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Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 11-02-10, 04:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,797
Posted By Cave
A23s aren't available currently in anything over...

A23s aren't available currently in anything over 28 holes (all gone to the USA hmmm....) so they're out. The HED 23mm are out of my price range so looks like a conventional wheel build to me.

The...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 11-02-10, 04:12 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,482
Posted By Cave
Exactly! But I'm not a strong enough rider to do...

Exactly! But I'm not a strong enough rider to do that with a 50 at the front for rides longer than an hour or so, or even on my hilly commute (30km Malvern to Ferntree Gully for those interested) if...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 11-01-10, 06:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,797
Posted By Cave
Thanks Rowan, good to hear you and C are back...

Thanks Rowan, good to hear you and C are back riding and that her leg is settling down.

I might start off by measuring and weighing the wheels then trying 23mm rubber on them.
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 11-01-10, 03:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,797
Posted By Cave
Wheel build opinions sought (Mavic / Velocity / Ambrosio)

Hi all,

I'm trying to decide between
- Mavic Open Pro / DT spokes / Ultegra or 105 rims
- Velocity A23 wheelset, or A23 on ultegra hubs
- Ambrosio excellite (I think) on similar hubs.
...
Forum: Road Cycling 10-28-10, 05:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 552
Posted By Cave
Fantastic C, great to hear you are overcoming...

Fantastic C, great to hear you are overcoming this problem which has had so many elements outside your control. Keep it up!
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 10-27-10, 10:08 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,482
Posted By Cave
I don't need the 50x11 and 50x12. 46- or 48x11...

I don't need the 50x11 and 50x12. 46- or 48x11 should be fine.
34x28 is OK for my regular rides but won't be enough for longer hillier rides.
The spacing on an 11-34 cassette is wider than I...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 10-25-10, 11:57 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,482
Posted By Cave
Well after a long long time I'm back... ...

Well after a long long time I'm back...

bmike, nun and devo (Asana) thanks for you input.

I've decided to try the VeloOrange 50.4 bcd crankset with 46 and 30 chainrings, along with the 11-28...
Forum: Touring 03-27-10, 01:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,605
Posted By Cave
http://www.rondswan.com/index.php?p=1

http://www.rondswan.com/index.php?p=1
Forum: Touring 02-21-10, 01:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,187
Posted By Cave
I have a Double Rainbow which I ordered direct...

I have a Double Rainbow which I ordered direct from Tarptent in the US. I think it was about AUD$250 (or was it US 250?). The closest alternatives locally were from backpackinglight.com.au, they had...
Forum: Touring 02-20-10, 07:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,180
Posted By Cave
The shower cap works better if you tape it on a...

The shower cap works better if you tape it on a bit, and it works better with helmets with a sun visor / beak. I use the disposable ones, they work pretty well for me - although I don't have a mirror...
Forum: Touring 02-20-10, 06:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,345
Posted By Cave
Have a look at a pertex bivvy (you can get down...

Have a look at a pertex bivvy (you can get down to ~200g which is about 1/5 of your 2lb bivvy) or as mentioned earlier an Epic or lightweight ePTFE bivvy. Most of these have a headnet option,...
Forum: Touring 02-20-10, 06:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,187
Posted By Cave
Mass market: - Anaconda has a good range of...

Mass market:
- Anaconda has a good range of medium quality gear. You won't find the best / lightest / most exotic stuff. Good selection of cycling gear (again entry to mid-level).
- Kathmandu - has...
Forum: Touring 02-10-10, 06:16 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,221
Posted By Cave
Hi Anto, I'm nowhere near Nun or Ivan or Kent...

Hi Anto, I'm nowhere near Nun or Ivan or Kent Peterson but panniers + gear + tools + consumables for me is about 12kg (26lb) not including racks or bottle cages. I use 2 panniers, 2 water bottles, 1...
Forum: Touring 02-10-10, 05:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,104
Posted By Cave
Excellent excellent excellent value bike for...

Excellent excellent excellent value bike for touring / commuting.

Test ride before you buy. I found the steeing a bit funny on the 26" verison I rode a while back.

If cost is an issue I'd...
Forum: Touring 02-10-10, 05:29 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,207
Posted By Cave
Hi Nance, I haven't read the whole thread so...

Hi Nance, I haven't read the whole thread so sorry if I'm repeating.

Re prevention:
most important thing is to get pressure off the toenails; next most important is how you cut them.

He...
Forum: Touring 12-23-09, 07:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,225
Posted By Cave
Be careful doing this, boxes often get holes in...

Be careful doing this, boxes often get holes in them.

I keep tools with the bike ( in racktop bag) on the grounds that one is useless without the other. If I'm travelling light I carry on my...
Forum: Touring 12-23-09, 07:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,627
Posted By Cave
Start on the bike you've got. It should be fine...

Start on the bike you've got. It should be fine unless you have a very agressive riding position set up on it. Once you are doing 4-8+ hour rides you can work out if you need something different.
Forum: Touring 12-23-09, 07:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,525
Posted By Cave
I started with a hybrid and was very happy with...

I started with a hybrid and was very happy with it. (Shogun metro SE). Bar ends make flat bars much more comfortable esp if you cut the bars a bit narrower; I prefer Vbrakes on my Shogun to the...
Forum: Touring 12-23-09, 07:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 724
Posted By Cave
OMG I've posted over 1000 times... I hate this...

OMG I've posted over 1000 times... I hate this new forum engine so much now...
Forum: Touring 12-23-09, 07:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 724
Posted By Cave
No... One thing I learned from the Microwave...

No... One thing I learned from the Microwave Ovens for Touring thread is that Niles Is Not Kidding...

Actually snakes are one of the more realistic concerns around here - I've ridden over one, and...
Forum: Touring 09-19-09, 09:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,032
Posted By Cave
I like the look of your pack on rack setup in...

I like the look of your pack on rack setup in your initial post.

Maybe find a way to enlarge the platform on your rack - maybe a wire shelf (I'm thinking the same sort of material the Wald baskets...
Forum: Touring 09-02-09, 12:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 449
Posted By Cave
+1 Any outdoors / travel shop will have...

+1

Any outdoors / travel shop will have zip-away nylon duffles. Usually they open on three sides of an end, so they are pretty strong considering the light materials. My one is sold by Kathmandu...
Forum: Touring 08-26-09, 01:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,294
Posted By Cave
You want lighter and faster on the road... AND a...

You want lighter and faster on the road... AND a suspension fork for harder terrain...

Start off with some thinner, slick tyres for the road. If that dosen't do it think about getting a 2nd bike...
Forum: Touring 08-26-09, 01:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,315
Posted By Cave
What else are you using the panniers for?...

What else are you using the panniers for? Commuting? Shopping? If you use them 3 days a week for other stuff and 3 weekends a year touring, that might influence you a different way than if you were...
Forum: Touring 08-24-09, 06:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 597
Posted By Cave
I use one. No functional problems. Has improved...

I use one. No functional problems. Has improved fit and comfort for me.

Keep an eye out for a better-fitting frame, once you know exactly what measurements work for you.
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