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Forum: Touring
12-06-22, 04:57 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,000
Posted By saddlesores

another thing about sloping top tubes..... ...

another thing about sloping top tubes.....

most of the broken frames i've seen on tour...........some being ridden held together with duck tape and wire.....were aluminum mtb frames with about 18"...
Forum: Touring
12-05-22, 12:26 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,000
Posted By saddlesores

LHT seems to be a good choice. It's designed...

LHT seems to be a good choice.
It's designed for touring, carrying 4xbags.
wide enough tires for what you're planning.



are you wanting drop bars or straight?
Forum: Touring
11-27-22, 12:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 300
Posted By saddlesores

assume you'll be doing some off-road, but not...

assume you'll be doing some off-road, but not deep in the wilderness wildlife trails. front panniers mounted to rear rack should give plenty of ground clearance, but most important is they lock...
Forum: Touring
11-25-22, 05:17 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,160
Posted By saddlesores

crazy guy gots the answers. see travel reports...

crazy guy gots the answers. see travel reports for mexico.

crazyguyonabike.com: Bicycle Touring: A place for bicycle tourists and their journals (http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/)
Forum: Touring
11-25-22, 12:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 472
Posted By saddlesores

Is this what you britz call "taking the piss"? ...

Is this what you britz call "taking the piss"?



I see.

Here at bikeforums, we call it "midnite micturating."
Forum: Touring
11-22-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 930
Posted By saddlesores

and now it does!Profile Design Threadless Size...

and now it does!Profile Design Threadless Size Converter (1" - 1 1/8") https://www.amazon.com/Profile-Design-Threadless-Size-Converter/dp/B0028N14GQ

quill-to-threadless converter + threadless stem...
Forum: Touring
11-22-22, 01:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 930
Posted By saddlesores

yes. experiment with new bar types on your...

yes. experiment with new bar types on your current bike before you build a custom frame or buy components that may not work well with the bars you eventually go with.
Forum: Touring
11-22-22, 12:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 472
Posted By saddlesores

you're in a hotel? got a couple of chairs in the...

you're in a hotel? got a couple of chairs in the room?
call housekeeping and ask to borrow a broom or a mop or a really skinny maid.
stick broom handle under the top rail of the rack, suspend on...
Forum: Touring
11-22-22, 12:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 472
Posted By saddlesores

did the mechanic REMOVE the deraileur before...

did the mechanic REMOVE the deraileur before packing? you said you opened the box to find it still attached, yet you explain how you were careful to reinstall the derailleur body onto the hanger. ...
Forum: Touring
11-20-22, 11:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 472
Posted By saddlesores

1. possible. check that the cable end bushings...

1. possible. check that the cable end bushings are properly seated in all the cable stops and shifter & derailler housing, and there are no spots where the housing runs over a bolt head. could also...
Forum: Touring
11-16-22, 04:14 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,043
Posted By saddlesores

oh, the humanity!

oh, the humanity!
Forum: Touring
11-14-22, 11:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 503
Posted By saddlesores

hey all! thinking of going on a tour. what...

hey all!
thinking of going on a tour.
what should i take?
how much will it cost?
thanks.

[get it?]
Forum: Touring
11-13-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 632
Posted By saddlesores

you could get a bracket for quicky-release type...

you could get a bracket for quicky-release type fenders......clamp attaches to the seat tube.
won't use the chainstay bridge at all, just plug the hole.

wallyworld sells one version. you could...
Forum: Touring
11-05-22, 02:18 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,231
Posted By saddlesores

i think he's still in england (based on another...

i think he's still in england (based on another poster's find of the bike shop label), getting this bike set up for a souf' american tour. he did say somewhere he's in a developing country, but that...
Forum: Touring
11-05-22, 07:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 336
Posted By saddlesores

other bike has an easydo brand (also bought in...

other bike has an easydo brand (also bought in china) with a 14" top,
but a bit more turn up at the rear.

