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06-12-19, 04:58 PM
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Posted By colotandem

Nice wheels!!

Nice wheels!!
03-23-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,472
Posted By colotandem

what rotor size are you using with that fork? ...

what rotor size are you using with that fork? Also, what brakes?
01-20-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,654
Posted By colotandem

I looked into this fork as it looks very stout...

I looked into this fork as it looks very stout and I have seen a lot of the Rodeo Labs bikes and forks around (I live in the metro Denver area where they have been riding and testing the prototypes...
08-16-18, 02:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,636
Posted By colotandem

:popcorn I am sort of interested to hear all...

:popcorn

I am sort of interested to hear all of the technical arguments as to why it didn't/couldn't happen.

OP - I tend to believe you, b/c why would you make it up. But I also know there are...
07-24-18, 08:14 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,075
Posted By colotandem

I also have one of those carbon saddles from...

I also have one of those carbon saddles from Selle Anatomica via that Kickstarter campaign. I could never get myself to install it.

If anyone wants it, it probably needs a new home (and to be...
07-16-18, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,452
Posted By colotandem

I can't help but smile when I see your new bike...

I can't help but smile when I see your new bike set up and read of your adventures!!!!
07-16-18, 12:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,452
Posted By colotandem

Such a well thought out build! You guys have...

Such a well thought out build! You guys have outdone yourself Andy!

I just realized that you had to use a Eagle shifter on the top of your handlebars. Did you encounter many times when you...
07-09-18, 03:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,676
Posted By colotandem

We absolutely love our Paketa! Bummer to hear...

We absolutely love our Paketa! Bummer to hear that they are no longer around...
06-27-18, 11:04 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,914
Posted By colotandem

This x1000

This x1000
06-27-18, 10:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,400
Posted By colotandem

Also, it's misleading to think you can get a...

Also, it's misleading to think you can get a Calfee for $8k. That would just be the frame...

Any way you slice it, I think it is good to have tandems being talked about. The more people on...
06-14-18, 08:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 848
Posted By colotandem

This actually made me laugh. :lol: If it...

This actually made me laugh. :lol:

If it works for the OP, then it's awesome!!! I'm not sure I could ride like that...
06-08-18, 03:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,092
Posted By colotandem

Bummer that I was late to this thread. You rode...

Bummer that I was late to this thread. You rode withing 1/2 mile of our house when you were at North Table Mountain! That is our go to morning ride (before work in the summer time). Yes, the...
06-05-18, 03:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,094
Posted By colotandem

That bike is ridiculous! I mean that in the...

That bike is ridiculous! I mean that in the best possible way!
06-05-18, 03:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,092
Posted By colotandem

OP - Have you already come to visit? We ride mtb...

OP - Have you already come to visit? We ride mtb tandem and live in the area. Let me know if you are still looking for advice.
05-09-18, 01:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,226
Posted By colotandem

Ride a mountain bike tandem on mtb trails....

Ride a mountain bike tandem on mtb trails. Unclipping will become second nature really fast!!!:thumb:
01-22-18, 05:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,094
Posted By colotandem

Great to hear that Joe @ Japaks is doing some...

Great to hear that Joe @ Japaks is doing some more frame bags for tandems!!! He does awesome work and am just thrilled to see his equipment being used by some of my fellow tandem riders.
05-21-17, 03:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,513
Posted By colotandem

As a Paketa owner, I can say that we love our...

As a Paketa owner, I can say that we love our tandem (this is road tandem #3 for us)! We've owned, DaVinci, Calfee, Paketa, & Ventana mtb tandems. They all make incredible bikes. It really comes...
05-10-17, 02:59 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 19,659
Posted By colotandem

Speaking as someone else with experience using...

Speaking as someone else with experience using the Sram etap on a tandem, I too had that "freak out" moment when my deraileur was hitting the spokes without the chain installed!

That was not fun....
04-17-17, 01:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,094
Posted By colotandem

Wow - just wow!!! :love: :beer: ...

