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05-20-22, 08:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,933
Posted By Chilepines

I'm running 46/30 crank and 10-42 cassette on our...

I'm running 46/30 crank and 10-42 cassette on our tandem, with GRX di2 derailleur and RoadLink DM. Shifting is outstanding - across the large and small cogs. My understanding is that the GRX 810...
05-19-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,717
Posted By Chilepines

Brake update - Shimano Zee calipers replacing the...

Brake update - Shimano Zee calipers replacing the BR-R785 calipers worked as a straight swap. The banjo is apparently the same across brakes and hoses.
For some reason, though, Shimano does not...
05-19-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 546
Posted By Chilepines

Interesting observation about the timing chain...

Interesting observation about the timing chain being a way for the captain and stoker to communicate. We have a timing chain (as most do) and have no problem at all telling what the other is doing....
05-15-22, 09:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By Chilepines

Hydraulic brakes are self-adjusting (or should...

Hydraulic brakes are self-adjusting (or should be) so if the pads are not as close to the rotor and the lever feels soft, you probably need to bleed the brakes. You could also have a warped rotor...
04-29-22, 09:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,717
Posted By Chilepines

Thanks - good to know this works. I suspect the...

Thanks - good to know this works. I suspect the BH59 banjo will work but if not this sounds like an easy solution.
04-29-22, 09:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 443
Posted By Chilepines

I have the same levers and brakes on my tandem....

I have the same levers and brakes on my tandem. If I recall correctly I found a longer BH59 hose with a banjo and connected it to the Easy Hose coupler they came with.
I've now decided those brakes...
04-25-22, 09:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,472
Posted By Chilepines

Similar to base2 above, I got a Berk Dila saddle...

Similar to base2 above, I got a Berk Dila saddle which is 105 grams after reading the positive reviews. First ride on it felt like I had put on a suspension seatpost! It's a lot of money for a saddle...
04-25-22, 09:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 845
Posted By Chilepines

Lael Wilcox rode the 2019 Tour Divide on a...

Lael Wilcox rode the 2019 Tour Divide on a Specialized Epic hardtail with drop bars and 2.1 inch tires. A Salsa Cutthroat can handle 700c x 2.4 tires.
From the looks of your Rodriguez I'm guessing...
04-25-22, 08:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,717
Posted By Chilepines

I have ST-R785 di2 brifters and BR-R785 calipers...

I have ST-R785 di2 brifters and BR-R785 calipers with 203 rotors on our new tandem. Rode a short but steep downhill yesterday and before the bottom the brakes were making all kinds of noise which...
04-23-22, 09:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 765
Posted By Chilepines

It looks a lot like our 1997 Nashbar tandem which...

It looks a lot like our 1997 Nashbar tandem which is really a KHS. It is not exactly like ours - which has vertical rear dropouts. If yours takes 26 in wheels I'll bet it is the same just a slightly...
04-23-22, 09:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,190
Posted By Chilepines

You can get an FSA Gossamer triple tandem...

You can get an FSA Gossamer triple tandem crankset for about $400. It includes the MegaExo spindle which is 24 mm. That seems to be the most reasonably priced tandem crank.
04-20-22, 07:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,320
Posted By Chilepines

Thanks for all the comments about this. Given...

Thanks for all the comments about this. Given what happened and what I've learned since I wouldn't recommend hookless for a tandem either. Having said that I'm not sure I'm going to get rid of them -...
04-18-22, 09:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,625
Posted By Chilepines

I know there is disagreement about the size of...

I know there is disagreement about the size of the effect, but I'm a believer in larger diameter wheels rolling over things better, so I'll stick with 700c x 38-42 mm tires. You would need a 650b x...
04-18-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,625
Posted By Chilepines

Believe it or not there are mistakes on the...

Believe it or not there are mistakes on the internet! It is possible that a 650bx45 is the same as a 700cx something smaller, but otherwise they cannot be the same. Charts of diameter show 700 x 25...
04-15-22, 01:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,320
Posted By Chilepines

FWIW the max pressure on the Sawtooth tire is 80...

FWIW the max pressure on the Sawtooth tire is 80 psi.
The Velonews article linked to above also refers to a single psi standard "In the norms (ISO and ETRTO), the only max pressure that is stated is...
04-15-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,320
Posted By Chilepines

Thought I'd throw this into the tandem forum - I...

Thought I'd throw this into the tandem forum - I originally posted about this when I found something about Rene Here tires blowing off hookless rims.
Light Bicycle WR45 rim, 25 mm ID, with...
04-15-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 962
Posted By Chilepines

I've never been able to figure out how that...

