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Forum: Touring
06-28-03, 10:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 567
Posted By toolfreak

What about this nice french toilet!? ....... :D

What about this nice french toilet!? ....... :D
06-22-03, 09:23 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,804
Posted By toolfreak

:roflmao: :lol: :roflmao: I`m with...

:roflmao: :lol: :roflmao:




I`m with you now...
06-21-03, 01:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 783
Posted By toolfreak

Well, i landed safely in Melbourne last night,...

Well, i landed safely in Melbourne last night, but my bike and bag didn`t........aaaaargh!!!! :crash:

Aperently my two items where lost somewhere above the pacific :cry:

Checked with the...
06-21-03, 01:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 24,696
Posted By toolfreak

Powdercoating is definitly tougher, but its not...

Powdercoating is definitly tougher, but its not as shiny as anodizing, so it depends on what you want...
Forum: Commuting
06-21-03, 12:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 853
Posted By toolfreak

Dammned, i forgot it! Sorry i`m a bit late,...

Dammned, i forgot it!

Sorry i`m a bit late, but happy anniversary John, wohoo!!! :beer:

Enjoy your nine days off and don`t spil to much coffee!


proost!
06-18-03, 02:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 757
Posted By toolfreak

Go Slawomir, Go!!! :beer: (sorry...

Go Slawomir, Go!!!

:beer:

(sorry couldn`t resist)
Forum: Touring
06-17-03, 12:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,554
Posted By toolfreak

This is the thing i thought about a lot, i`ve...

This is the thing i thought about a lot, i`ve seen so many beautiful places and scenerys in NZ, i sometimes wished there was somebody else to share it with.(except the camera)

I really like the...
06-17-03, 12:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 783
Posted By toolfreak

Well, just reassemble your bike as soon is...

Well, just reassemble your bike as soon is possible, the bagage hall is fun :D but look for a quiet spot so you don`t have to watch your parts & stuff all the time...

Unfortunately, airlines in...
06-08-03, 01:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 606
Posted By toolfreak

In fjordland (sandflies heaven) i tried one that...

In fjordland (sandflies heaven) i tried one that says "don`t use on a regular base" worked fine for me.
06-07-03, 07:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 717
Posted By toolfreak

Well, the first times are always a bit of a...

Well, the first times are always a bit of a struggle, no worries :D

first set the chain to the smallest rings (rear & front), this will relieve some presure on the link.

Clean the part with...
06-05-03, 12:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 565
Posted By toolfreak

Murphy`s Law......you can`t do much about it! :D

Murphy`s Law......you can`t do much about it! :D
06-04-03, 08:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,089
Posted By toolfreak

If you really like your bike, take it with you! ...

If you really like your bike, take it with you!

Step 1: compare different airlines, if you fligh with Air New Zealand or one of their alliance partners (United, i believe) you`ve got a weight...
Forum: Commuting
05-30-03, 08:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,224
Posted By toolfreak

Aaah, good to see your commute route again :D ...

Aaah, good to see your commute route again :D
My thoughts go back to the day i entered Edinburgh, i had my lunch on Princess street and a bagpiper was playing old songs, one word.....Amazing!
I...
05-29-03, 07:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 970
Posted By toolfreak

At the hardware store you can buy aluminium...

At the hardware store you can buy aluminium adhesive tape, wrap it around your bottle and it will reflect the heat of the sun, not as good as insulation, but very cheap!!! :D
05-25-03, 12:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,011
Posted By toolfreak

Hope your mate is allright, keep us informed ...

Hope your mate is allright, keep us informed

:beer:
Forum: Touring
05-23-03, 06:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,554
Posted By toolfreak

Its called "freedom" ........and i love it ! ...

Its called "freedom" ........and i love it !


:beer:
Forum: Touring
05-21-03, 10:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 760
Posted By toolfreak

Well, for my flight to Ozzie, i have a weight...

