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02-25-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,517
Posted By Yamato72

We have 3X10, all Ultegra, on our 2015 Road...

We have 3X10, all Ultegra, on our 2015 Road Tandem. Avid BB7 brakes so yes they are compatible with mechanical Ultegra. Definitely get some miles in on the bike before you look at upgrading the...
01-29-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,341
Posted By Yamato72

The 2015 "Fatty" fork is plenty big for wide...

The 2015 "Fatty" fork is plenty big for wide wheels and tires. It has rack mounts but I have not used a front rack nor have I seen a photo of this bike with a rack installed.

My bike was a...
01-17-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,341
Posted By Yamato72

We ride a 2015 road tandem 1 (Gates belt drive...

We ride a 2015 road tandem 1 (Gates belt drive and discs) which I find a bit stiff and twitchy, but I have been experimenting quite a bit with the setup and am pretty comfortable on it. We're...
01-10-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,593
Posted By Yamato72

Yes it is a royal pain to try to straighten them,...

Yes it is a royal pain to try to straighten them, but worth the effort to me since it lets me get the pads that little bit closer to the rotor surface.
I use a dedicated cable cutter and dress the...
01-09-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,593
Posted By Yamato72

We have BB7s on our Cannondale and I've gotten...

We have BB7s on our Cannondale and I've gotten them dialed in to my satisfaction. The biggest improvement was changing to Jagwire compressionless brake housing with a new cable. Next, I bought a...
12-27-18, 01:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,425
Posted By Yamato72

If you are looking for something off the shelf,...

If you are looking for something off the shelf, the late-model Cannondales came in M/S, L/S, and XL/S sizes. We have a L/S and it fits me and my wife well; I'm 6'1" and my wife is just under 5'. I...
12-15-18, 12:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,002
Posted By Yamato72

I have WhispBars on my truck and picked up a...

I have WhispBars on my truck and picked up a Sidewinder shortly after we got our ~38lb tandem. Yakima makes WhispBar/factory aero bar adapters for the older bike mounts but yes, they specifically...
10-05-18, 11:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,407
Posted By Yamato72

2015 was the last year for the road tandems, not...

2015 was the last year for the road tandems, not sure about the 29er that they also offered. When they moved tandem production overseas they upset their already small following. We have a 2015 T1,...
09-04-18, 09:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,297
Posted By Yamato72

Another quick report, we just crossed 1500mi and...

Another quick report, we just crossed 1500mi and over the weekend completed our yearly 4-day DALMAC tour here in MI (about 350mi). The bike held together well with no mechanicals (and no maintenance...
08-02-18, 07:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,297
Posted By Yamato72

1000mi Report

We hit 1K miles this week and I thought Id give a report. First off, Ive mostly fixed the problem with my toes going numb by simply returning my cleats to their original position. A new pair of...
07-31-18, 02:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,767
Posted By Yamato72

I've used the Take-A-Look mirror for several...

I've used the Take-A-Look mirror for several years. They have a classic and mini version. Make sure you try both and try a couple different mounting positions (ie distance from your eyeball). I...
07-16-18, 12:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,735
Posted By Yamato72

This would take superb bike handling skills and...

This would take superb bike handling skills and team coordination, do you have any video showing how you do it?
06-29-18, 07:05 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,914
Posted By Yamato72

Interesting that you say that, as I definitely...

Interesting that you say that, as I definitely feel like I am pedaling toes-down, even though I set (checked) my saddle height with my heel on the pedal. I'll check out the video and investigate...
06-28-18, 02:51 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,914
Posted By Yamato72

Interesting that you say that, I first got SPD...

Interesting that you say that, I first got SPD pedals around 2000 with my mountain bike, I got my first road bike in 2014, still had the same SPD shoes, put SPD pedals on the roadie, and put 4-5K...
06-28-18, 02:13 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,914
Posted By Yamato72

I find the tandem to be harder on my feet...

I find the tandem to be harder on my feet (especially my toes) and my legs still are destroyed by the end of our usual 30 mile loop. The latter is getting better, but I think with the former I am...
06-05-18, 08:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,252
Posted By Yamato72

My wife and I rode single bikes together for 3...

My wife and I rode single bikes together for 3 years and trying to stay together while getting myself a good workout was a real pain. Add a headwind or hill into the equation and the tears (mostly...
06-04-18, 01:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,411
Posted By Yamato72

Didn't even think about pulling the calipers,...

