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02-06-17, 06:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,996
Posted By Nigeyy

Yeah do what you want. I personally like bar...

Yeah do what you want. I personally like bar ends, but then I'm old and don't care what other people think, I tend towards..how do you say it... oh, that's right, things that work for me. ...
Forum: Touring
02-17-13, 11:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,238
Posted By Nigeyy

Maybe overthinking a little bit -but it's good to...

Maybe overthinking a little bit -but it's good to be prepared.

If you are offered a drink, instead of refusing, why not just ask for a soda or a nice cup of tea instead? Most people will have a...
Forum: Touring
03-02-12, 10:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,600
Posted By Nigeyy

edit: dupe post

edit: dupe post
Forum: Touring
03-02-12, 10:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,600
Posted By Nigeyy

I've toured on flat bars with bar ends, trekking...

I've toured on flat bars with bar ends, trekking bars and drops.

To be really honest, each seemed pretty comfortable to me. I think so long as you don't have a physiological issue for a setup, I...
Forum: Touring
02-01-12, 04:55 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,526
Posted By Nigeyy

Sorry, I did miss that reference to F1.... I did...

Sorry, I did miss that reference to F1.... I did have a passing interest in it back in the 80's, that was all.

Mmmm Marmite, love it or hate it! Even as a Marmite lover, I freely acknowledge...
Forum: Touring
02-01-12, 11:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,790
Posted By Nigeyy

Another vote for Kellys -they are my go to setup...

Another vote for Kellys -they are my go to setup on my touring bikes (while the actual shifters aren't included, you did say you had some lever shifters anyway.)

For me the Kellys incorporate...
Forum: Touring
02-01-12, 11:00 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,526
Posted By Nigeyy

djb, you just don't realize you're in denial ;) ...

djb, you just don't realize you're in denial ;) (well at least that's what I say to my son who hates the stuff too! My other kids love it though!)
Forum: Touring
02-01-12, 10:58 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,526
Posted By Nigeyy

Can't agree more; I'm in the same boat. If you...

Can't agree more; I'm in the same boat. If you have decent components well setup, all of these brakes are pretty good. I even have some old centre pull brakes on a Raleigh that are decent too (mind...
Forum: Touring
01-31-12, 08:44 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,526
Posted By Nigeyy

Gosh, I guess I missed out on this (contentious)...

Gosh, I guess I missed out on this (contentious) thread.

I have BB7 road disc brakes on my tourer; and I love them. However, I've also used cantis and v-brakes too, and to be honest, I do judge...
Forum: Touring
09-15-11, 07:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,884
Posted By Nigeyy

One of my friends has a Vaya, it is one fine...

One of my friends has a Vaya, it is one fine bike. If I was looking for a touring bike, the Vaya would be top of my list to start.
Forum: Touring
08-22-11, 06:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 669
Posted By Nigeyy

Well, one person's experience always seems to...

Well, one person's experience always seems to contradict others!

While some recumbents can be hard to ride initially, once you get the hang of them, they are fine -and they can make perfect...
Forum: Touring
07-01-11, 06:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,682
Posted By Nigeyy

I'll be somewhat of a voice of dissent on this...

I'll be somewhat of a voice of dissent on this one.

You have the frame -might as well see if you can use it. From what I can see the problem is the top tube cable stops -get those at an...
Forum: Touring
06-23-11, 05:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,703
Posted By Nigeyy

Bit late I know, but I just want to say that...

Bit late I know, but I just want to say that going with the adjustable stem in my opinion is a good way to go. I also have trekking bars, and I found them difficult to set up right -having an...
Forum: Touring
06-23-11, 05:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 672
Posted By Nigeyy

I didn't think it was the gearing that was an...

I didn't think it was the gearing that was an issue (though it can be) but rather the amount of pull is slightly different for front mtb ders vs road ders. I've experienced this first hand in the...
Forum: Touring
06-13-11, 07:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By Nigeyy

Not a metallurgist and perhaps some others here...

Not a metallurgist and perhaps some others here can have more informed advice, but usually I assume "fire damaged" usually refers to just smoke damage. If I saw any kind of flame/heat damage rather...
Forum: Touring
05-18-11, 06:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 655
Posted By Nigeyy

What Rowan said (nice one Rowan)

What Rowan said (nice one Rowan)
Forum: Touring
05-17-11, 03:56 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,461
Posted By Nigeyy

I think the operative word in your reply is the...

I think the operative word in your reply is the big little word "if". How would you know for sure? Personally I'd rather take action that is less likely to result in me being injured than trust a...
Forum: Touring
05-14-11, 06:30 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,461
Posted By Nigeyy

And I think that is not by coincidence. For...

