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07-29-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,521
Posted By merlinextraligh

We’ve now had the chance to ride the bike in the...

We’ve now had the chance to ride the bike in the Appalachians in NC for the better part of a year. The descents are not hugely long, rarely more than 1500 foot drop, but often steep(15-20% grade)...
10-07-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,511
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

I build my fair share of tandem wheels. 32H is...

I build my fair share of tandem wheels. 32H is more common than 36H; 40H is becoming very rare and 48H is passé. I like vertically stiff rims and I prefer wider rims. I generally go above 32 spokes...
10-02-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,667
Posted By Alcanbrad

+1 on this, we took a leaf peeping trip to VT...

+1 on this, we took a leaf peeping trip to VT last weekend and took the travel tandem in our CR-V for the first time. Only added about 10 minutes to set up time at the starts. (Though this may not...
10-02-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,667
Posted By Chris_W

We really appreciate having the couplers in front...

We really appreciate having the couplers in front of the captain's seat tube on our Co-Motion. When traveling by train or car, it only takes a minute to pop the front end off and have two parts that...
09-30-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,667
Posted By IPassGas

Many good comments, your bike builder (if that is...

Many good comments, your bike builder (if that is your plan) will have ideas. The decision for location of connectors is a function of your priorities, likely transportation modes, and the size of...
09-29-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,667
Posted By reburns

I’ve ended up appreciating having a set of...

I’ve ended up appreciating having a set of couplers in front of the captain’s seat tube because it allows me to easily separate the front triangle from the rest of the bike without having to get...
09-23-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,521
Posted By merlinextraligh

Hope RX4 Discs Not Warranted For Tandem Use

We spec'd our new Calfee tandem with Hope RX4 discs in part due to recommendations on here. We wanted the most robust brakes we could get. The thought was the 4 piston design Hopes would be a bit...
06-20-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 66,186
Posted By CaliTexan

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2019 Co-Motion Carrera. The biggest change from our...
06-19-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 66,186
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

This is my Chinook travel gravel family tandem....

This is my Chinook travel gravel family tandem. In one photo, it's set up for my 5'3" wife as stoker with a Weehoo trailer in tow. In the other, it's set up for my 3'6" 5 year old stoking.
...
06-18-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 66,186
Posted By reburns

This is what we ride almost always now, a 2005...

This is what we ride almost always now, a 2005 Comotion Speedster that we bought a few years ago from the original owners. We had decided that we wanted a coupled tandem and spent some time on a...
06-17-20, 11:38 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 66,186
Posted By jim_pridx

This is our most recent tandem........a 2019...

This is our most recent tandem........a 2019 Co-Motion Carrera. We mostly use it for riding on our local roads and regional tandem group rides and rallies:

https://i.postimg.cc/WbyxF4Tg/CoMo1.jpg...
06-17-20, 10:48 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 66,186
Posted By MikeAndJean

This is a our current tandem. We set it up last...

This is a our current tandem. We set it up last year and have been riding it for over a year now.
...
06-17-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 66,186
Posted By LV2TNDM

Hey, why not!

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_3880_95a0ac75880e10968b56d7e2270b993277873abc.jpg

Just about to begin the "real" riding in the Sierra Nevada. Hole in the Ground...
06-17-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 66,186
Posted By morganmarie19

1976 Follis. But we're looking to upgrade...

1976 Follis. But we're looking to upgrade shortly!

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Update...
06-17-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 66,186
Posted By flangehead

Moots Tandem

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I bought it used. Early 90s.
05-02-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,588
Posted By dstke

New Bike! Custom Chinook Road Tandem

Loving our new tandem! A custom build by Cycles Chinook.

Build features:

Titanium frame and fork
SRAM Red etap shifters and derailleurs
SRAM Hydro HC disc brakes and 203mm rotors
SRAM Force...
04-15-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,430
Posted By filament

Here's my latest work for a team in Sweden. This...

