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07-24-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 109
Posted By Tandem Tom

Trigger Shifter "Throw"

Are all trigger shifters = when it comes to how far you need to push to change gears? This is for the front derailleur on a triple.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-21-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By Tandem Tom

It is a real one. I went back and tried to find...

It is a real one. I went back and tried to find my receipt without luck. But I bought it from one of the vendors that Doug Vstříc recommended in his course.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-21-21, 06:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By Tandem Tom

Yes,it was leaking at the adapter. Yesterday I...

Yes,it was leaking at the adapter. Yesterday I made a small brass washer out of some shim stock and it seems to have worked.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-20-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By Tandem Tom

Torch Leak

I have a Unweld 71 torch with a UN-J mixer that I use with a Paige adapter and tips. I am running oxy-propane.
A leak has developed at the adapter neck connection. I cannot seem to correct it. I...
07-16-21, 06:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 219
Posted By Tandem Tom

I have ordered tires,Dyno hubs and lights from...

I have ordered tires,Dyno hubs and lights from them a number of times and have always had great service.
Sorry you didn't.
07-15-21, 05:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By Tandem Tom

CPach & Andy thanks for your replies! yep it...

CPach & Andy thanks for your replies!
yep it looks like it was bonded to to cf in the shell as there's some remnant of adhesive. Andy,the interior of the BB shell looks quite rough except at the...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-14-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By Tandem Tom

Thanks for your replies!!

Thanks for your replies!!
07-14-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By Tandem Tom

Motobecane Pic

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07-14-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By Tandem Tom

Motobecane BB Woe

Here is a pic of the "insert" that houses the cartridge BB from a Motobacane Cafe Century. The frame is carbon fiber.
We have this in the shop and we are stumped as to replacement parts as...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-13-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By Tandem Tom

SS Brazing Question

I have a VO Decaleur that holds my random bag. The other day the party that attaches to the stem broke. It looked like the 1/4" tube tore. Though I could get one through the shop at cost+ I decided...
07-07-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 111
Posted By Tandem Tom

QuintanaRoo TT Bike Brakes

TT Bike BrakesI work in a shop and am reaching out to other mechanics!
I have a2012 QR TT bike with TRP 822.1 rear brake caliper. These are nolo her available after talking to TRP. The adjuster...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-03-21, 05:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 432
Posted By Tandem Tom

Thanks Doug! Maybe another class is in my...

Thanks Doug! Maybe another class is in my future!!!😁😁
Forum: Framebuilders
07-01-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 432
Posted By Tandem Tom

I really appreciate the replies! This will be my...

I really appreciate the replies! This will be my resource as I get ready. One thing that helps me is my wife's current Miyata I can see some of the details.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-01-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 432
Posted By Tandem Tom

I really appreciate the replies! This will be my...

I really appreciate the replies! This will be my resource as I get ready. One thing that helps me is my wife's current Miyata I can see some of the details.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-01-21, 06:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 432
Posted By Tandem Tom

Mixte Frame!

Well it has been over a year since I took a frame building course with Doug Fattic. And I thought enjoy riding my bike.
​So now I am getting the itch to build a frame set for my wife. She currently...
Forum: Touring
06-20-21, 06:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 539
Posted By Tandem Tom

I guess I get carried away with maps. 2 years ago...

I guess I get carried away with maps. 2 years ago we spent 3 months cycling in Europe and I carried almost 3 lbs. of maps!
06-10-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 973
Posted By Tandem Tom

I pay cost + 12% but we can put our purchases bon...

I pay cost + 12% but we can put our purchases bon layaway.
06-10-21, 06:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 973
Posted By Tandem Tom

Question for bike shop employees

For those of you who work either full or or in a shop what type of discount do you get?
Forum: Framebuilders
05-26-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 776
Posted By Tandem Tom

Blue will clash with my frame. I have to find...

Blue will clash with my frame. I have to find another color!😁😁
Forum: Touring
05-26-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,947
Posted By Tandem Tom

I agree with SS cables! Both brake and gear...

I agree with SS cables! Both brake and gear cables are setup this way.
Forum: Framebuilders
05-26-21, 06:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 776
Posted By Tandem Tom

Thanks for your replies! I like the idea of...

