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06-09-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,758
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...
08-24-17, 07:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 823
Posted By ReedCycle

I am using the RD410DW on our Mocha for both...

I am using the RD410DW on our Mocha for both captain and stoker with a single sensor - it works great. I have been using a previous model that is now discountinued (V2C) on our Calfee for the past 7...
04-17-16, 06:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,255
Posted By ReedCycle

I open the quick release and screw the barrel...

I open the quick release and screw the barrel adjuster all the way down. One additional step but the tire drops out fine.
10-06-15, 11:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,567
Posted By ReedCycle

Both my wife and I have used Shimano Road Touring...

Both my wife and I have used Shimano Road Touring shoes for the past 10 years. The current model is the RT-82. These have space for a recessed SPD cleat with smooth rubber tread instead of the...
09-16-15, 08:34 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 85,154
Posted By ReedCycle

We have had a Transit Connect Wagon (Long...

We have had a Transit Connect Wagon (Long Wheelbase) for six months. We bought it to replace a Ford Focus Wagon that we used as our tandem hauler, which let us haul the bike inside if we took both...
09-17-14, 05:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,183
Posted By ReedCycle

We also have an Alpha Q on our Calfee, almost...

We also have an Alpha Q on our Calfee, almost 10,000 miles, no problems. 320 lb team. We run 25mm Grand Prix 4-Seasons.
09-04-14, 05:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,016
Posted By ReedCycle

We are sold on Brooks saddles. My wife has the...

We are sold on Brooks saddles. My wife has the Brooks Finesse (titanium rails) on a Thudbuster ST seat post. It took a while to get it tilted just right, but since then it has been perfectly...
08-04-13, 02:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 19,410
Posted By ReedCycle

My Calfee, and my stoker, are quite happy with...

My Calfee, and my stoker, are quite happy with the Thudbuster SL. I would be nice to have a comparison, though.
08-04-13, 05:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 19,410
Posted By ReedCycle

It would be interesting to find out how the Cobl...

It would be interesting to find out how the Cobl Gobl-R compares with the Thudbuster ST.
01-23-13, 06:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,132
Posted By ReedCycle

We use the Arundel Mandible cages on our Calfee,...

We use the Arundel Mandible cages on our Calfee, which has a small/small frame. The Mandible has two sets of mounting holes, and they are mounted in the lowest position. Cages work fine, no...
12-12-12, 05:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,915
Posted By ReedCycle

We have also had great success using the V2C, set...

We have also had great success using the V2C, set up the same way specbill mentions. The only problem we have is that it goes to sleep too quickly, and we sometimes forget to wake it up before...
08-20-12, 04:17 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 20,514
Posted By ReedCycle

We have been using 25mm GP 4 Seasons since 2009,...

We have been using 25mm GP 4 Seasons since 2009, and have been very satisfied. We switched from 25mm Gatorskins, and noticed a big improvement in ride quality. Longevity is not quite as good as the...
08-20-12, 04:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,681
Posted By ReedCycle

We use the Tandems East wedge shaped stoker bag...

We use the Tandems East wedge shaped stoker bag on our open frame Calfee. It works great, stoker Karen loves it. Dimensions are approximately 11.5" long, 2.5" thick, 3.5" high on the short end, and...
07-17-12, 05:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,611
Posted By ReedCycle

We have the DaVinci cranks on our Calfee - 5,000+...

We have the DaVinci cranks on our Calfee - 5,000+ miles and no problems. 170 for both Captain and Stoker, Ti bottom brackets. We use FSA chainrings, 53/39/26, with Ultegra 6703 front derailleur. ...
07-16-12, 05:26 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,777
Posted By ReedCycle

Brooks all the way for us. Finesse on a...

Brooks all the way for us. Finesse on a Thudbuster ST seat post for the stoker, B-17 with titanium rails for the captain. Stoker Karen commented during a ride on Saturday that she has never had a...
01-31-12, 06:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 769
Posted By ReedCycle

There is a lot of nice riding in the...

There is a lot of nice riding in the Williamsburg, VA area. We have lived here for 25 years and have a lot of nice routes that we can share. Jamestown, Yorktown, Colonial Williamsburg, Colonial...
11-26-11, 04:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 751
Posted By ReedCycle

We picked up our Calfee in April 2010, and we...

We picked up our Calfee in April 2010, and we have ridden over 4,300 miles. I agree with your assessment - it is a wonderful bike, worth every penny. Our bike was built up with the Profile stoker...
09-16-11, 09:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,028
Posted By ReedCycle

We use Arundel Mandible cages at their lowest...

We use Arundel Mandible cages at their lowest setting on our Small/Small Calfee. Works great with Camelbak 24 oz. Podium water bottles.
08-17-11, 05:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,061
Posted By ReedCycle

I have had good luck using Michelin Airstop A1...

