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Forum: Touring
03-03-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,898
Posted By IPassGas

Wow, this is wonderful news. For so long I have...

Wow, this is wonderful news. For so long I have hope that funds would be found toward improvements of the C&O surface, which is not easy given the current poor funding climate for NPS. The C&O is...
Forum: Touring
02-23-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,898
Posted By IPassGas

-You will want fenders/mudflaps. The C&O path is...

-You will want fenders/mudflaps. The C&O path is very muddy especially in June. After Cumberland, the GAP surface is excellent in comparison. But even after the C&O, it often rains that time of year...
02-21-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By IPassGas

Incidentally, a calibration jig costs <$40 to...

Incidentally, a calibration jig costs <$40 to build including a gauge like this.
https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/718mgBf79uL._SL1500_.jpg
Forum: Touring
02-20-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 593
Posted By IPassGas

I have had a Ortlieb 6 bag since ~2014 (magnetic...

I have had a Ortlieb 6 bag since ~2014 (magnetic closure), used much, and with their map case. The strap attachment clicks on very firmly and has not once come loose. I do find that the strap gets...
02-18-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By IPassGas

Park tension gauge

I built a jig to calibrate my park tension gauge. The spoke in the calibration jig is vertical. I consistently find that the calibration is different by 1 park gauge unit (about 10-12 kgf) when I...
02-07-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,078
Posted By IPassGas

Indeed carbon components have come along way, but...

Indeed carbon components have come along way, but I would not trust carbon rims for long distant remote touring with a heavily loaded tandem. In addition, wider tires (>35) are important for those...
02-06-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,078
Posted By IPassGas

Hi, thanks for your reply. Yes, similar...

Hi, thanks for your reply. Yes, similar experience, we started with Andra 30 (26") but had many broken spokes, specifically breaking at nipple not flange. The shop had more trust and experience with...
Forum: Touring
02-01-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,866
Posted By IPassGas

Our tour around the coast line of Nova Scotia...

Our tour around the coast line of Nova Scotia last year was fun. We found that the little black flies (midges?) were worse than the mosquitoes. They were difficult to see until biting. However, along...
Forum: Touring
01-30-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,866
Posted By IPassGas

We have biked most of the great lakes, St...

We have biked most of the great lakes, St Lawrence, Quebec, Nova Scotia. Here is a route we did in 2015 (see route overview therein).
http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/FOGCOW...
01-29-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 412
Posted By IPassGas

We considered replacing our 25 year old yakima...

We considered replacing our 25 year old yakima tandem rack for sidewinder to ease loading but found that front racks do not allow rotation from ground. You can of course lift bike up and over...
01-24-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By IPassGas

Nor mine either, but I defer to experienced...

Nor mine either, but I defer to experienced people until proven otherwise.
01-23-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By IPassGas

100kgf(+/-10%) on all 36 spokes 559 Zac19 rim, no...

100kgf(+/-10%) on all 36 spokes 559 Zac19 rim, no dish. I don't let wheels go significantly out of true. After breaking down twice in the middle of nowhere, I have lost confidence in the wheel...
01-23-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By IPassGas

Nipple washers

I would like to increase the spoke tension but concerned that nipples may over time pull through rim. I have dt prohead nipples on 2mm dt spokes with 1-2mm of thread exposed through nipple (at tire...
01-19-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 933
Posted By IPassGas

The stoker controls our Arai and she prefers a...

The stoker controls our Arai and she prefers a regular brake lever to the thumb shifter. We used a thumb shifter for awhile, but it did not hold well and her thumb would tire on long descents.
12-11-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,181
Posted By IPassGas

True, but It is difficult to distinguish between...

True, but It is difficult to distinguish between the two phenomena (the famous Tacoma bridge incident did have a resonance component to the failure). I have heard many teams discuss wobble problems,...
12-07-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,978
Posted By IPassGas

"red hot" I do not believe. Certain...

"red hot" I do not believe. Certain hydraulic/disc combinations can dissipate heat better, but then you risk fluid boil, soft pads or disc warp. I am not a fan of hydraulics when touring in the...
12-07-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,181
Posted By IPassGas

True, we used to use velcro, but got a ...

