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08-07-20, 01:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 311
Posted By Trevtassie

Yeah, I reckon you are right, that bike is...

Yeah, I reckon you are right, that bike is seriously under braked. You want 4 finger levers at a minimum.... Bigger rotor is good as the bigger the rotor the less the clamping force needed. 4 pot...
08-06-20, 06:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 712
Posted By Trevtassie

How come countries that don't focus on individual...

How come countries that don't focus on individual rights so much cope better with bikes? Probably because drivers aren't self entitled dick heads who pay attention and know if they stuff up there...
Forum: Touring
08-06-20, 04:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 829
Posted By Trevtassie

I had a yachty mate I used to annoy by saying...

I had a yachty mate I used to annoy by saying "belay the ratlins" constantly. He kepot on pointing out that Ratlins are fixed rigging and thus can't be belayed.
There's a water slide next to the...
08-06-20, 03:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 311
Posted By Trevtassie

Oh yeah, that Hope vented rotor looks like the...

Oh yeah, that Hope vented rotor looks like the shizzle! Means new Calipers but 400lbs means a lot of heat! And a 6 bolt hub or centre lock adaptor if it didn't push the disc too close to the forks....
08-06-20, 03:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 381
Posted By Trevtassie

Helps too if the chain isn't on the sprockets, so...

Helps too if the chain isn't on the sprockets, so you can flex it properly.
Forum: Touring
08-05-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 241
Posted By Trevtassie

If you want it for touring grab a Tubus Logo. ...

If you want it for touring grab a Tubus Logo. Lower mounts for the rear panniers are handy. Lower centre of gravity and easier to strap stuff on the rack. I have a lightweight wire basket on the...
Forum: Touring
08-05-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 829
Posted By Trevtassie

It's worth a drive anyway, just for the sheer...

It's worth a drive anyway, just for the sheer '90s excess it represents, from the Gilt Cinderella carriage in the foyer to the yacht, which still has all of it's sea going accoutrements. It looks...
08-05-20, 02:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 372
Posted By Trevtassie

Effectively trekking bars are about 40cm or less...

Effectively trekking bars are about 40cm or less wide when you are using the controls. Yeah, there is a lot of bar further out, but you can't brake or shift gears from there, which you need to do a...
08-04-20, 11:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 372
Posted By Trevtassie

If anything, the trekking bars I've used were too...

If anything, the trekking bars I've used were too narrow for urban assault. Ok for riding along a MUP, but bouncing curbs and zipping in and out of cars sees the hands too close together when on the...
08-04-20, 10:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 311
Posted By Trevtassie

Basically what you have there is an issue of...

Basically what you have there is an issue of basic physics. You are trying to get rid of kinetic energy in the form of heat from the disc, once you reach a certain level of brake functionality...
08-04-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 518
Posted By Trevtassie

When he said he'd drain the swamp, what he...

When he said he'd drain the swamp, what he actually meant is he'd fill it in with enough alligators that you could walk on it instead... walking on alligators never ends well.
Forum: Touring
08-04-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 829
Posted By Trevtassie

I've seen way more bears than I have wasps....

I've seen way more bears than I have wasps....
Forum: Touring
08-04-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 829
Posted By Trevtassie

There's an amazing Onsen at...

There's an amazing Onsen at https://goo.gl/maps/kpKHnVmtTFoLGP6P9 has a full size yacht floating in the outdoor pool. There's also a sneaky bike path that starts at 92-3 Ōtakiku Hongōchō, Date,...
Forum: Touring
08-04-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 829
Posted By Trevtassie

Dunno, grand total of maybe 5 months camping in...

Dunno, grand total of maybe 5 months camping in Japan, from the mid to the north. Never seen a Murder Hornet yet.
Cookie Cutters, plenty in Hokkaido, like invisible flying leeches, you only know...
08-04-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 311
Posted By Trevtassie

Decent brake pads, compressionless cables, no...

Decent brake pads, compressionless cables, no improvement, new brake calipers.
08-04-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 597
Posted By Trevtassie

On a trainer, probably. Anywhere else noooooooo. ...

On a trainer, probably. Anywhere else noooooooo. But I'd be looking for some other cracks first and keeping a good eye on it regardless. I mean what's the worst that can happen on a trainer?
08-03-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By Trevtassie

Youse lot started that matey! Nah.. joking, it...