I have had good luck using Michelin Airstop A1 tubes. According to the box, these are made in France. For the past two years I have run these with Continental Grand Prix 4-Seasons, and have had...
06-24-11, 04:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 721
Posted By ReedCycle

I've bought 5 Brooks saddles from Wallingford -...

I've bought 5 Brooks saddles from Wallingford - they are great to deal with. We currently have a Brooks B-17 Titanium and a Finesse on our Calfee. Tried a Brooks Swift - beautiful saddle, but too...
06-24-11, 01:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 721
Posted By ReedCycle

Stoker Karen has ridden a Brooks Finesse for more...

Stoker Karen has ridden a Brooks Finesse for more than 25,000 miles and loves it.
04-23-11, 08:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,509
Posted By ReedCycle

We use Brooks saddles on our Co-Motion and...

We use Brooks saddles on our Co-Motion and Calfee. B-17 Champion Special with titanium rails for the captain, and Finesse with titanium rails for the stoker. Comfort is more important to us than...
04-08-11, 11:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,509
Posted By ReedCycle

When we were test riding a Calfee at Tandems...

When we were test riding a Calfee at Tandems East, it was set up with a Profile Carbon Cobra Wing bar for the stoker - after our ride, Stoker Karen said that this bar was going on our bike. She gets...
04-08-11, 10:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,970
Posted By ReedCycle

We have had our Calfee for one year, with a...

We have had our Calfee for one year, with a similar set-up:
Levers: Ultegra 6703
Crankset: DaVinci with FSA 53/39/26 chainrings
FD: Ultegra 6703 with FSA clamp
RD/Cassette: Started with...
03-28-11, 07:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,798
Posted By ReedCycle

Cateye V2C wireless for captain and stoker. I...

Cateye V2C wireless for captain and stoker. I have used this for a year with no problems - one sensor for speed and cadence on the chainstay works with both computers. The only issue is that it...
03-09-11, 06:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,517
Posted By ReedCycle

Wayne, You will love the Calfee - the best...

Wayne,

You will love the Calfee - the best money we have ever spent on a bicycle. Since we got the Calfee we have ridden 2,600 miles and our steel Co-Motion Speedster only 50 miles - Stoker Karen...
03-08-11, 09:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,517
Posted By ReedCycle

I have used Bontragers as my only wheelset for...

I have used Bontragers as my only wheelset for almost six years, since July 2005. They replaced the stock DT Swiss/Velocity Dyad wheels that came on our 2002 Co-Motion Speedster. Used the...
11-14-10, 03:11 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 16,233
Posted By ReedCycle

We heard a new one today as we were riding our...

We heard a new one today as we were riding our bike through Colonial Williamsburg. A four year old boy shouted out: "Look, twins!"
10-06-10, 02:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,525
Posted By ReedCycle

I have the Cane Creek stoker levers on our...

I have the Cane Creek stoker levers on our Co-Motion Speedster, and the stoker liked them. When we bought our Calfee, it was love at first ride for the Profile Design Cobra Wing carbon fiber bars -...
10-06-10, 03:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,525
Posted By ReedCycle

Velo Orange has Dia-Compe Knob Grips. ...

Velo Orange has Dia-Compe Knob Grips. http://store.velo-orange.com/index.php/components/handlebars/dia-compe-knob-grips.html
08-20-10, 05:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,623
Posted By ReedCycle

IndyTim: A nice looking bike - Mel does a great...

IndyTim: A nice looking bike - Mel does a great job! Here is a picture of our Co-Motion taken in the fall near Williamsburg.
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08-16-10, 11:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,623
Posted By ReedCycle

You will love your Speedster. My wife and I...

You will love your Speedster. My wife and I bought ours 8 years ago from Mel and have put over 23,000 miles on it - it is a beautiful metallic pewter to black fade. We have upgraded over the years...
08-12-10, 05:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,017
Posted By ReedCycle

We have successfully used two Cateye V2C...

We have successfully used two Cateye V2C computers with one sensor on the chainstay. It picks up cadence and speed for both computers, and we have not had any problems with it. It has worked...
08-10-10, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 700
Posted By ReedCycle

I had a problem with a clunking noise in the...

I had a problem with a clunking noise in the drivetrain of my Calfee tandem after 1,000 miles. It has the Tandems East modified Cannondale bottom bracket, DaVinci cranks and a titanium cartridge...
07-22-10, 05:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,964
Posted By ReedCycle

We have been very happy with our ATOC Tandem...

We have been very happy with our ATOC Tandem Topper, mounted on our Ford Focus Wagon. We have a factory roof rack with Yakima rails attached. We have had the rack for 8 years and have used it for...
06-02-10, 08:08 PM
Replies: 1,412
Views: 465,475
Posted By ReedCycle

Enjoying our new Calfee at the Capital to Capital...

Enjoying our new Calfee at the Capital to Capital Century in Charles City County VA on May 8. The ride is between Richmond and Williamsburg.
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