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04-24-13, 10:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,600
Posted By Schumius

Hi there, found this old thread while looking for...

Hi there, found this old thread while looking for good homemade recipes to condition and waterproof my leather boots. Beeswax and neatsfoot oil came up a lot during my research so I'd decided to opt...
Forum: Touring
08-09-08, 03:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 465
Posted By Schumius

Unless you're thinking about moving to the UK or...

Unless you're thinking about moving to the UK or staying there for 6 months it doesn't occur to me as a good idea to buy a new bike at your destination and then go home with you for some future...
Forum: Touring
09-07-06, 09:55 PM
Replies: 4,393
Views: 2,067,028
Posted By Schumius

As long as the rack fits, the panniers will do.

As long as the rack fits, the panniers will do.
Forum: Touring
06-05-06, 08:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 596
Posted By Schumius

Think 56cm is a bit too small for you.

Think 56cm is a bit too small for you.
Forum: Touring
06-04-06, 03:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 596
Posted By Schumius

Agree with womble, there's no need to go costum....

Agree with womble, there's no need to go costum. If it's a touring bike you want, LHT is perfect for the job. LHT takes some pretty thick tires which is enough for touring, a two year trip and some...
Forum: Touring
06-02-06, 10:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 519
Posted By Schumius

Yeah, it's a bit weird at first when you ride the...

Yeah, it's a bit weird at first when you ride the bike unloaded right after a trip isn't it?

Indeed touring is totally different from just riding around town, it's a whole new perspective.
Forum: Touring
06-02-06, 09:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 762
Posted By Schumius

Well, that's the exact amount of money I'm trying...

Well, that's the exact amount of money I'm trying to save for the trip from Vietnam to Spain. Am always been fascinated by Central Asia and Middle East.
Forum: Touring
06-01-06, 09:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By Schumius

Have a look at Route Planner...

Have a look at Route Planner (http://www.routenet.nl/?language=GB), it's pretty detailed.
Forum: Touring
04-01-06, 10:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,034
Posted By Schumius

I adore meat, especially when touring. However,...

I adore meat, especially when touring. However, reality bites and I eat most of the time only oatmeal and pasta, sometimes with canned tuna. But that's already good enough to keep me going.
Forum: Touring
03-03-06, 10:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 718
Posted By Schumius

Faiv...

Faiv (http://www.faiv.de/english/lowrider_gb.htm), pretty expensive though.
02-20-06, 05:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,279
Posted By Schumius

Distance, so it's easier to know where I'm at on...

Distance, so it's easier to know where I'm at on the map, it helps me to decide where I'm going to sleep.
Forum: Touring
02-18-06, 11:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 977
Posted By Schumius

Ah ha! Finally I found it on the internet, been...

Ah ha! Finally I found it on the internet, been giving me a hard time not remembering its name nor its publisher. I used A practical guide for Pilgrims...
Forum: Touring
02-18-06, 09:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,150
Posted By Schumius

Hah! I knew it! I always know that you've been...

Hah! I knew it! I always know that you've been drooling over me, another successful dating story over the internet!
Forum: Touring
02-18-06, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 756
Posted By Schumius

Looks nice, how long would it take to set it up?

Looks nice, how long would it take to set it up?
Forum: Touring
02-18-06, 09:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,150
Posted By Schumius

Looks like some sort of dating site.

Looks like some sort of dating site.
Forum: Touring
02-17-06, 10:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,150
Posted By Schumius

I used the Warm Shower List last year with great...

I used the Warm Shower List last year with great success, you don't need to go through interviews or whatever, I was a bit shocked when I first read the post. You just call or email the hosts and...
Forum: Touring
02-17-06, 07:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 977
Posted By Schumius

1. If you're sticking to walk path than a mtb...

1. If you're sticking to walk path than a mtb would be good, but they're also doable on a touring bike of course.

2. Just show up will do, if they don't have more beds, they'll let you just sleep...
Forum: Touring
02-17-06, 03:16 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,428
Posted By Schumius

24, even though I knew that lots of folks here...