...
Forum: Touring
11-05-22, 07:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 336
Posted By saddlesores

i bought a rack on taobao when i lived in china,...

i bought a rack on taobao when i lived in china, building up an LKLM.
rear rack is 15" along the top.

unfortunately, without my china cell number, can't access my account.

rack is marked "WS"...
Forum: Touring
11-04-22, 10:40 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,231
Posted By saddlesores

dearest mods,

dearest mods,
Forum: Touring
11-02-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,231
Posted By saddlesores

spandex ---- leather...

spandex ---- leather chaps....................same-same but different!
Forum: Touring
11-02-22, 07:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,428
Posted By saddlesores

those look like photos from a craigslist ad. ...

those look like photos from a craigslist ad. assume it to be photos of a bike for sale, taken outside a storage locker.
Forum: Touring
11-02-22, 05:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 660
Posted By saddlesores

sure, it's worth a visit, but....... .....if...

sure, it's worth a visit, but.......

.....if you've just gone through angkor wat, it's kinda 'meh.'
....if the farmers are burning off the rice fields, there's not much view other than haze.
...
Forum: Touring
11-01-22, 10:11 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,231
Posted By saddlesores

pictures of his surly in another thread here? ...

pictures of his surly in another thread here?
https://www.bikeforums.net/touring/1258561-looking-some-advice-lht-rejigging-components-tour.html

i would assume he meant the levers, prolly switched...
Forum: Touring
10-31-22, 11:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 632
Posted By saddlesores

i'm sure many have had similar problems, and...

i'm sure many have had similar problems, and shirley have workarounds.

post some photos.
Forum: Touring
10-21-22, 05:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 660
Posted By saddlesores

there are small guesthouses in most areas, some...

there are small guesthouses in most areas, some are just shacks for truckdrivers.
check the crazyguy journals.......writers will often detail the accommodations at the end of each daily ride.
Forum: Touring
10-21-22, 05:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 660
Posted By saddlesores

of your two options, yes. but there's a...

of your two options, yes.

but there's a gooder router.......go east. (i don't have my journals and maps available now, but...) and sorta follow the vietnam border towards memot or snuel (?), then...
Forum: Touring
10-21-22, 04:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 660
Posted By saddlesores

have you researched the many trip reports on...

have you researched the many trip reports on crazyguy?
crazyguyonabike.com: Bicycle Touring: A place for bicycle tourists and their journals (http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/)

note that road...
Forum: Touring
10-14-22, 09:17 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 5,435
Posted By saddlesores

unlimited budget? frame builder for a custom...

unlimited budget? frame builder for a custom frame.
otherwise look on ebay for complete 2nd-hand touring bikes.

or buy a frame a build up the way you want.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/334568700934
Forum: Touring
10-07-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,167
Posted By saddlesores

responding to post #14. maybe he's thinking of...

responding to post #14.
maybe he's thinking of stock mtb/touring gearing?
Forum: Touring
10-05-22, 09:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,167
Posted By saddlesores

yes, with 26" wheels and 1.90 tires, that's...

yes, with 26" wheels and 1.90 tires, that's 15.75" vs.16.75". good in theory and great in practice, especially when climbing heavily loaded up a long, steep hill, which could make the difference...
Forum: Touring
10-05-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,167
Posted By saddlesores

your problem isn't too many gears, it's that you...

your problem isn't too many gears, it's that you have the wrong gears.
put more emphasis on little gears to get up the big hills....15-90 inches should do.
don't just throw away all those gears,...
Forum: Touring
10-04-22, 09:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,167
Posted By saddlesores

c'mon, man! it's a couple of ounces of weight. ...

c'mon, man! it's a couple of ounces of weight.

honestly, i've never been out on a loaded tour and thought........................ "gosh, if only i had fewer gears!"
Forum: Touring
09-25-22, 03:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 651
Posted By saddlesores

I was hungry though, and starting to question my...

I was hungry though, and starting to question my own judgement a little. Just then, I rounded the corner and saw Dragon Hill. Although I hadn't been there, I knew this was one of the more touristy...
Forum: Touring
09-13-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,428
Posted By saddlesores

i think i've located the problem. you seem to...

i think i've located the problem.
you seem to have misplaced the front wheel, so of course the shifting is off and flutterby bars feel unstable! :troll:

otherwise, chris might be onto something...
Forum: Touring
09-13-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,209
Posted By saddlesores

so hire someone to drive your (or their) car with...

so hire someone to drive your (or their) car with your gear and your junk, and follow you along the route, making a couple stops at predetermined points each day for your rest breaks.

pay 'em...
Forum: Touring
09-05-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 703
Posted By saddlesores

buy one!KMC Z99 9-speed 118 Links + Sram...

