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08-20-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By riva

I have one of the 60's wet noodle tandems in my...

I have one of the 60's wet noodle tandems in my shed. At first it spooked me, but quickly got used to it and even enjoy riding it now. Its like riding a leaf spring. Columbia frames don't seem to...
08-16-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 523
Posted By riva

After riding it, got to say these things could...

After riding it, got to say these things could really use alloy rims. Gotta check my stash for some polished 559mm rims. Its 590mm but slots make it look like it'd reach down 15mm. Long stopping...
08-13-19, 04:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 523
Posted By riva

2 digit $$ 2 seater..

Recreational-family-beach-cruiser-vintage-classic-utility-tandem beastie, under $100 all in so...
08-05-19, 03:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 925
Posted By lichtgrau

Agreed. Thatís my only criteria too. During the...

Agreed. Thatís my only criteria too. During the ride nearly everything is captainís decision, but when it comes to hardware for the stoker compartment: Iím out. Happily, sheís fairly undemanding....
08-03-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,301
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

The only thing I've heard - but have not...

The only thing I've heard - but have not experienced - is that wire bead tires tend to blow off rims more easily. The wire absorbs and holds heat, softening the bead. The significant difference I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,612
Posted By CarloM

I have four hobbies I'm passionate about:...

I have four hobbies I'm passionate about: Cycling, Guitar, Espresso/Coffee, and Home Theater. If I win Powerball, you'll all be witness to the opening of the first Home Theater, Cycling, Guitar...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 01:27 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,612
Posted By Marci

Funny odd not ha ha

My friend that got me back on a bike after 40 years off riding horses has a Bike AND Guitar store in Florence, OR. I always thought it an odd combo but perhaps not. LOL As for spending a lot, bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,612
Posted By kissTheApex

Now weíre talking! Great builds! Love the burst...

Now weíre talking! Great builds! Love the burst on the second one.

Since I canít exceed 9, my last two builds have been for friends too :).
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,612
Posted By CarloM

Now I don't feel so bad. Similar ratio, but much...

Now I don't feel so bad. Similar ratio, but much less overall numbers (5/2) :roflmao:
07-13-19, 05:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,597
Posted By DubT

Two year anniversary - E-tandem conversion

Two years ago and nearly 12,000 miles ago we converted our 2011 Calfee tandem to an E-tandem. With help from the then technical manager at Calfee we made the conversion. The conversion was reasonably...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,612
Posted By kissTheApex

The unhappy face is because it is much easier to...

The unhappy face is because it is much easier to achieve n+1 when youíre building them instead of buying :D, which becomes an issue (Provided that you donít pay yourself for your time of course). Our...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,612
Posted By kissTheApex

My GAS got quite bad that I turned my garage into...

My GAS got quite bad that I turned my garage into a workshop and started building guitars :(. Havenít started winding my own pickups yet though, so my doctor says there might be hope for me. :D
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,612
Posted By wipekitty

GAS happens with music gear, too. I've had to...

GAS happens with music gear, too. I've had to block myself from looking at drumkit cymbals (not to mention custom drumsets), and my SO is constantly talking about the next guitar pedals and amps...
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07-06-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,739
Posted By PedalingWalrus

New Bike Day

We finally have our tandem! Yay! We rode for 10 miles and then brought the bike for final adjustments . Also had fenders installed and lights and few minor details. Today we picked it up and had a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,197
Posted By Weakbikr

Finally got a 16 mile an hour ride.

I'm sure this is unbelievably slow for alot of folks here. I've been close a few times but never finished with a 16 mph average. Well saturday I got my first at 16.0. Me and my father in law rode our...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,514
Posted By shelbyfv

Astonishing! Approaching 15 years after first...

Astonishing! Approaching 15 years after first reported, dogs are still chasing and biting cyclists.
06-20-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,434
Posted By bakerjw

Heavy or not, that is a darn cool looking frame. ...

Heavy or not, that is a darn cool looking frame.

