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Forum: Touring
09-17-13, 02:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,334
Posted By Lasse

I use the shoulder straps practically every time...

I use the shoulder straps practically every time I need to carry the bags. Very practical e.g. when shopping with them or when carrying other gear as well.

To avoid problems with loosing the...
Forum: Touring
08-22-13, 12:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,591
Posted By Lasse

I'm running 2" tires on my 26" LHT (Schwalbe...

I'm running 2" tires on my 26" LHT (Schwalbe Kojaks and Mondials, depending on use) to take advantage of extra cushioning, lower rolling resistance and added grip. I don't have the feeling the added...
Forum: Touring
06-28-13, 05:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,534
Posted By Lasse

Very clean lines Rifraf! Great idea to use...

Very clean lines Rifraf! Great idea to use hex-couplers to lengthen the daruma, will have to get some myself to get the front fender a bit lower on my LHT.
Forum: Touring
06-25-13, 02:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,534
Posted By Lasse

I'll second Rifraf. After using SKS Bluemels (60)...

I'll second Rifraf. After using SKS Bluemels (60) with both original and Chromoplastics hardware I switched to Gilles Berthoud 60mm fenders on my LHT because the SKS front guard would hit the tire on...
Forum: Touring
06-08-13, 10:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,927
Posted By Lasse

26" is often indicated as 559. Since 26" is...

26" is often indicated as 559.

Since 26" is the standard for less than perfect roads, you'll probably find more 26" than 28" tires in areas with less than perfect roads. In Western Europe, I think...
Forum: Touring
05-11-13, 07:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,491
Posted By Lasse

It's difficult to post your journal when the...

It's difficult to post your journal when the remainders of your body are burried in a swamp... :)
Forum: Touring
04-06-13, 05:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,001
Posted By Lasse

Looks nice, Sachelis! Pictures or it...

Looks nice, Sachelis!


Pictures or it didn't happen.
Forum: Touring
03-17-13, 02:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,834
Posted By Lasse

Hilleberg sells different types of pegs, one of...

Hilleberg sells different types of pegs, one of which is titanium, the others are aluminium. According to their website, their tents are equipped with aluminium pegs by default. I have some of their...
Forum: Touring
02-27-13, 04:23 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,099
Posted By Lasse

I'm running 50mm Schwalbe Kojaks on my 26" LHT....

I'm running 50mm Schwalbe Kojaks on my 26" LHT. They're very nice as long as there is no wet mud or snow.
For more grip off-road, I'd consider the new Schwalbe Big Bens in 50mm. These are like the...
Forum: Touring
02-25-13, 04:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,197
Posted By Lasse

Jep, Brooks saddles are leather saddles for the...

Jep, Brooks saddles are leather saddles for the common man. Plenty of more expensive (and possibly better) options out there for those with more cash. Leather quality and thickness may be differences...
Forum: Touring
02-04-13, 01:21 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,711
Posted By Lasse

I think Heine forgot the word 'section' after...

I think Heine forgot the word 'section' after 'rear fender'. That would make the sentence I quoted make more sense:
"The front section of each fender shields the tire and reduces the wind ...
Forum: Touring
02-02-13, 04:56 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,711
Posted By Lasse

Western Flyer, test data would indeed be...

Western Flyer, test data would indeed be interesting to see, although I don't doubt mr Heine's integrity. Maybe you should send him a mail and report his reply? There should also be more details in...
Forum: Touring
02-02-13, 03:02 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,711
Posted By Lasse

Won't slow down the bike according to wind tunnel...

Won't slow down the bike according to wind tunnel tests: http://janheine.wordpress.com/2012/05/02/aerodynamics-of-real-world-bicycles/
Forum: Touring
01-31-13, 03:48 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,711
Posted By Lasse

Indeed easy to install/remove fenders on the LHT....

Indeed easy to install/remove fenders on the LHT. For some fender models you might have to cut the stays to size the first time you install them (which is also easy anyway). A front SKS fender is...
Forum: Touring
01-28-13, 05:57 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,711
Posted By Lasse

BWF, you will only get soaked with fenders as...

BWF, you will only get soaked with fenders as long as it's raining. Without fenders you'll get wet and dirty during and after the rain, for as long as the roads are wet. You don't get dirty with full...
Forum: Touring
01-28-13, 04:10 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,711
Posted By Lasse

Living in an area where the roads can get wet or...

Living in an area where the roads can get wet or dirty any time of the year, I hate riding my LHT (or any of my other bikes) without fenders, so they stay on year round. Not getting your clothes,...
Forum: Touring
01-20-13, 02:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,439
Posted By Lasse

I mounted my Sugino XD...

