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06-10-19, 05:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 882
Posted By Alcanbrad

I am not an expert, however, given tandem forks...

I am not an expert, however, given tandem forks appear beefier and even with a small market there are tandem rated forks, I would not chance using any fork not specifically rated by the manufacturer...
05-27-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,722
Posted By Alcanbrad

As for when to replace the chain, the answer is...

As for when to replace the chain, the answer is before it wears out. Invest a few dollars in a chain wear measurement tool and check it (and all your chains).

Adjusting the eccentric is a matter...
05-08-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,843
Posted By Alcanbrad

You may be on to something. I would be...

You may be on to something. I would be interested to hear how it works as I have an old Santana and I am looking for a low cost rear wheel replacement option.
05-08-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,843
Posted By Alcanbrad

If your frame's dropouts fall to the wide side ...

If your frame's dropouts fall to the wide side of tolerance it shouldn't be an issue. If if falls on the narrow side, it won't be fun.

Your comment about the 135mm spacing is the issue. Frames...
05-08-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,843
Posted By Alcanbrad

I would think that if the hub was 1 or 2 mm wider...

I would think that if the hub was 1 or 2 mm wider than the dropouts, mounting the wheel in the shop will be possible, though will require some elbow grease, and roadside maintenance requiring removal...
04-22-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,181
Posted By Alcanbrad

I could not see any pictures of your bike,...

I could not see any pictures of your bike, however, if you are looking for traditional road bike drop bars, I prefer wide (46cm) compact bars. I was having a challenge finding compact bars in that...
04-19-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,912
Posted By Alcanbrad

Awesome ride and memory. I assume you rode the...

Awesome ride and memory. I assume you rode the Farmington canal trail? Our daughter lives in West Haven not far from that end of your route. How did you get from west haven to the canal trail? ...
03-31-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,009
Posted By Alcanbrad

Interesting, I had never heard of them. My...

Interesting, I had never heard of them. My experience is that the contents get a bit rearranged, but basically as I packed. I print out a sheet with my name and address and in very large font I put...
03-22-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,415
Posted By Alcanbrad

Just some observations: The exposed metal of the...

Just some observations: The exposed metal of the crack in the first pictures seems fresh (i.e. no corrosion). Did you sand or scrap the paint away to expose this metal or did this damage just...
03-22-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,249
Posted By Alcanbrad

I would not expect that there would be any stress...

I would not expect that there would be any stress concentration on those inner holes, so those cracks are puzzling. The cracks radiating from the spoke nipple in the last picture is not an uncommon...
03-17-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,727
Posted By Alcanbrad

At Home Cheapo. I believe this was the package I...

At Home Cheapo. I believe this was the package I bought: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-Zinc-Plated-Compression-Spring-6-Pack-16087/202045468

I used a dremel to cut the long to length.
03-15-19, 08:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,727
Posted By Alcanbrad

That should be fine, however, before you spend...

That should be fine, however, before you spend money, this topic has been discussed many times. The challenge with rear cable disc brakes is the cable slack weight which robs you of a large portion...
02-27-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,170
Posted By Alcanbrad

I have climbed it several times on my half bike...

I have climbed it several times on my half bike and believe it’s is definitely doable on a tandem for an in shape team. As mentioned above, water is very limited. One other potential issue is the...
02-06-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,461
Posted By Alcanbrad

I would take the queue from DT. They may ask...

I would take the queue from DT. They may ask about the operating environment and come back and say that donít recommend their hub for those operating conditions in which case itís time to find a...
02-03-19, 06:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,461
Posted By Alcanbrad

I am not familiar with your specific hub, but...

I am not familiar with your specific hub, but metal chipping like that is usually caused by high force impact such that can occur by shifting under power. We have damaged a Spinergy hub and several...
01-26-19, 05:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,454
Posted By Alcanbrad

That’s a tough call. We had a stick thrown up...

That’s a tough call. We had a stick thrown up under the belt which rolled off the sprocket. We had no choice other than to roll it back on under tension. We’ve been using it for a season with no...
01-22-19, 07:08 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,602
Posted By Alcanbrad

Quote:Originally Posted by PMK...

