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Forum: Touring
12-05-22, 12:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 630
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
11-25-22, 05:17 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,128
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
11-22-22, 01:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 879
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: 455
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: 455
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
11-14-22, 11:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 497
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
11-04-22, 10:40 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,213
Posted By saddlesores

dearest mods,

dearest mods,
Forum: Touring
11-02-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,213
Posted By saddlesores

spandex ---- leather...

spandex ---- leather chaps....................same-same but different!
Forum: Touring
11-02-22, 07:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,423
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: 653
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: 2,213
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
10-05-22, 09:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,162
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
10-04-22, 09:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,162
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: 642
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
09-03-22, 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: 947
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
08-08-22, 08:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,186
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, 01:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 731
Posted By saddlesores

20 litres of water in the bawb.......... ...

20 litres of water in the bawb..........


https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x710/ayersrock02_b6c2900609a0d095f9d658a1a9f79fe3c70271f7.jpg
Forum: Touring
07-26-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,523
Posted By saddlesores

And how much weight do you plan to load onto...

And how much weight do you plan to load onto those 28-spoke wheels?

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Forum: Touring
07-05-22, 07:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 917
Posted By saddlesores

not that you mention, i 'member i did have a set...

not that you mention, i 'member i did have a set of those.
same problem, with weight on 'em, felt a little 'loose' on rough roads.
used a steel hoop-style fender strut for rigidity.

...
Forum: Touring
07-02-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,027
Posted By saddlesores

this.... ...

this....


https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x687/sw04_c00c430d7d2848f5ebc8a337ccc33cb13e0275b6.jpg...
Forum: Touring
07-02-22, 12:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 917
Posted By saddlesores

two piece racks...........two flat panels with a...

two piece racks...........two flat panels with a hoop support..........pack better in luggage, but prolly won't have the option of an integrated cargo shelf. would need to buy a separate canti-boss...
Forum: Touring
06-29-22, 12:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,081
Posted By saddlesores

arizona, new mexico, utah..... this is...

arizona, new mexico, utah.....

this is outside of tuscon

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x727/tsc19_c111ebe907ba9de61f2a4359ac248c3ce97c52e1.jpg
Forum: Touring
06-28-22, 05:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,027
Posted By saddlesores

+10000 you win the intertubes with this post...

+10000

you win the intertubes with this post certifying you get it.
Forum: Touring
06-02-22, 11:02 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,532
Posted By saddlesores

i'ma bet that frame was designed NOT to mount a...

i'ma bet that frame was designed NOT to mount a rear rack, but to be solely used for bike-a-packin'. those braze-ons on the bendy seatstays are probably intended as fender strut or seatbag support...
Forum: Touring
05-25-22, 09:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,554
Posted By saddlesores

quality over quantity. total mileage is...

quality over quantity.
total mileage is irrelevant.
don't push too hard.........stop when it hurts.
it's not a contest......go places you want to visit.
have backup/bailout plans.
have a good...
Forum: Touring
05-19-22, 11:55 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,038
Posted By saddlesores

awesome.......so you're now a cosplayer, too? ...

awesome.......so you're now a cosplayer, too?
by the power of greyskull!!!!!!!!!!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsNwc7OjB1I
Forum: Touring
05-10-22, 06:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,817
Posted By saddlesores

c'mon, man! spit it out! what are you trying...

c'mon, man! spit it out!
what are you trying to say?
no what?
there is no spoon?
aha!
it's all starting to make sense now.
thank you for your valuable contribution.
it was truly worth the...
Forum: Touring
05-08-22, 06:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,285
Posted By saddlesores

2017? :foo: .............. i seem to have missed...

2017? :foo: .............. i seem to have missed it completely!

spent the entire year in thailand, where they use the buddhist solar calendar.......so that was year 2560.

oops.
Forum: Touring
04-22-22, 11:59 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,038
Posted By saddlesores

ah.........as in a...

ah.........as in a carnival....................................barker?
Forum: Touring
04-21-22, 07:54 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,038
Posted By saddlesores

well, hello dere! and welcome to the forum! ...

well, hello dere!
and welcome to the forum!

congradulations!
it's not often a new troll can manage to hit so many hot buttons items in the very first post.
they usually start off discussing...
Forum: Touring
04-11-22, 10:09 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,615
Posted By saddlesores

boys and girls, this is not rocket surgery. ...

boys and girls, this is not rocket surgery.
it's riding a bicycle. been done by unskilled labor for centuries.
don't make it more complicated than it is, which isn't a lot.
don't worry about what...
Forum: Touring
04-02-22, 06:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 544
Posted By saddlesores

"Threaded accessory eyelets let you easily mount...

"Threaded accessory eyelets let you easily mount lights and other essential accessories"

betcha if ya checks the bontrager catalog, you'll find some accessories that just so happen to have...
Forum: Touring
03-29-22, 02:04 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,194
Posted By saddlesores

well, gosh, i'm guessing you won't be around...

well, gosh, i'm guessing you won't be around long.
i'm gonna try something i don't think i've ever done on this forum in 18 years.

greatbasin has now been successfully added to your ignore list....
Forum: Touring
03-28-22, 05:17 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,194
Posted By saddlesores

best to keep religious opinions to yourself. ...

best to keep religious opinions to yourself. (except for brand of chain lube)
some people don't believe, some people get irritated, some feel the need to argue.
religious or political comments...
Forum: Touring
03-19-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,162
Posted By saddlesores

so, dude.........it's been almost a year and a...

so, dude.........it's been almost a year and a half since your last post.
and all you do is link to some other guy's selfiegram?

what have YOU done in that time?
(i mean besides watching youtube)
Forum: Touring
03-13-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,076
Posted By saddlesores

jinkies! take the repair stand and your entire...

jinkies! take the repair stand and your entire toolbox.......at least any tool you'd conceivably need (short of full welding kit) to repair any of your bicycles. take spare cables and brake pads...
Forum: Touring
03-10-22, 09:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,092
Posted By saddlesores

are you asking because of (negative) personal...

are you asking because of (negative) personal experience, or just wondering what if's?
have you participated in any large, organized rides?

is this one particular ride you're concerned with? if...
Forum: Touring
02-24-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,194
Posted By saddlesores

why? topic is in no way related to single...

why?

topic is in no way related to single speed bikes.
Forum: Touring
12-30-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,125
Posted By saddlesores

It cuts the box down to 115 inches. It does this...

It cuts the box down to 115 inches. It does this whenever it flies.
Please mister, let me fly! i'm too cheap and lazy to prepare my bike for transport!
It removes the front wheel or else it gets...
Forum: Touring
12-21-21, 04:11 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,840
Posted By saddlesores

noticed on your 6700, you currently have 36/26...

noticed on your 6700, you currently have
36/26 crankset with 11-42 cassette..........

howzabout loading 30 pounds on your 6700
and hitting some long hills before you buy the 46/30?

then see...
Forum: Touring
12-20-21, 10:17 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,125
Posted By saddlesores

why not just plan on shortering the box? ten...

why not just plan on shortering the box?
ten minutes and some duck tape and you're set.
one less thing to worry about.
Forum: Touring
11-29-21, 10:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,531
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
11-24-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,495
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
11-05-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,356
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: 61
Views: 6,356
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
09-30-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,829
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
09-29-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,503
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
09-07-21, 09:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,963
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.
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