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Forum: Touring
12-06-21, 06:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 191
Posted By saddlesores

nobody can answer that for how YOU would feel. ...

nobody can answer that for how YOU would feel. why not bungee a solid cinderblock to your rear rack and find out for yourself?




yep. was moving from thailand to china. sent most of my...
Forum: Touring
11-29-21, 10:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 954
Posted By saddlesores

nearly give me a heart attack! MS-shifters??!!!!...

nearly give me a heart attack! MS-shifters??!!!! damn, imagine having to wait five minutes for your shifters to boot up, or having a 5-second delay in shifts because of a mandatory update!

oh!!!...
Forum: Touring
11-28-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 935
Posted By saddlesores

i wouldn't think so. passports are made in the...

i wouldn't think so. passports are made in the usa, then delivered to embassies/consulates. there is no prioritization available. we get only the regular service, no expedited, and no mail...
Forum: Touring
11-28-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 935
Posted By saddlesores

i read that, but that may be for INITIAL...

i read that, but that may be for INITIAL passports, not renewals.

went to guangzhou in july to renew, this after reading
passports were taking six to eight months.

got the new passport in...
Forum: Touring
11-27-21, 10:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 935
Posted By saddlesores

speaking of tours that speak to you. you...

speaking of tours that speak to you.

you need to find a route to get your kicks.

i know you know.
...
Forum: Touring
11-24-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,079
Posted By saddlesores

might be good reasons for that. daily...

might be good reasons for that.

daily removal/attachment of rack legs/bars means lotsa wear-n-tear on the mounting bits.
a bad oopsie dropping your bike today could mean your tent won't go up...
Forum: Touring
11-20-21, 01:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,787
Posted By saddlesores

https://i.pcmag.com/imagery/articles/032gtK0yGHi37...

https://i.pcmag.com/imagery/articles/032gtK0yGHi37SWpyT2Z6Wi-2.fit_lim.size_1695x.jpg

"houston, we have a wiener."
Forum: Touring
11-19-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,787
Posted By saddlesores

absolutely neat and really keen, but.....about as...

absolutely neat and really keen, but.....about as suitable for touring as the oscar meyermobile would be for lunar exploration. shirley, it would look cool!

not sure how suitable for even...
Forum: Touring
11-17-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,538
Posted By saddlesores

won't make that much of a difference. buy...

won't make that much of a difference.
buy some lighter, faster tires.
service the hubs with fresh grease and new bearings.
Forum: Touring
11-13-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,291
Posted By saddlesores

dagnabbit! i just fixed the hole in the wall!

dagnabbit! i just fixed the hole in the wall!
Forum: Touring
11-09-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,228
Posted By saddlesores

but you'll prolly want to use zip ties anyway, ...

but you'll prolly want to use zip ties anyway,
as you'll inevitably wind up with a bit of unsecured
housing "plinking" against the metal tube each
time you hit a bump, especially if you ride with...
Forum: Touring
11-07-21, 10:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 671
Posted By saddlesores

you might could take a pitcher of the serial...

you might could take a pitcher of the serial number.
internet detectives can often trace model years and production lines therefrom.
Forum: Touring
11-06-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,228
Posted By saddlesores

any contact with exposed cables WILL be a...

any contact with exposed cables WILL be a problem, either affecting braking/shifting or damaging the bags. most likely both. contact with cable housings shouldn't be a problem........after all,...
Forum: Touring
11-05-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,727
Posted By saddlesores

if you check a photo of the phone, the rear has a...

if you check a photo of the phone, the rear has a square area with
4 thingies - main camera, led light and two decorative falsies
(or perhaps auxiliary lenses?). a quad of whatchamallits!
...
Forum: Touring
11-05-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,727
Posted By saddlesores

i'm assuming marketing-speak - "quad" camera. ...

i'm assuming marketing-speak - "quad" camera. hey, it's a camera with 4 thingies.
if they're fake, then they're for show, so they ARE decoration.

but mr. googles found this:


Cameras

On...
Forum: Touring
11-05-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,727
Posted By saddlesores

thai wife fits the bill! soaks up all the...

thai wife fits the bill! soaks up all the unnecessary free cash flow.
very efficient, exceedingly thorough!
honey, new shoes! honey new earrings!
honey, buy me that house.........NOW!
Forum: Touring
11-05-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,727
Posted By saddlesores

appears to be two versions. the plain model 4900...

