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12-27-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,038
Posted By trayraynor

Both you and dddd indicate the fork may not be...

Both you and dddd indicate the fork may not be bent; I hadn't thought of this previously, but I recall the Tange fork on my 1992 Ellison Tandem has a similar bend to the crown, so I'm thinking you...
12-27-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,038
Posted By trayraynor

I would tend to agree on the potential value;...

I would tend to agree on the potential value; however, with the left seal leaking as it is, and no apparent replacement parts available, it seems my only choice is to discard the RS1.
12-27-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,038
Posted By trayraynor

I agree, the frame specs are identical; the only...

I agree, the frame specs are identical; the only difference I can find is the layout of the cabling, the 970 moved the three rear cables to the top tube.
...
12-27-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,038
Posted By trayraynor

It sounds like you're suggesting the fork isn't...

It sounds like you're suggesting the fork isn't bent; however, I may have failed to mention earlier, that the left seal is shot and leaks fluid. I've searched for replacement parts for an RS1 and...
12-25-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,038
Posted By trayraynor

Stick a fork in it?

WWYD?

Looking for your ideas; what would you do?
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This is the Trek 970 with a...
08-02-14, 02:46 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 12,243
Posted By trayraynor

An excellent custom tandem frame builder located...

An excellent custom tandem frame builder located in San Diego, CA is Victor Chang of Concept Technology: view his webpage here:
Concept Technology's Home Page...
07-04-14, 06:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,677
Posted By trayraynor

After some research, here's what I've learned...

After some research, here's what I've learned about upgrading to a rear disc brake: A local frame builder, who specializes in aluminum, can add a disc brake mount to the rear triangle. The frame will...
06-19-14, 02:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,719
Posted By trayraynor

Well, your experience with the box getting tossed...

Well, your experience with the box getting tossed around causes me to reconsider my use of cardboard. I'm somewhat handy with wood, but not nearly as experienced as I believe you are given the...
06-19-14, 07:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,719
Posted By trayraynor

Hi CFB, I'm curious to hear an update on...

Hi CFB,

I'm curious to hear an update on your experience bringing your very slick bike box onboard the Condor flight to FRA. Was the size, or weight an issue with Condor? Having traveled to FRA...
06-18-14, 07:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,677
Posted By trayraynor

Thanks for the input, and for the diagram showing...

Thanks for the input, and for the diagram showing the mounting of the caliper. I'll check with two of the local builders to see if they would be willing to weld a ISO compatible tab onto my aluminum...
06-14-14, 04:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,677
Posted By trayraynor

I mocked up the disc brake mount using Avid BB7...

I mocked up the disc brake mount using Avid BB7 mounting brackets, as well as the original mounting adapter, and borrowing the front wheel off my road tandem.

Take a look, and consider these...
06-11-14, 09:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,677
Posted By trayraynor

Are you aware of any Disc Brake Adapters that...

Are you aware of any Disc Brake Adapters that enable a connection between a non-ISO braze-on to an ISO compatible brake caliper?
06-10-14, 07:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,677
Posted By trayraynor

386336386337 Here's a photo of the rear...

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Here's a photo of the rear dropout disc brake adapter that was originally installed by the builder in 1992. The spacing for the mounting to the dropout is 35mm; the hole spacing to...
06-09-14, 08:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,677
Posted By trayraynor

Here are photos of the disc brake braze...

Here are photos of the disc brake braze ons.386077386078
06-08-14, 05:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,677
Posted By trayraynor

The rear dropout has three threaded holes for...

The rear dropout has three threaded holes for mounting a disc brake adapter. I also have the adapter.
06-08-14, 10:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,677
Posted By trayraynor

Setting up a Vintage Mountain Tandem with Disc Brakes

I would like to add disc brakes to my mountain tandem; we ride 95% on road, and the occasional off-road use will be gravel trails and roads. Here's my current setup:

1992 Ellison (Aluminum Bicycle...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-13, 07:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,275
Posted By trayraynor

saddle mount - how far is too far?

How far back on the rails can you safely mount a saddle? In my quest for best fit, I moved the saddle as far forward as possible, beyond the markings on the rails; is there a potential problem with...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-12, 07:56 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 36,008
Posted By trayraynor

Hi JAS Searched eBay to no avail... Can you...

Hi JAS

Searched eBay to no avail... Can you share the details as to the seller where you bought the frame?
07-05-12, 08:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,650
Posted By trayraynor

Hi NoTrail Do you recall the model of the...

