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04-16-18, 05:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,031
Posted By marciero

I would think so. Go through the inevitable...

I would think so. Go through the inevitable stop-and-forget-to-unclip phase with no danger of falling over.
04-16-18, 04:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,045
Posted By marciero

Okay this sheds a little light, thanks. The one I...

Okay this sheds a little light, thanks. The one I am considering is used so not sure what version it is. Also, it's possible that hydraulic brakes give you as much or more stopping power with 180...
04-13-18, 12:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,045
Posted By marciero

Whisky #9 fork max rotor

The Whisky #9 fork has a stated max rotor of 160. I know a number of teams have used this fork on tandems without issue. Has anyone used this fork with a spacer and 200 rotor? This of course puts...
12-15-17, 05:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,430
Posted By marciero

Thanks for the suggestions. Will also check out...

Thanks for the suggestions. Will also check out the videos. Am going to re-install the splitters and take care not to kink the cables, tighten bolts. Our bike had an Arai drum, but I removed it right...
12-15-17, 05:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,186
Posted By marciero

Nice! But with the caveat that this will change...

Nice! But with the caveat that this will change the location of the ramps relative to the pedal stroke and the profile of the teeth on the middle/inner ring, which are timed with the ramps for...
12-12-17, 11:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,430
Posted By marciero

Yes they are 2x 26" x 26" x 10" cases. I vaguely...

Yes they are 2x 26" x 26" x 10" cases. I vaguely remembered seeing original documentation when we bought this two years ago, which I found in one of the cases. The previous owners also took some of...
12-12-17, 06:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,430
Posted By marciero

Packing coupled bike, continued

We are flying with our coupled comotion for the first time, using the cases the bike came with. These are 62-inch cases so should be fine with the airline. I've never packed the bike and am not...
12-12-17, 06:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,186
Posted By marciero

Not if you stay in the middle ring! Seriously,...

Not if you stay in the middle ring! Seriously, why would you not want to replace? I am sure it would be fine until you got around to replacing, as long as it is a clean break.
12-12-17, 05:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,335
Posted By marciero

Late to this thread. Mighty fine ride there. We...

Late to this thread. Mighty fine ride there. We have also used WTB Byways (though you seem to have Horizons pictured in an earlier post) on our Cannondale. We run those tubeless on Ailerons for...
12-05-17, 04:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,924
Posted By marciero

We bought our first tandem from a retired couple....

We bought our first tandem from a retired couple. After having an accident-they hit a car- which was apparently the captain's fault, the stoker proclaimed that she was done with the tandem. The...
10-15-17, 07:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,402
Posted By marciero

FYI, TRP Spyre also is a 2-piston design. True,...

FYI, TRP Spyre also is a 2-piston design. True, they are not self adjusting, so you will have to spend the 2-3 minutes adjusting them for pad wear every few weeks or so. My guess is that if teams...
10-15-17, 06:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,683
Posted By marciero

We have a 2005 coupled Speedster with Wound Up...

We have a 2005 coupled Speedster with Wound Up carbon fork. Our other tandem is a 2015 Cannondale T2. Our experience is similar to other posters. I find the bike much more sensitive to stoker...
09-16-17, 07:07 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,929
Posted By marciero

This conflates different things. The ability of a...

This conflates different things. The ability of a disc brake to dissipate heat is dependent on the actuation only to the extent that the different designs, materials, parts, and construction may...
09-16-17, 05:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,500
Posted By marciero

As was said, 120 psi is WAY too high for a 32...

As was said, 120 psi is WAY too high for a 32 tire. Our Commotion has 700x32 and we run them at around 60psi front 65psi rear max, typically a little lower. We are about 280 lb team and that is...
09-16-17, 05:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,264
Posted By marciero

All that about learning curve-you'll figure it...

All that about learning curve-you'll figure it out. You can take tips from here-there are lots of threads addressing specific things like climbing out of the saddle, but you have to just get out and...
09-15-17, 06:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,776
Posted By marciero

I can report that the experiment has been a great...

I can report that the experiment has been a great success. The Byways, a nominal 47, measure out to a little over 47mm using my mechanical calipers, on Aileron rims (20mm internal width) set up...
09-15-17, 06:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,776
Posted By marciero

I can report that the experiment has been a great...

