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Forum: Touring
08-14-20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 209
Posted By rifraf

Then I believe you've a higher chance of finding...

Then I believe you've a higher chance of finding comfort than most of those who try one of the Brooks touring saddles with saddle higher than the bars.
Look forward to hearing how you get on.
The...
Forum: Touring
08-14-20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 209
Posted By rifraf

Are your handlebars above your saddle height OP...

Are your handlebars above your saddle height OP (Gibbon)?
Forum: Touring
08-14-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 493
Posted By rifraf

Thems the ones

Thems the ones
Forum: Touring
08-14-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 16,899
Posted By rifraf

A bit of trivia for those following in others...

A bit of trivia for those following in others tire prints........
My Ogre rocks a Flyer Special saddle but the black springs didn't appeal to my sense of aesthetic.
I found the B67 chrome ones...
Forum: Touring
08-13-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 493
Posted By rifraf

I'm a Petzl fan. Mines an earlier "Core"...

I'm a Petzl fan.
Mines an earlier "Core" rechargeable model but I've had years of use out of it and it gets a thrashing.
Tikka XP2 is the model name bought back in 2013 I think and I've once...
Forum: Touring
07-19-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 16,818
Posted By rifraf

No worries. Happy Spinning

No worries.

Happy Spinning
Forum: Touring
07-18-20, 09:52 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 16,818
Posted By rifraf

Hi Jackweed I've seen the question of past year...

Hi Jackweed
I've seen the question of past year colours come up before about Surly's and a repeat answer of checking the appropriate years blog or catalogue which is findable on Surly's site.
...
Forum: Touring
06-30-20, 04:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,944
Posted By rifraf

Hi MLux...

Hi MLux (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/mlux-521399.html), I see your a new poster, so welcome to Bikeforums.net

Just making you aware of another forum, albeit with a dedicated Surly section...
Forum: Touring
06-29-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 961
Posted By rifraf

Sounds like some off you should have a second...

Sounds like some off you should have a second hobby............
Photography me thinks.
Forum: Touring
06-28-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,296
Posted By rifraf

Sounds like an interesting build. You dont...

Sounds like an interesting build.
You dont fancy an IGH?

With regards the fenders, before you order them, decide on the likelyhood of you ever wanting to use a trailer like the Extrawheel.
The...
Forum: Touring
06-23-20, 10:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,970
Posted By rifraf

Yeah yeah, I spotted the smiley wink at the...

Yeah yeah, I spotted the smiley wink at the end.:)

Thought I'd throw in a little something for others to peruse using your witticism as the "in"
Forum: Touring
06-15-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,970
Posted By rifraf

A quick google search of adventure cyclist...

A quick google search of adventure cyclist Australian Dr Kate Leeming puts paid to "any" overland cycle journeys prerequisite for any balls beyond bearings on a bike :p

To get started........
06-13-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,506
Posted By rifraf

I use an old school circa 2011 E-werk and Son28...

I use an old school circa 2011 E-werk and Son28 with Edelux lamp.
Living coastal for most of its ownership, the usb plug plug (the most exposed one in the setup) goes rusty and needs replacement...
Forum: Touring
06-01-20, 05:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,982
Posted By rifraf

I also use a Thorn accessory bar from SJS Cycles...

I also use a Thorn accessory bar from SJS Cycles on my Ogre.
Bought back in 2012, I no longer remember which size I've got, and thought perhaps a link specifically for the Thorn versions might be...
06-01-20, 05:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Posted By rifraf

Wow is all I can say. Thanks for the heads up

Wow is all I can say.

Thanks for the heads up
05-31-20, 04:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,456
Posted By rifraf

My ex swears that the only thing I got right in...

My ex swears that the only thing I got right in our relationship was my gift of a Terry Liberator X Elite for her

Terry Women's Liberator X Elite Bike Saddle | Terry...
Forum: Touring
05-30-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,661
Posted By rifraf

Snap!! Thats my current setup too. Great...

Snap!! Thats my current setup too. Great pump although I had to replace my original one when its gauge became brittle and cracked from sun damage after a couple of years.

