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Forum: Framebuilders
09-26-20, 05:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 319
Posted By Trevtassie

If it was cracked at the weld that would make...

If it was cracked at the weld that would make sense, but it's quite a wee way away from the weld.
09-26-20, 12:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 480
Posted By Trevtassie

Scored a lawnmower yesterday. Same as mine,...

Scored a lawnmower yesterday. Same as mine, thought I'd bandicoot it for parts, turns out to work better than the "good" one, so it's now a keeper and the old mower goes out to the holiday shack.
I...
09-26-20, 12:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 171
Posted By Trevtassie

Bolt that the unthreaded section fits tightly in...

Bolt that the unthreaded section fits tightly in the bottom hole. Cut the thread off, use the bolt to lever the clamp down?
Forum: Foo
09-26-20, 12:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 418
Posted By Trevtassie

Apparently it is a thing, but there is nothing to...

Apparently it is a thing, but there is nothing to stop you immediately changing your password so they can only log in once. Seems sketchy as, however, some kind of data mining BS.
09-25-20, 11:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 71
Posted By Trevtassie

Brake Fluid flush

Did a brake fluid flush on my Shimano disc brakes the other day, they started getting spongy on long downhills, probably heat causing water in the oil to boil. A fair bit of black gunk/water...
09-25-20, 11:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 89
Posted By Trevtassie

Bit more info or a pic would help. You can post...

Bit more info or a pic would help. You can post one in your profile album.
You will need a cone spanner to get the axle out, once out, depending on the hub, you use a big allen key to remove the...
Forum: Foo
09-25-20, 11:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 418
Posted By Trevtassie

Doesn't happen in Australia, must be allowed...

Doesn't happen in Australia, must be allowed under US law. Here they do two small deposits and you tell them the amounts to verify the account. I think that may be an option in the US, but they...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-25-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 319
Posted By Trevtassie

Kind of looks like there was some kind of...

Kind of looks like there was some kind of misalignment when the frame was made, the weld shrunk and that area has been under constant stress since then. Deffo worth pulling the BB and trying to get...
09-25-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 140
Posted By Trevtassie

Most of the stuff out of Taiwan seems to be OK,...

Most of the stuff out of Taiwan seems to be OK, often OEM packaging, just in plastic shipping bags.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,052
Posted By Trevtassie

Now that we've finished moralising everybody read...

Now that we've finished moralising everybody read that article I posted about saccades.
Once you know why you miss things, even when you think you are alert, it's easy to take steps to see better,...
09-25-20, 02:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 364
Posted By Trevtassie

It ticked over 200,000 a few weeks ago, going on...

It ticked over 200,000 a few weeks ago, going on excess deaths. I think it's in the vicinity of 220,000 now.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-20, 01:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,052
Posted By Trevtassie

This is worth a read:...

This is worth a read: https://www.portsmouthctc.org.uk/a-fighter-pilots-guide-to-surviving-on-the-roads/
09-22-20, 04:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,127
Posted By Trevtassie

Oh, and hit up the Daiso in Funabashi, 5 floors...

Oh, and hit up the Daiso in Funabashi, 5 floors of discount goodness.
While you don't need a folding bike on the train, if you are going to obscure places it could be useful if you need to change...
09-18-20, 06:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,127
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: 115
Views: 10,195
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: 27
Views: 823
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: 221
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: 27
Views: 883
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: 308
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: 342
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: 2,083
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: 27
Views: 883
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: 41
Views: 1,783
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: 2,260
Posted By Trevtassie

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

Brains, this thread wants brains....... 🧟
09-11-20, 01:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,783
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: 1,038
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: 2,953
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: 709
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: 1,762
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: 27
Views: 883
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: 398
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: 548
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: 787
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: 548
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: 266
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: 8,967
Views: 996,367
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: 530
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: 2,128
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: 3,564
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: 1,046
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: 5,098
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: 61
Views: 2,680
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: 61
Views: 2,680
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: 41
Views: 1,783
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: 691
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: 994
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: 772
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: 994
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: 3,564
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: 772
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...
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