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08-08-15, 08:08 PM
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Posted By uspspro

I haven't measured myself, but read online that...

I haven't measured myself, but read online that it's 6mm OD
08-03-15, 06:51 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,048
Posted By uspspro

15 foot section (several colors) of hose:...

15 foot section (several colors) of hose: https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=7460

Fittings (I bought the pieces a-la-carte rather than a kit):
Female M5 x 8mm Hose...
08-03-15, 03:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,048
Posted By uspspro

Bumping this thread since it contains a bunch of...

Bumping this thread since it contains a bunch of hyrdro brake discussion.

Bad stuff:

So I has having bad noise issues with a 203mm rotor and shimano hydraulic road disc setup (rear only)......
06-24-15, 07:10 PM
Replies: 55
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Posted By uspspro

This is more of an "early adopter" type of setup....

This is more of an "early adopter" type of setup.

Get a TRP Spyre or Avid BB7 and some EBC gold pads, and a regular 203mm rotor and you most likely have no issues, and plenty of power.

I had...
06-22-15, 11:41 PM
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Views: 9,048
Posted By uspspro

Ak: Which rotors are you using now? Are they...

Ak:
Which rotors are you using now? Are they solid? I wonder if the floating pads plus the floating rotor is too much movement? I also wonder about any harmonics introduced by extra fins hanging...
06-22-15, 08:39 PM
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Posted By uspspro

That's strange... - I was running the SRAM...

That's strange...

- I was running the SRAM road hydro with 203mm and there was some noise but not too bad.
- Now I am running the Shimano road hydro with 203mm, and it was making a very crazy...
06-12-15, 12:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,796
Posted By uspspro

Yes.

Yes.
06-10-15, 11:41 PM
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Posted By uspspro

I have the Jagwire hose, and the lever feel is...

I have the Jagwire hose, and the lever feel is great. In fact I set the reach in 1-click so that it would bottom-out closer to the handlebar.

However, I do have a resonant vibration that is...
06-09-15, 01:19 AM
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Views: 1,796
Posted By uspspro

Myself, I always use metric... my old school...

Myself, I always use metric... my old school machinist buddy only thinks in "hundredths" or "thous" ;)
06-09-15, 12:16 AM
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Views: 1,796
Posted By uspspro

I have the HED Belgium up front and the BHS...

I have the HED Belgium up front and the BHS (Kinlin) C472w in the rear (I wanted 36h rear). I now have an ENVE fork, which has zero additional room compared the the Alpha Q tandem fork. They claim...
06-09-15, 12:05 AM
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Views: 1,796
Posted By uspspro

I am actually using a Campy Centaur...

I am actually using a Campy Centaur triple-specific front lever and an Ultegra 6703 FD. It lets me cross-chain, shifts fast... just works well.

If you want something that matches a little better,...
06-08-15, 01:37 AM
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Views: 1,796
Posted By uspspro

11 speed cassette on 10 speed tandem hub!

Hey tandem folks! I know it's been a while since I've posted, but thought I would share a little work we have done to our Calfee.

One thing we wanted to do was switch to the new Shimano road...
12-30-13, 03:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,755
Posted By uspspro

I saw you yesterday heading NB on Canada Rd,...

I saw you yesterday heading NB on Canada Rd, riding your Bianchi with the NorCal BF jersey.

I was heading SB, but we passed too quickly for me to say anything.
12-28-13, 08:45 PM
12-24-13, 10:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,165
Posted By uspspro

My take on hydro vs. mechanical is this: ...

My take on hydro vs. mechanical is this:

Especially on road bikes, the balance between lever throw and mechanical advantage (power) is the limiting factor for mechanical disc brakes. The mfg's...
12-18-13, 11:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,165
Posted By uspspro

Especially considering all the hype! All...

Especially considering all the hype!

All sorts of Pro CX riders are using these, and many CX'ers bought bikes built around the HydroR disc setup.

Even the hydraulic rim setup is getting use...
12-17-13, 12:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,165
Posted By uspspro

SRAM recalls all hydraulic road brakes

This really sucks.

http://sramroadhydraulicbrakerecall.com/message-from-president/

I was really liking the performance of this brake... Now I will have to change my whole setup back around...
11-05-13, 03:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,423
Posted By uspspro

This is the only saddle me wife will use on the...

This is the only saddle me wife will use on the tandem or her single.
10-29-13, 12:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,134
Posted By uspspro

Front disc brakes introduce other issues: -...

