Category Archives: Analysis

Vacation & Rally Planning 2014

Well, we still need to sit down and go through our 2014 event calendar to figure out which tandem rallies we’ll be attending, although it’s probably a no-brainer for a few events. However, as I start to look at our … Continue reading

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A Picture’s Worth A Thousand Words: Why I Wax My Chains….

Uggg….  Experiment over; back to paraffin hot melt wax for my chains.

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Vredestein Fortezza vs. Schwalbe Ultremo ZX… the comparo continues

Back on Sept 7th we finally had a chance to start riding on a set of Schwalbe Ultremo ZX and I provided by First Impressions: Schwalbe Ultremo ZX Tires in a blog entry on Sept 8th.  To recap those initial impressions:  … the … Continue reading

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First Impressions: Schwalbe Ultremo ZX Tires

We FINALLY got a chance to get in a tandem ride on Saturday with the Schwalbe Ultremo ZX tires fitted to our Calfee. Sadly, regular readers will recall that I mounted these back on August 17th and between the weekend … Continue reading

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New Tires for the Tandems: Schwalbe Ultremo ZX

Regular readers may recall that I did a little experimenting with wider rims/tires on our Calfee back in July and in the process of doing so had something of an epiphany about Continental’s Gatorskins: there’s a reason they’re billed as … Continue reading

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The TandemGeek’s Blog: Reader Feedback / Survey

Back on July 30th I solicited some reader feedback on the readability and content of our blog. The goal was to see how we were doing at managing the balance of different content.   More specifically, how we were doing … Continue reading

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Are Bigger Tires & Rims Better….? Not Around Here.

After threatening to do so ever since the bicycle tire size drum beat of “bigger is better”  started, I finally put the Velocity Dyad wheelset and 28mm wide Continental Gatorskin tires on our Calfee for one of our local loop … Continue reading

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