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07-19-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,997
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

Velocity Dyad and Cliffhanger are excellent...

Velocity Dyad and Cliffhanger are excellent choices for rim-brake tandem rims. I wouldn't recommend starting with a 40-spoke tandem wheel as your first foray into wheelbuilding. Have your wheel...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 726
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

On a long enough time scale, everything is a wear...

On a long enough time scale, everything is a wear item. Frame, fork, hubs, rims, seatposts, saddles, etc -- they all wear out. Just replace the stuff that's currently worn out. If you ride and enjoy...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 737
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

This Chinook titanium tandem is matte (expect for...

This Chinook titanium tandem is matte (expect for the artwork, which is shiny). For pastels, it has some purple and periwinkle, but they're shiny. Now I'm wondering how it would look with anodizing...
07-15-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 365
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

The Woundup Duo 2 is a tandem-rated...

The Woundup Duo 2 is a tandem-rated disc-compatible fork with 1 1/8" steerers. It may be slightly longer (387mm axle-to-crown) than your current fork -- minimal affect on handling, but you'll want to...
07-11-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 510
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

Id recommend clearance for at least 40mm tires...

Id recommend clearance for at least 40mm tires to make it fun. Our team weighs 320-330lb (bike included). Weve ridden our share of dirt roads and gravel rides. Here are my thoughts on tire sizes...
07-09-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,136
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

It looks like the fork uses the typical...

It looks like the fork uses the typical arrangement for Jones' (and many other makes) truss forks . The steerer is a separate piece from the remainder of the fork. There are split clamps on the fork...
07-03-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,211
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

Thanks for the PSA. I sometimes use a Thule Apex...

Thanks for the PSA. I sometimes use a Thule Apex Swing 4 (with integrated locking cable). I'll now be packing backup U-locks and cables when we travel with that rack.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,675
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

Bikes hanging in my garage : 5 Sram Road 2x10 ...

Bikes hanging in my garage :
5 Sram Road 2x10
2 Sram MTB 2x10
1 Sram Road 2x11
2 singlespeeds

Parts in my junk pile:
3 sets of broken Shimano road shifters
assorted Shimano derailleurs
07-02-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,741
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

Can you fit something a little wider? The...

Can you fit something a little wider? The Schwalbe Marathon Plus 26 x 1.75" and Michelin Protek (Cross, Max, Cross Max, or "") 26 x 1.85" should support 250lb per tire. Their sidewall ratings are 95...
07-01-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,013
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

A word of caution on the 3000psi*mm criteria. In...

A word of caution on the 3000psi*mm criteria. In my experience with a handful *hookless* tubeless rims and tires, they blow off around 2600psi*mm.
Tubeless-ready tires tend to have a stiffer bead...
06-28-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,914
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

My fat bike (with Vee Mission Command 4.0" tires)...

My fat bike (with Vee Mission Command 4.0" tires) is 20% slower on pavement than my cyclocross bike with touring tires.

If you want to own a fat bike and ride it on pavement, you should get a...
06-28-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,013
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

Running tires beyond (or well beyond) the...

Running tires beyond (or well beyond) the sidewall pressure rating comes with a variety of failure modes. You never know until it happens, though. In every case, the only remedy is to replace the...
06-27-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,013
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

Our old tandem was a Trek T200 with 700c canti...

Our old tandem was a Trek T200 with 700c canti posts. It could*safely* fit a 700c x 32mm tire, but we sometimes used 35-37mm. We stuffed 650b x ~50mm tires into it. For the rear brake, I used a...
06-27-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,013
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

I'm a firm believer in the 15% tire drop target...

I'm a firm believer in the 15% tire drop target for clinchers. You can go to 20% tire drop for tubular or tubeless. That said, I don't pump my tires every ride. They're often around 30% tire drop...
06-24-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,211
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

I wear my fat bike helmet on my gravel bike.

I wear my fat bike helmet on my gravel bike.
06-24-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 723
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

I'm a huge fan of the Tektro 926 and RX6 mini-V...

I'm a huge fan of the Tektro 926 and RX6 mini-V brakes. I suspect other mini-Vs around the same length (80-90mm) would be fine, too. Paul Minimotos would be sweet. My 2007 Voodoo Agwe and 2008 KHS...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,341
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

Psi: <20. Unless you're on a fat bike, I'd cram...

