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Forum: Touring
04-05-21, 11:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,340
Posted By saddlesores

jinkies! why even bother planning? nothing to...

jinkies! why even bother planning? nothing to worry about here. you have a significant other following you in a mobile hotel, carrying all your luggage, gear, spares, tools, food....nothing for...
Forum: Touring
04-01-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 522
Posted By saddlesores

if you're not on a dedicated commuter line, the...

if you're not on a dedicated commuter line, the tracks belong to some freight railway corporation.
amtrak passenger service is a secondary consideration.
if something goes off somewhere, it won't...
Forum: Touring
03-29-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,157
Posted By saddlesores

many front racks come with hardware to mount...

many front racks come with hardware to mount without braze-ons.

or you could search fleabay for a suitable replacement fork with mounts. should be able to find something for $25 or less.
Forum: Touring
03-24-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,157
Posted By saddlesores

sounds like the bike you got just doesn't fit...

sounds like the bike you got just doesn't fit right.
before you rush out to buy a new 'un, find out why.

measure the bike, what's the frame size. you raised
the stem? by how much. height vs....
Forum: Touring
03-22-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,350
Posted By saddlesores

could you maybe return to place of your new...

could you maybe return to place of your new purchase,
ask the mech there to take a peek....?
Forum: Touring
03-22-21, 05:42 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 7,236
Posted By saddlesores

moved to southwest texas in 2000, then to...

moved to southwest texas in 2000, then to southwest china in 2005, then to thailand......for a reason.
......winter is when the temp drops below 70 degrees fahrenheit for a few days.
Forum: Touring
03-21-21, 11:18 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 7,236
Posted By saddlesores

this i have not noticed, but i have XXXXXXL...

this i have not noticed, but i have XXXXXXL hands.
i have 20yo deore v-brakes with tektro levers, same levers i use with BB7 disc brakes.
usually fine with one- or two-finger braking,...
Forum: Touring
03-20-21, 10:51 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 7,236
Posted By saddlesores

methinks there are a few who argue that with...

methinks there are a few who argue that with properly set up and adjusted rim brakes with quality pads, there is no appreciable effective difference in stopping power.
Forum: Touring
03-16-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,496
Posted By saddlesores

i'm really confused. what do YOU want?

i'm really confused.

what do YOU want?
Forum: Touring
03-13-21, 11:10 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 7,236
Posted By saddlesores

really the main drawback from rim brakes is when ...

really the main drawback from rim brakes is when
they (and/or) the fenders get clogged with mud.
especially that nasty, sticky, supergluey red clay.

detachable fenders are nice, but can't do...
Forum: Touring
03-11-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 7,236
Posted By saddlesores

i bought me one of these to build up, fortunately...

i bought me one of these to build up, fortunately residing in the middle kingdom,
thus avoiding the ridiculous shipping fee.

there's this and some other classic style steel touring frames out of...
Forum: Touring
03-08-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,347
Posted By saddlesores

days???? nah, think in terms of weeks! ...

days???? nah, think in terms of weeks!

let's say the west coast of oztrailia, broome to geraldton: 1200 miles of flat, mesquite scrubland on a highway too far from the ocean for other than...
Forum: Touring
03-08-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,347
Posted By saddlesores

this seems like a good place to begin. a journey...

this seems like a good place to begin. a journey of a thousand overnights n'all, y'know.



well that's not an encouraging sign.
Forum: Touring
03-01-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,057
Posted By saddlesores

so, umm,.......... recovering from hip medical...

so, umm,.......... recovering from hip medical problem (treatment unspecified) and your plan is to cycle long-distance, carrying camping gear, kitchen equipment, clothing, food, tools and spares,...
Forum: Touring
02-24-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 973
Posted By saddlesores

1. did the seller put on a different cassette? ...

1. did the seller put on a different cassette?

i dunno. why don't you ask the seller?

2. would it be easy to change the cassette?

i dunno. how are you with basic wrenching?

