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Old 07-22-2013, 03:22 PM   #2986
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heh,... *just* 3 bikes? that's not a "problem",...

3 bikes barely take up any more storage space than 2 bikes, if you're using 2-bike bike stands,.. but that means with 2 stands, you have room for a 4th bike...
and since you already were taking up floor space for 3 bikes, having 3 stands wouldn't take up any more than 3 bikes did, and then you'd have space for 6...

see where this is going?

(just for reference, i helped a guy get his *9th* bike this weekend. since he's blind, all his bikes are tandems. how's that for a storage challenge?)


cheers!
I've only got 7.5 and they hardly take up any space at all, even less than my 4 motos
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Old 07-22-2013, 03:24 PM   #2987
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Don Ricardo, I wonder why not just lay it flat on the roof rack?
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Old 07-22-2013, 04:21 PM   #2988
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Don Ricardo, I wonder why not just lay it flat on the roof rack?
Because that will be much to easy of a challenge..

Actually far more work since you need to protect half the frame, take the pedals off, to much work, plus this thing is heavy so moving it around on the roof is kind of a pain..
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Old 07-22-2013, 05:07 PM   #2989
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Old 07-23-2013, 09:35 AM   #2990
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Old 07-23-2013, 10:13 AM   #2991
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Because that will be much to easy of a challenge..

Actually far more work since you need to protect half the frame, take the pedals off, to much work, plus this thing is heavy so moving it around on the roof is kind of a pain..
Your tandem has oval tubing, so I guess that rules out using S&S couplers. I am worried about your rear wheel, so close to the pavement... one day you'll go back there and find a potatoe chip.
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Old 07-23-2013, 10:46 AM   #2992
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Your tandem has oval tubing, so I guess that rules out using S&S couplers. I am worried about your rear wheel, so close to the pavement... one day you'll go back there and find a potatoe chip.
You are right just for added safety I will remove the rear wheel just in case...
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Old 07-23-2013, 05:26 PM   #2993
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S'what the scale sez...

No photochop. I've seen (and lifted) a similar bike

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I don't doubt it is light but with the parts I see hanging off of it I see a 13-14 pound bike. A 13 pound road bike is extremely light. A digital scale is easy to fudge. Just calibrate the scale with a small amount of weight on it.
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Old 07-23-2013, 06:59 PM   #2994
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I don't doubt it is light but with the parts I see hanging off of it I see a 13-14 pound bike. A 13 pound road bike is extremely light. A digital scale is easy to fudge. Just calibrate the scale with a small amount of weight on it.
There's at least two of em like that running around. One's at Fairwheel the other's at Freshbikes. Both are freaky light. I've picked up the one at Freshbikes.

I'm tickled with my 15.5# Giant TCR. Lighter than I 'need' based on my ability level.

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Old 07-24-2013, 07:30 AM   #2995
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Bike Mechanics Wanted.

Hey guys, not a professional, but know my way around bikes for the most part, I have an issue that has me stumped and need some help.

I adjusted my rear derailleur last evening, high and low limits set perfect, fine tuned gear changes on stand with cable adjuster, shifts absolutely perfect with the exception of fourth cog to the fifth cog which results in a dead shift on the rapid fire. Click, derailleur has partial movement but not enough for a gear change and demands yet another click of the rapid fire. I've tried adjusting numerous times last night to no avail, I cannot loose the dead shift.

Any ideas gentlemen?

Shimano Alivio shifters and Deore derailleur, both clean of debris and lightly oiled with A.T.B.
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Old 07-24-2013, 07:37 AM   #2996
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Hey guys, not a professional, but know my way around bikes for the most part, I have an issue that has me stumped and need some help.

I adjusted my rear derailleur last evening, high and low limits set perfect, fine tuned gear changes on stand with cable adjuster, shifts absolutely perfect with the exception of fourth cog to the fifth cog which results in a dead shift on the rapid fire. Click, derailleur has partial movement but not enough for a gear change and demands yet another click of the rapid fire. I've tried adjusting numerous times last night to no avail, I cannot loose the dead shift.

Any ideas gentlemen?

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Can you see the cable physically moving with the click of the shifter?
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Old 07-24-2013, 10:27 AM   #2997
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Can you see the cable physically moving with the click of the shifter?
Yes, it moves fractionally Ridge, not enough to upset the chain or the cogs. Just an uneventful click on the shifter, click it again and it shifts up to the next cog.
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Old 07-24-2013, 12:06 PM   #2998
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Yes, it moves fractionally Ridge, not enough to upset the chain or the cogs. Just an uneventful click on the shifter, click it again and it shifts up to the next cog.
My first hunch is a worn index in the shifter. If those are the most commonly used gears in the range, it's possible that the indexes have worn so much that shifting between them is negligible. IOW, shifting between those gears does not generate enough tension in the cable to actuate the derailleur.

Here's the Shimano Technical docs if it's the same shifter I'm thinking of.

http://www.shimano.com/publish/conte..._mountain.html
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Old 07-24-2013, 01:00 PM   #2999
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My first hunch is a worn index in the shifter. If those are the most commonly used gears in the range, it's possible that the indexes have worn so much that shifting between them is negligible. IOW, shifting between those gears does not generate enough tension in the cable to actuate the derailleur.

Here's the Shimano Technical docs if it's the same shifter I'm thinking of.

http://www.shimano.com/publish/conte..._mountain.html
That is the exact same one Ridge, and yes it is a very common spot of gear changes for me so your analysis makes all the sense in the world. Thanks buddy, a new shifter it is.
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Old 07-24-2013, 01:05 PM   #3000
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That is the exact same one Ridge, and yes it is a very common spot of gear changes for me so your analysis makes all the sense in the world. Thanks buddy, a new shifter it is.
Before you do that, make sure your derailleur hanger isn't bent. I've seen em ever so slightly off and it really messes things up

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