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10-16-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 600
Posted By Trevtassie

It's also a demonstration of why 36 hole rims are...

It's also a demonstration of why 36 hole rims are good for touring. Two spokes gone to lunch and you didn't notice.
10-16-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 343
Posted By Trevtassie

Unscrew the cage, use a pointy something to work...

Unscrew the cage, use a pointy something to work off the plastic cap. That'll expose the locknut and the cone. If you are lucky the cone will have spanner flats on it and you can jamb a screwdriver...
10-06-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 539
Posted By Trevtassie

From my childhood memories all Eagle derailleurs...

From my childhood memories all Eagle derailleurs either came like that or ended up like that after a weeks riding. It would be period correct to grab it with your hand and wrench it back into...
Forum: Touring
09-14-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,984
Posted By Trevtassie

Continuing the plane analogy, a Whisperlite (clue...

Continuing the plane analogy, a Whisperlite (clue in the name) and a 123 would be a Cessna, a Dragonfly is a B52 taking off fully loaded. If you are in a small room with one going full noise, you...
08-04-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,581
Posted By Trevtassie

That cassette is clearly toasted. Especially on...

That cassette is clearly toasted. Especially on the higher gears, so bad it's actually mushroomed the driving faces of the teeth, worn right through the case hardening and that's now peelingaway......
07-14-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 8,183
Posted By Trevtassie

Shaving is for crashing, makes it easier when...

Shaving is for crashing, makes it easier when they're wire brushing the gravel rash and stops hairs being pulled out by the road surface.
Forum: Touring
07-13-21, 04:45 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,192
Posted By Trevtassie

Here you go. $120, 3 person reasonable weight,...

Here you go. $120, 3 person reasonable weight, two vestibules for your gear.
Alps Mountaineering make good quality for the price. We used a similar tent, the Chaos 3 for a few tours, maybe 3 1/2...
Forum: Touring
06-16-21, 09:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,830
Posted By Trevtassie

If you were that worried by reliability it'd be...

If you were that worried by reliability it'd be easier to carry a spare front hub and a spoke key....
06-13-21, 02:26 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,407
Posted By Trevtassie

Anything without a chainbreaker, thousands of...

Anything without a chainbreaker, thousands of kilometers in multiple countries and never needed one. Just basic sccrewdrivers allen and torx, with longer ones being better than short. Also...
06-11-21, 01:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,170
Posted By Trevtassie

Been using these for a few years now, cheap and...

Been using these for a few years now, cheap and work well. https://www.ebay.com/itm/171866680184
05-09-21, 11:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,479
Posted By Trevtassie

Gravity Bike. Has front brakes... and likely some...

Gravity Bike. Has front brakes... and likely some lead shot in the frame to bring it up to 23kg. Usually they have some knee rests as well as the rear sets. Would go very, very very fast down hills.
05-03-21, 01:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,835
Posted By Trevtassie

Who knew, not Makita, since they supplied my head...

Who knew, not Makita, since they supplied my head gun in a box with a variety of paint scraping tools....
04-27-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,835
Posted By Trevtassie

Aircraft grade paint stripper, it's made to strip...

Aircraft grade paint stripper, it's made to strip aluminium....
04-11-21, 05:44 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,886
Posted By Trevtassie

I got some thin black truck airline. Looks like...

I got some thin black truck airline. Looks like cable outer, ran that along the top tube using the cable mounts already there, then down onto the rack, wire goes inside.
04-09-21, 06:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,758
Posted By Trevtassie

MUP battering ram. Takes a while to get it up to...

MUP battering ram. Takes a while to get it up to speed, but once there even a pram in the wheels won't slow it down. That's over an inch of solid steel in each "tube".
04-08-21, 09:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,711
Posted By Trevtassie

My Scarpa walking boots have shanks and are...

My Scarpa walking boots have shanks and are stiffer than my Shimano SPD XM09s. Good hiking boots have very stiff soles. Crappy day walk boots have soft soles. That being said my XM09s aren't bad for...
04-08-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 85
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Views: 4,627
Posted By Trevtassie

I've got a Rohlof with an ATS speed drive, cures...

