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06-24-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,896
Posted By dsmyers

Portland design works makes great fenders and has...

Portland design works makes great fenders and has attachment hardware to fit over a skewer.
11-05-18, 11:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By dsmyers

Thanks. I replaced the rear housing loop and took...

Thanks. I replaced the rear housing loop and took one link out of the chain, and it seems a bit better.
11-05-18, 11:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 607
Posted By dsmyers

Thanks. I replaced the rear housing loop and took...

Thanks. I replaced the rear housing loop and took one link out of the chain, and it seems a bit better.
11-04-18, 11:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 607
Posted By dsmyers

Yes, I checked it myself.

Yes, I checked it myself.
11-04-18, 09:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 607
Posted By dsmyers

Shimano 5701 triple rear shifting

(Cross-post from mechanics)

Hello,

​​​​​​I have a circa-2000 Santana Sovereign upgraded to that use a 10-speed 105 drivetrain with a 52-39-30 triple crank and 11-32 cassette. I cannot get the...
11-03-18, 11:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By dsmyers

Shimano 5701 triple rear shifting

Hello,

​​​​​​I have a tandem that uses a 52-39-30 triple crank and 11-32 casstte. The drivetrain is all 10 speed 105. I cannot get the rear derailleur to shift as well as i would like to.

In...
07-29-18, 07:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,540
Posted By dsmyers

Looking for a Crateworks tandem box

As far as I can tell, Crateworks isn't selling these anymore. Does someone have one they'd like to sell? Are there any other good alternatives? I have a cardboard box from Santana, but it got pretty...
01-18-18, 12:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 953
Posted By dsmyers

Truvativ Elita GXP tandem crankset on ~2001 Santana Sovereign

Hello!

I have a second-hand Sovereign that I think was made around 2001 (it has 9 speed Ultegra). I'm upgrading it to 10 speed 105, and I happen to also have a lightly used Truvativ Elita GXP...
07-11-17, 02:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,712
Posted By dsmyers

Don't overthink it. :) I've toured on loaded...

Don't overthink it. :) I've toured on loaded tandems with adult stokers with cantilevers and been totally fine.
07-05-15, 11:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,123
Posted By dsmyers

Upgrading a Santana Sovereign to 10-speed

I have a Santana Sovereign from ~2001 that I'd like to upgrade to 10-speed (it currently has 9-speed Ultegra). I'm not so much looking for the extra gear as I am a more comfortable hood shape on the...
02-10-15, 06:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,449
Posted By dsmyers

I had the same thing happen with a Schwalbe...

I had the same thing happen with a Schwalbe Ultremo ZX in 28 mm, fwiw. Was very exciting when it blew out on the rear wheel, although it did give us warning and we were trying to limp home...
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06-25-13, 02:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,925
Posted By dsmyers

Other than the non-standard steerer tube...

Other than the non-standard steerer tube dimension and rear spacing, is there anything major that's non-standard?
Forum: Touring
08-27-10, 04:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,722
Posted By dsmyers

31.8 mm is the bar clamp diameter (handlebar...

31.8 mm is the bar clamp diameter (handlebar diameter), not the length of the stem.
05-11-10, 05:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 454
Posted By dsmyers

Advice on touring south of the Olympics

I'm thinking of a 4-day tour starting Thursday, beginning in Bremerton and heading SW to the coast before turning south and looping back to Centralia (and then back to Seattle by Amtrak). I put the...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-25-10, 10:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 759
Posted By dsmyers

Tandem stoker stems

I'd like to fabricate a longer boom for a tandem stoker stem I currently own. It's a Control Tech stem made up of two pieces. One clamps to the captain's seat post and provides a ~5 inch female...
11-18-09, 01:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 716
Posted By dsmyers

I wouldn't use a racing single's fork, but the...

I wouldn't use a racing single's fork, but the Long Haul Trucker's a full-on touring bike -- I'd think its fork would be pretty beefy. You'd want to make sure its rake is comparable to your existing...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-09, 08:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,710
Posted By dsmyers

I usually take a piece of string and pull it...

