Go Back  Bike Forums > Search Forums
Reload this Page >

Search Results

Notices
 
Search: Posts Made By: Alcanbrad
Showing results 1 to 50 of 288
Search took 0.03 seconds.
09-10-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 759
Posted By Alcanbrad

It might be 2 or 3mph - we grind down to the...

It might be 2 or 3mph - we grind down to the point of just pushing the bike against gravity and it only happens when we are at the very slowest. I need to try and convince the stoker to ride this...
09-10-20, 06:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 759
Posted By Alcanbrad

We do have experience with other bikes but can...

We do have experience with other bikes but can she can tell the difference? That’s a big ask. She is not wired that way. Also, I have not been able to get her to stand and pedal at the same time and...
09-09-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 759
Posted By Alcanbrad

Thanks for the explanation of how the torque...

Thanks for the explanation of how the torque manfests itself. I am an engineer, but was having some sort of mental block picturing it, so this clears it up.

As near as I can tell, it is attempting...
09-09-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 759
Posted By Alcanbrad

I am mystified too. As near as I can tell it is...

I am mystified too. As near as I can tell it is trying to shift t a larger cog. It never makes it into a different gear but the pedal stroke snaps forward a little. The reason I believe it is trying...
09-08-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 759
Posted By Alcanbrad

I wish it were that simple. The journey started...

I wish it were that simple. The journey started with the ETAP Red, SRAM PC1130 cassette and SRAM Red22 chain. - all SRAM and that was the worst. Things got better when I went to a Shimano cassette,...
09-08-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 759
Posted By Alcanbrad

I have tried micro adjusting in, micro adjusting...

I have tried micro adjusting in, micro adjusting out, played with chain-line, B-screw, tried the Digirit large cage from Chinook, and changed cassettes. All I accomplished is moved around were and...
09-07-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 759
Posted By Alcanbrad

Pretty much given up on ETAP Red, now considering 10speed Hydraulic.

I have pretty much given up on the conversion to electric shifting I started last May. Love the shifting, love the braking, CANNOT prevent the ghost shifting on steep climbs which is unacceptable. ...
08-16-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,377
Posted By Alcanbrad

A buff worn around the neck is easy to pull up...

A buff worn around the neck is easy to pull up and down with one hand
08-14-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 955
Posted By Alcanbrad

Thanks folks, I will probably replace the SRAM...

Thanks folks, I will probably replace the SRAM Red22 chain with an ebike chain. Piece of mind, no, the stokers piece of mind is important to address.

the behavior is most interesting, only in the...
08-09-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 955
Posted By Alcanbrad

11 speed chain strength - experience and advice sought

So we have been having ghost shifting issues with our recent upgrade to SRAM etap on our Co-Mo where when we are under low low speed high torque climbing, the chain attempts to climb out of the...
08-02-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 151
Posted By Alcanbrad

Etap Red ghost shifting - HELP!

So I got a tricky one. I recently upgraded the drivetrain on our 2014 Co-Motion Carrera tandem to Etap Red and we are experiencing ghost shifting under high pedal loads (Low cadence climbing...
07-23-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,190
Posted By Alcanbrad

I have dabbled in this endeavor on my tandems,...

I have dabbled in this endeavor on my tandems, road, and gravel bikes a fair amount. What I have learned is that as long as you can clear the largest cog with the derailleur jockey wheel, you can...
07-21-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,955
Posted By Alcanbrad

I made a simple stand that holds the bike upright...

I made a simple stand that holds the bike upright with the front wheel off the ground that makes the removal and installation of the front wheel a breeze:

Alcabrad’s hack...
07-20-20, 05:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 906
Posted By Alcanbrad

sounds like a great adventure. If you haven’t...

sounds like a great adventure. If you haven’t planned to already, suggest you chronicle your ride with an online blog. Great way for your family and friends to journey with you and it’s fun years...
07-19-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 906
Posted By Alcanbrad

Also check the Shimano PD-M324. SPD on one...

Also check the Shimano PD-M324. SPD on one side,old school on the other. I run these on my tandems and gravel bike, and run the PD-EH500‘s on my road bike. I can recommend both.

Where are you...
06-24-20, 04:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,271
Posted By Alcanbrad

Is the puncture occurring at the same spot...

