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    Good job!

    See you've got the Thudbuster then Gareth . If we can get down to meet you at Swinley next month, there should be some good tandem videos to post on here .

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    At least two Fandangos were on the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route this year. Us on our Tourista and Joe from Wisconsin on a DC-9 with one son on the back.

    It was cool and surprising seeing another Fandango out there. Got to share my custom BB spanner

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    Quote Originally Posted by She&I View Post
    At least two Fandangos were on the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route this year. Us on our Tourista and Joe from Wisconsin on a DC-9 with one son on the back.

    It was cool and surprising seeing another Fandango out there. Got to share my custom BB spanner
    Did you get a chance to snap any pic's for Us?

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    The Fandango Tandem Cam Mount

    Time to get out and test...
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    The mounts look like fun, xcm. We used a helmet mount Contour with some fun results and may try more this fall. Lookin fwd to your results. On the divide I'm not shooting aside from a phone shot here or there. Posting them via phone not easy. There are pics of our bike in our ride report thread in Passion forum, and I'll eventually post others. Cheers...

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    Quote Originally Posted by She&I View Post
    The mounts look like fun, xcm. We used a helmet mount Contour with some fun results and may try more this fall. Lookin fwd to your results. On the divide I'm not shooting aside from a phone shot here or there. Posting them via phone not easy. There are pics of our bike in our ride report thread in Passion forum, and I'll eventually post others. Cheers...
    Thanks S&I I did take some video last week in Ventura on the beach with my Daughter, it's great for smooth trails and all but for Off Road use I'm not really sure how good it will work yet....

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    Gotcha, Mike. I agree, the low side mount is in a pretty sketchy spot for a rig that takes wide turns. Top-of-helmet vids get a little floaty, and they "smooth out" the trail, but they make the exposure look horrendous! Here's a snippet from the Santa Anas, Cleveland National Forest down in OC:

    http://www.ousleycreative.com/misc/PassionLives1.m4v

    It's like a baby Nordhoff Ridge...you guys have the goods up there in LPNF! I'll be up there in a couple weeks; not with the big bike, but hoping to hit Nordhoff again. Cheers!

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    There's good riding in Los Padres? I've lived in Ventura or TO for 25 years and have never really been up there, much less on our tandem. We've been quite happy with riding in the Santa Monicas, but some actual forest would be a neat change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Okayfine View Post
    There's good riding in Los Padres? I've lived in Ventura or TO for 25 years and have never really been up there, much less on our tandem. We've been quite happy with riding in the Santa Monicas, but some actual forest would be a neat change.
    I don't know the place well, but have ridden Nordhoff Ridge above Ojai a few times. I think trails like Gridley and Pratt are fantastic (we did Gridley on our tandem). Even the fire roads are pretty. LPNF is massive. It includes Mount Piños, which is a popular must-do area that'll blow your socks off. There is a Tour de Los Padres sufferfest that runs yearly now.

    My pal Mikie lives up in Frazier Park and rides all over up there. He would be a great resource for more trailage there, including lots of more obscure stuff. Mikie's web site is here:
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    The guy is rife with MTB passion, so don't be shy in asking him any Qs. I hope you can get up there when it cools down and then tell us about it!

    PS: At 10K', Piños is good to go now

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    Still trying to come up with a solid frame mount...

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    Mount test extravaganza! Fun stuff, xcM! Crank on, captain

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    Quote Originally Posted by She&I View Post
    Mount test extravaganza! Fun stuff, xcM! Crank on, captain
    Thanks She&I

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    Smile New Fandango!

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    Excited we got to pickup our new Fandango DC 9 week of Thanksgiving. We were so excited that we forgot to take any pics out on the trails. The Grinch green color is so vibrant that the pic does not do it justice. Hope to get out some this weekend.

    Merry early Christmas to us!

    Special thanks to Alex and Kim Knutt and Michael and Carin Hopton for making our visit to Georgia so much fun. Cannot wait to make our first AORTA.

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    Congrats! Looks awesome.


    And, yeah, Grinch Green can be hard to photograph.

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    Nice looking machine! Welcome to the club!

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    Better photo of the color...
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    ALM, nice...Has the MT3000 sold yet?

    If not, when you get home, ride the two back to back on the same short section of trail.

    You will smile at why you spent the $$$.

    Those are truly a great machine.

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    Fandango Thread

    Love the color, but it's your head tube I'm truly envious of.

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    Fandango Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by XC Mike View Post
    Nice! Congrats on the new bike!

    The seat-tube camera location gives an interesting view of the fork action.
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    Fandango Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by She&I View Post
    Love the color, but it's your head tube I'm truly envious of.
    Whoa! That's not the kind of thing I usually hear one dude say to another...
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    Fandango Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by reamer41 View Post
    Whoa! That's not the kind of thing I usually hear one dude say to another...
    Yea, once you've been forced to spoon with another guy for warmth, stuff like this doesn't even register. Now, if the guy called himself "reamer" I would have had second thoughts.

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    Fandango Thread

    As well you should!
    Ha!
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    Quote Originally Posted by reamer41 View Post
    Whoa! That's not the kind of thing I usually hear one dude say to another...
    rotflmao

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    Hi Paul,
    We left the Cannondale with Alex to sell. However we did do ride when we test rode back in August then rode the Cannondale and it soooooooooo easy to feel the difference. Yes lots of $$ but worth it and Alex's customer service and being a overall good guy makes it easier to turn loose of those green backs!

    Quote Originally Posted by PMK View Post
    ALM, nice...Has the MT3000 sold yet?

    If not, when you get home, ride the two back to back on the same short section of trail.

    You will smile at why you spent the $$$.

