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Forum: Touring
03-27-19, 10:56 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,875
Posted By Cave

Don't skimp on a bike helmet. I'm still...

Don't skimp on a bike helmet.

I'm still upset about the Africa Bike saga from several years ago - young woman just getting into a life of adventure, and of all the potential dangers the one that...
Replies: 20
Views: 3,440
Posted By Cave

A23s aren't available currently in anything over...

A23s aren't available currently in anything over 28 holes (all gone to the USA hmmm....) so they're out. The HED 23mm are out of my price range so looks like a conventional wheel build to me.

The...
Replies: 84
Views: 9,854
Posted By Cave

Exactly! But I'm not a strong enough rider to do...

Exactly! But I'm not a strong enough rider to do that with a 50 at the front for rides longer than an hour or so, or even on my hilly commute (30km Malvern to Ferntree Gully for those interested) if...
Replies: 20
Views: 3,440
Posted By Cave

Thanks Rowan, good to hear you and C are back...

Thanks Rowan, good to hear you and C are back riding and that her leg is settling down.

I might start off by measuring and weighing the wheels then trying 23mm rubber on them.
Replies: 20
Views: 3,440
Posted By Cave

Wheel build opinions sought (Mavic / Velocity / Ambrosio)

Hi all,

I'm trying to decide between
- Mavic Open Pro / DT spokes / Ultegra or 105 rims
- Velocity A23 wheelset, or A23 on ultegra hubs
- Ambrosio excellite (I think) on similar hubs.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-10, 05:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 670
Posted By Cave

Fantastic C, great to hear you are overcoming...

Fantastic C, great to hear you are overcoming this problem which has had so many elements outside your control. Keep it up!
Replies: 84
Views: 9,854
Posted By Cave

I don't need the 50x11 and 50x12. 46- or 48x11...

I don't need the 50x11 and 50x12. 46- or 48x11 should be fine.
34x28 is OK for my regular rides but won't be enough for longer hillier rides.
The spacing on an 11-34 cassette is wider than I...
Replies: 84
Views: 9,854
Posted By Cave

Well after a long long time I'm back... ...

Well after a long long time I'm back...

bmike, nun and devo (Asana) thanks for you input.

I've decided to try the VeloOrange 50.4 bcd crankset with 46 and 30 chainrings, along with the 11-28...
Forum: Touring
03-27-10, 01:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,301
Posted By Cave

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Forum: Touring
02-21-10, 01:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,142
Posted By Cave

I have a Double Rainbow which I ordered direct...

I have a Double Rainbow which I ordered direct from Tarptent in the US. I think it was about AUD$250 (or was it US 250?). The closest alternatives locally were from backpackinglight.com.au, they had...
Forum: Touring
02-20-10, 07:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,556
Posted By Cave

The shower cap works better if you tape it on a...

The shower cap works better if you tape it on a bit, and it works better with helmets with a sun visor / beak. I use the disposable ones, they work pretty well for me - although I don't have a mirror...
Forum: Touring
02-20-10, 06:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,666
Posted By Cave

Have a look at a pertex bivvy (you can get down...

Have a look at a pertex bivvy (you can get down to ~200g which is about 1/5 of your 2lb bivvy) or as mentioned earlier an Epic or lightweight ePTFE bivvy. Most of these have a headnet option,...
Forum: Touring
02-20-10, 06:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,142
Posted By Cave

Mass market: - Anaconda has a good range of...

Mass market:
- Anaconda has a good range of medium quality gear. You won't find the best / lightest / most exotic stuff. Good selection of cycling gear (again entry to mid-level).
- Kathmandu - has...
Forum: Touring
02-10-10, 06:16 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 15,432
Posted By Cave

Hi Anto, I'm nowhere near Nun or Ivan or Kent...

Hi Anto, I'm nowhere near Nun or Ivan or Kent Peterson but panniers + gear + tools + consumables for me is about 12kg (26lb) not including racks or bottle cages. I use 2 panniers, 2 water bottles, 1...
Forum: Touring
02-10-10, 05:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,535
Posted By Cave

Excellent excellent excellent value bike for...

Excellent excellent excellent value bike for touring / commuting.

Test ride before you buy. I found the steeing a bit funny on the 26" verison I rode a while back.

If cost is an issue I'd...
Forum: Touring
02-10-10, 05:29 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,210
Posted By Cave

Hi Nance, I haven't read the whole thread so...

Hi Nance, I haven't read the whole thread so sorry if I'm repeating.

Re prevention:
most important thing is to get pressure off the toenails; next most important is how you cut them.

