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02-16-17, 01:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 996
Posted By Bezalel

Don't go with SAE, just about everything else on...

Don't go with SAE, just about everything else on bikes is metric.
02-16-17, 12:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 996
Posted By Bezalel

You can do the same thing park does, punch a hole...

You can do the same thing park does, punch a hole on some bar stock and weld the nut in. The reason they don't just drill and tap the handle is because they want hardened threads.
Replies: 44
Views: 15,550
Posted By Bezalel

I'd think it would only be an issue if the rider...

I'd think it would only be an issue if the rider is putting out alot of power to begin with.
01-26-17, 12:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,099
Posted By Bezalel

If the hanger is keyed, it can be used instead of...

If the hanger is keyed, it can be used instead of the spacer.
12-14-16, 10:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,553
Posted By Bezalel

29.8 is common with oversized steel tubes (1mm...

29.8 is common with oversized steel tubes (1mm wall thickness gets the outside of the seat tube to 31.8mm). G93 is probably a date code for July 1993


29.8 is still commonly used on steel tandems
12-09-16, 02:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,362
Posted By Bezalel

Contact patch size is a function or weight and...

Contact patch size is a function or weight and pressure. At equal pressure a 23mm and 25mm tire will have the same size contact patch.


If your bike frame uses thicker tubes than 25mm, you're not...
12-09-16, 02:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,701
Posted By Bezalel

I eventually got a larger bag and needed a new...

I eventually got a larger bag and needed a new location for my lights. Now I have a Minoura SpaceMount (minus the clamp) bolted directly to my front rack.

...
12-07-16, 10:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,701
Posted By Bezalel

I haven't had much luck with brackets that rely...

I haven't had much luck with brackets that rely on handlebar torque to keep them in position. I eventually settled on a Velo-Orange Decaleur and lowered my bag so it rested on my front rack. An...
11-27-16, 09:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 686
Posted By Bezalel

A 7-speed freewheel is not a drop in replacement...

A 7-speed freewheel is not a drop in replacement for a 5-speed one. Your current shifters may not have enough range for 7 speeds. The Ashtabula crank might have all three rings riveted (or welded)...
11-23-16, 01:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 551
Posted By Bezalel

A lot of the collars designed for 31.8mm tubes...

A lot of the collars designed for 31.8mm tubes expect a thick walled aluminum seat tube so on some clamps the lip might cause some interference when used with a thin walled oversized steel tube.

I...
11-20-16, 05:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 607
Posted By Bezalel

The spokes don't care. The maximum pressure a rim...

The spokes don't care. The maximum pressure a rim can take is inversely related to the tire width, Most manufacturers don't publish this number but 80PSI@1.65" doesn't seem too far off.


BTW...
11-18-16, 08:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 846
Posted By Bezalel

On the seat post binder, one side is a bolt and...

On the seat post binder, one side is a bolt and the other side is a keyed barrel nut. Unless the nut or frame is damaged, it can be adjusted only from the bolt side which is usually (and on some...
11-09-16, 07:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,876
Posted By Bezalel

Going to 9-speed opens up more options. to get...

Going to 9-speed opens up more options. to get started all you really need to change is shifters, chain, and cassette.
11-09-16, 07:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 631
Posted By Bezalel

Clamping bolts are usually harder than what is...

Clamping bolts are usually harder than what is commonly available in stainless.
11-06-16, 07:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,647
Posted By Bezalel

If the hanger is bent, just get your LBS to...

If the hanger is bent, just get your LBS to straighten it out. You will need to have your rear wheel installed but not the derailleur for the job to be done.


Alternatively you can but the tool...
10-31-16, 05:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 810
Posted By Bezalel

42mm is between 1.5" and 2.1" so the width should...

42mm is between 1.5" and 2.1" so the width should be fine. I'm not that familiar with 650b so I don't know how well 26" tubes fit.
10-30-16, 10:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,382
Posted By Bezalel

26x1.75 is not a proper rim size, it's just a...

26x1.75 is not a proper rim size, it's just a vendor's recommendation as to what size tire would be an ideal fit. There is some leeway when it comes to tire widths and a 2.35 tire can be mounted but...
Forum: Touring
10-27-16, 10:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,681
Posted By Bezalel

My basic repair kit that stays with each bike...

