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Gear Talk / Tandem Tour Equipment
« on: October 14, 2003, 09:32:47 pm »
...going from 52/42/30 to 48/39/24. You will appreciate having lower gears at some point I'm sure.

Thanks for the ring change advice!  I have no idea why I wasn't thinking in that direction :confuse:. It certainly would be cheaper!  

The panniers will take some serious shopping, before we decide on a type.

Gear Talk / Tandem Tour Equipment
« on: October 13, 2003, 03:28:14 pm »
Thanks for the pannier advice pmspirito, we'll look into the roll tops as you suggest.  

Gear Talk / Tandem Tour Equipment
« on: October 11, 2003, 06:26:01 pm »
We're planning a Trans AM trip in the future.  We'll be taking our Cannondale RT3000.  We have already purchased a BOB Yak Trailer.  Now we're wondering which panniers would work best...front, back or both.  We're sort of leaning toward front panniers only; we feel this would take some of the load off the back wheel/tire. We're not sure we'll have enough storage space for two people with this arrangement. Any ideas here?
  We're also toying with replacing the stoker's crank set (Ultegra 9 speed) with an XT or XTR crank set in an effort to gain more Granny gear capability.  The rear hub, cassette (12-35/37 or so)and derailleur are already XTR components.  Is this a worthwhile goal?  We're not a super strong team, but we have the endurance needed.

Routes / bicycles on the Coleman Bridge (Yorktown VA)
« on: December 27, 2006, 01:38:34 am »
I know this is a late reply, probably too late for your question.  Yes, it is permissable to ride across the Coleman bridge.  Toll is free to cyclists as well.  Watch the expansion joints on the far right side of the road tho.  On our singles we bunny hopped them for fun, but on the tandem that wasn't possible for us.  They are passable, just be aware of them.  

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