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Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 02:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 438
Posted By Trevtassie

I just use an Air Zounds, no batteries required...

I just use an Air Zounds, no batteries required and a shed load louder than any portable speaker. Quick pump up with a bike pump or any gas station pump and it's good to go.
Forum: Foo
02-21-21, 05:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 420
Posted By Trevtassie

Yep, got Studio Ghibli written all over it...

Yep, got Studio Ghibli written all over it...
Forum: Touring
02-20-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,597
Posted By Trevtassie

I've flown from Hobart Tasmania to Athens Greece,...

I've flown from Hobart Tasmania to Athens Greece, back from Helsinki to Hobart, no extra cost for bike and luggage. I mailed a bunch of packing stuff from Athens to Helsinki, a bike shop stored it...
Forum: Foo
02-19-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 826
Posted By Trevtassie

I work for myself and sometimes I lack...

I work for myself and sometimes I lack motivation... at least there's generally no one around to catch me noodling on the internet. That's because my fill in work is building, eventually that gets a...
02-19-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 919
Posted By Trevtassie

Nope, just nope. Friends and Family is just a...

Nope, just nope. Friends and Family is just a nice name for Western Union style transactions. No protection.
Forum: Foo
02-14-21, 10:16 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,182
Posted By Trevtassie

Volcanic ash. Haven't you heard Yellowstone went...

Volcanic ash. Haven't you heard Yellowstone went off, despite a plucky bunch of scientists trying to warn the authorities, who didn't want to know. START HOARDING TOILET PAPER NOW. You'll be able...
Forum: Touring
02-11-21, 02:10 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,611
Posted By Trevtassie

Yes, makes a big difference, mainly with cable...

Yes, makes a big difference, mainly with cable discs and to a certain extent high end rim brakes. Low end rim brakes, not so much, the arms will flex before the cable compresses
Forum: Touring
02-10-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,611
Posted By Trevtassie

To get to the same point as I was at with rim...

To get to the same point as I was at with rim brakes, same stopping power and mostly no overheating I've needed to go to a 203mm front disc on my Troll. There are a few specific times when discs...
Forum: Touring
02-10-21, 07:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 634
Posted By Trevtassie

First bike was my old 1991 MTB, trips after that...

First bike was my old 1991 MTB, trips after that were on my Troll.

Depending on who you fly with there are some tricks with flying full size.
JAL have a size limit of 203cm total dimensions...
Forum: Touring
02-10-21, 03:19 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,611
Posted By Trevtassie

Brains, this thread neeeeeds Brains.........

Brains, this thread neeeeeds Brains...... growlllllllllllllllllllllllllll arrrgh!
Forum: Touring
02-10-21, 03:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 634
Posted By Trevtassie

We travel real heavy, I take a mini BBQ I got...

We travel real heavy, I take a mini BBQ I got from Amazon Japan, because you can buy little packs of charcoal everywhere and there is so much great seafood and vegetables to BBQ. Plus usually cold...
02-09-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By Trevtassie

As a temporary fix you could use some small C...

As a temporary fix you could use some small C clips from an engineering supply. In terms of the miniature R clips Troul probably has the best suggestion, something to do with RC cars or planes.
Forum: Touring
02-09-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 634
Posted By Trevtassie

I will add I've found bigger tyres are better in...

I will add I've found bigger tyres are better in Japan, there are times when you'll want ride on footpaths and cycleways. Some of them are pretty bumpy, the climate varies pretty widely in some...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 8,309
Posted By Trevtassie

I suggest you write to him and tell him to harden...

I suggest you write to him and tell him to harden up then.
Forum: Touring
02-09-21, 06:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 634
Posted By Trevtassie

Pretty well anywhere apart from the conurbation...

Pretty well anywhere apart from the conurbation around the Inland sea. Hokkaido is great for touring. Lots of campgrounds, some free, great roads, interesting scenery. Lots of onsen/public baths so...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-21, 04:56 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 8,309
Posted By Trevtassie

Just loving the arm chair quarterbacks, dude has...

Just loving the arm chair quarterbacks, dude has won 4 tour de France, you don't do that without having mad skills. If he says he needs to brake for 5 to 10 minutes on a descent, it ain't because...
Forum: Foo
02-06-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,459
Posted By Trevtassie

Not yet. Government hasn't started yet. They're...

Not yet. Government hasn't started yet. They're sorting all the logistics first so it doesn't turn into a circus. Nice to have the luxury to do that, at the very least it means we'll get a heads up...
02-06-21, 06:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 601
Posted By Trevtassie

1.5 times the weight of the Moto-X which is...

1.5 times the weight of the Moto-X which is already a super heavy tyre and only rolls average. Gonna roll like a brick.
That tread on a 2.5 carcass would be nice though.
02-04-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 908
Posted By Trevtassie

Anybody got a recommendation for a good coaster...

Anybody got a recommendation for a good coaster brake grease that doesn't melt too quickly? Been struggling to find something suitable. I have a bunch of kids bikes that we use to ride down a local...
02-03-21, 03:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 864
Posted By Trevtassie

Check the spoke holes in the hub for cracking,...

Check the spoke holes in the hub for cracking, all good? Re-lace with new spokes with same bend butt diameter following the old lacing pattern.
Forum: Foo
02-02-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 903
Posted By Trevtassie

Buy it, bang some broomstick up the handle bars...

Buy it, bang some broomstick up the handle bars so you don't cookie cutter yourself when you fall off, job done. (oh and don't forget to wax the skis, if you are gonna die, do it high speed)
02-02-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 373
Posted By Trevtassie

Aggie has hit the spot. What you are looking for...

