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Forum: Framebuilders
08-11-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,132
Posted By sdodd

Beautiful work! As a 'height challenged'...

Beautiful work! As a 'height challenged' rider/builder, I especially appreciate your one-piece headlug. Very cool getting all of that flowing together!
Forum: Framebuilders
06-21-22, 06:45 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 289,471
Posted By sdodd

Thanks for the comments! Yes- lots of...

Thanks for the comments! Yes- lots of discontinuity in all of my stops and starts. And, a hole or two filled and some burned edges on the miter of some of the similarly sized tubes. Though,...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-20-22, 08:24 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 289,471
Posted By sdodd

TIG Ti MTB Hardtail

This is my second frame built - Also through UBI in Ashland, OR. It is a TIG Ti frame that I found easier than brazing. Not the prettiest of welds, but more frames will help that.
Straight gauge...
Forum: For Sale
04-03-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 389
Posted By sdodd

sent a PM

sent a PM
Forum: Framebuilders
03-29-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 289,471
Posted By sdodd

Is it strange that I like the classic...

Is it strange that I like the classic Celeste/puke green too? At least nobody is going to confuse my bike with theirs.
I doubt I will ever braze another frame. My second frame is a TIG Ti that I'm...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-29-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 289,471
Posted By sdodd

Hi all - I just finished building up my steel...

Hi all - I just finished building up my steel frame CX bike. This is my first bike frame that I built in the fall of 2020 at one of the UBI steel brazing classes. Having done mostly (non-bike) MIG...
03-07-22, 11:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,621
Posted By sdodd

It is interesting that Velocity OKs them for...

It is interesting that Velocity OKs them for Tandem usage. When you click on their 'applications' tab and click on Tandem, the Aileron doesn't show up:...
02-18-22, 02:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 993
Posted By sdodd

Sorry, no Atlas experience. I've been using...

Sorry, no Atlas experience. I've been using Dyads (or Aeroheat their predecessor) for a number of years without issue. (I have also used the A23 on road wheels and tandem wheels and like them as...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-17-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,206
Posted By sdodd

You are completely right in watching out for this...

You are completely right in watching out for this in small frames! In the late 80's I was racing a cannondale (52cm?) with 700c wheels. There was just enough front wheel overlap to catch me...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-17-22, 09:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,206
Posted By sdodd

Ah, yes! Starting a new frame build from an...

Ah, yes! Starting a new frame build from an existing bike design is great! 'I like this, I don't like this'

I have enjoyed using the 'bike insights' website for comparisons. (...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-15-22, 01:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,206
Posted By sdodd

Anything is possible. But, I wouldn't change a...

Anything is possible. But, I wouldn't change a seat tube, nor do I think I would ride a bike with a changed seat tube. In some sense, and in many frame building processes, the seat tube is the...
02-14-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,984
Posted By sdodd

If you have stems with front plates that can come...

If you have stems with front plates that can come off, you can easily take of the drop bars and mount a flat bar just to sit on the bike. You might find you really like/hate it?

My only word of...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-14-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,206
Posted By sdodd

Hello and welcome! I'm with Andy in terms of...

Hello and welcome!
I'm with Andy in terms of size - 5'6" but short legs and long torso exacerbating any normal size bikes. A 56cm 'square' frame (56/56 st/tt) leaves me on my tippy toes when stopped...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-20-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,594
Posted By sdodd

Thanks for the best laugh I've had in a while! =)

Thanks for the best laugh I've had in a while! =)
01-11-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,228
Posted By sdodd

hi Ben - while I'm happy to help you spend your...

hi Ben - while I'm happy to help you spend your money on a shiny new bike, I think there are better ways to get a feel for what you want.

You should see if there are any tandem clubs or...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-11-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,546
Posted By sdodd

I think the recommendations here are good. High...

I think the recommendations here are good. High speed steel will hold up better than just carbon steel. I've used the HSS Chadwick & Trefethen reamers like here: Chadwick & Trefethen Inc....
12-29-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 70,603
Views: 11,550,737
Posted By sdodd

Cool Bike with even cooler rear der cable...

