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04-12-21, 04:07 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 28,236
Posted By fitlerbend

DaVinci Tailwind

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03-08-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,829
Posted By Hypno Toad

We took a short test ride on a Steelhead (NICE!)...

We took a short test ride on a Steelhead (NICE!) for sizing, and put in the down payment on our Java. We worked through the build and accessories ... and picked the tri-color fade colors. It'll be...
03-07-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,237
Posted By PoeCo

Well folks, we finally got our wheels back and...

Well folks, we finally got our wheels back and were able to ride this weekend, so I just wanted to update because I appreciate all the suggestions of things to check. After about 85 miles of riding,...
02-10-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,307
Posted By RichinSC1

Here she is. Before and after pics

Many thanks to all that provided me advice on the rebuild of the 1990 Burley Duet I bought over Christmas.
I paid $200 for the bike and put in a tad over $400 in new parts. I converted from thumb...
02-08-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,529
Posted By PoeCo

Beginning Tandem Age: 81 Current Tandem Age: 89...

Beginning Tandem Age: 81
Current Tandem Age: 89 (we obviously haven't been at it long, but keep wondering why we didn't start sooner!)
...
01-23-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,271
Posted By conspiratemus1

A tire that is too big to fit into your current...

A tire that is too big to fit into your current bike is always the solution. This leads you to become dissatisfied with what you were perfectly happy with up until the moment you read advertising...
01-21-21, 05:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,004
Posted By merlinextraligh

Cable splitters, used on S&S coupled bikes are...

Cable splitters, used on S&S coupled bikes are another option. Splitters allow you to use two regular length cables.

The nice thing about using them is that you can replace a broken cable with a...
01-20-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,004
Posted By Ross200

Jagwire has shift cables longer than 4 meters in...

Jagwire has shift cables longer than 4 meters in both Shimano/Sram and Campagnolo ends. Shops that deal in recumbents are more likely to have longer cables in stock(in non-COVID times anyway). ...
01-15-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 28,236
Posted By RWHowe

My 1st tandem, purchased this 1970 Paramount...

My 1st tandem, purchased this 1970 Paramount tandem in 1993. My wife and I rode it for nearly 20 years before upgrading! ​​​​​​​...
01-11-21, 05:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,089
Posted By filament

Here are a couple of recent frames that were made...

Here are a couple of recent frames that were made for customers in Spain and Canada.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50667837766_7dd31a6492_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2kckUVL)Filament TT Tri...
01-09-21, 11:32 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,529
Posted By mikebian

So, I'm a kind of a math geek and have been...

So, I'm a kind of a math geek and have been wanting to summarize this info for a while. If you're interested:

...
01-04-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,457
Posted By sdodd

Agreed. Todd does us all a great service by...

Agreed. Todd does us all a great service by making such an excellent selection of cranks systems!
01-04-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,457
Posted By sdodd

Yes, both front and rear cranks are DaVinci. We...

Yes, both front and rear cranks are DaVinci. We have been playing with different lengths to get our short legs working right and to better sync our cadence. The triple hole arm is for a kid's...
01-04-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,457
Posted By sdodd

Built a rack to fit Tandem into our 2012 Odyssey - no front wheel removal

For anybody interested, I did some measurements and decided I could fit our 1997 DaVinci Tandem into our 2012 Odyssey by taking out the center middle row seat and building a rack to hold the rear...
12-29-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,287
Posted By Magnum PI

New LandShark Road/Gravel Travel tandem

Well Santa arrived just in time. This past weekend we visited John Slawta in Southern Oregon to pick up our new Travel tandem. Since we are getting up in age, we asked him to build a Shimano Steps...
12-25-20, 10:29 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,529
Posted By JanMM

Search function shows no posts by them in the...

Search function shows no posts by them in the last year.
Would be nice to know their status.
12-25-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,632
Posted By JanMM

Sorry - no useful input on your search. But, saw...

