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Forum: Mid-Atlantic
02-03-22, 10:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 520
Posted By car knocker

The McDade trail is pretty rough. The surface is...

The McDade trail is pretty rough. The surface is composed of gravel around 1 inch in diameter,not packed stone dust like the gap. It follows the land contour along the Delaware River,lots of ups and ...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-22, 12:13 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,484
Posted By car knocker

8325 miles using 5 bikes,one at a time.

8325 miles using 5 bikes,one at a time.
07-06-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 751
Posted By car knocker

I put what the tire recommends in,in this case...

I put what the tire recommends in,in this case 90psi. I thought about the sanding idea but I doubt I could achieve uniformity all around the rim,there's not much metal to work with.
07-06-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 751
Posted By car knocker

Velocity Cliffhanger rim bead cutting tire

Anyone have this problem? 2 Marathon Plus tires ruined by the rim bead cutting the chafer strip of the tire. Velocity suggests minimal tire width for this rim be 1.75. The bike,a Periscope,takes...
Forum: Touring
03-12-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 699
Posted By car knocker

Heart of Appalachia Bike route in Virginia

Anyone done this. Planning on riding from the Guest River Gorge rail trail to Burke's Garden and was wondering how the unpaved roads and trails are.
Forum: Southeast
03-11-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 501
Posted By car knocker

Heart of Appalachia Bike route in Virginia

Anyone done this, Burke's Garden to St.Paul and then to the Guest River gorge rail trail? If so, what are the road conditions when you're on the unpaved parts.
12-09-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,713
Posted By car knocker

Top tube protection

For a clear one use florescent tube sleeves found in Lowe's or Home Depot.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
11-11-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,094
Posted By car knocker

Follow up of the crossing

The tour was great,the weather fantastic. We crossed the 213 bridge from Chesapeake City going north. I met my stoker at the staircase and we used the sidewalk from there. Riding on the canal towpath...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
10-07-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,094
Posted By car knocker

Crossing the C&D canal

Planning a short tour for November. Park the car on Kent Island,ride to Chesapeake City,ride east on the canal to Delaware City,cross back over and return to the car. I see 4 high bridges to use,...
08-09-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,761
Posted By car knocker

Lacing pattern limitations

3 cross will make the spokes enter the nipples at a acute angle and can result in them breaking there. With 2 cross lacing the spokes enter much straighter.
Forum: Southeast
01-30-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 717
Posted By car knocker

Tri County trail

fyi it is open,all paved,and it's a great way to go from keystone Blvd to Starkey Blvd.
Forum: Southeast
01-08-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 717
Posted By car knocker

Tri County Trail in Florida

Florida's Tri County Trail, is it finally open. We're going to tandem the C2C soon and this would avoid having to ride on Trinity rd.
09-09-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,720
Posted By car knocker

Tandem ebike

I did put a 500w front hub motor on our Periscope two years ago and it's wonderful! It's like a constant tailwind, and the assist going up hills is nice too. The 36v ,13ah battery gives us a range of...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
07-22-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,136
Posted By car knocker

Approaching Jim Thorpe

Rode from Bethlehem to Jim Thorpe this weekend,7/20,on the D&L. The trail was orange barrier closed starting at the overhead RR bridge before town north of Weisport.The new trail surface is being...
06-16-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,004
Posted By car knocker

Update,please.

I think of Robert every time I go for a ride,so much can happen that can change a life instantly . I hope he's doing better , can we please have a update on his progress back to normalcy.
05-28-19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,859
Posted By car knocker

Bruce Teakle's Pages: Hub motor wheelbuilding for...

Bruce Teakle's Pages: Hub motor wheelbuilding for ebikes (http://bruceteakle.blogspot.com/p/hub-motor-wheelbuilding-for-ebikes.html) I used a Sun Rhyno Lite rim and Sapim Strong single butted...
04-05-19, 05:34 AM
02-02-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,624
Posted By car knocker

Mike, glad it wasn't a show stopper. I read of a...

