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Forum: Touring
06-16-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 475
Posted By sapporoguy

Thanks. ya, I was eying the edge of what looks...

Thanks. ya, I was eying the edge of what looks like BLM land there very near our route. I wonder if we could just pull into trees and camp there.
Forum: Touring
06-16-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 475
Posted By sapporoguy

Bike camping from Denver to Canon City and Westcliffe, Colo?

My wife and I are leaving Denver tomorrow morning, cycling on our tandem self-contained to Westcliffe via Canon City and Texas creek. Does anyone know of good campgrounds along the way? BLM land not...
06-16-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 893
Posted By sapporoguy

Or maybe not! [addendum]

In Denver, the guy in the baggage car demanded gruffly: ďwho let you put this on? We donít take tandems.Ē I told him Emeryville, that 4 people there said it would as ok as did the train crew person....
06-14-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 893
Posted By sapporoguy

Iím not sure. I just passed it up and he happily...

Iím not sure. I just passed it up and he happily took it as if it happens all the time. Itís the baggage car so I suspect he strapped it down.
Iíll post again when we get to Denver and report how...
06-14-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 893
Posted By sapporoguy

Tandem A-OK on Amtrak California Zephyr [or not? See addendum]

We just got on at Emeryville, destination Denver, with our Speedster in baggage car.
No problem! Totally routine.
Info online is wrong. Amtrak 800-number agents on phone, who gave two different...
05-15-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,106
Posted By sapporoguy

Call Santana with the serial number. They are...

Call Santana with the serial number. They are very helpful.
I recall there may have been some issues with some earlier Santanas, in the steering tube or perhaps the fork, for which they recommended...
02-12-19, 12:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,473
Posted By sapporoguy

I'm totally willing to believe this and don't...

I'm totally willing to believe this and don't meant to be argumentative.
However, thinking it through: Each of those 18 teeth has a certain depth. For each tooth on an 18t, there are two teeth on a...
01-22-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,632
Posted By sapporoguy

I was really saying that tongue-in-cheek about...

I was really saying that tongue-in-cheek about giving power to the stoker. On our Santana, the captain has all three brakes. The Arai-drum lever is an old Diore friction thumbie that works great. I...
01-21-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,632
Posted By sapporoguy

Wait, I thought one wasnít supposed to use a disc...

Wait, I thought one wasnít supposed to use a disc as a drag brake?
this bike was clearly made in the years when tandems had bosses for both rim and disc. Same with our 2000 Santana Sovereign onto...
01-20-19, 12:43 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,632
Posted By sapporoguy

Now that looks sweet!

Now that looks sweet!
01-20-19, 12:40 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,632
Posted By sapporoguy

Rear only. Front is V-brake, although there are...

Rear only. Front is V-brake, although there are posts for rear V-brakes, too.
Judging from your post, perhaps our rear disc is optimized and I'm expecting too much of it. For some reason, I though a...
01-19-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,632
Posted By sapporoguy

Anyone have experience with Hope rotors vs. Ice...

Anyone have experience with Hope rotors vs. Ice Tech on tandem rear? Hope spiders sure look cool.
01-17-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,632
Posted By sapporoguy

Yep. Lots of good advice! I'm putting in new...

Yep. Lots of good advice! I'm putting in new Jagwire, have sanded the rotor and will get new metallic pads--and see how it goes.
01-17-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,632
Posted By sapporoguy

This Co-Motion is relatively new to us. On the...

This Co-Motion is relatively new to us. On the few descents we've had, we go slow and use both brakes intermittently--not as drag brakes. They work OK, but not as well as I expected. Our older bike,...
01-13-19, 11:35 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,632
Posted By sapporoguy

OP here. Do you think it would be worth switching...

OP here. Do you think it would be worth switching to Ice Tech from my Avid rotors? They seem pretty pricey, but braking is something I'm willing to pay for if the payback is good.
01-13-19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,632
Posted By sapporoguy

Will do. I unwrapped my front right bar to...

Will do.
I unwrapped my front right bar to replace the cable with Jagwire and then looked closely at the faint lettering on the housing.
díoh!
I already had Jawire! (Bought this tandem used) ...
01-13-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,632
Posted By sapporoguy

Thanks! You anticipated my next question, whether...

Thanks! You anticipated my next question, whether anyone had a direct comparison after switching out just that one thing. I may do that (Hy/Rd) after going through all the steps suggested here for my...
01-12-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,632
Posted By sapporoguy

Two avid rotors came with this tandem. Pix below....

Two avid rotors came with this tandem. Pix below. Condition being equal, is one model...
01-11-19, 11:50 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,632
Posted By sapporoguy

Thanks, all, for a hugely informative responses....

Thanks, all, for a hugely informative responses. Tomorrow (Saturday) I'm going to start wringing out my existing system as some have suggested. I have Jagwire housing and will get Jagwire cables at...
01-08-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,632
Posted By sapporoguy

I have some new Jagwire Pro housing in my box of...

I have some new Jagwire Pro housing in my box of bike goodies--will try that along with sanding the rotor and swapping pads before giving up on it.
Hydraulic does sound compelling.
01-07-19, 11:21 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,632
Posted By sapporoguy

I did read that thread. We initially had the same...

I did read that thread. We initially had the same problem described by the OP in that thread--mushy brake lever, with pads adjusted just shy of the disk the lever would pull all the way to the bars....
01-07-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,632
Posted By sapporoguy

Can I improve BB7 rear disc braking on Co-Motion Speedster?

