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Forum: Touring
11-20-09, 06:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,930
Posted By TheBrick

Not a good idea. Two initial reasons. 1. The...

Not a good idea. Two initial reasons.

1. The grease may possibly run out of the hubs.
2. You are quite likely to aneal the spokes / rim / hub.
Forum: Touring
11-18-09, 08:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,474
Posted By TheBrick

It read like a get rich qick / get thin quick /...

It read like a get rich qick / get thin quick / work from home / I make $4000 per month from google / secrets of the stock market / you can win on the horses type website.
Forum: Touring
11-11-09, 11:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,018
Posted By TheBrick

From your post I'd beg to differ. Try...

From your post I'd beg to differ.

Try temazepam and / or ************.
Forum: Touring
11-11-09, 11:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,018
Posted By TheBrick

how about inflate the mattres fully rather than...

how about inflate the mattres fully rather than half.
Forum: Touring
11-10-09, 04:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,778
Posted By TheBrick

I posted you a link, if you can't be arsed to...

I posted you a link, if you can't be arsed to click it.
Forum: Touring
11-09-09, 04:12 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,778
Posted By TheBrick

http://bikeportland.org/photos/photo/3954188848/a-...

http://bikeportland.org/photos/photo/3954188848/a-front-rack-for-carrying-wheels-6.html
Forum: Touring
11-03-09, 11:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 898
Posted By TheBrick

Not quite too infinity but some perspective. ...

Not quite too infinity but some perspective.

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv317/Themonkeylover_2009/img_0522.jpg
http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv317/Themonkeylover_2009/img_0518.jpg
...
Forum: Touring
11-03-09, 11:03 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,219
Posted By TheBrick

I get the impression The Historian and Niles H...

I get the impression The Historian and Niles H have had a falling out over something at some point.
Forum: Touring
11-02-09, 10:43 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,219
Posted By TheBrick

I think this forum needs to learn to take the...

I think this forum needs to learn to take the pi$s out of it's self more
Forum: Touring
10-31-09, 08:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,540
Posted By TheBrick

All but the cheapest brothels have showers and...

All but the cheapest brothels have showers and can be found on most large trucking routes.
Forum: Touring
10-31-09, 08:15 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,356
Posted By TheBrick

Some points. Weight dose effect you on the...

Some points.

Weight dose effect you on the flat as it increase rolling resistance.


The effect of increase weight on a rider depend not on the pabulum value of the weight but on the power...
Forum: Touring
10-30-09, 04:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 898
Posted By TheBrick

Like all pros I find some Belgian mix...

Like all pros I find some Belgian mix indispensable.
Forum: Touring
10-28-09, 05:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 800
Posted By TheBrick

+1 I have a old 500 ml water bottle with a toxic...

+1 I have a old 500 ml water bottle with a toxic sticker on the outside I use for large amounts and a 100 ml container for flying with fluids container for short trips.
Forum: Touring
10-27-09, 09:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,342
Posted By TheBrick

No the 90 days is over the entire schengen...

No the 90 days is over the entire schengen region. So you can't do 90 days in France then pop to Spain for 90 days then to Italy for 90 days e.t.c...
Forum: Touring
10-27-09, 09:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,815
Posted By TheBrick

See quote and links, final link which I have not...

See quote and links, final link which I have not quoted as it's the entire page is interesting too.







and finally
http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/page/?o=RrzKj&page_id=128562&v=l
Forum: Touring
10-27-09, 08:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,815
Posted By TheBrick

I've read about someone who was using a alcohol...

I've read about someone who was using a alcohol stove in China. There are two grades of alcohol, the low grade did not work in a Trangia copy but did work in a white box alcohol stove.
Forum: Touring
10-27-09, 03:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,342
Posted By TheBrick

Check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurovelo ...

Check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurovelo
and
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_long-distance_paths (cycling may not be allowed or possible on all of these walking routes but only...
Forum: Touring
10-27-09, 03:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,328
Posted By TheBrick

30 min in a car with no traffic.

30 min in a car with no traffic.
Forum: Touring
10-26-09, 04:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 415
Posted By TheBrick

Goran Kropp rode from Sweden to Kathmandu with...

Goran Kropp rode from Sweden to Kathmandu with 120 kg (264 lb) but he was carrying mountaineering gear and food for a solo ascent of Everest. I think most other people could knock off a kg from his...
Forum: Touring
10-26-09, 04:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,328
Posted By TheBrick

^ I read about them something like 300 USD crazy,...

^ I read about them something like 300 USD crazy, it pays to research these things, I've never taken a bike across the Atlantic personally though.
Forum: Touring
10-26-09, 04:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,366
Posted By TheBrick

This was not the link I was expecting.

This was not the link I was expecting.
Forum: Touring
10-26-09, 01:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,328
Posted By TheBrick

British arirways are about 30 each way.

British arirways are about 30 each way.
Forum: Touring
10-23-09, 11:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,282
Posted By TheBrick

No need, just carry an xe then you can can down...

No need, just carry an xe then you can can down and whittle your own poles.

http://images.halloweencostumes.com/accessories_tin_man_axe_woo.jpg
Forum: Touring
10-19-09, 02:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 804
Posted By TheBrick

trailer != light weight heavy weight =...

trailer != light weight

heavy weight = slower

How many times have you done a 100 mile ride? Ever done two back to back?

Meat can be fine unrefrigerated for a day or two depending on the...
Forum: Touring
10-15-09, 01:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 597
Posted By TheBrick

You don't need to deflate the tyres when flying,...

You don't need to deflate the tyres when flying, is asked just pretend to if asked let out a little. The difference in air pressure between sea level and 30,000' is only about 10 psi. One atmosphere...
Forum: Touring
10-14-09, 04:05 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,213
Posted By TheBrick

I'd be interested in a list of what you carry for...