24, even though I knew that lots of folks here are above 30 I'm surprised to see that people my age are a minority here.
Forum: Touring
02-16-06, 08:51 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,214
Posted By Schumius

I have the stove you're talking about...

I have the stove you're talking about (http://www.zzstove.com/) and I like it. It runs with solid fuel which means you can throw in anything that can be burned, pretty economical, and the stove...
02-15-06, 01:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,758
Posted By Schumius

When using linseed oil can I use turpentine...

When using linseed oil can I use turpentine instead of white spirit or are they basically the same thing or having the same effect?
02-13-06, 08:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 788
Posted By Schumius

Alright, think I'll go get a can of brakeclean.

Alright, think I'll go get a can of brakeclean.
02-12-06, 10:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 788
Posted By Schumius

Yeah because it cannot be shipped by air so the...

Yeah because it cannot be shipped by air so the only option left is by ocean, and anything under 5 pound would cost around $22.75.

Is kerosene also used as a kind of solvent?
Forum: Touring
02-12-06, 07:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,180
Posted By Schumius

I think the Marathons are 26 x 2.00, I was...

I think the Marathons are 26 x 2.00, I was thinking about getting a pair of these, but kept thinking that they're a bit too wide for touring. Very nice bike, you got a name for this beauty?
Forum: Touring
02-12-06, 07:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,555
Posted By Schumius

http://static.flickr.com/6/10621149_6d3e358d08_o.j...

http://static.flickr.com/6/10621149_6d3e358d08_o.jpg Looks like he's on your side.
02-12-06, 03:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 788
Posted By Schumius

There's no way I can get Frame Saver for less...

There's no way I can get Frame Saver for less than $30 so I'm thinking of alternatives, will undercoating (is it the same with rustproofing?) stuff do the trick?

I'm thinking, should I spray...
02-10-06, 01:45 PM
Replies: 413
Views: 48,299
Posted By Schumius

Gosh, only now I know that sydney's gone forever,...

Gosh, only now I know that sydney's gone forever, I've never been too active on this branch (have too much to learn, not my place to talk), but nearly everytime I had questions he generously spoke...
02-10-06, 01:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 788
Posted By Schumius

Thanks for the quick reply! Will the frame...

Thanks for the quick reply!

Will the frame saver get rid of the existing rust as well?
02-10-06, 01:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 788
Posted By Schumius

Wet inside the tube

About 5 to 6 month ago I sprayed something like WD40 or similar stuff (I suppose) into the frame and forgot to let it dry before I put the seatpost back (didn't take the BB off when I sprayed that...
Forum: Touring
01-23-06, 07:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 667
Posted By Schumius

I wore long sleeve-shirts on last year's tour in...

I wore long sleeve-shirts on last year's tour in OZ and left the suncreen home because I didn't feel like sleeping with suncreen on. It worked pretty well, a bit strange at the beginning, bit after a...
Forum: Touring
01-21-06, 10:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,914
Posted By Schumius

It is not easy, many say just go, but the problem...

It is not easy, many say just go, but the problem with money is always there. Years of touring has drained me dry, but I have no regrets (why should I? for not having bought the latest whatever?) and...
Forum: Touring
01-21-06, 10:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 604
Posted By Schumius

Sorry?

Sorry?
Forum: Touring
01-21-06, 10:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 604
Posted By Schumius

I suddenly realised that I haven't check this...

I suddenly realised that I haven't check this forum for such a long time, I didn't even know that they have it in blue now.
Forum: Touring
12-15-05, 10:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,071
Posted By Schumius

What a beauty Fixer, can I have it for Christmas?

What a beauty Fixer, can I have it for Christmas?
Forum: Touring
12-15-05, 10:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,547
Posted By Schumius

Between 70 and 100k, can do more, but don't...

Between 70 and 100k, can do more, but don't really like it. The body gets really tired the day after a big day (more than 140k).
Forum: Touring
12-10-05, 03:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,730
Posted By Schumius

These guys...

