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05-18-19, 08:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 15,775
Posted By bajajoaquin

Seriously? Give it a rest.

Seriously? Give it a rest.
05-08-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,436
Posted By bajajoaquin

I think of myself as the lost voice of the cheap...

I think of myself as the lost voice of the cheap tandem, but itís pretty clearly the Santana here. The comments about assuming the Santana has better components is right, but I think insufficient...
04-25-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,046
Posted By bajajoaquin

Why did I never know about this before? Holy cow....

Why did I never know about this before? Holy cow. I need a set or two for my tandems.
04-25-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,610
Posted By bajajoaquin

I read somewhere that a triplet is more increased...

I read somewhere that a triplet is more increased difficulty over a two-place tandem than a two-person tandem is over a single. I have found this to be true.

This isnít to dissuade you, but to...
04-13-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,082
Posted By bajajoaquin

Didnt see this when I replied. This is an awesome...

Didnt see this when I replied. This is an awesome deal.

Does she need to know? I took a vacation day from work to drive and get my triplet. Buyer might be willing to meet you half way as well....
04-13-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,082
Posted By bajajoaquin

Setting aside condition for now, that Univega...

Setting aside condition for now, that Univega would be a step up from your Motiv. It is the same bike as the Raleigh Companion but different branding and color. I have one and I like it.

However,...
04-12-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 968
Posted By bajajoaquin

Lovely bike. Everyone should have a tandem for...

Lovely bike. Everyone should have a tandem for running quick errands!
03-05-19, 10:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 569
Posted By bajajoaquin

My understanding is that the steps on the S-A are...

My understanding is that the steps on the S-A are a function of the way the planetary gear sets are set up and it wasnít a ďchosenĒ feature. The design of the hub precluded even spacing all the way...
02-22-19, 08:17 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 13,831
Posted By bajajoaquin

Does the shifting go up (1st to 8th) with...

Does the shifting go up (1st to 8th) with increased cable tension and down with decreased? This would explain the behavior. The kink in the cable would add a bit of friction and cause it to shift...
02-19-19, 08:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 303
Posted By bajajoaquin

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02-18-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 303
Posted By bajajoaquin

Nuts for Sturmey-Archer Axle

I have an SA XRD8 rear hub. The nuts use a 15mm wrench to loosen/tighten.

With my fenders on, the stays interfere enough that I canít really pull the axle back far enough to tighten the chain...
02-16-19, 06:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By bajajoaquin

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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02-16-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By bajajoaquin

Bottom Bracket Thread Direction

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Does a bottom bracket have reverse threads? I donít...
11-21-18, 02:40 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 998
Posted By bajajoaquin

Tandem cables have plenty of length. I just...

Tandem cables have plenty of length. I just bought one with an incorrect end. New one arrived, Iíve got at least a bus-worth of housing, so it will be fine. I might even get cocky and say .......
11-20-18, 12:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 998
Posted By bajajoaquin

Probably would have worked, but a new tandem...

Probably would have worked, but a new tandem cable is just a couple bucks. Also, this has a full run of housing so thereís no place to splice it in the middle.
11-19-18, 06:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 998
Posted By bajajoaquin

So a quick update. Iíve got it on and rolling. My...

So a quick update. Iíve got it on and rolling. My cable housing is too short and the tandem cable I bought had the wrong end on it. So Iím using my old cable for the time being. Luckily I have...
11-13-18, 07:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 998
Posted By bajajoaquin

Why buy something for a few dollars that you can...

Why buy something for a few dollars that you can spend an embarrassingly long amount of time doing to slightly worse effect? At least thatís my motto.

I might trim it down and fab a more...
11-13-18, 12:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 998
Posted By bajajoaquin

Wow. Actual bike shop. No sarcasm intended, but...

Wow. Actual bike shop. No sarcasm intended, but it had literally never occurred to me. Well, it did, but my local shop is pretty useless. They cater to the transient vacation and rental beach crowd....
11-12-18, 09:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 998
Posted By bajajoaquin

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Wheel is done, new tire and tube on. New drum brake...
11-11-18, 10:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 544
Posted By bajajoaquin

I just went with a simple tightening of all the...