Sorry - no useful input on your search. But, saw this amazing Meridian quad in 2005 at the Hilly Hundred Weekend in Indiana.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50760705181_e612590abc_z.jpg
12-25-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 28,236
Posted By jnbrown

I was always fascinated with tandems from a young...

I was always fascinated with tandems from a young age.
Our first tandem around 1982 was an Andy Gilmour made in Arizona.
I had ordered a tandem from Mercian from my local shop but after waiting a...
12-24-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 28,236
Posted By sdodd

I used the external battery mount for the 110...

I used the external battery mount for the 110 battery. Then used some aluminum angle iron to rotate the battery mount so the aluminum mounted to the WB cages and the battery mount tucked in behind...
12-22-20, 05:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 843
Posted By James121

Triplet Wanted

Thanks Tandem Rider - I am based in the UK so not so easy...have a great Xmas
12-14-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,529
Posted By Magnum PI

Happy birthday.! The sad thing about tandem age...

Happy birthday.! The sad thing about tandem age is hat it goes up 2 years every year.
12-09-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,529
Posted By Magnum PI

Maybe "Keep on Trucking" Division is a better...

Maybe "Keep on Trucking" Division is a better description. Impressive. Even more impressive if your stoker is much younger than the Captain. LOL
11-03-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,206
Posted By jethro00

Phillips66, I will add that I have found it...

Phillips66, I will add that I have found it helpful before pulling out cables to take a series of pictures of all connecting points and parts on the cable. That way, when some of those small parts...
10-30-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,945
Posted By JanMM

I enjoyed the post - not usually a fan of long...

I enjoyed the post - not usually a fan of long posts - too often long posts are not well-written.
(would like to see some pics.)
10-25-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 1,451
Views: 559,283
Posted By Juke41

Last years trip to the Outer Hebrides ...

Last years trip to the Outer Hebrides

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10-24-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,781
Posted By Alcanbrad

We were finally able to get out for the first...

We were finally able to get out for the first ride on the new chainring and chain and did the same climb that I captured in the video above. The verdict: No chain skip!!!! In addition to the new 36 T...
10-22-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 1,451
Views: 559,283
Posted By Magnum PI

That was then, and this is now. We call the...

That was then, and this is now. We call the Cannondale "The Diesel" because of our aging motors and our reduced training miles.
...
10-22-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 1,451
Views: 559,283
Posted By Magnum PI

OK here is an old picture of us on our first...

OK here is an old picture of us on our first tandem in 1991

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10-16-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,095
Posted By Markeologist

Did you buy this unmarked Ritchey Tandem???

Somebody made a heck of a buy on the big auction site a few weeks back on a "Vintage Tandem" for $225. I asked seller if he would consider shipping but before he could answer, bike was sold. Fitted...
10-08-20, 12:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,307
Posted By TerryDi2C

Hah, no problem! Since we're talking about how...

Hah, no problem! Since we're talking about how the Shimano documentation is a bit lacking.. I've actually written something about getting started here:...
10-06-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 1,451
Views: 559,283
Posted By samkl

Here you go. I don't have any pictures of the...

Here you go. I don't have any pictures of the bike when we first got it, but it needed some TLC. It was fun to restore and spiff up, especially because I love old bikes. I replaced the cables,...
10-05-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 1,451
Views: 559,283
Posted By samkl

Aboard our 1988? Burley Duet on a beautiful day...

Aboard our 1988? Burley Duet on a beautiful day in June. This is our first year riding a tandem, which was given to us(!) by a very generous couple we met on Tandem@Hobbes, and which we love. So much...
09-30-20, 05:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,838
Posted By geoffs

This is what we do as well. Not having to remove...

This is what we do as well. Not having to remove the timing chain and being able to quickly remove the front has made it easy to fit our tandem into lists, cars, trains etc. I would never have the...
09-29-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,838
Posted By reburns

I’ve ended up appreciating having a set of...

I’ve ended up appreciating having a set of couplers in front of the captain’s seat tube because it allows me to easily separate the front triangle from the rest of the bike without having to get...
09-14-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,813
Posted By act0fgod

​​​​​​​Thanks for posting the picture. Appreciate...

