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07-18-19, 02:16 PM
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Posted By headasunder

yes

yes
07-14-19, 01:51 AM
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Posted By headasunder

no issues forge on

no issues forge on
07-10-19, 02:07 PM
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Posted By headasunder

Yes, one other possible solution would be to run...

Yes, one other possible solution would be to run an 11 speed chain the narrower width may give the required clearance(or not) shifting the rear wont be an issue the front may be a little finickier(or...
07-04-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,163
Posted By headasunder

Save your self the pain and get the wheels...

Save your self the pain and get the wheels rebuilt with double or triple butted spokes for a 2/3 month loaded tour your rig is too light weight + broken spokes are a pain on a loaded rig when you are...
07-02-19, 01:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By headasunder

probably a sticking piston check to make sure...

probably a sticking piston check to make sure they are both retracting
06-25-19, 01:00 AM
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Posted By headasunder

No change the RD as well

No change the RD as well
06-17-19, 01:01 AM
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Posted By headasunder

We put some Specialized Sawtooth 700 x 42 on our...

We put some Specialized Sawtooth 700 x 42 on our tandem for a mixed terrain 310km trail they are super comfy and handled the shingle and gravel with ease, they roll nicely on the road as well.
06-09-19, 01:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,377
Posted By headasunder

some mechanical disc brakes have tool free...

some mechanical disc brakes have tool free adjustments like the bb7 I assume the fixed pad is awkward to get at because the hub motor means you cant poke an allen key in from the non disc side maybe...
05-28-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 756
Posted By headasunder

the spacers would go on the big ring side but if...

the spacers would go on the big ring side but if you need to shift it 4mm to miss the chain-stay then that is too big a jump between the rings, was the original 32 tooth ring scalloped to match the...
05-19-19, 02:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 604
Posted By headasunder

bottom bracket compatibility could be the fly in...

bottom bracket compatibility could be the fly in the ointment just make sure your frame can accept whatever the praxis cranks bb is.
05-01-19, 02:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,465
Posted By headasunder

I pulled out the ebb this afternoon the square...

I pulled out the ebb this afternoon the square taper inside it was knackered, replaced and greased everything biggish ride scheduled for tomorrow so heres hoping.
04-30-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,465
Posted By headasunder

Eccentric bb maintainence

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04-25-19, 09:13 PM
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Posted By headasunder

yes

yes
03-26-19, 01:04 PM
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Posted By headasunder

If you have no clearance issues mini Vs are a...

If you have no clearance issues mini Vs are a straight swap for canti's and provide excellent stopping power, they are also a lot easier to adjust/setup
01-27-19, 06:52 PM
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Views: 1,688
Posted By headasunder

Just holidaying in Nelson at the moment plenty of...

Just holidaying in Nelson at the moment plenty of cycle tourists and trail riders in town, have seen a couple of tandems fully loaded as well. The tasman trail is well thought out and super easy...
01-21-19, 01:44 AM
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Views: 1,688
Posted By headasunder

Conspiratemus1 makes some interesting points most...

Conspiratemus1 makes some interesting points most of which I agree with. The driving culture here in nz is atrocious and the open roads tend to have very little shoulder for cyclists to safely stay...
01-17-19, 12:17 AM
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Views: 1,433
Posted By headasunder

thanks for the replies much appreciated,...

thanks for the replies much appreciated, alias5000 what width tires do you run on your tandem. There are no tandem specific shops her in NZ so its second hand or what ever the big brand stores...
01-16-19, 01:27 AM
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Views: 1,433
Posted By headasunder

Cannondale road tandem

Here in the shaky isles the cannondale road tandem 2018 is on sale for a very good price(while stocks last?). At the moment I own an old, made local from imported tubing tandem that is having a few...
01-11-19, 05:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By headasunder

Thanks for the replies (except ankleworks... Not...

Thanks for the replies (except ankleworks... Not helpful) the reason for moving to 10mm was also because they seem to be easier to buy from random bike shops I will just order some wheelsmith...
01-10-19, 11:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By headasunder

3/8 threaded axle to 10mm

any issues if i swapped out a solid 3/8 axle with a 10mm one with appropriate cones and washers etc, is there a difference in the cones where they interface with the bearing or would I be better to...
12-31-18, 12:14 PM
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Views: 8,663
Posted By headasunder

One of life's great lessons is learning not to...

One of life's great lessons is learning not to care, at 50 your a little late to the party but at least that lessons out of the way....next
06-13-18, 03:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 547
Posted By headasunder

is the chain threaded through the rear dérailleur...

is the chain threaded through the rear dérailleur correctly its surprisingly easy to go over the tab between the two pulleys. Your problem sounds like an adjustment issue, dust and grit can slow the...
06-12-18, 04:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 547
Posted By headasunder

Are you taking about the shifting at the...

Are you taking about the shifting at the front(chain rings) or the rear cassette
05-31-18, 04:17 AM
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Views: 3,901
Posted By headasunder

+1

+1
05-29-18, 09:15 PM
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Views: 3,901
Posted By headasunder

None of the things you have changed will make the...

None of the things you have changed will make the bike harder or easier to pedal, a new chain and cassette will feel smoother but wont make it any easier to spin the pedals ditto chainrings. You have...
05-28-18, 06:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 426
Posted By headasunder

Definitely belted out with a screwdriver you wont...

Definitely belted out with a screwdriver you wont see it when its installed and you have no way of knowing when or who did the damage so make sure there are no burrs on the outer face if you plan on...
05-28-18, 02:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 210
Posted By headasunder

If its a downtube shifter or thumb shifter that...

