The new and interesting gear thread...

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Postby il padrone » Sat Jan 04, 2014 9:35 am

Made good use of the Chair One over the past week in East Gippsland. Very easy to use and a nice comfy seat.
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Postby RonK » Sat Jan 04, 2014 10:05 am

il padrone wrote:Made good use of the Chair One over the past week in East Gippsland. Very easy to use and a nice comfy seat.

Did you get the table also?
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Postby clackers » Sat Jan 04, 2014 3:58 pm

RonK wrote:
il padrone wrote:Made good use of the Chair One over the past week in East Gippsland. Very easy to use and a nice comfy seat.

Did you get the table also?


I've got it ... it's great.

We've brought them kayaking, and looking to use them at outdoor cinema, too.
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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby il padrone » Sat Jan 04, 2014 4:15 pm

I haven't got the table. Not so sure the weight will be justified. :?
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Postby Aushiker » Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:38 pm

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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby wqlava1 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:26 pm

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New Rohloff Twist Shifter rubber grips.

Andrew

The noodles mentioned in the same press release would have come in handy routing the cables out of my GB shifter out if the way of the handlebar bag
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Postby The 2nd Womble » Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:23 pm

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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby il padrone » Sat Jan 18, 2014 6:15 pm

If he has no mudguards he's just going to get sodden legs from road spray.


Been done anyway.

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Postby trailgumby » Sat Jan 18, 2014 6:53 pm



I want to hear him do an interview after inhaling a zeppelin full of helium

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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby il padrone » Sat Jan 18, 2014 7:48 pm

Fascinated by the world of the raincover (Veltop) :wink:



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The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby RonK » Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:35 am

What Santa bought me for Xmas. iPad Mini with Retina display. My computer for next tour. With the Logitech Ultralight Folio Keyboard Cover for protection and SD card adaptor for uploading photos it's ready to go.

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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby Tim » Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:58 am

Ron.
STOP IT !!!
At this rate my retirement fund is looking more and more meager. I'll end up having to live in a tent. :D
So many gadgets, so many fancy tents, stoves, sleeping bags and even more gadgets.
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I can't help myself. Aaargh, I'm going broke and having a great healthy time in the process.
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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby RonK » Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:14 pm

Tim wrote:Ron.
STOP IT !!!
At this rate my retirement fund is looking more and more meager. I'll end up having to live in a tent. :D
So many gadgets, so many fancy tents, stoves, sleeping bags and even more gadgets.
Bikes? It never ends! (Thinking about a Thorn or similar expedition/trekking model)
I can't help myself. Aaargh, I'm going broke and having a great healthy time in the process.
Mindless consumerism. Who, me?
I WANT IT, NOW!

At least it will be a very nice Hilleberg tent you'll live in. :lol:

I bought the iPad Mini for work - I needed something easy to carry between office locations. But the more I've used it the more I've come to realise that it is actually the perfect size for touring. It has cell connectivity built-in, plenty of grunt, 128 gb of storage - and it runs all my favourite iPhone apps. There are also apps to batch upload my photos to Picasa, iPhoto and iMovie to organise photos and video and another to easily edit my Blogger blogs. The Retina screen is gorgeous to behold and easy on the eyes for reading. Using the keyboard cover means the screen isn't half covered by the soft keyboard, and offers enough protection that it's all that's needed. Battery life is excellent at around 10 hours, and although I could get a Limeade Blast for backup, but I don't really think I'd need it.

And I can reduce the number of chargers I need to carry from three to just one to charge all my devices - iPhone, iPad and camera.

The Apple Store is calling you. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby Aushiker » Tue Feb 04, 2014 11:51 am

Thanks to Trike Asylum for the heads-up on these Arkel Dry-Lites panniers.

At 420gr, these are truly the ultimate waterproof light & fast touring saddle bags. Stand alone use, or combined with any trunk bag. Perfect match with Arkel's Tailrider.


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They are pannier in the style of a dry-bag. Very light compared to more traditional panniers. Interesting development and good to see another pannier option.

