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02-10-20, 01:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 943
Posted By sapporoguy

Looks worth trying. Unfortunately, they show them...

Looks worth trying. Unfortunately, they show them as out of stock.
02-10-20, 12:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 943
Posted By sapporoguy

interrupting squawking parrot who?

interrupting squawking parrot who?
02-09-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 943
Posted By sapporoguy

whoís there?!

whoís there?!
02-09-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 943
Posted By sapporoguy

You mean, like the opposite of toe-in? Make a gap...

You mean, like the opposite of toe-in? Make a gap at the front?
02-09-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 943
Posted By sapporoguy

Paul Minimoto squawk on my Co-Mo Speedster

Hi all,
Not sure it's Kosher to crosspost, but here's a post I put up on the "mechanics" forum, as it isn't technically tandem. But I suspect others may have tried this on their tandems, so would...
02-09-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By sapporoguy

Paul Minimoto brake squawk: any solutions?

I really wanted to love my pricey new Paul Minimoto brakes. I put them on the front of our 2005 Co-Motion Speedster tandem last fall, hoping for improved braking.
SQUAWK!
I can't get rid of itóa...
01-14-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,405
Posted By sapporoguy

Good vid! Mine did exactly that. So I added one...

Good vid! Mine did exactly that. So I added one of these, and that fixed it:

https://www.jensonusa.com/globalassets/product-images---all-assets/wolf-tooth-components/rd208z00.jpg
01-14-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,405
Posted By sapporoguy

Just to make sure there's no confusion (which I'm...

Just to make sure there's no confusion (which I'm sure you didn't intend!): The B screw may not affect whether it's directly under, but it *does* determine the gap between the big cog and the jockey...
01-13-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,405
Posted By sapporoguy

Did you want a cassette larger than 36? I put in...

Did you want a cassette larger than 36? I put in the Wolftooth when I switched up to 12/36 from 11/34.
01-13-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,405
Posted By sapporoguy

I have triple chain rings, and pretty sure I have...

I have triple chain rings, and pretty sure I have a long-cage derailleur, and the link works fine on an 11/36 or 12/36.
01-13-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,405
Posted By sapporoguy

+1 this solution. I had that problem with a 12-36...

+1 this solution. I had that problem with a 12-36 cassette. Long B-screw turned in was at wrong angle where it hit dropout. A Wolf Tooth Road Link solved it:...
01-10-20, 11:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,661
Posted By sapporoguy

I agree, and the harping feels like someone has...

I agree, and the harping feels like someone has an axe to grind. I've been very happy with my older-model Fly6. Every year or so it gets glitchy and I reformat the memory card and then it's...
01-03-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,300
Posted By sapporoguy

We have a Co-Motion Speedster Co-Pilot, S&S...

We have a Co-Motion Speedster Co-Pilot, S&S couplers (see first photo in this thread). I've read that with self-serve bike racks, Amtrak will let you split up a tandem on two racks if you pay for...
01-03-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,300
Posted By sapporoguy

Here's the baggage car with bike racks on the...

Here's the baggage car with bike racks on the Amtrak California Zephyr in November, at Denver station, a day after the Emeryville agent told me they can no longer take tandems because someone in...
01-03-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,300
Posted By sapporoguy

Totally agree! OP here. We've taken the Zephyr 6...

Totally agree! OP here. We've taken the Zephyr 6 times eastbound, SF Bay to Iowa, and once westward in the past 5 years, most recently this Thanksgiving; 48 hours of bliss, if you get sleepers. The...
01-02-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,675
Posted By sapporoguy

Ha! The way it works now, the stoker has the...

Ha! The way it works now, the stoker has the paper map. So I listen to the RWGPS lady telling me "In 1/4 mile, turn right." I repeat it out loud. Then the real-life lady with paper map says: "Oh she...
01-02-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,675
Posted By sapporoguy

Let us know what you find about battery life with...

Let us know what you find about battery life with this setup, for both the 1030 and the iPhone. And how seamless it is--or isn't. Thanks!
01-02-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,675
Posted By sapporoguy

That thought occurred to me. But I can run RWGPS...

