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datlas 06-19-20 03:02 PM

The Hananero needs a new groupset. I know it’s crazy but I am actually considering Campy Chorus as an option.

LesterOfPuppets 06-19-20 03:04 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21543030)
The Hananero needs a new groupset. I know itís crazy but I am actually considering Campy Chorus as an option.

You got Campy wheels already?

LesterOfPuppets 06-19-20 03:05 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21543023)
Do you consider LesterOfPuppets to be a serious tandem cyclist?

I wouldn't. We took the SPDs off the tandem and have BMX platforms now.

noodle soup 06-19-20 03:05 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21542968)
Same here. Ask away.

youíre the guy I was thinking of.

using 35mm tires, and with a combined weight of about 380lbs, what inflation should I use as a starting point?

being limited to canto/V-brakes, whatís the hot setup? I plan on ordering new swissstop pads, but is there a canti/V that is superior to all others?

Velo Vol 06-19-20 03:07 PM

Are tandem riders more likely to wave at other cyclists?

datlas 06-19-20 03:11 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21543036)
You got Campy wheels already?

Of course not. And all my other bikes and tools etc are Shimano so more likely to get Shimano. Would not be doing this for another year (or two) so plenty o’ time to ruminate.

LesterOfPuppets 06-19-20 03:17 PM


Originally Posted by noodle soup (Post 21543041)
youíre the guy I was thinking of.

using 35mm tires, and with a combined weight of about 380lbs, what inflation should I use as a starting point?

being limited to canto/V-brakes, whatís the hot setup? I plan on ordering new swissstop pads, but is there a canti/V that is superior to all others?


Our bike is 340 lbs and running 37mm tires at 65 rear, about 57 front.

Not sure what the best drop bar V's are, since we have flat bar. For canti's I like vintage Shimano paper football lookin' XTs (slight possibility they might snag your stoker's heel some of they have big feet)

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...ba49427c42.jpg

WhyFi 06-19-20 03:27 PM

Twin Six teased a new design on Insta - I like it. I like it a lot.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...eac453cb17.jpg
(612 is the Minneapolis area code)

Bah Humbug 06-19-20 03:30 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21543030)
The Hananero needs a new groupset. I know itís crazy but I am actually considering Campy Chorus as an option.

Not crazy at all. It would drive me nuts to not have everything on the same system though.

Velo Vol 06-19-20 03:33 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21543071)
Our bike is 340 lbs

Man.

kissTheApex 06-19-20 03:44 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21542928)
...it's more my own prejudices and insecurities than anything about them...

I have to say, that’s what I find about myself often, which somewhat explains my uncalled for comment as well. :o

Trsnrtr 06-19-20 03:44 PM


Originally Posted by noodle soup (Post 21543041)
youíre the guy I was thinking of.

using 35mm tires, and with a combined weight of about 380lbs, what inflation should I use as a starting point?

being limited to canto/V-brakes, whatís the hot setup? I plan on ordering new swissstop pads, but is there a canti/V that is superior to all others?

Weíve always owned lightweight tandems with skinny tires so I really donít know but but Iíd set the pressure same as any bike by pumping them until you get the standard 15% drop. My wife and I are running 115# for the same weight as you on 28mm tires. Iíd try maybe 105# and see how it goes. If your tires are too soft in the front, the steering will be sluggish and if youíre too soft in the rear, youíll risk pinch flats. If your rear tire is too hard, your stoker will let you know pretty fast. ;)

Itís been a long time since we had rim brakes but we just used whatever was available. It is imperative that you keep them properly adjusted and running close. You can run out of lever quickly on downhills if you run them too wide.

noodle soup 06-19-20 03:46 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21543100)
Man.

thatís a heavy bike.

bampilot06 06-19-20 04:39 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21543030)
The Hananero needs a new groupset. I know itís crazy but I am actually considering Campy Chorus as an option.


all that 12 speed talk peaked your interest aye?

bampilot06 06-19-20 04:40 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21543046)
Are tandem riders more likely to wave at other cyclists?

passed two yesterday, I waved and got no response.


Proof tandem cyclist are elitist non wavers.

big john 06-19-20 04:56 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21543030)
The Hananero needs a new groupset. I know it’s crazy but I am actually considering Campy Chorus as an option.

They offer a 48x32 crankset now. Pair that with an 11-34 cassette and I could climb all day and still have a pretty high gear. I've put over 40,000 miles on my old Chorus parts and it still shifts pretty well.

edit: with a 34 out back I would probably be happy with the 50x34 up front even if I found myself in the Eastern Sierra Nevadas.

Velo Vol 06-19-20 05:09 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21543231)
passed two yesterday, I waved and go no response.

I can go weeks without seeing one.

bampilot06 06-19-20 05:29 PM

I climbed 2000 feet this week. Thatís gotta be a record somewhere.

2manybikes 06-19-20 05:49 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21542453)
Same. I'm suspicious of a pedal.No loaded bicycle, but that's about what I naturally top out at. I don't force the issue at that speed.

That's my max speed also.

2manybikes 06-19-20 05:55 PM

rolling test ok
 
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https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...8c4bda76da.jpg
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...2997b57453.jpg

Velo Vol 06-19-20 06:05 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21543289)
I climbed 2000 feet this week. Thatís gotta be a record somewhere.

Training for an Everesting?

bampilot06 06-19-20 06:06 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21543334)
Training for an Everesting?

one foot at a time.

Velo Vol 06-19-20 06:17 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21543341)
one foot at a time.

Choose your gearing wisely.

bampilot06 06-19-20 06:18 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21543354)
Choose your gearing wisely.

toughest part of my day!

Bah Humbug 06-19-20 06:28 PM

AG wanted to watch 13th during dinner. I knew most of it; she knew little. Even for me, it's rough.


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