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08-01-22, 04:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By sapporoguy

Instead of paying for a chain whip, use an old...

Instead of paying for a chain whip, use an old chain, preferably cleaned up. There are various ways, but here's mine, with chain screwed at each end of a 2x2 with the right slack. The cog teeth can...
07-27-22, 02:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 304
Posted By sapporoguy

I had a creak with this pattern on tour--when...

I had a creak with this pattern on tour--when loaded, under some torque, after about 10 miles, quietly at first. I did all the above. Plus a lot more, about everything except for checking the bottom...
Forum: Touring
07-27-22, 01:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By sapporoguy

Can't help with your question but curious: Were...

Can't help with your question but curious: Were you able to ride up and get a hiker/biker campsite on the fly, or did you have to reserve? The Yellowstone site mentions there are a few hiker/biker...
07-27-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By sapporoguy

+1 on this and pix. A bunch of us here have...

+1 on this and pix.
A bunch of us here have experience with Arais, and pix always help.
Based on your description, I wonder if the hole isn't too big for your axle? (I believe I've read here that...
07-24-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 826
Posted By sapporoguy

What were WIís conclusions about the cause of the...

What were WIís conclusions about the cause of the first failure?
07-22-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 826
Posted By sapporoguy

Have you contacted White Industries? I have found...

Have you contacted White Industries? I have found bike-gear companies almost universally eager to make things right, even when years out of warranty and with no obligation to do so.
Forum: Touring
07-21-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,008
Posted By sapporoguy

+1 on the Selle A. I switched my Brooks Flyer...

+1 on the Selle A. I switched my Brooks Flyer from our touring tandem to my commuter and loved it there. I found the Anatomica suited me better on tour.
I lost possession of my now-well-broken-in...
07-19-22, 10:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 196
Posted By sapporoguy

I was really proud of myself for getting the...

I was really proud of myself for getting the crown race right. Then after I put the cups in and was about to put in the fork, I thought, wait, why is the "King" upside-down? This was on the front...
Forum: Touring
07-19-22, 10:06 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,720
Posted By sapporoguy

Don't listen to anyone who says you NEED to...

Don't listen to anyone who says you NEED to "train." Train if you can, whatever that means, but don't let it get in the way. Just go.

When my stoker and I, age 64 and 63 and not athletic, started...
07-19-22, 07:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 467
Posted By sapporoguy

This 2010 Co-Mo spec sheet...

This 2010 Co-Mo spec sheet (https://www.precisiontandems.com/cat_files/comotion200117/comospecs2010.pdf) says Mocha came standard with disc. Of course, the original buyer might have asked for custom...
07-19-22, 06:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 196
Posted By sapporoguy

Can confirm. I just installed one last week.

Can confirm. I just installed one last week.
06-24-22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 495
Posted By sapporoguy

Thanks. I've been leaning toward CK, so this...

Thanks. I've been leaning toward CK, so this helps. I had my LBS face the stoker BB and chase the threads recently.

I'm a cheapskate in principle but will pay up for long-lasting quality,...
06-21-22, 04:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 495
Posted By sapporoguy

That's a good way to look at it.

That's a good way to look at it.
06-21-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 495
Posted By sapporoguy

Thanks. I'll be installing them. I've replaced...

Thanks. I'll be installing them. I've replaced with OEM BBs once before, and happy to do it again if there's really no difference. Hence wondering what people's actual experience is.
06-21-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 495
Posted By sapporoguy

Best BB for tandem: your experience?

What external bottom bracket have you had best results with on your tandem, front and rear?
I'm planning on refreshing our BBs before a cross-country fully loaded tour on our Co-Mo Speedster this...
Forum: Touring
05-25-22, 03:05 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,924
Posted By sapporoguy

Well, in that case, the Tubus Liviano...

Well, in that case, the Tubus Liviano...
05-25-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 904
Posted By sapporoguy

Is red bright enough? We love our truly massive...

Is red bright enough? We love our truly massive Ortlieb Back-Roller Plus Pro (https://www.ortlieb.com/en_us/back-roller-pro-plus+F5254) panniers (pix of ours below).
-They open up fully at the top,...
Forum: Touring
05-23-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,924
Posted By sapporoguy

Ha, yes, slight! I paid roughly $180 with tax....