I can report that the experiment has been a great success. The Byways, a nominal 47, measure out to a little over 47mm using my mechanical calipers, on Aileron rims (20mm internal width) set up...
09-15-17, 05:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 900
Posted By marciero

I have two C-dale noise stories. One was the...

I have two C-dale noise stories. One was the front hub. I am pretty convinced, though not absolutely certain, that it was vinyl-on-vinyl sound, like tight-fitting bearing seals. It would go away...
09-05-17, 03:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,706
Posted By marciero

Comments on the proportion of work being done can...

Comments on the proportion of work being done can be annoying but I think people are just trying being friendly or sociable. Also a tandem is a curiosity to many people. I will say that we do get...
08-24-17, 05:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,417
Posted By marciero

I finally made it to the bike shop and was able...

I finally made it to the bike shop and was able to meet with the Cannondale rep. who was making his rounds. He took one look and ruled it a warranty issue. He thinks it was a deformed FSA sleeve...
08-22-17, 05:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 692
Posted By marciero

If you have the child seat mounted directly to...

If you have the child seat mounted directly to the top tube I would proceed with caution as the top tube is not designed to support weight this way. Similarly, the wall thickness may be too thin to...
08-13-17, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,417
Posted By marciero

Thanks for the comments/suggestions. My...

Thanks for the comments/suggestions.

My understanding is that the pressed in sleeve that takes the threaded cups was something that Cannondale worked with FSA to develop; that is, it is a...
08-11-17, 05:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,417
Posted By marciero

Update: Mel called it "Frankenstein...

Update: Mel called it "Frankenstein engineering". Now it's down to getting the shop that sold it to me to do the right thing. Am really curious what the history is here. Supposedly was a special...
08-11-17, 04:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,417
Posted By marciero

Cannondale BB30 bottom bracket issue

Our 2015 Cannondale T2 has BB30 bottom bracket with a sleeve pressed into the shell that accepts standard FSA bearing cups. My understanding is that FSA developed the sleeve specifically for...
08-07-17, 05:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,776
Posted By marciero

I have the same bike. Loads of clearance if you...

I have the same bike. Loads of clearance if you go down to 650b wheel size. I took apart the wheels it came with and built the hubs onto some Velocity 650b. Compass 42 tires fit with fenders. Am...
07-17-17, 03:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,183
Posted By marciero

To be clear, I was not arguing the benefits of...

To be clear, I was not arguing the benefits of full hydro vs cable, but simply that the benefit of going from full cable to cable actuated hydro like the hy/rd is not so dramatic. These brakes have...
07-15-17, 11:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,183
Posted By marciero

Nice! Have fun with your new bike. This is sort...

Nice! Have fun with your new bike. This is sort of what I was going for with our Cannondale T2. This bike has huge clearances, at least laterally, for what is ostensibly a road bike, so I built a...
01-28-17, 05:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,778
Posted By marciero

So you've replaced with Spyre's? Do you still use...

So you've replaced with Spyre's? Do you still use the Travel Agents? I note that the rotor on the bike pictured appears to be rather small, like 160mm. Replacing with 200mm rotors would greatly...
01-28-17, 05:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,778
Posted By marciero

I second the remarks about housing....

I second the remarks about housing. Compressionless housing is essential. Since your problem is limited to the rear this tells me that the problem is housing. I dont think a "brake booster" like the...
01-09-17, 07:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,576
Posted By marciero

Not completely waterproof, as I stated, but...

Not completely waterproof, as I stated, but addresses the problem in the sense that it now takes hours instead of minutes before feet start to get wet.
01-08-17, 05:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,987
Posted By marciero

I had not heard about the issue of noise on dirt...

I had not heard about the issue of noise on dirt roads. Have you experienced this? Was considering (again, as I almost bought bad1's CDC) one of these on a 650b tandem that gets a lot of gravel use.
01-07-17, 06:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,576
Posted By marciero

Sounds like a great idea. I recently got a pair...

Sounds like a great idea. I recently got a pair of gaitors to accomplish the same thing. They are pretty minimalist and go over tights around ankle and boots, rather than all the way up the calf like...
01-06-17, 07:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,576
Posted By marciero

Hands and feet were problem areas for me for sure...

Hands and feet were problem areas for me for sure but have mostly sorted things out in the last few years. Agree with most of the recommendations above (I have 45 North Wolvhammer for really cold...
12-18-16, 05:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,166
Posted By marciero

I've nothing to offer beyond the advice offered...

