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06-25-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,778
Posted By ReidH

There were numerous dimensions used on the drive...

There were numerous dimensions used on the drive side French bottom brackets. Above and below 36mm. Many were not mm increments so it is best to measure carefully. A Inch+ fractional wrench may be...
06-20-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,146
Posted By ReidH

Cheap, rusty, abused and overtightened "old...

Cheap, rusty, abused and overtightened "old school" seat clamps are a problem.

NOS Ideale or new Brooks seat clamps work fine. Even old used Brooks and Ideale seat clamps are usually salvageable...
06-19-21, 10:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,349
Posted By ReidH

Interesting to read in your post how differently...

Interesting to read in your post how differently the rim tapes reacted to heat. I will have to see what rim tape is installed on my tandem rims.

I have an 80's Jack Taylor Tandem that I have...
05-14-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,075
Posted By ReidH

Probably not, as the aluminum girder saddles are...

Probably not, as the aluminum girder saddles are less comfortable. I have/had a TB 57 Professionnel alu girder on my Jo Routens that I have removed to save it from wear and tear. The Ideale...
05-12-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,067
Posted By ReidH

VAR is or was a French company. So expect it to...

VAR is or was a French company. So expect it to be a metric screw. Sounds like it could be an M6x1mm or an M6x0.8mm or an M6x0.75mm.

Reid
05-04-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 15,133
Posted By ReidH

Hi non-fixie, you have a very nice example of a...

Hi non-fixie, you have a very nice example of a Cyclo-Rosa chainring set. They work well with Stronglight 49D cranks.
Most I have seen are plated steel in 1/8" or 3/32" chain size. They were sold...
05-03-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 15,133
Posted By ReidH

Since I have a number a of bikes with Pro 5 Vis...

Since I have a number a of bikes with Pro 5 Vis cranks, I though a few pictures were in order....
05-03-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 15,133
Posted By ReidH

Pins and ramps really do come in handy when you...

Pins and ramps really do come in handy when you use 10 speed chain and up.
I have a Pro 5 Vis with a SunXCD spider and a triple ring ring setup on a Jack Taylor Tandem. It worked perfectly with 9...
05-02-21, 09:32 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 15,133
Posted By ReidH

Hi Jacco, I'm sure thinner spacers can be found...

Hi Jacco, I'm sure thinner spacers can be found to accommodate for the thinner 11 speed chain. The front shifting will suffer from the lack of ramps and pins on the rings.

Reid
10-04-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 28,297
Posted By ReidH

Excellent work SCarlson, I have prewar French...

Excellent work SCarlson,
I have prewar French Cyclo mechs in 2 speed and 3 speed for 1/8 chain. I assume they were available in 4 speed for 3/32 chain. Not sure if there were 5 speed prewar mechs. ...
06-16-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,478
Posted By ReidH

Hi, nothing wrong with the steel frame. Keep the...

Hi, nothing wrong with the steel frame. Keep the drum, Probably not much need in North London, but you may go somewhere with some steeper longer hills.
Split the cantis onto the left and right...
06-15-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,478
Posted By ReidH

Hi, As already stated, the make, model of tandem...

Hi, As already stated, the make, model of tandem and the make model of brakes will help. If you are new to the tandem, the pads should be replaced as ASAP and te brakes checked out to ensure they...
06-14-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,519
Posted By ReidH

Sorry about your accident, Larger tires should...

Sorry about your accident,
Larger tires should result in less incidents of flats. We use Snoqualimie Pass 44mm on our tandem at 55psi and cannot complain. I would fit as large a tire as possible...
06-05-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 17,308
Posted By ReidH

Hi, With regards to derailleur slide tubing,...

Hi,
With regards to derailleur slide tubing, you should be able to source 10mm square tubing in 1.5mm wall. I saw sources in Google. 7mm square tubing is probably the more difficult. Stainless or...
06-04-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 28,297
Posted By ReidH

Hi, a Rene Herse tandem geometry can be found in...

Hi, a Rene Herse tandem geometry can be found in bicycle quarterly 62.
One significant geometry difference from a modern tandem is the low trail found on these classic French tandems.

Reid
06-04-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 28,297
Posted By ReidH

Hi SCARLSON, An on demand build would be...

Hi SCARLSON,

An on demand build would be nice, especially now that you have a actual derailleur on your tandem to work out the important details.

I would buy one as I need one for my Herse...
06-03-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 28,297
Posted By ReidH

One method to reinstate a Rene Herse front...

