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Forum: Touring
08-17-19, 02:23 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,538
Posted By saddlesores

serial killers? you're prolly thinking of ted...

serial killers? you're prolly thinking of ted bundy.

for (alleged) philosophical nonsense, my mind wanders to ted kaczynski......another loner (in)famous for his rambling manifesto, who by the...
Forum: Touring
08-15-19, 05:27 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,538
Posted By saddlesores

this is getting weird, like in ted kaczynski...

this is getting weird, like in ted kaczynski weird....allegedly.
Forum: Touring
08-14-19, 09:56 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,538
Posted By saddlesores

for folks that want to set up a base in the usa...

for folks that want to set up a base in the usa but spend much of their time traveling, you can pick up a little house in a small town in southwest texas for under $25k.

a few...
Forum: Touring
08-13-19, 11:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 948
Posted By saddlesores

what exactly do you wanna know? before '86, we...

what exactly do you wanna know? before '86, we toured exclusively on 'vintage' machines. worked out rather nicely. some still do, and it still does.

are you asking because you have an older...
Forum: Touring
08-13-19, 05:21 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,775
Posted By saddlesores

i understood it as unplugging the...

i understood it as unplugging the fridge......shopping daily for perishables, eating uncooked food, taking cold showers, sleeping without heat or ac.

come to think of it, the idea of spending your...
Forum: Touring
08-12-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,180
Posted By saddlesores

one may have memorized everything, but yet have...

one may have memorized everything, but yet have learned little in the process.
pack up your bike. ride and camp for a few days, a week. gain experience. learn something.

“No battle plan survives...
Forum: Touring
08-12-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 638
Posted By saddlesores

greyhound will take bikes, but you need to box. ...

greyhound will take bikes, but you need to box.
they may have boxes at the larger stations.
Forum: Touring
08-10-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,617
Posted By saddlesores

lemme get this straight.....after years and years...

lemme get this straight.....after years and years of research and study and learning, you wanna head into the mountains at the end of august, with little (or no!) touring experience, and then head...
Forum: Touring
08-10-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,180
Posted By saddlesores

how difficult is it to make a claim? what's the...

how difficult is it to make a claim? what's the procedure?
let's say you're on the road......hatch, new mexico.........and some of your gear goes missing.

i assume you need to file a police...
Forum: Touring
08-10-19, 01:56 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,617
Posted By saddlesores

this is the only relevant part of your answer, as...

this is the only relevant part of your answer, as here is your problem.
if you've spent years in preparation and still haven't gone out on an overnighter, well, there ya go.
not much more needs to...
Forum: Touring
08-10-19, 12:30 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,617
Posted By saddlesores

the world is a scary place filled with bad people...

the world is a scary place filled with bad people who do bad things.
you sure you want to do this?
camping in the woods.....alone....in the dark?
imagine you're nestled in your bivy and you hear...
Forum: Touring
08-09-19, 12:45 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,617
Posted By saddlesores

having trouble visualizing the seatpost cable. ...

having trouble visualizing the seatpost cable. unless you're using one of those cheapie open-post bolt-on style post and seats, how do you send the cable through the top of the post without drilling...
Forum: Touring
07-31-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 712
Posted By saddlesores

hi first trip! i see you're posting trailer...

hi first trip!
i see you're posting trailer questions to the trailer thread you started over a year ago.
what have you learned in the intervening 15 months?

have you had time to search the...
Forum: Touring
07-29-19, 10:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 938
Posted By saddlesores

no bending required. the rack is less than 1cm...

no bending required. the rack is less than 1cm narrower than the stays. if much wider, it wouldn't be too much trouble to bend the steel plates. you could also use aluminium strips - they hold the...
Forum: Touring
07-29-19, 10:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 938
Posted By saddlesores

hie thee hither to a home depot! check out the...

hie thee hither to a home depot! check out the stainless hardware in the rack/shelving section.
pre-drilled mending plates come in various lengths.......

