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Forum: Touring
09-09-20, 09:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 870
Posted By saddlesores

it seems with the technology level for deraillers...

it seems with the technology level for deraillers and gearing, if you're gonna be in the mountains AND carry a heavy load, you're not gonna easily be able to get a range with reasonable steps that...
Forum: Touring
09-03-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,122
Posted By saddlesores

unless you mean the loaded bikes were in the...

unless you mean the loaded bikes were in the 55-60 pound range, there's your problem!!!!

assuming your neckit bikes weigh around 30 pounds, you're still carrying 25-30 pounds each.
or did you...
Forum: Touring
09-02-20, 04:15 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,001
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: 4,001
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: 4,001
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: 4,001
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, 08:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 803
Posted By saddlesores

https://miro.medium.com/max/4044/1*8Y5WfhkZC5Hm9hL...

https://miro.medium.com/max/4044/1*8Y5WfhkZC5Hm9hLo_Z25_w.png
Forum: Touring
08-24-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 803
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, 05:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 803
Posted By saddlesores

the outer dimensions are irrelevant. ...

the outer dimensions are irrelevant.
gallifreyan luggage is dimensionally transcendental.
Forum: Touring
08-24-20, 05:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 803
Posted By saddlesores

african or european?

african or european?
Forum: Touring
08-23-20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 624
Posted By saddlesores

you dinna say if you're touring, nor if so how...

you dinna say if you're touring, nor if so how much weight, norer what road surface/terrain.
sounds like it's either as daily commuter, or local rides with a small daypack.

keep the wheels, buy a...
Forum: Touring
08-21-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,645
Posted By saddlesores

optical delusion? saddle nose looks to be...

optical delusion? saddle nose looks to be pointed up too high for comfort, esp with drops.
Forum: Touring
08-19-20, 01:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,244
Posted By saddlesores

currently accessible in china via VPN. ...

currently accessible in china via VPN.


(otherwise blocked by china's net nannies, so niel must be doing something right.)
Forum: Touring
08-17-20, 02:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 866
Posted By saddlesores

geeze, louise! methinks op has probably already...

geeze, louise! methinks op has probably already finished his tour by now.
Forum: Touring
08-14-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,276
Posted By saddlesores

sheeesh! city slickers! ...

sheeesh! city slickers!

https://tse3-mm.cn.bing.net/th/id/OIP.ENgJfOzbtDcEmsvAzth5ZAHaEx?pid=Api&rs=1
Forum: Touring
08-13-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,276
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
08-08-20, 11:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,656
Posted By saddlesores

i'd seriously reconsider that gearing. if you...

i'd seriously reconsider that gearing. if you ever plan to carry more than 20 pounds,
ride in hilly terrain, or experience the effects of aging, a 15-17" gear would be preferred.

sure, you could...
Forum: Touring
08-02-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,656
Posted By saddlesores

i was thinking similar, mtb crank, ignore the big...

i was thinking similar, mtb crank, ignore the big ring or replace with a rockring.
keep the two smaller rings, maybe 26-38 and pair with suitable cassette.
how often do you use the big ring anyways?
Forum: Touring
08-02-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,848
Posted By saddlesores

the red ones, naturally!

the red ones, naturally!
Forum: Touring
08-02-20, 12:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,645
Posted By saddlesores

you got that right, bub! ...

you got that right, bub!

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/512xlctioWL._AC_.jpg
Forum: Touring
08-01-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,394
Posted By saddlesores

as long as no damage to the threads, you should...

as long as no damage to the threads, you should be fine.
i don't believe the outer rubber provides any support, just the wear-off consumable bit.
but definitely want to protect the threads from...
Forum: Touring
07-26-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,700
Posted By saddlesores

forums are a great place to get information, and...

forums are a great place to get information, and to help others.

but at a certain point, you really need to learn how to do research.
try the search function, try the googles.
it's best to come...
Forum: Touring
07-25-20, 12:30 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,700
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: 69
Views: 4,700
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, 10:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 902
Posted By saddlesores

why replace the whole unit? the bearings are...

why replace the whole unit?
the bearings are expendables. just buys yaself a set of cartridge bearings.
Forum: Touring
07-17-20, 03:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,249
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
07-15-20, 11:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,202
Posted By saddlesores

switch components? you'll wind up cutting and...

