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Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,333
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

Run 80psi in the tires you've got. They'll be at...

Run 80psi in the tires you've got. They'll be at 15% tire drop, so they'll last longer, corner better, and still prevent pinch flats.

If you want even more comfort, and less chatter:
Run...
06-13-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,845
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

That 2:1 disc wheel pictured above isn't built...

That 2:1 disc wheel pictured above isn't built with longevity in mind. As pictured, the tension on the disc side spokes would be much, much higher than the non-disc side. Similarly, the braking...
06-11-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 550
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

My 4yo daughter just transitioned from Strider 12...

My 4yo daughter just transitioned from Strider 12 Sport to Islabikes 16" Cnoc pedal bike with no training wheels. She was really comfortable on the Strider before making the leap to a pedal bike. It...
06-11-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,845
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

My wife's road wheels are ~1200g clinchers....

My wife's road wheels are ~1200g clinchers. They're about 7 years old now (probably 7k miles). I had to replace one nipple a few years ago, but otherwise they've held up really well. They use...
06-10-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 784
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

In general, tandem forks are much stronger than...

In general, tandem forks are much stronger than single bike forks. For the same rider weights, tandems can exert about 4X the force on the front brake. Historically, the single bike forks (Alpha Q,...
06-06-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,054
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

That sort of downtube barrel adjusters don't...

That sort of downtube barrel adjusters don't belong on a travel bike. All the travel bikes in my collection have inline adjusters and split cable stops. Removing the cables and housings doesn't...
05-30-19, 04:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,101
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

Our team is the same weight. For tires, Iíd...

Our team is the same weight. For tires, Iíd recommend 50mm tires at 50psi for most dirt roads. 60mm at 40psi covers unmaintained roads, muddy roads, or ones with huge gravel. Iím a big fan of the...
05-30-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 762
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

I can recommend using Vision Reverse Brake Levers...

I can recommend using Vision Reverse Brake Levers with Tektro 926 Mini-V front brake and Tektro RX6 rear brake. My commuter fixie uses this arrangement. There's plenty of stopping power with each...
05-22-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,708
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

From AA's site: Seperately on their site,...

From AA's site:

Seperately on their site, the list prices for 51-70 lb bags ($100 ea) and 71-100lb bags (https://www.aa.com/i18n/travel-info/baggage/oversize-and-overweight-baggage.jsp)

The...
05-17-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,239
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

A few critical pieces of kit for wet gravel...

A few critical pieces of kit for wet gravel events:
Castelli Gabba long sleeve. Adjust base layers for the temperature.
Fenders - at least a minimal rear fender to block your saddle region. Full...
05-13-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 972
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

That is, in fact, crazy. Both riders should have...

That is, in fact, crazy. Both riders should have crank lengths that are comfortable for their physiology. A proper bike fit is critical for a comfortable ride. If the riders find that their cadences...
05-07-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,823
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

I think a modern boost QR hub could give an old...

I think a modern boost QR hub could give an old tandem new life. Specifically, steel tandems with 140mm QR should readily fit a 141mm QR hub. The axle diameters are the same. The DT Swiss 350 Hybrid...
04-30-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,251
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

I've built and packed up a handful of tandems...

I've built and packed up a handful of tandems with both coupler arrangements. In general, I find having couplers in front of the captain seat tube to be the superior approach. However, some tandems...
03-20-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,412
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

26 years is a decent run for a production frame....

26 years is a decent run for a production frame. Out of curiosity, for most of the bike's life, (1) has it had flat bars (rather than drops) and (2) does the captain like to mash (rather than spin)?...
03-19-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,442
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

Iíd approach it a little differently. Swap your...

Iíd approach it a little differently. Swap your granny ring to a 24 or 26 for this trip and use an 11-34 cassette. We ran that setup as a 9-speed for years without issue. Chainwrap is still a...
03-07-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 586
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

Wickwerks makes a 2-sides chain watcher that...

Wickwerks makes a 2-sides chain watcher that really works. It catches overshifts and undershifts. https://wickwerks.com/products/sentinel-dual-sided-chain-catcher/
02-05-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,417
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

Panaracer Pari Moto 650b x 42mm on Blunt 35 rims...

