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12-07-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By Paul J

Thank you Jim, nothing came up as an option to...

Thank you Jim, nothing came up as an option to rent so we've decided to bring our tandem as we are driving. I'm never keen on bringing one of the tandem cross-country. We did it last year so I guess...
11-17-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By Paul J

Tandem rental Phoenix AZ

I posted this in social media and thought I'd post here too. Does anyone have info on tandem rental in the Phoenix area?
11-12-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 543
Posted By Paul J

We use a bar end thumb shifter on the captain's...

We use a bar end thumb shifter on the captain's right Side drop bar end. with you using flat bars you could look for an old mountain bike shifter when they were separate from the brake lever and put...
11-03-22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,848
Posted By Paul J

Gearing will be important for you with a stoker...

Gearing will be important for you with a stoker who is not a cyclist. When we started my wife was not a cyclist, a bike ride for her was a 5 mile ride on the bike path with the grand-kids. Your...
Forum: Touring
10-15-22, 08:16 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,548
Posted By Paul J

Forks

I thought that the Cannondale touring bikes all had Cro-mo forks?
10-13-22, 11:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 600
Posted By Paul J

I saw it, super fun :-)

I saw it, super fun :-)
09-27-22, 07:45 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 75,691
Posted By Paul J

Orange, my favorite color😁

Orange, my favorite color😁
09-26-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 864
Posted By Paul J

Many years ago when we all were still wearing...

Many years ago when we all were still wearing wool shorts I had a bee hit the leg hole and get in on my thigh. It stung me two or three times. The funny thing was, I was riding by the TREK facility...
08-30-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,480
Posted By Paul J

I'd call Mel at Tandems East. He has stock in...

I'd call Mel at Tandems East. He has stock in pretty any eccentric/bottom bracket version. 856-451-5104 Their website is www.tandemseast.com
08-23-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 772
Posted By Paul J

Brings back memories. Jeffery painted my...

Brings back memories. Jeffery painted my Borthwick frame back in the early 80's He did a wonderful job especially with the beautiful Copper "B" head badge which he polished and clear coated.
08-20-22, 07:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 444
Posted By Paul J

Tandems East is located across the river from you...

Tandems East is located across the river from you in South Jersey. Mel and Barbara, who own the business have been riding for decades and raised their kids on the back of tandems. Mel designed a...
05-24-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,344
Posted By Paul J

Good to hear from you Dennis. Been wondering what...

Good to hear from you Dennis. Been wondering what you are up to. We were recently in Travelers Rest South Carolina and had to stop at Walmart to pick something up before we went out for a ride on out...
04-12-22, 07:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,148
Posted By Paul J

Your thought of moving to a disc compatible fork...

Your thought of moving to a disc compatible fork sounds like a good idea. If you were to do that, could you move the front brake to the rear by changing the pads and cutting and re-threading the...
Forum: Touring
03-07-22, 08:26 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,194
Posted By Paul J

For a regular Bible using a zip-loc bag or...

For a regular Bible using a zip-loc bag or plastic container to protect seems to be the best option. For Bible apps the https://www.youversion.com/ is an amazing option which allows you to load...
02-25-22, 08:44 AM
Replies: 72,887
Views: 11,840,008
Posted By Paul J

At my local bike shop

Here in Lancaster County Pennsylvania we have a rather unique Mennonite owned bike shop which is a sort of legend here in the area called Shirk's Bike Shop. I was in yesterday to pick up my rear...
01-31-22, 08:17 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 75,691
Posted By Paul J

Not wanting to be a grouch but, with this post...

Not wanting to be a grouch but, with this post and the several that follow are taking this thread off it's original purpose which was to collect pictures of our tandems.Maybe this conversation could...
01-14-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,814
Posted By Paul J

That would be a pretty good price for a T900 in...

That would be a pretty good price for a T900 in good condition at about half of the original price. It is a solid "comfort bike" style and one you could enjoy for many years. Most of these you...
01-14-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 849
Posted By Paul J

Pretty good price for a solid starter tandem for...

Pretty good price for a solid starter tandem for you. Looks to be in pretty good condition. Depending on what the current parts group is could limit the upgrade potential but is very ride-able. Do...
01-13-22, 04:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,704
Posted By Paul J

Best wishes, my wife was not a cyclist when we...

Best wishes, my wife was not a cyclist when we started riding and now we ride a couple thousand miles a year on the tandem. Something to remember as newer tandem riders, the front shifting will...
01-03-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 2,327
Views: 964,353
Posted By Paul J

Thanks, keep me posted on the frame.

Thanks, keep me posted on the frame.
01-01-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 2,327
Views: 964,353
Posted By Paul J

This is a beauty, what is the top tube length? ...

This is a beauty, what is the top tube length?

[QUOTE=Jacob_R_59;22185658]Here are a few:
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12-23-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,152
Posted By Paul J

It is interesting reading these old posts and...

It is interesting reading these old posts and seeing names we haven't seen in a long time. I always wonder how folks are doing.
12-05-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 532
Posted By Paul J

Very nice tandem from a great US builder. What...

Very nice tandem from a great US builder. What size is it? Looks like a fairly large size. You should show it over on the Tandem Group.
12-03-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 523
Views: 61,577
Posted By Paul J

Early 80's Spectrum by Tom Kellogg

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11-23-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,797
Posted By Paul J

Others have given you great information. The one...

Others have given you great information. The one thing I wanted to add is you Speedster is a great touring bike and one that can be used and used. We have one with the diagonal tube and find it to...
11-18-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 351
Posted By Paul J

Spectrum on sunny day.

