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by soton
2 Jun 2017, 5:33am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Airnimal Chameleon - how to identify large vs small frame?
Replies: 10
Views: 4878

Re: Airnimal Chameleon - how to identify large vs small frame?

I’m revisiting the thickened plot. I wrote to the Airnimal website, and was indulged with several responses, one of which noted that older large frames had an 11 cm long head tube. I was also told that folding forward the seat tube would have it hit the head tube on a small frame. I have photos of t...
by soton
27 May 2017, 10:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Airnimal Chameleon - how to identify large vs small frame?
Replies: 10
Views: 4878

Re: Airnimal Chameleon - how to identify large vs small frame?

My confusion led to a thickening plot; I saw a Joey photo and thought it was an old version Chameleon.
However, helpful replies have assured me that the Chameleon head tube lengths (not including head set fittings) are a clue:
Small frame: 11 cm
Large frame: 13 cm
Grateful for all help.
by soton
26 May 2017, 9:24am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Airnimal Chameleon - how to identify large vs small frame?
Replies: 10
Views: 4878

Re: Airnimal Chameleon - how to identify large vs small frame?

Thank you. The plot thickens. Firstly, I should be clear that I'm interested in the Chameleon model with the fold-forward seat post holder; not sure if there are other Chameleons with different frame types. The Chameleon effective top tube lengths are said to be 52cm and 56cm for the small and large...
by soton
26 May 2017, 1:22am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Airnimal Chameleon - how to identify large vs small frame?
Replies: 10
Views: 4878

Re: Airnimal Chameleon - how to identify large vs small frame?

Thanks for the link. I didn't find that on my search, although it's familiar from reading some years ago. Someone has suggested that the length of the frame's head tube (excluding the head set fittings) is easy to measure and sufficiently different to differentiate. Anyone have a frame known to be l...
by soton
25 May 2017, 10:57am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Airnimal Chameleon - how to identify large vs small frame?
Replies: 10
Views: 4878

Airnimal Chameleon - how to identify large vs small frame?

I understand the Chameleon comes in two frame sizes: nominally the top bar measurement.
How can I tell whether a frame is the large or small?
I read that the main spa length differs.
Without two frames to compare, how does one tell?
by soton
28 Nov 2015, 5:47am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: waterproof (over) trousers
Replies: 16
Views: 2552

Re: waterproof (over) trousers

Froggstogs' DriDucks. Probably the lightest there are; US$22. And you get the jacket as well for that. Very comfortable and waterproof. Easy to tear - wear with care. No pocket or pants access except through the waist.
by soton
19 Apr 2014, 11:53am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Editing GPX routes (Solved)
Replies: 15
Views: 2733

Re: Editing GPX routes

I've done what you want to do, but not without pain. You open the gpx file with a text editor; on a Mac that would be TextEdit. Then you just delete the characters for the track section(s) you want removed, which characters will look a bit like this: <trkpt lat="34.36034000" lon="134....
by soton
14 Mar 2014, 8:12am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring in Australia
Replies: 4
Views: 4833

Re: Touring in Australia

That's such a difficult question that I think even the locals would struggle to answer it. Try the crazyguyonabike site for journals covering different sections to get some ideas, one of which is that you can wheel a bike onto a suburban train in Sydney and for the price of a child's ticket (or free...
by soton
7 Mar 2014, 8:04am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: hand pump for touring
Replies: 52
Views: 15892

Re: hand pump for touring

The usual three questions apply:
1. how well does it do what you want?
2. what are it's disadvantages?
3. Emma Chisit?
by soton
7 Mar 2014, 7:49am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spoke length for Solite hubs/Conloy Standard rims?
Replies: 3
Views: 3727

Re: Spoke length for Solite hubs/Conloy Standard rims?

Not the help you want, but 'any help':
search for a spoke length calculator, where you'll find the dimensions from the hubs and rims you need, as well as how much spoke crossing is also relevant
Good luck.
by soton
7 Mar 2014, 7:39am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: cycling fitness
Replies: 44
Views: 10820

Re: cycling fitness

Here's the deal: http://www.ntnu.edu/cerg/advice
Well, 'a' deal, anyway: 4 minute intervals of near maximum heart rate, interspersed with moderate exercise.
While you're there check their 'how old am I according to how much I exercise' calculator.
by soton
30 Jan 2014, 8:05am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lightweight track pump
Replies: 17
Views: 3433

Re: Lightweight track pump

Or, for half the price of a Mountain Morph, this Giyo which does the job:
http://www.torpedo7.com.au/products/GYP ... auge-gm-71
by soton
28 Jan 2014, 7:26am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring in Japan
Replies: 9
Views: 14296

Re: Touring in Japan

by soton
21 Jan 2014, 10:03am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A Quick looking-at-maps straw pole
Replies: 40
Views: 8835

Re: A Quick looking-at-maps straw pole

The plastic magnifying sheet is a Fresnel lens, Simon. A credit card size one weighs 3 gm and is thinner than a credit card. Let me know if you want to ride near Dijon next summer with someone who has one.
by soton
7 Jan 2014, 11:55pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: GPX/POI file editing
Replies: 21
Views: 57679

Re: GPX file editing

... too easy to be true !!! ... indeed when I open either Mapsource or Basecamp, in the list of supported files I can't see .csv files !! Apology for being incomplete and misleading you. GPSbabel is indeed what I've used - I just forgot. The notes from personal 'guide' (since garmin instructions ar...