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03-28-16, 05:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,105
Posted By irpheus

Hi bikers ... I realize this is an older thread...

Hi bikers ... I realize this is an older thread but since the thread title appears relevant to a "challenge" with a vegetable oil I have I hope to - maybe just briefly - revive it ...

As it is I...
Forum: Touring
06-21-14, 12:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,024
Posted By irpheus

Hi ... Depending on the amount of gear you want...

Hi ... Depending on the amount of gear you want to bring (as bikemig says: tent, cooking gear etc.) I might use a couple of not too big panniers in the back and four bottles on the bike (3 on the...
Forum: Touring
04-25-14, 03:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 461
Posted By irpheus

Hi both, Thanks for your feedback - have...

Hi both,

Thanks for your feedback - have contacted Telly to hear if he's got some information & will read the CGOAB link Caretaker posted.

Cheers :thumb:

Jesper
Forum: Touring
04-24-14, 03:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 461
Posted By irpheus

Touring Greece - any updated experiences?

Hello Tourers,

I'm considering touring Greece in a few weeks yet have heard that since I wish to mainly sleep in the open (using my tent) it should now be less safe to do so. Any of you have...
Forum: Touring
03-04-14, 05:50 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,764
Posted By irpheus

Hi - & thanks for replying and telling about how...

Hi - & thanks for replying and telling about how you do things. I just measured my chain and it is very close to 12-1/16" inch so sounds as if it's got some way to drive. Reassuring - not least...
Forum: Touring
03-04-14, 02:12 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,764
Posted By irpheus

Hi All, I've just been reading this thread...

Hi All,

I've just been reading this thread and hope it's ok that I post a slightly off-topic question ... I'm underways with cleaning the chain on my touring bike - which has been paused for a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-23-12, 09:03 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,552
Posted By irpheus

Hi both, First greetings from a very...

Hi both,

First greetings from a very summerly Denmark :) After a longer and colder than normal spring summerly temperatures and weather have now arrived ... Great!

About the saddles I know that...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-22-12, 12:14 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,552
Posted By irpheus

Hi - I have been reading through this post as...

Hi - I have been reading through this post as normal saddles tend to greatly irritate my lower regions so I'm looking for a replacement "no-horn" saddle type. To that end I wonder if any of you here...
Forum: Touring
03-18-11, 03:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,247
Posted By irpheus

Hi - hope I do not bump this thread too much by...

Hi - hope I do not bump this thread too much by asking @aceofspaids if you can mention some alternatives to Ibexwear? Preferably brands also available in Europe...

Greetings,

Jesper
Forum: Touring
03-07-11, 01:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,940
Posted By irpheus

Hi - thanks again for your replies and suggesting...

Hi - thanks again for your replies and suggesting a European manufacturer. Makes me wonder if any of you knows a European retailer like REI? Preferably in Germany but the UK will also be fine.
...
Forum: Touring
03-05-11, 03:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,940
Posted By irpheus

Hi All, & thanks a lot for replying. In...

Hi All,

& thanks a lot for replying. In reading your replies I realize I should have been more specific in wording my question: It is so that I already have a Thermarest Prolite4 large, however,...
Forum: Touring
03-04-11, 09:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,940
Posted By irpheus

Is there an alternative to Thermarest's NeoAir?

Hello Bikers,

Wow, the sun is shining here in Denmark where I live and the snow that more or less has covered the country for the last more than three months is rapidly fading away. Also the...
Forum: Touring
02-06-11, 07:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,308
Posted By irpheus

Hello bikers, Inspiring to read all your...

Hello bikers,

Inspiring to read all your thoughts and replies to this question. Sometimes I'm in awe and also a bit overwhelmed at the range of solutions created to solve one challenge - in this...
Forum: Touring
01-26-11, 09:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,308
Posted By irpheus

Advice for a healthy water bottle 750 ml & 1 liter?

Hi Tourers,

I'm looking for a water bottle that doesn't give off substances to the water within.

I've found the "cleanbottle":

http://www.cleanbottle.com

which may fulfill my needs as it...
Forum: Touring
01-24-11, 03:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,600
Posted By irpheus

Hi, I appreciate your answers & experiences...

Hi,

I appreciate your answers & experiences which I always find that I can learn from ...

Although I will need more than one dry bag, in this case my main challenge is my sleeping bag (just...
Forum: Touring
01-21-11, 03:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,600
Posted By irpheus

:):thumb::lol: Great to get a chance to use...

:):thumb::lol: Great to get a chance to use smileys :rolleyes:

Yes, those are many criteria, but I reckon that if I don't include all of them nobody will know that this is actually what I'm...
Forum: Touring
01-21-11, 03:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,600
Posted By irpheus

Suggestion for a waterproof, breathable, durable, lightweight, eco-friendly bag?