True, we used to use velcro, but got a steerstopper as gift and like it in combo with click-stand.
12-03-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,181
Posted By IPassGas

Alternatively, consider a "Click-Stand" and...

Alternatively, consider a "Click-Stand" and something to hold the front wheel straight like "Steer-stopper".
11-30-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,978
Posted By IPassGas

On our old santana, the arai drum took us down...

On our old santana, the arai drum took us down many mountain passes loaded with camping gear. We never questioned the ability of the drum to keep speed in check. Our new tandem has 2 rim brakes and...
11-24-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,156
Posted By IPassGas

Split vs continuous crown race?

The crown race is split on some headset, which simplifies removal. My FSA headset has a split crown race in which the crown race only supports the inner bearing. Checking into Cane Creek headsets,...
11-20-19, 06:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,978
Posted By IPassGas

It is great you have provided detailed...

It is great you have provided detailed information on the installation and should be useful for others. Disc brakes are the norm now, but I have never understood the infatuation with disc brakes on...
11-18-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,078
Posted By IPassGas

The wheel is working good for now at 110 kgf +/-...

The wheel is working good for now at 110 kgf +/- 15%. The spoke line is good with DT prohead nipples. I would like to poise at higher tension, but I am concerned that the spokes might then eventually...
11-17-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,009
Posted By IPassGas

Depends on flights, if baggage is free then of...

Depends on flights, if baggage is free then of course cheaper to fly with. Shipping ahead, one S/S case is ~$35 within US. For the convenience of not having to carry cases (in addition to much other...
11-17-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,009
Posted By IPassGas

We use 2 S/S hard cases and prefer shipping ahead...

We use 2 S/S hard cases and prefer shipping ahead of time with bikeflights or shipbikes because we do not trust TSA to examine contents without damaging stuff. The first time I packed I took pics of...
11-08-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,792
Posted By IPassGas

Which wax product do people like?

Which wax product do people like?
Forum: Touring
10-25-19, 04:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 925
Posted By IPassGas

Love paper maps, they give you a perspective that...

Love paper maps, they give you a perspective that is not convenient with e-stuff. Delorme atlases (and others) are not that expensive and a great scale for month long bike tours. Perhaps it is...
10-10-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,162
Posted By IPassGas

Thank you for your comments. Our bike was built...

Thank you for your comments. Our bike was built by a very well known shop and we made it clear that a robust bike was a priority and strong wheels are a critical element. The builder has much...
10-07-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,162
Posted By IPassGas

Well that explains some of the confusion. ...

Well that explains some of the confusion. However, the Ryde website gives specifications for a rim with eyelets (and possibly washers). Our rims have no eyelets/washers, meaning the 130kgf max is...
10-07-19, 06:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,162
Posted By IPassGas

The mfr is Weinmann, not Ryde. The mfrs have...

The mfr is Weinmann, not Ryde. The mfrs have models with same name, apparently some history between mfrs, though not sure if same rim. The 120kgf I posted was for the inflated wheel. I would have...
10-06-19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,162
Posted By IPassGas

A zac19 from Weinmann? Would you know your spoke...

A zac19 from Weinmann? Would you know your spoke tension on drive side?
Thanks
Forum: Touring
10-01-19, 06:09 PM
09-29-19, 08:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,162
Posted By IPassGas

I would have loved to meet Brandt (and my...

I would have loved to meet Brandt (and my particular wish, S. Brown), your are fortunate. I feel simply fortunate in having gained much knowledge over the years from their writings.
09-29-19, 08:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,162
Posted By IPassGas

True, I could enlist friends to do this, and...

True, I could enlist friends to do this, and would be interesting to know tension under such conditions. But, this would be a static test, perhaps not representative of dynamic load when hitting a...
09-29-19, 04:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,162
Posted By IPassGas

Thank you, I have been keenly eyeing our nipple...

Thank you, I have been keenly eyeing our nipple holes after every ride:) They are ok so far. My concern is that if I do in fact see cracks develop, it is too late to remedy.

regarding...
"put a...
09-29-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,162
Posted By IPassGas

I would like to very much thank everyone for the...

