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09-18-20, 06:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 698
Posted By Trevtassie

Cycling in Japan is probably one of the safest...

Cycling in Japan is probably one of the safest places in the world to cycle, even the trucks are generally courteous, though the yapping on mobile phones is a worry sometimes. I wouldn't bother...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 02:36 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 9,725
Posted By Trevtassie

Chinese "mountain" bike I bought in Kimbe, Papua...

Chinese "mountain" bike I bought in Kimbe, Papua New Guinea for the local equivalent of $50. For it to sell for $50 there meant it was seriously crappy, PNG, despite being a third world country is...
09-13-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 656
Posted By Trevtassie

Try looking for Dutch bikes, ain't gonna be cheap...

Try looking for Dutch bikes, ain't gonna be cheap though.
Mamacharis vary wildly in price points and qualities in Japan, from really nice shaft drive jobbies to hunks of junk that barely deserve the...
09-13-20, 04:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By Trevtassie

Looks like some variety of Pitlock. You're...

Looks like some variety of Pitlock. You're probably gonna have to drill the end out, or slot it to use a screwdriver and get a new skewer.
09-12-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 747
Posted By Trevtassie

It's not rocket science to think that getting...

It's not rocket science to think that getting 400000 people together from disparate places to get drunk and party from in the midst of a pandemic will be a disaster. It's magical thinking to think...
Forum: Recumbent
09-12-20, 06:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 281
Posted By Trevtassie

Another thing to consider would be some Shimano...

Another thing to consider would be some Shimano Click'R pedals, much easier to unclip.
Otherwise some Shimano PD-GR500 are very good pedals, the old model Saints rebadged.
09-12-20, 06:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 324
Posted By Trevtassie

Single sided brakes do weird things to discs,...

Single sided brakes do weird things to discs, wearing them to a taper with time. I suspect your problems are to do with this interacting with the change from IS to post mount and maybe the taper...
09-12-20, 04:23 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,046
Posted By Trevtassie

Made in Aussie by the looks of it. Door is on the...

Made in Aussie by the looks of it. Door is on the wrong side for you fellas!
09-12-20, 03:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 747
Posted By Trevtassie

You'll be waiting a long time then, if you think...

You'll be waiting a long time then, if you think there will be a special survey done specifically asking about Sturgis, but SD definitely had a good old spike post Sturgis...
09-11-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,449
Posted By Trevtassie

Nah, looking in from the outside, it's been all...

Nah, looking in from the outside, it's been all about leadership. Yes, your medical system is a giant money making scheme sucking the life out of the country, and that it is the populations fault for...
09-11-20, 02:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,247
Posted By Trevtassie

Brains, this thread wants brains....... 🧟

Brains, this thread wants brains....... 🧟
09-11-20, 01:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,449
Posted By Trevtassie

He didn't want the sharemarket to panic! Like...

He didn't want the sharemarket to panic! Like the sharemarket is the economy, rather than some gambling thingo where some rich people try to make money off other rich people who got it from banks...
Forum: Touring
09-10-20, 05:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 886
Posted By Trevtassie

You can get pretty close to perfect gearing in 9...

You can get pretty close to perfect gearing in 9 speed with a little work. 20-30-40 rings and a 11-40 cassette. What makes it all work is a side swing front derailleur. Because the cage moves...
09-09-20, 05:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,907
Posted By Trevtassie

Things I have done: 20" frame with 26" forks,...

Things I have done:
20" frame with 26" forks, 12" front wheel, 16" rear wheel. Feels always on the edge, but still gets over 40mph
20" frame with 16" wheels
20" frame with 12" wheels
16" frame...
09-09-20, 05:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 699
Posted By Trevtassie

Dang, you beat me to it. They make a fair racket....

Dang, you beat me to it. They make a fair racket. The cards wear out pretty quick when you get going though, I have one with a 16" rear wheel, it fairly hums when you get over 35mph.
Forum: Touring
09-09-20, 01:47 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,542
Posted By Trevtassie

One thing about the vinyl or vinyl equivalent...

One thing about the vinyl or vinyl equivalent bags like the Ortliebs is the ease of patching holes with clear repair tape. I've got holes in the bottom of my front ones from banging into curbs,...
09-08-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 747
Posted By Trevtassie

Hooda Thunk it- Sturgis

Responsible for 260,000 cases (including secondary infections) according to modelling http://ftp.iza.org/dp13670.pdf
Pity health authorities can't ask the question when people get tested "have you,...
09-08-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 390
Posted By Trevtassie

You damn yankees. So jealous Australia had the...

