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02-19-24, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By sdodd

I went through a bullhorn to drop bar change on a...

I went through a bullhorn to drop bar change on a couple of tandems. My wife (stoker) liked the increased number of hand positions with drop bars. But, you have to be careful with both stoker and...
01-23-24, 09:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 415
Posted By WVDave

Thanks for the suggestions. I've had mixed...

Thanks for the suggestions. I've had mixed success with Phil Wood BB's in the past on other tandems, actually, only one failed prematurely.
01-23-24, 09:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 415
Posted By WVDave

Thanks so much for the quick reply and the exact...

Thanks so much for the quick reply and the exact information I needed.
01-22-24, 08:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 415
Posted By Artmo

We have run our Macchiato on the original BBs for...

We have run our Macchiato on the original BBs for at least 30,000 miles and they don’t appear to be any the worse for wear.
01-19-24, 10:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 521
Posted By mikemelbrooks

Make sure to loosen off the belt side chain ring...

Make sure to loosen off the belt side chain ring bolts at the tightest belt tension, then retighten to equalise the tension in the belt. This is the same for a chain drive,...
01-18-24, 01:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 521
Posted By Yamato72

Another T2 team here, though ours came with the...

Another T2 team here, though ours came with the belt drive. Concur with both of Toby's points.



We hit 10K miles last year and are on our third set of BB30 bearings - when we got the bike the...
01-17-24, 09:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 521
Posted By merlinextraligh

Plus one on the belt does not need to be as tight...

Plus one on the belt does not need to be as tight as Gate specs. As long as it doesn’t skip; it’s tight enough.

Would also add, Do not the roll the belt on like you would do a chain. While the...
01-12-24, 12:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 755
Posted By longpete

I use linkglyde chains on all my 11 speed bikes....

I use linkglyde chains on all my 11 speed bikes. LG500 chain is cheap. A bit stronger than other Shimano 11 speed chains. On our Etandem we started in 2000 with black and gold wippermann connex...
12-25-23, 01:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 391
Posted By tcs

If you ever meet this tandem team, email me

I got a letter from an old college friend who's now a hospital administrator in Alpine, Texas. Knowing I was a tandemist, he relayed a story from one of his emergency room nurses. A couple tandem...
11-21-23, 12:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 920
Posted By spaltzer

Thanks for the Feed Back TobyGadd. If we did it...

Thanks for the Feed Back TobyGadd. If we did it again, I would try it with two TruTrainer rollers. The single flywheel was enough to keep things going and a second flywheel would make it even better...
11-21-23, 02:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 920
Posted By spaltzer

Tandem on rollers.

I have ridden a tandem on rollers both solo and with a stoker. You can link two sets of rollers for one tandem. Having them on a mat or carpet would prevent the frames from moving around. Any brand...
10-28-23, 04:40 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,810
Posted By CrimsonEclipse

Yea, but you're not a(n) [insert sub set here]...

Yea, but you're not a(n) [insert sub set here] cyclist, therefore (ergo) I'm the more pure cyclist or something.

*whew*
being that snarky takes a lot out of you!!

Come hang out in the "not...
10-28-23, 04:31 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,810
Posted By mpetry912

I looked it up and you are right ! learned...

I looked it up and you are right ! learned something today !

renumerativer - Search (bing.com)...
10-28-23, 03:32 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,810
Posted By Calsun

If a repair or servicing is simple and only...

If a repair or servicing is simple and only requires a special tool, like a brake caliper offset wrench, I will buy it. It may take me twice as long as a professional but I do not bill myself by the...
10-20-23, 08:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 540
Posted By Russ Roth

New to me 2002 Co-motion speedster

Picked this up this morning, had to do a spritz into the right shifter which was just starting to stick. Everything else is working perfectly. Came with factory everything except maybe the tires....
10-16-23, 04:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,493
Posted By Barchettaman

With pleasure! ...

