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07-06-20, 07:53 AM
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Posted By JaccoW

Everything in the house for a wheelbuild tonight...

Everything in the house for a wheelbuild tonight (or this week)! :D
I will be building a new wheel for the Gazelle tandem...
07-06-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 691
Posted By JaccoW

Everything in the house for a wheelbuild tonight...

Everything in the house for a wheelbuild tonight (or this week)!

http://i.imgur.com/EWtgYT4.jpg (https://imgur.com/EWtgYT4)
07-06-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 777
Posted By JaccoW

You might be able to find some classic reverse...

You might be able to find some classic reverse levers on French eBay. They're expensive though.
07-06-20, 06:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 514
Posted By JaccoW

+1 on the comfort over weight. My Batavus...

+1 on the comfort over weight.

My Batavus Randonneur GL (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1134764-batavus-randonneur-gl-project.html) can fit 35mm x 700C tyres with fenders and is not a...
07-05-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 239
Posted By JaccoW

Looks like a great guide but a big pain in the.....

Looks like a great guide but a big pain in the.. fingers. :D
Forum: Commuting
07-05-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 94
Posted By JaccoW

Honestly the only good option would be to match...

Honestly the only good option would be to match it up with carbon fibre fenders (https://www.veloduo.co.uk/products/carbon-fibre-mudguards-700c-x-35-40-50mm?variant=18119976321081) of course. ;)
...
07-05-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 10,572
Posted By JaccoW

I am this weekend. :D As far as I know there...

I am this weekend. :D

As far as I know there are two different sizes for rack mounted reflectors, 50mm and 80mm bolt distance. I've used the thin B+M version on my girlfriend's bike. Here is a...
07-05-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 239
Posted By JaccoW

Well, if you have fenders in that size it depends...

Well, if you have fenders in that size it depends on the bike and how they are mounted. Other than that it helps to have them in the right size, these manufacturers all make 650B fenders:

Velo...
07-03-20, 04:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,353
Posted By JaccoW

You're telling me I could have gone 4x on my 36H...

You're telling me I could have gone 4x on my 36H Sturmey Archer drum brake hubs? Would have been cool but I think a 0.2mm spoke head clearance...
06-29-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,189
Posted By JaccoW

I hate IPAs, keep me on the doubles, triples,...

I hate IPAs, keep me on the doubles, triples, quadruples and sours please. ;)

Though I do have fond memories of a certain Asheville sour (https://untappd.com/b/wicked-weed-brewing-oaxacan/1398008)
06-29-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,189
Posted By JaccoW

That's just American beer in general. Not just...

That's just American beer in general. Not just craft beer. :P

It's a weird bike but except for the stem looks well put together for as much as that is possible.
06-29-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,403
Posted By JaccoW

Just wanted to add something that u/Boitameuh on...

Just wanted to add something that u/Boitameuh on R e d d i t showed me in his post "Mid 80s Méral. Doesn't belong to bike porn apparently..." (https://bit.ly/2VuyJJG)

The reborn Meral brand by...
Replies: 4
Views: 525
Posted By JaccoW

No clue but I think it would be unlikely you...

No clue but I think it would be unlikely you don't pay any import taxes in your local state or country. Best thing you could do is ask to have the UK VAT refunded as the item is leaving the European...
06-29-20, 02:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,744
Posted By JaccoW

In my experience there is no such thing as gentle...

In my experience there is no such thing as gentle home use. :D
06-29-20, 02:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 359
Posted By JaccoW

I've only used them on the rear wheel of a...

I've only used them on the rear wheel of a commuter bike with H+Son Archetype rims. Not exactly necessary but it helped to tighten up the wheel, I used Sapim HM nipple washers...
06-27-20, 05:57 AM
Replies: 6,413
Views: 553,338
Posted By JaccoW

I know you're joking but the Dollar is worth less...

I know you're joking but the Dollar is worth less than the Euro right now and has been for the past 5 years. This is probably €2 or something but patch kits like that are cheap and light. Add €0.50...
06-27-20, 04:50 AM
Replies: 1,467
Views: 109,923
Posted By JaccoW

Trying to decide if I like working on old bikes...

Trying to decide if I like working on old bikes or just collecting Sturmey Archer hubs...

http://i.imgur.com/SUEy0I3h.jpg (https://imgur.com/SUEy0I3)
06-22-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 691
Posted By JaccoW

Time for some wheelbuilding measurements. :D ...