If its a downtube shifter or thumb shifter that is not indexed ie friction shift then you should be able to adjust how stiff the lever action is at the shifter its usually a large flathead screw.
03-26-18, 01:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,981
Posted By headasunder

Sounds like you have done all you can to improve...

Sounds like you have done all you can to improve the brakes short of changing them out for hydraulics, you may need to change your riding style and get on the drops for long descents?
03-18-18, 11:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 405
Posted By headasunder

maybe the cable is routed the wrong side of the...

maybe the cable is routed the wrong side of the cap screw
03-05-18, 12:18 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By headasunder

cogs cant be installed backwards take it back to...

cogs cant be installed backwards take it back to the shop and get them to fix it.
01-05-18, 09:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,412
Posted By headasunder

I know the purpose of the bung and the top cap....

I know the purpose of the bung and the top cap. My suggestion is for readers and posters to remove their top cap and ride for a week then report back.
01-05-18, 01:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,412
Posted By headasunder

I've never run my carbon steerer without a top...

I've never run my carbon steerer without a top cap so dont bother with the paste, the few times I tried it on a alloy steerer with a star nut the headset always developed play regardless of stem bolt...
01-04-18, 11:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,412
Posted By headasunder

Yes thats what I meant it pulls out of the...

Yes thats what I meant it pulls out of the steerer, also the top cap definitely plays a part without it road vibrations/judder will cause the headset to become loose to a correctly torqued stem so...
01-04-18, 07:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,412
Posted By headasunder

Assuming that stack height is correct the most...

Assuming that stack height is correct the most likely cause is the compression bung slipping, in my experience this is pretty common. I don't use a torque wrench except for the stem bolts. Andy is...
01-03-18, 01:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 612
Posted By headasunder

Normally any markings like tooth count are...

Normally any markings like tooth count are stamped on the side of the inner ring that faces the frame.
12-29-17, 05:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,337
Posted By headasunder

I have a ultegra triple with only the spacer on...

I have a ultegra triple with only the spacer on the non drive side perhaps the drive side spacer is to compensate for a different shell width regardless sounds like you have a work around so ride on
12-18-17, 10:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,025
Posted By headasunder

Interesting post and questions, first thing I...

Interesting post and questions, first thing I would say is I am surprised the sora fd didnt work out the second would be that the atlus is an mtb derailleur which are technically not compatible with...
10-26-17, 12:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,062
Posted By headasunder

they usually have a metal plate stuck in that...

they usually have a metal plate stuck in that area mine got chomped up a couple of times before i removed it and put on a chain catcher, if it was my bike I would keep riding it and maybe wrap it in...
10-03-17, 09:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 527
Posted By headasunder

11 speed is also OK my riding side kick is...

11 speed is also OK my riding side kick is running 105 compact 11 speed with everything else 9 speed including the chain. Apparently the ring spacing is marginally wider on shimano 11 speed to allow...
09-18-17, 10:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 404
Posted By headasunder

Normally I would say any road bike rear wheel...

Normally I would say any road bike rear wheel that takes a 700c tyre but I suspect your rear drop out spacing may be 135mm, standard road bikes are 130mm, measure the drop out spacing. The type of...
09-15-17, 03:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 822
Posted By headasunder

think of it as an added safety feature... people...

think of it as an added safety feature... people will hear you coming
09-02-17, 02:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 441
Posted By headasunder

your bcd is most likely 110 so getting anything...

your bcd is most likely 110 so getting anything under a 34 maybe difficult and if you change cranks to an mtb set as one of jimc options your FD wont have the adjustment if its a braze on. If it...
08-31-17, 11:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 519
Posted By headasunder

I think you will find quite a bit of variation on...

I think you will find quite a bit of variation on the stem bolts mine say max 8nm and I torque them to 4.5nm. Regarding the expandfer plug I didnt bother with a torque wrench from the factory it was...
08-30-17, 05:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 762
Posted By headasunder

Don't clean or oil it for the first month then...

Don't clean or oil it for the first month then check it. I'm not a fastidious chain cleaner or oiler and get about 4 to 8000+km out of my chains depending on what bike(my commuter takes a beating). ...
08-30-17, 04:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By headasunder

Buy some wd40 and any oil is better than nothing...

Buy some wd40 and any oil is better than nothing but sewing machine oil is too light and will just run out again last time I used atf but chain bar lube would be a better bet
08-29-17, 01:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,665
Posted By headasunder

I've have seen this twice, both times the strands...

I've have seen this twice, both times the strands pulled through the plastic ferrules at the shifter end wasn't my bike so don't know the cause. My cheap in line adjusters are very easy to turn?
08-23-17, 01:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 554
Posted By headasunder

To dismantle it you would need a crank puller...

To dismantle it you would need a crank puller then a BB tool to check if it's tight, the non drive side plastic ring drives in until it is snug up to the cartridge bb it doesn't(usually) drive in...
08-18-17, 01:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,801
Posted By headasunder

+1 I've worn out several rims a couple have gone...

+1 I've worn out several rims a couple have gone bang one of the first symptoms was pulsing under braking the higher pressure involved in road bike rims usually blows the brake track off the rim if...
08-13-17, 10:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By headasunder

You don't mention if the cassette is also new-ish...

You don't mention if the cassette is also new-ish if not then that is the most likely culprit. The other common cause would be the freehub slipping due to gummed up or damaged pawls which sounds...
08-06-17, 02:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 743
Posted By headasunder

do this I’ve had the same issue and a relube...

do this I’ve had the same issue and a relube sorted it also if you have an expansion bung instead of a star nut reseat it I have found they are invariably under tourqued from the shop and pull out...
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