And I think that is not by coincidence.

For everyone who says you should "stop and dismount", or shout "STAY" or "walkies" or whatever, you'll get another anecdote of how doing the opposite...
Forum: Touring
04-25-11, 08:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,605
Posted By Nigeyy

With respect, that's not always the easiest thing...

With respect, that's not always the easiest thing to do, and can have varying degrees of success. A phobia is defined as an irrational fear for a reason. Sure it'll work with some people, but...
Forum: Touring
04-03-11, 08:01 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 17,788
Posted By Nigeyy

OK, so this isn't strictly answering your...

OK, so this isn't strictly answering your question, but my question is have you considered other alternatives? If you wish to have your controls closer to hand, and as others have noted, Paul's...
Forum: Touring
03-17-11, 07:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,724
Posted By Nigeyy

Nancy, I agree with your comments -sooner or...

Nancy, I agree with your comments -sooner or later, you will end up in a situation where you can not find a campsite or accommodating individual who lets you camp on their property. As you said,...
Forum: Touring
03-05-11, 06:16 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,821
Posted By Nigeyy

I have to say I really agree..... While I'm sure...

I have to say I really agree..... While I'm sure there might be a time where it is easier to recognize someone is about to hit you from behind, I do have serious doubts about using a mirror to...
Forum: Touring
02-22-11, 09:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 411
Posted By Nigeyy

Well, if you haven't already: i. clean your...

Well, if you haven't already:

i. clean your rims with soapy water -use a bit of elbow grease and rinse off.
ii. clean your pads likewise....
iii. consider new cables if you suspect you might...
Forum: Touring
02-04-11, 07:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,691
Posted By Nigeyy

Personally i don't think it's too heavy. ...

Personally i don't think it's too heavy. However, if I was on a touring time trial (surely an oxymoron, yes?), or going up and down mountains all day for all of my tours, maybe yes. I also agree...
Forum: Touring
01-29-11, 11:18 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,454
Posted By Nigeyy

Sometimes if I think it merits it, I deliberately...

Sometimes if I think it merits it, I deliberately leave the bike out of gear just for that reason. Course, it always means I forget that I did it and then spend some time lifting the rear wheel up...
Forum: Touring
01-29-11, 07:43 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,454
Posted By Nigeyy

Holy cow! Is it just me or am I really depressed...

Holy cow! Is it just me or am I really depressed with some of these stories?

I did have a bike stolen -from where I work, fortunately a freebie -though I'd put some time and some components into...
Forum: Touring
01-20-11, 06:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,991
Posted By Nigeyy

I think this captures the whole thing perfectly. ...

I think this captures the whole thing perfectly. It's fine to be theoretical Positron, but in practice what works for one person doesn't necessarily work for another (clearly it works for Cyccommute...
Forum: Touring
01-15-11, 10:57 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,238
Posted By Nigeyy

Yes mine. OK, ok, I might be a little...

Yes mine.

OK, ok, I might be a little biased, but I love my touring bike. I suspect other posters might feel the same about their bikes too.....

Seriously, the best touring bike is the one you...
Forum: Touring
01-15-11, 10:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,635
Posted By Nigeyy

To add further to the Axiom suggestions.... I...

To add further to the Axiom suggestions.... I have Axiom Typhoons -recommended and I also paid only $60 on ebay. They are, however, one compartment, and are waterproof (some people prefer...
Forum: Touring
01-11-11, 08:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,167
Posted By Nigeyy

Well come on, it doesn't exist without pictures!...

Well come on, it doesn't exist without pictures! :)

Don't have experience with your handlebar choices, but do use Take Offs. I'll disagree and say that bar ends are more likely to be broken as...
Forum: Touring
12-16-10, 06:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,081
Posted By Nigeyy

I think it's hard to evaluate the situation -even...

I think it's hard to evaluate the situation -even Ray admittedly isn't clear about it.

What could have been done differently aside from not being there? I'm not sure. It sounds like the classic...
Forum: Touring
11-22-10, 09:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,569
Posted By Nigeyy

Renting a bike can be a very good idea. This is...

Renting a bike can be a very good idea. This is something I've considered -though in the end I like the familiarity of my own bike, not least the fact I know it's of reasonable quality. If I did...
Forum: Touring
11-22-10, 09:14 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,569
Posted By Nigeyy

Flick knife? That might explain it then.

Flick knife? That might explain it then.
Forum: Touring
11-21-10, 08:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,569
Posted By Nigeyy

I think it really comes down to the airline you...

