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10-16-21, 09:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 526
Posted By Trevtassie

Now it's clean, yep, in terms of rebuild you are...

Now it's clean, yep, in terms of rebuild you are SOL, they are bushing pedals, plastic sleeve and the end of the shaft riveted to hold it together.

What you can do is re grease them. That'll fix...
10-16-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 526
Posted By Trevtassie

There should be a 10mm locknut under that grease....

There should be a 10mm locknut under that grease.
The cone being round means you'll need hammer a screwdriver down the side to wedge it in place while you do up the locknut. Brutal but effective.
10-16-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 754
Posted By Trevtassie

It's also a demonstration of why 36 hole rims are...

It's also a demonstration of why 36 hole rims are good for touring. Two spokes gone to lunch and you didn't notice.
10-16-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 526
Posted By Trevtassie

Unscrew the cage, use a pointy something to work...

Unscrew the cage, use a pointy something to work off the plastic cap. That'll expose the locknut and the cone. If you are lucky the cone will have spanner flats on it and you can jamb a screwdriver...
10-06-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 864
Posted By Trevtassie

From my childhood memories all Eagle derailleurs...

From my childhood memories all Eagle derailleurs either came like that or ended up like that after a weeks riding. It would be period correct to grab it with your hand and wrench it back into...
Forum: Touring
09-30-21, 10:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,885
Posted By Trevtassie

I concurr. Huh? My BBQ weighs more than the...

I concurr. Huh?
My BBQ weighs more than the difference in weight between my touring frame (a troll) and a non touring frame. (actually that's untrue, that troll is really heavy and my bbq only...
Forum: Touring
09-28-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,570
Posted By Trevtassie

Silly survey. Would I choose a bike with Acera or...

Silly survey. Would I choose a bike with Acera or Alivio if there were other alternatives, probably not. Have I used Alivio or Acera components touring, yes, because that's what I had/could...
Forum: Touring
09-20-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,031
Posted By Trevtassie

Is it leaking from the cap bottle junction or the...

Is it leaking from the cap bottle junction or the hose pump junction? I have seen people new to the stove not lock the bail on the hose over the back of the pump.
The other thing I always do is...
Forum: Touring
09-20-21, 06:42 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,031
Posted By Trevtassie

It's a bit hard to completely compare to the...

It's a bit hard to completely compare to the Whisperlite because the Dragonfly can simmer without having to lower the bottle pressure, it'll go down to something like a large candle almost, at which...
Forum: Touring
09-14-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,031
Posted By Trevtassie

Continuing the plane analogy, a Whisperlite (clue...

Continuing the plane analogy, a Whisperlite (clue in the name) and a 123 would be a Cessna, a Dragonfly is a B52 taking off fully loaded. If you are in a small room with one going full noise, you...
Forum: Touring
09-14-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,031
Posted By Trevtassie

The Dragonfly is pretty damn loud on high, and...

The Dragonfly is pretty damn loud on high, and pretty damn hot. I once pumped one right up and used it to boil 12L (4 gallons) of water, didn't take long, but sounded like a small jet plane taking...
Forum: Touring
09-09-21, 03:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,580
Posted By Trevtassie

What I did figure out with butterflies is to not...

What I did figure out with butterflies is to not angle them back too much, a lot of the point of changing hand positions is to change your back angle, so you don't overstrain back muscles in one...
Forum: Touring
09-07-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,995
Posted By Trevtassie

Turns out wide swept back bars work better for...

Turns out wide swept back bars work better for me. I ride Jones with Ergon GC3 grips. I've pretty well found I don't really feel the need to move my hands all the time because they work so well. ...
09-06-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,950
Posted By Trevtassie

I'm running a 592 with a 40T on my partners bike....

I'm running a 592 with a 40T on my partners bike. It actually has enough chain take up to be able to handle 11-40 on the rear and 20-30-40 on the front, so 49T difference. The non shadow 391 isn't...
09-02-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,639
Posted By Trevtassie

Welcome to Shimano's brave new world of...

Welcome to Shimano's brave new world of Geoblocking. I went from buying maybe 500+ bucks of Shimano products a year to effectively zero, because the local range is limited, not in stock and expensive.
Forum: Touring
08-30-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,971
Posted By Trevtassie

When I'm touring and I'm hungry even the road...