​​​​​​​Thanks for posting the picture. Appreciate it.
09-10-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,813
Posted By act0fgod

We bought another tandem and this is exactly what...

We bought another tandem and this is exactly what I want to do, but looking online there is repeated mention of a special shim that is required for the front derailleur hanger. One thread says there...
08-29-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 28,236
Posted By kayakindude

Picked up my (technically 3rd) tandem while on...

Picked up my (technically 3rd) tandem while on vacation in South Carolina. 2007 in mint condition, plus a touring trailer thrown in with the deal. Somehow fit this and and two weeks of packing into...
08-18-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 849
Posted By joeruge

If money is tight, I agree with the suggestion...

If money is tight, I agree with the suggestion of L124. Ride the bike (carry your cell phone, just in case!) and monitor the cracks. A rear wheel failure is not likely to be dangerous, just...
08-17-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,687
Posted By LV2TNDM

Great link. Thank you for posting. I haven't...

Great link. Thank you for posting. I haven't spent much time on their site, but objective evaluation of chain durability is badly needed. I hope their results are indeed objective and valuable.
...
08-13-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,009
Posted By Alan_F

I'll add one bit of advice to the excellent...

I'll add one bit of advice to the excellent advice already offered by others: Don't replace just your chain immediately before going on a week-long tour (or a century ride, or any other big event)....
08-13-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 28,236
Posted By DangerousDanR

This is our Ritchey Double Switchback Breakaway. ...

This is our Ritchey Double Switchback Breakaway. I was told by someone at Ritchey that there are about 50 of these in existence. I don't know if that is correct.

Ours is setup as a flat bar...
08-09-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,146
Posted By JanMM

For $200 looks to be a great experimental starter...

For $200 looks to be a great experimental starter tandem. Assuming it fits the both of you.
08-03-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 28,236
Posted By sarahbruce

Finally made all the necessary adjustments and...

Finally made all the necessary adjustments and upgrades and we all went for a shakedown ride! 11.2 miles and everything worked as it should. Raleigh Companion and Burley Piccolo-
...
07-30-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,719
Posted By Badidea

A review of the DaVinci Designs Grand Junction

Howdy folks! Iíve lurked a bit over the years and only got into tandems about 2 years ago but after a bit of a journey, I now have a DaVinci Designs Grand Junction. I wanted to share a few words...
07-05-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,295
Posted By bazil4696

Tandem carrier D.I.Y. mods for regular carrier

We have been faithful to sticking around through this pandemic, but we've got a trip planned soon, and now I'd like to improve the way I carry my bike.
The current reciever mounted rack is fine for...
06-27-20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,039
Posted By WheelsNT

I donít know how experienced you are on tandems,...

I donít know how experienced you are on tandems, so if you have lots of experience then some of this may not apply. But let me offer some conventional wisdom ó

The most important thing is fit. Of...
06-22-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 28,236
Posted By tgot

The Double-double

Here's the first iteration of "the Double-Double", as I called it.
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Trek...
06-22-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,027
Posted By Paul J

The other option might be to go with the Kalapuya...

The other option might be to go with the Kalapuya and it's aluminum frame. It would give you lighter weight then the Steelhead but a similar set-up with both 29 and 700c wheels. One other...
06-21-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 28,236
Posted By JanMM

Our 2010 RANS Screamer in 2019 near the Cardinal...

Our 2010 RANS Screamer in 2019 near the Cardinal Greenway in Muncie, IN.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48277043486_662fc3d270_b.jpg

Our first tandem ride was on a rental in Cades Cove,...
06-17-20, 06:19 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 28,236
Posted By JaccoW

I just picked up a 70's/80's Gazelle tandem for...

I just picked up a 70's/80's Gazelle tandem for next to nothing (€55/$62) and will be restoring it a bit for some fun riding around town and for when friends from abroad come over to visit.

It's...
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