Hi NoTrail

Do you recall the model of the Bontrager rack you have?
06-03-12, 09:52 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,051
Posted By trayraynor

FWIW, I just ordered a 2012 Cannondale R2 from...

FWIW, I just ordered a 2012 Cannondale R2 from Mel at Tandems East http://www.tandemseast.com/frames/cannondale.html#R2

Can't wait for it to arrive!! From what Mel told me, he's got a number of...
05-19-12, 01:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,650
Posted By trayraynor

Hi NoTrail, Yes, if you can post a few more...

Hi NoTrail, Yes, if you can post a few more photos, particularly of the connection of the rack to the seat stay, or seat post (I can't tell from the current photo). Thanks!
05-14-12, 07:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,650
Posted By trayraynor

AllezDada, do you happen to have any photos of...

AllezDada, do you happen to have any photos of this rack mounted on your R2? Also, have you completed any multi-day touring using this setup?
05-10-12, 07:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,650
Posted By trayraynor

Racks for a Cannondale R2

The Stoker and I are contemplating the purchase of a new R2; my question: is it possible to mount racks and panniers on this frame?

Also, has anyone toured on a 2011/12 R2? I'd be interested to...
03-15-12, 06:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,607
Posted By trayraynor

I contacted a local metallurgy testing service...

I contacted a local metallurgy testing service here in San Diego. For a cost of $90 they'll test the steer tube, crown and blades; they say the powder coating does not matter and that they can test...
03-13-12, 07:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,607
Posted By trayraynor

Nigel, the Surly fork you recommend, do you know...

Nigel, the Surly fork you recommend, do you know if it is tandem-rated?
03-13-12, 07:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,607
Posted By trayraynor

Hi nfmisso: Yes, the Tange Switchblade shown in...

Hi nfmisso: Yes, the Tange Switchblade shown in the URL you provided is the fork I presently have, it has an aluminum crown.
03-11-12, 10:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,607
Posted By trayraynor

Stick a "fork" in it?

240990

Hi.

After reading threads regarding old tandem forks I grew concerned about the current setup on our '92 Ellison Aluminum Bike Co. Tandem. I rebuilt this baby last Spring and retained...
03-11-12, 10:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,057
Posted By trayraynor

FWIW, I have a Tange Switchblade that is...

FWIW, I have a Tange Switchblade that is presently mounted on my tandem and I'd be willing to part with it. Its got a 1-inch steerer.
02-27-12, 09:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 640
Posted By trayraynor

Disc Wheelset for Vintage MTB Tandem with narrow spacing

I need to replace the 26-inch wheelset on my '92 Ellison tandem (all aluminum frame). The rear spacing is 135mm and the front spacing is 110mm. I currently run Shimano Deore LX caliper brakes, but...
11-18-11, 09:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,271
Posted By trayraynor

Bottom Bracket Puzzler

I recently removed the Shimano Square Taper bottom bracket from my Trek 950 Single Track with the idea I would overhaul and reinstall it.

While removing the unit I noticed the two rubber dust...
10-07-11, 07:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,454
Posted By trayraynor

Tires for the Tandem

I'm looking for advice on replacement tires for our tandem, and I'm a newbie to tandem riding... so far we've pedaled ~500 mi together. We currently run Michelin Trans World City 26 x 2.50. These...
10-02-11, 09:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,507
Posted By trayraynor

Can you use the Garmin 305 on more than one bike?

I see the refurb Garmin 305 available from a couple of online retailers... looks like a fair deal. Do you know if Garmin sells the mount kit and extra sensors to enable you to use the device on more...
10-02-11, 08:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,117
Posted By trayraynor

Funny, I recently had the same experience. I...

Funny, I recently had the same experience. I could have sworn it was the BB... removed / replaced 3x to regrease and even replaced with a new BB... then, regreased and retightend the headset; voila,...
10-02-11, 08:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,580
Posted By trayraynor

Hi Hillrider, I want you to know I followed...

Hi Hillrider,

I want you to know I followed your advice and was able to reshape the dust seals. I did end up using a combination of wood dowels, 1/4-inch and 1/18 dia; as well as a couple of small...
09-29-11, 05:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,580
Posted By trayraynor

Should I re-use Shimano front hub dust seals?

I'm overhauling the front hub (Shimano Deore LX HB-M550) of my circa '92 Trek 950.

