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Forum: Touring
03-28-18, 02:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,917
Posted By fks

My Hardrock Comp...

My Hardrock Comp (http://www.pbase.com/canyonlands/image/89575859)
NZ 2008
Forum: Touring
01-23-18, 03:46 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,182
Posted By fks

Save Weight and grow a beard ...

Save Weight and grow a beard
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1pdyq-b_kM)
Forum: Touring
07-16-17, 02:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,604
Posted By fks

If you haven't already ordered, try Sonic...

If you haven't already ordered, try Sonic Cycles,(Sonic Cycles - HOME of TUFO tyres, GEBHARDT chainrings, CITEC wheels, INTEC frames and more... - Online Shop (http://www.soniccycles.co.uk)) I have a...
Forum: Touring
12-03-16, 10:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,196
Posted By fks

Hi, I did a Portland OR to Portland ME trip...

Hi,

I did a Portland OR to Portland ME trip in 2001, I did a mix of ACA routes and looking at freebie state road maps (they existed way back then). I flew into LA then on to Portland and flew out...
Forum: Touring
12-28-15, 03:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 706
Posted By fks

I get my bike serviced at a shop ...

I get my bike serviced at a shop (http://www.cheekymonkey.com.au/)that does a lot of commuter and touring bikes, they check over the whole bike, I let them know of my tour and they did a great job...
Forum: Touring
12-27-15, 05:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 706
Posted By fks

My 2 Cents worth, Make sure that your bike...

My 2 Cents worth,

Make sure that your bike fits you and get all the components serviced prior to departure.

Check that all your camping gear works and you know how to use it with your eyes...
Forum: Touring
12-21-15, 10:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,353
Posted By fks

From a 3 month North America tour ...

From a 3 month North America tour
(http://www.hkcrystal.com/cycling/)
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Forum: Touring
11-29-15, 04:23 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,079
Posted By fks

Keeping with the Glacier theme 490761

Keeping with the Glacier theme
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Forum: Touring
09-11-15, 09:48 PM
Replies: 4,355
Views: 2,028,325
Posted By fks

Western Side of Sherman Pass476703

Western Side of Sherman Pass476703
Forum: Touring
10-04-14, 05:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,153
Posted By fks

In descending order MTB XTR XT LX Deore...

In descending order
MTB
XTR
XT
LX
Deore
Alivio

Road
Dura-Ace
Forum: Touring
08-23-14, 04:45 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 13,578
Posted By fks

Each to his/her own I have a brooks saddle on...

Each to his/her own
I have a brooks saddle on every bike I own (way too many). Had them for the last 16 years, Tours in that time include XC USA , LEJOG, Across the Alps, twice to NZ Sth Is and...
Forum: Touring
07-19-14, 04:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 656
Posted By fks

Shimano FH-M756 XT Rear Disc Hub...

Shimano FH-M756 XT Rear Disc Hub (http://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=768&category=740) from Universal Cycles for $50 and it is a 36 hole 135mm disc hub
Forum: Touring
07-12-14, 04:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,854
Posted By fks

BBB Bell...

BBB Bell (http://bbbcycling.com/accessories/bells/BBB-12) can fit on any diameter H-Bar
Forum: Touring
07-05-14, 05:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,801
Posted By fks

I use a Ground Effect Tardis...

I use a Ground Effect Tardis (http://www.groundeffect.co.nz/product/BAG/TAR) just carry it as part of your luggage and you never need a box at the airport again
Forum: Touring
06-07-14, 08:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,807
Posted By fks

noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!
Forum: Touring
06-07-14, 05:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,807
Posted By fks

The Conquest is my favourite Brooks saddle, send...

The Conquest is my favourite Brooks saddle, send it my way if you don't want it:cry:
Forum: Touring
02-16-14, 01:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By fks

Having your bike set up prior to departing is a...

