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by hoppy58
17 Sep 2020, 1:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can you help me diagnose a knocking sound as I peddle
Replies: 12
Views: 355

Re: Can you help me diagnose a knocking sound as I peddle

We had the same problem on our tandem and I went through all the same checks, pedals, chainrings, crank bolts, bottom bracket, stiff chain links etc etc, but still a click every pedal revolution. Do you know what it was in the end...the brake cable loop was sticking out slightly and the stokers heel...
by hoppy58
10 Sep 2020, 10:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: front basket with fork crown support?
Replies: 15
Views: 577

Re: front basket with fork crown support?

https://southerndistributors.co.uk/prod ... 133-black/

This hooks over the bars, rests on the head tube and hooks into the basket (wald type metal basket, not wicker)

Mine is zip- tied to an old front rack, with front light on the rack separately
by hoppy58
10 Sep 2020, 9:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: front basket with fork crown support?
Replies: 15
Views: 577

Re: front basket with fork crown support?

Have a look at Wald 137 or 139, they have a lot of different fittings to suit. I have the smaller 137 and can vouch for it’s quality. I use a topeak cargo net over to stop things jumping out!
by hoppy58
3 Sep 2020, 5:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Circe Helios
Replies: 25
Views: 871

Re: Circe Helios

That looks great fun. I bet you all had a great time. I remember touring with ours at that age but we didn’t have Circe Helios bikes then, they’re so versatile aren’t they!
by hoppy58
2 Sep 2020, 10:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Circe Helios
Replies: 25
Views: 871

Re: Circe Helios

Thanks Rob. I actually managed to get a used Helios and whilst it was a bit rough around the edges, I’ve spent the last 2 days stripping, servicing and refurbishing it. Not quite finished yet, but not too much more to do. The black sora cranks were scuffed and tatty, so I carefully rubbed down the a...
by hoppy58
30 Aug 2020, 3:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tubeless sealant in tubed tyre
Replies: 1
Views: 181

Tubeless sealant in tubed tyre

Has anyone used tubeless sealant instead of, for example ‘slime’ as a means of sealing puncture holes in a tubed tyre? Just wondering as I have some excess caffelatex tubeless sealant kicking around. It’s been fantastic at sealing my tubeless conti mountain king tyres (which notoriously bleed throug...
by hoppy58
24 Aug 2020, 9:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Circe Helios
Replies: 25
Views: 871

Re: Circe Helios

Cheers
by hoppy58
23 Aug 2020, 11:53am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Circe Helios
Replies: 25
Views: 871

Re: Circe Helios

More room behind the stoker than the Helios? How do they get on with the KHS? What is the quality and stiffness like (given the hinge in the middle)?
by hoppy58
19 Aug 2020, 11:01am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Circe Helios
Replies: 25
Views: 871

Re: Circe Helios

Oh I see, is it easy to change the alfine sprockets?
by hoppy58
19 Aug 2020, 10:43am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Circe Helios
Replies: 25
Views: 871

Re: Circe Helios

“ I'm quite pleased with that setup, although would prefer a slightly wider gear range, ”..

Lower gears or higher, or both!
by hoppy58
19 Aug 2020, 10:38am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Circe Helios
Replies: 25
Views: 871

Re: Circe Helios

“Rohloff maybe”..

Ha ha, if you’re paying!
by hoppy58
19 Aug 2020, 10:04am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Circe Helios
Replies: 25
Views: 871

Re: Circe Helios

Rick, is your Helios an alfine version? I quite fancy the thought of a hub gear one..changing gear from a stationary position can be really handy, plus low maintenance/chain wear(?). I’ve read that the 8 speed version is simpler and more reliable, but don’t know whether that’s true.
by hoppy58
17 Aug 2020, 3:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Circe Helios
Replies: 25
Views: 871

Re: Circe Helios

Thanks for the comments. We already have a parallelogram suspension post which I think is an essential piece of stoker’s kit, so whilst a dropper post is a good idea, it’s not one we would like to pursue. We used to get on exactly as landusud describes, but Mrs H has a neurological condition now, wh...
by hoppy58
16 Aug 2020, 5:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Circe Helios
Replies: 25
Views: 871

Re: Circe Helios

Thank you both, very helpful.
by hoppy58
16 Aug 2020, 2:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Circe Helios
Replies: 25
Views: 871

Circe Helios

Hi all, we currently ride a Cannondale mt 800 tandem, in touring guise, for day rides and overnighters. Mrs Hoppy however has trouble with getting her leg over the top tube. We were wondering whether a Circe Helios may be the answer to this problem with its low stand over at the rear. We also like t...