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Forum: Touring
04-18-21, 06:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 173
Posted By Tandem Tom

Inner Tube Sealant??

Though we have never used it in all of our touring I thought might inquire here!
We will be riding across northern Nebraska,Iowa and then back to Ohio starting in September. I have heard that there...
04-17-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By Tandem Tom

I installed a 5701 with a 34t large on the...

I installed a 5701 with a 34t large on the cassette and it works great!
04-16-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By Tandem Tom

34t cassette and a medium cage road RD??

Wondering if anyone has run a 34t with a Shimano 5701 road RD? I know it "says" 32t max but can I make it work??
TThanks!!
04-16-21, 06:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 198
Posted By Tandem Tom

It is a Shimano hub 9 speed.

It is a Shimano hub 9 speed.
04-16-21, 06:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 198
Posted By Tandem Tom

Replacing a Freehub body??

As I start a bit of maintenance on my touring bike getting ready for our next tour I was curious about replacing the above. Wondering how to choose a new one? Are they specific to the hub? Are there...
Forum: Touring
04-10-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,485
Posted By Tandem Tom

I laugh at hills!! Then I cry!😂😂😂😂

I laugh at hills!! Then I cry!😂😂😂😂
Forum: Framebuilders
04-09-21, 06:19 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,811
Posted By Tandem Tom

I didn't know frame building was so hazardous!

I didn't know frame building was so hazardous!
Forum: Touring
04-03-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,738
Posted By Tandem Tom

I did finally get the paper map. Also just...

I did finally get the paper map.
Also just today I wrote to Iowa Ride about there proposed ride route across the state.
02-17-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 615
Posted By Tandem Tom

Thanks!!

Thanks!!
02-14-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 615
Posted By Tandem Tom

Nebraska Sand Hills??

Any one cycle this area? We are thinking about riding through as we cross Nebraska late summer.
Forum: Framebuilders
02-10-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 890
Posted By Tandem Tom

I remember that tool!!

I remember that tool!!
Forum: Touring
02-07-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,153
Posted By Tandem Tom

I used Gorilla tape at the wear points but it...

I used Gorilla tape at the wear points but it didn't last. I like the tubing idea! Winter project!
Forum: Touring
02-04-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,738
Posted By Tandem Tom

Ordered the paper map as the online version does...

Ordered the paper map as the online version does not seem to allow me to zoom in.
Forum: Touring
02-04-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,738
Posted By Tandem Tom

John, thanks for the map link. But for some...

John, thanks for the map link. But for some reason ,on a tablet, it will not work. I will try it on a desktop later today.
Forum: Touring
02-02-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,738
Posted By Tandem Tom

Your link doesn't seem to work.

Your link doesn't seem to work.
Forum: Touring
02-02-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,738
Posted By Tandem Tom

Looking to enter Iowa somewhere on the southeast...

Looking to enter Iowa somewhere on the southeast side and exit at Council Bluffs.
Thanks!
Forum: Touring
02-01-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,738
Posted By Tandem Tom

Iowa Route??

Maybe I am not looking in the right place but wondering if someone might have a lead.
​Wondering about a route across Iowa that would end in Council Bluffs. Is there an old Ragbrai route?
Any...
01-28-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 589
Posted By Tandem Tom

Bench vise and my incredible strength 😁😁😁. I...

Bench vise and my incredible strength 😁😁😁. I won!!!
01-28-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 589
Posted By Tandem Tom

Andy, I kinda like your idea but the frame is...

Andy,
I kinda like your idea but the frame is cf. I am tempted to put a pipe wrench to the stuck seatpost.
01-28-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 589
Posted By Tandem Tom

Carbon Fiber seatpost- stuck!

So I have a cf frame that is in need of a new seatpost. All the misc parts are missing. But it is good and firmly stuck in the seat tube.
Two questions. What is the best way to remove it? And do I...
Forum: Touring
01-11-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,277
Posted By Tandem Tom

Robbie, how did a different stem make your bike...

Robbie, how did a different stem make your bike faster?
Forum: Framebuilders
01-07-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,163
Posted By Tandem Tom

I had Franklin Frame replace mine on my touring...

I had Franklin Frame replace mine on my touring bike. They did a great job!
Forum: Framebuilders
01-06-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 894
Posted By Tandem Tom

Conversion to a "mixte"?? Maybe it was something I ate!!

So last night as I was drifting off to sleep I was pondering my touri bike frame and ideas. Wondered if I was a possibility to remove the top tube and substitute it with diagonal tube/tubes to create...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-28-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 880
Posted By Tandem Tom

Doug, would like to do that!! Will watch the...

Doug, would like to do that!! Will watch the weather!
Let me know when!!
Forum: Framebuilders
12-27-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 880
Posted By Tandem Tom

As I did a bit of practice today I have a...

As I did a bit of practice today I have a question. Does the diameter of the brass brazing rod have any connection to the fillet size? Or maybe I should ask does a larger diameter rod make it easier...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-26-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 584
Posted By Tandem Tom

As a novice myself I built a rear rack last year...

