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Forum: Touring 03-28-17, 10:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 205
Posted By saddlesores
longest tour: 18 months ~20,000 km longest...

longest tour: 18 months ~20,000 km
longest day: 225 km (tailwind across nullabor!)
expedition pack weight (bike+gear): 135 pounds, with water 175 pounds

most recent rides:

longest tour:...
Forum: Touring 03-28-17, 09:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 288
Posted By saddlesores
if you don't mind building up a frame, you can...

if you don't mind building up a frame, you can get a steel touring
frame 700 or 26" with canti studs/disc mounts and all the needed
brazeons off ebay for about $300. (taiwan production)

LKLM...
Forum: Touring 03-26-17, 10:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 347
Posted By saddlesores
i see many unhappy returns due to bent and/or...

i see many unhappy returns due to bent and/or broken
metal rod.

not to mention the lawsuits for the injuries caused
when riders become impaled on broken ends.
Forum: Touring 03-26-17, 10:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 623
Posted By saddlesores
some of these bob-like clones have folding yokes....

some of these bob-like clones have folding yokes.
search youtube for videos...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0eMguzMSmU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hQ7-3p2b3U
Forum: Touring 03-25-17, 10:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 623
Posted By saddlesores
?? you gotta spread the fork/yoke to remove the...

?? you gotta spread the fork/yoke to remove the trailer, NOT lift straight up ??

could you post a photo of the yoke?
Forum: Touring 03-21-17, 07:42 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,840
Posted By saddlesores
i thought it was some awesome vintage suntour...

i thought it was some awesome vintage suntour components
Forum: Touring 03-20-17, 10:50 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,840
Posted By saddlesores
:eek: ohmyladygaga! 60 pounds of luggage would...

:eek: ohmyladygaga! 60 pounds of luggage would be a load, but 60kg!

so.....45 pounds (minumum) weight of the bike, two humans at let's say 300 pounds (low estimate)
and 120 pounds of...
Forum: Touring 03-20-17, 11:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 234
Posted By saddlesores
if you're absolutely sure: 1. she...

if you're absolutely sure:

1. she definitely, positively wants flat bars, and
2. you have the skills/tools to cut the bars to length,

just get a longish bar, and a temporary set of grips and...
Forum: Touring 03-20-17, 08:21 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,840
Posted By saddlesores
you say you're flying? umm, i assume the...

you say you're flying?
umm, i assume the airline will accept a tandem bike....

but how ya gonna pack it?
you got the box or boxes ready?
what's the weight/size limit per regular and oversize...
Forum: Touring 03-19-17, 07:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 613
Posted By saddlesores
if you don't need that 2-pound bag, should be...

if you don't need that 2-pound bag, should be other options.
how large/heavy is your charger? and the electronics?
shouldn't be tooo difficult to make an access port in just
about...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-17-17, 05:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,264
Posted By saddlesores
***UPDATE*** after going through all this...

***UPDATE***

after going through all this trouble to avoid switching out the headset,
i found i wouldn't'a needed to switch the headset....

moseying through the taobao listings, found a...
Forum: Touring 03-17-17, 02:51 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,600
Posted By saddlesores
currently on amazon, we gots a variety of truing...

currently on amazon, we gots a variety of truing stands starting at fitty bucks, and dishing tools
for thirty. spoke tensiometer by park, nice but not necessary, adds another seventy-five bucks.
...
Forum: Touring 03-12-17, 04:06 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,485
Posted By saddlesores
it's your life, get out and enjoy it. if the...

it's your life, get out and enjoy it.
if the family don't accept, too bad,
just give 'em the old....when i was your age....:50:.....and do what you want.
if the gf don't like it, remind her the...
Forum: Touring 03-06-17, 01:58 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,636
Posted By saddlesores
have you read any of the hundreds of threads in ...

have you read any of the hundreds of threads in
bikeforums.net, particularly in the touring section,
discussing that very subject?
Forum: Touring 03-05-17, 11:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 539
Posted By saddlesores
if you don't mind paper, ...

if you don't mind paper,

https://www.amazon.com/Georgia-Atlas-Gazetteer-DeLorme/dp/0899332536

might could find a copy in your local library....
Forum: Touring 03-05-17, 02:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,243
Posted By saddlesores
off on the bike this morning to adjust and bed in...

off on the bike this morning to adjust and bed in the brake pads.
bike fits nice, 23" frame feels....big. higher standover (86 vs. 84)
than my 23" bmc 26", shorter TT (57 vs. 60).

nice to get...
Forum: Touring 03-04-17, 07:13 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,202
Posted By saddlesores
you need but ask... ...

you need but ask...

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c1/The_500_hats_of_bartholomew_cubbins.jpg
Forum: Touring 03-04-17, 01:12 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,202
Posted By saddlesores
isn't this how the zombie apocalypse starts?

isn't this how the zombie apocalypse starts?
Forum: Touring 03-01-17, 02:19 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,987
Posted By saddlesores
your big misteak was riding that far with a load...

your big misteak was riding that far with a load on the first try.
wasn't the weight, plenny ride with double the load double the distance reg'larly.
as mentioned, 15 pounds is no biggie. the fact...
Forum: Touring 02-27-17, 11:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 877
Posted By saddlesores
mouse crawled between tent floor and attached...

mouse crawled between tent floor and attached footprint.
occupant rolled over and squooshed the mouse flat.
tent rolled up next morning, mouse pancake too.
fermented in airtight, watertight drybag...
Forum: Touring 02-27-17, 05:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,300
Posted By saddlesores
you are welcome to disagree, no begging required....

you are welcome to disagree, no begging required.
however, i don't see where you disagreed with anything
in my post.

bicyclebob feels tethered to his location due to his VA prescriptions,
i...
Forum: Touring 02-27-17, 02:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,300
Posted By saddlesores
OCONUS you can often find those same meds OTC at...

OCONUS you can often find those same meds OTC at 1/20th the price....
Forum: Touring 02-27-17, 02:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 397
Posted By saddlesores
how 'bout.... .........Meandering Across...

how 'bout....

.........Meandering Across Glorious America

y'could even print it on a hat and/or t-shirt!
Forum: Touring 02-26-17, 04:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,243
Posted By saddlesores
we are finished. returned from thailand last...

we are finished. returned from thailand last week,
and just got in the final taobao mail order parts.

surprisingly, all the gear piece-parts lined up
just right first try....no fidgeting...
Forum: Touring 02-25-17, 11:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 461
Posted By saddlesores
having left the "land of the free" a decade ago,...

having left the "land of the free" a decade ago, i no longer have those problems.
no bag searches, no questions, no extreme vetting, no anal probes.
jinkies, i can even put padlocks on my luggage!...
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