Having your bike set up prior to departing is a must. It will be easier to buy the gear you need in OZ and give it all a trail run prior to leaving. That way you can sort out your camping set up. ...
Forum: Touring
01-27-14, 03:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 766
Posted By fks

Yes

Yes
Forum: Touring
01-05-14, 07:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,219
Posted By fks

For the Nth Island from Auckland try Coramandel...

For the Nth Island from Auckland try Coramandel and then on to East Cape.
Best Guides are the Pedaller's Paradise http://www.paradise-press.co.nz/
Forum: Touring
11-22-13, 02:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,588
Posted By fks

I had them 12 years ago on XC USA Tour and ran a...

I had them 12 years ago on XC USA Tour and ran a 26 x 1.75 Conti Top Touring 2000 Tyres and they had no problems.
Forum: Touring
10-10-13, 04:29 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,477
Posted By fks

Exped Venus Extreme 345254

Exped Venus Extreme
345254
Forum: Touring
08-31-13, 05:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,920
Posted By fks

I use Profile Design Boxer Bar Ends in Long, for...

I use Profile Design Boxer Bar Ends in Long, for both Commuting and Touring.
Forum: Touring
01-18-13, 08:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,227
Posted By fks

Powermonkey Extreme...

Powermonkey Extreme (http://www.amazon.com/Powertraveller-Monkey-Extreme-Tablet-Charger/dp/B00632TH5S/ref=sr_1_4?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1358560975&sr=1-4&keywords=powermonkey+extreme)

Solar and...
Forum: Touring
01-07-13, 09:46 PM
Replies: 4,355
Views: 2,028,325
Posted By fks

On a recent tour in Southern NSW in Australia. ...

On a recent tour in Southern NSW in Australia.

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Forum: Touring
12-24-12, 02:08 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 73,768
Posted By fks

1999 Specialized Hardrock Comp. I just replaced...

1999 Specialized Hardrock Comp. I just replaced all the components including a new wheelset....
Forum: Touring
03-10-12, 11:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,027
Posted By fks

Mostly they run away, I have seen a cow jump a 4...

Mostly they run away, I have seen a cow jump a 4 foot high fence to get away from cyclists.
Sometimes they just stop and stare.:)

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Forum: Touring
01-17-12, 10:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,608
Posted By fks

I have on of the older frames and there was no...

I have on of the older frames and there was no problem setting it up with V-Brakes
Forum: Touring
12-03-11, 11:44 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 21,027
Posted By fks

Port Campbell on the Great Ocean Road in VIC...

Port Campbell on the Great Ocean Road in VIC Australia

The tent is an EXPED Venus II.
Forum: Touring
11-24-11, 11:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,962
Posted By fks

You can get it just about anywhere in the South...

You can get it just about anywhere in the South Island, every small shop seemed to have some the last time I was there.
Forum: Touring
11-04-11, 11:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,792
Posted By fks

Universal Cycles sells 1" threadless and threaded...

Universal Cycles sells 1" threadless and threaded forks

http://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=35881&category=703

You can get the threadless fork and by a 1 1/8 in stem...
Forum: Touring
10-20-11, 10:51 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 21,845
Posted By fks

Fat Bike

Easter 2011

Brindabella Rd in NSW Australia
Forum: Touring
05-08-11, 12:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,299
Posted By fks

Exped Tents. www.exped.com Outstanding...

Exped Tents.

www.exped.com

Outstanding tents and in green for most models.
Forum: Touring
05-04-11, 06:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 930
Posted By fks

The trips I have done in NZ all Sth Island ...

The trips I have done in NZ all Sth Island

NZ Sth Island 1997 Pt 1 (http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/NZ-1997-South-Island-PT-1)

NZ Sth Island 1997 Pt 2...
Forum: Touring
04-30-11, 06:26 PM
Replies: 4,355
Views: 2,028,325
Posted By fks

On the Brindabella Road in NSW Australia

On the Brindabella Road in NSW Australia
Forum: Touring
04-30-11, 03:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,434
Posted By fks

Paul Thumbies

Paul Thumbies (http://www.paulcomp.com/mtthumbie.html) are what you need.
Forum: Touring
12-30-10, 02:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 474
Posted By fks

When you get to Windy Wellington, go to a...

