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02-17-17, 08:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,783
Posted By smiller

Sealed bearings?

We had this problem with a set of Phil hubs once. Put one wrap of Teflon tape around the bearing cartridges, pressed them back in and....silence.
02-17-17, 07:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,026
Posted By smiller

Wait..don't start yet

You forgot the beer. For some reason bikes go together better with a nice cold ale. Just one.. don't want to induce mistakes
Forum: Touring
03-27-15, 12:02 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,134
Posted By smiller

That's town before the overnight. Posting from...

That's town before the overnight. Posting from my phone. Can't type.
Forum: Touring
03-27-15, 12:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,134
Posted By smiller

If you're self supporting, you can do what many...

If you're self supporting, you can do what many do. Ride to the last ten before the overnight. Camp in their city park near the fire department sponsored beer tent. I work next to the bike path in...
03-27-15, 11:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,074
Posted By smiller

I'm 6'6" and have a Cannondale 25" framed touring...

I'm 6'6" and have a Cannondale 25" framed touring bike with 36 spoke wheels. It's as strong as anything out there. Put on some 700-38 tires and a spring seat and ride smooth bike paths only until you...
04-01-11, 09:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,971
Posted By smiller

I know a guy who takes a Triplet with a tandem...

I know a guy who takes a Triplet with a tandem adams, pulling a Burley trailer with the baby in it. had some pics, but cant find them. last i heard he was having a quad built.
03-05-11, 06:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,325
Posted By smiller

I've got a Cannondale tandem for sale, size is...

I've got a Cannondale tandem for sale, size is 25" front, 23" rear. it's the biggest frame size they made and the biggest non-custom available at the time, maybe still is. The front measures more...
02-28-11, 09:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,957
Posted By smiller

I just found the Bontrager Street online and plan...

I just found the Bontrager Street online and plan to check them out as a replacemet for my 25yr old Duettos. perforated leather upper, nice walkable sole, spd compatible.
02-13-11, 02:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,370
Posted By smiller

if you look closely, you'll find the old 6/7/8sp...

if you look closely, you'll find the old 6/7/8sp chains had pins that stuck out. these are what caught on the chain rings and climbed to the larger ring. with the 9/10sp chain, there are no pins...
01-23-11, 02:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 547
Posted By smiller

i tried that. didn't work. you're supposed to be...

i tried that. didn't work. you're supposed to be able to do it if you file off the extra tooth on the inside of the cassettes, but the 7400 needs its specific locking outer cog and it just doesn't...
01-23-11, 01:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 964
Posted By smiller

i'm currently running campy 10sp ergo brifters on...

i'm currently running campy 10sp ergo brifters on shimano 8sp rear gears/der and it shifts better than the shimano shifters did.
01-23-11, 01:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 948
Posted By smiller

7400 is not much compatible with anything. ive...

7400 is not much compatible with anything. ive got an old dura-ace 7400 cannondale that i converted. i replaced the cassette body with a 9-10 sp version and re-spaced it slightly so i could wedge it...
01-23-11, 01:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 703
Posted By smiller

hold up! he's got C-record. if it really is...

hold up! he's got C-record. if it really is c-record. you're limited to 8sp campy unless you replace at least the cassette body or wheels. if you'd like to shift more, you need a new cassette body...
01-23-11, 01:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 768
Posted By smiller

you could replace the cassette body. i've done it...

you could replace the cassette body. i've done it before, much easier than changing out the whole hub. then you can use the cassette you want. i found an unwanted hub with a compatable cassette body...
06-05-10, 04:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,146
Posted By smiller

FWIW my campy wheels are also cross drive side...

FWIW my campy wheels are also cross drive side radial non-drive side
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-10, 03:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 747
Posted By smiller

ive done that. my fault, wasn't paying attention...

ive done that. my fault, wasn't paying attention and rear ended a car that stopped on a major road to turn right when someone was in the crosswalk. i wound up on his trunk. the only injury was my...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-10, 05:24 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,321
Posted By smiller

Rather than whining about someone disturbing my...

Rather than whining about someone disturbing my peacefull surroundings more than the cement truck running on the road 30 feet from the bike paths, i'll try to at least partially answer your question....
09-08-09, 06:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 730
Posted By smiller

I've been doing it for about 3 years on my...

