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05-19-22, 05:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 805
Posted By NRissy

I just bought a cheap one from a store called...

I just bought a cheap one from a store called menards (Midwest lowes or home depot). I didn;t use the cheap short screws that came with it; I replaced those with 3 inch torx screws that I made sure...
05-18-22, 08:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 805
Posted By NRissy

I have my wife's bike hanging on a hook on the...

I have my wife's bike hanging on a hook on the side of the garage, back tire on ground, front tire in hook. I have/am using the ceiling mount systems, they work good. Just be careful of the hook...
05-18-22, 05:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 861
Posted By NRissy

Your in Australia, I don't know how many tandems...

Your in Australia, I don't know how many tandems are in Australia. In the U.S. I would pass on the polygon, you can find a better used tandem for about the same price.
04-17-22, 03:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,035
Posted By NRissy

I put a Ursus Jumbo on my tandem. I don't have...

I put a Ursus Jumbo on my tandem. I don't have heavy bags on my tandem, but I do get a three- year old out of the trailer and he likes to wiggle/bump the tandem on his way out. Also my stoker is six...
03-28-22, 03:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,371
Posted By NRissy

The bike was hanging on a hook in the garage so...

The bike was hanging on a hook in the garage so no dry rot that I notice.
Skidding the back tire? that was me growing up. I was so upset when I got my new bike with v-breaks as a kid and could no...
03-27-22, 08:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,371
Posted By NRissy

Was talking to a friend who said he had a couple...

Was talking to a friend who said he had a couple of bikes in his shed from his grandkids (they are now in college) and I could pick one. Here is what my son now has:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-22, 08:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,870
Posted By NRissy

I have no reason to upgrade. I have entry level...

I have no reason to upgrade. I have entry level road and mountain bike that don't get the miles on them that they deserve. I spend most of my time riding my tandem with my sons. I won't be upgrading....
03-27-22, 08:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,734
Posted By NRissy

So I bought the Ursus Jumbo. Put it on and it...

So I bought the Ursus Jumbo. Put it on and it does a great job of holding up the tandem.
...
03-06-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,371
Posted By NRissy

Bike for my son

I am at a loss as to what to do for my six year old son for a bike.
He has a 14in bike with training wheels he has outgrown. He is ready to get rid of training wheels but not quite.
He is 47in tall...
03-03-22, 08:50 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 8,223
Posted By NRissy

Bearzy, I will agree. I grew up on Walmart bikes;...

Bearzy, I will agree. I grew up on Walmart bikes; but like you, I realized that spending more on a nice bike will greatly improve my riding comfort.
I am having this disagreement with my wife...
02-28-22, 10:32 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 8,223
Posted By NRissy

About 10 years ago three college kids decided to...

About 10 years ago three college kids decided to come out to my local MTB spot. They were friends with one of the regulars' daughters and wanted to come out and try Mountain Biking in Nebraska. All...
02-19-22, 04:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,523
Posted By NRissy

Could you try putting him on a tandem? Having...

Could you try putting him on a tandem? Having someone in front to steer while he just pedals? their are blind tandem clubs; you might find someone who could help you wit this. I also know that...
02-06-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,581
Posted By NRissy

I picked up a specialized 24 in 1x9 for free from...

I picked up a specialized 24 in 1x9 for free from somebody because the back tire had been destroyed. I hope by the time my middle child is on the tandem my son can use that bike.

I really need to...
02-05-22, 10:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,581
Posted By NRissy

Hey, I am a couple of years ahead of you! One...

Hey, I am a couple of years ahead of you! One thing you might want to think about is getting a beater bike for you and the kids. Mine is a old trek 3700 MTB I picked up for $75. I never liked trying...
02-05-22, 09:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,411
Posted By NRissy

First question, have you ever ridden a tandem...

First question, have you ever ridden a tandem with your wife? My wife and I did a couple of years ago. our local park & rec center had a tandem cruiser you could rent for the day. It is better to...
01-19-22, 09:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,734
Posted By NRissy

I looked at the click-stand, but I fear that my...