I put this early 80's Spectrum together in September and feel it is pretty well sorted out for my riding enjoyment at nearly 67. Campy Centaur group with a Chorus crank....
11-11-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,326
Posted By Paul J

Welcome to the world of tandems. A couple of...

Welcome to the world of tandems. A couple of comments for you, first you might want to consider one-sided SPD pedals with a platform on the other. That is what we've used for years as it gives you...
11-09-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,759
Posted By Paul J

It looks like a great refresh! Did they have to...

It looks like a great refresh! Did they have to rework the complete rear triangle or just changing the placement of the rear bridge get you the clearance for the wider tires?
10-29-21, 01:52 PM
10-21-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,379
Posted By Paul J

This past summer we completed a 9,000 mile trip...

This past summer we completed a 9,000 mile trip coast-to-coast-to-coast with our Acura RDX using a thule hitch mounted rack. We only care our tandem so have a two bike rack, they make three bike...
10-06-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 840
Posted By Paul J

Yes, Tandems East has two options for shorteners...

Yes, Tandems East has two options for shorteners that will fit your cranks or for a much higher cost the da Vinci cranks with pedal holes along the crank arm....
10-05-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 895
Posted By Paul J

We moved to Berks County in 86 from Wisconsin...

We moved to Berks County in 86 from Wisconsin which required me learning how to climb hills. Funny story, we moved here in January and late spring I'm on a spirited club ride where I sat on the...
10-04-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 895
Posted By Paul J

You can go to the Introduction forum and...

You can go to the Introduction forum and introduce yourself and welcome a few people and you will have your 10 posts in no time.
09-29-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 843
Posted By Paul J

Ours came stock with 700 X 28c tire size from the...

Ours came stock with 700 X 28c tire size from the factory and wasn't really sold as a touring bike though many were using them for that. The newer ones are showing 35c in the spec sheet from...
09-29-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 795
Views: 128,099
Posted By Paul J

If you go to the "Introductions" thread in the...

If you go to the "Introductions" thread in the Community Connections section at the top of the home page, you can introduce yourself welcome new members which will get you to your post count quickly...
09-29-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 843
Posted By Paul J

Thanks for sharing this bobh123 We have a...

Thanks for sharing this bobh123

We have a mid-teens Speedster and I've thought about 650b for a second set of wheels. Is yours the newer model without the diagonal tube and with 35c as stock?
09-24-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 697
Posted By Paul J

Post it here. ...

Post it here. https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1171913-decoding-eddy-merckx-frames-24.html
09-24-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,913
Posted By Paul J

It's funny, as a leftie I start with my right...

It's funny, as a leftie I start with my right foot rather than left as you all do. Does putting your right foot down create issues with the side of the road and imperfections? I'm always inside...
09-13-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,298
Posted By Paul J

As mentioned above the seat tube location is a...

As mentioned above the seat tube location is a pretty good spot for the bottle but can experience interference with the top tube. This cage is a good option with side entry....
09-12-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 584
Posted By Paul J

It is a really great daily rider, I took it out...

It is a really great daily rider, I took it out for a nice 40 miler and it just felt great. It is a good partner to my Merckx.
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09-11-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 584
Posted By Paul J

1980's Spectrum Resto Mod

Picked-up as as frame in a trade with PCB last fall. Early 80's Spectrum which is a really good fit for me. It has a shorted top tube that works well for me with my long legs and short...
09-07-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,494
Posted By Paul J

We have Thudusters on both of our tandems and...

We have Thudusters on both of our tandems and they have been a good option. More recently, after we purchased the Thudbusters the BodyFloat/Kinekt seat post was introduced. In my option it is the...
07-14-21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 626,595
Posted By Paul J

Picture of us on our west coast ride from San...

Picture of us on our west coast ride from San Fransisco to Dana Point


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Forum: Touring
07-14-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,815
Posted By Paul J

I thought I'd put few picture up. Fun...

I thought I'd put few picture up.

Fun picture from the 17 Mile Drive.
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Forum: Touring
07-14-21, 06:30 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,815
Posted By Paul J

One of our unexpected fun finds was the beach...

One of our unexpected fun finds was the beach just north of San Simeon with the Elephant Seals. We stayed at The Morgan Hotel which had a good Mexican food restaurant right next door.
Forum: Touring
07-08-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 721
Posted By Paul J

Fantastic! We just got home from riding a chunk...

Fantastic! We just got home from riding a chunk of the California coast on our tandem and had a blast. I look forward to following along. Mike and Bernice Miller have done that ride twice on their...
Forum: Touring
07-08-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,815
Posted By Paul J

Thanks for the relies and well wishes, my folks...

Thanks for the relies and well wishes, my folks are on the mend and convalescing on a lake in Minnesota, their happy place. I do have to say my thoughts were one of them wasn't gong to make it. So...
Forum: Touring
07-07-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,815
Posted By Paul J

I thought I would give an update on our trip....

I thought I would give an update on our trip. We've been planning this trip for many years and had so many obstetrical this year to it actually happening. Three weeks before we departed we received a...
Forum: Touring
05-19-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,815
Posted By Paul J

Well I thought I would update this post. We have...

Well I thought I would update this post. We have had some set back and made adjustments to our plans. In January my wife and I both contracted COVID and unfortunately are still experiencing...
05-19-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,144
Posted By Paul J

That is a great platform to jump into tandem...

That is a great platform to jump into tandem riding! I hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Most of us have gone through several tandems during our time, we are on tandems, 4 and 5 now. :-) So that...
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