switch components? you'll wind up cutting
and pasting two vintage bikes into two frankenbikes.
3*6 and 3*9 will have different rear spacing.
quill vs threadless, different bar diameters.
keep...
Forum: Touring
07-09-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,975
Posted By saddlesores

i got an edwards perimount 3000. that one in dec...

i got an edwards perimount 3000. that one in dec '89 had a new anti-calcium treatment, supposed to last longer without needing replacement. and it's made of cow pericardium! now i'm beefcake...
Forum: Touring
07-09-20, 12:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,975
Posted By saddlesores

not a problem! barely an inconvenience! they...

not a problem! barely an inconvenience!

they sell travel insurance that excludes coverage within the usa, which has the most expensivest health care in the world!

how expensive? ten years ago,...
Forum: Touring
07-06-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,723
Posted By saddlesores

as long as you're blowing 5 grand on a custom...

as long as you're blowing 5 grand on a custom ride, why not special order a matching titanium 36'r extrawheel trailer?
and heck, money's no object, so throw in a pair of streamlined...
Forum: Touring
07-05-20, 04:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,975
Posted By saddlesores

it's only political if you make it so, and your...

it's only political if you make it so, and your post seems to be making it so.
i didn't notice any question as to availability or affordability of insurance, just another "white priblidge" rant.
...
Forum: Touring
07-04-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,060
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
06-30-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,034
Posted By saddlesores

all the research and measurements won't tell you...

all the research and measurements won't tell you if the bike fits.

have you tried the advice to install a stem riser and adjustable stem?

seems like you would have the answer right there as to...
Forum: Touring
06-22-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,735
Posted By saddlesores

have you tried the intertubes yet? it's all the...

have you tried the intertubes yet? it's all the rage.
there's this new thang called the googles. google it!
al gore sure earned his noble price with this'n!
Forum: Touring
06-21-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,187
Posted By saddlesores

i did that route (passau-wien) almost 40 years...

i did that route (passau-wien) almost 40 years ago, so of course my route
and lodging details may be past the best-by date. had a hostel pass and
some paper maps.

way back then, i was heading...
Forum: Touring
06-20-20, 01:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,095
Posted By saddlesores

now it's just getting confusing! many of your...

now it's just getting confusing! many of your responses are based on this:



nothing wrong with taiwan frames, they make most of the bike frames you find around the world....rebadged as...
Forum: Touring
06-18-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,095
Posted By saddlesores

did i mention before you aren't getting a custom...

did i mention before you aren't getting a custom bike? if your frame builder gentleman is telling you ya gotta choose between disk or v-brake frame and fork, he's bolting together an off-the-peg...
Forum: Touring
06-18-20, 05:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,983
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: 3,095
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: 1,391
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
06-16-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 488
Posted By saddlesores

never liked having a minipump on the downtube. ...

never liked having a minipump on the downtube.
more likely to get water and grit thrown up to ruin the slide.
more likely to get knocked loose, or fall off unnoticed.
frame fit pumps under the top...
Forum: Touring
06-16-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 626
Posted By saddlesores

roswheel is generic chinese product. you never...

roswheel is generic chinese product.
you never really know what you're going to get.
seems they move production between factories as needed.
you get good batches, you get garbage. flip a coin.
...
Forum: Touring
06-08-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,394
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: 2,040
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
06-03-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,896
Posted By saddlesores

just follow the directions on sheldon brown's...

just follow the directions on sheldon brown's website, plug in the numbers for your hubs and rims to one of many online spoke calculators. a nice $5 spoke wrench is nice, but you can do it with a $1...
Forum: Touring
05-25-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,716
Posted By saddlesores

thinking and reasoning are essentially the same...

thinking and reasoning are essentially the same thing, but let's just go with reasoning. you can't really say there NO reasoning behind their choice, as some design aspects must have been taken into...
Forum: Touring
05-24-20, 09:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,716
Posted By saddlesores

there's a reason for that big jump. designed...

there's a reason for that big jump.
designed for loaded touring, not necessary for commuting.

the 14-24 cogs are for regular, everyday riding. reasonable terrain.
the big 34 is for climbing...
Forum: Touring
05-24-20, 04:01 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,716
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, 10:03 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,716
Posted By saddlesores

groovy! you got those wee, skinny tires, so...

groovy! you got those wee, skinny tires, so assume you're staying on pavement.
how much gear do you plan to take? any extreme conditions expected?
do you have a thru-hiker mindset, bare minimum?...
Forum: Touring
05-23-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,716
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...
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