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Forum: Touring
11-24-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 634
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
11-20-21, 01:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,387
Posted By saddlesores

https://i.pcmag.com/imagery/articles/032gtK0yGHi37...

https://i.pcmag.com/imagery/articles/032gtK0yGHi37SWpyT2Z6Wi-2.fit_lim.size_1695x.jpg

"houston, we have a wiener."
Forum: Touring
11-19-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,387
Posted By saddlesores

absolutely neat and really keen, but.....about as...

absolutely neat and really keen, but.....about as suitable for touring as the oscar meyermobile would be for lunar exploration. shirley, it would look cool!

not sure how suitable for even...
Forum: Touring
11-17-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,133
Posted By saddlesores

won't make that much of a difference. buy...

won't make that much of a difference.
buy some lighter, faster tires.
service the hubs with fresh grease and new bearings.
Forum: Touring
11-13-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,770
Posted By saddlesores

dagnabbit! i just fixed the hole in the wall!

dagnabbit! i just fixed the hole in the wall!
Forum: Touring
11-09-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,021
Posted By saddlesores

but you'll prolly want to use zip ties anyway, ...

but you'll prolly want to use zip ties anyway,
as you'll inevitably wind up with a bit of unsecured
housing "plinking" against the metal tube each
time you hit a bump, especially if you ride with...
Forum: Touring
11-07-21, 10:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 549
Posted By saddlesores

you might could take a pitcher of the serial...

you might could take a pitcher of the serial number.
internet detectives can often trace model years and production lines therefrom.
Forum: Touring
11-06-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,021
Posted By saddlesores

any contact with exposed cables WILL be a...

any contact with exposed cables WILL be a problem, either affecting braking/shifting or damaging the bags. most likely both. contact with cable housings shouldn't be a problem........after all,...
Forum: Touring
11-05-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,221
Posted By saddlesores

if you check a photo of the phone, the rear has a...

if you check a photo of the phone, the rear has a square area with
4 thingies - main camera, led light and two decorative falsies
(or perhaps auxiliary lenses?). a quad of whatchamallits!
...
Forum: Touring
11-05-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,221
Posted By saddlesores

i'm assuming marketing-speak - "quad" camera. ...

i'm assuming marketing-speak - "quad" camera. hey, it's a camera with 4 thingies.
if they're fake, then they're for show, so they ARE decoration.

but mr. googles found this:


Cameras

On...
Forum: Touring
11-05-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,221
Posted By saddlesores

thai wife fits the bill! soaks up all the...

thai wife fits the bill! soaks up all the unnecessary free cash flow.
very efficient, exceedingly thorough!
honey, new shoes! honey new earrings!
honey, buy me that house.........NOW!
Forum: Touring
11-05-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,221
Posted By saddlesores

appears to be two versions. the plain model 4900...

appears to be two versions. the plain model 4900 has an 8mp rear camera, the pro has a 13mp.
some of the literature specs a rear "quad-camera", not sure what that is 'zackly.
don't know if the...
Forum: Touring
11-05-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,221
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: 58
Views: 2,221
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
11-01-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 706
Posted By saddlesores

if you gots pedals with pins, i'd be more...

if you gots pedals with pins, i'd be more concerned about
the pins grabbin' and holdin' any soft material like
neoprene on the underside of your booties.

even with clips/straps loose enough to...
Forum: Touring
10-03-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,770
Posted By saddlesores

i need to take a break now. my forehead smarts...

i need to take a break now. my forehead smarts from banging it against the wall.



