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by slogfester
20 Oct 2014, 11:03am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Baggage allowance- max dimensions
Replies: 15
Views: 2193

Re: Baggage allowance- max dimensions

Thanks for replies. I am flying Emirates which has max of 300 cm (no problem) / 30 kg limit. Have yet to purchase partners ticket. Looking at Luftansa+AirNZ. Seems to be 158 cm (big problem) / 23 kg (could be a problem). So, you then add a bicycle box at EUR100. Not sure if this is one-way or round ...
by slogfester
19 Oct 2014, 10:48pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Baggage allowance- max dimensions
Replies: 15
Views: 2193

Re: Baggage allowance- max dimensions

I can find excess weight rates, but not excess dimension rates.
by slogfester
19 Oct 2014, 10:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How to secure a Rohloff?
Replies: 34
Views: 2560

Re: How to secure a Rohloff?

I use pinhead skewers as a deterrent
by slogfester
19 Oct 2014, 9:58pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Baggage allowance- max dimensions
Replies: 15
Views: 2193

Baggage allowance- max dimensions

We are going flying UK- New Zealand with bikes and beginning to get a little worried! Is it just me or did the airlines radically decrease the size of a single piece of baggage in the past few years? Transcontinental airlines now have a single piece maximum dimension of c. 158 cm (L+W+D) :shock: Is ...
by slogfester
16 Oct 2014, 12:03am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: tablet for touring
Replies: 47
Views: 11829

Re: tablet for touring

Our tablet choice was set by the size of my handle bar bag where we wanted to keep it safe and handy. So we got a Samsung Note 8" which fits nicely (with a robust cover) in to a Ortlieb Ultimate 6. Never missed a beat in 4000 km / 4 months on and off road touring.
by slogfester
30 Sep 2014, 5:19pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Ortlieb rack pack - which size for back rollers
Replies: 36
Views: 4346

Re: Ortlieb rack pack - which size for back rollers

Thanks Chris, very helpful comments. The best video I can find is this, but I am not sure if he is attaching to Ortlieb panniers? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StnJof3g_gY I have 'upgraded' but downsized my rear panniers from my old Altura Orkney 56 l to new 40 l Ortlieb back roller plus. (Similar ...
by slogfester
29 Sep 2014, 11:46pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Ortlieb rack pack - which size for back rollers
Replies: 36
Views: 4346

Re: Ortlieb rack pack - which size for back rollers

Does the use of a rack pack make it difficult to access the panniers? I need to strap my Terra Nova Super Quasar to the top of my Tubus Logo rack. I could use a rack pack and mount it across the panniers, but at 54 cm (minimum), it would make the bike quite wide. Alternatively I could strap the tent...
by slogfester
29 Sep 2014, 5:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bending Tubus roundstay
Replies: 4
Views: 1014

Re: Bending Tubus roundstay

Valbrona wrote:I believe Tubus sell pre-bent stays. Check out their website.


I did look at these, at least to get 1 of the axis pre-bent, but it looks like the pre-bends are just inwards, not downwards? Its mostly down that I will have to bend them.
by slogfester
29 Sep 2014, 5:06pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Show your touring bikes !!!!
Replies: 180
Views: 35477

Re: Show your touring bikes !!!!

Not sure yet. A bit late, but just starting to plan for 6 week trip mid-Dec to end of Jan. Gut feeling says just stick to the South Island at that time of year. We like to get off the beaten track and off-road as long as its not too tough. You might want to touch base with RonK at the Australian Cy...
by slogfester
29 Sep 2014, 4:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bending Tubus roundstay
Replies: 4
Views: 1014

Bending Tubus roundstay

I want to fit a Tubus Carry rack to my Van Nicholas Yukon. Coincidently, at the Cycle show, I noticed that VN had done the same thing (see pics). The roundstays need bending down and in a little. Is it difficult? Any tips for bending the 2 stays symmetrically? I am fearful that the tube will fold. T...
by slogfester
20 Sep 2014, 9:20pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Show your touring bikes !!!!
Replies: 180
Views: 35477

Re: Show your touring bikes !!!!

Meet Peru (Van Nicholas Pioneer) .... Hasn't been to Peru... yet, but did 4000 km round Europe last year and will soon be off to New Zealand :) Nice bike. Where in the Long White Cloud are you planning to ride? Andrew Not sure yet. A bit late, but just starting to plan for 6 week trip mid-Dec to en...
by slogfester
19 Sep 2014, 9:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Show your touring bikes !!!!
Replies: 180
Views: 35477

Re: Show your touring bikes !!!!

Meet Peru (Van Nicholas Pioneer)

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Hasn't been to Peru... yet, but did 4000 km round Europe last year and will soon be off to New Zealand :)
by slogfester
22 Jan 2014, 1:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Android apps instead of a cycle computer
Replies: 24
Views: 10339

Re: Android apps instead of a cycle computer

The biggest difference for me between phone apps and dedicated GPS cycle computers is accuracy. The GPS signal has fairly big measurement uncertainties on your position, so most dedicated GPS computer users have a wheel based speed sensor to go with the GPS signal, effectively measuring speed twice...
by slogfester
22 Jan 2014, 1:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Samsung Galaxy S3
Replies: 19
Views: 10337

Re: Samsung Galaxy S3

I had a S3 mounted to the stem (using Herbert and Richter universal bicycle mount) on my touring bike for a 4000 km on and off road tour of Europe last year. Never missed a beat. Spare OEM batteries weigh nothing and can be bought for c. £7. Run in 'battery saver' mode and use nav apps that have voi...