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04-17-11, 04:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,215
Posted By tiggermaxcocoa

If you go with the Ti Mag Phil BBs, then the...

If you go with the Ti Mag Phil BBs, then the whole set ends up being pretty damn light. Probably closer to a pound lighter? What about adding the belt drive, since Da Vinci will sell you a...
04-16-11, 09:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,215
Posted By tiggermaxcocoa

Da Vinci crankset weight

Hello,

I wanted to post about the Da Vinci tandem crankset that I just bought and report on the weight for those that are interested. The light weight of the crankset is one of their major selling...
03-28-11, 09:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,136
Posted By tiggermaxcocoa

Umm... so you're saying that there is no way my...

Umm... so you're saying that there is no way my LBS has experienced wheel builders working there? Isn't Peter White local to someone? And why would you trust a shop that didn't know how to install a...
03-25-11, 06:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,258
Posted By tiggermaxcocoa

I've personally been VERY unimpressed with Mel at...

I've personally been VERY unimpressed with Mel at Tandems East. While he was very quick to reply, he said he would only sell me the brake if I bought a full wheelset. That sounded fine, except that...
03-25-11, 06:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,136
Posted By tiggermaxcocoa

I didn't really give enough info on this, but my...

I didn't really give enough info on this, but my LBS has been around for 20 years, owned and run by the same guy for that entire time. He builds about 5-10 wheels per week, and has built four sets...
03-24-11, 09:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,258
Posted By tiggermaxcocoa

Arai drum for sale?

I'm not sure if this is appropriate for this forum, so I apologize in advance. I would post in the "want to buy" section, but it looks pretty dead over there and I doubt many of you guys check over...
03-16-11, 09:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,261
Posted By tiggermaxcocoa

TandemGeek, Are there any other factors that...

TandemGeek,

Are there any other factors that could require a wider spindle for the rear? I'm still somewhat confused why R&E is insisting that a 116mm is optimal to achieve clearance for the...
03-16-11, 09:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,261
Posted By tiggermaxcocoa

We're probably going with the da Vinci for the...

We're probably going with the da Vinci for the same reasons as you are. The stoker uses a 165mm crank and I use 172.5, and although there are other cranks that you can get in that size (FSA models),...
03-15-11, 08:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,261
Posted By tiggermaxcocoa

Da Vinci crankset questions

Hello,

As many of you probably know, I'm building up my first tandem. We've decided to go with da Vinci cranks (I think) and have been in conversations with our builder (R&E Cycles) and da Vinci...
03-13-11, 08:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,057
Posted By tiggermaxcocoa

It also might help to just try another canti...

It also might help to just try another canti brake, like Paul neo retro or the Rodrigurz big-squeeze. These brakes are designed specifically for handling big braking loads, while the tektro is just a...
03-06-11, 02:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,136
Posted By tiggermaxcocoa

What spokes for new touring tandem wheel build

Hello everyone,

We are having our LBS build up a set of wheels for our first tandem, but I'm a little concerned that since they don't do a lot of tandem wheel builds, they might not recommend to...
01-03-11, 09:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,633
Posted By tiggermaxcocoa

I want to thank everyone for all the input on...

I want to thank everyone for all the input on this topic. As Tandemgeek said, the best answer to most questions usually falls somewhere in the middle. Therefore, given our relatively low weight, but...
Replies: 99
Views: 7,461
Posted By tiggermaxcocoa

Just last night I put on my Dinotte 400L, walked...

Just last night I put on my Dinotte 400L, walked about 50 feet away, and looked at it for the first time from oncoming traffic's perspective. I was shocked. I couldn't even look in the general...
12-24-10, 11:11 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,883
Posted By tiggermaxcocoa

Sooo... we require disk brakes for bike paths...

Sooo... we require disk brakes for bike paths now? Are people having trouble braking with rim brakes on bike paths?
Forum: Touring
12-16-10, 09:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,733
Posted By tiggermaxcocoa

Actually, there is a rear view cycling camera...

Actually, there is a rear view cycling camera available! Or at least it will be available starting next year. Looks to be exactly what many of you were talking about... films what's going on behind...
12-16-10, 10:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,665
Posted By tiggermaxcocoa

What crankset is that? I've been looking for a...

What crankset is that? I've been looking for a high quality polished aluminum crankset for a while...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-10, 01:46 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,919
Posted By tiggermaxcocoa

Sounds like you might be wanting a bike like...

Sounds like you might be wanting a bike like mine.

Here's my custom Habanero with custom Blacksheep unicrown Ti fork and Seven Ti seatpost. The Ti fork is by no means light (about 650g) but rides...
12-03-10, 10:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,633
Posted By tiggermaxcocoa

Another issue my LBS brought up with rim brakes...