I've nothing to offer beyond the advice offered here. We've not done anything that big, but are no strangers to 100 mile days with 10,000 ft of climbing on dirt/gravel. We have a road tandem with...
12-17-16, 12:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,166
Posted By marciero

Just occurred to me that this is NOT the "Tour...

Just occurred to me that this is NOT the "Tour Divide" race route. Is that correct? That would make it much more do-able on a tandem, in my mind, esp after reading the ACA description. This thread...
11-13-16, 07:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,660
Posted By marciero

I'll give the Sun another look. FWIW, installed...

I'll give the Sun another look. FWIW, installed 35mm compass tires with standard casing on the dyads yesterday and they did seem to seat well.
11-10-16, 06:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,660
Posted By marciero

Yes, the Atlas/NoBs are a bit wider inner dia...

Yes, the Atlas/NoBs are a bit wider inner dia than the Dyad, which is cool. There is also the Cliffhanger which is significantly wider. It may be that the width would mitigate the seating issue.

I...
11-09-16, 05:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,660
Posted By marciero

Yes-I really like these. I built a set of 650b...

Yes-I really like these. I built a set of 650b for our Cannondale tandem. Pretty sure these are disc only though. I forgot to mention that this is rim brake bike.
11-09-16, 04:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,660
Posted By marciero

Tire seating on Dyads/ 40-hole alternatives

I've used Dyads for years on commuter bikes as well as our touring tandem. They have served well, but the fit is so loose, which makes tires easy to change, but the Compass tires I've been using for...
10-02-16, 04:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,408
Posted By marciero

These days there are lots of options for...

These days there are lots of options for performance wheels without going to stupid-low spoke count, super-high tension, proprietary configuration, etc.
10-02-16, 04:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,430
Posted By marciero

Interesting that stoker TT of some production...

Interesting that stoker TT of some production tandems seem to be constant over size range. I think Comotion are all 72 cm for all sizes, or at least they were in the past. I can see wanting to keep...
09-05-16, 05:39 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,912
Posted By marciero

Sorry to hear about your crash! Best wishes for...

Sorry to hear about your crash! Best wishes for full recovery.
09-04-16, 04:36 AM
Replies: 440
Views: 108,844
Posted By marciero

Finally through with my brake odyssey for the...

Finally through with my brake odyssey for the time being, having replaced everything south of the levers. Now have Spyres, Ice Tech 203 rotors, Kool Stop sintered pads, compressionless cable housing...
08-26-16, 05:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,125
Posted By marciero

I agree that it's not practical to disassemble a...

I agree that it's not practical to disassemble a coupled tandem simply for daily storage. As far storing in an apartment, I think the stairs/elevator are more an issue. Is the basement really not...
08-08-16, 07:44 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,912
Posted By marciero

When I've done it this way and remained standing...

When I've done it this way and remained standing I've had a pronounced dead spot at the bottom of the pedal stroke. In fact I usually pause there as these are typically more leisurely starts. ...
08-08-16, 05:05 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,912
Posted By marciero

Okay I misunderstood. Sudden stops are a...

Okay I misunderstood. Sudden stops are a different story.
08-07-16, 05:21 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,912
Posted By marciero

Not entirely clear what is referred to as...

Not entirely clear what is referred to as "proper", but the method that facilitates the fastest acceleration from a stop is with captain's behind on saddle, tilted if necessary, with one foot on...
07-26-16, 09:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,547
Posted By marciero

Are you asking about clothes? Do you have all...

Are you asking about clothes? Do you have all your tubes, tools, etc sorted out? As fare as clothes go, it depends how bare bones you want to go. Two small panniers and the trunk-type bag sounds...
07-26-16, 08:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,395
Posted By marciero

I call out big bumps, or particularly bumpy...

I call out big bumps, or particularly bumpy gravel sections
I dont call out shifts, except when shifting into small ring while climbing.
I dont announce when standing or sitting
07-25-16, 05:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,660
Posted By marciero

Going "full hydro" with road setup means giving...

Going "full hydro" with road setup means giving up the triple chainring, I'm pretty sure, and converting to 11-speed (assuming your bike is 10-speed as is stock on comotion), a very big expense...
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