Thanks for your replies!
I like the idea of running the bolt from the inside. Going to take a look at our racks before our next tour from Wyoming back to Ohio.
Forum: Framebuilders
05-25-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 776
Posted By Tandem Tom

Bolt size question

I was listening to a podcast about bike touring and the fellow,a bike mechanic, said he changed the holes in the rear drop out to M6 vs. M5 as this is a common weak point.

Thoughts?
05-25-21, 05:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 568
Posted By Tandem Tom

Thanks for your replies!!

Thanks for your replies!!
05-23-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 390
Posted By Tandem Tom

To those who suggested Marathon Man. Your a bunch...

To those who suggested Marathon Man. Your a bunch of sicko's!!😁😁 Now I have that in my mind!
Jeez!!!!
05-23-21, 06:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 390
Posted By Tandem Tom

Podcast Suggestion?? Going to the dentist!

I have a dental appointment which will be 2 hours and I want to listen to something cycling oriented, touring??
Suggestions ??
Thanks!
Forum: Touring
05-21-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 688
Posted By Tandem Tom

Jon we will be heading into Nebraska. Whey...

Jon we will be heading into Nebraska.
Whey yikes??
Forum: Touring
05-21-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,252
Posted By Tandem Tom

Cookies!! Blah!!! I eat scones!!!

Cookies!! Blah!!!
I eat scones!!!
Forum: Touring
05-21-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 688
Posted By Tandem Tom

Denver??

We will be driving a rental vehicle to Denver to start our tour. Will be heading north to Cheyenne.
Anyone have some suggestions to ride out of the city?
Not sure where we will stay in Denver....
05-19-21, 06:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 568
Posted By Tandem Tom

Garmin Question ??

Have a Garmin 800. Which current Garmin is most closely the same?
Thanks!
Forum: Touring
05-15-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 579
Posted By Tandem Tom

Actually I forgot I also had the one with the...

Actually I forgot I also had the one with the snaps! When it went bad The Touring Store got me a replacement.
So is there a video of doing a magnet conversion? I could not find it.
Forum: Touring
05-15-21, 06:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 579
Posted By Tandem Tom

I have had the older one and no have the...

I have had the older one and no have the current"improved" model. I will say I fight with it on a regular basis as the hooks come off quite easily. I have been in contact with Ortli and have voice my...
Forum: Touring
05-11-21, 05:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 939
Posted By Tandem Tom

We tour for multiple months at a time and here is...

We tour for multiple months at a time and here is what I do. I use hot wax prior to the tour. This has the advantage of no mess especially when we are flying and reassembling our bikes at an airport....
04-30-21, 06:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 728
Posted By Tandem Tom

BB7 Question

Has a adapted a cable adjuster to a BB7 Disc Brake Caliper?
Would appreciate hearing about it.
Thanks!!
04-25-21, 06:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 565
Posted By Tandem Tom

Phil's Tenacious Oil!

Just used this for the first time on a freehub maintenance. Boy is it Tenacious!!
04-24-21, 05:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 571
Posted By Tandem Tom

As it was a quiet day at the bike shop yesterday...

As it was a quiet day at the bike shop yesterday I took 4 of our pumps and did some bench maintenance! Had a talk with the Topeka rep to make sure was disassembling correctly.
All done!
Andy...
04-23-21, 05:31 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,522
Posted By Tandem Tom

Andy, you mentioned you remove the clear plastic....

Andy, you mentioned you remove the clear plastic. I stopped removing it during our tours as I would sometimes patch along the road ,if we weren't in a hurry, and just got into the habit of leaving...
04-22-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 571
Posted By Tandem Tom

Thanks for the replies! I have 4 pumps that will...

Thanks for the replies! I have 4 pumps that will be getting some service! Also going to add a bit of silicone grease.
04-22-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 524
Posted By Tandem Tom

Blue tooth neck speaker??

Thinking of one for my wife when we are touring. Wondering if anyone has any experience with them? U see some on forebay for $25.
Thanks!
04-22-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 571
Posted By Tandem Tom

Frame Pump Maintenance??

I have both Tefal and Topeka Mountain Morph pumps on various bikes. What maintenance do you do to keep them in tip top shape??
Thanks!
Forum: Touring
04-18-21, 06:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,464
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: 416
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: 416
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: 356
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: 356
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: 1,979
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: 8,091
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: 1,957
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: 718
Posted By Tandem Tom

Thanks!!

Thanks!!
02-14-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 718
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: 1,348
Posted By Tandem Tom

I remember that tool!!

I remember that tool!!
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