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07-19-19, 04:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,258
Posted By lichtgrau

merlinextraligh: Thanks for sharing this story....

merlinextraligh: Thanks for sharing this story. And thanks God nothing serious happened.
Stories of fun & success are easy to share but those experiences are really valuable for everyone.

My...
07-16-19, 02:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 464
Posted By lichtgrau

When it comes to tandem-brakes I’ve never...

When it comes to tandem-brakes I’ve never regretted my choice for the Magura MT5. As a hydraulic double piston brake it’s working really well on our loaded 200 kg-truck and it has -to my mind- a fair...
07-11-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,188
Posted By lichtgrau

For a thousand they look like this and they're...

For a thousand they look like this and they're definitely untrained...:p


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07-11-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,188
Posted By lichtgrau

Here (Germany) we have a rule of thumb, that a...

Here (Germany) we have a rule of thumb, that a bicycle lock should cost about one tenth of the price of the bike…

…I just think about what kind of lock I would get for more than thousand bucks ;)
07-09-19, 10:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,188
Posted By lichtgrau

Got it. Finally. Thanks a lot. :thumb: ...

Got it. Finally. Thanks a lot. :thumb:
PedalingWalrus: Your fork is titanium too, isn't it?
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07-09-19, 01:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,188
Posted By lichtgrau

I'm still curious about the fork and how it could...

I'm still curious about the fork and how it could be removed...:foo:
07-08-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,188
Posted By lichtgrau

The effect of the gear hub for your weight...

The effect of the gear hub for your weight balance is really... somewhat academic. Especially on loaded tours with most of your stuff on the rear racks your team will get a good balance. Probably...
07-08-19, 01:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 932
Posted By lichtgrau

That’s for me one of the few issues to be taken...

That’s for me one of the few issues to be taken into consideration when having the Rohloff in everyday use. You really have to release the load on your pedals while changing gears. Even more than...
07-07-19, 03:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,188
Posted By lichtgrau

Wow.

Wow, congratulations, what a nice bike was my first thought. And... "they really mean it" was the second when I saw the frame (hidden titanium, what an understatement :thumb:) and all the nice...
06-24-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,805
Posted By lichtgrau

...sorry, didn't see scycheng's tips. Very...

...sorry, didn't see scycheng's tips. Very valuable...
06-24-19, 03:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,805
Posted By lichtgrau

To start with, I’m a little bit a fan of fenders....

To start with, I’m a little bit a fan of fenders. No, not that I think that they are especially nice and stylish but to me they were never so ugly that I was willing to sacrifice their benefit ;-)
...
06-23-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 1,412
Views: 465,441
Posted By lichtgrau

...ain't no mountain high enough...

We had a great tour yesterday. 140km, overland and city, fantastic weather, light luggage, but – some roadblocks. :foo:
...
06-18-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 1,412
Views: 465,441
Posted By lichtgrau

…looks like the beginning of a new hobby. Wish...

…looks like the beginning of a new hobby. Wish you always a good ride. We ride way more than I have dreamed in the beginning. Is the height of the saddle of your stoker okay? (She probably prefers it...
06-18-19, 04:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,340
Posted By lichtgrau

If I would own that frame, I would actually think...

If I would own that frame, I would actually think about welding on a pedestal for the rear disc brake.

The rear triangle is bare aluminum anyway and with a good welder it can finally look as if it...
05-19-19, 10:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 16,070
Posted By lichtgrau

...that's exactly what it's all about :thumb: ...

...that's exactly what it's all about :thumb:

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05-19-19, 12:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 16,070
Posted By lichtgrau

Oh man, was I young when this thread was started!...

Oh man, was I young when this thread was started! Exhuming this gives you a fair chance to get nominated for the "Golden Shovel Award" :thumb:

However, have lots of fun with this bike. At the...
05-13-19, 06:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,586
Posted By lichtgrau

Great thing...

