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Forum: Touring
02-07-24, 11:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 903
Posted By saddlesores

blasphemy! if you don't roll into town after...

blasphemy!

if you don't roll into town after three weeks in the outback smelling like the zombie apocalypse warmed over, you're doing it wrong.
Forum: Touring
02-07-24, 07:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 832
Posted By saddlesores

depends on the tour. if i'm in a national...

depends on the tour.

if i'm in a national park zone, i'll ride every day, then stop at a national park for 2-3 days of hiking. that counts as a break from cycling. otherwise would plan riding...
Forum: Touring
01-29-24, 05:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 635
Posted By saddlesores

make a list of all the manufacturers what offer...

make a list of all the manufacturers what offer fork bags and fork cargo/water racks.
check their websites to see if they also sell spare fork clamps.

if it was me, i'd just go to ebay and put...
Forum: Touring
01-26-24, 09:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,071
Posted By saddlesores

one thing to remember is security while ON the...

one thing to remember is security while ON the bike. everything goes INSIDE the panniers. kids have been known to (try to) snatch loose items bungeed to racks as you slow down on that long slog...
Forum: Touring
01-17-24, 08:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,389
Posted By saddlesores

in many of the smaller towns, it may be possible...

in many of the smaller towns, it may be possible to camp overnight in the town/city park. lions clubs or rotary clubs often sponsor parks and build swimming pools, changing rooms with showers, and...
Forum: Touring
01-02-24, 07:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 635
Posted By saddlesores

I don't have this fork any longer to measure, but...

I don't have this fork any longer to measure, but i'ma bet they'd fit. If not, could always just add a shim.

You could also look at bolt-on doohickies that let you attach downtube shifters or...
Forum: Touring
12-20-23, 04:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,279
Posted By saddlesores

It's now end of december, probably not enough...

It's now end of december, probably not enough time to plan, gather gear, get all visas and such.
your current bike is unsuitable for the terrain.
if you take a new bike, you need time to break it...
Forum: Touring
12-10-23, 01:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 912
Posted By saddlesores

it all depends on what you want to see along the...

it all depends on what you want to see along the way, and how much river you can stand.

just east of Konstanz, the distance between the two rivers is about 35km. (Geisingen-Schaffhausen)
Forum: Touring
12-03-23, 05:10 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,203
Posted By saddlesores

It's not just the high-low range. You also need...

It's not just the high-low range.
You also need to consider the gear spacing.
1x with an adequate range will have odd or too large spacing between gears.
2x with well-selected rings and cassette...
Forum: Touring
12-03-23, 02:40 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 8,196
Posted By saddlesores

that went with the gremlin when mr. moneybags...

that went with the gremlin when mr. moneybags upgraded to a pacer!
Forum: Touring
11-03-23, 10:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,213
Posted By saddlesores

i think you have your answer.

i think you have your answer.
Forum: Touring
09-18-23, 11:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,857
Posted By saddlesores

psst...............this zombie is 12 years old.

psst...............this zombie is 12 years old.
Forum: Touring
09-11-23, 05:29 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,619
Posted By saddlesores

shirley, your peloton has a usb charging port!

shirley, your peloton has a usb charging port!
Forum: Touring
09-08-23, 11:43 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,390
Posted By saddlesores

just looking online.........that $200 fee is for...

just looking online.........that $200 fee is for us domestic routes.
the fees for non-US routes are much lower.
looks like your charge will be $60/$80/$110 per segment for an additional bag/box,...
Forum: Touring
09-06-23, 11:58 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,132
Posted By saddlesores

wuzzat? a vegan wearing a court-ordered...

wuzzat?

a vegan wearing a court-ordered ankle monitor?
Forum: Touring
08-31-23, 04:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,104
Posted By saddlesores

sometimes you just gotta admit it's not possible,...

sometimes you just gotta admit it's not possible, or too much trouble, or miserable to ride every last bit.
there must be local buses crossing that mountain.
stow your bike on top and enjoy the...
Forum: Touring
08-22-23, 08:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,246
Posted By saddlesores

bikepacking? do you mean cycle touring in...

bikepacking? do you mean cycle touring in general, or specifically frame bags/no racks on rough single-track?

