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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 06-19-20, 03:02 PM
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The Hananero needs a new groupset. I know it’s crazy but I am actually considering Campy Chorus as an option.
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The Hananero needs a new groupset. I know it’s crazy but I am actually considering Campy Chorus as an option.
You got Campy wheels already?
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Do you consider LesterOfPuppets to be a serious tandem cyclist?
I wouldn't. We took the SPDs off the tandem and have BMX platforms now.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
Same here. Ask away.
you’re the guy I was thinking of.

using 35mm tires, and with a combined weight of about 380lbs, what inflation should I use as a starting point?

being limited to canto/V-brakes, what’s the hot setup? I plan on ordering new swissstop pads, but is there a canti/V that is superior to all others?
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Are tandem riders more likely to wave at other cyclists?
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
You got Campy wheels already?
Of course not. And all my other bikes and tools etc are Shimano so more likely to get Shimano. Would not be doing this for another year (or two) so plenty o’ time to ruminate.
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
you’re the guy I was thinking of.

using 35mm tires, and with a combined weight of about 380lbs, what inflation should I use as a starting point?

being limited to canto/V-brakes, what’s the hot setup? I plan on ordering new swissstop pads, but is there a canti/V that is superior to all others?

Our bike is 340 lbs and running 37mm tires at 65 rear, about 57 front.

Not sure what the best drop bar V's are, since we have flat bar. For canti's I like vintage Shimano paper football lookin' XTs (slight possibility they might snag your stoker's heel some of they have big feet)

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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
The Hananero needs a new groupset. I know it’s crazy but I am actually considering Campy Chorus as an option.
Not crazy at all. It would drive me nuts to not have everything on the same system though.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Our bike is 340 lbs
Man.
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...it's more my own prejudices and insecurities than anything about them...
I have to say, that’s what I find about myself often, which somewhat explains my uncalled for comment as well.
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Old 06-19-20, 03:44 PM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
you’re the guy I was thinking of.

using 35mm tires, and with a combined weight of about 380lbs, what inflation should I use as a starting point?

being limited to canto/V-brakes, what’s the hot setup? I plan on ordering new swissstop pads, but is there a canti/V that is superior to all others?
We’ve always owned lightweight tandems with skinny tires so I really don’t know but but I’d set the pressure same as any bike by pumping them until you get the standard 15% drop. My wife and I are running 115# for the same weight as you on 28mm tires. I’d try maybe 105# and see how it goes. If your tires are too soft in the front, the steering will be sluggish and if you’re too soft in the rear, you’ll risk pinch flats. If your rear tire is too hard, your stoker will let you know pretty fast.

It’s been a long time since we had rim brakes but we just used whatever was available. It is imperative that you keep them properly adjusted and running close. You can run out of lever quickly on downhills if you run them too wide.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Man.
that’s a heavy bike.
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The Hananero needs a new groupset. I know it’s crazy but I am actually considering Campy Chorus as an option.

all that 12 speed talk peaked your interest aye?
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Old 06-19-20, 04:40 PM
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Are tandem riders more likely to wave at other cyclists?
passed two yesterday, I waved and got no response.


Proof tandem cyclist are elitist non wavers.

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Old 06-19-20, 04:56 PM
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The Hananero needs a new groupset. I know it’s crazy but I am actually considering Campy Chorus as an option.
They offer a 48x32 crankset now. Pair that with an 11-34 cassette and I could climb all day and still have a pretty high gear. I've put over 40,000 miles on my old Chorus parts and it still shifts pretty well.

edit: with a 34 out back I would probably be happy with the 50x34 up front even if I found myself in the Eastern Sierra Nevadas.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
passed two yesterday, I waved and go no response.
I can go weeks without seeing one.
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I climbed 2000 feet this week. That’s gotta be a record somewhere.
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Same. I'm suspicious of a pedal.No loaded bicycle, but that's about what I naturally top out at. I don't force the issue at that speed.
That's my max speed also.
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I climbed 2000 feet this week. That’s gotta be a record somewhere.
Training for an Everesting?
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Training for an Everesting?
one foot at a time.
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one foot at a time.
Choose your gearing wisely.
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Choose your gearing wisely.
toughest part of my day!
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