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04-07-22, 08:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 962
Posted By twocicle

I'm fairly certain, that 832 grams for the...

I'm fairly certain, that 832 grams for the complete set is an error because if I recall correctly, the Lightning tandem set was approximately 200gm lighter than the SLK-Light crank set we had prior....
04-26-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 66,575
Posted By twocicle

Simple FYI for others to find info about the OP...

Simple FYI for others to find info about the OP tandem ... https://binghambuiltbikes.com/portfolio-items/tandem/
04-22-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,799
Posted By twocicle

We have traveled plenty with our Shimano Di2...

We have traveled plenty with our Shimano Di2 Hydraulic brakes. IMO, using a mineral oil based (non-toxic) system is by far the least headache and safer all round.

The key things to avoid:
- do...
03-30-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,516
Posted By twocicle

It is a common misconception that the max psi...

It is a common misconception that the max psi values provided by the mfr will apply to all travel settings. Even if you phone the customer support line, you'll likely get someone simply referring to...
01-03-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,794
Posted By twocicle

Great setup and paint job (except for the temp...

Great setup and paint job (except for the temp pedals of course :) !

Curious which mfr/model fork was used?

Also, maybe join the FB - eTandems group and post the pic of your pretty ride......
07-25-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,495
Posted By twocicle

I have owned a Fandango and set that up as a...

I have owned a Fandango and set that up as a fairly hardcore mtb trail bike. Very solid frame while also a very lightweight frame (within grams of our Calfee Dragonfly w/stainless S&S couplers). If...
07-20-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,367
Posted By twocicle

Hi Tlubbs, I see you just joined this forum...

Hi Tlubbs,

I see you just joined this forum on 07-19-20, same day as posting the above. Welcome.

How about posting a photo of you both riding with these helmets?
Where are you based?
07-19-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,495
Posted By twocicle

The Fandango and Fandango "GiGi" (don't ask me)...

The Fandango and Fandango "GiGi" (don't ask me) are Mtb Tandem framesets made specifically for Alex Nutt by Ventana. Ventana also makes their name brand ECDM full suspension frame and a fatty El...
07-17-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,326
Posted By twocicle

Contrary to the posts above, here is proof of a...

Contrary to the posts above, here is proof of a XTR Di2 triple setup using 48/36/26 rings...

upgrade to triple XTR Di2 and Lightning cranks (https://goo.gl/photos/QRRvPFvggZrMXuHA9)

We have had...
07-17-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 623
Posted By twocicle

Need wheels? Check this out

Over in the "Tandem Bikes and Gear Marketplace" ...

Wheelsets++ Kinlin rims, WI hub, bladed spokes, and more...
07-17-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,036
Posted By twocicle

Wheelsets++ Kinlin rims, WI hub, bladed spokes, and more

pulled listing. I see no other way to remove so updating here.
07-16-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,834
Posted By twocicle

The simple solution is to use a set of dual...

The simple solution is to use a set of dual piston rs785 calipers which take a compression nut instead of banjo. With this setup, you can simply run an unbroken length of BH90 hose from levers to...
07-16-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,834
Posted By twocicle

Yes, the BH90 is now used for the current the...

Yes, the BH90 is now used for the current the road (ultegra & dura ace) and mtb (xtr, xt, saint) hydro brakes. Jagwire has a "Pro" hose kit that works ok on the mtb rear hose run, but it is still a...
06-23-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,834
Posted By twocicle

"Ti-Cycles hose coupler...

"Ti-Cycles hose coupler (https://www.ticycles.com/store-all/hydraulic-brake-line-coupler?fbclid=IwAR1LnyVwAjkO8ZydfpQi0eLTgQcfQD33kLFyIL13O02mXRNtvHoOjsL3e8I)"

The above comes with some...
06-23-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,834
Posted By twocicle

Not for mechanical shifting that I'm aware of. ...

Not for mechanical shifting that I'm aware of. Only Di2 can do both triple FD and hydro brakes. Perhaps there are 3rd party/non-Shimano?
06-18-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,618
Posted By twocicle

Sorry but that info is lacking geometry and fork...

Sorry but that info is lacking geometry and fork detail needed to determine trail and wheel flop... key factors in how the bike reacts to turning the fork.
06-18-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,448
Posted By twocicle

Plus the only shifter and RD that will work with...

