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Forum: Touring 04-17-10, 07:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,786
Posted By gnz
Hey Duke, are you carrying a gps yet? If so make...

Hey Duke, are you carrying a gps yet? If so make sure you upload your track to wikiloc (http://www.wikiloc.com/)! the area seems completely devoid of any tracks :) Good luck mate, I wish I could join...
Forum: Touring 07-13-09, 05:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 255
Posted By gnz
Free tubus tara lowrider, lower part snapped but works - In Sevilla Spain

Hi, my tubus tara snapped at the lower left end and after some attempts at finding a place to get it welded I was told it was complicated because the tube wall was so thin and blah blah... Im pretty...
Forum: Touring 07-13-09, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,041
Posted By gnz
Thank you all for your feedback.. I just tried...

Thank you all for your feedback.. I just tried contact cement from my tube repair kit and it just won't hold onto the ortlieb bag.

emailing ortlieb is the next step...
Forum: Touring 07-09-09, 02:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,041
Posted By gnz
Great idea. Do you think tube patch cement will...

Great idea. Do you think tube patch cement will do? Thanks.
Forum: Touring 07-08-09, 12:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,041
Posted By gnz
mmh, no. I'd like to decorate the panniers...

mmh, no. I'd like to decorate the panniers because they're visible all the time. It will also help me to tell them apart.
Forum: Touring 07-08-09, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,041
Posted By gnz
Country Flag patches, hot gluing onto Ortlieb panniers, anyone tried it?

Hi, In my old backpacking days I used to collect embroidered flag patches from the countries and regions I visited which then I sewed onto my backpack... It was a nice thing to do and I'd like to...
Forum: Touring 06-09-09, 04:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,114
Posted By gnz
There used to be a 'riding partners' subgroup of...

There used to be a 'riding partners' subgroup of the touring forum some time ago. There I found a great cycling partner for a trip back in 2006. Anyone knows why it was removed?
Forum: Touring 06-08-09, 02:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,491
Posted By gnz
Ok, I ordered a thorn tour club frame from...

Ok, I ordered a thorn tour club frame from England. It will be arriving soon. My only problem now will be removing the bottom bracket :) I guess I should go on the look for a LBS.

Thanks everybody...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-08-09, 02:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,259
Posted By gnz
Ok, I ordered a thorn tour club frame from...

Ok, I ordered a thorn tour club frame from England. It will be arriving soon. My only problem now will be removing the bottom bracket :) I guess I should go on the look for a LBS.

Thanks everybody...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-02-09, 12:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,259
Posted By gnz
Yes, I guess I should just reach Sevilla and have...

Yes, I guess I should just reach Sevilla and have a tour of the bike shops to see what they've got.

thanks.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-02-09, 12:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,259
Posted By gnz
Thanks, At first glance it seems they don't have...

Thanks, At first glance it seems they don't have a steel frame for v-brakes and 700C but I'll email them...
Forum: Touring 05-31-09, 07:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,491
Posted By gnz
Okay, thank you everyone for your input. Here's...

Okay, thank you everyone for your input. Here's the current report:

I rode 300km with a load of some 35kg luggage plus me 75kg. I did notice two new and alarming things: a crackling noise coming...
Forum: Touring 05-31-09, 07:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,491
Posted By gnz
Im almost sure it is a new crack, and it happened...

Im almost sure it is a new crack, and it happened during the recent transport. Yes I will start my shopping for a new steel frame.

thanks.
Forum: Touring 05-31-09, 07:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,491
Posted By gnz
I was referring to having it breaking off...

I was referring to having it breaking off completely.

Thanks for your insight.
Forum: Touring 05-31-09, 07:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,491
Posted By gnz
Hey Kyle!, well this proves you right with yet...

Hey Kyle!, well this proves you right with yet another thing, the frame material!. Remember our discussions? so far I've: gotten fenders, gotten wider tires... replaced my brooks with one with...
Forum: Touring 05-31-09, 07:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,491
Posted By gnz
It is a New Zealand made 2001 Avanti pioneer...

It is a New Zealand made 2001 Avanti pioneer bike. The frame material is 6061.
I'm pretty confident the crack is new and it appeared during transit between home (U.S.) and Lisbon Portugal, see...
Forum: Touring 05-31-09, 07:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,491
Posted By gnz
I'm in Faro, a small town in Portugal... Someone...

I'm in Faro, a small town in Portugal... Someone is helping me find an aluminium welder, after talking with him I will decide if I will attempt some sort of repair.

I'm pretty confident the crack...
Forum: Touring 05-31-09, 07:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,491
Posted By gnz
Yep, I agree... I've ridden it for 300km already,...

Yep, I agree... I've ridden it for 300km already, have some more details to report on a following post...
Forum: Touring 05-31-09, 07:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,491
Posted By gnz
I think so too. I also think that if it failed...

I think so too. I also think that if it failed I'd still be able to make a controlled stop and that's why I rode it... I'll post a report on a next post.
Forum: Touring 05-31-09, 07:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,491
Posted By gnz
It seems to me the airline did break it. But I've...

It seems to me the airline did break it. But I've been in Portugal already for more than three weeks. No longer have any papers/receipts which make my chances slim... also, airlines nowadays make you...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-31-09, 07:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,259
Posted By gnz
Okay, thank you everyone for your input. Here's...

Okay, thank you everyone for your input. Here's the current report:

I rode 300km with a load of some 35kg luggage plus me 75kg. I did notice two new and alarming things: a crackling noise coming...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-31-09, 07:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,259
Posted By gnz
Interesting theory about the thermal stress......

Interesting theory about the thermal stress... The screw and the dropout hanger were both out and packed along with the deraileur at the time of travel.

Thanks for your insight.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-31-09, 06:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,259
Posted By gnz
It is a New Zealand made avanti frame that I...

It is a New Zealand made avanti frame that I bought in 2001... I am almost sure the crack appeared with the last plane flight, It must have been dropped at some point. I'm not sure if the...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-31-09, 06:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,259
Posted By gnz
Yes, I'd go for replacing the frame if I was at...

Yes, I'd go for replacing the frame if I was at home but unfortunately I am already far from home and the options are more limited.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-31-09, 06:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,259
Posted By gnz
The tour is open ended, I'm planning to spend at...

The tour is open ended, I'm planning to spend at least one year touring in Europe... The bolt tightens against a nut, not against the frame, so the damage wasn't caused by overtightening.

Im like...
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