Panaracer Pari Moto 650b x 42mm on Blunt 35 rims at 50-60psi. I briefly experimented with some 31i hookless rims with 42mm tires, but they blew off (in the shop) between 40 and 60 psi.
01-30-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,553
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

The challenge with short captain / tall stoker...

The challenge with short captain / tall stoker combinations is that the captains seat (or rear end) is often where the stoker's handlebars want to be. The best solution is to get a bike that (1) fits...
01-29-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,499
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

Here are a couple of resources that might aide...

Here are a couple of resources that might aide this discussion.
Gear calculator... Currently setup with the lowest allowable Rohloff gear ratio and an example derailleur arrangement.
Bicycle Gear...
01-22-19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,499
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

For wide range gearing, I would not recommend...

For wide range gearing, I would not recommend Rohloff. The hub is limited to 526% total range. To be fair, thatís comparable to all the 1X mountain groups and a bit wider than standard road groups. ...
Forum: Touring
01-08-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 998
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

1-way trip: cardboard box. round trip: S&S...

1-way trip: cardboard box.
round trip: S&S suitcase -- My wife and I got our first S&S coupled bikes in 2009. We've since upgraded our coupled single bikes and added a coupled tandem. Our nearest...
01-08-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,582
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

First upgrade should be to compressionless brake...

First upgrade should be to compressionless brake housing or disc-brake specific brake housing. I recommend Jagwire Pro Compressionless brake housing. If that's not sufficient, the TRP Hy/RD would be...
01-08-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 661
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

I'd recommend the PDW City Fenders for forks...

I'd recommend the PDW City Fenders for forks without a crown mounting point. They're drilled for zip tie at the crown. You can see assembly instructions at page 6 here:...
01-07-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,405
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

It would help to know a few things about you: ...

It would help to know a few things about you:
how large is each rider?
what part of the world are you in?
what type of surface and terrain will you ride on?

The link provided is a list of the...
12-20-18, 01:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 507
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

I recommend the Wheels Mfg Axle #29...

I recommend the Wheels Mfg Axle #29 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=29) . I have two wheel sets for my 145mm QR tandem that use those axles. ...
12-15-18, 09:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,428
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

The Cannondale fork has 55mm rake , while the...

The Cannondale fork has 55mm rake , while the Co-Motion fork has 50mm rake . Given the same head angles (theyíre both 73) and wheel and tire size, the Cannondale has lower trail than the Co-Motion....
11-29-18, 03:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,374
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

I put a couple patches of 3M 680 reflective tape...

I put a couple patches of 3M 680 reflective tape on my rims and crankarms. I've had drivers and other cyclists comment on how recognizable I was (as a cyclist) from a distance. I use a mix of white,...
11-29-18, 10:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,029
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

Iíd stick a 5mm Allen key into the ends of that...

Iíd stick a 5mm Allen key into the ends of that hub. The hex feature may not be visible from the end.
11-28-18, 08:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 882
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

Lots of folks used thread-on adapters for...

Lots of folks used thread-on adapters for installing disc rotors on drum brake hubs. It's important that you get the right thickness adapter for your hub and frame. IIRC, there are 3 or 4 different...
11-28-18, 03:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,582
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

For road use, I'd stick with 34t or larger...

For road use, I'd stick with 34t or larger chainring. With the excess chain wear, I think you'd be frequently adjusting the eccentric with smaller rings. 32t rings with 4-bolt pattern aren't...
11-09-18, 10:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,152
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

You have lots of options from FSA, Shimano, Chris...

You have lots of options from FSA, Shimano, Chris King, Wheels Mfg, BBInfinite, Race Face, Hope, and others. The key interfaces are the frame and the spindle.
Frame width: 68mm or 73mm
Type: BSA,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-05-18, 07:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,861
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

I doubt itís more aero than a Felt IA, Cervelo...

I doubt itís more aero than a Felt IA, Cervelo P5X, etc. Iím fairly confident itís more aero than a normal round-tubed road bike.

Smaller wheels are known to be more aerodynamic.

The Brompton...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-05-18, 01:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,861
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

I say go for it. The base Brompton...

I say go for it. The base Brompton frame/fork/wheels is probably as aerodynamic as most of the 700c wheeled bikes you'll be riding against. The most important improvements over a stock Brompton:
1)...
11-05-18, 09:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,821
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

If this is for your new Calfee, I think you're...

