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08-18-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 467
Posted By jim_pridx

Some of these bikes remind me of a tandem we...

Some of these bikes remind me of a tandem we rented from the local hardware store in the small town I grew up in. We were probably about 12 at the time, so it was about 1966. The bike was so flexible...
08-16-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 467
Posted By jim_pridx

I like it but, then again, I like all things...

I like it but, then again, I like all things tandem! Would you happen to know about what year it was built?
08-09-19, 08:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 911
Posted By jim_pridx

Well, in our 34 years of tandeming, we've tried...

Well, in our 34 years of tandeming, we've tried going with no stoker suspension at all to nearly every suspension post out there, and my wife won't settle for anything less than the Cirrus Bodyfloat...
08-07-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 819
Posted By jim_pridx

Exactly! We've been riding a new Co-Motion...

Exactly! We've been riding a new Co-Motion Carrera and, for the life of me, I cannot find a creaking noise that's been going on for about two months now. It hasn't been enough of an annoyance for me...
08-02-19, 08:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,286
Posted By jim_pridx

Same here! I'm also wondering if there's any...

Same here! I'm also wondering if there's any advantage to using the folded tire as opposed to the wire bead? Perhaps there's a significant weight difference?
08-01-19, 11:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,286
Posted By jim_pridx

I've been running Gatorskin 700 x 28s on our...

I've been running Gatorskin 700 x 28s on our tandem for years without issue, only because I've never found or have been recommended a better tire for our needs. If I remember correctly, I think we've...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,595
Posted By jim_pridx

I don't know, but one connection that seems to...

I don't know, but one connection that seems to make sense with bicycles and guitars is that both of them can be easily tinkered with. I'm always tweaking something on one or the other, but I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 10:24 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,595
Posted By jim_pridx

Thanks for the nice comments! I was briefly...

Thanks for the nice comments! I was briefly working with a speaker cabinet maker when we decided to start building some guitars, but he has since moved to southern Texas. I think we built about 12...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 06:10 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,595
Posted By jim_pridx

Love your build, too! It's great to see other...

Love your build, too! It's great to see other guitarists on here, for I'm quite sure that most of us are fully aware of our GAS issues......LOL. Funny, but when I first saw "GAS" in the title of this...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,595
Posted By jim_pridx

Well, not to be turning this into a guitar thread...

Well, not to be turning this into a guitar thread (sorry 'bout that), but I've done just that! The first two photos are a couple of builds that I did with a friend of mine (now owned by others), and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-19, 11:15 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,595
Posted By jim_pridx

I most definitely fall into the guitars/ bikes...

I most definitely fall into the guitars/ bikes world of GAS, but my 25+ guitars exceeds the number of bikes I have by about two to one.
Forum: For Sale
07-06-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 1,355
Sticky Saddle swap
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Posted By jim_pridx

I have a new women's Terry Butterfly Ti saddle...

I have a new women's Terry Butterfly Ti saddle available and would like to trade for a women's Specialized Power saddle with MIMIC. The Terry saddle originally came stock on a new bike but has never...
06-20-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,421
Posted By jim_pridx

FWIW, this is the bike we're mostly riding now....

FWIW, this is the bike we're mostly riding now. The geometry still looks a bit strange to me, but it fits us perfectly!

https://i.postimg.cc/x1g7hdDj/Tandem1.jpg (https://postimages.org/)
06-18-19, 10:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,421
Posted By jim_pridx

I probably have a pretty decent vintage...

I probably have a pretty decent vintage tall/short tandem frame available in terms of a restoration project. It was our first tandem in the '80s, but it's a heavy beast. Still, we rode this thing for...
06-17-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,388
Posted By jim_pridx

A few years ago we tried a pair of 700x35...

A few years ago we tried a pair of 700x35 knobbies on our road tandem while riding on a crushed limestone trail, only to find that my stoker was getting stones thrown up at her shins for the entire...
06-09-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,443
Posted By jim_pridx

Wow! That makes me wonder if I should've gone the...