I usually take a piece of string and pull it taught across both brake levers, parallel to the top of the bar. It's then pretty easy to sight it against the top of the bar and see if they're...
08-10-09, 04:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,254
Posted By dsmyers

I did this with two 80s mountain bikes. I cut the...

I did this with two 80s mountain bikes. I cut the seat- and chain-stays off the front frame and the top and down tubes off the rear frame, leaving me with a front and a rear triangle. I used 1.25...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-09, 12:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,301
Posted By dsmyers

I don't think you want to use a clamp -- as best...

I don't think you want to use a clamp -- as best I can tell from the photo, those squares are downtube shifter stops, and there are adapters made that turn them into housing stops. See...
07-19-09, 05:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 738
Posted By dsmyers

Campagnolo triple bottom bracket spindle length

I'm going to put a Campagnolo Centaur triple on my bike, which currently has a 111 mm Veloce BB. The Centaur triple instructions call for a 111 mm BB when the seat tube is 28.6mm, and a 115.5 mm BB...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-09, 02:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 581
Posted By dsmyers

Ah, were it that simple. :) I'm running 10sp...

Ah, were it that simple. :) I'm running 10sp Campy shifters with a 9-speed Shimano cassette (using a JTek adapter) -- I put some new parts on an older bike to tide me over until I buy something new,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-09, 12:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 581
Posted By dsmyers

Triple crank gearing

I'm running a 50x34 Centaur compact double at the moment, which I like well enough, but I'm going to do the Cascade High Pass Challenge in the fall and would like a bit lower gearing. There are some...
07-15-09, 12:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,387
Posted By dsmyers

As did I. :) Thanks again!

As did I. :) Thanks again!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-09, 01:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,224
Posted By dsmyers

You should probably be using the b-screw...

You should probably be using the b-screw adjustment to handle this case.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-09, 01:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 724
Posted By dsmyers

Quick follow-up: I bought a set of Centaur...

Quick follow-up: I bought a set of Centaur ultra-shift derailleurs and a JTek #2 shiftmate, which are shifting an Ultegra RD and SRAM cassette (9sp). Works perfectly. It's even shifting my random old...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-09, 11:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 724
Posted By dsmyers

JTek shiftmate

I'm thinking of putting 2009 Centaur shifters on my road bike, which has a Shimano-compatible wheelset. I was going to use a Centaur RD with an Ultegra cassette/chain and a JTek shiftmate #1 to alter...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-09, 08:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 652
Posted By dsmyers

Campag4life -- any suggestions on where in the UK...

Campag4life -- any suggestions on where in the UK to purchase from, other than PBK?

Thanks,
Daniel
05-29-09, 04:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 589
Posted By dsmyers

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/cone-adjustment.html

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/cone-adjustment.html
05-26-09, 05:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,090
Posted By dsmyers

Follow-up for anyone finding this thread later:...

Follow-up for anyone finding this thread later: apparently, Amtrak will accept tandems in two of their bike boxes, spliced together. (See...
05-18-09, 03:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,090
Posted By dsmyers

Sorry, should have been more precise -- the one...

Sorry, should have been more precise -- the one in Canada (so I think boxing is mandatory).

Daniel
05-16-09, 12:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,090
Posted By dsmyers

Tandem on Amtrak?

I'm planning a trip that would involve a return from Vancouver to Seattle on Amtrak. Does anyone have experience taking tandems on their trains? I remember that they take bikes in boxes, and that...
Forum: Touring
05-15-09, 10:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,810
Posted By dsmyers

Thanks to everyone for the comments. I bought the...

Thanks to everyone for the comments. I bought the rack, tried installing it, and it's going back to REI. The supplied hardware wouldn't work with my fork (the clamps wouldn't fit around the blades),...
Forum: Touring
05-14-09, 01:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,810
Posted By dsmyers

Delta front loader front rack?

I'm thinking of using the Delta front loader (http://www.rei.com/product/671312) on my bike, which doesn't have mid-fork braze-ons. Has anyone used it? The reviews at the REI site were fairly poor....
05-13-09, 12:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 808
Posted By dsmyers

Camping on the RSVP route?

