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10-11-19, 09:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,585
Posted By Monoborracho

The first kick was Tour of Dallas when a guy...

The first kick was Tour of Dallas when a guy passed us on the right at a street/45 degree railroad intersection and then crashed in front as his wheel hit the track ditch. I braked and crashed and...
10-11-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,585
Posted By Monoborracho

We no longer do the Hotter'n Hell 100 for the...

We no longer do the Hotter'n Hell 100 for the very reasons you mention. Mixing it up with 15000 singles and a couple of hundred, at the most, tandems just doesn't work.
10-11-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,585
Posted By Monoborracho

It will depend on how much customization you...

It will depend on how much customization you want, but from my prelim conversation a couple of years ago, I think you need to be thinking in the 15K+ range for a coupled bike with some customization.
10-08-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,585
Posted By Monoborracho

We love our coupled Seven Ti, but I'm pretty sure...

We love our coupled Seven Ti, but I'm pretty sure there is a Hawthorne E-Assist with E-shifting somewhere in the not too distant future. I have two friends that have them. One of them put straight...
08-07-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,749
Posted By Monoborracho

We ride 32mm Gatorskins on a set of Spinergy...

We ride 32mm Gatorskins on a set of Spinergy alloy wheels most of the time around local. We may also ride them when we go away from home for base touring. Overseas touring have a set of 40mm...
08-03-19, 09:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,147
Posted By Monoborracho

24 spokes? More spokes are the answer. Slice it...

24 spokes? More spokes are the answer. Slice it (or distribute it as you wish ).
06-28-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,509
Posted By Monoborracho

Good article. Thanks for posting.

Good article. Thanks for posting.
06-17-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,144
Posted By Monoborracho

When we spec'd our Seven Ti back in 2012, we...

When we spec'd our Seven Ti back in 2012, we specified cantilevers front and back with a rear disc also. (as late as 2016 one of the large tandem builders, the name starts with S, told us how unsafe...
05-22-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,402
Posted By Monoborracho

Drafting while swimming in triathlons is where...

Drafting while swimming in triathlons is where this usually raises its head (pun intended). Has anyone here besides me actually tried to draft in OPEN WATER? You can't see four lengths ahead of you...
04-27-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 27,502
Posted By Monoborracho

Drunken Monkey - there was once a beer joint in...

Drunken Monkey - there was once a beer joint in South Texas by that name. No other significance..
02-18-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,650
Posted By Monoborracho

We have a Seven Ti Axiom 007. And it is a l o o o...

We have a Seven Ti Axiom 007. And it is a l o o o o ng one, for my stoker. In fact, it is the longest wheelbase I know of and as it now is, some years later in our late 60's , we could go shorter....
02-13-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,880
Posted By Monoborracho

For touring on a tandem, IMHO, a set of 48 spoke...

For touring on a tandem, IMHO, a set of 48 spoke Phil Wood or White Industries hubs are the way to go. Just my opinion.
11-02-18, 08:22 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,921
Posted By Monoborracho

I need to check on the Peloton app.

I need to check on the Peloton app.
10-31-18, 06:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,921
Posted By Monoborracho

Mount a TV in the garage, low enough to be...

Mount a TV in the garage, low enough to be comfortable looking at it from the bike. The bigger the better. TV's are cheap. You might just get a small table.
Use an Apple TV setup with your home...
08-29-18, 04:36 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,514
Posted By Monoborracho

My warning sign of heat exhaustion is chill...

My warning sign of heat exhaustion is chill bumps. Slow down, drink, take time to get home. Just be careful, and don't be afraid to hitch a ride home with a passing pickup.
08-28-18, 07:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,587
Posted By Monoborracho

I wouldn't run carbon wheels on any touring bike....

I wouldn't run carbon wheels on any touring bike. We have a set of Spinergy's with those spokes and I don't take those overseas or on vacation. A small problem or broken spoke can run a...
08-27-18, 12:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,587
Posted By Monoborracho

We have a Seven Ti that exactly fits your...

