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Forum: Fatbikes
02-10-22, 09:24 PM
Forum: Fatbikes
02-09-22, 10:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,662
Posted By jim_pridx

Ha! I used to ride the MN river bottom area quite...

Ha! I used to ride the MN river bottom area quite often when I lived in Bloomington back in the 80s. Of course, there weren't any designated bike trails at the time, so we pretty much rode our...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-09-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 63,769
Posted By jim_pridx

Hartman Creek, but Standing Rocks is only seven...

Hartman Creek, but Standing Rocks is only seven miles away from me.
Forum: Fatbikes
02-08-22, 08:16 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 63,769
Posted By jim_pridx

https://i.postimg.cc/BZLVgh3S/Feb-8-22-Hartman-Cre...

https://i.postimg.cc/BZLVgh3S/Feb-8-22-Hartman-Creek.jpg (https://postimg.cc/4nGP4Qnq)
01-20-22, 10:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,393
Posted By jim_pridx

https://www.wiggle.com/gripgrab-bugsheild-helmet-c...

https://www.wiggle.com/gripgrab-bugsheild-helmet-cover
01-19-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 700
Posted By jim_pridx

I'm also in agreement with flushing your current...

I'm also in agreement with flushing your current shifters out if you're in hopes of continuing to use them. These things are notorious for the existing Shimano grease to get gummed up internally over...
01-17-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 888
Posted By jim_pridx

Your story sort of reminds me of my son's first...

Your story sort of reminds me of my son's first tandem ride shortly after we purchased our first tandem in 1985. While my wife and I had already ridden several rides, I couldn't believe how fast we...
01-16-22, 07:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,299
Posted By jim_pridx

Yeah, in the case of my wife's bike as noted...

Yeah, in the case of my wife's bike as noted above - a carbon Salsa Beargrease - it came stock with SX components with the intention of keeping a carbon-framed bike more affordable for entry-level...
01-16-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,299
Posted By jim_pridx

FWIW, my wife's Salsa fat bike came with an SX...

FWIW, my wife's Salsa fat bike came with an SX Eagle RD that never shifted well, so I swapped the RD as well as the shifter out for the GX models and it made a significant improvement.
01-08-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,321
Posted By jim_pridx

A new Trek store opened in our area about three...

A new Trek store opened in our area about three or four years ago. I would stop by every once in a while to say "hi" and to check out some new bikes, but every time I stopped in I was greeted by new...
01-04-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,767
Posted By jim_pridx

Yeah, the RD-M591 will likely be a noticeable...

Yeah, the RD-M591 will likely be a noticeable improvement. I actually love some of SRAM's offerings, but some of their stuff just doesn't play very well with Shimano and vice-versa. Mixing Shimano...
01-04-22, 12:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,767
Posted By jim_pridx

I tend to agree that the SRAM RD is likely the...

I tend to agree that the SRAM RD is likely the culprit. I might also add that many of the 9-speed Shimano MTB derailleurs are also compatible with 10-speed Shimano systems should you decide to go...
12-31-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,035
Posted By jim_pridx

At 67, this has been an interesting topic for me...

At 67, this has been an interesting topic for me to read. While I'm still riding a Cervelo R3 as well as a Specialized Roubaix, I've been wondering when the time will come when I'm no longer able to...
12-24-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 543
Posted By jim_pridx

We've also been riding tandems for over 36 years,...

We've also been riding tandems for over 36 years, and the only chain we've ever broken was due to a defective derailleur issue (a story in itself). I agree that something is likely problematic with...
12-20-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,258
Posted By jim_pridx

Welcome to the club! That appears to be a nice...

Welcome to the club! That appears to be a nice tandem to get started on! Have fun and enjoy the new ride.........:)
11-14-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,323
Posted By jim_pridx

Yeah, same here! A "more supple" ride is greatly...

Yeah, same here! A "more supple" ride is greatly appreciated by my stoker......:) However, since I recently discovered that I had a few Gatorskins in storage, I thought that I had better use them...
10-26-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 163,767
Posted By jim_pridx

Unless there's something seriously wrong with it...

