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Forum: Fatbikes
02-09-22, 10:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,240
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
02-08-22, 08:16 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 61,539
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: 1,224
Posted By jim_pridx

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

https://www.wiggle.com/gripgrab-bugsheild-helmet-cover
01-16-22, 07:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,886
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...
09-15-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 68,759
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...
09-07-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,204
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...
08-21-21, 10:51 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 15,158
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:
...
08-12-21, 11:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,116
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: 180
Views: 68,759
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: 5,219
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...
06-19-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 7,361
Views: 3,243,958
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
05-09-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,430
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...
05-04-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,115
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...
04-27-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,330
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: 2,105
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...
03-25-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 68,759
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: 1,173
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...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-11-21, 12:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,390
Posted By jim_pridx

Very true! While I initially purchased the bike...

Very true! While I initially purchased the bike to continue riding over the winter months, I certainly plan on discovering all of the aspects that this bike can provide during the warmer months, too....
03-10-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,928
Posted By jim_pridx

Yeah, we do the same in terms of logging in our...

Yeah, we do the same in terms of logging in our tandem-only rides in the daily ride titles. I'll have to see if I can find the "tandem section," for I never knew it existed.
Forum: Fatbikes
03-10-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,390
Posted By jim_pridx

I'm in my 60s as well and picked up my first fat...

I'm in my 60s as well and picked up my first fat bike on January 3rd of this year. I've never been one who's enjoyed winter much, but this bike was a game changer! For the first time in decades I was...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-01-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 61,539
Posted By jim_pridx

https://i.postimg.cc/2j21Wpdp/Hartman-Creek-03-01-...

https://i.postimg.cc/2j21Wpdp/Hartman-Creek-03-01-21.jpg (https://postimg.cc/rzRy6PYg)
02-28-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,990
Posted By jim_pridx

Not to be steering you away from Co-Motion, but...

Not to be steering you away from Co-Motion, but if you're from the Twin Cities, there is a tandem builder out in Hudson (used to live in St. Paul) who can build anything you'd like. He built us a...
02-28-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,990
Posted By jim_pridx

Our Co-Mo Carrera is just a single color as well...

Our Co-Mo Carrera is just a single color as well (champagne metallic), but we love the bike! You really can't go wrong with a Co-Motion tandem! Happy anniversary!
...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-21-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 61,539
Posted By jim_pridx

https://i.postimg.cc/8Cvh04Tj/Hartman-Creek-02-20-...

https://i.postimg.cc/8Cvh04Tj/Hartman-Creek-02-20-21.jpg (https://postimg.cc/qtkht8hT)

https://i.postimg.cc/cHNQy3JT/TRTrail-02-21-21.jpg (https://postimg.cc/Y4b4QhYm)
Forum: Fatbikes
02-18-21, 11:45 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 61,539
Posted By jim_pridx

https://i.postimg.cc/GmYCcZqQ/Standing-Rocks-2-18-...

https://i.postimg.cc/GmYCcZqQ/Standing-Rocks-2-18-21.jpg (https://postimg.cc/YvpVRycG)
Forum: Fatbikes
02-10-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,897
Posted By jim_pridx

Very nice! It just so happens that I recently...

Very nice! It just so happens that I recently purchased a Beargrease for my wife as well. She's only gotten out for one ride so far, but she's loving it!
...
Forum: Fatbikes
01-04-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 61,539
Posted By jim_pridx

https://i.postimg.cc/VLGPV1Yf/Salsa-Mukluk2.jpg...

https://i.postimg.cc/VLGPV1Yf/Salsa-Mukluk2.jpg (https://postimg.cc/svhLMkQq)
12-19-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 18,726
Posted By jim_pridx

I've been wondering about them myself.

I've been wondering about them myself.
12-07-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 18,726
Posted By jim_pridx

Ok, I'll play: Beginning Tandem Age: 61 ...

Ok, I'll play:

Beginning Tandem Age: 61
Current Tandem Age: 131
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-20, 12:30 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,005
Posted By jim_pridx

My wife and I have been riding a tandem for over...

My wife and I have been riding a tandem for over 35 years now, and we hit the mid 50s while going down one of our local hills about 25 years ago. Since the tandem remained very stable, the speed...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,953
Posted By jim_pridx

This is a beautiful area to ride! In addition to...

This is a beautiful area to ride! In addition to the quiet roads, this area also has quite an extensive system of paved trails that are primarily built for cyclists.
07-12-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,469
Posted By jim_pridx

I hear ya! I'm an aging musician who's decided to...

I hear ya! I'm an aging musician who's decided to drop out of the music scene due to Covid-19 while the rest of the guys in the band (all older as well) have proceeded to march forward into this...
07-02-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 68,759
Posted By jim_pridx

Thanks for the nice compliment! We really enjoy...

