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11-08-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,244
Posted By preventec47

I plan to continue to ride with stokers most of...

I plan to continue to ride with stokers most of the time but if I had an occasion to need to haul cargo then being able to "convert" my bike would be pretty cool.
Getting two for one so to speak in...
11-05-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,159
Posted By preventec47

Thank you LV2TNDM...

Thank you LV2TNDM (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/lv2tndm-28877.html) that all sounds very encouraging. I was beginning to have 2nd thoughts about buying my tandem mountain bike but I have...
11-03-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,622
Posted By preventec47

Shelby, I have used that phrase before with...

Shelby, I have used that phrase before with friends and it has never worked out well. But you got me there as for all the advantages of heavy bikes, I cannot assert that they are easier for...
10-31-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,056
Posted By preventec47

I hope you are wrong as I recently ordered and...

I hope you are wrong as I recently ordered and received two Schwalbe Marathon Plus tires which they say has the most durability and reliability built in.
I have not mounted/installed them yet . I...
10-30-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 8,385
Posted By preventec47

A commonly known constant in aviation is that the...

A commonly known constant in aviation is that the aerodynamic drag increases by the cube of the speed. ie 20mph requires eight ( 8 ) times the
power to overcome the drag at 10 mph. 40 mph...
10-30-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 8,385
Posted By preventec47

I bet we could probably learn a lot about heavy...

I bet we could probably learn a lot about heavy bikes from those guys who drive bicycle taxis in various parts of the world. I am no specially skilled rider
but I have a tandem bike and I give...
10-25-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,711
Posted By preventec47

In the year 2005 I was in a pack of 5 riders...

In the year 2005 I was in a pack of 5 riders tailgating each other going down a hill about 30 mph and the 2nd riders front wheel touched the rear wheel of the leader and there was a terrible pileup. ...
10-25-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,541
Posted By preventec47

22 small ring gear ! I just ran across the...

22 small ring gear !
I just ran across the SALSA POWDERKEG Tandem on the SALSA website and it has (SHOCKINGLY to me) a rear cassette of 11-36 and a front triple ring of 44-33-22

Thats right ...
10-25-20, 06:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,016
Posted By preventec47

What are the largest Online Bicycle parts sellers ?

I assume that size ( dollar volume) can equate to greater qty or selection of inventory. I assume BikeNashbar to be one or at least the oldest as I was buying from them in the mid 80's. I get...
10-21-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 8,385
Posted By preventec47

Getting ready for my workout. It should not...

Getting ready for my workout. It should not take long with my new exercise bike :-)
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10-20-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,111
Posted By preventec47

For anyone that has a genuine interest in this...

For anyone that has a genuine interest in this bike-boat contraption.... you might like to know that picture was taken during a full tilt sprint past the person with the camera.
There are some...
10-20-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,111
Posted By preventec47

I know it looks like a toy or gadget but take off...

I know it looks like a toy or gadget but take off down the lake and you are liable to find yourself 10 or 12 miles down the lake after an hour or two.

Then you have to turn around and get home. ...
10-20-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,167
Posted By preventec47

Well I didnt intend for this to devolve into a...

Well I didnt intend for this to devolve into a name calling affair as my original statement was meant to be light hearted but true.

Lots of people dont see it the way I do and that is fine. I...
10-20-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,167
Posted By preventec47

I think another way I see it is............ ...

I think another way I see it is............ Hockey Players wear HELMETS. Most bicyclists wear what I consider to be HATS in comparison

Dont get me wrong, I am not on any kind of crusade, I...
10-20-20, 07:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,111
Posted By preventec47

Come springtime I will have installed fishing rod...

Come springtime I will have installed fishing rod holders on each pontoon so I can troll with artificial minnows with hooks. That way I can say I got something out of my workout. Two fish for...
10-20-20, 06:31 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 8,385
Posted By preventec47

Heavy Bikes are better !

Unless you are a professional or amateur racer..... Ride as heavy a bike as you can ! You will get a better workout, You will save money as they are cheaper and more rugged requiring less...
10-20-20, 05:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,111
Posted By preventec47

Anyone Here Ride a Bike-Boat ?

I just put the Time Trial bars on mine..........
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10-19-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 536
Posted By preventec47

I am excited to have a plan. I have been through...

I am excited to have a plan. I have been through one can each of WD40, Blaster and Auto Brake cleaner over several days to free up the release lever on the shifter.
The bike was only ridden about...
10-18-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 619
Posted By preventec47

Somewhat Amusing Stoker View

I have accommodated a wide variety of stokers but the most important was my 75 year old mother at the time so I got a special handle bar for her.

Other people really liked it as well from the...
10-17-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,239
Posted By preventec47

Proper design rear safety light

I have looked at a lot of battery powered red lights for bikes and in a dark room they all focus the light in a narrow beam on the wall which means cars etc off to the side will see a very dim view....
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