for my anecdotal data point, standard touring only: 2-bag/4-bag/trailer, on and off...
Forum: Touring
08-22-23, 08:51 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,329
Posted By saddlesores

you can mention accordions. :innocent:

you can mention accordions. :innocent:
Forum: Touring
08-07-23, 12:42 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,443
Posted By saddlesores

oh, absolutely. 40 is 4 more than 36, so that...

oh, absolutely.
40 is 4 more than 36, so that must be at least 10% stronger!

the 4 extra spokes that don't have matching holes in your 36-hole hub can be woven into the other 36 spokes to provide...
Forum: Touring
08-05-23, 11:59 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,018
Posted By saddlesores

count your blessings. she could'a said you...

count your blessings.
she could'a said you reminded her of haystack calhoun.
Forum: Touring
08-05-23, 04:23 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,018
Posted By saddlesores

Locate the nearest popular cycle-touring route in...

Locate the nearest popular cycle-touring route in your area.
Pack your bike, ride out there, set up camp.
Wait for unsuspecting rider(s) to set up camp near you.
Just so happen to pack up and...
Forum: Touring
07-30-23, 12:10 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,443
Posted By saddlesores

:popcorn

:popcorn
Forum: Touring
07-29-23, 01:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,154
Posted By saddlesores

i don't think you'll have much luck finding...

i don't think you'll have much luck finding 16"/20" bicycle wheels capable of reliably handling 200-400 pounds of dead weight. and you'll need to consider the intended use of whatever wheels you find...
Forum: Touring
07-25-23, 03:08 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,443
Posted By saddlesores

yepper, certainly hitting all the right buttons. ...

yepper, certainly hitting all the right buttons.
no bites yet, so more juicy tidbits being added as the thread progresses.
i'm waiting for a mention of busking with accordion to pay for the round...
Forum: Touring
07-24-23, 07:19 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,443
Posted By saddlesores

hahah. thanks for the laughs. happy trolls...

hahah.
thanks for the laughs.
happy trolls day!
Forum: Touring
07-13-23, 11:39 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,766
Posted By saddlesores

one thing to note, the ride up over the mountains...

one thing to note, the ride up over the mountains is gonna be tough. you'll have some hard steep climbing to get over the ridge.
take that into account when estimating your daily mileage and...
Forum: Touring
07-08-23, 11:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,055
Posted By saddlesores

6" long 1" dia dowel rod with 1" cast iron pipe...

6" long 1" dia dowel rod with 1" cast iron pipe end screwed on.

https://newnestshop.com/cdn/shop/products/61AeBrcLicL_800x.jpg...
Forum: Touring
06-27-23, 01:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 624
Posted By saddlesores

more info be needed. it's unpossible to answer...

more info be needed. it's unpossible to answer the question without more specifics. posters that have macguyvered standard racks to disk frames are plentiful, with many many methods used.

give...
Forum: Touring
06-15-23, 06:14 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,520
Posted By saddlesores

it's all about cornholio. ...

it's all about cornholio.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fE9qHZb5CYE&ab_channel=DetroitWrecker
Forum: Touring
06-10-23, 06:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,794
Posted By saddlesores

check your stem and bar dimensions to confirm the...

check your stem and bar dimensions to confirm the 21st century bars you're looking at will fit the 20th century stem and components.

consider one of these old-fangled brahma bars with integrated...
Forum: Touring
06-03-23, 10:29 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 8,906
Posted By saddlesores

4-baggers became a thing, for a while, then...

4-baggers became a thing, for a while, then another thing came along. when the marketing professionals decide the market for the current thing is saturated, the next thing will be developed and...
Forum: Touring
06-02-23, 06:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,124
Posted By saddlesores

so essentially meaningless "two short words" from...

so essentially meaningless "two short words" from a new member (~15 posts).
OP seemed to be buying a stock bike with gearing unsuitable for a middle-aged lady to tour on.
we don't yet know what the...
Forum: Touring
06-01-23, 10:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,124
Posted By saddlesores

what exactly does "good parts" mean? we were...

what exactly does "good parts" mean?
we were given a brand and model, and a cut-n-paste spec sheet that said nothing about the components.
assuming a stock bike, we google the factory specs, it's...
Forum: Touring
06-01-23, 10:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,124
Posted By saddlesores

that would have been good information to have...

that would have been good information to have included in the original post...................

essentially you've got a generic taiwan steel frame with the "she devil" logo stickers that some guy...
Forum: Touring
06-01-23, 08:03 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 12,381
Posted By saddlesores

"getting real" means buying/assembling a bike...

