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Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 07-22-16, 11:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 163
Posted By rifraf
G'day Kando, I suggest a little more reading...

G'day Kando,
I suggest a little more reading and research to find out exactly what you can expect to be able to charge so your not horribly disappointed having spent a small fortune first.

I have...
Forum: Touring 07-20-16, 11:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 459
Posted By rifraf
G'day Meltuly, I think you need to rethink...

G'day Meltuly,

I think you need to rethink your choice of Andersen Royal trolley plus.

Looks a nice wee unit but I think its suitability is as a shopping trolley and not as a touring trailer....
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 07-16-16, 09:43 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 28,012
Posted By rifraf
Thanks Heaps Much appreciated

Thanks Heaps

Much appreciated
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 07-16-16, 02:02 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 28,012
Posted By rifraf
So I'm thinking: Live view mount: Sony...

So I'm thinking:

Live view mount: Sony Live-View Remote Garmin Clip (PARSYNL4C) by bud_hammerton (http://www.shapeways.com/product/PARSYNL4C/sony-live-view-remote-garmin-clip?optionId=55132940)
...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 07-16-16, 01:34 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 28,012
Posted By rifraf
G'day WheresWaldo, I grabbed a Sony camera...

G'day WheresWaldo,

I grabbed a Sony camera (HDR-AZ1) after reading of your positive thoughts on the model in a thread somewhere I think in this forum although not positive.

I know you've...
Forum: Touring 07-15-16, 10:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,457
Posted By rifraf
I have a Flyer Special on my Ogre. I missed...

I have a Flyer Special on my Ogre.

I missed the bling of chrome springs on an earlier B73 saddle I used to have.

I spotted SJScycles offering chrome B67 springs so grabbed a couple to replace...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 07-12-16, 12:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 208
Posted By rifraf
Don't know if your using a dynamo hub, but I have...

Don't know if your using a dynamo hub, but I have read of some computers being incompatible with them.

Here in Australia, the first port of call with products is the retailer when theres an issue.
Forum: Touring 06-23-16, 10:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By rifraf
Yeah my original choice was Alpine threes but...

Yeah my original choice was Alpine threes but after finding out about the warranty issue, I settled for Sapim CX-Rays.

No issues to speak of so happy enough with my choice.
Forum: Touring 06-21-16, 01:50 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,312
Posted By rifraf
How many kms one does in a day too should be...

How many kms one does in a day too should be taken into consideration I guess.

Whilst I envy and admire the riders in here who talk of riding 100 mile days, its not something I wish to emulate...
Forum: Touring 06-21-16, 01:09 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,312
Posted By rifraf
When it can take days of pushing to get to a...

When it can take days of pushing to get to a town, I'll lean towards what you call extreme.
Hell theres plenty of places here where it can take days of riding to get to the next town. You'd be...
Forum: Touring 06-20-16, 11:35 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,312
Posted By rifraf
I always take a spare tire when I tour and a...

I always take a spare tire when I tour and a couple of tubes.

I tour with an Extrawheel trailer usually and all my wheels are the same spoke count, same rims and same size folding tires (700c x...
Forum: Touring 06-16-16, 10:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 696
Posted By rifraf
G'day Tmac, didn't sound like you had any issues...

G'day Tmac, didn't sound like you had any issues but I'm personally very wary of the pressure in high volume tires.
Not so much issues with the tires, but I've read of many people having problems...
Forum: Touring 06-14-16, 11:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 527
Posted By rifraf
OP, what about bike24 or hibike.com? I was...

OP, what about bike24 or hibike.com?
I was going to ask about Charlie the bike monger but see he's out of L frames.

PS. I've read of people rockin J Jones bars on their Fargo's.

With your...
Forum: Touring 06-07-16, 12:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,087
Posted By rifraf
I love trailers as much as I love panniers. I...

I love trailers as much as I love panniers.
I will point out what for me was the thing I liked least about a two wheeled trailer and that was its inclination to strike your heels when pushing the...
Forum: Touring 06-06-16, 06:24 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 8,249
Posted By rifraf
They put them on their tugnuts ...

They put them on their tugnuts

http://www.jensonusa.com/Surly-Tuggnut-Chain-Tensioner
Forum: Touring 06-06-16, 06:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,087
Posted By rifraf
A trailer is a great introduction to touring and...

A trailer is a great introduction to touring and will likely accomodate your needs initially whilst you ease your way into long term decisions about which bike, panniers or not etc.

I own two...
Forum: Touring 06-03-16, 08:42 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,406
Posted By rifraf
The Mountain Hardware Super Mea? Or strapping...

The Mountain Hardware Super Mea?
Or strapping the tent poles to top of rear rack?
Forum: Touring 05-27-16, 11:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,379
Posted By rifraf
G'day Biketouringhobo, tell us a bit about the...

G'day Biketouringhobo,
tell us a bit about the temperatures your've been encountering in your parts.
I'm not familiar with California except I seem to remember reading about orange groves, so...
Forum: Touring 05-27-16, 10:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,379
Posted By rifraf
That sounds not a bad suggestion. Many people...

That sounds not a bad suggestion.
Many people have headed in that direction on local bushwalking forums so there must be something to them.
They don't suit everyone however but do make some sense...
Forum: Touring 05-27-16, 09:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,379
Posted By rifraf
Do you have anything positive to contribute to...

Do you have anything positive to contribute to the thread?
Forum: Touring 05-27-16, 11:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 431
Posted By rifraf
Sounds like a great choice. I both heard and...

Sounds like a great choice.
I both heard and read excellent feedback on the Kovea Spider Stove.
It gets a lot of positive comments in both cycling forums and tramping/bushwalking forums, especially...
Forum: Touring 05-27-16, 10:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 344
Posted By rifraf
Easy everyone. There is talk of rotors in post...

Easy everyone.
There is talk of rotors in post two.
Biketouringhobo is trying to offer up his research from his wheel build and trying to be helpful - yeah?
There is room for all contributions in...
Forum: Touring 05-27-16, 02:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 668
Posted By rifraf
A plastic shopping bag free from our supermarkets...

A plastic shopping bag free from our supermarkets is all I bother with, to cover just the saddle.
My heavy Ortlieb Roller Classics and everything in them, are so far impervious to the worst of...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 05-26-16, 01:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By rifraf
Interesting find OP. I bet theres not to...

Interesting find OP.

I bet theres not to many of those hubs kicking about.

I used a GH6 for many years and even utilised one to power my first Edelux headlight on a Moulton.
Forum: Touring 05-24-16, 11:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,017
Posted By rifraf
Thank you. Wish I had accommodation for some...

Thank you.

Wish I had accommodation for some of your stable of bikes.
Alas I can home only one, though my eye does wander somewhat when I see British iron.
I had to part with my Moulton APB as...
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