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    I can live with the noise and the other...

    I can live with the noise and the other idiosyncrasies of the Rohloff as if its as long lived and low maintenance as its said to be, it'll suit me down to the ground.
    The handlebars are Titec J-bars...
  2. Thanks for the link and write up Andrew. I had...

    Thanks for the link and write up Andrew.
    I had planned to look at riding from Albany northwards towards Perth after riding down the coast to Albany on the road with the Ogre and no trailer.
    Found...
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    Thank you, I went with a 14 speed Rohloff to see...

    Thank you,
    I went with a 14 speed Rohloff to see what all the fuss was about as well as, being lazy, wanting a lower maintenance solution.
    Front hub is a Son28 which charges my Edelux headlight,...
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    Well I bought myself an Ogre and can report I've...

    Well I bought myself an Ogre and can report I've found no issue with heel strike and panniers.
    I utilise a Tubus Cosmo/Nova combo and Ortlieb Roller Classics front and rear with a 31 liter rack bag...
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    I use a Titec copy version called a J-bar. They...

    I use a Titec copy version called a J-bar.
    They suit me down to the ground and I utilise the three main hand positions available.
    I'll eventually buy the genuine Jones article.

    You may have to...
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    Have a great time! I just got back from a...

    Have a great time!

    I just got back from a months tour and will hit the pedals again in another fortnight when school holidays finishes and all the teenagers are back at school instead of creating...
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    The benchmark from my observations is Ortlieb or...

    The benchmark from my observations is Ortlieb or Arkel.
    I'm very happy with my Ortlieb rear Roller Classics with 31 liter rack bag for the rear to match the fronts Roller Classics and Ultimate 5...
  8. My low gear is approx 17 gear inches. Once my...

    My low gear is approx 17 gear inches.
    Once my cadence falls below 70 rpm, I'm looking to dismount and push.
    I've just got back from a months jaunt around the south coast of Western Australia.
    Its...
  9. These links may or may not be helpful:...

    These links may or may not be helpful:
    https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!topic/surlylht/Gd48ndOS9t4https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!topic/surlylht/Gd48ndOS9t4

    LHT 2010...
  10. Fenders

    I've got the 700x60 Berthouds and love them.
    Noisy at times when gravel is picked up by the tires.
    Be aware the little fitting that goes in the fork crown is designed for a road bike, I think, with...
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    I use Shimano PD-T780 XT MTB SPD Trekking...

    I use
    Shimano PD-T780 XT MTB SPD Trekking Pedals

    http://www.wiggle.com/shimano-pd-t780-xt-mtb-spd-trekking-pedals/

    http://i1198.photobucket.com/albums/aa450/rif_raf13/DSC05770_zps3c094b93.jpg...
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    With regards the thoughts and ideas side of...

    With regards the thoughts and ideas side of things....
    With my last bike, I had trouble finding a local wheel builder so, in anticipation of an approx 4500km trailer towed tour, I utilized the...
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    I hadnt kept up with his blog lately and spotted...

    I hadnt kept up with his blog lately and spotted his new wheelset.
    I dont expect mine to be as strong a set as his.
    I've leaned more towards some weight saving, utilzing the same Rohloff (albeit...
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    I'm familiar with Cass's bike as I too ride an...

    I'm familiar with Cass's bike as I too ride an Ogre, but would hardly classify it as top of the line being a frame in the budget bracket (and I can only lust after something of Co-motion ilk or full...
  15. I roll with a couple of 1.5 liter Nalgene...

    I roll with a couple of 1.5 liter Nalgene bottles, utilizing two BBB XL Fueltanks
    http://www.charliethebikemonger.com/bbb-xl-fuel-tank-bottle-cage-560-p.asp
    I removed the top clips and will...
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    Damaging rims in far flung places is not endemic....

    Damaging rims in far flung places is not endemic.
    Seriously, how often are people bucking rims?
    If it was my planned trip, I'd get my hubs greased, bearing adjusted and spoke tension checked...
  17. Pretty sure they are an option on many if not all...

    Pretty sure they are an option on many if not all of the Co-motion range.
    Out of my price bracket unfortunately at the moment.
    After a few phone calls it looks very difficult to get them added to a...
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    For me, your still sort of stuck while you wait...

    For me, your still sort of stuck while you wait for your items to charge and not to mention, I imagine at a slower rate than a wall socket.
    Last I looked, decent solar panels were pricy and you had...
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    Just reiterating my 2 cents worth in that "for...

    Just reiterating my 2 cents worth in that "for me", there is little worse than sitting around waiting for batteries to charge.
    When touring I tend to spend 4 or 5 days camping wild before looking...
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    Some one felt compelled to expand on the original...

    Some one felt compelled to expand on the original topic and felt it was within the bounds of the original posters remit as there was a mention of stealth camping (if I correctly understood their post)
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    I cant see an Australian contribution to the...

    I cant see an Australian contribution to the thread being any less valid or worthy for readers of the thread with an interest in stealth camping.

    I'm only sorry that someone didnt start their own...
  22. Not sure what constitutes cool factor....... My...

    Not sure what constitutes cool factor.......
    My favorite bike device would be my E-werk which is responsible for taking the current from my Son28 dynamo hub and making it power my Edelux headlight...
  23. I'd be inclined to lean toward fleece products...

    I'd be inclined to lean toward fleece products due to my perceptions of them being easier to get dry compared to wool.
    I'm keen to trial some merino wear but as yet most of my experience has been...
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    Bit like hijacking the thread to offer opinions...

    Bit like hijacking the thread to offer opinions off topic.;)
    Start a new thread to get your agenda off the ground as I think there be be lots here who would gladly contribute something on the topic...
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    Heres a blog I enjoyed reading with a some NZ...

    Heres a blog I enjoyed reading with a some NZ stuff in it that I hope will be helpful.
    http://wheelswhisper.blogspot.com.au/
    In Particular the "Gone Fishing" and "Chasing the Long White Cloud"...
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