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Forum: Touring
08-06-22, 08:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 312
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: 368
Posted By saddlesores

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

ummm.....dude!.....you misspellded 'handsome.'
Forum: Touring
08-06-22, 01:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 368
Posted By saddlesores

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

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


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Forum: Touring
07-29-22, 11:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 312
Posted By saddlesores

Check eBay or Craigslist for a used BOB, or...

Check eBay or Craigslist for a used BOB, or consider the Chinese $139 knockoffs.
13 pounds for single wheel, tracks behind your tires, no wider than your shoulders. No worries about one wheel off...
Forum: Touring
07-27-22, 07:18 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 935
Posted By saddlesores

Depends..... how long is your piece of string? ...

Depends..... how long is your piece of string?

Loaded touring bikes would have 36-spoke wheels, but modern quality rims with 32 spokes will suffice for most.

28 spokes wouldn't be considered...
Forum: Touring
07-26-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 935
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
07-16-22, 10:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,380
Posted By saddlesores

usually get good results with sun cr18 or rhyno...

usually get good results with sun cr18 or rhyno lite, or alex dh19.

i don't worry about the rims matching......as long as color is the same nobody will notice.

and do you have the disc-specific...
Forum: Touring
07-15-22, 03:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,000
Posted By saddlesores

1. dunno..........it's your butt. 2. buy a...

1. dunno..........it's your butt.
2. buy a raincover. liberate a shower cap from your hotel. save a plastic bag from seventy-leven.
3. see #1 above.
Forum: Touring
07-14-22, 07:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 744
Posted By saddlesores

wheels and tires is where it's at. rotating mass...

wheels and tires is where it's at. rotating mass is what saps the greatest energy to move.

so don't indulge by buying an unecessary crabon frame, put your bucks to use with a new lightweight...
Forum: Touring
07-13-22, 11:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 744
Posted By saddlesores

then buy the alloy version. the gearing and...

then buy the alloy version.
the gearing and components are the same.
you'll be able to switch/replace wheelsets easily.
it's a difference of what.............a pound?...big deal.
at our age...
Forum: Touring
07-09-22, 06:10 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,732
Posted By saddlesores

you can mcguyver extensions to move the rack...

you can mcguyver extensions to move the rack back. these were made with aluminum struts from a motorcycle shop discarded parts bin.

...
Forum: Touring
07-06-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,732
Posted By saddlesores

oops. misread. i hope. sorta sounds like...

oops.
misread.
i hope.
sorta sounds like you got new rim brake wheels so now don't have a front brake.
i get it now.
the disc wheels came with rim brake usable rims.
got it.
carry on.
Forum: Touring
07-05-22, 07:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 707
Posted By saddlesores

shouldn't that be blackFOOTs? ...

shouldn't that be blackFOOTs?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZukrberEfU
Forum: Touring
07-05-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,732
Posted By saddlesores

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Forum: Touring
07-05-22, 07:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 789
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
07-03-22, 01:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 789
Posted By saddlesores

okie-dokie. i think this is what you want. this...

okie-dokie. i think this is what you want. this one his rails for front bags and a platform for cargo. attaches to drop out fender mounts and mid-fork bosses. some models like this skip the mid-fork...
Forum: Touring
07-02-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,732
Posted By saddlesores

this is the bike forum. see post #18

this is the bike forum.
see post #18
Forum: Touring
07-02-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,732
Posted By saddlesores

this.... ...

this....


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Forum: Touring
07-02-22, 12:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 789
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
06-30-22, 06:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 950
Posted By saddlesores

don't forget to pack a couple of these....

don't forget to pack a couple of these. :innocent:1,000 ft. Extension Cords | McMaster-Carr...
Forum: Touring
06-29-22, 12:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 950
Posted By saddlesores

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

arizona, new mexico, utah.....

this is outside of tuscon

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Forum: Touring
06-29-22, 04:03 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,732
Posted By saddlesores

we don' need no stinkin' s'spension! ...

we don' need no stinkin' s'spension!

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Forum: Touring
06-28-22, 05:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,732
Posted By saddlesores

can you load up a bike with a rigid fork and try...

can you load up a bike with a rigid fork and try out some of these trails? if not total moonscape, you may find you don't need suspension at all. puffy tires and some weight on the front can help...
Forum: Touring
06-28-22, 05:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,732
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
06-20-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,283
Posted By saddlesores

in today's world? skip the flag patches. ...

in today's world?
skip the flag patches.
somebody along the line is gonna get pissed.
and you probably won't like them when they're angry.
Forum: Touring
06-17-22, 10:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 987
Posted By saddlesores

maybe cause there's no specific definition of...

maybe cause there's no specific definition of "touring." ......and not dissuade, but rather put a little more effort into considering the end use before purchasing.

touring means different things...
Forum: Touring
06-17-22, 12:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 579
Posted By saddlesores

your favorite gear doesn't work no more, cause...

your favorite gear doesn't work no more, cause that's the gear you spend most of your time in.
wears down faster than the others as the chain stretches. you replaced the chain which meshes
with the...
Forum: Touring
06-13-22, 03:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 987
Posted By saddlesores

assume you're in england with -pricing, so how...