While prying out the dust seals they deformed slightly (see photos). Is there any reason I shouldn't re-use the...
08-17-11, 07:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,060
Posted By trayraynor

UC Cyclery is good, very helpful when you're...

UC Cyclery is good, very helpful when you're searching for parts; I can't speak about the service department, but everytime I'm there, the group is busy.

For the past six months I've been...
08-05-11, 01:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 27,761
Posted By trayraynor

I've got a Trek 950 Singletrack and ran 1.5...

I've got a Trek 950 Singletrack and ran 1.5 Michelin City tires on it and it rolled very nicely. I recently moved the 26-inch Mavic Wheelset over to my fully restored '92 Ellison tandem... for a...
07-30-11, 06:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,571
Posted By trayraynor

Question about the Ebbetts Pass Century in August

Have you participated in previous Ebbett's Pass Century rides?

http://www.mtadventure.com/pages/century.html

Do you have any stories to share or advice to someone who is considering riding...
07-20-11, 11:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,167
Posted By trayraynor

You got the ultimate workshop? My garage is need of a make-over - ideas needed

My wife says the garage is in need of a make-over, no more Sat/Sun rides until its cleaned, organized and re-worked from top to bottom. I need some input here... I've been wanting to create my little...
07-20-11, 10:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,159
Posted By trayraynor

Hi Barrettscv, want to let you know the advice...

Hi Barrettscv, want to let you know the advice you provided was helpful, I installed a new Shimano T661 Long Cage Touring Derailler, and a 11-34 Shimano cassette all for the Markellville Death Ride....
05-24-11, 08:26 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,159
Posted By trayraynor

Hi Cycocommute: I'm looking to change out a...

Hi Cycocommute: I'm looking to change out a portion of my drive train too... I've come across a few choices for the long cage RD. Shimano offers the Deore LX T661 266g; some sites say this can...
05-22-11, 05:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,038
Posted By trayraynor

I'm working on making the switch to a Shimano 10...

I'm working on making the switch to a Shimano 10 spd 11-34 cassette (currently have the 11-27) and will continue the use of my compact cranks (50/34). The question I'm pondering is what to do about...
05-11-11, 07:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 889
Posted By trayraynor

Okay, I do appreciate the feedback. Rather than...

Okay, I do appreciate the feedback. Rather than going through the helicoil route, I will purchase two pair of platform pedals, this way I'll have two "R" threaded pieces to use on the Stoker...
05-10-11, 08:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 889
Posted By trayraynor

201355201354201353Here are photos to show you the...

201355201354201353Here are photos to show you the current crank arm arrangement.201352
05-10-11, 08:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 889
Posted By trayraynor

Hi swc7916. Sorry for the confusion. You are...

Hi swc7916. Sorry for the confusion. You are correct, I have two "R" pedals in the back and a "L" and "R" on the front. Based upon your assessment, if I'm to replace the Stoker's pedals, it looks...
05-10-11, 08:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,691
Posted By trayraynor

Mt. Palomar E Grade vs S Grade

This past Saturday I rode the East Grade to the top of Mt. Palomar. On the way up I had the road to myself, only seeing one motorcyle and one car... it was fantastic. On the ride back down the East...
05-10-11, 07:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 889
Posted By trayraynor

Pedal Pushing Puzzle

I am planning to replace the clipless pedals on the Stoker crankset. It currently has a set of Shimano PD-550. However, as I was pulling the Stoker pedals I noticed that both crank arms had pedals...
05-09-11, 08:37 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,253
Posted By trayraynor

Hi BluesDawg, I checked out the...

Hi BluesDawg,

I checked out the jtekengineering site and found the shiftmate that would enable me to integrate my shimano deore dx rd and a shimano 9 spd mtn cassette, with my 10 spd ultegra...
05-03-11, 11:00 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,253
Posted By trayraynor

Hi Barrettscv, In my previous post I...

Hi Barrettscv,

In my previous post I indicated that I would look into mounting an 11-34 10-spd cassette and Shimano MTB RD; well, looking through my parts bin I came up with a 9-spd 11-34 and a...
04-21-11, 09:08 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,253
Posted By trayraynor

Hi Barrettscv - Your hybrid setup is intriguing...

Hi Barrettscv - Your hybrid setup is intriguing to me as I contemplate mods to my XRP Cion road bike in preparation for the Markleeville Death Ride this July. I recently switched out my Ultgra double...
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