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Forum: Touring
06-19-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 722
Posted By Tandem Tom

I will agree about Osmand+! We are currently...

I will agree about Osmand+! We are currently touring in Europe for 3 months, presently in Poland. And my wife has the Garmin 800 with the routes and I will use my phone with Osmand, especially when...
Forum: Touring
06-09-19, 10:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,247
Posted By Tandem Tom

Great idea! A question? Do you have to unpack the...

Great idea! A question? Do you have to unpack the bike box to install part of this setup?
Forum: Touring
05-15-19, 04:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 644
Posted By Tandem Tom

Great piece! I second the idea of a journal and...

Great piece! I second the idea of a journal and pics on Crazy Guy. We use it for our journals.
We head off to Europe in a few days for 3 months of touring!
05-14-19, 06:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 727
Posted By Tandem Tom

Being quite tech challenged I am always a bit...

Being quite tech challenged I am always a bit uneasy about attempting new ideas. And with us heading out in a few days for a 3 month tour I am afraid I might screw something up!
So I will come back...
05-14-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 727
Posted By Tandem Tom

When I connected everything up I see the gpx file...

When I connected everything up I see the gpx file and when I go to download it to the Garmin I can't seem to figure out how to pick where to send it.
05-14-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 727
Posted By Tandem Tom

Blu Vivo One.

Blu Vivo One.
05-14-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 727
Posted By Tandem Tom

Tried with my phone and tablet and it was a no...

Tried with my phone and tablet and it was a no go. Guess I stay with using the laptop.
05-14-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 727
Posted By Tandem Tom

Never thought about trying my phone! I have a OTG...

Never thought about trying my phone! I have a OTG for that connection. The Samsung uses a type"C" which I don't have.
Will play with the phone later.
05-14-19, 04:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 727
Posted By Tandem Tom

Using a tablet and a Garmin?

Not sure if this may have been discussed but I could not find it.
I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 8 tablet and a Garmin 800. We use Cycle Travel,a route planning website not an app, for our trips. Is it...
05-10-19, 03:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 608
Posted By Tandem Tom

Thanks. But I re-installed the old one.

Thanks. But I re-installed the old one.
05-10-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 608
Posted By Tandem Tom

The tools I used for install were the Park Crown...

The tools I used for install were the Park Crown Race tool and the associated fittings.
05-10-19, 05:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 608
Posted By Tandem Tom

I should have mentioned that I did use my vernier...

I should have mentioned that I did use my vernier caliper and it was within .02 of the old one but it would not go.
Maybe next time I will get a bigger hammer!
05-10-19, 04:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 608
Posted By Tandem Tom

It was the same QBP sku# and the same model # as...

It was the same QBP sku# and the same model # as my original. Maybe something got mixed up in packing.
05-09-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 608
Posted By Tandem Tom

Headset Crown Race Challenge

I have a Crane Creek 40 headset on my touring bike and it was needing new bearings. So it was just as cheap to buy a new headset. So I received the same model new one today. Thought I might as well...
05-09-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,162
Posted By Tandem Tom

We did a 1 month tour in Denmark with 4 panniers...

We did a 1 month tour in Denmark with 4 panniers an 2 dry bags. We carried all our camping gear.
So it can be done. We have Ortlieb panniers and they now have come out with even larger capacity...
05-09-19, 06:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 632
Posted By Tandem Tom

If you decide to go with a new unit the Deore is...

If you decide to go with a new unit the Deore is pretty good. I have it on my touring bike and it has taken me across North America twice!
05-09-19, 06:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 458
Posted By Tandem Tom

There a spacers that can be fitted to move the BB...

There a spacers that can be fitted to move the BB over. Usually in 2.5mm increments.
Forum: Touring
05-08-19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,348
Posted By Tandem Tom

Here is our journal ...

Here is our journal
http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/Eur1019
Forum: Touring
05-08-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,348
Posted By Tandem Tom

This morning we were doing our trial packing of...

This morning we were doing our trial packing of our panniers. And it was with a sense of peace that I tucked a spare tire in the bottom recesses of a pannier!
Replies: 16
Views: 2,556
Posted By Tandem Tom

Just packing up our bikes for our flight to...

Just packing up our bikes for our flight to Europe. I had some leftover polyurethane varnish and brushed on a coat to add abit of waterproofing. And as stated lots of zip ties and padding every...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-08-19, 05:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,268
Posted By Tandem Tom

Thanks! I have an older aluminum hybrid that I...

Thanks!
I have an older aluminum hybrid that I thought would be interesting to strip off the paint and do this finish.
Next winter project!
Forum: Framebuilders
05-07-19, 08:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,268
Posted By Tandem Tom

By "rotary tool" what would that be? I am a...

By "rotary tool" what would that be? I am a woodworker so my sand tools are a bit different.
Thanks!
Forum: Framebuilders
05-07-19, 04:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,268
Posted By Tandem Tom

Santana Finish question

Yesterday a Santana tandem came into the shop for a bit of work. The finish was interesting. The frame is bare aluminum with "swirl" marks all of it. Maybe made with a disc sander? Them it was clear...
Forum: Touring
05-06-19, 06:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,348
Posted By Tandem Tom

Regarding spare tire. We each carry one! I try to...

Regarding spare tire. We each carry one! I try to cover all the bases!!
05-06-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By Tandem Tom

I gave Crane Creek a call and we talked about the...

I gave Crane Creek a call and we talked about the bearings and what I was looking at and he suggested changing them out.
New ones are due on Thursday.
05-06-19, 04:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By Tandem Tom

I will call Crane Creek this morning. Thanks! ...