Wow - just wow!!!


:love:

:beer:

:tandem:
04-05-17, 04:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,059
Posted By colotandem

I like where your head is on this. I've thought...

I like where your head is on this. I've thought about options to transport bikes/tandems that would be out of the elements. I usually come up with the following:

* Cargo van with the bikes...
03-30-17, 08:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,887
Posted By colotandem

I'll chime in here with my perspective as someone...

I'll chime in here with my perspective as someone that has several tandems for several different purposes.

We have a full suspension 29" wheeled off road tandem and we use it for exactly that. ...
03-15-17, 02:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,513
Posted By colotandem

We currently own a Paketa and have been very...

We currently own a Paketa and have been very happy with the bike and have nothing but good things to say about the experiences that we have had with Paketa.

Note this is our third road tandem. ...
03-07-17, 04:24 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 83,782
Posted By colotandem

[QUOTE=DubT;19425541]I don"t know if this has...

[QUOTE=DubT;19425541]I don"t know if this has been mentioned yet but a Toyota Venza can be used to haul a tandem. We have a small/small Calfee Tetra and with the front wheel removed and both bike...
02-23-17, 12:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,283
Posted By colotandem

FWIW - I just saw Alex (at MTBtandems.com) post a...

FWIW - I just saw Alex (at MTBtandems.com) post a photo on Facebook of a Fandango weighing in at 36lbs.

I'd not jump to too many conclusions until you do some more research.

That said, I...
02-22-17, 02:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,283
Posted By colotandem

^^^ akexpress and his wife are very similar to...

^^^ akexpress and his wife are very similar to us. They like to ride together and have quite a few nice toys!

"Serious bike habit" - I may have to use that one.

Also, there are some good "all...
02-22-17, 02:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,283
Posted By colotandem

The answer to your question is YES!! I say...

The answer to your question is YES!!

I say it belongs wherever you want to ride it! See a few photos below.

As for choosing a Fat Bike tandem - They are a lot of fun, but if you are not riding...
02-09-17, 02:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,005
Posted By colotandem

akexpress, it really is amazing what we can ride...

akexpress, it really is amazing what we can ride (and that we have someone to ride with)! I certainly did not have high expectations when we got the fat tandem about being able to ride the same...
02-09-17, 10:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,005
Posted By colotandem

It gets us off the couch in the winter and riding...

It gets us off the couch in the winter and riding quite a few days (together) when we might otherwise be inside. I realize it is not for everyone and not for every climate.

Yeah for having...
02-06-17, 10:45 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 19,659
Posted By colotandem

I don't think this would make sense. In order...

I don't think this would make sense. In order to use eTap, you need to be able to use both left and right shifters to operate the rear deraileur (one for up, one down). Then you press both at the...
02-01-17, 11:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,005
Posted By colotandem

Fat Bike Worlds

We just returned from a weekend of riding our Ventana El Gran Jefe at the Fat Bike Worlds (non-sanctioned) race in Crested Butte Colorado. What a blast! Great people, riding, scenery and all...
01-06-17, 11:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,547
Posted By colotandem

This is a great list! I will confirm that most...

This is a great list!
I will confirm that most of these boots are really good! WAY better than toe covers, booties or any other makeshift ways to solve cold feet for cycling. I have personally...
12-26-16, 09:22 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,916
Posted By colotandem

No worries. This place is a wealth of...

No worries. This place is a wealth of information. Sometimes we get a little distracted - "squirrel!"

Where appropriate, it might make sense to start a new thread. That said, I derailed my on...
12-19-16, 09:15 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,916
Posted By colotandem

Funny, I was thinking the same thing. But this...

Funny, I was thinking the same thing. But this thread has been off the rails for a while. My eTap conversation included!
12-08-16, 08:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,102
Posted By colotandem

The single biggest point of failure for us on our...

