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05-29-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,512
Posted By tmac100

Smashed up in early February (the 9th) and...

Smashed up in early February (the 9th) and cracked 6 RS ribs (6th to 11th) and my right ilium was cracked in 3 places. Fortunately no operations needed - just healing and time was needed.

I spent...
Forum: Touring
05-15-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,663
Posted By tmac100

Define your terms before using them. The touring...

Define your terms before using them. The touring issue for many does NOT mean (nor imply) SOLO.
However, YMMV :thumb: and we all have our points of view.....
Forum: Touring
05-14-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,663
Posted By tmac100

Nope - only solo, self-supported bicycle tour in...

Nope - only solo, self-supported bicycle tour in Australia (Savannah Way and Perth to Sydney via the Nullabore and Broken Hill). This August I take a 7 day self-guided tour in France of the Loire...
Forum: Touring
05-14-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,663
Posted By tmac100

Yes, I started touring when my children left home...

Yes, I started touring when my children left home for uni and I had the time to bike tour overseas - solo because my wife HATED (!) The idea of camping and travel. That, too, has passed :rolleyes:
Forum: Touring
04-28-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,794
Posted By tmac100

My touring in outback Australia necessitates...

My touring in outback Australia necessitates shortcuts. I seldom use wood as it is hard to find in places and my SVEA- based SIGG touring stove set works well. Usually easy to cook foods as white...
Forum: Touring
04-23-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,794
Posted By tmac100

At your home and in your kitchen - I understand....

At your home and in your kitchen - I understand. However bicycle touring and soaking beans and THEN wasting a LOT of fuel to cook them - well, I frankly do NOT understand that.

OTOH, if you are...
04-09-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 750
Posted By tmac100

Get used to it. The clock only goes one way. I...

Get used to it. The clock only goes one way. I admire your persistence. Carry on. Trust me, I know. I will be 71 in June :p
04-09-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,619
Posted By tmac100

Time and money fixed the bike. NOW, time and...

Time and money fixed the bike. NOW, time and effort will get you going too - just like in the olden days. Oh, while money can fix things, your body needs effort and persistance, not money.
BUT, you...
04-01-19, 09:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,607
Posted By tmac100

Well 4 out of 5 posters seem to think the header...

Well 4 out of 5 posters seem to think the header is/was amusing. I'll wager tht there are many silent smilers out there too, but it is what it is. I also think the header is amusing, so that makes it...
03-18-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,297
Posted By tmac100

Yup, we all have our own version of reality ... I...

Yup, we all have our own version of reality ... I will stick with Bison.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bison
03-17-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,297
Posted By tmac100

Yup, Bison is what we have in Canada and the USA....

Yup, Bison is what we have in Canada and the USA. Buffalo are a totally different beast - and are found in SE Asia - like in Vietnam, Cambodia, and India.

Two totally different beasts. Does not...
Forum: Touring
02-28-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 636
Posted By tmac100

Agree with this. I have used BA regularly and...

Agree with this. I have used BA regularly and because I fly Premium Economy and have BAEC Silver status, the cost for me is ZERO. Similarly, I fly OW airlines a lot and the bike essentially flies for...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-07-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 851
Posted By tmac100

No pics. Re-read my original post about the...

No pics. Re-read my original post about the material.... :thumb:
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-07-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 851
Posted By tmac100

The damage is done. I want it fixed. Not...

The damage is done. I want it fixed. Not interested in this discussion of packing yadda. Next time this Brommie goes overseas it will most likely go in a harder type of bag/box/chest/??

Now back...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-07-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 851
Posted By tmac100

Here in the Arabian Gulf (Dubai) there are no...

Here in the Arabian Gulf (Dubai) there are no spare rack parts. Shipping from England is more than the part would cost, never mind how long the "new" dealer will take placing the order. The luggage...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-07-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 851
Posted By tmac100

Bent stays on a Brommie rear rack

My friend's Brommie rear rack has a bent stay (RH side, I think she said) which is also cracked near where it attaches to the frame near the rear wheel. This damage happened when it was in checked...
02-07-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 616
Posted By tmac100

Bent stays on Brommie rear rack

Removed as it should be in the Folders thread....
02-05-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,724
Posted By tmac100

Another KISS approach: dates in ziplock bag along...

Another KISS approach: dates in ziplock bag along with Smarties or M&M candies and shelled peanuts according to your liking (blanched, salted, etc). Just another version of GORP.

Hey, for KISSv3...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-28-19, 12:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,584
Posted By tmac100

Totally agree. Buy a used one for a LOT less than...