"getting real" means buying/assembling a bike that fits your needs, not settling for an inappropriate gear range because it helps the manufacturer's bottom line or is just like what your favorite...
Forum: Touring
06-01-23, 07:47 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 12,381
Posted By saddlesores

Disagree. it's a deal breaker. the most...

Disagree. it's a deal breaker.

the most miserable touring experience is riding long-distance with a load, on varied terrain or especially against the wind, being unable to find the correct gear. ...
Forum: Touring
06-01-23, 07:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,124
Posted By saddlesores

IMO not suitable. 1x8 drivetrain 32 spoke...

IMO not suitable.

1x8 drivetrain
32 spoke wheels
center-pull brakes?

this is a toodle off to the supermarket in a flat village city-bike.
with her weight and lighter packing (assume not...
Forum: Touring
05-25-23, 03:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 20,964
Posted By saddlesores

you're responding to a 7-year old zombie thread. ...

you're responding to a 7-year old zombie thread.

which is really weird.
this is your first post.
your join date is also 7 years ago.
Forum: Touring
05-13-23, 03:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 813
Posted By saddlesores

What's so weird about that? I imagine...

What's so weird about that?

I imagine drinking a few in a dockside bar in sydney, cigar boat adrenaline junkie tells a round-the-world in a sailboat guy he's impressed whenever he sees a wee, tiny...
Forum: Touring
05-12-23, 05:11 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,766
Posted By saddlesores

first question........why? sure, it sounds cool...

first question........why? sure, it sounds cool to go coast-to-coast, but you so far have limited experience and are starting with a massive undertaking, and will have multiple 100-mile days carrying...
Forum: Touring
05-09-23, 09:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 582
Posted By saddlesores

the right support stays appear to either be a tad...

the right support stays appear to either be a tad short, or the mounting bolt hole at the base is drilled too high.
i say that because the rack platform looks to be slightly tilted to the right.
in...
Forum: Touring
03-26-23, 09:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,381
Posted By saddlesores

c'mon, indy! you know better than that! this...

c'mon, indy! you know better than that!
this is a forum for the velocipedigal dark arts. we wanna delve into the necromancy of cycling.
why ya wanna offer a perfectly logical, supremely...
Forum: Touring
03-16-23, 12:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 839
Posted By saddlesores

how much gear do you intend to take along? if...

how much gear do you intend to take along?
if not too much, put it all in front panniers. no heal strike issues.
if more, load into a single-wheel trailer with NO panniers. less weight on the rear...
Forum: Touring
02-27-23, 07:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,741
Posted By saddlesores

it's got a 30/46 front and 9spd 11-36. lowest...

it's got a 30/46 front and 9spd 11-36. lowest gear is 23".
i wouldn't consider that suitable for touring.
Forum: Touring
02-21-23, 04:00 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,942
Posted By saddlesores

whichever setup gives you the most usable gears,...

whichever setup gives you the most usable gears, especially at the low end, is the way to go. for me that means a triple for more variety.
nothing obsolete about triples. they remain useful,...
Forum: Touring
01-22-23, 11:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,716
Posted By saddlesores

jinkies! that looks like the old homestead! i...

jinkies! that looks like the old homestead!
i had a house in a small town out near marfa just off hwy 90 before moving to asia.
didn't do much riding on the highway itself, lotsa dirt ranch tracks...
Forum: Touring
12-26-22, 12:32 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,685
Posted By saddlesores

gosh! anything with an accordian! ...

gosh! anything with an accordian!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3Pv4c4Qz9w&ab_channel=Moonworm

(do i win the intertubes today?)
Forum: Touring
12-05-22, 12:26 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 8,528
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: 70
Views: 2,835
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: 1,879
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.
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