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Forum: Touring
05-31-19, 06:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,272
Posted By dstke

Definitely take 89 up over Monitor Pass through...

Definitely take 89 up over Monitor Pass through Markleeville, continue on up to Hope Valley, 89 turns right and continues up and over Luther Pass. Just after the summit take a left onto S Upper...
01-13-18, 10:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,074
Posted By dstke

thanks Akexpress. My wife enjoyed and fully...

thanks Akexpress. My wife enjoyed and fully agreed with your reply. Also brings a new level of admiration in your build skills. BTW, we live about 15 miles from Calfee so the temptation is even...
01-08-18, 04:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,074
Posted By dstke

Like it! What's a rough budget for such a bike?

Like it! What's a rough budget for such a bike?
01-08-18, 04:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,045
Posted By dstke

I've got 32mm Schwable Marathon Plus's on my...

I've got 32mm Schwable Marathon Plus's on my roughly 2005 Co-Motion speedster. Switched from 28mm conti four seasons due to frequency of flats and haven't had a flat since.
11-26-17, 10:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,733
Posted By dstke

Thanks for all the suggestions. She's been...

Thanks for all the suggestions. She's been tempted by someone else's recommending electronic shifters and disc brakes. I'm more inclined toward the new groupset. Will probably need new hub to...
11-24-17, 10:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,733
Posted By dstke

Repair or Replace 1998 Litespeed

Problems with my wife's Litespeed are keeping us off the road.

Component Group: Campy Chorus 9. The latest problem is that the front brake spring broke. The rear brake could also use an...
07-13-14, 10:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 696
Posted By dstke

Hmm, good idea. I just put on a new chain,...

Hmm, good idea. I just put on a new chain, pretty much the same size as the last one. Perhaps they're both a little loose.
07-13-14, 09:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 696
Posted By dstke

Well, I re-adjusted height, angle, indexing, and...

Well, I re-adjusted height, angle, indexing, and lower limit. Of course it shifts well up on the stand and OK out in front of the house. The test will be climbing and I suspect I'll need to open up...
07-13-14, 05:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 696
Posted By dstke

Can't find the model numbers for the shifters and...

Can't find the model numbers for the shifters and FD. The shifters say Dura-Ace Flight Deck and the FD only states Dura-Ace. The chainrings are designed for a triple and are imprinted with FSA...
07-13-14, 05:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 696
Posted By dstke

Shimano Dura-Ace FD, FSA Gossamer Triple shifting problems

Ever since switching from 52/42/30 to 52/39/30 I can't seem to get the FD to work smoothly. In order to get into the small ring under load I've had to adjust the lower limit so far to the inside...
06-13-14, 04:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,214
Posted By dstke

Here are a couple of photos of the eccentric. ...

Here are a couple of photos of the eccentric. Note the BB is a Shimano SMBB6700

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06-10-14, 08:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,214
Posted By dstke

You're probably right. Should I grease it?

You're probably right. Should I grease it?
06-10-14, 09:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,214
Posted By dstke

External. Front. I think Ultegra, don't have...

External. Front. I think Ultegra, don't have the bike here, will check this weekend. Started with FSA MegaXO then switched to Shimano.
06-08-14, 09:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,214
Posted By dstke

Prepping for a trip to Pyrennees

Hi,

We'll be taking our S&S coupled Co-Motion Speedster to Europe in August and will be cycling in the Pyrennees. We did a big trip a couple of years ago in the alps and encountered a few...
08-31-13, 01:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 588
Posted By dstke

Replacing FSA Megaexo bottom bracket

We have a Co-Motion speedster and the front BB is starting to pop and creak. I've replaced the bearing cartridges at least once before, maybe twice, over the 8000 miles ridden. Wondering if it's...
01-24-13, 07:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,372
Posted By dstke

Cool! Thanks again for the replies. I think...

Cool! Thanks again for the replies. I think I'll go ahead and start with the 50/34 and see how it goes.
01-24-13, 01:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,372
Posted By dstke

Thanks for the replies. Now that I see that it...

Thanks for the replies. Now that I see that it can be easily done, I'm wondering about the mid-compact 52/36 chainrings. I understand that this may require a little more tweaking of the FD but...
01-23-13, 07:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,372
Posted By dstke

Looking to upgrade from Ultegra 6500 to 6700 Compact Crankset

Id like to switch to a compact crankset. Ive got Shimano Ultegra 6500 53/39 crankset and 9-speed 12/27 cassette. The bottom bracket is Shimano BB5500, cartridge type, BC 1.37 68 with a Octalink...
12-17-12, 11:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 769
Posted By dstke

Made some adjustments this weekend but still...