Plus the only shifter and RD that will work with these is SRAM. ie: you cannot use a Shimano shifter/RD with the above cassettes and cannot mix-and-match shifters/RD between mfr.

Point to note...
06-17-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,618
Posted By twocicle

Can be a geometry (wheel flop, fork trail, etc)...

Can be a geometry (wheel flop, fork trail, etc) issue and possibly weight distribution (very front end heavy). Knobbies probably won't solve much in this case.

Do you have the specs for your...
06-12-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,618
Posted By twocicle

Some tandem mtb video samples... ...

Some tandem mtb video samples...

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_IOBm842quIvjq9K1y3V_w
06-12-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 26,926
Posted By twocicle

Interesting. I wasn't aware of the Shimano...

Interesting. I wasn't aware of the Shimano compatible Hope road calipers.

FWIW, we run full Shimano hydro brakes on both our road (rs785 dual piston) and mtb (M8000 4 piston) bikes. Holding up...
06-12-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,584
Posted By twocicle

Except Calfee tandems do not have a Carbon BB...

Except Calfee tandems do not have a Carbon BB shell. Both front and rear are sleeved with metal. Bonding to the frame may be the underlying issue the OP is now chasing.
05-14-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,834
Posted By twocicle

Corrected the info in that posting. Thx.

Corrected the info in that posting. Thx.
05-14-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,088
Posted By twocicle

Oh nuts. I need to quit my day job so I can...

Oh nuts. I need to quit my day job so I can concentrate on this fun stuff. Corrected the post. Tks.
05-11-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,584
Posted By twocicle

Just chiming in as a Lightning crank user... ...

Just chiming in as a Lightning crank user...

We never had any creaking or squeaking (not much help to you, I understand). We are still running the original steel bearing set after a couple years...
05-11-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,834
Posted By twocicle

https://www.bikeforums.net/21468201-post1.html

https://www.bikeforums.net/21468201-post1.html
05-11-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,088
Posted By twocicle

Ultegra Di2 shifters just got really cheap. Upgrade from RS785

$249.95 @ Backcountry (aka Competitive Cyclist)...
04-28-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,834
Posted By twocicle

Nice long write up :) FWIW, originally we...

Nice long write up :)

FWIW, originally we had the RS785 brake set on our road tandem. I never liked those levers, both because of the large shape, but more importantly the poor bleeding and lever...
04-18-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,487
Posted By twocicle

Eric says it works great. Both sets of cranks...

Eric says it works great. Both sets of cranks have their own crank torque sensors which results in each motor working just like it would on a single e-bike - according to Eric.

I suggest going to...
04-16-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,487
Posted By twocicle

Dually Landshark e-Tandem MTB

Posting this from a FaceBook friend, Eric Nelson.

Custom Landshark hardtail frame. Dual Shimano E8000 motors, independent pedaling (similar to da Vinci IPS). BTW, this is also a "mullet" build -...
04-06-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 1,474
Views: 613,329
Posted By twocicle

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/960x720/91911648_3473723109320779_1562559920337846272_o_281600a9af4c0c73514751033dcd2fc922474184.jpg
11-29-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,464
Posted By twocicle

FWIW (vs. a pissing contest), when cruising along...

FWIW (vs. a pissing contest), when cruising along on the tandem we typically spin higher (103 is a good average) than my 100ish cadence on a single and frequently find ourselves reving upwards of...
11-26-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,401
Posted By twocicle

Just don't go this route:...

Just don't go this route: https://www.bikeforums.net/20421636-post17.html

Yes the above crash occurred due to hitting potholes, but I still believe a much stronger wheel would have had a better...
11-26-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,464
Posted By twocicle

A good sus post can be tuned to provide a...

A good sus post can be tuned to provide a "platform" (ie: firm base support) if that is desired. The Thudbuster line has different elastomers per weight range and the LT has a preload screw that can...
11-22-19, 12:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,793
Posted By twocicle

29, 2.0 tires will be difficult to put into...

29, 2.0 tires will be difficult to put into standard S&S 26" cases. Even normal 700c tires need to be mostly deflated to fit if left on the rims. Caution though, I've seen teams blow their tubes...
11-19-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,623
Posted By twocicle

Yes, as you found out, the Cannondale has some...

