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    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! the area seems completely devoid of any tracks :) Good luck mate, I wish I could join you.
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. Great idea. Do you think tube patch cement will...

    Great idea. Do you think tube patch cement will do? Thanks.
  5. 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.
  6. 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...
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    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?
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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.
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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.
  14. I was referring to having it breaking off...

    I was referring to having it breaking off completely.

    Thanks for your insight.
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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.
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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.
  23. 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...
  24. 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.
  25. 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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