You damn yankees. So jealous Australia had the biggest fires in the world you had to go and try and outdo us by gender revealing yourselves into the record books. Still got a while to go, you're...
09-08-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 543
Posted By Trevtassie

Yep, done that already, just got the email saying...

Yep, done that already, just got the email saying they've sent one, hopefully not 6 more weeks...
Forum: Touring
09-08-20, 03:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 685
Posted By Trevtassie

I'm a big fan of 26", but there are a lot of nice...

I'm a big fan of 26", but there are a lot of nice new tires coming out that aren't made in 26" especially in wider touring tires which would suit the Troll and that sucks.
09-08-20, 02:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 543
Posted By Trevtassie

Dagnabbit, they didn't put the replacement tire...

Dagnabbit, they didn't put the replacement tire in with my next order. So annoying... especially since with Covid-19 the order took 6 weeks to arrive!
09-08-20, 02:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By Trevtassie

Only issue I can think of is the bolts may be too...

Only issue I can think of is the bolts may be too short. You'll also likely need to adjust the gears to reflect the different centreline of the new jockey wheels. Rather than Shimano, why not get...
Forum: Foo
09-07-20, 06:33 AM
Replies: 8,956
Views: 994,799
Posted By Trevtassie

The bowls are weighted so they always roll...

The bowls are weighted so they always roll towards that side. So you can make them swing left or right. Very popular amongst the retired, because drinking beer between shots is allowed, and they...
09-07-20, 05:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 516
Posted By Trevtassie

They'll do good for whizzing along paths, not as...

They'll do good for whizzing along paths, not as good on gravel, and be careful on rocky stuff for pinch flats.
Wider tyres are definitely better for bouncing up and down curbs etc and will ride...
Forum: Touring
09-05-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,847
Posted By Trevtassie

You can have a nice warm wash with a microfibre...

You can have a nice warm wash with a microfibre cloth, a water bottle full of warm water and a nice tree to hide behind. If you want luxury, use two water bottles. Back, sack and crack as we say...
09-05-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,508
Posted By Trevtassie

Things that are real. Good disc brakes take way...

Things that are real.
Good disc brakes take way less force to operate than rim brakes. That's partly why they caught on in the MTB world. You can 1 finger brake whilst bouncing down a rough track,...
09-05-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,024
Posted By Trevtassie

Whack on a set of Ergon GC1 (or equivalent ergo...

Whack on a set of Ergon GC1 (or equivalent ergo swept bar grips) and next level the comfort!
That little bit of wrist support is awesome, especially on swept bars like the Jones.
09-05-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 5,039
Posted By Trevtassie

Scientist do seem to be getting a handle on the...

Scientist do seem to be getting a handle on the cause of all the weird symptoms from Covid-19, I think somebody linked from another post on here:...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,261
Posted By Trevtassie

OK, here is the proper PSA for melting paraffin...

OK, here is the proper PSA for melting paraffin wax:
Paraffin wax is a petroleum product. Helpfully, it's solid at room temperature and melts at a low temperature of around 65C. Like all petroleum...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-20, 05:35 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,261
Posted By Trevtassie

Nope, but I can fill in the blank spaces....

Nope, but I can fill in the blank spaces....
09-04-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,449
Posted By Trevtassie

Meanwhile, our kids can have dancing at their...

Meanwhile, our kids can have dancing at their school formals (proms). I had beers in a bar (and have been able to for weeks). Things are almost normal, only thing is no dancing in nightclubs, just...
09-04-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 617
Posted By Trevtassie

Tires and rims aren't a good match I'd say. Bead...

Tires and rims aren't a good match I'd say. Bead might not be tight enough. Though was there sealant everywhere? if not maybe not enough of that?
Forum: Touring
09-04-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 881
Posted By Trevtassie

Brake cleaner isn't brake fluid... it's a solvent...

Brake cleaner isn't brake fluid... it's a solvent in a spray can that evaporates rapidly and leaves no residue, and is safe on rubber... I've not come across one that damages paint yet, though it...
09-04-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 737
Posted By Trevtassie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohDB5gbtaEQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohDB5gbtaEQ
Forum: Touring
09-04-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 881
Posted By Trevtassie

First thing to try with the sticky brifter is to...

