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Forum: Framebuilders
06-21-22, 06:45 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 287,178
Posted By sdodd

Thanks for the comments! Yes- lots of...

Thanks for the comments! Yes- lots of discontinuity in all of my stops and starts. And, a hole or two filled and some burned edges on the miter of some of the similarly sized tubes. Though,...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-29-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 287,178
Posted By sdodd

Hi all - I just finished building up my steel...

Hi all - I just finished building up my steel frame CX bike. This is my first bike frame that I built in the fall of 2020 at one of the UBI steel brazing classes. Having done mostly (non-bike) MIG...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-15-22, 01:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,999
Posted By sdodd

Anything is possible. But, I wouldn't change a...

Anything is possible. But, I wouldn't change a seat tube, nor do I think I would ride a bike with a changed seat tube. In some sense, and in many frame building processes, the seat tube is the...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-18-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,451
Posted By sdodd

https://www.ticycles.com/framebuilding-seminar ...

https://www.ticycles.com/framebuilding-seminar

TiCycles in Portland, OR is the other one I know about. I have no personal experience, I've only read about them on the interwebs.
Forum: Framebuilders
11-18-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,451
Posted By sdodd

Just as a side note I talked with UBI a few weeks...

Just as a side note I talked with UBI a few weeks ago. I took a steel brazing class last year and was wanting to do the TIG Ti class next. For a variety of reasons they are stopping their frame...
10-11-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,162
Posted By sdodd

Not to be too obvious or off topic, but you might...

Not to be too obvious or off topic, but you might try checking your rear derailleur hanger alignment. I'm amazed at how much a small angle effects shifting on the rear. And, equally amazed that...
09-10-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,381
Posted By sdodd

Looks like you got the one I saw on...

Looks like you got the one I saw on tandemclassifieds. It was listed at $925, which is a great price if it fits and the components are serviceable. Very good start into the tandem world, congrats!
06-05-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,283
Posted By sdodd

I mounted a quad-lock mount backwards on the...

I mounted a quad-lock mount backwards on the stoker bars for the same reason. My wife puts her cell phone on the mount and guides us with 'Ride with GPS'. Connects well with the Garmin Varia 515 -...
01-12-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,958
Posted By sdodd

The final product in pictures. ...

The final product in pictures.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/54_1f6225137c70d13319cdbd50bcc4af47462e28cb.jpg
Front Derailleur with wire running down the front...
01-12-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,958
Posted By sdodd

Wire routing took some patience. I was looking...

Wire routing took some patience. I was looking for places that were robust to and avoided rubbing or any handling after installed. I used the DI2 wire covers to stick the wires in place. And the...
01-12-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,958
Posted By sdodd

Getting the front gears changed over was the next...

Getting the front gears changed over was the next step. The intermediate shaft and gears both needed to be changed to move the gear spacing to work with the DI2 triple. Fairly straight forward as...
01-12-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,958
Posted By sdodd

My first task was to figure out how I would mount...

My first task was to figure out how I would mount the battery. the external mount sticks out side ways from the water bottle mount. I didn't like that. So, I found some 1.5" angle aluminum,...
01-12-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,958
Posted By sdodd

Tandem DI2 conversion - DaVinci 3 x 11

Hi All,

I know that others have shared Shimano Di2 conversions on singles and Tandems in the past. Those posts were extremely helpful in my conversion. I just wanted to share / document what I did...
01-12-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,104
Posted By sdodd

I was thinking the same thing over the summer. We...

I was thinking the same thing over the summer. We just picked up our second tandem, had 10 other bikes, and the garage was getting full. As we were no-longer using the initial 25 year old tandem we...
01-04-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,170
Posted By sdodd

Agreed. Todd does us all a great service by...

Agreed. Todd does us all a great service by making such an excellent selection of cranks systems!
01-04-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,170
Posted By sdodd

Yes, both front and rear cranks are DaVinci. We...

Yes, both front and rear cranks are DaVinci. We have been playing with different lengths to get our short legs working right and to better sync our cadence. The triple hole arm is for a kid's...
01-04-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 153,287
Posted By sdodd

fits well in an odyssey

Just posted my build of a rack to hold our tandem in our 2012 odyssey. No front wheel removal needed.
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01-04-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,170
Posted By sdodd

Built a rack to fit Tandem into our 2012 Odyssey - no front wheel removal

For anybody interested, I did some measurements and decided I could fit our 1997 DaVinci Tandem into our 2012 Odyssey by taking out the center middle row seat and building a rack to hold the rear...
12-24-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 68,297
Posted By sdodd

I used the external battery mount for the 110...

I used the external battery mount for the 110 battery. Then used some aluminum angle iron to rotate the battery mount so the aluminum mounted to the WB cages and the battery mount tucked in behind...
12-17-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 68,297
Posted By sdodd

1998 DaVinci Joint Venture

Our 'New to Us' ~1998 DaVinci Joint Venture with a Cannondale Fatty Tandem fork. Size small steel frame with 26" wheels for our short legs!
Rebuilt multiple times over the summer to tune it to our...
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