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New bike

2004-10-18 01:02:32.021202+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

It's raining cats and dogs out here in Marin, but we just took the new tandem out to the place we're moving in to (did I mention we're moving out to Lagunitas?), eight and a half miles each way, over White's Hill in the middle. We've been happy with the previously mentioned KHS Tandemania Sport, but we've been worried about rim brakes in the rainy season, so when the opportunity to get this one came up we jumped on it. And the rain today just fired us up: "that's what it's going to be like, better get used to it!"

We're not disappointed. The brakes were solid and predictable both times over the hill and for one emergency stop (light changed at just the wrong moment...), we were confident enough with pad heating issues that we could keep the speed down (which was especially nice when it's raining so hard that it's difficult to see through your glasses), I need to do a little fine tuning of the drive train, but except for lugging the trailer and the racks to go grocery shopping (or maybe going off-road) it's going to be hard to go back to the old one.

Oh, and don't think you'll save money by buying new pickups and magnets and just switching your bike computer...

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#Comment Re: made: 2004-10-18 20:56:09.398052+00 by: TC

Welp, I guess it's not as far as Washington but your moving farther into the sticks(hmmm should I be surprised?) anyhow let me know if you wanna borrow a trailer.