He...
Forum: Touring
12-23-09, 07:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,716
Posted By Cave

Be careful doing this, boxes often get holes in...

Be careful doing this, boxes often get holes in them.

I keep tools with the bike ( in racktop bag) on the grounds that one is useless without the other. If I'm travelling light I carry on my...
Forum: Touring
12-23-09, 07:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,095
Posted By Cave

Start on the bike you've got. It should be fine...

Start on the bike you've got. It should be fine unless you have a very agressive riding position set up on it. Once you are doing 4-8+ hour rides you can work out if you need something different.
Forum: Touring
12-23-09, 07:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,279
Posted By Cave

I started with a hybrid and was very happy with...

I started with a hybrid and was very happy with it. (Shogun metro SE). Bar ends make flat bars much more comfortable esp if you cut the bars a bit narrower; I prefer Vbrakes on my Shogun to the...
Forum: Touring
12-23-09, 07:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 835
Posted By Cave

OMG I've posted over 1000 times... I hate this...

OMG I've posted over 1000 times... I hate this new forum engine so much now...
Forum: Touring
12-23-09, 07:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 835
Posted By Cave

No... One thing I learned from the Microwave...

No... One thing I learned from the Microwave Ovens for Touring thread is that Niles Is Not Kidding...

Actually snakes are one of the more realistic concerns around here - I've ridden over one, and...
Forum: Touring
09-19-09, 09:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,940
Posted By Cave

I like the look of your pack on rack setup in...

I like the look of your pack on rack setup in your initial post.

Maybe find a way to enlarge the platform on your rack - maybe a wire shelf (I'm thinking the same sort of material the Wald baskets...
Forum: Touring
09-02-09, 12:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 598
Posted By Cave

+1 Any outdoors / travel shop will have...

+1

Any outdoors / travel shop will have zip-away nylon duffles. Usually they open on three sides of an end, so they are pretty strong considering the light materials. My one is sold by Kathmandu...
Forum: Touring
08-26-09, 01:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,832
Posted By Cave

You want lighter and faster on the road... AND a...

You want lighter and faster on the road... AND a suspension fork for harder terrain...

Start off with some thinner, slick tyres for the road. If that dosen't do it think about getting a 2nd bike...
Forum: Touring
08-26-09, 01:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,599
Posted By Cave

What else are you using the panniers for?...

What else are you using the panniers for? Commuting? Shopping? If you use them 3 days a week for other stuff and 3 weekends a year touring, that might influence you a different way than if you were...
Forum: Touring
08-24-09, 06:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 700
Posted By Cave

I use one. No functional problems. Has improved...

I use one. No functional problems. Has improved fit and comfort for me.

Keep an eye out for a better-fitting frame, once you know exactly what measurements work for you.
Forum: Touring
08-16-09, 05:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,005
Posted By Cave

Be aware of the costs involved (which vary widely...

Be aware of the costs involved (which vary widely between airlines) and the facilities available.

Cardboard box options:
- Airline box: BIG, easy to pack, strong. Won't fit in a car/taxi....
Forum: Touring
08-16-09, 05:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,252
Posted By Cave

Take the train (Amtrack?) to your destination the...

Take the train (Amtrack?) to your destination the evening before, assemble your bike if you had to box it (and check the brakes and tyres and all the bolts!), have a nice relaxing dinner and a glass...
08-07-09, 06:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,710
Posted By Cave

Only really matters if you're leasing or take out...

Only really matters if you're leasing or take out a loan. If you actually buy the car, and don't plan to ditch it in 3 years for the next model, things like residual value and depreciation matter...
08-07-09, 06:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,296
Posted By Cave

- A good D-lock and a cheap cable - Shower cap...

- A good D-lock and a cheap cable
- Shower cap (free) or helmet cover for winter
- Headlight. I have a Fenix L2DCE taped to the helmet; works well; weight is OK but noticable on longer rides.
-...
Forum: Touring
08-07-09, 05:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 601
Posted By Cave

Some options: - Long day-rides - either from...

Some options:
- Long day-rides - either from home, or take a train out and bike back
- Family holidays - if you ever go on holidays together or weekends away, maybe you could ride there while the...
Forum: Touring
08-07-09, 05:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,913
Posted By Cave

BBB 3-compound pads are also good and much more...

BBB 3-compound pads are also good and much more widely available than the Koolstops, eg in Australia most bike shops wil have BBB but you'd have to get Koolstops shipped.
Forum: Commuting
08-01-09, 04:33 AM
Forum: Touring
08-01-09, 04:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,203
Posted By Cave

74km/h coming down Bust-me-Gall hill in Tassie :D

74km/h coming down Bust-me-Gall hill in Tassie :D
Forum: Touring
08-01-09, 04:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,231
Posted By Cave

There's a new thermarest that is lighter and...

