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Posted By stevage

One of the other motivations is to improve my...

One of the other motivations is to improve my fitness enough that I can keep up with some of my friends for joint training rides when they become possible as well. I have one friend who is still...
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Posted By stevage

Thanks, that's a really interesting and helpful...

Thanks, that's a really interesting and helpful article. It also has this to say:

> In terms of training prescription then, it is likely that many recreational athletes may not need to adopt a...
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Posted By stevage

Ok, that makes sense and is a nice...

Ok, that makes sense and is a nice straightforward answer :)



I looked up one of his papers where he basically showed that almost all elite athletes converge on a split of 80% low intensity 20%...
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Posted By stevage

I'm pretty bad in the heat. Years ago, I did an...

I'm pretty bad in the heat. Years ago, I did an intense 7 day cycle tour over the Snowy Mountains (southeastern Australia), and got heatstroke on the first day. (Writeup here:...
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Posted By stevage

Long vs short training rides for double century

I'm aiming for a double century ride (~315km) in early January - a route of my own devising, with one 1000m climb and a few other undulating sections. Normally, in preparation I'd head out on lots of...
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Posted By stevage

Oops, I guess that's what I get for posting in...

Oops, I guess that's what I get for posting in the track cycling forum :) In the half-dozen or so times I've used this velodrome, there was once one actual track rider using it. (A couple of times...
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Posted By stevage

Is there a good app for lap counting? I'm not a...

Is there a good app for lap counting? I'm not a track cyclist, but going to be doing some laps at my local outdoor velodrome (because it's so close to my house). Ideally, I'd listen to a podcast,...
Forum: Touring
04-06-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By stevage

Looks nice! But, "starting at $3495 for a...

Looks nice! But, "starting at $3495 for a complete bike". Good lord. That's currently $5,713 Australian dollars. I'm expecting to spend more like $2,000-$2,500 (AUD).
Forum: Touring
04-06-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,870
Posted By stevage

the tricross frame is prob worth keeping, it...

the tricross frame is prob worth keeping, it could make a good parts donor bike project at some point--or maybe for someone else, scrabbling together parts to get a good bike setup with used parts...
Forum: Touring
04-06-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,870
Posted By stevage

That's a really hard question to answer. Probably...

That's a really hard question to answer. Probably the main difference is smaller American brands won't be available. But Surly, Cannondale, Specialized, Jamis, Trek etc etc - no problem.

I should...
Forum: Touring
04-06-20, 12:06 AM
Replies: 18
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Posted By stevage

I think I'm a bit lucky in my setup in that the...

I think I'm a bit lucky in my setup in that the front light is mounted on the end of my front rack, so it's actually a good thing that everything else on the handlebars gets covered - means a lot of...
Forum: Touring
04-06-20, 12:03 AM
Replies: 18
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Posted By stevage

Oh hey, sorry I missed this. Yep, still riding...

Oh hey, sorry I missed this. Yep, still riding the Tricross, though possibly about to replace it (see other thread). I did end up replacing the shifters a couple of years back, but now I have even...
Forum: Touring
04-05-20, 11:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,870
Posted By stevage

Suggestions for gravel-grindy tourer with good tyre clearance and low gears

I'm seriously considering my replacing my 10 year old Specialized Tricross Sport. It's been on many amazing offroad trips (on 3 continents and 5 Australian states), carried ridiculous loads down...
Forum: Touring
08-20-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By stevage

Hard to say. Yes, you probably feel the wind a...

Hard to say. Yes, you probably feel the wind a bit more with a poncho, but it's never come close to "I'd rather not be using a poncho". If you're riding in rain, and strong wind, you're probably not...
Forum: Touring
08-19-19, 08:59 PM
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Posted By stevage

Poncho recommendations?

I recently lost my waterproof poncho, which I loved. I found it kept the lower half of me much drier than using a jacket, and I could actually ride in the city in jeans etc during minor showers, and...
Forum: Touring
08-23-16, 05:35 AM
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Views: 2,586
Posted By stevage

Ah, thanks for the responses - didn't see these...

Ah, thanks for the responses - didn't see these in time. I had a lot of trouble contacting the actual airlines at the airport. In the end here's what I learnt (for future Googlers):

- most bike...
Forum: Touring
07-22-16, 07:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,586
Posted By stevage

Where to get bike boxes in Oslo?

