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02-16-18, 12:25 PM
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Posted By willhs

Interesting... I wonder if the GX heavier/cheaper...

Interesting... I wonder if the GX heavier/cheaper version would also be more durable.

And with regards to cable pull differences, that's the reason for using X-Shifter. The wireless electronic...
02-04-18, 01:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,707
Posted By willhs

Actually that's the point. It's intentionally a...

Actually that's the point. It's intentionally a 1x drivetrain to go with an Eagle cassette. The chain line of the front/captain crankset matches up within a mm of the inner chainring of the...
01-28-18, 03:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,707
Posted By willhs

I did work it out which parts to buy but didn't...

I did work it out which parts to buy but didn't do the drivetrain rebuild because the stock drivetrain was good enough (it was for a friend) and they might not be using it enough to justify adding...
03-11-17, 04:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,120
Posted By willhs

Raleigh Cadent owners?

This bike comes up in threads occasionally, but I can't see any posts of actual owners. It is only a year old, so that may be it. But, I'm wondering if anyone has the bike and has any thoughts, and...
02-27-17, 10:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,707
Posted By willhs

That's too funny. Yeah, I think the X-shifter...

That's too funny. Yeah, I think the X-shifter could be a big help for the franken-gear setups that tandems can end up with. Thanks for your help. I'll report back on the build once I get all the...
02-27-17, 10:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,844
Posted By willhs

Based on that SRAM tech document, I think the...

Based on that SRAM tech document, I think the wide axle SRAM cranks will probably work for you but you can get the extact measurements from there and measure out on your tandem to be sure.
02-25-17, 10:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,844
Posted By willhs

This is really helpful, thank you very much! I...

This is really helpful, thank you very much! I found SRAMs tech documents and I think I nailed down how to put this together. I made a separate post for the build, so I don't derail this thread any...
02-25-17, 10:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,707
Posted By willhs

Double to single (!) with right sided drive and SRAM Eagle

I'm looking to put together another tandem, and I think the tech is there to do a 1x chainring build now with SRAM Eagle. Hear me out. I would love to have any thoughts from the experienced users...
02-24-17, 03:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,844
Posted By willhs

What are your thoughts on a right sided drive and...

What are your thoughts on a right sided drive and a SRAM Eagle setup? Looking at gear calculator, an Eagle setup would actually be very similar to my current tandem setup, but it would be a 1x (I...
09-10-14, 10:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,051
Posted By willhs

We've used SRAM 10 speed on our tandem for 4...

We've used SRAM 10 speed on our tandem for 4 years now, no problems at all. The nice thing about SRAM is that you can use their mountain derailleurs with the shifters, and they're actually...
09-14-13, 09:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 864
Posted By willhs

I would add a plug for gear-calculator.com, which...

I would add a plug for gear-calculator.com, which gives a better visualization and allows for direct comparisons of setups. For example, here's the difference between your setup and mine (52/38 in...
08-31-12, 10:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,744
Posted By willhs

Wow, thank you all very much for the help! I...

Wow, thank you all very much for the help! I will report back with a ride report when done.
08-29-12, 08:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,744
Posted By willhs

Rake for an ENVE fork?

Okay, I've been reading a lot of posts, and I'm only more confused. What would be the best rake for an ENVE fork? "Best" in this case means most stability at high speeds but ability to steer...
06-20-12, 08:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,321
Posted By willhs

I'm going to go with DaVinci on this as well. ...

I'm going to go with DaVinci on this as well. Sort of a no-brainer, really. Durable wheels built by an expert, Cost $555 and weigh 840g/1060g for front/rear. By comparison, Topolinos cost $1,419...
06-20-12, 08:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,050
Posted By willhs

One approach that is sort of up and coming in...

One approach that is sort of up and coming in cyclocross is Retroshift (http://retroshift.com/), which essentially mounts bar end shifters to the front of the brakes. If expense is an issue for you...
06-19-12, 12:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,321
Posted By willhs

There are plenty of other "you should buy from...

