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09-16-08, 09:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 741
Posted By ricardo kuhn

Upss you are totally on target sorry for my...

Upss you are totally on target sorry for my cheesy and careless Ingles.

Let me try to clarified.
yes the farder away the two flanges are (also taller flanges help > the farder from the axles the...
09-15-08, 01:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 741
Posted By ricardo kuhn

Many BMX wheels are made with 48hole hubs and...

Many BMX wheels are made with 48hole hubs and most of them are ready for freewheels (not exactly Fixie but you can make it work)

About the structural wonders of a narrow hub shell, well that is a...
09-12-08, 01:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,305
Posted By ricardo kuhn

I think (I use to think, before reading your...

I think (I use to think, before reading your argument below) that the location of the Travel agent at the brake was stellar, since you kind of kill two birds with one stone.

*diminish friction...
09-11-08, 07:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,305
Posted By ricardo kuhn

Okay I already have two loops to the Marin...

Okay I already have two loops to the Marin headlands from San Francisco, not really far but for sure some pretty steep hills to test the brakes, plus a few city trips including one critical mass.
...
09-09-08, 10:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,305
Posted By ricardo kuhn

Oh those "self Energize" brakes are wonderful, so...

Oh those "self Energize" brakes are wonderful, so reliable, dependable and powerful, in the old days I use them on my tandem's, loaded touring and also on the Moutainbikes but I think they work far...
09-09-08, 01:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,305
Posted By ricardo kuhn

Thanks senor i'm on my way to order some right...

Thanks senor i'm on my way to order some right now.
09-09-08, 10:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,305
Posted By ricardo kuhn

That is the spirit that keeps the world...

That is the spirit that keeps the world evolving:thumb:
09-09-08, 10:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,305
Posted By ricardo kuhn

Oh I'm in Love..:love::love::love: Wow those...

Oh I'm in Love..:love::love::love:

Wow those thing are beautiful, do you have any more information about them, I have seeing them in the past, I think they are made by "Winwood" or something but I...
09-09-08, 09:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,305
Posted By ricardo kuhn

You are totally Right Joe, t looks really scary. ...

You are totally Right Joe, t looks really scary.

But the steer tube is being gusset and reinforced inside and I have Zero problems like bulging, bending, cracks, etc using them.

I have four...
09-08-08, 06:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,305
Posted By ricardo kuhn

Mike I'm pretty sure you are Right for the most...

Mike I'm pretty sure you are Right for the most part, but I have seeing cables run with travel agent damage way before a year (maybe poor installation, I don't know) then again is not a big deal to...
09-08-08, 06:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,305
Posted By ricardo kuhn

Yes Zona is for sure more complex than the travel...

Yes Zona is for sure more complex than the travel agent's at the end of the V-brakes, but at least this way I can view the cable all the time and see if something is wrong..

The fork is one of my...
09-08-08, 12:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,305
Posted By ricardo kuhn

Running V-Brakes with STI Road levers, a Different way

And Hopefully a better & long lasting system too.

First point.

I confess have always being scare of the "Travel agent" adapters, I guess working on bikes for a long time you get to see what...
06-03-08, 08:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,642
Posted By ricardo kuhn

Thanks for the complement.. After all is not...

Thanks for the complement..

After all is not much you can do when you are as dyslexic as my self but learn how to draw (and make things) to express your own ideas
05-31-08, 10:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,642
Posted By ricardo kuhn

A old professor used to tell us. "I use to...

A old professor used to tell us.

"I use to complain about my shoes, until i meet a fellow with out his feet"

I just like to show people that the possibilities are boundaryless (No fences or...
05-31-08, 10:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,642
Posted By ricardo kuhn

Hi mister Kevbo. If anybody can make...

Hi mister Kevbo.

If anybody can make something better is you mister smartly pants..:D
05-31-08, 10:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,642
Posted By ricardo kuhn

Oh David is scary as hell at first, but then...

Oh David is scary as hell at first, but then again if ones was to stop everytime a obstacle is encounter, you will never go anywhere fast or even slow.

I have about 120.000miles carrying bicycles...
05-31-08, 10:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,642
Posted By ricardo kuhn

To me is funny how the "Purist" will spend...

To me is funny how the "Purist" will spend zillions of dollars on custom made parts that don't work so well (the HP2 pasanger foot peg bracket for example) when you can do a much better job using...
05-27-08, 03:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,642
Posted By ricardo kuhn

Or very stupid and clueless..:eek::D

Or very stupid and clueless..:eek::D
05-26-08, 03:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,642
Posted By ricardo kuhn

Parte Dos. The Gf as captain ...

