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Forum: Touring
02-18-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,899
Posted By jitenshajin

Are you referring to yourself or others? "In...

Are you referring to yourself or others?

"In Internet slang, a troll is a person who starts quarrels or upsets people on the Internet to distract and sow discord by posting inflammatory and...
Forum: Touring
02-16-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,899
Posted By jitenshajin

Back again on this forum, after a break from...

Back again on this forum, after a break from before the new year!


In reply to the poster:


Am I the only one, who concentrates on an issue. Then puts on the back burner for a while. Only to...
Forum: Touring
10-09-18, 01:17 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,945
Posted By jitenshajin

OK, so maybe you consider the alien abduction...

OK, so maybe you consider the alien abduction theory to have merit?
Forum: Touring
10-09-18, 12:35 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,945
Posted By jitenshajin

OK, so why not stop playing Sherlock Holmes, by...

OK, so why not stop playing Sherlock Holmes, by putting forward unlikely theories like little green men and pranksters.

The Australian outback has enough things which can seriously spoil your day,...
Forum: Touring
10-09-18, 11:47 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,945
Posted By jitenshajin

If you are questioning if it was a hoax, you must...

If you are questioning if it was a hoax, you must have some reason for believing that this may be the case.

I will ask again.

Why might it be a hoax?
Forum: Touring
10-09-18, 05:06 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,945
Posted By jitenshajin

What reasons do you have to back up a hoax?

What reasons do you have to back up a hoax?
Forum: Touring
10-09-18, 03:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,462
Posted By jitenshajin

The size of the font used, does not increase the...

The size of the font used, does not increase the value of what is being said.
Forum: Touring
10-09-18, 03:40 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,945
Posted By jitenshajin

Even abducted.

Even abducted.
Forum: Touring
10-08-18, 09:24 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,945
Posted By jitenshajin

Funny how you mentioned dinosaurs. In a...

Funny how you mentioned dinosaurs.

In a second photo, the bike clearly has a small green plastic dinosaur mounted on the handlebars.
...
Forum: Touring
10-07-18, 12:47 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,038
Posted By jitenshajin

Where are you going to get the fibreglass from? ...

Where are you going to get the fibreglass from?

If you could get fibreglass, how effective would it be especially if the rear drop out had snapped. This tends to be the part of the frame under...
Forum: Touring
10-07-18, 10:07 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,038
Posted By jitenshajin

Try bending aluminium back into shape without it...

Try bending aluminium back into shape without it fracturing. You can't. Try finding someone who can weld aluminium in a far flung place. You won't. The same applies to new-fangled materials like...
Forum: Touring
10-07-18, 09:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,462
Posted By jitenshajin

Do you have any further information on the above...

Do you have any further information on the above book?

I remember reading about Thomas Stevens, born 1854 in Hertfordshire, England. He was the first person to circle the globe by bicycle. He rode...
Forum: Touring
10-07-18, 08:31 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,945
Posted By jitenshajin

There is always hope. Remember the story of...

There is always hope.

Remember the story of Alaskan fireman Robert Bogucki.

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x246cmg

Alaskan fireman Robert Bogucki went missing in Western Australia’s Great...
Forum: Touring
10-07-18, 05:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,516
Posted By jitenshajin

The latest update: Appeal to end missing...

The latest update:

Appeal to end missing cyclist Tony Parsons mystery (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-45663082)

I don't think he could be classified as a touring cyclist...
Forum: Touring
10-07-18, 04:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,516
Posted By jitenshajin

The guy has still not been found, as of writing...

The guy has still not been found, as of writing this.



The latest details are:


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-45663082
Forum: Touring
10-07-18, 04:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,516
Posted By jitenshajin

Why?

Why?
Forum: Touring
10-07-18, 04:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,516
Posted By jitenshajin

Not particularly funny, especially if you were...

Not particularly funny, especially if you were his family.
Forum: Touring
10-07-18, 04:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,516
Posted By jitenshajin

Not funny, even if it made sense.

