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03-28-18, 07:35 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By geronimo2000

$40 for a 12 mile ride?

$40 for a 12 mile ride?
02-11-18, 07:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,049
Posted By geronimo2000

here's...

here's (http://cyclemeter.com/3695d4bfccc76891/Cycle-20160730-0601) a track of the loop you're suggesting. The Wenas part of the loop is definitely hilly and maybe a third of the way is unpaved. ...
01-09-18, 06:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,715
Posted By geronimo2000

here's a map that ought to be of some help if you...

here's a map that ought to be of some help if you opt for the Centennial Trail / Interurban Trail: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26698763

The other option, through Stanwood, is shorter and kind...
08-08-16, 07:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,980
Posted By geronimo2000

I have one that I bought when I rehabbed an Ibis...

I have one that I bought when I rehabbed an Ibis Forte. It's much lighter than the Arai but it works with the fittings on mid-90's bikes that were designed for the Arai brake. We have it set up...
05-27-16, 10:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 967
Posted By geronimo2000

here's your route ...

here's your route (https://ridewithgps.com/routes/14016141) to Lewiston. Last summer I rode from Joseph to Halfway (on a tandem) and the road was fine - paved everywhere except a construction area....
05-09-16, 08:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 972
Posted By geronimo2000

if the chain is stretched you ought to replace...

if the chain is stretched you ought to replace it, but check your chainring bolts before you get carried away messing with the chainrings - usually when you get uneven tension it's because the...
04-20-16, 08:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 981
Posted By geronimo2000

it doesn't open until 2017 - the Emerald City...

it doesn't open until 2017 - the Emerald City ride was a one-time thing.
03-01-16, 10:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,757
Posted By geronimo2000

"first challenge has been getting my LBS to...

"first challenge has been getting my LBS to respond with prices for parts"

Were the guys at Rodriguez thinking of you when they wrote this? Article | Rodriguez Bike News...
02-10-16, 09:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,757
Posted By geronimo2000

you might want to consider these: Brakes...

you might want to consider these: Brakes designed for tandem and cyclocross bicycles, also brakes for touring bikes and bicycles (http://www.rodbikes.com/articles/bigsqueeze.html) (They're...
02-02-16, 10:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,624
Posted By geronimo2000

Evergreen...

Evergreen https://www.evergreenmtb.org/trails/map?trail_search=&trail_grunt_rating=&trail_ride_type%5B%5D=Road+Grade&cck=trail&boxchecked=0&search=trail&task=search is a good resource - the link goes...
02-02-16, 10:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,000
Posted By geronimo2000

you might have her stop in at R+E Cycles Custom...

you might have her stop in at R+E Cycles Custom Bicycles - Rodriguez Bicycles and Tandem in Seattle (http://www.rodbikes.com) in the U district. Even if she doesn't want to buy one of their bikes...
01-26-16, 06:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 933
Posted By geronimo2000

In March you're not going to have much fun in the...

In March you're not going to have much fun in the foothills but you might want to think about taking SR97 over Satus Pass to Goldendale and then SR14 up the gorge to Camas...
01-26-16, 06:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,630
Posted By geronimo2000

The Burley was our introduction to tandems and it...

The Burley was our introduction to tandems and it was a good bike that we could have continued to ride. I could never keep the die compe brakes adjusted and the eccentric kept slipping and the...
01-25-16, 03:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,630
Posted By geronimo2000

We got our Trillium in 2012. Here...

We got our Trillium in 2012. Here (http://www.obatik.com/stories/biking-stories/the-new-tandem/) is a blog post discussing our thought process at the time. We're heading into our 5th season with...
01-24-16, 09:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,630
Posted By geronimo2000

I ride one of the Rodriguez super-light steel...

I ride one of the Rodriguez super-light steel frames and it is everything they claim it to be. How much team weight will you be carrying? What kind of riding will you be doing? I'd venture that a...
12-14-15, 10:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,651
Posted By geronimo2000

I've got a Rodriguez Trillium with S&S couplers...

I've got a Rodriguez Trillium with S&S couplers and an Ibis Forte that I had Rodriguez retrofit with S&S couplers. I love both bikes - the Rodriguez guys are really good to work with and they know...
11-30-15, 10:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,079
Posted By geronimo2000

One common setup for the drag brake, at least...