I've never been able to figure out how that Lightning spindle works. Is the notched spindle aluminum? It looks very beefy compared to most current spindles. Does the threaded rod get tightened from...
04-15-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 962
Posted By Chilepines

My SL-K crank spindle is on the bike but I...

My SL-K crank spindle is on the bike but I weighed the spider at 67 grams. I have a White Industries crank with nearly identical spindle which weighs 100 gm. So the extra weight of the SL-K compared...
04-13-22, 06:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 962
Posted By Chilepines

Spindle is attached to one arm, but removable...

Spindle is attached to one arm, but removable from both. So I just pulled the front right arm - they are all identical except for pedal thread direction. The spiders are easily removable with the...
04-12-22, 09:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By Chilepines

Rule of thumb is 10 mm increase in axle-crown...

Rule of thumb is 10 mm increase in axle-crown will decrease head angle 0.5 degrees. This will increase trail about 4 mm. You are then taking away 3 mm of trail with more fork offset so the difference...
04-12-22, 09:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,239
Posted By Chilepines

Another option for adding a disc brake to a...

Another option for adding a disc brake to a caliper brake bike. A little goofy looking but I've seen it work.
https://www.chasertech.com/disc-brake.html
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-22, 09:01 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 9,817
Posted By Chilepines

My point in posting about the blowout was to let...

My point in posting about the blowout was to let people know that it happened. I was not blaming Specialized or Light Bicycle, so yes it was user error. Maybe I should not have gone hookless for the...
04-12-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 962
Posted By Chilepines

Source was me weighing mine. Although I did not...

Source was me weighing mine. Although I did not include the spindles and presumably Co-Motion included them.
04-11-22, 09:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,239
Posted By Chilepines

You'll see mixed opinions on HY/RD brakes, but...

You'll see mixed opinions on HY/RD brakes, but mine is only negative. I had them on a gravel bike and they were impossible to get them working properly. The brake stops fine, nearly as well as true...
04-11-22, 09:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 470
Posted By Chilepines

RaceFace ARC Offset rim in 25 mm ID is really...

RaceFace ARC Offset rim in 25 mm ID is really nice. DT XR 391 is similar but not asymmetric, so I like the Raceme rim better. I have both and built both wheels.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-22, 09:02 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 9,817
Posted By Chilepines

Interesting thread (minus the bickering!) which I...

Interesting thread (minus the bickering!) which I found after having a hookless blowout today - luckily not when I was on the bike.
Light Bicycle WR45 rim, 25 mm ID, with Specialized Sawtooth 700 x...
04-10-22, 06:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 810
Posted By Chilepines

If Shimano did release a firmware update for the...

If Shimano did release a firmware update for the shifter, would the current 11-speed derailleur be able to shift a 12-speed cassette? I suspect it would.
04-09-22, 09:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 962
Posted By Chilepines

FSA SL-K crank arms are 192 gm each. Full tandem...

FSA SL-K crank arms are 192 gm each. Full tandem crankset w/o BB is 1244 gm
04-08-22, 09:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 810
Posted By Chilepines

I was going by what I read on bettershifting.com...

I was going by what I read on bettershifting.com (https://bettershifting.com/12-speed-r9200-r8100-and-11-speed-di2-compatibility/). Maybe I'm misinterpreting what he said but it sounded like you...
04-07-22, 08:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 962
Posted By Chilepines

I'm going to guess that the Lightning weight does...

I'm going to guess that the Lightning weight does not include chainrings, and possibly not spiders, given their design. And that the SL-K includes rings and spiders, given that they are sold as a...
04-05-22, 09:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,870
Posted By Chilepines

Interesting about the handling feel. I'm doubtful...

Interesting about the handling feel. I'm doubtful it is high trail with a 71.5 degree head angle and 47 mm offset the trail comes out to 63 mm. That is pretty standard. Could also be different weight...
04-05-22, 08:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 810
Posted By Chilepines

I bought two GRX di2 setups last year and when...

I bought two GRX di2 setups last year and when Shimano comes out with 12 speed I won't be bothered at all. Except by the fact that Shimano has made their new 12 speed stuff incompatible with current...
04-04-22, 09:52 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 18,322
Posted By Chilepines

We started at 79 and at 129 just got our second...

We started at 79 and at 129 just got our second tandem - which cost 7 times the original from Bike Nashbar! Not a fair comparison just an interesting observation.
04-04-22, 09:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 962
Posted By Chilepines

FSA SL-K carbon cranks are readily available for...

