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Forum: Touring 06-20-17, 07:11 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 981
Posted By saddlesores
yes, remove skewer from front wheel. but stick...

yes, remove skewer from front wheel.
but stick back in the fork with a 100mm section
of pvc pipe to protect the fork from crushing.
Forum: Touring 06-19-17, 07:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,110
Posted By saddlesores
yeah, sorta like that new...

yeah, sorta like that new banner/popup/whateveryoucallit "ask a question"
on bike forums?

gotta log in or it shows on every thread you open. how annoying.
but then when you ask a question like...
Forum: Touring 06-18-17, 10:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 825
Posted By saddlesores
the "pros" don't necessarily pay for them shoes -...

the "pros" don't necessarily pay for them shoes - they get sponsorships
and contracts, something most touring cyclists don't have access to.
most common way for us touring guys to get free stuff...
Forum: Touring 06-18-17, 09:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 825
Posted By saddlesores
howdy! i see you have currently 6 posts. ...

howdy!

i see you have currently 6 posts. wondering how new you are to biking, and
especialful to touring. how much long-distance riding have you done?

was this 2000-mile tour your first...
Forum: Touring 06-17-17, 07:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 298
Posted By saddlesores
if you want to stick with one group, deore should...

if you want to stick with one group, deore should be fine
as a 3x9 for touring without breaking the budget.
i'd want to go with lower gearing, depending on
your pack weight and terrain, 17 GI is...
Forum: Touring 06-17-17, 05:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,110
Posted By saddlesores
does it slice? does it dice? ...

does it slice? does it dice?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piFaTt4VXgg
Forum: Touring 06-16-17, 11:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,110
Posted By saddlesores
that happens a lots. marketing hipsters who...

that happens a lots.

marketing hipsters who rarely ride bikes are allowed to make
too many decisions.

explains a lotta carp currently on the market.
Forum: Touring 06-16-17, 08:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,244
Posted By saddlesores
indeed. but then you've lost all the advantages...

indeed. but then you've lost all the advantages of riding a bigwheel 29rrrr over obstacles
on rough techie terrain.

your heavy 20rrr (or 16rrr for stupid low gearing :eek:) will be stuck on the...
Forum: Touring 06-16-17, 10:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 807
Posted By saddlesores
hey, what about our ultra-light tourists? the...

hey, what about our ultra-light tourists?
the ones that cut off toofbrush handles
and sleep in hefty garbage bags?
they don't carry undies, yes still desire
apres-velo comfort.
you need to add a...
Forum: Touring 06-16-17, 09:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,110
Posted By saddlesores
here's a suggestion. i can do your...

here's a suggestion.

i can do your real-world testing. i'm moving to bangkok next month.
send me two units. (gonna need a backup when the first fails)

monsoon season approacheth. i'll be...
Forum: Touring 06-16-17, 01:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,244
Posted By saddlesores
my current inferior oldfangled defailler bike has...

my current inferior oldfangled defailler bike has well over 50,000 miles in SE asia.
former (sold or deceased) defairller bikes with 100's of 1000's of touring miles,
some pushing 175 pounds (NOT...
Forum: Touring 06-15-17, 06:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 484
Posted By saddlesores
it's enforced during the day when the ranger...

it's enforced during the day when the ranger dudes are stationed at either end.
don't know about nighttime....

ranger dudes will assist getting a ride, as in asking folks driving through if...
Forum: Touring 06-14-17, 10:07 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,834
Posted By saddlesores
zackly! can be repaired anywhere (except st....

zackly!

can be repaired anywhere (except st. louise) by local village smiffy...
Forum: Touring 06-14-17, 10:05 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,055
Posted By saddlesores
trojans

trojans
Forum: Touring 06-13-17, 09:24 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,660
Posted By saddlesores
but you already are a winner! you're out on...

but you already are a winner!

you're out on your bike, like, touring and stuff.
leaving behind the car and the ac and the electronics
and the space heater and all your various appliances.

so...
Forum: Touring 06-12-17, 08:21 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,799
Posted By saddlesores
"worth" (or value) is, how you...

"worth" (or value) is, how you say......ahem......"relative". :D
Forum: Touring 06-12-17, 05:46 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,523
Posted By saddlesores
of course it can! in the military, i saved...

of course it can!

in the military, i saved up my leave to take a one-month tours each year
in euro. afterwards (after attending college again) took 18 months for nz/oz.

semi-retired at 35. ...
Forum: Touring 06-11-17, 09:39 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,799
Posted By saddlesores
damn you! made me look! here's the taobao...

damn you! made me look!

here's the taobao listing for builders
advertising custom titanium frames.
...
Forum: Touring 06-11-17, 09:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By saddlesores
have you tried google? i hear that's the way to...

have you tried google?
i hear that's the way to find things nowadays.:innocent:
here in our china, google is blocked.
but i yahoo'd it.....hundreds, nay, thousands of sites.

you could try this...
Forum: Touring 06-11-17, 06:02 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,523
Posted By saddlesores
well, the op did ask "How far is Touring?", so...

well, the op did ask "How far is Touring?", so opinions apparently were invited.

would be nice to have solid definitions, but not gonna happen on an open forum
like this. best you can do is say...
Forum: Touring 06-08-17, 09:28 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,897
Posted By saddlesores
as to short tours....i'm finishing up my contract...

as to short tours....i'm finishing up my contract here in a month, then have a couple
weeks left until my residence permit expires.

decided not to ride to thighland this time, too much stuff. ...
Forum: Touring 06-08-17, 07:03 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,897
Posted By saddlesores
if you're wanting to do some gravel, and if...

if you're wanting to do some gravel, and if you're boxing your bike to
fly to a starting point anyways, i'd recommend a cheap flight to asia.

super awesome gravel roads in cambodia and laos, with...
Forum: Touring 06-08-17, 02:32 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,799
Posted By saddlesores
oh, da yutes'a t'day! lemme help ya wi'dat. ...

oh, da yutes'a t'day!
lemme help ya wi'dat.
yore grammars be atroshush.

ya meant t'say----> Carbon doesn't just suck, it blows! :thumb:
Forum: Touring 06-07-17, 10:46 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,799
Posted By saddlesores
simple solution......stop running into cars! ...

simple solution......stop running into cars! :roflmao2:
Forum: Touring 06-07-17, 10:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 428
Posted By saddlesores
just pick up ye olde adaptere from lbs. cost...

just pick up ye olde adaptere from lbs. cost maybe a buck..

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