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08-13-22, 01:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 334
Posted By bwebel

I'm not sure about the MT800, but some of the...

I'm not sure about the MT800, but some of the 'dales had removable posts for the canti brakes so at least you didn't have them sticking out, even if there were still holes where they screwed in.

...
08-08-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 418
Posted By bwebel

Your best bet is probably to try to find the...

Your best bet is probably to try to find the Shimano BR-R600 then, which should be basically a direct replacement to the other shimano brake. And it definitely clears a 28. I rode 32s with it. You...
08-07-22, 06:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 418
Posted By bwebel

There is a test of different long reach, i.e....

There is a test of different long reach, i.e. 47-57 mm, calipers here: https://blackmtncycles.com/clearance-pt-ii-road-frames/ The Grand Cru has decent, but not the best clearance. I've used the...
07-20-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 522
Posted By bwebel

Our Co-Mo Periscope triplet and our Quad from...

Our Co-Mo Periscope triplet and our Quad from 2006-2008ish had both disc and V-brake front mounts, so they definitely would built forks that way if asked.
07-19-22, 05:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 522
Posted By bwebel

The disk brake question is primarily one of...

The disk brake question is primarily one of whether the fork/rear triangle have the mounts for them or not. If yes, then switching to disks would be fairly easy, though you might need a new wheelset...
07-14-22, 07:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By bwebel

That is a lot of extra leverage given the height...

That is a lot of extra leverage given the height of the quill. I think I'd probably have it a little lower than the minimum distance mark just to provide a bit of margin. But I don't see any reason...
06-21-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 586
Posted By bwebel

Chainring size makes very little difference. I...

Chainring size makes very little difference. I guess you'd probably end up with somewhat different tension on the chain, probably less drag on the bigger rings, but less weight on the smaller. We've...
06-19-22, 09:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 941
Posted By bwebel

Does standing up and pedaling out of the saddle...

Does standing up and pedaling out of the saddle affect the noise?
06-19-22, 12:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,031
Posted By bwebel

Pretty much any brake, aside from a drum brake,...

Pretty much any brake, aside from a drum brake, will fail in this situation.
05-31-22, 07:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 763
Posted By bwebel

I am trying to sell ours, which is coupled in the...

I am trying to sell ours, which is coupled in the middle like the one on portland craiglist. Asking $3k. Didn't post it incredibly widely, had a couple of nibbles, but didn't sell. I think you just...
04-22-22, 07:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,077
Posted By bwebel

Octalink and ISIS both have smaller bearings to...

Octalink and ISIS both have smaller bearings to allow larger spindles while keeping the bearings inside the BB shell. If you are looking for more durable bottom brackets, I'd avoid either of those....
04-12-22, 10:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,601
Posted By bwebel

How did you weigh the SL-K cranks without the...

How did you weigh the SL-K cranks without the spindle? Aren't the spindles attached?
04-12-22, 01:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,031
Posted By bwebel

We are in the Washington DC area, but my wife is...

We are in the Washington DC area, but my wife is from the Lot and we are back there often. Not quite the climbing in Auvergne, but not flat.

I don't know that I have a good feel for the pad...
04-11-22, 05:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,031
Posted By bwebel

You do not mention what kind of rims you are...

You do not mention what kind of rims you are using, which may matter a lot with regard to the braking that you have on the record brakes. Assuming a quality aluminum braking surface, housing, and...
03-24-22, 06:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,005
Posted By bwebel

Looking at pics of the Scott Matthauser, it...

Looking at pics of the Scott Matthauser, it doesn't look like it has particularly long reach. And if the campy brake doesn't have a quick release, then I suspect it may be a shorter reach as well. I...
03-23-22, 05:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,005
Posted By bwebel

Can you give more information about what the...

Can you give more information about what the current brakes on it are? The fact that it has 27 inch wheels isn't really the critical information, unless you are saying that you are changing to 700c...
03-14-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,597
Posted By bwebel

The Lightning are nice cranks, but not sure I can...

The Lightning are nice cranks, but not sure I can justify the $$$. Only other quasi solution I found was regular 5 bolt 110 rings from Praxis, which are flattop compatible, but are technically out...
03-10-22, 06:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,597
Posted By bwebel

I do not believe Shimano 12 speed chains will...