I would like to very much thank everyone for the interesting responses. I apologize for not giving more details. We ride a tandem and tour with camping gear often, so 470lbs/214kg for...
09-29-19, 06:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,162
Posted By IPassGas

Maximum spoke tension?

Is 1200 N too much tension on weinmann zac19 rims, will nipples eventually pull through rim? I cannot find a specification and no response from company. Listed specs...it says single eyelet, but I do...
Forum: Touring
09-27-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,016
Posted By IPassGas

I biked around Nova Scotia this summer, rain...

I biked around Nova Scotia this summer, rain tends to happen. I don't understand a touring bike w/o fenders except if I only toured in American SW, but just a opinion.
Forum: Touring
09-27-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,016
Posted By IPassGas

fenders, yes? seems like toe overlap could...

fenders, yes? seems like toe overlap could happen. Trek stock wheels are garbage, but perhaps a little better on a $2K bike.
09-22-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,572
Posted By IPassGas

Very true. During the design phase, careful...

Very true. During the design phase, careful attention was given to the ability to pack into S&S cases, and it does fit nicely....something I only began to really appreciate during the design. It was...
09-21-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,572
Posted By IPassGas

Give your stoker more space

If your stoker is tall and you are considering a new tandem, consider a frame that gives your stoker more space. We bought a new tandem last year that could break apart. We considered buying a stock...
Forum: Touring
09-19-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 691
Posted By IPassGas

I have no problem with horse encounters (love all...

I have no problem with horse encounters (love all animals), but if allowed on same surface as bikes will certainly ruin the trail for touring.
Forum: Touring
09-16-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 691
Posted By IPassGas

Michigan Great Lake-to-Lake-trail

We are considering touring the new Michigan Lake-to-lake trail which runs east/west across the entire state. From on-line stuff, it is a patchwork of trails, 75% complete with the remainder...
09-13-19, 06:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,078
Posted By IPassGas

yes, thanks. I was wondering if my park gauge...

yes, thanks. I was wondering if my park gauge was calibrated, so I built a jig to tension a spoke connected to a weight scale. My gauge was low by 1 park unit (not a standard physical unit ;) )....
Forum: Touring
09-12-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,020
Posted By IPassGas

Many pictures of touring bikes without fenders,...

Many pictures of touring bikes without fenders, aaargh! I guess some people don't see much rain. A great advance for touring is the smartish phone that shows weather radar. With radar, we have...
09-08-19, 06:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,078
Posted By IPassGas

Yes, or at least get Ryde or some other rim...

Yes, or at least get Ryde or some other rim company to offer it. Recommended Ryde rims still do not have sufficiently high drill angles to center nipple even though they are advertised as rohloff...
09-07-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,078
Posted By IPassGas

Yeap, tension on both side is same, so rohloff...

Yeap, tension on both side is same, so rohloff says... comparable strength to 48 spoke derailleur wheel. Thanks for the Timbuktu tune, great stuff. My grandfather would say Timbuktu and Kalamazoo,...
09-07-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,078
Posted By IPassGas

Thank you for your advice. I have read that part...

Thank you for your advice. I have read that part of Brandt's book. We have a new wheel build with DT prohead nipples (semi-spherical surface) and new spokes/rim. The nipples are now more angled....
09-06-19, 06:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,200
Posted By IPassGas

We like 1.5" M+ for mostly on paved roads and 2"...

We like 1.5" M+ for mostly on paved roads and 2" duremes when more off pavement. We have sufficient clearance (26") that our fenders work for both. Tried 1.5" panaracers for 2000 miles, they are...
09-05-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,078
Posted By IPassGas

Well inside the nipple where the threading starts...

Well inside the nipple where the threading starts on the spoke. The nipples are not damaged and the spokes extend 1 mm out the back of the nipple.
09-05-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,078
Posted By IPassGas

Spoke breakage at nipple

We have a new tandem with rohloff hub. Like the rohloff very much for tandem, but the large hub causes high spoke angles at nipples and so spoke breakage at nipples. Rims zac19/36 hole/26". We tour...
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