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Forum: Touring
09-14-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 561
Posted By Trevtassie

Continuing the plane analogy, a Whisperlite (clue...

Continuing the plane analogy, a Whisperlite (clue in the name) and a 123 would be a Cessna, a Dragonfly is a B52 taking off fully loaded. If you are in a small room with one going full noise, you...
Forum: Touring
09-14-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 561
Posted By Trevtassie

The Dragonfly is pretty damn loud on high, and...

The Dragonfly is pretty damn loud on high, and pretty damn hot. I once pumped one right up and used it to boil 12L (4 gallons) of water, didn't take long, but sounded like a small jet plane taking...
Forum: Touring
09-09-21, 03:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 589
Posted By Trevtassie

What I did figure out with butterflies is to not...

What I did figure out with butterflies is to not angle them back too much, a lot of the point of changing hand positions is to change your back angle, so you don't overstrain back muscles in one...
Forum: Touring
09-07-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 928
Posted By Trevtassie

Turns out wide swept back bars work better for...

Turns out wide swept back bars work better for me. I ride Jones with Ergon GC3 grips. I've pretty well found I don't really feel the need to move my hands all the time because they work so well. ...
09-06-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 396
Posted By Trevtassie

I'm running a 592 with a 40T on my partners bike....

I'm running a 592 with a 40T on my partners bike. It actually has enough chain take up to be able to handle 11-40 on the rear and 20-30-40 on the front, so 49T difference. The non shadow 391 isn't...
09-02-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 593
Posted By Trevtassie

Welcome to Shimano's brave new world of...

Welcome to Shimano's brave new world of Geoblocking. I went from buying maybe 500+ bucks of Shimano products a year to effectively zero, because the local range is limited, not in stock and expensive.
Forum: Touring
08-30-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,759
Posted By Trevtassie

When I'm touring and I'm hungry even the road...

When I'm touring and I'm hungry even the road kill needs to be careful.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,243
Posted By Trevtassie

Half wheeling drives me insane, something happens...

Half wheeling drives me insane, something happens like a dog running out or whatever and you're not only thinking about the dog, but whether you're going have an accident from hitting that stupid...
08-04-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,301
Posted By Trevtassie

That cassette is clearly toasted. Especially on...

That cassette is clearly toasted. Especially on the higher gears, so bad it's actually mushroomed the driving faces of the teeth, worn right through the case hardening and that's now peelingaway......
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 8,217
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: 553
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: 6,711
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: 2,890
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: 2,890
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: 2,890
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: 2,890
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: 2,890
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: 466
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: 2,890
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: 16
Views: 1,243
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: 549
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: 25
Views: 1,067
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: 3,320
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: 3,320
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: 1,233
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: 16
Views: 1,243
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: 16
Views: 1,243
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: 1,615
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: 1,875
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: 2,813
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: 1,717
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: 1,717
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: 1,233
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: 1,925
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: 104
Views: 16,848
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: 1,188
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: 4,302
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: 4,302
Posted By Trevtassie

This, but with square taper cranks.

This, but with square taper cranks.
05-24-21, 04:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,466
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: 720
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: 2,812
Posted By Trevtassie

Neither. Wippermann Connex

Neither. Wippermann Connex
Forum: Touring
05-11-21, 05:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,045
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: 1,233
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: 1,307
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: 3,083
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: 1,307
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: 3,083
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: 1,716
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: 586
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: 3,175
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.
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