To the OP. I am 5'11" and my wife is 5'. We had Doug Curtiss of Curtlo cycles build us a road and mountain tandem. The mountain tandem has...
06-19-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,882
Posted By unikid

Okay so here's something a bit closer drive. For...

Okay so here's something a bit closer drive. For less than the price to fill your gas tank you can have a proper tandem. Might as well offer them $50 and see what they say before even heading down...
06-11-19, 11:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,454
Posted By mccreadym

Thanks for the review of the Carrera, definately...

Thanks for the review of the Carrera, definately favoring it, especially since Co-Motion can modify the options for it!
06-09-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,454
Posted By ReedCycle

Here is a nice discussion on the Equator from...

Here is a nice discussion on the Equator from crazyguyonabike.com (2 pages): Mike & Bern Tour New York: First trip on the new tandem: Belt driven - no derailleurs...
06-08-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,485
Posted By velojym

Refurbing our Santana Arriva

We bought this bike from Jim at Richardson Bike Mart, 14 or 15 years ago, and had a great time on it for a while. After a couple moves and family life getting in the way (I have a thread on this in...
05-27-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,694
Posted By DubT

8 Years old

Our Calfee was 8 years old yesterday! We have ridden in nearly 45,000 miles in those 8 years. The bike is still in great shape and we still are extremely happy with it.
05-26-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,988
Posted By cyclehealth

Update: Wife and I are loving the new Sugino SD...

Update: Wife and I are loving the new Sugino SD 600 with 46-36-26 chainrings. It is a much more practical sized chain ring set for us.
05-25-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 1,412
Views: 468,597
Posted By MikeAndJean

Unusual photo

I expect that like many tandem riders, we have very few photos of ourselves. However, the other day we came across our photo in an unexpected place. While looking at the Google street view of a road...
05-24-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 1,412
Views: 468,597
Posted By GuyRocket

I finally have enough posts to contribute to this...

I finally have enough posts to contribute to this thread! We love our tandems; my kids are growing up thinking they're normal. This morning's ride was 26 miles round trip, three up on the quad since...
05-22-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,557
Posted By wgscott

My wife and I rode one for less than a mile and...

My wife and I rode one for less than a mile and almost got divorced. I kid you not. (Yes, I know the old saying...)
05-22-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,557
Posted By bakerjw

Not to derail a thread but it was the same for my...

Not to derail a thread but it was the same for my wife and me. We went less than a mile and knew that it was going to turn out well. My wife is visually impaired and it gave her a chance to enjoy one...
05-22-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,557
Posted By Maelochs

Awesome good luck and amazing fortitude, Mr. and...

Awesome good luck and amazing fortitude, Mr. and Mrs. jim_pridx.
05-22-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,557
Posted By livedarklions

I liked your post for agreement, but what...

I liked your post for agreement, but what happened to you and your wife sucked, and "like" seems a bit of a strange reaction to it so I feel a need to clarify.

Did you get back on the tandem with...
05-21-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,557
Posted By livedarklions

Follow up: So I got the Lazer Cyclone for...

Follow up:

So I got the Lazer Cyclone for $35 per your tip, and picked it up last Friday. I rode 187 miles with it on last weekend.
It is a very heavy helmet, really noticeable when you lift it,...
05-15-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 2,411
Views: 470,813
Posted By bikemig

Yeah I like the '83. The '82 was built around...

Yeah I like the '83. The '82 was built around 700c wheels; the '83 was built around 27 inch wheels (though you can get some cantilevers to work with 700c). I actually own an '83 as well which I rode...
04-28-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,005
Posted By gregr501

We received it on Thursday, I didn’t get to unbox...

We received it on Thursday, I didn’t get to unbox it until yesterday. It’s beautiful! They upgraded everything to match the T1. Carbon cranks, Gates belt drive, full Ultregra, Kinekt Suspension...
03-29-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,478
Posted By Artmo

We've "electrified" our Macchiato

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I've installed the Cytronex C-1 system on our Macchiato to help us oldies up...
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