Unless there's something seriously wrong with it (or stolen), that's an incredible deal!
09-20-21, 06:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,620
Posted By jim_pridx

Yeah, no doubt! I'm not experienced enough with...

Yeah, no doubt! I'm not experienced enough with newer systems to have a full grasp of what's available out there, but assuming that the OP can find the correct parts, the same basic principle would...
09-19-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,620
Posted By jim_pridx

If I'm building up a bike from scratch, I like to...

If I'm building up a bike from scratch, I like to set the middle front ring (assuming triple) so that it's nearly perfectly in line with the middle cog of the rear cassette. If it happens to be a...
09-15-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 73,297
Posted By jim_pridx

Congrats on the Co-Motion! It's great to see you...

Congrats on the Co-Motion! It's great to see you in the tandem forum, too!

BTW, I used to work in this building shortly after it was constructed:
https://i.postimg.cc/sxf2PNMT/MPLS.jpg...
09-12-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,748
Posted By jim_pridx

PM returned…

PM returned…
09-07-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,374
Posted By jim_pridx

My wife has tried a variety of them, and her...

My wife has tried a variety of them, and her favorite by far is the Kinekt/Body Float. I can't really tell you why it's her favorite, but I tend to think that the Kinekt has a little more vertical...
09-06-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,748
Posted By jim_pridx

I've been trying to sell this custom 1980...

I've been trying to sell this custom 1980 Richardson tandem and haven't gotten a single bite on it:

https://i.postimg.cc/W1NQLRmD/Rich1.jpg (https://postimg.cc/LnWyLbbR)

Of course, since we...
09-05-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,516
Posted By jim_pridx

Nice score on the bike! That's a great bike for...

Nice score on the bike! That's a great bike for any team that's first starting out on a tandem! Great shop, too! It seems that you're tackling this project in pretty much the same manner as any of us...
08-31-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,187
Posted By jim_pridx

We were hoping to attend this year’s rally but,...

We were hoping to attend this year’s rally but, unfortunately, some unforeseen circumstances are preventing us from doing so. It looks like you’re ready to go…..😀 Have fun!
08-21-21, 10:51 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 15,497
Posted By jim_pridx

My first mountain bike was a Schwinn High Sierra...

My first mountain bike was a Schwinn High Sierra that I purchased in 1985, and I recently converted it to a gravel bike of sorts. I also use it for beating around town as well:
...
Forum: Fatbikes
08-15-21, 12:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,748
Posted By jim_pridx

Congrats on the Surly! Yeah, you should be fine...

Congrats on the Surly! Yeah, you should be fine riding on some light powder roads as well as many snow-covered roads that have already been plowed. You might have some trouble getting through...
08-12-21, 11:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,132
Posted By jim_pridx

I did the very same conversion with our 1980...

I did the very same conversion with our 1980 Richardson tandem several years ago. It also came with 27" wheels and Mafac cantilevers. While some brakes will likely work with your 700c wheelset, you...
08-04-21, 10:44 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 73,297
Posted By jim_pridx

Nice! I hope you enjoy riding it!

Nice! I hope you enjoy riding it!
07-13-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,267
Posted By jim_pridx

You know, guys, I'm not arguing with any of...

You know, guys, I'm not arguing with any of you........LOL. I actually agree with all of the comments that have been made here. All I can really tell you was that I was a pretty hard-core TDF fan in...
07-12-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,267
Posted By jim_pridx

Oh, I agree with what you're saying when it comes...

Oh, I agree with what you're saying when it comes to today's standards! Not to take anything away from Cavendish, but I was only pointing out that the race has changed dramatically over the years....
07-12-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,267
Posted By jim_pridx

Cavendish was indeed a surprise this year, but...

Cavendish was indeed a surprise this year, but yet, he's currently at #143 out of the 147 remaining in the current overall standings. Although, it's still quite possible for him to win another stage...
07-10-21, 11:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,291
Posted By jim_pridx

These videos remind me of a day when I was riding...

These videos remind me of a day when I was riding our tandem with my son when he was about 13 or 14 years of age (late 1980s), and it was by far the quickest ride I've ever done on a tandem. Not to...
07-03-21, 12:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,590
Posted By jim_pridx

Nice overhaul! I haven't heard of Andy Gilmour....

