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07-24-15, 05:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,045
Posted By just4tehhalibut

Ignoring the coupon, Surly told me weeks ago that...

Ignoring the coupon, Surly told me weeks ago that the World Troller would be available at the end of the month. Today the Surly website and several webshops show the Troller as available.

Now I've...
Forum: Touring
07-21-15, 02:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,691
Posted By just4tehhalibut

If doing the math don't just look at the the...

If doing the math don't just look at the the start and end of the tour. I had a long tour recently where I hopped on buses or trains to bypass major cities, also occasions where my overnight stay had...
03-17-15, 05:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,045
Posted By just4tehhalibut

Funny enough, I'd sent an email to Surly the same...

Funny enough, I'd sent an email to Surly the same day that the OP posted, still haven't heard back. Someone in InternetLand had suggested June/July so it looks like your voucher might run out. I'd...
12-22-14, 11:27 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,846
Posted By just4tehhalibut

When I were a lad one of the reasons given for...

When I were a lad one of the reasons given for not crossing spokes at the valve hole is that you need to instead be crossing spokes at the seam on the opposite side of the rim. Essentially the spokes...
Replies: 2
Views: 782
Posted By just4tehhalibut

What is 'Mixed Terrain' in your region?

And the question is really how does your region handle 'gravel grinder' or 'mixed terrain' Audax rides.

In Australia besides the normal road riding we have a Dirt Series whereby completing Dirt...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-24-14, 04:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,313
Posted By just4tehhalibut

You can't buy the Deluxe as a complete bike, it...

You can't buy the Deluxe as a complete bike, it is available as a frame only, so you have to build it up. Less brainwork, no build will be involved with the BF or Brompton but they might be suited to...
04-20-14, 10:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,769
Posted By just4tehhalibut

If while building a bike you're running short on...

If while building a bike you're running short on cable housing then you can always add on a short length using some sort of cable joiner, either a double-ended joiner...
04-14-14, 06:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 12,438
Posted By just4tehhalibut

I had an older version of the USB-recharging AXA...

I had an older version of the USB-recharging AXA light rated to 50 Lux, I don't know about this 'enough light to see 3 feet in front of me' but the acute drop in light when going from normal speeds...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,263
Posted By just4tehhalibut

I've been told that the deadline is still 30th...

I've been told that the deadline is still 30th April, sorry. If they don't get their 100 riders by then maybe you can register but that's a maybe, I couldn't get a definite on that, nor if the...
Replies: 46
Views: 6,769
Posted By just4tehhalibut

Most of the local Audaxers down this way are...

Most of the local Audaxers down this way are fairly active riders, the calendar Audax rides are only once a fortnight and a mixed bag of ride types and distance so hardly of use for training. Many...
Replies: 64
Views: 6,531
Posted By just4tehhalibut

Yes a GPS is unnecessary for the average rider...

Yes a GPS is unnecessary for the average rider but if you're in new territory, if you're training, if you're doing a 'permanent' randonnee course, if you want to look later on a map and see just...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,263
Posted By just4tehhalibut

I'm going to query the deadline, I'm not sure how...

I'm going to query the deadline, I'm not sure how they did it last time but yes 6 weeks would be better. On the other side of our big island they did a 1200km with a month's notice, there's also one...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,263
Posted By just4tehhalibut

2014 Perth-Albany-Perth 1200km Audax

The 5th edition of this event is on later this year, on 6-9 October which is mid-Spring down here in Australia. This event is getting more popular and already more than half the expected 100 riders...
01-29-14, 05:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,036
Posted By just4tehhalibut

I'm in Perth and have toured a fair bit in our...

I'm in Perth and have toured a fair bit in our southwest regions. July/August is generally the wet months but the rain in Perth is not heavy. You'll find the climate is mediterranean if not like LA....
Forum: Recumbent
04-01-13, 10:01 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,422
Posted By just4tehhalibut

Here they are called 'pram ramps' and usually...

Here they are called 'pram ramps' and usually only found at each end of a path hence the need to exit via a kerb sometimes. The answer for the OP might be to look at the trike's tyres. My Greenspeed...
12-12-12, 10:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,179
Posted By just4tehhalibut

Yes, B&M has upgraded their lights. at least by...

