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Old 12-28-15, 09:06 PM
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Found a good bike for you!

Wouldn't want to go too light and make anyone think you're a pansy.

You could rig some panniers full of sandbags on that thing to prove to everyone just how badass you are too.

Oh, and make sure you eat everything you can before you tour. The more you weigh, the better! Who wants to go at bike speeds when you can walk? In fact why would anyone want to bike up hills when you can walk your bike up them?

Oh, don't forget to spend the next fifteen months calculating gear inches and dividing the numbers by the square root of pi, so you know you have the right gearing to get off your bike and walk it up those hills!

Make sure you get good maps and find a good, pre-packaged, cookie cutter route! Going 4 miles a day takes a lot of forethought, wouldn't want to get lost!

If you have any other questions let me know, I'm eager to help my fellow tourists!
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Old 12-28-15, 10:16 PM
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Looks like somebody is missing a funny bone.
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Old 12-28-15, 10:39 PM
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Originally Posted by jamawani View Post
Looks like somebody is missing a funny bone.
surgically removed. saved 0.6665 grams!
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Old 12-28-15, 11:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Buffalo Buff View Post


...Wouldn't want to go too light and make anyone think you're a pansy...
Don't you mean Panzer?

And a real heavy weight tourer would divide it by the square root of pie... just sayin.
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Old 12-28-15, 11:59 PM
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Two rear drive segments = left and right, plus one front wheel makes the kettenkraftrad pictured a "TRIKE" and not a "BIKE". LOL VBEG

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Old 12-29-15, 12:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Miele Man View Post
Two rear drive segments = left and right, plus one front wheel makes the kettenkraftrad pictured a "TRIKE" and not a "BIKE". LOL VBEG

Cheers
technically, a trike would have, ummm, three wheels.

the nazi gear pictured would have, well, something like 21 wheels.

why not call it a half-track?
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Old 12-29-15, 01:42 AM
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This year I saw some of those UL bike racers up close. They make Twiggy look fat alright. Wuss burgers.
UH Rolls Royce had the 150 mph long distance record for years and years.
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Old 12-29-15, 06:50 AM
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I have pride in my 40kg bike + panniers
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Originally Posted by arnaguedes View Post
I have pride in my 40kg bike + panniers
cut those viewers and truck out and thats an awesome pic. where was it taken?
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Old 12-29-15, 09:31 AM
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In nazaré, Portugal, near the garret mcnamara world record wave.
If you want to check some of my trips
as nossas viagens: Bem Vindo
In portuguese, but with google translate button
The biggest trip was Ireland portugal 2200km self supported, no money spent during trip, 22 days, food for 10days, and bought food for the other 10days halfway
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Old 12-29-15, 09:52 AM
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Originally Posted by arnaguedes View Post
I have pride in my 40kg bike + panniers
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cut those viewers and truck out and thats an awesome pic. where was it taken?
No, that is the bike and truck taken side by side to demonstrate scale. It just shows how UH some people can get.
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Old 12-29-15, 11:06 AM
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I suspect that this thread will not reach 990 posts, but give it a few years and it might.

You will have to guess which one of these bikes is mine. All but two of them has four panniers. I thought this was normal, but after reading some of the ultra-light stuff on other threads, it is obvious that every bike in this photo is owned by a closet hoarder that carries a spare kitchen sink in case their primary kitchen sink springs a leak.



The gal in the photos below was on year seven of her extended bike tour when I met her, she said her bike had over 100,000 km on it. She had not been to Antarctica or South America (yet?), but had been on virtually every other continent, some continents more than once. She was packed heavier than me.

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Old 12-29-15, 11:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Tourist in MSN View Post
I suspect that this thread will not reach 990 posts, but give it a few years and it might.

snip . . .
This is a good thread. It's tough to reach 990 posts with a thread that isn't full of ankle biting, derogatory remarks directed at people who do not agree with you, and posts by trolls.

That means this is a good thread unlike that other one which was a good thread until the trolls took it over.
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Old 12-29-15, 11:40 AM
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There's just a lot of stuff you really don't need on a bicycle tour. Also there is backpacking gear much better suited for bicycle touring. Riding a 100lb bicycle is way different than a 40lb bicycle and gear. Yes! and I think 40 lb. is much safer, steering and braking. No reason to pack for car camping on a bicycle. You might as well bring the car also. You can ride with a partner and do the 2 car shuffle, then you're just doing a string of day rides, and carrying close to nothing on the bicycle.
And it still is a bicycle tour.

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Old 12-29-15, 03:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Buffalo Buff View Post

Found a good bike for you!

Wouldn't want to go too light and make anyone think you're a pansy.

You could rig some panniers full of sandbags on that thing to prove to everyone just how badass you are too.

Oh, and make sure you eat everything you can before you tour. The more you weigh, the better! Who wants to go at bike speeds when you can walk? In fact why would anyone want to bike up hills when you can walk your bike up them?

Oh, don't forget to spend the next fifteen months calculating gear inches and dividing the numbers by the square root of pi, so you know you have the right gearing to get off your bike and walk it up those hills!

Make sure you get good maps and find a good, pre-packaged, cookie cutter route! Going 4 miles a day takes a lot of forethought, wouldn't want to get lost!

If you have any other questions let me know, I'm eager to help my fellow tourists!

Hell yeah, you tell those jokers! On my last tour I got rid of my seat and seatpost and saved over a pound of weight. The little disc of foam I use in it's place weighs less than 1oz and is plenty comfortable so long as I don't sit on it ; )
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Old 12-29-15, 04:22 PM
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Hey Buff ... Fill your tires with hydrogen eh.
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Old 12-29-15, 07:29 PM
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
cut those viewers and truck out and thats an awesome pic.
Here it is after a very quick photoshop.

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Originally Posted by cb400bill View Post
Here it is after a very quick photoshop.
No Pulitzer prize for you buddy. Dast ist verbotten.
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Originally Posted by Biketouringhobo View Post
It is Called Expedition Bicycle Touring=Heavy Bicycle Touring
That guy is just hauling it for a bunch of Westerners, right...?
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Originally Posted by Squeezebox View Post
There's just a lot of stuff you really don't need on a bicycle tour. Also there is backpacking gear much better suited for bicycle touring. Riding a 100lb bicycle is way different than a 40lb bicycle and gear. Yes! and I think 40 lb. is much safer, steering and braking. No reason to pack for car camping on a bicycle. You might as well bring the car also. You can ride with a partner and do the 2 car shuffle, then you're just doing a string of day rides, and carrying close to nothing on the bicycle.
And it still is a bicycle tour.
Some of us are riding a 100 pound bicycle every time we get onto it...
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Originally Posted by BigAura View Post
This means that for bicycle touring the weight factor means little, unless you're interested in big distance or fast times.
You mean the world is flat? Boy, that takes me back...
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Originally Posted by cb400bill View Post
Here it is after a very quick photoshop.

What is he going to do without the SAG wagon?
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Originally Posted by Biketouringhobo View Post
It is Called Expedition Bicycle Touring=Heavy Bicycle Touring
wow, the knobs on the tires must wear off fast
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