These guys (http://www.mountainbike-expedition-team.de/) they both have suspension forks with Faiv lowriders (http://www.faiv.de/lowrider_gb.htm), I think this one is better than the Tubus one...
Forum: Touring
11-02-05, 08:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 572
Posted By Schumius

I love both my MTB and LHT. I've been mostly on...

I love both my MTB and LHT. I've been mostly on tracks while riding my MTB and paved roads with LHT, could be just a psychological thing though.
Forum: Touring
06-26-05, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By Schumius

On my LHT I have the Sugino crank but it is...

On my LHT I have the Sugino crank but it is 22-36-46, works fine with Tiagra. And I use SRAM 7 speed cassette (11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 21, 26, 32. ) which I replaced the spacer with another ring so it's...
Forum: Touring
06-25-05, 06:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 571
Posted By Schumius

They never said that to me, I was just mimicking...

They never said that to me, I was just mimicking you know. The thing is I used to tour with 2 panniers only so there was no problem with one rear pannier in the cabin (but my gear already over...
Forum: Touring
06-25-05, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 571
Posted By Schumius

Now I'm packing for the flight next week and...

Now I'm packing for the flight next week and while checking the airline's regulation I found out that they only allow 5 kilo for carry-on.

What the hell?

Well, I know nobody pays any...
06-23-05, 08:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 512
Posted By Schumius

Spacer is a good idea, I'll see if I can find...

Spacer is a good idea, I'll see if I can find some before I go.

What you see in Surly that catches your attention? I'm not that experienced in terms of mechanics so it would be good to know where...
Forum: Touring
06-23-05, 12:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,086
Posted By Schumius

Well, I don't know the width of my rim, just use...

Well, I don't know the width of my rim, just use the only rhyno lite I can get my hands on. Ah, I said Rhyno Lite before in my earlier post, sorry, didn't notice that.
06-23-05, 12:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 512
Posted By Schumius

Alright, thanks a lot man, now I can have a peace...

Alright, thanks a lot man, now I can have a peace of mind.
06-23-05, 10:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 512
Posted By Schumius

Hey, it is Dia Compe! Sorry I forgot to say that...

Hey, it is Dia Compe! Sorry I forgot to say that earlier. And the spring is inside of the black part just like you said. So I guess it would be ok that part of the braze on is not covered?
06-23-05, 10:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 512
Posted By Schumius

Yeah, the spring tension is there. When the...

Yeah, the spring tension is there. When the cables are released, the brakes just spun open. Even though the springs don't touch the holes, they work fine.
06-23-05, 09:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 512
Posted By Schumius

Well, that's the strange part, the spring does...

Well, that's the strange part, the spring does not stick out and into the holes like other models, but the brake itself works pretty good (when the bike is unloaded).
06-23-05, 08:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 512
Posted By Schumius

There are only a few days left for my flight and...

There are only a few days left for my flight and now I discover this problem. As you can see in the pic there's a good part of that braze-on showing when it should have been fully covered. Will that...
Forum: Touring
06-11-05, 11:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 643
Posted By Schumius

it feels a bit twitchy when going downhill, but...

it feels a bit twitchy when going downhill, but that´s probably because i´m using drop bar and have not yet get used to it.
Forum: Touring
06-09-05, 09:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By Schumius

Which route of the camino you´re going to take?...

Which route of the camino you´re going to take? If you want to see both Barcelona and Madrid then camino frances (from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port in France) is your choice although a little detour is...
Forum: Touring
06-09-05, 09:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 575
Posted By Schumius

Fixer is right, get the wheels checked.

Fixer is right, get the wheels checked.
Forum: Touring
06-07-05, 08:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 777
Posted By Schumius

in my case, i only let my folks know what they...

in my case, i only let my folks know what they need to know, too much detailed information will only get myself into lots of unnecessary trouble. i always get that stunned expression from people who...
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