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    For touring, 20" wheels and gearing work fine....

    For touring, 20" wheels and gearing work fine.
    My ICE Q came with touring gearing of 26/38/48 and 9/32.

    It was quick and simple to swap the 32 cog for a 34, and go 22/36/48 up front for a...
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    I often use an old (2008) Qstarz BT1000Q...

    I often use an old (2008) Qstarz BT1000Q bluetooth tracker.

    I use Bluetooth GPS (paid version, the free one cuts out every 10 monutes) to connect to it, and it's worked with all the software I've...
  3. I had a SUN Sport AX, which I sold for $500....

    I had a SUN Sport AX, which I sold for $500.
    That's the aluminum model wirh pretty good components. 27 speed, FSA Gossamer crankset, and so on.

    It included a Sun rack, Sun fenders, Nashbar...
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    Or you could try OSMAnd. It's free, and you can...

    Or you could try OSMAnd. It's free, and you can download up to 10 maps free as well. The unlimited version is a few dollars, and lets you download unlimited maps worldwide, plus wikipedia data for...
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    The comment about trikes being dangerous in...

    The comment about trikes being dangerous in traffic is way overatated.

    I rode my ICE Q rear suspension trike a lot in Philippinea city traffic (metro area of 1 million people) and had fewer...
  6. I don't buy into the big US brandnames anymore....

    I don't buy into the big US brandnames anymore.
    I've suffered several equipment and product failures since moving to SE Asia.

    One case was a midrange 2009 Sierra Designs tent that I paid $250 for...
  7. I'm now starting down the bamboo path, using...

    I'm now starting down the bamboo path, using epoxy and abaca (Manila hemp) as the bonding agent.

    Marine epoxy putty is commonally available, so i should be able track down what I need.

    I may...
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    The only frame I can find in a 19 or above (19 is...

    The only frame I can find in a 19 or above (19 is slightly small for me) is a 29er hardtail. The only 26er full suspension bike I found in a 19 (I need a 20 if I am picky) is a DH version, not that...
  9. Thanks Mark and others. I'll investigate the...

    Thanks Mark and others. I'll investigate the local wood suppliers and see what is available in smaller quantities (expecting some frustrations). Looks like fiberglass will be an option to strengthen...
  10. Thread: Osmand Map?

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    Set your destination, then search or click your...

    Set your destination, then search or click your start point on the map (Right click the icon that appears on the map) and set it from there. It's been a while and I don't have my phone with me at...
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    Thanks for the rack suggestions, that would...

    Thanks for the rack suggestions, that would probably be a lot easier to bring in than a whole bike. Plenty of 26ers available in 16 to 17 sizes for the Cruzbike conversion as well. But prices for...
  12. I have thought about it. A few issues with that,...

    I have thought about it. A few issues with that, including customs duties and taxes, and the poor reputation customs have here for being difficult and expensive to deal with. Plus shipping into the...
  13. As the last poster guessed, I'm in the...

    As the last poster guessed, I'm in the Philippines. Getting stuff from the USA is a rather costly and drawn out process, especially dealing with the bigger suppliers.

    Finding aluminum and so on...
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    Thanks for the input. For various reasons,...

    Thanks for the input.
    For various reasons, including shipping costs, import duties, import hassles, time and my budget, importing a touring bike isn't an option I will consider. I also don't...
  15. I've been through all of those, so far everything...

    I've been through all of those, so far everything is too small for me, or a lot of travel involved on the very few occasions I've found something online.

    pinoymtbiker has had my membership...
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    Touring on a 29er?

    I recently sold my beloved recumbent tadpole trike, which was really well kitted out for touring. The big issue is that local roads (I am currently in the Philippines, and will hit the rest of SE...
  17. 29er questions (targeted at use in third world touring)

    I've looked around locally (Philippines), and the only bikes I can find in my size suitable for touring of any sort, are 29ers. There are exactly 2 large (size 19) bikes in town (metro area of 1...
  18. Frame materials besides steel, aluminum and carbon fiber for a recumbent build?

    I'm having a hard time finding a local supply of quality steel and aluminum tubing, and the only carbon fiber cloth supplier I can find has a few lines on their website, selling 0.5m x 100 cm x...
  19. Off topic, but here in the Philippines, Shimano...

    Off topic, but here in the Philippines, Shimano is about the only game in town for good components.
    For 2014, Sora and Alivio are 9-speed only, and Deore / XT are 10-speed only, at least if you are...
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    Very strange about the rearender not

    Very strange about the rearender not
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    On my EZ Sport AX, I used a Sunlite seat bag that...

    On my EZ Sport AX, I used a Sunlite seat bag that worked just fine. Bought from the dealer that sold me the bike. If you Google you'll find a thread on Bentrider referring to exactly this.

    I also...
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    Sticky: I did my first century last week, self supported,...

    I did my first century last week, self supported, on a Trice (ICE) recumbent trike. It took me 8:15 hours, 85 to 93 degree heat (103 'RealFeel') of which 7 hours was riding time.
    I stopped for a...
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    Sticky: ICE: Trice Q Longest ride on anything else...

    ICE: Trice Q

    Longest ride on anything else was under 45 miles.

    http:// http://i1191.photobucket.com/albums/z463/tshelver/Trike%20Travels/IMG_20131009_120754_zps383b3a20.jpg
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    Sticky: Please tell us your age. 59 1. What type of...

    Please tell us your age. 59

    1. What type of bikes do 50+ folks ride?

    ICE Q recumbent tadpole trike

    2. Do you take any special supplements/vitamins/minerals as you have grown older?...
  25. Actually, I think it would be useful to see what...

    Actually, I think it would be useful to see what people ride in the different environments.

    I ride in SE Asia (Philippines) quite a bit, and can't see how I would manage a high or low racer, for...
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