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06-13-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,200
Posted By bikeinxs

I think the Wound Up fork is the only QR option. ...

I think the Wound Up fork is the only QR option. Personally I would not use a quick release for a disc brake wheel because it's less repeatable and you end up with noise and rubbing more often.
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06-01-19, 03:58 PM
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Posted By bikeinxs

Taken at our first gravel race with the new True...

Taken at our first gravel race with the new True North Tandem.
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05-20-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,151
Posted By bikeinxs

We did a bigger ride and some hills with the...

We did a bigger ride and some hills with the 11-42 cassette with no issues at all. I suppose my derailleur hangar could be a bit different than yours.

One way to check would be to see how much...
05-19-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,151
Posted By bikeinxs

We've got 300 km on the bike with the 700c Woven...

We've got 300 km on the bike with the 700c Woven wheels and it's been spectacular. Comfortable, fast, and the shifting and braking is light years ahead of our old bike with caliper brakes and...
05-15-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 936
Posted By bikeinxs

Thanks for the advice and the links.

Thanks for the advice and the links.
05-13-19, 04:49 PM
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Views: 936
Posted By bikeinxs

Value of a 2004 Comotion Speedster

Curious as to what the market is like for used tandems. My speedster will be up for sale in a few weeks once I replace some of the parts I moved to the new bike. What sort of price ranges have people...
05-13-19, 04:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,151
Posted By bikeinxs

No issues at all with clearance. Thanks.

No issues at all with clearance. Thanks.
05-13-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,151
Posted By bikeinxs

It's an RD8050 long cage ultegra derailleur. It's...

It's an RD8050 long cage ultegra derailleur. It's not supposed to support the 42 but at least on my workstand it seemed to be fine. I'll be testing those wheels out in a couple of weeks so I'll...
05-13-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,131
Posted By bikeinxs

We've done week long trips with panniers only...

We've done week long trips with panniers only without any problem. It does require front and rear panniers. In both cases we traveled with another couple so we did split cooking gear across two...
05-13-19, 06:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,151
Posted By bikeinxs

I left the details of the eccentric to my...

I left the details of the eccentric to my framebuilder. For me it seems very simple and I expect it to be very reliable.

No fenders planned at this point. Probably next year we'll start doing...
05-12-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,151
Posted By bikeinxs

The dropouts look slender by comparison but they...

The dropouts look slender by comparison but they are actually quite beefy. Not sure what you mean by excenter clamping?
05-12-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,151
Posted By bikeinxs

We did 130 km on the bike today in some brisk...

We did 130 km on the bike today in some brisk winds. It worked very well except that we need to sort out better bottle cages for the two horizontal bottles. Very smooth and fast. Di2 was flawless...
05-11-19, 07:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,151
Posted By bikeinxs

So I expected to provide more updates more...

So I expected to provide more updates more frequently. Had a couple of delays while some final parts were sorted out but the bike is now on the road. Did a quick shakedown yesterday and will start...
04-27-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 899
Posted By bikeinxs

Enve Cross Disc fork with 180 mm rotors

Looking for some help here. I understood that many people are riding the Enve fork with 180 rotors. I'm struggling to find an adapter to take me from the 140 mm post on the fork to 180 mm.

Any...
04-21-19, 09:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,265
Posted By bikeinxs

I'm addition to easy partial breakdown to fit in...

I'm addition to easy partial breakdown to fit in a car you are able to pack the front section in an S&S case without removing the fork.
04-20-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,151
Posted By bikeinxs

I'm still waiting on a couple of parts so this is...

I'm still waiting on a couple of parts so this is going slowly. I did pick up my lovely Woven Precision wheels today. The bike will probably look faster standing still than it will while we are...
04-04-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,151
Posted By bikeinxs

Yes we are! We have put about 30,000 km on it...

Yes we are! We have put about 30,000 km on it and it's been an awesome bike. We find ourselves riding more and more gravel and the brakes/tire size are just too limiting for our riding style. ...
04-04-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,151
Posted By bikeinxs

Thanks. It will be a Di2 double with a gates...

