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Forum: Touring
03-06-24, 01:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 798
Posted By Tandem Tom

Panaracer Gravel King??

Anyone have any experience with these tires? Looking for a Schwalbe Marathon Supreme replacement. Sixes 26x2
Forum: Touring
01-24-24, 07:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 869
Posted By Tandem Tom

Tires Again!

So I know that my favorite tires,Schwalbe Marathon Supremes, have been discontinued and they has been some discussions about a suitable replacement. But my search ,or my tech challenged ability, ...
01-12-24, 06:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By Tandem Tom

After a conversation with Shimano tech service...

After a conversation with Shimano tech service it was decided that the master cylinder is the problem. It is stuck possibly because of debris from a previous flushing. The lever is to be replaced...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-08-23, 07:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,016
Posted By Tandem Tom

I did find a roll of 36" wide paper. I have my...

I did find a roll of 36" wide paper. I have my woodworking bench that will serve as a table.
But I have been working on a metal lathe that I bought about 6 weeks ago. A Logan 200 1943...
08-09-23, 05:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,069
Posted By Tandem Tom

Buying some Airtags!

For an up coming tour in Europe we are buying 2 Airtags for our bikes to keep tabs whi flying. But since we don't have iPhone it will be my sister in law who will track and then forward to our...
Forum: Touring
08-07-23, 06:08 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,646
Posted By Tandem Tom

I am currently riding a LHT that has seen a...

I am currently riding a LHT that has seen a number of long tours. Bu I am considering a new frameset. After building 2 steel frames and forks I am looking at building a touring frame that has a...
07-09-23, 11:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 739
Posted By Tandem Tom

Working! I disconnected and then reconnected...

Working!
I disconnected and then reconnected everything and all systems are go!
06-27-23, 05:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 811
Posted By Tandem Tom

Had the same problem when we were touring on our...

Had the same problem when we were touring on our tandem in Denmark. I took the pump apart and spit on the "o" ring! Worked until we got to a home center.
Now I do abit of maintenance on the pump...
05-26-23, 05:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 538
Posted By Tandem Tom

Update. We use Garmin 800's. And with so e...

Update.
We use Garmin 800's. And with so e fantastic help we are up and running!
Forum: Framebuilders
05-06-23, 05:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,054
Posted By Tandem Tom

Job is done. As it is for our touring kit I ...

Job is done. As it is for our touring kit I never kill it when tightening the pedals as I have to remove them at the end of the tour for packing. Never had a pedal loose.
But as I work in a...
Forum: Touring
04-12-23, 05:35 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,867
Posted By Tandem Tom

Yep,no flashing lights. I was "politely " told...

Yep,no flashing lights. I was "politely " told this by a German police officer!
04-09-23, 04:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 741
Posted By Tandem Tom

I checked our prices and an Octolink would run...

I checked our prices and an Octolink would run about the same.
Forum: Touring
03-22-23, 06:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,555
Posted By Tandem Tom

I'm going to jump on this thread! My wife and...

I'm going to jump on this thread!
My wife and I have the same rack on our touring bikes. Before last year's tour I noticed the same "problem. So after having built a few steel frames and...
02-21-23, 08:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,431
Posted By Tandem Tom

I converted my Giant Escape using the 02 last...

I converted my Giant Escape using the 02 last year. I use it just for commuting 17 miles of a hilly route to the bike shop where I work. I put 1200miles on it last year and it has performed...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-03-22, 06:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 925
Posted By Tandem Tom

Dynamic Wiring Idea Needed

This winter I will be repainting my wife's touring bike. The wire management from the hub to the light has been "electrical tape along the fork blade " . So looking for an idea or 2.Not sure I ...
08-22-22, 05:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,888
Posted By Tandem Tom

I built a new mixte frame for my wife and used...

I built a new mixte frame for my wife and used these!
08-12-22, 05:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,909
Posted By Tandem Tom

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

Got mine from AreoTec Design in Pittsburgh. They make them there!
07-24-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,498
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" !!
Forum: Framebuilders
07-05-22, 06:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 767
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: Framebuilders
05-07-22, 04:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,162
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!
04-22-22, 05:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 350
Posted By Tandem Tom

I think it is an Escape

I think it is an Escape
Forum: Touring
03-15-22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,041
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: 1,981
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: 1,385
Posted By Tandem Tom

Is beer a tool??😄😄😄

Is beer a tool??😄😄😄
Forum: Framebuilders
03-13-22, 03:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,333
Posted By Tandem Tom

I got one!!,

I got one!!,
03-11-22, 07:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 703
Posted By Tandem Tom

Ordered the unit and battery! Install looks quite...

