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07-06-17, 04:54 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By socalrider

Found the Nitto 1 1/4 threaded to 1 1/8...

Found the Nitto 1 1/4 threaded to 1 1/8 threadless headset online for about 35.00.. Good quality and deal - now to find a set of 31.8 Cinelli Palm handlebars
07-01-17, 08:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,988
Posted By socalrider

Use one that does both - The Genuine Innovations...

Use one that does both - The Genuine Innovations Second wind pump is small pump with a co2 option.. If you run out of co2 - it will function as a regular pump if needed.

You can keep an extra...
07-01-17, 07:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,397
Posted By socalrider

Thank you for the link - so hard finding flat top...

Thank you for the link - so hard finding flat top bars in 26.0 size..
06-30-17, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,397
Posted By socalrider

Santana quill stem to threadless adapter - 1 1/4

I know that on a couple of my older road bike - I found a 1" TO 1 1/8 QUILL adapter to use many of the modern stems and bars. I know the Santana Sovereign I have has an odd sized stem at 1 1/4" . ...
06-24-17, 02:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,163
Posted By socalrider

Bought some holders and swiss stop pads, no more...

Bought some holders and swiss stop pads, no more squeeling that will wake the neighbors. Much more tacky and stopping power has seen a huge improvement.

I have been told about welding a disc brake...
06-22-17, 08:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,110
Posted By socalrider

I have a volvo with factory thule rack and was...

I have a volvo with factory thule rack and was able to find a tandem mount via craigslist.. The new tandem mounts are 400-600, I was able to get this older model for $50.00 and a few extra parts...
06-19-17, 03:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,163
Posted By socalrider

Best V-Brake Pads & What Tires to use?

The Santana that we just bought had the XT V-brakes and some older Kool Stops that looked like they were going on 10+ years of use.. I bought some Serfas Pads and while they work fine, is there...
06-19-17, 11:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,666
Posted By socalrider

We decided on Bullhorns in 40cm - her normal...

We decided on Bullhorns in 40cm - her normal handlebar size and have them facing towards her for a more comfortable position..

https://www.dropbox.com/s/202qmvkauhj2t9j/IMG_20170619_093003.jpg?dl=0
06-18-17, 02:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,641
Posted By socalrider

Thanks for all the advice, the sweet 16's are not...

Thanks for all the advice, the sweet 16's are not even thought about anymore. We are on a loaner set of 40 spoke FIR rims - little bit older on Shimano tandem hubs. They seem to be working well.....
06-15-17, 11:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,641
Posted By socalrider

As a 360lb crew - I was thinking the 40 hole...

As a 360lb crew - I was thinking the 40 hole Fusions would be more than sturdy enough. Do you guys and gals think it would be prudent to opt for the 48 hole Dyad's to be more of long term wheelset....
06-15-17, 01:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,641
Posted By socalrider

Spoke to Santana today and looks like were...

Spoke to Santana today and looks like were sticking with the higher spoke count wheels.. They sell Velocity Fusion in 40 spoke or Dyad in 48 spoke. Not going to tempt fate on a wheel that crews that...
06-14-17, 09:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,641
Posted By socalrider

I read some of the threads and that the tension...

I read some of the threads and that the tension needs to be kept very close to 26 and if you do not and get loose spokes that cracked rims can happen.. Is anyone still riding these wheels or have all...
06-14-17, 01:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,641
Posted By socalrider

Shimano Sweet 16 wheelset - anyone try them or have an opinion

I have a chance to pickup a set of Shimano Sweet 16 Tandem wheelset for a good price. The low spoke count wheels always make me curious on how they will fair with a tandem crew around 360lbs.
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06-13-17, 10:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 535
Posted By socalrider

Shimano Sweet 16 wheelset - anyone try them or have an opinion

I have a chance to pickup a set of Shimano Sweet 16 Tandem wheelset for a good price. The low spoke count wheels always make me curious on how they will fair with a tandem crew around 360lbs.

In...
06-12-17, 05:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,666
Posted By socalrider

My stoker prefer the bars in a more upright...

My stoker prefer the bars in a more upright position, so I do not need to worry about my bum fitting between them.. Looking at Bullhorns in 42cm vs her standard road at 40cm
06-11-17, 12:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,666
Posted By socalrider

Yes I measured them and they are most definitely...

