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    After reading the opinions and owner reviews of...

    After reading the opinions and owner reviews of the 11 speed Shimano unit in mtbr forums
    Internal Gear Hubs
    it was an easy choice to give it a miss.
    Way too many complaints.
    I went Rohloff but...
  2. Thread: Fender Passion

    by rifraf
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    I mounted my Gilles Berthoud fenders with...

    I mounted my Gilles Berthoud fenders with standard Berthoud stays, Tubus rear rack mount and SKS mounts on the rear and on the front standard Berthoud stays and fork crown mount and the addition of...
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    I like em inside my handlebars. Course its just...

    I like em inside my handlebars.
    Course its just as well I didn't go for drops (racing style bars).

    I utilised a Greenfield on my Moulton APB (now sold) and mostly loved it.


    I use a...
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    An alternative view "might" be that little...

    An alternative view "might" be that little touring is usually done during the hours of darkness by many.
    Of course at least one exception might be early mornings......
    I own the yellow Ortliebs...
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    I believe a iPad will charge albeit so slowly...

    I believe a iPad will charge albeit so slowly that a screen warning may pop up stating that its not charging.
    Saying that, Apple Macbook Airs, iPad and iPad Mini boast a 10 hour battery life which...
  6. G'day Lurch, yes! I had to get the rear stay,...

    G'day Lurch,
    yes! I had to get the rear stay, that goes into the fork crown hole, moved.
    The Ogre has suspension corrected forks which the Hunter Pass Rack (Velo Orange) isn't designed for.
    I...
  7. Thanks you. I'm finding the bike very practical....

    Thanks you.
    I'm finding the bike very practical.
    I'm hopeful the stainless fittings will keep it looking nice for a while yet.
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    Hard to take your post seriously as this speed...

    Hard to take your post seriously as this speed would hardly be safe practice on a bike without a trailer (IMHO)
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    Ahh, just twigged to you being with Velocity....

    Ahh, just twigged to you being with Velocity.
    I'm very happy with Velocity rims and my Ogres Dyads in particular.
    I used the same extrusion on my previous bike albeit in 20 inch (406),
    A Moulton...
  10. The set up on my Ogre is both lighter and can...

    The set up on my Ogre is both lighter and can carry more weight than whats offered by the Surly Nice racks, not to mention being rust free and with no paint to scratch.
    ...
  11. Tubus pannier racks and Velo Orange small flat...

    Tubus pannier racks and Velo Orange small flat rack like a Pass Hunter front rack to compliment the Tubus.
    I'm a big fan of Gilles Berthoud fenders.

    This guys bike here inspired me with regards...
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    My tours usually incorporate both tarmac and ...

    My tours usually incorporate both tarmac and off-road surfaces.
    I tend to favour wider tires in search of a comfort factor, of around 2 inches wide in 622 (700c).
    I'm happy with 40 psi for these...
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    Congrats on the build, it looks great! Where...

    Congrats on the build, it looks great!

    Where are you going to tour first?

    Caution with Velocity rims and tire pressures as there appears to be evidence that they like low pressures compared to...
  14. Dont be a muppet and ride without lights in low...

    Dont be a muppet and ride without lights in low light conditions.
    If you cant think about your own health and safety, at least think of the feelings of the person who has to live with having smeared...
  15. Thread: keeping comfort

    by rifraf
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    So far I'm very happy with my Exped Synmat 7...

    So far I'm very happy with my Exped Synmat 7 Ultralight in medium and Exped Pump Pillow to inflate it.
    Online reviews I've read seem to suggest a high failure rate but, fingers crossed, no issues so...
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    I've got an Garmin Edge 800 gps/computer and keep...

    I've got an Garmin Edge 800 gps/computer and keep it charged via my dyno-hub and Ewerk with cache battery.
    Wish I'd saved my money as in daylight I cant make out whats on the screen.
    Fine in...
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    Too many treeless areas over here in Aussie to...

    Too many treeless areas over here in Aussie to take hammocks seriously unfortunately.
    I'm sure they are fine for touring local area where you know there will be trees but for long distance touring...
  18. At long last I got my Velo Orange Pass Hunter...

    At long last I got my Velo Orange Pass Hunter rack modified to fit:

    http://i1198.photobucket.com/albums/aa450/rif_raf13/DSC06134_zps5f139fef.jpg
    ...
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    Finally done: ...

    Finally done:

    http://i1198.photobucket.com/albums/aa450/rif_raf13/DSC06134_zps5f139fef.jpg

    http://i1198.photobucket.com/albums/aa450/rif_raf13/DSC06131_zps85c7207f.jpg
    ...
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    I ended up getting a tab welded to one of my...

    I ended up getting a tab welded to one of my racks stays (that went to my forks brake bosses).
    Seems sturdy enough after a couple of hundred km's now and hasn't fallen off.

    The OP's desire to...
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    I had the camera out recently so heres a pic of...

    I had the camera out recently so heres a pic of my dynamo-hub powered Philips Lumiring tail-light playing nice with my rear rack:
    ...
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    I'm surprised people are still asking this type...

    I'm surprised people are still asking this type of question with dynamo hubs having been out for a number of years now, so perhaps their marketing needs improvement.

    I use a Son28 dynamo hub which...
  23. Had that conumdrum with my Moulton APB. I...

    Had that conumdrum with my Moulton APB.
    I attached it for cadence and relied on auto to offer up my current speed.
    I found the compromise fine despite initially worrying about accuracy etc.
    A few...
  24. My suggestion is to never skimp on lights or...

    My suggestion is to never skimp on lights or brakes.
    A "good" dynamo led headlight is for the most part a fantastic fit and forget solution.
    I roll with an Edelux for its appeal to my aesthetic...
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    Never met anyone who in hindsight regretted their...

    Never met anyone who in hindsight regretted their expenditure on a good dyno-hub lighting setup.
    I use a Son28 with Edelux and Philips Lumiring tail-light.
    Used with an Ewerk with cache battery it...
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