First thing to try with the sticky brifter is to flush it out with some brake cleaner. Give it a squirt, let it sit a bit , then another squirt to clean out the softened dried grease. Then relube...
09-04-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,508
Posted By Trevtassie

The one time I rode a cable drum braked Harley...

The one time I rode a cable drum braked Harley for a week, all I ended up with was a strong right wrist, the brake lever was more useful as a wrist exerciser than as a method of ret@rding my...
09-04-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 737
Posted By Trevtassie

Look mate, don't you come on here with all your...

Look mate, don't you come on here with all your logic and googling and stuff... we've got a good argument going on about spherical distortion and fields of view and whatnot, and a picture of an...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-20, 01:29 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,261
Posted By Trevtassie

I use chain wax because I can get 1000 miles on a...

I use chain wax because I can get 1000 miles on a dry tour and 600 miles if it rains a bit, before I need to oil the chain. But that kind of wax is slightly sticky and very, very black.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-20, 01:50 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,261
Posted By Trevtassie

No, no mushrooms because I'm not a moron, unlike...

No, no mushrooms because I'm not a moron, unlike some who comment on stuff they know bugger all about. You can tip hot cooking oil on a fire too, and not much will happen.
But maybe, as an...
09-02-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 737
Posted By Trevtassie

Get a magnet, sticks to the fork, steel,...

Get a magnet, sticks to the fork, steel, straighten them. Doesn't stick, aluminium, you could straighten them, but it's risky, and better to find some new ones.
Forum: Touring
09-02-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,829
Posted By Trevtassie

Gearing is more important than weight with a...

Gearing is more important than weight with a touring bike. Pushing anything sucks, never tried pushing a bike with a trailer up a hill, but I imagine that sucks just as much as pushing a loaded bike....
09-02-20, 06:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 737
Posted By Trevtassie

Yes, I'd say it's bent, looks bent, and the wheel...

Yes, I'd say it's bent, looks bent, and the wheel is close to the downtube.
If they are steel forks I'd straighten them, it doesn't look they kind of bike that gets extreme air much.
Go to Google...
09-02-20, 06:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 502
Posted By Trevtassie

Yeah, BB7s would suck on a rental fleet. TRP...

Yeah, BB7s would suck on a rental fleet. TRP Spykes would be a bit better being dual piston.
But MT200s are probably the go. They are only US$18 an end in Europe so you should be able to bargain...
09-01-20, 02:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 262
Posted By Trevtassie

PD-GR500, the old Saint pedal. Sealed bearings,...

PD-GR500, the old Saint pedal. Sealed bearings, adjustable length pins (add remove washers), cheaper and lighter than Saint.
Forum: Foo
08-26-20, 02:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 740
Posted By Trevtassie

Appropriate choice of beer too, given it's 2020...

Appropriate choice of beer too, given it's 2020...
Forum: Touring
08-25-20, 02:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 804
Posted By Trevtassie

Never seen one, but looking at pictures on the...

Never seen one, but looking at pictures on the web, bag scaled against the Brooks seat it's strapped to, I'd say, no you cannot be installing 6 beers in a Millbrook, unless they are sans cans....
08-23-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 193
Posted By Trevtassie

We were booked to go Japan this year for a tour,...

We were booked to go Japan this year for a tour, but cancelled flights as soon as we could because we figured that there's no point touring in a place where you'll be chased by pitchfork wielding...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 03:16 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,261
Posted By Trevtassie

Less like mac and cheese and more like frying...

Less like mac and cheese and more like frying french fries (chips to the rest of the world) which has burnt down plenty of houses. Probably worse as wax has a lower flash point than most cooking...
08-23-20, 03:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 591
Posted By Trevtassie

Nope, but my handlebar bag stays with me on tour....

Nope, but my handlebar bag stays with me on tour. I trust my spidey sense. If I think "I wonder if stuff is secure", that's saying"it ain't"
Forum: Touring
08-23-20, 03:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,445
Posted By Trevtassie

If you can ride down that track at 25mph on a...

If you can ride down that track at 25mph on a loaded bike, good on you... me, I wouldn't because who knows what's around the next corner...
You will note I said, "if you had to choose" I'll pretty...
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