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09-23-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 10,978
Posted By reburns

The only times I’ve been hurt riding my road bike...

The only times I’ve been hurt riding my road bike are the times I’ve been overly concerned with inconveniencing drivers. The worst was riding through our local village on the 2 lane 25 mph Main...
09-17-19, 09:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,836
Posted By reburns

Our tandem also has a Thudbuster stoker seatpost....

Our tandem also has a Thudbuster stoker seatpost. I just rest the nose of the stoker’s saddle on top of the work stand clamp and let the front wheel rest on the floor for most rear end or drivetrain...
08-02-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,355
Posted By reburns

And in addition: since the GP5000 is also...

And in addition: since the GP5000 is also available in 32 mm, does anyone have experience with the actual size of the 32 mounted on a wider rim?
07-29-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,236
Posted By reburns

I noticed an improvement in ride quality when I...

I noticed an improvement in ride quality when I switched from gatorskins to GP4K. The gatorskins were trouble free, however, whereas I was getting sidewall cuts on the rear 4000 while still fairly...
07-13-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,957
Posted By reburns

I am in exactly the same situation and understand...

I am in exactly the same situation and understand completely. My point is that, at least in my case, handling issues show up well before any risk of pinch flatting. Iíve actually never experienced a...
07-10-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,046
Posted By reburns

After reading this thread, I posed the question...

After reading this thread, I posed the question to Advanced Composites, maker of the Wound Up Duo 2 all carbon fork used on one of my tandems. They have no problem with putting spacers above the stem.
07-01-19, 09:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,957
Posted By reburns

Here’s my empirical approach: get the biggest...

Here’s my empirical approach: get the biggest tires that will fit and that meet your criteria for rolling resistance, puncture and cut resistance, ride quality, etc. Start out with the tires inflated...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 13,713
Posted By reburns

A Garmin has been required equipment on all of...

A Garmin has been required equipment on all of the Santana tandem tours we’ve taken. We’ve used various units over the years and all have caused frustration for my stoker-navigator. We’ve recently...
06-12-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,732
Posted By reburns

My wife and I did test ride an Equator with...

My wife and I did test ride an Equator with Rohloff and all Gates drivetrain a couple of years ago. We both liked the way it rode and the elimination of chains appealed to me. But the one thing that...
05-18-19, 09:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,986
Posted By reburns

https://www.prestacycle.com/product/prestaratchet-...

https://www.prestacycle.com/product/prestaratchet-chain-accessory/

combined with the Presta ratchet and bits that I now carry instead of a combo multi tool, this really works great
05-06-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,608
Posted By reburns

How clean and well cared for is the Santana? How...

How clean and well cared for is the Santana? How comfortable are you in maintaining and upgrading bicycles?

If you and your wife continue to enjoy tandeming, understand that you will be spending...
04-21-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,369
Posted By reburns

The advantage to having couplers in front of the...

The advantage to having couplers in front of the captain’s seat tube is that it allows removal of the front triangle without having to remove the timing belt (or chain). This allows me to fit our...
04-16-19, 11:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,454
Posted By reburns

Spinergy wheels use a proprietary polymer...

Spinergy wheels use a proprietary polymer composite spoke material:
https://www.spinergy.com/content/pbo-spoke-technology

The company specifies tension in values generated using a Park TM-1 gage,...
04-15-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,454
Posted By reburns

I should reiterate that Spinergy exceeded my...

I should reiterate that Spinergy exceeded my expectations by replacing my rim gratis a year after the warranty expired. They immediately sent me a new rim at my request as I felt like that would be...
04-12-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,016
Posted By reburns

I bought this...

I bought this https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000ULLGRU/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
for cleaning clock parts. It seemed to clean my bike cassettes better than OMS.
04-02-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,129
Posted By reburns

I do this also, with reusable zip ties that I...

I do this also, with reusable zip ties that I found at the hardware store, which work great.

