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07-19-19, 01:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,405
Posted By geoffs

Fark!!! Just glad you're ok and the failure...

Fark!!! Just glad you're ok and the failure wasn't at 42m/hr. If Enve aren't able to make the 32 hole rims you need then perhaps Lightbicycle might be an option. They will do custom layups and hole...
Forum: Touring
07-14-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,484
Posted By geoffs

If I was going to be doing an epic journey then...

If I was going to be doing an epic journey then I'd be replacing wheel bearings and most probably the BB bearings as part of trip preperation.
For a few thousand km tour, I'd just be greasing any...
Forum: Touring
07-10-19, 02:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,964
Posted By geoffs

low gearing is what counts. We're using 42/28...

low gearing is what counts.
We're using 42/28 chainrings and an 11/42 cassette on our tandem for touring with rear panniers and we managed fine in Italy recently. 20% grades were tough but anything...
Forum: Touring
07-10-19, 02:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,484
Posted By geoffs

Problem with Shimano hubs is that when the cups...

Problem with Shimano hubs is that when the cups wear out the hubs become a throw away item. Also getting new cones when the old ones are worn can be a painful process waiting for stock, at least here...
Forum: Touring
07-10-19, 02:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 767
Posted By geoffs

Sicily is great to cycle. We rode from Palermo to...

Sicily is great to cycle. We rode from Palermo to Agrigento (spend a couple of days so you can go to the valley of the temples) via Corleone, San Stefano Quisquina, Cianciana. We then rode to Gela...
Forum: Touring
07-10-19, 01:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,340
Posted By geoffs

Light, Strong, Cheap. Pick any two is the general...

Light, Strong, Cheap. Pick any two is the general rule of thumb for bikes.

If you want light and strong, it's not going to be cheap. If you want Strong and cheap like a Trek 520 or an LHT it will...
Forum: Touring
07-10-19, 01:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,523
Posted By geoffs

With Marathon Plus tyres we average 27kmhr on our...

With Marathon Plus tyres we average 27kmhr on our tandem when we are riding on a flat road with panniers. With Marathon supremes we manage about 32-33 kmhr with the same effort. Suremes wear well and...
Forum: Touring
06-25-19, 05:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,975
Posted By geoffs

I'm using Kinetarelay which slip on shoe by...

I'm using Kinetarelay which slip on shoe by Saucony that weighs not very much and packs down to nothing. They are fine for walking around town but I wouldn't want to use them for hiking
Forum: Touring
06-25-19, 05:34 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,973
Posted By geoffs

When I was touring in BC many years ago I had a...

When I was touring in BC many years ago I had a bee get caught inside my sunnies and sting me on the eyelid. Instantly blind in one eye at 30+kmhr.
Three days before I could open my eye enough to...
Forum: Touring
06-20-19, 10:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,181
Posted By geoffs

Being the height you are, I would be getting a...

Being the height you are, I would be getting a bike fit so you know exactly what size to get then I would order a frame from XACD titanium, Titan frames, Habanero etc that was made for you. Anything...
Forum: Touring
06-15-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,393
Posted By geoffs

I'm finding that if I don't exercise for any...

I'm finding that if I don't exercise for any reason my fitness level seems to drop off quicker than it used to. Before the 2 month tandem tour in Italy that we've just returned home from I had our...
06-14-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,229
Posted By geoffs

BB386 denotes a pressfit bottom bracket so they...

BB386 denotes a pressfit bottom bracket so they won’t fit your tandem. If you have octolink bb’s then as they will have a bsa thread you will need to replace them with another crankset which uses a...
06-14-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,809
Posted By geoffs

I’d be having a think about just having a double...

I’d be having a think about just having a double chainring instead of a triple. We’ve just come back from nearly 2 months in Italy using a double chainring setup on davinci canes instead of a triple...
Forum: Touring
04-23-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,328
Posted By geoffs

Gearing depends a lot on the strength of the...

Gearing depends a lot on the strength of the rider so without knowing how much riding the OP does it's a bit hard to make recommendations. Where you're planning to ride has long hills but nothing...
04-21-19, 07:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,620
Posted By geoffs

This looks similar to what out next tandem will...