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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby RonK » Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:57 am

RonK wrote:The Magellan Cyclo 505 will be released with Australian mapping just in time for Xmas. At last - a bike computer with features of interest to the touring cyclist. Time for me to start dropping a few hints I think...

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Well the Magellan Cyclo 505 HC didn't make in time for Xmas, but it did make it in time for my birthday. And the hints (I'd forgotten I dropped them actually) worked. So I now have a shiny new gadget waiting to go on my bike this weekend.

And after reading some criticisms of the handlebar mount in early reviews of the Mio Cyclo, I was delighted to find an out-front handlebar mount included in the box. A quick look through the user manual shows that Magellan has also responded to comments about the dashboard screen layouts - all are now user-configurable.

The OSM mapping looks good, and the Magellan web site offers a bunch of downloadable tracks produced by Bicycling Australia. It looks like it'll be dead easy to load my own GPX route files too.
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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby Wingnut » Wed Feb 19, 2014 6:11 pm

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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby Aushiker » Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:09 pm

Van Nicholas have come up with a divisible handlebar to facilitate mounting of a Rohloff shifters on dropbar handlebars. You can see the story at the Rohloff website.

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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby Warin » Sun Mar 02, 2014 3:21 pm

How about a wooden bike http://www.sandwichbikes.com/

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- flat packs for shipping! Like an Ikea bike?

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Cost 75 euro (cheapest one) + 150 euro shipping ... + brakes + gears?

Have to watch the termites!
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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby Wingnut » Wed Mar 05, 2014 6:54 am

Only the latest gear goes on here... :wink:

http://www.kishbike.com/store/product/23/

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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby rifraf » Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:21 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... rjP2vPiwUE

http://www.bike-eye.com/index.html

Bike-eye mirror mounted on the headtube/downtube of the frame.

Only spotted this tonight and thought I'd share :)
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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby octagonalman » Wed Mar 19, 2014 1:40 am

Warin wrote:
Cost 75 euro (cheapest one) + 150 euro shipping ... + brakes + gears?

Have to watch the termites!


The cheapest I could find was €799. The add logo service was €75 though.
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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby rifraf » Wed Mar 19, 2014 2:45 am

rifraf wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=wrjP2vPiwUE

http://www.bike-eye.com/index.html

Bike-eye mirror mounted on the headtube/downtube of the frame.

Only spotted this tonight and thought I'd share :)


Ha :!:
Just realised the view would be of the panniers on a tourer so an epic fail :oops: :roll: :lol: :lol:
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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby RonK » Fri Mar 21, 2014 6:01 pm

Just received from Foska a Toastie Light Jacket

The spin:
Be seen on your bike with our fresh new Oska Fluro Orange Toastie Lite. Now with added ants.

The new and improved Toastie Lite Jacket has arrived. This is exactly what you need to keep you snug and warm during the cold and wet Winter months, and the cold and wet Summer months too! The fabric is now lighter, stretchier and more durable than the original Toastie Jacket, but it is still breathable, windproof and water resistant. So now there are no more excuses for staying inside when the weather is bad: get out there on your bike!


It's going to be much too warm for Brisbane weather but should work well for mexicans and kiwis (and itinerant cycle tourists). The technical details seems to be out of date however, as the Toastie is now made from a new hydrophilic fabric - ZeroWind by Pidigi.

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Not just fluro either - quite few interesting designs including a very nice Wallace and Grommit.
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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby eldavo » Sat Mar 22, 2014 11:39 pm

OMGosh I'm a bad WnG fan, the photo location for midriff will give it a 3D realism effect! I can't get the site to load though.

Interesting to me, I searched but could not find mention in touring forum of this, Kettler flagship Pendo dual suspension tourer. $550 in Melbourne.
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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby Wingnut » Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:07 am

Finally ordered a Paul Components "Tall & Handsome" seat post as I like my Brooks B17 saddle but the fore & aft adjustment on them is awful...this will make life a bit better...

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