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Forum: Touring
07-28-21, 10:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 594
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: 1,183
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
07-02-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 700
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, 02:25 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,390
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
06-14-21, 10:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,389
Posted By saddlesores

interesting thing about riding along a...

interesting thing about riding along a river..........the water level is generally
pretty flat, but the roads alongside?

from riding mosel and rhein long ago, many of the accommodations are...
Forum: Touring
06-12-21, 10:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,228
Posted By saddlesores

if you're going to crowdsource all your...

if you're going to crowdsource all your decisions, at least give
the interwebs masses something to go on.

what shoes and pedals do you use.........now?
how much and what type of riding do you...
Forum: Touring
06-07-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,763
Posted By saddlesores

why would the 22 & 32 be too small? doesn't hurt...

why would the 22 & 32 be too small? doesn't hurt to have a low gear for when it's needed someday.

instead of buying individual rings, check ebay to see what's on the slab.
should be able to find...
Forum: Touring
06-06-21, 04:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,166
Posted By saddlesores

hah, you know the drill. pictures or it...

hah, you know the drill.

pictures or it never happened!
Forum: Touring
05-29-21, 04:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 530
Posted By saddlesores

after 'bout a quarter million touring miles, i...

after 'bout a quarter million touring miles, i can honestly declare i've never ever said
"golly, i wish my bags had fewer pockets."
Forum: Touring
05-24-21, 11:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,029
Posted By saddlesores

right on! trailer base weight is 70 pounds. ...

right on!

trailer base weight is 70 pounds. then trick it out with solar panels and super heavy batteries.
gonna need heap big lectrical storage to move that massive mass of weight.

and...
Forum: Touring
05-24-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,029
Posted By saddlesores

sure. buy yourself a 600-pound trailer, trick it...

sure. buy yourself a 600-pound trailer, trick it out, pull it behind your converted e-bike.

sounds like a great plan........
Forum: Touring
05-21-21, 04:30 AM
Forum: Touring
05-15-21, 09:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,908
Posted By saddlesores

in this situation, all depends on how much gear...

in this situation, all depends on how much gear is being carried. for credit card touring - no tent, no cooking gear, no food or fuel, no sleeping bag, minimal clothing - just the bare minimum going...
Forum: Touring
05-13-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,908
Posted By saddlesores

not enough information. makes a super big...

not enough information.

makes a super big difference if you simply plan on longish day rides, doing a 3-4 day loop and staying in motels, where all you really need is a change of clothes and some...
Forum: Touring
05-13-21, 01:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 862
Posted By saddlesores

okay, you're a big dude, and from other posts...

okay, you're a big dude, and from other posts just getting (back) into cycling.
i'll assume you've never bike toured before.
i'll also assume "difficulty of getting off the floor" indicates some...
Forum: Touring
05-12-21, 04:34 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,469
Posted By saddlesores

take. less. stuff. you're only gonna be...

take.
less.
stuff.

you're only gonna be gone for two days, so you can probably get by with
about half of what you've got laid out on the couch.

the ride is longer than you thought, there's...
Forum: Touring
05-10-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,425
Posted By saddlesores

prevailing winds at what elevation? at ground...

prevailing winds at what elevation? at ground level tend to be localized, with effects heavily dependent on terrain and vegetation.



how about an elevation profile? is this a constant grade,...
Forum: Touring
04-28-21, 04:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 999
Posted By saddlesores

download the baggage rules for each airline...

download the baggage rules for each airline you're flying. make sure you understand the specifics of how fees are charged for "oversize baggage" and whether they have a separate category of...
Forum: Touring
04-26-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,337
Posted By saddlesores

yebbut....sure.....i know. just that over the...

yebbut....sure.....i know. just that over the years we've seen hundreds of threads where some new guy opens with some interesting problem, then waits a few days before coming back with the...
Forum: Touring
04-23-21, 10:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,337
Posted By saddlesores

easy-peasy! according to your signature, you're...

