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Forum: Touring
05-29-21, 12:39 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 24,638
Posted By ricrunner

This is a question I want answered to having a...

This is a question I want answered to having a Rohloff hub, How much trouble is it to taking off the wheel, when you have a flat?, simple things like this is what I would like answered
Forum: Touring
03-12-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 11,982
Posted By ricrunner

My Speedwell, lasted 40 years, a little bit of...

My Speedwell, lasted 40 years, a little bit of rust on the bike. The brakes were okay. I was not riding at 60km an hour, so didn't need to stop that hard. The only bad thing about that bike was it...
Forum: Touring
03-12-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 11,982
Posted By ricrunner

I would use a rim brake bike again, if the bike...

I would use a rim brake bike again, if the bike had steel wheels, so you didn't have to replace the rim after every 2 years. I can't justify, an alum. wheel, that wears away, and having to be...
Forum: Touring
02-26-21, 06:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,793
Posted By ricrunner

That is all I use, paper maps and a compass,...

That is all I use, paper maps and a compass, especially in the outback. A lot of really remote roads, are not even on the map, or on google maps style devices. ,
Forum: Touring
02-20-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,865
Posted By ricrunner

As a cyclotourist, that does bring his dog along...

As a cyclotourist, that does bring his dog along all the time, in a cheap EBAY trailer( in a new one now), It is very doable. My boy Milo, is an Assistance dog as well. I do carry a lot of weight...
Forum: Touring
02-04-21, 08:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,763
Posted By ricrunner

This has and will forever happen on this road,...

This has and will forever happen on this road, waste of time repairing it, do like another poster said reroute around the worst areas, and save money. Or do like they did near Wollongong in...
Forum: Touring
02-04-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,406
Posted By ricrunner

I carry 2 cookers, an iso-butane one and a a...

I carry 2 cookers, an iso-butane one and a a solid fuel block cooker. I use the solid fuel, mainly in extreme cold, but have never had an issue, with the butane in the temps in winter That I cam[p...
Forum: Touring
02-04-21, 08:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,819
Posted By ricrunner

I run guard Schwalbe tour plus, they are really...

I run guard Schwalbe tour plus, they are really the best of the puncture resistance tyres they sell, with a puncture resistant tube. 11000km, on last lot, and still going no punctures, 35 mm, but you...
Forum: Touring
01-28-21, 06:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,301
Posted By ricrunner

I went to a company in Sydney OZ, to buy the same...

I went to a company in Sydney OZ, to buy the same high visibility vests that they supply the police here minus the emblems of the police force on it, and I can tell you nobody misses seeing me when I...
Forum: Touring
01-03-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,197
Posted By ricrunner

Thanks for your input, but the camper is...

Thanks for your input, but the camper is basically built, needs more money as I have bought everything, and now require electric bike gear for my bike, and also I am currently time poor, with some...
Forum: Touring
10-04-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 381,346
Posted By ricrunner

Make up as many more quick relevant post on...

Make up as many more quick relevant post on useful subjects, once you pass the requI8red 10 messages, which you CAN DO TODAY, YOU WILL GET ACCESS TO YOUR MESSAGE.
Forum: Touring
08-16-20, 11:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 806
Posted By ricrunner

As an Aussie, can't see the news item, don't pay...

As an Aussie, can't see the news item, don't pay for this stuff myself.
Forum: Touring
06-28-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 14,582
Posted By ricrunner

I still intend to take off, even though my wife...

I still intend to take off, even though my wife is staying home. She is not fond of me going for an indefinite tour. I have my camper half built, have ordered the ebike front hub, for my bike. Will...
Forum: Touring
06-28-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,645
Posted By ricrunner

I like the colour, my bike is black and although...

I like the colour, my bike is black and although it does look good, a safety colour is what is needed these days for touring on the road with idiot drivers around. After all, these triangle bikes...
Forum: Touring
06-18-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,771
Posted By ricrunner

I bought Water resistant Tioga bags that have...

I bought Water resistant Tioga bags that have built in rain covers in the top flap. I wanted those bags as they had an extra bottle holder and separated compartments as well. It was $100 for all 4,...
Forum: Touring
06-17-20, 09:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 851
Posted By ricrunner

I have a Roswheel top tube bag that has 2 sides...

I have a Roswheel top tube bag that has 2 sides and hangs off the tube. Had it for 3 years, before I also bought a waterproof version of a front rack bag. The top tube bag must be waterproof as have...
Forum: Touring
06-17-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,575
Posted By ricrunner

In snowy regions we don't salt our roads, you...

