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Forum: Touring
12-09-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,983
Posted By rifraf

Oh I think one can...... Or at least I can and...

Oh I think one can......
Or at least I can and do.
36 for me :)


Either that or bike shops try to sell products that will need more maintenance in order to have a source of income by way of...
Forum: Touring
11-22-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,618
Posted By rifraf

You might find the Moulton bicycles interesting. ...

You might find the Moulton bicycles interesting.
I rode one for a couple of decades before moving to Australia and finding it couldn't haul enough water and luggage for my needs there but was great...
Forum: Touring
11-21-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,293
Posted By rifraf

How do you think it was intended? Much of...

How do you think it was intended?

Much of the world has an out of control wave of death running through it.

Some countries don't.


​​​​You don't feel any frustration?

I'm currently...
Forum: Touring
11-21-20, 05:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,293
Posted By rifraf

My sympathy for any countries peoples whose...

My sympathy for any countries peoples whose leaders failed to emulate New Zealands early hard lockdown approach to Covid.

You've been very much let down.
Forum: Touring
11-13-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,618
Posted By rifraf

One alternative to consider might be the Jeff...

One alternative to consider might be the Jeff Jones H-loop bar.
I bought one for my bike and haven't looked back

https://youtu.be/Ndt8Di_TjJE

They won't suit everybody of course
Forum: Touring
11-09-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,014
Posted By rifraf

According to surlybikes.com Available in...

According to surlybikes.com

Available in 26” (sizes 42–58 cm) and 700c (sizes 56–62 cm) wheel diameters

I assume that they're referring to this years frames.
Perhaps you might look through...
Forum: Touring
11-08-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,374
Posted By rifraf

The strategy I use is to utilise "ghetto-tubless"...

The strategy I use is to utilise "ghetto-tubless" after my last locale was inundated with a particularly nasty 3 pronged thorn which meant I was getting punctured most every time I went for a ride....
Forum: Touring
11-07-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,619
Posted By rifraf

This is one of the likely many calculators around...

This is one of the likely many calculators around and you may (or may not) decide its interesting enough to explore
https://www.sheldonbrown.com/gear-calc.html
Best of luck whatever your choice
...
Forum: Touring
11-07-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,619
Posted By rifraf

The reality is, only you can tell OP. What...

The reality is, only you can tell OP.
What works for one, doesn't work for another.
Its obvious from some of the posters above that what suits me fine wouldn't work for them.
We are all different...
Forum: Touring
10-28-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,279
Posted By rifraf

Looks great (your setup)

Looks great (your setup)
Forum: Touring
10-27-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,148
Posted By rifraf

Enjoying your adventure is the key and little...

Enjoying your adventure is the key and little else matters.
I'm more amazed at your continued enthusiasm to ride in the rain as that's always been a more polarising choice for me than taking too...
Forum: Touring
09-18-20, 11:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,389
Posted By rifraf

I have a Cosmo on my disk braked Ogre. The next...

I have a Cosmo on my disk braked Ogre.
The next thing you might wonder could be how wide a tire they handle.
I've run 60x622 or 2.35x700c on mine with no issue on the Cosmo.
Hope this helps
...
Forum: Touring
05-12-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,411
Posted By rifraf

Perhaps apt for a little Larkin Poe?

Larkin Poe paying homage to Mississippi
https://youtu.be/ZXQQEK81BAk
Forum: Touring
04-30-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,780
Posted By rifraf

Just to be clear, my suggestion of a disk hub is...

Just to be clear, my suggestion of a disk hub is more about the potential to add it to a newer frame/fork should they ever decide on an upgrade.
They will still have their old wheels to put back on...
Forum: Touring
04-30-20, 06:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,780
Posted By rifraf

In, I think 2011, I decided to do an extensive...

In, I think 2011, I decided to do an extensive tour.

Realising my 20+ year old bikes wheels might not be up to the journey I had in mind, I bought a Sondelux dynohub (non-disk) and a Sram dual...
Forum: Touring
04-29-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,780
Posted By rifraf

+1 with Tourist in MSN's suggestions. With...

+1 with Tourist in MSN's suggestions.

With regards to a 7speed cassette on a 8-10 speed freebub, from memory, what's needed is a 4.5mm spacer.
I'm pretty sure that was the method I followed from...
Forum: Touring
04-11-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,733
Posted By rifraf

A suggestion for those looking to buy trailers, I...

A suggestion for those looking to buy trailers, I would make, is to future proof your purchase by getting one with a 29er fork if possible.

When I bought a different bike, my trailer was unusable...
11-26-19, 11:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,958
Posted By rifraf

Given the amount of people who seem to lose them,...

Given the amount of people who seem to lose them, the question is far from idiotic.

Do you know how to add your contact details to the startup screen as well?...
Forum: Touring
11-04-19, 09:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,246
Posted By rifraf

Surly have been making the LHT and its disk...

Surly have been making the LHT and its disk iteration for some time now.

I'm sure if they thought it was a bad idea they would have offered up a removable one by now.

With what I think is for...
Forum: Touring
10-31-19, 05:05 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,317
Posted By rifraf

Heres a pic of one used for touring I spotted...

Heres a pic of one used for touring I spotted mention of in a local Australian forum.

https://www.pbase.com/canyonlands/image/59771333
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