One method to reinstate a Rene Herse front derailleur to a tandem that has had it sawn off is to build a clamp on version. There are pictures of an very early Herse tandem in Jan Heine's Rene...
05-31-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 28,297
Posted By ReidH

Hi Sam, If you need some pictures of an...

Hi Sam,
If you need some pictures of an unmolested rear Nivex dropout, I have a bike that I can take some pics of. Of interest is the Singer tandem doesn't have rear Nivex dropouts and the Baillieu...
05-31-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 28,297
Posted By ReidH

Hi Treasure Cycles, Beautiful Nivex derailleur....

Hi Treasure Cycles,
Beautiful Nivex derailleur. It is the clamp on version. I had search for a Nivex for my Singer tandem. Now have a short arm converted to a long arm. Also found that the spring...
05-31-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,739
Posted By ReidH

Search for Eatons catalogs on line and find the...

Search for Eatons catalogs on line and find the bicycle section. Gliders were always Raleigh built when I was a kid, but early 20's and 30's Gliders appear to be Birmingham built bikes.
One thing...
05-31-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,327
Posted By ReidH

It's a pity to see decent tandems cannibalized...

It's a pity to see decent tandems cannibalized for parts. Maybe some of the cheaper tandems that were designed to fill their companies product line are not worth it. The motobecane may not be worth...
01-03-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,988
Posted By ReidH

Old bike enamel can often be spruced up by...

Old bike enamel can often be spruced up by rubbing straight 30 weight oil into it.
A 5 speed or 6 speed compact Maillard or Atom freewheel will work with the rear Cyclo mech. 14-28 if you need all...
09-21-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 21,772
Posted By ReidH

700 x 44 RH Snoqualmie Pass on our Jack Taylor.

700 x 44 RH Snoqualmie Pass on our Jack Taylor.
09-17-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,988
Posted By ReidH

The best choice is what you have at hand. I...

The best choice is what you have at hand. I would try the Record Derailleur.

The second picture is a reproduction Routens derailleur Mike Barry made without access to an original. Not quite so...
09-16-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,988
Posted By ReidH

You could fabricate a Jo Routens style front...

You could fabricate a Jo Routens style front derailleur. Twin wire like the Cyclo rear derailleur, but simple mechanism that shifts very quickly. The front part of the cage is actually a flattened...
09-10-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,988
Posted By ReidH

For an LED taillight, you can't go wrong using...

For an LED taillight, you can't go wrong using the LED retrofit bulb sold by Rene Herse. They have surprising standlight capability and requires no modifications to the taillight
Now, if your...
09-09-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,988
Posted By ReidH

Yes, Sram PC-850 chain. Finding front...

Yes, Sram PC-850 chain.

Finding front derailleurs to work with front drive tandems can be challenging. I didn't see a front braze on your bike for the Simplex type 56. If you plan on using a...
09-08-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,988
Posted By ReidH

Very nice Jack Taylor Ladyback tandem. Good to...

Very nice Jack Taylor Ladyback tandem. Good to see it has its Cycle derailleur. These derailleurs work quite well when cleaned and regreased and a good chain is installed. Recommend you replace...
10-04-18, 07:48 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,216
Posted By ReidH

Question for all. Whippy tandems? Is it a...

Question for all. Whippy tandems? Is it a handling problem going straight, on curves, going slow, going fast or something altogether different?

Reid
09-28-18, 12:37 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,216
Posted By ReidH

The Follis tandems look like they are built...

The Follis tandems look like they are built properly to not break under normal use and it appears that you may find them under many names. Avoid any made with normal sized tubing and regular sized...
06-22-18, 05:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,282
Posted By ReidH

Hello Mr Non-fixie, The old thick TA...

Hello Mr Non-fixie,

The old thick TA chainring you have is a 1/8" chainring. Could have been for track use or for use on an old 3 speed derailleur bike. Requires a 1/8" chain as you know. SRAM...
06-20-18, 08:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,961
Posted By ReidH

The first derailleur that actually worked well...

The first derailleur that actually worked well was released in 1924 in both 2 speed and 3 speed versions for use with 1/8" chain. This was the Cyclo. Later they came up with 4 speed and 5 speed...
06-05-18, 06:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,952
Posted By ReidH

Tandems do rock. We live in a hilly area and...

Tandems do rock.
We live in a hilly area and you can't get 2km away from the house without a climb. My wife isn't too keen on doing the climbs on a single, but on the tandem she can do it. It is...
06-04-18, 07:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 14,466
Posted By ReidH

We don use a special stoker seat post either. ...

