These two teams have battled all season and the male/male team always wins by a hair... not this time, the male/female team nipped them at the line....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-07, 01:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,236
Posted By CactusJackSlade

I would definitely flip your stem... at least for...

I would definitely flip your stem... at least for a while, based on your seat height that photo shows a VERY aggressive position for a first time set-up.

Also, concentrate on relaxing your...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-07, 01:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 963
Posted By CactusJackSlade

In general I'll have to say that that my Polar...

In general I'll have to say that that my Polar has very good repeatable results.

While what SUPCOM says is true about calibration, however it is really not neccesary to calibrate your altitude...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-07, 01:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 963
Posted By CactusJackSlade

GPS altitude accuracy

I have been using Garmin GPS's for 8 or 9 years now... they have finally found their way into the cycling scene with specific models - although I've had my eTrex Summit along for the ride many times...
01-19-07, 07:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,520
Posted By CactusJackSlade

Thanks for the opinions all, I've opted for XTR V...

Thanks for the opinions all, I've opted for XTR V brakes w/Travel Agent. I'll post my opinion about the set-up when I get it installed!

CJS
01-19-07, 07:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,463
Posted By CactusJackSlade

White Industries eccentric Eno hub - opinions?

I'm interested in using a White Industries eccentric Eno hub http://www.whiteind.com/ENO-hub-specs.html for a vertical dropout frame I'd like to convert to single speed.

Anyone have experience...
01-18-07, 02:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,520
Posted By CactusJackSlade

So I'm curious, if a DA caliper is sufficient for...

So I'm curious, if a DA caliper is sufficient for the front, why not the rear too?

... oh, and squeeling can be corrected, I'm just after the best stopping power for a 280 lb team.

If I went...
01-11-07, 12:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,520
Posted By CactusJackSlade

The low down slow down on non-disc brakes?

Hello all, I'm a bit new to this forum and I've been seaching and poking around I am still confused about upgrading the brakes for my Trek T2000.

Currently I have the Avid "shorty" canti's but I...
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