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Forum: Touring
01-26-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 830
Posted By saddlesores

but what about us hepcat freds? ...

but what about us hepcat freds?

https://i.redd.it/xnsdqze57ri21.jpg


jinkies! it's all just marketing lingo!

get out 'n ride, daddio!
Forum: Touring
01-26-20, 04:26 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 830
Posted By saddlesores

don't worry about it. there is no defined...

don't worry about it. there is no defined definition. it's whatever the user wants it to mean.

for example, consider "bike touring." everybody has their own idea what that is, only gets to be a...
Forum: Touring
01-24-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 428
Posted By saddlesores

i think you can replace the long rod part of the...

i think you can replace the long rod part of the bob skewer with a generic skewer rod......
Forum: Touring
01-24-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 312
Posted By saddlesores

there was a thread on this topic just a couple...

there was a thread on this topic just a couple months ago.

a couple plywood plates with luggage wheels you can clamp onto the bottom of the box, with a rope to pull it along.
enjoy the walk.
Forum: Touring
01-24-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 428
Posted By saddlesores

bob skewer works if you can fabricate a mounting...

bob skewer works if you can fabricate a mounting yoke.

would also protect the chainstays.

what kind of chainstays, by the way?
...
Forum: Touring
01-24-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 428
Posted By saddlesores

could you, like, hit the coop again, buy a cheap...

could you, like, hit the coop again, buy a cheap seatpost you can use for touring?
Forum: Touring
01-24-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 978
Posted By saddlesores

short tour cancelled. virus is spreading on the...

short tour cancelled.
virus is spreading on the mainland.
four cases i'm aware of here on hainan island.
got water and food for a week.
think i'll stay inside and watch youtube instead.
Forum: Touring
01-24-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 428
Posted By saddlesores

how about one of these...

how about one of these seatpost-clamp-rack-attachment-thingies?
no idea how much weight it could handle, or how it would react to bumpity roads.
...
Forum: Touring
01-24-20, 04:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 428
Posted By saddlesores

what could go wrong? ...

what could go wrong?

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x768/picture_163_b90f1ecad2f556483a4a264b4fc667362558fb08.jpg...
Forum: Touring
01-10-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 685
Posted By saddlesores

egads! shoes for snails? jinkies! that would...

egads! shoes for snails? jinkies! that would make for a 5-hour marathon!

to be expected if they think "This bike is suitable for rides of over 6 miles" is impressive.


but anyhoo, it's not...
Forum: Touring
01-10-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 642
Posted By saddlesores

mebbe try 38 rear, 35 front??

mebbe try 38 rear, 35 front??
Forum: Touring
01-10-20, 01:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 685
Posted By saddlesores

"City Bike Long Distance Tall Frame Hoprider 100...

"City Bike Long Distance Tall Frame Hoprider 100 is designed for weekly rides in town as well as the countryside.

This bike is suitable for rides of over 6 miles."



maybe get the model...
Forum: Touring
01-08-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 873
Posted By saddlesores

does this mean it is no longer possible to simply...

does this mean it is no longer possible to simply pull off the road
out of sight and set up camp for the night? what some would
consider 'stealth' camping, legally permitted on public lands.
...
Forum: Touring
01-08-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 873
Posted By saddlesores

as i recall, the south island is pretty sparsely...

as i recall, the south island is pretty sparsely populated,
so don't expect to find accommodations near where you
happen to be at the end of the day.

there's plenty of free camping available,...
Forum: Touring
01-07-20, 12:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 758
Posted By saddlesores

all of it. more than you can imagine. i did...

all of it. more than you can imagine.

i did a longish tour a while back....20K km or so.....with my 185 pounds and bike 175 pounds. that was fully-fully-fully loaded, 4 bags + trailer, a week's...
Forum: Touring
12-15-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,547
Posted By saddlesores

misunderstood. differentiate the experience, not...

misunderstood. differentiate the experience, not the person. for me, this......



.....is living under a bridge too far.
Forum: Touring
12-14-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,469
Posted By saddlesores

hybrids are nice for touring, unfortunately the...

hybrids are nice for touring, unfortunately the recent practice is to equip them with heavy, cheap suspension forks.

look for an older (steel) hybrid with a rigid fork, or find a NOS frame on ebay...
Forum: Touring
12-14-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,253
Posted By saddlesores

yeah, now that you mention it, i recall that one....

yeah, now that you mention it, i recall that one.

then maybe just resurrect a zombie thread about zombies?
Forum: Touring
12-14-19, 05:40 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,253
Posted By saddlesores

hmmm, maybe time to start a new thread? ...

hmmm, maybe time to start a new thread?


my biggest wildlife fear? two biggest fears.

