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09-30-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 724
Posted By samkl

Thanks. I ordered a Jitsie 180mm stem a few weeks...

Thanks. I ordered a Jitsie 180mm stem a few weeks ago from Spain and it works great.
Replies: 31
Views: 1,505
Posted By samkl

I wouldn't have a problem with it and I doubt...

I wouldn't have a problem with it and I doubt many people would notice. But why not actually participate? You won't get the full experience if you're just observing and riding along when convenient....
Replies: 1
Views: 357
Posted By samkl

SON connectorless dropout/dynamo experience?

Does anyone have experience with these? I'm building a new bike and wondering if this is a useful "bling" upgrade. I haven't been able to find many user testimonials online.

I'm also wondering...
09-06-22, 09:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 724
Posted By samkl

Thanks, I think I figured out a solution....

Thanks, I think I figured out a solution. Standard stoker stems are 35 degrees, so I found a slightly shorter "trials" stem in 25 degrees which should provide the same reach if I mount it higher on...
09-05-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,930
Posted By samkl

No, get a 26mm stem!

No, get a 26mm stem!
09-04-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 724
Posted By samkl

Fixed stoker stem

We have an adjustable stoker stem maxed out at 200mm. I hear switching to a fixed stem can save a bunch of weight for cheap, but I canít find anywhere to buy a 200mm stem (except for something really...
08-02-22, 06:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 869
Posted By samkl

Huh, I had no idea.

Huh, I had no idea.
08-01-22, 07:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 869
Posted By samkl

Looks like you have the chain routing wrong. It...

Looks like you have the chain routing wrong. It should go on the underside of the tensioner not over the top. Then adjust the tensioner so it takes up the slack.
Replies: 43
Views: 2,873
Posted By samkl

I should add, turns out Lezyne has really great...

I should add, turns out Lezyne has really great customer service. They repaired my GPS for free even though it was out of warranty. I told them Iíd happily payóand they said no!
Replies: 11
Views: 1,253
Posted By samkl

I use the TRP RRLs on my rando bike and I find...

I use the TRP RRLs on my rando bike and I find them very comfortable. Compared to a modern hydraulic Shimano brifters, which seem realllly long, they’re way smaller. But bigger than my Shimano...
Replies: 43
Views: 2,873
Posted By samkl

Well, update: I went with the Wahoo. So far it...

Well, update: I went with the Wahoo. So far it works great, though I haven't done any long rides yet.
06-04-22, 09:18 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,841
Posted By samkl

Hmmm, back to the question, I got a Lezyne Mega...

Hmmm, back to the question, I got a Lezyne Mega XL, which used to drive me nuts with bugs but the software has improved. Once you figure it out (there’s a website and app you need to use with it to...
Replies: 43
Views: 2,873
Posted By samkl

Best GPS for rando these days?

My Lezyne Mega XL fell off the bike and broke, and now I want something different. It seems like the Bolt v2 and the Garmin Edge 530 are popular options, but I see complaints about bugs for both of...
05-21-22, 09:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 356
Posted By samkl

I spread a 531 Austro Daimler from 120 to 130...

I spread a 531 Austro Daimler from 120 to 130 using a 2x4. Works just fine 7000 miles later.
Replies: 5
Views: 2,631
Posted By samkl

Just awful. Thereís a long thread...

Just awful. Thereís a long thread (https://forums.thepaceline.net/showthread.php?t=282826) on The Paceline about this. Metin was a poster here, too. I rode with him for a bit on PBP 2019 and cherish...
04-15-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,122
Posted By samkl

Thanks. We really like it. Quite a bargain too...

Thanks. We really like it. Quite a bargain too with the couplers and the cases included.
04-05-22, 09:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,122
Posted By samkl

Hm, interesting. Whatever it was, it was...

Hm, interesting. Whatever it was, it was definitely noticeable, but Iím sure Iíll get used to it.
04-05-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,122
Posted By samkl

After much delay, we just got back from our first...

