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Southern Tandem Rally's Just Around the Corner

Hard to believe we’re at T-1 week until the Southern Tandem Rally (STR) in Cookeville, Tennessee.  We’d hoped to have a few more cycling miles under our belts by the time the rally arrived but it just wasn’t in the cards for us.   713 more words


Maddock Machine - Mad Dog Drum Brake Update

About a week ago I posted a solicitation for consumer feedback on the Maddock Machine “Mad Dog Drum Brake” (MDDB) to both the Tandem@Hobbes mailing list (yes, it’s still out there after 26 years in its original Listserver format) and the BikeForum.net Tandem forum along the lines of: 1,268 more words

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Selle Anatomica C-Series Composite Saddle

Regular readers may recall that back in March of 2015 Debbie and I threw caution to the wind and made the 400 mile drive up to Louisville, Kentucky, for the North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) less than 24 hours after a blizzard had shut down the very same I-65 interstate that we’d need to take to get there: … 1,034 more words

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A Perfect Shift Every Time...

Well, after several months and perhaps 2,000 miles of riding the Calfee since installing the Shimano Ultegra 6700/6703 shifters and an old M950 XTR rear derailleur from the 90’s plus all new cables and housings I’ve got to say I’m pretty impressed.   177 more words


Switching Between Campy Ergo & Shimano STI: It Gets Confusing

Even though I haven’t been posting much to The TandemGeek’s Blog over the past few months I still try to add snippets to let you — our readers — know that we continue to get out and ride on the weekends, reserving Saturdays for the road tandem and Sundays for the off-road tandem. 642 more words

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Playing in the Dirt / Weeknight Rides / Squeaks & Creaks

Playing in the Dirt Again!

My apologies to anyone who is also a RidingTwoUp blog follower, as this first snippet is a Reader’s Digest version of something I originally included in my weekend update. 1,845 more words


How'd I Do That? Front Eccentric Gets Turned Around.

File this one under the heading of, “How’d I Do That?”

This past weekend after finishing a 25-mile tandem ride from the house I decided to chase down a nagging clicking sound that would surface when climbing or putting a big effort into the drive train.   647 more words

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