Ha, yes, slight! I paid roughly $180 with tax. That comes out to 1.8 cents a mile for the first 10,000 miles, and it will last many more. I'm a cheapskate--except for stuff I don't want breaking on...
Forum: Touring
05-23-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,924
Posted By sapporoguy

Or spend a tad more on a stainless-steel Tubus...

Or spend a tad more on a stainless-steel Tubus Cosmo. Here's ours after roughly 10,000 miles, including a 3,800-mile fully loaded crosscountry last summer on the tandem. Spotless....
02-17-22, 08:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 992
Posted By sapporoguy

Anyone using Velocity Atlas rims on your tandem?

I've been building our tandem wheels on Velocity Dyads and have been generally happy. I build them for fully-loaded touring, 40-hole with Sapim Strong spokes. We wear 700x35C Schwalbe Marathon...
02-12-22, 08:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,157
Posted By sapporoguy

OP here. I'm totally out of my league in this...

OP here. I'm totally out of my league in this discussion, but: By right-hand bearing all the way to the right, do you mean farther right than the very right end inside the splined thingie that the...
02-11-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,157
Posted By sapporoguy

snipped: Thanks for the thoughtful analysis!...

snipped:

Thanks for the thoughtful analysis! We spent a lot of time this summer on our cross-country pedaling in our lowest gear (24 x 36 for about 18 gear inches) fully loaded on our tandem going...
02-11-22, 03:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,157
Posted By sapporoguy

New axle vs old. It was surprisingly easy to put...

New axle vs old. It was surprisingly easy to put back in, including driving a new bearing in on the side I pushed it out....
02-09-22, 10:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,157
Posted By sapporoguy

Makes sense! I will do!

Makes sense! I will do!
02-08-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,157
Posted By sapporoguy

Conclusion: No more chain slap

Update from OP.
I installed the new axle.
No more chain slap.
01-20-22, 10:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,703
Posted By sapporoguy

What fenders are you using? And what fork? On our...

What fenders are you using? And what fork? On our 2005 Speedster with stock steel fork, I managed to fit a Schwalbe Marathon GT 475 700x38 on our rear under an SKS Chromoplastic fender with some...
01-18-22, 08:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,157
Posted By sapporoguy

Thanks, Eddy. I do find at least one post on this...

Thanks, Eddy. I do find at least one post on this forum with these search terms, and it does mention chain slap. Iím not sure why it didnít show up when I was searching for chain slap (I didnít know...
01-16-22, 12:41 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,157
Posted By sapporoguy

Thanks! Now would you please convince my stoker...

Thanks! Now would you please convince my stoker of that?
01-15-22, 11:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,157
Posted By sapporoguy

Thanks much. Could you post some links? I'm not...

Thanks much. Could you post some links? I'm not immediately finding anything about broken DT Swiss axles and repairs thereof, but the search function here befuddles me.
01-15-22, 11:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 498
Posted By sapporoguy

DT Swiss Hugi Co-Mo tandem hub chain slap resolution thread

Tandem friends: If anyone with the DT Swiss Hugi/Co-Motion hub or 540 tandem hub is having chain-slap or other odd rear issues, check out this thread...
01-15-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,157
Posted By sapporoguy

Thanks much for the analysis! I've been running...

Thanks much for the analysis! I've been running through various reasons it might have failed, and this makes total sense.
01-14-22, 10:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,157
Posted By sapporoguy

Yep, right at the bearing. See pic below of whole...

Yep, right at the bearing. See pic below of whole axle after taking it out just now. The bearing was just to the left of that flange where the break is.
That's 10,000+ just since we bought it used...
01-13-22, 10:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,157
Posted By sapporoguy

What embarrasses me: When I took it apart last...

What embarrasses me: When I took it apart last week, I thought, wait, I didn't know this was a 2-piece axle, how did I not notice that before? Then I moved on mentally--until my "Duh" moment.
01-13-22, 06:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,157
Posted By sapporoguy

Bingo! See the two ends in photos attached....

