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    The Trans Am Bike Race was mentioned briefly...

    The Trans Am Bike Race was mentioned briefly above, but no-one has mentioned it since. It really seems like the most similar thing to what everyone is talking about - A self-supported ride across the...
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    The tech docs for the 6603 and 6604 both list the...

    The tech docs for the 6603 and 6604 both list the large ring as being a 'D' type chainring. Using the B will mean that the shifting ramps on the big ring are not lined up with the timing/tooth...
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    Tandems can wear out granny rings very quickly if...

    Tandems can wear out granny rings very quickly if you ride lots of hills. We even found that a cheap steel inner ring developed chain suck issues due to hooked teeth faster than some good quality...
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    IMO, the best-wearing rings are by Shimano. They...

    IMO, the best-wearing rings are by Shimano. They do a pair of 52-39 for their 6603 triple crank that would work well. TA are good if you want to customize the sizing, but wear and shifting are not as...
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    We find that everything feels smoother when not...

    We find that everything feels smoother when not in phase, including starts. The only odd thing for my stoker is that she has to put her pedals almost horizontal before we start, so that I do the...
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    There's a lot more to a bike than which country...

    There's a lot more to a bike than which country the frame is manufactured in. In fact, that characteristic has no direct effect on the bike's performance or other characteristics, and should possibly...
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    On long trips, I carry up to four 1-litre water...

    On long trips, I carry up to four 1-litre water bottles (both Elite and Zefal make decent models). I have two bottles in the frame, and the others in a behind-the-saddle mount. There are several...
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    Another advantage for the Salsa is that it has...

    Another advantage for the Salsa is that it has more braze-on bolt threads than any other stock bike. Practical things like that always gets me excited, and it's something that Salsa (and all QBP...
  9. Velo Orange just announced some new brackets...

    Velo Orange just announced some new brackets that help to address this problem of how to rmount a rear dynamo light without a rack. The large one is designed to mount behind the bolt for a caliper...
  10. If you're trying to use this on a bike with road...

    If you're trying to use this on a bike with road bars and levers, then how about using a bar-end shifter so that you can use any FD that you like? If you must use a road STI shifter then only a road...
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    I think that one is no longer made, see...

    I think that one is no longer made, see Michelin's road tyre selection here. I think the closest current tire of theirs would be the Pro 4 Endurance.
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    To add some more anecdotal evidence to yours,...

    To add some more anecdotal evidence to yours, then last year I saw more failures on Conti GP4000S tires than Schwalbes - three Conti's split open between the bead and the sidewall, not due to damage,...
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    If the rubber ring, #5...

    If the rubber ring, #5 , is not already inside the spacer, #6 , then take a look at the left-hand crank - there may be one on the inner edge of that (which is where it goes on a double-ring crankset...
  14. Thread: We got Fat

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    Most single fat bikes that I've seen look a bit...

    Most single fat bikes that I've seen look a bit ridiculous IMO with the super-fat tires, but on a tandem the tires look a lot more appropriate and in proportion. I love the frame colour choice. Have...
  15. Thanks for the suggestions. I had thought...

    Thanks for the suggestions.

    I had thought about using different pulleys to get the RD cage spacing narrower, but I'll wait to see if we encounter any problems on the road before doing so.

    I...
  16. So, everything is now installed and works pretty...

    So, everything is now installed and works pretty much as it should. The cable pull ratio is correct for the 11-speed SRAM road shifter to control the 10-speed SRAM MTB rear derailleur and shift...
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    The amount of heat needed to melt the plastic...

    The amount of heat needed to melt the plastic adjustment knob on a BB7 or the aluminum layer in a rotor by conduction is quite different to the amount of heat needed to damage a carbon fork or frame...
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    If you're creating enough heat to achieve those...

    If you're creating enough heat to achieve those kinds of effects then you're doing something wrong. Get a third (or fourth) brake and/or stop and let the system cool more often.
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    Mike Hall, who held the Round-The-World cycling...

    Mike Hall, who held the Round-The-World cycling record for a while, won the inaugural Trans Am Bike Race last year on Ultegra Di2 (which is basically a self-supported version of RAAM with a longer...
  20. Congratulations. I wish you many more happy years...

    Congratulations. I wish you many more happy years riding together and being together!

    We were lucky enough to take the plunge for a tandem bike after just 4 years of marriage, and we recently...
  21. With the complete version of the Shimano...

    With the complete version of the Shimano software, you can make any of the Di2 buttons control anything you want, so you could make the sprint shifters control the FD if you so chose, even though...
  22. That would certainly be possible. The system...

    That would certainly be possible. The system doesn't care which or how many shifters you plug in. Instead of the SW-R600 "climbing" shifter, another option would be the SW-R610 "spinter" shifters....
  23. The update on this is that Lennard Zinn has used...

    The update on this is that Lennard Zinn has used the same logic as I did to state that the setup should work (SRAM 11-speed road shifter, SRAM 10-speed MTB rear derailleur, and 11-speed cassette &...
  24. You can just use everything that you'd normally...

    You can just use everything that you'd normally use for the Ultegra Di2 setup, without the front derailleur, and take the Alfine levers instead of the Ultegras, and use the regular 3-port "Junction...
  25. I used this setup for a couple of months, Di2...

    I used this setup for a couple of months, Di2 rear derailleur and shifter with mechanical front. One advantage is that if the battery dies then you still have the front gears. I've often used...
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