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by tippo12
28 Sep 2019, 7:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 10 speed midrange gears using 11-32 cassette query
Replies: 14
Views: 389

Re: 10 speed midrange gears using 11-32 cassette query

Is there any reason you don't use a triple chainset? I have found that a granny ring solves all climbing problems without needing mtb cassettes with wide ratios at the rear, (unless on the tandems) I use campy 10 speed 13-29 and 50/40/24 triple on my solos which solve the problem while retaining sma...
by tippo12
24 Feb 2017, 9:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How to get a TRP Hy/Rd caliper to work
Replies: 22
Views: 1998

Re: How to get a TRP Hy/Rd caliper to work

I am using a HyRd on 2004 Shimano Ultergra 6603 triple levers on the rear of a tandem, been fitted for about two or three years as I bought the caliper from the first batch that came into the UK to replace a bengal, that had replaced a winzip that had replaced a bb7........ The HyRd worked as well a...
by tippo12
24 Sep 2016, 1:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: cannondale synapse carbon ultegra - heavy rider.
Replies: 23
Views: 2446

Re: cannondale synapse carbon ultegra - heavy rider.

Hi Your problem will be spoke losses, even at 100Kg. You will be putting stresses through the driveside spokes that regular cyclists just don't come anywhere near. I am currently 125kg and have been over 100kg for decades, as I am 6,4" and a former basketball and rugby player, a lifelong bike r...
by tippo12
21 Aug 2016, 11:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Group riding vs 'Sportive' style
Replies: 25
Views: 1644

Re: Group riding vs 'Sportive' style

Sadly you are talking about the world changing and the whims of fashion to which we then add today's lack of manners generally, whilst hoping beyond hope that because these middle aged middle income newbies bought a carbon bike instead of the golf clubs the previous generation like them went for tha...
by tippo12
7 Apr 2016, 11:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimergo 8 -> Campag 10 nearly straightforward, but . . .
Replies: 25
Views: 903

Re: Shimergo 8 -> Campag 10 nearly straightforward, but . .

If you buy the 10sp long cage mech it will all work fine beyond the range you describe. I have been running two bikes on identical set ups for 10 years plus , one bike lives in France at a place out there. Record 10sp triple with 53/42/24 (stainless steel granny by engagemnet rings so no chain suck ...
by tippo12
8 May 2015, 2:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hydraulic Brakes for a tandem
Replies: 35
Views: 3121

Re: Hydraulic Brakes for a tandem

Have any of the authors of prior postings tried searching the tandem club website for "disk brakes", or checked out the USA based tandem blogs?. All the above points have been debated many times over many years. I have used most types of disc brake available - since curiosity led me to rep...
by tippo12
15 Apr 2015, 12:21am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Do Campagnolo make the best chains in the world?
Replies: 40
Views: 3648

Re: Do Campagnolo make the best chains in the world?

Yes A few years ago I bought a clearance box of chain, about 25 or 30kg of "offcutts and sweepings" from SJS, who clearly use the bulk chain on rolls. I paid £25 or £30 on fleabay, which was about the cost of shipping, they clearly wanted rid of them. I did this as I was wrecking 4 or 5 ch...
by tippo12
17 Nov 2014, 5:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Freewheel removal cresswell u plus 2
Replies: 4
Views: 1096

Freewheel removal cresswell u plus 2

I have acquired an old (pre Pashley, pre Brilliant bikes) Cresswell u plus 2 trailer, and am hoping to renovate it for my grandkids, step one is to get it powder coated, after disassembly. The Problem. I am unable to remove the freewheel, a Shimano 6 speed block, as their is insufficient clearance f...
by tippo12
1 Jun 2014, 11:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mystery mounting holes in forks
Replies: 6
Views: 1334

Re: Mystery mounting holes in forks

These are specialist dynamo mounting holes for a lightspin dynamo, which are no longer made.
by tippo12
4 Apr 2014, 2:36am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: wheel building & different spoke types on either side
Replies: 73
Views: 3822

Re: wheel building & different spoke types on either side

After many years of only posting on the Tandem club website I have tonight for the first time read page after page here about spokes and wheel building and feel I am as qualified as most (not Colin) to chip in with my thoughts. I build my own wheels, have done for decades, and for the last 10 years ...
by tippo12
28 Feb 2014, 10:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New Mechanical Discs Out Yet?
Replies: 46
Views: 13671

Re: New Mechanical Discs Out Yet?

Further to the above, the folk advocating ue of BB7's need to read the tandemers tales about descents where the plastic adjuster melts off the brake, which in turn allows the pad to fall out and jam in the rotor - Ouch! That is why Santana for one, being a stateside manufacturer and very legal liabi...
by tippo12
28 Feb 2014, 10:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New Mechanical Discs Out Yet?
Replies: 46
Views: 13671

Re: New Mechanical Discs Out Yet?

Not only is the TRP the Spyre out but also there more powerful HyRo , which is cable operated to the caliper, but then a mineral oil (think citroen) master cylinder is built into the caliper so you get a hydraulic brake with cable operation all the way to the actuating arm. I bought one well before ...
by tippo12
4 Jul 2013, 6:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How reliable are the 10 speed setups?
Replies: 59
Views: 2729

Re: How reliable are the 10 speed setups?

Hi I have both tandem setups you mention and have 55 years tandem riding (and mending) experience so can give an opinion based on many worn out chains! 8 speed chains last from 800 to 1400 miles on the rear of a tandem, I have tried all brands of chain except rohloff and they all wear in a similar w...