Category Archives: Technology & Equip.

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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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.  I … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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