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Re: My touring rig - post yours

Postby stubbie » Tue Aug 09, 2011 12:58 pm

Wingnut wrote:
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Wingnut wrote:I was thinking more like this...my custom surfboard is a foot shorter than the one in this pic & lighter too. I could also carry my wetsuit & other gear in the trailer.

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Slightly OT but what brand of rain jacket are you wearing in that pic Wingnut?


Lol, that's not me...just a pic from a blog I found on the net.


LOL. Just looking at a Shower Pass touring jacket on line. Thought that might have been the back of one.
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Re: My touring rig - post yours

Postby Wingnut » Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:19 am

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Wingnut wrote:Updated my touring bike from my old Norco mtb...

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OOH nice a troll :D
Got plans to run a rohloff on that in future?


I just found out I'll be getting a good tax return & now thinking of maybe getting a Rohloff drive train...any suggestions where I can get a reasonably priced one in Melb?
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Re: My touring rig - post yours

Postby il padrone » Mon Aug 22, 2011 3:36 pm

Wingnut wrote:I just found out I'll be getting a good tax return & now thinking of maybe getting a Rohloff drive train...any suggestions where I can get a reasonably priced one in Melb?

From bike24, in Germany :wink: . $1100 versus $2000 kind of seals any deal IMHO.
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Re: My touring rig - post yours

Postby rifraf » Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:10 pm

Wingnut wrote:
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Wingnut wrote:Updated my touring bike from my old Norco mtb...

OOH nice a troll :D
Got plans to run a rohloff on that in future?


I just found out I'll be getting a good tax return & now thinking of maybe getting a Rohloff drive train...any suggestions where I can get a reasonably priced one in Melb?

Very smart looking Troll there Wingnut.
Love your choice of headlight - very happy I too made the stretch to an Edelux.
I really like that orange with black look!
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Re: My touring rig - post yours

Postby Wingnut » Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:26 pm

il padrone wrote:
Wingnut wrote:I just found out I'll be getting a good tax return & now thinking of maybe getting a Rohloff drive train...any suggestions where I can get a reasonably priced one in Melb?

From bike24, in Germany :wink: . $1100 versus $2000 kind of seals any deal IMHO.


Thanks for the advice il padrone, I was looking at www.bike24.com through one of your other posts after I had already replied here. Were they easy to deal with and how did you decide what extra's you req to fit to your bike?

I didn't realise that Rohloff hubs are 32 hole so may have to look at new rim too...
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Re: My touring rig - post yours

Postby Wingnut » Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:32 pm

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Very smart looking Troll there Wingnut.
Love your choice of headlight - very happy I too made the stretch to an Edelux.
I really like that orange with black look!
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Thanks rifraf, I basically contacted SJS and they advised me what I needed after I described what I wanted. I did stuff the wiring up initially, cracked the plastic on the wiring edge so it kept shorting but fixed pretty quickly.

I wanted to use the Troll for commuting too and was sick of replacing batteries...
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Re: My touring rig - post yours

Postby il padrone » Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:45 pm

Wingnut wrote:Thanks for the advice il padrone, I was looking at http://www.bike24.com through one of your other posts after I had already replied here. Were they easy to deal with and how did you decide what extra's you req to fit to your bike?

I've bought quite a bit of stuff from them over the past couple of years and they've always been very good to deal with. When I ordered the hub before Christmas it got caught up in the Christmas mail and the heavy European snowfalls and did not arrive until later in Jan. I contacted them re. the situation and they were quite helpful.

I bought the 500/14 CC OEM EX - meaning it has a QR axle, a torque plate to suit OEM drop-outs and an external gear box. This should all work on your Troll as well. I must admit though, after getting it set up I had a rethink about the value of my rear wheel and replaced the QR with Pitlock security skewers. There were no extras otherwise that I needed to get for the hub. Oh, I have bought a Rohloff sprocket tool (but won't neeed it for a while) and as the hub was from a German store the manual was in German. The English manual (in PDF) can be downloaded for free from the Rohloff website.

Wingnut wrote:I didn't realise that Rohloff hubs are 32 hole so may have to look at new rim too...

Yes, I bought some heavy duty Rigida Andra 30 CSS rims in 32 hole.


BTW, I was not charged any GST on the hub, even though it was just over the $1000 threshold for imported goods 8) .
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Re: My touring rig - post yours

Postby Wingnut » Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:51 am

Thanks again il padrone, your advice is invaluable...
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Re: My touring rig - post yours

Postby il padrone » Tue Aug 23, 2011 3:24 pm

Glad to help out.
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Re: My touring rig - post yours

Postby Baalzamon » Tue Aug 23, 2011 5:54 pm

I followed il Padrone as well. Exact same hub but mine was a little lower on costs thanks to the exchange rate at the time. I too didn't get stung for import duties or GST on this. Before I bought my Thorn, I was eyeballing the Surly Troll as well. It has the Rohloff dropouts so the OEM version of the rohloff will suit.
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Re: My touring rig - post yours

Postby Wingnut » Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:21 pm

It's about $1250 AUD atm, I'm a bit worried about being stung for GST?
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Re: My touring rig - post yours

Postby Baalzamon » Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:44 pm

Wingnut wrote:It's about $1250 AUD atm, I'm a bit worried about being stung for GST?