There are plenty of other "you should buy from the classifieds" threads, but I will try to briefly justify my purchase:

We got a year and a half of 100+ mile/week riding out of the stock...
06-18-12, 05:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,321
Posted By willhs

Good questions. I don't mind running a chain...

Good questions. I don't mind running a chain tensioner for now. It would be really cool if Phil Wood released the Lil Phil Centric...
06-18-12, 06:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,321
Posted By willhs

@Dean V: Heh, this seems to be a debate that...

@Dean V: Heh, this seems to be a debate that often gets a whole thread of its own :-), but I can speak to my reasons. There are less total gears, true, but there is actually a much wider total gear...
06-17-12, 08:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,321
Posted By willhs

@waynesulak: Actually, the claimed weight for...

@waynesulak: Actually, the claimed weight for the crank arms is essentially the same, and real world weights seem to verify that. Granted, a square taper BB is heavier than an external, but on the...
06-17-12, 04:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,321
Posted By willhs

@jamieandjean10: Thanks! Yeah that's pretty much...

@jamieandjean10: Thanks! Yeah that's pretty much the setup I was looking to do -- but the weight of the DaVinci is less than anything I could put together, and could conceivably be even a bit less...
06-17-12, 04:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,321
Posted By willhs

Actually, now that I've seen the weights on...

Actually, now that I've seen the weights on everything, that's an amazing option. I looked at that one a few weeks ago, but it didn't register with me how light those things are.... Actually, what...
06-17-12, 01:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,321
Posted By willhs

Ugh, you aren't kidding -- trying to figure out...

Ugh, you aren't kidding -- trying to figure out how to make that all work made my head spin. I think keeping it as simple as possible is probably good. I was just very tempted by the low cost of...
06-17-12, 07:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,321
Posted By willhs

Rhino and TandemGeek, thank you both very much. ...

Rhino and TandemGeek, thank you both very much. That is very helpful.

Believe me, I did consider just getting a new one. But, honestly the frame on the Giordano is perfect for both of us and is...
06-16-12, 04:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,321
Posted By willhs

Yep, I did find that link, thanks. I was...

Yep, I did find that link, thanks. I was actually thinking to put the timing chain on the INSIDE of the "triple" and put a chain catcher between the timing chain and the drive chain. That would be...
06-16-12, 01:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,321
Posted By willhs

DIY Right Sided Timing Chain?

After over a year on the Giordano Viaggio, my wife and I have decided that we're really hooked on it and want to upgrade it significantly - new wheels and components. We're going to upgrade from the...
06-13-12, 02:42 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,771
Posted By willhs

Ah, I see. Interesting feature.

Ah, I see. Interesting feature.
06-13-12, 06:09 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,771
Posted By willhs

Thanks, I did read the thread, and that's why I...

Thanks, I did read the thread, and that's why I was confused and asked the question. I can see how the wording of my question could lead you to think that I didn't read anything. So, if you don't...
06-10-12, 10:01 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,771
Posted By willhs

Newbie here - without the EBB, don't you have to...

Newbie here - without the EBB, don't you have to use a chain tensioner on the timing chain?
05-07-12, 08:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 607
Posted By willhs

BHS Rim?

Me again. I'm looking to put together a better wheelset than what comes with the Viaggio (shouldn't be hard). This rim is getting some attention from the singles crowd:
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05-01-12, 01:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,109
Posted By willhs

Wow, I've never seen that before. That's pretty...

Wow, I've never seen that before. That's pretty cool. Isn't it possible for that to fall out with some serious bumps, though?
04-29-12, 06:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,109
Posted By willhs

Philcentric Eccentric for Square Taper BB?

Hi,

First time poster here. I've been riding with my wife on a Giordano Viaggio for over a year and we've been loving it. For a $500 tandem, it really works very well as a "road tandem" (with...
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