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02-26-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By IPassGas

Our 1992 Noventa has 150,000 miles in tours on it...

Our 1992 Noventa has 150,000 miles in tours on it and still a good bike. Gotta love the filet brazing on the joints. Sorry, don't care for disc brakes on a tandem. We have an additional drum brake...
02-22-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 354
Posted By IPassGas

An old drill I had sounded like the bearings...

An old drill I had sounded like the bearings could use grease, so I tried to spray a touch of white lithium grease into bearing. Bad idea, the electric rotor briefly caught on fire from the grease...
02-22-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 354
Posted By IPassGas

grease on rotor bolts?

I religiously grease everything when cleaning/repairing, especially bolts. It looks like I bathe in it after working on the bike. What about the bolts holding the disc rotor? Without grease they...
02-05-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,022
Posted By IPassGas

Ask yourself, why ride a tandem? There is the...

Ask yourself, why ride a tandem? There is the fast, drafting stuff which we could care less about. It is because of the shared experience of riding together. Riding with fun and enjoying the sights...
Forum: Touring
02-05-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,708
Posted By IPassGas

My packers+ are >10 years and very faded but...

My packers+ are >10 years and very faded but still as waterproof as ever... love 'em. My sister has had both (rollers 20 years) and thinks the rollers are easier to access. Much has been said in...
Forum: Touring
02-03-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,088
Posted By IPassGas

We toured Montréal -> Gaspe --> Mirimichi (NB) in...

We toured Montréal -> Gaspe --> Mirimichi (NB) in 2018 and around Nova Scotia in 2019. White gas was available in sporting stores and Canadian Tire. We carried a liter and when down to less than 1/4...
01-27-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,931
Posted By IPassGas

It's on a tandem, I pass the bottle to the...

It's on a tandem, I pass the bottle to the stoker, unfortunately it's gone before I get it back! Stoker gotta stoke.
01-27-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,931
Posted By IPassGas

A bottle opener is part of the bike. ...

A bottle opener is part of the bike.
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Forum: Touring
01-25-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,146
Posted By IPassGas

Just switched tires back to Supremes after riding...

Just switched tires back to Supremes after riding with M+'s in AZ. With Ryde Andra 35 (22 mm inner), the 42-559 Supremes (70 psi) measure at 40 mm. I like the Supremes, but glass does appear to...
Forum: Touring
01-14-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,532
Posted By IPassGas

Our newer touring tandem is S+S and 26. It was a...

Our newer touring tandem is S+S and 26. It was a tough decision between 26 and 700 a few years back. The combination of wheel strength and ease of packing swayed us to the side of 26. Wheel strength...
Forum: Touring
01-13-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,532
Posted By IPassGas

European touring bikes were sold with 26" wheels,...

European touring bikes were sold with 26" wheels, but perhaps that has also changed. Is Europe also moving away from anything 26"?
Forum: Touring
01-12-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,532
Posted By IPassGas

Thanks very much, so we will try the supremes on...

Thanks very much, so we will try the supremes on extended road tour this summer.
Forum: Touring
01-12-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,532
Posted By IPassGas

Hopefully Schwalbe will support 26" for sometime,...

Hopefully Schwalbe will support 26" for sometime, even if I have to order directly from Schwalbe. A couple of months back I noticed Marathon Almotion 26x2.15 (HS453, folding) were on sale, so bought...
Forum: Touring
01-11-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,532
Posted By IPassGas

A few comments which may be useful. We tour on...

A few comments which may be useful. We tour on tandem (26") with camping gear and wear is generally faster. For tours on mostly rail-trail, we use 2" Schwalbe Duremes. Strong, durable, wonderful for...
12-31-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,760
Posted By IPassGas

There is nothing comparable to the heat...

There is nothing comparable to the heat dissipation of the Arai drum. Unfortunately, disc brakes have overwhelmed the market. Great for single mountain bikes during short stops, but for tandems,...
12-21-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 619
Posted By IPassGas

Thanks, something along these lines seems...

