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09-09-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 223
Posted By Tandem Tom

Have you checked Wheels Manufacturing?

Have you checked Wheels Manufacturing?
Forum: Touring
09-07-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,445
Posted By Tandem Tom

Another option is the Velo Orange Crazy Bars. I...

Another option is the Velo Orange Crazy Bars. I switched to these after riding across the US and Europe. I really like the hand position options.
Currently touring in Wyoming.
08-28-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 293
Posted By Tandem Tom

I will give that a try. Is it supposed to be...

I will give that a try.
Is it supposed to be similar in consistently as White Lightening Wax lube?
08-28-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 293
Posted By Tandem Tom

Squirt Lube??

Just started using it as we our on tour. Not sure if I got a bad bottle but it seems very thick and even after shaking it doesn't seem to flow.
Anyone have any experience with this product?
Thanks!
08-20-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 551
Posted By Tandem Tom

I have a Pedro and it is pretty good.

I have a Pedro and it is pretty good.
08-09-20, 05:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 400
Posted By Tandem Tom

I recently bought a VO Setback but was not aware...

I recently bought a VO Setback but was not aware that I could not micro adjust it. Bought a Thompson Elite.
I had to pay full retail in ebay as I work in a bike shop and our suppliers are out of...
08-05-20, 05:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 467
Posted By Tandem Tom

I would think it would work fine. I run a 9 speed...

I would think it would work fine. I run a 9 speed and use barcon friction. Love them!!
08-05-20, 05:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 305
Posted By Tandem Tom

Andy, we're supposed to wipe it off!😃😃😃

Andy, we're supposed to wipe it off!😃😃😃
08-04-20, 05:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By Tandem Tom

Sram Crankset question

Yesterday a friend was visiting and riding his Trek Domane? and experienced a dropped chain. It was stuck between the small ring and the BB. So I was going to remove the drive side crank and free it...
07-30-20, 06:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 802
Posted By Tandem Tom

The end of UN 55's??

The other day, while working at the bike shop, I needed to order a UN55 for a repair. As most bike shops order from QBP I was surprised that they are discontinuing carrying this BB.
Does anyone have...
07-29-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 320
Posted By Tandem Tom

I will see if I can find a pic of what I did.

I will see if I can find a pic of what I did.
07-29-20, 05:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 320
Posted By Tandem Tom

Thought I would share what I recently did. I have...

Thought I would share what I recently did. I have a LHT and modified a Greenfield Rear mount to work. And I add a Tubus Front Kickstand to my front pannier rack.
07-18-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By Tandem Tom

Take it to a. bike shop and there will have the...

Take it to a. bike shop and there will have the correct tool. 30 second job. We never charge.
Forum: Touring
07-18-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,657
Posted By Tandem Tom

When do the expect delivery?

When do the expect delivery?
07-18-20, 04:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 707
Posted By Tandem Tom

I prefer to spend more $ on a stand that has a...

I prefer to spend more $ on a stand that has a "famous" name on it!!😄😄😄😄
Replies: 7
Views: 985
Posted By Tandem Tom

Interesting that shipping is a problem. I...

Interesting that shipping is a problem. I recently ordered a SP hub from Velo Lumino and it was shipped from Tiawain. Only took about 3 weeks. May e size is a factor?
07-09-20, 05:07 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,192
Posted By Tandem Tom

Not to go in a different direction but...! I...

Not to go in a different direction but...!
I wax all our chains and as we are cycle touring I start out with hot waxed chains but on the road I have been refreshing with CleanStreak. Just got a...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-08-20, 05:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 865
Posted By Tandem Tom

Andy, I got a 30 miker in on Monday. What a...

Andy, I got a 30 miker in on Monday. What a difference! It is hard to put into words how it feels. But it is more comfortable, I was riding in a higher gear more easily,it accelerates more quickly. ...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-07-20, 05:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 865
Posted By Tandem Tom

Doug, Thanks for "fixing"the pics!

Doug,
Thanks for "fixing"the pics!
Forum: Framebuilders
07-07-20, 04:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 865
Posted By Tandem Tom

I cannot seem to post pics. It goes to 10% then I...

I cannot seem to post pics. It goes to 10% then I get an error message.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-05-20, 05:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 592
Posted By Tandem Tom

So to further my education a follow-up question....

So to further my education a follow-up question. Doug you mentionef long horizontal dropouts. What about the sliding dropouts that are a seperate "piece"? My wife's touri g bike has these.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-05-20, 05:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 865
Posted By Tandem Tom

A late start yesterday morning did not allow me...

A late start yesterday morning did not allow me the pleasure of fininishing. So today I will get 'er done!
Forum: Framebuilders
07-04-20, 05:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 592
Posted By Tandem Tom

Eccentric BB?

Yesterday while working at the shop I had a bike in the stand with the above. So it got me thinking. If you were wanting to build up a bike with an IGH would you use an eccentric BB or sliding rear...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-03-20, 05:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 865
Posted By Tandem Tom

Tomorrow's the Day!

My plan is to build up my new frame tomorrow and ride to a family gathering. I applied Framesaver a few days ago and yesterday I did some preliminary soldering of the lighting system.
I was going to...
07-02-20, 05:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 506
Posted By Tandem Tom

I had a similar situation. But it ended up being...