I've been doing it for about 3 years on my Cannondale without any problem.
09-08-09, 06:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,879
Posted By smiller

yakima also makes a hatch rack that will fit the...

yakima also makes a hatch rack that will fit the Versa for about 125. I've got a Yak roof tandem mount but i just use the rear rack. easier and less risk of dropping it. take off the front wheel and...
08-22-09, 10:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,955
Posted By smiller

you cant cold set the aluminum frame, but you can...

you cant cold set the aluminum frame, but you can just force it in, it just wont be as easy as if it was spaced properly. Ive done it for years on a cannondale tandem without problem. believe me,...
08-13-09, 09:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 529
Posted By smiller

you can jam the wider hub in there easily. It's a...

you can jam the wider hub in there easily. It's a steel frame so you can even cold set it to make it easier. The freehub will have greater bearing spacing too, so your axle will take the weight...
08-07-09, 09:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 17,626
Posted By smiller

i tend to like funky wheels so i laced up my 36...

i tend to like funky wheels so i laced up my 36 hole chorus hub 2x on the non drive side and crow's foot on the drive side to an asymetrical rim. took 3 tries. had to stop and go have a couple of...
08-07-09, 09:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,873
Posted By smiller

i've done it wit cinelli, you have to be VERY...

i've done it wit cinelli, you have to be VERY carefull removing it or you wont have much to work with. also old cork loses some flexibility so it tends to break when you try to stretch it arount...
08-07-09, 09:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,927
Posted By smiller

shimano makes a 12-27 105 cassette, they don't...

shimano makes a 12-27 105 cassette, they don't make a bigger one in the road lines because the normal road der's arent designed to handle a cog bigger than 27. Sheldon said he'd gone bigger, but it...
08-07-09, 08:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,500
Posted By smiller

campy and shimano work together great. I've done...

campy and shimano work together great. I've done it on my old cannondales with great success. I currently run shimano 8sp drivetrain with campy 10sp brifters on my tandem. all you have to do is know...
08-07-09, 08:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 864
Posted By smiller

assuming it's a freehub and not a freewheel hub,...

assuming it's a freehub and not a freewheel hub, you can just change out the freehub and cassette to go 8/9 speed. I've done it with my old 7sp DA wheels and was suprised how easy it is. Sheldon...
07-25-09, 12:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 961
Posted By smiller

what are you shifting it with. the DA 7400...

what are you shifting it with. the DA 7400 doesn't throw the same as other Shimano shifters. I'm running the same Rder with 9sp shimano compatable SRAM shifters, using a Shiftmate to make it shift...
06-22-09, 10:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 557
Posted By smiller

you'll also find the alternative routing is...

you'll also find the alternative routing is nearly impossible with the DA Rear der. i've tried it. I ran mine on an 8sp cassette with 9sp shifters and it shifts great. i'm currently using the old DA...
11-04-08, 03:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,207
Posted By smiller

I've done this and i'll dissagree with reve...

I've done this and i'll dissagree with reve above. the ult 8sp shifters might shift the 7400 in friction, but it won't index well since the shift ratios are different. about the same difference as...
11-04-08, 03:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,179
Posted By smiller

The DA 7400 used a different amount of 'throw'...

The DA 7400 used a different amount of 'throw' pulling less cable per shift. that's why a modern 9sp shimano shifte will shift the old DA on 8 sp spacing. If you're fixed on 7sp. you can use the...
11-04-08, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 527
Posted By smiller

actually you CAN use the older DA if you use a...

actually you CAN use the older DA if you use a shiftmate. I figure the SM2 is the right one for you. I'm using old DA r der with Sram rocket shifters on a 9sp setup and it doesn't miss a shift.
11-04-08, 02:53 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,096
Posted By smiller

I just went thru all this on my tandem. tried the...

I just went thru all this on my tandem. tried the avid "bmx" v brakes that are supposed to work with STI levers (i'm actually using campy's version) with truley scarey results.. tandems NEED brakes!...
08-15-08, 05:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 523
Posted By smiller

that combo should work fine.

that combo should work fine.
08-15-08, 05:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,101
Posted By smiller

just try to find a spoke calculator that will...

just try to find a spoke calculator that will give you the proper length for those! I've done a crow's foot pattern and a 2 forward 2 back pattern, but i wouldn't even try that.
08-15-08, 04:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 515
Posted By smiller

I've got a shiftmate to make a sram shifter shift...