One common setup for the drag brake, at least with drop bars on the back, uses a standard bar-end shift lever.
11-20-15, 09:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 948
Posted By geronimo2000

have you thought about heading North from Plumer...

have you thought about heading North from Plumer instead of going to Ellensburg? The ride around Grand Coulee is pretty cool and Highway 153 / SR20 is one of the most spectacular rides in the...
10-05-15, 07:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,055
Posted By geronimo2000

I have used Time ATAC for many years and recently...

I have used Time ATAC for many years and recently have mounted a pair of ATAC-compatible Rinko pedals that come off with no tools.
...
09-19-15, 07:19 AM
Replies: 459
Views: 110,235
Posted By geronimo2000

New, our coupled steel Rodriguez Trillium with...

New, our coupled steel Rodriguez Trillium with saddles and pedals weighed just over 36 pounds. Since then I've gone with a wheel set that has more spokes and added a rear disc brake so It's likely...
09-09-15, 12:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,399
Posted By geronimo2000

If you end up needing to go with a new derailleur...

If you end up needing to go with a new derailleur you should look at a Shimano CX-70. Although it is marketed as a "ultegra quality" double, it has the range to handle three chainrings and it will...
09-08-15, 10:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,352
Posted By geronimo2000

Any idea who actually makes them?

Any idea who actually makes them?
09-04-15, 02:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 753
Posted By geronimo2000

what about Old Blewett Pass?

what about Old Blewett Pass?
08-30-15, 05:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,232
Posted By geronimo2000

Don't know what they'd be like if you lived...

Don't know what they'd be like if you lived somewhere outside of the pacific northwest, but they're an awesome shop that makes quality bikes. We have a trillium - one of their very-low weight custom...
08-25-15, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 826
Posted By geronimo2000

Cathcart is at 164th so that's problem . ...

Cathcart is at 164th so that's problem . Presumably, when you cross Hwy 9 you're on 168th and you cut over to 172nd to get to Broadway. This closure is going to interfere with that route - if I can...
08-11-15, 08:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,118
Posted By geronimo2000

update from original craigslist poster: 2001...

update from original craigslist poster: 2001 Rodriguez Coupled Tandem med/med "Daisy" - Campy & Phil Wood (http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bik/5135575768.html)
08-11-15, 03:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,755
Posted By geronimo2000

we used to use tandem talk wireless but got fed...

we used to use tandem talk wireless but got fed up with the limited battery life and went back to their wired option (which does what it is supposed to do.)
07-23-15, 09:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,118
Posted By geronimo2000

I saw this when it was first posted on CL a...

I saw this when it was first posted on CL a couple of weeks ago and forwarded it to Evergreen Tandem Club - not sure why but they didn't circulate it to members...
07-20-15, 05:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 793
Posted By geronimo2000

Wallowa, Elkhorn & Blue Mountains

Just got back from a seven day, 400 mile tour, in Northeastrn Oregon. The route was Pendleton => Elgin => Joseph => Baker => Sumpter => Ukiah => Pendleton. (Here's a link to the route...
07-09-15, 10:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,061
Posted By geronimo2000

You'll have trouble finding Arai drum brakes. A...

You'll have trouble finding Arai drum brakes. A newer implementation, Mad Dog Drag Brake (http://maddogdrag.com), is available through Tandems East. We (including a stoker who is also not a great...
06-25-15, 11:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,671
Posted By geronimo2000

not sure how you look at "inexpensive" but...

not sure how you look at "inexpensive" but Rodriguez will make one for you for $225: Steel bike frames - Handmade by Rodriguez Bicycles Company in Seattle (http://www.rodbikes.com/frames.html)
06-23-15, 09:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,172
Posted By geronimo2000

The ride from Port Townsend to Port Angeles is a...

The ride from Port Townsend to Port Angeles is a little sketchy but ultimately a lot of fun - google "Olympic Discovery Trail" and you'll see the basic route. From Victoria to Sidney you ride the...
06-17-15, 01:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 661
Posted By geronimo2000

Snoqualmie Valley Trail segment closed all summer...

