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09-17-18, 06:49 PM
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Posted By Nick & Chris

Yes, when it gets hot it starts making noise and...

Yes, when it gets hot it starts making noise and also gets more "grabby". I haven't kept braking long enough for it to fade away (although I've had that happen with other discs that got hot). We...
08-10-18, 01:19 PM
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Views: 10,205
Posted By Nick & Chris

We had a tour last week of the Calfee facility....

We had a tour last week of the Calfee facility. The guy making a tandem frame was sort of sculpting or carving "fake" thin lugs on the wrapped joints because that's the appearance the customer wanted...
07-12-18, 06:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,312
Posted By Nick & Chris

Was marked (a few days after the accident) by a...

Was marked (a few days after the accident) by a nice man who lives up near Huntington Lake and was very helpful at the accident scene, including diving the captain down to the valley to the hospital....
05-29-18, 11:53 AM
Replies: 1,414
Views: 473,779
Posted By Nick & Chris

Yes, TRP hydraulic discs front and back. We also...

Yes, TRP hydraulic discs front and back. We also have a third brake--a rim brake on the back that the stoker controls. The bike is about 13 year old steel Land Shark. It was custom made for someone...
05-26-18, 04:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,409
Posted By Nick & Chris

We were also riding tandem on Maui when you were...

We were also riding tandem on Maui when you were there. We shipped our tandem there ahead of us from our bike shop in Fresno to West Maui Cycles. West Maui Cycles were great in putting it back...
05-24-18, 03:35 PM
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Views: 473,779
Posted By Nick & Chris

Haleakala

We have had longer days on double centuries, but because of the humidity, elevation and relentless climbing Haleakala is probably hardest ride we have done with one exception, our local Climb to...
05-24-18, 02:33 PM
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Views: 473,779
Posted By Nick & Chris

Haleakala

Thanks. It took us almost as long as you (and we didn't take any wrong turns). It was a tough day for us. We weren't used to the humidity in the first half of the climb and that really drained our...
05-24-18, 09:44 AM
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Views: 473,779
Posted By Nick & Chris

Haleakala

Thanks. When we got to the top, there was real photographer up there photographing the crater and he was nice enough to use our phone and take some very nice pictures of us including this one.
05-23-18, 07:07 PM
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Views: 473,779
Posted By Nick & Chris

Climbed Haleakala last week in Maui. From sea...

Climbed Haleakala last week in Maui. From sea level to 10,000 feet in 35 miles....
04-30-18, 01:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,327
Posted By Nick & Chris

Before you give up on the 26 small ring, you...

Before you give up on the 26 small ring, you might try at the same time making the big ring smaller--a 50 or even 48. That fixed our shifting problems when we made the small ring a 26. Of course,...
10-10-17, 02:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,595
Posted By Nick & Chris

We currently have 3 tandems--one with Dura Ace,...

We currently have 3 tandems--one with Dura Ace, one with Ultegra and one with 105. They are all oldish triple cranks with 9 speed cassettes. The one that has always shifted the best is the...
09-08-17, 04:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,887
Posted By Nick & Chris

Good discussion of this same topic a few years...

Good discussion of this same topic a few years ago on this forum:


http://www.bikeforums.net/tandem-cycling/515885-want-good-reply-she-s-not-pedaling.html
04-06-17, 02:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,076
Posted By Nick & Chris

Import tariffs

Last September we rode our old co-motion coupled tandem in Italy. A great week of riding from Hotel Dory in Riccione. Since we decided to see Rome and Florence first without the bike, we shipped it...
07-12-16, 08:34 AM
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Views: 473,779
Posted By Nick & Chris

[QUOTE=WPH;18905717]Did you have a Burley before?...

[QUOTE=WPH;18905717]Did you have a Burley before? Did you post pictures/info about the LandShark? I couldn't see a thread. I hope to do Kaiser Pass on a tandem one day, hopefully with The Young...
07-11-16, 06:47 PM
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Views: 473,779
Posted By Nick & Chris

One More Climb to Kaiser

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Here we are coming down from Kaiser Pass. Our 10th Climb to Kaiser on the tandem and first on our Land Shark.
07-09-15, 10:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,182
Posted By Nick & Chris

Here is a strava link for ride some friends of...

Here is a strava link for ride some friends of ours did that started a few miles outside Auberry and included the Million Dollar Mile:

https://www.strava.com/activities/319960612

The Million...
07-03-15, 04:41 PM
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Views: 473,779
Posted By Nick & Chris

Climb to Kaiser is annual ride put on by Fresno...

Climb to Kaiser is annual ride put on by Fresno Cycling club. Goes from Clovis to top of Kaiser Pass and back.
07-02-15, 09:13 PM
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Posted By Nick & Chris

Climb to Kaiser One Last Time

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She said it was the last one two years ago, but she retired and had more time to ride so decided to go for C to K one last time. Here we...
05-14-15, 05:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,383
Posted By Nick & Chris

One thing that's good about Burleys is that they...

One thing that's good about Burleys is that they are (or at least still were a few years ago) honoring warranties. We have one of the last Burley tandems made, a Rivazza. Been a great bike with...
02-05-15, 07:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,209
Posted By Nick & Chris

We ride about 4 times a week. Tues and Thurs an...

We ride about 4 times a week. Tues and Thurs an early 25 mile ride with a group of friends starting about 5:30 a.m, then longer rides on Saturday and Sunday, with probably 6 or 7 organized rides a...
Forum: Touring
01-13-15, 07:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 915
Posted By Nick & Chris

We did it on tandem in 2008 with another tandem...