1. does that elephant look angry to you?
2. think that troop of monkeys on the road will mind if i...
Forum: Touring
12-09-19, 08:25 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,547
Posted By saddlesores

yeah....but how do you differentiate this...

yeah....but how do you differentiate this experience from the homeless dude using his pushbike to alternate alley sleeping sites?


at some point this minimalism catches up to you and you realize...
Forum: Touring
12-09-19, 05:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,330
Posted By saddlesores

sorry, but this seems to be a problem in search...

sorry, but this seems to be a problem in search of a problem.

one of those useless, expensive things you buy from spencer's gifts for somebody
you heard rides a bike sometimes, and it's either...
Forum: Touring
12-08-19, 01:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,830
Posted By saddlesores

okay so far. i'd also like to see a 3rd run...

okay so far.

i'd also like to see a 3rd run done with the 520 and trailer, as well as one run each with unladen bikes.

after that, i want to see you do the same 5 runs to afton mountain and...
Forum: Touring
12-07-19, 04:43 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,388
Posted By saddlesores

what is the weight difference between cassettes? ...

what is the weight difference between cassettes?

9-spd 11:32 and an 11-spd 11:50 ???

shirley those massive steel cog boat anchor will outweigh
a couple of aluminium rings and a front...
Forum: Touring
12-07-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,388
Posted By saddlesores

no worries. i have skin of thickness, and this...

no worries. i have skin of thickness, and this is the interwebs.

yes, these are indeed long slogs.........that go on forever..........up to 40km long.
so, sure, that would be 25 miles for the...
Forum: Touring
12-06-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,388
Posted By saddlesores

i would go with a triple for the delicious range...

i would go with a triple for the delicious range of closely-spaced gears.

as that is not a choice here, then i'd have to go with the 2x, but switch
the rings to something like 26/38 for lower...
Forum: Touring
12-05-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 769
Posted By saddlesores

i've been using these DZR brand the past few...

i've been using these DZR brand the past few years. i use them on platforms without
installing the clip thingies. very comfortable for walking. they look pretty normal off
the bike, and the...
Forum: Touring
12-03-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,547
Posted By saddlesores

don't really understand. you seem to have a nice...

don't really understand. you seem to have a nice system that works well and
meets your specific needs. why fix something that's not borken?
your frame geometry will limit your possible...
Forum: Touring
12-01-19, 01:03 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,830
Posted By saddlesores

with only 12 pounds of gear, no reason to add 13...

with only 12 pounds of gear, no reason to add 13 pounds of trailer....plus dry bag, plus spare tube.
no point in adding the weight of racks and panniers, either. as others suggested, small...
Forum: Touring
11-29-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,830
Posted By saddlesores

you are comparing apples to something other than...

you are comparing apples to something other than a fruit.

seems you are planning on taking approximately the same load - unspecified but
assume a relatively heavy load considering needing a...
Forum: Touring
11-29-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 372
Posted By saddlesores

not much going on for thanksgiving here in china....

not much going on for thanksgiving here in china. no other foreigners (except for thai girlfriend), no other 'merkans here in our little town. we went out to a mongolian BBQ type place with a few...
Forum: Touring
11-22-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,564
Posted By saddlesores

this is just your basic cheap (cheaper than...

this is just your basic cheap (cheaper than harbor freight) wrench from a local shop here in china, same for the cassette tool. tool weighs 48g, wrench is 126g.

the tool flats measure 19mm. the...
Forum: Touring
11-22-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,564
Posted By saddlesores

depends....some cassette tools are a wee bit...

depends....some cassette tools are a wee bit thinner than others, some folks grind down the flats. you could always modify an old cone wrench, but then you'd lose the benefits of having an...
Forum: Touring
11-18-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,564
Posted By saddlesores

why, yes, it looked exactly like that......other...

why, yes, it looked exactly like that......other than it was in two pieces when i left it in a bin somewheres.

was running 7-spd freewheels, 4-bags, riding up mountain passes. that's a lotta...
Forum: Touring
11-17-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,564
Posted By saddlesores

had a similar tool for removing freewheels - one...

had a similar tool for removing freewheels - one side would hold the FW tool, the other had two posts that would fit either side of a fence or pipe or similar. piece of carp, broke after a couple...
Forum: Touring
11-17-19, 02:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,004
Posted By saddlesores

disk wha?? only disk I got is slipped. :50:...

disk wha?? only disk I got is slipped.