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Forum: Touring
10-01-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,770
Posted By saddlesores

i'm missing the point? ...

i'm missing the point?







dude, in these shops that you can find conveniently.....in asialand......in any city or town and in most villages, cuttin' 'n weldin' bicycle tubing thickness...
Forum: Touring
09-30-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,001
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
09-30-21, 03:34 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,770
Posted By saddlesores

superpowers required? now that's just silly. ...

superpowers required? now that's just silly.

we're not talkin' 'bout metal foundries or boiler making plants y'know. these are common shops you'll find in the hundreds in modest sized cities, in...
Forum: Touring
09-29-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,770
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
09-27-21, 01:20 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,770
Posted By saddlesores

i put together a custom-built frame, xt...

i put together a custom-built frame, xt components, professionally hand built phil wood 48-spoke hubs........and flat bars.....for about two grande.
does that qualify? .............then the answer...
Forum: Touring
09-25-21, 11:24 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,998
Posted By saddlesores

i like to keep a 'smart wallet' easily accessible...

i like to keep a 'smart wallet' easily accessible for use in public spaces, separate from my larger stash, passport and credit card(s).

that one holds no more than $100 in small bills for daily...
Forum: Touring
09-07-21, 10:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,337
Posted By saddlesores

hubs! bob trailer, rated for 70 pounds, comes...

hubs! bob trailer, rated for 70 pounds, comes with the cheapest of cheap low-quality hubs.
if you don't switch to a stronger wheel, do carry axle grease and fresh bb's, and required tools
to...
Forum: Touring
09-07-21, 09:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,729
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.
Forum: Touring
08-30-21, 02:59 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,024
Posted By saddlesores

instead of the full tarp, cut out a tent...

instead of the full tarp, cut out a tent footprint....same shape as the tent but a couple inches SMALLER on all sides. otherwise you'll be sitting your NON waterproof tent on top of a FULLY...
Forum: Touring
08-27-21, 02:46 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,024
Posted By saddlesores

really? that's fully packed weight? saddleybags...

really? that's fully packed weight? saddleybags with all your stuff stuffed insides?
well, okay then. gotten used to seeing the crazy heavy kg numbers of thick waterproof bags,
thought those...
Forum: Touring
08-26-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,024
Posted By saddlesores

i see volume, but where's the weight? dimensions...

i see volume, but where's the weight? dimensions don't really make much difference, within reason, other than wind resistance. how many kg's are you gonna gotta schlepp up and down hills all day...
Forum: Touring
08-26-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 588
Posted By saddlesores

in the "item specifics"box may be found "Type:...

in the "item specifics"box may be found "Type: Single Pannier"

there are of course full sets available, but op didn't axe me to look for a full set so i dinna.
Forum: Touring
08-26-21, 04:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 588
Posted By saddlesores

i tried something wild and zany. i went to ebay...

i tried something wild and zany.
i went to ebay and typed in "ortlieb single pannier."

here ya go, one single solitary lonely by itself ortlieb back roller city.
unfortunately, there's only one...
Forum: Touring
08-25-21, 02:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,043
Posted By saddlesores

have you considered taking up the melodeon?

have you considered taking up the melodeon?
Forum: Touring
08-23-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,845
Posted By saddlesores

6'2", 34" i go for larger frames, 62-64cm, can...

6'2", 34" i go for larger frames, 62-64cm, can straddle either flat-footed.
both my hybrid tour bikes (BMC 26", LKLM 700c) are level top-tube.

prefer level top-tube. better optics, sloping tube...
Forum: Touring
08-22-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,337
Posted By saddlesores

y'know, there are already hard-shell bike campers...

y'know, there are already hard-shell bike campers on the market.

"This prototype bicycle camper seems like a great idea, but unless you live in a very flat region without high winds, the Wide Path...
Forum: Touring
08-22-21, 01:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,845
Posted By saddlesores

lesseee.............in 2000? i think about that...

lesseee.............in 2000? i think about that time i had just finished cycling across the usa, moved out to southwest texas, and decided this was crazy, so went out and bought a motorcycle. and...
Forum: Touring
08-22-21, 01:39 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,337
Posted By saddlesores

back in ancient times, i pulled a bob along with...

back in ancient times, i pulled a bob along with 4 panniers.
the fully-laden bike, including up to 5 gallons water (10 2L soda bottles), was about 175 pounds.
guessing the trailer would account for...
Forum: Touring
08-20-21, 06:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,845
Posted By saddlesores

what is your inseam measurement? got a bike...

what is your inseam measurement?
got a bike store near you?
and is this the oldest zombie thread ever in the touring section?
Forum: Touring
08-16-21, 05:35 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,337
Posted By saddlesores

some questions: 1. what is the current...

some questions:

1. what is the current weight of the project?