Totally agree. Buy a used one for a LOT less than getting a new one. I have done that 3 times.

OTOH, when buying used, be prepared to purchase some new parts - for example I replaced a chain (with...
01-22-19, 02:09 AM
Replies: 560
Views: 52,353
Posted By tmac100

In any journey W = F *d. The distance can be done...

In any journey W = F *d. The distance can be done in any way you want :p FWIW, my pedometer says that I have walked from here in Doha to the Red Sea. But in reality with the blockade imposed on Qatar...
01-21-19, 09:49 PM
Replies: 560
Views: 52,353
Posted By tmac100

Yes to the significance of each and every step on...

Yes to the significance of each and every step on the journey that Rowan and Machka have done. There must be an odometer out there somewhere that measures to the nearest .5 meter. The actual journey...
01-21-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 560
Views: 52,353
Posted By tmac100

Cannot resist this, but you and Rowan have...

Cannot resist this, but you and Rowan have incredible speedos/odometers with accuracy to 5 sig figs (or perhaps just to the nearest 10 m - sorry for the typo corrected here). Currently working with...
Forum: Touring
01-12-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,540
Posted By tmac100

I purchased new 48 hole front and back PW hubs at...

I purchased new 48 hole front and back PW hubs at a great price on ebay. They show up - but only occasionally.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-12-19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,860
Posted By tmac100

It is a wedding anniversary GIFT for his lovely...

It is a wedding anniversary GIFT for his lovely wife. You have an issue with giving your wife an expensive gift? If so, get her a small and inexpensive bag of "lollies" (sugar-free) as a gift. I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-02-19, 03:03 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,296
Posted By tmac100

I live overseas now. Anyone know who sells these...

I live overseas now. Anyone know who sells these 2 versions of Brompton clones on-line? Ebay searches? or?
Thank you for info.
12-16-18, 05:23 AM
Replies: 560
Views: 52,353
Posted By tmac100

I saw an interesting sayjng in a book about...

I saw an interesting sayjng in a book about fluency. Paraphrased it says:

When starting "something" new, you may really suck!
But that is the 1st step to becoming kinda good at "something".
...
10-13-18, 11:17 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,313
Posted By tmac100

What does maturity of BF readers/contributors...

What does maturity of BF readers/contributors have to do with how long any thread lasts? Anything causal that I may have missed? Just wondering from a "hypothesis testing" perspective...
Forum: Touring
09-21-18, 12:19 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,988
Posted By tmac100

In 2006 I was bicycling the Savannah Way...

In 2006 I was bicycling the Savannah Way (Australia) and I met a fellow going around the country (eventually wrote a book on his travels). When he saw my bike he mentioned he saw it at a bike shop in...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-15-18, 10:03 AM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 455,746
Posted By tmac100

New to this thread, but interested... Any website...

New to this thread, but interested... Any website wrt this bicycle?
I am a 70+ y.o. tourer (on a DF custom built tourer). That said I also have a custom built (I mean to fit me) tourer (8-speed...
Forum: Recumbent
09-10-18, 08:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,135
Posted By tmac100

The fellow using the GTO habitually looks for...

The fellow using the GTO habitually looks for excuses to avoid exercise. He would not bother trying a different boom length, nor would he try different (lower) gears (more spinning). His excuse for...
Forum: Recumbent
09-07-18, 12:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,135
Posted By tmac100

Definitely an experienced GS dealer in Melbourne....

Definitely an experienced GS dealer in Melbourne. Like I said, the fellow has a "history" of making excuses for not doing much in terms of physical activity. He is s very heavy smoker and at 160kg he...
09-06-18, 11:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,260
Posted By tmac100

oversized! AKA TOO BIG for use on bicycles, but...

oversized! AKA TOO BIG for use on bicycles, but possibly OK for D-8 Cats....
Forum: Recumbent
09-04-18, 08:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,135
Posted By tmac100

Sold the GTO to a fellow in Perth Australia. He...

Sold the GTO to a fellow in Perth Australia. He commutes 40 km daily to/from work. No issues with sore knees. Finally the GTO is being used 😉 *
Forum: Touring
08-28-18, 09:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 723
Posted By tmac100

I have been directly hit by cars in Canada that...

I have been directly hit by cars in Canada that cut me off by turning (right) in front of my and by driving into my path on a side street. Last time I was taken by ambulance to a hospital. Lots of...
08-26-18, 07:16 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,582
Posted By tmac100

Agreed. Make sure the bike fits and do not skimp...

