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Forum: Touring
03-09-08, 04:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,968
Posted By hoogie

they have expanded their range of merino cycle...

they have expanded their range of merino cycle clothing too ... i have one of their merino baselayers, it works really good too ...
Forum: Touring
10-31-07, 09:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,868
Posted By hoogie

shush, or they will all want to come here! watch...

shush, or they will all want to come here! watch out for the drivers though, they are amongst the world's worst!
Forum: Touring
10-14-07, 01:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,653
Posted By hoogie

i spent a little time swapping emails with the...

i spent a little time swapping emails with the helpful folks at thorn before i ordered mine. have been really happy with my nomad.

bear in mind that when you order from england, they deduct their...
Forum: Touring
07-24-07, 02:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,525
Posted By hoogie

line cordura-type sleeping bag stuff sack with...

line cordura-type sleeping bag stuff sack with big black plastic garbage type bag, stuff in sleeping bag, twist close black plastic bag, close cordura-type sleeping bag stuff sack ... this has worked...
Forum: Touring
07-24-07, 02:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 440
Posted By hoogie

if i were you, i would be looking at a new bike...

if i were you, i would be looking at a new bike ... given the amount of stuff you have to upgrade or replace on your current one, plus a purpose built one is a bit comfier and stronger in teh long...
Forum: Touring
06-21-07, 12:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 683
Posted By hoogie

thorn still have some runout models of their...

thorn still have some runout models of their nomad range ... very strong stable expedition touring bike, and there is the sherpa as well, which is also a very strong solid bike ...
hewitt cycles...
Forum: Touring
05-22-07, 01:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,549
Posted By hoogie

not really ... i have a Nomad which i built up...

not really ... i have a Nomad which i built up after purchasing the frame ... awesome touring and do all bike, built to get to get you anywhere on earth and back again ... designed and built by andy...
Forum: Touring
05-11-07, 11:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 973
Posted By hoogie

leave out your hammock, sleeping bag, kitchen...

leave out your hammock, sleeping bag, kitchen stuff, food, etc and just bludge off folks on the warm showers list ... stay for as long as you can and eat all their food without offering any in return...
Forum: Touring
02-06-07, 03:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 333
Posted By hoogie

this would be better on the tech forum ... it...

this would be better on the tech forum ... it would depend on the chainline figure of the chainring you are looking at ...

www.sheldonbrown.com has some guides on this ...
Forum: Touring
01-23-07, 01:02 PM
Replies: 416
Views: 24,290
Posted By hoogie

1. Is 36 spoke necessary on the rear? I am doing...

1. Is 36 spoke necessary on the rear? I am doing a light load. No stove, pots, maybe a hammock and not a tent. If your load is light then you could get away with it, but do have it checked out...
Forum: Touring
01-20-07, 02:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 361
Posted By hoogie

i can second the ground effect jacket ... the...

i can second the ground effect jacket ... the storm trooper isn't that heavy and really keeps the rain out, plus it folds into its own rear pocket and can be worn as a bumbag or placed into a pannier...
Forum: Touring
01-15-07, 02:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,020
Posted By hoogie

i have marathons on my trek 520 and they ride...

i have marathons on my trek 520 and they ride really nice ... i have marathon plus on my 26" wheeled thorn nomad and they are a little heavier but ride nice too ...
Forum: Touring
01-09-07, 07:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,330
Posted By hoogie

a helpful guide to cyletouring in new zealand...

a helpful guide to cyletouring in new zealand (http://www.hoogie.co.nz/info/touringnz.htm)
Forum: Touring
12-29-06, 12:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,937
Posted By hoogie

i made my own lightweight compact gizmo...

i made my own lightweight compact gizmo (http://www.hoogie.co.nz/info/hypercracker.htm) for removing the cassette on tours ... it works so well i use it at home as well

bear in mind that some of...
Forum: Touring
12-27-06, 01:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,882
Posted By hoogie

i have some vitorria randoneurs onmy tandem ... i...

i have some vitorria randoneurs onmy tandem ... i find them pretty good and run them at 90psi ... i have recently put some schwalbe marathon 700Cx37 on my trek 520 and am really impressed with the...
Forum: Touring
12-26-06, 12:46 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,978
Posted By hoogie

nice job!!!! this is my giant yukon that i...

nice job!!!!

this is my giant yukon that i converted into a low cost touring bike ... this also appeared in the adventure cycling handbook...
Forum: Touring
12-17-06, 01:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,193
Posted By hoogie

don't know much about the rocky mountain sherpa...

don't know much about the rocky mountain sherpa bikes ...

i have had a trek 520 for many years now, and i do really like it, but i have had to modify it quite a lot to get to where i really do...
Forum: Touring
12-11-06, 10:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 372
Posted By hoogie

My wife and I are planning a trip to the South...