Which model are you looking at??
Rohloff Speedhub 500/14 CC EX OEM is approx $1042, you may have not taken off the german VAT on bike24 site.
Sure it's a gamble, I took it and got it through as they put shipping info in euro's.
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Re: My touring rig - post yours

Postby Wingnut » Thu Aug 25, 2011 2:26 pm

Baalzamon wrote:
Wingnut wrote:It's about $1250 AUD atm, I'm a bit worried about being stung for GST?


Which model are you looking at??
Rohloff Speedhub 500/14 CC EX OEM is approx $1042, you may have not taken off the german VAT on bike24 site.
Sure it's a gamble, I took it and got it through as they put shipping info in euro's.


Bugger, forgot about VAT! Hope the AUD is still good by the time my return arrives in a few weeks?
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Re: My touring rig - post yours

Postby xxix » Sun Aug 28, 2011 3:14 pm

Some nice bikes in this thread.

I'm currently doing a retake of my commuter/tourer. It started life as a plain old Surly LHT

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Whilst I has a couple of bikes off the road for rebuilds the Surly became my commuter. Surly LHT SS

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It stayed this was for about 6 months. Now that I have my two speed up and running the Surly is under the knife.


Not really caring to much for this bike I didn't want to throw too much coin at it. I added a disk tab to the rear, fitted some disk forks and some soild 29er wheels. Gear is fairly simple. Alivio crank, x7 derailleurs 12-36 cassette. Liking the riser bar I replaced the shifters with sram attack grip shift, avid speed dial levers and fitted up some BB7's.

Photos of the LHT V2.0 coming soon.
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Re: My touring rig - post yours

Postby hartleymartin » Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:34 am

With the Aussie dollar so high against the US, Euro the Pound you'd be insane not to make your purchases now!
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Re: My touring rig - post yours

Postby Wingnut » Mon Aug 29, 2011 12:15 pm

hartleymartin wrote:With the Aussie dollar so high against the US, Euro the Pound you'd be insane not to make your purchases now!


I live on cash, not credit so will have to wait for the ATO... :wink:

Hope our dollar holds!
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Re: My touring rig - post yours

Postby christophers94 » Wed Sep 07, 2011 8:51 pm

Here is mine :D

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Re: My touring rig - post yours

Postby Tandem » Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:01 pm

And this is mine

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My Touring bike, a Vivente Randoneur, I used on a 3 month trip from Portugal to Switzerland traveling 5019 km and heading over 55 Cols / Passes
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Re: My touring rig - post yours

Postby Baalzamon » Sun Sep 25, 2011 3:14 pm

Finally to satisfy il Padrone, it exists
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Re: My touring rig - post yours

Postby Aushiker » Sun Sep 25, 2011 3:50 pm

Baalzamon wrote:Finally to satisfy il Padrone, it exists


Is that a BBB Fuel Tank holding the water bottle on the down tube? Work okay for you? I am very happy with my two and will get a third. Unfortunately no room to mount it like you have done but.

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Re: My touring rig - post yours

Postby rifraf » Sun Sep 25, 2011 3:52 pm

Baalzamon wrote:Finally to satisfy il Padrone, it exists
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The question of its existence has been a Thorny issue :wink:
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Re: My touring rig - post yours

Postby Aushiker » Sun Sep 25, 2011 3:55 pm

rifraf wrote:
Baalzamon wrote:Finally to satisfy il Padrone, it exists
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The question of its existence has been a Thorny issue :wink:

Very droll :)

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Re: My touring rig - post yours

Postby Baalzamon » Sun Sep 25, 2011 3:58 pm

Aushiker wrote:
Baalzamon wrote:Finally to satisfy il Padrone, it exists


Is that a BBB Fuel Tank holding the water bottle on the down tube? Work okay for you? I am very happy with my two and will get a third. Unfortunately no room to mount it like you have done but.

Andrew


Yep that is a BBB Fuel Tank, had to get it on short notice and got it from Elite Racing Cycles. Worked beautiful to hold down a 1.5l bottle. Had to use a cool drink bottle due as opposed to a water bottle due to the neck design of them. Couldn't clamp around a water bottle neck, but easily around the slimmer cool drink bottle neck.
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Re: My touring rig - post yours

Postby Baalzamon » Sun Sep 25, 2011 3:58 pm

rifraf wrote:
Baalzamon wrote:Finally to satisfy il Padrone, it exists
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The question of its existence has been a Thorny issue :wink:


Well I didn't want it naked. It had to be fully loaded. It is an expedition touring bike after all!
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Re: My touring rig - post yours

Postby rifraf » Sun Sep 25, 2011 5:10 pm

Baalzamon wrote:
rifraf wrote:
Baalzamon wrote:Finally to satisfy il Padrone, it exists
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The question of its existence has been a Thorny issue :wink:


Well I didn't want it naked. It had to be fully loaded. It is an expedition touring bike after all!


Looks great - I love yellow as a colour on a bike as it really sets off any chrome, polished alloy
and/or black really nicely.
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