Snoqualmie Valley Trail segment closed all summer between Duvall and Carnation Biking Bis...
06-16-15, 11:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 929
Posted By geronimo2000

here's a link: Cycling 100 Miles on a Bike Built...

here's a link: Cycling 100 Miles on a Bike Built for Two - WSJ (http://www.wsj.com/articles/cycling-100-miles-on-a-bike-built-for-two-1434372473?KEYWORDS=tandem)

(may be behind a paywall)
06-11-15, 12:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,463
Posted By geronimo2000

The Red Horse was great - but a full stomach...

The Red Horse was great - but a full stomach didn't make the climb that followed any easier (maybe I should have stopped by the recreational cannabis store that is now part of their complex!) We hit...
06-10-15, 09:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,463
Posted By geronimo2000

Here are the GPS tracks of three rides we did on...

Here are the GPS tracks of three rides we did on the tandem last weekend:

cle elum - ellensburg loop: Cyclemeter - Cycle - Jun 5, 2015, 8:00 AM...
06-10-15, 09:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,051
Posted By geronimo2000

Whidby Island is a nice ride - and that puts you...

Whidby Island is a nice ride - and that puts you in the direction of Bellingham. There are a bunch of loops out of Snohomish that are fun. Might want to take the ferry over to Southworth and ride...
06-09-15, 10:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,463
Posted By geronimo2000

It's an old Ibis with 26 inch rims - for this...

It's an old Ibis with 26 inch rims - for this trip we had 1 1/2 inch Serfas Drifters on it. (that's about a 32 in "regular" tires.)
06-08-15, 09:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,463
Posted By geronimo2000

On Sunday 6/8 my wife and I rode our tandem from...

On Sunday 6/8 my wife and I rode our tandem from Cle Elum all the way to the end of the Teanaway River Road (esmerelda basin trailhead.) That was about 10 miles of unpaved and it was in really good...
05-27-15, 09:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,238
Posted By geronimo2000

Welcome! here...

Welcome!

here (http://www.seattlebiketours.org/members/maps/whatcom.html) are some routes local to Bellingham

(You'll especially want to check out Chuckanut Drive)

here...
05-27-15, 08:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 867
Posted By geronimo2000

the second day from Centralia isn't bad and the...

the second day from Centralia isn't bad and the camping on the college lawn there is a blast
05-22-15, 10:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,544
Posted By geronimo2000

I've had Smiley do fittings both on Rodriguez...

I've had Smiley do fittings both on Rodriguez bikes and non-rodriguez bikes and I'm really happy with his work. I'd advise you to make an appointment and if possible to do it mid-day on a weekday. ...
05-22-15, 10:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,679
Posted By geronimo2000

I've ridden the SVT and the Iron Horse on 28's -...

I've ridden the SVT and the Iron Horse on 28's - I'd expect that the 32's you're looking at would be plenty for that route.
04-21-15, 11:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,530
Posted By geronimo2000

I have Compass 1 1/2 inch tires on my Ibis and by...

I have Compass 1 1/2 inch tires on my Ibis and by caliper they measure 37.6 @ 65psi. I consider them to be my gravel wheel set and find that they pretty much float over the rough stuff.
04-20-15, 08:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,530
Posted By geronimo2000

those are great tires and should be just about...

those are great tires and should be just about right for that trail.
04-14-15, 11:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,847
Posted By geronimo2000

I've had good luck with Wippermann - I'm...

I've had good luck with Wippermann - I'm currently running their stainless steel version (with hollow pins) and I've been surprised by how much longer it's lasted than my usual chains.
03-23-15, 10:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,312
Posted By geronimo2000

When you get to the point of replacing the brakes...

When you get to the point of replacing the brakes I'd put in a plug for these: Brakes designed for tandem and cyclocross bicycles, also brakes for touring bikes and bicycles...
03-15-15, 08:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,884
Posted By geronimo2000

I have two coupled tandems and have flown with...

I have two coupled tandems and have flown with them several times. Set-up and tear-down is pretty painless - the one with 26" wheels goes easier than the 700C one. There are youtube videos showing...
03-05-15, 06:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 920
Posted By geronimo2000

it's open

it's open
03-05-15, 11:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,794
Posted By geronimo2000

The evergreen tandem club...

The evergreen tandem club http://www.meetup.com/EvergreenTandemClub/ in Seattle would be a good resource for you
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