Time for some wheelbuilding measurements. :D

So I decided to build the Sturmey Archer RXL-RD5 (http://www.sturmey-archer.com/en/products/detail/rxl-rd5) hub into a Ryde Andra 40 650B...
06-21-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 19,326
Posted By JaccoW

I'm afraid not. There's a hollow axle with two...

I'm afraid not. There's a hollow axle with two end caps. You might be able to turn in down in a lathe and shorten it but shortening the end caps means they don't fit anymore and you run into problems...
06-21-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 691
Posted By JaccoW

So far I really like the 90mm ones on my...

So far I really like the 90mm ones on my SilverAce, the front hasn't been bedded in yet but the rear offers enough stopping power on its own to make you shoot off the saddle if you're only holding on...
Forum: Touring
06-20-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,421
Posted By JaccoW

Built quite a few wheels these past couple of...

Built quite a few wheels these past couple of years. It's a great way to use the Sturmey Archer hubs I seem to find for cheap over here and allows me to build the wheels I want.
That being said,...
06-20-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 6,413
Views: 553,338
Posted By JaccoW

Received a pair of Sturmey Archer hubs, one of...

Received a pair of Sturmey Archer hubs, one of which is getting built into a new wheel for the Gazelle Tandem I bought last week. 650B wheels here I come.

The X-FDD dynohub front is going in the...
06-20-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 691
Posted By JaccoW

Hubs arrived today! Time for some measurements so...

Hubs arrived today! Time for some measurements so I can order the rear parts to build a new rear wheel. My first foray into 650B. :D

http://i.imgur.com/LPeK0MP.jpg (https://imgur.com/LPeK0MP)...
06-20-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By JaccoW

Velocipedum...

Velocipedum (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMsnlkpc0guToHipklmUmQQ)
MonkeyShred (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0a5ay9sFbhx8l8WoHyogKQ)

Non-C&V but still interesting:

Not just bikes...
06-19-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 691
Posted By JaccoW

I think that would be considered a "kruisframe"...

I think that would be considered a "kruisframe" or cross frame over here. Magneet Kruisframe tandem (https://www.transportfiets.net/2008/05/14/magneet-kruisframe-tandem-transportfiets/)

And some...
06-19-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 691
Posted By JaccoW

I think I have a rim in mind. The Ryde Andra 40...

I think I have a rim in mind. The Ryde Andra 40 (https://www.ryde.nl/andra-40) is one of the few rims rated for total weight up to 180Kg (~400 lbs) and the Disc version is even all black. While it...
06-19-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 691
Posted By JaccoW

You're right! I didn't realize that's 650A. I...

You're right! I didn't realize that's 650A. I haven't paid much attention to wheels outside of 700C and the occasional 650B. I don't expect many problems with the brakes though, one advantage of hub...
06-19-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 691
Posted By JaccoW

Took some time off today to just unwind and take...

Took some time off today to just unwind and take a look at the tandem outside. Took the hub apart and found out why it wasn't working properly.

There wasn't a single locking nut or anti-rotation...
06-18-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 139
Posted By JaccoW

User Mentions not working

Seems like user mentions are not working anymore.

Last mention I can find on my profile page is from the end of March but then I ran into this post from a few days ago...
06-18-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,094
Posted By JaccoW

I didn't even see a mention, just happened to...

I didn't even see a mention, just happened to drop by this thread.

I use and have used the SON Coax plugs, Supernova gold plugs...
06-18-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 500
Posted By JaccoW

I regularly link people on R E D D I T to this...

I regularly link people on R E D D I T to this forum. BikeForums.net doesn't share the same sentiment (https://www.bikeforums.net/forum-suggestions-user-assistance/1175837-remove-ban-links.html)....
06-18-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,910
Posted By JaccoW

I like how you changed the timing chain to a belt...

I like how you changed the timing chain to a belt drive. That use case actually makes a lot of sense on older pre-belt frames!
06-18-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 691
Posted By JaccoW

Well it looks like the tandem is getting new...

Well it looks like the tandem is getting new hubs. :D

I scored a mismatched set of Sturmey Archer hubs on local eBay. A 90mm RXL-RD5 (http://www.sturmey-archer.com/en/products/detail/rxl-rd5)...
06-17-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 691
Posted By JaccoW

They did, a friend of mine did something during...

