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Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 2,981
Posted By Trevtassie

Toe clips were always made to be used with...

Toe clips were always made to be used with blocks/ cleats, nailed to the bottom of stiff leather soled shoes. The straps were there to hold the gap in the blocks onto the pedal so were never that...
07-28-21, 05:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 463
Posted By Trevtassie

When bedding in disc brakes never come to a...

When bedding in disc brakes never come to a complete stop. It allows heat from the disc to cook the pads hard before they've had a chance to deposit material on the discs. Slow to a near stop, then...
07-14-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 5,609
Posted By Trevtassie

Shaving is for crashing, makes it easier when...

Shaving is for crashing, makes it easier when they're wire brushing the gravel rash and stops hairs being pulled out by the road surface.
Forum: Touring
07-14-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,786
Posted By Trevtassie

I haven't re -pu-d the floor. Just tried Tent and...

I haven't re -pu-d the floor. Just tried Tent and gear solar wash.
Gonna try on gear aid on the Alps Mountaineering one I've got with a dud floor . Son works in an outdoor shop so I can get the...
Forum: Touring
07-14-21, 03:08 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,786
Posted By Trevtassie

I guess it's worth a shot if the rest if the tent...

I guess it's worth a shot if the rest if the tent is still good.
Forum: Touring
07-14-21, 12:55 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,786
Posted By Trevtassie

Generally once the floor is gone, it's gone as...

Generally once the floor is gone, it's gone as the PU coating has failed. Waterproofing coatings won't do anything to fix it, they just make the fibres water repellent. That works on flies because...
Forum: Touring
07-13-21, 09:56 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,786
Posted By Trevtassie

Nikwax Tent and Gear Solar Proof. Waterproofs and...

Nikwax Tent and Gear Solar Proof. Waterproofs and acts as sunscreen to slow fading and Uv degradation.
Forum: Touring
07-13-21, 09:53 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,786
Posted By Trevtassie

You aren't going to get much more than 38" in a...

You aren't going to get much more than 38" in a tent that ticks your boxes.
07-13-21, 05:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 300
Posted By Trevtassie

You've already answered your own question. If...

You've already answered your own question. If $3.50 for a shimano stainless cable is too much money... well .
Forum: Touring
07-13-21, 04:45 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,786
Posted By Trevtassie

Here you go. $120, 3 person reasonable weight,...

Here you go. $120, 3 person reasonable weight, two vestibules for your gear.
Alps Mountaineering make good quality for the price. We used a similar tent, the Chaos 3 for a few tours, maybe 3 1/2...
Forum: Touring
07-12-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 713
Posted By Trevtassie

Oh yeah, this, the coastal road has some great...

Oh yeah, this, the coastal road has some great views and some wide shoulders/bicycle lanes with great views. You can see the car drivers drooling with envy as they whizz by as you take a picture of...
Forum: Foo
07-12-21, 05:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 387
Posted By Trevtassie

You want to keep an eye on that bird and his...

You want to keep an eye on that bird and his friends lest you end up with "Planet Bin Chicken"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4dYWhkSbTU
07-11-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 519
Posted By Trevtassie

Some of the AXA models have side lighting, even...

Some of the AXA models have side lighting, even on the rear lights too. It's not a full light to the side, just a glow so you can be seen in the dark.
Forum: Touring
07-11-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,394
Posted By Trevtassie

I think of it as being a turbo charged bear bell....

I think of it as being a turbo charged bear bell. Bikes are quiet and fast. At least a grizzly knows something is coming around that corner and isn't going to be surprised.
Forum: Touring
07-11-21, 03:04 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,394
Posted By Trevtassie

Did a lot of back roads touring in BC and north...

Did a lot of back roads touring in BC and north west USA. Being from Australia I we were a little paranoid so we got bear spray, rope for bear hangs and, most important of all, Air Zounds horns. ...
06-28-21, 04:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,034
Posted By Trevtassie

Thing is, on the same hill the gravity bike would...

Thing is, on the same hill the gravity bike would get up to 60+ mph. The record is 78mph. Even my kids bike has hit 50mph and that has a 12" front wheel. It's all about frontal area, air resistance...
Forum: Touring
06-28-21, 04:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 713
Posted By Trevtassie

And that was when there were no car vacancies in...

And that was when there were no car vacancies in the middle of summer. Sometimes we were in the HB section by ourselves. Also, if you're not obviously a homeless person likely they'd let you stay...
Forum: Touring
06-27-21, 01:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 713
Posted By Trevtassie

Dunno, but north of SF we never had trouble...

Dunno, but north of SF we never had trouble getting a patch of grass or sand in a hiker biker.
Forum: Touring
06-16-21, 09:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,350
Posted By Trevtassie

If you were that worried by reliability it'd be...

If you were that worried by reliability it'd be easier to carry a spare front hub and a spoke key....
06-13-21, 02:26 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,566
Posted By Trevtassie

Anything without a chainbreaker, thousands of...

Anything without a chainbreaker, thousands of kilometers in multiple countries and never needed one. Just basic sccrewdrivers allen and torx, with longer ones being better than short. Also...
06-11-21, 01:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,670
Posted By Trevtassie

Been using these for a few years now, cheap and...