Not funny, even if it made sense.
Forum: Touring
10-07-18, 04:06 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,945
Posted By jitenshajin

This has got me thinking about this poor bloke in...

This has got me thinking about this poor bloke in the link below:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-45663082

Police have issued a fresh appeal for information over the...
Forum: Touring
10-05-18, 08:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 863
Posted By jitenshajin

Aber natürlich! I forgot to mention that I...

Aber natürlich!

I forgot to mention that I was using front pannier bags, as well as rear bags. Therefore, as there was already enough weight at the front. The less weight in the handlebar bag,...
Forum: Touring
10-05-18, 05:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 848
Posted By jitenshajin

I appreciate the importance of details such as...

I appreciate the importance of details such as seat/bar reach/heights etc. However, I am wanting to purchase a frameset and consider that later, if that makes sense. The frame types Surly offer, vary...
Forum: Touring
10-05-18, 04:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 863
Posted By jitenshajin

A handlebar bag is great for carrying valuables,...

A handlebar bag is great for carrying valuables, money, documents, maps etc. However from the experience of my first tour, which was a long distance tour using camping only. I found almost straight...
Forum: Touring
10-05-18, 01:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,313
Posted By jitenshajin

Thanks Andrew. "Bike Flights for domestic...

Thanks Andrew.

"Bike Flights for domestic travel is a great deal, that might reduce the demand for S&S couplers at this time. But alternative ways to ship a bike have ephemeral pricing and come...
Forum: Touring
10-05-18, 12:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,313
Posted By jitenshajin

Yes, Surly do respond to queries via email. ...

Yes, Surly do respond to queries via email.

I just thought that it was a rather general business and marketing question.

I am communicating with them on another matter at the moment.

I just...
Forum: Touring
10-04-18, 05:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,899
Posted By jitenshajin

seeker333 I have just measured the top and...

seeker333

I have just measured the top and down tube with a pair of digital vernier calipers.

Both are exactly 32mm, as you stated.
Forum: Touring
10-04-18, 05:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,899
Posted By jitenshajin

I have checked every inch of the frame. There is...

I have checked every inch of the frame. There is no sign of a serial number.

Anyway, as 'BigAura' stated on the frame he had, there was clearly a serial number stamped on the bottom bracket.
...
Forum: Touring
10-04-18, 04:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 848
Posted By jitenshajin

Which size Surly Troll (2018) frame?

Hi Everyone,

I was wondering which size would be most suitable?

http://surlybikes.com/bikes/troll

My basic dimensions are: height = 6'2", cycling inseam = 33."

I am thinking the L frame...
Forum: Touring
10-04-18, 04:03 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,313
Posted By jitenshajin

Surly's Yes and No offering of S&S couplers?

From looking at Surly's range of framesets for the last decade or so, it seems that they have a yes and no offering of S&S couplers.

They seem to offer a touring frameset with S&S couplers...
10-04-18, 02:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 428
Posted By jitenshajin

As they say, "a photo is worth a thousand...

As they say, "a photo is worth a thousand words."
Forum: Touring
10-01-18, 01:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,899
Posted By jitenshajin

The frameset looks genuine in every way. I have...

The frameset looks genuine in every way. I have other Surly forks and they look identical to the ones from the LHTD. I don't see why the frameset would be counterfeit. There would be little incentive...
Forum: Touring
09-30-18, 11:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,899
Posted By jitenshajin

Apologies to everybody for not responding...

Apologies to everybody for not responding earlier.

I would like to thank everybody who replied to this thread.

I will address below, any points raised in the comments.

In reference to the...
09-30-18, 06:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,898
Posted By jitenshajin

Good point. Why would you leave an expensive...

Good point. Why would you leave an expensive bike, you don't want stealing outdoors in a high crime area? Instead use something cheaper, maybe battered, but fully functional and suited to your needs....
09-30-18, 05:27 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 8,422
Posted By jitenshajin

Just consider the increase in the amount of...