Agreed. Make sure the bike fits and do not skimp on the lock. The high end stuff will lighten your wallet, and maybe enhance your ego and "bragging rights", but it won't do much else in a realistic...
08-22-18, 05:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,440
Posted By tmac100

Not a butt joke, but give your body some body...

Not a butt joke, but give your body some body some time to adjust! After all, you have not been riding for 35 years. Perhaps it should be remembered that Brooks leather saddles need some time to...
Forum: Touring
07-19-18, 01:44 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,012
Posted By tmac100

In 2005-6 I inherited some $$ and had a custom...

In 2005-6 I inherited some $$ and had a custom made steel framed touring bicycle built (including the hand-made custom racks). The wheels have 48 spoke PW hubs that I purchased new on eBay. The 26"...
07-16-18, 05:14 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 5,634
Posted By tmac100

Agreed, 100%! When I started bicycle touring...

Agreed, 100%!

When I started bicycle touring in outback Australia, my 40 lb custom-built touring bike had panniers and a Bob Ibex. After 2 tours I sold the Ibex and never missed it. It became much...
07-10-18, 09:54 PM
Replies: 560
Views: 52,353
Posted By tmac100

Optimism, positivism, and Love. These make...

Optimism, positivism, and Love. These make incredible things "happen".
Continued best wishes from the fellow from McCreary (eh, Machka - about 2004?), currently visiting Cairns.
Forum: Recumbent
06-22-18, 07:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,135
Posted By tmac100

Sore knees when on Greenspeed GTO

I have given a friend (160 kg weight and about 6'2") the use of my Greenspeed GTO in an effort to help him lose weight and get some exercise. He has disc issues with a back injury and cannot use a...
06-02-18, 09:16 AM
Replies: 560
Views: 52,353
Posted By tmac100

FWIW, I believe Machka's Dad is in Canada. Machka...

FWIW, I believe Machka's Dad is in Canada. Machka and Rowan are in southern Australia (Tasmania I think).
Forum: Touring
04-27-18, 04:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,282
Posted By tmac100

I agree. You need some money to travel. If you...

I agree. You need some money to travel. If you are always making shortcuts wrt food (especially) maybe you should re-think your ideas of travel. Accomm is very inexpensive so forget skimping very...
Forum: Touring
04-24-18, 07:37 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,007
Posted By tmac100

While the Electronic Navigation may be great to...

While the Electronic Navigation may be great to tell you exactly where you are, the time to destination means nothing. Road and creek conditions will throw a wrench into that idea.

Try riding...
Forum: Touring
04-24-18, 09:30 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,007
Posted By tmac100

I tour outback Australia. No internet nor...

I tour outback Australia. No internet nor mobile/cell service in most outback/rural places. Paper strip-maps work for me. This will also happen this June-July when touring Cape York. There (Cape...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-18-18, 07:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,902
Posted By tmac100

Think outside the box. Brommies are from Europe...

Think outside the box. Brommies are from Europe and many mods come from there.
Here is an advert BIKEfun Tensioner & Pulleys for 2/6-speed Bromptons | BromptonB...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-18-18, 06:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,902
Posted By tmac100

There are a number of forums outside of BF...

There are a number of forums outside of BF dealing with the Brommie and tricking it out. If you have money to spend, you should go to those sites for inspiration and potential wallet...
03-10-18, 09:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,608
Posted By tmac100

The bird-brain at the LBS decided to swap out the...

The bird-brain at the LBS decided to swap out the Truvalev cartridge with a Shimano BUT he re-installed the Truvalev locking ring. Unknown to me. Seems he had a Shimano cartridge lying around and...
03-10-18, 11:33 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,608
Posted By tmac100

I love my PW system. After major hassles with a...

I love my PW system. After major hassles with a Japanese-made BB coupled with a European locking ring (a bad by a LBS), self-installing the PW made me realize why PW is so good... :thumb:
03-10-18, 11:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,727
Posted By tmac100

Define humor. FWIW, humor is GREAT if on topic as...

Define humor. FWIW, humor is GREAT if on topic as in what this thread is about. If folks want to diverge because of (perhaps AD??) then .... well they open themselves to challenges. I enjoyed the...
03-10-18, 09:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,727
Posted By tmac100

I suppose that any attention to anything...

I suppose that any attention to anything scribbled on FT is better than no attention at all - and (for some) better than being ignored :rolleyes:

FWIW, your post should be in a "chain lube"...
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