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Forum: Framebuilders
10-16-19, 06:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 61
Posted By Tandem Tom

I may be taking a plunge!

So I think I might be getting dangerously close to dipping my toe into this pool!
So please be gentle as I make some inquiries!😀
I have ordered from the library Paterek's book and loo forward to...
10-10-19, 04:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By Tandem Tom

If it's comfortable....

So if the bike you are riding is comfortable does that mean it is "fitted" correctly??
09-25-19, 05:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 444
Posted By Tandem Tom

Andy, I like your definition of the "exposure"...

Andy, I like your definition of the "exposure" for this bike!!
I am going to use that at the shop when people bring in neglected bikes!
Forum: Framebuilders
09-24-19, 06:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 426
Posted By Tandem Tom

I put my calipers on the B&M bracket and it...

I put my calipers on the B&M bracket and it measures 5/32". Thanks for the tip rod idea. But I may just ride out to McMaster Carr next week as it is only 20 miles or so.
Also might ply around with...
09-23-19, 05:54 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,182
Posted By Tandem Tom

For me it is after returning from a long cycling...

For me it is after returning from a long cycling tour. We spent 3 months in Europe and upon returning home it was hard to go out on a "little ride".
But after a few group rides desire to ride is...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-22-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 426
Posted By Tandem Tom

Thanks Andy! I was checking McMaster Carr and...

Thanks Andy! I was checking McMaster Carr and they have 1/8" SS rod. So I will play around.
Forum: Framebuilders
09-22-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 426
Posted By Tandem Tom

Dyno light bracket?

Not a frame building question but I thought the talent here might have a suggestion!
I am needing to fabricate a light mount for my wife's mixte that has center pull brakes. The ones on our other...
09-22-19, 06:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 661
Posted By Tandem Tom

My wife's favorite bike is her 310 mixte. I...

My wife's favorite bike is her 310 mixte. I converted it to 650b and flat bars.
09-21-19, 05:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 253
Posted By Tandem Tom

Thanks Andy. I could go with a Herbie Chain...

Thanks Andy.
I could go with a Herbie Chain Glider but it would not allow me to keep an eye on the chain to see when it needs additional tensioning.
09-20-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 253
Posted By Tandem Tom

This is similar to the Herbie Chain Glider. But I...

This is similar to the Herbie Chain Glider. But I would think that this one is quite noisy.
09-20-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 253
Posted By Tandem Tom

No, she runs her inside of her calf on the chain.

No, she runs her inside of her calf on the chain.
09-19-19, 05:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 253
Posted By Tandem Tom

It is on the middle position. But I don't think a...

It is on the middle position. But I don't think a chainguard ring would solve her problem. She is able to rub the chain behind that area!
I have been using wax lube but this last tour I ran out and...
09-19-19, 05:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 253
Posted By Tandem Tom

Crankset for my wife's Rohloff

My wife's touring bike is currently setup with her old triple minus 2 rings. It works great and the chain line is perfect. But she would like a chainguard because of her pronation of her ankle. I...
09-10-19, 05:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 565
Posted By Tandem Tom

Feeling great!! Going out for a ride today....

Feeling great!!
Going out for a ride today. First one in 3 1/2 weeks.
09-06-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,861
Posted By Tandem Tom

Back to the doc a few days ago. He,a sur, said it...

Back to the doc a few days ago. He,a sur, said it was a boil caused by follicleitis. He number it and lanced it. Finally feeling better!!
09-04-19, 05:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 741
Posted By Tandem Tom

I went through the same process a year and a half...

I went through the same process a year and a half ago! I went mono and I still wear glasses with a progressive lense. But it is basically clear with only magnification at the bottom for reading. I...
09-03-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 565
Posted By Tandem Tom

Update Just got back from the doc. It was a...

Update
Just got back from the doc. It was a boil that was caused by follicleitis. He lanced it after numbing. Ouch!!
But that is hopefully the end!
09-02-19, 06:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 565
Posted By Tandem Tom

Nasty Saddle Sore

I developed my first ever saddle sore on our recent tour. I treated it the best I could while we were riding across part of Europe.
After getting home it seemed to get more tender. So last week I...
08-30-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,096
Posted By Tandem Tom

I thought it was 3M. I have been running the tape...

I thought it was 3M. I have been running the tape length wise down the underside of the down tube. It seems like Gorilla tape,clear, is only available in 1.88" width.
08-30-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,096
Posted By Tandem Tom

Dyno wiring question

I need to reattach the wire for my system. On the downtube I used electrical tape but that is not holding up.
Any suggestions would be great!
Forum: Touring
08-29-19, 06:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,263
Posted By Tandem Tom

I built mine up using trekking bars then switched...

I built mine up using trekking bars then switched to Velo Orange Crazy Bars. They have been great!
Forum: Framebuilders
08-29-19, 05:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,132
Posted By Tandem Tom

Sorry I should have been more clear. I am...

Sorry I should have been more clear.
I am having the non drive chainstay replaced on my Surly Long Haul Trucker.
08-28-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By Tandem Tom

Well, I am not looking to impress anyone. So the...

Well, I am not looking to impress anyone. So the Series 40 sounds fine.
Forum: Framebuilders
08-28-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,132
Posted By Tandem Tom

Yes, reshaping.

Yes, reshaping.
Forum: Framebuilders
08-28-19, 05:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,132
Posted By Tandem Tom

Swaging??

Dropped my frame off yesterday at a frame builder and he talked about swaging. I have never heard of it and wondering if anyone knows of a video showing it for bike tubing? I only seem to see other...
08-27-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By Tandem Tom

Thanks for your replies!!

