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04-11-21, 05:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 215
Posted By Trevtassie

I got some thin black truck airline. Looks like...

I got some thin black truck airline. Looks like cable outer, ran that along the top tube using the cable mounts already there, then down onto the rack, wire goes inside.
Forum: Touring
04-11-21, 05:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 173
Posted By Trevtassie

Ideally a 26/28" rack will be better, especially...

Ideally a 26/28" rack will be better, especially one with lowrider bag rails, You want the top of the rack to be close to the top of the wheel to keep the centre of gravity low. Tubus do a few that...
Forum: Touring
04-10-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 288
Posted By Trevtassie

You'll get a lot of condensation on the inner of...

You'll get a lot of condensation on the inner of the outer some days as well. You can shake most of it off, but there is always a bit left.
Forum: Touring
04-10-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 288
Posted By Trevtassie

Instead of carrying a spare tire I carry a car...

Instead of carrying a spare tire I carry a car tire patch, basically a larger reinforced patch designed to fix tears in car tires, they come in a variety of sizes. If I got a cut tire it would...
Forum: Touring
04-10-21, 03:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 288
Posted By Trevtassie

Get two bags for your tent, so you can pack the...

Get two bags for your tent, so you can pack the wet outer separate from the dry inner if it rains. Sultanas and powdered milk for your oats, chuck 'em in a pot and make creamy fruity porridge.
04-10-21, 03:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 672
Posted By Trevtassie

You are the one who started talking about hiking...

You are the one who started talking about hiking boots.
I had a pair of 510 SPD sneakers, they were rubbish, one of the insoles broke in half mid tour, If you want flex, try riding in a shoe with...
04-09-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 672
Posted By Trevtassie

I've got 4 pairs of high end Scarpa hiking boots...

I've got 4 pairs of high end Scarpa hiking boots (SLs) and none of them have any real flex under the ball of the foot, they flex less than the 3 pairs of Shimano SPD shoes I have. Boots made for...
04-09-21, 06:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 248
Posted By Trevtassie

Something with fattish tires and no suspension....

Something with fattish tires and no suspension. Like an old rigid MTB. Or a used Surly Troll or an Ogre, if you can find one. They even have a spot to fit a trailer hitch on the rear dropout.
04-09-21, 06:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 618
Posted By Trevtassie

MUP battering ram. Takes a while to get it up to...

MUP battering ram. Takes a while to get it up to speed, but once there even a pram in the wheels won't slow it down. That's over an inch of solid steel in each "tube".
04-08-21, 09:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 672
Posted By Trevtassie

My Scarpa walking boots have shanks and are...

My Scarpa walking boots have shanks and are stiffer than my Shimano SPD XM09s. Good hiking boots have very stiff soles. Crappy day walk boots have soft soles. That being said my XM09s aren't bad for...
04-08-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 760
Posted By Trevtassie

Good stuff that patch glue, and it comes in a...

Good stuff that patch glue, and it comes in a handy sized pocket/purse pack.
04-08-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 53
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Views: 1,130
Posted By Trevtassie

I've got a Rohlof with an ATS speed drive, cures...

I've got a Rohlof with an ATS speed drive, cures the problem of lack gearing range, it's 826% from 13GI to a lot. but the whole lot weighs a ton and probably looses some efficiency when I'm in the...
04-08-21, 05:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 359
Posted By Trevtassie

Nah, the bike above can take a belt if so desired...

Nah, the bike above can take a belt if so desired the chain stay attachment point is above the chain , tensioning it, not so easy. Thing is a split seat stay is probably cheaper, but an IGH is more...
03-29-21, 06:15 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,409
Posted By Trevtassie

Splaying from both getting wet and lack of...

Splaying from both getting wet and lack of tension allowing a hammock to form.
Solution: Lace it across the bottom.
Lacing adds another variable to seat shape and can be useful for tuning a saddle...
03-26-21, 04:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 873
Posted By Trevtassie

Sheesh, you want to add yet another Sunday...

Sheesh, you want to add yet another Sunday morning task? Sharpening the bike chain.
03-24-21, 02:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 374
Posted By Trevtassie

What he said, exercise bikes cop a lot of very...

What he said, exercise bikes cop a lot of very salty sweat...
03-24-21, 02:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By Trevtassie

Here's a video appropriate to that style of...

Here's a video appropriate to that style of bottom bracket... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1xAzt9cmt4
What I would say is that his assembly technique is a bit dodgy in terms of pressing the...
03-23-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By Trevtassie

Possibly. Can you see a bearing number on the...