Hi Bikers,

I'm looking for a waterproof, breathable, durable, lightweight, eco-friendly dry-bag to put on top of my rear rack while touring. I'm interested in the Ortlieb dry-bags, e.g. the Dry...
Forum: Touring
01-21-11, 02:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,852
Posted By irpheus

Hi, May I suggest a short still-image video...

Hi,

May I suggest a short still-image video made by the German Busch & Müller - manufacturers of front & rear bike lights. It shows the difference in light intensity and light spread in-between...
Forum: Touring
01-06-11, 02:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Posted By irpheus

Hey all - just bought one with a good reputation...

Hey all - just bought one with a good reputation for ruggedness so my need is covered :-)

Thanks again for reading & considering ...

Jesper
Forum: Touring
01-06-11, 11:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Posted By irpheus

Hi, - Appreciate your considerations and...

Hi,

- Appreciate your considerations and experiences. Given what you say I will stick to a cycle-computer with less features, yet still rugged & durable and with a wire.

Thanks again :-)
...
Forum: Touring
01-05-11, 01:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Posted By irpheus

Recommendation for a bike computer - somewhat special ...

Hi,

I have been searching for a bike computer that has these specifications:

Rugged and durable
waterproof
long batterytime (rechargeable?)
with wire, i.e. NOT wireless
speed, distance etc....
Forum: Touring
01-05-11, 01:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,560
Posted By irpheus

Wow - as always thanks for your replies. ...

Wow - as always thanks for your replies.

I've now read what you write and I guess it's now up to my "inner me" to find out which solution is the best in my case. I'll be driving a long way -...
Forum: Touring
01-03-11, 06:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,560
Posted By irpheus

Hi All, & thanks for your replies. ...

Hi All,

& thanks for your replies.

They make me consider what my needs are and what I've come up with - as the ideal stove & pots for me - is an alcohol stove combined with 2 smaller...
Forum: Touring
12-28-10, 02:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,560
Posted By irpheus

Cooking pot recommendations?

Hello,

I'm looking into cooking pots as I need 2 pots for touring. Requirements are each about 1 liter, packs small, wide & less tall, lightweight, durable, easy to clean, food doesn't stick to...
Forum: Touring
12-28-10, 01:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 662
Posted By irpheus

Hi - wow, quite unanimous replies on this -...

Hi - wow, quite unanimous replies on this - thanks, as always for replying. It's a treat to post questions in this forum - and witness that I get so many qualified replies :-)

I've checked out...
Forum: Touring
12-28-10, 01:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 594
Posted By irpheus

Hi, I guess it depends on what you want to...

Hi,

I guess it depends on what you want to charge.

In my experience some electronics may not work well with the unstable voltage & currents that may come from a solar panel. A solution to that...
Forum: Touring
12-26-10, 02:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 662
Posted By irpheus

Cycle pump recommendation.

Hi Bikers,

I'm looking for a very good & lightweight pump to be used for touring which is also available in Europe. Any of you have a suggestion for such a pump?

Merry Christmas :)

Jesper
Forum: Touring
12-13-10, 12:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 621
Posted By irpheus

Hi all, & thanks again for replying.... My...

Hi all,

& thanks again for replying.... My reason for preferring a transparent or white bag is mainly that both will not heat up that much and also I can see what is inside the transparent bag....
Forum: Touring
12-12-10, 02:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,274
Posted By irpheus

www.dpreview.com also have lots of - in my...

www.dpreview.com also have lots of - in my opinion - in-depth reviews and pictures taken with the individual cameras.

Greetings Jesper
Forum: Touring
12-11-10, 02:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 621
Posted By irpheus

Hi all, - appreciate your suggestions &...

Hi all,

- appreciate your suggestions & comments. The Platypus looks like what I was thinking of so thanks for that tip. I guess in time I will be using the bottles from mineral water or the like...
Forum: Touring
12-11-10, 05:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 621
Posted By irpheus

Transparent or white water bags?

Hi Bikers,

I've been considering the MSR Dromedar or Ortlieb water bags, however, would prefer that the bags are either white or transparent. Any of you know of similar quality bags (with...
Forum: Touring
10-14-10, 05:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,852
Posted By irpheus

Yes that's right. If you look at a front wheel...

Yes that's right. If you look at a front wheel there are spokes on the right and left side. If a triangular piece of windproof cloth is attached between a right spoke and a left spoke it will create...
Forum: Touring
10-14-10, 04:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,852
Posted By irpheus

Hmmm... I will try it out but I am not sure it...

Hmmm... I will try it out but I am not sure it will be an issue. It may take some energy to start up the wheel but the area of a wheel also is quite big so the wind should have a large area to exert...
Forum: Touring
10-13-10, 02:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,852
Posted By irpheus

Hi, I haven't read the full thread so please...

Hi,

I haven't read the full thread so please "pardon me" if I write what others have already said.

