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04-06-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,345
Posted By reburns

A bit off topic but interesting story: my...

A bit off topic but interesting story: my wife/stoker and I drove our tandem from our home in the south sf bay to the coast to ride one of our favorite routes near Pescadero, CA. Driving back home up...
02-12-22, 06:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 990
Posted By reburns

I used this:...

I used this: https://www.amazon.com/SKS-Germany-11231-Anywhere-Bicycle-Attachment/dp/B0144NTZOU/ref=sr_1_1?crid=FHISCL2XOHUB&keywords=sks+bottle+cage&qid=1644711419&sprefix=Sks+bo%2Caps%2C233&sr=8-1 ...
01-30-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,229
Posted By reburns

Wheels4, congratulations on your accomplishment...

Wheels4, congratulations on your accomplishment and bravo to your wife!

My wife and I also started tandeming at the beginning of January, but 16 years ago. I somehow got convinced to do this...
11-14-21, 08:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,157
Posted By reburns

I havenít sensed a difference in handling or wet...

I havenít sensed a difference in handling or wet weather grip, although I should say that I get very cautious on wet surfaces. I believe the 4 seasons roll slightly stiffer, but on the rear it is...
11-14-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,157
Posted By reburns

I’ve been happy with 32mm GP5000 front and Conti...

I’ve been happy with 32mm GP5000 front and Conti 4 seasons on the rear of the tandem, both at 90 psi with Schwalbe Aerothan tubes. As ridden, total weight is probably about 350 lbs. This combination...
11-04-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 29,720
Posted By reburns

Thank you for that very well written report of...

Thank you for that very well written report of your recent experience. As someone who has participated in quite a few Santana tours and events over the years, I have to admit that everything you have...
09-25-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,669
Posted By reburns

Not a silly question. The primary reasons cited...

Not a silly question. The primary reasons cited for a suspension seatpost for the stoker are 1) the fact that the stoker canít see a bump coming and so is unable to prepare instinctively as would the...
09-13-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,965
Posted By reburns

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

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03-22-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,709
Posted By reburns

Same here, with the exception that I occasionally...

Same here, with the exception that I occasionally use the commands "brake on" and "brake off" since my wife/stoker is responsible for the drag brake as well as navigation.
03-10-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,983
Posted By reburns

We bought our Speedster about 4 years ago from...

We bought our Speedster about 4 years ago from the original owners in Petaluma. We had flown several times with our uncoupled tandem and had decided to buy one with couplers. I was ready to go full...
03-01-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,983
Posted By reburns

I also bought a 1-owner used Speedster of similar...

I also bought a 1-owner used Speedster of similar vintage, condition and configuration to yours, and each S&S connector contains foam plugs. I suppose it helps keep loose parts from finding their way...
02-01-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,679
Posted By reburns

Not trying to talk you out of new chainrings or...

Not trying to talk you out of new chainrings or moving to a belt, but be aware that timing rings only wear on one side of the teeth, meaning the leading face of the captain’s teeth and the trailing...
02-01-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,049
Posted By reburns

Very cool. Enjoy! FYI, it’s not unusual for...

Very cool. Enjoy!

FYI, it’s not unusual for the timing chain to be off by a tooth as a way to accommodate riders with different natural cadences.
12-13-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 18,706
Posted By reburns

Beginning 102 current 132

Beginning 102
current 132
11-11-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,140
Posted By reburns

Youíre wise to point out that there is...

Youíre wise to point out that there is variability across individuals regarding use of such pedals. I can only speak from my own experience, which doubtless is dominated by years of MTB on very...
11-10-20, 11:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,140
Posted By reburns

With a few days of experience, unclipping from...

With a few days of experience, unclipping from SPD pedals becomes instinctive and instantaneous, much faster than toe clips. After decades on SPDs, it’s tough to keep my feet on platform pedals.
10-25-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,381
Posted By reburns

Glad to hear of your success. I have no doubt...

Glad to hear of your success. I have no doubt that your problem is solved. Check your chain frequently and replace at the first sign of wear to maximize the life of your new gears.
10-05-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,756
Posted By reburns

Understand that there are many owners of coupled...

Understand that there are many owners of coupled Comotion tandems, as well as other tandems with couplers forward of the captainís seat tube, that have successfully made countless trips on airlines...
10-03-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,381
Posted By reburns

Best of luck. That has to be a maddening problem...

Best of luck. That has to be a maddening problem to have, especially on such a nicely outfitted tandem.
09-29-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,756
Posted By reburns

I’ve ended up appreciating having a set of...

I’ve ended up appreciating having a set of couplers in front of the captain’s seat tube because it allows me to easily separate the front triangle from the rest of the bike without having to get...
08-29-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,563
Posted By reburns

I have these:...

I have these:...
08-14-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,203
Posted By reburns

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Two tandems on a Draftmaster. Tall, but not wide.
07-22-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,813
Posted By reburns

Both our tandems have 3x9 drivetrains using...

Both our tandems have 3x9 drivetrains using 2005-era Shimano derailleurs, road front and mountain rear. I use 11-34 cassettes and the triple on our Speedster is 52-39-26. I use the largest 3 or 4...
06-20-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 68,707
Posted By reburns

Itís a pretty easy upgrade, about $250 in parts,...

Itís a pretty easy upgrade, about $250 in parts, as long as the distance between bottom brackets is compatible with the available parts. I did it initially to keep the left side of the bike cleaner...
06-18-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 68,707
Posted By reburns

This is what we ride almost always now, a 2005...

This is what we ride almost always now, a 2005 Comotion Speedster that we bought a few years ago from the original owners. We had decided that we wanted a coupled tandem and spent some time on a...
06-15-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,543
Posted By reburns

I have become a big fan of SwissStop green pads....

I have become a big fan of SwissStop green pads. Might try those first, then switch to v-brakes if the cantilevers still arenít giving enough power. But with v-brakes you may need to add travel...
04-02-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 882
Posted By reburns

Your current seat is "super comfortable, even...

Your current seat is "super comfortable, even after miles and miles". That is something special that many riders have spent years searching for, usually filling boxes with cast off misfit saddles...
11-12-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,738
Posted By reburns

It is certainly a big reason why the triples...

It is certainly a big reason why the triples continue to hang around on our tandems. Our total range is 6.2, from 21 to 128 gear inches, and we use all of it.
05-18-19, 09:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,264
Posted By reburns

https://www.prestacycle.com/product/prestaratchet-...

https://www.prestacycle.com/product/prestaratchet-chain-accessory/

combined with the Presta ratchet and bits that I now carry instead of a combo multi tool, this really works great
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