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05-17-21, 01:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 771
Posted By rocknrollin

thanks! i have not thought about that. I was...

thanks! i have not thought about that. I was aware of facing in the context of eliminating creaking, but it did not occur to me that a new frame could be that much off that it is unrideable (it's a...
05-16-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 771
Posted By rocknrollin

Rotor BSA30 w Hollowgram crank not spinning freely

I have a frame with BSA68 bottom bracket, and tried to install a Hollowgram Si crankset, using the Cannondale 119mm spindle and Rotor BSA30 bottom brackets.
I have used 6mm spacer on the NDS, and no...
04-19-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,048
Posted By rocknrollin

other details i noticed on a second look: there...

other details i noticed on a second look:
there is no disc brake on the rear, but a v-brake on the bottom tube.
There is not a single bottle holder mount, just one bracket one the side, and no...
04-19-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,048
Posted By rocknrollin

the design is very limiting: the stoker does not...

the design is very limiting: the stoker does not have much space, the seatpost in the rear cannot be adjusted (or only be shortened by sawing off parts of the seattube), and there is a lot of weight...
04-19-21, 07:15 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 70,992
Posted By rocknrollin

Beautiful! Which fork is that? I have not seen...

Beautiful!
Which fork is that? I have not seen that model before.
And what's the total weight?
04-12-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,000
Posted By rocknrollin

As OneIsAllYouNeed pointed out, there is a...

As OneIsAllYouNeed pointed out, there is a bike-specific version sold by No22: https://22bicycles.com/products/brake-break-hydraulic-disconnect
Theoretically there should not be any air influx...
04-07-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,719
Posted By rocknrollin

Regarding your envisioned weight of 260lb I would...

Regarding your envisioned weight of 260lb I would not be too worried regarding the spoke count. There are many teams in this forum with 300- 350lb running 32- 36 hole wheels.
For hubs with 36 holes,...
01-06-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,377
Posted By rocknrollin

For most shimano pedals, spindles can still be...

For most shimano pedals, spindles can still be bought separately for about ~12 Euros a piece.
But if I understand it correctly, it would not solve the problem of the spindle unwinding from the...
12-28-20, 06:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,085
Posted By rocknrollin

Welcome! The crankset you are looking at has...

Welcome!
The crankset you are looking at has 30mm spindles. Are bottom brackets compatible with that? Did you plan to use BSA30, or does your frame have pressfit?

If you go for 30 mm spindles,...
12-22-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,751
Posted By rocknrollin

Or keep your eyes open on ebay/...

Or keep your eyes open on ebay/ tandemclassifieds.
We would also like to upgrade soon to a tandem with larger tiers. I've been eyeing the second hand market over the last 18months, but most tandems...
12-22-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,751
Posted By rocknrollin

You could have a look at the comotion mocha. It...

You could have a look at the comotion mocha.
It ticks of all of your boxes: 650 2" tires, dropbar setup and a 2x 11 drivetrain. It costs 4000$ without couplers.

We've made the similar experience...
11-05-20, 02:11 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,407
Posted By rocknrollin

Msteven Did you consider using the 220 mm version...

Msteven Did you consider using the 220 mm version of that rotor? Or did you lack the clearance for it?
11-05-20, 02:07 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,407
Posted By rocknrollin

Thats great! Thanks for letting us all know! ...

Thats great! Thanks for letting us all know!
Good to see the new Magura discs being put to the test on a tandem. I have not seen them being used on a tandem before.

It's also interesting to see...
09-25-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,407
Posted By rocknrollin

I messaged Hope from an european email account,...

I messaged Hope from an european email account, FYI.
Please let us know how the RX4's perform, in particular on long descents :)
09-25-20, 06:26 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,407
Posted By rocknrollin

I messaged Hope last year in Winter asking...

I messaged Hope last year in Winter asking whether the RX4's are safe for loaded tandem touring, and their reply was "the RX4s are a powerful 4 piston caliper, with larger rotors they would be...
08-07-20, 12:33 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,919
Posted By rocknrollin

If your frame has enough clearance, you can fit a...

If your frame has enough clearance, you can fit a 220 mm on the rear. This should give you a bit more capacity.

Also these rotors seem to have very good reviews:...
08-06-20, 12:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,867
Posted By rocknrollin

Yikes, that looks scary! I hope you did not get...

Yikes, that looks scary! I hope you did not get injured.

Did you carry any luggage on the bike? And whats the team weight?
The pictures dont look confidence inspiring to even run 32mm. I would...
07-23-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,429
Posted By rocknrollin

I forgot to mention it, but they have 25 mm and...

