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any S&S singles out there........ OH........ ;-)(8 posts)

any S&S singles out there........ OH........ ;-)CT1
Dec 25, 2001 10:09 AM
OK.... not what you think!!! ;-)

I'd like feedback from anyone who has had a "singles" frame built with the S&S couplers. I'm considering using them on a travel bike build. Is there any flex or creak issues with these couplers??? I want the bike the "feel" exactly like it did before the conversion.... if possible. :)

BTW: S&S has a real nice web site with lots of links. It looks like a lot of frame builders are using these pups so I'd have to figure they are reasonably good. FWIW, if I go this route I may very likely use the couplers on a LOOK carbon frame so I'm going to have to do some research on epoxy and electrolysis issues. I'd like to do the "conversion" myself ..... sort of looks like a nice challange. :)

re: any S&S singles out there........ OH........ ;-)Dave Hickey
Dec 25, 2001 10:32 AM
I hope your not going to use your 281. Variable shaped tubes?
Holy cow..... now you tell me!!!CT1
Dec 25, 2001 11:15 AM

I think it's already too late........ hahahaha. see pic ;-)

If I go the S&S route I'll pick up a LOOK 231, 241, or 261 frame (all of which have round tubes). I have access to a "model" shop so any additional machine work to the couplers should be a snap. I've also got an adhesives guru to tap into.

The only tricky part will be jigging up the frame. My thoughts on that are to figure out a way to clamp the frame to a flat plate and then fix blocks to the plate which will eccentially pin the frame in one position only. Lots more research to do on this before I actually do it.

Hmmmm..... a little knowledge is a dangerous thing .... eh.

This sounds like a cool "winter" project! :-)

ride on
Kelme-Farm Frites???nfm-
Dec 25, 2001 11:21 AM
whatta fashion disaster
So that's how you change your effective TT length!! LOL (nm)Dave Hickey
Dec 25, 2001 12:31 PM
Dec 25, 2001 12:37 PM
Great photo! Merry X-mas!


btw, Richard Sachs and IF seem to think the S&S Bicycle Torque Couplings are ok, so they're ok by me. Seen them and talked to people about them, too, and heard nothing but good things. But...with a plastic bike? Good luck!!!
Dec 25, 2001 12:48 PM
Check out Calfee's website he does S&S to his singles and tandems my be worth going on his rider's forum and see if anyone has any experience with S&S with carbon GOOD LUCK.
Merry X-mas EBS
my backup plan....CT1
Dec 25, 2001 12:51 PM
A friend has just ordered a Calfee with the S&S couplers so I know it's possible to use the S&S couplers on a "plastic" bike. ;)

However, if it turns out that the "home build" is too difficult, my backup plan is to get a CT1 modified. ARGH.... that will take a bit of alcohol before I send off a CT1 for modification!

cheers and Merry Christmas to you too

I'm off to the Christmas feast :)