Parte Dos.

The Gf as captain
http://patineto.smugmug.com/photos/301758419_V6rbj-L-1.jpg

The super Gf as stocker.
http://patineto.smugmug.com/photos/301758211_GcK5B-L-1.jpg

Knee, leg...
05-26-08, 03:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,642
Posted By ricardo kuhn

After you see this you will never Whine about.....

Carrying your tandem on a car...

I finally figure out a simple, easy way to carry the tandem on my motorcycle...
http://patineto.smugmug.com/photos/301749515_eQRrm-L-1.jpg

BMX Stem attaches to...
04-15-08, 08:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 458
Posted By ricardo kuhn

Thanks senor.. Much to complicated. I...

Thanks senor..

Much to complicated.

I got my answer already, I was just trying to you guys first choice.

thanks
04-14-08, 07:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 458
Posted By ricardo kuhn

Is okay to post tandem specific item for Sale

On this Forum..!?!

Or what is the proper etiquette to do it.

I'm going back to a Rohloff hub set up and I don't need some new drive train parts I'm being collecting.

Anyway I want to give...
01-27-08, 07:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,758
Posted By ricardo kuhn

You Gals and guys place way to much Enphasis on...

You Gals and guys place way to much Enphasis on the Equipment..

My Girlfriend Lauren and I just Finish a Little "Mountain bike ride" In the narrow Muddy single track trails of the Golden gate park...
01-23-08, 02:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,758
Posted By ricardo kuhn

http://patineto.smugmug.com/photos/243125498-L.jpg...

http://patineto.smugmug.com/photos/243125498-L.jpg

http://patineto.smugmug.com/photos/243581715-L-1.jpg

http://patineto.smugmug.com/photos/243159001-XL.jpg
01-21-08, 09:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,198
Posted By ricardo kuhn

Actually that is kind of the point of this whole...

Actually that is kind of the point of this whole posting..

If people think they have a difficult time carrying a tandem (or anything) on a car and sometimes they even give up, they have no idea...
01-19-08, 08:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,198
Posted By ricardo kuhn

Time (the Dude) the black dog is 7year old and...

Time (the Dude) the black dog is 7year old and Faith the beige color one (a lady) is six years old..

They are My Girlfriends dogs but I love them like if I know them since forever, they are super...
01-18-08, 10:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,198
Posted By ricardo kuhn

Hi Senor I feel your pain.. I think I'm...

Hi Senor I feel your pain..

I think I'm finally going to need to learn how to drive a car thanks to this two little things.
http://patineto.smugmug.com/photos/236154437-L.jpg

Hell maybe I end...
01-18-08, 02:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,198
Posted By ricardo kuhn

How Ricky Transport his tandem

I'm pretty sure you gals and guys have seeing a few pictures of my Motorcycle carring bicycles over the years..

Well now I have a girlfriend that lives far away enough that I can not pedal to her...
12-26-07, 11:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 627
Posted By ricardo kuhn

If you are not going to use STi's or Ergo...

If you are not going to use STi's or Ergo shifters you can just buy a set of road bike lever design to pull far more cable to be used with v-brakes and conventional (none road version) mechanical...
12-25-07, 04:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,043
Posted By ricardo kuhn

Well they are the same as any other V-brake will...

Well they are the same as any other V-brake will be, unless I'm not understanding the comment.

so far with about 30% of the STI lever travel I can move the pads from about 1MM away to full...
12-25-07, 04:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,043
Posted By ricardo kuhn

Because you need a "Potentiometer" A device that...

Because you need a "Potentiometer" A device that will change the short pull of the STI lever to the long pull require to operate the ful length V-brakes.

Generation II will use full size V-brakes...
12-24-07, 12:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,043
Posted By ricardo kuhn

Chop, Chop V-brakes, possible STI compatible for use in Tandems

I modified this brakes for my cross bike and so far the results are very Impresive, to the point I beleive they will work for tandem use so I'm posting it here.

Keep in mind I asume no...
11-08-07, 05:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,336
Posted By ricardo kuhn

http://patineto.smugmug.com/photos/111066669-L.jpg...

http://patineto.smugmug.com/photos/111066669-L.jpg

http://patineto.smugmug.com/photos/111063038-L.jpg

http://patineto.smugmug.com/photos/134362878-L-1.jpg
09-18-07, 05:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,754
Posted By ricardo kuhn

A seat with "Taller" rails like a Brooks or many...

A seat with "Taller" rails like a Brooks or many downhil type seats, will provide you as much as 20MM more height.