Made some adjustments this weekend but still having trouble. First, the front derailleur is a Shimano Durace Triple (couldn't find the P/N). I believe the middle chainring is designed for a triple,...
12-13-12, 12:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 769
Posted By dstke

Thanks for the advice. I think you're right,...

Thanks for the advice. I think you're right, both that the front derailleur is probably not MTB (I don't have the bike with me but will double check this weekend), and the 39 is probably designed...
12-11-12, 03:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 769
Posted By dstke

Front derailleur shifting problems after changing chain rings

Hi,

I changed the chainrings on our tandem FSA Gossamer Triple crankset and went from a 52/42/30 to 52/39/30. Using the adjustment barrel I was able to adjust the front derailleur to shift up...
10-29-12, 11:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,083
Posted By dstke

Thanks for the replies. The freehub body broke...

Thanks for the replies. The freehub body broke while we were touring. When the bike mechanic removed it he noticed that the base of the freehub body was slightly thicker than other Shimano Freehub...
10-17-12, 12:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,293
Posted By dstke

Thanks for the advice and link. It's been a...

Thanks for the advice and link. It's been a while since I used wirewool on the pads/shores and perhaps 120 grit sandpaper might do a better job. Plus I'll look for high spots.
10-16-12, 10:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,293
Posted By dstke

Now you guys are making me feel bad :( Started...

Now you guys are making me feel bad :( Started off with Continental Gatorskin, 28c. The tube in this case didn't blow out along the tube because I had a super thick puncture resistant tube, instead...
10-15-12, 07:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,293
Posted By dstke

Hi Chris, We rode the Grosse Scheidegg...

Hi Chris,

We rode the Grosse Scheidegg without problems and many others. Our blow-outs were on the Jeux-Plane, Passo Stelvio, and Fadaia. We do a lot of climbing and descending out here in Santa...
10-15-12, 11:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,293
Posted By dstke

Just some quick feedback on the Arai drum brake. ...

Just some quick feedback on the Arai drum brake. My wife and I did a tour around the alps this summer and blew through four tubes, three times on steep descents and once after we had stopped. We...
10-15-12, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,083
Posted By dstke

Where to find Shimano FH-HF08 freehub parts?

We busted our FH-HF08 freehub, specifically the freehub body, part number Y3A598070. The only places on the internet I've been able to find a replacement part are in the Europe. I'll call the LBS...
Forum: Touring
09-04-12, 09:18 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,629
Posted By dstke

The trip was pretty incredible. It went as...

The trip was pretty incredible. It went as planned and originally mapped out. I would say that the cycling everywhere was great. Czech Republic has a lot of bike routes, almost too many as they...
Forum: Touring
08-13-12, 10:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 567
Posted By dstke

Thanos for the replies, especially the link to...

Thanos for the replies, especially the link to Sheldon's web pages. I'mpretty sure it's rim heat. Three out of four occurred on steep descents (Jeux-Plane, Stelvio, Fadaia). I've tightened up the...
Forum: Touring
08-12-12, 10:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 567
Posted By dstke

Blown tubes

We're touring on a tandem with a trailer and have been plagued with blow outs. 3 of 4 occurred when we were heading down from a pass. Two were big blowouts, 8" rip on the tube and blew out the bead...
Forum: Touring
08-06-12, 03:16 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 227
Posted By dstke

Cortina or better base for cycling?

We're cycling around the Alps and will be arriving in Cortina in a few days. We'll probably drop our bags and do some local rides for a few days and I'm wondering if Cortina is a good base or if...
06-17-12, 09:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,924
Posted By dstke

The only time I use lap/reset is if I forgot to...

The only time I use lap/reset is if I forgot to press start/stop at the end of a ride and, after the unit automatically shuts down, when I turn it on it states 'Press reset to save your activity.' ...
Forum: Touring
06-12-12, 10:58 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,629
Posted By dstke

Circumnavigating the Alps. Starting in Prague,...

Circumnavigating the Alps. Starting in Prague, south to Austria, west through Lichtenstein, Switzerland, south in France, crossing at Col de Petit St. Bernard, east in Italy, into the Dolomites,...
Forum: Touring
06-12-12, 10:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 622
Posted By dstke

My wife and I did a great two week tour in...