I had a similar situation. But it ended up being too much caffine!
Forum: Touring
06-29-20, 05:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 650
Posted By Tandem Tom

Jealous here!! We had to put our 7 week France...

Jealous here!!
We had to put our 7 week France tour on hold. Would love to go but no air travel!
So we are heading to Montana and Wyoming!
Forum: Touring
06-29-20, 05:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,720
Posted By Tandem Tom

I will also chime in! I converted to Crazy Bars...

I will also chime in!
I converted to Crazy Bars before our ride across Canada. I absolutely love them!!
Forum: Framebuilders
06-29-20, 05:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 664
Posted By Tandem Tom

Doug, what thickness would you recommend? I'm...

Doug, what thickness would you recommend? I'm sure we probably discussed it before but....😁
Forum: Framebuilders
06-28-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 664
Posted By Tandem Tom

Now I want a headbadge!

So now that my first frame is painted and lug lined I had a thought while riding today.
How difficult would it be to cut out a SS "C" and form it to the headtube? I would attach it with silicone.
I...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-28-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 728
Posted By Tandem Tom

So my rudimentary technique was to run the tip in...

So my rudimentary technique was to run the tip in the junction of the tube and lug.
Forum: Framebuilders
06-28-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 728
Posted By Tandem Tom

Here you go! ...

Here you go!
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06-28-20, 05:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 769
Posted By Tandem Tom

Sorry but I have to respectfully disagree with...

Sorry but I have to respectfully disagree with the "virus excuse".
A person could accept assistance and could just stand a good distance away while the repair is made.
On a recent short tour on...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-27-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 728
Posted By Tandem Tom

Lug lining!!

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Today, thanks to Brian Chapman's expertise, I learned about a Fluid...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-27-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,042
Posted By Tandem Tom

Guy153 That's neat! I saved that pic!!

Guy153
That's neat! I saved that pic!!
Forum: Framebuilders
06-21-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 818
Posted By Tandem Tom

Goody Bros. did my touring bike frame this...

Goody Bros. did my touring bike frame this winter. Fantastic job!! I will not hesitate to ship another to him.
06-19-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 688
Posted By Tandem Tom

I appreciate all the replies! Settled on a SP.

I appreciate all the replies!
Settled on a SP.
06-14-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 688
Posted By Tandem Tom

Panasonic Dyna Hub?

Wondering if anyone has any experience with the above hub? Looking to install a Dyno hub on one of my wife's bikes. We currently have SP hubs on different bikes but thought I would check out...
06-14-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By Tandem Tom

Thanks for your replies!!

Thanks for your replies!!
06-12-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By Tandem Tom

Power Grips??

Has anyone had any experience with these?
Forum: Touring
06-09-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 494
Posted By Tandem Tom

Thanks! I was looking at the Yellowstone site and...

Thanks! I was looking at the Yellowstone site and had a challenge finding info on dates.
Forum: Touring
06-09-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 494
Posted By Tandem Tom

Yellowstone and Points East??

So a few questions for you fellow tourer's.
Anyone know when Yellowstone will be opening their campgrounds and how late they remain open?
As I am thinking of a start in the first week of September...
06-08-20, 05:52 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,849
Posted By Tandem Tom

When we check bikes in for repairs at the shop...

When we check bikes in for repairs at the shop the chai is checked for wear. If it needs replacing I always tell the customer "A new chain doesn't want to play well with an old cassette/freewheel"!
06-07-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 251
Posted By Tandem Tom

Yellowstone ??

So there is a new Adventure Cycling route Parks, Peaks and Prairies.
Considering a start in the first week or so of September.
Thoughts??
Thanks!
06-05-20, 05:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 216
Posted By Tandem Tom

Schwinn Super le Tour- Columbus Tubing?

We had the above come into the shop and it is quite a nice bike. But wondering when and how long Schwinn used Columbus?
Forum: Touring
06-03-20, 05:59 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,899
Posted By Tandem Tom

I have built the wheels fora number of our bikes....

I have built the wheels fora number of our bikes. But I must admit that I need to be alone with a quiet room not even music! Otherwise I mess up the lacing!
Forum: Framebuilders
05-30-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 867
Posted By Tandem Tom

Andy a question. How come the fork blades are not...

Andy a question. How come the fork blades are not the same? I thought both would have a curve and be brazed to the the steerer.
Forum: Framebuilders
05-27-20, 05:26 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 399
Posted By Tandem Tom

Time for toothpaste!

So after quite a bit of experimenting with liquid masking and liquid frisket and multiple tries with tape I am going to try the above!
After a nice conversation with Doug Fattic, one of the perks of...
05-26-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 492
Posted By Tandem Tom

I usually am generous! I fill the race set the...

I usually am generous! I fill the race set the balls then cover the balls with another layer.
When I opened it up the vast majority was gone. Time to get a bigger tub of grease!!
05-26-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 492
Posted By Tandem Tom

Hub Grease Question

Wondering what you fellow's use when repacking wheel bearings?
I have been using Park Tool been grease. But I just pull my axle ,as I wanted to replace the seal on my freehub body, and noticed that...
05-26-20, 05:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,042
Posted By Tandem Tom

We just did a short 4 day ride on the GAP....

We just did a short 4 day ride on the GAP. Towards the end I started noticing,felt more than heard, a click while pedaling.
Turns out my pedal needed some attention. I just did a rebuild on them...
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