If this is for your new Calfee, I think you're obligated to use an Ergon CF3. Anything else would spoil the aesthetic.
Forum: Touring
11-04-18, 08:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 424
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

You can exceed chain wrap specs as long as youíre...

You can exceed chain wrap specs as long as youíre aware of it. Itís best to set the chain length for the largest chainring and largest cog (plus an inch). Shifting will then be totally fine in your...
11-02-18, 11:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,024
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

You're right that there haven't been many tandems...

You're right that there haven't been many tandems made for short captains. You'll need to ensure that you can straddle the top tube without interference. Don't worry too much about the top tube...
10-30-18, 11:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 650
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

BB30 splines and SRAM GXP splines seem to hold up...

BB30 splines and SRAM GXP splines seem to hold up much better than FSA's Mega Exo. I'm partial to SRAM Force or Rival cranks helicoiled for use on a tandem. Your current eccentric should work with...
10-29-18, 11:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,197
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

Hey Eric, Lots of tandem teams that weigh...

Hey Eric,
Lots of tandem teams that weigh around 350lb together are using 203mm disc rotors front and rear with good success. I've been experimenting on my tandem with different brake rotors to find...
10-29-18, 11:44 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,809
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

Everything in the load path from your...

Everything in the load path from your hands-to-feet and feet-to-ground contributes to the flex felt while riding. Specifically, the hands-to-feet stiffness is felt while sprinting or low cadence...
10-18-18, 01:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 595
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

The "reach" measurement is the horizontal...

The "reach" measurement is the horizontal distance from the bottom bracket to the top-center of the headset. Comparing the small and medium here, notice that they have different "stack" measurements...
10-18-18, 01:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,547
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

I'm assuming the bike has rim brakes and 130mm...

I'm assuming the bike has rim brakes and 130mm OLD rear hub. 130mm 11-speed hubs have a lot of offset. A truly durable wheel for a 300lb rider is going to require either and offset rim or a fairly...
10-17-18, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 839
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

That tick is likely one of these: crankarm...

That tick is likely one of these:
crankarm hitting the front derailleur cage: adjust front derailleur
crankarm brushing against a cable: bend cable out of the way
chainring hitting chainstay:...
10-02-18, 02:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,073
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

I ride a 58cm 2008 KHS CX 200 as my gravel/road...

I ride a 58cm 2008 KHS CX 200 as my gravel/road bike. I appreciate its long, low geometry (relative to today's gravel bikes). I have a 405mm axle-to-crown fork with 45mm rake on mine. I paid $26 more...
09-26-18, 09:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 816
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/5bf1ebf8_4bcc_42d2_b03c_b6def44f9dba_fc939586be91c92cf4dd7a66519c983d68f9c9a1.jpeg...
09-26-18, 07:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 816
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

You can use a Vision Aero reverse brake levers...

You can use a Vision Aero reverse brake levers with bar end shifters. I set up my wife's hill climb TT bike with those levers, SRAM SL-900 shifters, carbon bullhorns, SRAM XX rear derailleur, and Red...
09-26-18, 06:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 750
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

There are a handful of legitimate options for...

There are a handful of legitimate options for you. I would not recommend using left pedal threads on the right side, and vice versa.

The most straightforward would be installing a brand new set of...
09-14-18, 09:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,807
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

There's a pretty handy tool for visually...

There's a pretty handy tool for visually comparing the different drivetrain options discussed here (and nearly all others). Here's a link with it already setup to compare 44t x 10-50 12-speed to...
08-30-18, 11:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,174
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

Has the OP already read this infomercial?...

Has the OP already read this infomercial? https://www.swissside.com/blogs/news/rotational-drag-the-neglected-resistance?

I don't think there is a whole lot of rotational aerodynamic drag data out...
08-22-18, 07:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,077
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

Make sure the rear hub is 145mm spacing (not 130,...

Make sure the rear hub is 145mm spacing (not 130, 135, 140, 148, or 160mm).
For rim brake rims, Velocity Cliffhanger or Velocity Dyad are your best bets. Iíve built and ridden plenty of both for...
08-21-18, 10:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,077
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

We own a 1997 Trek T200 that carried us through...

We own a 1997 Trek T200 that carried us through many adventures of similar nature. We mostly used Velocity Dyad rims with Panaracer Pasela 700 x 35mm tires for tours. We also used some Vittoria...
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