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02-20-09, 07:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,769
Posted By RickinFl

Hugo- Your message sent me on a hunt through...

Hugo-

Your message sent me on a hunt through my parts box, and I think I have some of the parts you need.

I definitely have the triple cable guide for the front bottom bracket, and I have a...
02-20-09, 06:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,769
Posted By RickinFl

That tight turn around the pulley for the front...

That tight turn around the pulley for the front derailleur is deadly for cables. I got rid of mine and zip tied a piece of shift cable housing from the boom tube, up around the bottom bracket and zip...
02-20-09, 06:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,217
Posted By RickinFl

Get off the beaten path- switch to bar-end...

Get off the beaten path- switch to bar-end shifting. It works great! Zero issues with front shifts.
Rick
02-16-09, 08:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 812
Posted By RickinFl

Servicing the star ratchet mechanism is about it...

Servicing the star ratchet mechanism is about it in my experience. The bearings are all sealed, so there is no service except to replace them when necessary (I have many, many miles on mine and they...
01-22-09, 10:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 735
Posted By RickinFl

I once had a similar noise on my Cannondale that...

I once had a similar noise on my Cannondale that sounded absolutely like it was coming from under my feet. It turned out to be the stoker seatpost in need of greasing and tightening. You could...
01-10-09, 11:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,197
Posted By RickinFl

PMK- Sorry about taking so long to respond...

PMK-

Sorry about taking so long to respond to your question- I posted to the thread on vision impaired stokers and then forgot about it.

I'd say it was almost certainly us that you saw at the...
01-08-09, 04:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,542
Posted By RickinFl

I'd probably buy one of these if they ever come...

I'd probably buy one of these if they ever come into production:

http://www.cerevellum.com/

Rick
12-27-08, 09:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,197
Posted By RickinFl

One thing I'd add to what's already been said is...

One thing I'd add to what's already been said is that your V.I. stoker might be a little shaky with their balance if it's the first time they've been on a bike- they just don't have the visual...
12-24-08, 06:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 921
Posted By RickinFl

This thread reminds me that back in the day, I...

This thread reminds me that back in the day, I lived in Eugene and went to one of the "garage sales" CoMo used to throw when they were still in their old location downtown.

I bought a bunch of...
12-17-08, 09:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 547
Posted By RickinFl

Salvaging laptop Li ion batteries

I recently came into a laptop battery that has good batteries but a failing charging circuit. I opened it up out of curiosity and found eight really nice 3.7v li-ion batteries. I'm wondering if there...
12-16-08, 12:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 472
Posted By RickinFl

Scott- That's incredibly concise- I feel...

Scott-

That's incredibly concise- I feel like I'm nearly up to speed already. :)

Any advice on optics and reflectors?

Rick
12-16-08, 09:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 472
Posted By RickinFl

Noob LED modder question

Hi-

Wondering if anyone can direct me to a tutorial on working with LED stars, driver boards and so forth?

The choices are a bit overwhelming, and everyone who posts about the latest killer...
11-17-08, 09:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,385
Posted By RickinFl

I seem to recall that the rational for the 160mm...

I seem to recall that the rational for the 160mm spacing was that you could build a dishless wheel that had, more or less, the same flange spacing as a dished 145mm wheel. No stronger laterally than...
11-17-08, 08:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,385
Posted By RickinFl

TandemGeek- Returning to a comment you made...

TandemGeek-

Returning to a comment you made earlier in this thread about CK 145 dishless wheels being stronger-

I haven't seen any of these, but I'm assuming that they make them dishless by...
11-12-08, 04:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,116
Posted By RickinFl

Personal opinion of course, but I've always found...

Personal opinion of course, but I've always found the idea of downtube shifters on a tandem a little scary. I want full control of the bike at all times, and you just don't have that when you've...
11-09-08, 05:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,041
Posted By RickinFl

That's what I'm talking about- people on tandems...

That's what I'm talking about- people on tandems are two people riding single file that need to easily converse with one another.

Rick
11-09-08, 05:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,041
Posted By RickinFl

Jerry- This is not the most sympatico forum...

Jerry-

This is not the most sympatico forum for a device like this- I think you're mostly talking to cell phone users here. Try moving it to "Tandem Cycling" on this forum where folks are more...
11-09-08, 08:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,041
Posted By RickinFl

I'm very interested in fact- that is perfect for...

