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05-10-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 921
Posted By Alcanbrad

We may all be saying the same thing here. That...

We may all be saying the same thing here. That the AAM is still nothing but a hub motor that improves on several of the fitment issues. It, by itself, does not improve on any of the motors basic...
05-10-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 921
Posted By Alcanbrad

I went with the eZee geared motor for both torque...

I went with the eZee geared motor for both torque and cost. I like many of the design features of the all axle motor but felt I would be getting more design optimization, but "less motor" for more...
05-10-21, 06:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 921
Posted By Alcanbrad

True, it does that with a torque arm.

True, it does that with a torque arm.
05-09-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 921
Posted By Alcanbrad

Very observant, I do have the eZee geared hub. I...

Very observant, I do have the eZee geared hub. I have not had any issues with the motor over heating. On the other hand, I have had issues with the batteries. I purchased the eZee 36V 24AH flat pack....
05-09-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 921
Posted By Alcanbrad

Unless I was running a motor with low torque and...

Unless I was running a motor with low torque and knew the capability of the dropouts to resist torque, I would not rely on the dropout or the little tabbed washer to provide torque relief. Grin, as...
05-07-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 921
Posted By Alcanbrad

I recently electrified our old Santana. I...

I recently electrified our old Santana. I designed the system entirely opting for throttle control only and no central computer. Additionally, I went all in by building the wheel myself as well. I...
04-29-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By Alcanbrad

Just spit-balling here but maybe it was to move...

Just spit-balling here but maybe it was to move the reaction bar to be inline with the pac-man on a different bike, or it was to move the drum assembly further from the hub/bearing for perceived...
04-29-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 861
Posted By Alcanbrad

Co-mo makes great bikes (we own 2 and are very...

Co-mo makes great bikes (we own 2 and are very happy with both). Without any specifics I would take a $700 price difference between a new and 12 year old bike means the 2009 bike is likely way over...
04-21-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 907
Posted By Alcanbrad

while this is true, I would be very careful if...

while this is true, I would be very careful if going this route. The simple V will contact the seat tube in only 4 places each being a very narrow line. Since you donít know the tube wall thickness...
04-10-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 907
Posted By Alcanbrad

If the kiddie stoker crank shown has a mating...

If the kiddie stoker crank shown has a mating clamp for the other side and the bolts clear the existing seat tube and all you have to contend with is the difference in diameters shown it should be...
03-26-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 726
Posted By Alcanbrad

I am pretty sure that both DC Rainmaker and GP...

I am pretty sure that both DC Rainmaker and GP Lama use different computers for simultaneous power meters. Perhaps the FIT file taxonomy does not support it, or for other reasons they may have when...
03-12-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 875
Posted By Alcanbrad

I agree, I think it is a stress concentration at...

I agree, I think it is a stress concentration at that point.

Sapporoguy, you might want to pick up a second adapter and have it in your stash of bike parts. It is fails again in the future, you...
03-10-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,888
Posted By Alcanbrad

I believe the couplers in the links are for just...

I believe the couplers in the links are for just coupling lines together. Thay are are not intended for quick disconnect .

I have been on the lookout for a viable solution to run hydraulic on our...
03-10-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,608
Posted By Alcanbrad

This issue has been discussed many times over the...

This issue has been discussed many times over the years on various forums. Many asked Strava to creat a Tandem class to avoid this issue. Strava didn’t see it as a big deal and responded by...
03-08-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 875
Posted By Alcanbrad

It's hard to see much detail as the pictures are...

It's hard to see much detail as the pictures are very small, but given the symmetric failure points right where the body of the adapter changes radius makes me wonder if there is a stress...
03-06-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,303
Posted By Alcanbrad

+1 on the gatorskins. We run them (28mm) on our...

+1 on the gatorskins. We run them (28mm) on our road tandem and get great mileage and have only had few flats over the years. We put wider tires on our travel tandem to ride the local rail trails...
03-06-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,184
Posted By Alcanbrad

I agree that the physics show that the energy...

I agree that the physics show that the energy required to reduce the kinetic energy of the system to 0 that the mass of the disc will get a lot hotter than the rim, but shouldn't there be time and...
02-25-21, 06:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,770
Posted By Alcanbrad

A couple of more thoughts: -Was any...

A couple of more thoughts:

-Was any maintenance performed, or any changes/modifications made to the bike shortly before the noise started? There could be a clue there.

-On the bottom bracket...
02-25-21, 05:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,184
Posted By Alcanbrad

I agree with Merlinextraligh on rank ordering...

I agree with Merlinextraligh on rank ordering choice. We too had TRP Spyres on our Co-Mo and while I loved them over caliper brakes, I found that the return spring on the rear caliper was not strong...
02-24-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,062
Posted By Alcanbrad

It's not an unfair position to take. It really...

It's not an unfair position to take. It really comes down to each individual situation. For us, we're not lucky enough to live a relatively flat flat area (we are actually blessed to live in some...
02-21-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,062
Posted By Alcanbrad

Tandem eBike conversion - Lessons learned

I am in the process of putting together and kicking off a conversion project to electrify our tandem. I have been doing a lot of research and have spent a fair amount of time running simulations on...
02-19-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 729
Posted By Alcanbrad

+1000 on Lobster gloves. I have never found...

+1000 on Lobster gloves. I have never found warmer gloves for riding. Get ones with liners.

For the feet, I can't say enough good things about Gator tip toe neoprene toe covers. ...
02-14-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 709
Posted By Alcanbrad

I encountered this exact issue when converting...

I encountered this exact issue when converting our 2011 Co-Mo Primera with Elita cranks to a Gates belt. I ended up using longer chainring bolts (those intended to be used with 2 chain rings) and I...
02-11-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,207
Posted By Alcanbrad

Very nice. Restorations are always fun and very...