I'd be interested in a list of what you carry for these short trips please.
Forum: Touring
10-13-09, 04:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 771
Posted By TheBrick

Yep do it.

Yep do it.
Forum: Touring
10-13-09, 02:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,555
Posted By TheBrick

I think he was doing a Monty python reference.

I think he was doing a Monty python reference.
Forum: Touring
10-12-09, 02:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,555
Posted By TheBrick

Before you dismisses the possibility of swapping...

Before you dismisses the possibility of swapping to 700 borrow a wheel and see if the brake will have the adjustment it may work.
Forum: Touring
10-09-09, 01:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,100
Posted By TheBrick

West highland way between King's House and...

West highland way between King's House and Kinlochleven.
Forum: Touring
10-09-09, 11:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,100
Posted By TheBrick

Bungy over the top as above. I did this and...

Bungy over the top as above.

I did this and had not problems even coming down descents like this

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv317/Themonkeylover_2009/img_0554.jpg
Forum: Touring
10-09-09, 06:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,256
Posted By TheBrick

I thought this thread was going to be about...

I thought this thread was going to be about latrines...
Forum: Touring
10-05-09, 01:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,589
Posted By TheBrick

One negative is that they were producing XRs in...

One negative is that they were producing XRs in 700 x 50 but are only doing the extremes up t o700 x 45 I think. Whey are they not doing the nice wide widths in 700 but they do in 559?
Forum: Touring
10-01-09, 10:27 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,663
Posted By TheBrick

At least it's not your willy.

At least it's not your willy.
Forum: Touring
10-01-09, 09:00 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,663
Posted By TheBrick

Good mechanical disks are better than cantis. ...

Good mechanical disks are better than cantis.

The difference in spoke angle and hence tension is reduced in a disk wheel not increased.

If people can't solve the problem of fitting a rack to a...
Forum: Touring
09-23-09, 09:22 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,918
Posted By TheBrick

I've toured fixed and it's okay as long as you...

I've toured fixed and it's okay as long as you pack light and have at least one brake, two is good when loaded, if you have a flip flop hub I'd stick another ratio on the other side, it you're...
Forum: Touring
09-13-09, 07:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,641
Posted By TheBrick

The OLD on a front hub is narrower than on a rear...

The OLD on a front hub is narrower than on a rear hub but the flange to flange distance is usually greater at the front than the back.
Forum: Touring
09-11-09, 10:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,649
Posted By TheBrick

yes the term "cuddly" or "bubbly personality" is...

yes the term "cuddly" or "bubbly personality" is preferred.
Forum: Touring
09-11-09, 06:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,649
Posted By TheBrick

The bag had the ability to fold, similar to the...

The bag had the ability to fold, similar to the tardis bike bag (http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/category/accessories/luggage/cycling-bags-and-cases/bike-travel-cases/product/tardis-31674). (it folds...
Forum: Touring
09-11-09, 03:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,649
Posted By TheBrick

I've flow ryanair with bikes. Usual rule of...

I've flow ryanair with bikes. Usual rule of arrive early apply.

I had a folding bike bag with two bikes, + sleeping bags + mats inside and all was cool, it came in at just under 30kg. I paid for...
Forum: Touring
09-10-09, 02:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,786
Posted By TheBrick

swap the fork and you could fit a disk on the...

swap the fork and you could fit a disk on the front, sti levers don't mean you can't have disks.
Forum: Touring
09-07-09, 03:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 35,136
Posted By TheBrick

??? You can fit mudguards to 26" wheels and 700c...

??? You can fit mudguards to 26" wheels and 700c wheels with narrow or wide tyres.
Forum: Touring
09-07-09, 03:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,013
Posted By TheBrick

You need to get yourself a deterrent from attack...

You need to get yourself a deterrent from attack like this fancy crimson hooter this hiker has

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=su8QmJyHeCM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CIfNtLbCC0
Forum: Touring
09-02-09, 05:24 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,663
Posted By TheBrick

@ counter point 1 this is true but I think you're...

@ counter point 1 this is true but I think you're a lot more likely to buckle a wheel than bend a disk, the biggest risk would be in transit when you could remove the dick easily but the risk is...
Forum: Touring
09-02-09, 02:40 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,663
Posted By TheBrick

1) not necessarily more brake pad ware, that...

1) not necessarily more brake pad ware, that depends on the materials used. A higher force is used but because the pads need to more less than rim brakes the mechanical advantage is greater....
Forum: Touring
09-01-09, 05:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,640
Posted By TheBrick

Pete Jones. You can run OMM racks with v...

Pete Jones.

You can run OMM racks with v brakes installed.
Forum: Touring
08-31-09, 08:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,250
Posted By TheBrick

If you want a simple light method of boiling...

If you want a simple light method of boiling water just make a soda can stove.
Forum: Touring
08-26-09, 11:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,599
Posted By TheBrick

No good for a long hike but for day hikes and...

No good for a long hike but for day hikes and weekender if you can squeeze into 30 L.

http://www.alpkit.com/gourdon/

I've been very temped by one of these as a day bag. Very light and...
Forum: Touring
08-26-09, 04:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,599
Posted By TheBrick

Do backpackers use waterproof rucksacks? No....

Do backpackers use waterproof rucksacks?

No.

The situation on bikes is no different. Use whichever you like and pack accordingly.
Forum: Touring
08-24-09, 04:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 942
Posted By TheBrick

Try a longer stem your back should be arched in...

Try a longer stem your back should be arched in not out if you know what I mean. I think having the seat post flipped back the correct way or try a seatpost which does not move the seat back like a...
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