That thought occurred to me. But I can run RWGPS in offline mode (GPS only) pretty much a full riding day on my iPhone 6s in airplane mode and low-battery mode with voice prompts. But I guess it...
01-02-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,675
Posted By sapporoguy

OP here. Thanks again, all. In my defense, I was...

OP here. Thanks again, all. In my defense, I was aware of the smartphone angle. This sentence in my post appears to have gotten lost lower in the thread:
12-31-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,675
Posted By sapporoguy

I thought of doing that but couldn't find a way...

I thought of doing that but couldn't find a way on their website to give suggestions. I'll try again, as I doubt anyone from Garmin is monitoring our ilk.
Seems like adding voice nav via bluetooth...
12-31-19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,675
Posted By sapporoguy

I'm with you there! I mean through earbuds, the...

I'm with you there! I mean through earbuds, the way I now use RWGPS via iPhone. There's no reason Garmin couldn't let us plug an earphone into a dongle jack off the USB port or listen through a...
12-31-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,675
Posted By sapporoguy

Thanks, all, for the thoughtful responses! I...

Thanks, all, for the thoughtful responses! I clearly need to try one of these devices.
I forgot one reason I like RWGPS's voice prompts over a screen: No need to pull out the reading glasses!
12-30-19, 08:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,675
Posted By sapporoguy

but doesnít this mean having the screen on all...

but doesnít this mean having the screen on all the time, sucking battery? And this works in strong sunlight? Serious question, not rhetorical!
12-30-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,675
Posted By sapporoguy

I use only one earbud, which is legal at least in...

I use only one earbud, which is legal at least in California.
12-30-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,675
Posted By sapporoguy

Yep, a beep would be fine in lots of areas--like...

Yep, a beep would be fine in lots of areas--like on the long rural stretches we we rode in Colorado and Kansas last summer.
But riding unfamiliar routes in and round cities--like around here in the...
12-30-19, 04:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,675
Posted By sapporoguy

No voice navigation on Garmin 830 and similar GPS devices?

Newb alert: I've never had a dedicated GPS device.
I'm a regular RWGPS user on my iPhone for navigation. I use it 90% of on-road time in voice-navigation mode. With corded earbuds feeding me...
Forum: Touring
12-28-19, 08:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 373
Posted By sapporoguy

Nice pix! There are lots of options for getting...

Nice pix!
There are lots of options for getting a single bike across the SF Bay if you're just trying to get your bike across and don't mind not riding it!
-Put it on bus rack, as you did (won't...
Forum: Touring
12-28-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 373
Posted By sapporoguy

If you do the 3-bridge loop and aren't in a...

If you do the 3-bridge loop and aren't in a hurry, I recommend sticking tight to the waterfront on the Bay Trail in the East Bay instead of the more-direct routes RWGPS or Google Maps will...
Forum: Touring
12-27-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 373
Posted By sapporoguy

New route from San Francisco east without using ferry, via Richmond-San Rafael bridge

The protected bike lane on the Richmond-San Rafael bridge opened last month, just north of San Francisco. My wife and I tried it this last weekend on the tandem, and it's great!
That means:
-You...
11-19-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,398
Posted By sapporoguy

OP here. Sorry, I missed that post of yours. Will...

OP here. Sorry, I missed that post of yours. Will look closer.
11-10-19, 09:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,398
Posted By sapporoguy

I still havenít found a solution. This looks...

I still havenít found a solution. This looks interesting but I canít find info on length.
11-10-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 843
Posted By sapporoguy

Yep, I have two cassettes in my parts box with...

Yep, I have two cassettes in my parts box with 11t and 11t locking rings so will steal one of those.
11-05-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,822
Posted By sapporoguy

Great solution! Adds to the bike's good looks.

Great solution! Adds to the bike's good looks.
11-03-19, 09:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,822
Posted By sapporoguy

Ha! I thought it the same. Yes, it looks funny!...

Ha! I thought it the same. Yes, it looks funny! Nothing a little black paint wonít fix.
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pix!
10-31-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,822
Posted By sapporoguy

FWIW, I just found these FSA Gossamer tandem...