Youse lot started that matey! Nah.. joking, it was actually the Japanese that went first I think...
08-03-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 7,048
Posted By Trevtassie

All I know is that my fastest ever downhill run...

All I know is that my fastest ever downhill run was on a kids bike with 12 1/2" x 2.00 tires on it, pumped up to an indeterminate pressure. I passed a couple of roadies who were in the tuck...much...
08-03-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By Trevtassie

Call that a lockdown, now THIS is a lockdown!

We don't mess around in Australia! While we do have a cross infection of Karens and Chads we contracted from the Internet (thanks USA-good work spreading your contagion world wide), infection rates...
Forum: Touring
08-03-20, 01:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 829
Posted By Trevtassie

Plenty of abandoned buildings in Hokkaido! I...

Plenty of abandoned buildings in Hokkaido! I always wondered how the police would be about a little urban ex. I had look in a few buildings, some were like they just switched out the lights and...
08-02-20, 11:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 964
Posted By Trevtassie

Nah, reckon it'll be all good on the bearing...

Nah, reckon it'll be all good on the bearing front at least. I've done 72km/h on 12" wheels before, and that works out to about 1200rpm. that'll get you up to 144km/h at least, with 700C wheels. ...
08-01-20, 06:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 169
Posted By Trevtassie

Cryptic post is cryptic....

Cryptic post is cryptic....
07-31-20, 09:41 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 5,746
Posted By Trevtassie

I'll just leave this here:...

I'll just leave this here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpIkl2QnJeI
07-20-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 607
Posted By Trevtassie

I've used both the 324 and the 530. For touring...

I've used both the 324 and the 530. For touring my preference would the the 530(EH500) style, because the platform is more comfortable in thongs (flip flops-rubber sandals to you barbarians) So if...
07-19-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 607
Posted By Trevtassie

Shimano PD-EH500. Successor to the venerable...

Shimano PD-EH500. Successor to the venerable PD-A530 but now with grip pins so if you need to ride flats your feet won't slip! Ticks all your boxes, single sided, sealed, under a hunner. I'd buy a...
07-19-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,295
Posted By Trevtassie

Just a Troll. Surly were pretty Surly with me...

Just a Troll. Surly were pretty Surly with me when I complained about it taking 3 months or so to arrive after promising 2 weeks, so I pulled all the stickers off it and replaced them with Walking...
07-19-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 331
Posted By Trevtassie

Slide a long thin screwdriver down inside them,...

Slide a long thin screwdriver down inside them, work it around a bit, squirt in some soapy water, start twisting. Another option, if you have access to a compressor and the grips have end holes, hold...
07-17-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 3,856
Posted By Trevtassie

Texas is coming back strong:...

Texas is coming back strong: https://abc13.com/politics/gov-****tt-says-there-is-no-shutdown-coming-/6321626/
07-17-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 415
Posted By Trevtassie

Reckon it's something to do with when the...

Reckon it's something to do with when the freewheel was made, each indentation matches a ratchet notch. Something to do with the forging process leaving a softer area maybe? Or just an artifact left...
07-16-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 287
Posted By Trevtassie

Would you have enough clearance if you got pad...

Would you have enough clearance if you got pad holders and took the pads out? Pad holders are metal so a bit lower profile than all rubber anyway. I think canti pads will have the same problem as the...
07-15-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 3,811
Posted By Trevtassie

I don't think it is a panacea, ie we're never...

I don't think it is a panacea, ie we're never going to see herd immunity if the virus runs it's natural course in the absence of a vaccine. Well, we may see it in some third world country where lots...
07-15-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 3,811
Posted By Trevtassie

Data collection in the USA to be "streamlined",...

Data collection in the USA to be "streamlined", so I guess it'll be hard to work out whats going on there now:...
07-15-20, 04:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 269
Posted By Trevtassie

Unless you have a cheap bike with a one piece...

Unless you have a cheap bike with a one piece cranks, all pedals are standard fitting.
Pick some pedals you like. Buy them.
Things that are nice to have:
Sealed bearings or a sealed pedal so...
07-15-20, 04:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,295
Posted By Trevtassie

You probably got a bit dehydrated. 88F is fairly...