    Those are truly a great machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TandemNut View Post
    Better photo of the color...
    That is what I am talking about! We have a Christmas ride / decorated tandem contest this Sunday in Houston. We are going with a Grinch theme. If we win I will post pics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by reamer41 View Post
    Whoa! That's not the kind of thing I usually hear one dude say to another...

    Lmao....... and we are glad to be part of the Fandango club. The Cannondale will be missed. My wife almost teared up leaving it behind. I am so lucky that she really does enjoy riding tandem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ki5ka View Post
    rotflmao
    Yes, I read those two posts and got really scared.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ALM View Post
    Lmao....... and we are glad to be part of the Fandango club. The Cannondale will be missed. My wife almost teared up leaving it behind. I am so lucky that she really does enjoy riding tandem.

    My stoker was pretty torn selling our MT3000 also. Lot of great adventure on that machine.

    I should buy your old bike, cut it up and graft on a Super V rear suspension. Actually started drawing the plans years ago. The ECDM changed all that.

    How much is the asking price?

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    Fandango Thread

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    Mt stoker was pretty torn selling our MT3000 also. Lot of great adventure on that machine.

    I should buy your old bike, cut it up and graft on a Super V rear suspension. Actually started drawing the plans years ago. The ECDM changed all that.

    How much is the asking price?

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    Funny you say that. I've been fantasizing grafting the rear end from a Santa Cruz Tallboy LT onto a tandem front.

    Maybe I'll be happier with the Ventana rear suspension if/when I get a shock working better.

    Paul, do you know where I would be able to find or have made a 750 or 800 pound coil spring (cane creek or Manitou)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by reamer41 View Post
    Funny you say that. I've been phantasy zing grafting the rear end from a Santa Cruz Tallboy LT onto a tandem front.

    Maybe I'll be happier with the Ventana rear suspension if/when I get a shock working better.

    Paul, do you know where I would be able to find or have made a 750 or 800 pound coil spring (cane creek or Manitou)?
    Do some searching for an Eibach Speed Spring or Mountain Speed Springs. These were common years ago and a very good spring.

    I have a box of springs in those rates but the stroke will be too short.

    They were bought up by MRP so maybe ask them if they know who is sitting on them, if anyone.

    Might try Avalanche, but doubt they will go that much rate on the length. What about oem FOX?

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    Christmas Fandango

    Well we decorated our new Grinch green Fandango and were chosen the winners at a local tandem Christmas party. We won a very cool set of tumblers with tandems on each glass (thanks, houseoftandems.com). I must of had a real lapse in judgement to let Laura talk me into this!There was a 15 mile scavenger hunt road ride..... not fun on the mtb tandem and competing with road tandems.
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    Fandango Thread

    Nice getup! Bike looks great...but I'm wishing for more head tube in that shot.

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    ALM, very unique use of a great machine. Hope your family had a great holiday and as I can tell, you enjoyed the Christmas Party.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ALM View Post
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    Excited we got to pickup our new Fandango DC 9 week of Thanksgiving. We were so excited that we forgot to take any pics out on the trails. The Grinch green color is so vibrant that the pic does not do it justice. Hope to get out some this weekend.

    Merry early Christmas to us!

    Special thanks to Alex and Kim Knutt and Michael and Carin Hopton for making our visit to Georgia so much fun. Cannot wait to make our first AORTA.
    Sweet Congrats on the New Ride Guys!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by XC Mike View Post
    Just added some Sexy...Attachment 914316Attachment 914317
    Mike, I sent you a pm.

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    We may be selling our 2013 Large Fandango 29er, pending a decision on buying something else...

    We're in Eastern Washington.

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    Timing ring change

    I just conducted some much overdue maintenance on our Fandango, replacing the timing rings. We upgraded to the hard anodized unos and much like the first time you change the derailleur hanger, it isn't exactly plug and play. I pulled the cranks and loosened the lockrings without event. The old rings slipped right off their splines. I wiped the cranks down and brushed the threads and points of engagement to prepared those surfaces to meet their new timing rings. I tried the first ring on the captains cranks. It didn't fit. Hrmm, I tried the other ring on those same cranks, no better. Then I tried them both on the stoker cranks. I struck out again. After some guidance from Alex that they would fit with some convincing I resorted to the Dremel. A little shave off the ends of the "fingers" and things were looking like they could fit. I lubed up the splines, wiggled the ring down as far as it would go, and chased it home with the lock ring. It is solid now. I hope they come off easier than they went on. Now if you really want to open a debate, grease or no grease on the spindle taper?

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    Grease and less torque

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    Time for a Fandango Bump

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    Huntsville State Park

    Our ride last week. Lots of roots and some elevation....at least for Southeast Texas!
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    Fandango Thread

    Nice shot Allen...
    I guess I need to get some Action shots next lol....Fandango Thread-uploadfromtaptalk1425836726937.jpg

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    Nice silhouette shot! You need to sign up on Facebook.

    Mtb tandems page

    Tandem cycling

    And tandem mountain biking

    I think the last one is correct name. Tandem cycling is mostly road.
    We had a friend shoot pics with my iPhone ascee came down that rooty path.

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    Tandem bicycle

    Tandem mountain bikes

    Sorry

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    Our ride last week. Lots of roots and some elevation....at least for Southeast Texas!
    That fist one! Wow, that's one steep downhill!
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    Quote Originally Posted by reamer41 View Post
    that fist one! Wow, that's one steep downhill!
    lol. 😝

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    Thanks Mike & Allen....
    The GF does the Facebook thing, I never really got into that stuff lol....

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    Quote Originally Posted by XC Mike View Post
    Thanks Mike & Allen....
    The GF does the Facebook thing, I never really got into that stuff lol....
    Mike, I posted that on our FB pages, hope that was ok. Great video - please do more!
    In fact, you need to come to the next AORTA and get lots of footage and make a full-length feature...
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