We have a Seven Ti that exactly fits your description....except for the front rack and front disk. We spec'd a Woundup carbon with canti studs and fenders. I can run two sets of V brakes and have a...
08-26-18, 10:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,188
Posted By Monoborracho

We have a set of Joe Young hand builts for...

We have a set of Joe Young hand builts for touring - Phil Wood hubs, 48 spoke Velocity Dyads. We can run 40mm Schwalbe Duremes with fenders on our Seven Ti. I highly recommend Joe. I have three sets...
07-23-18, 01:49 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,200
Posted By Monoborracho

Does your tandem have a lateral tube ?

Does your tandem have a lateral tube ?
07-08-18, 01:35 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,136
Posted By Monoborracho

JPPE - having a younger wife is the tipping point...

JPPE - having a younger wife is the tipping point to taking the SS later.:thumb: From a probabilistic point, particularly if your spouse has no big 401/IRA/pension, her benefit after someone else...
04-25-18, 11:37 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,804
Posted By Monoborracho

I've gone from a bulbous 220 in Nov-17 to...

I've gone from a bulbous 220 in Nov-17 to currently 189, and still dropping 1.5 - 2# per week. I'm at my HS football weight, aiming for my USAF pilot weight, i.e, well below 170. I have 3" gone...
04-06-18, 07:43 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,454
Posted By Monoborracho

I have the Wal-Mart and the Wiley X brands, both...

I have the Wal-Mart and the Wiley X brands, both with separate bifocals. I tried progressives and they were disorienting.


I would consider nothing except wraparounds. Think about what your...
04-06-18, 07:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,318
Posted By Monoborracho

One more point which new riders might wish to...

One more point which new riders might wish to consider...... in my experience the 26" wheeled tandem was (and is) much easier (and forgiving) to handle at slower speeds, quick or sharp corners, and...
03-28-18, 11:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 586
Posted By Monoborracho

I'm gonna' get Skeeter, the Blue TT bike out...

I'm gonna' get Skeeter, the Blue TT bike out again any day now....really.
03-28-18, 10:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,318
Posted By Monoborracho

It is interesting that one of the major tandem...

It is interesting that one of the major tandem builders (located in Cal, used to run small tours and now runs 100+ tours on boats, builds off size head tubes, and everything in his wheelhouse is the...
01-19-18, 08:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,603
Posted By Monoborracho

Sending a PM.

Sending a PM.
01-16-18, 07:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,603
Posted By Monoborracho

What color and do you have an offered price?

What color and do you have an offered price?
12-18-17, 01:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,071
Posted By Monoborracho

Sounds you have a good plan. Enchanted Rock SP,...

Sounds you have a good plan. Enchanted Rock SP, Nimitz Museum (Museum of the Pacific), Wildflower farms and LBJ Ranch are all worth the sidetrip. As LBJ said " the whole world is welcome here".
12-18-17, 12:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,071
Posted By Monoborracho

Without dissing anyone, a week of fixed base...

Without dissing anyone, a week of fixed base cycling in Fredericksburg does not require a tour operator or much planning ahead, if you can get there on your own. Arguably, the paved roads of...
12-16-17, 10:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,071
Posted By Monoborracho

We have done several of them, but not in the last...

We have done several of them, but not in the last couple of years. Thinking about doing Brenham.
10-25-17, 07:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,731
Posted By Monoborracho

I have a set of Joe Young built 26" Velocity...

I have a set of Joe Young built 26" Velocity Aeroheat 40 spoke custom wheels on Shimano hubs. They might have 1000 miles, at the most. Service two years ago and hanging since then. Our Burley...
10-02-17, 10:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 932
Posted By Monoborracho

I would take everything apart if I suspect a...

I would take everything apart if I suspect a crack, and have it professionally evaluated. For safety. Why take a chance with something so trivial in life?
10-02-17, 03:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 12,300
Posted By Monoborracho

Our Seven Ti will handle 40mm with fenders and...

Our Seven Ti will handle 40mm with fenders and rear rack.
09-26-17, 08:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,815
Posted By Monoborracho

If you can rent a good bike you might seriously...