I've got a shiftmate to make a sram shifter shift an old DA on shimano 9sp. BUT, there isn't a shiftmate combo that will make a shimano 9sp shift shimano 7sp. you CAN make it shift an 8sp using...
08-08-08, 09:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 905
Posted By smiller

considering the BB30 was developed by cannondale...

considering the BB30 was developed by cannondale and i think they are the only manufacturer using the standard that also makes tandems.. i doubt we'll see it anywhere before cannondale does it. of...
08-08-08, 09:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 441
Posted By smiller

Like dan said. go slow and check everything. make...

Like dan said. go slow and check everything. make sure you aren't off a click. If your shifters are actually on the middle click when the chain is on the big chainring, one click will drop it all the...
08-08-08, 08:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,682
Posted By smiller

Tiagra is fully indexed up front so adjustment...

Tiagra is fully indexed up front so adjustment can help with chain skip. if a little adjustment doesn't solve the problem, you might try a new chain. some are more prone to skip than others. Also,...
08-08-08, 07:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,019
Posted By smiller

I've done the same with my old Cannondale, going...

I've done the same with my old Cannondale, going to 9sp from 7. One thing to note with the old chains, the chainpins stuck out a bit and the chainring caught that and the sideplates on the upshift....
08-08-08, 07:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 488
Posted By smiller

Go to your LBS and ask if they have a trashed...

Go to your LBS and ask if they have a trashed wheel around, then just thread 6 or 8 spokes onto the back side of the hub. you don't need them true or tight, just roughly evenly spaced.
08-08-08, 07:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 500
Posted By smiller

you just might have adjusted the der one gear off...

you just might have adjusted the der one gear off so that on the big cog, you would still have one click left if you released the inner stop. did that on my tandem once, drove me nuts trying to sort...
08-08-08, 06:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 471
Posted By smiller

a double fd doesn't have enough capacity to clear...

a double fd doesn't have enough capacity to clear the chain on the small ring. it's just not long enough even if you lower it as far as you can. it also isn't designed to travel far enough in and...
08-08-08, 06:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,633
Posted By smiller

GEEZ guys. DA brake adjusters don't use ferrules!...

GEEZ guys. DA brake adjusters don't use ferrules! Just stick the end of the cable in and call it good! the ferrules are in the cable kit in case you need them for some frame applications.
08-08-08, 06:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By smiller

Not a problem. All forks are the same spacing so...

Not a problem. All forks are the same spacing so all front axles are the same. as for the rear, you'll often see that the actual axle doesn't extend all the way. just make sure your skewer is...
07-25-08, 06:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,261
Posted By smiller

first thing has to be clipless pedals and good...

first thing has to be clipless pedals and good shoes.
next, are you riding on gravel/dirt? if not, you should consider a good set of better rolling road/touring tires
06-28-08, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 831
Posted By smiller

I'm curious how this was resolved. I'm...

I'm curious how this was resolved. I'm experiencing the same issue.
06-27-08, 09:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 480
Posted By smiller

If you're going indexed, the first thing you have...

If you're going indexed, the first thing you have to consider is the rear der. if it isn't a later, indexing unit, you won't have much shifting luck anyway. That aside, you shouldn't have too much...
06-22-08, 05:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,254
Posted By smiller

It was a redesign. the '07 design recall cranks...

It was a redesign. the '07 design recall cranks aren't compatible with mine. They have a hollow crank spindle which had some heat treatment issues and has been known to crack and fail...
06-21-08, 03:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,254
Posted By smiller

No one? Just got a call from my LBS. Seems...

No one?
Just got a call from my LBS. Seems Cannondale is aware of the problem, but since it was a design flaw from FSA, the design was changed and there are no more replacements. The only...
06-19-08, 07:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 535
Posted By smiller

I've found that the right shiftmate will cover...

I've found that the right shiftmate will cover just about any combination. for your situation the shiftmate 4 should do the trick. if in the future you need a different combination, you can just...
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