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by slogfester
8 Mar 2016, 10:40am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Suspension seat posts with setback
Replies: 14
Views: 1284

Suspension seat posts with setback

12 months of sciatic pain, 4 months off the bike and 2 back operations later, I am starting to dream about swinging a leg back over a bike again. I need to minimise any road shock and maximise my long term future on the bike. I already have a fab touring bike (Van Nicholas Pioneer) which (especially...
by slogfester
31 Dec 2015, 6:32am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ergon bar ends and mirrors.
Replies: 4
Views: 1669

Re: Ergon bar ends and mirrors.

I am researching this and my understanding is that the new 2015 GP4 and GP5 grips now have a standard bar end plug allowing any standard bar end mirror to be used?
by slogfester
5 Mar 2015, 12:33am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Weight distribution.
Replies: 34
Views: 2779

Re: Weight distribution.

what hamster said. It depends so much on your bikes, your relative weight/fitness, routes and what type of touring you are doing. If you are camping AND cooking, its hard to avoid front panniers. Not that you would want to on most touring bikes because they are designed to be front loaded. On my old...
by slogfester
5 Mar 2015, 12:01am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cable lock in hand baggage?
Replies: 25
Views: 4118

Re: Cable lock in hand baggage?

Some feedback to share and as thanks for everyones contributions: Pedals in hand luggage were fine. Thermos was queried in one airport but allowed. Tent (Ti) pegs spotted and (understandably) threatened with expulsion. It was my mistake, having forgot that they were wrapped in the tent inner (desper...
by slogfester
4 Mar 2015, 11:43pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: No more CTC?
Replies: 2
Views: 2798

Re: No more CTC?

A free set of steak knives on its way to rualexander 8)
by slogfester
4 Mar 2015, 7:00am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: No more CTC?
Replies: 2
Views: 2798

No more CTC?

Where?
Clue: (Near) the end of the world
:D
by slogfester
4 Mar 2015, 6:52am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: very small chain lube dispenser for touring
Replies: 30
Views: 6156

Re: very small chain lube dispenser for touring

Somersets shaving oil bottle worked brilliantly. Better than the bottle the oil (ProLink Gold) came in :lol:
by slogfester
4 Mar 2015, 6:50am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: panniers panniers panniers???
Replies: 56
Views: 6770

Re: panniers panniers panniers???

My new roller pluses leaked a little water/moisture when riding all day in torrential rain in NZ. Seemed the water creeps in via wicking along the seam which is sown in to the roller bar thinghy? At the time I was travelling with 2 very experienced round-the-world tourers and they both had the same ...
by slogfester
4 Mar 2015, 6:39am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hook postion on orlieb roller plus with tubus logo rack
Replies: 10
Views: 1103

Re: Hook postion on orlieb roller plus with tubus logo rack

2 hooks per rear bag worked a treat for me over 2800 km on and off road touring in NZ. Did not jump off once :)
by slogfester
4 Mar 2015, 6:36am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Emirates
Replies: 9
Views: 18988

Re: Emirates

Afraid to report that my experience with Emirates was very poor. Weighed everything including hand luggage and decided I owed them 9kg/£450 :shock: Managed to negotiate down to 3 kg, but was then slugged again when exiting Australia to NZ. Box was evidently handled very roughly as split open on arri...
by slogfester
4 Mar 2015, 6:20am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Thermos flask for standard cage
Replies: 56
Views: 12929

Re: Thermos flask for standard cage

Happy to report that final setup worked fantastically over nearly 3000 km on and off-road touring in NZ :) The 2 x 1 litre oversized water bottles were a simple and effective solution to surprisingly long distances between drinking water in hot and dry conditions in the South Island. Thermos with bi...
by slogfester
8 Dec 2014, 9:59pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cable lock in hand baggage?
Replies: 25
Views: 4118

Re: Cable lock in hand baggage?

I'm worried about my pedals now. Everything is weapon to a maniac.
We'll be reduced to carrying cuddy toys only soon.
by slogfester
8 Dec 2014, 7:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Off-bike travel shoes recommendation
Replies: 5
Views: 1093

Re: Off-bike travel shoes recommendation

My Shimano spds are so comfy I wear them all day every day, on and off the bike, hot or cold. Hiking, sight-seeing etc. For evenings/hotels/camp site etc I upgraded from flip-flops to Crocs a few years a go :)
by slogfester
8 Dec 2014, 6:56pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cable lock in hand baggage?
Replies: 25
Views: 4118

Cable lock in hand baggage?

I know, crazy, but I have to ask the Q.
Do airlines/security allow cable locks in hand baggage? I'm desperately trying to minimise check-in baggage weight, so as a small heavy item, my combination cable lock is a prime candidate for hand baggage. E.g. I normally carry my pedals as luggage.
Thanks
by slogfester
4 Dec 2014, 9:11pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Emirates
Replies: 9
Views: 18988

Re: Emirates

Eek! Just about to fly Emirates to Auckland. Struggling with weight and fitting my long wheelbase tourer in a 'normal' cardboard bicycle box. I see you can pre-purchase excess baggage for 10% off