Didn't even think about pulling the calipers, thought you'd have to drain the lines each time.... :foo:

Nice!
06-04-18, 07:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,411
Posted By Yamato72

Those are lovely. How are the brake lines...

Those are lovely. How are the brake lines handled when you de-couple and transport the road bike?
05-27-18, 10:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,830
Posted By Yamato72

We bought a Thudbuster ST a couple weeks back and...

We bought a Thudbuster ST a couple weeks back and so far the stoker likes it but it has messed up her saddle height and fore-aft position because it naturally sags a bit back and down when you sit on...
05-17-18, 10:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,970
Posted By Yamato72

I have Jagwire stainless for all cables and I...

I have Jagwire stainless for all cables and I have one continuous length of Jagwire compressionless housing for the rear brake.

Jagwire does state the you should use continuous housing whenever...
05-15-18, 08:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,970
Posted By Yamato72

I like them a lot, they helped me find the only...

I like them a lot, they helped me find the only 120mm stem, compatible with my fatty fork, on the planet.

Agree that the routing under the bottom bracket looks really gnarly.
05-15-18, 08:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,074
Posted By Yamato72

Yeah that is drop-dead-gorgeous....

Yeah that is drop-dead-gorgeous. :thumb::thumb::thumb:



It's got to be less than that, our Cannondale is a L/S AL frame, Gates drive, and CF seat posts and bars and it weighs 37. Fork is AL...
05-07-18, 08:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,264
Posted By Yamato72

This. Stoker and I have our half-bikes on...

This.

Stoker and I have our half-bikes on Elite Qubo smart trainers. I enjoy Zwift quite a bit, my stoker, not so much. One drawback to putting the tandem in a trainer is the stoker can't easily...
04-30-18, 02:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,251
Posted By Yamato72

I would suggest you keep it simple and focus your...

I would suggest you keep it simple and focus your efforts on bike fit and on your communication method. If your wife is comfortable on her single bike, translate the measurements over to the tandem...
03-06-18, 06:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 897
Posted By Yamato72

I append "Tandem" to the end of the ride name on...

I append "Tandem" to the end of the ride name on Strava, and click the "hide from segment leaderboards" button; the latter in order to exclude my tandem rides from counting towards anything, since...
03-06-18, 09:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,166
Posted By Yamato72

Well done :thumb::thumb::thumb:

Well done :thumb::thumb::thumb:
02-23-18, 09:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,246
Posted By Yamato72

What age is the frame? 9-spd in the back could...

What age is the frame? 9-spd in the back could mean you can't fit a 10, depends on the dropout spacing. Your biggest concern will be needing a pretty large ring on the back to maintain a usable gear...
01-22-18, 03:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,091
Posted By Yamato72

I've used CatEye for nearly 20 years now, first a...

I've used CatEye for nearly 20 years now, first a wired Enduro on my MTB, then once I got a road bike I went very rapidly from the Enduro to the Strada Wireless to the Strada Smart (Bluetooth). The...
11-27-17, 11:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,013
Posted By Yamato72

Pics by chance? Are you using rim or disc brakes?...

Pics by chance? Are you using rim or disc brakes? Reason I ask is, the Spinergy rep told me that only the machined sidewall rims were available this fall, and black sidewalls were coming around the...
11-06-17, 07:42 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,204
Posted By Yamato72

I just went from an iphone SE to X and got a new...

I just went from an iphone SE to X and got a new Quadlock case for the X. Really like how durable the cases are. Wireless charging works through the case too.
10-18-17, 06:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,297
Posted By Yamato72

Yes I've been reading the DI2 tandem threads and...

Yes I've been reading the DI2 tandem threads and understand that the first gen DI2 brifters with hydraulics are on the large side.
10-17-17, 09:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,297
Posted By Yamato72

I'm going to try scuffing the rotors and either...

I'm going to try scuffing the rotors and either scuffing or torching the pads first. I also have a new set of pads if necessary. I should be able to true the rotors and save $100 vs new.... I...
10-13-17, 09:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,297
Posted By Yamato72

Oh that's handy, thank you. I just...

Oh that's handy, thank you.

I just successfully re-tensioned the spokes and re-trued the rear wheel on my half-bike last week and that gave me the confidence to finally try straightening these...
10-13-17, 07:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,297
Posted By Yamato72

Avid BB7. They stop well enough but squeak a...