...
Forum: Touring
07-25-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,538
Posted By saddlesores

if over 50, you can get a "retirement" visa in...

if over 50, you can get a "retirement" visa in thailand. minimal requirements, but not allowed to work. you'd need to have a source of income. digital nomading is possible if you keep a low...
Forum: Touring
07-24-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 938
Posted By saddlesores

i've got an easydo brand rear rack with bolt on...

i've got an easydo brand rear rack with bolt on legs, similar to (almost a clone) of the racktime in the link. rated for 25kg. seems solid enough.
...
Forum: Touring
07-22-19, 11:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 680
Posted By saddlesores

great riding outside of town....but be prepared...

great riding outside of town....but be prepared for goatheads.
Forum: Touring
07-22-19, 11:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,264
Posted By saddlesores

rent a ferienwohnung for a week in southern...

rent a ferienwohnung for a week in southern germany.

do short day-tours in the local area, riding from village to village, spaced 5-10km apart.

stop at each to sample the local beer and...
Forum: Touring
07-18-19, 12:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,873
Posted By saddlesores

light load (15 lbs max) + you (?? lbs) ...

light load (15 lbs max) + you (?? lbs)


where will you be riding?.....pavement? groomed trails? dirt roads? lunar surface potholes....?
Forum: Touring
07-06-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,401
Posted By saddlesores

https://www.rei.com/product/892503/cannondale-quic...

https://www.rei.com/product/892503/cannondale-quick-speed-2-disc-bike-2016

not what i'd call a touring bike, not with this gearing: 50/34----11-30, 9-speed.

geared way too high for hills,...
Forum: Touring
07-06-19, 05:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,401
Posted By saddlesores

can you provide some more info.....how much...

can you provide some more info.....how much weight do you carry, and what gearing does your current bike have? how about your age and physical condition?

also.....what do you consider "touring...
Forum: Touring
06-27-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,119
Posted By saddlesores

if it's really a coin toss for you, put 'em both...

if it's really a coin toss for you, put 'em both on craigslist or ebay and let the cycling gods decide. the one that sells first was not your intended companion.
Forum: Touring
06-23-19, 03:46 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,907
Posted By saddlesores

6 pounds isn't so bad for a tent. depends on...

6 pounds isn't so bad for a tent. depends on your personal preferences. i didn't want to live in a bivy for more than a day or two. i'd draw the line at the mattress though. a simple ridge rest...
Forum: Touring
06-20-19, 12:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,396
Posted By saddlesores

do you pay for shipping with a credit card? ...

do you pay for shipping with a credit card? might have some travel insurance coverage through the card, but you'd have to call the bank for details.
Forum: Touring
06-19-19, 04:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 978
Posted By saddlesores

Cheap Touring Shoes on Taobao

if anyone in our china is looking for cycling shoes, i found some DZR closeouts in big sizes (45-47!).

was looking for a replacement for the DZR dice i've had for a few years and are starting...
Forum: Touring
06-10-19, 09:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,167
Posted By saddlesores

$1300 for a hub? not compatible with my...

$1300 for a hub?

not compatible with my other bikes, spares made of unobtainium, would have to buy a new frame with thru-axels..

for the price of just one hub i can buy two complete touring...
Forum: Touring
06-09-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,340
Posted By saddlesores

. whatever you're used to and comfortable...

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whatever you're used to and comfortable with on straight bars should work for your butterfly bars. brake location isn't that much different from straight bars, is it? .
.
you got the...
Forum: Touring
06-08-19, 03:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,332
Posted By saddlesores

bike box? refrigerator box, couple 'o big screen...

bike box? refrigerator box, couple 'o big screen teevee boxes spliced together, random bits of cardboard properly taped and tied......(or just an extension to the 32" bike box...)

surely easier...
Forum: Touring
05-23-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,694
Posted By saddlesores

you got two options at least to remedy the bag...

you got two options at least to remedy the bag rubbing on the derailler.

1) install one of them wire-cage derailler protector thingies that mount at the dropout.

2) switch to a rack...
Forum: Touring
05-21-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,141
Posted By saddlesores

a 10-pound tent might not be so bad if you're...

a 10-pound tent might not be so bad if you're going on a short tour and expect to spend longish periods settled at one campsite, doing day tours in the vicinity. lugging that much weight on a longer...
Forum: Touring
05-19-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,170
Posted By saddlesores

no need to carry. most of them come with a...

no need to carry. most of them come with a hollow core, some with a slit the entire length. will hold tight to the inside of your frame triangle.

we used to use these on our race trailer. rear...
Forum: Touring
05-18-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 530
Posted By saddlesores

wind can knock over a bike with a rear kickstand,...

wind can knock over a bike with a rear kickstand, or at least will make your photography wobbly. avoid front wheel flop with a velcro strap.
Forum: Touring
05-18-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 530
Posted By saddlesores

if you want more stability, how 'bout a center...

if you want more stability, how 'bout a center stand?
Forum: Touring
05-14-19, 06:20 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,306
Posted By saddlesores

1st tour was summer break before senior year in...