After much delay, we just got back from our first trip… and first ride on the new bike!

...
Replies: 70
Views: 4,775
Posted By samkl

Well, from the last time I weighed myself before...

Well, from the last time I weighed myself before PBP to the first time I weighed myself afterwards, I gained 10 lbs. But yeah, as I said, probably explained by other things.
Replies: 70
Views: 4,775
Posted By samkl

Well yeah, upon reflection I injured my ankle...

Well yeah, upon reflection I injured my ankle during PBP and was prescribed prednisone afterwards. So that probably explains it...
Replies: 70
Views: 4,775
Posted By samkl

Thatís interesting. I always gain weight on long...

Thatís interesting. I always gain weight on long brevets, which I thought must be a result of things being sore and swollen. After PBP I gained something like 10lbs! But now I wonder if Iíve been...
02-20-22, 08:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 695
Posted By samkl

Well, I took it to a respected bike shop and the...

Well, I took it to a respected bike shop and the head mechanic said it wouldn't work. So, onto plan B...
02-17-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 695
Posted By samkl

This is a 3x crank with the big ring removed, and...

This is a 3x crank with the big ring removed, and with new, replacement rings in the middle and inner positions.
02-17-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 695
Posted By samkl

I did think about that, but I don't think my...

I did think about that, but I don't think my Ultegra mid-cage derailleur has enough capacity for a triple. Or if any road derailleur can do 3x11.

Otherwise I could keep the triple, but would have...
02-17-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 695
Posted By samkl

Interesting, thanks. So you're saying the bolts...

Interesting, thanks. So you're saying the bolts are backwards, and the ring as currently oriented may be backwards? I'll look into finding a ramped/pinned middle ring, too.
02-16-22, 10:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 695
Posted By samkl

Converting triple to double crankset woes

Iím building a tandem with a 2x11 Shimano drivetrain. I already have a set of FSA Gossamer tandem cranksets, which are designed for a 3x9 drivetrain. So Iím trying to convert the triple stokerís...
01-31-22, 09:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,122
Posted By samkl

Interesting thought, but i donít think thatís it....

Interesting thought, but i donít think thatís it. I did use the original bolts. I tried single ring bolts too, but they were actually too short. The original bolts fit fine, and there was enough...
01-31-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,122
Posted By samkl

​​​​ Funny you should ask--this is exactly...

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Funny you should ask--this is exactly what's driving me crazy right now.

I got 48/32 chainrings to convert my FSA Gossamer tandem crankset from a triple to a double, putting the 48 in the...
01-23-22, 05:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,122
Posted By samkl

Update: Ritchey got one of these back in stock,...

Update: Ritchey got one of these back in stock, and we snapped it up. First impressions are great. The paint is gorgeous! The Breakaway clamps took some fiddling with, but I bet that'll get easier...
Forum: Touring
01-06-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,544
Posted By samkl

I used to have a 1989 Miyata 1000LT and a 2003...

I used to have a 1989 Miyata 1000LT and a 2003 Trek 520. I only needed 1 touring bike, so I sold the Miyata and kept the Trek. The Trek is a little more rigid, but the Miyata had a much better ride....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,074
Posted By samkl

I have no love at all for Schwinn Varsities, but...

I have no love at all for Schwinn Varsities, but unlike the GMCs, theyíre built to last. Cheap old Schwinns and cockroachesótheyíll be around long after weíre gone.
Replies: 36
Views: 3,681
Posted By samkl

I bet a lot of AAA-powered lights would fit the...

I bet a lot of AAA-powered lights would fit the bill. I have the Planet Bike Superflash and it lasted all of 2019 PBP:

Run times: 40 hrs. on high (30 lumens); 90 hours on low (7 lumens); 45 hrs....
Forum: Southwest
12-23-21, 01:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,864
Posted By samkl

Great thread. My wife and I are thinking of...