Been using these for a few years now, cheap and work well. https://www.ebay.com/itm/171866680184
Forum: Foo
06-03-21, 03:07 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,549
Posted By Trevtassie

Question is what haven't I done for work... I'm...

Question is what haven't I done for work... I'm what you would call a generalist. Can do most things good enough to get by. Can bring a virus ridden computer back to life, can weld, drive earth...
Forum: Foo
06-02-21, 06:27 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,549
Posted By Trevtassie

I always though cloud seeding didn't work until I...

I always though cloud seeding didn't work until I experienced it in action...
Was working in South West Tasmania, in an isolated camp. There are no flight paths to anywhere, next stop south is...
05-30-21, 03:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,034
Posted By Trevtassie

That was a pretty slow run, we go faster on our...

That was a pretty slow run, we go faster on our kids bikes!
05-28-21, 06:53 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,622
Posted By Trevtassie

Keep your glue in the fridge. I have a glue...

Keep your glue in the fridge.
I have a glue fridge instead of a beer fridge. Everything adhesive goes in there, lasts way longer. Even opened tubes of roof and gutter silicone will last for a year...
Forum: Touring
05-28-21, 01:41 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 12,579
Posted By Trevtassie

I got very close to converting my Troll to a...

I got very close to converting my Troll to a Pinion and flogging off the Rohloff, then the pandemic hit. Had everything lined up, framebuilder was ready to go, could get the box and mount as well. ...
05-26-21, 02:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,132
Posted By Trevtassie

Not Repack but we regularly do a run down a local...

Not Repack but we regularly do a run down a local mountain where noobies are known to make them smoke, turn blue and even seize almost solid there's so much galling on the shoes. Couple of things...
Forum: Touring
05-25-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,959
Posted By Trevtassie

No, this is not why I wouldn't use hydraulic on a...

No, this is not why I wouldn't use hydraulic on a touring bike...
Firstly, I don't need one finger modulation on a 45kg loaded bike, there ain't no subtlety to stopping that, it just needs lots of...
Forum: Touring
05-25-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,959
Posted By Trevtassie

This, but with square taper cranks.

This, but with square taper cranks.
05-24-21, 04:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,256
Posted By Trevtassie

Ah Japan, where they are considerate enough to...

Ah Japan, where they are considerate enough to have an extra dude who carries a screen to stop stuff flying on to the road. Also helps they tend to use metal blades with teeth, which don't throw...
05-18-21, 02:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 651
Posted By Trevtassie

Nice that Rema have got with the program and made...

Nice that Rema have got with the program and made smaller bicycle tubeless patches,
05-16-21, 04:08 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,319
Posted By Trevtassie

Neither. Wippermann Connex

Neither. Wippermann Connex
Forum: Touring
05-11-21, 05:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 947
Posted By Trevtassie

I use a commercial wax on my chains before every...

I use a commercial wax on my chains before every tour, it'll go for a thousand miles or so before it needs a touch of oil, the links still have lube in them, but the teeth contact surfaces get a bit...
05-09-21, 11:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,034
Posted By Trevtassie

Gravity Bike. Has front brakes... and likely some...

Gravity Bike. Has front brakes... and likely some lead shot in the frame to bring it up to 23kg. Usually they have some knee rests as well as the rear sets. Would go very, very very fast down hills.
05-03-21, 01:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 996
Posted By Trevtassie

Who knew, not Makita, since they supplied my head...

Who knew, not Makita, since they supplied my head gun in a box with a variety of paint scraping tools....
Forum: Touring
04-28-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,961
Posted By Trevtassie

​​​​​ Anywhere warmish I suppose. Can be cold and...

​​​​​ Anywhere warmish I suppose. Can be cold and wet on your feet and hot on your legs.
Kind of academic as they don't work without rain pants anyway, on account of the hole in the top.
04-27-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 996
Posted By Trevtassie

Aircraft grade paint stripper, it's made to strip...

Aircraft grade paint stripper, it's made to strip aluminium....
Forum: Touring
04-27-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,961
Posted By Trevtassie

Waterproof socks have a real technical fault, the...

Waterproof socks have a real technical fault, the big hole in the top where your foot goes in. Unless you wear rainpants that come down over the top of 'em they will inevitably fill up with water....
04-19-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,519
Posted By Trevtassie

Alps Mountaineering: Good balance of quality...

Alps Mountaineering: Good balance of quality versus cost. I paid 129 bucks for a Chaos 3, about 6 months of touring before the floor started to weep a little bit. ...
04-13-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 537
Posted By Trevtassie

Deffo need more info.... how you are going to...

Deffo need more info.... how you are going to tour, camp, hotel etc and which Eurovelo, north where it might be cooler and you need more stuff, south warmer.
You are lucky, however, you have access...
04-11-21, 05:44 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,831
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: 22
Views: 1,177
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: 52
Views: 2,863
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: 52
Views: 2,863
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: 52
Views: 2,863
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: 38
Views: 2,175
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: 38
Views: 2,175
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: 18
Views: 1,145
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: 31
Views: 2,111
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: 38
Views: 2,175
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...
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