You probably got a bit dehydrated. 88F is fairly warm. If you ran out of water before the end of the ride you definitely got dehydrated. A tell tale sign is that you stop sweating. Always worth...
07-15-20, 03:25 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 3,811
Posted By Trevtassie

If you spent as much time looking for actual...

If you spent as much time looking for actual facts as you do looking for memes to clog up useful threads, you might be a little more informed.
07-14-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,672
Posted By Trevtassie

It's fairly obvious why the USA is a laughing...

It's fairly obvious why the USA is a laughing stock around the world, with attitudes like this it's no wonder it's the poster child for dumb responses to a pandemic. What with complete denial,...
07-14-20, 05:07 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,672
Posted By Trevtassie

There is a damn good physiological reason why...

There is a damn good physiological reason why bars and parties during covid-19 won't work. Apart from the obvious "derrrr" factor of alcohol lowering inhibitions and decision making abilities, of...
07-14-20, 04:56 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,770
Posted By Trevtassie

Then just to confuse the issue are JIS screws,...

Then just to confuse the issue are JIS screws, which look just like philips (but are hopefully marked with a punch mark near the cross) but are mauled by a philips screwdriver. A JIS screwdriver in...
07-13-20, 04:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 612
Posted By Trevtassie

I like the German sites Bike-Discount,...

I like the German sites Bike-Discount, Bike-Components, Bike24 etc, not so handy since Shimano put the kybosh on international shipping. But still cheap for everything else.
07-13-20, 04:39 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 3,811
Posted By Trevtassie

Full aquatic Egyptian. So how do you calculate...

Full aquatic Egyptian.
So how do you calculate excess deaths?, Do you have a direct line to crematorium gas suppliers?. Some kind of mysterious calculation involving a secret formula and plywood...
Replies: 20
Views: 985
Posted By Trevtassie

Last time I saw a frame that small was my racing...

Last time I saw a frame that small was my racing frame when I was 10 years old...
07-13-20, 04:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By Trevtassie

Crappy Inner stretching? Crappy outer with the...

Crappy Inner stretching? Crappy outer with the inner sawing through the liner on curves. Crappy outer with the inner going between the longitudinal wires on curves. Crappy ferrules allowing the...
07-13-20, 03:58 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 3,811
Posted By Trevtassie

You still being an Egyptian? When you are dead,...

You still being an Egyptian?
When you are dead, you are... dead.
And a lot of extra people are dead. I know facts are difficult to weave into your narrative, but here they are in graphical form:...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-12-20, 06:09 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,261
Posted By Trevtassie

Not pivoting in the horizontal plane but the...

Not pivoting in the horizontal plane but the vertical. You still have a tie rod and ackerman steering, but with a centre pivot. 4 wheel, but with the physics of 3 wheels. Alternatively you could...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-12-20, 03:05 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,261
Posted By Trevtassie

If I were you, I'd start looking at stressed skin...

If I were you, I'd start looking at stressed skin construction for the chassis. Basically like an aircraft wing, where the skin is most of the strength and the structure is there to keep the skins...
07-11-20, 09:54 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,672
Posted By Trevtassie

Mostly I think it was bars and partying. They...

Mostly I think it was bars and partying. They were given the impression that it wouldn't infect them... and at that age you still bounce when you hit the ground.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 540
Posted By Trevtassie

More likely to be a lack of/worn out knurling on...

More likely to be a lack of/worn out knurling on the lock nuts. The skewer should technically only provide a clamping force, and the knurling does the gripping. I guess an internal cam could wear...
07-10-20, 05:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By Trevtassie

They played catch up with testing, so their...

They played catch up with testing, so their numbers in terms of tests per capita look better now, but at the height of their surge they were missing most of the positive cases. I can't remember...
07-09-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,450
Posted By Trevtassie

The real joke is that Sweden's economy actually...

The real joke is that Sweden's economy actually took a bigger hit than neighboring Finland and still only has something like 6% total infected, so no herd immunity.
07-09-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By Trevtassie

Those statistics don't take into account the...

Those statistics don't take into account the extra excess deaths over and above that directly attributed to covid-19. The UK also had a real problem with aged care homes, a lot of deaths with no...
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