Quote:Originally Posted by PMK https://www.bikeforums.net/images/buttons/viewpost.gif...
01-21-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,602
Posted By Alcanbrad

I doubt that is the case. The picture below is...

I doubt that is the case. The picture below is from the Co-Mo 2005 catalog (which you can find this here: https://www.precisiontandems.com/cat_files/comocatalog2005.pdf ) Co-Mo states that if you...
01-21-19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,602
Posted By Alcanbrad

Probably around 1500 miles or so. I have never...

Probably around 1500 miles or so. I have never read any guidance or warnings on Aluminum screws, but now that you mention it, aluminum is softer and has a lower shear force. I'll pull them out and...
01-20-19, 05:28 AM
01-19-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,602
Posted By Alcanbrad

No experience with Ice Tech, but I have Hope...

No experience with Ice Tech, but I have Hope rotors, front and rear, and am very pleased with them. Very beefy spider and rotor. I had a small clearance issue with the front fort, but that was...
01-17-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,331
Posted By Alcanbrad

Yes, I have a diferent model from Topeak, but the...

Yes, I have a diferent model from Topeak, but the mounting structure is the same.

A real smart looking bike. Love the color.
01-17-19, 06:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,331
Posted By Alcanbrad

If you intend to carry loads on the rear rack I...

If you intend to carry loads on the rear rack I would recommend that you keep a close eye on your attachment point to the frame. There will be high impact torque applied when you hit bumps and may...
01-16-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 778
Posted By Alcanbrad

Sidi's do tend to run narrow. I have the...

Sidi's do tend to run narrow. I have the opposite problem - I need a wide shoe, but I get it, you need to either try something on, or be confident shoes will fit before ordering. Finding shoes that...
01-14-19, 06:01 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,602
Posted By Alcanbrad

If you are considering new housing I would...

If you are considering new housing I would recommend taking a look at the Jagwire Elite Link system.

https://jagwire.com/products/diy-cable-kits

this is forms the cable housing from 10mm...
01-13-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,602
Posted By Alcanbrad

Avid sells metallic and organic pads. I don’t...

Avid sells metallic and organic pads. I don’t think you can easily tell from the lot code.

unless the pads look like the have no wear, I would recommend springing for new metallic pads.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 11,109
Posted By Alcanbrad

Bumping the thread. I had the neuroma surgery...

Bumping the thread. I had the neuroma surgery this week and am recovering. The neuroma continued to get worse (due to it's location) and I was finding that my mileage until in pain was trending...
01-09-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,918
Posted By Alcanbrad

Thanks folks. I did schedule surgery for the off...

Thanks folks. I did schedule surgery for the off season, but when you ride year round, it is still frustrating to not even be able to use the trainer.. This soon should pass
01-08-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,407
Posted By Alcanbrad

Most of the tandem focused dealers usually have a...

Most of the tandem focused dealers usually have a bike or 2 they will rent, however, you have to be lucky enough to live close enough to make it worth while. A simple google search will help you...
01-08-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,602
Posted By Alcanbrad

My comment was focused on the conversion to full...

My comment was focused on the conversion to full hydraulic. I do agree, spending $200 on a tandem is easier then opening a door :roflmao: We have BB7's on our travel tandem (which we bought used). ...
01-08-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,602
Posted By Alcanbrad

One word: Money The cost of upgrading from...

One word: Money

The cost of upgrading from mechanical to hydraulic is a big nut, especially if you are starting from a 10 speed triple, your only viable options are 11 speed double - This adds the...
01-08-19, 05:18 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,602
Posted By Alcanbrad

Our Carrera was our first bike with discs as well...

Our Carrera was our first bike with discs as well and I didn’t feel confident in them coming from an old Santana with canti’s and a drum brake.

i don’t believe you should have to be able to skid...
01-07-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,918
Posted By Alcanbrad

Today was surgery day to remove my neuroma. ...

Today was surgery day to remove my neuroma. Picture is of the stoker hopping the future will result in a captain that is pain free (I.e. stronger ��). It had progressed to point that a 30 mile...
01-07-19, 08:32 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,602
Posted By Alcanbrad

We have a Co-Mo Carrera with TRP Spyres and a...