easy-peasy! according to your signature, you're in ann arbor.

why not contact the university of michigan cycling club, meet up with one of those young, tech-savvy whippersnappers, then do it the...
Forum: Touring
04-22-21, 06:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,337
Posted By saddlesores

this is strange. since y'all are so busy...

this is strange.

since y'all are so busy with your work that you can't spend a few hours planning,
an activity you claim to love, what is the intended purpose?
you obviously don't have time...
Forum: Touring
04-01-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,463
Posted By saddlesores

if you're not on a dedicated commuter line, the...

if you're not on a dedicated commuter line, the tracks belong to some freight railway corporation.
amtrak passenger service is a secondary consideration.
if something goes off somewhere, it won't...
Forum: Touring
03-22-21, 05:42 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 9,153
Posted By saddlesores

moved to southwest texas in 2000, then to...

moved to southwest texas in 2000, then to southwest china in 2005, then to thailand......for a reason.
......winter is when the temp drops below 70 degrees fahrenheit for a few days.
Forum: Touring
03-20-21, 10:51 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 9,153
Posted By saddlesores

methinks there are a few who argue that with...

methinks there are a few who argue that with properly set up and adjusted rim brakes with quality pads, there is no appreciable effective difference in stopping power.
Forum: Touring
03-16-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,712
Posted By saddlesores

i'm really confused. what do YOU want?

i'm really confused.

what do YOU want?
Forum: Touring
03-08-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,553
Posted By saddlesores

this seems like a good place to begin. a journey...

this seems like a good place to begin. a journey of a thousand overnights n'all, y'know.



well that's not an encouraging sign.
Forum: Touring
03-01-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,713
Posted By saddlesores

so, umm,.......... recovering from hip medical...

so, umm,.......... recovering from hip medical problem (treatment unspecified) and your plan is to cycle long-distance, carrying camping gear, kitchen equipment, clothing, food, tools and spares,...
Forum: Touring
02-24-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,044
Posted By saddlesores

1. did the seller put on a different cassette? ...

1. did the seller put on a different cassette?

i dunno. why don't you ask the seller?

2. would it be easy to change the cassette?

i dunno. how are you with basic wrenching?

3. will...
Forum: Touring
02-17-21, 07:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,418
Posted By saddlesores

you might think so, but remember interstate...

you might think so, but remember interstate highway routes are
selected for getting from one place to 'nother as fast and efficient
as possible. interstates are dull where back roads are erratic, ...
Forum: Touring
02-16-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,748
Posted By saddlesores

i wouldn't try it. doubt it's legal to have a...

i wouldn't try it. doubt it's legal to have a vehicle toddling along
at "me and my son" speed all the way across the freakin' country.
your specialness will create a significant highway hazard.
...
Forum: Touring
02-13-21, 01:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 896
Posted By saddlesores

hard to answer with limited info. your weight,...

hard to answer with limited info.
your weight, how much gear, what type of touring, type of terrain,
your physical condition, cycling experience, repair ability, etc....

but no. this is an...
Forum: Touring
02-10-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,591
Posted By saddlesores

dude, it's your butt.....you decide. you...

dude, it's your butt.....you decide.

you don't gotta crowdsource everything.
Forum: Touring
02-08-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,221
Posted By saddlesores

just to be more clearful, "i bought a 35-year old...

just to be more clearful, "i bought a 35-year old bike, and it came with some stuff" in no way indicates original equipment, just that the seller included it in the deal.

will the bags work on the...
Forum: Touring
02-08-21, 06:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,221
Posted By saddlesores

tiny rails? i assumed he got one of them...

tiny rails? i assumed he got one of them mini-platform rack thingies
with 8" long rails and 5kg capacity that mount on the brake studs.

just guessing, since the piece of equipment in question...
Forum: Touring
01-30-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,184
Posted By saddlesores

monster truck?

monster truck?
Forum: Touring
01-30-21, 07:15 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,184
Posted By saddlesores

26" is over two feet wide also. lucky...