Avid BB7. They stop well enough but squeak a lot. This is only my second bike with discs, my other bike is my mtb and they squeak too. I've only recently been reading up on how to quiet them down.
10-12-17, 02:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,297
Posted By Yamato72

Finding those cable stops turned out to be not a...

Finding those cable stops turned out to be not a tough job after all: Amazon Link (https://www.amazon.com/Jagwire-Alloy-Housing-Stop-Black/dp/B0025UGY7Q)

These arrived yesterday and I'll see if I...
10-11-17, 07:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,867
Posted By Yamato72

Turns out that my smart trainers work OK, and my...

Turns out that my smart trainers work OK, and my frustration with Zwift is due to how the software derives your in-game speed from your watts. The training programs work great, the "just go ride"...
10-08-17, 07:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,867
Posted By Yamato72

We too are trying Zwift for the first time this...

We too are trying Zwift for the first time this year, after all but ignoring our trainers the last two winters. We're trying it on our half-bikes and bought a pair of Elite Qubo smart trainers. One...
10-03-17, 12:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,297
Posted By Yamato72

Quick update: We have 250 miles in and we're...

Quick update: We have 250 miles in and we're staying OOP. Just works well for us. Stoker loves the tandem. And after getting my fit mostly dialed in I have realized that the beauty of the tandem is...
10-03-17, 07:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,278
Posted By Yamato72

Yes I have finally succeeded in getting the...

Yes I have finally succeeded in getting the stoker to say "granny" instead of "little ring" since "little ring" sounds too much like "middle ring" when it's tough to hear. :thumb:
10-02-17, 07:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,278
Posted By Yamato72

Glad you are figuring it out. I've had a...

Glad you are figuring it out. I've had a love/hate relationship with the 2x10 105 drivetrain on my half-bike over the years. Our tandem is 3x10 Ultegra and through a combination of tuning and some...
09-27-17, 09:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,297
Posted By Yamato72

My compressionless brake housing came in so it...

My compressionless brake housing came in so it was finally time to install the new stem and handlebars. I spent a lot of time working on the rear brake and also did some investigation regarding...
09-25-17, 06:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,297
Posted By Yamato72

This. Or if I can identify what the stops are...

This. Or if I can identify what the stops are that the shift cables use. All 3 guides at the top of the downtube appear to be the same dimensions.
09-24-17, 10:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,297
Posted By Yamato72

I believe I can delete the rear brake housing on...

I believe I can delete the rear brake housing on the downtube, it is on the right as shown in these pictures:

http://www.yamato72.com/bikeforums/IMG_3795-02.jpeg
...
09-24-17, 06:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,297
Posted By Yamato72

Rode our 30 mile route yesterday and realized...

Rode our 30 mile route yesterday and realized that my seatpost was sliding down. That explains what I thought were measuring issues. Also explains why my last couple rides have started out feeling...
09-22-17, 07:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,297
Posted By Yamato72

For reference: DT Swiss 540 tandem hub 145mm...

For reference:

DT Swiss 540 tandem hub 145mm 36 or 40 spoke $399
White Industries 145mm 32, 36, 40 spoke $398
Velocity tandem hub 145mm is only 40-spoke $159
Shimano FH-M675 is 32 or 36 spoke...
09-21-17, 08:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,297
Posted By Yamato72

Today I set the cranks 90* OOP. We'll give it a...

Today I set the cranks 90* OOP. We'll give it a try on our next ride and see how we like it. This bike has the two-wedge eccentric, which is supposed to eliminate the issue of the single wedge...
09-21-17, 07:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,297
Posted By Yamato72

I like the wheels but the only compatible hub...

I like the wheels but the only compatible hub that I found is a White Industries for about $400. Yes that's a rock solid choice but once I'm approaching $500 for one wheel I start to consider carbon...
09-19-17, 11:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,297
Posted By Yamato72

Pdlpsher these are 32-spoke rims. What rear hub...

Pdlpsher these are 32-spoke rims. What rear hub did you use? I need a 145mm and most 145s are 40-spoke (the affordable ones anyway).
09-16-17, 09:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,297
Posted By Yamato72

I've skipped around within this forum and been...

I've skipped around within this forum and been reading a lot, and I do recall reading this article. Thanks for pointing it back out - I'll be all over that.

Yes I'd really like to do carbon wheels...
09-14-17, 06:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,297
Posted By Yamato72

I've been researching to see what's out - of...

I've been researching to see what's out - of course the ENVE comes up a lot, seems like a great fork but is of course, not recommended for tandems by the mfg.



Those are definitely worth...
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