I made sure the new...
Forum: Touring
05-12-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,758
Posted By rifraf

Cheers!!

Thanks for the review and prompt response
Forum: Touring
05-12-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,740
Posted By rifraf

Perhaps apt for a little Larkin Poe?

Larkin Poe paying homage to Mississippi
https://youtu.be/ZXQQEK81BAk
Forum: Touring
05-12-20, 05:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,758
Posted By rifraf

Hi Gauvins, did yours come assembled...

Hi Gauvins,
did yours come assembled or........? I seem to remember early adopters self assembling.

And how much did your version cost excluding shipping?

I've been very happy with my E-werk...
Forum: Touring
04-30-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,030
Posted By rifraf

I'm currently in New Zealand and can confirm its...

I'm currently in New Zealand and can confirm its loading fine from here, having just now checked.
Hope this helps
Forum: Touring
04-30-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,325
Posted By rifraf

Just to be clear, my suggestion of a disk hub is...

Just to be clear, my suggestion of a disk hub is more about the potential to add it to a newer frame/fork should they ever decide on an upgrade.
They will still have their old wheels to put back on...
Forum: Touring
04-30-20, 06:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,325
Posted By rifraf

In, I think 2011, I decided to do an extensive...

In, I think 2011, I decided to do an extensive tour.

Realising my 20+ year old bikes wheels might not be up to the journey I had in mind, I bought a Sondelux dynohub (non-disk) and a Sram dual...
Forum: Touring
04-29-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,325
Posted By rifraf

+1 with Tourist in MSN's suggestions. With...

+1 with Tourist in MSN's suggestions.

With regards to a 7speed cassette on a 8-10 speed freebub, from memory, what's needed is a 4.5mm spacer.
I'm pretty sure that was the method I followed from...
Forum: Touring
04-22-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,971
Posted By rifraf

Hows your handlebar position? B17 is designed...

Hows your handlebar position?
B17 is designed with a position in mind that has the handlebars equal to or higher than the top of the saddle if memory serves.
Sorry I can neither see a pic nor...
04-17-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 10,229
Posted By rifraf

Sorry I hadn't realised I was preaching to the...

Sorry I hadn't realised I was preaching to the choir.:)
Baring my E-werk requiring a replacement usb connection cable and now two B&M cache batteries (thank you SJScycles UK), my latest charging...
Forum: Touring
04-17-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,299
Posted By rifraf

Sorry to be negative. I believe your idea...

Sorry to be negative.
I believe your idea whilst very attractive on paper, is likely to fall down on aerodynamics.
I've clocked up some decent miles with a flatbed trailer (Carryfreedom Y-frame)...
Forum: Touring
04-17-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,821
Posted By rifraf

Thanks for the heads up. I'm not sure they were...

Thanks for the heads up.
I'm not sure they were available back in 2012 which was when I last had some wheels built, so I ended up going with Sapim CX-rays and many miles later am still very happy...
Forum: Touring
04-17-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,821
Posted By rifraf

I also like/recommend the Alpine 111 spokes, but...

I also like/recommend the Alpine 111 spokes, but would caution anyone considering a Rohloff hub that they are incompatible, from memory due to the diameter at the J bend.
Potentially important for...
04-17-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 10,229
Posted By rifraf

Not sure I can agree. I was a relatively early...

Not sure I can agree.
I was a relatively early adapter of the Sondelux (small wheel hub), though for my 20' wheeled Moulton APB.
It replaced a Sturmey Archer GH-6, I think it was called, which...
Forum: Touring
04-14-20, 06:26 AM
Forum: Touring
04-11-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,708
Posted By rifraf

A suggestion for those looking to buy trailers, I...

A suggestion for those looking to buy trailers, I would make, is to future proof your purchase by getting one with a 29er fork if possible.

When I bought a different bike, my trailer was unusable...
Forum: Touring
03-30-20, 04:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,796
Posted By rifraf

Great tip as a cold phone offers much less power...

Great tip as a cold phone offers much less power than a warm one.