I'm planning to go for a long ride and since I'll also be using electronic equipment where...
Forum: Touring
10-13-10, 01:38 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,990
Posted By irpheus

Hi, I have not read the entire thread so...

Hi,

I have not read the entire thread so don't know if one of you have already mentioned this as an option: a second-hand Rohloff. I bought one on ebay some time ago at a little less than USD 800....
Forum: Touring
10-11-10, 02:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 594
Posted By irpheus

Hello & thanks for replying :) Many of you...

Hello &

thanks for replying :) Many of you mention Google Maps but I didn't know that they can be used offline ... Do you have a link to where I can download those maps? I'd prefer maps & rather...
Forum: Touring
10-10-10, 11:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 594
Posted By irpheus

Hi all, Appreciate your comments ... ...

Hi all,

Appreciate your comments ...

@cbike: You may be right, however, I'm planning to bike in Asia, North & South America, Africa, Europe and - sooner or later - will need maps that cover...
Forum: Touring
10-10-10, 01:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 594
Posted By irpheus

Trying to find a detailed electronic map of the world ...

Hi tourers,

I've just made a search on amazon for an electronic (pdf or the like) version of a world map to be used for touring, however, did not find any?? If any of you knows of such an...
Forum: Touring
09-08-10, 12:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By irpheus

Thanks for replying ... And, yes, durability...

Thanks for replying ... And, yes, durability definitely is a parameter. Would you have any suggestions with that in mind?

BTW, I just was so fortunate to be able to buy a couple of Ortlieb front...
Forum: Touring
09-08-10, 04:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By irpheus

Hello both, @Enthusiast: Wow, your approach...

Hello both,

@Enthusiast: Wow, your approach to making your own gear sounds interesting :-) If I had the time I'd be something like that but I don't have the time or focus for that, unfortunately....
Forum: Touring
09-06-10, 02:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By irpheus

Environmentally friendly rain jacket & trousers?

Hey Tourers,

I'm collecting bike gear and now have come to the rain jacket & rain trousers.

I'd prefer Patagonia's products for their environmental profile, however, don't know if it's strong...
Forum: Touring
09-05-10, 10:19 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,964
Posted By irpheus

Maybe Carradice Super C? - pretty large, rugged...

Maybe Carradice Super C? - pretty large, rugged (in my opinion), and quite waterproof, although probably not like Ortliebs. See e.g.:

http://www.carradice.co.uk/products/range/supercrear

Best,...
Forum: Touring
09-04-10, 12:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,741
Posted By irpheus

Hi all, @bekologist: I considered ventile...

Hi all,

@bekologist: I considered ventile cotton some time ago when looking into the feasibility of making a tent myself. I found this company:

http://www.ventile.co.uk/ . They make a 160g/m2...
Forum: Touring
09-01-10, 01:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,741
Posted By irpheus

Hi everyone & thanks for replying. I'll be...

Hi everyone & thanks for replying.

I'll be using the fabric for small bags for electronics & clothes & possibly to make a duvet. All is to be transported in wet & humid weather and I'll need them...
Forum: Touring
09-01-10, 02:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,741
Posted By irpheus

Where to buy light-wgt breathable & waterproof environmentally friendly fabric?

Hi tourers,

A quick question: Any of you know where to buy a light-weight breathable & waterproof environmentally friendly fabric - available for private purchase? To be used for custom sacks for...
Forum: Touring
08-23-10, 12:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,076
Posted By irpheus

@NoGaBiker: . No, I don't think this is the...

@NoGaBiker: . No, I don't think this is the issue, I guess it's condensation as described earlier by some of the others.

But thanks for replying ;-)

Jesper
Forum: Touring
08-23-10, 12:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,076
Posted By irpheus

Hello - appreciate your feedback &...

Hello

- appreciate your feedback & experiences :thumb:

@drmweaver2: Thanks for outlining a test procedure for finding out how my new tent fares in terms of condensation. It's a bit beyond what...
Forum: Touring
08-23-10, 02:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,076
Posted By irpheus

Hi both of you :-) & thanks for your replies...

Hi both of you :-)

& thanks for your replies & suggestions. @wahoonc: I hope to find many mornings dawning bright & cheerful, not just because of the drying effect but just to experience nature...
Forum: Touring
08-22-10, 02:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,076
Posted By irpheus

How to avoid damp duvet in the morning?

Hey bikers,

I currently sleep in a tent in the garden - sort of as a preparation for a longer touring this autumn. I use my duvet to cover me during the night, however, have noticed that no matter...
Forum: Touring
08-01-10, 12:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 471
Posted By irpheus

Hi Machka - thanks for considering. Yes, I...

Hi Machka - thanks for considering. Yes, I realize that being out there may be different than predictions assume. I'm hoping to get an overview so that I can either avoid or foresee major obstacles....
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