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Forum: Touring
09-25-22, 03:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
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
09-13-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 747
Posted By saddlesores

i think i've located the problem. you seem to...

i think i've located the problem.
you seem to have misplaced the front wheel, so of course the shifting is off and flutterby bars feel unstable! :troll:

otherwise, chris might be onto something...
Forum: Touring
09-13-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 925
Posted By saddlesores

so hire someone to drive your (or their) car with...

so hire someone to drive your (or their) car with your gear and your junk, and follow you along the route, making a couple stops at predetermined points each day for your rest breaks.

pay 'em...
Forum: Touring
09-05-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 526
Posted By saddlesores

buy one!KMC Z99 9-speed 118 Links + Sram...

buy one!KMC Z99 9-speed 118 Links + Sram Quick-Link MTB Road Chain for Shimano SRAM$17.25 with free shipping from taiwanland.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/194992192768
Forum: Touring
09-04-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By saddlesores

so get a mountain bike without a suspension. ...

so get a mountain bike without a suspension.

lotsa folks have taken older mountain bikes (longer chainstays) and converted to touring.
Forum: Touring
09-03-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 542
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: 542
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: 738
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
08-23-22, 01:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 691
Posted By saddlesores

Local bmx or motoscooter shop should have...

Local bmx or motoscooter shop should have inexpensive cushion grip sets, couple bucks or so.

Includes a bar/throttle grip that fits nicely on bar ends, and a brake grip can cut in half to fit...
Forum: Touring
08-18-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,177
Posted By saddlesores

I think they design those bags to fit a rear rack...

I think they design those bags to fit a rear rack that also has a passenger pillion pad attached.

I had a similar clone, fit correct when used with a rack seat pad, or a simple square of styrofoam...
Forum: Touring
08-15-22, 04:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 583
Posted By saddlesores

or these.... ...

or these....



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Forum: Touring
08-15-22, 04:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 583
Posted By saddlesores

maybe they are, maybe they aren't.......if you...

maybe they are, maybe they aren't.......if you bought from online shop not affiliated with the manufacturer....
...
Forum: Touring
08-14-22, 08:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,177
Posted By saddlesores

everyone has their own method. i like to...

everyone has their own method.

i like to keep trangia stove and kitchen tools in one small front pannier, food in the other front pannier. that way all the food-smelling stuff stays in the two...
Forum: Touring
08-13-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,177
Posted By saddlesores

a couple days on the road and you will figger out...

a couple days on the road and you will figger out where you like your stuff to be on your bike. everbody gots a different method.

consider a quick-release handlebar bag for stuff you don't want...
Forum: Touring
08-09-22, 10:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 583
Posted By saddlesores

yes, yes they are! that's how things work in...

yes, yes they are! that's how things work in china land.

western corporation contracts with chinese factory to make 100,000 widgets, provides materials for 110,000 widgets to allow for loss and...
Forum: Touring
08-09-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 583
Posted By saddlesores

picked out the important bit. same info on...

picked out the important bit.
same info on whois



https://www.whois.com/whois/bagortlieb.store
Forum: Touring
08-09-22, 02:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 583
Posted By saddlesores

https://tvstuffonline.com/bagortlieb-store i...

https://tvstuffonline.com/bagortlieb-store

i dunno the retail or online prices for ortlieb, but if this site is heaps cheaper, something's fishful.

looks like it popped up about a month ago,...
Forum: Touring
08-08-22, 08:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,125
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, 08:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 541
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: 699
Posted By saddlesores

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

ummm.....dude!.....you misspellded 'handsome.'
Forum: Touring
08-06-22, 01:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 699
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
07-29-22, 11:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 541
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: 49
Views: 1,419
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: 49
Views: 1,419
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: 54
Views: 2,077
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: 53
Views: 2,078
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: 927
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: 927
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: 1,955
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: 1,955
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: 822
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: 1,955
Posted By saddlesores

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

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/919x768/picture_001_726fb17c0cebd182d175e0f58ac6e9ee67b3c313.jpg...
Forum: Touring
07-05-22, 07:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 880
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: 880
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: 1,955
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: 1,955
Posted By saddlesores

this.... ...

this....


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Forum: Touring
07-02-22, 12:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 880
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: 1,032
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: 1,032
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: 1,955
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: 1,955
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: 1,955
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: 4,373
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: 1,080
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: 644
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: 1,080
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: 926
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: 1,463
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: 1,463
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: 1,463
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.

...
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