My wife and I are planning a trip to the South Island of NZ with the intention of riding from Christchurch through Kaikoura and then on to doing the Acheron Road to Hanmer Springs and then the...
Forum: Touring
11-29-06, 05:40 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,558
Posted By hoogie

my trek 520 is a 1998/99 model ... a rather nice...

my trek 520 is a 1998/99 model ... a rather nice deep metallic blue ... but that black sure looks real nice ...
Forum: Touring
11-05-06, 02:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 629
Posted By hoogie

not exactly cycletouring, but i started off...

not exactly cycletouring, but i started off planning to go down the rainbow road by bike, but was invited on an emergency services social bike ride, and went home this way on my triumph tiger ......
Forum: Touring
10-30-06, 11:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,480
Posted By hoogie

yes indeedy! headwinds too!

yes indeedy!

headwinds too!
Forum: Touring
10-30-06, 11:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,480
Posted By hoogie

[QUOTE=ivegotabike]a sporkQUOTE] i hate...

[QUOTE=ivegotabike]a sporkQUOTE]

i hate sporks ... i got one thinking i could remove two items and replace them with one ... it doesn't hold as much liquid as a normal spoon so eating soup takes...
Forum: Touring
10-30-06, 11:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,035
Posted By hoogie

i'm with dubes ... you will probably find that...

i'm with dubes ... you will probably find that this is where most companies will save a bit of money and use a lower grade/quality chain, so when the stock chain wears out or even just wears down a...
Forum: Foo
10-24-06, 12:51 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 5,287
Posted By hoogie

mmmmm, fat tyre ale ... takes me back to when i...

mmmmm, fat tyre ale ... takes me back to when i spent a month biking in colorado ... sampled many of these and have the bike jersey to prove it!

after a long days riding int he sun, monteiths...
Forum: Touring
10-22-06, 02:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 598
Posted By hoogie

i have recently replaced the conti top touring...

i have recently replaced the conti top touring 2000's 700Cx32 on my trek 520 with schwalbe marathon's 700Cx37 ... i am amazed at the difference in the ride, it so much more comfortable with the...
Forum: Touring
10-21-06, 10:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 665
Posted By hoogie

there are a heap of cheap deals from nz to aussie...

there are a heap of cheap deals from nz to aussie [pacificblue/virgin (http://www.flypacificblue.com/), air nz (http://www.airnz.co.nz), qantas (http://www.qantas.com.au), freedomair...
Forum: Touring
10-14-06, 04:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,287
Posted By hoogie

Did you head off on your own or with a group or...

Did you head off on your own or with a group or with an experienced friend?
first 'tour' was across town with a couple of school friends, we camped at towns edge for the weekend, but rode back into...
Forum: Touring
10-10-06, 12:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,031
Posted By hoogie

goes along with that other question ... when is a...

goes along with that other question ... when is a ride a cycle tour? 2 days or more? at least an overnight not in your own bed or town???

i like to use transport other than the bike to avoid the...
Forum: Touring
10-08-06, 04:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 721
Posted By hoogie

a sense of adventure and a sense of humour ...

a sense of adventure and a sense of humour ...
Forum: Touring
10-07-06, 02:14 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,680
Posted By hoogie

the ORA from katmandu...

the ORA from katmandu (http://www.kathmandu.co.nz/14.html?category=tentstents&id=608624449)

http://www.kathmandu.co.nz/managed_images/product/nz/large/Tent%20Ora.jpg

When space & weight are at...
Forum: Touring
10-05-06, 01:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,059
Posted By hoogie

i have flat bars on both of my touring bikes ...

i have flat bars on both of my touring bikes ...
Forum: Touring
10-05-06, 01:23 AM
Replies: 558
Views: 326,002
Posted By hoogie

duct tape ... the power of the force, there is a...

duct tape ... the power of the force, there is a light side and dark side and it holds the universe together
Forum: Touring
10-05-06, 01:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 694
Posted By hoogie

i must say that i have a whole collection of...

i must say that i have a whole collection of stuff on my iPod ...
but what i listen to most would be ...

classical:
beethovens 9th symphony
nigel kennedy 'the four seasons'
classical mix
...
Forum: Touring
10-04-06, 11:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 707
Posted By hoogie

my list...