FSA SL-K carbon cranks are readily available for $975. I'd be surprised if they are much heavier than your Lightnings. I'm not sure of compatibility with your Gates belt drive, though.
04-03-22, 04:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,021
Posted By Chilepines

Mine was a brand new setup so I just made the...

Mine was a brand new setup so I just made the chain the right length for that. Going up by 4 teeth in the rear should require a longer chain if the current isn’t too long for your 36.
Forum: Touring
04-01-22, 06:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,855
Posted By Chilepines

FWIW related to bike touring vs long distance...

FWIW related to bike touring vs long distance hiking - Altra Lone Peaks are probably the most common hiking shoe on the Appalachian Trail, with Crocs as camp shoes.
03-30-22, 07:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,320
Posted By Chilepines

We run 650B 38 m tires at 60-65. I think your...

We run 650B 38 m tires at 60-65. I think your 700c x 32 mm tires have almost the same volume of air so you could easily run lower than 80.
03-29-22, 05:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By Chilepines

Check out eBay - there is a right shifter/brake...

Check out eBay - there is a right shifter/brake combo available! There is also a set of shifters without brakes for sale.
03-28-22, 10:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,155
Posted By Chilepines

I'm a big fan of Skinny Strippers...

I'm a big fan of Skinny Strippers (http://www.skinnystripper.com) - which is a bike thing ;-) for tubeless setup.
Usually can inflate gravel tires with just a floor pump with those in place. I've...
03-28-22, 10:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By Chilepines

I bought a GRX815 group back last May from...

I bought a GRX815 group back last May from BikeInn in the UK. I think they were about the only place I could find them. Looking there now they only have the left shifter, so that doesn't really help...
03-28-22, 09:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,021
Posted By Chilepines

I've got a GRX 815 di2 RD running a 10-42...

I've got a GRX 815 di2 RD running a 10-42 cassette with a RoadLink DM. I think you need either that, or the GoatLink for your GRX 400 - but it is not clear from the Wolf Tooth site what you need for...
03-19-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 1,474
Views: 613,226
Posted By Chilepines

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_3418_47d3685b0f98918caf8d28e23084d5087b518fcd.jpg
After our maiden voyage ride on Clementine - our new Curtlo tandem.
03-08-22, 09:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,280
Posted By Chilepines

I found something that explains the flat top...

I found something that explains the flat top chain issue which makes sense. It's a compatibility issue with the RD not the chainrings.
"The Flattop road chain does NOT work in combination with the...
03-08-22, 12:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,280
Posted By Chilepines

What size chainrings are you looking for? The...

What size chainrings are you looking for?
The FSA tandem crank comes with a 110 BCD spider, not 130. That spider is asymmetric so I think only FSA specific rings will work. FSA makes a 46, 48, 50,...
03-01-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,280
Posted By Chilepines

I just setup a new tandem with FSA SL-K cranks,...

I just setup a new tandem with FSA SL-K cranks, modified to 46/30 front, and 10-42 11- speed cassette. Much easier to stick with 11 speed IMO and you could squeak even more range out of this type of...
02-20-22, 10:17 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 66,519
Posted By Chilepines

New tandem build is complete! Curtlo fillet...

New tandem build is complete! Curtlo fillet brazed steel frame to fit a 5'6" captain and 5'10" stoker. Her name is Clementine.
Wheels are Light Bicycle WR45 on DT 240 EXP hubs. CoLab Cross fork with...
02-19-22, 04:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,151
Posted By Chilepines

Update on FSA SL-K tandem cranks. The modular...

Update on FSA SL-K tandem cranks. The modular system is quite flexible so it was easy to switch out the 50/34 rings (which are on a spider) for 46/30 rings, which are direct mount.
We're also a...
02-18-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,018
Posted By Chilepines

Iíll bet your closer to $1000 by time youíre...

Iíll bet your closer to $1000 by time youíre done. Then the question is how much better your ride will be with wider 650b vs narrower 700c. For me it would not be worth it partly because I enjoy the...
02-08-22, 11:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,111
Posted By Chilepines

I'm curious what others will say but I would not...

I'm curious what others will say but I would not use chain degreaser on a brake rotor. Brake cleaner is alcohol and I think the only thing you should allow to touch the pads. Once they get...
02-08-22, 11:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,673
Posted By Chilepines

This sounds like a crank issue, not a BB issue....

This sounds like a crank issue, not a BB issue. What crankset do you have?
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