Bingo! See the two ends in photos attached. Broken clean through.
I can only think it first developed a hairline crack that was causing the axle to bind under our weight when we rode for 100s more...
01-13-22, 05:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,157
Posted By sapporoguy

OK, y'all promised! Here's the answer. First,...

OK, y'all promised! Here's the answer.
First, in my defense, I'm getting slow-witted with the years, so there's that.
I have replaced the star ratchets once, cleaned and degreased them several...
01-13-22, 12:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,157
Posted By sapporoguy

Where are you seeing a DT Swiss 40-hole tandem...

Where are you seeing a DT Swiss 40-hole tandem rear hub for under $100?
Same Hugi hub as mine is $465 here (https://tandemseast.com/hubs-cassettes/), for example....
01-12-22, 10:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,157
Posted By sapporoguy

Thanks, everyone, for the thoughtful ideas, which...

Thanks, everyone, for the thoughtful ideas, which I pondered.
Then, reading this from Andrew, and picturing the assembly the way it's supposed to look in my mind--and matching it up with how mine...
01-11-22, 09:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,157
Posted By sapporoguy

DT Swiss freehub, chain slap, what am I doing wrong?

Bike: 2005 Co-Motion Speedster
Rear hub: DT Swiss Hugi, disc brake--tandem version of 540--18-tooth star ratchet
Drivetrain: 50/39/24T X Shimano 12-36 cassette, Shimano XTR RD with Wolf Tooth
We...
11-26-21, 12:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,703
Posted By sapporoguy

OP here. Thanks, everyone, for the thoughtful...

OP here. Thanks, everyone, for the thoughtful recounting of your own experiences. A lot of good real-life stuff here to ponder!

Our Speedster, too, has a diagonal, and I've been curious about...
11-18-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,703
Posted By sapporoguy

Thanks, will check it out. Just took a look at...

Thanks, will check it out.
Just took a look at your post and looks like an interesting option. I do have rim brakes on front, though, and I wonder if they'll align with a 650b rim.
11-17-21, 09:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,703
Posted By sapporoguy

What's your favorite tandem frame for fully loaded touring?

I'm interested in hearing from anyone who's done fully loaded tandem touring: What frame have you ridden that's worked out best?
Our touring has been on the Speedster, which has worked out well,...
09-30-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,714
Posted By sapporoguy

Our Santana and Co-Mo, bought used, both came...

Our Santana and Co-Mo, bought used, both came with rear Tamer posts, and my stoker won't ride without them. The Tamer is less bouncy,I think, than some, because it acts more like a shock absorber:...
09-27-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,444
Posted By sapporoguy

Check out the excellent series of step-by-step...

Check out the excellent series of step-by-step videos posted by Trailblazers (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCL0CKi8Icfx48IFCraZgVUg), a tandem-cycling club for blind stokers and their captains; I...
09-24-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,064
Posted By sapporoguy

On the Santana bikes, if you email the serial...

On the Santana bikes, if you email the serial numbers to Santana, they can tell you what year/model/size it is from their sales records. I did this numerous times before buying our first tandem about...
09-23-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,478
Posted By sapporoguy

I'm about to try this. I take it the crossed...

I'm about to try this. I take it the crossed cables don't rub against each other, or at least if they do it isn't an issue?
09-22-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,478
Posted By sapporoguy

I shall try this!

I shall try this!
09-22-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,478
Posted By sapporoguy

I do grind my housing ends and will take extra...

I do grind my housing ends and will take extra care this time. I like the idea of a wood block with a hole for filing.
09-21-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,478
Posted By sapporoguy

Good points. I once spend hours messing with the...

Good points. I once spend hours messing with the indexing adjustments before noticing the RD cable wasn't slipping through the housing at the rear very well; pulled the cable and it was kinked inside...
09-20-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,478
Posted By sapporoguy

Thanks for all the ideas. I shall try them all! I...

Thanks for all the ideas. I shall try them all! I may even swap the RD from the Santana over to the Co-Mo to see how that is.
I still use the index position on the right bar-end because I often...
09-20-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,478
Posted By sapporoguy

Thanks. You mean like a bent hanger (bent inward...

Thanks. You mean like a bent hanger (bent inward or outward) and/or how the derailleur is attached to hanger? I have a hanger-alignment tool that showed good alignment before our long trip, but I...
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