I think it really comes down to the airline you use and to a lesser extent, when and who you check in with. FWIW, I've always had good luck with British Airways and never had to pay for a bike. I...
Forum: Touring
11-20-10, 08:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 657
Posted By Nigeyy

Koolstop salmons for me, though the dual...

Koolstop salmons for me, though the dual compounds are excellent as well.

I do think there is a difference in pads -definitely recommend Koolstops!
Forum: Touring
10-15-10, 06:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,113
Posted By Nigeyy

To put my .02 cents in.... 1. I have used a...

To put my .02 cents in....

1. I have used a brake booster -but not for increasing the braking power. I had a squealing problem, and after trying several different pads, cleaning the rims, etc I...
Forum: Touring
10-04-10, 07:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,433
Posted By Nigeyy

Given the amount of positive comments on the...

Given the amount of positive comments on the Brooks, you should probably give it a try. However, I'm one of the dissenting few -I just couldn't get on with my Brooks and will get around to selling...
Forum: Touring
09-28-10, 06:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,433
Posted By Nigeyy

Seconded too (you'll notice I use one). Great...

Seconded too (you'll notice I use one). Great cheap solution to put a lightweight tent on or sleeping bag etc. to just balance the bike nicely. not for big loads mind you, but 5lbs from the back to...
Forum: Touring
09-28-10, 05:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,433
Posted By Nigeyy

My secondary tourer is a converted mtb (oh, it...

My secondary tourer is a converted mtb (oh, it wasn't cheap after everything, don't ask! And it was also a Hard Rock funnily enough see...
Forum: Touring
09-27-10, 06:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,433
Posted By Nigeyy

I've been on both sides: as you might suspect,...

I've been on both sides: as you might suspect, the advice I give is..... it depends....

While I agree that a big factor is how comfortable a bike feels -if for example your mtb feels just right,...
Forum: Touring
08-09-10, 06:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,898
Posted By Nigeyy

I think it's a very nice article -you've clearly...

I think it's a very nice article -you've clearly found what works for you.

I'm in a similar situation: vegetarian who does eat dairy products. However (big caveat here is that all my touring...
Forum: Touring
06-03-10, 06:12 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,221
Posted By Nigeyy

If his thinking was clear ("....the pig cop stole...

If his thinking was clear ("....the pig cop stole the tent") then anytime you get verbally abused by a motorist because they've had a bad experience with some other cyclists previously, you shouldn't...
Forum: Touring
06-01-10, 07:17 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,221
Posted By Nigeyy

Sorry about that. Because of things like this I...

Sorry about that. Because of things like this I try to never be separated from things i can't afford to easily replace.

Lessons learned: i. camp away from sight, ii. politely ask for supervisor...
Forum: Touring
05-27-10, 07:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,919
Posted By Nigeyy

I really like mine -I think it was $15 including...

I really like mine -I think it was $15 including shipping. I think you'd have to whack it pretty hard (and then maybe other bike parts would break anyway) before you'd break the bosses. I can't...
Forum: Touring
05-24-10, 06:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 556
Posted By Nigeyy

This is a hard question to answer without knowing...

This is a hard question to answer without knowing the condition of the parts and what kind of parts you have on the bike. Even then, it also depends on how much parts are in Iceland and what kind...
Forum: Touring
04-23-10, 07:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,841
Posted By Nigeyy

C'mon Speedo, you were just trying to do a front...

C'mon Speedo, you were just trying to do a front wheelie weren't you? Jeez, I really don't want to cycle with you, you seem to have a track record of accidents :)

Another not so obvious downside:...
Forum: Touring
04-18-10, 06:42 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,335
Posted By Nigeyy

Oh heck, other people have had their say in this...

Oh heck, other people have had their say in this thread, so why not.....

FWIW, I agree with The Historian's comments below. Strictly speaking, taking something from someone else without...
Forum: Touring
03-14-10, 09:20 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,564
Posted By Nigeyy

I used to think like that too. However, after...

I used to think like that too. However, after having disc brakes for many years now and never experiencing a problem aside from slightly warped rotors and frozen brake cables (guess that could...
Forum: Touring
02-18-10, 07:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,631
Posted By Nigeyy

Not sure if you are referring to my bike (hey, if...

Not sure if you are referring to my bike (hey, if you are, I'll take the compliments thanks!).

Fenders I bought from Nashbar many years ago for $15-$20. i think I also got the quill adaptor from...
Forum: Touring
02-08-10, 10:29 PM
Replies: 541
Views: 282,459
Posted By Nigeyy

Converted Specialized Hard Rock, with new powder...

Converted Specialized Hard Rock, with new powder coat:
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4056/4280589534_a402eb7683.jpg

more pics on this thread:
Building a bike up Is it worth it -Your choice...
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