I looked at the click-stand, but I fear that my bike will be shifted enough when loading and unloading that it would still fall. I looked at Velo Orange on Amazon and the reviews seam to be hit or...
01-17-22, 07:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,734
Posted By NRissy

I don't plan on having my child stoker on the...

I don't plan on having my child stoker on the bike while it is on the kickstand. I do plan on trying to get my three-year old out of the trailer while it is on the kick stand. Would you recommend the...
01-16-22, 09:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,734
Posted By NRissy

Tandem kickstand

I need a kickstand for my tandem; and it needs to be one that can handle some pressure. I have a trailer with my three year old in it. My stoker is my six year old. Currently I try to fine something...
11-25-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,569
Posted By NRissy

Buying new for under $500 is going to be a...

Buying new for under $500 is going to be a disaster. A used bike would be a much better option for your budget.
Facebook market place. I would also try to join some local biking groups and put out a...
11-25-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,080
Posted By NRissy

Cycling with the kids

After I got out of college I got back into cycling and enjoyed it for several years before we had our first child. I no longer had the time to ride like I did before children. So, I decided to...
11-25-21, 06:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,902
Posted By NRissy

I would defiantly try out a tandem with your wife...

I would defiantly try out a tandem with your wife before buying one. Thier are lots of places where you could rent one. My local city's rec department has a cruiser style one that my wife and I...
08-21-21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,094
Posted By NRissy

Ok, I will agree with you on that Indy. I know...

Ok, I will agree with you on that Indy. I know several people who have tried to take there MTB and also use it for a gravel race or use their road bike to ride around town with the kids and hate it....
08-21-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,747
Posted By NRissy

Well, what you need depending on your riding...

Well, what you need depending on your riding ability, your granddaughters needs, and how much you are going to realistically use it.
I started with a trailer. I personally don't like the little...
08-21-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,094
Posted By NRissy

How many bikes? I have: my 29er mountain bike ...

How many bikes? I have:
my 29er mountain bike
my road bike
my around town bike I have the wee-ride attached to for the kids (late 90's early 2000 Trek 26in MTB)
Santana tandem for my son and I...
08-14-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,130
Posted By NRissy

I have a Hollywood bike rack that sits on the...

I have a Hollywood bike rack that sits on the back of my truck; I have always used that. It keeps it level and high enough for me to work on it. It is a frame rack; so it doesn't interfere with the...
06-18-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,335
Posted By NRissy

I have a hollywood traveler frame bike rack that...

I have a hollywood traveler frame bike rack that I put my tandem on. it sticks out about 6 inches with the rear tire; 8-12 inches with the front tire on. I don't take the tire off when I am...
06-18-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,905
Posted By NRissy

Alright. Here is what the final product is! My...

Alright. Here is what the final product is! My boys are so happy. Happy Father's day to me!!!!
...
05-01-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,697
Posted By NRissy

I agree with what many have said. Find a old used...

I agree with what many have said. Find a old used bike that is in good shape for your family bike (mine is a Trek 3700 MTB) then buy a nice bike for yourself. Also you have a 16 year old your going...
04-29-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,697
Posted By NRissy

Well; talk to your biking buddies and let your...

Well; talk to your biking buddies and let your Facebook friends know you are looking for a great intro bike for mostly trail riding but also around town with the kids; you will be surprised to find...
04-29-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,697
Posted By NRissy

Both of the bikes you are looking at would be a...

Both of the bikes you are looking at would be a great option. Remember; a more aggressive tire and bike can be road on pavement easier than a skinny slick on gravel/dirt. I am normally one to give up...
04-29-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,901
Posted By NRissy

I would look for a used 90's mountain bike. As...

I would look for a used 90's mountain bike. As Vegas Triker said they would be a great all around bike. You could also put some less aggressive tires on the bike to make it roll easier on the...
04-28-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,905
Posted By NRissy

Thank you all for the imput. I took my bike down...

Thank you all for the imput. I took my bike down to a bike shop I trust and had a nice talk with them. We looked at blocks and other ideas and ultimately decided to go with a child stoker kit because...
04-11-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,537
Posted By NRissy

About any steel frame would be fine; most are way...