This looks similar to what out next tandem will be so I'm also following with great interest. We also will have the S&S couplers in the same location so the tandem will pack into S&S cases as we fly...
Forum: Touring
04-15-19, 05:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,024
Posted By geoffs

For your size frame I think you might find that...

For your size frame I think you might find that the LHT with 26" wheels might handle better and have less problems with toe overlap and wheel flop than the Marrakesh. Toe overlap is a pain at low...
Forum: Touring
04-14-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 780
Posted By geoffs

Go and see someone that knows what he's talking...

Go and see someone that knows what he's talking about.
You're in Ontario so go and see https://www.stevehoggbikefitting.com/fitters/mark-dwyre/
Mark's a great guy and will be able to give you...
04-08-19, 05:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,608
Posted By geoffs

The thread shouldn't strip if the correct length...

The thread shouldn't strip if the correct length spoke is used. Use a good quality 4 sided spoke wrench.
I prefer sapim nipples which work just fine on DT spokes as they have a better angle where...
Forum: Touring
04-08-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,433
Posted By geoffs

The 46/30 with the 11-42 cassette is exactly what...

The 46/30 with the 11-42 cassette is exactly what we'll be using on our tandem with sram eTap. We've found the shifting much better than the triple we've always used in the past. The biggest and best...
04-03-19, 08:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,230
Posted By geoffs

As a wheel builder the only reason I ever use...

As a wheel builder the only reason I ever use straight is for a cheap set of wheels which these days I just use for repairing the loaner bikes the club I'm in keeps for newbie riders.
Double butted...
Forum: Touring
04-02-19, 12:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 765
Posted By geoffs

I did the Shikoku Pilgrimage tour with Cycling...

I did the Shikoku Pilgrimage tour with Cycling Japan -best guide service, rental bike, self guided tour- (http://www.cyclingjapan.jp/) last year with some friends and we had a brilliant time. They...
Forum: Touring
04-01-19, 11:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,609
Posted By geoffs

They guy that is the best source of information...

They guy that is the best source of information is https://www.stevehoggbikefitting.com/index/ and the FAQ section which is free.
You're best bet is to see a bike fitter that actually knows what...
Forum: Touring
04-01-19, 04:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,514
Posted By geoffs

This is what we tour with...

This is what we tour with https://www.groundeffect.co.nz/collections/mens-waterproof-shells/products/anti-cyclone-performance-cycling-jacket which has a built in hood...
03-28-19, 09:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,108
Posted By geoffs

If you rear derailleur i properly adjusted it's...

If you rear derailleur i properly adjusted it's not needed. I haven't used one since I had a 10 speed bike over 40 yrs ago
03-27-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 647
Posted By geoffs

You'd think so but here in Australia I'm only...

You'd think so but here in Australia I'm only aware of a few people having problems. I'm testing 2 of the new rear derailleurs Sram just sent me. I'll only get to put about 1000 kms on each before we...
03-25-19, 01:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 647
Posted By geoffs

eTap rear derailleur problems

Just wondering if anyone is having issues with eTap. I have it installed on 3 bikes, one of which has never had a single issue. On my road bike and on the tandem it seem to work fine for a while,...
03-25-19, 01:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,218
Posted By geoffs

I've given up on Garmin straps as I've lost count...

I've given up on Garmin straps as I've lost count how many have stopped working between myself and my wife.
We are now using the Wahoo Tickr strap. Lasts longer - about 3 years of regular use and...
Forum: Touring
03-25-19, 12:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,644
Posted By geoffs

I cycled along the riviera 30 yrs ago on my way...

I cycled along the riviera 30 yrs ago on my way to italy and it was great. So when I went back there in 2005 with my wife and our brand new tandem we intended to ride from nice heading west along the...
03-24-19, 11:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,513
Posted By geoffs

I'm just curious as to what was the crappy...

I'm just curious as to what was the crappy chinese tandem that you had?
03-24-19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,119
Posted By geoffs

Thankyou. It's a 2005 model that's recently been...

Thankyou. It's a 2005 model that's recently been upgraded just a bit. Just the 2 rear panniers is all that's needed for CC touring unless you really need to carry the kitchen sink or you just don't...
03-23-19, 01:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,119
Posted By geoffs

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This is all we need for credit card touring. We have the 45L Ortlieb bags, a...
02-11-19, 10:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 365
Posted By geoffs

eTap problems

Im onto my third eTap WiFli rear derailleur and its now having problems with intermittent dropouts or not changing gear. It was perfect for about a week and now sometimes it works and sometimes it...
Forum: Touring
02-10-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,911
Posted By geoffs

Our tandem is 14yrs old and had an update late...

