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Forum: Touring
05-10-18, 08:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,097
Posted By Dark Arrow

Snakes here in Oz have a bit more punch in their...

Snakes here in Oz have a bit more punch in their bite. I tend to not want to see any at all.

Bear
Forum: Touring
05-05-18, 09:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By Dark Arrow

I'm interested too. We are heading to Norway in...

I'm interested too. We are heading to Norway in July.. We however will be landing in Tromso to start our tour

Bear
Forum: Touring
04-19-18, 05:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 613
Posted By Dark Arrow

:roflmao2:

:roflmao2:
Forum: Touring
04-08-18, 10:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,442
Posted By Dark Arrow

we initially thought of this as well,,, but if...

we initially thought of this as well,,, but if the sleeping mats get a hole in them that's not going to go over good either

Bear
Forum: Touring
04-05-18, 10:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,442
Posted By Dark Arrow

You must be flying out of or into the US or have...

You must be flying out of or into the US or have extra bags. We are only allowed 1 bag each, of which our bikes count as and our carry ons. We purchased an extra bag all the way to and fro but it...
Forum: Touring
04-05-18, 09:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,442
Posted By Dark Arrow

We are thinking of using our Ortlieb Classic...

We are thinking of using our Ortlieb Classic panniers as some packing. I don't think my wife's bike will be able to get under 23kg with all her bags though so maybe on mine but hers is a bit...
Forum: Touring
04-05-18, 09:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,442
Posted By Dark Arrow

I am curious how one packs hydraulic brakes? Is...

I am curious how one packs hydraulic brakes? Is there any special concerns? I have bar end shifters and trying to figer out a way to protect them as they stick out from the bar lol

Bear
Forum: Touring
04-05-18, 07:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,442
Posted By Dark Arrow

I love my hard cases and I have used them alot in...

I love my hard cases and I have used them alot in the 80's and nineties. However my bicycle is 16kgs and my wifes with the Rohloff is 18kgs with racks. The hard cases are 12kgs and 14kgs. Our...
Forum: Touring
04-04-18, 12:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,576
Posted By Dark Arrow

We will look into that and report back how we go

We will look into that and report back how we go
Forum: Touring
04-04-18, 06:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,576
Posted By Dark Arrow

My wife and I are concerned that we will not get...

My wife and I are concerned that we will not get seats together.. It is 30+ hours of flights with 4 legs and it would be nice to stay together during the flights. We are not so concerned with...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-03-18, 01:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 666
Posted By Dark Arrow

Good luck!!:thumb:

Good luck!!:thumb:
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-03-18, 06:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 666
Posted By Dark Arrow

What part of the world are you in? $500 in...

What part of the world are you in? $500 in Australia is cheap

Bear
Forum: Touring
04-02-18, 02:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,092
Posted By Dark Arrow

I can't say enough good words about Vivente...

I can't say enough good words about Vivente (https://viventebikes.com/). It is an Australian brand but they post world wide.. Small company run by someone who tours alot!!!

Bear
Forum: Touring
04-02-18, 02:32 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 32,814
Posted By Dark Arrow

This reminds me of "who's on first?" ...

This reminds me of "who's on first?"

Bear
Forum: Touring
04-02-18, 02:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,576
Posted By Dark Arrow

Getting that way here in Australia too. ...

Getting that way here in Australia too. Bringing your own bags is the preferred way.


Side note on BA flights. I have tickets booked for July with BA if you wish to book your seat prior to...
Forum: Touring
04-02-18, 02:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 819
Posted By Dark Arrow

Ohh I hadn't thought of this one,, making a note...

Ohh I hadn't thought of this one,, making a note now good idea

Bear
Forum: Touring
03-29-18, 10:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,571
Posted By Dark Arrow

We are flying through Oslo but our destination is...

We are flying through Oslo but our destination is Tromso. :thumb: At this point we are leaning to using the bags.. My wife and are concerned about protecting our bikes but they are heavy robust...
Forum: Touring
03-29-18, 11:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,571
Posted By Dark Arrow

What's the general consensus on Bags like this...