Syncors use to make a really strong seatpost on a 425mm version, but they are...
09-14-07, 09:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,144
Posted By ricardo kuhn

If you ever need one of the X-cycle whatever...

If you ever need one of the X-cycle whatever extensions, I do some work with Paul and Nate the guys that distribute them...


I have seeing a few of this "Leaner" bicycle sidecars and i really...
09-14-07, 09:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,144
Posted By ricardo kuhn

Can you say Midlife crises some guys but Red...

Can you say Midlife crises

some guys but Red FERRARI's I purchase a $10,000 german P66us Extension..

I have a bunch of less aggressive suspension bikes, that are far more pragmatic than this...
09-13-07, 05:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,144
Posted By ricardo kuhn

Nope I came to the Mamooth to race my country's...

Nope I came to the Mamooth to race my country's team, a year later I end up moving to california.

I did not know anybody, well unless you count the magazine rockstars but they have no idea who i...
09-13-07, 01:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,144
Posted By ricardo kuhn

My Nicolai M-pire is about 43 pounds, in downhil...

My Nicolai M-pire is about 43 pounds, in downhil terms that is actually light, the Nicolai frames like mine are warranty for 5 years for 10meter drops to a 45degge landing and from 3 meter to a flat...
09-13-07, 11:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,144
Posted By ricardo kuhn

Hola senor i was wondering if you were you.. ...

Hola senor i was wondering if you were you..

Yes the GT's are a good example, but the company at the fore front of this development is Nicolai (http://www.nicolai.net/) from Germany.

This...
09-12-07, 01:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,144
Posted By ricardo kuhn

Again Compromise.. You are right the wheel...

Again Compromise..

You are right the wheel does not trace the path of travel as well as a suspension fork, but then again the bike is not bouncing and diving all over the place and the pedals...
09-12-07, 01:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,144
Posted By ricardo kuhn

Some world cup motocross sidecars examples just...

Some world cup motocross sidecars examples just for reference.
http://patineto.smugmug.com/photos/129252779-M.jpg

http://patineto.smugmug.com/photos/129369532-M.jpg
...
09-12-07, 01:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,144
Posted By ricardo kuhn

Your arguments are also right, suspension systems...

Your arguments are also right, suspension systems are a matter of compromise, specially telescopic forks on a bike with such a long wheel base as a tandem and more important with so much mass so...
09-11-07, 12:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,912
Posted By ricardo kuhn

Older style MTB cranks like the Deore's you see...

Older style MTB cranks like the Deore's you see in so many tandems from the 90' used to build with really wide Q-factor, I don't know if was the casting/forging technology or just a trend of having...
09-11-07, 08:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,144
Posted By ricardo kuhn

Actually I did not, I don't spend so much time...

Actually I did not, I don't spend so much time around here..


So you used to have Titanium rotors on the monster..??

I don't think they will work to well, do they..?

Maybe you need...
09-11-07, 06:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,144
Posted By ricardo kuhn

Brian this bars are a prototype from a local...

Brian this bars are a prototype from a local frame builder (Berkeley California/ El camino fabrications) so I have no idea if is going to make more, but at the same time maybe he can even make you a...
09-10-07, 09:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,144
Posted By ricardo kuhn

Today I took a little mini ride in the dirt with...

Today I took a little mini ride in the dirt with a clumsy heavy guy friend (220 or so), the handlebar ergonomics are great for street type riding in fact very comfortable and upright. wrist is in...
09-10-07, 07:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,144
Posted By ricardo kuhn

I'm really happy with the Dual brake setup, the...

I'm really happy with the Dual brake setup, the Ergonomics are Perfect (On the normal flat bars and on this ones too) very easy to activate, modulate, etc and obviously very powerful also.



Oh...
09-10-07, 07:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,144
Posted By ricardo kuhn

I Borrow that Trick from Chris Timm...

I Borrow that Trick from Chris Timm (http://tandem-fahren.de/Mitglieder/Christoph_Timm/Welcome.html) bag of tricks (This guy is amazing, super heplful, None Dogmatic, and No Ego), so i can have a...
09-09-07, 11:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,912
Posted By ricardo kuhn

Yeah a extreme example, but you get the idea. ...

Yeah a extreme example, but you get the idea.
http://patineto.smugmug.com/photos/193777937-L.jpg

http://patineto.smugmug.com/photos/193777531-L.jpg

Just look at the way the rear Bash guard is...
09-09-07, 09:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,144
Posted By ricardo kuhn

I'm not sure about these bars, but I kind of like them

A friend of mine give me this Titanium Bar/stem combo to see what i think of them and I install them on my tandem since is pretty much the only "None Hard Core" Mountain bike I have.....
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