Well, for my flight to Ozzie, i have a weight limit of 20 kg (with 7 kg handluggage) and it`s gonna be hard to stay under it (couldn`t find size limits tho`)

I`m going to try it anyway; just check...
05-21-03, 09:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,789
Posted By toolfreak

Sleeping....:sleep: :D :sleep:

Sleeping....:sleep: :D :sleep:
Forum: Touring
05-20-03, 10:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 760
Posted By toolfreak

When i flew over to New Zealand, i was lucky to...

When i flew over to New Zealand, i was lucky to have a luggage limit of 64 kg!

I used an old bike box and lots of insulation from my work (for free :D ) to pack up my bike.

I took the...
05-20-03, 09:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 663
Posted By toolfreak

Its the same question as asking Americans what`s...

Its the same question as asking Americans what`s Mcdonalds like....:sleep:
05-20-03, 03:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,334
Posted By toolfreak

Some tools, a blinkie, a bag of tie-wraps, glas,...

Some tools, a blinkie, a bag of tie-wraps, glas, roadkill, and a muffler from a moped


cheers :beer:
05-14-03, 07:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 446
Posted By toolfreak

Here i am! :D I got an email from Greywolf...

Here i am! :D

I got an email from Greywolf this morning, notifing me that people on forums starting to get curious about me.

No worries, i`m still alive and kicking! i`m still touring...
Forum: Touring
04-17-03, 05:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 607
Posted By toolfreak

The one and only difficulty about cycling alone...

The one and only difficulty about cycling alone is the food!
I always leave the shop with too much food because the singlediner market is simply too low on this planet...:mad:

So instead of...
04-17-03, 05:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By toolfreak

Have fun!!! hope the weather is on your side ...

Have fun!!! hope the weather is on your side :beer:
04-17-03, 05:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 605
Posted By toolfreak

I always change my kit for the needs, much easier...

I always change my kit for the needs, much easier and cheaper.
04-16-03, 10:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 778
Posted By toolfreak

I do my own wrench stuff, as for suporting LBS, i...

I do my own wrench stuff, as for suporting LBS, i try to balance between the bikeshop and internet.

If i had my own bikeshop, i`d launch a high quality mail order/e-shop as well, you can reach...
04-10-03, 07:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,373
Posted By toolfreak

What i`ve learnd in the years of cycling,...

What i`ve learnd in the years of cycling, climbing and camping, is that there`s no brand wich is fully waterproof after more than 3 years of hard use, especially not with heavy packs on the...
04-08-03, 11:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,544
Posted By toolfreak

Things are slightly different then this, if you...

Things are slightly different then this, if you calibrate a quality air pressure meter as often as you can, the accuracy is set between 5 to 20 meter.
A GPS however requires at least 3 sattelites...
04-06-03, 07:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,149
Posted By toolfreak

Cleaning my cogset with solvent, the solvent went...

Cleaning my cogset with solvent, the solvent went right into the freehub; very smart move........:rolleyes:
03-19-03, 06:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 751
Posted By toolfreak

yep it does.....:D I think a better way to...

yep it does.....:D

I think a better way to protect a bike and /or drivetrain against wet climates is silicon spray!
Its more neutral and it makes cleaning the bike pretty easy, make sure you...
03-18-03, 09:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,299
Posted By toolfreak

XTR rear derailleur LG rapid rise 150 Euro`s....

XTR rear derailleur LG rapid rise 150 Euro`s....
03-16-03, 04:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,293
Posted By toolfreak

Once i hit a waterbird with my workvan, i stopped...

Once i hit a waterbird with my workvan, i stopped and noticed that it was not dead yet, so i reversed and drove backwards and killed the bird!
I`m a restless soul since that happened.....


I`m a...
02-20-03, 08:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,018
Posted By toolfreak

Oh yeah, central station, the city council was...

Oh yeah, central station, the city council was sick of all those abandoned bikes so they build a shed and did a huge cleaning of the station area, what a waste of bikes.....