About any steel frame would be fine; most are way over engineered. The big thing would be tires; if you are worried about them holding up; buy tandem rims and tires. A standard tandem team can be...
04-10-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,905
Posted By NRissy

We already ride all the time; I have a wee ride...

We already ride all the time; I have a wee ride co-pilot that he is frustrated with because he knows he is free-wheeling. he wants to peddle.

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04-09-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,905
Posted By NRissy

Lowest stoker seat hight.

Bought a Santana Encore; was given the crank-set for a child stoker kit (missing chain and bottom sprocket) Thought everything was going to be great. Then I realized that the child stoker kit was for...
04-04-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,784
Posted By NRissy

New development. I purchased the Santana...

New development. I purchased the Santana yesterday! I am super excited and as soon as the extended family left for Easter, I started fiddling with it. I got part of a child's stoker kit to use with...
03-19-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,233
Posted By NRissy

My son wasn't really able to sit in his trailer...

My son wasn't really able to sit in his trailer until 18 months (1.5 years). Sleeping in them can be fairly difficult because they are designed to have the child in a modified five point harness that...
03-15-21, 08:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,384
Posted By NRissy

Get a heavy bike, attach double kids trailer and...

Get a heavy bike, attach double kids trailer and add sand bags until you get some good resistance.
03-15-21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,784
Posted By NRissy

How hard is it to service those breaks being tied...

How hard is it to service those breaks being tied together? I think setting them would be a nightmare! I am grad to hear more about this factory brake.
I am counting down the days until I can meet...
03-15-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,784
Posted By NRissy

I think both bikes should be a good fit. The...

I think both bikes should be a good fit. The problem is both bikes are located 3+ hours from me and 4 fours away from each other. I can't test drive the two bikes in a weekend and if I am going to...
03-15-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,784
Posted By NRissy

I asked the person selling it about the disk...

I asked the person selling it about the disk break he said "And, yes, there are front and rear rim brakes plus a rear disc brake. The couple we bought it from did a lot of cross country touring and...
03-14-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,784
Posted By NRissy

New development.... I have a friend from college...

New development.... I have a friend from college selling a trek T100 he beleives it is a 1994. It has 700x32 and he feels I could put larger tires on if I wanted. It also has a kid back that they...
03-14-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,784
Posted By NRissy

Thank you for the reply; I thought it is a great...

Thank you for the reply; I thought it is a great option; I just wasn't for sure.
03-13-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,784
Posted By NRissy

2000 Santana Encore

I am in the market for my first Tandem. I have found someone with a Santana Encore who is willing to sell it for $750. I want this bike for a mix of gravel and paved trail riding. It has 26 x1.5...
03-11-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,228
Posted By NRissy

The gravel I ride is mostly hard-packed gravel...

The gravel I ride is mostly hard-packed gravel Nebraska roads. Some minimum maintenance that is just dirt or sand that when wet becomes mud balls that narrow tires would sink into. The Cowboy trail...
03-09-21, 09:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,228
Posted By NRissy

Buy a Burley Tamburello for gravel?

Have decided to get a tandem for myself and my son to ride. I want a tandem that I could ride gravel with as Nebraska has several bike trails that are gravel and the numerous back-roads throughout...
03-09-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,181
Posted By NRissy

I have a similar set up except I have gone with...

I have a similar set up except I have gone with the weeride copilot and a trailer as I don't like the child riding with me on my bike. Here is my set up:
...
03-09-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 571
Posted By NRissy

I looked for almost a year on Ebay, craigslist,...

I looked for almost a year on Ebay, craigslist, and Facebook trying to find a geared one that would fit my needs. I about went with the Burley Piccolo. Thankfully I didn't because I would have had to...
03-09-21, 05:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 571
Posted By NRissy

Ice, Hey he has his own bike; this summer he...

Ice,
Hey he has his own bike; this summer he will learn to ride without training wheels; he enjoys riding with dad being able to go fast. Currently where we live it is hard to have him ride much on...
03-09-21, 05:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 571
Posted By NRissy

Soody, Yeah, the bike is kind of s**t but last...

Soody, Yeah, the bike is kind of s**t but last year my son and I but on 1,000 miles on it; he loves it and this summer he really wants to do a long ride (over 30 miles) with me on it.
Thank you...
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