Another issue my LBS brought up with rim brakes is that on a tandem, you wear through rims much faster than you would on a single, which can further complicate the risk of blowing off your tire. Any...
12-03-10, 08:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,633
Posted By tiggermaxcocoa

I was recently told that disc brake pads will...

I was recently told that disc brake pads will last me significantly longer than canti brake pads, and that is actually another advantage of choosing disc over canti.

What's the real story here???
12-02-10, 08:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,633
Posted By tiggermaxcocoa

Brakes for a touring tandem

I realize this topic has been done to death. I really do. But, I've searched through old forum threads and just can't come to a conclusion.

I am building up my first tandem. We weigh 300 lbs,...
12-01-10, 09:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 896
Posted By tiggermaxcocoa

DaVinci 34t timing chainrings

Hi everyone,

I'm building up my first tandem and am currently trying to decide which crankset to get. I think I have settled on the DaVinci, but I'm not sure about the timing chainring setup. ...
11-10-10, 10:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,095
Posted By tiggermaxcocoa

I also just have the 400L as a headlight and a...

I also just have the 400L as a headlight and a 140R taillight. I think anything brighter than the 400L is more for off-road riding as the beam patterns and power may blind oncoming traffic. I've...
10-14-10, 08:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,508
Posted By tiggermaxcocoa

I'd like to correct my misinformation here. The...

I'd like to correct my misinformation here. The belts cost about $60, which is probably a great savings over chains given that Co-Motion says they'll last 10 times longer than chains (although...
10-14-10, 08:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,508
Posted By tiggermaxcocoa

Thanks for the reply! Are you...

Thanks for the reply!



Are you running 700c? Specifically, what rims are you using?
10-12-10, 03:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,508
Posted By tiggermaxcocoa

I'm enjoying the belt drive and Rohloff...

I'm enjoying the belt drive and Rohloff discussion, but does anyone have any input on whether they would trust a 32 spoke Rohloff wheel for touring? I'm wondering if bulking-up the wheel by using a...
10-12-10, 10:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,508
Posted By tiggermaxcocoa

Does your tandem have 700c wheels? I know Thorn...

Does your tandem have 700c wheels? I know Thorn makes tandems with 26" Rohloff wheels, but I'm looking for one with 700c.

I agree that the dual belt drive would be cool, but I'm not convinced...
10-11-10, 06:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,508
Posted By tiggermaxcocoa

Tandem touring with a Rohloff

I know there are people out there running a Rohloff on their tandem, right?

I'm starting to build up my first tandem and want to use a Rohloff hub with 700c wheels. We're a 300lb team who will do...
Forum: Recumbent
09-15-10, 12:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,045
Posted By tiggermaxcocoa

99% of responses to this question will be one of...

99% of responses to this question will be one of the DiNotte taillight.
Forum: Touring
09-09-10, 02:07 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 10,357
Posted By tiggermaxcocoa

I apologize if someone already suggested this...

I apologize if someone already suggested this one, but I'm not going to read all these responses to make sure.

I have a Bushcooker LT and it is awesome. It weighs about 3 oz., fits in a pot, and...
Replies: 26
Views: 3,584
Posted By tiggermaxcocoa

I've had this exact same problem. I put about...

I've had this exact same problem. I put about 3000 miles on my first An-Atomica, trying to adjust everything I could. I even used the dumb little table that came with the saddle where they give you...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-10, 01:12 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,113
Posted By tiggermaxcocoa

It's incorrect to say that you need a saddle...

It's incorrect to say that you need a saddle 170mm wide because the Brooks feels good to you. The useable area on a Brooks is far less than what the saddle measures side-to-side, due to the...
Forum: Touring
06-11-10, 06:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,262
Posted By tiggermaxcocoa

We definitely use bags, and pads most of the...

We definitely use bags, and pads most of the time. The only problem with hammocks is that since you'll be compressing your bag on your backside, it won't offer much, if any, insulation. Insulation...
06-11-10, 06:18 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,799
Posted By tiggermaxcocoa

I wouldnd't overthink this. Who broke the law? ...

I wouldnd't overthink this. Who broke the law? As a cyclist, you are required to stay as far to the right as is reasonable, which you did. As far as I know, you are not required to stop behind...
05-26-10, 02:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 14,604
Posted By tiggermaxcocoa

Last year I switched out my drivetrain from a 10...

Last year I switched out my drivetrain from a 10 speed Ultegra to a 9 speed with an 11-32 cassette. I got the 9sp bar end shifters because it made the setup more affordable. I set it up to be...
Forum: Touring
05-21-10, 10:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,411
Posted By tiggermaxcocoa

While everyone will say "no one saddle is right...