2. what is the expected weight of the final product?

3. have you hitched'er up to a non-motorized bike for a trial run in a...
Forum: Touring
08-08-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,968
Posted By saddlesores

used to carry a plastic filter cone for ground...

used to carry a plastic filter cone for ground coffee. no paper liner needed.

neato! they even come in collapsible space-saving version nowadays.
...
Forum: Touring
08-05-21, 02:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,968
Posted By saddlesores

1. 4 day trip....you dinna say....are there...

1. 4 day trip....you dinna say....are there restaurants, convenience stores, supermarkets along the way?

2. need to carry all meals, or just a few in case you can't find food along the way?
...
Forum: Touring
07-28-21, 10:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,322
Posted By saddlesores

okay.....so you're flying both ways on one...

okay.....so you're flying both ways on one airline.
you plan to reuse the box, so storage has been arranged.

now go to the airline website, find out what kind of aeroplane you'll be on.
(...
Forum: Touring
07-07-21, 05:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,769
Posted By saddlesores

don't worry so much about what everyone else is...

don't worry so much about what everyone else is doing.
do what works for you.

primarily a commuter? then get the commuter bike. it'll work for touring.
Forum: Touring
07-07-21, 05:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,229
Posted By saddlesores

what do you think needs an upgrade? why are you...

what do you think needs an upgrade?
why are you not satisfied with the current setup?
what's the problem?
what is not comfortable?
what isn't working as well as expected?
what improvements do...
Forum: Touring
07-02-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,108
Posted By saddlesores

i'm fairly certain the lower flat "bar" is simply...

i'm fairly certain the lower flat "bar" is simply a support/mounting strut.

i'm also fairly certain you want to use the upper round bar for the panniers.

lookit the pitcher! the right pannier...
Forum: Touring
06-23-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,268
Posted By saddlesores

depends on the situation. here on the...

depends on the situation.

here on the island, we have the main outer loop highway, with an assortment of provincial roads linking the towns.
aside from that we have a maze of farm and county...
Forum: Touring
06-23-21, 02:25 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,268
Posted By saddlesores

in that case, our friend will still require the...

in that case, our friend will still require the purchase of some new technology.
no worries, we're here to help you understand it all.
...
Forum: Touring
06-19-21, 11:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,323
Posted By saddlesores

it's cheap, it's easy, it's fast, it's foolproof....

it's cheap, it's easy, it's fast, it's foolproof. if it makes you feel better to know you've got fresh cables on tour, go for it.

but remember, new cables will "stretch" and need adjusting once...
Forum: Touring
06-14-21, 10:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,017
Posted By saddlesores

interesting thing about riding along a...

interesting thing about riding along a river..........the water level is generally
pretty flat, but the roads alongside?

from riding mosel and rhein long ago, many of the accommodations are...
Forum: Touring
06-14-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,531
Posted By saddlesores

you wouldn't be referencing the infamous felt...

you wouldn't be referencing the infamous felt across the usa tour?

https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/sbbike/pages/497/attachments/original/1493746152/pee-wee-big-adventure.jpg?1493746152
Forum: Touring
06-13-21, 06:20 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,456
Posted By saddlesores

so.......taobao shoes, severely limited by size...

so.......taobao shoes, severely limited by size availability...

got this nifty $18 pair first. look snazzy, with velcro straps, advertised as a cycling shoe,
but the soles were softer than dollar...
Forum: Touring
06-12-21, 10:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,531
Posted By saddlesores

if you're going to crowdsource all your...

if you're going to crowdsource all your decisions, at least give
the interwebs masses something to go on.

what shoes and pedals do you use.........now?
how much and what type of riding do you...
Forum: Touring
06-10-21, 04:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,017
Posted By saddlesores

bike boxes are flat, folded, rectanguloid...

bike boxes are flat, folded, rectanguloid sections of compressed paper.
interestingly, refrigerator boxes have the same definition, if not the same dimensions.
same is true for postal boxes, fruit...
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