I'm very interested in fact- that is perfect for use on a tandem. And that's really the bicycling segment you should be talking to.

Currently, the best solution is a wired unit such as the...
10-27-08, 04:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,455
Posted By RickinFl

We ride a 1999 RT road frame, and I think that...

We ride a 1999 RT road frame, and I think that everything on it has been worn out and replaced at least once (it began life as a 1992 model and Cannondale replaced the frame in '99 because the...
10-06-08, 05:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,189
Posted By RickinFl

When I saw the title of this post, I thought-...

When I saw the title of this post, I thought- "Oh- here's a good chance to talk about a retro-pleasure I discovered well over a year ago". The thread is a bit different than what I expected, but I'll...
09-16-08, 11:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,684
Posted By RickinFl

Not to mention that their route appears to be...

Not to mention that their route appears to be following Interstates (much of I-10 and all of I-5 up the West coast). Guess they plan on making those long days by drafting semis.

Rick
09-12-08, 02:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,146
Posted By RickinFl

Self-stick patches

No tandem content here, except that my wife and I ride tandems both on and off road. I suppose if we can discuss dropout protectors, we can talk about tire patches, and anyway, most of the other...
03-01-08, 03:58 PM
Replies: 1,451
Views: 559,986
Posted By RickinFl

We may not look too happy, but we really are- we...

We may not look too happy, but we really are- we just managed to thread our way through a downhill crash where 20 or so riders went down in front of us during the Horsefarm 100 in Gainesville, Fl a...
02-05-08, 07:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 720
Posted By RickinFl

I've seen that picture of the ten-seater before,...

I've seen that picture of the ten-seater before, and have always wondered about the different sized chainrings. It doesn't make good intuitive sense, but there must have been a reason. Anyone know...
01-15-08, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,791
Posted By RickinFl

It's my belief that the Dyads are too wide to...

It's my belief that the Dyads are too wide to safely accommodate a 25 much less a 23. If memory serves, the Dyads are 23 or 24 mm wide. You need a 19-20 mm rim for 23's or 25's. A Velocity Fusion or...
01-15-08, 03:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 512
Posted By RickinFl

Try Airbomb or Bikeman. Also, consider using...

Try Airbomb or Bikeman. Also, consider using Velocity Fusions- I just built a 36 hole set for our tandem and really like the way they ride.

Rick
12-26-07, 09:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,480
Posted By RickinFl

I guess I'm confused- I thought we were comparing...

I guess I'm confused- I thought we were comparing weights of wired bead vs. kevlar bead in the same tire.

No doubt that a folding 25 will weigh less than a folding or wire bead 28. I just don't...
12-26-07, 07:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,480
Posted By RickinFl

That's mostly the difference in the amount of...

That's mostly the difference in the amount of rubber you're seeing- 28's are heavier than 25's. I didn't look far, but the difference between a folding 700x23 Gatorskin and a non-folder of the same...
12-25-07, 04:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,480
Posted By RickinFl

I've run the 23's but finally decided that a bit...

I've run the 23's but finally decided that a bit more rubber on the road is a good thing with a tandem. Any variety of Conti's seems to give a good ride as long as you can pump them to 120psi.

As...
12-25-07, 12:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,480
Posted By RickinFl

I'd say that going from 28's to 25's made more of...

I'd say that going from 28's to 25's made more of the difference that you feel than changing between tire models.

In my experience, 28's cannot be pumped up tight enough to give really precise...
12-21-07, 01:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,473
Posted By RickinFl

Be careful-you'll be in a worse spot than you are...

Be careful-you'll be in a worse spot than you are if you take out too much. I'm pretty sure that seatposts need to be a close fit for the first 6 inches or so below the clamp.

Just go easy and...
12-21-07, 12:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 930
Posted By RickinFl

Second that motion from TG. Be careful out...

Second that motion from TG.

Be careful out there and have a great Holiday.

Rick
12-21-07, 09:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,058
Posted By RickinFl

I just rebuilt my wheels using Velocity Fusion...

I just rebuilt my wheels using Velocity Fusion rims with DT Champion 2.0 spokes. The hubs are DT Hugi Tandem 36 spoke.

I like these wheels a lot, and the Fusion rim seems to give a better ride...
12-21-07, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 930
Posted By RickinFl

Time's a-wastin'! Take delivery on that bike and...

