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09-10-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,647
Posted By LV2TNDM

Hydraulic without question

Tandem cable lengths are so long it's hard to achieve acceptable braking on the rear brake. With hydraulic a proven and reliable technology on bikes, I can't imagine why you wouldn't make this...
09-07-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 931
Posted By LV2TNDM

Rohloff would be smart to have proprietary rims...

Rohloff would be smart to have proprietary rims made for their hubs. Wheel systems are now standard fare in the industry (Rolf, Shimano, Mavic, etc.), so providing a complete wheelset with perfect...
09-05-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 931
Posted By LV2TNDM

^^THIS^^ Excellent post! I'd say it's more...

^^THIS^^ Excellent post!

I'd say it's more akin to seating the spoke elbows into the hub flange and cold-setting the spokes as they leave the flange. Stress-relieving is more the process of...
08-21-19, 08:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,136
Posted By LV2TNDM

I would disagree with going with LX or XT when...

I would disagree with going with LX or XT when the Shimano tandem hub is an option at about the same price. If you're riding a tandem with low mountain gearing, you risk spinning the cassette body...
08-16-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 394
Posted By LV2TNDM

I assume you "removed" the stiff link after chain...

I assume you "removed" the stiff link after chain assembly?

It could be your chainrings. They wear as well, albeit much more slowly than cassette cogs (they're larger, and it's usually the small...
08-16-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 12,668
Posted By LV2TNDM

Most trailer hitches have cutouts or loops you...

Most trailer hitches have cutouts or loops you can connect a disk lock and security chain to. Use the OEM locking pin AND a security chain, disk lock and ulock to secure the hitch rack and bikes on...
08-16-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,388
Posted By LV2TNDM

This comment couldn't be more wrong! Not locking...

This comment couldn't be more wrong! Not locking a bicycle inside a car often results in TWO violations:
1) Your bike being stolen
2) Your window being smashed
Unless you live in Pleasantville...
08-16-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,388
Posted By LV2TNDM

Some racks offer security, others don't. Trunk...

Some racks offer security, others don't. Trunk racks are the worst - for theft AND reliability. Thus I refuse to use them. Roof and hitch racks usually lock. However, the locks can be defeated. ...
08-16-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,336
Posted By LV2TNDM

Not really. High security ulocks and chains are...

Not really. High security ulocks and chains are already too heavy to carry regularly - for most people. I'm happy carrying my NY Fahgettaboudit on my rear rack, but most people won't be willing to...
08-16-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,336
Posted By LV2TNDM

I've lived and commuted on a nice commuter bike...

I've lived and commuted on a nice commuter bike for decades without theft. (I also tried the "ride a crappy commuter bike" approach and HATED it! I ride for utility AND pleasure, so riding junk is...
08-16-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,336
Posted By LV2TNDM

Nice solution!

Yes, I'm curious as well. However, given the NY Fahgettaboudit is 18mm, the difference is 1mm. And a powerful angle grinder will get through both sides in short order, unfortunately. I think you're...
08-06-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,454
Posted By LV2TNDM

Ebay lists a lot of the standard-length BOB...

Ebay lists a lot of the standard-length BOB skewers.

Since QR skewers are pretty standardized designs, I bet you could use the inner axle and cam housing end from any 145mm skewer and use the BOB...
08-06-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,801
Posted By LV2TNDM

Creaks can emanate from almost anywhere on the...

Creaks can emanate from almost anywhere on the bike. Anything with metal-metal contact can be the culprit. And virtually all metal-metal contact should be treated with grease. There are a few...
07-31-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,194
Posted By LV2TNDM

Glad you lived to tell the tale!

Knowing what I know about carbon rims, I would NEVER use them on a tandem with rim brakes. My neighbor who races experienced a rim blowout similar to your experience on his carbon SINGLE road bike. ...
07-14-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,724
Posted By LV2TNDM

You are definitely one of the most argumentative...

You are definitely one of the most argumentative posters on this forum. Your replies almost never fail to deliver!


No, raising training wheels is NOT the solution. I've sold youth bikes with and...
07-13-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,167
Posted By LV2TNDM

Thanks for the pics. Such a nice setup! ...

Thanks for the pics. Such a nice setup!

You may want to stop by the LBS and pick up some tubular cardboard packing. I see your brake lever DANGEROUSLY close to the top tube in the above shot. ...
07-12-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,167
Posted By LV2TNDM

I can understand not wanting to deal with tension...

