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03-30-15, 08:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,234
Posted By goran

Didn't know that, thanks. I am scared of buying a...

Didn't know that, thanks. I am scared of buying a better cassette until I figure out why is this happening
03-30-15, 07:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,234
Posted By goran

What would be a reasonable life span of a regular...

What would be a reasonable life span of a regular cassette?

I am no expert in bike mechanics to do everything properly, but when i take my bike to local bike shop to repair they just want to sell...
03-30-15, 05:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,234
Posted By goran

I do it once a month, something like that. The...

I do it once a month, something like that. The problems usually happen after or during long distance bike tours, eg 1500 km or more. I guess that I don't clean it well enough while travelling like...
03-30-15, 03:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,234
Posted By goran

Yes, I also think that 2000 km is short lived but...

Yes, I also think that 2000 km is short lived but I am not sure what to do about it. Maybe to change the chain on the very first signal of wearing out? I didn't do it since I was on a tour, but...
03-30-15, 02:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,234
Posted By goran

Shimano ACERA CS-HG300 9B 11-34T vs. SHIMANO Deore HG-50 9sp 11-34T

Hi,

I am changing my cassette and since now I have used the SHIMANO Deore HG-50 9sp 11-34T. It is OK cassette but I've changed it 1 year and 2000 km ago. Somehow it seems to me that it should...
06-07-14, 05:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,406
Posted By goran

Thanks guys for your help. Yes, I also did a...

Thanks guys for your help.

Yes, I also did a research after posting here, and now am aware that Surly Troll should be a good replacement. I also went to the bike shop where I bought my bike and...
Forum: Touring
06-06-14, 07:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,859
Posted By goran

I really love ridewithgps.com web application for...

I really love ridewithgps.com web application for creating routes. I can easily draw the route that follows bike paths and avoid traffic. Then I export the route to GPS format, transfer it to my...
06-06-14, 06:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,406
Posted By goran

Suspension Fork to Rigid one (Suntour to Long Haul Trucker)

Hi people,

I have a Norco Kokanee from 2010 that I use for commuting and for touring. This is the bike: Norco Bikes Mountain Bikes XC Hardtail Kokanee...
Forum: Touring
06-27-13, 02:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 477
Posted By goran

Touring bike advice needed - Emergency

Hi,

this is very important since we must decide today, we have an opportunity to get one of these bikes. And every help is welcome. My friend plans to use it for touring this year and in years to...
Forum: Touring
06-06-13, 10:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 514
Posted By goran

Eurovelo 6 flood

Hi,

I finally made a plan to ride on Eurovelo 6 this July. I'd go from Gyor to Munich (Passau). But there is a flood now in that area. Is anyone from that region or informed about it. Is it smart...
Forum: Touring
04-21-13, 01:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 778
Posted By goran

As uaz04 wrote, there you can check prices. And I...

As uaz04 wrote, there you can check prices. And I know that finding ferry timetables can be a full time job in Croatia since their official pages suck. My friend created a website last year to help...
Forum: Touring
04-21-13, 01:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 640
Posted By goran

Thank you for responding, I have a bit more...

Thank you for responding, I have a bit more confidence now. I think we'll give it a try.

P.S. and what are some average campground prices in ie France and Spain? I am trying to get this info on...
Forum: Touring
04-14-13, 01:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 640
Posted By goran

I've read that book but it wasn't very inspiring...

I've read that book but it wasn't very inspiring to me since the bigger part of that book he was depressed. But even if I go alone it wouldn't be a problem but since i am going with my girlfriend I...
Forum: Touring
04-14-13, 02:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 640
Posted By goran

Touring Europe Avg. daily spendings

Hi,

as my plans develope and grow I am sometimes getting scared of money that we'll (two of us) need on a daily basis.

I am thinking of 25 per day for food. Will that be enough for two of us?...
Forum: Touring
04-04-13, 06:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 634
Posted By goran

It was a stupid issue that one lazy mechanic...

It was a stupid issue that one lazy mechanic caused. That stick (don't know the name) which holds the wheel was too short. It was for the front wheel and not the back one. I learned something by the...
Forum: Touring
04-04-13, 05:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 778
Posted By goran

Hi, your trip looks great. I am from Croatia but...

Hi, your trip looks great. I am from Croatia but I avoid cycling on the coast during summertime. It's very crowded and people drive like crazy. But you can outsmart that by cycling on islands. Or...
Forum: Touring
04-02-13, 05:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,090
Posted By goran

I have an opportunity to buy Legend Hcx in next...

I have an opportunity to buy Legend Hcx in next few days for decent price. I see that people who used it are generally satisfied and I am aware that user interface is not the best possible but I...
Forum: Touring
04-01-13, 09:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 514
Posted By goran

Thank you :) About maps. I am looking at...

Thank you :)

About maps. I am looking at Michelin maps. You say local maps will help and I plan to take few of them around big cities such as Milan, Turin and Lyon to help us. For other parts I'd...
Forum: Touring
04-01-13, 08:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,090
Posted By goran

Handheld GPS for touring

I plan to buy Garmin eTrex Legend HCx device for touring purposes. I've never used anything like that, so I wonder is this one good enough. I think Tom Allen from Janapar recommended it and guy went...
Forum: Touring
04-01-13, 08:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 514
Posted By goran

North Italy 2013 - Trieste - Milan - Turin

I am in the middle of planing our summer 2013 tour. Which is btw my first serious tour so every advice is welcome. My route planning consists of creating a route on ridewithgps.com, viewing roads...
Forum: Touring
04-01-13, 07:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 634
Posted By goran

Thank you for responses. I've decided to give it...

Thank you for responses. I've decided to give it a try with MTBs. Back rack is installed, cyclocomputer and lights too. I am ordering a touring handlebar to test it in training rides.

I did a...
Forum: Touring
04-01-13, 07:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 276
Posted By goran

I hope we will be around Santiago de Compostela...

I hope we will be around Santiago de Compostela in August
Forum: Touring
04-01-13, 07:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 632
Posted By goran

Me and my gf are planinng to go from Lyon to...

Me and my gf are planinng to go from Lyon to Bayonne this summer 2013. Will come to Lyon from Turin by train. I hope :)

While checking Lyon surroundings on map I am bit scared of fast roads around...
Forum: Touring
04-01-13, 07:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 695
Posted By goran

I do exactly what Sachelis said. That seems the...

I do exactly what Sachelis said. That seems the best to get to know roads before start. If you are in U.S. than Google maps offer you cycling routes also. Just pick it in the menu. For Europe I can't...
Forum: Touring
04-01-13, 07:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,187
Posted By goran

I've got Kenda by default on my Norco Kokanee and...

I've got Kenda by default on my Norco Kokanee and will never buy those tires again in my life. But that is just my opinion. For touring 2013 I am going with Schwalbe (didn't buy them yet). My dilemma...
Forum: Touring
03-05-13, 02:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 634
Posted By goran

Thank you for your responses. I think I...

Thank you for your responses.

I think I outweighted my rear skewer and skew seems damaged as I can't install it now. This is a minor problem now, but I don't like to rely on such stupid and...
Forum: Touring
03-04-13, 07:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 634
Posted By goran

Our first tour - Spain 2013 - Bike question

Hi everyone,

this is my first post here as I tend to become more active and learn something from you. I've been riding bike to commute but my gf and I came to idea to cycle around this summer....
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