appears to be two versions. the plain model 4900 has an 8mp rear camera, the pro has a 13mp.
some of the literature specs a rear "quad-camera", not sure what that is 'zackly.
don't know if the...
Forum: Touring
11-05-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,727
Posted By saddlesores

just exactly that.....i get 8-10 days between...

just exactly that.....i get 8-10 days between charges.
takes about 3 hours to charge up to 100%,
i let it run down to around 20%.

don't run many apps in the background.
wechat of course, can't...
Forum: Touring
11-04-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,727
Posted By saddlesores

since you've brought up new phones, uncle stinky...

since you've brought up new phones, uncle stinky done bought one
about six months ago.

got me this here blackview BV4900Pro for $100, with free shipping.
https://promo.blackview.hk/bv4900pro/
...
Forum: Touring
11-01-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 850
Posted By saddlesores

if you gots pedals with pins, i'd be more...

if you gots pedals with pins, i'd be more concerned about
the pins grabbin' and holdin' any soft material like
neoprene on the underside of your booties.

even with clips/straps loose enough to...
Forum: Touring
10-03-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,291
Posted By saddlesores

i need to take a break now. my forehead smarts...

i need to take a break now. my forehead smarts from banging it against the wall.



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Forum: Touring
10-01-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,291
Posted By saddlesores

i'm missing the point? ...

i'm missing the point?







dude, in these shops that you can find conveniently.....in asialand......in any city or town and in most villages, cuttin' 'n weldin' bicycle tubing thickness...
Forum: Touring
09-30-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,031
Posted By saddlesores

what does it matter? frames sometimes break. ...

what does it matter? frames sometimes break. anything mass-produced will include some defective units.
what are the odds of winning any given lottery? millions to one, yet there are winner(s)...
Forum: Touring
09-30-21, 03:34 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,291
Posted By saddlesores

superpowers required? now that's just silly. ...

superpowers required? now that's just silly.

we're not talkin' 'bout metal foundries or boiler making plants y'know. these are common shops you'll find in the hundreds in modest sized cities, in...
Forum: Touring
09-29-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,291
Posted By saddlesores

situation depends on where you tour. if you...

situation depends on where you tour.

if you live/tour in asialand, steel repair is not going to be a problem. super thin stainless steel tubing is used for zillions of purposes, and is used as...
Forum: Touring
09-27-21, 01:20 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,291
Posted By saddlesores

i put together a custom-built frame, xt...

i put together a custom-built frame, xt components, professionally hand built phil wood 48-spoke hubs........and flat bars.....for about two grande.
does that qualify? .............then the answer...
Forum: Touring
09-25-21, 11:24 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,065
Posted By saddlesores

i like to keep a 'smart wallet' easily accessible...

i like to keep a 'smart wallet' easily accessible for use in public spaces, separate from my larger stash, passport and credit card(s).

that one holds no more than $100 in small bills for daily...
Forum: Touring
09-07-21, 10:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,343
Posted By saddlesores

hubs! bob trailer, rated for 70 pounds, comes...

hubs! bob trailer, rated for 70 pounds, comes with the cheapest of cheap low-quality hubs.
if you don't switch to a stronger wheel, do carry axle grease and fresh bb's, and required tools
to...
Forum: Touring
09-07-21, 09:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,761
Posted By saddlesores

nor do i. yet sometimes necessary. in the...

nor do i.
yet sometimes necessary.

in the possible post-apocalyptic world, you may need more tools.
slaying demons and zombies takes more than a mere popcan stove.
Forum: Touring
08-30-21, 02:59 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,039
Posted By saddlesores

instead of the full tarp, cut out a tent...

instead of the full tarp, cut out a tent footprint....same shape as the tent but a couple inches SMALLER on all sides. otherwise you'll be sitting your NON waterproof tent on top of a FULLY...
Forum: Touring
08-27-21, 02:46 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,039
Posted By saddlesores

really? that's fully packed weight? saddleybags...

really? that's fully packed weight? saddleybags with all your stuff stuffed insides?
well, okay then. gotten used to seeing the crazy heavy kg numbers of thick waterproof bags,
thought those...
Forum: Touring
08-26-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,039
Posted By saddlesores

i see volume, but where's the weight? dimensions...

i see volume, but where's the weight? dimensions don't really make much difference, within reason, other than wind resistance. how many kg's are you gonna gotta schlepp up and down hills all day...
Forum: Touring
08-26-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 592
Posted By saddlesores

in the "item specifics"box may be found "Type:...

in the "item specifics"box may be found "Type: Single Pannier"

there are of course full sets available, but op didn't axe me to look for a full set so i dinna.
Forum: Touring
08-26-21, 04:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 592
Posted By saddlesores

i tried something wild and zany. i went to ebay...

i tried something wild and zany.
i went to ebay and typed in "ortlieb single pannier."

here ya go, one single solitary lonely by itself ortlieb back roller city.
unfortunately, there's only one...
Forum: Touring
08-25-21, 02:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,053
Posted By saddlesores

have you considered taking up the melodeon?

have you considered taking up the melodeon?
Forum: Touring
08-23-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,851
Posted By saddlesores

6'2", 34" i go for larger frames, 62-64cm, can...