Hi,
I'm thinking of riding the RSVP route over Memorial Day weekend, using 2 or 3 days. I was thinking of doing it as a lightly-loaded tour, carrying a tent and sleeping bags but no cooking...
Forum: Touring
04-13-09, 11:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 819
Posted By dsmyers

5'9", and I ride a 58...but I have long legs for...

5'9", and I ride a 58...but I have long legs for my height, and a 56 might have been better. Just saying that you can ride a larger frame than you might think...
03-08-09, 11:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 868
Posted By dsmyers

http://www.velo-orange.com/vothstad.html

http://www.velo-orange.com/vothstad.html
11-19-08, 11:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 474
Posted By dsmyers

34.8 derailleur on 26.x seat tube

Hi,
I'd like to mount a 34.8, clamp-on derailleur (SRAM Rival) on an old steel bike with a traditionally-sized seat tube [EDIT: 28.x? Whatever it is...]. Is this going to work if I shim it, or...
11-19-08, 04:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,384
Posted By dsmyers

Santana is in SoCal, aren't they? Maybe they'd...

Santana is in SoCal, aren't they? Maybe they'd have some useful leads for her?

Daniel
11-19-08, 10:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,384
Posted By dsmyers

Yeah, the SoCal regional forum might be a better...

Yeah, the SoCal regional forum might be a better shot.

Daniel
11-11-08, 04:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,972
Posted By dsmyers

I've used bar end shifters on a touring bike and...

I've used bar end shifters on a touring bike and a tandem without problem.
11-07-08, 03:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 671
Posted By dsmyers

Actually, I am getting some binding when I...

Actually, I am getting some binding when I tighten the bolts down fully, so I'll check for a PC lip and probably take the bike by a shop--I don't want to risk the brakes falling off due to...
11-07-08, 12:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 685
Posted By dsmyers

Thanks for the comments, everyone. I greased up...

Thanks for the comments, everyone. I greased up the posts and did the install, and things seem good. I have a set of (very bling) Velo Orange cantis...
11-06-08, 02:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 671
Posted By dsmyers

Sandblasted canti posts

[Cross-post from mechanics, since I know there are a lot of technically-savvy people here, and it's a tandem frame]

So, I took my frame to be powdercoated, and the powdercoaters sandblasted the...
11-06-08, 02:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 685
Posted By dsmyers

Sandblasted canti posts

So, I took my frame to be powdercoated, and the powdercoaters sandblasted the cantilever brake posts while stripping the frame. :( The brakes seem to fit and pivot OK, but the posts are definitely...
11-05-08, 05:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,598
Posted By dsmyers

"Eccentric" is the term you were looking...

"Eccentric" is the term you were looking for.
10-20-08, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 685
Posted By dsmyers

Yeah, I realized that this was basically the...

Yeah, I realized that this was basically the problem last night--I had somehow managed to create two "hybrid" BBs--in particular, the captain's position had the stoker's drive-side cup installed....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-08, 09:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By dsmyers

I do need to get the shell faced, but I can't...

I do need to get the shell faced, but I can't even get the cups over the pipe with everything off of the bike, which seems weird.

Daniel
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-08, 08:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By dsmyers

Truvativ GXP bottom bracket trouble

[cross-post from mechanics]
Hi all,
I recently purchased a Truvativ GXP-based tandem crankset off of ebay, and I'm having an odd problem with one of the two bottom brackets. Both the captain's and...
10-19-08, 07:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 970
Posted By dsmyers

Truvativ GXP bottom bracket trouble

Hi all,
I recently purchased a Truvativ GXP-based tandem crankset off of ebay, and I'm having an odd problem with one of the two bottom brackets. Both the captain's and stoker's crankset will...
10-19-08, 07:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 685
Posted By dsmyers

On further inspection, it seems like the stoker's...

On further inspection, it seems like the stoker's BB is the problem--I can get either set of cranks through the captain's and neither through the stoker's. The BBs look almost identical, but the...
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