With pleasure!


https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/7205a0c5_c594_4bdb_8243_d2536f97cb35_b88fe165e25015fa5fa9bf1572ea7bd5db7e35db.jpeg...
10-03-23, 03:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,493
Posted By choddo

Disposable society :(

Disposable society :(
10-03-23, 03:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,493
Posted By Barchettaman

It has had a reasonably hard life I suppose, the...

It has had a reasonably hard life I suppose, the bike sits outside, but I havenít ridden it through any sand. I wonder if these cheaper Shimano derailleurs leave the factory with insufficient...
10-02-23, 04:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,493
Posted By Barchettaman

Successfully revived! The ultrasonic cleaner...

Successfully revived! The ultrasonic cleaner worked perfectly.
09-09-23, 02:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 643
Posted By Mayonnaise

Calfee Tetra Tandem Finished

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Finally got word that our Tetra has been finished and is ready to ship (being...
09-04-23, 04:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,363
Posted By roccitman

Hat tip to the previous owner, my BB shell and...

Hat tip to the previous owner, my BB shell and the eccentric were in amazing shape. Came loose with ease. Cleaned up, re-greased and put it right back in. Amazing!
...
09-04-23, 02:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,704
Posted By asu_gt

Santana Quad Available

I have a Santana quad that is free to a good home. I purchased it in 2008 or so and probably have less than 500 miles on it. My wife sort of retired from cycling and my kids and I rode our triple for...
08-24-23, 07:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 790
Posted By Robvolz

Iím on the Columbia river gorge tour w Santana Tandem AdventuresÖ

Day 3: most amazing group of people Iíve ever met.

75% tandems, but singles too. Plus each team was allowed to bring. An individual bike in case say one day that Stalker wanted to stay on the...
08-23-23, 09:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 581
Posted By roccitman

Ah great resource, thank you, will do!! I'm on...

Ah great resource, thank you, will do!! I'm on Hawaii time so will wait til the morning :)
08-21-23, 02:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,020
Posted By fooferdoggie

36 hole is so hard to find anymore. you have...

36 hole is so hard to find anymore.
you have this guy or the cliffhanger.
https://www.velocityusa.com/product/rims/nobs-622
08-21-23, 05:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,353
Posted By Alcanbrad

So far so good. The current bottom bracket is...

So far so good. The current bottom bracket is surviving longer than before. Fingers continue to be crossed.



I believe my issues are due to poor manufacturing of the crank(s). Iíve stated...
08-07-23, 12:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,007
Posted By jethro00

Clamping an umbrella to our chairs is not an...

Clamping an umbrella to our chairs is not an option on the chairs we carry.
We bought a https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...O07D2DMX&psc=1...
07-23-23, 02:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 517
Posted By ahultin

https://www.recumbent.news/2012/12/03/back-to-back...

https://www.recumbent.news/2012/12/03/back-to-back-recumbent-tandem-trike/
07-14-23, 08:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 960
Posted By twocicle

Having used Shimano RS785 hydraulic brakes for...

Having used Shimano RS785 hydraulic brakes for quite a few years on our travel road tandem, I can report no show stopper issues, they provide much more braking power than cable versions and no loss...
07-14-23, 08:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,678
Posted By twocicle

You ended up getting probably the best option for...

You ended up getting probably the best option for new BB cups since the Lightning version has ABEC-5 bearings which are superior to lower spec bearings (Wheels uses ABEC-3). Sadly like most things...
07-09-23, 05:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,678
Posted By ahultin

Thanks to all who commented. Ended up getting the...

Thanks to all who commented. Ended up getting the cups direct from lightning (the wheels mfg would have been preference but could not find anyone with them available fast enough. I got them installed...
07-07-23, 02:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 955
Posted By Leisesturm

https://propelbikes.com/product/flyer-tandem-7-83/

https://propelbikes.com/product/flyer-tandem-7-83/
07-07-23, 11:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 955
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

Light weight, rust proof, independent pedaling,...

