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Forum: Touring
06-17-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 802
Posted By Trevtassie

A Frio or similar evaporative cooler bag is what...

A Frio or similar evaporative cooler bag is what we use.
Forum: Touring
06-15-19, 01:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,324
Posted By Trevtassie

We use Abus and Trelock frame locks with the...

We use Abus and Trelock frame locks with the accessory cables. Lock the wheel for shop visits and add the cable for overnight, and never park the bikes in dumb locations.
06-15-19, 01:26 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 9,300
Posted By Trevtassie

sorry, what? Couple of blow outs on flat ground...

sorry, what? Couple of blow outs on flat ground and a couple of worn out rims splitting.
06-13-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 468
Posted By Trevtassie

Monkeynuts ...

Monkeynuts








https://surlybikes.com/parts/monkey_nuts
Forum: Touring
06-13-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 867
Posted By Trevtassie

Yeah, dunno what happened, came up as a new...

Yeah, dunno what happened, came up as a new mention, so I answered without checking the date, ghost/zombie in the machine....
Forum: Foo
06-13-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,501
Posted By Trevtassie

Toyota Hiace 4x4 1987. Yeah, admittedly it has...

Toyota Hiace 4x4 1987. Yeah, admittedly it has to be on the diagonal, and only a bit of pipe or RHS but it fits, just. and don't stop fast if it's heavy because it's 1cm from the windscreen. And...
06-13-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 9,300
Posted By Trevtassie

Yep, if you don't maintain your bike, bad things...

Yep, if you don't maintain your bike, bad things happen. (Apart from the carbon)
Forum: Touring
06-12-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 867
Posted By Trevtassie

I think the Jagwire Pro is probably the sweet...

I think the Jagwire Pro is probably the sweet spot for price versus performance, the inners are nice too, tightly drawn through the mandrel so they are stiff. Haven't needed to switch to link.
06-12-19, 08:30 PM
Replies: 1,103
Views: 388,629
Posted By Trevtassie

Yeah, that was the inspiration. Actually did a...

Yeah, that was the inspiration. Actually did a Zoobomb once, thought it was a little short. Our hill is a mountain though, and no train so it's a one shot deal . Often snow at the top, and sometimes...
Forum: Touring
06-12-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,420
Posted By Trevtassie

Love the people who love the Koolaid. Rohloffs...

Love the people who love the Koolaid. Rohloffs have that stupid thing where they change into high gear sometimes when going from 8 to 7. When they need service they are gone for a week minimum,...
06-12-19, 05:29 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,636
Posted By Trevtassie

There are advantages in high speed bearings,...

There are advantages in high speed bearings, especially to do with grease retention and friction between the balls when centripetal forces come into play . There aren't any high speed bearings on a...
Forum: Touring
06-12-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,434
Posted By Trevtassie

Any other airline than JAL would be fine. Their...

Any other airline than JAL would be fine. Their baggage allowance is two pieces at 23kg, which is unusual for outside of the USA (or flights to the USA) but they are ruthless with the tape measure...
06-12-19, 04:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,757
Posted By Trevtassie

See an endocrinologist. Plus... my partner, who...

See an endocrinologist. Plus... my partner, who is type 1.5 (yes that is a thing, think a really slow onset type 1 in adulthood) needs something like porridge in the morning when we tour. High carb...
06-12-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,636
Posted By Trevtassie

Uncaged bearings can carry more load, unless the...

Uncaged bearings can carry more load, unless the cages are designed to minimise bearing spacings ala Campagnolo. For example good quality MTB suspension pivot bearings are full complement with no...
Forum: Foo
06-12-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,501
Posted By Trevtassie

I had a friend who described that sensation as...

I had a friend who described that sensation as "chewing caramels".

I have a really good 4x4 van. Does everything I want, apart from sending me deaf, because it's so noisy and I turn the stereo up...
Forum: Touring
06-12-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,434
Posted By Trevtassie

The outward leg of this trip ends up in Athens,...

The outward leg of this trip ends up in Athens, Greece, with a bus trip into the city at some ungawdly hour of the morning, then hanging around until 3pm when we can check in to our accommodation...
06-12-19, 02:13 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 10,712
Posted By Trevtassie

See crime going down on other side of park. ...