Great thread. My wife and I are thinking of taking our tandem down to Tucson for a few days in March or April and this is very useful. Are there local clubs or shops with route libraries or something...
Replies: 23
Views: 3,031
Posted By samkl

Have you run this plan by your doctor? Iím no...

Have you run this plan by your doctor? Iím no cardiologist, but if getting less than 8 hours of sleep is dangerous for you, I have a hard time seeing how riding 1200km in 90 hours would be safe. 8...
12-01-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,122
Posted By samkl

Just heard back from FSA, and sadly it won't...

Just heard back from FSA, and sadly it won't work. The tandem cranks and regular cranks use a different spindle. Ack.

So, I decided to go ahead and do a 48/32 double with a 11-32 cassette....
11-29-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,122
Posted By samkl

Does anyone know if itís possible to replace the...

Does anyone know if itís possible to replace the FSA Gossamer stoker crank with a regular, non-tandem Gossamer double crank on the drive side? Or is the spindle not long enough?

Thatíd be cheaper...
11-29-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,122
Posted By samkl

Well, looks like this is going to be more...

Well, looks like this is going to be more complicated than I thought.

I was going to convert the FSA Gossamer triple crank to a 50/34 double. But turns out no one makes a 34 tooth chainring with a...
11-28-21, 10:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,122
Posted By samkl

I would be very happy with a triple, but the bike...

I would be very happy with a triple, but the bike industry has left triples behind. Figuring out the parts isn't so straightforward anymore, and it's hard to find a decent triple front derailleur...
11-28-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,122
Posted By samkl

Well, after a yearlong delay, now I'm getting the...

Well, after a yearlong delay, now I'm getting the build together.

Covid supply chain problems meant I had to change a bunch of things.The frameset is currently sold out but Ritchey says it'll be...
11-23-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,167
Posted By samkl

Well, I stand corrected.

Well, I stand corrected.
11-21-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,167
Posted By samkl

My Vent Noir was standard 1" threaded. Never...

My Vent Noir was standard 1" threaded. Never heard of an Austrian headset, FWIW...
11-13-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,176
Posted By samkl

Do you know the approximate size of the person...

Do you know the approximate size of the person this was built for? Is it lightweight frame with thin tubing, or a little stouter?
09-22-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 912
Posted By samkl

My 1976 Vent Noir randonneur. At this point the...

My 1976 Vent Noir randonneur. At this point the only original parts are the brakes, cable guides, and frame/fork....
08-30-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 996
Posted By samkl

Iíve used Finish Line and Prolink, and I try to...

Iíve used Finish Line and Prolink, and I try to wipe off the excess. But thatís an interesting theory, hmm.
08-28-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 996
Posted By samkl

Well, this only started in the summer so I doubt...

Well, this only started in the summer so I doubt itÖ

So far my best guess is Framesaver, but Iíd be surprised if that has a corrosive effect on aluminum.

Could it be radon or ozone or something...
08-28-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 996
Posted By samkl

I donít believe they are anodized. I tried...

I donít believe they are anodized. I tried polishing it out with a dremel and it didnít work.

Also, this is a locked personal basement storage unit, no kids running aroundÖ
08-28-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 996
Posted By samkl

Whatís eating my fender?

Hereís a mystery. I installed Honjo fenders on my bike earlier this year. Occasionally when I went into the basement to retrieve my bike, Iíd find some sticky oily film on them, almost like chain...
Replies: 25
Views: 3,998
Posted By samkl

I had a bag on the front with tools etc, and it...

I had a bag on the front with tools etc, and it did handle pretty well with itóbetter than my AD with a handlebar bag. But everything has a trade off, so I guess it comes down to what things bother...
Replies: 25
Views: 3,998
Posted By samkl

This was a custom frame by a well-regarded...

This was a custom frame by a well-regarded builder, and made for someone probably 20lbs lighter and a few inches shorter than me. So Iím sure that contributed to the ride (and the shimmy). Iím also...
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