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Forum: Tandem Cycling 08-08-15, 08:08 PM
Replies: 55
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Posted By uspspro
I haven't measured myself, but read online that...

I haven't measured myself, but read online that it's 6mm OD
Forum: Tandem Cycling 08-03-15, 06:51 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,268
Posted By uspspro
15 foot section (several colors) of hose:...

15 foot section (several colors) of hose: https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=7460

Fittings (I bought the pieces a-la-carte rather than a kit):
Female M5 x 8mm Hose...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 08-03-15, 03:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,268
Posted By uspspro
Bumping this thread since it contains a bunch of...

Bumping this thread since it contains a bunch of hyrdro brake discussion.

Bad stuff:

So I has having bad noise issues with a 203mm rotor and shimano hydraulic road disc setup (rear only)......
Forum: Tandem Cycling 06-24-15, 07:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,268
Posted By uspspro
This is more of an "early adopter" type of setup....

This is more of an "early adopter" type of setup.

Get a TRP Spyre or Avid BB7 and some EBC gold pads, and a regular 203mm rotor and you most likely have no issues, and plenty of power.

I had...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 06-22-15, 11:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,268
Posted By uspspro
Ak: Which rotors are you using now? Are they...

Ak:
Which rotors are you using now? Are they solid? I wonder if the floating pads plus the floating rotor is too much movement? I also wonder about any harmonics introduced by extra fins hanging...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 06-22-15, 08:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,268
Posted By uspspro
That's strange... - I was running the SRAM...

That's strange...

- I was running the SRAM road hydro with 203mm and there was some noise but not too bad.
- Now I am running the Shimano road hydro with 203mm, and it was making a very crazy...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 06-12-15, 12:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,356
Posted By uspspro
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Tandem Cycling 06-10-15, 11:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,356
Posted By uspspro
I have the Jagwire hose, and the lever feel is...

I have the Jagwire hose, and the lever feel is great. In fact I set the reach in 1-click so that it would bottom-out closer to the handlebar.

However, I do have a resonant vibration that is...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 06-09-15, 01:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,356
Posted By uspspro
Myself, I always use metric... my old school...

Myself, I always use metric... my old school machinist buddy only thinks in "hundredths" or "thous" ;)
Forum: Tandem Cycling 06-09-15, 12:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,356
Posted By uspspro
I have the HED Belgium up front and the BHS...

I have the HED Belgium up front and the BHS (Kinlin) C472w in the rear (I wanted 36h rear). I now have an ENVE fork, which has zero additional room compared the the Alpha Q tandem fork. They claim...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 06-09-15, 12:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,356
Posted By uspspro
I am actually using a Campy Centaur...

I am actually using a Campy Centaur triple-specific front lever and an Ultegra 6703 FD. It lets me cross-chain, shifts fast... just works well.

If you want something that matches a little better,...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 06-08-15, 01:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,356
Posted By uspspro
11 speed cassette on 10 speed tandem hub!

Hey tandem folks! I know it's been a while since I've posted, but thought I would share a little work we have done to our Calfee.

One thing we wanted to do was switch to the new Shimano road...
Forum: Northern California 12-30-13, 03:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,555
Posted By uspspro
I saw you yesterday heading NB on Canada Rd,...

I saw you yesterday heading NB on Canada Rd, riding your Bianchi with the NorCal BF jersey.

I was heading SB, but we passed too quickly for me to say anything.
Forum: Northern California 12-28-13, 08:45 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,319
Posted By uspspro
I will try to make it.

I will try to make it.
Forum: Tandem Cycling 12-24-13, 10:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,003
Posted By uspspro
My take on hydro vs. mechanical is this: ...

My take on hydro vs. mechanical is this:

Especially on road bikes, the balance between lever throw and mechanical advantage (power) is the limiting factor for mechanical disc brakes. The mfg's...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 12-18-13, 11:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,003
Posted By uspspro
Especially considering all the hype! All...

Especially considering all the hype!

All sorts of Pro CX riders are using these, and many CX'ers bought bikes built around the HydroR disc setup.

Even the hydraulic rim setup is getting use...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 12-17-13, 12:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,003
Posted By uspspro
SRAM recalls all hydraulic road brakes

This really sucks.

http://sramroadhydraulicbrakerecall.com/message-from-president/

I was really liking the performance of this brake... Now I will have to change my whole setup back around...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 11-05-13, 03:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,263
Posted By uspspro
This is the only saddle me wife will use on the...

This is the only saddle me wife will use on the tandem or her single.
Forum: Tandem Cycling 10-29-13, 12:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,207
Posted By uspspro
Front disc brakes introduce other issues: -...

Front disc brakes introduce other issues:

- High loads on fork blades
-- Leads to very heavy forks and/or
-- Noticeable front end flex under braking
-- Possible catastrophic failure

-...
Forum: Northern California 10-28-13, 10:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,045
Posted By uspspro
Kings, HWY 9 in both directions, 84 EB, Page...

Kings, HWY 9 in both directions, 84 EB, Page Mill, Diablo NG, Morgan Terr (S), Hamilton (both directions), Haskins (both directions)
Forum: Tandem Cycling 10-23-13, 10:11 AM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 358,973
Posted By uspspro
Yes it is

Yes it is
Forum: Tandem Cycling 10-21-13, 05:27 PM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 358,973
Posted By uspspro
From the Montevina Low Key Hill Climb... lots of...

From the Montevina Low Key Hill Climb... lots of grades over 10%, plus a steep dirt section for the final half mile.

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5474/10412137074_2c8985294e_o.jpg
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Forum: Tandem Cycling 10-18-13, 09:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,586
Posted By uspspro
Get one of these HED Belgium "Plus" up front:...

Get one of these HED Belgium "Plus" up front: http://www.wheelbuilder.com/hed-belgium+clincher-rim.html

And see if you can get the wider ENVE rim for that back... with 28mm tires that would be...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 10-18-13, 09:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,586
Posted By uspspro
Ritterview, I have spare set of Swiss stop blues...

Ritterview, I have spare set of Swiss stop blues you can borrow as well. They are slated to go on my single bike, once I finish off the current set. They need a little break-in to be perfect, but...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 10-17-13, 12:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,586
Posted By uspspro
I agree with this 100%. There is a reason...

I agree with this 100%. There is a reason Cannondale uses the "Fatty" fork and high spoke count wheels. The front disc puts a tremendous load on the fork. Reviewers of the SRAM road hydraulic disc...
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