Yes I measured them and they are most definitely both 44cm.. I am keeping the 44's and going to get 42cm bullhorns to see if they are more comfortable for my stoker.
06-10-17, 07:46 PM
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Posted By socalrider

Handlebar width - Is it normal to go wider for Captain and Stoker

I have on all my road bikes 42cm handlebars and just noticed that the Santana I recently bought has 44cm for both the Captain and the stoker.. I was thinking of keeping the 44cm, in the sense that...
06-10-17, 07:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,960
Posted By socalrider

we are more in market for strong and sturdy vs...

we are more in market for strong and sturdy vs light and exotic.. a few extra spokes and ounces are no big deal.. anyone that has a used rear only or set - feel free to message me.

Thanks.
06-06-17, 03:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,960
Posted By socalrider

I looked on ebay and had a hard time finding a...

I looked on ebay and had a hard time finding a wheelset
05-31-17, 09:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,960
Posted By socalrider

Looking for tandem wheelset - 160mm spacing-where to buy?

We have an older Santana sovereign tandem with 160mm spaced rear wheel where the edco hub just recently cracked. Finding 160mm spaced hubs has been a bit of a challenge. Personally do not want to...
02-10-17, 04:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,770
Posted By socalrider

I was looking someone up and came across your...

I was looking someone up and came across your thread.. I do remember and raced for Esprit Velo in the late 80's. I ran the cycling teat at Cal Poly Pomona. Have not heard or seen anything from Mark...
01-15-15, 01:59 AM
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Views: 4,575
Posted By socalrider

here is one that follows my night ride on Monday...

here is one that follows my night ride on Monday and Thursday night.. Starts at euro cafe in Claremont.. Fast and fun group

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGICFPt-wjM
05-14-14, 02:24 AM
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Views: 653
Posted By socalrider

Dana Point Grand Prix Criterium - lots of crashes

I was at the Dana Point grand prix last week and could not believe how many crashes there were in a lot of different races. It seem that the course had its fair share of dips and bumps - but it...
03-13-14, 02:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,448
Posted By socalrider

This is now a split ride with 2 groups - see...

This is now a split ride with 2 groups - see following for more info. This is a fairly flat - spirited 23.5 to 25.5 mile bike ride. We start at Euro Cafe in Claremont and ride to Covina before we...
03-10-14, 01:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,448
Posted By socalrider

Monday / Thursday night ride videos ...

Monday / Thursday night ride videos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e47QXskzAaI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGICFPt-wjM
03-10-14, 01:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,448
Posted By socalrider

Cycling Connection is joining with the...

Cycling Connection is joining with the Psycho-Lists to support a fun evening bike ride on Monday and Thursday evenings.

Starting March 10th - the Ride will have 2 groups - the B Group will roll at...
01-16-14, 12:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,448
Posted By socalrider

I like them because they have a strong clip -...

I like them because they have a strong clip - easy to move from bike to bike just hooking on seatpack and bright.. I use the superflash model.. Been using it for a couple of years now with no...
01-16-14, 05:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,448
Posted By socalrider

If you click on my videos - we have the entire...

If you click on my videos - we have the entire ride up on youtube - raw video.. Hope to see you out again.. Erik
01-15-14, 10:51 AM
01-08-14, 03:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,448
Posted By socalrider

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Juhdawi5JEg&featur...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Juhdawi5JEg&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Raw video of the Monday night ride
12-24-13, 02:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,448
Posted By socalrider

The regroups are part of the rides. We have 3...

The regroups are part of the rides. We have 3 cycling groups promoting it. I will never hold anyone back from riding fast but the regroups are going to stay.. Tonight we had some rock sport riders...
12-17-13, 06:02 AM
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Views: 1,448
Posted By socalrider

It has grown quite a bit - tonight we had 32...

It has grown quite a bit - tonight we had 32 riders..
12-16-13, 01:40 AM
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Views: 784
Posted By socalrider

I use to use endomondo and had same issue.. I...