buy one!KMC Z99 9-speed 118 Links + Sram Quick-Link MTB Road Chain for Shimano SRAM$17.25 with free shipping from taiwanland.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/194992192768
Forum: Touring
09-04-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 414
Posted By saddlesores

so get a mountain bike without a suspension. ...

so get a mountain bike without a suspension.

lotsa folks have taken older mountain bikes (longer chainstays) and converted to touring.
Forum: Touring
09-03-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 666
Posted By saddlesores

if you're innerested in the hotel in lat krabang...

if you're innerested in the hotel in lat krabang near suvarnabuhmi airport, it's the "silver gold garden", promotions on agoda around $14

https://www.silvergoldgarden.com/
Forum: Touring
09-01-22, 05:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 666
Posted By saddlesores

suvarnabumi airport has a left luggage storage...

suvarnabumi airport has a left luggage storage outside the secure area. or you could stay at a hotel near the airport with pickup service, stay one night, leave your stuff and bike boxes there in...
Forum: Touring
09-01-22, 05:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 961
Posted By saddlesores

great ride thru cambodia, two day section with...

great ride thru cambodia, two day section with bridges bombed out in the 60's at both ends.
dirt road partially ran between, with multiple smaller wooden bridges over creeks fallen down.
other...
Forum: Touring
08-23-22, 01:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 760
Posted By saddlesores

Local bmx or motoscooter shop should have...

Local bmx or motoscooter shop should have inexpensive cushion grip sets, couple bucks or so.

Includes a bar/throttle grip that fits nicely on bar ends, and a brake grip can cut in half to fit...
Forum: Touring
08-18-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,406
Posted By saddlesores

I think they design those bags to fit a rear rack...

I think they design those bags to fit a rear rack that also has a passenger pillion pad attached.

I had a similar clone, fit correct when used with a rack seat pad, or a simple square of styrofoam...
Forum: Touring
08-15-22, 04:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 691
Posted By saddlesores

or these.... ...

or these....



https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x768/honda_pirate_53a246e3832002dfd30cabf49c87d97fed332f2a.jpg...
Forum: Touring
08-15-22, 04:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 691
Posted By saddlesores

maybe they are, maybe they aren't.......if you...

maybe they are, maybe they aren't.......if you bought from online shop not affiliated with the manufacturer....
...
Forum: Touring
08-14-22, 08:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,406
Posted By saddlesores

everyone has their own method. i like to...

everyone has their own method.

i like to keep trangia stove and kitchen tools in one small front pannier, food in the other front pannier. that way all the food-smelling stuff stays in the two...
Forum: Touring
08-13-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,406
Posted By saddlesores

a couple days on the road and you will figger out...

a couple days on the road and you will figger out where you like your stuff to be on your bike. everbody gots a different method.

consider a quick-release handlebar bag for stuff you don't want...
Forum: Touring
08-09-22, 10:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 691
Posted By saddlesores

yes, yes they are! that's how things work in...

yes, yes they are! that's how things work in china land.

western corporation contracts with chinese factory to make 100,000 widgets, provides materials for 110,000 widgets to allow for loss and...
Forum: Touring
08-09-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 691
Posted By saddlesores

picked out the important bit. same info on...

picked out the important bit.
same info on whois



https://www.whois.com/whois/bagortlieb.store
Forum: Touring
08-09-22, 02:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 691
Posted By saddlesores

https://tvstuffonline.com/bagortlieb-store i...

https://tvstuffonline.com/bagortlieb-store

i dunno the retail or online prices for ortlieb, but if this site is heaps cheaper, something's fishful.

looks like it popped up about a month ago,...
Forum: Touring
08-08-22, 08:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,190
Posted By saddlesores

i can't imagine a more miserable cycling...

i can't imagine a more miserable cycling experience than being locked into a group schedule for a month or more. they design the route, they set the schedule, they choose the accommodations, they...
Forum: Touring
08-06-22, 08:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 650
Posted By saddlesores

1. grease the bearings. the bob wheels have...

1. grease the bearings. the bob wheels have cheaper cost-point wheels. the seals aren't that great. be aware the bob wheel hub is much lower than your bike wheels, will go underwater and lose...
Forum: Touring
08-06-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 731
Posted By saddlesores

ummm.....dude!.....you misspellded 'handsome.'

ummm.....dude!.....you misspellded 'handsome.'
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