In snowy regions we don't salt our roads, you have to use snow chains all the time whilst your there. The main reason they don't salt is contamination of the natural soils in the immediate area. and...
Forum: Touring
06-15-20, 10:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,575
Posted By ricrunner

I had one advantage, that I grew up, in a cold...

I had one advantage, that I grew up, in a cold area( for Australia, it was cold anyhow), and stayed most of my life here except for 22 years away in warmer climes, that I had to do for a job, but...
Forum: Touring
06-15-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,575
Posted By ricrunner

Well, what I consider cold is around 5-15 Celcius...

Well, what I consider cold is around 5-15 Celcius during the day, anything colder then that for cycling during the day, I just normally have a rest day, but if it continues, I will head for a warmer...
Forum: Touring
06-11-20, 02:24 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,575
Posted By ricrunner

Cold Weather Camping

How many bike tourists like cold weather camping and touring. It is winter here in OZ, and am currently camping 15km from town enjoying some me time, using 4g to post this thread on my wifes phone,...
Forum: Touring
06-09-20, 01:54 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,279
Posted By ricrunner

I wear padded shorts, because I have an hard...

I wear padded shorts, because I have an hard arsed seat, that only annoys me when riding it, not enjoyable to ride with, but no side effects from it. But if I just wear normal shorts or long pants, I...
Forum: Touring
05-21-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,562
Posted By ricrunner

I have an old injury of what you have, and do...

I have an old injury of what you have, and do find my drops to being hard on my back, so have ordered a Butterfly bar, , you can also get trekking bars which are similar, they are very comfortable to...
Forum: Touring
05-11-20, 01:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,197
Posted By ricrunner

alo, I would love something like that, but it is...

alo, I would love something like that, but it is way to complicated for me to build, to buy them, they are 16000 Euro's as well. I could probably build one adapting a Greenspeed cattrike, or my...
Forum: Touring
05-07-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,197
Posted By ricrunner

The problem, with this Fold-a-van is I cannot...

The problem, with this Fold-a-van is I cannot carry the dog, plus it would have serious side wind issues. This camper I am looking at will be 220cm long 82cm wide and 100cm high internally. It will...
Forum: Touring
04-19-20, 11:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,197
Posted By ricrunner

Thanks Alan, I have actually a few reasons to do...

Thanks Alan, I have actually a few reasons to do it, getting older, more uncomfortable on the ground, I tour in Autumn and winter mostly, so it is colder in the tent all the time. The dog's comfort...
Forum: Touring
04-19-20, 01:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,197
Posted By ricrunner

Miele Man, that is the reason why I wont be...

Miele Man, that is the reason why I wont be having more then one solar panel on the roof, this camper will have enough screened opens for my dog, as well as an exhaust fan, and low wattage , high...
Forum: Touring
04-18-20, 04:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,197
Posted By ricrunner

Russ Roth, even another idea for me to think...

Russ Roth, even another idea for me to think about, will be putting some serious thought into the design, taking everything on board, all the pro's and con's. Thanks fellas.
Forum: Touring
04-17-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,197
Posted By ricrunner

Happy Feet, that is pretty close to it, but in a...

Happy Feet, that is pretty close to it, but in a Teardrop shape., Phughes, I will put some thought into your idea as well, that idea has a lot positives, so long as I can give a comfortable ride to...
Forum: Touring
04-16-20, 10:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,197
Posted By ricrunner

Yeah, not so much, the current trailer, is a bit...

Yeah, not so much, the current trailer, is a bit on the small side, for the odd narrow roads that I do travel on. My main problem with it would be the bulldust that I currently ride in in the...
Forum: Touring
04-16-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,197
Posted By ricrunner

Bicycle Caravan/Camper

I am thinking of building one. It's design style will be of a Teardrop camper. I can see a lot of advantages, in doing so, things, like being able to get in it, when caught in a bad storm, something...
Forum: Touring
04-10-20, 12:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,406
Posted By ricrunner

I have an Malvern Star Oppy S1, that I use for...

I have an Malvern Star Oppy S1, that I use for both road and gravel riding. Most of my gravel/bulldust tours are in the outback with my dog, But I am going to suggest the Reynolds version of the...
03-15-20, 04:13 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 15,338
Posted By ricrunner

Went to bush camp, today Sunday 15 Mar, to leave...

Went to bush camp, today Sunday 15 Mar, to leave 6 weeks worth of food. The camp, has a pit toilet, a fireplace ( which I am less likely to use, as have plenty of gas), left fishing gear. As I only...
Forum: Touring
03-15-20, 03:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 625
Posted By ricrunner

How do you find the pinion, for touring, just...

