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04-15-22, 09:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 965
Posted By TooMany

I have the Lightning Cranks on my tandem. The...

I have the Lightning Cranks on my tandem. The threaded bolt is tightened from the non-drive side (left side of the bike, gets a bit weird on a crossover tandem) with a long 6mm allen key - you can...
09-18-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 158,789
Posted By TooMany

On the really high end of the spectrum:...

On the really high end of the spectrum: https://portland.craigslist.org/clk/bik/d/ridgefield-calfee-dragonfly-tandem-disc/7369210153.html
It's been for sale for a while, so it seems like it will go...
05-11-21, 10:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,936
Posted By TooMany

I have had no problems using DT Swiss 350 hubs on...

I have had no problems using DT Swiss 350 hubs on the tandem. We have had the bike a bit over 5 years now and nearly 5000 miles on it. I know that these hubs are a bit light for some tastes and we...
06-03-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,011
Posted By TooMany

My wife and I recently did this, with the stoker...

My wife and I recently did this, with the stoker cranks one link ahead of the captain. She is able to better feel and direct, if she wants, the cadence. I also get some better feedback about when she...
01-27-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,765
Posted By TooMany

I have some experience with a belt coming off. We...

I have some experience with a belt coming off. We also got a stick caught between the belt and the ring that derailed the belt to one side on the rear. I didn't replace it at the time as there was no...
06-16-18, 12:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,112
Posted By TooMany

Keep in mind that, at this price point, I doubt...

Keep in mind that, at this price point, I doubt you will be unsatisfied with the results. They are all very nice bikes.
06-15-18, 10:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,112
Posted By TooMany

If you are going this level/price, I would say...

If you are going this level/price, I would say custom work is worth it for a tandem. Although my wife and I are fairly typical sizes, we found that getting a custom (geometry) bike made things much...
02-09-18, 09:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,007
Posted By TooMany

I have had good luck with this tire. ...

I have had good luck with this tire.

https://www.westernbikeworks.com/product/vredestein-gran-fondo-tricomp

Unfortunately, only up to a 25 mm, but has the casing of a performance tire with the...
01-19-18, 10:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,902
Posted By TooMany

I'm assuming you meant that you have Di2 and...

I'm assuming you meant that you have Di2 and mechanical braking (TRP Sypre, BB7, etc).

You should be able to swap in these levers and calipers, though you will have to find a long hydraulic line...
08-18-16, 09:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,436
Posted By TooMany

We have the DT Swiss 350 centerlock and have been...

We have the DT Swiss 350 centerlock and have been happy with them. They are a less expensive than the whites and a bit better sealed (if you encounter wet conditions). They can change between...
01-27-16, 07:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,610
Posted By TooMany

I do have some feedback. Sorry haven't been...

I do have some feedback. Sorry haven't been around for a bit.

http://www.bikeforums.net/tandem-cycling/1019391-initial-landshark-review.html

There isn't a lot that's changed since I wrote this....
01-27-16, 07:41 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,525
Posted By TooMany

I know of one Calfee that's probably for sale,...

I know of one Calfee that's probably for sale, but you would have to contact the shop here in Portland, OR: West End Bikes. I have no idea if they would ship it. I considered buying it while shopping...
10-24-15, 03:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,151
Posted By TooMany

As linked to by mibike, there are reports of...

As linked to by mibike, there are reports of these rotors melting. We have the 180 mm size on the Landshark and are happy with them. The are fairly quiet and the braking power is great. (I think...
09-13-15, 01:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,132
Posted By TooMany

From our relatively brief test rides, I would say...

From our relatively brief test rides, I would say this: if you want comfort from the co-motion, don't buy the aluminum bikes. Buy a supremo instead. It is a few pounds heavier, but the steel bikes...
08-29-15, 11:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,995
Posted By TooMany

There are a couple bike shops that stock a couple...

There are a couple bike shops that stock a couple tandems were we live. I am aware that it is rare to have one shop that has tandems on the floor, let alone two.
07-26-15, 07:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,995
Posted By TooMany

There is an adapter for the fork, as laid out by...