Thanks. It will be a Di2 double with a gates timing belt. I'll post pics as it comes together.
04-03-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,151
Posted By bikeinxs

True North Titanium Tandem - the build begins

In February my wife and I ordered a custom tandem from Hugh Black of True North Cycles. Parts have been arriving at my house for the last few weeks but today I picked the frame up from Hugh at his...
03-24-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,472
Posted By bikeinxs

Looks very interesting. Can you share some...

Looks very interesting. Can you share some photos please. The one on their website does not have much detail.
03-24-19, 07:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,546
Posted By bikeinxs

I ended up going with a double on the new build. ...

I ended up going with a double on the new build. I will run the 50-34 with an 11-34 cassette on the road wheels and I bought a wolf tooth road link for an 11-42 cassette with my 650B gravel wheels. ...
03-22-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 892
Posted By bikeinxs

So I've received my Middleburn cranks. They look...

So I've received my Middleburn cranks. They look great. The problem is that the axle is way too long. My tandem has a standard 68 mm BB shell and with the bearings the outer width is 90 mm. When...
02-18-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 892
Posted By bikeinxs

Middleburn Crankset questions

I'm looking at using Middleburn cranks with a 24 mm diameter external BB. I'm having trouble sorting out what axle length I need for my shimano double shifting. Can anyone out there tell me what...
02-01-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,546
Posted By bikeinxs

Can you please describe how you mounted the front...

Can you please describe how you mounted the front derailleur? I understand that some shimming is required to get the right angle. Any chance of some close up photos? I'm really on the fence about...
01-29-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,499
Posted By bikeinxs

Hi Alan can you please confirm for me your triple...

Hi Alan can you please confirm for me your triple gearing? Is it a 50 tooth big ring? How did you mount your XTR FD to adjust for the big ring size?
01-27-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,546
Posted By bikeinxs

Where did you get your Santana shim?

Where did you get your Santana shim?
01-17-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,341
Posted By bikeinxs

The nice thing about fitting a stoker on the back...

The nice thing about fitting a stoker on the back of a tandem is that if it's a bit too big you can put a longer stoker stem on the bike without screwing up handling. As long as she can stand over...
01-16-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,341
Posted By bikeinxs

My experience with the Cannondale is that it's a...

My experience with the Cannondale is that it's a solid mid tier tandem and competitive at its price point. I would agree it's a bit of a tank but others would prefer to call it stable. If it fits...
01-12-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,546
Posted By bikeinxs

Can you please elaborate on your statement about...

Can you please elaborate on your statement about the death of mountain triple?
01-11-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,472
Posted By bikeinxs

I'm trying to pick a fork and I was wondering if...

I'm trying to pick a fork and I was wondering if anyone had an update on this fork to share?
01-11-19, 11:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,022
Posted By bikeinxs

Twocicle that is a sweet bike.

Twocicle that is a sweet bike.
01-10-19, 08:05 AM
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Views: 1,022
Posted By bikeinxs

You can do this with Shimano Di2. You have to...

You can do this with Shimano Di2. You have to use XTR derailleurs but you can use road or MTB shifters.

Rear derailleur: XTR Di2 9050 SGS
Front derailleur: XTR Di2 9050
Chainrings: 30/42/52...
01-09-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,653
Posted By bikeinxs

Here's an interesting fork. Anyone used one of...

Here's an interesting fork. Anyone used one of these?

https://www.rodeo-labs.com/rodeospork/
01-09-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,653
Posted By bikeinxs

New tandem - can't decide on hubs, crankset or fork

My wife and I are deep into the process of selecting/specifying our new tandem. Most of the decisions are easy for us but I'm looking for advice in a couple of areas.

It will be a gravel tandem,...
01-08-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,086
Posted By bikeinxs

Very nice. Do all Calfee's use the 142mm rear...

Very nice. Do all Calfee's use the 142mm rear hub spacing or is 145mm more standard for them?
01-05-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,086
Posted By bikeinxs

Back on the forum after many years of absence. ...

