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01-13-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 531
Posted By Trevtassie

You'd be amazed the difference strict liability...

You'd be amazed the difference strict liability laws make to motorists and cyclists behaviour.
01-13-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 453
Posted By Trevtassie

The little blue digital Schwalbe ones work well...

The little blue digital Schwalbe ones work well and are accurate and cheap. Need a screw in adapter for Presta though which is easy to misplace. They'll survive one or two trips through the washing...
01-09-21, 04:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 781
Posted By Trevtassie

Figure out what you want to pay and get a hub at...

Figure out what you want to pay and get a hub at that price point. Germany is the cheapest for dynamo hubs but Shimano is now out from there due to geoblocking.
I rode through 3ft of water with a...
01-09-21, 01:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,526
Posted By Trevtassie

Awesome, nothing like discounting years of...

Awesome, nothing like discounting years of research into the link between crime and poverty with a "when I was in college" story, Back to back with a anecdote of a single example. You'd do well in...
01-05-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,526
Posted By Trevtassie

See my post above.... Australia had an...

See my post above....
Australia had an excellent social security system, it's still OK but the right wing are gradually eroding it and the divide between rich and poor is steadily growing, strangely...
01-04-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,526
Posted By Trevtassie

Weird thing is it turns out you don't need a...

Weird thing is it turns out you don't need a "tough on crime" justice system to reduce crime rates. It's much cheaper and nicer to have a decent social security system and social medicine system so...
Forum: Touring
01-04-21, 02:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,712
Posted By Trevtassie

Change the tyres if you really feel the need....

Change the tyres if you really feel the need. Otherwise comfort makes much more sense than speed when touring. Your bike looks perfect for multi day tours.
12-18-20, 05:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,175
Posted By Trevtassie

I can heartily recommend not using 1980s Adidas...

I can heartily recommend not using 1980s Adidas gum soled kids sports shoes 2 days after mum got them for you, especially not after you are told you aren't getting replacements for 6 months.
12-14-20, 04:15 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,239
Posted By Trevtassie

All of those cases are imported cases from...

All of those cases are imported cases from returned travelers, who are quarantined in government run facilities, so no there aren't 10 undiagnosed cases per positive. No Community transmission. Even...
12-14-20, 01:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 514
Posted By Trevtassie

I went and got my glasses and it's still not in...

I went and got my glasses and it's still not in focus....
12-14-20, 01:27 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,662
Posted By Trevtassie

You can set up a 3x 9 speed with a 726% gear...

You can set up a 3x 9 speed with a 726% gear range for less than the cost of a quality 12 speed cassette. Might cost a little more if you want to go higher up the range than Deore for the RD. ...
12-10-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,607
Posted By Trevtassie

Oh for FFS, what drugs are you yanks...

Oh for FFS, what drugs are you yanks on**********?? The results clearly show that lockdowns work very, very, very effectively to stop the spread when properly done, backed by contact tracing. What...
12-10-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,302
Posted By Trevtassie

It's good exercise. Go hard and you'll come home...

It's good exercise. Go hard and you'll come home feeling the burn in muscles you didn't know you had: the suspension muscles! Plus it improves your bike handling, you have to ride smooth and take...
12-05-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,607
Posted By Trevtassie

YES Signed: your cousins from Australia ...

YES
Signed: your cousins from Australia

PS: We're really concerned, you've gotta stay off the gear, you're looking a little crazy at the moment.
12-05-20, 06:11 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,886
Posted By Trevtassie

Youtube of course, that's where all the good...

Youtube of course, that's where all the good science happens.
12-05-20, 12:39 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,886
Posted By Trevtassie

Yep, you guys have jumped the shark, shafted the...

Yep, you guys have jumped the shark, shafted the pooch, got a couple of kangaroos loose in the top paddock, as a nation. There will be a special immigration queue for you lot, straight to the...
12-01-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,038
Posted By Trevtassie

It's a bit of a rubbish analogy, taking it back...

It's a bit of a rubbish analogy, taking it back to bicycles. A steel framed rigid MTB can do anything any bicycle is required to do, it may not do it very well (thinking of your junk when you hit...
12-01-20, 01:13 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,140
Posted By Trevtassie

Until recently your President was amplifying...