While everyone will say "no one saddle is right for everyone," there sure are a lot of long-distance riders who use Brooks. Brooks are as good of a place as any to start, but don't assume it will be...
Forum: Touring
05-21-10, 03:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,459
Posted By tiggermaxcocoa

Camping etiquette: sharing your site with uninvited guests

This question may be more suited to a backpacking forum, but I'm going to ask anyway.

Last week my wife and I left work early to do an overnight backpacking trip in the National Forest by our...
Forum: Touring
04-22-10, 01:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,062
Posted By tiggermaxcocoa

I had an aluminum seatpost on my bike. It broke....

I had an aluminum seatpost on my bike. It broke. Therefore, I can extrapolate that every aluminum seatpost made from every manufacturer is terrible and prone to breakage.

Isn't the above...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-10, 01:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 462
Posted By tiggermaxcocoa

Anyone ever heard of Demonchaux?

Hi,

Has anyone ever heard anything about a small company called Demonchaux that makes titanium bikes and other parts? Specifically, I'm looking at a road stem from them. It's absolutely...
Forum: Touring
04-16-10, 04:19 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,286
Posted By tiggermaxcocoa

I'm really surprised no one has mentioned using a...

I'm really surprised no one has mentioned using a hammock. Hennessey makes great, lightweight, VERY packable hammocks that come with a rainfly. They actually weigh even less than advertised because...
Forum: Touring
04-15-10, 09:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,915
Posted By tiggermaxcocoa

Anyone tour on a Brooks Team Pro?

I have recently found that the Team Pro feels more comfortable on my touring bike than my B17. I haven't taken it touring as of yet.

I fully realize touring is simply a series of bike rides on...
04-09-10, 12:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 10,734
Posted By tiggermaxcocoa

If 25c is just as quick as 23c, but more...

If 25c is just as quick as 23c, but more comfortable, why would anyone choose 23c?
Forum: Touring
04-09-10, 12:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 880
Posted By tiggermaxcocoa

My mistake. Wrong letter. We have the XM719. ...

My mistake. Wrong letter. We have the XM719. It's been faithful.
Forum: Touring
04-06-10, 09:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,044
Posted By tiggermaxcocoa

It sounds like you and I have similar goals when...

It sounds like you and I have similar goals when it comes to touring.

Many people will say to go "rackless," and get a large saddle bag and handlebar bag combo for your purpose, and others may go...
Forum: Touring
04-06-10, 09:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 880
Posted By tiggermaxcocoa

Mavic 719 or A719 are great. The A719 is quite a...

Mavic 719 or A719 are great. The A719 is quite a bit stronger and heavier than the 719, but both are great options for loaded touring.
Forum: Touring
04-06-10, 09:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,134
Posted By tiggermaxcocoa

I used the Ritchey Pro drop bar that came on my...

I used the Ritchey Pro drop bar that came on my bike and thought they were fine. Last year, I went to get a professional bike fitting and the guy asked me why I never ride in the drops (he could...
Forum: Touring
04-05-10, 02:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 905
Posted By tiggermaxcocoa

I live in Tucson, AZ. I have gone on rides in...

I live in Tucson, AZ. I have gone on rides in the middle of the summer where I had 100+ degree heat and freezing rain in the same day. That's life when you ride in the mountains. If your route is...
Forum: Touring
04-02-10, 11:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 619
Posted By tiggermaxcocoa

I contacted Epic Designs a while back, along with...

I contacted Epic Designs a while back, along with Carousel Designs about some of their bags. I ended up buying a large seat bag from Carousel Designs. It works great for me, but like nun said, the...
Forum: Touring
03-27-10, 12:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,551
Posted By tiggermaxcocoa

Mostly rain. I'm starting to think that a...

Mostly rain.

I'm starting to think that a couple of plastic grocery bags over the seat, handlebars, and maybe cassette/derailleur would keep the most important parts dry, weigh almost nothing,...
Forum: Touring
03-27-10, 10:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,551
Posted By tiggermaxcocoa

Obviously when I ride in the rain the bike gets...

Obviously when I ride in the rain the bike gets wet. But leaving a bike sitting out in the rain overnight seems like it wouldn't be a great thing. Are you suggesting that the rain cover is not...
Forum: Touring
03-27-10, 08:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,551
Posted By tiggermaxcocoa

Lightweight waterproof bike cover for touring

I'm trying to cut some weight in my pack list. I consider a waterproof cover for my bike a necessity while camping, but everything I've seen is quite heavy. While I know there are at least a few...
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