1st tour was summer break before senior year in college. flew to luxembourg, cycled to vienna, stayed in youth hostels. paid for by college loan.

later tours while in the army stationed in...
Forum: Touring
05-11-19, 02:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,032
Posted By saddlesores

i've got microshift shifters on several of my...

i've got microshift shifters on several of my bikes. good quality, reliable. equal to or better than shimano at a lower price. i have chinese production. you may get shifters made in taiwan...
Forum: Touring
05-02-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,092
Posted By saddlesores

thing you gotta remember is here in our china,...

thing you gotta remember is here in our china, IPR does not exist. it's a whole new dimension of copy-n-paste!

the folks here on the mainland do not value creativity, independence, innovation. ...
Forum: Touring
04-30-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,097
Posted By saddlesores

why not try it yourself and find out? don't need...

why not try it yourself and find out? don't need to go fully-loaded first time out. get a medium set of bags to carry daily needs, sleep in motels.


i think you can catch the amtrak (texas...
Forum: Touring
04-28-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,030
Posted By saddlesores

77L plus a drybag? that's serious overkill. ...

77L plus a drybag? that's serious overkill. you'll likely wind up carrying twice what you really need. hauling a lot of unnecessary gear will slow you down, and make hills/wind pure agony.

you...
Forum: Touring
04-27-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,490
Posted By saddlesores

dunno....friend here decided to build up a...

dunno....friend here decided to build up a 26" frame with 700c wheels, he thought it would go faster. required narrower tires, which he was fine with. also had to get a sidemount derailler as the...
Forum: Touring
04-27-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,490
Posted By saddlesores

how do your 700c frames handle with 26"...

how do your 700c frames handle with 26" wheels?
Forum: Touring
04-26-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,778
Posted By saddlesores

maybe, but i wouldn't count on it. snakes have a...

maybe, but i wouldn't count on it. snakes have a rather primitive inner ear and don't hear sounds. they "hear" vibrations. so unless you're playing AC/DC cranked up to 12 with the subwoofers...
Forum: Touring
04-25-19, 11:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,778
Posted By saddlesores

contender for 2019 darwin award? ...

contender for 2019 darwin award?


runner-up for 2019 darwin award?

https://www.livescience.com/32252-do-snakes-have-ears.html
...
Forum: Touring
04-23-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,544
Posted By saddlesores

you may consider making the bottom half a...

you may consider making the bottom half a fiberglass tub...or carbon fiber i guess......with a windshield and open top. at night you would set up the retractable vinyl roof. something like you'd...
Forum: Touring
04-22-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,354
Posted By saddlesores

you might watch ebay for a replacement fork with...

you might watch ebay for a replacement fork with canti studs and disk break tab, mid-fork eyelets, and dual eyelets on the dropouts.
Forum: Touring
04-15-19, 06:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 862
Posted By saddlesores

you should be using the greek spelling....Ατλαντις

you should be using the greek spelling....Ατλαντις
Forum: Touring
04-15-19, 06:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,040
Posted By saddlesores

full backpack should fit in a bob trailer.

full backpack should fit in a bob trailer.
Forum: Touring
04-13-19, 11:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,544
Posted By saddlesores

something like this??? ...

something like this???
https://www.wired.com/images_blogs/gadgetlab/2009/08/5_camperbikeride21-660x438.jpg
http://media.treehugger.com/assets/images/2012/02/electric-bike-camper.png
Forum: Touring
04-13-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,031
Posted By saddlesores

assume the salesman told you that? if you'll be...

assume the salesman told you that? if you'll be on a loaded touring bike in the hills, you should be more concerned about the low gears. if it's a choice between coasting down a hill or pushing a...
Forum: Touring
04-12-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,544
Posted By saddlesores

It's not quite Easter--/--Close enough for hand...

It's not quite Easter--/--Close enough for hand grenades--/-- Zombie thread arise!
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