Until recently your President was amplifying their reach enormously with his tweeting. Until Rupert decided that even he couldn't deal with Trumps stupidity and turned on him. Rupert also owns the...
11-30-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,140
Posted By Trevtassie

It...

It hasn't.....https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2020/11/26/national/japan-virus-emergency-possible/ it's just the Japanese are smart enough to take matters into their own hands when their government...
11-30-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,607
Posted By Trevtassie

Yeah,that would be adequate (smarty...

Yeah,that would be adequate (smarty pants....LOL)!!!!
In my case I put the 18650s in a linear fashion, so it makes a long tube, looks like a bike pump on the bike, and a pipe bomb to airport...
11-30-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,607
Posted By Trevtassie

Here's how I'd do it in your situation. Grab a...

Here's how I'd do it in your situation. Grab a Forumslader, if you have the technical skills, make it up into a PVC tube the size of an old school bike pump with 18650 batteries. Get some SKS pump...
11-29-20, 12:18 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,239
Posted By Trevtassie

"My jacket was handcrafted from wild Patagonian...

"My jacket was handcrafted from wild Patagonian Vinyls, from the North slopes of the Andes"

As an aside, I once got into trouble with my son for tricking him with a Patagonian story. Driving...
11-27-20, 03:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,283
Posted By Trevtassie

Just to hammer home how fake your figures are......

Just to hammer home how fake your figures are... here are the CDC figures for excess deaths in another format. The 260,000 is excess deaths this year above the upper bound of variation, the 360,000...
11-26-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,283
Posted By Trevtassie

If you are going to fake data, at least try and...

If you are going to fake data, at least try and remember to add the extra covid deaths to the monthly average. Our are you saying the average death rate has gone down in proportion to the extra...
11-26-20, 04:52 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,600
Posted By Trevtassie

Pulse braking is absolutely the way to go, even...

Pulse braking is absolutely the way to go, even if it's high frequency pulses. You want to get the disc surface temperature up quickly, without heating the core of the disc or the pads too much. ...
11-26-20, 03:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By Trevtassie

Alcohol and Covid-19

There's a damn good reason why bars and places serving alcohol should be shut when Covid-19 is not under control in a community...... Alcohol induced hearing loss. Basically drunk people go deaf, so...
11-25-20, 05:56 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,509
Posted By Trevtassie

This page does it better...

This page does it better https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/excess-mortality-cumulative-deaths Can select different countries. USA is currently 341,000 above the long term average.
11-25-20, 02:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,283
Posted By Trevtassie

I'll bite, because no stupidity should go...

I'll bite, because no stupidity should go unrewarded.
If Covid deaths are only 31000 in the USA, how do you explain the other 300,000 deaths above the long term average this year? Just coincidence?...
11-25-20, 02:18 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,509
Posted By Trevtassie

Yeah, I dunno what you do about that, the CDC...

Yeah, I dunno what you do about that, the CDC excess death site is hard to interpret so you can't send people there. They need to simplify it to a number "So far this year there have been X number...
11-17-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,722
Posted By Trevtassie

Glitter is a fairly considerable source of...

Glitter is a fairly considerable source of microplastics in the environment. Gotta be something better than glitter....
11-16-20, 04:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,194
Posted By Trevtassie

Proper pub crawl. If you call hitting 45mph...

Proper pub crawl. If you call hitting 45mph crawling... https://www.facebook.com/groups/1683288705275035
And this is my steed with me in the large hat.
No wheels over 20" allowed...
11-16-20, 04:11 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,156
Posted By Trevtassie

I'm pretty sure Covid-19 could be bright purple...

I'm pretty sure Covid-19 could be bright purple with hi -viz stripes, the size of a bear and tend to tear your throat out with its 12" fangs, and the yanks would still ignore it if Trump said it's...
11-15-20, 02:49 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,156
Posted By Trevtassie

You know, I always laughed at those zombie films...

You know, I always laughed at those zombie films where there are so many zombies and not many humans left, like "people are not stupid, they wouldn't get infected so quickly" . Nah, turns out most of...
11-11-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,078
Posted By Trevtassie

Tubeless plug kit for bikes (the brown snot...

