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Forum: Touring
04-04-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 531
Posted By bobh123

I have that rack, and like it. I have an...

I have that rack, and like it. I have an accessory mount on the left horizontal mount on which I place a blinky light, and am mounting a generator-powered light on the right horizontal mount.
Forum: Touring
03-22-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,994
Posted By bobh123

I like Chaco Odyssey sandals. Closed toe, uppers...

I like Chaco Odyssey sandals. Closed toe, uppers are pretty smashable, comfortable, relatively light. They are even on sale at REI right now.
Forum: Touring
03-16-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,460
Posted By bobh123

I have the same interest, and lack of interest in...

I have the same interest, and lack of interest in Facebook. I'd like something simple and brief to let my family and friends know roughly where we are and that we are still moving. I've tentatively...
Forum: Touring
02-18-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,698
Posted By bobh123

Another idea: get a 2-legged kickstand. Once you...

Another idea: get a 2-legged kickstand. Once you assemble the frame, you can stand it upright on the kickstand to deal with the fork/handlebars and to install and adjust chain, derailleurs,wheels,...
02-18-22, 11:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,029
Posted By bobh123

We now have Atlas rims, 40 holes, with Sapim...

We now have Atlas rims, 40 holes, with Sapim Strong spokes. We wanted to go from 700c to 650b to get a bigger tire and a slightly stronger wheel. Compared to Dyad, the Atlas rim is stronger (I think)...
02-09-22, 05:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 490
Posted By bobh123

Getting a 30T small chainring (which seems to be...

Getting a 30T small chainring (which seems to be as low as 3x systems go) with a 40T cog gets similar gear inches as a 34T chainring with a 46T cog (19.7 or 19.4). Replacing a cassette and RD seems a...
02-09-22, 12:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 490
Posted By bobh123

The current chainrings are 50-34. They are 110...

The current chainrings are 50-34. They are 110 BCD, so it isn't possible to go lower than 34T on the small chainring. Absolute Black would allow going to 48-32 chainrings, but that's not much of an...
02-08-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 490
Posted By bobh123

Maximum sprocket size - 1x vs 2x

Hi. I'd like to install a larger cassette on my tandem to make it easier to ride a loaded tandem through the Rockies. I have a Shimano Ultegra 2x11 drivetrain. Currently I have a 11-40 cassette....
Forum: Touring
02-02-22, 11:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,160
Posted By bobh123

I have a Co-Motion Speedster tandem that came...

I have a Co-Motion Speedster tandem that came with 700c wheels. I recently changed over to 650b. With a slightly smaller wheel diameter, I was able to use wider tires so the pressure is lower. The...
11-18-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,761
Posted By bobh123

We have a Speedster and expect to do a long tour...

We have a Speedster and expect to do a long tour next year. I switched to 650b wheels this fall and have 650bx42 tires without a problem. It might even handle slightly wider tires. I posted a...
09-29-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 823
Posted By bobh123

I don't recall what tires came with the bike....

I don't recall what tires came with the bike. I've had 700c x 35 since the beginning. I think they were the tires that came with the bike, but don't specifically recall. That is as big as the bike...
09-29-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 823
Posted By bobh123

No diagonal tube. Not sure what your are...

No diagonal tube. Not sure what your are referring to as "35c as stock."
09-28-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 823
Posted By bobh123

Converting Speedster to 650b

To add to the knowledgebase:

I have a CoMotion Speedster I purchased in 2018. It came with 700c wheels (Velocity Dyad rims), and I have been running Schwalbe 700cx35 tires. Without looking, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By bobh123

e-bike chain on regular bike

When I went to my LBS to buy a chain, all the chains are for e-bikes. They said they work fine in regular bikes, just get the right speed chain. I have an 11-speed, so bought the 11-speed Shimano...
06-23-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 900
Posted By bobh123

I don't get how changing the timing chainrings...

I don't get how changing the timing chainrings changes the gearing. No matter what the timing chainrings' size, both cranks will make one revolution at the same time. Depending on the gear, it could...
01-23-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,730
Posted By bobh123

I found using the app to be inconsistent and...

I found using the app to be inconsistent and frustrating to use. I use the Krikit exclusively. It is difficult to read the Krikit, however, with its almost-invisible markings on the gauge and the...
01-23-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,534
Posted By bobh123

Rolling resistence

Read Jan Heine's blogs at Rene Herse, subscribe to Bicycle Quarterly, or read his recent All-road bike revolution book. He has LOTS of information on this based on testing.
11-12-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,251
Posted By bobh123

I (captain) always clip in. My stoker was...