My wife and I did a great two week tour in Scotland, mostly in the Hebrides. Started on Arran Island, ferry to Claonaig, ride up to Oban, ferry to Barra, Lewis, Harris, Skye, ferry to Mallaig, ride...
06-02-12, 07:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,067
Posted By dstke

Follow up II: Busted a cog today. Right from...

Follow up II: Busted a cog today. Right from the start the shifting wasn't right. I stopped twice to adjust the derailleur but it was still clicking in the largest cog. I stopped again to adjust...
06-01-12, 08:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,067
Posted By dstke

Just to note, I was centering the wheel to the...

Just to note, I was centering the wheel to the lock nuts not the flanges but . . I took it in to a LBS and the mechanic put on a dishing gauge and it was only a little off (center?). When I picked...
05-29-12, 12:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,067
Posted By dstke

Wheel truing, centering and hub-overhaul gone awry

What started off as a truing project turned into a wheel centering, hub overhaul with minor problems.

The spokes on my Co-Motion tandem 48-spoke rear wheel were in serious need of tightening. ...
Forum: Touring
05-23-12, 02:43 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,622
Posted By dstke

Thought I'd throw in my 2 cents after having...

Thought I'd throw in my 2 cents after having researched this a bit. My wife and I are planning a trip around the Alps this summer. I bought a Garmin Edge 800 and started to look into route planning...
03-22-12, 03:54 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,327
Posted By dstke

Hi, My wife and I are heading to Europe this...

Hi,

My wife and I are heading to Europe this summer and plan to ride around the Alps: From Prague down to Austria, west through Austria and Switzerland, down to Bourg St. Maurice, east through...
Forum: Touring
12-06-11, 02:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 776
Posted By dstke

Circumnavigate the alps? In 2 months? On a tandem?

Hi,

My wife and I are starting to plan our 2012 summer trip. We're thinking of starting and finishing in her parents home town of Prague. We've biked Prague to Budapest before. But we're...
Forum: Touring
05-01-11, 02:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 221
Posted By dstke

Forum: Touring
11-20-10, 04:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 560
Posted By dstke

Here's an alternate route to Santa Cruz

My wife and I use this route, much more enjoyable and less traffic. Only tricky part is a quarter mile section on 280 but it's open to bikes and there's a good shoulder.
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02-24-10, 06:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,996
Posted By dstke

Before seeing the other replies I ordered...

Before seeing the other replies I ordered replacement cartridges. When I get them I'll see if I can open up the seal and replace and regrease the bearings.

Thanks
Doug
02-24-10, 12:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,996
Posted By dstke

Shimano Ultegra Headset replacement bearing cartridge

I'm looking to replace the bearing cartridges on a 10 year old threaded Shimano Ultegra Headset. I couldn't find the exact model and also couldn't find only replacement cartridges. Anyone know if...
05-21-07, 11:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 709
Posted By dstke

Update

Thanks everyone for your suggestions. Given how long we've had the problem we eliminated shoes, pedals, cranks, and seats from the equation.

I sent an email to Hugi DT Hubs tech support and...
Forum: Touring
05-14-07, 02:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 780
Posted By dstke

Touring Shoes

A couple of years ago I toured on some cool Pearl Izumi cycling shoes with SPD cleats. They worked great for the tour however when I got back home and took them out on regular rides I got a very hot...
05-14-07, 02:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 709
Posted By dstke

I talked to Co-Motion last Fall and they hadn't...

I talked to Co-Motion last Fall and they hadn't heard of any other reports of similar problems. They suggested that it might have something to do with the alignment of the drum brake and cover...
05-14-07, 01:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 709
Posted By dstke

It's a DT Hugi hub, not sure what model. ...

It's a DT Hugi hub, not sure what model. According to the Co-Motion website, they use DT Hugi Symmetric 36h, 40h or 48h. When we first took the bike in last year they overhauled the hub but I don't...
05-14-07, 11:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 709
Posted By dstke

Dave, Thanks for the suggestions. I tried...

Dave,

Thanks for the suggestions. I tried removing the outer plate on the drum brake on our ride yesterday but I didn't have a spacer to place on the axle to make up for the missing cover - I'll...
Forum: Introductions
05-14-07, 11:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By dstke

Tandem and more

Hi all,

My wife and I are avid cyclcists, although we spend our winters cross country and back country skiing. We both have Litespeed road bikes, also a Co-Motion Speedster tandem and a couple of...
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