I use to use endomondo and had same issue.. I prefer a 5.00 app for the iphone called cyclemeter.. It gives you a lot of information, works great with bluetooth hr strap and gives you lots of export...
12-14-13, 05:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,448
Posted By socalrider

Fast Paced Night ride out of Euro Cafe in Claremont - Monday & Thursdays at 6:30pm

This is a fairly flat - spirited 25.5 mile bike ride. We start at Euro Cafe in Claremont and ride to Covina before we headback to Euro Cafe. The Total Average speed for this ride are between 15mph ...
11-06-13, 04:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,733
Posted By socalrider

I have used the superflash in conjunction with a...

I have used the superflash in conjunction with a topeak seatpack and it is a solid combo.. The topeak uses a thicker strap across the seatpack and the planet bike superflash has a nice stiff clip....
10-15-13, 09:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,025
Posted By socalrider

this romisen has been solid for me for over a...

this romisen has been solid for me for over a year.. 2 modes - high and medium - fantastic throw and decent burn time in high - go to medium if you need 2 hours
...
10-06-13, 01:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,324
Posted By socalrider

If they are charging you 300.00 for that wheelset...

If they are charging you 300.00 for that wheelset - it would be better to have something custom built on 105 or ultegra hubset. 36 hole using like a Velocity Deep V or DT Swiss rim or Mavic CXP33.....
10-05-13, 05:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,086
Posted By socalrider

the weak links in all these cheap lights are the...

the weak links in all these cheap lights are the battery packs.. They are many times very hit and miss.. Never had an issue with the lights themselves.. Still using a magicshine that is close to 5...
08-21-13, 01:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,165
Posted By socalrider

just found out that the 3gs does not have a trued...

just found out that the 3gs does not have a trued internal gps chip.. It uses wifi and cell towers to co-ordinate your location. I guess I would have to find an iphone 4 to do this or maybe a lesser...
08-20-13, 03:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,165
Posted By socalrider

wouldn't the gps function still work on a phone -...

wouldn't the gps function still work on a phone - activating just gives you data and phone capabilities, or am I wrong on this.
08-20-13, 02:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,165
Posted By socalrider

Can I use unactivated Iphone 3gs as dedicated bike computer?

I have a friend with a older iphone 3gs, it is in decent shape.. Most of the better bike mounts seem to be iphone specific.. I was thinking that I could use this as a dedicated bike computer using...
08-06-13, 12:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,432
Posted By socalrider

the topeak drybag has worked well for me. ...

the topeak drybag has worked well for me.

http://www.topeak.com/products/bags/smartphone_drybag_ip5_wt
07-26-13, 08:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 13,155
Posted By socalrider

I use an older android evo that is no longer...

I use an older android evo that is no longer activated on any plan for my gps bike computer.. The only caveat is that once I'm done with my ride, I need a wifi signal to upload my rides to map my...
06-15-13, 02:24 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,353
Posted By socalrider

He is what all riders will be judged against. ...

He is what all riders will be judged against. Classic Merckx story, 1st time he came to the LA bike show, now what is Interbike. This is back in the early 80's when he was just getting his bike line...
04-29-13, 01:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,632
Posted By socalrider

1989 Tour Final TT - a Classic race.. ...

1989 Tour Final TT - a Classic race..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWyfb3H7LEg
04-05-13, 12:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,580
Posted By socalrider

for under 50 - give this one a try. dual beam...

for under 50 - give this one a try. dual beam with xml and r5 beams
...
03-16-13, 04:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,609
Posted By socalrider

there is no way I would spend 170 on something...

there is no way I would spend 170 on something from DE.. Like said above get an older garmin..
03-04-13, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 591
Posted By socalrider

been looking.. lockblock works ok but due to the...

been looking.. lockblock works ok but due to the heavier weight you do get more bouncing..
02-11-13, 03:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 757
Posted By socalrider

you are very welcome.. all of us tinker with...

you are very welcome.. all of us tinker with different products with mixed results.. I found this one years ago by chance and have been recommending it..
02-07-13, 12:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,494
Posted By socalrider

If you are considering the oregon - I would look...

If you are considering the oregon - I would look at the Dakota, the smaller version of the Oregon.. I had a 550T for a good long while and it is a great gps and last a super long time compared to the...
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