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Forum: Touring
05-22-22, 11:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 364
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: 2,250
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: 2,250
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: 2,250
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: 18
Views: 364
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: 23
Views: 645
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: 23
Views: 645
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: 23
Views: 681
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: 21
Views: 2,591
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: 23
Views: 645
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
04-30-22, 10:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 981
Posted By saddlesores

please, please, please..........go ride some...

please, please, please..........go ride some different bikes.

no amount of intertube searches and crowdsourcing what others like will help you decide what you find comfortable.

go
ride
some...
Forum: Touring
04-28-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,013
Posted By saddlesores

you shouldn't be getting a wobble from a single...

you shouldn't be getting a wobble from a single saddlebag, or one side weighted heavier.
plenty of commuters ride with only one bag full of canned goods.
more likely the load isn't secure inside...
Forum: Touring
04-24-22, 09:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 416
Posted By saddlesores

check the trip reports on crazy...

check the trip reports on crazy guy.........search utah highway 12.......or specific cities or parks.

https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/search/?main_type=all&query=utah+highway+12
...
Forum: Touring
04-23-22, 06:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,033
Posted By saddlesores

oh, i saw this'n as well as lotsa charters and...

oh, i saw this'n as well as lotsa charters and tours,....thought mebbe there might be other scheduled runs between docks at either end.

https://flatheadlakeboaterassist.com/
Forum: Touring
04-23-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,033
Posted By saddlesores

no water taxi?

no water taxi?
Forum: Touring
04-23-22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 853
Posted By saddlesores

where are you riding to/from, and what are your...

where are you riding to/from, and what are your two possible routes?

edit: nevermind......saw your other post.
Forum: Touring
04-23-22, 07:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 853
Posted By saddlesores

there's no information here other than for...

there's no information here other than for "fatalities." what percentage of car/cycle accidents are serious, what percentage fatal, what percentage did the biker manage to get by with just some...
Forum: Touring
04-23-22, 12:15 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,250
Posted By saddlesores

comedy gold +100

comedy gold

+100
Forum: Touring
04-22-22, 11:59 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,250
Posted By saddlesores

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

ah.........as in a carnival....................................barker?
Forum: Touring
04-21-22, 07:54 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,250
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
04-21-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,572
Posted By saddlesores

that's cool. it's all personal preference. one...

that's cool. it's all personal preference. one less thing (for me) to bother with.
first couple days may be itchy, but on a 6-month tour............you (well....I do) get used to it.

i might...
Forum: Touring
04-21-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,572
Posted By saddlesores

i'm on vacation. why shave? ...

i'm on vacation.
why shave?

well.....unless crossing land borders in certain circumstances.
depends on situation.
Forum: Touring
04-20-22, 07:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,082
Posted By saddlesores

welcome back. you have been missed.

welcome back.
you have been missed.
Forum: Touring
04-14-22, 12:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,239
Posted By saddlesores

yes, mucho cheaper for the whole...

yes, mucho cheaper for the whole shebang.bikinGreen Classic 170mm Crankset with 46/30T BCD 110mm Silver chainring Vintage US $84.06https://www.ebay.com/itm/124754009124Item InformationCondition:...
Forum: Touring
04-13-22, 07:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,239
Posted By saddlesores

32T..........pricey! $93 looks like they had...

32T..........pricey! $93
looks like they had to ovalize it to make it work.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/133853793912
Forum: Touring
04-13-22, 01:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,239
Posted By saddlesores

what's on the rear cassette? you mainly use...

what's on the rear cassette?

you mainly use the 34 ring.........but is it low enough?

might make more sense to change both rings.