Yes, B&M has upgraded their lights. at least by bringing in several new models, some available this week. And no, they aren't made to be disassembled or upgraded by consumers. Here's the pdf from B&M...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-15-11, 01:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,794
Posted By just4tehhalibut

These would be rivnuts (or called rivet nuts or...

These would be rivnuts (or called rivet nuts or nutserts) and okay for bidon mounts on the main frame triangle. Installation requires a hole much larger than the bolt, you wouldn't want to make that...
Forum: Touring
08-25-11, 07:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 554
Posted By just4tehhalibut

February is when Perth gets the stinking hot...

February is when Perth gets the stinking hot easterly winds and days straight of 40 degrees C. Look up what wind patterns are happening on the Nullabor at that time (as that'll be the most critical...
Forum: Touring
08-25-11, 07:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,808
Posted By just4tehhalibut

Just got to ask (because Ebay purchases can...

Just got to ask (because Ebay purchases can always be trusted) but is it possible that this isn't a Brooks saddle, perhaps is a knockoff?
Forum: Touring
08-25-11, 06:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,222
Posted By just4tehhalibut

I had to put a rack on a friend's racing bike,...

I had to put a rack on a friend's racing bike, converted for commuting. No eyelets top or bottom so I used the Tubus seatstay clampset...
07-23-11, 11:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,101
Posted By just4tehhalibut

I have the B&M taillight on the rear mudguard, a...

I have the B&M taillight on the rear mudguard, a couple of Serfas seatstay lights strapped either side of this on the verticals. The B&M is bright enough with the hub dynamo but the other lights are...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-26-11, 08:28 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 26,508
Posted By just4tehhalibut

Wellgo has a double-sided SPD version as well as...

Wellgo has a double-sided SPD version as well as the flat pedal pictured at the start of this thread, I have both and since they both use that QRD fitting on the crank they are interchangable, that...
Forum: Commuting
12-10-10, 07:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 653
Posted By just4tehhalibut

I upgraded some cheap panniers years ago by...

I upgraded some cheap panniers years ago by removing the inner plastic panel and installing plywood, got some pannier hooks from an outdoors store and use large picture hanger hooks on some elastic...
Forum: Commuting
12-10-10, 07:37 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,911
Posted By just4tehhalibut

One competing design is the Speedlifter...

One competing design is the Speedlifter http://www.rosebikes.co.uk/article/speedlifter-t-100

Yours looks better in operation and I presume doesn't require so engineering skills or a specialised...
12-10-10, 06:52 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,253
Posted By just4tehhalibut

The best thing to come out of this is a few...

The best thing to come out of this is a few variants of design and more availability of parts because the bigger bike names are now into supplying cargo bits. The Trek's folding wideloaders looked...
12-10-10, 06:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,543
Posted By just4tehhalibut

The 2nd bag looks a bit like a Fastback Norback,...

The 2nd bag looks a bit like a Fastback Norback, although that's a little longer and stores the pump inside. Plus the zipper is near the top of the bag, yours appears to be near the belly, is this...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-18-10, 04:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,860
Posted By just4tehhalibut

I was thinking, would cutting some steel tubes to...

I was thinking, would cutting some steel tubes to shaped to fit flush inside the bike's frame tubes, from drill hole to the corresponding hole, do anything to help relieve some of the risk of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-17-10, 10:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,860
Posted By just4tehhalibut

The eventual failure of that take-apart frame...

The eventual failure of that take-apart frame will be at the bolt holes, although you're more likely to firstly see distortion in the alum sleeve. If you find that one day the frame tubes slide in...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-17-10, 09:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,633
Posted By just4tehhalibut

To clarify: the Grasshopper is non-folding, the...

To clarify: the Grasshopper is non-folding, the Grasshopper FX is folding.

I'd like to see a comparision with the ICE B1 foldng recumbent, 2010 edition, for ride, fold and whatnot.
Forum: Recumbent
07-09-10, 09:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 690
Posted By just4tehhalibut

I'd made up a bag to fit along the maintube,...

I'd made up a bag to fit along the maintube, between that and the seat. This was primarily a battery compartment made out of folded aluminium sheet but with wings. On the driveside the chain passed...
Forum: Recumbent
03-03-10, 11:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 867
Posted By just4tehhalibut

I might add, even if you think that it might be...