Thanks for the nice compliment! We really enjoy the Bob Brown bike, and there's no doubt that Bob goes the extra mile when it comes to building with lugs. He's one of the very few that'll even...
06-30-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 68,759
Posted By jim_pridx

Not to be hijacking this thread, but I did the...

Not to be hijacking this thread, but I did the Gates belt upgrade last night along with a test ride today, and it's definitely a nice conversion for this bike. It just turns out that my center to...
06-20-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 68,759
Posted By jim_pridx

Good eye! I didn't catch that until you pointed...

Good eye! I didn't catch that until you pointed it out. I wouldn't mind having a belt drive on our Bob Brown bike.
06-17-20, 11:38 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 68,759
Posted By jim_pridx

This is our most recent tandem........a 2019...

This is our most recent tandem........a 2019 Co-Motion Carrera. We mostly use it for riding on our local roads and regional tandem group rides and rallies:

https://i.postimg.cc/WbyxF4Tg/CoMo1.jpg...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-20, 11:46 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,899
Posted By jim_pridx

I've been wearing suspenders off and on for 40+...

I've been wearing suspenders off and on for 40+ years as well, and as long as they fit well, I have no problem with them, either. In fact, up until a few years ago, I never even knew bibs...
04-22-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 682
Views: 37,213
Posted By jim_pridx

Yikes! Do these people really believe that Bill...

Yikes! Do these people really believe that Bill Gates has some kind of a hidden agenda behind this? Or Fauci? This whole thing is about to explode into who knows what?
04-14-20, 11:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 880
Posted By jim_pridx

FWIW, I'm a regular-working geezer musician (not...

FWIW, I'm a regular-working geezer musician (not a metal guy), but all of the gigs I was supposed to play from March through June have been cancelled. It's looking as though the entire summer may be...
04-02-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 863
Posted By jim_pridx

Just curious, but do you know for certain that...

Just curious, but do you know for certain that you actually contracted COVID-19 if it was back in December?
03-28-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 11,736
Posted By jim_pridx

No problem......here goes: The road is Sunset...

No problem......here goes:
The road is Sunset Lake Road, and it's about 20 miles east of Stevens Point, WI.
The handlebar is a Specialized S-Works Hover Carbon with a 15mm rise. I found a great...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,055
Posted By jim_pridx

I bought this Campione brand new in...

I bought this Campione brand new in 1985........still ride it occasionally.

https://i.postimg.cc/BQjCQmrG/Bianchi.jpg (https://postimages.org/)
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,447
Posted By jim_pridx

Wow! There's quite a few musicians in here! I'm a...

Wow! There's quite a few musicians in here! I'm a guitarist as well, and I've been cycling and playing guitar regularly (pro for many years) for over 50 years. I found out very early on that I needed...
11-07-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,859
Posted By jim_pridx

I'm fortunate enough to have a wife who loves...

I'm fortunate enough to have a wife who loves riding a tandem, and we've been doing it for 34 years. In many respects it's probably helped our marriage. Thing is, whoever is in the stoker position...
10-30-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,672
Posted By jim_pridx

Well, the primary goal was to put me into a...

Well, the primary goal was to put me into a slightly more upright position to relieve a bit of neck and back strain, so we went with a longer head tube as well as a 350mm steerer tube. It definitely...
10-29-19, 12:27 AM
Replies: 1,474
Views: 615,704
Posted By jim_pridx

You know, upon looking at that bike, I still...

You know, upon looking at that bike, I still wonder if it might've worked for us. I'm 6'3" (36" inseam) while my wife is 5'1", so I tend to think we were somewhat in the ballpark in terms of fit. In...
10-23-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 37,072
Posted By jim_pridx

I can believe that! The market is certainly...

I can believe that! The market is certainly swamped with these three companies.
10-22-19, 10:34 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 11,400
Posted By jim_pridx

A bit off topic here with Vince Lombardi...

A bit off topic here with Vince Lombardi (arguably the greatest USA football coach in history), but growing up as a kid I always wondered how Vince or, for that matter, any prestigious person in...
10-11-19, 10:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,928
Posted By jim_pridx

Just an update, but I ended up installing the 105...

Just an update, but I ended up installing the 105 RD with the 11-32t cassette on my wife's bike, and it works like a charm! Thanks for the suggestion!
10-09-19, 11:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,748
Posted By jim_pridx

Just curious, but could you possibly tell me what...

Just curious, but could you possibly tell me what the base price might be for a Hawthorne tandem? I don't see any prices on their website. I don't think we're quite ready for an E-assist bike quite...
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