They did, a friend of mine did something during that period. They are easing up on the quarantine a bit by now but it certainly helped when everything was closed down and they immediately set up a...
06-17-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 691
Posted By JaccoW

There has been a lot of love for mixte frames...

There has been a lot of love for mixte frames during the quarantine. I think a tandem only adds to that. :D
06-17-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 1,377
Views: 363,041
Posted By JaccoW

Would this tandem qualify as a mixte? :D ...

Would this tandem qualify as a mixte? :D

http://i.imgur.com/A5DZrhCh.jpg (https://imgur.com/A5DZrhC)
06-17-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 691
Posted By JaccoW

Definitely sprung leather saddles. Lepper or...

Definitely sprung leather saddles. Lepper or Brooks, whatever is cheaper to get my hands on. :)

I want to keep this one on drum brakes and modern Sturmey Archer hubs are relatively affordable. I...
06-17-20, 06:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,910
Posted By JaccoW

I just picked up a 70's/80's Gazelle tandem for...

I just picked up a 70's/80's Gazelle tandem for next to nothing (€55/$62) and will be restoring it a bit for some fun riding around town and for when friends from abroad come over to visit.

It's...
06-17-20, 06:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,910
Posted By JaccoW

Show us your tandem!

I didn't see a thread like this yet and I thought this subforum could definitely need more tandem pictures!
Lots of technical threads but where is the fun?

Post pictures of your tandem here for...
06-17-20, 06:04 AM
Replies: 6,413
Views: 553,338
Posted By JaccoW

If you do let me know, I can probably keep a...

If you do let me know, I can probably keep a lookout for some nice models by then. ;)

And you're in luck, I just made a new thread - 70's Gazelle tandem...
06-17-20, 06:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 691
Posted By JaccoW

70's Gazelle Tandem

Right, so I just bought a tandem yesterday because... I wanted one. :D

It definitely needs some work but it was a mere €55 ($62) and I managed to ride it home fairly comfortably over the 9 km (5.5...
06-17-20, 02:36 AM
Replies: 22,862
Views: 2,558,390
Posted By JaccoW

I have been playing around with the 3-speed and...

I have been playing around with the 3-speed and 5-speed models a lot lately so I can probably take it apart and back together in under an hour.
This one however is getting a full disassembly first...
06-16-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 22,862
Views: 2,558,390
Posted By JaccoW

Just picked up a Dutch Gazelle tandem with a...

Just picked up a Dutch Gazelle tandem with a Sturmey Archer AB hub from '79 for a mere €55 ($62)
The rear hub needs some work as the 3rd gear works for a short while before suddenly locking up...
06-16-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 6,413
Views: 553,338
Posted By JaccoW

Bought myself a classic 70's Dutch tandem bicycle...

Bought myself a classic 70's Dutch tandem bicycle for just €55. :D

It's a bit rusty and the rear hub definitely needs some work but it looks like it's going to be a fun project.

P.s. Would this...
06-16-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,364
Posted By JaccoW

I'm about to pick up a cheap tandem tonight. Hell...

I'm about to pick up a cheap tandem tonight. Hell if I know.
06-12-20, 02:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 580
Posted By JaccoW

I like these brass self-extracting bolt caps from...

I like these brass self-extracting bolt caps from BlueLug Japan. Though you need to order the self-extracting bolts seperately.
*BL SELECT* brass crank cap - BlueLug.com...
06-08-20, 02:36 AM
Replies: 3,315
Views: 280,562
Posted By JaccoW

Took of the rear wheel from the SilverAce to pop...

Took of the rear wheel from the SilverAce to pop open the Sturmey Archer XL-RD5(w) hub. I wanted to install a smaller 17T sprocket and take another look to see if I could do something about the 2nd...
06-08-20, 02:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 196
Posted By JaccoW

No idea but cqlink has always been a bit slow to...

No idea but cqlink has always been a bit slow to respond in my experience.
06-05-20, 01:54 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,965
Posted By JaccoW

I sent a couple of packages to the US from the...

I sent a couple of packages to the US from the Netherlands on the 21st of april. Two of them received theirs last week but the one with tracking and insurance is still waiting but at least he can see...
Forum: Touring
06-04-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By JaccoW

Here's a 170mm arm from the UK. ...

Here's a 170mm arm from the UK.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Zephyr-Specialites-TA-170-Non-Driveside-Crank/113692862212?hash=item1a789f6704:g:SSEAAOSwN-Vckksp
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