I might add, even if you think that it might be safe to roll past then at least don't turn the pedals. The shape of a human they may recognise, the shape of a human/bike combination they may not and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-26-09, 06:08 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 70,394
Posted By just4tehhalibut

There is a backpack bag for the 24"-wheeled...

There is a backpack bag for the 24"-wheeled Airnimal bikes, the wheels are however carried in a separate bag. The Airnimal website is rubbish for details of accessories but I found this about the...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-31-09, 03:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,354
Posted By just4tehhalibut

Well the Greenspeed recumbent trikes were...

Well the Greenspeed recumbent trikes were MIG-welded and possibly a few bike makers out there still MIG so really the machine is okay, it just depends on the user. And frame components, And frame...
Forum: Recumbent
05-30-09, 11:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,823
Posted By just4tehhalibut

I think so too. A flaw in the design of this...

I think so too. A flaw in the design of this frame means that you must have that idler and the chain must run above it. The hub is in line with the frame tube so the drive side of the chain must go...
Forum: Recumbent
05-23-09, 09:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,137
Posted By just4tehhalibut

Going by the theme "only on a recumbent.." I...

Going by the theme "only on a recumbent.."
I once rode the 'Sydney to Gong' ride, lots of hills, cliffside scenery and trees. I stopped at a roadside cafe halfway along the ride and got lunch then...
Forum: Recumbent
04-21-09, 09:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,040
Posted By just4tehhalibut

My 2 cents: I've had a Giro 20 for near 8 weeks...

My 2 cents:
I've had a Giro 20 for near 8 weeks and done just under 2000km, this includes a 9 day supported tour (the 'Great Escapade') through the hills down south of where I live, the south-west...
Forum: Recumbent
02-28-09, 03:19 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,484
Posted By just4tehhalibut

If you mean total weight then I doubt it. The...

If you mean total weight then I doubt it. The size of the fairing needed and the rigidity of the framework needed to attach it to the bike and keep it away from your feet, front wheel, handlebars and...
Forum: Recumbent
02-28-09, 02:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,381
Posted By just4tehhalibut

It could have been worse and thinking of it...

It could have been worse and thinking of it leaves me with a visual of slipping down and dropping the family jewels onto that big front chainring, 63 teeth and all. I may not sleep well tonight. Yep,...
Forum: Recumbent
02-04-09, 06:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 786
Posted By just4tehhalibut

Wikepedia

I had a look on Wikipedia the other day and found a page on recumbent bikes but nothing on recumbent trikes. In fact the bike writeup was a bit scant, in the 'History' section did nothing really...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-01-09, 12:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,222
Posted By just4tehhalibut

An Airnimal Chameleon in the larger frame size...

An Airnimal Chameleon in the larger frame size may work although it is borderline if your inseam is actually the max 39" you suggest. I used to have a Moulton, you'll find the same issue there. Not...
Forum: Recumbent
01-02-09, 05:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,381
Posted By just4tehhalibut

Recumbent bloopers that you've learn't from

Obviously this would be something that you must have survived. Just curious as to what others have learnt the hard way, perhaps looking for a bit of wisdom on the cheap, someone else doing all the...
Forum: Recumbent
12-29-08, 08:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,429
Posted By just4tehhalibut

Solutions such as refurbishing your vehicle to...

Solutions such as refurbishing your vehicle to look like something out of "Mad Max -Road Warrior" or "The Cars That Ate Paris" come to mind. However gladiatorial combat is not what enjoying an...
Forum: Recumbent
12-05-08, 08:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 910
Posted By just4tehhalibut

My Greenspeed trike was kindly built with heavier...

My Greenspeed trike was kindly built with heavier tubing as I told them that I had a habit of snapping frames and bits (7 frames, a few geared hubs and BBs , seats, handlebars, cranks, etc. No pedals...
Forum: Recumbent
11-12-08, 04:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,318
Posted By just4tehhalibut

You can look at this as either an issue of set up...

You can look at this as either an issue of set up of the bike or something underlying your own health.

The 'Q factor' may not be the source of your problems, and pedal extenders a limited benefit....
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