Hi all,
We have a 2005 Co-Motion Speedster with Avid BB7 road caliper and Avid 203mm rear disc (pix below), Deore brifters. New pads, new cables, adjusted.
Braking is ok, but doesn't seem better...
05-16-18, 11:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,906
Posted By sapporoguy

We use the Tamer Pivot Plus on both our tandems...

We use the Tamer Pivot Plus on both our tandems and the stoker loves them. Probably not much lighter than a Thudbuster, but the mechanism is closer to a real shock absorber and is adjustable for a...
05-08-18, 05:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,117
Posted By sapporoguy

Spurcycle + Airzound "ding ding" -- no...

Spurcycle + Airzound
"ding ding" -- no response? -- "BWOUWNK!"
05-04-18, 09:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 576
Posted By sapporoguy

Thanks. I emailed them and didn't hear back, but...

Thanks. I emailed them and didn't hear back, but will phone them.
05-02-18, 12:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 576
Posted By sapporoguy

SF area equivalent to Blind Stokers Club?

Friends,
I've been tandemming with my wife for about 4 years, but find I don't get enough tandem riding time in. I'm thinking volunteering as a captain for visually-impaired stokers could be a good...
03-04-18, 11:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,465
Posted By sapporoguy

Thanks. What are good sites to post a WTB on?

Thanks. What are good sites to post a WTB on?
02-21-18, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,465
Posted By sapporoguy

Ah, thanks. I was considering buying a steel fork...

Ah, thanks. I was considering buying a steel fork just for a rack. About $400 from Co-Motion, though, and we're on a budget.
The other thing is fenders, but I'm sure I can find a way to jury-rig...
02-20-18, 05:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,465
Posted By sapporoguy

Rack/panniers on Co-Motion carbon fork?

I just bought a 2006 Co-Motion Speedster with a Wound-Up carbon fork. My wife and I are hoping to do some loaded touring. It came with a new unmounted Old Man Mountain front rack that attaches to the...
01-04-18, 12:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,050
Posted By sapporoguy

2005 Co-Motion Speedster max tire width?

We're considering a used 2005 Co-Motion Speedster, hoping to use it for somewhat-loaded touring.
Can anyone tell me what the max tire width is?
01-02-18, 06:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,421
Posted By sapporoguy

My other ride, usually alone: ...

My other ride, usually alone:

http://i1140.photobucket.com/albums/n565/ksteve1/78379f03-2a48-4bc9-b860-0c17629c3e95_zpsmp36e4n2.jpg...
01-02-18, 03:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,169
Posted By sapporoguy

In Japan, there are rules to obey and rules to...

In Japan, there are rules to obey and rules to ignore.

Here's an account of tandem touring team in Hokkaido in 2016. Hayama and Hokkaido | She's Not Pedalling On The Back...
10-24-17, 12:38 PM
Replies: 1,410
Views: 461,114
Posted By sapporoguy

585786 Point Reyes, Calif., last Saturday.

585786

Point Reyes, Calif., last Saturday.
10-24-17, 09:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,902
Posted By sapporoguy

Ride your tandem alone much?

One morning last week, my commuter bike woke up with a flat. I didn't have time to fix it. I hate taking the bus.

So I rode in on the Sovereign. I do this several times a year when the single...
10-23-17, 06:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,136
Posted By sapporoguy

Thanks. That's exactly the cassette I was...

Thanks. That's exactly the cassette I was wondering about.
10-23-17, 03:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,136
Posted By sapporoguy

We *aren't* strong climbers, which is why we need...

We *aren't* strong climbers, which is why we need those extra teeth!
10-23-17, 11:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,136
Posted By sapporoguy

Thanks. Like the Shimano cs-hg400-9?

Thanks.
Like the Shimano cs-hg400-9?
10-23-17, 08:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,136
Posted By sapporoguy

Replacing cassette: Does it need to be tandem-specific?

Hi all,
I want to replace the cassette on our 2000 Santana Sovereign SE. It now has an 11-34 9-speed (the original Shimano, I presume). I want to try an 11-36 or 12-36.
*Aside* from issues with...
10-23-17, 08:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,613
Posted By sapporoguy

Thanks. Looks like Bicycle Outfitters is a good...

Thanks. Looks like Bicycle Outfitters is a good starting point to get to know Co-Motions around here.
10-02-17, 10:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,613
Posted By sapporoguy

Thanks, All. I called Bicycle...

Thanks, All.



I called Bicycle Outfitter and they do indeed have lots to test. We'll probably do that, although traveling to Oregon sounds fun.

No one in the Bay Area seems to have Santanas...
09-27-17, 03:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,613
Posted By sapporoguy

Crank2 in Pleasanton, Ca., closed? Any other SF area tandem shops?

I just went to the website of Crank2, which I think was the only tandem shop in the San Francisco Bay Area. They used to have a test-ride program. Looks like they're permanently closed; anyone have...
11-16-15, 10:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,577
Posted By sapporoguy

Tandem cycling in Japan? Illegal?!

Hi all,
My wife and I are newbs to tandem cycling, and loving it. I bought a 2000 Santana Sovereign as my 36th wedding anniversary gift to her early this year, and we can't get enough of it. We do...
Forum: Introductions
03-10-15, 08:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By sapporoguy

Hello from SF

Hi all,
I'm joining from the great biking city of San Francisco, where I commute daily up and down Market and frequent "The Wiggle." I'm a low-key recreational cyclist on weekends with my wife of...
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