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Forum: Framebuilders
11-27-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,266
Posted By Tandem Tom

Andy that Isa neat looking bike! BTW which brand...

Andy that Isa neat looking bike! BTW which brand is the chain tensioner?
Forum: Framebuilders
11-22-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By Tandem Tom

Mark, thanks for your critique ! I kinda thought...

Mark, thanks for your critique ! I kinda thought I was barking up the wrong tree.
I am familiar with the Tara as we have them on our touring bikes.
Forum: Framebuilders
11-22-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By Tandem Tom

Front Rack Idea

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So I am interested in your advice. I have a finished fork and have a VO...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-15-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 329
Posted By Tandem Tom

Doug taught me how to carve lugs during my class....

Doug taught me how to carve lugs during my class. I remember spending 8 hours on a single lug. I still have cramps min my hands!!! But the bike looks great!
Forum: Touring
10-31-20, 06:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 572
Posted By Tandem Tom

Is there a detour?

Is there a detour?
Forum: Framebuilders
10-17-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 435
Posted By Tandem Tom

My rack is a bit different. It attaches to the...

My rack is a bit different. It attaches to the canti studs and there is a threaded rod that goes through the crown. I think it was an older style.
Forum: Framebuilders
10-17-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 435
Posted By Tandem Tom

I've given up on lead brick. I just carry my...

I've given up on lead brick. I just carry my Gold!!
The VO rack tués in at the canti post.
Forum: Framebuilders
10-17-20, 06:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 435
Posted By Tandem Tom

I currently have a VO Randonneur rack with my...

I currently have a VO Randonneur rack with my dyno light attached to it. VO makes a front pannier/Randonneur combo rack but I want to have them as seperate units as I will only use the panniers...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-16-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 435
Posted By Tandem Tom

No. So I will be doing a repaint on the fork. I...

No. So I will be doing a repaint on the fork. I wasn't sure about a rack and I was really anxious to paint and ride!!
Forum: Framebuilders
10-16-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 435
Posted By Tandem Tom

Front Pannier Rack??

So I am starting to think about winter projects and the above comes to mind. I built my frame set at Doug Fattic's school and have been riding it since March and loving it! I am thinking about a rack...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-15-20, 06:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 496
Posted By Tandem Tom

I bought the Fluid Writer early this year. It is...

I bought the Fluid Writer early this year. It is fantastic for lug lining!!
Forum: Touring
10-14-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 635
Posted By Tandem Tom

My tires are 2"x26"

My tires are 2"x26"
Forum: Touring
10-14-20, 06:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 635
Posted By Tandem Tom

Papa Tom, I have 5 pairs of Schwalbe Marathon...

Papa Tom,
I have 5 pairs of Schwalbe Marathon Suprêmes,used in good condition, sitting in my basement. We start every long tour with new tires. Yeah a bit crazy but...
If you have an interest I am...
10-14-20, 06:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,016
Posted By Tandem Tom

Which Garmin?

We currently have a Garmin 800 but would like to get another unit. Any idea which model is most like the 800?
Thanks!
10-02-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 9,949
Posted By Tandem Tom

So after cycling across Wyoming and South Dakota...

So after cycling across Wyoming and South Dakota I was wondering about the Native American whose land was taken away. Is the discount going to be offered to other groups?
09-30-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 343
Posted By Tandem Tom

Quad Loc Phone mount?

Anyone have experience with the above? We have Delta X pro holders but the rubber parts are deteriorating. Maybe from the UV?

Thanks!
Forum: Touring
09-23-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,347
Posted By Tandem Tom

Just saw this post as we have been touring! I...

Just saw this post as we have been touring!
I will send the template to you in a little while.
I didn't drill any holes when doing the cutout just used a very sharp exacto knife.
09-09-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 319
Posted By Tandem Tom

Have you checked Wheels Manufacturing?

Have you checked Wheels Manufacturing?
Forum: Touring
09-07-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,962
Posted By Tandem Tom

Another option is the Velo Orange Crazy Bars. I...

Another option is the Velo Orange Crazy Bars. I switched to these after riding across the US and Europe. I really like the hand position options.
Currently touring in Wyoming.
08-28-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 339
Posted By Tandem Tom

I will give that a try. Is it supposed to be...

I will give that a try.
Is it supposed to be similar in consistently as White Lightening Wax lube?
08-28-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 339
Posted By Tandem Tom

Squirt Lube??

Just started using it as we our on tour. Not sure if I got a bad bottle but it seems very thick and even after shaking it doesn't seem to flow.
Anyone have any experience with this product?
Thanks!
08-20-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 649
Posted By Tandem Tom

I have a Pedro and it is pretty good.

I have a Pedro and it is pretty good.
08-09-20, 05:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 444
Posted By Tandem Tom

I recently bought a VO Setback but was not aware...

I recently bought a VO Setback but was not aware that I could not micro adjust it. Bought a Thompson Elite.
I had to pay full retail in ebay as I work in a bike shop and our suppliers are out of...
08-05-20, 05:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 560
Posted By Tandem Tom

I would think it would work fine. I run a 9 speed...