Thanks, something along these lines seems possible. The captain (in our case) is stronger, and perhaps the right or left pedal stroke tends to provide slightly more force and thus uneven wear.
12-21-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 619
Posted By IPassGas

Quiet, less weight and almost no...

Quiet, less weight and almost no maintenance...all true. But, Gates belts come in only one size and the company is unwilling to change. We have toured long distance for many years and our stoker is...
12-21-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 619
Posted By IPassGas

Thank you, I was not certain if asymmetric chain...

Thank you, I was not certain if asymmetric chain pitch/roller wear could cause the extra chatter. The chain ring teeth are symmetric left/right and I have previously nudged both rings before...
12-19-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 619
Posted By IPassGas

9 speed KMC X9

9 speed KMC X9
12-19-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 619
Posted By IPassGas

Asymmetric timing chain wear

After remounting the timing chain on our tandem, the chainring/chain chatter increased significantly when climbing hills. I reversed the chain (back-to-front) and the chatter stopped. The chain...
11-20-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,105
Posted By IPassGas

Our captain's handlebars are in the picture,...

Our captain's handlebars are in the picture, width 720 mm. Our bikes (touring, commuting, mtb) have a mix of drop and flat bars. Our 25 yr old tandem has drops, on which we did many seasons of long...
Forum: Touring
11-16-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,640
Posted By IPassGas

Unsupported biking... ...

Unsupported biking...

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Forum: Touring
11-14-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,472
Posted By IPassGas

Paper Rocks! (...scissors:). Even if not used...

Paper Rocks! (...scissors:). Even if not used constantly, important to have paper backups in the middle of nowhere, which is where I want to be. I like having a paper map displayed on handlebar bag...
11-13-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By IPassGas

Bontragger/Trek wheels are absolute crap.

Bontragger/Trek wheels are absolute crap.
11-04-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,411
Posted By IPassGas

True, does seem contradictory. I suspect the...

True, does seem contradictory. I suspect the stoker is a mass ;) which lowers the harmonic frequency of oscillations, in addition to the stoker's motion which disrupts oscillations. Whereas, the...
11-04-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,411
Posted By IPassGas

I do this sometimes between campsites and food....

I do this sometimes between campsites and food. Both our tandems are quite stiff and solo was always fine. However, must only load front panniers with groceries, weight in rear without stoker causes...
10-31-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By IPassGas

Thank you. Are the older Shimano HG chains...

Thank you. Are the older Shimano HG chains without the quick link different, without peened pins? I use to rejoin those chains using the same pin by not pushing out all the way. If that was a bad...
10-31-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By IPassGas

cutting chain

When cutting a chain to size, a small wire-thin ring of metal is retained on the tip of the chain breaking tool. The ring has the diameter of a chain pin. Cutting a KMC 8-speed chain. What is the...
Forum: Touring
10-29-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,030
Posted By IPassGas

indyfabz...Thanks for the helpful picture. I...

indyfabz...Thanks for the helpful picture.

I was also wondering about points west on Empire Builder or Capital Limited. If bike goes in baggage car without box nor special bike rack, the bike must...
Forum: Touring
10-29-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,030
Posted By IPassGas

If the car does not have special racks and you...

If the car does not have special racks and you give them your unboxed bike, how do they secure the bike? Might they stack bikes against each other without padding?
10-27-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,843
Posted By IPassGas

The rear chain on our tandem is lucky to get 3000...

The rear chain on our tandem is lucky to get 3000 miles, so every year. This is due to a lot of fine trail dust which I suspect is very abrasive, and also twice the force on the rear chain. The...
Forum: Touring
10-26-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,671
Posted By IPassGas

Thorn's strength is in loaded touring bikes, so I...

Thorn's strength is in loaded touring bikes, so I expect these recommendations are with loaded bikes in mind. However, many people are unaware that the maximum tire pressure stamped on the tire is...
Forum: Touring
10-26-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,671
Posted By IPassGas

Here is a recommended table copied from Thorn....