Front disc brakes introduce other issues:

- High loads on fork blades
-- Leads to very heavy forks and/or
-- Noticeable front end flex under braking
-- Possible catastrophic failure

-...
10-28-13, 10:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,367
Posted By uspspro

Kings, HWY 9 in both directions, 84 EB, Page...

Kings, HWY 9 in both directions, 84 EB, Page Mill, Diablo NG, Morgan Terr (S), Hamilton (both directions), Haskins (both directions)
10-23-13, 10:11 AM
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Views: 461,421
Posted By uspspro

Yes it is

Yes it is
10-21-13, 05:27 PM
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Posted By uspspro

From the Montevina Low Key Hill Climb... lots of...

From the Montevina Low Key Hill Climb... lots of grades over 10%, plus a steep dirt section for the final half mile.

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5474/10412137074_2c8985294e_o.jpg
...
10-18-13, 09:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,916
Posted By uspspro

Get one of these HED Belgium "Plus" up front:...

Get one of these HED Belgium "Plus" up front: http://www.wheelbuilder.com/hed-belgium+clincher-rim.html

And see if you can get the wider ENVE rim for that back... with 28mm tires that would be...
10-18-13, 09:16 AM
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Views: 7,916
Posted By uspspro

Ritterview, I have spare set of Swiss stop blues...

Ritterview, I have spare set of Swiss stop blues you can borrow as well. They are slated to go on my single bike, once I finish off the current set. They need a little break-in to be perfect, but...
10-17-13, 12:04 PM
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Views: 7,916
Posted By uspspro

I agree with this 100%. There is a reason...

I agree with this 100%. There is a reason Cannondale uses the "Fatty" fork and high spoke count wheels. The front disc puts a tremendous load on the fork. Reviewers of the SRAM road hydraulic disc...
10-16-13, 06:07 PM
Replies: 440
Views: 108,155
Posted By uspspro

I ran into similar issues with the SRAM road...

I ran into similar issues with the SRAM road disc. It came with an 1800mm hose - not long enough. I went to the LBS (mtb) and got what looked to be a compatible Avid hose, but the lever (master...
10-16-13, 10:28 AM
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Views: 7,916
Posted By uspspro

The Fatty name may have lived on, but that fork...

The Fatty name may have lived on, but that fork is definitely a much different design. Look closely, and you will see the typical bladed shaped fork legs, instead of the old beefy round tubes. ...
10-16-13, 10:15 AM
Replies: 440
Views: 108,155
Posted By uspspro

I used the HyRd, and had the issues mentioned by...

I used the HyRd, and had the issues mentioned by AKexpress. We were both early adopters for using that brake on tandems. I understand the risks, and I was uncomfortable with the results I had, and...
10-08-13, 01:48 PM
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Views: 108,155
Posted By uspspro

Sorry to hear about the mishap, and I am so glad...

Sorry to hear about the mishap, and I am so glad that you two are ok! It seems that the actuating arm may not be the best place to shed a few grams.

So far TRP is batting 0-2 by my count.

TRP...
09-30-13, 10:23 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 84,069
Posted By uspspro

We had no problems driving 4 vans (each with one...

We had no problems driving 4 vans (each with one or two tandems fitted horizontally, on the back) across the country and back during Race Across America. We also had the same arrangement on a van...
09-27-13, 09:38 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 26,648
Posted By uspspro

So far the Ultremo 28mm are the best tires I've...

So far the Ultremo 28mm are the best tires I've used. However the sidewall IS fragile. A friend of mine and I both had the sidewalls damaged early in the tires' life. Perhaps coincidence, but it...
09-24-13, 01:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,755
Posted By uspspro

We're still around! Ruth typically works 2...

We're still around!

Ruth typically works 2 weekends a month, so often times a group ride just fell on the wrong day... etc.

Anyway, we recently starting to ride more again... I was thinking of...
09-24-13, 08:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,766
Posted By uspspro

Yeah, I would get the Santana replacement...

Yeah,

I would get the Santana replacement steel fork. The front end feel and braking were much more stable with the new fork (it's quite beefy).

Our 1990 Arriva was a 1" threaded. The new...
09-13-13, 08:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,265
Posted By uspspro

SRAM S700 Road Hydraulic Disc Brake Review

I'm making a new thread, since the other thread was really about the TRP offerings.