My basic repair kit that stays with each bike contains a spare tube and a patch kit. Once I start a patch kit, I keep an additional unopened tube of vulcanizing fluid.


Unless I'm completely...
Forum: Touring
10-27-16, 10:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,422
Posted By Bezalel

Also the Pacific hurricane season starts earlier...

Also the Pacific hurricane season starts earlier than the Atlantic hurricane season so going west to east gives you a better chance of avoiding one at the end of the ride.
Replies: 13
Views: 5,355
Posted By Bezalel

Add a set of pedal blocks for your shorter leg....

Add a set of pedal blocks for your shorter leg. the 1/16" shouldn't make any difference as perfect symmetry doesn't exist.
Do you already have shoes that compensate for your leg length? If so you...
10-27-16, 09:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,817
Posted By Bezalel

You probably won't know the full extent of the...

You probably won't know the full extent of the damage until the downtube is cut and the rest of the frame is put in an alignment jig. Even if it just needs 1 tube, alignment, and clearcoat, you're...
10-27-16, 09:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 382
Posted By Bezalel

The "1:1 Activation Ratio" labeling was dropped...

The "1:1 Activation Ratio" labeling was dropped for 10 speed. 10 speed derailleurs are labeled "Exact Actuation"


In the case of X7 parts the 10 speed parts are labeled "10 speed".
10-23-16, 12:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 823
Posted By Bezalel

Have you measured the dropout spacing? Ti frames...

Have you measured the dropout spacing? Ti frames are normally designed for high end components so even as early as 1995, it is likely to have a 130mm dropout spacing.


The only major size...
10-07-16, 12:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,817
Posted By Bezalel

650A tires are nowhere near a plentiful as 650B....

650A tires are nowhere near a plentiful as 650B. I decided to search within the tire section of Amazon and got 5 hits for 650A and 164 hits for 650B.


Back to the OP's question. If you have a...
10-07-16, 12:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 766
Posted By Bezalel

Unless you happen to find 2 pairs of...

Unless you happen to find 2 pairs of off-the-shelf pedals cheaper than a single specialty nut.
10-06-16, 05:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 766
Posted By Bezalel

Does this design have the same precession issues...

Does this design have the same precession issues as a normal crank? Can you just get two pairs of pedals and just use the RH threaded pedal?
10-06-16, 08:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,794
Posted By Bezalel

If you're using a pipe cutter make sure it's...

If you're using a pipe cutter make sure it's really a pipe cutter and not a copper tubing cutter, a tubing cutter can't handle the hardness of a handlebar.


The preferred way is to use a hacksaw...
09-28-16, 03:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 411
Posted By Bezalel

The band type comes in either 34.9 (L) or 31.8...

The band type comes in either 34.9 (L) or 31.8 (S/M). The 31.8 version comes with a shim for 28.6.
Forum: Touring
09-25-16, 10:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 788
Posted By Bezalel

For straight bars you should use the GP1, the GC1...

For straight bars you should use the GP1, the GC1 is for swept back bars. You need to find an older non carbon safe version of the grips. The newer grips have been redesigned with a lip for carbon...
Replies: 11
Views: 2,276
Posted By Bezalel

Based on my limited experience, it's easier to...

Based on my limited experience, it's easier to handle a tandem than a bakfiets. I'm not a big fan of tag-a-long trailers for riders who can't balance themselves.
09-20-16, 03:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,675
Posted By Bezalel

I use a trunk mounted Reese SportWing (there is a...

I use a trunk mounted Reese SportWing (there is a hitch mounted model as well). If it's the only bike I'm carrying, I remove the rear wheel. If I'm carrying a single as well, I remove both wheels.
...
09-15-16, 11:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,255
Posted By Bezalel

Tektro has a few levers with integrated bells,...

Tektro has a few levers with integrated bells, these all have bells on the left side. The consideration isn't about which hand is used for braking but which hand is used for shifting. There is much...
09-15-16, 11:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,255
Posted By Bezalel

It is a CPSC requirement for new bicycles sold in...

It is a CPSC requirement for new bicycles sold in the United States.






