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Forum: Touring
06-29-22, 12:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 318
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: 18
Views: 339
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: 18
Views: 339
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: 18
Views: 339
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: 4,098
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: 784
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: 394
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: 784
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: 680
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: 1,177
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: 1,177
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: 1,177
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: 1,177
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: 360
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: 462
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: 760
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: 760
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: 760
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: 760
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: 2,023
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: 611
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: 2,712
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: 2,712
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: 2,712
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: 611
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: 1,036
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: 1,036
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: 1,058
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: 2,748
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: 1,036
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: 1,409
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: 1,205
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: 474
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: 1,156
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: 1,156
Posted By saddlesores

no water taxi?

no water taxi?
Forum: Touring
04-23-22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 973
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: 973
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: 2,712
Posted By saddlesores

comedy gold +100

comedy gold

+100
Forum: Touring
04-22-22, 11:59 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,712
Posted By saddlesores

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

ah.........as in a carnival....................................barker?
Forum: Touring
04-21-22, 07:54 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,712
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: 5,775
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: 5,775
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: 2,172
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: 1,274
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: 1,274
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: 1,274
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: 525
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: 4,333
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: 5,775
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: 484
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...
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