If you can rent a good bike you might seriously consider taking your saddle, pedals, seat bag and water bottles.

I can recommend this for domestic shipping. Very satisfactory and they ship...
09-16-17, 02:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,260
Posted By Monoborracho

I should never have let my teenage son take my...

I should never have let my teenage son take my 1970 Campy equipped LaPierre ten speed out for a ride one afternoon in 1991. He totaled it.
09-15-17, 08:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 984
Posted By Monoborracho

Check seat posts, be sure they are greased and...

Check seat posts, be sure they are greased and properly torqued. We had same symptoms on our Burley back when. Reinstallation of seat posts fixed it.

Also, it could be one of the four...
09-12-17, 02:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,064
Posted By Monoborracho

We change tires and wheels. Around home we run...

We change tires and wheels. Around home we run Spinergy wheels and 28 or 32 Gatorskins, usually the 32's. A supported tour we'll run our 48 spoke Phil Wood/Dyads with 32 Gatorskins. Unsupported or...
09-04-17, 12:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,590
Posted By Monoborracho

I believe the weight rating can be found on the...

I believe the weight rating can be found on the underside of the beam.
09-02-17, 10:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,682
Posted By Monoborracho

We no longer have a 26" tandem (still have a...

We no longer have a 26" tandem (still have a great set of wheels though, hanging on hooks). Still have 1-1/8" Gatorskins on the wheels. We ran Kenda Quest 1.5" also, and I still have a set of those...
08-29-17, 04:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,042
Posted By Monoborracho

The caring thoughts here are encouraging. Over...

The caring thoughts here are encouraging. Over in P&R and Foo it's different. Just had a message from a friend, he and his wife were rescued about an hour ago with one back pack each. The tragedy...
Forum: Foo
08-28-17, 04:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,196
Posted By Monoborracho

I can't really think of an area that wouldn't...

I can't really think of an area that wouldn't have problems if you had a 25" rain, let alone 50" of rain in four days. Well, okay, maybe the east side of Maui.
Forum: Foo
08-28-17, 12:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,196
Posted By Monoborracho

Such compassion. Houston and Harris County...

Such compassion.

Houston and Harris County is strongly Democratic. And 45%+/- of Texas votes Democratic.

But you knew that 'cause you're a smart guy.
Forum: Foo
08-28-17, 09:52 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,196
Posted By Monoborracho

Agree, its totally political. Given the amount...

Agree, its totally political. Given the amount of venom that gets spit at Texas in here from the liberal left (mostly Democrats, excusing my general assumption) it is very interesting to see the...
Forum: Foo
08-28-17, 09:43 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,196
Posted By Monoborracho

You have some back up information to support this...

You have some back up information to support this other that your opinion with generalities?
Forum: Foo
08-28-17, 06:44 AM
Forum: Foo
08-27-17, 10:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,196
Posted By Monoborracho

I don't think you understand what happened

I don't think you understand what happened
Forum: Foo
08-27-17, 09:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,196
Posted By Monoborracho

I am left to wonder why a disaster such as this...

I am left to wonder why a disaster such as this didn't even get a thread here in P&R and so few comments. The Houston PD is pleading for anyone with a boat.
Forum: Foo
08-27-17, 04:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,196
Posted By Monoborracho

4x Area of Delaware, 5x Population of Manhattan, 15-20" of Rain

That's what its looking like in south and southeast Texas. To me this is unimaginable having lived and worked much of my life in the Gulf Coast and having lived in Houston and Corpus Christi. The...
08-22-17, 07:17 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,199
Posted By Monoborracho

I'm 66. Max in the last year or so was, I think,...

I'm 66. Max in the last year or so was, I think, about 185 or so. I can exert for a long period of time time at 140-150. I've had three Nuclear scans in the last 20 years, have a normal resting...
Forum: Touring
08-20-17, 10:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 850
Posted By Monoborracho

I have found myself having to use 3-in-1 oil on...

I have found myself having to use 3-in-1 oil on two separate occasions during the last 20 years. Once was on a tour in South Texas. Once was in Ireland. It's a friggin' mess to use anything other...
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