I can understand not wanting to deal with tension issues. However, having a packable tandem with cases, it seems like avoiding the chain and associated mess would be a pretty big bonus. I, too, am...
07-11-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,167
Posted By LV2TNDM

A thing of true beauty!

Congrats on the new custom tandem and nice build! Such a sweet ride!

But I'm curious why you didn't go with Gates timing and main. Seems like it would be such a tidy setup. There's always...
07-11-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,167
Posted By LV2TNDM

Perhaps a fully trained Weimaraner?

Perhaps a fully trained Weimaraner?
07-10-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,724
Posted By LV2TNDM

She can learn. But don't use training wheels....

She can learn. But don't use training wheels. They're the worst. They don't teach riding at all. If anything, they teach the new rider that leaning causes problems, which is the exact opposite of...
06-14-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,943
Posted By LV2TNDM

If you don't get the answer you want, talk to...

If you don't get the answer you want, talk to someone else! I learned this when flying from SFO to Milan via Frankfurt. Car rental in Frankfurt was $600 less than in Milan ($900 vs. $300 for two...
06-14-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,296
Posted By LV2TNDM

Call Ventana

Since you have the bike and serial number, call Ventana to determine its MSRP, and very importantly, the actual published size. Providing seat tube dimensions doesn't tell prospective buyers what...
06-07-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 47,524
Posted By LV2TNDM

Attn tall riders!

Who was looking for a large tandem recently? Here's a 25" Cannondale that would be perfect for a very fair price:
...
05-31-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,816
Posted By LV2TNDM

Chain wear: You don't need a special chain wear...

Chain wear: You don't need a special chain wear indicator to determine chain wear. Just a ruler does the trick. Measure a 12" length of chain while under rear derailleur or timing tension pin center...
05-26-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 540
Posted By LV2TNDM

The lack of washer and your description indicate...

The lack of washer and your description indicate you reassembled the axle cones and spacers incorrectly. The left side of most cup and cone hubs will only have the cone and locknut. MAYBE one thin...
05-26-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,522
Posted By LV2TNDM

Add a brake booster too.

I didn't see anyone suggest adding a brake booster. Sorry if I happened to miss it. I had significant cantilever post flex on my Cannondale rear brake, so I added a booster to prevent the canti...
05-14-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,125
Posted By LV2TNDM

Excellent for sale website! Thanks for adding. ...

Excellent for sale website! Thanks for adding. Just looking at the first ten posts shows you the variance in pricing. There are some smoking deals and then there are the dogs! It's obvious which...
05-14-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 894
Posted By LV2TNDM

Awesome!

Congratulations and enjoy!

No more ass-hatchetry for you and your partner! The speed on the flats and descents must be incredible!

Please post after you've gotten some "chair-time" to let us...
05-13-19, 07:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,125
Posted By LV2TNDM

The rule of thumb is to divide retail price (add...

The rule of thumb is to divide retail price (add upgrade differential) by two and add or subtract, based on age, condition and miles.

If you have original receipts for everything and the bike has...
05-11-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,223
Posted By LV2TNDM

If by "old Santana," you mean steel, then this...

If by "old Santana," you mean steel, then this should be an optimal solution. A 6mm difference in dropout spacing is a mere 3mm change at each dropout. Steel stays and dropouts will accommodate...
05-11-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,608
Posted By LV2TNDM

Well there you are then! That's a really great...

Well there you are then! That's a really great deal. You took the best course of action.
05-11-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,613
Posted By LV2TNDM

Just make it rideable.

If you keep it as is, but replace the necessary things, you'll have a nice bike for the first year or two. Cables, housing, brake pads, tires and inner tubes should get the bike safely back on the...
05-11-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,762
Posted By LV2TNDM

Really good advice and input so far. I...

Really good advice and input so far.

I chose a BOB trailer for a few reasons:
Mt. tandem with suspension fork didn't accommodate front panniers.
Don't like the totally overloaded rear pannier...
05-02-19, 11:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,534
Posted By LV2TNDM

Looks like a good trip. Where was this? ...

Looks like a good trip. Where was this?


Anyone with a wedge EBB would benefit from this:

Don't take a hammer to the bolt to un-wedge it. Your EBB will probably have an access hole on the...
04-23-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,951
Posted By LV2TNDM

California Central Valley bugs can be INSANE! I...