Mike, glad it wasn't a show stopper. I read of a ratchet spring breaking and the subsequent fruitless search for one, so I bring a ratchet set along just in case. I bet a email to DT Swiss would be...
01-04-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,841
Posted By car knocker

On our tandem with 4 panniers the wind hitting us...

On our tandem with 4 panniers the wind hitting us from the side we couldn't stay upright. I called my friend to rescue us, his reply was" the wind is blowing you off the bike", in December, South of...
03-15-18, 11:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,614
Posted By car knocker

Elbike kits

Check out Leeds ,based in Utah. I have both 500 Watt kits,on a Mt bike and a tandem.No problems after 2 years and 3k on the single.70 mile range on pas1,plenty of torque for the hills on the tandem.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-18, 08:01 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,285
Posted By car knocker

Windy days

I'm currently out riding in 40 mph gusts and loving it,but,I'm using my ebike so its no problem. Still getting the HR up pedaling into the wind and up hills.Lots of fun.
02-04-18, 11:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,255
Posted By car knocker

I have one that I turned into a singlespeed,rides...

I have one that I turned into a singlespeed,rides just fine,buy it,you won't be sorry you did.
10-29-17, 05:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,350
Posted By car knocker

Any recommendations for a brand? My steel ridgid...

Any recommendations for a brand? My steel ridgid fork is fitted with a 500 watt motor and two torque arms and washers and the dropouts started out at 10mm and after 400 miles the right measures 12 mm...
07-10-17, 09:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,170
Posted By car knocker

We were in France in May with our tandem. No...

We were in France in May with our tandem. No problem taking it in the suitcases as carry on baggage. Used the soft sided backpack case without the stiffeners ,wheels in a round wheel bag. Biggest...
03-10-17, 10:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,641
Posted By car knocker

2 speed hub motors

Anyone have any experience with Xiongda 2 speed hub motors? Thinking of putting one on the front of a 26" tandem bicycle.Wonder if it would be a tight fit in the fork and how well it will work...
Forum: Touring
08-21-15, 11:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 734
Posted By car knocker

When I get to Hunt Valley at the end of the rail...

When I get to Hunt Valley at the end of the rail trail I get on the light rail.1.70 for a one way ride to BWI airport.Then I follow the loop around the airport, getting off at Stoney Creek rd and...
11-21-14, 10:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,411
Posted By car knocker

I have a hard and soft case.I can get all of the...

I have a hard and soft case.I can get all of the tandem in the hard case and was going to put the wheeles in the soft one. How do you pack that? Perhaps a piece of foam rubber first, the a wheel...
12-23-13, 09:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,196
Posted By car knocker

I have a Co-Motion Periscope that I use with the...

I have a Co-Motion Periscope that I use with the crank shortners that I take my 6 year old granddaughter on. This year we went on a overnight camping adventure, 40 mile round trip. She and I both...
09-20-13, 12:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,097
Posted By car knocker

Velocity is building a new wheel for us, using...

Velocity is building a new wheel for us, using the Chukker again. I wanted to try the Atlas but alas, it doesn't come in 40 hole. The rep said hopefully it was a fluke and you won't have a problem...
09-19-13, 02:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,097
Posted By car knocker

We are using 1.5 26" tires.

We are using 1.5 26" tires.
09-19-13, 11:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,097
Posted By car knocker

New rim needed,yet again

Since we bought our Periscope 4 years ago we have had 3 cracked rims. First a Sun Rhyno Lite went bad on our cross country trip. Replaced it with a Velocity Cliffhanger,and that was replaced with...
04-30-13, 04:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 705
Posted By car knocker

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04-29-13, 10:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,035
Posted By car knocker

Parson, since we are staying at the Fifth Wheel...

Parson, since we are staying at the Fifth Wheel truck stop on Cassablanca, what about heading south to Main,and then turning right to Woolverton. I know the Niagara Bike Map says Woolverton is a very...
04-27-13, 07:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,769
Posted By car knocker

I imagine any rack you put on the back will get...

I imagine any rack you put on the back will get in the way of dropping the seat all the way down.In the front I use a Blackburn Mountain Front Rack,attached to the forks braze ons. Again, it has held...
04-27-13, 07:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,769
Posted By car knocker

As far as tires, I have used Schwalbe Marathon...