Discovered this the hard way after relocating from Western Australia to New Zealand (a much cooler clime)
Forum: Touring
03-30-20, 04:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,796
Posted By rifraf

Yeah if you've not found a campsite by dark, a...

Yeah if you've not found a campsite by dark, a headlight is unlikely to help.

Mines permanently on my bike as its now my only form of transport, having given up driving. but is rarely utilised on...
Forum: Touring
03-30-20, 04:45 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,882
Posted By rifraf

Many Km's later and a couple of tire...

Many Km's later and a couple of tire replacements, I'm still riding my Velocity Dyad Ghetto tubeless setup and see no need as yet to update to tubeless rims/specific tires here in 2020
Forum: Touring
03-30-20, 04:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,621
Posted By rifraf

Hard to go wrong with Tubus and Ortlieb. I...

Hard to go wrong with Tubus and Ortlieb.

I went with Classic Rollers and stainless Nova/Cosmo racks.

Enjoy the Tara:thumb:
Forum: Touring
03-30-20, 04:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 972
Posted By rifraf

20 gear inches? The hell with that.:) ...

20 gear inches?

The hell with that.:)

Quite happy with my 15.3 GI for my aged worn knees and Ogres 700x 2.3' tires.:50:

YMMV
03-30-20, 04:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,855
Posted By rifraf

I like your work.

I like your work.
Forum: Touring
03-02-20, 04:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,663
Posted By rifraf

I get the message. "Video unavailable This...

I get the message. "Video unavailable
This video contains content from UMG, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds."

Is the video available under another title perhaps?
Who is...
02-24-20, 09:43 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 10,229
Posted By rifraf

I've had my dynohub system since about 2012 if...

I've had my dynohub system since about 2012 if memory serves.

I use a Son28, Edelux 1 headlight and standard E-werk and seperate cache battery.

Apart from replacing the cache battery every...
12-13-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 891
Posted By rifraf

I concur as this was the methodology and...

I concur as this was the methodology and reasoning that I followed.
12-13-19, 06:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 891
Posted By rifraf

I use a Son 28 disk braked dynohub, an Edelux (1)...

I use a Son 28 disk braked dynohub, an Edelux (1) headlight and Philips safe-ride lumiring taillight.
(I think this one: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Philips-Saferide-Light-Dynamo-Driven/dp/B005LEXEGC )...
Forum: Touring
11-29-19, 09:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,189
Posted By rifraf

Depending on the location, I've toured equally...

Depending on the location, I've toured equally happy with bike with panniers, bike with trailer and bike with panniers and trailer.

I've slimmed down to now owning only a single wheel trailer ...
Forum: Touring
11-29-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,624
Posted By rifraf

Well whatever Paul bought should be either about...

Well whatever Paul bought should be either about broken in by now or mouldering on the compost heap
Forum: Touring
11-29-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,624
Posted By rifraf

Love their polished stainless mudguards but have...

Love their polished stainless mudguards but have yet to see one of their saddles in the flesh........
11-26-19, 11:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 992
Posted By rifraf

Given the amount of people who seem to lose them,...

Given the amount of people who seem to lose them, the question is far from idiotic.

Do you know how to add your contact details to the startup screen as well?...
Forum: Touring
11-23-19, 04:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,580
Posted By rifraf

Much cheaper than having to buy twice. Buy once...

Much cheaper than having to buy twice.
Buy once and buy right if you can help it.
Forum: Touring
11-23-19, 04:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,580
Posted By rifraf

My sincere condolences....;) (humour) I went...

My sincere condolences....;) (humour)

I went with Rollers simply because I knew some one who toured with them who took expensive camera gear.
Turned out to be a good choice for me but doesn't...
Forum: Touring
11-16-19, 04:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,267
Posted By rifraf

Buy once and buy right. Best advice anyone gave...

Buy once and buy right.
Best advice anyone gave me - I went with Tubus.

I see the OP has been offered one link for bike packing info so I'll add to the mix https://bikepacking.com
11-11-19, 10:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,595
Posted By rifraf

Hmmmmmm

Kinda happy with my Edelux's on/off mode with standlight.
YMMV
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