I just went with a simple tightening of all the spokes. I took the position that itís true (enough) now so even tension would be fine. My buddy suggested a full turn on each spoke, a suggestion here...
11-10-18, 08:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 544
Posted By bajajoaquin

Thatís a good idea. I already have the cranks and...

Thatís a good idea. I already have the cranks and sprocket. Unfortunately I juuuust bought a tire in the same size. I will keep that in mind if I want to go any lower.
11-10-18, 08:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 998
Posted By bajajoaquin

No tandem length cables. But I have two tandems...

No tandem length cables. But I have two tandems (two and tree seat), so the bakfiets means three bikes that need the long cables. Maybe Iím a one-man market for him.

Mr Rabbit, thank you again....
11-10-18, 04:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 998
Posted By bajajoaquin

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And done!

As soon as my extended brake cable...
11-10-18, 05:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 544
Posted By bajajoaquin

Well, now youíre getting to the next decision...

Well, now youíre getting to the next decision tree. Itís working, but has an issue getting to fourth reliably that I havenít been able to adjust out so far. When the front wheel goes on, Iíll be...
11-10-18, 05:01 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 998
Posted By bajajoaquin

nope. Just an interim update. :)

nope. Just an interim update. :)
11-09-18, 05:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 544
Posted By bajajoaquin

In no particular order: It's not an internal...

In no particular order:

It's not an internal hub noise. Those are different.

It's a Sturmey-Archer XRD8. Not 100% clear on whether it's the "new" or "old" version, but it seems to be the wide...
11-09-18, 07:33 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 998
Posted By bajajoaquin

Any suggestions on how to proceed?

Any suggestions on how to proceed?
11-08-18, 09:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 544
Posted By bajajoaquin

Tightening Loose Spokes

My front wheel is being addressed in another thread, so now itís time to take care of my rear wheel.

Its clicking when it rolls, particularly when the bike is loaded and under pedaling load....
11-08-18, 09:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 998
Posted By bajajoaquin

I got my parts in from MRRabbit who was extremely...

I got my parts in from MRRabbit who was extremely helpful and timely. Thank you again.

Just heard back from my friend and heís laced but not yet tensioned the wheel....
11-07-18, 04:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 613
Posted By bajajoaquin

That's a cool bike. Mind if I ask where you got...

That's a cool bike. Mind if I ask where you got it? If it's directly from a Chinese online retailer and you don't want to get the blowback for not supporting your local bike shop, you can PM me :)
11-07-18, 12:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 613
Posted By bajajoaquin

Looks like there's a Shimano Alfine or Deore hub...

Looks like there's a Shimano Alfine or Deore hub that's available in 32h or 36h. Sturmey Archer has a disc-compatible model listed, but a quick search didn't show any inventory on the web. It may or...
11-06-18, 08:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 613
Posted By bajajoaquin

I think any 36h hub will work. SON, Sanyo,...

I think any 36h hub will work. SON, Sanyo, Sturmey Archer all have dynohubs that will work with a disk brake.

Modern lights wonít blow up from over voltage. On a box bike, you arenít likely to be...
11-06-18, 11:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 975
Posted By bajajoaquin

Looks like you have a cargo bike dealier in...

Looks like you have a cargo bike dealier in Philadelphia, which isn't exactly local (I think), but not far off. They have a basic bike starting at $2k. If you keep trolling Craig's List, you might be...
11-05-18, 09:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 975
Posted By bajajoaquin

I have a cheap Chinese short box bakfiets and my...

I have a cheap Chinese short box bakfiets and my father in law has a Madsen with the mid drive. They are not functionally equivalent. The bucket on the Madsen is bisected by thtr rear frame and...
11-05-18, 09:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 479
Posted By bajajoaquin

Small compressor. I have a big one that runs...