As far as tires, I have used Schwalbe Marathon 26x1.50 for our tours,and every day riding I have the Vittoria Radonneaur ones on.
04-27-13, 07:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,769
Posted By car knocker

On our Torpedo we have a Topeak Disk Explorer...

On our Torpedo we have a Topeak Disk Explorer rear rack. It went across the US on the bike in 2010, and a month in Europe last year,and so far no problems. Carried our stuff just fine. As for fenders...
04-25-13, 03:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,035
Posted By car knocker

Parson , that helps a lot, knowing whats ahead of...

Parson , that helps a lot, knowing whats ahead of us on the "climb". We are on slow tandems,but as my wife says, she never met a hill she can't walk up! Thanks for your input. Paul
04-24-13, 12:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,035
Posted By car knocker

Just what I need though, I can make the route in...

Just what I need though, I can make the route in MapSource and transfer it to my gps. Thanks. Paul
04-24-13, 08:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,035
Posted By car knocker

Route needed, Grimsby to Dunnville Ontario

Hi all, gonna do our own thing after the Canadian Tandem Rally this year. We are planning on riding the Waterfront trail to Grimsby and then south to Dunville. Can anyone recommend a good route...
03-26-13, 09:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,568
Posted By car knocker

I just disconnect the cable at the front brake...

I just disconnect the cable at the front brake caliper which allows me to pull the fork for packing. The caliper clamp makes a indent in the cable so its no problem putting it back in place exactly.
03-26-13, 05:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,020
Posted By car knocker

So it looks like you will be riding a new bike...

So it looks like you will be riding a new bike when we get together this spring . Congratulations. Yes the snow put a damper on biking, but it will be gone by Saturday. Have a fun first ride.
02-07-13, 09:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,189
Posted By car knocker

Paul , this link...

Paul , this link http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/page/?o=1&page_id=256305&v=y will get you to our 2011 trip. In the intro there is a link to our cross country ride. And if you want to see our days...
02-06-13, 06:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,189
Posted By car knocker

Tandem blogs

Paul, we have a few blogs online about our tours. If you are interested let me know and I will send you the links. I don't understand why this forum requires 50 posts before one can send a private...
01-22-13, 10:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,040
Posted By car knocker

We have been riding for around 15 years together....

We have been riding for around 15 years together. First on a Burley Samba and now on the Periscope. 25K on the clock, lots of one and two week tours ,a cross country expedition ,Portland to DC,and...
01-18-13, 07:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,040
Posted By car knocker

Paul, we live in York Pa,and ride a Co-Motion...

Paul, we live in York Pa,and ride a Co-Motion Periscope. When the weather gets a bit milder perhaps we can get together for a ride. Paul
04-28-12, 06:08 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,892
Posted By car knocker

In the summer of 2010 we did Portland Or to...

In the summer of 2010 we did Portland Or to Washington Dc on our Periscope. 57 days of sure bliss, biking every day. We stayed indoors every night and loved every minute of the trip. This year we are...
12-08-11, 10:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,618
Posted By car knocker

No problem

I ride my 4 year old granddaughter on the back of ours. You do need crank shorteners, ,and I reverse the flat handlebars so they are lower for her to hang on to.
11-26-11, 04:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,618
Posted By car knocker

Ours made it across the US, Portland to DC ,the...

Ours made it across the US, Portland to DC ,the summer of 2010. Very sturdy bike,the best part are the disk brakes, which we were very grateful to have coming down " Going to the Sun Road" in Glacial...
03-23-11, 01:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,383
Posted By car knocker

One other thing. The assembly that you are...

One other thing. The assembly that you are driving out consists of the 2 bearings and the axle, with a sleeve in the middle. It comes out as one piece and the new assembly has new bearings and a new...
03-23-11, 01:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,383
Posted By car knocker

The bearing is coated with red lock tight. What...

The bearing is coated with red lock tight. What you do is get a socket a bit smaller than the bottom bracket, put it on the bearing and hit the socket. It pops out and you coat the new one with lock...
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