Just consider the increase in the amount of accidents caused to pedestrians being distracted by using headphones to listen to music, especially in this age of the ubiquitous smartphone. Surely, we...
09-30-18, 05:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 662
Posted By jitenshajin

As Duncan Bannatyne once said in response to a...

As Duncan Bannatyne once said in response to a pitch on Dragon's Den. "It might seem like a great idea to you, but I won't be pursuing it."
09-30-18, 04:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,460
Posted By jitenshajin

Lol

Lol
09-30-18, 04:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,292
Posted By jitenshajin

I just searched the Bike Blue Book for "Dawes"....

I just searched the Bike Blue Book for "Dawes". There were only two hits.They don't even list it as a brand. What excuse for a database is this meant to be.
09-30-18, 04:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,460
Posted By jitenshajin

Is this a serious or tongue in cheek comment?

Is this a serious or tongue in cheek comment?
09-30-18, 04:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,660
Posted By jitenshajin

Not sure the value of a bladder full of ice is...

Not sure the value of a bladder full of ice is when it's liquid water you need.
09-30-18, 02:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,026
Posted By jitenshajin

I use this model. All metal construction, no...

I use this model. All metal construction, no plastic resin. A very durable pedal, like most from Shimano. You could use these with any type of bike. You have the choice of using both SPD cleated...
09-30-18, 02:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 980
Posted By jitenshajin

I have bought a few things from Ribble Cycles...

I have bought a few things from Ribble Cycles over the years, when the price was cheaper that their competitors. They are a legitimate and long established company, with a good reputation. Probably...
09-30-18, 01:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 966
Posted By jitenshajin

You can fly across the Atlantic too, but that...

You can fly across the Atlantic too, but that does not make it practical.

In the UK, ou have the right to cancel a transaction within 14 days, even if you just change your mind. Although, if the...
09-30-18, 01:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,097
Posted By jitenshajin

That is the way they did it in the 1950's BTF...

That is the way they did it in the 1950's BTF film mentioned above, by suspension of the front wheel from a rubber coated hook. The narrator even says that after careful consideration, the...
09-30-18, 01:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 736
Posted By jitenshajin

It is up and running as of writing this.

It is up and running as of writing this.
09-30-18, 12:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,097
Posted By jitenshajin

Watch this film on YouTube: "British...

Watch this film on YouTube:

"British Transport Films: Cyclists Special."

The classic British Transport Films production about a cycle excursion to the Midlands, from 1955.

Apparently,...
09-28-18, 11:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,338
Posted By jitenshajin

Marin also made some excellent rigid chrome-moly...

Marin also made some excellent rigid chrome-moly MTB's in the early 90's. Chromoly Tange double butted tubing. Strong but lightweight. Frames with a relaxed riding position. Repairable, recyclable...
09-28-18, 08:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,475
Posted By jitenshajin

I bought a mini multi tool from a pound store a...

I bought a mini multi tool from a pound store a few years ago. I always carry it, along with a bike specific multitool, which I think was also another pound store buy. It has a small set of pliers, a...
09-28-18, 07:56 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,898
Posted By jitenshajin

Kryptonite suggests that you consider spending...

Kryptonite suggests that you consider spending 10% of the total cost of your bike on security. But as noted above in this thread, price is not always a guarantee of security. However, judging by the...
09-28-18, 07:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,026
Posted By jitenshajin

The Shimano PD-M647 is a good choice, if you...

The Shimano PD-M647 is a good choice, if you don't mind a resin outer cage. Resin is the posh word for plastic. Although the plastic resin is quite durable.
Forum: Touring
02-14-18, 03:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,899
Posted By jitenshajin

Surly Long Haul Trucker Deluxe Serial Number Mystery?

Hi everyone,

I have a Surly LHTD frameset. Identical to the one in the following article:

www.wired.com/2010/12/surly-long-haul-trucker-deluxe-plane-friendly-touring-bike/

For some reason,...
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