I've got a Rohlof with an ATS speed drive, cures the problem of lack gearing range, it's 826% from 13GI to a lot. but the whole lot weighs a ton and probably looses some efficiency when I'm in the...
03-26-21, 04:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,727
Posted By Trevtassie

Sheesh, you want to add yet another Sunday...

Sheesh, you want to add yet another Sunday morning task? Sharpening the bike chain.
03-24-21, 02:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By Trevtassie

Here's a video appropriate to that style of...

Here's a video appropriate to that style of bottom bracket... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1xAzt9cmt4
What I would say is that his assembly technique is a bit dodgy in terms of pressing the...
03-22-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,405
Posted By Trevtassie

I've been through 10 or so countries so far on...

I've been through 10 or so countries so far on the Gyes I bought for US$20 off ebay. Still comfortable and still looks like new. Waterproofed with Nikwax Water Based liquid Wax, waterproof, doesn't...
Forum: Touring
03-15-21, 06:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,099
Posted By Trevtassie

Although it can be a bit of "if fits fill it...

Although it can be a bit of "if fits fill it full" bigger doesn't need to be filled but if they are too small it sucks. What you will find is you need nearly as much stuff for a weekend tour as you...
03-08-21, 03:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,041
Posted By Trevtassie

Hmmm, last time I hit my hand with a hammer, it...

Hmmm, last time I hit my hand with a hammer, it really hurt. Wonder what will happen this time, dang, ouch f... me that hurt.
If there's one thing I've figured out with backs, if something hurt my...
03-07-21, 04:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By Trevtassie

Maximum the rim will take, especially on the DS...

Maximum the rim will take, especially on the DS so the NDS will have the maximum amount of tension possible given the offset.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 02:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,435
Posted By Trevtassie

I just use an Air Zounds, no batteries required...

I just use an Air Zounds, no batteries required and a shed load louder than any portable speaker. Quick pump up with a bike pump or any gas station pump and it's good to go.
Forum: Foo
02-19-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,683
Posted By Trevtassie

I work for myself and sometimes I lack...

I work for myself and sometimes I lack motivation... at least there's generally no one around to catch me noodling on the internet. That's because my fill in work is building, eventually that gets a...
02-19-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,337
Posted By Trevtassie

Nope, just nope. Friends and Family is just a...

Nope, just nope. Friends and Family is just a nice name for Western Union style transactions. No protection.
Forum: Foo
02-14-21, 10:16 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,912
Posted By Trevtassie

Volcanic ash. Haven't you heard Yellowstone went...

Volcanic ash. Haven't you heard Yellowstone went off, despite a plucky bunch of scientists trying to warn the authorities, who didn't want to know. START HOARDING TOILET PAPER NOW. You'll be able...
Forum: Touring
02-09-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,083
Posted By Trevtassie

I will add I've found bigger tyres are better in...

I will add I've found bigger tyres are better in Japan, there are times when you'll want ride on footpaths and cycleways. Some of them are pretty bumpy, the climate varies pretty widely in some...
Forum: Touring
02-09-21, 06:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,083
Posted By Trevtassie

Pretty well anywhere apart from the conurbation...

Pretty well anywhere apart from the conurbation around the Inland sea. Hokkaido is great for touring. Lots of campgrounds, some free, great roads, interesting scenery. Lots of onsen/public baths so...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-21, 04:56 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 11,844
Posted By Trevtassie

Just loving the arm chair quarterbacks, dude has...

Just loving the arm chair quarterbacks, dude has won 4 tour de France, you don't do that without having mad skills. If he says he needs to brake for 5 to 10 minutes on a descent, it ain't because...
02-06-21, 06:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,659
Posted By Trevtassie

1.5 times the weight of the Moto-X which is...

1.5 times the weight of the Moto-X which is already a super heavy tyre and only rolls average. Gonna roll like a brick.
That tread on a 2.5 carcass would be nice though.
02-03-21, 03:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,844
Posted By Trevtassie

Check the spoke holes in the hub for cracking,...

Check the spoke holes in the hub for cracking, all good? Re-lace with new spokes with same bend butt diameter following the old lacing pattern.
Forum: Foo
02-02-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,149
Posted By Trevtassie

Buy it, bang some broomstick up the handle bars...