We have the Comotion soft sided hybrid cases which donít use internal strut towers. I put one wheel...
03-29-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,142
Posted By reburns

Excess freehub drag could cause this.

Excess freehub drag could cause this.
03-24-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,454
Posted By reburns

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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24 spoke rims. The wheel has been true and trouble...
03-22-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,529
Posted By reburns

Cantilever brakes are difficult to get to work...

Cantilever brakes are difficult to get to work well in my experience. If it were my bike I would convert to linear pull brakes, either mini-Vs or standard length with travel agents, and use green...
03-22-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,454
Posted By reburns

Cracks in Spinergy tandem rim

I happened to notice some hairline fracture lines emanating from several spoke holes on our rear Spinergy Z-lite tandem rim the other day. Not sure how long they have been there, the wheel still was...
03-13-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,345
Posted By reburns

FYI, when I did a quick static force diagram and...

FYI, when I did a quick static force diagram and measurements of our tandems, the weight distribution is about 40/60 F/R. Of course the relative weight of the riders will affect this, but if you just...
03-06-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,713
Posted By reburns

You say you’ve replaced the cable, but have you...

You say you’ve replaced the cable, but have you replaced the housing?
02-16-19, 05:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,878
Posted By reburns

That paper is an amazing find. One thing that...

That paper is an amazing find. One thing that jumped out at me was the discussion of the chrome plating. Variances in that 10 micron layer could very well explain why only some teeth on just one of...
02-15-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,878
Posted By reburns

If the forces acting upon both ratchets are...

If the forces acting upon both ratchets are identical and only one is damaged, then the ratchets themselves are different. I can’t imagine an explanation other than manufacturing or supply chain...
02-06-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,878
Posted By reburns

As in my case, all the serious damage is to just...

As in my case, all the serious damage is to just one of the two ratchets, yet both ratchets see identical forces. Makes me think that the root cause is variability in manufacturing.
02-02-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,878
Posted By reburns

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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I discovered 4 chipped teeth on a star ratchet from...
01-31-19, 06:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,857
Posted By reburns

I am about 4" taller than my stoker, but her...

I am about 4" taller than my stoker, but her saddle-to-pedal distance is within an inch of mine. Often women have longer legs for a given height than men, who tend to be longer in the torso.
01-30-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,857
Posted By reburns

I would look for a bike with a top tube that you...

I would look for a bike with a top tube that you can clear as captain, then try an extra long seat post for the stoker. Some seat post flex is actually a desirable thing on a tandem.

A stoker stem...
01-26-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,495
Posted By reburns

Thanks. I also am set up for fairly easy roadside...

Thanks. I also am set up for fairly easy roadside belt replacement, but my fear is that if the belt has been weakened such that it might fail catastrophically, that would most likely happen while we...
01-26-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,495
Posted By reburns

Thanks for the reply. Youíre right that no one...

Thanks for the reply. Youíre right that no one really knows, but your experience with the stick helps me feel better about keeping the rolled off belt as a backup spare.
01-25-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,495
Posted By reburns

Should I throw away this belt?

I inadvertently caught some fabric between my gates timing belt and one of the CDX sprockets while putting our bike into the car. Before I realized it, the belt had shifted off of the center track....
01-21-19, 10:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,785
Posted By reburns

New Zealand was our first organized tour, in 2011...

New Zealand was our first organized tour, in 2011 with Santana. The tour was planned to begin in Christchurch, but we signed up for the "pre-tour" of a few days in Queenstown. The earthquake hit...
01-19-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,934
Posted By reburns

For me, it would depend on the woman. Just like...

For me, it would depend on the woman. Just like Iíd expect for a woman it would depend on the man.
01-08-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By reburns

Those Shimano 3x9 drivetrains shift so great with...

Those Shimano 3x9 drivetrains shift so great with the right rings, but unfortunately replacements are becoming almost impossible to find. I just bought one of these to put in my inventory for backup:...
12-19-18, 06:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,041
Posted By reburns

I mean the dropout surfaces that are against the...