Here's my latest work for a team in Sweden. This will hopefully be used at the Tokyo Paralympics, now postponed until 2021.
I hope you're keeping well and still able to ride outdoors this spring...
03-06-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,075
Posted By tmhudg

New Co-Motion Steelhead Di2 - The Great Pumpkin

Hi All,

Figured I'd show off my new ride in case anyone was interested. I'm thinking I might document some changes I make as well since I've found that I need to adjust my fit a bit (see my other...
02-04-20, 04:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,430
Posted By filament

Here's the latest frame. ...

Here's the latest frame.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49483085302_a15c6e7f8e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ioDKi9)Filament tandem magenta (https://flic.kr/p/2ioDKi9) by Filament...
12-02-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,515
Posted By DASTandem

Winterized for Colorado Springs

I realize fenders aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, but they keep Deb happy and the bike quite a bit cleaner.

...
12-02-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,287
Posted By LV2TNDM

Ha, ha! Nice hat. Nicer jersey!!! No link...

Ha, ha! Nice hat. Nicer jersey!!!

No link that I could find, so for everyone looking, skip to 17:33.

Congrats!
11-26-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,287
Posted By Alcanbrad

Our 15 seconds of fame

We didn't get a super-nice or inspirational photo on the GCN network, but we did claim 15 seconds of fame. (Link will take you straight to the segment)

We'll be signing autographs this Saturday...
11-22-19, 12:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,784
Posted By twocicle

29, 2.0 tires will be difficult to put into...

29, 2.0 tires will be difficult to put into standard S&S 26" cases. Even normal 700c tires need to be mostly deflated to fit if left on the rims. Caution though, I've seen teams blow their tubes...
11-19-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,618
Posted By DaveSSS

The AXS 12 chain compatibility problem has been...

The AXS 12 chain compatibility problem has been exaggerated. I've used it on my Campy 12 drive train and even gave it a brief try on an 11 speed Campy crank. Others have used a Campy 12 chain with an...
11-19-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,618
Posted By twocicle

Yes, as you found out, the Cannondale has some...

Yes, as you found out, the Cannondale has some fat chainstays which leave little room for chainring clearance.

Depending on how much clearance was needed for your 52T ring, I might have tried...
11-19-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,618
Posted By tandemfor2

I'm in the process of upgrading to the Force AXS...

I'm in the process of upgrading to the Force AXS 12 speed now on my 2012 Cannondale Road 2 using a kit from House of Tandems in TX. Just started the process this week and right now I'm battling one...
11-18-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,976
Posted By IPassGas

The wheel is working good for now at 110 kgf +/-...

The wheel is working good for now at 110 kgf +/- 15%. The spoke line is good with DT prohead nipples. I would like to poise at higher tension, but I am concerned that the spokes might then eventually...
11-08-19, 07:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,515
Posted By DASTandem

New da Vinci

While we have lived in Colorado Springs for the last five years, we had never made it up to da Vinci Designs in Denver. Well, we finally did as our Cannondale wasn't being too kind to us (was always...
Forum: Touring
11-04-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,229
Posted By TiHabanero

Repair what you have and keep on truckin'. Save...

Repair what you have and keep on truckin'. Save your money and buy really good stuff, and in the long run you will be much more satisfied.
Forum: Touring
10-31-19, 05:05 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,778
Posted By rifraf

Heres a pic of one used for touring I spotted...

Heres a pic of one used for touring I spotted mention of in a local Australian forum.

https://www.pbase.com/canyonlands/image/59771333
Forum: Touring
10-31-19, 02:56 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,260
Posted By djb

Four positions for me, and why I use prefer drop...

Four positions for me, and why I use prefer drop bars

-hoods
-corner ish of where bend turns into the the tops, hands still in same directional position like on hoods
- tops, usually for...
10-29-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,313
Posted By Leisesturm

??? In 2005 we bought a brand new Kent tandem as...

??? In 2005 we bought a brand new Kent tandem as a starter for $200 off the floor, ready to roll, at a local Wal-Mart. Four years later we GAVE it away when we moved cross country and bought a new...
Forum: Touring
10-29-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,119
Posted By mstateglfr

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Pics man, always pics. Especially of built bikes!
10-29-19, 12:27 AM
Replies: 1,474
Views: 612,546
Posted By jim_pridx

You know, upon looking at that bike, I still...