There's a new thermarest that is lighter and thicker than the Prolites. I was thinking of getting a Big Agnes Air Core, but the Thermarest Neo Air looks better to me.
-edit:
(I've been using a...
Forum: Touring
08-01-09, 04:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,789
Posted By Cave

Er... no. Better toe clearance with 26"; pannier...

Er... no. Better toe clearance with 26"; pannier clearance depends on length of chainstays and mounting of pannier and rack.

Which to choose? Both seem good (I haven't test ridden a 520 though). ...
Forum: Commuting
07-30-09, 10:58 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,125
Posted By Cave

Move forwards and towards the middle of the road...

Move forwards and towards the middle of the road and let them through.
Replies: 8
Views: 567
Posted By Cave

1. Check out the Touring forums 2. Get your...

1. Check out the Touring forums
2. Get your gear down to 30-40lb
3. You will be much better off with racks and panniers, or even a trailer, than a backpack
4. Look out for a 2nd-hand or bike co-op...
Forum: Touring
07-24-09, 04:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,543
Posted By Cave

I use Gillette mach-type disposables - the blades...

I use Gillette mach-type disposables - the blades for the "real" mach series are just too expensive. They shave pretty well for me for maybe a month; although I definitely notice a difference when...
Forum: Touring
07-07-09, 07:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,573
Posted By Cave

Nice bike but if you really want different bars,...

Nice bike but if you really want different bars, drive train, wheels, tyres, gearing etc etc... surely you'd be better off buying the whole thing ready to go. Basically all you like about the bike is...
Forum: Touring
06-16-09, 05:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 556
Posted By Cave

Viscose (Rayon) is a bit more absorbent than...

Viscose (Rayon) is a bit more absorbent than microfibre, but it is hard to find these any more.

I've been experimenting with Chux wipes (kitchen wipes; made of non-woven viscose with a few %...
Forum: Touring
06-06-09, 04:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,005
Posted By Cave

I tried taking my Cannondale T800 off road. The...

I tried taking my Cannondale T800 off road. The toe overlap makes it dangerous. Also one of the mudguard attachments broke. Also it would be better to be in the drops all the time, which is hard to...
Forum: Touring
06-06-09, 04:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,419
Posted By Cave

15km/h

15km/h
Forum: Touring
05-15-09, 06:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,735
Posted By Cave

Rear rack and long Profile barends. Touring...

Rear rack and long Profile barends. Touring conversion for 40 bucks.

Forget about making big changes especially if money is tight. The bike is fine for touring. Get some barends and a rack,...
Forum: Touring
05-15-09, 05:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,962
Posted By Cave

The Cannondale offroad tourer is quite nice. I...

The Cannondale offroad tourer is quite nice. I like the headshock. Feels fine on the road, haven't taken one off road but it is good on cobblestones and jumping off curbs (DON'T tell the bike shop I...
Forum: Touring
05-15-09, 05:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,384
Posted By Cave

Re bottles - mouthwash bottles work well. I have...

Re bottles - mouthwash bottles work well. I have a 200ml round bottle that I use on short trips.

For longer trips aren't you better off using the bottle the metho comes in? Surely cheaper that...
Forum: Touring
05-14-09, 04:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,679
Posted By Cave

Looks like a fine bike that can go anywhere...

Looks like a fine bike that can go anywhere there's a road.

I know Vik had one, and DukeArcher worked for Thorn...
Forum: Touring
05-14-09, 04:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 675
Posted By Cave

Dandelions need boiling in a lot of water, not...

Dandelions need boiling in a lot of water, not sure that would be easy on tour.

Pear, walnuts, rocket, blue cheese, balsamic dressing

Tomato, basil, balsamic, mozarella or other mild cheese
...
Forum: Touring
05-12-09, 10:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 675
Posted By Cave

Containers: - Consider a flat-packing large...

Containers:
- Consider a flat-packing large bowl. Tupperware makes a good one. Also generic silicone ones available in supermarkets.

Salad nicoise:
- Tuna, potato, olives, green beans, boiled...
Forum: Commuting
05-12-09, 06:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,645
Posted By Cave

I switched from a Fizik Rondine to a Brooks B17...

I switched from a Fizik Rondine to a Brooks B17 when the rondine broke. I also have also used WTB road and MTB saddles, and some generic taiwanese saddles. Never tried a Rolls.

The brooks is more...
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