Category Archives: Technology & Equip.

The Soma Crane Stem Arrived Today

As mentioned in two recent blog entries, as I was putting my ’99 Erickson Signature single road bike back into service I discovered that I’d need to raise the handlebars as my riding position has gotten a bit more relaxed … Continue reading

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Good Bikes Are Like Fine Wines…

… they’re all different and delicious in their own ways. Sadly, I’m not able to offer some new and exciting insights on the ride qualities of a new tandem as we’ve pretty much got all the tandems we need, perhaps … Continue reading

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Helmet Mirror’s & Moisture Damage

Sadly, I lost the photos of the two mirrors with the moisture damage in evidence and will likely have a hard time properly describing what occurred.  However, I’ll do my best… It was in early August and the day after … Continue reading

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Getting Back into Bicycles: A Busy Week in the Garage

As the temperature dropped into the 30’s and 40’s in the morning, Debbie’s enthusiasm for getting out on the tandem 3 times a week for 35-mile loop rides from the house quickly faded.  She’s more or less uninterested in riding … Continue reading

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Calfee Update #5: Clicking Solved

After chasing a “clicking sound” all over the tandem and stumbling over an issue with the couplers that the good folks at Calfee quickly resolved for us, I finally found the source: Yup, it was the lowly lockring on the … Continue reading

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Calfee Update #4: Still Clicking / Still Evaluating

We finally made it out on the tandem Saturday morning  and had a very good ride. However, the clicking sound and evidence of frame flex continue.  I’m truly perplexed by it and continue to try and come up with low-cost solutions … Continue reading

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Calfee Update #3: The Frame Returns Home…

As mentioned in my note on 30 September, our Calfee tandem was shipped out via FedEx on Monday and arrived at the FedEx facility in Kennesaw, Georgia, on Thursday evening, 27 September.  However, delivery of the boxed-up frame was deferred … Continue reading

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