Cool Bike with even cooler rear der cable routing!
I'm sure it is just an optical delusion combined with the flat tires, but it looks like those crank arms would slam into the ground. =O
Forum: Framebuilders
11-18-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,637
Posted By sdodd

Yeah, UBI was setup to take people with no TIG...

Yeah, UBI was setup to take people with no TIG experience and help them make a frame. But, the student has to be willing to fail a lot, get help, and learn. And the more manual skill they had, the...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-18-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,637
Posted By sdodd

https://www.ticycles.com/framebuilding-seminar ...

https://www.ticycles.com/framebuilding-seminar

TiCycles in Portland, OR is the other one I know about. I have no personal experience, I've only read about them on the interwebs.
Forum: Framebuilders
11-18-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,637
Posted By sdodd

Just as a side note I talked with UBI a few weeks...

Just as a side note I talked with UBI a few weeks ago. I took a steel brazing class last year and was wanting to do the TIG Ti class next. For a variety of reasons they are stopping their frame...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-12-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,464
Posted By sdodd

Beautiful work! How does it ride?

Beautiful work! How does it ride?
10-12-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,958
Posted By sdodd

Very Good Point! When bending hangers just bend...

Very Good Point! When bending hangers just bend the hanger - not anything attached to the hanger - even if it is a 'hanger extension' like the road link.

Personally I use the Park Tool DAG 2.2...
10-11-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,958
Posted By sdodd

Not to be too obvious or off topic, but you might...

Not to be too obvious or off topic, but you might try checking your rear derailleur hanger alignment. I'm amazed at how much a small angle effects shifting on the rear. And, equally amazed that...
10-07-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,427
Posted By sdodd

I'm running Paul Mini-Motos on my tandem with...

I'm running Paul Mini-Motos on my tandem with road drop levers. The wheels are 26" with Panaracer RibMo 1.25 (32mm) wide tires. The front fender is 50mm wide. My rear fender is 60mm wide. Both...
09-11-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,013
Posted By sdodd

I know it is likely out of bounds for this...

I know it is likely out of bounds for this conversation. (ie, new bike) But, a DaVinci drivetrain has the ability to have a larger gear inch range. The intermediate shaft is usually geared 2:1...
09-10-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,593
Posted By sdodd

Looks like you got the one I saw on...

Looks like you got the one I saw on tandemclassifieds. It was listed at $925, which is a great price if it fits and the components are serviceable. Very good start into the tandem world, congrats!
08-23-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,862
Posted By sdodd

Glad to hear that you have things running again! ...

Glad to hear that you have things running again! Enjoy the tandem!
08-21-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,862
Posted By sdodd

I'm not sure I agree that these are unusual...

I'm not sure I agree that these are unusual tools? To remove my intermediate shaft I use:
1) bike stand
2) chain whip
3) crescent wrench
4) DFB tool
Out of those the DFB tool is the only...
08-20-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,862
Posted By sdodd

In my setup the intermediate shaft lockring is...

In my setup the intermediate shaft lockring is silver and the 'chainring' lockring is black so you can see the gap between the two.
...
08-20-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,862
Posted By sdodd

https://i0.wp.com/www.davincitandems.com/wp-conten...

https://i0.wp.com/www.davincitandems.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/intex.gif?resize=500%2C170&ssl=1

Be sure to reference the manuals on the DaVinci site. ...
08-20-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,862
Posted By sdodd

There should be no play on the intermediate...

There should be no play on the intermediate shaft. To be honest, if I had 1/8" movement it would be interference with everything. I have about 1mm clearance between my left side freewheel and the...
08-16-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,332
Posted By sdodd

1) the rack sits on top of the center console...

1) the rack sits on top of the center console mounts in the van. There is a horizontal bar on top of the two front mounts and a second bar on top of the two rear mounts. I welded little 1/4" thick...
08-01-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,862
Posted By sdodd

And, just so you don't think we are all just rote...

And, just so you don't think we are all just rote fans of Todd at Davinci:
1) he seems like a nice guy willing to engage with people. (which I believe would be a massive time sink personally, but...
08-01-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,862
Posted By sdodd

Thanks for confirming that the original...