:50:

now git off muh lawn!
Forum: Touring
11-15-19, 11:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,004
Posted By saddlesores

you can add a front rack to a suspension fork,...

you can add a front rack to a suspension fork, either to the brake studs or with clamps. this one gots lowrider mounts and a platform.
...
Forum: Touring
11-13-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,004
Posted By saddlesores

i read that yes, the fork itself is lighter, but...

i read that yes, the fork itself is lighter, but with the heavier bearings and the beefier headset/tube and crown, along with the honking massive hub, that it's actually a wash weight-wise.
Forum: Touring
11-11-19, 11:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,004
Posted By saddlesores

guess it all depends on your style of touring. ...

guess it all depends on your style of touring.

wouldn't work for me to have no spare parts availability and be restricted to proprietary headsets and bearings and hubs and brakes.

there'd...
Forum: Touring
11-11-19, 11:07 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,564
Posted By saddlesores

the press made of threaded rod plus some washers...

the press made of threaded rod plus some washers and thick rubber bits for padding is for putting the new hub or headset bearings in.

the old ones come out with a hammer and old...
Forum: Touring
11-11-19, 10:27 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,564
Posted By saddlesores

if you're changing spokes, you're gonna need a...

if you're changing spokes, you're gonna need a cassette tool and a 6" crescent with a wide enough mouth to grip the tool. spoke wrench of course, and a torx tool to remove the disc brake if you...
Forum: Touring
11-10-19, 12:08 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,729
Posted By saddlesores

there be various noodle/sauce packets you can...

there be various noodle/sauce packets you can buy, then add a can o'tuna or some dehydrated meat or tofu.

simple enough to make your own, many websites with directions can be googled.

get...
Forum: Touring
11-09-19, 10:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,514
Posted By saddlesores

i was gonna give this one the benefit of the...

i was gonna give this one the benefit of the doubt.

could be a cheap charlie that don't wanna pay for advertising, or could be a hobbyist that simply wants to share his ideas and get some...
Forum: Touring
11-09-19, 10:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,234
Posted By saddlesores

on those days, i always imagine the cycling gods...

on those days, i always imagine the cycling gods in full armour sitting around a table in a starbucks in valhalla, rolling dice to decide the weather conditions for my particular ride.

when the...
Forum: Touring
11-09-19, 02:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,224
Posted By saddlesores

dude! ya shoulda! (*) would have made an...

dude! ya shoulda! (*) would have made an awesome helmet cover!!

https://cn.bing.com/th?id=OIP.bbwblMelN3kSNNCiol4g0QHaHA&pid=Api&rs=1

(*) assuming it were a critter, and not that guy from...
Forum: Touring
11-06-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,514
Posted By saddlesores

if you're bored with this one, there's another...

if you're bored with this one, there's another thread in "utility cycling" for the front end.

as for the rest of the thread...."simpsons did it!"

https://tippingpointtrikes.com/
...
Forum: Touring
11-04-19, 05:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 350
Posted By saddlesores

[QUOTE=FlippinFlags;21193161] Thoughts? ...

[QUOTE=FlippinFlags;21193161] Thoughts?

just wonderin'....is there a point to all the pointless questions about bikes (or bike-like things) you don't own, have never seen in person, and have no...
Forum: Touring
10-30-19, 11:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,246
Posted By saddlesores

do it. what's the worst that can happen? it's...

do it. what's the worst that can happen? it's not like you're in unknown, desolate territory.....you have family or friends at both ends that can pick you up.

leave early, take lotsa long...
Forum: Touring
10-26-19, 01:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,299
Posted By saddlesores

keep in mind there is weight, and then there is...

keep in mind there is weight, and then there is weight. length of tour and strenousity is important as well.

hot and humid here in tropical hainan.....on a half day ride through the countryside i...
Forum: Touring
10-23-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 913
Posted By saddlesores

every decade or so i like to change everything. ...

every decade or so i like to change everything. that means selling off (most) everything i own and getting a brand new life. the bare minimum is kept.....toted along with me, or stuffed in...
Forum: Touring
10-23-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,091
Posted By saddlesores

nothing against doing favors. if you had offered...

nothing against doing favors. if you had offered to give your stuff away (maybe if they paid shipping) you'd have been fine. we've had some of those threads before. it's when someone posts for...
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