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08-12-22, 05:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 490
Posted By Tandem Tom

Got mine from AreoTec Design in Pittsburgh. They...

Got mine from AreoTec Design in Pittsburgh. They make them there!
08-11-22, 06:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 179
Posted By Tandem Tom

Crank cut in 2!!

Yesterday while working at the bike shop I had a bike come in with a crankset problem. The crank arms were no longer opposite of each other. Pulled the set and found the shsft was cut in 2! The...
08-10-22, 04:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 397
Posted By Tandem Tom

I have had Groody Bros. strip and pc some of my...

I have had Groody Bros. strip and pc some of my stuff. They do fantastic work.
08-07-22, 07:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By Tandem Tom

Going to be returning the 800. It will not...

Going to be returning the 800. It will not recognize the SD with a map on it. A bit frustrating
08-07-22, 05:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By Tandem Tom

2 Questions!

#1 Got a new tablet and want a screen protector. I see that there are different types. Anyone have a suggestion? I have jsed cheap ones on other units bjt I always struggle with air bubbles.
#2 Will...
08-06-22, 05:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By Tandem Tom

I neglected to down load the file after I...

I neglected to down load the file after I requested it. Apparently you only have a set amount of time before it "expires". So I just re-requesyed it and then as soon as I got the email I downloaded...
08-06-22, 04:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By Tandem Tom

Got another Garmin 800!

So for our up coming tour in Europe I decided that I would like a Gatmin on my bike also. My wife is the navigator and does great! But I will keep mine set to watch the turn by turn.
We have had our...
07-29-22, 04:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 122
Posted By Tandem Tom

Garmin Battery source?

Looking to replace the battery in our Garmin 800. Wondering if anyone knows of a source for good quality batteries?
Thanks!
07-28-22, 06:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 432
Posted By Tandem Tom

Unlocked cell phone question

Hoping someone can help me out!
I have an android phone that is supposedly unlocked. How can I verify this?
07-28-22, 05:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 497
Posted By Tandem Tom

I work in a bike shop and converted my Giant...

I work in a bike shop and converted my Giant Escape using this unit. Closing in on 900 miles and it is great!
07-26-22, 01:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 699
Posted By Tandem Tom

Success! My test area came out and I have...

Success! My test area came out and I have received my next map download of Denmark. Now I plan to get another Garmin for my bike!
07-26-22, 05:56 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 699
Posted By Tandem Tom

I picke a sample area and received the dowload....

I picke a sample area and received the dowload. Got onto a micro SD card,I think!
Now I am waiting while the Garmin is charged.
07-24-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 699
Posted By Tandem Tom

Thanks again! Our internet at home is not working...

Thanks again! Our internet at home is not working and it will be a few more days. So as I work at a bike shop and we are pretty well caught up I will "play" !!
07-24-22, 02:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 699
Posted By Tandem Tom

I see a Latin lite and Latin full. Which one is...

I see a Latin lite and Latin full. Which one is preferable?
07-24-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 699
Posted By Tandem Tom

I took a quick look at that site. But being tech...

I took a quick look at that site. But being tech challenged after I receive the map how do I copy it to a micro SD card?
07-24-22, 12:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 699
Posted By Tandem Tom

Garmin Map question

We have been using our Garmin 800 for a number of years and it has work fine for our cycle tour routes. Our Europe map SD card is about 10years old. Wondering about getting an updated one. Anyone...
07-16-22, 05:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 100
Posted By Tandem Tom

Alfine 8 Speed hub Shifter?

Have a repair that needs a new shifter for the above IGH. Just started searching and see a few variations of the shifter. Anyone have some advice?
Thanks
07-13-22, 05:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 208
Posted By Tandem Tom

Thanks for the replies! While rooting around in...

Thanks for the replies! While rooting around in the basement I bumped my head on one of tge wheels hanging from the ceiling. It was an identical wheel from my wife's touring bike. We changed her's to...
07-12-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 208
Posted By Tandem Tom

Freehub Question

As I start prepping my bike for a 6 week cycling tour in Denmark my thoughts turn to the freehub.
My rear hub is Shimano Deore XT FH-M756A. I has been on my touring bike since 2013. Close to 20,000...
07-07-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By Tandem Tom

SP to Son Dyno Hub Question

Considering changing as my SP is having issues. So my question is about wring compatibility. Other than a different "plug" @ the hub is there anything that requies changing?
Thanks
Forum: Framebuilders
07-05-22, 06:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 352
Posted By Tandem Tom

Crazy Idea??

My wife started riding her mixte last week. This is the 2nd. frame I built. I have been considering one for myself as I like the look! So had a wild thought. To see if I really like one what if I...
Forum: Touring
07-02-22, 05:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 933
Posted By Tandem Tom

My wife had her SIL freeze dry us whole milk. We...

My wife had her SIL freeze dry us whole milk. We used it last year on a tour from Wyoming to Ohio. Tastes great!
07-02-22, 05:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 594
Posted By Tandem Tom

We use Kool Stop on all our bikes and here is the...

We use Kool Stop on all our bikes and here is the way I address the pads. 100 grit sand paper followed by rubbing alcohol.
06-27-22, 07:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By Tandem Tom

Center Pull Brake Straddle Cable?

Here is the kind of straddle cable my brakes use. As they are only 3" I would like a longer one. Short of using a knarp is there a way to fabricate one?...
06-25-22, 05:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By Tandem Tom

A New Soldering Iron!

The other day I started the wiring project for my wife's dyno lighting systrm. Pulled out my really old Weller gun and nothing. After 45 years it bit the dust. Actually it had been playing up...
06-22-22, 05:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By Tandem Tom

I went back out to my shop and git out the...