The single biggest point of failure for us on our mtb tandems (and we don't generally ride loaded) is the rear hub. Get a good one upfront. It will be the best $$ spent. Chris King, DT Swiss,...
12-07-16, 10:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,102
Posted By colotandem

Although I agree that the Ventana ECDM is likely...

Although I agree that the Ventana ECDM is likely the best tandem mountain bike made (we've owned two), it MIGHT not be the right tool for this job (i.e. GDMT). I only say this based on what I've...
12-06-16, 10:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,102
Posted By colotandem

My .02cents. Get a quality bike with quality...

My .02cents.

Get a quality bike with quality parts. There is a lot of remote riding on this route and you will be well served to have proper equipment. If you are doing it self supported, that...
11-07-16, 03:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,163
Posted By colotandem

This seems about right!

This seems about right!
11-01-16, 03:19 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,916
Posted By colotandem

I think it's too new to have that thread. I...

I think it's too new to have that thread. I found some comparative reviews - probably not many unbiased reviews and none that I have found related to tandem specifically.

My take on it is this. ...
11-01-16, 12:30 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,916
Posted By colotandem

eTap

Teaser here - this is happening!

I hope to have the bike back from an updated paint job and put it all back together soon - in a different configuration all together.

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10-22-16, 09:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,497
Posted By colotandem

I've used both the Lezyne and Road Morph. The...

I've used both the Lezyne and Road Morph. The Road Morph works better, but the Lezyne is sleeker and gets vanity points for those not wanting a bulky pump strapped to their fancy bike!
10-20-16, 02:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,929
Posted By colotandem

If there is are flat spots like this (see below...

If there is are flat spots like this (see below "this part unscrews"), then it is remove-able.

There is a tool you can use to remove the core (or just use a pliers).

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10-20-16, 08:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,497
Posted By colotandem

I'm with you. I like the Lezyne pump b/c it has...

I'm with you. I like the Lezyne pump b/c it has a hose which gives me the ability to pump up the tire without worrying about damaging the valve stem (as can be the case with other small pumps...
10-17-16, 09:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,094
Posted By colotandem

Looks great akexpress! Looking forward to...

Looks great akexpress! Looking forward to seeing this built up!
10-14-16, 09:02 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,700
Posted By colotandem

Oldacura, I certainly don't have the...

Oldacura,

I certainly don't have the objective comparison that you have discussed, but I do have a couple of datapoints that are noteworthy (in my opinion).

We ride both mountain and road...
08-25-16, 09:00 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,916
Posted By colotandem

Alex is the man! He is ALL things MTB tandem and...

Alex is the man! He is ALL things MTB tandem and just an all around good guy. I think he's the primary US distributor for Middleburn.

Sounds like lots of possibilities with these cranks! I like...
08-22-16, 01:49 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,916
Posted By colotandem

I answered most of your questions above in Bold ...

I answered most of your questions above in Bold

For reference, we had previously ridden a triple set up (30-39-53 with 11x28 I think) and then when we ordered our new bike (3 years ago) I opted to...
08-16-16, 04:01 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,916
Posted By colotandem

Di2 Thread

I'm investigating Di2 for our tandem. I searched and found a few different threads that have found various debates the merits of Di2, some people's bike builds and a few other useful items. But was...
08-09-16, 10:28 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,900
Posted By colotandem

I think the difference is that I do not straddle...

I think the difference is that I do not straddle the bike with both feet on the ground while my stoker gets on the bike.

I suppose it's a subtle difference, but I think it gets us going slightly...
08-09-16, 09:39 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,900
Posted By colotandem

I have been watching this thread and have started...

I have been watching this thread and have started typing responses several times and then deleted and moved on now a few times. Reading the last bit about "butt-on-saddle" seems logical, but not...
08-03-16, 12:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,182
Posted By colotandem

AK. Thanks for the update. I wish we could have...

AK. Thanks for the update. I wish we could have joined you guys for a portion of your tour... that whole work thing sure gets in the way!

180mm rotors front and rear?
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