Flying to Oslo in a few days for a 2 week tour of the hinterland. We'll need two boxes for the return journey. Does anyone know any bike shops in Oslo that are particularly tourist-friendly and might...
02-29-16, 06:01 PM
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Views: 4,722
Posted By stevage

Oh! That's so clever. I wish I'd thought of that...

Oh! That's so clever. I wish I'd thought of that before I started mangling the top of the bolt :/
02-26-16, 11:03 PM
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Posted By stevage

I did that, but I can't get enough grip on the...

I did that, but I can't get enough grip on the thread with pliers. I don't have any locking (vise-grip) pliers, but maybe time to think about getting some.
02-26-16, 10:16 PM
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Views: 4,722
Posted By stevage

Glueing nut onto bolt to replace broken head?

My rack bolt head broke off. There's maybe 7-8mm of screw remaining poking out. I hacksawed a slot in it to then use a screw driver, but it's stuck pretty firmly.

The web has much advice about...
Forum: Touring
06-30-15, 05:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,465
Posted By stevage

Yep: >Ogre comes with our...

Yep:

>Ogre comes with our suspension-corrected (80mm) fork with threaded mounts for fenders and a rack. It will run cantilever or disc brakes so you can choose a system that best suits your...
Forum: Touring
06-30-15, 05:21 PM
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Views: 11,465
Posted By stevage

Ah...that makes sense. I was thinking of sideways...

Ah...that makes sense. I was thinking of sideways clearance only.
Forum: Touring
06-29-15, 06:02 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,203
Posted By stevage

Am I dreaming, or did you just resurrect a thread...

Am I dreaming, or did you just resurrect a thread that hadn't been posted to in NINE YEARS? Wow.
Forum: Touring
06-29-15, 02:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,465
Posted By stevage

Oh, hey :) Eventually bit the bullet and had them...

Oh, hey :) Eventually bit the bullet and had them replaced with Sora. New handlebars at the same time. I was about to do the Mawson Trail (partial write up here...
Forum: Touring
06-29-15, 02:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,465
Posted By stevage

Yeah, maybe. I actually ride no-hands a lot, but...

Yeah, maybe. I actually ride no-hands a lot, but I still think it would be frustrating being stuck in a gear on rough terrain.
Forum: Touring
06-28-15, 08:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,465
Posted By stevage

Yeah, thanks. I'm not super sensitive to price,...

Yeah, thanks. I'm not super sensitive to price, but some of the options further up the thread were a bit ridiculous, like the Santos Travelmaster at like 4000 euros. I'm definitely not a fan of bar...
Forum: Touring
06-28-15, 10:54 AM
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Views: 11,465
Posted By stevage

Oh wow, that just looks so...mean. I love it. :)...

Oh wow, that just looks so...mean. I love it. :) Any idea what the maximum tyre clearance is?
Forum: Touring
06-28-15, 12:23 AM
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Views: 11,465
Posted By stevage

Alternatives to Surly Ogre?

I'm considering jumping on the offroad touring bandwagon with a new bike that takes fatter tyres. Then I can convert my current Specialized Tricross to lighter duties like commuting, paved midweight...
Forum: Touring
06-28-15, 12:12 AM
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Views: 4,475
Posted By stevage

The ECR is awesome, and your chosen adventure is...

The ECR is awesome, and your chosen adventure is awesome...but those two things don't go together. Don't start your cycle touring career with 2000 miles on the wrong bike.
Forum: Touring
06-28-15, 12:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,527
Posted By stevage

My #1...

My #1 (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) tip is what I call "towel of life": a travel towel saturated with water, flat under your helmet. In those conditions you...
Forum: Touring
06-26-15, 01:33 AM
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Views: 2,692
Posted By stevage

Personally, the main features I'd like would be: ...

Personally, the main features I'd like would be:

1. Distance/estimated time to next food/drink
2. Distance/elevation gain to top of current hill
Forum: Touring
10-15-14, 04:14 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,784
Posted By stevage

Must be a cultural thing. I'm in Australia....

Must be a cultural thing. I'm in Australia. Standard rule I go by is if there are farms around or upstream, don't drink it. If not, do. If cautious, treat with chlorine tablets.

Our bigger issue...
09-10-14, 11:39 PM
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Posted By stevage

Heh, that made my day. Most of the wear is really...

Heh, that made my day. Most of the wear is really due to riding in mud or on wet rail trails and not cleaning the chain/rims/brake pads. Definitely something I intend to improve. But that's just a...
09-09-14, 05:47 PM
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Posted By stevage

Maintain or replace, 5 year old aluminium cross bike?