When I'm touring and I'm hungry even the road kill needs to be careful.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,108
Posted By Trevtassie

Half wheeling drives me insane, something happens...

Half wheeling drives me insane, something happens like a dog running out or whatever and you're not only thinking about the dog, but whether you're going have an accident from hitting that stupid...
08-04-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,040
Posted By Trevtassie

That cassette is clearly toasted. Especially on...

That cassette is clearly toasted. Especially on the higher gears, so bad it's actually mushroomed the driving faces of the teeth, worn right through the case hardening and that's now peelingaway......
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 11,314
Posted By Trevtassie

Toe clips were always made to be used with...

Toe clips were always made to be used with blocks/ cleats, nailed to the bottom of stiff leather soled shoes. The straps were there to hold the gap in the blocks onto the pedal so were never that...
07-28-21, 05:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 694
Posted By Trevtassie

When bedding in disc brakes never come to a...

When bedding in disc brakes never come to a complete stop. It allows heat from the disc to cook the pads hard before they've had a chance to deposit material on the discs. Slow to a near stop, then...
07-14-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 11,732
Posted By Trevtassie

Shaving is for crashing, makes it easier when...

Shaving is for crashing, makes it easier when they're wire brushing the gravel rash and stops hairs being pulled out by the road surface.
Forum: Touring
07-14-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,804
Posted By Trevtassie

I haven't re -pu-d the floor. Just tried Tent and...

I haven't re -pu-d the floor. Just tried Tent and gear solar wash.
Gonna try on gear aid on the Alps Mountaineering one I've got with a dud floor . Son works in an outdoor shop so I can get the...
Forum: Touring
07-14-21, 03:08 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,804
Posted By Trevtassie

I guess it's worth a shot if the rest if the tent...

I guess it's worth a shot if the rest if the tent is still good.
Forum: Touring
07-14-21, 12:55 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,804
Posted By Trevtassie

Generally once the floor is gone, it's gone as...

Generally once the floor is gone, it's gone as the PU coating has failed. Waterproofing coatings won't do anything to fix it, they just make the fibres water repellent. That works on flies because...
Forum: Touring
07-13-21, 09:56 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,804
Posted By Trevtassie

Nikwax Tent and Gear Solar Proof. Waterproofs and...

Nikwax Tent and Gear Solar Proof. Waterproofs and acts as sunscreen to slow fading and Uv degradation.
Forum: Touring
07-13-21, 09:53 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,804
Posted By Trevtassie

You aren't going to get much more than 38" in a...

You aren't going to get much more than 38" in a tent that ticks your boxes.
07-13-21, 05:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,008
Posted By Trevtassie

You've already answered your own question. If...

You've already answered your own question. If $3.50 for a shimano stainless cable is too much money... well .
Forum: Touring
07-13-21, 04:45 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,804
Posted By Trevtassie

Here you go. $120, 3 person reasonable weight,...

Here you go. $120, 3 person reasonable weight, two vestibules for your gear.
Alps Mountaineering make good quality for the price. We used a similar tent, the Chaos 3 for a few tours, maybe 3 1/2...
Forum: Touring
07-12-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,097
Posted By Trevtassie

Oh yeah, this, the coastal road has some great...

Oh yeah, this, the coastal road has some great views and some wide shoulders/bicycle lanes with great views. You can see the car drivers drooling with envy as they whizz by as you take a picture of...
07-11-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,278
Posted By Trevtassie

Some of the AXA models have side lighting, even...

Some of the AXA models have side lighting, even on the rear lights too. It's not a full light to the side, just a glow so you can be seen in the dark.
Forum: Touring
07-11-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,197
Posted By Trevtassie

I think of it as being a turbo charged bear bell....

I think of it as being a turbo charged bear bell. Bikes are quiet and fast. At least a grizzly knows something is coming around that corner and isn't going to be surprised.
Forum: Touring
07-11-21, 03:04 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,197
Posted By Trevtassie

Did a lot of back roads touring in BC and north...

Did a lot of back roads touring in BC and north west USA. Being from Australia I we were a little paranoid so we got bear spray, rope for bear hangs and, most important of all, Air Zounds horns. ...
06-28-21, 04:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,257
Posted By Trevtassie

Thing is, on the same hill the gravity bike would...