I do not believe Shimano 12 speed chains will work with flattop cassettes. It seems to be more than just incompatibility with the rear derailleur pulleys. From...
03-09-22, 05:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,627
Posted By bwebel

Did your wheelbuilder given any reason as to why...

Did your wheelbuilder given any reason as to why they though the rims were not strong enough? It's not like they are an ultralight rim, and you are not a particularly heavy team.
You might also...
03-08-22, 04:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,597
Posted By bwebel

Going with a 10t cog, I'd probably put a 48 or...

Going with a 10t cog, I'd probably put a 48 or 50t ring on, but I haven't found any of the FSA-specific rings that will work with the flattop chain, nor an FSA spider that would allow other...
03-07-22, 05:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,597
Posted By bwebel

I do not think there is any actual advantage to...

I do not think there is any actual advantage to flattop chains. SRAM slightly changed their specs when they brought out 12 speed so they wouldn't be compatible with other manufacturers. Seems a...
03-01-22, 06:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,597
Posted By bwebel

Flattop chainrings/FSA tandem cranks?

As I understand, the current 12 speed SRAM flattop chains need to be paired with particular chainrings. Does anyone know of any such rings for the new FSA carbon tandem cranks that would work? Or...
01-22-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,696
Posted By bwebel

I've phased out all the cantis and V-brakes...

I've phased out all the cantis and V-brakes frames that I previously had, but am left with various spares like pads, cable hangers both front and rear, straddle carriers and cables, brake boosters...
12-13-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,956
Posted By bwebel

Ran into an interesting issue on our (2016)...

Ran into an interesting issue on our (2016) Calfee when I went to install the AXS front derailleur, I couldn't mount the clamp high enough because of the water bottle "braze on", and this was with...
12-11-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,914
Posted By bwebel

Would one not get nearly the same flat protection...

Would one not get nearly the same flat protection from putting sealant into tubes as using tubeless tires?
11-09-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,956
Posted By bwebel

I was wondering the same. I have a newer Calfee,...

I was wondering the same. I have a newer Calfee, with rear disk mounting, and almost clears 32mm tires, but they rub on the rear brake bridge. I have been sorely tempted to just file away the few mm...
10-24-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,974
Posted By bwebel

This inspired me to finally get the build...

This inspired me to finally get the build quasi-finished. It's Red Etap cable shifters/Force long cage derailleur/Rotor 11x36 cassette, KMC chain. Cranks are old Mavic with FSA 53x39 10 spd rings,...
10-15-21, 04:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,974
Posted By bwebel

Rotor makes some 12 speed cassettes. I have an...

Rotor makes some 12 speed cassettes. I have an 11x36 to use with a similar SRAM setup, but haven't gotten it built up yet. They also have 11x39 and 11x46. The cassettes aren't cheap, but would be a...
08-27-21, 08:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,848
Posted By bwebel

From what I recall, from an article on Conti...

From what I recall, from an article on Conti tires, the max pressure is figured by taking a sample of tires, inflating them until they blow off the rim, and then halving the average pressure at which...
08-27-21, 05:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,848
Posted By bwebel

I would say the decision to ride something as...

I would say the decision to ride something as beefy as gatorskins is more of a choice than a necessity on tandems. A lot of people really want to avoid flats, but if that's not an overriding priority...
04-30-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,349
Posted By bwebel

Well, a used bike is worth what somebody will pay...

Well, a used bike is worth what somebody will pay for it, which kind of leads into how closely this bike matches what you really want and how much you value new vs. used.

A new Periscope Torpedo...
04-11-21, 06:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,899
Posted By bwebel

I think you need to just bite the bullet and get...

I think you need to just bite the bullet and get a bottom bracket assembly that will fit the bike...you don't need to spend $250 on a full setup, just the bottom bracket mount. From the pics, the...
03-16-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 745
Posted By bwebel

Can't quite tell from the picture, but is it big...

Can't quite tell from the picture, but is it big enough to take a cable housing? We have a slightly newer 'dale and have a guide like that to use if you were to run a full cable housing, or a...
02-14-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 967
Posted By bwebel

The sprocket contacting the frame will certainly...