Psi: <20. Unless you're on a fat bike, I'd cram the widest possible tire into the frame. Tread in the corners can improve flotation on sand once you've maxed out the tire casing size.
06-24-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,418
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

I can confirm that the Panaracer Gravelking...

I can confirm that the Panaracer Gravelking (slick) tires are really nice for tandem use. The hold sealant well. They are every bit as fast as a "road tire". The newer Gravelking + has extra puncture...
06-24-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,667
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

The GRX rear derailleurs aren't much different...

The GRX rear derailleurs aren't much different from other current offerings from Shimano and SRAM. They have a 1X version (with limited chainwrap) for 42T cogs or a 2X version for 34T cogs. The...
06-21-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,031
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

My current wide tire fixie is a Voodoo Agwe. I...

My current wide tire fixie is a Voodoo Agwe. I used to have Surly Cross Check, IRO Rob Roy, Voodoo Wazoo, and On One Il Pompino that fit your requirements. Other options include Spot Rallye, Handsome...
06-19-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,692
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

For maximum comfort, you'll want to maximize the...

For maximum comfort, you'll want to maximize the air volume of your tires. It helps to minimize the sidewall stiffness, too. Knobs (or thick thread) take up valuable space that could otherwise be...
06-16-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,644
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

Were a 320lb team (including bike); if youre...

Were a 320lb team (including bike); if youre heavier youll want wider tires at these same pressures. For tires, Id recommend 50mm tires at 50psi for most dirt roads and crushed gravel trails....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,467
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

Run 80psi in the tires you've got. They'll be at...

Run 80psi in the tires you've got. They'll be at 15% tire drop, so they'll last longer, corner better, and still prevent pinch flats.

If you want even more comfort, and less chatter:
Run...
06-13-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,279
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

That 2:1 disc wheel pictured above isn't built...

That 2:1 disc wheel pictured above isn't built with longevity in mind. As pictured, the tension on the disc side spokes would be much, much higher than the non-disc side. Similarly, the braking...
06-11-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 971
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

My 4yo daughter just transitioned from Strider 12...

My 4yo daughter just transitioned from Strider 12 Sport to Islabikes 16" Cnoc pedal bike with no training wheels. She was really comfortable on the Strider before making the leap to a pedal bike. It...
06-11-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,279
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

My wife's road wheels are ~1200g clinchers....

My wife's road wheels are ~1200g clinchers. They're about 7 years old now (probably 7k miles). I had to replace one nipple a few years ago, but otherwise they've held up really well. They use...
06-10-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,295
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

In general, tandem forks are much stronger than...

In general, tandem forks are much stronger than single bike forks. For the same rider weights, tandems can exert about 4X the force on the front brake. Historically, the single bike forks (Alpha Q,...
06-06-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,516
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

That sort of downtube barrel adjusters don't...

That sort of downtube barrel adjusters don't belong on a travel bike. All the travel bikes in my collection have inline adjusters and split cable stops. Removing the cables and housings doesn't...
05-30-19, 04:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,474
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

Our team is the same weight. For tires, Id...

Our team is the same weight. For tires, Id recommend 50mm tires at 50psi for most dirt roads. 60mm at 40psi covers unmaintained roads, muddy roads, or ones with huge gravel. Im a big fan of the...
05-30-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 973
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

I can recommend using Vision Reverse Brake Levers...

I can recommend using Vision Reverse Brake Levers with Tektro 926 Mini-V front brake and Tektro RX6 rear brake. My commuter fixie uses this arrangement. There's plenty of stopping power with each...
05-22-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,884
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

From AA's site: Seperately on their site,...

From AA's site:

Seperately on their site, the list prices for 51-70 lb bags ($100 ea) and 71-100lb bags (https://www.aa.com/i18n/travel-info/baggage/oversize-and-overweight-baggage.jsp)

The...
05-17-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,307
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

A few critical pieces of kit for wet gravel...

A few critical pieces of kit for wet gravel events:
Castelli Gabba long sleeve. Adjust base layers for the temperature.
Fenders - at least a minimal rear fender to block your saddle region. Full...
05-13-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,143
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

That is, in fact, crazy. Both riders should have...

