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Forum: Touring
10-26-20, 03:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 465
Posted By saddlesores

you could look into buying a custom titanium...

you could look into buying a custom titanium frame from taobao/alibaba.

or is it possible to basement weld a ti frame if you buy the tubing or kit yourself?
Forum: Touring
10-19-20, 06:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,966
Posted By saddlesores

i would recommend carrying less weight if...

i would recommend carrying less weight if possible.
assume that total includes your body weight and the bike
.....so maybe 40+ pounds of gear on the rear wheel?

otherwise consider moving half...
Forum: Touring
10-11-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 527
Posted By saddlesores

if you're cloning an LHT onto a nashbar frame, ...

if you're cloning an LHT onto a nashbar frame,
why not just use whatever gear components
the LHT uses that are proven to work well
together.....
Forum: Touring
10-06-20, 11:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,535
Posted By saddlesores

i know this is like crazy talk, but instead of...

i know this is like crazy talk, but instead of carrying a hammock and tarp and tent poles and trying to macguyver a sleeping solution...

....why not just carry a lightweight tent?
Forum: Touring
10-05-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,937
Posted By saddlesores

wally world crown white gas: ...

wally world crown white gas:

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Crown-Camp-Fuel-Quart/51741743 $5.27

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Crown-Camp-Fuel-Gallon/51741744 $8.86
...
Forum: Touring
10-05-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,937
Posted By saddlesores

not really a big problem. latest price...

not really a big problem.

latest price online is one gallon crown brand at walmart for $8.86 (+tax).
128 ounces.....you can carry 41 ounces with your current setup.

i useta hang around the...
Forum: Touring
09-22-20, 12:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,615
Posted By saddlesores

why not take your own small instrument and make...

why not take your own small instrument and make your own music?

nothing like the haunting strains of a melodeon deep in the woods after midnight as you micturate.
Forum: Touring
09-02-20, 04:15 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,741
Posted By saddlesores

irrelevant! the vehicle, although fully...

irrelevant!

the vehicle, although fully human-powered, has THREE wheels.

the human if using panniers would be engaged in TRIcycle-touring,
or if using frame bags and packs, the activity would...
Forum: Touring
09-01-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,741
Posted By saddlesores

well, of course not! ....as long as they're doing...

well, of course not! ....as long as they're doing it the way i'm doing it.

otherwise they're doing it wrong.
Forum: Touring
09-01-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,741
Posted By saddlesores

it's all really quite simple really. really. ...

it's all really quite simple really. really.

"bikepacking" means whatever it needs to mean in order for merchandisers to convince the marks they need to purchase more stuff now.
Forum: Touring
08-28-20, 03:52 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,741
Posted By saddlesores

Do not try and pack the bike, that's impossible. ...

Do not try and pack the bike, that's impossible.
Instead, only try to realize the truth...there is only riding with stuff.
Then you will see it is not the bike that packs, it is only yourself.
...
Forum: Touring
08-24-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 867
Posted By saddlesores

sheesh! milleminals! millbrook dimensions: ...

sheesh! milleminals!

millbrook dimensions:
WIDTH: 22 cm
HEIGHT: 16,5 cm
DEPTH: 16,5 cm

budweiser 6-pack dimensions:
7.59 x 5.25 x 9.04 Inches
Forum: Touring
08-24-20, 05:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 867
Posted By saddlesores

african or european?

african or european?
Forum: Touring
08-13-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,446
Posted By saddlesores

look for some super old or damaged quick-release...

look for some super old or damaged quick-release bags on ebay or at goodwill, transfer the hardware over.

you'll find that even with the stiffener from your old panniers, the leather won't hold...
Forum: Touring
08-02-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,133
Posted By saddlesores

the red ones, naturally!

the red ones, naturally!
Forum: Touring
07-25-20, 12:30 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,240
Posted By saddlesores

"...In addition to the ramps and pins, modern...