Thing is, on the same hill the gravity bike would get up to 60+ mph. The record is 78mph. Even my kids bike has hit 50mph and that has a 12" front wheel. It's all about frontal area, air resistance...
Forum: Touring
06-28-21, 04:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,097
Posted By Trevtassie

And that was when there were no car vacancies in...

And that was when there were no car vacancies in the middle of summer. Sometimes we were in the HB section by ourselves. Also, if you're not obviously a homeless person likely they'd let you stay...
Forum: Touring
06-27-21, 01:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,097
Posted By Trevtassie

Dunno, but north of SF we never had trouble...

Dunno, but north of SF we never had trouble getting a patch of grass or sand in a hiker biker.
Forum: Touring
06-16-21, 09:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,551
Posted By Trevtassie

If you were that worried by reliability it'd be...

If you were that worried by reliability it'd be easier to carry a spare front hub and a spoke key....
06-13-21, 02:26 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,313
Posted By Trevtassie

Anything without a chainbreaker, thousands of...

Anything without a chainbreaker, thousands of kilometers in multiple countries and never needed one. Just basic sccrewdrivers allen and torx, with longer ones being better than short. Also...
06-11-21, 01:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,078
Posted By Trevtassie

Been using these for a few years now, cheap and...

Been using these for a few years now, cheap and work well. https://www.ebay.com/itm/171866680184
05-30-21, 03:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,257
Posted By Trevtassie

That was a pretty slow run, we go faster on our...

That was a pretty slow run, we go faster on our kids bikes!
05-28-21, 06:53 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,503
Posted By Trevtassie

Keep your glue in the fridge. I have a glue...

Keep your glue in the fridge.
I have a glue fridge instead of a beer fridge. Everything adhesive goes in there, lasts way longer. Even opened tubes of roof and gutter silicone will last for a year...
Forum: Touring
05-28-21, 01:41 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 26,446
Posted By Trevtassie

I got very close to converting my Troll to a...

I got very close to converting my Troll to a Pinion and flogging off the Rohloff, then the pandemic hit. Had everything lined up, framebuilder was ready to go, could get the box and mount as well. ...
05-26-21, 02:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,859
Posted By Trevtassie

Not Repack but we regularly do a run down a local...

Not Repack but we regularly do a run down a local mountain where noobies are known to make them smoke, turn blue and even seize almost solid there's so much galling on the shoes. Couple of things...
Forum: Touring
05-25-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,535
Posted By Trevtassie

No, this is not why I wouldn't use hydraulic on a...

No, this is not why I wouldn't use hydraulic on a touring bike...
Firstly, I don't need one finger modulation on a 45kg loaded bike, there ain't no subtlety to stopping that, it just needs lots of...
Forum: Touring
05-25-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,535
Posted By Trevtassie

This, but with square taper cranks.

This, but with square taper cranks.
05-24-21, 04:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,098
Posted By Trevtassie

Ah Japan, where they are considerate enough to...

Ah Japan, where they are considerate enough to have an extra dude who carries a screen to stop stuff flying on to the road. Also helps they tend to use metal blades with teeth, which don't throw...
05-18-21, 02:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 982
Posted By Trevtassie

Nice that Rema have got with the program and made...

Nice that Rema have got with the program and made smaller bicycle tubeless patches,
05-16-21, 04:08 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,438
Posted By Trevtassie

Neither. Wippermann Connex

Neither. Wippermann Connex
Forum: Touring
05-11-21, 05:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,053
Posted By Trevtassie

I use a commercial wax on my chains before every...

I use a commercial wax on my chains before every tour, it'll go for a thousand miles or so before it needs a touch of oil, the links still have lube in them, but the teeth contact surfaces get a bit...
05-09-21, 11:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,257
Posted By Trevtassie

Gravity Bike. Has front brakes... and likely some...

Gravity Bike. Has front brakes... and likely some lead shot in the frame to bring it up to 23kg. Usually they have some knee rests as well as the rear sets. Would go very, very very fast down hills.
05-03-21, 01:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,986
Posted By Trevtassie

Who knew, not Makita, since they supplied my head...

Who knew, not Makita, since they supplied my head gun in a box with a variety of paint scraping tools....
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