Small compressor. I have a big one that runs tools really well but itís really loud. A few years back I had a project that could benefit from an air nailer and Home Depot had a three-nailer combo...
11-04-18, 08:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,016
Posted By bajajoaquin

Thanks for the heads up. If philly tandem doesnít...

Thanks for the heads up. If philly tandem doesnít have all the parts including shims etc, Iíll probably go buy the full kit from precision. But somehow, that little girl needs to start pedaling!
11-01-18, 11:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,016
Posted By bajajoaquin

Woo hoo! That would be awesome, thanks. If I...

Woo hoo!

That would be awesome, thanks. If I didn't put my email address in my PM, let me know and I'll give you a way to contact me directly.

Going back up to some of the other comments, allow...
11-01-18, 11:05 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 998
Posted By bajajoaquin

Thanks for the feedback. Everything I've read...

Thanks for the feedback. Everything I've read about them seems to be positive: durable, good stopping, reasonably well made. Nobody says they're the lowest drag option, but also that they don't...
10-30-18, 03:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 998
Posted By bajajoaquin

Sorry to be obtuse. Can I talk in terms of...

Sorry to be obtuse. Can I talk in terms of specific cells?
I3 is spokes per side (18)
I4 is cross count per side (2)

From there, I have an ERD of 395mm. When you say there's a place in bold for...
10-30-18, 08:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 998
Posted By bajajoaquin

Thank you. Iíll measure the holes before...

Thank you. Iíll measure the holes before proceeding.

Your online catalog isnít loading, by the way. I was looking so I could buy spokes from you. Maybe Iíll email you directly this afternoon and...
10-29-18, 12:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 998
Posted By bajajoaquin

Bike Friday would have been a good idea, but I...

Bike Friday would have been a good idea, but I already have the hub here. If I can't figure this out, I might look into it.

The other comments really don't answer my question (not to be difficult,...
10-29-18, 10:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 998
Posted By bajajoaquin

Thanks for the suggestions. I'm looking at the...

Thanks for the suggestions. I'm looking at the spokechart from Wheels by Fleming, and some of the entries don't make sense to me. The instructions don't give sufficient detail for a novice.

# of...
10-28-18, 09:11 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,016
Posted By bajajoaquin

i sent you a PM to see if you are still...

i sent you a PM to see if you are still interested in selling one of the stokid setups. Hoping you see the quoted post!
10-21-18, 02:01 PM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 150,916
Posted By bajajoaquin

Took advantage of the Cyclovia event in town...

Took advantage of the Cyclovia event in town today to ride back from the store in the middle of the street
...
10-21-18, 01:54 PM
Replies: 1,407
Views: 459,659
Posted By bajajoaquin

We went on the tandem to our local Cyclovia...

We went on the tandem to our local Cyclovia event, and the kids wanted to ride in grandpaís bucket bike. However, they quickly changed their minds and wanted to ride the ďmommy daddy Isabelle EvelynĒ...
10-18-18, 06:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 998
Posted By bajajoaquin

36h, 20" Drum Brake Wheel

Okay, thanks to the help I have gotten here, I'm building up to my first wheel build on my cargo bike. It's got a 20" front wheel, and I'm building a new one with a Sturmey-Archer drum brake dyno hub...
10-14-18, 03:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 419
Posted By bajajoaquin

I should get one of those clogs to replace my...

I should get one of those clogs to replace my plywood box!

I'll check into the compressionless cable. The Problem Solvers-type stops are the ones I have found, but not in the large size.

As for...
10-13-18, 11:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 419
Posted By bajajoaquin

Adding Cable Stops without Brazing

I have a bakfiets with really bad brakes. It could be because it's got cheap calipers on the front (which I'm fixing with a Sturmey-Archer 90mm drum brake dynohub), but I suspect that the really long...
09-30-18, 08:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 669
Posted By bajajoaquin

Yeah, thatís kind of the point of the picture:)

Yeah, thatís kind of the point of the picture:)
09-29-18, 09:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 387
Posted By bajajoaquin

As a temporary measure? Hair spray.

As a temporary measure? Hair spray.
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