Concerning the dropouts I was thinking aloud because my frame-dealer was not sure whether our dropouts could take the reaction forces of the Rohloff-Hub. What?(Couldn't believe it.) No problems so...
05-12-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,586
Posted By lichtgrau

Great thing... Have fun

A well thought out bike, very nice, I hope you'll both love the rides.
The rear dropouts look very filigree but I'm positive that your builder
is in the know. Did you decide for the straightforward...
04-15-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,326
Posted By lichtgrau

The 24 spokes on 28-inch rims don’t go of my...

The 24 spokes on 28-inch rims don’t go of my mind. With the 310 lbs. team (congrats, a very fit team), probably 40 lbs. for the bike and another 50 lbs. for the gear on overnight tours everything...
03-19-19, 11:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,438
Posted By lichtgrau

I'm feeling with you guys. A crack in the...

I'm feeling with you guys. A crack in the backbone...

Is there even a chance to heal that frame? Probably not. As it looks to me the bosses weakened the frame in a way that induced some crack...
03-18-19, 11:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,115
Posted By lichtgrau

Back Roller Pro and Handlebar Bag

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12-24-18, 12:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,235
Posted By lichtgrau

Last fall I finished our tandem project where our...

Last fall I finished our tandem project where our Ti-frame was equipped with the Rohloff speedhub. The "goal" (what was more of a forecast probably) was, to ride this thing for about 500 (tel:500) km...
11-22-18, 07:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,235
Posted By lichtgrau

Two questions on the second look...

impressive... still. Hope you had some fun with it in the last weeks...
Looking closer I have two questions: The surface of the spokes looks like there's a spiral on it. Is there a reason for that?...
10-01-18, 12:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,235
Posted By lichtgrau

Thumbs up

The weight is definitely impressive. I didn't built our "soulmate" as a lightweight, however, I tried to use good components that are not too heavy: Titanium frame, hand built (and fairly rigid)...
09-29-18, 11:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 560
Posted By lichtgrau

After balancing the pros and cons I personally...

After balancing the pros and cons I personally would step back from the deal. Yes, the finding of a matching tandem frame in style and size is somewhat you don't want to give up easily and if you...
09-03-18, 01:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 552
Posted By lichtgrau

…and you can’t actually even click on it… at...

…and you can’t actually even click on it… at least in my system I had to copy/paste...
B U T:

It was so absolutely worth it! Bummer: Now I can feel like an all-time beginner with my/our lame...
07-26-18, 05:40 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,190
Posted By lichtgrau

With respect to the thread starter I pull back...

With respect to the thread starter I pull back from the discussion. He’s the one who takes a financial risk in the moment.
We others all have (hopefully good performing ;-) tandems. Since he and his...
07-25-18, 02:08 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,190
Posted By lichtgrau

Respect

That shows great professionality. If I were them, I could also live without that kind of advertisement. The fair and open discussion of those issues in a forum like this sometimes even helps to come...
07-24-18, 06:32 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,190
Posted By lichtgrau

...refer to: ...

...refer to:
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07-22-18, 12:51 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,190
Posted By lichtgrau

whippy landshark

At first I want to state that I really feel with you having bought such a dream of a bike obviously turning into a nightmare.
This is something you buy to enjoy for the rest of your live.
If that...
07-07-18, 11:35 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,756
Posted By lichtgrau

Chainrings

Does someone ever tried to work on that issue with different chainrings for the timing chain?
Crazy probably and disadvantageous in other ways but quite easy to test without huge modifications.
I...
05-28-18, 03:01 PM
Replies: 1,412
Views: 465,441
Posted By lichtgrau

hidden happyness

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A press fotographer got us and used the pic for the website of a (Berlin,...
04-17-18, 05:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,300
Posted By lichtgrau

...if Rohloff is even an option: I could probobly...

...if Rohloff is even an option: I could probobly give some information about adaptation to a derailleur gear dropout...
04-16-18, 03:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,035
Posted By lichtgrau

It’s definitely worth a try. SPD is a good start:...