Aggie has hit the spot. What you are looking for is aircraft style control wire and the associated fittings. Like bicycle cable it's laid (twisted together) so it doesn't spin when under load....
Forum: Touring
02-01-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,305
Posted By Trevtassie

Yep, you will spin out on the flats with a tail...

Yep, you will spin out on the flats with a tail wind and 80" and going down long shallow descents. Which sucks, when I climb a big hill I at least want the joy of going fast down the other side....
Forum: Touring
02-01-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,000
Posted By Trevtassie

There aren't many new tech 26" tyres coming out...

There aren't many new tech 26" tyres coming out now. Nothing over 2.4 except the Surly ET, which actually suck for loaded touring since they are made of cheese curd and wear out quick. Makes me...
Forum: Touring
01-22-21, 04:33 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,281
Posted By Trevtassie

Here are my take homes for a touring tent ( as...

Here are my take homes for a touring tent ( as compared to a bike packing tent)

Has to be able to be pitched externally, ie the fly can be erected first, without the inner. Makes thing much easier...
01-21-21, 04:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,193
Posted By Trevtassie

Shhhhhhh...... mum will hear us.

Shhhhhhh...... mum will hear us.
Forum: Foo
01-20-21, 10:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 907
Posted By Trevtassie

nah, the worry is 3,000,000 camels can breed...

nah, the worry is 3,000,000 camels can breed faster than ground based shooters can shoot them. The rabbits, only biological control keeps them in check. As for the 5,000,000 donkeys...
Forum: Foo
01-20-21, 10:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 907
Posted By Trevtassie

Yeah, apparently camels are tasty. maybe we...

Yeah, apparently camels are tasty.
maybe we need to start a hunting tourism industry. Though apparently you need to be a very very good shot to shoot a camel from a chopper. Needs to be a kill...
Forum: Foo
01-20-21, 09:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 907
Posted By Trevtassie

yep, Australia has the largest goat population in...

yep, Australia has the largest goat population in the world. Also camels, donkeys, probably pigs and buffalos too. All feral and destroying the environment. They cull the goat and camels from...
01-16-21, 03:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,978
Posted By Trevtassie

just go the whole hog and use Connex chains,...

just go the whole hog and use Connex chains, they're great, even the low end ones
01-15-21, 10:35 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,805
Posted By Trevtassie

4 ways stops are an invention of the devil.......

4 ways stops are an invention of the devil.... why would anybody even come up with the idea?
01-13-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,155
Posted By Trevtassie

Coat it with stripper then wrap it with cling...

Coat it with stripper then wrap it with cling wrap... Stripper will work heaps better as it won't dry out.
01-13-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,560
Posted By Trevtassie

Shimano standard grease works just fine for me,...

Shimano standard grease works just fine for me, cheap enough in a big tub and used with a mini grease gun. Only place it doesn't is in coaster brakes, where an extreme temp grease is needed, most...
01-13-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,181
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: 594
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...
Forum: Foo
01-13-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 9,378
Views: 1,093,877
Posted By Trevtassie

Looks like a Yamato Transport Depot in Japan,...

Looks like a Yamato Transport Depot in Japan, that may be one nights snowfall! 3 or 4 feet is not uncommon. Hokkaido gets up to 26m in good year in some places. Yamato have a great logo of a cat...
01-09-21, 04:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,352
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: 37
Views: 2,379
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, 08:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,543
Posted By Trevtassie

An island off an island, we aren't doing too bad,...

An island off an island, we aren't doing too bad, last case of community transmission was months ago. I still wouldn't lick a hand rail, but I will go to the pub...
Our biggest risk is returning...
Forum: Foo
01-05-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,273
Posted By Trevtassie

I'll see your deer and raise you some Emus. Not...

I'll see your deer and raise you some Emus. Not only do they sometimes travel in flocks of hundreds, but they are the dopiest birds known to man. I have a theory that the adults have acquired brain...
01-05-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,193
Posted By Trevtassie

SMIDSY Sorry Mate I Didn't See You That's what...

SMIDSY Sorry Mate I Didn't See You
That's what you say in Australia to get off from running someone on a bicycle over.
I've always said if you want to murder someone in Australia get them a bike...
01-05-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,379
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...
01-05-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,322
Posted By Trevtassie

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/05/us/running-low-...

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/05/us/running-low-on-oxygen-emergency-workers-in-los-angeles-county-are-told-to-administer-the-minimum-necessary.html
Forum: Touring
01-05-21, 04:32 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,648
Posted By Trevtassie

I've used the SON, SP and Shimano dynamo hubs,...

I've used the SON, SP and Shimano dynamo hubs, there is no discernible difference, other than that I think the SP has a *slightly* higher output when used with a Forumslader. Rolling friction meh,...
01-04-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,379
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...
01-04-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 737
Posted By Trevtassie

Yeah, we are completely boned, what with some of...

Yeah, we are completely boned, what with some of the trigger words being "vaccine", "quarantine", "isolation" and phrases like "social distancing" "wear a mask" etc also triggering the onsite of the...
01-04-21, 02:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 737
Posted By Trevtassie

Well if there is one thing that we know, the USA...

Well if there is one thing that we know, the USA couldn't be the source of Coronavirus back in October, because as has been ably demonstrated, it would have run rampant through the US military and...
Forum: Touring
01-04-21, 02:08 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,648
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.
01-03-21, 01:28 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,543
Posted By Trevtassie

Actually, would be about a year and at least...

Actually, would be about a year and at least couple of days since I first read mention of a weird virus in China on the Reuters and BBC websites in late December. Was notable because I was on the...
12-24-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,730
Posted By Trevtassie

The Geoblocking thing sure cured me of my...

The Geoblocking thing sure cured me of my addiction to upgrade-itist and buying shimano stuff. I never used to buy SRAM because of geoblocking, now Shimano is out too.
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