...........not sure how much smaller you can get with a 110...
Forum: Touring
04-12-22, 08:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 469
Posted By saddlesores

decisions, decisions! tough to choose......... ...

decisions, decisions! tough to choose.........

do i buy the fill-the-tyres-on-the-fly system? (or just stop for a couple minutes to add some air)

do i buy the bluetoof-enabled water bottle...
Forum: Touring
04-11-22, 10:09 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,756
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
04-10-22, 10:23 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,572
Posted By saddlesores

the way i learned it was........way back around...

the way i learned it was........way back around the great war, when the doughboys started returning from europe with thoughts of parisian ladies of ill repute in their heads --- clean-shaven working...
Forum: Touring
04-02-22, 06:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 455
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
03-31-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 974
Posted By saddlesores

could you define "some" parts? posters are...

could you define "some" parts?
posters are referencing old catalog specs, when we don't know what you've got other than a frame.
can't assume you have the original shifters or derailleur.......if...
Forum: Touring
03-29-22, 02:04 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,083
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
03-29-22, 02:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,652
Posted By saddlesores

jinkies! after all this time, i dinna know this! ...

jinkies! after all this time, i dinna know this!

i always thought we wore black because after adjusting a dropped chain or changing a tire, we wipe our greasy, oily fingers on our thighs. any...
Forum: Touring
03-28-22, 05:17 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,083
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
03-28-22, 05:10 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,148
Posted By saddlesores

you don't gotta restrict yourself to the lht. ...

you don't gotta restrict yourself to the lht. keep lookin'...
this is just the cheaper stuff. more on offer under $1000

novara randonee $550...
Forum: Touring
03-23-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,352
Posted By saddlesores

no direct amtrak trains, nearest station for...

no direct amtrak trains, nearest station for y'all would be salt lake that could get you to the west coast and from there head north.

amtrak does have a thruway bus you could catch in twin falls...
Forum: Touring
03-23-22, 06:36 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,581
Posted By saddlesores

"an unfounded rumor or story."...

"an unfounded rumor or story." (https://www.lexico.com/en/definition/canard) didn't really apply here. all groovily founded.
bikes are a thing, planes are a thing. unboxed bikes are a thing....
Forum: Touring
03-22-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,581
Posted By saddlesores

incorrect. a canard is one...

incorrect.
a canard is





one feller on here is looking at plastic bags. not great, heavy box preferred, but better'n nothing. if he's decided on plastic bagging it, adding something around...
Forum: Touring
03-22-22, 04:55 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,581
Posted By saddlesores

depending on the size of your derailleur, a 1.25...

depending on the size of your derailleur, a 1.25 or 1.5-liter plastic pop bottle can easily be surgically sliced so's you can slip it over the component in question and ducky tape or zippy-tie it...
Forum: Touring
03-19-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,582
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: 969
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: 1,911
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
03-04-22, 05:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,083
Posted By saddlesores

i suppose if you were in camp making guacamole...

i suppose if you were in camp making guacamole and whacked off a finger whilst chopping veggies.
then it would make sense if you thought you could make it to the ER in time to glue it back on.
...
Forum: Touring
02-25-22, 02:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,585
Posted By saddlesores

i dunno if they're officially called/labeled...

i dunno if they're officially called/labeled "2-finger levers."
that's just the maximum amount of force required (for me)
to activate them for emergency/fast stops.
in normal use......one finger...
Forum: Touring
02-24-22, 08:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,585
Posted By saddlesores

bb7 mtb version on the rear. with deore...

bb7 mtb version on the rear.
with deore v-brakes on the front.
Forum: Touring
02-24-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,083
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
02-24-22, 07:17 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,585
Posted By saddlesores

tektro MT3.0 for flat bars on all my hybrid/mtb...

tektro MT3.0 for flat bars on all my hybrid/mtb bikes.
used with BB7's.
cheap, dependable, bulletproof 2-finger brakes.
Forum: Touring
02-22-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,083
Posted By saddlesores

tupperware (and clones) come in all shapes and...

tupperware (and clones) come in all shapes and sizes.
a little strategically trimmed foam padding will prevent slopping around.

i have one that sits flat in my hbar bag for wallet, passport,...
Forum: Touring
02-17-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,525
Posted By saddlesores

it's not the goatheads.........it's the mesquite....

it's not the goatheads.........it's the mesquite.

be afraid.

https://earthbuddies.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/1280px-Starr_080530-4656_Prosopis_juliflora.jpg
...
Forum: Touring
02-16-22, 08:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,525
Posted By saddlesores

back then when i wasn't concerned about weight,...

back then when i wasn't concerned about weight, i'd just cut the tread portion of a slightly thinner tire to stick inside each tire, then cut off the valve and slit an old inner tube to wrap around...
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