Very nice. Restorations are always fun and very much worth it if you are happy with your results. Great work!
02-09-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,770
Posted By Alcanbrad

Also check the interface points between the cable...

Also check the interface points between the cable housings and frame. I once had a similar annoying creak and it turned out to be the short shift cable housing between the chain stay and rear...
02-07-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,899
Posted By Alcanbrad

Peak Torque just dropped a follow-on deep dive...

Peak Torque just dropped a follow-on deep dive where he actually measures the clamping force of different QR's. (He has me now rethinking having a carbon fork on a tandem.)
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01-31-21, 05:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,899
Posted By Alcanbrad

This video from Peak Torque dropped yesterday...

This video from Peak Torque dropped yesterday comparing stiffness between QR and thru axle set ups:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMdsSuXGniU

It's an interesting watch. The QR skewer and...
01-26-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,068
Posted By Alcanbrad

+1

+1
01-24-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,899
Posted By Alcanbrad

I’m not sure if the OP was looking for an axle,...

I’m not sure if the OP was looking for an axle, however, the axle shown from bikepartsdirect is for a cup and cone hub. If your hub has bearing cartridges you would need to find the correct axle for...
01-19-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 572
Posted By Alcanbrad

This is a very common size. Look for an English...

This is a very common size. Look for an English thread 68/73mm that supports a 24mm spindle. There are many 68mm offerings, but if your bike requires 73 you need that make sure yours will support...
01-10-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,593
Posted By Alcanbrad

Doh! Didn't make the connection :eek:

Doh! Didn't make the connection :eek:
01-10-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,593
Posted By Alcanbrad

What did you get!?

What did you get!?
01-04-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,072
Posted By Alcanbrad

Very nice, we haul our tandems in a 2006 Odyssey...

Very nice, we haul our tandems in a 2006 Odyssey and I have to take the front wheel off. I hadn't thought of getting more clearance by raising the rear wheel. I'm going to take a look at such an...
12-10-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,593
Posted By Alcanbrad

Beginning 90 Current 127

Beginning 90
Current 127
11-13-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,554
Posted By Alcanbrad

I occasionally ride a tandem solo a few times...

I occasionally ride a tandem solo a few times each year, mostly to pick up my stoker or after dropping her off. I have always found it very stable at speed. The stories above about jack-knifing are...
11-11-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,628
Posted By Alcanbrad

My stoker has tried but does not like clipless...

My stoker has tried but does not like clipless and insists on riding flat pedals. I'm OK with this - Happy stoker, happy life.

I have been riding SPD's for onwards of 25 years and love them,...
11-09-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,348
Posted By Alcanbrad

We are nowhere near any national, regional,...

We are nowhere near any national, regional, local, (or even just us) in terms of team performance. But we do have a history. I couldn't find pictures of the teeth we have sheared off a few late...
11-08-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 770
Posted By Alcanbrad

I know you asked about an enclosed trailer,...

I know you asked about an enclosed trailer, however, those tend to be larger (think U-Haul or landscaper/contractor set ups). There are a lot of very low cost flatbed trailers available from Harbor...
10-24-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,348
Posted By Alcanbrad

We were finally able to get out for the first...

We were finally able to get out for the first ride on the new chainring and chain and did the same climb that I captured in the video above. The verdict: No chain skip!!!! In addition to the new 36 T...
10-09-20, 04:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,293
Posted By Alcanbrad

Also, be careful to not use too much grease. You...

Also, be careful to not use too much grease. You want to avoid getting grease and oil on the pads and with the heat, the lubricants can migrate. Also, the heat can burn off any lubricant you may...
10-07-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,293
Posted By Alcanbrad

Are both return springs between the brake shoes...

Are both return springs between the brake shoes installed? If so, it sounds like the actuator lever is binding where it passes through the hub body. You might have to disassemble and focus there.
10-05-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,348
Posted By Alcanbrad

I am confident now that the chain is slipping one...

I am confident now that the chain is slipping one tooth across the entire engagement. In the video you can see the jockey cage snap forward with the "event" If the chain was climbing and then...
10-05-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,348
Posted By Alcanbrad

Thanks Msteven. I thought about going to 32/48...

Thanks Msteven. I thought about going to 32/48 but felt we would loose too much on the high end.
10-03-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,348
Posted By Alcanbrad

I had checked this early on in my odyssey and it...

I had checked this early on in my odyssey and it is not a problem for the 34T chainring. The teeth of the 34T ring are centered on the thickness of the ring which keeps the chain well clear of the...
10-03-20, 04:56 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,348
Posted By Alcanbrad

Not 100% sure but the few times I made a mental...

Not 100% sure but the few times I made a mental note at the time, and in the video, itís been during the left side power stroke.
10-02-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,348
Posted By Alcanbrad

Did you find and can you recommend a good...

Did you find and can you recommend a good compromise for chainrings and chain?
10-02-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,543
Posted By Alcanbrad

+1 on this, we took a leaf peeping trip to VT...

+1 on this, we took a leaf peeping trip to VT last weekend and took the travel tandem in our CR-V for the first time. Only added about 10 minutes to set up time at the starts. (Though this may not...
10-02-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,348
Posted By Alcanbrad

the problem showed at the very first ride. We...

the problem showed at the very first ride. We have put about 500 miles over 20 rides on the bike since the conversion and it has been a constant issue. I am confident the chain and chain ring are...
10-02-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,348
Posted By Alcanbrad

I was finally able to coax the stoker to get back...

I was finally able to coax the stoker to get back on this bike so I could capture video of what was going on. I had my GoPro mounted geek style to capture the issue:

...
10-01-20, 06:05 AM
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