Is the puncture occurring at the same spot relative to the stem? If so, there are only 2 spots on the rim implicated. Focus there.
06-15-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,494
Posted By Alcanbrad

We have cantilever brakes on our first tandem and...

We have cantilever brakes on our first tandem and when we moved to a very hilly area, they were definitely not enough. I added an Arai drum which helped a lot, then I replaced the canti's pads with...
06-06-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,338
Posted By Alcanbrad

When you say get compatible chain rings/tandem...

When you say get compatible chain rings/tandem chainrings, I believe you are referring to the timing rings. There is nothing tandem specific regarding 34/50 chainrings.

if your stoker crank only...
06-04-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,338
Posted By Alcanbrad

For us, we kept the original stoker crank, FSA...

For us, we kept the original stoker crank, FSA Gossamer MegaEXO tandem triple/bottom bracket. Bike is circa 2014 and this crankset appears to still be available. Original gearing was 28-39-52 and...
06-04-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,338
Posted By Alcanbrad

I just upgraded our Co-Mo Carrera from Ultgra...

I just upgraded our Co-Mo Carrera from Ultgra triple to Sram Red ETAP and couldn't be happier. We too had nothing but constant futzing with the shifting and brakes. Original gearing was 28-39-52...
06-04-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,892
Posted By Alcanbrad

A little late on the response, but I was in the...

A little late on the response, but I was in the land of nod while you left coasters were continuing the discussion.

You said:



I think this proves my point. When the stoker "lets up" you...
06-03-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,892
Posted By Alcanbrad

While I agree with Carbonfiberboy and LV2TDM in...

While I agree with Carbonfiberboy and LV2TDM in theory, my contention is that it is different system due to human anatomy. In the case of a locomotive the power curve through the stroke of the engine...
06-03-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,892
Posted By Alcanbrad

I have raised questions about the accuracy of...

I have raised questions about the accuracy of power meters in tandem drivetrains in the past with little buy in. From my perspective, I would not expect the stoker power meter(s) to register...
05-30-20, 06:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 934
Posted By Alcanbrad

+1 on the disc ready fork. Don’t skimp there. ...

+1 on the disc ready fork. Don’t skimp there. Santana’s may use a different diameter steering tube so your selection may be limited. I would also recommend speaking with a frame builder first...
05-28-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,530
Posted By Alcanbrad

I took the plunge, ordered, and installed the...

I took the plunge, ordered, and installed the ETAP Red system on the Co-Mo. Also ditched the TRP Spyres in favor of the Red Hydraulic brakes. One ride so far and we love it. I ordered the large...
05-14-20, 06:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,485
Posted By Alcanbrad

I regularly re-use quick links on our tandems and...

I regularly re-use quick links on our tandems and half bikes. I have only had one issue in over 50K miles which was the quick link opening up when the chain went slack (on a half bike) as described...
05-11-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,530
Posted By Alcanbrad

Thank you OneIsAllYouNeed, This helps...

Thank you OneIsAllYouNeed, This helps tremendously.
05-11-20, 06:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,530
Posted By Alcanbrad

I have been investigating this solution and it is...

I have been investigating this solution and it is looking attractive. I have a few more questions:

With respect to the extended derailleur cage. Is this the SRAM mid length cage or is this an...
05-03-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,530
Posted By Alcanbrad

Thanks for the info, I'll dig deeper, the gearing...

Thanks for the info, I'll dig deeper, the gearing range you have looks to be more to our liking. I hear you on the front shifting. Our Carrera has Ultegra triple and I have never found the sweet...
05-03-20, 06:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,530
Posted By Alcanbrad

Very nice, I am about ready to revamp the drive...

Very nice, I am about ready to revamp the drive train on our Co-Mo as I am not happy with shifting performance and I would like to go to hydraulic brakes. Can you share more detail on the drive...
04-19-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,386
Posted By Alcanbrad

I couldn't find the Toe Tector from a seller in...

I couldn't find the Toe Tector from a seller in the US and with all the craziness with businesses being closed around the world, I did not want to take an $8 risk so I looked for something similar. I...
04-05-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,386
Posted By Alcanbrad

I ended up going with the Speedrocker. My...

I ended up going with the Speedrocker. My results as I expected: The front worked perfectly. The rear did not have enough clearance when installed as designed so I removed the seat stay clips,...
04-01-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,385
Posted By Alcanbrad

I recently put 38mm Maxxis Ramblers on my...

