Category Archives: Technology & Equip.

Shifter Update

As you may recall, when I last wrote we’d finished a very nice tandem ride from the house riding our Calfee as a 10-speed after the shifter for the front derailleur suddenly stopped working. Back at the house I was … Continue reading

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Ultegra 6703 Shifter Woes…

Remember how Paul Harvey would often times introduce an item with “Here’s a strange…”? I’ve got one! The Ultegra 6703 left-hand / triple front derailleur shifter on our Calfee tandem was for inexplicable reasons not working when we headed out … Continue reading

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Making Custom Carbon Fibre Tandems: Filament Bikes

We’re pleased to share the following reader contribution authored by Richard Craddock of Filament Bikes. Filament Bikes is a company that makes custom carbon fibre bicycle frames in the UK and exports around the world. I recently took on a couple … Continue reading

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Time Trial Tandem: Is It Just Me Or….

… does the stoker look like they need a little more room? This particular Filament Cycles one-off composite tandem was highlighted in a thread on the BikeForums.net tandem cycling sub-forum started by Richard Craddock who formerly build frames under his surname, Craddock Cycles. … Continue reading

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Finally Back on the Tandem, Pesky Noises & That Composite Saddle…

BACK IN THE SADDLE! Was really glad that we got out on the tandem last Saturday and Sunday; it way overdue. Saturday was definitely the stronger day for us and it felt great!  Sunday, not so much. We still got … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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