I will call Crane Creek this morning. Thanks!
Just thought I might source them local but there is no information on the bearing itself.
Forum: Touring
05-06-19, 03:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,348
Posted By Tandem Tom

The frame in question was my 57cm Long Haul...

The frame in question was my 57cm Long Haul Trucker. Someone wanted to try it out last week and Bam!
I replaced it with a 56cm and took it out for a ride last night and determined that the headset...
05-06-19, 02:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By Tandem Tom

Headset bearing replacement??

I have a Crane Creek EC 40 headset. I need to replace the bearings. Has anyone been able to buy these from a "bearing supply house"?
Thanks!
Forum: Touring
05-05-19, 05:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,348
Posted By Tandem Tom

I still work part-time at a bike shop but I let...

I still work part-time at a bike shop but I let to owner know in December or January what our plans are for our next tour!
Forum: Touring
05-05-19, 05:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,317
Posted By Tandem Tom

Thanks for posting!! We enjoyed our that portion...

Thanks for posting!! We enjoyed our that portion of our cross Canada tour 2 summers ago.
05-05-19, 05:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,707
Posted By Tandem Tom

I work part-time at a bike shop and there are...

I work part-time at a bike shop and there are certain tire/rim combinations that without the tire jack there is no way the tire is going on! Especially GatorSkins.
I have not idea how someone could...
Forum: Touring
05-04-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,348
Posted By Tandem Tom

Let the packing commence!

Started bringing all the gear down to the living room today. The piles are being create in different parts of the room for clothes , camping gear, extras and etc.. I have a spread sheet that helps...
05-04-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,426
Posted By Tandem Tom

We installed the Delta stem mount on our touring...

We installed the Delta stem mount on our touring bikes last year. This model goes underneath the stem cap.
Worked great on our trip across Europe.
Two "upgrades" I did. Replaced the time screw with...
05-02-19, 05:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,744
Posted By Tandem Tom

This season I to was experiencing lower back pain...

This season I to was experiencing lower back pain that was not there last year. So before yesterday's ride I moved my saddle forward about 1/2". Absolutely no pain after a nice 38 mile ride!
05-02-19, 05:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 471
Posted By Tandem Tom

Frame Saver question

When using the above how long after applying do you move on to the build up?
Thanks!
04-24-19, 05:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 343
Posted By Tandem Tom

Glazed disc brake pads?

What is your preffered method of deglazing pads?
04-23-19, 05:02 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,259
Posted By Tandem Tom

My wife can and I were riding our tandem,with 4...

My wife can and I were riding our tandem,with 4 panniers,up hill when our chain broke! That was exciting!!
04-20-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,123
Posted By Tandem Tom

The only other would be that after packing with...

The only other would be that after packing with grease I had decided to service the freehub. Give is a flushing and relube. It seems like the majority of the grease is gone.
That is another reason I...
04-20-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 663
Posted By Tandem Tom

Sounds like I will stick with Shimano. Thanks for...

Sounds like I will stick with Shimano. Thanks for your replies!
04-20-19, 06:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,123
Posted By Tandem Tom

Park Brand Grease???

I have been noticing that when I repack wheel bearings with the above grease it seems to "seep" and not remain as thick.
Is it the quality of this brand? Is there something more appropriate?
Thanks!
04-20-19, 05:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 663
Posted By Tandem Tom

SPD Cleats-Brand Difference?

Our cleats are wearing thin and it is time to get replacements. I can get Shimano or Wellgo brand. Wondering about quality difference between the two?
Thanks!
Forum: Touring
04-14-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 722
Posted By Tandem Tom

I am going to take issue with the poster that...

I am going to take issue with the poster that suggested Fikik saddles. The saddles may be a good choice but your suggestion of using the company's generous trade policy to find a saddle then buy it...
04-14-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 409
Posted By Tandem Tom

Update on my wife's skin. She has been to an...

Update on my wife's skin. She has been to an allergist and just finished the testing. A number of things she is allergic to most being the chemical additives that we can start to avoid. The bit of a...
Forum: Touring
04-13-19, 05:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,856
Posted By Tandem Tom

Have you looked at a Surly Long Haul Trucker?...

Have you looked at a Surly Long Haul Trucker? Mine is 26" wheels and outfitted with Velo Orange Crazy Bars. It has gone across the US,Canada and Europe.
They often show up for sale on different...
04-11-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 651
Posted By Tandem Tom

I flushed mine out with mineral spirits then used...

I flushed mine out with mineral spirits then used 90wt gear oil. Dribbling it in until it shows on the opposite side. I let it sit for a day to let an excess drain off. Seems go to go!
04-08-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 651
Posted By Tandem Tom

Freehub Maintenance??

Wondering about maintenance on my freehub? It is a Shimano XT hub. It has been across the US, Canada Europe 2x's plus other assorted rides.
Look forward your advice!
Thanks.
Forum: Touring
04-05-19, 06:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 633
Posted By Tandem Tom

Just added a Frying Pan!

As we get our kit read for our upcoming European tour we decided to add a frying pan to our cook kit. Went with a Sea to Summit one. Dec we might like to vary our meals with eggs!
04-04-19, 05:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 776
Posted By Tandem Tom

In our shop we like to use a torch. Then we tell...

In our shop we like to use a torch. Then we tell the customer their tires might need replacing!
Forum: Framebuilders
04-02-19, 06:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,022
Posted By Tandem Tom

I have been re-painting ours every year after our...

I have been re-painting ours every year after our tours. This time added Gorilla tape at the wear points.
Forum: Framebuilders
04-01-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,022
Posted By Tandem Tom

I think Tubus has discontinued their SS front...

I think Tubus has discontinued their SS front racks.
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