FWIW, I just found these FSA Gossamer tandem crankset service instructions, which clearly show the chainrings on the *inboard* side.
See attached pdf.
10-29-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 843
Posted By sapporoguy

Can I swap in an 11T on a 12-36 Shimano cassette?

Had an 11-36 9-speed cassette on our Co-Mo. The three biggest cogs were too far apart, so I stole the 12-36 from the Santana. Much better spacing! But I miss that one missing tooth on the 11T.
Can I...
10-25-19, 08:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,822
Posted By sapporoguy

Thanks. That was my instinct, and it helps to...

Thanks. That was my instinct, and it helps to have the affirmation. Iím going to move it inside this weekend and see how it works.
10-25-19, 05:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,822
Posted By sapporoguy

Timing chainring on spider: outboard or inboard position?

The timing chainrings on our Co-Motion and Santana are bolted to the spiders on the outboard position. I just got a replacement front crank (FSA Gossamer) for the Co-Mo on eBay, and the chainring is...
Forum: Touring
10-09-19, 11:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 803
Posted By sapporoguy

Glad to help. We've had great times cycling in...

Glad to help. We've had great times cycling in this area. One time on Silverado Trail we stopped to watch them harvesting olives on a road between vineyards. Our favorite is probably up there north...
Forum: Touring
10-09-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 803
Posted By sapporoguy

FWIW, SF resident here. My wife and I on our...

FWIW, SF resident here. My wife and I on our Co-Motion Speedster tandem have done a number 2-3 day loops from SF in wine country and along coast. We're 62, in average shape, and sometimes ride laden...
09-27-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,330
Posted By sapporoguy

I recognized that tandem! Looks just like our...

I recognized that tandem! Looks just like our 2000 Sovereign. I'm just wondering if the rotor is slim enough to fit in our HY/RD caliper; current disc is 1.8mm thick, I believe.
09-26-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,075
Posted By sapporoguy

How thick are the Gen 4 rotors?

How thick are the Gen 4 rotors?
09-26-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,330
Posted By sapporoguy

Is this yours? How thick is that rotor?

Is this yours? How thick is that rotor?
09-25-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,330
Posted By sapporoguy

Thanks. What brand/size is that top bracket? And...

Thanks. What brand/size is that top bracket? And how thick the spacers?
I'm temped to try this on our Co-Mo Speedster with TRP HY/RD+Ice Tech rotor, which is better than the old BB7 but still not...
09-25-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,330
Posted By sapporoguy

Looks great! What mount do you use in the rear to...

Looks great! What mount do you use in the rear to fit that rotor? Add something to a 203mm mount?
Forum: Touring
08-07-19, 09:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,914
Posted By sapporoguy

Wonderful trip post! My wife and I have been...

Wonderful trip post! My wife and I have been fantasizing about flying to Barcelona and starting a tandem-camping trip there, so this is inspiration.
Did you fly your bike inside bicycle cases, and...
07-12-19, 12:17 AM
Replies: 1,417
Views: 493,380
Posted By sapporoguy

Steep Ravine, Calif. ...

Steep Ravine, Calif.

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07-12-19, 12:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,398
Posted By sapporoguy

Anyone make a non-QR rear skewer for 145mm hub?

I'd really like a good-quality hex-key bolt-on non-quick-release skewer on my Co-Motion Speedster's rear hub, like the skewer that came with my front Son dynamo hub. Reasons: a bit more theft...
Forum: Touring
06-16-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 933
Posted By sapporoguy

Thanks. ya, I was eying the edge of what looks...

Thanks. ya, I was eying the edge of what looks like BLM land there very near our route. I wonder if we could just pull into trees and camp there.
Forum: Touring
06-16-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 933
Posted By sapporoguy

Bike camping from Denver to Canon City and Westcliffe, Colo?

My wife and I are leaving Denver tomorrow morning, cycling on our tandem self-contained to Westcliffe via Canon City and Texas creek. Does anyone know of good campgrounds along the way? BLM land not...
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