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Forum: Touring
06-30-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 377
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: 42
Views: 2,458
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: 20
Views: 621
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: 38
Views: 1,377
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: 38
Views: 1,377
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: 23
Views: 676
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: 38
Views: 1,377
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: 957
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: 342
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: 390
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: 945
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: 1,492
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: 4,250
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: 1,429
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: 1,429
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: 1,429
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: 1,429
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: 1,429
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: 4,039
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: 4,039
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: 20
Views: 1,225
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: 4,039
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
05-17-20, 12:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 459
Posted By saddlesores

fly to denver with 520, enjoy the conference. ...

fly to denver with 520, enjoy the conference.
store box at your hotel.
ride west to grand junction (250 miles) or green river (350 miles).
return to denver on amtrak.
return to hotel for one...
Forum: Touring
05-16-20, 05:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 788
Posted By saddlesores

make do until you can find the perfect rack. ...

make do until you can find the perfect rack.

go to the dollar general, buy a small cutting board.

cut to size, sand the rear bit where the rack bends upwards.

varnish, bolt onto top.

you...
Forum: Touring
05-15-20, 11:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 718
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
05-15-20, 01:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 763
Posted By saddlesores

excellent! we're no longer talking marketing...

excellent! we're no longer talking marketing 101. they're in grad school now!

you don't just have to buy a new bottom bracket to go with that crank, you need to buy a whole new frame.
Forum: Touring
05-14-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 763
Posted By saddlesores

hmmm....vs. 9-speed cassette at about 300 grams ...

hmmm....vs. 9-speed cassette at about 300 grams



461 g (10-45T), 470 g (10-51T)

10-12-14-16-18-21-24-28-32-36-40-45T
10-12-14-16-18-21-24-28-33-39-45-51T
Forum: Touring
05-13-20, 11:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 763
Posted By saddlesores

now don't quote me, but isn't one of the selling...

now don't quote me, but isn't one of the selling points for going 1x getting rid of a couple rings and a shifter, cutting weight?

'normal' cassettes are heavy enough, but a 51T cassette would be a...
Forum: Touring
05-07-20, 11:42 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,320
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
05-05-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,191
Posted By saddlesores

have used crazyguy for years as a touring route...

have used crazyguy for years as a touring route resource.
wasn't even aware there was a forum there until it was mentioned here.

anyhoo, if the bickering and arguing at that forum annoy you, ...
Forum: Touring
05-01-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 986
Posted By saddlesores

wow! five whole posts, and 3 of them referencing...

wow! five whole posts, and 3 of them referencing neil's most excellent site.

https://www.bikeforums.net/touring/1155854-cycleblaze-trip-journal-site.html
Forum: Touring
04-29-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 986
Posted By saddlesores

could be a local issue. loads fine just now in...

could be a local issue.
loads fine just now in china.
Forum: Touring
04-25-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,426
Posted By saddlesores

have you considered riding posture? are you...

have you considered riding posture?

are you wanting a more relaxed, sitting upright position?

do you think you would be comfortable riding a "racing style" bike with 10-speed curved bars?
...
Forum: Touring
04-24-20, 05:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 523
Posted By saddlesores

i'd guess the bike was just pulled out of...

i'd guess the bike was just pulled out of storage, and the seller
simply didn't bother to adjust the front brakes.

likely someone's ma or pa is selling junior's bike while he's
away at college....
Forum: Touring
04-23-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,760
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: 1,426
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: 3,760
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
04-23-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,760
Posted By saddlesores

they also come in pink! The Grand Canyon...

they also come in pink!

The Grand Canyon Pink Rattlesnake ? Grand Canyon Collective (http://grandcanyoncollective.com/2017/11/14/the-grand-canyon-pink-rattlesnake/)
Forum: Touring
04-19-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,804
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.
Forum: Touring
04-19-20, 02:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,091
Posted By saddlesores

might be fine for casual rides on well-maintained...

might be fine for casual rides on well-maintained bike trails, but i wouldn't want anything larger than a bob or an extrawheel on public roads.

anything wider would be a traffic hazard, and a...
Forum: Touring
04-19-20, 01:55 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,631
Posted By saddlesores

but will the terrain actually be flat? ...

but will the terrain actually be flat?

eastern kansas fer shur, flat as a pancake with nothing to stop the wind, but i recall western kansas being an endless series of rolling hills.
04-10-20, 03:03 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 10,863
Posted By saddlesores

we were planning to return to thailand for the...

we were planning to return to thailand for the summer, but thailand is locked down.
no foreigners allowed in, only 200 thais per day, if they can find a flight.
if they do open again, we'll have 2...
03-28-20, 03:06 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 10,863
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...
03-26-20, 12:25 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 10,863
Posted By saddlesores

i'm not a doctor, but i did stay in a holiday inn...

i'm not a doctor, but i did stay in a holiday inn express! it was in indiana. slept in the room where the olympic flame overnighted once. weirdly, it was in a non-smoking room.

i think the test...
03-25-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 10,863
Posted By saddlesores

we're final destination for most flights, being a...

we're final destination for most flights, being a resort island. but if you do happen to be transiting, there are secure areas where you are isolated from other passengers and then securely...
03-25-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 10,863
Posted By saddlesores

confirming airport arrivals in hainan, china. ...

confirming airport arrivals in hainan, china.

anyone from overseas, or from a high-risk area domestically, will be subject to virus test followed by mandatory monitored 14-day quarantine in...
03-25-20, 05:27 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 10,863
Posted By saddlesores

and speaking of thailand, i just learned they...

and speaking of thailand, i just learned they closed the borders and the lockdown is going to get serious. a little late for that, as just last weekend about ten thousand heard about the new rules,...
03-25-20, 02:46 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 10,863
Posted By saddlesores

yeah! it's really weird isn't it. things in...

yeah! it's really weird isn't it. things in china are returning to normal. (in hainan at least)
i can go out in the evening now, eat at kfc, then go for ice cream, then to the pool hall.
even...
03-24-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 10,863
Posted By saddlesores

well, it was a nice ride, but here's where we get...

well, it was a nice ride, but here's where we get off. this is the end. it's over.

we thought the corona virus was the worst? but wait, there's more!

according to the latest numbers, right...
Forum: Touring
03-24-20, 05:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,491
Posted By saddlesores

absolutely! i have added a paper mask in a...

absolutely!

i have added a paper mask in a ziploc bag to my hbar bag.
only used when i stop at convenience stores or fast food joints.
or if touring, when checking in at hotels.

already carry...
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