Buy it, bang some broomstick up the handle bars so you don't cookie cutter yourself when you fall off, job done. (oh and don't forget to wax the skis, if you are gonna die, do it high speed)
01-13-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,013
Posted By Trevtassie

You'd be amazed the difference strict liability...

You'd be amazed the difference strict liability laws make to motorists and cyclists behaviour.
01-13-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,039
Posted By Trevtassie

The little blue digital Schwalbe ones work well...

The little blue digital Schwalbe ones work well and are accurate and cheap. Need a screw in adapter for Presta though which is easy to misplace. They'll survive one or two trips through the washing...
01-09-21, 04:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,184
Posted By Trevtassie

Figure out what you want to pay and get a hub at...

Figure out what you want to pay and get a hub at that price point. Germany is the cheapest for dynamo hubs but Shimano is now out from there due to geoblocking.
I rode through 3ft of water with a...
01-09-21, 01:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,046
Posted By Trevtassie

Awesome, nothing like discounting years of...

Awesome, nothing like discounting years of research into the link between crime and poverty with a "when I was in college" story, Back to back with a anecdote of a single example. You'd do well in...
01-05-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,046
Posted By Trevtassie

See my post above.... Australia had an...

See my post above....
Australia had an excellent social security system, it's still OK but the right wing are gradually eroding it and the divide between rich and poor is steadily growing, strangely...
01-04-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,046
Posted By Trevtassie

Weird thing is it turns out you don't need a...

Weird thing is it turns out you don't need a "tough on crime" justice system to reduce crime rates. It's much cheaper and nicer to have a decent social security system and social medicine system so...
Forum: Touring
01-04-21, 02:08 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,834
Posted By Trevtassie

Change the tyres if you really feel the need....

Change the tyres if you really feel the need. Otherwise comfort makes much more sense than speed when touring. Your bike looks perfect for multi day tours.
12-18-20, 05:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,088
Posted By Trevtassie

I can heartily recommend not using 1980s Adidas...

I can heartily recommend not using 1980s Adidas gum soled kids sports shoes 2 days after mum got them for you, especially not after you are told you aren't getting replacements for 6 months.
12-14-20, 04:15 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,400
Posted By Trevtassie

All of those cases are imported cases from...

All of those cases are imported cases from returned travelers, who are quarantined in government run facilities, so no there aren't 10 undiagnosed cases per positive. No Community transmission. Even...
12-14-20, 01:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 699
Posted By Trevtassie

I went and got my glasses and it's still not in...

I went and got my glasses and it's still not in focus....
12-14-20, 01:27 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,877
Posted By Trevtassie

You can set up a 3x 9 speed with a 726% gear...

You can set up a 3x 9 speed with a 726% gear range for less than the cost of a quality 12 speed cassette. Might cost a little more if you want to go higher up the range than Deore for the RD. ...
12-10-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,943
Posted By Trevtassie

Oh for FFS, what drugs are you yanks...

Oh for FFS, what drugs are you yanks on**********?? The results clearly show that lockdowns work very, very, very effectively to stop the spread when properly done, backed by contact tracing. What...
12-10-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,764
Posted By Trevtassie

It's good exercise. Go hard and you'll come home...

It's good exercise. Go hard and you'll come home feeling the burn in muscles you didn't know you had: the suspension muscles! Plus it improves your bike handling, you have to ride smooth and take...
12-05-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,943
Posted By Trevtassie

YES Signed: your cousins from Australia ...

YES
Signed: your cousins from Australia

PS: We're really concerned, you've gotta stay off the gear, you're looking a little crazy at the moment.
12-05-20, 06:11 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,542
Posted By Trevtassie

Youtube of course, that's where all the good...

Youtube of course, that's where all the good science happens.
12-05-20, 12:39 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,542
Posted By Trevtassie

Yep, you guys have jumped the shark, shafted the...

Yep, you guys have jumped the shark, shafted the pooch, got a couple of kangaroos loose in the top paddock, as a nation. There will be a special immigration queue for you lot, straight to the...
12-01-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,836
Posted By Trevtassie

It's a bit of a rubbish analogy, taking it back...

It's a bit of a rubbish analogy, taking it back to bicycles. A steel framed rigid MTB can do anything any bicycle is required to do, it may not do it very well (thinking of your junk when you hit...
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