What's the general consensus on Bags like this one (https://www.groundeffect.co.nz/products/body-bag-compact-bike-bag)?? I'm currently thinking of going either cardboard box or a bag like these.
...
Forum: Touring
03-28-18, 08:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,576
Posted By Dark Arrow

We are booked to Oslo Norway from Sydney Aus. in...

We are booked to Oslo Norway from Sydney Aus. in July on BA and went through a travel agent who confirmed multiple times on the phone that bikes as long as they are under 23kg are included. The...
Forum: Touring
03-20-18, 03:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,571
Posted By Dark Arrow

In honesty we have looked at many options. Bags...

In honesty we have looked at many options. Bags or soft cases being one of them. It takes us 4 flights to our destination and we are concerned about 4 times or bikes will be loaded and unloaded...
Forum: Touring
03-17-18, 07:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,571
Posted By Dark Arrow

We will not be making any messes for anyone,, but...

We will not be making any messes for anyone,, but if someone is able to assist with disposal for sure we will take them up on it. Going to the shops today to see if we can find some suitable boxes....
Forum: Touring
03-14-18, 11:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,571
Posted By Dark Arrow

Getting to the airport on this end is no dramas.....

Getting to the airport on this end is no dramas.. It's just getting back on when we are finished. :eek:
We have at least one friend (I think) but in case not haha we are only 1k from the train...
Forum: Touring
03-14-18, 03:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,571
Posted By Dark Arrow

To and from the airport with bike boxes Qs?

Gday all

My wife and I are getting closer to our trip to Norway. (Tickets purchased)

This is our first big tour on bicycles. We are booked to land in Tromso Norway and (at this point anyway)...
Forum: Touring
03-08-18, 01:58 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 12,636
Posted By Dark Arrow

Bought the tickets for Norway yesterday. After...

Bought the tickets for Norway yesterday. After heaps of work by our travel agent we were able to negotiate our bikes all the way to and from Trom$o in July.
Like dancier said getting out of Oz is...
02-23-18, 01:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,369
Posted By Dark Arrow

Trek 520

Gday mate

You would probably get more replies if you posted this in the Touring thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/touring/)

Saddlebags are generally called Panniers in the bicycle world so...
Forum: Touring
02-21-18, 02:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,574
Posted By Dark Arrow

It is very interesting all the different ways...

It is very interesting all the different ways people have found that work for them to carry their tent. My current plan is to do something like "Tourist in MSN" now to decide on the tent to replace...
Forum: Touring
02-13-18, 09:45 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,574
Posted By Dark Arrow

What are you carrying in the blue drybag in front...

What are you carrying in the blue drybag in front of your tent? That is the sort of bag I was thinking of putting my tent in
Forum: Touring
02-13-18, 07:08 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,574
Posted By Dark Arrow

How do you carry your tent when on tour?

My wife and I are planning a trip to Norway later this year. We've been told to plan for rain. It got me thinking as I have been strapping our tent on the rear rack in it's own carry bag. The...
Forum: Touring
02-12-18, 11:36 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 12,636
Posted By Dark Arrow

We are looking at Norway in the Lofoten islands...

We are looking at Norway in the Lofoten islands around July,, Though we are struggling a bit with the plan so may opt somewhere else

Bear
Forum: Touring
02-12-18, 11:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,298
Posted By Dark Arrow

Ok I got a response this morning. Although from...

Ok I got a response this morning. Although from a localish supplier and not DT Swiss themselves

Luke Dewar <Luke@apollobikes.com>
9:58 AM (6 hours ago)
to me
Hi,

Sorry for the delay. All...
02-12-18, 05:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,688
Posted By Dark Arrow

I wonder what the RS stands for lol ???? ...

I wonder what the RS stands for lol ???? Reasonable copy of Schwalbe

Bear
02-11-18, 07:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,688
Posted By Dark Arrow

I just googled CST Salvo and there were numerous...

I just googled CST Salvo and there were numerous 700c size tyres with that name. ???



Currently I have Schwalbe Marathon Plus tyres 35mm rear and 32mm front 700c. My wife and I ride in all...
Forum: Touring
02-11-18, 05:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,295
Posted By Dark Arrow

If the OP is in Sydney there is a 2015 Vivente on...