Other counties may have different standards.
09-12-16, 12:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 526
Posted By Bezalel

DT Swiss (the successors of HUGI) still builds...

DT Swiss (the successors of HUGI) still builds hubs like these so their current disassembly instructions and diagrams should help you. I'm not sure if their current parts list will help.
09-07-16, 02:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 491
Posted By Bezalel

What pedals are they from, I couldn't identify...

What pedals are they from, I couldn't identify it?


For most pedals I looked at the body plate/front hook is replacable but the springed rear hook is not offered as a replacement part.
09-07-16, 01:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 971
Posted By Bezalel

I can't see how that slide could bend a wheel in...

I can't see how that slide could bend a wheel in good condition. I'd say to remove all the tension and see how out of shape the rim is in. Then you can make a decision whether to just retension, bend...
09-05-16, 07:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,765
Posted By Bezalel

Maybe a Cannondale Road Tandem in XL/S. You can...

Maybe a Cannondale Road Tandem in XL/S. You can also look at a Co-Motion Periscope.


Other than size what are you looking for?
09-05-16, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 577
Posted By Bezalel

The shifting aids will shift each wheel...

The shifting aids will shift each wheel independently so you'll end up with shift steering. I'd recommend a single cassette on an intermediate axle and drive each wheel from the axle.
09-05-16, 01:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 694
Posted By Bezalel

IIRC other than the flight deck buttons, R600...

IIRC other than the flight deck buttons, R600 55xx and 65xx are interchangeable. Unfortunately Shimano has been eliminating some of their older manuals so I can't completely verify it.
09-05-16, 12:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,614
Posted By Bezalel

The standard is to have 2 usually M5x.8 threaded...

The standard is to have 2 usually M5x.8 threaded holes 63.5mm apart. Due to manufacturing tolerances many cages will have 1 or even 2 oval holes. There is no standard as to how high up on the cage...
Forum: Touring
09-04-16, 07:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,637
Posted By Bezalel

I wouldn't use seat tube size as the starting...

I wouldn't use seat tube size as the starting point, especially when comparing road to gravel bikes. Try starting with effective top tube.
09-04-16, 06:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,300
Posted By Bezalel

Did they use the tandem specific BB or did they...

Did they use the tandem specific BB or did they just reverse the eccentric and install a single BB backwards?


If they installed a single BB backwards you can fix it by pressing out the bearings...
08-28-16, 05:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,127
Posted By Bezalel

The dot in 1 quadrant is an indicator that it is...

The dot in 1 quadrant is an indicator that it is a JIS screw and not a Phillips screw.
Replies: 5
Views: 2,323
Posted By Bezalel

Why not start with shoes that come with heat...

Why not start with shoes that come with heat moldable insoles? You can setup the problem area with a spacer and fill in that area with a separate cushion. You can remold them if you determine you no...
08-28-16, 02:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 454
Posted By Bezalel

Road pedals are single sided and need to orient...

Road pedals are single sided and need to orient themselves for easy clipping in. MTB pedals need more ingress protection.
08-23-16, 12:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 988
Posted By Bezalel

The most generic ones are 68mm wide with a...

The most generic ones are 68mm wide with a diameter of 54mm. Shops that specialize in tandems are your best source.
08-22-16, 11:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,124
Posted By Bezalel

The (blue) stock image from 2004 doesn't seem to...

The (blue) stock image from 2004 doesn't seem to correspond to other images I found of actual customer bikes, the actual bikes seemed to be more like the (grey) 2005 stock image.


The 2004 stock...
Forum: Touring
08-22-16, 10:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,673
Posted By Bezalel

The J and D Expedition Rack extends about 3...

The J and D Expedition Rack extends about 3 inches further back than typical racks.
08-21-16, 07:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,053
Posted By Bezalel

There is nothing wrong with measuring the...

There is nothing wrong with measuring the pressure inside the barrel. At any point in time (when disconnected from the pump) the pressure in the tire will be equal or less than it was the last time...
08-18-16, 04:27 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,903
Posted By Bezalel

With my saddle at the proper riding height and...

With my saddle at the proper riding height and higher BB than on my single it's impossible for me alone to hold the bike upright at a stop while in the saddle. Instead I have my stoker extend the...
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