This past Friday I had a chance to get out on the resurrected Erickson for an afternoon ride on my semi-off Friday. While I’m not someone who has much interest in wine or beer tasting, I do truly look forward to riding different bicycle frames, frames with different forks and wheel/tire combinations and different component configurations just to see how they influence the ride characteristics of the bikes. 738 more words
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As mentioned in a few previous blog entries, as nasty as our weather sometimes seems in the Atlanta area, our weather paled in comparison to what our family and friends in the Mid-Atlanta States and a few other select areas experienced this past weekend. 1,195 more words
So, just how fast can a tandem’s existing shifting system & brakes be changed out?
Would you believe three minutes? No.
OK, would you believe three hours , but reduced to three minutes through the magic of video editing? 873 more words
After giving it some thought — and despite my long-standing love affair with Campagnolo’s Ergo shifter design — I’ve gone ahead and ordered up a set of Shimano Ultegra ST-6703 STI shifters and an RD-6700-GS-G long-cage rear derailleur to replace the hybrid system on our Calfee. 243 more words
As predicted by FedEx’s delivery system, our Calfee tandem frame arrived in Kennesaw, Georgia, on September 23rd. As for why it took 6 days instead of 4, it’s still a bit of a mystery but it would appear it had something to do with being shipped over a weekend and/or through Brownsville, Tennessee, since that’s where it seemed to sit for two days. 786 more words