I (captain) always clip in. My stoker was reluctant, but our bike mechanic suggested it was a safety thing since on flat pedals if we hit a bump her feet could come off the pedals. That could be...
10-16-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,898
Posted By bobh123

We use the Pletsher/Esge kickstand for normal...

We use the Pletsher/Esge kickstand for normal (nontouring) use. It works very well, is easy and quick to deploy, and has the added benefit of holding the bike up like a bike stand when assembling and...
10-09-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,669
Posted By bobh123

700c

700c
10-08-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,669
Posted By bobh123

Spoke count

I've been reading this thread with interest, but for a slightly different question. We are a heavy team of ~350 pounds and plan a long self-contained tour next year on U.S. roads. I estimate the load...
Forum: Touring
07-28-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,172
Posted By bobh123

Note, if you are a member of Adventure Cycling...

Note, if you are a member of Adventure Cycling Association, you get a 25-30% discount off of their awesome print maps. That would pay for the membership, plus you get other benefits of being a member...
07-22-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 949
Posted By bobh123

Even easier (no extra tool needed), but messier ...

Even easier (no extra tool needed), but messier Rotate the pedals until the quick link is on the bottom side of the chain loop and the chain is on the small chainring. With the left hand push the...
06-22-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,818
Posted By bobh123

I was on a trip with a person who got a dozen...

I was on a trip with a person who got a dozen flats. He scrupulously checked the inside of the tire and the rim, and could find nothing that would puncture the inner tube. Ultimately he took the...
03-13-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 14,327
Posted By bobh123

Renewed question

I have a 2x11 Shimano Ultegra on my tandem. I want to get some lower gears for loaded touring. My stoker crank can run as a triple. Can I add a smaller chainring to the crank to make it a triple and...
Forum: Touring
12-26-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,185
Posted By bobh123

Whatever method you choose, I suggest you try it...

Whatever method you choose, I suggest you try it at home on a chain on a bike that you have ridden some. Working with a new chain, or a worn chain, on a workbench, isn't very informative.

I've...
Forum: Touring
12-18-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,725
Posted By bobh123

On busy roads, I often will use a foam earplug on...

On busy roads, I often will use a foam earplug on the vehicle side (left if on the shoulder, right if on a bike lane next to the road that is traveling the opposite direction as traffic). I can still...
12-04-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,869
Posted By bobh123

Something I forgot to mention in my earlier...

Something I forgot to mention in my earlier reply: We travel with our S & S coupled tandem. When we get to our destination and reassemble the bike, and after the trip as we are breaking it down to...
12-02-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,869
Posted By bobh123

We have the Pletscher. It works very well. Easy...

We have the Pletscher. It works very well. Easy to deploy - lift rear of bike (that takes some muscle with a tandem) and use foot to swing it down. The bike is quite stable, even with balanced...
05-20-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,647
Posted By bobh123

The Extra Wheel Trailer looks like a really good...

The Extra Wheel Trailer looks like a really good solution. They have capacity similar to a Bob trailer and are lighter. Having a couple of bags would be easier to lug around than a large Bob bag....
11-05-18, 11:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,216
Posted By bobh123

Apparently I can't post a photo until I have more...

Apparently I can't post a photo until I have more messages on the forum. Eventually I may be able to post the photo, but not now.
11-05-18, 11:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,216
Posted By bobh123

Made my own

The Co-Motion bag looks OK, but I wanted one a little more customized. I was never successful finding Joanne from Colorado, and couldn't find any vendors with stoker bags that were quite right. So, I...
07-16-18, 02:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,216
Posted By bobh123

stoker bag

Is Joanne monitoring this discussion, and still making these stoker bags? If not, anyone know how to contact her?
04-20-18, 03:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,702
Posted By bobh123

410 is available

The Strada Wireless CC-RD410DW is available at REI and elsewhere. The Padrone Digital CC-PA400B seems to be new and isn't generally available many places yet. It has a larger screen and 3 lines of...
04-20-18, 10:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,702
Posted By bobh123

CC-RD420DW not available

According to the current Cateye web site, there is no model CC-RD420DW. Apparently this was the Strada Digital Wireless. It is no longer available. There is a Strada Wireless CC-RD310W-U, but it does...
04-19-18, 12:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,702
Posted By bobh123

Two bike computers, one sensor?

I've been having a devil of a time finding a wireless bike computer so I can have a computer for both the captain and the stoker and a single speed/cadence sensor. It seems that all manufacturers use...
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