Wow! That makes me wonder if I should've gone the belt-driven route. Lots of advantages there!
06-08-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,443
Posted By jim_pridx

Since I've never ridden an Equator, I can't...

Since I've never ridden an Equator, I can't possibly give you any advice as to which bike to go for. I am really loving our new Carrera, though, even though we've swapped out the wheels and drive...
06-08-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,447
Posted By jim_pridx

Nice lookin' bike! I say "go for it!"

Nice lookin' bike! I say "go for it!"
05-29-19, 06:02 AM
Replies: 1,412
Views: 468,531
Posted By jim_pridx

That pic with the kids on the back of the quad is...

That pic with the kids on the back of the quad is classic, too!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 12,951
Posted By jim_pridx

I'm really okay with nearly anything, but I...

I'm really okay with nearly anything, but I definitely believe that quality jerseys and shorts and worth the extra price we pay, primarily because they last so much longer. When I bought the cheap...
05-28-19, 06:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,653
Posted By jim_pridx

This is great to know! Perhaps this is common...

This is great to know! Perhaps this is common knowledge to many, but in all of the years I've been tandeming, I've never heard of this before. Thanks for the tip!
05-25-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,544
Posted By jim_pridx

If you're looking at the Wavecel Specter, I see...

If you're looking at the Wavecel Specter, I see that Scheels is now selling them at $120......far less than $200......with free shipping, too. There are some deals that can be found.
...
05-23-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,544
Posted By jim_pridx

Yeah, I'm sure the humidity plays a significant...

Yeah, I'm sure the humidity plays a significant factor. I actually thought that the Wisconsin weather would suit this helmet well, but I'm not sure I'll be enjoying it much once we start hitting 80...
05-22-19, 10:12 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,544
Posted By jim_pridx

Well, I wore the Wavecel Specter on tonight's...

Well, I wore the Wavecel Specter on tonight's 20-mile ride, and it was actually quite comfortable. While it's a bit heavier than my old Specialized helmet, I really didn't notice the extra weight...
05-22-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,544
Posted By jim_pridx

Haha! Yeah, there's probably some truth in that...

Haha! Yeah, there's probably some truth in that title when considering that our average cruising speed has diminished significantly since we first started riding together. Of course, age isn't...
05-22-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,544
Posted By jim_pridx

Thanks! We've actually been married for nearly 45...

Thanks! We've actually been married for nearly 45 years. Once we rode our first tandem, though, we just knew it was for us. And yeah.....that "damn dog" is another story. BTW, the dog didn't survive...
05-22-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,544
Posted By jim_pridx

Hey, thanks Mr. Maelochs!

Hey, thanks Mr. Maelochs!
05-22-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,544
Posted By jim_pridx

Well, we didn't have any reservations about...

Well, we didn't have any reservations about riding again. The experience did indeed suck - big time - but I guess we just looked at is as a one-time misfortune and never looked back. If I remember...
05-22-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,544
Posted By jim_pridx

Well, FWIW, we did file a lawsuit and easily won...

Well, FWIW, we did file a lawsuit and easily won a settlement. However, our overall health is much more important than any settlement. My wife went through many hip procedures due to the accident,...
05-22-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,544
Posted By jim_pridx

Yes, I'd be happy to provide a brief review of...

Yes, I'd be happy to provide a brief review of the helmet after I've ridden a few miles with it. It felt comfortable in the store but, of course, the road will is the real test. It's been cold and...
05-21-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,544
Posted By jim_pridx

Not to be reviving a thread with no posts for the...

Not to be reviving a thread with no posts for the last few days, but I just purchased a Wavecel Specter at REI for $120 with a coupon. Regardless of test results, that's a pretty decent price for...
05-20-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,189
Posted By jim_pridx

Yeah, I agree! I've never tried anything longer,...

Yeah, I agree! I've never tried anything longer, but I've always been quite content with the 175mm cranks. I was actually taller than 6'2" at one time, too, but that's another geezer back story for...
05-15-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 2,409
Views: 470,526
Posted By jim_pridx

Ha! I have a 720 as well, only this one is an...