26" is over two feet wide also.



lucky for us the diameter of a standard manhole cover is only 600mm.

600mm is less than two feet wide!
Forum: Touring
12-19-20, 05:27 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,314
Posted By saddlesores

ah, the weight may be the same, but it's the look...

ah, the weight may be the same, but it's the look that counts.

coolness factor reduces coefficient of fred by cherry pie squared.

deduct points for research and bringing fax to the table.

...
Forum: Touring
12-18-20, 05:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 667
Posted By saddlesores

thanks for the opportunity to help monetize your...

thanks for the opportunity to help monetize your channel.
like!subscribe!checkmysponsors!

sure, i'll stow a little more spam in the ol' panniers.
Forum: Touring
12-11-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,968
Posted By saddlesores

in my experience, a seeping pad is indicative of...

in my experience, a seeping pad is indicative of a slow leek...
Forum: Touring
12-09-20, 04:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,011
Posted By saddlesores

could also be the bike shop is pushing the latest...

could also be the bike shop is pushing the latest fad,
pushed by the manufacturers. much easier to flog
whatever ya got in stock now, instead of ordering
something suitable for the task.

build...
Forum: Touring
12-03-20, 11:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,134
Posted By saddlesores

the Munroe Cargo 6061-T6 aluminium frame...

the Munroe Cargo

6061-T6 aluminium frame with hydroformed downtube, through axle dropouts and cage, rack and fender mounts.
Forum: Touring
12-03-20, 03:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,134
Posted By saddlesores

nonononono!!!!!!!!!! that's now how forums are...

nonononono!!!!!!!!!! that's now how forums are s'posed to work.

the person that opens a photo thread normally starts it off by
posting a few pictures to get the conversation going.

i would'a...
Forum: Touring
11-27-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,055
Posted By saddlesores

don't change nuttin' at first. buy it. ...

don't change nuttin' at first.

buy it.
ride it a month or two.
then consider necessary changes.
Forum: Touring
11-25-20, 11:04 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,214
Posted By saddlesores

i have experience in unsupported touring. ...

i have experience in unsupported touring.


a couple years ago, i was in a bit of a rush due to work commitments,
stuff spread all over the living room floor, last minute packing for a
tour the...
Forum: Touring
11-08-20, 05:05 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,808
Posted By saddlesores

look, this should be really easy, barely an...

look, this should be really easy, barely an inconvenience.

you've got the bike, you've got racks, you've got packs.
best of all, the bike already has some gears.

get you a notebook, and note...
Forum: Touring
10-26-20, 03:44 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,207
Posted By saddlesores

you could look into buying a custom titanium...

you could look into buying a custom titanium frame from taobao/alibaba.

or is it possible to basement weld a ti frame if you buy the tubing or kit yourself?
Forum: Touring
10-19-20, 06:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,957
Posted By saddlesores

i would recommend carrying less weight if...

i would recommend carrying less weight if possible.
assume that total includes your body weight and the bike
.....so maybe 40+ pounds of gear on the rear wheel?

otherwise consider moving half...
Forum: Touring
10-11-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,044
Posted By saddlesores

if you're cloning an LHT onto a nashbar frame, ...

if you're cloning an LHT onto a nashbar frame,
why not just use whatever gear components
the LHT uses that are proven to work well
together.....
Forum: Touring
10-06-20, 11:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,756
Posted By saddlesores

i know this is like crazy talk, but instead of...

i know this is like crazy talk, but instead of carrying a hammock and tarp and tent poles and trying to macguyver a sleeping solution...

....why not just carry a lightweight tent?
Forum: Touring
10-05-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,273
Posted By saddlesores

wally world crown white gas: ...

wally world crown white gas:

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Crown-Camp-Fuel-Quart/51741743 $5.27

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Crown-Camp-Fuel-Gallon/51741744 $8.86
...
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