It’s definitely worth a try. SPD is a good start: Widely used, only few problems, other vendors than Shimano possible.
Strange with us, we started with standard pedals on the tandem and we still...
04-07-18, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 976
Posted By lichtgrau

I agree to what was said about the frame: Would...

I agree to what was said about the frame: Would not be my favorite too - unless having it for some fun-tours to the local coffee shop...
Equipping this frame with an eccentric bottom bracketV LP...
04-03-18, 07:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 982
Posted By lichtgrau

...Got dizzy counting the spokes... 48? Wow.

...Got dizzy counting the spokes... 48? Wow.
04-02-18, 11:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,196
Posted By lichtgrau

Try it?

There's a very simple way to figure out what you were asking for: Everything you need is there and in less than 45 minutes you have changed your tires and you can give it a try. (okay, you probably...
04-02-18, 09:46 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,926
Posted By lichtgrau

Reading all those interesting thoughts and...

Reading all those interesting thoughts and reflecting what is finally most important to me when it comes to wheels on our tandem - stability seems to be my first preference.

If we would talk about...
03-28-18, 04:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,926
Posted By lichtgrau

Sorry (I'm not in my native tongue), by "was set"...

Sorry (I'm not in my native tongue), by "was set" I meant that I was really determined to equip our tandem with the Rohloff: It has the "tandem-admission", an ideal and constant chain-line, a good...
03-28-18, 03:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,926
Posted By lichtgrau

Funny this. They (Rohloff) even have price lists...

Funny this. They (Rohloff) even have price lists with retail prices. You just can't buy the "Coca Cola Can" separately. Not here in Germany. Unless you know a dealer who's willing to take the "risk"....
03-26-18, 09:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,247
Posted By lichtgrau

Beautiful. Like this machine. Well done job. And...

Beautiful. Like this machine. Well done job. And "my" color :-)
The cantilever spigots could be useful if your stoker thinks he/she needs an own break (...and the stoker is always right as we know...
03-25-18, 05:17 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,926
Posted By lichtgrau

26" - still a good choice on a tandem

We built a new tandem around a Ti–frame last fall and since I wanted exactly t h a t frame our wheel size was more or less given. I'm 6'2" and my wife is 5'4". Our frame is on the rather low side...
11-16-17, 02:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,333
Posted By lichtgrau

Technically there is probably one thing to...

Technically there is probably one thing to consider: The flux of force seems to be favorable with a one-sided drivetrain. Otherwise there is a side switch of forces (from left to right) via the rear...
11-15-17, 11:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,333
Posted By lichtgrau

We (I ;)) just built our Tandem with the Rohloff...

We (I ;)) just built our Tandem with the Rohloff and both chains on the same side. An easy thing especially with the Rohloff. Just take care about a good chain line (selection of cranks was...
10-30-17, 12:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,151
Posted By lichtgrau

This ring seems to belong to the standard...

This ring seems to belong to the standard assembly package by now. Rohloff sent it together with the new hub to my 'wheel builder' and was also expecting that it will be used assembling the wheel....
10-22-17, 04:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,151
Posted By lichtgrau

Unfortunately I'm not allowed to post URL-s (with...

Unfortunately I'm not allowed to post URL-s (with pictures) due to the fact that I haven't enough posts...
10-22-17, 01:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,151
Posted By lichtgrau

project soulmate

I finally "finished" (is it really ever finished?) our little "Rohloff-Project". It was planned for the Winter but whenever I'm going to build a new bike I'm never patient enough to wait until season...
09-20-17, 09:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,750
Posted By lichtgrau

I have an older version of that crankset (SLK...

I have an older version of that crankset (SLK light) on my race bike.
It's running with Dura Ace 7900 components smoothly and reliably.
No problems so far. For structural integrity they put the...
09-13-17, 09:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,151
Posted By lichtgrau

Hi NbrColorado, Hi all, I’m a complete...

Hi NbrColorado, Hi all,

I’m a complete rookie here and a non-native-English-speaker as well, so if you are patient with me… highly appreciated ;-)

However, I’m not that new with bike stuff in...
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