I forgot to mention it, but they have 25 mm and 30 mm internal rim width respectively. so they are optimized for a tubeless setup of wider tires at lower pressure.
07-23-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,429
Posted By rocknrollin

i don't have experience with them, but if we were...

i don't have experience with them, but if we were to get a new all-purpose/ touring tandem, I would probably go for the DT Swiss HX 491 or HX 531 rims. It is their new e-MTB line, and they claim a...
07-19-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 924
Posted By rocknrollin

We have also used Schwalbe Marathon Supremes, 26x...

We have also used Schwalbe Marathon Supremes, 26x 2.0 " and found them extremely comfy and fast rolling.
We had two flat tires on the rear touring fully packed (~400 punds) within 1000km. So maybe...
05-17-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 614
Posted By rocknrollin

Thanks! That makes sense and confirms my...

Thanks! That makes sense and confirms my suspicion. The second after I posted it I realized that I should have rather said dropout instead of tubing in the title

No need to find out the exact date...
05-17-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 614
Posted By rocknrollin

Ritchey logo on Santana frame tubing?

I swapped the derailleur the other day on our Santana Arriva Tandem, when I noticed that there was a Ritchey Logo on the dropout.
Can somebody explain this?
I thought that Santana sources american...
05-06-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,940
Posted By rocknrollin

Saint or Zee calipers supposedly work with the...

Saint or Zee calipers supposedly work with the Ultegra 8000 levers. Thats what I read in another post.
I guess that would be the strongest brake combo for dropbar levers (given that it works). I...
05-05-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,470
Posted By rocknrollin

Fantastic Build! Thank you for sharing it! I...

Fantastic Build! Thank you for sharing it!

I have been trying to wrap my head around a single-sided beltdrive myself for the last weeks - mainly for a lower q-factor and more flexibility with the...
04-23-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,031
Posted By rocknrollin

Sorry, the range would be 585% with that combo....

Sorry, the range would be 585% with that combo. Its 610% with a 11-44 cassette, but that would officially not work with a double setup.
04-23-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,031
Posted By rocknrollin

You could run 30/ 46t chainrings in the front,...

You could run 30/ 46t chainrings in the front, and 11- 42 shimano xt cassette in the rear. If you want to use road derailleurs, you would need a wolf tooth tanpan converter. That would give you a...
04-11-20, 04:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,083
Posted By rocknrollin

We have been running Schwalbe Marathon Supreme,...

We have been running Schwalbe Marathon Supreme, 26x 2 ". They roll extremely fast for their size and are very comfortable.
On our last tour, the rear tire gave up after only 1500 km. The tube blew...
04-07-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,574
Posted By rocknrollin

thanks for the information justcrankn! I've...

thanks for the information justcrankn!
I've been looking at the mocha for a while and couldn't find any infos on weight and tire clearance.
I assume your bike is without couplers? And which frame...
03-26-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,362
Posted By rocknrollin

I'm currently in the process of converting our...

I'm currently in the process of converting our triple to a double crankset.
Based on what I read in other posts from single bikes, you should be able to use your old crankset without the need to...
03-11-20, 04:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,011
Posted By rocknrollin

thanks for pointing this out! You are absolutely...

thanks for pointing this out! You are absolutely right. The saddle should be adjusted to achieve an optimal pedaling.
However, since it is a new bike i just wanted to point it out. In case the...
03-10-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,256
Posted By rocknrollin

Santos and Koga (the Netherlands) make tandems too

Santos and Koga (the Netherlands) make tandems too
03-10-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,147
Posted By rocknrollin

Gorgeous bike! Do you have an estimate for the...

Gorgeous bike!
Do you have an estimate for the frame weight? and which size is it?
03-10-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,011
Posted By rocknrollin

Just two points that have not been adressed yet: ...

Just two points that have not been adressed yet:

- you could move your saddle more to the front (if its not in the maximum position yet). This will bring you closer to the steering bar and make...
11-28-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,639
Posted By rocknrollin

Thanks! That one should do the job.

Thanks!
That one should do the job.
11-22-19, 12:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,819
Posted By rocknrollin

Gorgeous bike! I'd love to have a rohloff tandem...

Gorgeous bike! I'd love to have a rohloff tandem with 2x belt drive.

Does anybody have any tips on what to do with the bags or hardcases after arrival?
Do you rent lockers and store them?
We do...
11-21-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,639
Posted By rocknrollin

Thanks for the tip! I hope to be able to use...

Thanks for the tip!
I hope to be able to use one of hopes floating disc rotors. It has excellent reviews, supposedly great heat dissipation, and the largest model comes in 225 mm (just one inch...
11-20-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,639
Posted By rocknrollin

the upgrade looks great! I just purchased a...

the upgrade looks great!
I just purchased a 2008 Santana Arriva and was planning to upgrade it to hydraulic discs.
I looked up the freewheel 6 bolt adapter, and I find two sizes to choose from: 44...
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