6'2", 34" i go for larger frames, 62-64cm, can straddle either flat-footed.
both my hybrid tour bikes (BMC 26", LKLM 700c) are level top-tube.

prefer level top-tube. better optics, sloping tube...
Forum: Touring
08-22-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,343
Posted By saddlesores

y'know, there are already hard-shell bike campers...

y'know, there are already hard-shell bike campers on the market.

"This prototype bicycle camper seems like a great idea, but unless you live in a very flat region without high winds, the Wide Path...
Forum: Touring
08-22-21, 01:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,851
Posted By saddlesores

lesseee.............in 2000? i think about that...

lesseee.............in 2000? i think about that time i had just finished cycling across the usa, moved out to southwest texas, and decided this was crazy, so went out and bought a motorcycle. and...
Forum: Touring
08-22-21, 01:39 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,343
Posted By saddlesores

back in ancient times, i pulled a bob along with...

back in ancient times, i pulled a bob along with 4 panniers.
the fully-laden bike, including up to 5 gallons water (10 2L soda bottles), was about 175 pounds.
guessing the trailer would account for...
Forum: Touring
08-20-21, 06:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,851
Posted By saddlesores

what is your inseam measurement? got a bike...

what is your inseam measurement?
got a bike store near you?
and is this the oldest zombie thread ever in the touring section?
Forum: Touring
08-16-21, 05:35 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,343
Posted By saddlesores

some questions: 1. what is the current...

some questions:

1. what is the current weight of the project?

2. what is the expected weight of the final product?

3. have you hitched'er up to a non-motorized bike for a trial run in a...
Forum: Touring
08-08-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,986
Posted By saddlesores

used to carry a plastic filter cone for ground...

used to carry a plastic filter cone for ground coffee. no paper liner needed.

neato! they even come in collapsible space-saving version nowadays.
...
Forum: Touring
08-05-21, 02:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,986
Posted By saddlesores

1. 4 day trip....you dinna say....are there...

1. 4 day trip....you dinna say....are there restaurants, convenience stores, supermarkets along the way?

2. need to carry all meals, or just a few in case you can't find food along the way?
...
Forum: Touring
07-28-21, 10:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,346
Posted By saddlesores

okay.....so you're flying both ways on one...

okay.....so you're flying both ways on one airline.
you plan to reuse the box, so storage has been arranged.

now go to the airline website, find out what kind of aeroplane you'll be on.
(...
Forum: Touring
07-07-21, 05:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,807
Posted By saddlesores

don't worry so much about what everyone else is...

don't worry so much about what everyone else is doing.
do what works for you.

primarily a commuter? then get the commuter bike. it'll work for touring.
Forum: Touring
07-07-21, 05:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,242
Posted By saddlesores

what do you think needs an upgrade? why are you...

what do you think needs an upgrade?
why are you not satisfied with the current setup?
what's the problem?
what is not comfortable?
what isn't working as well as expected?
what improvements do...
Forum: Touring
07-02-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,121
Posted By saddlesores

i'm fairly certain the lower flat "bar" is simply...

i'm fairly certain the lower flat "bar" is simply a support/mounting strut.

i'm also fairly certain you want to use the upper round bar for the panniers.

lookit the pitcher! the right pannier...
Forum: Touring
06-23-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,299
Posted By saddlesores

depends on the situation. here on the...

depends on the situation.

here on the island, we have the main outer loop highway, with an assortment of provincial roads linking the towns.
aside from that we have a maze of farm and county...
Forum: Touring
06-23-21, 02:25 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,299
Posted By saddlesores

in that case, our friend will still require the...

in that case, our friend will still require the purchase of some new technology.
no worries, we're here to help you understand it all.
...
Forum: Touring
06-19-21, 11:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,354
Posted By saddlesores

it's cheap, it's easy, it's fast, it's foolproof....

it's cheap, it's easy, it's fast, it's foolproof. if it makes you feel better to know you've got fresh cables on tour, go for it.

but remember, new cables will "stretch" and need adjusting once...
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