Tubeless plug kit for bikes (the brown snot strings are much smaller)
Finish Line Sealant in tire.

ERT seems to combine the worst aspects of tubed and tubeless systems and none of the advantages....
Forum: Touring
11-11-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,908
Posted By Trevtassie

At the risk of jinxing myself, I've toured about...

At the risk of jinxing myself, I've toured about 12000km, and have never had a flat. Firstly on Marathon HS420, then Mondials, both tubed with slime in the tubes. Switched to Surly ETs, tubeless....
Forum: Foo
11-09-20, 04:28 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,916
Posted By Trevtassie

If you have to turn up to vote, you may as well...

If you have to turn up to vote, you may as well have a snag...
We had a scandal a while ago when somebody slipped on a fried onion from the sausage sizzle in a hardware store and sued the store...
Forum: Touring
11-08-20, 01:45 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,984
Posted By Trevtassie

My own thoughts would be it wouldn't be high...

My own thoughts would be it wouldn't be high enough for long downhills. I like to keep my legs a little bit loaded when descending after a long climb, otherwise you get that Lead Legs "lactic acid"...
11-07-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 609
Posted By Trevtassie

Well at least my parents now have liberty, and...

Well at least my parents now have liberty, and don't have to hide out at home worrying they might die a slow frightening gurgling death and my partner and I had the liberty to go out last night...
11-07-20, 12:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 609
Posted By Trevtassie

The good ol' evangelicals wouldn't like that one!...

The good ol' evangelicals wouldn't like that one!
They rounded up 400 maskholes at a protest the other day and fined another couple hundred a few thousand bucks each... probably a little...
11-06-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 609
Posted By Trevtassie

We managed to control the contagion....

Generally we've managed to keep the infection of morons and muppets out of Australia. Turns out fining the hell out of them and locking them up when needed, when public shaming doesn't work, is...
10-26-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 839
Posted By Trevtassie

The absolute most you can get out of a dynamo hub...

The absolute most you can get out of a dynamo hub is 10W, and that is with a bunch of electronics incorporated in something like a Forumslader dynamo to USB charger. It'll change phones and such...
10-24-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 732
Posted By Trevtassie

Dude, the foam is expanded polystyrene. When they...

Dude, the foam is expanded polystyrene. When they talk about polystyrene, they are talking about the foam. It's hard and when you have an accident it dissipates energy by compressing and deforming....
10-24-20, 02:36 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,248
Posted By Trevtassie

I'd have to say I'd probably wanna do a...

I'd have to say I'd probably wanna do a Wellie-Bootin. 17km downhill, down Mt Wellington, in Hobart, Tasmania. If I played my cards right, there'd be at least 8 pub stops on the way... plus a bunch...
10-24-20, 12:10 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,612
Posted By Trevtassie

There's pretty well no point arguing with an...

There's pretty well no point arguing with an anti-vaxxer, their logical contortions are confusing even to themselves.
10-20-20, 04:44 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,612
Posted By Trevtassie

Seriously dude, stop making an argument when...

Seriously dude, stop making an argument when there isn't one...
As others have said, a vaccine and an anti inflammatory approach aren't mutually exclusive.
10-17-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,519
Posted By Trevtassie

Insert joke about Snakebite Flat...

Insert joke about Snakebite Flat here:.............................................
10-15-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,014
Posted By Trevtassie

Couple of things, 1: got a link to a reliable...

Couple of things,
1: got a link to a reliable source for this "factoid"
2: There are plenty of larger volume tires that would either explode or damage the rim long before they reached twice the...
10-15-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 354
Posted By Trevtassie

The USA is not the West, even though they'd like...

The USA is not the West, even though they'd like to believe that. Mind you, the country that provided safe harbour for Rupert Murdoch is enabling him to spread the mantra of individual rights and no...
10-09-20, 01:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,086
Posted By Trevtassie

Is the 11-34T new? Probably not by the sounds of...

Is the 11-34T new? Probably not by the sounds of it. new chain on old cassette = chain jumping.
10-06-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,612
Posted By Trevtassie

I literally have no idea what you are arguing for...

I literally have no idea what you are arguing for or against.
Does science say a vaccine for Covid-19 is a good thing?, unequivocally yes.
Does science say there are treatments other than...
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