We don use a special stoker seat post either. Wide tires, 700c x 44mm and a Brooks B67 saddle have met with approval.

Reid Harding
05-09-18, 05:47 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,584
Posted By ReidH

Hello All, I run Compass 44 x 700c on our...

Hello All,

I run Compass 44 x 700c on our Jack Taylor tandem and find that 60 to 65 psi is good. That is almost twice the pressure I would use if they were on a single bike. They are big...
05-08-18, 07:31 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,584
Posted By ReidH

Hello Non-Fixie, Congratulations on your...

Hello Non-Fixie,
Congratulations on your vintage tandem purchase. We had our red Jack Taylor out last weekend. Only the second time this season owing to our lousy weather in Ontario this year. ...
02-26-18, 02:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,000
Posted By ReidH

When you tried moving the derailleur by hand was...

When you tried moving the derailleur by hand was the cable connected?

Double check the limit screws again to ensure they are not impeding the derailleur. Check the derailleur manual to ensure...
02-25-18, 11:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,566
Posted By ReidH

You may want to look for a stainless or titanium...

You may want to look for a stainless or titanium chainring for the smallest ring. Not many teeth to carry the load.
01-15-18, 01:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,121
Posted By ReidH

Hello Mb277, You might want to call Thorn...

Hello Mb277,

You might want to call Thorn Cycles and SJS Cycles to see if they have spares on hand or where they can be had. Otherwise, look up some vintage motorbike brake specialists. They...
12-16-17, 08:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,560
Posted By ReidH

The Compass bar and the old AVA bars are an exact...

The Compass bar and the old AVA bars are an exact match. I have both and have compared them.

The Gerry Burgess Randonneur bars are shaped differently from the AVA Randonneur bars.

Both bar...
Forum: Want To Buy
10-07-17, 08:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,592
Posted By ReidH

The randonneur model will add an additional...

The randonneur model will add an additional premium and is better, but not a necessity. I have two bikes with five speed cyclos and they are not randonneur models. The randonneur model is nice if...
Forum: Want To Buy
09-26-17, 05:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,592
Posted By ReidH

Have you thought of picking up a 4 speed Cyclo...

Have you thought of picking up a 4 speed Cyclo derailleur to tide you over until a 5 speed comes your way. I can't say for certain whether it will shift the top four gears properly. That would...
09-18-17, 08:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,955
Posted By ReidH

Recommend a Cyclo-Benelux front derailleur, rod...

Recommend a Cyclo-Benelux front derailleur, rod operated. These changers will tolerate a wide jump between the chainrings. As well, no cables or shift lever to tie to the frame. Only the clamps on...
Forum: Want To Buy
09-18-17, 06:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,592
Posted By ReidH

Best of luck on the search. You may want to...

Best of luck on the search. You may want to place a WTB in the Retrobike forum if you haven't already done so. It is a UK forum so will catch another audience.

The bike i primarily ride, a Jo...
Forum: Want To Buy
09-12-17, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,592
Posted By ReidH

Keep an eye on Ebay France. They come a couple...

Keep an eye on Ebay France. They come a couple of times a year. Not cheap as many constructer bikes were updated in the 60's and 70's to the latest, less effective, derailleurs and the 5 speed...
08-28-17, 07:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,286
Posted By ReidH

An old Cyclo "Standard" would be the most...

An old Cyclo "Standard" would be the most effective derailleur you could use from that era. Twin wire shifts easily and quickly even under load. It was a cycotouring derailleur so will take any...
08-28-17, 07:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,798
Posted By ReidH

Don't forget the Trussardi folding bike that came...

Don't forget the Trussardi folding bike that came out in 1983, based on the BSA folding frame. It weights about 40 pounds on a good day.

Reid
08-05-17, 07:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,394
Posted By ReidH

On Cyclo Rosa chainrings, the inner chainrings...

On Cyclo Rosa chainrings, the inner chainrings were usually riveted to the outer chainring.
08-05-17, 09:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,394
Posted By ReidH

They could and were shifted by hand, but work...

They could and were shifted by hand, but work fine with most derailleurs. I have a 46-28 set that i use with a 3 speed Cyclo 2 wire rear derailleur and a Simplex lever operated front derailleur.
08-04-17, 07:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,394
Posted By ReidH

Looks to be a Cyclo-Rosa.

Looks to be a Cyclo-Rosa.
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