Hi guys,
I'm getting to that point with my 2010 Specialized Tricross Sport where I'm not sure if it makes sense to keep maintaining it, or plan to replace the whole thing. It's seen 30-40 cycle...
08-31-14, 08:52 PM
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Posted By stevage

Thanks, that's what I was looking for! I did look...

Thanks, that's what I was looking for! I did look - but not hard enough obviously.

Although, to be honest, in the end a friend did it for me :*p
08-26-14, 01:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,385
Posted By stevage

Installation instructions for Shutter Precision hubs

I just picked up a machine built wheel with an SP hub, and was a bit surprised that it didn't come with any instructions. Just a pair of little plastic connectors, and some rushed instructions from...
08-18-14, 11:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,534
Posted By stevage

Whoa. That's, um. Um. What exactly are those...

Whoa. That's, um. Um. What exactly are those lights mounted to? And...three lights? Does the CatEye point sideways into traffic or something?

You can't just post that pic without some explanation!
08-17-14, 04:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,534
Posted By stevage

I believe that, but it's not an option. My front...

I believe that, but it's not an option. My front rack takes up that spot. My whole front end is totally overloaded: GPS, interrupter levers, rack, two Revelate feedbags.
Forum: Commuting
08-14-14, 08:20 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,865
Posted By stevage

C'mon, that's just trolling. Here's a $10...

C'mon, that's just trolling. Here's a $10 solution, and your comment is "no, you should rebuild the entire front of your bike instead". Srsly.
08-14-14, 08:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,534
Posted By stevage

Ordered the Cyo Premium T Plus X Alpha Z Special...

Ordered the Cyo Premium T Plus X Alpha Z Special Y from bike24. Thanks for your unanimous help! :)
08-13-14, 06:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,534
Posted By stevage

I'm hoping to mount it on the headset, like this:...

I'm hoping to mount it on the headset, like this: (not my bike, obviously)

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b187/vicechair/Roberts%20Transcontinental/a83ffed4.jpg
Forum: Commuting
08-13-14, 05:43 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,865
Posted By stevage

Looks good - when searching for Clix QRs, the...

Looks good - when searching for Clix QRs, the links all seemed pretty old.
Forum: Commuting
08-13-14, 07:40 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,865
Posted By stevage

Wow, I didn't know that at all. That sounds...

Wow, I didn't know that at all. That sounds plausible. She does have a habit of taking the wheel off frequently to fit it on trains or whatever (whereas I just leave mine on and apologise.) We'll try...
08-13-14, 07:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,534
Posted By stevage

Lumotec Cyo vs Fly vs Lyt vs Luxos vs ...

Hi all,
Variations of this question must get asked all the time, but I'm having trouble locating one. I'm just trying to understand: what is the basic difference between the main models of Lumotec...
Forum: Commuting
07-14-14, 06:36 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,865
Posted By stevage

That's amazing - for me it's the opposite,...

That's amazing - for me it's the opposite, several times I've had to completely open my partner's disk brake just so it's rideable (no front brake!), whereas I never get to this point on my own rim...
Forum: Commuting
07-14-14, 06:35 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,865
Posted By stevage

My choice seems to be three way. Pick any two out...

My choice seems to be three way. Pick any two out of:

1) carbon
2) disk brake mounts
3) rack mounts

I have 1) and 3), my partner has 1) and 2). At first she liked the disk, but now it's a...
Forum: Touring
07-06-14, 11:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,342
Posted By stevage

Yeah, but by the time I thought of it, there...

Yeah, but by the time I thought of it, there wasn't time to get one from Wiggle. I'm still not totally convinced. I'd be interested to hear more about how much damage bikes get in bags compared to...
Forum: Touring
07-06-14, 11:35 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,249
Posted By stevage

Aluminium. On my most recent trip, my aluminium...

Aluminium. On my most recent trip, my aluminium bike was flexing a bit under the load. Which was a pretty clear sign that I'd brought too much stuff. If your bike was steel, how would you know when...
Forum: Touring
07-06-14, 11:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,210
Posted By stevage

Heh, what a weirdly worded question - sounds like...

Heh, what a weirdly worded question - sounds like a research paper or something. But yeah. Just came back from a 6 week trip to the UK and Iceland that was basically this. Some cycling as transport...
Forum: Touring
07-06-14, 04:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,342
Posted By stevage

Just reporting back here. I've now bought two of...

Just reporting back here. I've now bought two of these boxes.

#1 (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) in mid June was super thick, quite long, quite high, but had no...
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