"...In addition to the ramps and pins, modern chainrings designed for derailer use often have the teeth in the area adjacent to the ramps cut with shorter peaks than the other teeth, again to...
Forum: Touring
07-21-20, 04:41 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,240
Posted By saddlesores

disagree. you bought a 20-yo bike, you're new at...

disagree. you bought a 20-yo bike, you're new at bike maintenance, and want to learn.
but you intend to skip one of the easiest yet most essentialest tasks.

i would recommend completely...
Forum: Touring
07-17-20, 03:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,307
Posted By saddlesores

you should be able to keep your deraillers, just...

you should be able to keep your deraillers, just switch out the front rings,
change the cassette and the shifters.

microshift is decent quality, still makes 2*9 and 3*9 trigger shifters that play...
Forum: Touring
07-04-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,365
Posted By saddlesores

if you get a chance, would you mind taking some...

if you get a chance, would you mind taking some measurements to post?

i'd be interested in knowing the dimensions of the bike folded and unfolded.
how small a box can you pack that thing into?
...
Forum: Touring
06-18-20, 05:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,047
Posted By saddlesores

use the raincover when it's raining. yore...

use the raincover when it's raining.

yore welcome!
Forum: Touring
06-17-20, 10:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,255
Posted By saddlesores

dear new tourist, you are NOT purchasing a...

dear new tourist,

you are NOT purchasing a custom bike. "custom" means designed for the customer, according to the customer's needs and desires. you are getting some other dude's idea of a...
06-17-20, 10:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,463
Posted By saddlesores

the "new normal" is going to be region-specific,...

the "new normal" is going to be region-specific, depending on number and severity of cases.
until either there is a vaccine, or the virus mutates to a form similar to the annual flu,
we're going to...
Forum: Touring
06-08-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,432
Posted By saddlesores

dude, don't be a fool! you're going to destroy...

dude, don't be a fool! you're going to destroy your knees. permanently.

same shoes, same bike, same gear, same body. only change was the pedals.

oh, but it can't be the pedals. anything but...
Forum: Touring
06-05-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,058
Posted By saddlesores

water needed will depend on your specific tour,...

water needed will depend on your specific tour, distance, availability, heat....
thing is, you don't need quick access to water bottles at all times.
one or two should be enough, the rest should...
Forum: Touring
05-24-20, 04:01 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,764
Posted By saddlesores

should be able to find a lovely 14:34 shimano...

should be able to find a lovely 14:34 shimano megarange 7spd freewheel.
a nice replacement if you'll be adding significant weight to your bike.
would need to check derailleur capacity of course.
Forum: Touring
05-23-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,764
Posted By saddlesores

you're getting way ahead of yourself here. you...

you're getting way ahead of yourself here. you haven't explained what you mean by "touring".

no mention of how much gear you plan to take, what conditions, or what length of time.
i haven't read...
Forum: Touring
05-21-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,887
Posted By saddlesores

aha, there's the problem! you need to figger...

aha, there's the problem!

you need to figger out if you're already married, before you begin stalking a new one.
Forum: Touring
05-21-20, 06:38 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,887
Posted By saddlesores

the real deal-breaker is how she reacts to the...

the real deal-breaker is how she reacts to the haunting sounds of an accordion, in the forest, after midnite.......
Forum: Touring
05-20-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,262
Posted By saddlesores

dude, you knowed the girl for three weeks. you...

dude, you knowed the girl for three weeks. you met once.
you're not a couple.
slow down.
Forum: Touring
05-20-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,887
Posted By saddlesores

all right, the doctor is in. five cents, please....

all right, the doctor is in. five cents, please.


maybe just me, maybe i'm not the romantic type, but this really sounds sorta creepy.

you met some chick, online is it, talked a few times,...
Forum: Touring
05-15-20, 11:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 842
Posted By saddlesores

how old be thy chain? check that the links...

how old be thy chain?