Back on the forum after many years of absence. Looking for a gravel/adventure tandem and you have certainly done a great job with this one! One detail I've been curious about: how do you secure the...
07-17-14, 06:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,178
Posted By bikeinxs

Will be awesome to see another tandem out there. ...

Will be awesome to see another tandem out there. Yes we are doing the full route (at least that's the plan so far). I posted a ride report after last years event here: ...
07-16-14, 11:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,178
Posted By bikeinxs

Another Disc Brake Thread - Preparing for D2R2

Last year Sue and survived D2R2 on our old Ibis Cousin It with a Shimano CX-75 caliper and the 200 mm Ice-Tech rotor. For this year I have two concerns: First, the potential for melting the Ice...
12-15-13, 08:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,583
Posted By bikeinxs

Friction is your biggest enemy to good shifting...

Friction is your biggest enemy to good shifting performance, we suffered through bad shifting on our speedster for years until I solved all the problems. Over the years I've found three main points...
11-01-13, 06:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,111
Posted By bikeinxs

Travel agents work fine. I've had one on the...

Travel agents work fine. I've had one on the front of my cyclocross bike for 4 years with zero issues. I race all fall so it's seen countless mud baths and sand pits and been hosed down numerous...
10-16-13, 08:35 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,037
Posted By bikeinxs

Absolutely it was mishandled somewhere. I have...

Absolutely it was mishandled somewhere. I have no illusions about my strength. I've been working with timing belts in automation for almost 30 years and fixing bikes long enough to be certain it...
10-16-13, 07:17 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,037
Posted By bikeinxs

Loved our belt until it broke climbing a hill...

Loved our belt until it broke climbing a hill after about 400 km of use. Gates refused to warranty it. Installed as per directions. Left us stranded in the boonies and we were lucky to get a ride....
08-30-13, 05:11 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,329
Posted By bikeinxs

Regarding low gearing on our recent D2R2 ride we...

Regarding low gearing on our recent D2R2 ride we spent a few minutes on a 27% loose dirt climb at about 5 km/hr. Just a little bit faster than all the people on cross bikes walking up the hill...
08-28-13, 04:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,104
Posted By bikeinxs

Curt, I've been told that your second problem is...

Curt, I've been told that your second problem is the reason for the recall.
08-26-13, 04:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,104
Posted By bikeinxs

Shimano recall - CX75 Disc brake caliper

http://bike.shimano.com/publish/content/global_cycle/en/us/index/news_and_info/news/voluntary_recall_by.html

I have not been able to find anything on why or what the issue is.
08-25-13, 07:43 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,180
Posted By bikeinxs

For those who are interested, I started a new...

For those who are interested, I started a new thread in the tandem forum with my complete D2R2 ride report, including how the ice tech rotor performed.

Coles notes version is that it was...
08-25-13, 07:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,014
Posted By bikeinxs

Tandem Ride Report - D2R2

Sue and I gave our upgraded Ibis its final exam yesterday at the Franklin Land Trust D2R2 (Deerfield Mass). We opted for the 180K route with a claimed 16,000 feet of climbing (our Garmin said it was...
08-22-13, 05:06 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,180
Posted By bikeinxs

I can see where there might be advantages to a...

I can see where there might be advantages to a dual piston setup, but unless the carrier holding the disc is quite stiff the pad forces on each side of the disc must be approximately equal, and...
08-21-13, 02:20 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,180
Posted By bikeinxs

Well, I'll report back on Monday if we survive...

Well, I'll report back on Monday if we survive D2R2:)

Total team and bike weight would be about the same as yours, Curt. We are running the 203 mm ICE rotor on the front with the CX75...
08-21-13, 04:39 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,180
Posted By bikeinxs

Not quite what I wanted to read three days before...

Not quite what I wanted to read three days before D2R2!

We've had the Ice Tech on our dirt road tandem since about March this year and I've been pretty happy with it. We've done some hairy and...
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