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10-26-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 748
Posted By merlinextraligh

So, we’ve ridden it enough now on and off road to...

So, we’ve ridden it enough now on and off road to form some impressions. On road, it rides and handles very similar to our Dragonfly. Riding both of our Calfee’s I think is about as close to riding a...
10-22-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 1,445
Views: 525,372
Posted By Magnum PI

That was then, and this is now. We call the...

That was then, and this is now. We call the Cannondale "The Diesel" because of our aging motors and our reduced training miles.
...
10-22-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 1,445
Views: 525,372
Posted By Magnum PI

OK here is an old picture of us on our first...

OK here is an old picture of us on our first tandem in 1991

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1440x2000/solvang_century_tandem_1991_cc3eba5899b1a6656116ce309f1a8b78945d9ee2.jpg...
Replies: 10
Views: 324
Posted By bikemig

I wouldn't bargain with the seller at $150. That...

I wouldn't bargain with the seller at $150. That is a very fair price for that bike.
10-16-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 370
Posted By Markeologist

Did you buy this unmarked Ritchey Tandem???

Somebody made a heck of a buy on the big auction site a few weeks back on a "Vintage Tandem" for $225. I asked seller if he would consider shipping but before he could answer, bike was sold. Fitted...
10-15-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 696
Posted By Trevtassie

Couple of things, 1: got a link to a reliable...

Couple of things,
1: got a link to a reliable source for this "factoid"
2: There are plenty of larger volume tires that would either explode or damage the rim long before they reached twice the...
10-09-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 794
Posted By merlinextraligh

We’re getting a set of Light Bicycle wheels, CF...

We’re getting a set of Light Bicycle wheels, CF rims, DT Swiss hubs, 28 spokes, and extra strength rims, which add about 100 grams but are recommended for low spoke tandem use, for under $800.
...
Replies: 16
Views: 717
Posted By clasher

I finished my first 400K on a miyata 1000,...

I finished my first 400K on a miyata 1000, they're pretty great for rando, the only thing I changed were the stock wheels; far too overbuilt for my needs and I wanted a dynohub.
...
10-05-20, 05:56 AM
Replies: 1,445
Views: 525,372
Posted By kayakindude

Most of the team, the stoker and pacer. ...

Most of the team, the stoker and pacer.
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20201003_152058_f2cba60c15c52bc69edf6f91ebed748918ef9bba.jpg
10-05-20, 04:45 AM
Replies: 1,445
Views: 525,372
Posted By jwalther

https://i.imgur.com/2SjiMPl.jpg?1 Action...

https://i.imgur.com/2SjiMPl.jpg?1

Action shot from yesterday's ride, rolling past the Woodford Reserve Distillery.
10-03-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 464
Posted By AJ1515

Aphelion Ti 1985: Full Review

Full review time for this beautiful bike. Let's do this.

I had been looking at Ti single speeds since my time in Boston. Here, I feel in love with single speed riding--thank you Charge Bikes for...
09-29-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 1,445
Views: 525,372
Posted By noglider

I finally got pictures of us on our tandem. First...

I finally got pictures of us on our tandem. First I let my kid and kid's wife ride it, and you can see them smiling pretty big on it.

Good thing I got them to shoot pictures of us, because now I...
09-28-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 591
Posted By Salamandrine

Silver spokes.

Silver spokes.
09-28-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 1,445
Views: 525,372
Posted By merlinextraligh

Us with our new Calfee ...

Us with our new Calfee
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1587/deb_bob_18f624b1e48ad5bc3af4dc068ab38905b40c7690.jpg
09-24-20, 03:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 842
Posted By Vonruden

Wow thatís a bargain!

Wow thatís a bargain!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,565
Posted By WhyFi

Lol - good one.

Lol - good one.
09-23-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 748
Posted By merlinextraligh

New Calfee Adventure Tandem

Finally got the new Calfee Tandem. Technically, its a custom modified Tetra. The goal was a dual use bike that 1) would ride on the road as close as possible to our Dragonfly, and 2) be capable for...
09-21-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 836
Posted By Leisesturm

I know I'll get some hate, but it must be said....