I would think it would work fine. I run a 9 speed and use barcon friction. Love them!!
08-05-20, 05:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 329
Posted By Tandem Tom

Andy, we're supposed to wipe it off!😃😃😃

Andy, we're supposed to wipe it off!😃😃😃
08-04-20, 05:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By Tandem Tom

Sram Crankset question

Yesterday a friend was visiting and riding his Trek Domane? and experienced a dropped chain. It was stuck between the small ring and the BB. So I was going to remove the drive side crank and free it...
07-30-20, 06:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,330
Posted By Tandem Tom

The end of UN 55's??

The other day, while working at the bike shop, I needed to order a UN55 for a repair. As most bike shops order from QBP I was surprised that they are discontinuing carrying this BB.
Does anyone have...
07-29-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 351
Posted By Tandem Tom

I will see if I can find a pic of what I did.

I will see if I can find a pic of what I did.
07-29-20, 05:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 351
Posted By Tandem Tom

Thought I would share what I recently did. I have...

Thought I would share what I recently did. I have a LHT and modified a Greenfield Rear mount to work. And I add a Tubus Front Kickstand to my front pannier rack.
07-18-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 363
Posted By Tandem Tom

Take it to a. bike shop and there will have the...

Take it to a. bike shop and there will have the correct tool. 30 second job. We never charge.
Forum: Touring
07-18-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,345
Posted By Tandem Tom

When do the expect delivery?

When do the expect delivery?
07-18-20, 04:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 743
Posted By Tandem Tom

I prefer to spend more $ on a stand that has a...

I prefer to spend more $ on a stand that has a "famous" name on it!!😄😄😄😄
Replies: 7
Views: 1,447
Posted By Tandem Tom

Interesting that shipping is a problem. I...

Interesting that shipping is a problem. I recently ordered a SP hub from Velo Lumino and it was shipped from Tiawain. Only took about 3 weeks. May e size is a factor?
07-09-20, 05:07 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,641
Posted By Tandem Tom

Not to go in a different direction but...! I...

Not to go in a different direction but...!
I wax all our chains and as we are cycle touring I start out with hot waxed chains but on the road I have been refreshing with CleanStreak. Just got a...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-08-20, 05:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 943
Posted By Tandem Tom

Andy, I got a 30 miker in on Monday. What a...

Andy, I got a 30 miker in on Monday. What a difference! It is hard to put into words how it feels. But it is more comfortable, I was riding in a higher gear more easily,it accelerates more quickly. ...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-07-20, 05:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 943
Posted By Tandem Tom

Doug, Thanks for "fixing"the pics!

Doug,
Thanks for "fixing"the pics!
Forum: Framebuilders
07-07-20, 04:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 943
Posted By Tandem Tom

I cannot seem to post pics. It goes to 10% then I...

I cannot seem to post pics. It goes to 10% then I get an error message.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-05-20, 05:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,123
Posted By Tandem Tom

So to further my education a follow-up question....

So to further my education a follow-up question. Doug you mentionef long horizontal dropouts. What about the sliding dropouts that are a seperate "piece"? My wife's touri g bike has these.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-05-20, 05:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 943
Posted By Tandem Tom

A late start yesterday morning did not allow me...

A late start yesterday morning did not allow me the pleasure of fininishing. So today I will get 'er done!
Forum: Framebuilders
07-04-20, 05:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,123
Posted By Tandem Tom

Eccentric BB?

Yesterday while working at the shop I had a bike in the stand with the above. So it got me thinking. If you were wanting to build up a bike with an IGH would you use an eccentric BB or sliding rear...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-03-20, 05:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 943
Posted By Tandem Tom

Tomorrow's the Day!

My plan is to build up my new frame tomorrow and ride to a family gathering. I applied Framesaver a few days ago and yesterday I did some preliminary soldering of the lighting system.
I was going to...
07-02-20, 05:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 531
Posted By Tandem Tom

I had a similar situation. But it ended up being...

I had a similar situation. But it ended up being too much caffine!
Forum: Touring
06-29-20, 05:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 728
Posted By Tandem Tom

Jealous here!! We had to put our 7 week France...

Jealous here!!
We had to put our 7 week France tour on hold. Would love to go but no air travel!
So we are heading to Montana and Wyoming!
Forum: Touring
06-29-20, 05:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,039
Posted By Tandem Tom

I will also chime in! I converted to Crazy Bars...

I will also chime in!
I converted to Crazy Bars before our ride across Canada. I absolutely love them!!
Forum: Framebuilders
06-29-20, 05:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 727
Posted By Tandem Tom

Doug, what thickness would you recommend? I'm...

Doug, what thickness would you recommend? I'm sure we probably discussed it before but....😁
Forum: Framebuilders
06-28-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 727
Posted By Tandem Tom

Now I want a headbadge!

So now that my first frame is painted and lug lined I had a thought while riding today.
How difficult would it be to cut out a SS "C" and form it to the headtube? I would attach it with silicone.
I...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-28-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 794
Posted By Tandem Tom

So my rudimentary technique was to run the tip in...

So my rudimentary technique was to run the tip in the junction of the tube and lug.
Forum: Framebuilders
06-28-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 794
Posted By Tandem Tom

Here you go! ...

Here you go!
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06-28-20, 05:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 818
Posted By Tandem Tom

Sorry but I have to respectfully disagree with...

Sorry but I have to respectfully disagree with the "virus excuse".
A person could accept assistance and could just stand a good distance away while the repair is made.
On a recent short tour on...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-27-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 794
Posted By Tandem Tom

Lug lining!!

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Today, thanks to Brian Chapman's expertise, I learned about a Fluid...
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