my list (http://www.hoogie.co.nz/info/packing_list.htm) [a dynamic work in progress]
10-04-06, 01:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,872
Posted By hoogie

here are some pics of it in use ...

here are some pics of it in use ...
10-04-06, 01:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,872
Posted By hoogie

yep, make yourself one of these ... takes about...

yep, make yourself one of these ... takes about 20 mins, and costs 5/8 of stuff all, takes up no room in tool kit, and works really well ... brilliant to take when touring

... the webpage with...
Forum: Touring
10-04-06, 12:26 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,142
Posted By hoogie

not always ... sometimes they SQUEEZE into the...

not always ... sometimes they SQUEEZE into the seat beside you, and then ask if they can [or just do] lift the arm between you and them, and then they take up half your seat as well ...
hasn't...
Forum: Touring
10-03-06, 03:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,142
Posted By hoogie

ok, that is heartening to hear indeed ... we saw...

ok, that is heartening to hear indeed ... we saw pictures on the news of folks having to empty all their handbags and stuff and just got to carry on the barest of necessities in clear plastic bags...
Forum: Touring
10-03-06, 01:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,142
Posted By hoogie

i use one of these bike bags too ... they are...

i use one of these bike bags too ... they are really good, plus you can pack in lots and fool the 'check-in chicks' by saying that it is wheelchair, promotional display material, etc ...
i find a...
Forum: Touring
09-27-06, 05:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 670
Posted By hoogie

in about a month or so ... two weeks cycling the...

in about a month or so ... two weeks cycling the south island of new zealand ... not really sure exact route, might just bike out the gate and turn either right or left and see where it takes me ......
Forum: Touring
09-26-06, 03:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 986
Posted By hoogie

bear in mind that for some reason trek size the...

bear in mind that for some reason trek size the 520 centre to top of seat collar, not c-c or c-top like normal folks ...
Forum: Touring
09-26-06, 03:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,776
Posted By hoogie

i got one of these recently ... still in two...

i got one of these recently ... still in two minds about it ... only 3.7kg, so not that much more than my usual tent, but a little more trickier to set up ...
i normally take a cheap cut off of blue...
Forum: Touring
09-26-06, 02:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,596
Posted By hoogie

i bought my trek 520 in august 1998, and think i...

i bought my trek 520 in august 1998, and think i have it finally sorted so it is really comfy and suits my style of riding ...

my trek 520 webpage (http://www.hoogie.co.nz/bikes/trek_520.htm)...
Forum: Touring
09-19-06, 01:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 589
Posted By hoogie

i actually found the great ocean quite boring ......

i actually found the great ocean quite boring ... really interesting for the first few km, then the development set in, and it became busier and over crowded ... new zealands west coast is much...
Forum: Touring
09-19-06, 01:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,076
Posted By hoogie

just for interests sake ... how does one measure...

just for interests sake ... how does one measure the chainstay length???

is it
a] centre of dropout to bb shell outer
b] centre of dropout to bb axle centre
c] something else
Forum: Touring
09-18-06, 11:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 629
Posted By hoogie

modern mtb's have a very aggressive geometry,...

modern mtb's have a very aggressive geometry, which is perfect for climbing steep hills and carving through forest tracks etc ...

try and get an older model steel frame ... these generally have...
Forum: Touring
09-18-06, 10:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,104
Posted By hoogie

my trek 520 came with stock 105SC 52/42/30, so i...

my trek 520 came with stock 105SC 52/42/30, so i changed the entire crank for an LX 44/32/22 for more sensible gearing ... i have never used the top few gears on any of my tours, even on the downhill...
Forum: Touring
09-15-06, 01:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 903
Posted By hoogie

specialised nimbus armadillo 26x1.5, but have...

specialised nimbus armadillo 26x1.5, but have bought some schwalbe marathon plus 26x1.75 to try on the next heavily laden tour

schwalbe marathon plus 700Cx37 on my trek 520 ... these replaced the...
Forum: Touring
09-06-06, 04:27 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,435
Posted By hoogie

hey there F.F.H. ... i have a kathmandu cisalpine...

hey there F.F.H. ... i have a kathmandu cisalpine which is a good touring tent ... i had a REI nitelite tent, which was a similar tunnel tent to the one you are looking at ...

personally i find...
Forum: Touring
08-29-06, 04:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,413
Posted By hoogie

i have built up two bikes using a specialised...

i have built up two bikes using a specialised stumpjumper frame as a base and ridden with a couple of other guys who have them ... they are really good to use as touring frames ...
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