Thanks for your replies!!
08-27-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By Tandem Tom

Headset Recommendation?

I will be needing a new headset for one of my Long Haul Trucker touring bikes. In the past I have used Cane Creek units. Just wondering if I wanted to move up in quality what might be a good choice?...
08-26-19, 05:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,861
Posted By Tandem Tom

Went to the doc today and he put me on some...

Went to the doc today and he put me on some potent antibiotics for a week. I also got a prescription for a topical gel. I have only taken 1 pill so far and maybe it's my imagination but it seems to...
08-26-19, 05:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 271
Posted By Tandem Tom

BB Spacer question

My wife's touring bike has external BB bearings and her drivetrain is a Rohloff. I am going to install a SKS Chainguard that is attached behind the BB.
My question is it currently has 1 "plastic"...
08-25-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,861
Posted By Tandem Tom

I ride a B17' and have ridden across North...

I ride a B17' and have ridden across North America 2x, Europe 3x. The only difference is this trip I had to get a new frame,a bit smaller, because of an accident just before leaving. This frame did...
08-25-19, 06:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,180
Posted By Tandem Tom

Success! Last night my wife and I sat do at the...

Success!
Last night my wife and I sat do at the PC and after a few trial and errors we got the test map on our Garmin 800.
Now I want to try to copy to the SD card directly.
08-25-19, 06:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,569
Posted By Tandem Tom

Maybe it's time to take it to the bike shop.

Maybe it's time to take it to the bike shop.
08-24-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,180
Posted By Tandem Tom

Again thanks for the replies! So it appears...

Again thanks for the replies!
So it appears that I will need more than 1 map for Europe because of the file size? Do I put them on different SD cards?
08-24-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,180
Posted By Tandem Tom

Thanks for your replies!! Here is my specific...

Thanks for your replies!!
Here is my specific question. The maps are ready to be downloaded. Do I download to the SD card while it is in the Garmin? Or can I download to the SD card only via a...
08-24-19, 05:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,300
Posted By Tandem Tom

Fit and Saddle Sore?

How common would a poor fit be in causing a saddle sore? Would the saddle being to far forward be a culprit?
08-24-19, 05:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,861
Posted By Tandem Tom

Saddle Sore!

Got my first ever saddle sore during our recent bike tour in Europe. It has kept me off bike for over a week. Been soaking and applying different things but decided to go to my doc on Monday.

What...
08-24-19, 05:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,180
Posted By Tandem Tom

Open Street Maps

I am posting my questions everywhere!!
Looking for anyone who has experience with OSM And downloading to a Garmin.
Thanks!!
Forum: Framebuilders
08-21-19, 05:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,669
Posted By Tandem Tom

The company,Groody Bros.,in Kansas was...

The company,Groody Bros.,in Kansas was recommended over on Facebook. Anyone here familiar with them?
Thanks!
08-20-19, 05:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 890
Posted By Tandem Tom

I will second Andy's suggestion. We do multi...

I will second Andy's suggestion. We do multi month tours and that is the tool in my kit. It is the only one I have so it gets used at home also.
08-20-19, 05:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Posted By Tandem Tom

Brazen on Front Derailleur question

Is there a way , accessory, that would allow lower the FD so a sub compact crankset could be used?
Thanks!
08-20-19, 05:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 656
Posted By Tandem Tom

New bottle cages needed!

We have black aluminum cages on our touring bikes and after this last tour I am tired of all the marks and stuff that get on the bottles. On one cage, I tossed yesterday, it was leaving a residue...
Forum: Touring
08-18-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,117
Posted By Tandem Tom

We live in NE Ohio and have cycled around Lake...

We live in NE Ohio and have cycled around Lake Erie 2x each time in a different direction. We cross at Pelee Island because we had no desire whatsoever to ride through Detroit.
Forum: Touring
08-18-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,390
Posted By Tandem Tom

Chamois Butter- different brands??

So has anyone used different brands and found some better than other's?
Thanks!
Forum: Framebuilders
08-17-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,669
Posted By Tandem Tom

Andy, I work part-time at Mountain Road Cycle but...

Andy, I work part-time at Mountain Road Cycle but we don't know anyone. I will ask around.
Forum: Framebuilders
08-17-19, 05:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,669
Posted By Tandem Tom

Powder coater?

Planning to have my touring bike re-powder coated after some repairs. It has S&S couplers.
I live in NE Ohio.
Wondering about a good shop to consider.
Your advice would be great!
Thanks!
Forum: Framebuilders
08-13-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,349
Posted By Tandem Tom

Thanks! Had a thought after I posted. Maybe I...

Thanks!
Had a thought after I posted. Maybe I will get in touch with Franklin Frame as I don't think Joe B wants to fuss.
Forum: Framebuilders
08-13-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,349
Posted By Tandem Tom

Andy, I am wanting to go with a rear kickstand...

Andy,
I am wanting to go with a rear kickstand and I will also add a Tubus front kickstand to my front rack.
Forum: Framebuilders
08-13-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,349
Posted By Tandem Tom

I saw that thread but it seems to be a different...

I saw that thread but it seems to be a different dropout than mine.
Forum: Framebuilders
08-13-19, 06:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,349
Posted By Tandem Tom

New chainstay and a modification??

My Surly Long Haul Trucker is in need of a new non-drive side stay because of a mishap.
I was wondering if it might be a possibility to add a "plate" that could be a mounting point for a rear bolt...
Forum: Touring
07-09-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,678
Posted By Tandem Tom

How to ask for Chamois Butter!

We are currently touring and yesterday we were in Bratislava, Slovakia.
After I located the closest bike shop it was soon apparent that English was not working.
So I proceeded to pantomime that I...
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