Nice overhaul! I haven't heard of Andy Gilmour. Is he from the Twin Cities area? And, how old is this bike? The reason I ask is because we used to live in the Twin Cities, and we own a couple of...
06-19-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 7,374
Views: 3,310,866
Posted By jim_pridx

I bought this High Sierra new in 1985, and since...

I bought this High Sierra new in 1985, and since it wasn't getting much use over the last several years, I thought I'd either sell it or give it a little more of a 'gravel' vibe. Of course, the...
Forum: Fatbikes
05-13-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,478
Posted By jim_pridx

That's a great point! We ended up going with a...

That's a great point! We ended up going with a 27.5" summer wheelset on my wife's bike - primarily to improve her standover height - but it has resulted in more pedal strikes. In our case, going from...
Forum: Fatbikes
05-11-21, 11:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,957
Posted By jim_pridx

I'm also a long-time roadie that just got into...

I'm also a long-time roadie that just got into fat biking at the beginning of this year. Since my wife and I were originally going to spend much of our retirement time in the southwest over the...
Forum: Fatbikes
05-09-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,478
Posted By jim_pridx

Yeah, a lot of people do this, so you're...

Yeah, a lot of people do this, so you're certainly not alone! We just did the very same thing with my wife's Salsa Beargrease so that she could do some summer singletrack riding with me. You might...
Forum: Fatbikes
05-05-21, 11:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,325
Posted By jim_pridx

My wife purchased an XS Salsa Beargrease a few...

My wife purchased an XS Salsa Beargrease a few months ago. At 5'1", she has a bit of a standover height issue with the top tube but, other than that, she loves how it rides and fits! If I'm not...
05-04-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,156
Posted By jim_pridx

I also have a vintage custom tandem that gets...

I also have a vintage custom tandem that gets very little use these days, and while I spent some time last fall building it back up again - mostly for nostalgic sake - I'm also finding myself...
Forum: Introductions
05-01-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 967
Posted By jim_pridx

Late to the party here, but I have a 1983 Trek...

Late to the party here, but I have a 1983 Trek 720 that looks very similar. These are indeed very collectible bikes these days, and I'll agree that $500 - $600 can easily be obtained if the bike is...
04-27-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,349
Posted By jim_pridx

I wasn't going to say it, but that was my first...

I wasn't going to say it, but that was my first thought as well.
04-15-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,140
Posted By jim_pridx

I definitely resemble that remark.......LOL....

I definitely resemble that remark.......LOL. Seriously, though, I've been mountain biking on and off since the mid '80s, and while I've taken my fair share of spills over the years, at 67 I'm much...
04-07-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,822
Posted By jim_pridx

I have a feeling that you might've missed my...

I have a feeling that you might've missed my point. I'm not sure how Chinese airlines deal with luggage size, but if you travel to Europe or the States, it's quite easy and fairly inexpensive to...
04-04-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,822
Posted By jim_pridx

I'm in agreement with what the others have said...

I'm in agreement with what the others have said above. I'm curious as to why you'd use only one pair of couplers? For airplane travel in particular, you may have a difficult time checking in a bike...
04-04-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,197
Posted By jim_pridx

That's one way to do it! It appears to be pretty...

That's one way to do it! It appears to be pretty stable without the bikes nosing out too far on each side. As you've stated, I would've been concerned about the "wind flex" as well, but it looks as...
03-25-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 73,297
Posted By jim_pridx

This is the very first tandem we purchased in...

This is the very first tandem we purchased in 1985. I just built it up again last fall after it had been hanging in storage for several years. It was originally designed and built by Scott Richardson...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-25-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,186
Posted By jim_pridx

This was my first winter of riding on snow with a...

This was my first winter of riding on snow with a fatbike. I'm generally not a big fan of winter, but this year I was actually sad to see the snow melt. I've been a bike fanatic all of my life, and I...
03-22-21, 06:16 PM
03-22-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,721
Posted By jim_pridx

I was basically going to comment along the same...

I was basically going to comment along the same lines in regard to "pedal feel" and "standing." Other than our non-bike-related chitter-chatter, I rarely call out anything else unless I happen to see...
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