I know I'll get some hate, but it must be said. When buying (or accepting the gift of) a bike like this, it is a bad idea to attempt to bring it into 21st Century levels of performance. A set of dual...
09-21-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,456
Posted By J.Higgins

They certainly are NOT overpaid, and their...

They certainly are NOT overpaid, and their medical and pensions means that YOU'LL get your mail delivered in a timely manner if they are able to do it because they are kept healthy as government...
09-21-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,063
Posted By sheddle

this is somewhat off topic, but to be clear, the...

this is somewhat off topic, but to be clear, the main issue is that I am in a shared apartment, and don't have any practical space to do anything other than simple fixes, especially things involving...
09-18-20, 01:29 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,456
Posted By gaucho777

Don’t blame PBK, blame Trump. MI is a swing state...

Don’t blame PBK, blame Trump. MI is a swing state so you can expect more delays than elsewhere. I know this is supposed to be an apolitical forum, but you are disparaging a vendor due to political...
09-17-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,456
Posted By nlerner

Definitely drop Louis DeJoy a note; he's all...

Definitely drop Louis DeJoy a note; he's all about the customer.
09-17-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,080
Posted By Juan Foote

Be careful to watch out for the gang affiliated...

Be careful to watch out for the gang affiliated drift racers. Most often they drive really flashy cars, play loud music, crazy hair styles. If you aren't careful you might flirt with the wrong girl...
09-02-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,465
Posted By Skimax

I think it would be pretty tough to get...

I think it would be pretty tough to get everything else for under $150 unless you are buying very used or cheap parts...

still need:
crank
cog
bars
stem
tape
pedals
chain
Forum: Great Lakes
09-01-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 625
Posted By JLDickmon

I'm kind of late to this party, but South Haven,...

I'm kind of late to this party, but South Haven, MI is less than 3hrs from Chicago..
Kal-Haven Trail runs from there to Kalamazoo, 34 miles gravel..
where it meets the Kalamazoo River Valley...
Replies: 9
Views: 414
Posted By rickdtop40

Quote and feedback

Thank you all for taking the time to respond to this thread. I had this also listed on eBay. Just sold for $500. Great bicycle, didn't realize the gem that I had in storage for over 20'years
08-26-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 624
Posted By Trakhak

Bike stores almost universally use the cheapest...

Bike stores almost universally use the cheapest bulk-order tubes and do hundreds of flat repairs per year, with few or no tube failures. In other words, yes, most tube failures are from user error.
08-23-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 1,445
Views: 525,372
Posted By Pedersen

Pictures explain the happiness on a tandem!!! ...

Pictures explain the happiness on a tandem!!!
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x768/kidztandem_009_71dc83a09981357f2fb1709306abdae8f7d88461.jpg...
08-22-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 1,445
Views: 525,372
Posted By P.L.Jensen

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/756x505/141_155580e8f8c65ef3c5aa34da4114060a5cef8870.jpg
(above) When our Cousin It was new......
Replies: 45
Views: 5,649
Posted By GadgetGirlIL

It has been a hot summer here in the Chicago...

It has been a hot summer here in the Chicago area. We are well above average in the number of days with highs in the 90's. I failed to make the 100 mile mark in July with my longest ride being ~94...
08-13-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,832
Posted By DangerousDanR

This is our Ritchey Double Switchback Breakaway. ...

This is our Ritchey Double Switchback Breakaway. I was told by someone at Ritchey that there are about 50 of these in existence. I don't know if that is correct.

Ours is setup as a flat bar...
08-12-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,224
Posted By Unca_Sam

Yes, usually. There are missteps along the way...

Yes, usually. There are missteps along the way (What are chainstay U-brakes, Alex?).
08-08-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,714
Posted By victorm

Hope yíall like it

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/24a514c7_e703_43ae_b77f_bfea67b4f148_afede9b8fa2a7822168ff21241f7165ee29341e0.jpeg...
07-19-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 547
Posted By PedalingWalrus

Two big hooks in the ceiling of the basement....