I mounted my Sugino XD (http://www.wereldfietser.nl/phpbb/viewtopic.php?p=164983#p164983) cranks on a 113mm BB, resulting in a ca 50mm chainline as per Shimano SLX front derailer's specs. Clearance...
Forum: Touring
12-07-12, 02:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,789
Posted By Lasse

You could bend the front fender a tiny bit in...

You could bend the front fender a tiny bit in between the forks or file off some material to fit 60mm fenders.
Forum: Touring
12-06-12, 07:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 894
Posted By Lasse

For short tours: open jaw wrench (8/10mm), Allen...

For short tours: open jaw wrench (8/10mm), Allen keys (4/5/8mm), chain tool, spoke key, some spare nuts and inbus screws, pocket knife with screwdriver, tube, tube fixing set including tyre levers...
Forum: Touring
12-04-12, 11:12 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 12,038
Posted By Lasse

Ethanol can be removed from beer by filtration...

Ethanol can be removed from beer by filtration (e.g. reverse osmosis) to make non-alcoholic beer, for those who drive cars instead of bikes ;)
Forum: Touring
11-30-12, 10:11 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 12,038
Posted By Lasse

Since some people appear to be afraid or...

Since some people appear to be afraid or incapable of controlling a very simple, small alcohol fire contained in a very stable Trangia or similar burner and call it "faulty in design and hazardous in...
Forum: Touring
11-29-12, 05:17 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 12,038
Posted By Lasse

According to the vapour pressure data I...

According to the vapour pressure data I mentioned, there won't be any butane hissing out from your butane canister at 0°C (freezing) since all your butane will be in liquid form. You would need a...
Forum: Touring
11-29-12, 04:18 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 12,038
Posted By Lasse

I see. Thanks for correcting the semantics, I'm...

I see. Thanks for correcting the semantics, I'm no native English speaker.
Regarding butane: doesn't it simply go from gas to liquid state by cooling it to 0°C (273.15 K) at atmospheric pressure...
Forum: Touring
11-29-12, 02:52 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 12,038
Posted By Lasse

That's why every Trangia burner includes a simmer...

That's why every Trangia burner includes a simmer ring that can be regulated manually to alter the opening of the burner (the part on the right in this picture:...
Forum: Touring
11-29-12, 04:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 867
Posted By Lasse

I was told they altered the used plastic to fix...

I was told they altered the used plastic to fix that, already in 2006 or earlier...

The Ultimate 6 Pro looks practical for usage with a smartphone gps, hopefully you can run a wire into the lid...
Forum: Touring
11-28-12, 09:25 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 12,038
Posted By Lasse

I use a Trangia alcohol stove, both for hiking...

I use a Trangia alcohol stove, both for hiking and bicycle touring.
Advantages: very stable, very durable, works very well with a lot of wind, fuel is easy to find in super markets and it's easy to...
Forum: Touring
11-26-12, 11:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 992
Posted By Lasse

The Topeak Road Morph is getting some bad reviews...

The Topeak Road Morph is getting some bad reviews on durability over at mtbr.com (http://www.mtbr.com/cat/accessories/pump/topeak/road-morph-pump-with-gauge/prd_359296_136crx.aspx#reviews), so I...
Forum: Touring
11-25-12, 12:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,303
Posted By Lasse

If you can put 4 pegs in the ground, the...

If you can put 4 pegs in the ground, the Hilleberg Nammatj 3 GT is extremely simple and fast to set-up. The outer and inner tent are linked together so when you set up the tent, you erect both at the...
Forum: Touring
11-07-12, 07:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,056
Posted By Lasse

He's not asking to compare Racktime racks to...

He's not asking to compare Racktime racks to steel racks, he wants help comparing 2 Racktime racks...

Looking at the Tour-it, I think it would support panniers better than the Add-it thanks to the...
Forum: Touring
11-02-12, 03:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,299
Posted By Lasse

If you don't find any holes, it might just be...

If you don't find any holes, it might just be condensation if it's just damp and not really wet. Especially if you're in a humid climate and the temperature goes down considerably when it rains.
Forum: Touring
10-23-12, 02:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 599
Posted By Lasse

That's why you use good rechargeable batteries...

That's why you use good rechargeable batteries (i.e. LSD NiMH), which are easier to replace and recycle when they're worn out than expensive, custom shaped, explosive Li-ion batteries :)

On my...
Forum: Touring
10-16-12, 02:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,592
Posted By Lasse

When I contacted a VSF dealer last year to ask if...

When I contacted a VSF dealer last year to ask if I could buy the T-400 frameset. He said it was no problem and would cost 360 euros, with 6 to 8 weeks delivery time.
Forum: Touring
10-15-12, 10:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,592
Posted By Lasse

The T-50 is 28", if I'm not mistaken? You...

