Category Archives: Technology & Equip.

The cost of tires; what the hell?

If there’s one thing that continues to baffle me it’s the cost of tires.  You’d think with the cost of oil going down, tire prices would have hit a plateau and leveled off.  But, not so. And, it doesn’t matter … Continue reading

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A Clean Drivetrain is a Happy Drivetrain…

As a follow-on to the spring tune-up last weekend, the Calfee received a long overdue bath on Saturday morning.  One of the things I try to avoid is putting chains on a bike right out of the box with their … Continue reading

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What Kind of Tape Is That?

Someone asked a question about the wide, shiny, slick tape that they see where the handlebar tape ends on the tops of our handlebars; what kind of tape is that? It’s self-fusing silicone tape, which you can find in either … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for 2018’s Riding Season

I’m not going to over-commit, but I will so so far as to say we’ve got tandem cycling fairly high on our to-do list for 2018.  Admittedly, it is a balancing act since we also have a variety of other … Continue reading

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Tandem Time… It can be hard to find!

I think I may be neglecting my TandemGeek blog a bit of late as keeping my journal up to date for my mother’s consumption seems to be sapping a lot of my writing juices.  So, forgive me for “poaching” a … Continue reading

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Wound Up Composite Fork / Recall Notice

With a tip of the hat to Dan Towle at R&E Cycles for passing this along… Recall Details Description: This recall involves select Wound Up Tandem Duo Disc bicycle forks manufactured between June 2015 and December 2015. The forks … Continue reading

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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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