As a novice myself I built a rear rack last year after taking Doug Fattic's frame building course. I setup a oxy propane brazing rig. I used bronze/brass to do the fillet brazing of the rack. Then I...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-26-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 880
Posted By Tandem Tom

Fillet Brazing Practice Questions

I was able to figure out Metalgeek! Not bad for someone who still has a challenge turning on my Android tablet and tablet!
So a few questions. Is is ok to go back and add brass to build up a fillet?...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-25-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 679
Posted By Tandem Tom

Thanks for your replies!!! I will begin playing!

Thanks for your replies!!! I will begin playing!
Forum: Framebuilders
12-24-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 679
Posted By Tandem Tom

Tube notching software?

I would like to start practicing fillet brazing this winter and will need to hand mitre my practice tubes.
Doug Garrix ,in his course, suggested Metalgeek. I started looking at it and it talks about...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-20-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 869
Posted By Tandem Tom

Doug,yes that is part of my idea. The other is a...

Doug,yes that is part of my idea. The other is a surface to do practice brazing of different items on. I was wondering about sheet metal on a plywood substrate with an air space below. Or maybe I...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-20-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 869
Posted By Tandem Tom

Brazing Table??

Looking for some suggestions for a brazing surface. As my shop is basically a woodworking shop all my surfaces are wood! What type of "portable surface" might you suggest that would work for my...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-03-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 978
Posted By Tandem Tom

When I took Doug's class I carved my lugs. A lot...

When I took Doug's class I carved my lugs. A lot of work but I get to enjoy them on every ride!
Forum: Framebuilders
11-27-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,689
Posted By Tandem Tom

Andy that Isa neat looking bike! BTW which brand...

Andy that Isa neat looking bike! BTW which brand is the chain tensioner?
Forum: Framebuilders
11-22-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 496
Posted By Tandem Tom

Mark, thanks for your critique ! I kinda thought...

Mark, thanks for your critique ! I kinda thought I was barking up the wrong tree.
I am familiar with the Tara as we have them on our touring bikes.
Forum: Framebuilders
11-22-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 496
Posted By Tandem Tom

Front Rack Idea

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So I am interested in your advice. I have a finished fork and have a VO...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-15-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 978
Posted By Tandem Tom

Doug taught me how to carve lugs during my class....

Doug taught me how to carve lugs during my class. I remember spending 8 hours on a single lug. I still have cramps min my hands!!! But the bike looks great!
Forum: Touring
10-31-20, 06:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 691
Posted By Tandem Tom

Is there a detour?

Is there a detour?
Forum: Framebuilders
10-17-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 759
Posted By Tandem Tom

My rack is a bit different. It attaches to the...

My rack is a bit different. It attaches to the canti studs and there is a threaded rod that goes through the crown. I think it was an older style.
Forum: Framebuilders
10-17-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 759
Posted By Tandem Tom

I've given up on lead brick. I just carry my...

I've given up on lead brick. I just carry my Gold!!
The VO rack tués in at the canti post.
Forum: Framebuilders
10-17-20, 06:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 759
Posted By Tandem Tom

I currently have a VO Randonneur rack with my...

I currently have a VO Randonneur rack with my dyno light attached to it. VO makes a front pannier/Randonneur combo rack but I want to have them as seperate units as I will only use the panniers...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-16-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 759
Posted By Tandem Tom

No. So I will be doing a repaint on the fork. I...

No. So I will be doing a repaint on the fork. I wasn't sure about a rack and I was really anxious to paint and ride!!
Forum: Framebuilders
10-16-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 759
Posted By Tandem Tom

Front Pannier Rack??

So I am starting to think about winter projects and the above comes to mind. I built my frame set at Doug Fattic's school and have been riding it since March and loving it! I am thinking about a rack...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-15-20, 06:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 712
Posted By Tandem Tom

I bought the Fluid Writer early this year. It is...

I bought the Fluid Writer early this year. It is fantastic for lug lining!!
Forum: Touring
10-14-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 898
Posted By Tandem Tom

My tires are 2"x26"

My tires are 2"x26"
Forum: Touring
10-14-20, 06:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 898
Posted By Tandem Tom

Papa Tom, I have 5 pairs of Schwalbe Marathon...

Papa Tom,
I have 5 pairs of Schwalbe Marathon Suprêmes,used in good condition, sitting in my basement. We start every long tour with new tires. Yeah a bit crazy but...
If you have an interest I am...
10-14-20, 06:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,371
Posted By Tandem Tom

Which Garmin?

We currently have a Garmin 800 but would like to get another unit. Any idea which model is most like the 800?
Thanks!
10-02-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 11,894
Posted By Tandem Tom

So after cycling across Wyoming and South Dakota...

So after cycling across Wyoming and South Dakota I was wondering about the Native American whose land was taken away. Is the discount going to be offered to other groups?
09-30-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 407
Posted By Tandem Tom

Quad Loc Phone mount?

Anyone have experience with the above? We have Delta X pro holders but the rubber parts are deteriorating. Maybe from the UV?

Thanks!
Forum: Touring
09-23-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,210
Posted By Tandem Tom

Just saw this post as we have been touring! I...

Just saw this post as we have been touring!
I will send the template to you in a little while.
I didn't drill any holes when doing the cutout just used a very sharp exacto knife.
09-09-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By Tandem Tom

Have you checked Wheels Manufacturing?

Have you checked Wheels Manufacturing?
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