Time's a-wastin'! Take delivery on that bike and get on down the road! What a wonderful Christmas gift for you and your wife.

I know that it can be infuriating not to have things turn out as...
12-18-07, 10:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 836
Posted By RickinFl

Lots of good suggestions here! One other thing to...

Lots of good suggestions here! One other thing to think about is whether or not you are trying to shift from a badly crossed chain position. If the chain is on an outer cog on the cassette this might...
12-17-07, 02:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By RickinFl

What to buy for $2K-$3K?

When I bought the bike I'm still riding (it's been around a while....), you went into a shop and bought an "MTB".

Now that I've decided that I want FS, I've discovered that times have really...
12-07-07, 01:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,257
Posted By RickinFl

The wise old Zen-master cyclist once intoned to...

The wise old Zen-master cyclist once intoned to me "Never ride behind anyone with hairy legs". I understood his meaning, but eventually began to see hairy legs as a secret weapon- it'll keep that guy...
12-07-07, 12:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,060
Posted By RickinFl

You might want to set your GPS to update more...

You might want to set your GPS to update more often. I'm not familiar with your unit, but my Etrex has a setting that controls how often it takes a position.

In a straight line, a GPS should have...
12-05-07, 08:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 455
Posted By RickinFl

Using laptop batteries

I just snagged a few good older laptop batteries (Li-ion, 14.8v, 3600 and 3800 mah) along with a laptop to charge them.

What I want to know is if these can be successfully used to power bike...
11-24-07, 02:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 817
Posted By RickinFl

Just a question about the halogen output: I...

Just a question about the halogen output:

I know that the LEDs basically emit in the visible range, so all (or most) of the lumens are visible light. My understanding of halogens is that they...
11-19-07, 09:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 816
Posted By RickinFl

I know what you mean about the night rides- I...

I know what you mean about the night rides- I started doing night time woods rides in the winter about 10 years ago, and I look forward to the night riding season with great anticipation every year....
11-19-07, 04:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,215
Posted By RickinFl

It can be dangerous depending on the terrain- you...

It can be dangerous depending on the terrain- you basically have no rear brake (it'll lock if you use it less than gently), and the steering is flakey.

A few years back on Cycle Oregon a guy that...
11-17-07, 03:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 566
Posted By RickinFl

Yeah- I tried that, but the garbage bag body...

Yeah- I tried that, but the garbage bag body cover flapped too much in the wind.

Like I said, I've been laughed at, but I'm the one with the toasty feet.:lol:

Rick
11-16-07, 06:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,335
Posted By RickinFl

Well- since this is the over 50 forum, I guess...

Well- since this is the over 50 forum, I guess it's OK to stand up and be a curmudgeon. If not here, where?

Spin classes are a damned menace, and I'll tell you why (of course..what else is a...
11-16-07, 12:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,335
Posted By RickinFl

Anyone ever been to a spin class that actually...

Anyone ever been to a spin class that actually taught you how to spin, or any other legitimate cycling technique besides out of the saddle for that matter?

Rick
11-16-07, 10:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 566
Posted By RickinFl

It took me years of riding to discover, but...

It took me years of riding to discover, but here's the trick- the thick socks and covers go over the outside of the shoes. Sounds strange, but it works like a charm. With a setup like mine, your feet...
11-10-07, 07:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 738
Posted By RickinFl

Supposedly, cycling a rechargeable occasionally...

Supposedly, cycling a rechargeable occasionally (completely discharging it before charging) will prevent the development of "memory", which is a condition in which a battery may be fully charged, but...
11-06-07, 10:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,777
Posted By RickinFl

No BS :) You use a transducer clip and your...

No BS :)

You use a transducer clip and your chromatic tuner and you can get the pitch to within a cent or two. I doubt that a tensionometer could come to anywhere near that type of accuracy.
...
11-05-07, 12:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,777
Posted By RickinFl

I'm feeling a little uncertain about that...

I'm feeling a little uncertain about that response from Velocity- kinda have my doubts about an undertensioned wheel causing rim damage like that.

Check out this article- ...
11-05-07, 08:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 840
Posted By RickinFl

One thing I'd like to add, without being too far...

One thing I'd like to add, without being too far off topic I hope, is that my wife and I are long time users of a wired communication system. These are available in a couple of flavors, "TandemTalk"...
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