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03-16-21, 01:49 AM
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Posted By socalrider

Led a group from Rancho Cucamonga to Mount...

Led a group from Rancho Cucamonga to Mount Rubidoux in Riverside. Wonderful group of riders. Chilly So Cal Day but a good day on the bike.. You can find our group on Facebook.
The Ladies & Gents...
03-15-21, 09:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,972
Posted By socalrider

Yes the 160mm spacing for the rear wheel is a...

Yes the 160mm spacing for the rear wheel is a tough one to find. With my previous tandem I found it easiest to get a wheel direct from Santana. It was 4 years back and cost 200.00.. The seatpost...
03-15-21, 09:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,972
Posted By socalrider

I do not know if the disc on yours is a bolt on...

I do not know if the disc on yours is a bolt on or connected via a braze on. The cables for the V brakes run through a unique adapter that is connected by the handlebars. It works pretty flawlessly...
03-15-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,972
Posted By socalrider

My Noventa had the 10" disc added by Santana -...

My Noventa had the 10" disc added by Santana - they added a braze on and color matched the paint. My tandem - right lever controls the rear disc brake. The left lever will deploy front / rear V...
03-15-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,972
Posted By socalrider

Not even close - SANTANA The santana has...

Not even close - SANTANA

The santana has modern shifters vs bar cons. It's a big deal. The Samtana has a 10" disc / coaster brake - big difference.

I would add a suspension seatpost for the...
03-13-21, 01:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,848
Posted By socalrider

Wow those Soma tires are really lightweight -...

Wow those Soma tires are really lightweight - would love some more info on these. Do they seem true to size - some tires are a little on the smaller side. I would definitely look at the 33's....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-21, 01:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By socalrider

definitely going with 28's and then possibly 32's...

definitely going with 28's and then possibly 32's down the line.. The 700 x 25's just feel way too narrow for a 350 lb tandem crew
03-11-21, 01:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,848
Posted By socalrider

well the first ride was with the 700 x 25...

well the first ride was with the 700 x 25 Gatorskins that came with the bike - was going to give 28's a whirl but leaning toward the 5000's in 700 x 32.
03-09-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,848
Posted By socalrider

Thank you - will take a look at the 5000's. I...

Thank you - will take a look at the 5000's. I would rather have a more compliant ride then one that lasts a long time but provides a harsher ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By socalrider

Anyone use Conti Hardshell or Duraskin tires?

Posted this on the Tandem forum - but a lot more eyes here on road cycling. Looking to change the tires from 700x25 to 700 x 28
The combined weight for Tandem is at 350lbs.

I was thinking the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,999
Posted By socalrider

If you want to do the deeper dive you can use the...

If you want to do the deeper dive you can use the Sheldon grown gear calculator and you can see where the overlaps are from big to small ring. If I have a very flat ride - I will put on a 12-23...
03-08-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,848
Posted By socalrider

Looks like I am going to go with the Conti...

Looks like I am going to go with the Conti Duraskins - since we are a bigger team 350+ _ i thought the extra stiffness would help a bit. Anyone have experience with these tires.
I chose the 700 x...
03-06-21, 04:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,848
Posted By socalrider

Tandem Tires - That balance between fast and durability

I have just a couple rides under my belt on my Santana Noventa. The wheels it came with are Velocity Dyads which are good for tires from 700 x 25 to 38

The tires on the bike are Conti Gatorskins...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-21, 02:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 424
Posted By socalrider

Thanks for the info.. That helped a lot - I will...

Thanks for the info.. That helped a lot - I will look for a pair of keo pedals, since those have been around over 15 years now.

Thank You..
03-04-21, 01:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,024
Posted By socalrider

I want to thank everyone for the replies. As far...

I want to thank everyone for the replies. As far as the rear disk - it was a custom upgrade direct from Santana. The left brake lever will deploy both front and rear V brakes simultaneously, The...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-21, 01:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 424
Posted By socalrider

Question about Look Pedals - Old and New

I have been a Time Pedal user since the late 80's. I bought a Tandem and have a lot of people wanting to ride with me. I bought a pair of Flat, SPD, Shimano Pedals.

I need to know are the older...
02-26-21, 06:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,024
Posted By socalrider

Thank you for the info.. I emailed Santana with...

Thank you for the info.. I emailed Santana with the serial number and hopefully that helps.

I am definitely in need of 1 1/4 stem - found a few online. Thanks. for the info on the seatpost. It...
02-24-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,176
Posted By socalrider

I just bought a Noventa and it came with a...

I just bought a Noventa and it came with a upgrade from Santana. They welded a piece on and painted it. Pics attached....
02-24-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,024
Posted By socalrider

Just bought Santana Noventa - anyone have one?

I just found a great deal on Santana Noventa Tandem but having a hard time finding a spec sheet for it.

Owner said it was mid 2000's - mostly XTR parts - 9 speed and all in really nice condition...
07-06-17, 04:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,021
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: 2,473
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: 2,021
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: 2,021
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: 2,696
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: 2,508
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: 2,696
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: 2,776
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: 3,831
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: 3,831
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: 3,831
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: 3,831
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: 3,831
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: 626
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: 2,776
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: 2,776
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
Replies: 9
Views: 2,776
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: 2,537
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: 2,537
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: 2,537
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: 1,838
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
Replies: 2
Views: 4,679
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
Replies: 1
Views: 704
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: 1,595
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: 1,595
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: 1,595
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: 1,595
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: 1,595
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: 1,595
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: 1,595
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...
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