I just installed this brake/lever, and man does it feel amazing on the work stand! Better lever feel than...
09-12-13, 10:21 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,194
Posted By uspspro

FYI Shimano makes a nice 2-piece non-Ice-Tech...

FYI Shimano makes a nice 2-piece non-Ice-Tech rotor. I believe it is the RT76.
09-12-13, 10:43 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,194
Posted By uspspro

Ordered a new Hope floating rotor. Will...

Ordered a new Hope floating rotor.

Will replace the Ice Tech upon it's arrival.

Thanks to AKExpress and others for posting your findings!
09-10-13, 03:47 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 84,069
Posted By uspspro

You'll need something other than smart phone...

You'll need something other than smart phone speakers to really hear this...

My Lexus V8 powered, tandem-hauling Cressida wagon is back on the road!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jJFW-e2qjY
09-07-13, 12:52 AM
Replies: 440
Views: 108,155
Posted By uspspro

A few notes: - The brake caliper looks...

A few notes:

- The brake caliper looks awesome.. so small and sleek.

- The giant hood / master cyl isn't so bad looking.

- The lever feel is great out of the box

- Unfortunately the...
09-06-13, 12:41 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,942
Posted By uspspro

It can be fun if not taken too seriously. I...

It can be fun if not taken too seriously.

I used to love Strava when I had a nicer/longer bicycle commute to work. I had nice segments (short power hills, like this one that was the very end of...
09-04-13, 02:00 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,942
Posted By uspspro

Brad & Sandy, You guys should take the...

Brad & Sandy,

You guys should take the tandem out to the Low Key Hill Climbs this year.

You guys will crush MANY singles, and it gives you a chance to race on the tandem (a rare opportunity,...
09-04-13, 01:55 PM
Replies: 440
Views: 108,155
Posted By uspspro

See, to me, this is pretty much a deal-breaker. ...

See, to me, this is pretty much a deal-breaker. I can't have something as important as the braking system be so sensitive. With full hydro, I imagine something more like my motorcycle. If: The...
09-04-13, 12:26 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,942
Posted By uspspro

You bring up a good point about the group...

You bring up a good point about the group rides...

Which I guess brings out another point... which is they have to draw the line (moderating/categorizing) somewhere, and just let the community...
09-04-13, 11:57 AM
Replies: 440
Views: 108,155
Posted By uspspro

Well... I ordered the new SRAM S700 full...

Well... I ordered the new SRAM S700 full hydraulic lever/ disc brake caliper set for the right shifter / rear caliper. I already have an XX 10spd cassette and XX rear derailleur, so this will be...
09-04-13, 01:03 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,942
Posted By uspspro

I list ours a separate "male" account. For most...

I list ours a separate "male" account. For most of the segments out there (that anyone really cares about) a male racer on a solo bike will have the advantage (I don't see us getting a 14 min Old La...
09-03-13, 10:25 AM
Replies: 440
Views: 108,155
Posted By uspspro

Not right now. The power is great, and the feel...

Not right now. The power is great, and the feel is good at first. However, the fluid expansion issue is a problem. It seems that these brakes are very picky in terms of adjustment. If they are...
09-02-13, 11:15 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 26,648
Posted By uspspro

Ultremos are too fragile. Maybe I got a lemon,...

Ultremos are too fragile. Maybe I got a lemon, but my front tire just died. We were riding up a short 10% section, and a heard a noise every tire revolution just like a flat tire blowing air. I...
09-02-13, 11:07 PM
Replies: 440
Views: 108,155
Posted By uspspro

There is no way that the vented rotor will fit in...

There is no way that the vented rotor will fit in the HyRd. Pads are damn close with the Ice Tech I have in there now.
09-01-13, 10:38 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,350
Posted By uspspro

we also use 28/32. It's necessary for us in the...

we also use 28/32. It's necessary for us in the mountains.
08-21-13, 11:33 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 26,648
Posted By uspspro

It's not just the max width that changes with...

It's not just the max width that changes with tires/rim combos, but the profile too. The 28's are certainly a bit taller than the 25's on our bike.
08-17-13, 09:53 PM
Replies: 440
Views: 108,155
Posted By uspspro

I may try that. ...or I may try a true...

I may try that.

...or I may try a true hydraulic using the new 11spd SRAM Red hydraulic lever (just on the right side) and brake caliper (with the new 11speed 11-32 cassette).
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