If the OP is in Sydney there is a 2015 Vivente on the bay at the moment for $900 if they are a size small it looks like a good deal.
Forum: Touring
02-09-18, 06:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 844
Posted By Dark Arrow

Costco lightspeed sleeping pad anyone have one?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEHPB62mWHQ

Does anyone have one of these and can comment on

Weight?
Durability?
Comfort?

Cheers
Forum: Touring
02-09-18, 06:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,295
Posted By Dark Arrow

Are these all new bikes (new old stock) or used? ...

Are these all new bikes (new old stock) or used?
US dollars or?
Is anything included with the bikes?
Vivente (I own the Patagonia and my wife has the Gibb so biased) comes with tubus rear racks...
Forum: Foo
02-08-18, 03:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,052
Posted By Dark Arrow

The useful purpose is "we are talking about it" ...

The useful purpose is "we are talking about it" Its a stunt but one that is getting a lot of air time.

If I was an investor or satellite owner I would be more worried that the car is not going...
Forum: Touring
02-08-18, 02:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,298
Posted By Dark Arrow

I'm waiting for a reply...

I'm waiting for a reply :innocent::roflmao2::cry::crash:

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Forum: Touring
02-07-18, 08:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,298
Posted By Dark Arrow

LOL I was just reading your post and thinking it...

LOL I was just reading your post and thinking it looked familiar.. Then I noticed I made the last comment (to this date).. I'm getting old :innocent:

Bear
Forum: Touring
02-07-18, 08:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,298
Posted By Dark Arrow

Thanks everyone,, Yes I did mean checking with a...

Thanks everyone,, Yes I did mean checking with a gauge.

I notice about 5psi loss (maybe a little less but somewhere around there) every week from a total of 80psi to start with

This...
Forum: Touring
02-07-18, 07:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,298
Posted By Dark Arrow

How often do you check tyre pressures when on tour?

Gday all

I'm looking to do a month long tour with my wife around July. We ride daily and I check our tyre pressures once or twice a week. I refill tyre pressure back to where we want them...
02-07-18, 07:02 PM
Replies: 2,085
Views: 637,365
Posted By Dark Arrow

Absolutely lovely bicycle mate. Good on ya...

Absolutely lovely bicycle mate. Good on ya keeping her in that condition
Forum: Touring
02-05-18, 03:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,838
Posted By Dark Arrow

When are you coming down mate? Bear

When are you coming down mate?

Bear
Forum: Commuting
02-04-18, 01:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,264
Posted By Dark Arrow

Not that it helps mate,,, but it is the middle of...

Not that it helps mate,,, but it is the middle of summer down here ;)
Forum: Touring
02-04-18, 01:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 908
Posted By Dark Arrow

For the Hook to be secure those two pieces with...

For the Hook to be secure those two pieces with nubs and holes must match up (as you know) in the found picture there is a lot of stress on that hook. I wouldn't want any weight in the bag with...
Forum: Touring
02-03-18, 09:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 908
Posted By Dark Arrow

I agree.. it should be easy.. the way those...

I agree.. it should be easy.. the way those hooks engage and keep from rotating is those button holes and nubs on the back of the hook. Unfortunately that leaves a gap only slightly bigger than...
Forum: Touring
02-03-18, 04:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 908
Posted By Dark Arrow

I didn't get to the shop as Mrs had some other...

I didn't get to the shop as Mrs had some other ideas for me lol.. Bob do you mean that the pictured bracket rail fits the curved one on the vers 2 Ortliebs?
Forum: Touring
01-31-18, 04:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 908
Posted By Dark Arrow

Going to ride to LBS either this arvo or tomorrow...

Going to ride to LBS either this arvo or tomorrow and try and confirm.

Cheers fietsbob,, I only need the lower hook so in theory it should work.

Bear
Forum: Touring
01-30-18, 10:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 908
Posted By Dark Arrow

Cheers I will let you know how I go

Cheers I will let you know how I go
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-18, 01:18 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,522
Posted By Dark Arrow

I have a b67 and a b17 both lovely saddles!!

I have a b67 and a b17 both lovely saddles!!
Forum: Foo
01-30-18, 01:11 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,951
Posted By Dark Arrow

:thumb:This must be just like living in Paradise:p

:thumb:This must be just like living in Paradise:p
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