The sprocket contacting the frame will certainly depend on the frame, so you probably won't find a definitive answer without trying it out. That said, the Gates sprockets are not out of line in size...
02-08-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,195
Posted By bwebel

Racing tandems has been declining for a while....

Racing tandems has been declining for a while. There used to be UCI world champs in tandem track racing until 1994. USAC used to have national champs on the road, in both mass start and TT, until a...
02-04-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,744
Posted By bwebel

What brifters are you using? Unless they are...

What brifters are you using? Unless they are older Campy, you are likely going to have to match the brifters and the front derailleur. The cable pull needs to match or it will not index well.
02-01-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,691
Posted By bwebel

You could go for a track chain/chainrings that...

You could go for a track chain/chainrings that would be wider/theoretically stronger. But I think you are really chasing something that doesn't matter much. You got a used bike that was somewhat...
01-10-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,877
Posted By bwebel

Looks like the rims have different diameters, so...

Looks like the rims have different diameters, so the new spokes were probably necessary. If I were replacing a rim after something like that, I'd probably put new spokes just to be on the safe side...
01-09-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,736
Posted By bwebel

Before you go too far down the disc road, you...

Before you go too far down the disc road, you might want to mount wheels with disc rotors on them just to confirm that the rotors even fit. I was planning to get disc mounts brazed on a fork when I...
01-04-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,377
Posted By bwebel

In my experience, this will work fine...I have...

In my experience, this will work fine...I have several thousand miles on such a set up. But, you absolutely have to use loctite on the pedal threads. I forgot once after switching pedals and they...
11-02-20, 09:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,101
Posted By bwebel

Braking on a solo tandem is definitely different....

Braking on a solo tandem is definitely different. You have to much more substantially rely on the front brake because the rear will skid quickly, though I find this to be manageable as I know it is...
10-27-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,101
Posted By bwebel

I ride mine solo pretty much every time I ride. ...

I ride mine solo pretty much every time I ride. Usually it's to pick up my primary stoker, who lives about 15 minutes away. Also did it routinely when commuting and dropping kids off at school. ...
10-05-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,431
Posted By bwebel

Does anyone know if there are finned pads for the...

Does anyone know if there are finned pads for the Hope RX4s? I didn't see them on the website.

thanks,
09-24-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,431
Posted By bwebel

Thanks for posting this...I've been thinking...

Thanks for posting this...I've been thinking about the RX4s for a new SRAM build. I'd be curious to know how they work for you.
08-10-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 695
Posted By bwebel

Yes there are such adapters. TandemsEast has...

Yes there are such adapters. TandemsEast has them, as I'd expect would other tandem dealers. DT makes them, which is a reputable brand. I've used them in the past and didn't have any issues, but we...
07-15-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,943
Posted By bwebel

Fit really needs to be your first consideration. ...

Fit really needs to be your first consideration. I think Cannondale's largest size was pretty big and might be a good fit, but neither of those bikes look to be that big. Just from the look of the...
06-19-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,535
Posted By bwebel

I wonder, could you change the Shimano FH-M6000...

I wonder, could you change the Shimano FH-M6000 to an 11 speed Shimano freehub? This would let you use the Rotor 12 speed cassettes, which have ranges, like 11x36, that would work better with a...
06-04-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,535
Posted By bwebel

How do you know this? Everything I've seen has...

How do you know this? Everything I've seen has said that the SRAM 12 speed is not compatible to the previous Shimano/SRAM road freehub bodies. The SRAM 12 speed cassettes all have 10 tooth cogs...
06-02-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,184
Posted By bwebel

In 30 years of serious riding, so from 7 speed to...

In 30 years of serious riding, so from 7 speed to 12, I can remember 4 chain breaks. Two were on a single, both times a Dura Ace 10 speed chain that was factory installed. Both broke at the install...
06-01-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,184
Posted By bwebel

You might bring a small chain tool as well. If...

You might bring a small chain tool as well. If the chain breaks, you may want to drive out a pin to free up the link to take the quicklink. I pretty much always have one, but I don't know that I'd...
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