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Forum: Mountain Biking 07-24-15, 05:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,382
Posted By just4tehhalibut
Ignoring the coupon, Surly told me weeks ago that...

Ignoring the coupon, Surly told me weeks ago that the World Troller would be available at the end of the month. Today the Surly website and several webshops show the Troller as available.

Now I've...
Forum: Touring 07-21-15, 02:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,369
Posted By just4tehhalibut
If doing the math don't just look at the the...

If doing the math don't just look at the the start and end of the tour. I had a long tour recently where I hopped on buses or trains to bypass major cities, also occasions where my overnight stay had...
Forum: Mountain Biking 03-17-15, 05:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,382
Posted By just4tehhalibut
Funny enough, I'd sent an email to Surly the same...

Funny enough, I'd sent an email to Surly the same day that the OP posted, still haven't heard back. Someone in InternetLand had suggested June/July so it looks like your voucher might run out. I'd...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 12-22-14, 11:27 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,989
Posted By just4tehhalibut
When I were a lad one of the reasons given for...

When I were a lad one of the reasons given for not crossing spokes at the valve hole is that you need to instead be crossing spokes at the seam on the opposite side of the rim. Essentially the spokes...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 07-16-14, 08:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 610
Posted By just4tehhalibut
What is 'Mixed Terrain' in your region?

And the question is really how does your region handle 'gravel grinder' or 'mixed terrain' Audax rides.

In Australia besides the normal road riding we have a Dirt Series whereby completing Dirt...
Forum: Folding Bikes 04-24-14, 04:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,142
Posted By just4tehhalibut
You can't buy the Deluxe as a complete bike, it...

You can't buy the Deluxe as a complete bike, it is available as a frame only, so you have to build it up. Less brainwork, no build will be involved with the BF or Brompton but they might be suited to...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-20-14, 10:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,668
Posted By just4tehhalibut
If while building a bike you're running short on...

If while building a bike you're running short on cable housing then you can always add on a short length using some sort of cable joiner, either a double-ended joiner...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 04-14-14, 06:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,922
Posted By just4tehhalibut
I had an older version of the USB-recharging AXA...

I had an older version of the USB-recharging AXA light rated to 50 Lux, I don't know about this 'enough light to see 3 feet in front of me' but the acute drop in light when going from normal speeds...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 04-05-14, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,111
Posted By just4tehhalibut
I've been told that the deadline is still 30th...

I've been told that the deadline is still 30th April, sorry. If they don't get their 100 riders by then maybe you can register but that's a maybe, I couldn't get a definite on that, nor if the...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 03-29-14, 08:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,357
Posted By just4tehhalibut
Most of the local Audaxers down this way are...

Most of the local Audaxers down this way are fairly active riders, the calendar Audax rides are only once a fortnight and a mixed bag of ride types and distance so hardly of use for training. Many...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 03-16-14, 11:29 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,969
Posted By just4tehhalibut
Yes a GPS is unnecessary for the average rider...

Yes a GPS is unnecessary for the average rider but if you're in new territory, if you're training, if you're doing a 'permanent' randonnee course, if you want to look later on a map and see just...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 03-16-14, 07:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,111
Posted By just4tehhalibut
I'm going to query the deadline, I'm not sure how...

I'm going to query the deadline, I'm not sure how they did it last time but yes 6 weeks would be better. On the other side of our big island they did a 1200km with a month's notice, there's also one...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 03-12-14, 01:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,111
Posted By just4tehhalibut
2014 Perth-Albany-Perth 1200km Audax

The 5th edition of this event is on later this year, on 6-9 October which is mid-Spring down here in Australia. This event is getting more popular and already more than half the expected 100 riders...
Forum: Australia - New Zealand 01-29-14, 05:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,748
Posted By just4tehhalibut
I'm in Perth and have toured a fair bit in our...

I'm in Perth and have toured a fair bit in our southwest regions. July/August is generally the wet months but the rain in Perth is not heavy. You'll find the climate is mediterranean if not like LA....
Forum: Recumbent 04-01-13, 10:01 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,636
Posted By just4tehhalibut
Here they are called 'pram ramps' and usually...

Here they are called 'pram ramps' and usually only found at each end of a path hence the need to exit via a kerb sometimes. The answer for the OP might be to look at the trike's tyres. My Greenspeed...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 12-12-12, 10:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,114
Posted By just4tehhalibut
Yes, B&M has upgraded their lights. at least by...

Yes, B&M has upgraded their lights. at least by bringing in several new models, some available this week. And no, they aren't made to be disassembled or upgraded by consumers. Here's the pdf from B&M...
Forum: Framebuilders 09-15-11, 01:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,956
Posted By just4tehhalibut
These would be rivnuts (or called rivet nuts or...

These would be rivnuts (or called rivet nuts or nutserts) and okay for bidon mounts on the main frame triangle. Installation requires a hole much larger than the bolt, you wouldn't want to make that...
Forum: Touring 08-25-11, 07:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 395
Posted By just4tehhalibut
February is when Perth gets the stinking hot...

February is when Perth gets the stinking hot easterly winds and days straight of 40 degrees C. Look up what wind patterns are happening on the Nullabor at that time (as that'll be the most critical...
Forum: Touring 08-25-11, 07:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,323
Posted By just4tehhalibut
Just got to ask (because Ebay purchases can...

Just got to ask (because Ebay purchases can always be trusted) but is it possible that this isn't a Brooks saddle, perhaps is a knockoff?
Forum: Touring 08-25-11, 06:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 868
Posted By just4tehhalibut
I had to put a rack on a friend's racing bike,...

I had to put a rack on a friend's racing bike, converted for commuting. No eyelets top or bottom so I used the Tubus seatstay clampset...
Forum: Utility Cycling 07-23-11, 11:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 781
Posted By just4tehhalibut
I have the B&M taillight on the rear mudguard, a...

I have the B&M taillight on the rear mudguard, a couple of Serfas seatstay lights strapped either side of this on the verticals. The B&M is bright enough with the hub dynamo but the other lights are...
Forum: Folding Bikes 01-26-11, 08:28 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 17,185
Posted By just4tehhalibut
Wellgo has a double-sided SPD version as well as...

Wellgo has a double-sided SPD version as well as the flat pedal pictured at the start of this thread, I have both and since they both use that QRD fitting on the crank they are interchangable, that...
Forum: Commuting 12-10-10, 07:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 562
Posted By just4tehhalibut
I upgraded some cheap panniers years ago by...

I upgraded some cheap panniers years ago by removing the inner plastic panel and installing plywood, got some pannier hooks from an outdoors store and use large picture hanger hooks on some elastic...
Forum: Commuting 12-10-10, 07:37 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,237
Posted By just4tehhalibut
One competing design is the Speedlifter...

One competing design is the Speedlifter http://www.rosebikes.co.uk/article/speedlifter-t-100

Yours looks better in operation and I presume doesn't require so engineering skills or a specialised...
Forum: Utility Cycling 12-10-10, 06:52 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,876
Posted By just4tehhalibut
The best thing to come out of this is a few...

The best thing to come out of this is a few variants of design and more availability of parts because the bigger bike names are now into supplying cargo bits. The Trek's folding wideloaders looked...
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