Thanks for confirming that the original freewheels (ACS) are 'normal' thread.
Taking off my original freewheels was 'easy' on the first one. I think I could use a normal old school freewheel tool...
08-01-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,862
Posted By sdodd

OK, I dug back through my emails to jog my...

OK, I dug back through my emails to jog my memory.
I had a tandem from ~97/98 with old black freewheels. (I don't know if they were ACS but they were definitely original to the tandem) They were...
08-01-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,088
Posted By sdodd

I ran my conversion with the external battery...

I ran my conversion with the external battery mount on the rear seat tube waterbottle mounts. My specific tandem had a long distance between the rear seat tube and rear wheel so I used some aluminum...
08-01-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,862
Posted By sdodd

Just as an FYI - if I recall correctly, one of...

Just as an FYI - if I recall correctly, one of those freewheels has a left hand thread and one has a right hand thread. Meaning you can buy one 'stock' (if you can find it) but the other really has...
07-28-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,332
Posted By sdodd

Hah! Good point! 1) the incremental effort of...

Hah! Good point!
1) the incremental effort of building a stable way of hauling the tandem in the van and building it to accommodate the front wheel being on was minimal.
2) taking off the front...
06-05-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,362
Posted By sdodd

I mounted a quad-lock mount backwards on the...

I mounted a quad-lock mount backwards on the stoker bars for the same reason. My wife puts her cell phone on the mount and guides us with 'Ride with GPS'. Connects well with the Garmin Varia 515 -...
01-18-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,673
Posted By sdodd

Let us know how it goes! And after you get...

Let us know how it goes!

And after you get the starting and stopping down, you can practice your track stands... =P (Joking, my stoker would kill me if I even tried)
01-18-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,673
Posted By sdodd

I second, third, and fourth the methods already...

I second, third, and fourth the methods already described. Stoker is clipped in, captain has one foot clipped and is ready for a downstroke and the other is on the ground.

Couple of other...
01-18-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,058
Posted By sdodd

Yeah - forgot that the 2011+ have less clicks. I...

Yeah - forgot that the 2011+ have less clicks. I hooked up both a 2011-2014 front lever and a 2015+ lever to the tandem to do some testing. I ran through 5-6 different front derailleurs that had...
01-12-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,058
Posted By sdodd

Well, the one thing I MISS is my campy shift...

Well, the one thing I MISS is my campy shift hoods. =P I've used the first generation ergo levers (8/9 speed), second generation (9/10 speed) and third generation 11/12/13 speed levers. The first...
01-12-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,058
Posted By sdodd

The final product in pictures. ...

The final product in pictures.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/54_1f6225137c70d13319cdbd50bcc4af47462e28cb.jpg
Front Derailleur with wire running down the front...
01-12-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,058
Posted By sdodd

Wire routing took some patience. I was looking...

Wire routing took some patience. I was looking for places that were robust to and avoided rubbing or any handling after installed. I used the DI2 wire covers to stick the wires in place. And the...
01-12-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,058
Posted By sdodd

Getting the front gears changed over was the next...

Getting the front gears changed over was the next step. The intermediate shaft and gears both needed to be changed to move the gear spacing to work with the DI2 triple. Fairly straight forward as...
01-12-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,058
Posted By sdodd

My first task was to figure out how I would mount...

My first task was to figure out how I would mount the battery. the external mount sticks out side ways from the water bottle mount. I didn't like that. So, I found some 1.5" angle aluminum,...
01-12-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,058
Posted By sdodd

Tandem DI2 conversion - DaVinci 3 x 11

Hi All,

I know that others have shared Shimano Di2 conversions on singles and Tandems in the past. Those posts were extremely helpful in my conversion. I just wanted to share / document what I did...
01-12-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,496
Posted By sdodd

I was thinking the same thing over the summer. We...

I was thinking the same thing over the summer. We just picked up our second tandem, had 10 other bikes, and the garage was getting full. As we were no-longer using the initial 25 year old tandem we...
01-04-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,332
Posted By sdodd

I raised the back to give the stoker bars...

I raised the back to give the stoker bars clearance from the middle row seats. However, it did provide more clearance as I was able to slide the wheel a little over the front center console. I could...
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