Two big hooks in the ceiling of the basement. Hang it by the wheels upside down.
07-17-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,414
Posted By MattTheHat

Personally, I'd sell the bike to someone who...

Personally, I'd sell the bike to someone who could ride it and split the profit with the widow. You kind of held her up at $800. I hope you at least wore a mask. :twitchy:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 11,584
Posted By caloso

WTAF. Do not put your hand on another rider....

WTAF.

Do not put your hand on another rider. I can't believe this needs to be said.
07-12-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,071
Posted By Lazyass

What the hell is all this Wabi bashing? Here...

What the hell is all this Wabi bashing?

Here is my experience:

I ordered a Special last year on Black Friday. Free Sub-15 wheels, Deluxe freewheel (as good as WI in my opinion and they should...
07-06-20, 10:41 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,964
Posted By Hondo Gravel

Kingwood is an upper middle class municipality....

Kingwood is an upper middle class municipality. It is easy to have the basics and not to worry. I’m also well off so to speak probably by default but that is another story. I’m helping everybody and...
07-03-20, 05:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,720
Posted By torger

Haven't had that much time to ride, but here's...

Haven't had that much time to ride, but here's the finished wheels mounted on the bike. So far pleased with the performance and they feel stiff enough.
...
Forum: Touring
07-02-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,645
Posted By mbusky

I looked at the LHT for a few years and the TREK...

I looked at the LHT for a few years and the TREK 520 also, but when it came time to buy I went with REI's CO-OP ADV1.1 at ONLY $1189.00 with racks,
Steel Frame Double-butted chromoly steel, Fork...
06-30-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,832
Posted By jim_pridx

Not to be hijacking this thread, but I did the...

Not to be hijacking this thread, but I did the Gates belt upgrade last night along with a test ride today, and it's definitely a nice conversion for this bike. It just turns out that my center to...
06-30-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 588
Posted By CaliTexan

We had the stoker compartment frame bag custom...

We had the stoker compartment frame bag custom made; the others were off-the shelf. They give a lot of flexibility for 2-3 day trips.
...
06-29-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,026
Posted By iab

Nope. Pass on it. You won't ride it.

Nope. Pass on it. You won't ride it.
06-28-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,832
Posted By fooferdoggie

our Gepida e tandem. we spent our stimulus money...

our Gepida e tandem. we spent our stimulus money on it. neither one of us drive and we did not want to ride public transportation so this worked we ride every day now after my commute. and yes we get...
06-23-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,832
Posted By Paul J

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/lititz_coffee_6f7dcd2399d198070753744df398c193976fa903.jpg
This is our 5th tandem which was purchased from Tandems East. It is a...
06-20-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 453
Posted By JaccoW

Velocipedum...

Velocipedum (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMsnlkpc0guToHipklmUmQQ)
MonkeyShred (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0a5ay9sFbhx8l8WoHyogKQ)

Non-C&V but still interesting:

Not just bikes...
06-18-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 616
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

The only other internet place I really frequent...

The only other internet place I really frequent these days is Paceline and I will occasionally refer folks who are trying to sell C+V parts or need info on older bikes. Otherwise I view this place as...
06-17-20, 10:48 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,832
Posted By MikeAndJean

This is a our current tandem. We set it up last...

This is a our current tandem. We set it up last year and have been riding it for over a year now.
...
06-17-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,832
Posted By flangehead

Moots Tandem

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1136/12c5bb00_f120_43d5_8234_4385ef58bff6_dc2d6b2de0e2d562b7274aa10e14f6cace307dac.jpeg
I bought it used. Early 90s.
06-09-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 946
Posted By nlerner

Ah, good to know that I won’t get it mixed up...

Ah, good to know that I won’t get it mixed up with the mason jars of urine I keep stored in the basement.
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