That is, in fact, crazy. Both riders should have crank lengths that are comfortable for their physiology. A proper bike fit is critical for a comfortable ride. If the riders find that their cadences...
05-07-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,940
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

I think a modern boost QR hub could give an old...

I think a modern boost QR hub could give an old tandem new life. Specifically, steel tandems with 140mm QR should readily fit a 141mm QR hub. The axle diameters are the same. The DT Swiss 350 Hybrid...
04-30-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,316
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

I've built and packed up a handful of tandems...

I've built and packed up a handful of tandems with both coupler arrangements. In general, I find having couplers in front of the captain seat tube to be the superior approach. However, some tandems...
03-20-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,438
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

26 years is a decent run for a production frame....

26 years is a decent run for a production frame. Out of curiosity, for most of the bike's life, (1) has it had flat bars (rather than drops) and (2) does the captain like to mash (rather than spin)?...
03-19-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,498
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

Id approach it a little differently. Swap your...

Id approach it a little differently. Swap your granny ring to a 24 or 26 for this trip and use an 11-34 cassette. We ran that setup as a 9-speed for years without issue. Chainwrap is still a...
03-07-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 593
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

Wickwerks makes a 2-sides chain watcher that...

Wickwerks makes a 2-sides chain watcher that really works. It catches overshifts and undershifts. https://wickwerks.com/products/sentinel-dual-sided-chain-catcher/
02-05-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,464
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

Panaracer Pari Moto 650b x 42mm on Blunt 35 rims...

Panaracer Pari Moto 650b x 42mm on Blunt 35 rims at 50-60psi. I briefly experimented with some 31i hookless rims with 42mm tires, but they blew off (in the shop) between 40 and 60 psi.
01-30-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,627
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

The challenge with short captain / tall stoker...

The challenge with short captain / tall stoker combinations is that the captains seat (or rear end) is often where the stoker's handlebars want to be. The best solution is to get a bike that (1) fits...
01-29-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,565
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

Here are a couple of resources that might aide...

Here are a couple of resources that might aide this discussion.
Gear calculator... Currently setup with the lowest allowable Rohloff gear ratio and an example derailleur arrangement.
Bicycle Gear...
01-22-19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,565
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

For wide range gearing, I would not recommend...

For wide range gearing, I would not recommend Rohloff. The hub is limited to 526% total range. To be fair, thats comparable to all the 1X mountain groups and a bit wider than standard road groups. ...
Forum: Touring
01-08-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,046
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

1-way trip: cardboard box. round trip: S&S...

1-way trip: cardboard box.
round trip: S&S suitcase -- My wife and I got our first S&S coupled bikes in 2009. We've since upgraded our coupled single bikes and added a coupled tandem. Our nearest...
01-08-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,780
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

First upgrade should be to compressionless brake...

First upgrade should be to compressionless brake housing or disc-brake specific brake housing. I recommend Jagwire Pro Compressionless brake housing. If that's not sufficient, the TRP Hy/RD would be...
01-08-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 684
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

I'd recommend the PDW City Fenders for forks...

I'd recommend the PDW City Fenders for forks without a crown mounting point. They're drilled for zip tie at the crown. You can see assembly instructions at page 6 here:...
01-07-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,445
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

It would help to know a few things about you: ...

It would help to know a few things about you:
how large is each rider?
what part of the world are you in?
what type of surface and terrain will you ride on?

The link provided is a list of the...
12-20-18, 01:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 522
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

I recommend the Wheels Mfg Axle #29...

I recommend the Wheels Mfg Axle #29 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=29) . I have two wheel sets for my 145mm QR tandem that use those axles. ...
12-15-18, 09:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,592
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

The Cannondale fork has 55mm rake , while the...

The Cannondale fork has 55mm rake , while the Co-Motion fork has 50mm rake . Given the same head angles (theyre both 73) and wheel and tire size, the Cannondale has lower trail than the Co-Motion....
11-29-18, 03:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,455
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

I put a couple patches of 3M 680 reflective tape...

I put a couple patches of 3M 680 reflective tape on my rims and crankarms. I've had drivers and other cyclists comment on how recognizable I was (as a cyclist) from a distance. I use a mix of white,...
11-29-18, 10:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,064
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

Id stick a 5mm Allen key into the ends of that...

Id stick a 5mm Allen key into the ends of that hub. The hex feature may not be visible from the end.
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