When you get to Windy Wellington, go to a bookshop and get a copy of "Peddlars Paradise (http://www.paradise-press.co.nz/)" . This is the Ultimate guide for cycling in NZ there are 2 guides, one for...
Forum: Touring
09-15-10, 04:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 733
Posted By fks

I would do the North Island first, start in...

I would do the North Island first, start in Aukland, head north up to Cape Reinga then back along the north coast to the Coramandel then to East Cape and south to Wellington, around to New Plymouth...
Forum: Touring
08-17-10, 05:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 944
Posted By fks

Angus 37, Unfortunatley that is the only close...

Angus 37,
Unfortunatley that is the only close up photo In have of the H-Bar setup.
Forum: Touring
08-06-10, 07:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 944
Posted By fks

Top Tube Cable Routing

Here is a photo of my tourer, top tube routing with Cyclocross levers. I had to get tandem length shifter cables to route them under bar tape.
Forum: Touring
06-25-10, 10:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 423
Posted By fks

The Paul Thumbies and Shimano Bar Ends are a...

The Paul Thumbies and Shimano Bar Ends are a fantastic combo, easy to use and bulletproof. I use this setup on my bikes and it works great.
Forum: Touring
05-22-10, 03:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 656
Posted By fks

I did this loop in Nov /Dec 08 and it was quite...

I did this loop in Nov /Dec 08 and it was quite cool, July will be Icy.

http://www.hkcrystal.com/photos/2008/NZ/NZTour_sm1.jpg

the Sth Is is a fantastic place to tour, Peddalers Paradise is the...
Forum: Touring
01-20-10, 04:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,517
Posted By fks

Gear cables under the bar tape , also Paul Cross...

Gear cables under the bar tape , also Paul Cross Brake Levers.:love:
Forum: Touring
12-16-09, 03:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,776
Posted By fks

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?334033-I-...

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?334033-I-would-LOVE-to-see-photos-of-your-MTB-conversion&p=8889632&viewfull=1#post8889632

Specialized Hardrock Comp 1999 Frame, Tange Forks
Shimano XTR 36...
Forum: Touring
12-01-09, 03:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,101
Posted By fks

Reynolds 853 Oversize tubing (31.8 TT and ST;...

Reynolds 853 Oversize tubing (31.8 TT and ST; 34.9 DT); 1 1/8 headset (Chris King), Unicrown Forks; Thompson stem and seatpost (29.4mm) ; 73mm BB (XT Cranks M770)22 32 44 ;
26 inch wheels, Hope...
Forum: Touring
10-20-09, 05:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,603
Posted By fks

Banks Penninsula, bloody steep, Dunedin has...

Banks Penninsula, bloody steep, Dunedin has the:eek:steepest street in the world.:eek:
Forum: Touring
09-01-09, 05:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,523
Posted By fks

Velocity Dyad are 700c rims not 26 in(559). ...

Velocity Dyad are 700c rims not 26 in(559). Velocity has Aeroheat in 26 which are good rims.I would go with a rigid fork and use fat tyres for some suspension. The on-one seatpost is good quality...
Forum: Touring
07-20-09, 04:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,394
Posted By fks

My Specialized (HardRock Comp) :thumb: ...

My Specialized (HardRock Comp) :thumb:

Thomsons Saddle in Otago NZ
Forum: Touring
06-13-09, 07:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 393
Posted By fks

Alberta Cowboy Trail

Does anyone have information on the conditions for cyclists on the Cowboy Trail in Alberta?

http://www.thecowboytrail.com/index.html


Thanks
Forum: Touring
05-23-09, 08:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 562
Posted By fks

If you don't like the Conquest you can always...

If you don't like the Conquest you can always post it to me ;);)
Forum: Touring
05-22-09, 10:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 562
Posted By fks

The Saddle looks like a Brooks Conquest, same...

The Saddle looks like a Brooks Conquest, same shape as a Team Pro, but with springs:thumb:
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