I went back out to my shop and git out the calipers again and remeasured. I had 2 half links of different sizes both from QBP. I "think" my last one was labeled incorrectly so I am reordering.
Andy...
06-21-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By Tandem Tom

Half Link Challenge!

On my wife's touring bike it uses a Rohloff with an 8 speed chain. Along with sliding rear dropouts I use a half link to dial in the chain length. I want to get a spare for the kit but seem to be run...
06-14-22, 05:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 932
Posted By Tandem Tom

We have had these panniers since 2012 and they...

We have had these panniers since 2012 and they are still great. We bought the red ones and though they are quite faded they are still waterproof.
We don't tour on our tandem now as we prefer...
Forum: Europe
06-14-22, 05:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 295
Posted By Tandem Tom

Europe and Vax info?

Considering a cycle tour from Denmark through Germany ,The Neterlands then a ferry to the UK. Being non-vax wondering about the different requirements. Cannot seem to find any consistent info....
Forum: Touring
06-13-22, 05:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,027
Posted By Tandem Tom

Check out Bike4 Travel. They are in Rotterdam. We...

Check out Bike4 Travel. They are in Rotterdam. We stopped by there on a tour and boufht an unfinished frame and fork for my wife. I built it up with a Rohloff . Marco is the owner.
06-06-22, 04:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 275
Posted By Tandem Tom

I work in a bike shop and we sell quite a few...

I work in a bike shop and we sell quite a few rear racks. 1.25" is fine. BTW our most popular rack is a Saris Freedom 2. Ihave one on my wife's car. You only need a 2" receiver if you are going to...
06-05-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 637
Posted By Tandem Tom

Charger Questions

I notice how hot my charger gets when in use. It is a 2a unit. Wondering if anyone here has a unit with a cooling fan? Where did you buy it?
Thanks!
05-22-22, 05:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 687
Posted By Tandem Tom

A question. I have been waxing my chains for a...

A question. I have been waxing my chains for a while. Originally added liquid perofin lamp oil to the mix. Now it seems like I am notget good penetration into the links.
What do you add to your...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-17-22, 05:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 555
Posted By Tandem Tom

Brazing Aluminum?

A crazy idea came to me today while moving my touring bike around in the garage. I have a rear mounted kickstand that has a rubber foot. But it wears through very quickly. So my "idea" is what about...
05-07-22, 06:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 285
Posted By Tandem Tom

Kickstand Question

Looking for a solution for the rear kickstand on my touring bike. The rubber foot does not last very long before the aluminum pushes through. Anyone come up with a solution? Something that provides...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-07-22, 04:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 727
Posted By Tandem Tom

I passed the Topeak suggestion on to this fellow....

I passed the Topeak suggestion on to this fellow.
My part in this is complete!
Forum: Touring
05-07-22, 04:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 755
Posted By Tandem Tom

Hope this is a highjack of this thread! We will...

Hope this is a highjack of this thread!
We will be going to Denmark for 5+ weeks. Here we use Tracfone and I recently bought a new Motorola phone from them. Recently received a notice saying I could...
Forum: Touring
05-06-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 774
Posted By Tandem Tom

Checked REI and they don't show. How about...

Checked REI and they don't show.
How about Ardvark?
Forum: Touring
05-06-22, 05:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 774
Posted By Tandem Tom

Leather Saddle Rain Cover?

My cover leaks! And with our next tour starting to take shape I thought it would beca good time to find a new cover. My touring bike has a Gile Bertroud saddle.
So let me know whst works for you!...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-06-22, 05:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 727
Posted By Tandem Tom

Andy, there are no attachment points at all! My...

Andy, there are no attachment points at all! My first and so far only thought is "P" clamps.
I will pass on this job and just keep riding!
Forum: Framebuilders
05-05-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 727
Posted By Tandem Tom

Front Rack- Shock Fork?

While out riding today I stopped by an ebike store to chst with the fellow I know. He was looking at my rear rack that I built. So he was asking about a front rack for a shock fork.
Any thoughts on...
04-22-22, 05:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 257
Posted By Tandem Tom

I think it is an Escape

I think it is an Escape
Forum: Touring
03-30-22, 06:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,860
Posted By Tandem Tom

Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Touring
03-27-22, 06:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,108
Posted By Tandem Tom

While my wife and I were riding across Canada we...

While my wife and I were riding across Canada we were in Alberta. A ranger driving the opposite way stopped us and said there were 2 bears ahead in the bush along the road. We used our bells and sang...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-25-22, 06:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 493
Posted By Tandem Tom

Thanks for your replies!

Thanks for your replies!
Forum: Framebuilders
03-24-22, 07:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 493
Posted By Tandem Tom

My current frame,maybe 1". But just trying to...

My current frame,maybe 1". But just trying to exoand my knowledge base!
Forum: Framebuilders
03-24-22, 06:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 493
Posted By Tandem Tom

Geometry question

Maybe I need more coffe but sometimes I cannot see tge solution!
When you have toe overlap, where the toe interferes with the front wheel, how should a frame geometry be changed? Does this indicate...
Forum: Touring
03-15-22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,396
Posted By Tandem Tom

I second Crazy Guy. We have 10 years of journals...

I second Crazy Guy. We have 10 years of journals on it. Neil is great. BTW consider a donation to the site!
Forum: Framebuilders
03-14-22, 06:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 924
Posted By Tandem Tom

I will jump in here and ad my 2cents! Took a...

I will jump in here and ad my 2cents!
Took a frame building class 2 years ago and ran my dyno wiring inside the tubing. I used a reinforcement "washer" or bottle boss star reinforcement at each...
Forum: Touring
03-13-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,040
Posted By Tandem Tom

Is beer a tool??😄😄😄

Is beer a tool??😄😄😄
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