I mean the dropout surfaces that are against the axle, lugnuts and skewer nut/QR. Lube is to prevent corrosion or stiction that could cause clicks or squeaks when the axle is stressed.
12-18-18, 03:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,041
Posted By reburns

Seriously, if you haven’t already, double check...

Seriously, if you haven’t already, double check the connection of the cassette to the hub and the rear wheel to the dropouts. That dropout interface should be clean and lightly lubed. As the rear...
12-17-18, 01:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,041
Posted By reburns

Check torque on the cassette threaded ring, also...

Check torque on the cassette threaded ring, also the interfaces between the dropouts, lug nuts and skewer.
12-14-18, 05:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,236
Posted By reburns

Some questions: The wheels are identical builds,...

Some questions: The wheels are identical builds, but do they have the same tires and pressure? Are the spokes tensioned properly on both sets? Are the hubs and bearings in good shape? No frame damage...
12-10-18, 06:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 886
Posted By reburns

Calfee carbon stoker stem

In an effort to make our Speedster as comfortable for longer rides as possible, one of the upgrades I made was to carbon handlebars. The stokerís bar is a wing style bullhorn that droops an inch or...
12-05-18, 03:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,158
Posted By reburns

I moved an Arai from a wheel with a 10 mm axle to...

I moved an Arai from a wheel with a 10 mm axle to one with 12 mm. I was advised by Mel at Tandems East to use a reamer to enlarge the hole in the brake faceplate, rather than try to keep a drill...
11-30-18, 08:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 793
Posted By reburns

Agreed. Form follows function. Beauty is in the...

Agreed. Form follows function. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. As an example, here is what is on our primary tandem:...
11-30-18, 12:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,158
Posted By reburns

Good luck, I think your plan is reasonable. If...

Good luck, I think your plan is reasonable. If those end caps slide off and on via a friction fit, I can’t imagine the process hurting the hub bearings in any way. The hub I used in the pictures is...
11-29-18, 06:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,158
Posted By reburns

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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11-29-18, 01:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,158
Posted By reburns

I have hubs threaded for a hub brake where the...

I have hubs threaded for a hub brake where the end caps are press fit onto the axle. I have had to use pliers sometimes to hold one end of the axle and twist the cap off the other end. I also have a...
11-27-18, 01:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,767
Posted By reburns

If you’re concerned about weight, don’t you want...

If you’re concerned about weight, don’t you want to use a belt? If so, that will drive your choice of ring size.
11-23-18, 09:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 807
Posted By reburns

Yes, replace the cable housing. Except for...

Yes, replace the cable housing. Except for corrosion, the problems usually come from a worn housing, not the cable itself. The cable wire you selected is high quality, donít run it through old...
11-19-18, 07:18 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,249
Posted By reburns

We actually bought the Bolt through the Costco...

We actually bought the Bolt through the Costco auto program. Seemed like a fair price with low hassle. We did not get a rebate. This is the first time I decided to lease a car, thinking that the...
11-19-18, 01:09 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,249
Posted By reburns

We have owned a Chevy Bolt for about a year. It...

We have owned a Chevy Bolt for about a year. It weighs 3500 lbs, heavy for that size vehicle I suppose. But it is quite efficient nonetheless, getting about 4 miles per KWH on average. As much a...
11-06-18, 04:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 701
Posted By reburns

When I contacted FSA, the advice given was to...

When I contacted FSA, the advice given was to grease the splines, apply blue Loctite to the threads of the bolt, and use a wave spring washer which should compress half way when the bolt is at the...
11-04-18, 03:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 565
Posted By reburns

It doesn’t take much cable friction to degrade 10...

It doesn’t take much cable friction to degrade 10 speed shifting. Even though it seems like the cable is not sticking, I would replace it and the housing before doing much else.
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