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Different Spin Rates Causing Problem

Old 08-15-18, 07:37 PM
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My team "solved" this issue with me (captain) outfitting with flat pedals and regular shoes. It was first an experiment to induce me to dial back my 90 rpm cadence. We learned that 90 was too fast, ironically, while test riding a DaVinci. Stoker was literally chasing me any time I got to spinning. Epiphany. Going to flats improved our travel speed and efficiency immediately. Now I don't ever use secured shoe-pedal interface in our tandems and don't miss it whatsoever. Still use SPDs with my single bikes. The extra security with sure footing at stops is a big bonus.
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Old 08-16-18, 07:24 AM
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Originally Posted by tkramer View Post
My team "solved" this issue with me (captain) outfitting with flat pedals and regular shoes.
Now I don't ever use secured shoe-pedal interface in our tandems and don't miss it whatsoever. Still use SPDs with my single bikes. The extra security with sure footing at stops is a big bonus.
We don't use secured shoe-pedal interface either. We do use pedals with metal studs at 90 degrees to improve grip. That helps. The only negative to them is that it only takes one whack with one of those pedals to remember not to get hit with them
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Old 09-07-18, 07:43 PM
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Originally Posted by lichtgrau View Post
Does someone ever tried to work on that issue with different chainrings for the timing chain?
Crazy probably and disadvantageous in other ways but quite easy to test without huge modifications.
I just wondering if anyone ever tried...
I have used this method for years with both my children and now my grandchildren .Use this because concerned about kids being able to maintain high cadence rate. Use 42 and 38 chain rings. Once you get use to being out of sync no big deal. Not sure how it would work with adults.
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