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Old 06-23-21, 12:00 PM
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
Sorry, but that has "this isn't going to end well" written all over it.
100% agreed. alo, there must be a better way!
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Old 06-23-21, 12:07 PM
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Old 06-23-21, 12:58 PM
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Originally Posted by alo View Post
Here is one picture. It has gone through a number of remodels. When I started, the pipe was longer. This is after going under a tree and breaking it off. Since then I replaced it with bamboo. Since them my rack is wider with more bamboo than aluminum. Since then I have one each side. I plan to fit a new rack in the future, but maybe not for some time.


Is that thing hose clamped to your derailer. This isn't going to end well. Get a road bike and you can outrun the dogs.
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Old 06-23-21, 12:59 PM
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Regarding your title...

They might be Lithuanian's.
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Old 06-23-21, 01:05 PM
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One would think that if one really owns such a contraption one could, and would, post, you know, a current photo, especially given the subject matter of this thread.

As such, I say proof-of-life photo or this is yet another manufactured thread.
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Old 06-23-21, 01:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Iride01 View Post
Regarding your title...

They might be Lithuanian's.
Even Lithuanian's at Letts do it. Let's do. Mama, let's fall in love.
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Old 06-23-21, 02:22 PM
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I thought the derailleur thread was more imaginative.
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Originally Posted by alo View Post
Here is one picture. It has gone through a number of remodels. When I started, the pipe was longer. This is after going under a tree and breaking it off. Since then I replaced it with bamboo. Since them my rack is wider with more bamboo than aluminum. Since then I have one each side. I plan to fit a new rack in the future, but maybe not for some time.


Love your fender!
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Old 06-25-21, 10:14 AM
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Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
I use a Small Marine Air Horn to fend off biting dogs. Has worked for 60,000 miles.

Keep it on the Right
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Old 06-27-21, 08:19 AM
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Why do you insist on riding in an area that you have to carry “protection”?? Load the bike up in the car….and find another place to ride
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Old 06-27-21, 08:36 AM
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Originally Posted by alo View Post
Where I am, there are a lot of uncontrolled dogs, and a lot of people have been bitten by dogs. One way to keep dogs back, is to swing a stick at them.
Where do you live? Do people eat dogs there?
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Old 06-27-21, 08:36 AM
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Wouldn't it be easier to just carry a collapsable baton? Or maybe some pepper spray?
Here is Canada it's illegal to carry and use a collapsible batons. You can purchase them legally but you can't carry them or use them. ( I hate politicians who make these stupid laws )...Pepper sprays are a "grey area " within city limits, but you can carry them in wilderness areas...If I am riding out in a rural or remote areas I carry a mini baseball bat made from aluminum, it's small and light and easy to carry.
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Old 06-27-21, 09:13 AM
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Originally Posted by GBK233 View Post
Why do you insist on riding in an area that you have to carry “protection”?? Load the bike up in the car….and find another place to ride
The OP is a native english speaker living in SE Asia. Even having access to a car there is sort of rare.

WRT a previous suggestion from another poster in this thread: Having a road suitable for a fast road bike or any bike with less than 2 inch tires, really, just isn't a "thing," either. So there is no: "Just out run them."

The OP is up against cultural issues concerning the ownership of dogs. Hence the starting of a thread.

I like his solution. It's not all that much different than how hunters attach their rifles to their hunting E-bikes, locally. Albeit tailored to local conditions & resources. Bravo! 🙌
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Old 06-27-21, 12:40 PM
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Originally Posted by GBK233 View Post
Why do you insist on riding in an area that you have to carry “protection”?? Load the bike up in the car….and find another place to ride
Like where ???...There is no safe place for cyclists....Dogs, killer bees, wasps, cougars, bears, cars, trucks, other cyclists, peds, drunk drivers, criminals etc etc.
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IKR. And me without a pole.






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Old 06-27-21, 01:08 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
IKR. And me without a pole.






I hope you carry a bear spray when going on those type of tours.
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Old 06-27-21, 02:33 PM
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^^^Apparently aho and his friend need heavier armament for the wilds of SE Asia.

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Old 06-27-21, 03:16 PM
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Originally Posted by blacknbluebikes View Post
I throw kittens. Works great.
Even if it doesn’t, no worries, you’re still throwing kittens.
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Originally Posted by wolfchild View Post
I hope you carry a bear spray when going on those type of tours.
Nope. I’ve seen around a half dozen bears while on tour, including a huge black at about 25” and a young cub closer than that. (Mom was nowhere to be seen.) Have never felt the need for bear spray. But I do carry 100% DEET for those pesky insects.

I actually went looking for critters when I saw the one pictured. Let out a loud “Yesss!” when he ambled out of the forest. That caused him to stop and check me out. Gave me time to get some photos. The campground host saw a lion up a different road. Third one of the year for him, and it wasn’t even July.

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Old 06-28-21, 08:37 AM
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By the way, I call dibs on "Uncontrolled Dogs" - that's excellent, and could be the name of my first novel/album/Netflix limited series, etc.
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Old 06-28-21, 08:55 AM
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I hope you carry a bear spray when going on those type of tours.
Second bear in three days during my 2017 Erie to Philly tour. He must have been in the brush along the bank of the Pine Creek Trail. .I let out a sneeze and heard a big splash. Looked over to see him swimming across the creek. (Notice the ripples in the water.) Nearly wiped out slamming on the brakes so I could get out the camera before he disappeared in the brush on the opposite shore. Little bugger was the only one afraid.


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I knew of a guy who carried a stick bungeed to his frame. He took it out while riding and had some kind of fumblebumble and dropped it through the spokes in his rear wheel. Wrecked the wheel, smashed up the seat stays as well. Be careful out there!
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I knew of a guy who carried a stick bungeed to his frame. He took it out while riding and had some kind of fumblebumble and dropped it through the spokes in his rear wheel. Wrecked the wheel, smashed up the seat stays as well. Be careful out there!
Amateur. See post #27 above. Front wheel is how it's done.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Amateur. See post #27 above. Front wheel is how it's done.
He is a consummate professional. I'll bet he's got burn scars on his fingers from sticking forks into the outlets. Keep him away from big fireworks and slingshots.
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What about a collapsible hiking pole? You could attach the PVC to a fork blade, and with some practice, maybe deploy it on the move.

Just try not to hurt the dogs unless you have to. It's never the dog's fault, it's always the human's fault.
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