Our tandem is 14yrs old and had an update late last year. Metallic bronze respray, Sram eTap shifters and derailleurs, double chainring instead of a triple, lightbicycle rims with CK hubs.
5 weeks...
Forum: Touring
02-09-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,674
Posted By geoffs

they will do a custom layup for an extra $20 ...

they will do a custom layup for an extra $20
standard rim weight is 380g ours weigh 500g
incredibly strong
Forum: Touring
02-09-19, 12:23 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,674
Posted By geoffs

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CK hubs 36h, lightbicycle RG722 rims and cx-rays...
Forum: Touring
02-06-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,911
Posted By geoffs

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Scamander...
Forum: Touring
02-06-19, 07:55 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,911
Posted By geoffs

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Good spot to stop for food after you cross the...
02-06-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,571
Posted By geoffs

Surprised to see that happen to a DT540 hub. That...

Surprised to see that happen to a DT540 hub. That is a huge amount of climbing you did though. Chapeau!!
would like hear what DT have to say.
We are currently touring on our CK hubset and so far...
02-06-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,477
Posted By geoffs

Hookless rims are generally only suitable for low...

Hookless rims are generally only suitable for low inflation pressures of about 35-40psi. Might be ok for big volume mtb tyres but not for tandem road tyres.
Were touring at the moment on tubeless...
01-23-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,186
Posted By geoffs

I’m 6’2” and my wife is 5’3” and we have a custom...

I’m 6’2” and my wife is 5’3” and we have a custom built Co-motion Mocha copilot. Most companies will do custom for a relatively small upcharge. All our bikes are custom
01-23-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,568
Posted By geoffs

Seven make great bikes (we have 2) and you will...

Seven make great bikes (we have 2) and you will be happy with the resultsRohloff is pretty good and the range is fine. I myself after having built up a few rohloff wheels don’t really like the...
01-17-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,686
Posted By geoffs

If you use a double instead of a triple chainring...

If you use a double instead of a triple chainring you have the option of a right side chainline and the ability to use standard cranks. We’ve upgraded to Sram eTap and the shifting is so much better...
09-02-18, 07:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,058
Posted By geoffs

We had an incident years ago in France where we...

We had an incident years ago in France where we were descending on our loaded tandem and had a motorhome come around the corner in front of us on the wrong side of a narrow road. We already had the...
07-28-18, 07:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,969
Posted By geoffs

I've been using 36H blunt 35's with no problems...

I've been using 36H blunt 35's with no problems so far. I would hesitate to use the BluntSS as they just seem to light to me. They one thing I really don't want to worry about when we are touring is...
07-11-18, 02:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,084
Posted By geoffs

Another carbon tandem to consider is Filament...

Another carbon tandem to consider is Filament Bikes (https://www.filamentbikes.com/bikes/tandem)
I think the tandem shown on the website is owned by someone on this list? The aero tandem on the...
Forum: Touring
06-23-18, 06:07 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,109
Posted By geoffs

We just cc tour these days as my wife likes an...

We just cc tour these days as my wife likes an ensuite which is a bit hard to manage when camping. We've done lots of camping tours when we were younger and still have all the gear to do it again if...
06-23-18, 05:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,819
Posted By geoffs

The setup that bicycle bob described is what...

The setup that bicycle bob described is what works.
The 2 brakes, one lever doesn't.
Some things are just a really bad idea like biopace chainrings
Forum: Touring
05-25-18, 08:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,004
Posted By geoffs

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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A bit west of Lithgow
Forum: Touring
05-25-18, 08:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,004
Posted By geoffs

I've just spent a long weekend doing a credit...

I've just spent a long weekend doing a credit card tour on my road bike. I always tour on our tandem but my wife couldn't get the time off work so i had to make do with my roadbike. I am using...
Forum: Touring
05-25-18, 07:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 781
Posted By geoffs

Awesome effort. I rode part of that route many...

Awesome effort. I rode part of that route many years ago and one day would love to go back there. You've taken some great snaps.
Saddle sores are a *****. If it's chafe you're suffering from then...
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