We did it on tandem in 2008 with another tandem couple. We followed the route in this book:
"Bike Britain: Cycling from Land's End to John O'Groats by Paul Salter" Our route was about 1,000 miles...
11-18-13, 11:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 962
Posted By Nick & Chris

Sad News of Specbill

I am sure many of you remember Specbill's posts on the forum--always positive, encouraging and informative.

Chris and I had the chance to ride with Bill and Patti a few times and enjoyed getting...
03-13-13, 08:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,822
Posted By Nick & Chris

If you are planning to ride with a group and take...

If you are planning to ride with a group and take turns with "pulls" at the front, my suggestion would be to leave the low profile Bob type trailer at home as there is almost no benefit to trying to...
07-29-12, 12:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,313
Posted By Nick & Chris

Our aluminum Burley Rivazza is our most...

Our aluminum Burley Rivazza is our most comfortable tandem to ride, although we usually ride it with 40 spoke wheels (and 700x28 ruffy tuffy tires) rather than the rolfs and skinnier tires that it...
07-15-12, 06:50 PM
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Views: 473,779
Posted By Nick & Chris

Climb to Kaiser 2012

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Here we are heading down from the top a couple weeks ago. Seventh (and...
07-16-11, 04:10 PM
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Views: 473,779
Posted By Nick & Chris

http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/7030/photo2fud.jpg...

http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/7030/photo2fud.jpg

Here we are at the top of Kaiser Pass on the Climb to Kaiser last month. Note the burial place of sled dogs, Whiskey, Babe and Trim.

(Thanks...
04-01-11, 08:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 818
Posted By Nick & Chris

The Blayleys on their web page have a good...

The Blayleys on their web page have a good discussion of this topic:

http://www.blayleys.com/articles/lights/index.htm
12-17-10, 09:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 632
Posted By Nick & Chris

One legged drills on a tandem are very doable....

One legged drills on a tandem are very doable. Just take turns. Usually one legged interval workouts have as much time "off" as "on" so just take turns....while one soft pedals the other does the...
12-05-10, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,564
Posted By Nick & Chris

I was pleasantly surprised to learn that the old...

I was pleasantly surprised to learn that the old Burley company is still honoring warranties on frames. We purchased a Burley Rivazza new at the about the time the old company quit making tandems...
10-08-10, 03:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,394
Posted By Nick & Chris

Speaking of "Help Wanted" signs to find a stoker,...

Speaking of "Help Wanted" signs to find a stoker, here is interesting advertisement in this months Fresno Cycling Club Newsletter:

Fresno Cycling Coed-Tandem RAAM Team 2011
Sponsorship Proposal...
07-15-10, 09:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,253
Posted By Nick & Chris

Tandems and Relationships

I've often heard the statement that "whatever direction your relationship is going, a tandem will accelerate it." I like the way the idea was expressed today by Scott Martin in the "Scott's Spin"...
06-25-10, 09:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 806
Posted By Nick & Chris

The point that Dale Johnson is making in the...

The point that Dale Johnson is making in the quotes in the article is that lots of tandem riders are not equally matched when it comes to pedaling style especially on long climbs--preferred cadence,...
05-12-10, 11:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,182
Posted By Nick & Chris

Most people who do the route from Fresno would do...

Most people who do the route from Fresno would do a "balloon on a string" sort of route with the string up and back to Auberry and the balloon being the loop above Auberry. That loop is almost...
05-12-10, 10:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,182
Posted By Nick & Chris

If you have to turn around at the waterfall...

If you have to turn around at the waterfall (Stevenson Creek) it makes the ride shorter and I would guess a bit less climbing as you miss the 2 very steep miles at the end of the MDM and you miss the...
06-06-09, 12:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,465
Posted By Nick & Chris

[How did you ship your case from John O'Groats to...

[How did you ship your case from John O'Groats to Lands End?[/QUOTE]

We went the other direction so had to ship cases from Land's End (actually Penzance near Land's End) to Wick where we spent our...
06-05-09, 10:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,465
Posted By Nick & Chris

Last summer we did the End to End ride in England...

Last summer we did the End to End ride in England with another tandem couple: One small wheeled Green Gear Travel Tandem and one coupled Co-Motion.

We originally wanted to take our old Co-Motion...
03-07-09, 06:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,541
Posted By Nick & Chris

Rode the tandem on a popular local ride this...

Rode the tandem on a popular local ride this morning called the Blossom Ride. Near the top of a climb a County Sheriff vehicle with two officers in it, pulled along side and slowed down. The...
02-25-09, 09:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,329
Posted By Nick & Chris

Rode the End to End ride in England in early July...

Rode the End to End ride in England in early July last year. Lots of rain and we knew we had to ride each day rain or shine. Very glad we had the fenders. Yes, with the panniers and other stuff, we...
01-31-08, 02:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 677
Posted By Nick & Chris

We did the Rice Valley tandem Rally two years ago...

We did the Rice Valley tandem Rally two years ago with another tandem couple from Fresno. The most interesting thing to me was that it was a tandem rally with about 80% single bikes. The 100 mile...
08-24-07, 02:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 777
Posted By Nick & Chris

We say yes..bring her on the Tuesday Sanger ride...

We say yes..bring her on the Tuesday Sanger ride and we can keep up with you (maybe).

Seriously, if you decide to take her for a ride, one thing I have done in a similar case is for me...
08-08-07, 02:21 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,918
Posted By Nick & Chris

Check out this homemade rack for 2 tandems....

Check out this homemade rack for 2 tandems. Worked well in first trip last weekend (about 800 miles round trip):

http://www.fresnocycling.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=612
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