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    St Kilda Cycles has both Dahon and Vivente...

    St Kilda Cycles has both Dahon and Vivente touring bikes with the Ritchey system they are in Melbourne. They can custom build you a frame for you I have seen a few of their tourers.
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    Hey Nancy have you had a look at Salsa rims the...

    Hey Nancy have you had a look at Salsa rims the Gordo comes in 40hole at 630gms should be beefy enough for tandem use cheers Steve
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    Hi Nancy sorry to here of your problems. I work...

    Hi Nancy sorry to here of your problems. I work within the bicycle trade here in Australia and for a long time us Aussies have been steering clear of all of Velocity's rims. I am surprised to see...
  4. Hi i run Ortlieb Bikepacker plus for the rear and...

    Hi i run Ortlieb Bikepacker plus for the rear and Frontroller plus on the front. They have the QL2 mount system and I run 2 sets of mount hooks top and bottom. This give the bags a more secure grip...
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    Hey Wentworth A good set of panniers with ample top hook adjustment is what you need. Coupled with a rack with plenty of top shelf like the Nice Rack from Surly. Ortlieb rollers plus bags also allow...
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    Sticky: Rohloff Man

    Here is my blog of bike tales and travels. www.rohloffman.blogspot.com I have some seen some interesting bikes on my trips though Asia. Some pics from Japan last year are pictured mostly I am...
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    Trekking bar and B&M mirror

    Hi Check out my bar setup on my blog www.rohloffman.blogspot.com I use BBB trekking bars and a B&M mirror of course we ride on the left down here in OZ so the mirror is mounted on the right. Cheers...
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    "My BS detector is beeping. Sources?" I agree...

    "My BS detector is beeping. Sources?"
    I agree everytime I read your replys my BS detector goes off the scale.
    My point is get onto Rohloff and try it don't just ***** about it. As both a serious...
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    I have done a bit of riding through China and...

    I have done a bit of riding through China and suggest a cro-mo steel frame and steel racks every village has a welder so if you have problems they can be repaired. You must go with 26" wheels 700c...
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    G'Day mate I am also hooked on the Rohloff since...

    G'Day mate I am also hooked on the Rohloff since testing one last year. If you read the attached pages on the hubs on the St John Street Cycles/Thorn pages they explain the noise in a new hub. I do...
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    Uncle Dave I saw you live in Sydney get down to...

    Uncle Dave I saw you live in Sydney get down to Cheeky Monkey they are the Australian importers of both Xtra cycle and Old Man Mountain racks they have heaps of other touring parts and advise cheers...
  12. Learn all you need before going bush! Your brain...

    Learn all you need before going bush! Your brain is surprisingly light weight and can store an abundance of info. If you are scared about mechanics have a go practice makes perfect its not that hard...
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    Hey KDOS I am a vegan too and enjoy my cycling as...

    Hey KDOS I am a vegan too and enjoy my cycling as well as my food. Your food intake depends on how long you are going for weekend touring is easy because you can take all you need from home. Rice and...
  14. Heh check out www.centralasiabikeride.com these...

    Heh check out www.centralasiabikeride.com these guys recharged all their electronics on their half world tour also try www.mark-ju.net they recharged everything on their way from England to Australia...
  15. Piece of piss Ziemas I have been running racks...

    Piece of piss Ziemas I have been running racks and disks on all of my three bikes for the last couple of years. You have to bend the rack out on the left hand side and put a longer bolt and a spacer...
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    I am no real expert but I have brazed together a...

    I am no real expert but I have brazed together a couple steel frames for both race and touring and have modified bike to take racks and extra h2o bottles I have also built my own single wheel...
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    How about the surly LHT you can build a bike up...

    How about the surly LHT you can build a bike up from scratch with parts you want and need. Stick to shimano gears and barcon shifters for easy and relyability. 700c wheels enable you to go fast on...
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    Sticky: I too was considering a LHT last year but hated...

    I too was considering a LHT last year but hated the colour. I found a Kona steel frame and after some extra braze ons and a suspension adjusted fork I have built up a great touring bike that is so...
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    All these replys are right on the money I have...

    All these replys are right on the money I have had two pairs of Shimano sandals. I dont use them in winter because my toes get too cold but summer cycling is where they are best. The best feeling...
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    Hey check out the bike used on the...

    Hey check out the bike used on the www.centralasiabikeride.com website they are M5 and have bars attached via a standard stem and mtb bar with adjustable barends. Try the street machine website also...
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    Hey check out www.centralasiabikeride.com these...

    Hey check out www.centralasiabikeride.com these guys rode from Turkey to China as well is info on a previous trip from Russia to China.

    Also try the St John Street cycles links page for some...
  23. I want to build my own swb touring recumbent.

    Hi guys I want to build my own swb touring recumbent. Cant someone post some designs and ideas on this thread? I want to use a 26" rear 20" front combo with underseat steering. I have some ideas but...
  24. Thread: Generators?

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    You are on the right track for fully self...

    You are on the right track for fully self sufficient touring check out www.centralasiabikeride.com and see how these guys charged laptops and phones via hub dynamos on their trip from Turkey to Hong...
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    hey check out www.centralasiabikeride.com these...

    hey check out www.centralasiabikeride.com these guys kept the most up to date techno gadgetry on their trip from Turkey to Hong Kong including dynamo hubs that charged the whole lot.
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