Yes, as you found out, the Cannondale has some fat chainstays which leave little room for chainring clearance.

Depending on how much clearance was needed for your 52T ring, I might have tried...
11-19-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,793
Posted By twocicle

When we bought our first S&S tandem from a local...

When we bought our first S&S tandem from a local tandem dealer, shortly afterward they held a group clinic where many couples all got together and did the pack/unpack process right in the shop - and...
11-14-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 16,972
Posted By twocicle

Assuming "It's working well" is relating to the...

Assuming "It's working well" is relating to the "Hy/Rd". I have not heard of anyone have issues with the relatively newer release (after 2015 I think there was some fixes). Of course, it does need...
11-14-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,870
Posted By twocicle

The reason for this is that you are worried the...

The reason for this is that you are worried the rear wheel will be stolen?

Hmm, when I park our shabby ride for an extended away time, I run cable locks through both wheels and the frame. Also do...
11-14-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 16,972
Posted By twocicle

The Spyre is IMO too anemic (weak) a brake to use...

The Spyre is IMO too anemic (weak) a brake to use on most tandems, especially if you ride steeper hills or need to stop within a short distance. Hy/Rd is known to work much better and you will find...
11-05-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,352
Posted By twocicle

These spider tab shims from Raceface do an ok job...

These spider tab shims from Raceface do an ok job of providing some aesthetics and dispersion of point loading from crank bolt head lips. <-- yes, that was an intended funny....
10-31-19, 10:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,437
Posted By twocicle

Nice review Chris. I should add to my...

Nice review Chris.

I should add to my feedback that as we intended to use this post for mtb tandeming, initially I was concerned about the post not having enough travel. Speaking with Cirrus,...
10-11-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,723
Posted By twocicle

Yes. In perspective, I've had my fill of "big...

Yes. In perspective, I've had my fill of "big events" even on my single. Seen too much carnage, bother and expense, and came to the conclusion I'll ride on my own for free thanks.
10-11-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,723
Posted By twocicle

On a single bike, my wife tends not to stick...

On a single bike, my wife tends not to stick close enough to me to make "riding together" as enjoyable as on a tandem. Plus she doesn't do well in busy traffic situations. The tandem alleviates all...
10-09-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,723
Posted By twocicle

Just take note the E-Steps so-called "narrow...

Just take note the E-Steps so-called "narrow Q-Factor that matches single mtb" is something like 177mm. For my stoker, that is a good 10mm wider than what she can use. Also note, the 1x chainring...
10-07-19, 11:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,437
Posted By twocicle

Yup. Excellent isolation post. Like nothing else....

Yup. Excellent isolation post. Like nothing else.

I mentioned in another posting, before we traded mtb frames to a full suspension, we had a Kinekt 3.1 on our hardtail. My wife is only 95lbs and...
10-01-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 853
Posted By twocicle

2019 US Air Travel policy improvements, mostly

A pretty good breakdown on US carriers...
Airline Bike Box Fees 2019 (https://www.slowtwitch.com/Tech/Airline_Bike_Box_Fees_2019_7360.html)

This next topic and recommendations seems somewhat hit...
09-04-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,325
Posted By twocicle

FWIW, 3 year update on my Di2 triple...

FWIW, 3 year update on my Di2 triple implementation (referenced in the Santana thread above (https://www.bikeforums.net/showpost.php?p=19159720&postcount=30)). Not a single problem and shifts great!...
08-28-19, 05:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 13,254
Posted By twocicle

I am not familiar with the bikes listed in your...

I am not familiar with the bikes listed in your bio. Any of them tandems?
08-24-19, 11:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 13,254
Posted By twocicle

WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER :) The GP...

WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER :)


The GP 5000 28mm went on our rims measuring 28.5mm right at install. After the 1st ride it was up to 29.5mm and has stayed under 30mm for a week now. Seeing...
08-07-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,344
Posted By twocicle

Harder pedaling can cause frame flex and/or...

Harder pedaling can cause frame flex and/or torque, plus add pressure to other connection points such as headset-steerer, and dropouts. If the same creaking occurs when not pedaling and either...
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