:beer:
Forum: Touring
02-14-03, 01:27 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,863
Posted By toolfreak

New Zealand, starting in Christchurch then down...

New Zealand, starting in Christchurch then down south, Stewart Island, Southern Alps and then the Northern Island.
02-05-03, 10:09 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,132
Posted By toolfreak

Rain or not to rain, i`ll ride it anyway. I...

Rain or not to rain, i`ll ride it anyway.

I like everything except HEAT, i remember my bike trips in France, awful hot and steamy!

:beer:
Forum: Commuting
02-04-03, 11:50 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 910,439
Posted By toolfreak

Rain, wind, my legs felt like sh%t and i was...

Rain, wind, my legs felt like sh%t and i was running late!!!

AAAAAAAAAAGHR!!! :crash:

Probably" the day after monday day"...
02-03-03, 09:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,976
Posted By toolfreak

Mountain shoes with gore-tex booties and if...

Mountain shoes with gore-tex booties and if necessary chemical toe warmers

:beer:
Forum: Commuting
02-02-03, 11:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 530
Posted By toolfreak

Are those ShimaNO SPD`s ? :D

Are those ShimaNO SPD`s ? :D
Forum: Commuting
02-02-03, 10:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,100
Posted By toolfreak

Wet, snowy and freezing but worth the effort :)

Wet, snowy and freezing but worth the effort :)
02-02-03, 07:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,909
Posted By toolfreak

First of all; never mix any brake fluids until...

First of all; never mix any brake fluids until the manual or brake fluid code tells you so!!!

From the shimano website; "The use on systems with DOT fluid may damage the rubber plate.

Note:...
Forum: Commuting
02-02-03, 07:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 912
Posted By toolfreak

I`ve always considered Deuter as one of the best...

I`ve always considered Deuter as one of the best cycling packs you can get on the market.
The comfort is excellent, IMO its far more better then other brands.
02-02-03, 05:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 730
Posted By toolfreak

I intend to leave it on and add some chain lube...

I intend to leave it on and add some chain lube as well, gives some better protection against the wet climate around here.
But i don`t know about the dusty conditions...


cheers :beer:
01-31-03, 10:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 536
Posted By toolfreak

They still sell this type of bike........ around...

They still sell this type of bike........ around here :D
Pretty decent bikes, but darn heavy too!
01-29-03, 02:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 519
Posted By toolfreak

Removing the slack in the cable will do fine. ...

Removing the slack in the cable will do fine.

:beer:
Forum: Touring
01-29-03, 01:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 693
Posted By toolfreak

There are many cycleroutes through Holland, they...

There are many cycleroutes through Holland, they are documented by the SLF (Dutch National cylcenetwork)

Unfortunately its only in Dutch; http://www.fietsplatform.nl/

You can also check;...
Forum: Commuting
01-29-03, 10:33 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 910,439
Posted By toolfreak

There ya go! , i always thought i was the only...

There ya go! , i always thought i was the only one with this habbit... :D
Forum: Commuting
01-28-03, 02:18 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 910,439
Posted By toolfreak

Heavy winds today! (8 BF) the last time i had the...

Heavy winds today! (8 BF) the last time i had the pleasure of riding in these winds was in Scotland.

Had to work outside on 10 mtr. high scaffolding and the wind was far too heavy for this hight....
01-27-03, 10:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 898
Posted By toolfreak

I recently bought the Cateye 5 LED tail light,...

I recently bought the Cateye 5 LED tail light, the performance is very impressive!
I get a lot of compliments from cars about the visibility, much better then the old blinkies.


:beer:
Forum: Commuting
01-27-03, 09:59 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 910,439
Posted By toolfreak

Good job John :thumbup: whether you saved...

Good job John :thumbup:

whether you saved the man`s life or not, you did all you could!
Forum: Commuting
01-27-03, 09:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,284
Posted By toolfreak

Well, they expect i start right after my arrival,...

Well, they expect i start right after my arrival, but IMO i work much harder AFTER my morning coffee...:D
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