We have a Co-Mo Carrera with TRP Spyres and a Primera co-pilot with BB7. We too found braking not to our desired level of effectiveness - we’re a 400 lb team and ride very hilly terrain.

i am not...
12-11-18, 05:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,004
Posted By Alcanbrad

Nothing to offer on roof racks, but on the greasy...

Nothing to offer on roof racks, but on the greasy stain topic there are several things:

- convert timing chain to a belt.
- ditch the chain lube and hot wax the chain. You can grab the chain...
11-28-18, 07:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,031
Posted By Alcanbrad

Will the center hole of the axle (where the...

Will the center hole of the axle (where the skewer goes) accept allen wrenches?
11-28-18, 06:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,584
Posted By Alcanbrad

[QUOTE=smatson;20681406]Yes, I really wanted to...

[QUOTE=smatson;20681406]Yes, I really wanted to use a Gates belt, but we needed to lengthen the stoker compartment and the belt does not fit the frame. Thanks for the replies! Any other opinions?...
11-27-18, 10:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,584
Posted By Alcanbrad

I don't have answer to your question, but a...

I don't have answer to your question, but a couple of thoughts come to mind: I would expect that a smaller timing ring would yield a smoother performance just based on the experience of a smother...
11-23-18, 09:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 758
Posted By Alcanbrad

Cable splitters are a good idea, though a little...

Cable splitters are a good idea, though a little expensive. You need to determine if the cost is worth it. If you go this way I would recommend leaving some extra cable length past the derailleur...
11-15-18, 11:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,155
Posted By Alcanbrad

Great news, and yes, bottom brackets costs are...

Great news, and yes, bottom brackets costs are typically low enough to not be worthwhile to service.

Be sure and lube the bearings. Light grease will minimize any losses.
11-12-18, 06:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 758
Posted By Alcanbrad

At $33 it would probably cost you more in labor...

At $33 it would probably cost you more in labor to try and fix it. It would try to determine what happened and then just replace the shifter. If the problem reoccurs, you will have a better shot at...
11-12-18, 08:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,164
Posted By Alcanbrad

I agree with bwebel regarding the wheels. ...

I agree with bwebel regarding the wheels. Concern with carbon wheels are braking heat. If you are not a heavy team and/or do not plan on riding in hilly or mountainous terrain they may be OK. If...
11-09-18, 09:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,155
Posted By Alcanbrad

Most bearings are standard and are available from...

Most bearings are standard and are available from many vendors. The bearing number can be found on the side of the bearing, most commonly on the seal. You might need a good magnifying glass and/or...
11-02-18, 07:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,026
Posted By Alcanbrad

Also, you can set up a custom search of...

Also, you can set up a custom search of craigslist and eBay for almost any geographic region you chose on Search Tempest
11-02-18, 07:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,026
Posted By Alcanbrad

You can also try calling a few of the Tandem...

You can also try calling a few of the Tandem specific shops around the country and ask. (Tandems east, tandem cycle works of Colorado, house of Tandems, precision Tandems, and I’m sure a few others)....
10-09-18, 06:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 598
Posted By Alcanbrad

I have done both rides many times, but only on my...

I have done both rides many times, but only on my single. I am not sure what the weather will be like in the high country at that time and I don't know how familiar you are with the area, but here...
09-26-18, 07:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,932
Posted By Alcanbrad

Great bike. As for the seats, try what you have,...

Great bike. As for the seats, try what you have, but if the are uncomfortable, don’t just buy a seat you think will be comfortable, go to your LBS and get measured for the correct size.
09-13-18, 06:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,809
Posted By Alcanbrad

What the graph shows is while the general belief...

What the graph shows is while the general belief that a 1x would give an unacceptable too large gear ratio changes between gear changes, in actuality the change is actually no different than the...
09-13-18, 10:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,809
Posted By Alcanbrad

I have been following this thread with some...

I have been following this thread with some interest. I too feel somewhat passionately that I want the "fine tuning" of a triple and do not want large jumps in gear range. On the other hand, I am...
09-03-18, 03:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 775
Posted By Alcanbrad

Sounds like a bit if FUD followed by a...

Sounds like a bit if FUD followed by a solicitation. While it is correct that the boom tube must be round, it can easily be replaced as part of the conversion to couplers for around a few hundred...
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