3. will...
Forum: Touring
02-24-21, 06:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 789
Posted By saddlesores

you don't? are you shirley? i had phil...

you don't? are you shirley?
i had phil 48-spokes with 7-spd shimano megarange
on my heavy-duty tour bike.
was able to replace the rim in alice springs, airlifted from adelaide.
finished the...
Forum: Touring
02-23-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 789
Posted By saddlesores

why buy a new frame, then cold set to fit...

why buy a new frame, then cold set to fit narrower hubs
you're unlikely to find replacement parts for on tour?

got old skool parts? buy a lightly used or nos frame off ebay
for prolly a...
Forum: Touring
02-23-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,040
Posted By saddlesores

i recall a couple of spots crossing the blue...

i recall a couple of spots crossing the blue ridge, highways coming from
different directions would converge, being routed together, you could be
going both north and south traveling in the same...
Forum: Touring
02-22-21, 12:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,248
Posted By saddlesores

poor sam. only posted twice.......11 years ago....

poor sam.
only posted twice.......11 years ago.

suspect sammy never made that trip.
or if he/she/skler did, prolly ended up as dinner,
feasted upon by icelandic zombies.
Forum: Touring
02-18-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,554
Posted By saddlesores

mirrors are great. keep an eye on the mirror...

mirrors are great.

keep an eye on the mirror to keep track of crazy drivers, especially in
thailand with world's worst traffic fatality statistics!

i like to know if some crazy somchai is...
Forum: Touring
02-17-21, 07:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,115
Posted By saddlesores

you might think so, but remember interstate...

you might think so, but remember interstate highway routes are
selected for getting from one place to 'nother as fast and efficient
as possible. interstates are dull where back roads are erratic, ...
Forum: Touring
02-17-21, 01:10 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,463
Posted By saddlesores

have you heard about the googles? i have! ...

have you heard about the googles? i have!
would love to google it, but google no work in china.
gotta use some stupid chinese no-speak-english searcher.
amazingly can still find stuff on the...
Forum: Touring
02-16-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,554
Posted By saddlesores

i wouldn't try it. doubt it's legal to have a...

i wouldn't try it. doubt it's legal to have a vehicle toddling along
at "me and my son" speed all the way across the freakin' country.
your specialness will create a significant highway hazard.
...
Forum: Touring
02-13-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,591
Posted By saddlesores

you already own the bike, right? you ride it,...

you already own the bike, right?
you ride it, you carry stuff on the racks, right?
shirley, you should know if the bike is sturdy enough....right?

only difference between riding around town with...
Forum: Touring
02-13-21, 01:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 813
Posted By saddlesores

hard to answer with limited info. your weight,...

hard to answer with limited info.
your weight, how much gear, what type of touring, type of terrain,
your physical condition, cycling experience, repair ability, etc....

but no. this is an...
Forum: Touring
02-11-21, 06:34 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 10,720
Posted By saddlesores

stopping power seems about the same if set up...

stopping power seems about the same if set up properly.
big advantage to disk brakes is not getting clogged
with mud as easily....

https://www.mtbr.com/attachments/muddy-mud-mud-jpg.964896/
Forum: Touring
02-10-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,126
Posted By saddlesores

dude, it's your butt.....you decide. you...

dude, it's your butt.....you decide.

you don't gotta crowdsource everything.
Forum: Touring
02-08-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,152
Posted By saddlesores

just to be more clearful, "i bought a 35-year old...

just to be more clearful, "i bought a 35-year old bike, and it came with some stuff" in no way indicates original equipment, just that the seller included it in the deal.

will the bags work on the...
Forum: Touring
02-08-21, 06:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,152
Posted By saddlesores

tiny rails? i assumed he got one of them...

tiny rails? i assumed he got one of them mini-platform rack thingies
with 8" long rails and 5kg capacity that mount on the brake studs.

just guessing, since the piece of equipment in question...
Forum: Touring
02-03-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,523
Posted By saddlesores

okay, it's been a few years since i've been to...

okay, it's been a few years since i've been to cambodia, but 5 years ago
there were giant brand bike shops, possibly one or two other brands,
both in phnom penh and siem reap.

you also have...
Forum: Touring
02-01-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,523
Posted By saddlesores

that link was from 2011. this one works: ...

that link was from 2011.


this one works: https://www.icebike.org/biking-from-alaska-to-argentina-with-two-10-year-old-children/
Forum: Touring
01-30-21, 10:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,549
Posted By saddlesores

no way to reasonably plan around covid...

no way to reasonably plan around covid restrictions....now.
current vaccines will be ramping up production, probably
doubling output in the next month or two.
can also look forward to another...
Forum: Touring
01-30-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,523
Posted By saddlesores

monster truck?

monster truck?
Forum: Touring
01-30-21, 07:15 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,523
Posted By saddlesores

26" is over two feet wide also. lucky...