I recently put 38mm Maxxis Ramblers on my commuter gravel bike and moved the 37mm WTB Riddlers from the commuter to our travel tandem (replacing 28mm gatorskins). Huge difference between the...
03-25-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,386
Posted By Alcanbrad

:Looking around armed with the the suggestions...

:Looking around armed with the the suggestions above I am narrowing down to 2 possible choices: SKS Speedrockers and Planet Bike SpeedEZ XL's:

...
03-24-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,386
Posted By Alcanbrad

I understand what you did, very clever. I had...

I understand what you did, very clever. I had not thought about that approach and went and checked and the steering tube is open so this is a possibility. thanks.



The steering tube opening...
03-24-20, 05:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,386
Posted By Alcanbrad

Fenders for forks with no eyelets

I recently fitted our travel tandem with gravel tires I had in my spares bin so we could ride on the local rail trail during this era of social distancing. I would like to fit fenders to keep the...
03-02-20, 05:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,792
Posted By Alcanbrad

+1 on getting a professional fitting. Best money...

+1 on getting a professional fitting. Best money spent for me.
02-25-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,669
Posted By Alcanbrad

Congrats on going for your first tandem, they are...

Congrats on going for your first tandem, they are a lot of fun, and welcome to the forum. I'll offer my two cents in the spirit of adding more things to consider :). Personally, I do not like to...
01-28-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 852
Posted By Alcanbrad

I don’t know if your dale has a replaceable...

I don’t know if your dale has a replaceable hanger or not. If not, I would explore modifying the roadlink before removing material from your frame.
01-19-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,136
Posted By Alcanbrad

Ditto on the ratchet. We started with a friction...

Ditto on the ratchet. We started with a friction shifter and it would not hold position unless it was tensioned so tight it was almost impossible to move and set. Mel at Tandems East sold up a...
11-26-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,136
Posted By Alcanbrad

Our 15 seconds of fame

We didn't get a super-nice or inspirational photo on the GCN network, but we did claim 15 seconds of fame. (Link will take you straight to the segment)

We'll be signing autographs this Saturday...
11-23-19, 06:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,285
Posted By Alcanbrad

Lots of good info. Here are a few additional...

Lots of good info. Here are a few additional tidbits I use.

-I have always found that tightening the front eccentric to be a real pain using a pin spanner so I carry an open ended bottom bracket...
10-08-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,045
Posted By Alcanbrad

We're back and had a wonderful time (and I...

We're back and had a wonderful time (and I discovered Mai Tais 🍹🙂)

We ended up not renting an electric or organically propelled tandem. We found the roads either too trafficy or too narrow with...
09-18-19, 11:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,489
Posted By Alcanbrad

As long as the bike is relatively balanced and...

As long as the bike is relatively balanced and you donít clamp too tight, you wonít have any issues. Use the adjustment knob to tighten, not the cam lever. I have never seen damage from a work...
09-18-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,489
Posted By Alcanbrad

Stand next to your bike and lift by by the top...

Stand next to your bike and lift by by the top tube, if both wheels donít lift evenly, I.e. one side seems heavier, move your hand towards the heavier half and try again, repeat until you find the...
09-16-19, 06:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,489
Posted By Alcanbrad

Lift with your knees, not your back. ( I learned...

Lift with your knees, not your back. ( I learned that one early)
09-11-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,045
Posted By Alcanbrad

We're starting in Kauia, then a big island, and...

We're starting in Kauia, then a big island, and then Maui. Our only target to ride is on Maui. Most, if not all of our vacations have been cycling centered, we're trying something different this...
09-10-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,314
Posted By Alcanbrad

Not intending to hijack the thread, however, when...

Not intending to hijack the thread, however, when specifying hydraulic, either new or retrofit, does one need to worry if the calipers will hold up to the demands amd stresses a tandem/team will dish...
09-10-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,045
Posted By Alcanbrad

This is timely as we too are are in the 120+yr...

This is timely as we too are are in the 120+yr experience and are about to take our long planned trip to Hawaii. We have decided to not hassle bringing our travel tandem as we will only have 1 or 2...
08-23-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,958
Posted By Alcanbrad

We are also a 400(+) lb team and have/still do...

We are also a 400(+) lb team and have/still do run 28mm gator skins front and rear at 115-120 lbs for years with no issues at all.
Showing results 1 to 50 of 288
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.