There is an adapter for the fork, as laid out by twocicle. The rear is a 180 post mount. Wheels are mostly covered above - hubs are DT Swiss 350, lacing is three cross.
07-20-15, 07:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,995
Posted By TooMany

It is a Whiskey No. 9 (43 mm) according to the...

It is a Whiskey No. 9 (43 mm) according to the geometry chart provided; the bike has 57 mm of trail. I didn't get too heavy into the exact geometry with John. I figured he knows better than I do. I...
07-18-15, 09:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,995
Posted By TooMany

Similar to the caveat above, we only had a short...

Similar to the caveat above, we only had a short time on the Carrera, but these are my impressions based on the test ride. I would say the Carrera matched the best ride qualities of the Landshark...
07-17-15, 08:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,995
Posted By TooMany

8 weeks. We had about a two week delay at the...

8 weeks. We had about a two week delay at the beginning because we wanted to wait to get a bike fit before ordering, so it was 6 weeks from finalized geometry - the start of John actually being able...
07-17-15, 06:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,995
Posted By TooMany

Initial Landshark Review

I don’t want to tread-jack this (http://www.bikeforums.net/tandem-cycling/390272-what-s-your-tandem-weigh-17.html#post17973921), so here is my initial review of the Landshark carbon tandem. So this...
07-12-15, 11:44 AM
Replies: 459
Views: 108,808
Posted By TooMany

The shop where I bought the wheels (they refer to...

The shop where I bought the wheels (they refer to them as their house brand) said they will do 120 psi. I have no intention of ever getting them that high - as I said above, the contact patch is...
07-10-15, 09:12 PM
Replies: 459
Views: 108,808
Posted By TooMany

90/95 psi front and rear. The wide rim really...

90/95 psi front and rear. The wide rim really bulbs out tires quite nice. 28 mm Conti GP4000s measure 33 mm across with a caliper and the 25 mm version measures 29 mm mounted up. The wearing contact...
07-10-15, 07:34 PM
Replies: 459
Views: 108,808
Posted By TooMany

I don't know the weight of the frame. John Slawta...

I don't know the weight of the frame. John Slawta said that he was excited to build this bike because this was the first time he used nanotube resin on a tandem frame, and it was supposed to be 25%...
07-10-15, 06:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,075
Posted By TooMany

According to this chart...

According to this chart (http://e-tubeproject.shimano.com/pdf/HM-CC.2.10.0-00-EN.pdf) (PDF from shimano), you should be able to use it. The mountain bike display is SC-9050, the ultegra 10spd...
07-09-15, 08:11 PM
Replies: 459
Views: 108,808
Posted By TooMany

As I was advised to do a while back, I am now...

As I was advised to do a while back, I am now posting the new bike. Like Merlin, we also started off with a 47 lb Burley Duet. 20+ pounds is a lot to cut off a bike. Although its probably mostly that...
06-20-15, 03:29 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,624
Posted By TooMany

Will do. I need to get some (non-bad) pictures...

Will do. I need to get some (non-bad) pictures first.
06-18-15, 07:49 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,624
Posted By TooMany

A few things to add about the above quote: They...

A few things to add about the above quote: They aren't that much not expensive than a Di2 setup with other discs, $100 to $200. The total weight of our Landshark is 25.0 lbs, with the hydraulic discs...
06-18-15, 07:34 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,624
Posted By TooMany

We took delivery of a Landshark with Di2/Shimano...

We took delivery of a Landshark with Di2/Shimano hydraulic disc brakes a few months ago. (Second post, I know I am new here). I would echo what akexpress said: test out the expected range of gearing...
04-08-15, 06:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,041
Posted By TooMany

As a long time lurker on this forum (thanks all...

As a long time lurker on this forum (thanks all for your insight into tandems), I finally have something to contribute. I recently went through this process as well: quick notes - new Landshark,...
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