assume you're in england with -pricing, so how are import duties on those bikes going to affect your final price?

you can still buy from the mainland, right? maybe check out the line of bikes...
Forum: Touring
06-04-22, 08:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 885
Posted By saddlesores

mebbe look at this from the another end. that...

mebbe look at this from the another end.
that trailer has two wheels and a squared-off front.
the canvas/cloth body sits atop a square metal frame.
looks like there is an optional stroller kit...
Forum: Touring
06-04-22, 01:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,337
Posted By saddlesores

this is also immediately after he mentions the...

this is also immediately after he mentions the 3-pack mounts on the down tube.......
.....giving the ability to carry provisions to get "out of wife-range for a night or two."

i would bet hipster...
Forum: Touring
06-03-22, 06:03 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,337
Posted By saddlesores

well, judging by their...

well, judging by their BS-we-so-cool-we-use-old-typeface-text website, and the middle-aged, potbellied, soiboi-wanna-be-hipster with the goatee and sk8er-boi outfit talking about the "experience"...
Forum: Touring
06-02-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,337
Posted By saddlesores

maybe could try one of these seatpost racks with...

maybe could try one of these seatpost racks with p-clamps at the base.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/294697376580

have also seen non-seatpost versions with 4 p-clamp attachments.

...
Forum: Touring
06-02-22, 11:02 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,337
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
05-28-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Posted By saddlesores

either one of these should work.............with...

either one of these should work.............with the addition of a couple P-clamps.....or just bend around the legs and bolt together if you're not worried about aesthetics.

the main rack legs...
Forum: Touring
05-28-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 550
Posted By saddlesores

here in asialand there are collectors that haunt...

here in asialand there are collectors that haunt the dumpsters........any glass or plastic or cardboard is collected on a regular basis, valuable recyclables rarely last more'n ten minutes. stores...
Forum: Touring
05-26-22, 05:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 866
Posted By saddlesores

ok, now that you know what you've got and what...

ok, now that you know what you've got and what you wanna do with the gearing......how much of what came with the bike can you keep?

what is the condition of the chainrings and cogs? sharkfins?...
Forum: Touring
05-25-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 866
Posted By saddlesores

from the intertubes memory hole: not...

from the intertubes memory hole:



not sure if that's what you got...........but it's nuts for an old guy to tour with.
i'd prefer 16-18" low gear.
not worried about the high gear. coasting is...
Forum: Touring
05-25-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 866
Posted By saddlesores

your drinking buddy won't be the one painfully...

your drinking buddy won't be the one painfully dragging a bike uphill!
figger out what you have now, plug it into a gear calculator.
what do you have now?
fiddle around to get lower lows and lower...
Forum: Touring
05-25-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 866
Posted By saddlesores

this really, really, really needs to get done. ...

this really, really, really needs to get done.

you'll be climbing some long hills.
it gets hot out there, and resupply points aren't always conveniently spaced.
plan on carrying lotsa extra...
Forum: Touring
05-25-22, 09:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,373
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
05-22-22, 11:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 654
Posted By saddlesores

700c back wheel - Shimano cassette - 48 spoke,...

700c back wheel - Shimano cassette - 48 spoke, disc or rim brake
...
Forum: Touring
05-20-22, 12:15 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,899
Posted By saddlesores

and the hot tub. don't forget the hot tub. ...

and the hot tub.
don't forget the hot tub.
dogs'll need to relax after a day of pulling a six-ton camper in chain-mail.
Forum: Touring
05-19-22, 11:55 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,899
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
05-19-22, 04:31 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,899
Posted By saddlesores

awesome............gonna ride all day in body...

awesome............gonna ride all day in body armour, cause the random strays won't wait for you to don your knightly apparel. cool beans, and so much more weight for the dawgs to pull. cause...
Forum: Touring
05-13-22, 02:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 654
Posted By saddlesores

the novateks aren't no name, they're a...

the novateks aren't no name, they're a well-known, established manufacturer from taiwan. they make zillions of hubs every year, often being rebranded/relabeled. not the quality of phil wood, but good...
Forum: Touring
05-12-22, 08:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,200
Posted By saddlesores

maybe.......... i'm sure mr. googles is...

maybe..........

i'm sure mr. googles is keeping tabs on what YOU search for in your search history and cooking crumbs, so the search results MAY be tailored to you specifically.

the retired...
Forum: Touring
05-12-22, 05:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,200
Posted By saddlesores

not the same. bikepacking is bike touring...

not the same.

bikepacking is bike touring with strapped on bags but no racks.
bike packing is disassembling your bike to put in a box to put on a plane.
Forum: Touring
05-12-22, 03:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,167
Posted By saddlesores

before i spend a bunch of minutes typing out the...

before i spend a bunch of minutes typing out the same advice seen on this here forum hundreds of times, what have you done so far to find this particular information?

a 00.0005-second google...
Forum: Touring
05-10-22, 06:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,779
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: 1,200
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.
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