The T-50 is 28", if I'm not mistaken?

You could buy a good frame like the VSF TX-400 or Surly LHT for around 400 euros and save money on extra's like dynamo lights, saddle, cranks, fenders etc.
I...
Forum: Touring
10-14-12, 02:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,592
Posted By Lasse

The VSF TX-400 you link to is a good 26" bike...

The VSF TX-400 you link to is a good 26" bike which was on my short list too. Da Silva is a small German brand who also sell a 26" touring model, sold in e.g. La Maison Du Vélo in Brussels. More...
09-14-12, 02:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,549
Posted By Lasse

Don't forget to get good brake pads, they might...

Don't forget to get good brake pads, they might have a greater impact than the difference between several decent brake models. E.g. Kool Stop salmon coloured ones get good reviews.
09-12-12, 02:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,618
Posted By Lasse

Ok, so it doesn't really matter that much. Good...

Ok, so it doesn't really matter that much. Good to know.

Thanks for all replies!
09-12-12, 06:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,618
Posted By Lasse

Jimc101, thanks for the reply. I want to buy...

Jimc101, thanks for the reply.

I want to buy triple Sugino XD2 cranks (because of square taper, many good reviews and price/quality) in 175mm length and will add TA 24/34/46 chain rings. Currently...
09-12-12, 03:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,035
Posted By Lasse

Don't forget the material either: latex tubes...

Don't forget the material either: latex tubes loose pressure much faster...
09-12-12, 03:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,618
Posted By Lasse

Cranks: 2014 or 6061 alloy?

Could anyone help me decide on which alloy to choose for a pair of new cranks?

Apparently the Sugino XD2 cranks are being sold in at least 2 versions: the Sugino branded one in cold forged,...
Forum: Touring
09-08-12, 01:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,996
Posted By Lasse

Depending on road surface condition, 2" tyres may...

Depending on road surface condition, 2" tyres may be more efficient than 1.5" (i.e. when riding not perfectly flat surfaces).
As long as you're not riding in wet mud, I'd recommend the slick 2"...
Forum: Touring
09-08-12, 01:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 933
Posted By Lasse

You can find those dimensions on the product...

You can find those dimensions on the product pages on Tubus' website ( http://tubus.com ) in a pdf that's being linked to on every product page.
Forum: Touring
06-28-12, 05:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,488
Posted By Lasse

The B&M IQ Cyo R looks like this, mounted on the...

The B&M IQ Cyo R looks like this, mounted on the fork crown with the included mount on my LHT:
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Forum: Touring
06-28-12, 02:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,488
Posted By Lasse

The SON Edelux is very comparable to the B&M IQ...

The SON Edelux is very comparable to the B&M IQ Cyo with better casing, cooling and improved brightness (which may be explained by the better cooling). The mirror is said to be the same on both, so...
Forum: Touring
06-12-12, 11:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 836
Posted By Lasse

You can save money if you go for a flat bar or...

You can save money if you go for a flat bar or trekking bar or any other bar that accepts mountainbike shifters and brakes. I built my LHT with all mountain bike components (SLX drivetrain, Deore...
Forum: Touring
06-06-12, 11:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,234
Posted By Lasse

I don't see how it could possibly be around the...

I don't see how it could possibly be around the top tube. Rimmer's close-up shows no part of the lock is going behind the tube, so it's not around it.
I'd say it's a trap. The owner is sitting in...
Forum: Touring
06-05-12, 06:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 488
Posted By Lasse

You can never start too early building your own...

You can never start too early building your own bike. Do you mean you started selecting the parts in 2009 or actually buying the first parts?

Enjoy the build!
Forum: Touring
06-05-12, 06:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,162
Posted By Lasse

These days Surly sell all sizes of the LHT in a...

These days Surly sell all sizes of the LHT in a 26" version. I even built a 62cm 26" one.
Forum: Touring
06-05-12, 01:17 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,753
Posted By Lasse

Blinking lights being legal or not depends on the...

Blinking lights being legal or not depends on the country. For example in Belgium they're allowed, in the Netherlands and Germany they're not.
Forum: Touring
06-04-12, 04:00 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,753
Posted By Lasse

As a native European, I'd say wear what you like....

As a native European, I'd say wear what you like. That American flag jersey might make you look a bit too patriotic to some, but they wouldn't shoot you for it, it's not Texas after all. ;) (Just...
Forum: Touring
05-18-12, 04:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,590
Posted By Lasse

The Schwalbe Kojaks that I have on my 26" LHT are...

The Schwalbe Kojaks that I have on my 26" LHT are great as long as you're not going off road in muddy conditions. I use the 2" wide version (570g in non foldable version) but they also make a 1.35"...
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