check that the links are all rotating smoothly. rust inside the bushings might be causing one link to bind.
won't notice on the big chain ring, but going around the...
Forum: Touring
05-07-20, 11:42 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,097
Posted By saddlesores

that's all i wanted to say about this. i'm...

that's all i wanted to say about this.

i'm gonna go ride my bike now.
Forum: Touring
04-23-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,168
Posted By saddlesores

y'all's got the worng attitude! Snake's good...

y'all's got the worng attitude! Snake's good eatin'!
Forum: Touring
04-23-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,628
Posted By saddlesores

extra heavy and just wanna ride around a bit at...

extra heavy and just wanna ride around a bit at first, maybe start to lose some weight?

boring old-fangled MTB, or a 3-speed cruiser with balloon tires.

you can probably find something used at...
Forum: Touring
04-23-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,168
Posted By saddlesores

on the middle escarpment there are connecting...

on the middle escarpment there are connecting trails between the major routes, foot traffic over decades with less maintenance that the main trails has resulted in the ground worn down into a rut,...
Forum: Touring
04-19-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,206
Posted By saddlesores

things have changed since the first post. OP has...

things have changed since the first post. OP has since retired, used his first social security check to buy a little rascal scooter.
03-28-20, 03:06 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 11,829
Posted By saddlesores

ride report 28 march decided to get a...

ride report 28 march

decided to get a slightly longer ride in today. headed north on the state highway about 25km, traffic seemed about normal for a saturday. roadside shops in the villages were...
03-22-20, 03:39 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 11,829
Posted By saddlesores

sunny, 30 degrees celcius. went on a 2-hour ride...

sunny, 30 degrees celcius. went on a 2-hour ride in the countryside. fortunately have hundreds of miles of concrete/paved farm tracks nearby. returned through the center of town.

noticed...
03-18-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 11,829
Posted By saddlesores

it's gonna take some time to get through this. ...

it's gonna take some time to get through this. you're gonna see a yuuuge number of cases once your hospitals and clinics get testing kits. there will be person-person transmission until people...
03-15-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 11,829
Posted By saddlesores

update from the semi-epicenter: hainan is coming...

update from the semi-epicenter: hainan is coming up on 3 weeks with no new
cases. holding steady at 168, with only 2 remaining in hospital.

our small town (250k in city, 500k in admin district)...
Forum: Touring
03-15-20, 01:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 908
Posted By saddlesores

i would be concerned about the saddle. from the...

i would be concerned about the saddle. from the photo, it appears the nose is tilted up.
proper placement would be level or tilted slightly down at the front.

is that just an optical delusion?...
Forum: Touring
02-04-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 894
Posted By saddlesores

first bike, first tour. assume you'll be staying...

first bike, first tour. assume you'll be staying on pavement. no fatties needed.

south asia is a relatively large area. could you be more specific?

you can get bikes and parts in thailand,...
Forum: Touring
01-31-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 967
Posted By saddlesores

gears should be fine, but it has 32-spoke...

gears should be fine, but it has 32-spoke bontrager wheels.

maybe consider stowing your gear in a trailer.
you can pick up a chinese bob knock-off for not too much.
Forum: Touring
01-28-20, 10:16 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,957
Posted By saddlesores

fly and/or amtrak to denver or alburquerque or...

fly and/or amtrak to denver or alburquerque or salt lake.

oodles of quiet roads, and free camping on blm land, once you're out of the cities.

buy a set of gazetters showing public lands and...
Forum: Touring
01-24-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,658
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
12-09-19, 05:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,586
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
11-11-19, 10:27 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,504
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
11-09-19, 02:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,401
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
11-04-19, 05:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 619
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
10-21-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 509
Posted By saddlesores

well, there's always craigslist for the cheap...

well, there's always craigslist for the cheap charlies, or ebay for those willing to pay a few points. you could of course spend your own time and money developing your own site and sell to your...
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