Light weight, rust proof, independent pedaling, upright, comfortable electric tandem... I think you've just described one of Chinook's recent e-tandems. There's a photo gallery here...
06-29-23, 09:38 PM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 663,690
Posted By ridey b

Tandem are So much fun

We enjoyed riding our CCM 3speed with coaster brakes at Presqu'ile Provincial Park and a Gitane at the Leslie St. Spit/Tommy Thompson Park, in Toronto
Currently enjoying riding Jack Taylor tandem...
06-29-23, 09:36 PM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 663,690
Posted By ridey b

Tandem are So much fun

We enjoyed riding our CCM 3speed with coaster brakes at Presqu'ile Provincial Park and a Gitane at the Leslie St. Spit/Tommy Thompson Park, in Toronto
Currently enjoying riding Jack Taylor tandem...
06-27-23, 07:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 960
Posted By fooferdoggie

getting some slope on the run is the hard part....

getting some slope on the run is the hard part. I take the caliper off so I have some angle. but the regular beed kit is fine.
06-27-23, 04:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 960
Posted By merlinextraligh

itís not Rocket Surgery. If you can do basic bike...

itís not Rocket Surgery. If you can do basic bike maintenance you can learn to work on hydraulic brakes, particularly with all the info available on you tube.

and you donít need the bike to be...
06-25-23, 12:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 533
Posted By Thebucket71

Tandem bike ride in Providence

Tandem bike ride in Providence Rhode Island Friday June 30th. Providence bike jam does a monthly ride the 3rd Friday of every month. I have been on lots of them over the years and they are always fun...
06-20-23, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By jas

Jaden I have a tandem specific padded soft...

Jaden

I have a tandem specific padded soft case with internal frame. I think its bikepro? We don't use it anymore since we now have a coupled bike.
I think it was $650 new and I'd be happy to...
06-17-23, 10:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,152
Posted By RCMoeur

One non-negotiable condition set by my wife was...

One non-negotiable condition set by my wife was control of the drag brake. She uses a lever and says it works fine, even on longer descents.

It did lead to situations on descents where I'd tuck...
06-15-23, 07:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,152
Posted By trashbiker

I think it all comes down to your stoker. I've...

I think it all comes down to your stoker. I've only had one incident where the stoker pulled the brake in a way that I didn't like and it was when we first started riding together. When we're on a...
06-09-23, 07:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 802
Posted By Yamato72

We have these on our tandem, stoker loves them.

We have these on our tandem, stoker loves them.
06-08-23, 04:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 802
Posted By Robvolz

Headed to Tacoma Screw. I think I can get a...

Headed to Tacoma Screw. I think I can get a spring to fit in there somehow.

I'll post results.
06-06-23, 01:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 601
Posted By headasunder

Unbound Gravel video

Really enjoyed watching this video made me glad our tandem has mechanical shifting. https://youtu.be/RvCyRS3e1GM
05-26-23, 08:45 PM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 663,690
Posted By Nick & Chris

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Went back to Haleakala last week to see if we could still make it up the...
05-10-23, 03:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 646
Posted By merlinextraligh

PSA for FSA SLK carbon tandem crankset users.

We needed to replace the chainrings on our SLK tandem carbon crank ( which were extremely worn in a relatively short time).

Finding chainrings that fit was less than obvious. The crank is a 110...
05-09-23, 06:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 800
Posted By Alcanbrad

I ventured deep into the weeds on the belt...

I ventured deep into the weeds on the belt tension/bearing failure a couple of years ago in this thread...
04-28-23, 08:06 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 184,759
Posted By merlinextraligh

imho, thatís a very good deal for a team looking...

imho, thatís a very good deal for a team looking to get a tandem capable of doing real road riding at a bargain basement price.
04-28-23, 07:07 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 184,759
Posted By SoCaled

Santana - $300 - Orange,CA ...

Santana - $300 - Orange,CA
https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/d/seal-beach-tandem-santana/7615137279.html
Vintage Santana Elan tandem. Could use some new tires but otherwise ready to roll. 7...
03-31-23, 02:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,504
Posted By jnbrown

I installed the Roadlink. Had to back out the B...

I installed the Roadlink. Had to back out the B screw a lot from its previous position.
Now the RD is in front of the rear wheel instead of behind it.
Did a short test ride and shifting seems to be...
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