26" is over two feet wide also.



lucky for us the diameter of a standard manhole cover is only 600mm.

600mm is less than two feet wide!
Forum: Touring
01-28-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,203
Posted By saddlesores

whereabouts are you located? what about your...

whereabouts are you located? what about your co-riders?
are you in a situation, weather- and lockdown-wise, where y'all could, y'know
take a weekend and do an overnighter out-n-back?

get a feel...
Forum: Touring
01-25-21, 11:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,083
Posted By saddlesores

Oj! crazy is right! my former norwegian...

Oj! crazy is right! my former norwegian girlfriend explained it all to me.

BÝrk! BÝrk! BÝrk!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7UmUX68KtE
Forum: Touring
01-08-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 506
Posted By saddlesores

umm, like, so what's the question?

umm, like, so what's the question?
Forum: Touring
01-01-21, 02:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,252
Posted By saddlesores

yes, yes. you can great some super awesome...

yes, yes.

you can great some super awesome stuff from china at a bargain price, or you can get total carp with no warranty and no refund....and that can be from the same seller/importer just days...
Forum: Touring
12-23-20, 04:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 677
Posted By saddlesores

i'd suggest researching the products on the...

i'd suggest researching the products on the WELLGO website.
hundreds of models, many of which appear rebranded
under various labels.
Forum: Touring
12-20-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,264
Posted By saddlesores

y'know, i was thinking of offering the same...

y'know, i was thinking of offering the same advice, but then i thought about my first tour.
back in college i'd ridden around the neighborhood, or around town when i moved out to
be near the...
Forum: Touring
12-19-20, 05:27 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,615
Posted By saddlesores

ah, the weight may be the same, but it's the look...

ah, the weight may be the same, but it's the look that counts.

coolness factor reduces coefficient of fred by cherry pie squared.

deduct points for research and bringing fax to the table.

...
Forum: Touring
12-18-20, 05:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 610
Posted By saddlesores

thanks for the opportunity to help monetize your...

thanks for the opportunity to help monetize your channel.
like!subscribe!checkmysponsors!

sure, i'll stow a little more spam in the ol' panniers.
Forum: Touring
12-12-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,455
Posted By saddlesores

i'm afraid the comfort aspects of your specific...

i'm afraid the comfort aspects of your specific body do not lend
themselves well to crowd-sourcing from anonymous strangers
on the intertubes.

these are the sorts of things you'll need to...
Forum: Touring
12-11-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,936
Posted By saddlesores

in my experience, a seeping pad is indicative of...

in my experience, a seeping pad is indicative of a slow leek...
Forum: Touring
12-09-20, 04:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,914
Posted By saddlesores

could also be the bike shop is pushing the latest...

could also be the bike shop is pushing the latest fad,
pushed by the manufacturers. much easier to flog
whatever ya got in stock now, instead of ordering
something suitable for the task.

build...
Forum: Touring
12-05-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 867
Posted By saddlesores

jinkies! this one's easy! originally...

jinkies! this one's easy!


originally developed by a custom frame builder as a braze-on P-38.
in australia naturally!
...
Forum: Touring
12-03-20, 11:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,898
Posted By saddlesores

the Munroe Cargo 6061-T6 aluminium frame...

the Munroe Cargo

6061-T6 aluminium frame with hydroformed downtube, through axle dropouts and cage, rack and fender mounts.
Forum: Touring
12-03-20, 03:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,898
Posted By saddlesores

nonononono!!!!!!!!!! that's now how forums are...

nonononono!!!!!!!!!! that's now how forums are s'posed to work.

the person that opens a photo thread normally starts it off by
posting a few pictures to get the conversation going.

i would'a...
Forum: Touring
11-29-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,333
Posted By saddlesores

RE: shifting positrons "The positron or...

RE: shifting positrons

"The positron or antielectron is the antiparticle or the antimatter counterpart of the electron. The positron has an electric charge of +1 e, a spin of 1/2, and has the...
Forum: Touring
11-29-20, 04:33 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,333
Posted By saddlesores

i imagine 3-5 pounds of hard, clunky camera gear...

i imagine 3-5 pounds of hard, clunky camera gear in a fanny pack would
become excruciating after a short time. and it would suck if the belt
buckle popped loose as they occasionally do.

if on...
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