See crime going down on other side of park. Bunny hops curb, gets pinch flat... fixes pinch flat, gets stuck in soft grass.
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 12:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,080
Posted By Trevtassie

And for the bottom...

And for the bottom https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/carriers-racks/tubus-adapter-set-for-quick-release-axle-mounting/?geoc=AU you could easily drill the holes out for a 10mm axle. Or make your own out of...
06-12-19, 12:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 744
Posted By Trevtassie

The Schwalbe blue tape is next level from Velox....

The Schwalbe blue tape is next level from Velox. Super strong and doesn't absorb water. Only thing is getting the valve hole in it as it's so tough. Helps if you can pre punch it.
06-11-19, 04:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 439
Posted By Trevtassie

Use a good sized zip tie loosely around the pad,...

Use a good sized zip tie loosely around the pad, won't fall off or out. Then with the nut loose use the lever to clamp the pads tight in position against the rim and snug the nut up. Then you can...
Forum: Touring
06-11-19, 04:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,420
Posted By Trevtassie

Give me a call when they make an internal gear...

Give me a call when they make an internal gear hub with 650% range....
06-11-19, 03:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,741
Posted By Trevtassie

For 250 bucks it doesn't matter. Though unless...

For 250 bucks it doesn't matter. Though unless its very new 250 for a 350 bike seems steep. Just get some good aftermarket brake pads like Koolstop or Jagwire with replaceable pads in metal...
06-10-19, 04:56 PM
Replies: 1,103
Views: 388,629
Posted By Trevtassie

Yeah, we need pedals, there's one or two pubs...

Yeah, we need pedals, there's one or two pubs that are slightly uphill from the main route. Main problem we have with speed is all the cars getting in the way.
Forum: Foo
06-10-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,022
Posted By Trevtassie

Nope. The real problem is people. Lighting...

Nope.
The real problem is people. Lighting fires when there wouldn't normally be a source of ignition and burning a few hundred million years worth of accumulated carbon and screwing up the...
Forum: Touring
06-10-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,279
Posted By Trevtassie

1 x Nope 24 spokes Nope Jones style Bars Yep,...

1 x Nope
24 spokes Nope
Jones style Bars Yep, with some Ergon GC3 grips.
Stem that is about 60mm too long for the Jones bars, Nope.
06-10-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 807
Posted By Trevtassie

Right you are, I just looked up the bike itself...

Right you are, I just looked up the bike itself from the model name, and didn't look at the imgur link. The European on must have had hollowtech fitted .
I can't see the little plastic spacer ring...
06-10-19, 04:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 823
Posted By Trevtassie

Looking at the pictures of your bike and the...

Looking at the pictures of your bike and the cranks it looks like a square taper. Whip it out, measure the length, order the nearest Shimano UN55.
06-10-19, 04:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 807
Posted By Trevtassie

UN55 or UN26

UN55 or UN26
Forum: Touring
06-10-19, 12:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,434
Posted By Trevtassie

Not once it's installed, there's some double...

Not once it's installed, there's some double sided tape on the inner plate to hold it. I'll probably put a couple of bolts with fender washers in each end, to be sure... will help protect the box,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-19, 10:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,106
Posted By Trevtassie

Puts on glasses and squints.... nope, still...

Puts on glasses and squints.... nope, still poorly lit and slightly out of focus.
06-09-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,074
Posted By Trevtassie

Then you get the case of Australia where the...

Then you get the case of Australia where the availability is even more limited and the prices even higher than the USA.
Forum: Touring
06-09-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,434
Posted By Trevtassie

Got the wheels on both ends. I usually reinforce...

Got the wheels on both ends. I usually reinforce the box handles with fabric though. Some wood glue and strips of cloth so the baggage handlers can't rip the box open.
Forum: Touring
06-09-19, 03:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,434
Posted By Trevtassie

I'm a clever bugger!