California Central Valley bugs can be INSANE! I rode into Sacramento in late April a couple of years ago and we were COVERED by tiny flies or gnats. Covered by them and hundreds stuck to any skin...
04-16-19, 09:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,446
Posted By LV2TNDM

You're a light team. And hub windup during...

You're a light team. And hub windup during sprints or climbs adds very little to overall and individual spoke tensions from what I've read on the issue. And that's pedaling forces. Disc braking...
04-09-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,129
Posted By LV2TNDM

Different cranks require different spindle...

Different cranks require different spindle lengths. A 122mm spindle is really long and were used on earlier cranksets. Crank design changed and shorter and shorter spindles were utilized. You made...
04-09-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,528
Posted By LV2TNDM

140kgf exceeds Chris King's max of 120 by a...

140kgf exceeds Chris King's max of 120 by a considerable margin. Going above 120 will expand the hub shell enough to affect the bearing interface. I wouldn't recommend using these tensions on any...
04-08-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,528
Posted By LV2TNDM

Butted!

2.0/1.8/2.0 would be my choice for most tandems. Or 2.3/1.8/2.0 if loaded touring and/or durability is the highest goal. You want the larger nipple and thread interface of the 2.0 at the nipple on...
03-20-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,960
Posted By LV2TNDM

Yes, I agree. If it were mine and had axle...

Yes, I agree. If it were mine and had axle issues, I'd address them myself and save a bunch and have a functional bike!! (And by no means do I intend to dissuade the OP from reviving this classic...
03-20-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,305
Posted By LV2TNDM

Thank you!

To answer one reply about repair: yes, it's repairable. But most certainly not even worth the trouble. A steel downtube can be easily replaced. But it's expensive and entails repainting the frame...
03-19-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,960
Posted By LV2TNDM

More than a few cups of coffee. Overhauling a...

More than a few cups of coffee. Overhauling a rear hub would range $20-$30, but with an Aria drum, add $10 or $20. Then there's cost of parts. A quality cro-moly solid axle is probably almost $20...
03-18-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,960
Posted By LV2TNDM

Wow, a FIVE speed rear hub. That IS old skool! ...

Wow, a FIVE speed rear hub. That IS old skool!

My main concern is the rear wheel which is NOT a cassette. I'd expect that you not be able to successfully remove the freewheel without destroying...
03-12-19, 11:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,342
Posted By LV2TNDM

I just got your user name.

"I pass gas" is both funny and odious in the context of tandems. Your poor stoker! (Then again, why would I assume you're the captain???)

But then I realized that you "pass gas" every time you...
03-11-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,342
Posted By LV2TNDM

FYI, Blackburn always recommended packing heavier...

FYI, Blackburn always recommended packing heavier items in front. I can't imagine this advice would be any different for a tandem, given the additional stability of a tandem, plus inability to go...
02-28-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,680
Posted By LV2TNDM

First off, it looks like you've found a great...

First off, it looks like you've found a great starter tandem. I'm always amazed at the good prices I find used Cannondale tandems listed at online. I'm riding a 26 year old Cannondale and I still get...
02-20-19, 09:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,647
Posted By LV2TNDM

Well, that's amazing. Somehow you dodged a major...

Well, that's amazing. Somehow you dodged a major bullet with the fork, from what I understand. Were you aware of the recall?

And that the downtube survived for as long as it did is also...
02-19-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,647
Posted By LV2TNDM

You rode a Teledyne for 30 years???? As in the...

You rode a Teledyne for 30 years???? As in the frame with the crimped down tube (for DT shifters)??? That's truly unbelievable. And don't tell me you ALSO rode the OEM fork the whole time too! ...
02-16-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,875
Posted By LV2TNDM

I can't believe anyone makes such a bid deal...

I can't believe anyone makes such a bid deal about freewheel drag. If you don't want (a very little bit of) coasting drag, keep pedaling!


Not to badmouth the Onyx, but the drag advantage is...
02-16-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,875
Posted By LV2TNDM

Thanks for pointing out the link; I had glossed...

Thanks for pointing out the link; I had glossed over the post and wasn't paying attention. Reading now.

Yes, the field serviceability of the DT makes the Phil Wood "Field Serviceable Cassette"...
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