Here is a recommended table copied from Thorn. The max tire pressure is often determined by rim, not the tire. Wide tires can cause rims to split at the spoke line over time if overinflated.
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10-20-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 528
Posted By IPassGas

Would that be to measure ERD and calculate spoke...

Would that be to measure ERD and calculate spoke length to meet bottom of slot? I then round up to nearest 2mm since I always use double wall rims, and so ok if a little spoke protrudes. The video by...
10-19-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By IPassGas

+1 BikeHubStore

+1 BikeHubStore
Forum: Touring
10-17-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,621
Posted By IPassGas

I ride with what I mostly need for tour on the...

I ride with what I mostly need for tour on the bike I have, and I do take stuff to be comfortable, such as the stuff for morning coffee at camp. Perhaps I will not win the tour, but I will most...
10-17-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 562
Posted By IPassGas

Thanks, I must try/practice the torch/drill...

Thanks, I must try/practice the torch/drill method. It is possible to solder SS with acid flux, but the acid ruins solder tips.
10-17-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 562
Posted By IPassGas

How do you solder SS wire? I have never had good...

How do you solder SS wire? I have never had good luck with that.
10-16-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,025
Posted By IPassGas

Ode to UN55 BB

It is sad that Shimano has archived the UN55 BB. I always thought that for its price is was a dependable component and a mostly true "bike standard" (thinking Sheldon on the proliferation of...
10-16-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,197
Posted By IPassGas

This is in part personal preference. We have used...

This is in part personal preference. We have used the click-stand on heavily loaded long tours for more than 10 years and found it to be simple and reliable. The stand is affixed to our frame so...
10-11-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,197
Posted By IPassGas

If you eventually give up on the kick stand, you...

If you eventually give up on the kick stand, you may wish to consider a Click-stand (Click-Stand Home Page (http://www.click-stand.com))
Forum: Touring
10-09-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,604
Posted By IPassGas

It would be good to know if petroleum based...

It would be good to know if petroleum based lighter fluid (e.g. Kingsford) is acceptable in MSR stoves using the kerosene jet, since Kingsford in common in the US. Some lighter fluids have an alcohol...
10-09-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,209
Posted By IPassGas

A motorcycle shop may be able to help you, or...

A motorcycle shop may be able to help you, or possibly a relining site on line.
10-08-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,209
Posted By IPassGas

Hopefully oil is the fix. When the pads on an...

Hopefully oil is the fix. When the pads on an Arai brake wear down significantly (>50,000 miles), the cam will rotate a bit too far and tend to stick in the on position. If you find that you still...
09-30-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,320
Posted By IPassGas

Many good comments, your bike builder (if that is...

Many good comments, your bike builder (if that is your plan) will have ideas. The decision for location of connectors is a function of your priorities, likely transportation modes, and the size of...
09-27-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,320
Posted By IPassGas

R+E makes excellent frames. The couplers on our...

R+E makes excellent frames. The couplers on our bike are behind the captain's seat. We considered other possible arrangements, but this arrangement facilitates packing is S&S cases. We lengthened the...
09-23-20, 06:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 488
Posted By IPassGas

Yes, agree. I swapped some old pedals to a...

Yes, agree. I swapped some old pedals to a commute bike and noticed the roughness, but only when off the bike. The shimano design is excellent in excluding grim. The old pedals worked like new after...
09-22-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 488
Posted By IPassGas

SPD pedal service schedule

How often would people recommend doing a full cleaning and repacking of bearings in shimano spd pedals (e.g. M520)? 10,000 miles if no obvious grinding?
09-14-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,526
Posted By IPassGas

Yes, would be nice if they were generally sold...

Yes, would be nice if they were generally sold with a protective case. If pump is on frame, the pump collects grim over weeks/months of rides, and then when you need it, it fails. Some people carry...
09-14-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,526
Posted By IPassGas

We tour long distance and like the pump (non-batt...

We tour long distance and like the pump (non-batt version) much. The foot peg can break easily, but not essential. We no longer ride with pump on frame, gets too dirty no matter where it is on frame....
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