I'm a clever bugger, made some box wheels....since we are going on a trip with plenty of stop overs, long transits, buses and etc. We'll ditch the boxes at our starting point, Athens, mail the plates...
06-08-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 1,103
Views: 388,629
Posted By Trevtassie

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/750x522/62337312_10156484088927737_1651782411303780352_n_ae81273ef961f802b5e693b3f493568d0f44fc59.jpg

Nothing over 20" My bike is a 20" frame,...
06-04-19, 06:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,366
Posted By Trevtassie

It can work the other way too, there is a guy in...

It can work the other way too, there is a guy in Perth, Western Australia, who's nick name is Mad Dog. He has mental health issues that sometimes manifest in him riding around furiously on an old 10...
05-31-19, 06:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,369
Posted By Trevtassie

Club Ride MTB shorts with liner, quality made...

Club Ride MTB shorts with liner, quality made clothing that looks good and works on the bike, so you can get both kinds of circulation. I'm about to wear them every day for a 2 month tour through...
Forum: Foo
05-31-19, 02:26 AM
Replies: 2,325
Views: 82,324
Posted By Trevtassie

The Internets: Enabling morons in their quest for...

The Internets: Enabling morons in their quest for validation.
Forum: Foo
05-30-19, 06:10 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,937
Posted By Trevtassie

Life is too short to hang out with pyschos. What...

Life is too short to hang out with pyschos. What you describe is pure domestic violence. The control, the put downs. Just leave and enjoy the rest of your life, she won't get any better.
Forum: Touring
05-29-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 15,245
Posted By Trevtassie

on the fly, on the outside of the floor and on...

on the fly, on the outside of the floor and on the footprint. Can do the inner as well, makes it water resistant. Well the non mesh bits anyway. Every Nikwax product I've used does what it says...
Forum: Touring
05-29-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 15,245
Posted By Trevtassie

Northern Japan, I'll actually get the compass out...

Northern Japan, I'll actually get the compass out to work out where the @##$ sun is gonna come up, so I can pitch the tent in the morning shade, means it sometimes sits out in the middle of the...
Forum: Touring
05-29-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 15,245
Posted By Trevtassie

Ain't no way I'm getting up at 3am in northern...

Ain't no way I'm getting up at 3am in northern Japan to save a tent! They should have two time zones but they don't.

Oh and always store tents loosely stuffed into a larger bag, not folded the...
Forum: Touring
05-29-19, 06:51 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 15,245
Posted By Trevtassie

This. Anything under 100 ain't worth...

This.
Anything under 100 ain't worth touching.
Always buy at the end of summer when you can get a $200+ tent for 50% off if you hunt well.
My personal opinion is for longevity the $200-300 tents...
Forum: Touring
05-29-19, 01:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,290
Posted By Trevtassie

You wanna try Tasmania, our record in the...

You wanna try Tasmania, our record in the mountains is 36C (96F) in the morning to 3ft of snow by the evening, on Boxing Day (26th December- the equivalent of 26th June)
05-28-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 704
Posted By Trevtassie

Longer bolts and spacers

Longer bolts and spacers
05-28-19, 05:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By Trevtassie

Bike shop, slick honey etc etc

Bike shop, slick honey etc etc
05-28-19, 03:27 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,431
Posted By Trevtassie

It's fairly obvious I no longer care. I wear...

It's fairly obvious I no longer care. I wear braces on my pants....
05-27-19, 04:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 601
Posted By Trevtassie

OK. Those Weinmanns look they'll work OK...

OK. Those Weinmanns look they'll work OK tubeless. But... you need to check how tight the tubeless tire you want to use on them are. Put some tubeless rim tape on, fit the tire with a tube, inflate...
05-27-19, 05:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,053
Posted By Trevtassie

I've used Jagwire and Swiss Stop, both worked...

I've used Jagwire and Swiss Stop, both worked well. I cooked some Swiss Stops, but the disc was blue as well, so probably understandable. I've got some sixpacks in the shed, haven't used them yet.
05-27-19, 05:09 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,732
Posted By Trevtassie

This thread is actually a bit on point for me...

This thread is actually a bit on point for me today. I was looking back on an old thread where I was trying to link up a manufacturer of bike intercoms with hopefully people who wanted free ones in...
05-27-19, 04:54 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,732
Posted By Trevtassie

Everybody loves a good car crash....

Everybody loves a good car crash....
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