You know, upon looking at that bike, I still wonder if it might've worked for us. I'm 6'3" (36" inseam) while my wife is 5'1", so I tend to think we were somewhat in the ballpark in terms of fit. In...
10-28-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,364
Posted By mtn_cyclist

New MTB!

I just pulled the trigger on this 2012, but as new, Fandango DC9! My gal and I are entering the Leadville Traill 100 lottery and most likely some other 50-100 mile events for...
10-14-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 1,474
Views: 612,546
Posted By bazil4696

Norco Cape Cod

I forgot to post an update, but this was from july 2019. We really have enjoyed our tandem and are riding and enjoying the fall...
10-11-19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 1,474
Views: 612,546
Posted By Murray Missile

After too much time passing after out trial ride...

After too much time passing after out trial ride on our tandem (which went very well) we FINALLY took it for a real ride last weekend. It's an old box store bike that I did a lot of component...
10-10-19, 02:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,430
Posted By filament

Hi all, I've been busy making more tandems....

Hi all,
I've been busy making more tandems. Each one is different and some of the varied features here are couplers, different calliper mounts, aero tubes, long stoker sections, and even an extra...
Forum: Touring
09-16-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,200
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Last choice? Why?

Last choice? Why?
Forum: Touring
09-16-19, 05:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,200
Posted By Tourist in MSN

A few months ago the only place on their website...

A few months ago the only place on their website where I saw the Backroad was in the clearance section, thus I assumed it was being discontinued. I do not see it on their regular website now either....
09-13-19, 06:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,976
Posted By IPassGas

yes, thanks. I was wondering if my park gauge...

yes, thanks. I was wondering if my park gauge was calibrated, so I built a jig to tension a spoke connected to a weight scale. My gauge was low by 1 park unit (not a standard physical unit ;) )....
07-19-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 16,940
Posted By berner

In a job 20 years ago at a composite shop, we did...

In a job 20 years ago at a composite shop, we did strictly custom work for the military or aircraft industry. That work consisted of inlet ducts for the old U2 spy plane, then being used for...
07-12-19, 12:17 AM
Replies: 1,474
Views: 612,546
Posted By sapporoguy

Steep Ravine, Calif. ...

Steep Ravine, Calif.

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06-23-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 1,474
Views: 612,546
Posted By lichtgrau

...ain't no mountain high enough...

We had a great tour yesterday. 140km, overland and city, fantastic weather, light luggage, but – some roadblocks. :foo:
...
06-22-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 1,474
Views: 612,546
Posted By jimmuller

bazil4696, nice goin'! Many more miles to ya'. ...

bazil4696, nice goin'! Many more miles to ya'.

FWIW, toe clips work just fine on a tandem but like anything involving either tandems or toe clips, they take some getting used to.

I have few...
06-16-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 1,474
Views: 612,546
Posted By bazil4696

Norco Cape Cod

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We got this 2001Norco Cape Cod tandem for a great price. Since this...
06-12-19, 04:42 PM
Replies: 1,474
Views: 612,546
Posted By twocicle

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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06-01-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 1,474
Views: 612,546
Posted By bikeinxs

Taken at our first gravel race with the new True...

Taken at our first gravel race with the new True North Tandem.
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/p6010330_c6b38ce998623e1af0efd3ffc678e1cd8ffad1c7.jpg
06-01-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 1,474
Views: 612,546
Posted By bjjoondo

We really enjoy our new to us Terra Trike Rover...

We really enjoy our new to us Terra Trike Rover Recumbent Tandem: :)
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/2019_5_19_3_3a0ccde88900fe5f274277582f19c03f960b4a32.jpg
05-25-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 1,474
Views: 612,546
Posted By MikeAndJean

Great posting. For serveral years we rode a...

Great posting. For serveral years we rode a Co-motion triple with our daughter. The following is the only photo we have of the three of us.
...
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