Possibly. Can you see a bearing number on the rubber seal: will be in the format #### XXX normally. Bearing size is the number, usually four digits like 6009 in simple roller bearings Then there will...
Forum: Touring
03-23-21, 05:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 825
Posted By Trevtassie

Be OK as a smooth road pannier I reckon, the...

Be OK as a smooth road pannier I reckon, the couple of hook systems they seem to use look a bit janky, The metal hook system doesn't have an elasticised hold down, and the Ortlieb copy system looks...
03-23-21, 04:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 517
Posted By Trevtassie

Sheet metal nibbler for trimming fenders?

Sheet metal nibbler for trimming fenders?
03-22-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,409
Posted By Trevtassie

I've been through 10 or so countries so far on...

I've been through 10 or so countries so far on the Gyes I bought for US$20 off ebay. Still comfortable and still looks like new. Waterproofed with Nikwax Water Based liquid Wax, waterproof, doesn't...
03-22-21, 05:30 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,409
Posted By Trevtassie

Gyes, on ebay and other such places. Made very...

Gyes, on ebay and other such places. Made very well in Taiwan.
03-22-21, 05:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 374
Posted By Trevtassie

Hit the cranks with paint stripper. Afterwards...

Hit the cranks with paint stripper. Afterwards soak in a citric acid solution (maybe 10 tablespoons in a quart of warm water) until the rust is gone, rinse immediately and dry and prime asap.
Forum: Touring
03-15-21, 06:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 820
Posted By Trevtassie

Although it can be a bit of "if fits fill it...

Although it can be a bit of "if fits fill it full" bigger doesn't need to be filled but if they are too small it sucks. What you will find is you need nearly as much stuff for a weekend tour as you...
Forum: Foo
03-15-21, 06:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 869
Posted By Trevtassie

Small weeners and mucho overcompensating. Rest...

Small weeners and mucho overcompensating.
Rest of the world carries loads on things that actually make sense, 4 and 6 cylinder flat tray diesel trucks with drop sides.
Similar thing like those...
03-08-21, 03:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By Trevtassie

Flats or clipless? There are plenty of cheapies...

Flats or clipless?
There are plenty of cheapies around, but at a minimum I'd always recommend something with a sealing system. If going flats, then something with pins. Shimano make some nice...
03-08-21, 03:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 595
Posted By Trevtassie

Hmmm, last time I hit my hand with a hammer, it...

Hmmm, last time I hit my hand with a hammer, it really hurt. Wonder what will happen this time, dang, ouch f... me that hurt.
If there's one thing I've figured out with backs, if something hurt my...
03-07-21, 04:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By Trevtassie

Maximum the rim will take, especially on the DS...

Maximum the rim will take, especially on the DS so the NDS will have the maximum amount of tension possible given the offset.
Forum: Foo
03-07-21, 04:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 720
Posted By Trevtassie

Cannibals

Was watching A Michael Palin show, he was talking about talking to a cannibal. Got something in common, I once asked a cannibal what people tasted like, pretty good he reckoned. Said he was sad...
Forum: Touring
03-05-21, 05:44 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,460
Posted By Trevtassie

Set up camp, if in Japan, go find an onsen and...

Set up camp, if in Japan, go find an onsen and have a hot bath. Have a shower otherwise. Go for a swim. Maybe go to a pub, no pub, open a beer, light the BBQ, relax in the deck chairs. yep, I carry...
Forum: Touring
03-04-21, 06:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 777
Posted By Trevtassie

I'd get rack with the lower rails, then wait to...

I'd get rack with the lower rails, then wait to you get to Japan to buy a basket to bolt on top, while still being able to attach the panniers. Can recommend OGK brand baskets, super quality...
03-02-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,878
Posted By Trevtassie

Well there is the ATS speed drive at 1.65:1 but...

Well there is the ATS speed drive at 1.65:1 but with around a 30T minimum. Doesn't work too bad, little bit of slop, needed to allow the gears to mesh. The dust/water sealing isn't up to serious...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 02:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 852
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: 577
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: 2,446
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: 47
Views: 1,664
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: 1,075
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: 2,678
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: 10,706
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: 10,706
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: 825
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: 10,706
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: 825
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: 528
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: 825
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: 188
Views: 9,970
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: 825
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: 188
Views: 9,970
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: 95
Views: 3,316
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: 790
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.
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