Ha! I have a 720 as well, only this one is an '83.

https://i.postimg.cc/Hnwn6Ls5/Trek720-1.jpg (https://postimages.org/)
05-14-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,055
Posted By jim_pridx

Yeah, I noticed some of those prices, too. Of ...

Yeah, I noticed some of those prices, too. Of course, some of those bikes on the lower-end of the price scale aren't necessarily great news for the OP, either, but it does reveal the reality of the...
05-14-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 812
Posted By jim_pridx

Congrats! That looks like great fun!

Congrats! That looks like great fun!
05-14-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,055
Posted By jim_pridx

Great advice! Another place to advertise is...

Great advice! Another place to advertise is through the Tandems East website:

Tandem Bicycles For Sale, Tandem Bike Components For Sale (http://tandemclassifieds.com/)

Good luck with the sale!
05-12-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,189
Posted By jim_pridx

I like a 175mm crank arm length on all of my...

I like a 175mm crank arm length on all of my bikes, but I'm also 6'2" tall with a 35" inseam. I would think that shorter riders wouldn't like that kind of length regardless of what kind of a bike it...
05-09-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 2,409
Views: 470,526
Posted By jim_pridx

I'm seeing a few tandems in these later pages. We...

I'm seeing a few tandems in these later pages. We just purchased this one a few months ago, but I still haven't taken an outdoor pic:

https://i.postimg.cc/x1g7hdDj/Tandem1.jpg...
05-08-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,993
Posted By jim_pridx

I tend to agree. A 1mm difference will likely...

I tend to agree. A 1mm difference will likely feel a bit tighter than it probably should, but not by much. I remember having this same issue long ago (don't remember which bike it was), but it didn't...
05-06-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,522
Posted By jim_pridx

FWIW, regarding the question of whether or not...

FWIW, regarding the question of whether or not you'll be compatible on a tandem for the long term, if you "thoroughly enjoyed" your first few rides together, the chances are pretty good that both of...
05-05-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 1,132
Views: 261,371
Posted By jim_pridx

I don't have any other pics at the moment, but I...

I don't have any other pics at the moment, but I could certainly take a few.
05-05-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 1,132
Views: 261,371
Posted By jim_pridx

Well, it's been well taken care of, but it does...

Well, it's been well taken care of, but it does have plenty of dings that aren't visible in the photo.
05-04-19, 10:38 PM
Replies: 1,132
Views: 261,371
Posted By jim_pridx

I bought this Campione new in '85: ...

I bought this Campione new in '85:

https://i.postimg.cc/BQjCQmrG/Bianchi.jpg (https://postimages.org/)
04-15-19, 09:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,998
Posted By jim_pridx

Great to hear! Mel takes pretty good care of his...

Great to hear! Mel takes pretty good care of his customers, so you should end up with a great bike!
04-13-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,882
Posted By jim_pridx

That's a smokin' deal for that bike!

That's a smokin' deal for that bike!
03-20-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,199
Posted By jim_pridx

Pretty cool bike! I love seeing these old...

Pretty cool bike! I love seeing these old tandems! It reminds me of the days when we first started tandeming.

And hey.....welcome to the forum!
03-19-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,800
Posted By jim_pridx

Just gotta say......"nice grab!" If you haven't...

Just gotta say......"nice grab!" If you haven't ridden a tandem with your wife before, this bike is a great way to get started!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 18,726
Views: 3,731,307
Posted By jim_pridx

A new tandem: ...

A new tandem:

https://i.postimg.cc/L5sXCchc/Tandem1.jpg (https://postimages.org/)

The roads are still too crappy to take it out for a spin, but hopefully we'll get it out there soon.
09-29-18, 09:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,397
Posted By jim_pridx

We've been married 44 years and riding tandem for...

We've been married 44 years and riding tandem for 33 of those years. If anything, tandeming may just be the primary reason why we've stayed together.......:)
05-19-18, 06:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,515
Posted By jim_pridx

Ditto here!

Ditto here!
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