How do you find the pinion, for touring, just have always wanted to know how good they are and if any limitations?
Forum: Touring
03-15-20, 03:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,244
Posted By ricrunner

I am one of those people whom jumps off and walks...

I am one of those people whom jumps off and walks on steep hills, because of gearing and I also have a dog in a trailer on board. It does not worry me to do this, it gives me a bit of a break. Have...
Forum: Touring
03-12-20, 02:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,609
Posted By ricrunner

I also love the suicide brakes for slowing, wish ...

I also love the suicide brakes for slowing, wish I could fit them to my current bike with discs, and brifters.
03-12-20, 01:11 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 15,338
Posted By ricrunner

No one is wearing masks in my area except for one...

No one is wearing masks in my area except for one person I met today whom has a flu and chest infection. She can't get tested because the government, says only people that can be tested are those...
Forum: Touring
02-24-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,700
Posted By ricrunner

This is the 3 season tent I use today, it has the...

This is the 3 season tent I use today, it has the reflective coating on the inside of the fly. It is pretty good for winter camping on the ends the fly is attached at the inner tent wall, on the...
Forum: Touring
02-24-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,181
Posted By ricrunner

I experience hot tenting with my pop(...

I experience hot tenting with my pop( grandfather) when I was 9 years old. He came and picked me up on a cold winters day in his soft top Model T ford 5 seater wagon. I was well rugged up but it was...
Forum: Touring
02-18-20, 12:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,700
Posted By ricrunner

This is what I do. I use a 3 season tent, all...

This is what I do. I use a 3 season tent, all year round., A minus 5 Celcius sleeping bag, a S2S liner and an insulated 3cm self inflating mat. And it works for both warm and cold conditions. A 3...
Forum: Touring
02-13-20, 01:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,916
Posted By ricrunner

I love watching American video's, because I will...

I love watching American video's, because I will never get to ride there, but keeps me informed on the beautiful riding that is available to you guys, compared to here in OZ. I like the style and...
Forum: Touring
01-15-20, 12:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,593
Posted By ricrunner

I am interested, in some of the tilting European...

I am interested, in some of the tilting European cargo bikes that you can get, could see a decent use for myself and my dog, but even a normal 2 wheel cargo bike would be better as not as wide. I...
Forum: Touring
12-18-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,640
Posted By ricrunner

Ringing in your ears is the start of long term...

Ringing in your ears is the start of long term tinnitus, and it wont go away, their is no cure for it. It will only get worse as you get older, and you will have niggling pain with it to. I got mine...
Forum: Touring
11-12-19, 08:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,218
Posted By ricrunner

ON camping in the US, can you not do more stealth...

ON camping in the US, can you not do more stealth or wild camping on the popular routes, or is that not a thing that you can do at all. My camping here is mostly wild camping, with some stealth...
Forum: Touring
11-11-19, 03:59 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 18,603
Posted By ricrunner

Machka, thanks for this chicken breast in a tin,...

Machka, thanks for this chicken breast in a tin, did not know you could get this here in OZ.
Forum: Touring
10-26-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,862
Posted By ricrunner

I have got cheap rain gear, so just good enough...

I have got cheap rain gear, so just good enough for a squall, but if I see a storm in advance, I find a place quickly to set up my tent and get inside with the dog. I do this mainly as I don't feel...
Forum: Touring
10-24-19, 04:50 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,251
Posted By ricrunner

I started out on 32 spokes on the back wheel....

I started out on 32 spokes on the back wheel. Used it for 3 months, new bike. I contacted the manufacturer, about using the bike for heavy outback touring, as the bike was a gravel bike, not a...
Forum: Touring
10-24-19, 04:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,869
Posted By ricrunner

I read this as " a 25 foot black bear", and the...

I read this as " a 25 foot black bear", and the comment caught my eye because of that.
Forum: Touring
10-21-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,038
Posted By ricrunner

A while ago I had a thread locked, because, it...

A while ago I had a thread locked, because, it may have started to become a bit nasty. It was about pooping in the bush. I understood why they did it. They are not against you personally. It...
Forum: Touring
10-11-19, 11:12 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,482
Posted By ricrunner

The fastest I have travelled down a hill loaded...

The fastest I have travelled down a hill loaded with out my dog, was 47mph. with the dog and trailer, I don't go over 25mph, but I was once chased down a long steep hill by a truck, because their was...
Forum: Touring
10-11-19, 11:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,124
Posted By ricrunner

Yes, It will, I have a few DVD's from the US,...

Yes, It will, I have a few DVD's from the US, that plays no problem over here. And for the other poster, A DVD is a Digital Video Disc, just like a CD, but plays high definition video or music.
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