Ordered the unit and battery! Install looks quite easy.
03-08-22, 05:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By Tandem Tom

Maybe I need more coffee. I can't see a...

Maybe I need more coffee. I can't see a difference.
Forum: Framebuilders
02-01-22, 02:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,093
Posted By Tandem Tom

Kickstand!!

My wife and I just left the automotive paint place where she had picked out the color for the mixte I am building for her. She asked the question"Will this bike have a kickstand?" I got a bit quiet...
01-25-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,110
Posted By Tandem Tom

I may have solved the problem. I took the chuck...

I may have solved the problem. I took the chuck apart and put it back together. Seems tp work!
Forum: Framebuilders
01-13-22, 04:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,586
Posted By Tandem Tom

McMaster Carr!

Ordered some 1/2" tubing today. I usually pick it up but it was not available locally. The salesman said it would be transferred to the Cleveland warehouse for pickup Monday.
He calls back 39...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-11-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,807
Posted By Tandem Tom

Appreciate the education on reamers!!! So a...

Appreciate the education on reamers!!!
So a follow up question. What lubricant do you fellows use? Anything special?
Forum: Touring
12-24-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,303
Posted By Tandem Tom

One thing we have done both here and in Europe is...

One thing we have done both here and in Europe is contact a loca bike shop or cycling group and ask for a route through the city.
Forum: Framebuilders
12-15-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,181
Posted By Tandem Tom

After I entered the correct info I printed the...

After I entered the correct info I printed the template. Cut and filed and it fit perfectly!
As a newbie I am more than willing to work toward "eyeballing" it but as an experienced woodworker I know...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-15-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,181
Posted By Tandem Tom

Figured it out!! I did not enter the tube wall...

Figured it out!! I did not enter the tube wall thickness bin metric.
Operator error!
Forum: Framebuilders
12-08-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,231
Posted By Tandem Tom

Here is a pic of my complete "tool"! ...

Here is a pic of my complete "tool"!
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Forum: Framebuilders
11-30-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,523
Posted By Tandem Tom

My wife ,whom I am making this frame for, came to...

My wife ,whom I am making this frame for, came to my rescue and switched the printer setting!!
Forum: Framebuilders
11-24-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,546
Posted By Tandem Tom

We have rim brakes on all our bike except for the...

We have rim brakes on all our bike except for the tandem. They have served us well!
Forum: Touring
11-21-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 901
Posted By Tandem Tom

Helicopter tape

Helicopter tape
Forum: Framebuilders
10-27-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 876
Posted By Tandem Tom

Now a Touring Frame Question!

So in a prior post I mentioned how my mind wanders while we are are a bike tour. Well after coming back from a 1800 mile tour we both get zapped with a really crummy cold and laryngitis! So not much...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-25-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 733
Posted By Tandem Tom

Thanks Doug! Actually I am wanting to build her...

Thanks Doug!
Actually I am wanting to build her a bike this winter!
Got a bunch of tubing to do some practice. But I do have to replace my torch elbow. I was doing a little project yesterday and I...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-23-21, 06:14 AM
Forum: Framebuilders
10-23-21, 06:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,015
Posted By Tandem Tom

Devin, I took Doug's course and I put together...

Devin, I took Doug's course and I put together the same outfit.
Where did you get your UN-J elbow? Mine is leaking at the threads by the Paige tip. And I can't recall where I bought mine.
Thanks!
Forum: Touring
09-02-21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,653
Posted By Tandem Tom

All our gear is on the living room floor as we...

All our gear is on the living room floor as we prepare to leave on Saturday!
Our old Ortlieb panniers at still waterproof even in the heaviest downpours so here is what my wife has done. She is...
07-16-21, 06:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 431
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.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-01-21, 06:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,317
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...
05-23-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 704
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!!!!
01-28-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 860
Posted By Tandem Tom

Bench vise and my incredible strength 😁😁😁. I...

Bench vise and my incredible strength 😁😁😁. I won!!!
Forum: Framebuilders
12-03-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,190
Posted By Tandem Tom

When I took Doug's class I carved my lugs. A lot...

When I took Doug's class I carved my lugs. A lot of work but I get to enjoy them on every ride!
Forum: Framebuilders
11-15-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,190
Posted By Tandem Tom

Doug taught me how to carve lugs during my class....

Doug taught me how to carve lugs during my class. I remember spending 8 hours on a single lug. I still have cramps min my hands!!! But the bike looks great!
Forum: Framebuilders
10-15-20, 06:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,617
Posted By Tandem Tom

I bought the Fluid Writer early this year. It is...

I bought the Fluid Writer early this year. It is fantastic for lug lining!!
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