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Forum: Touring 08-31-16, 10:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 440
Posted By saddlesores
yes, technically you CAN walk in hard plastic...

yes, technically you CAN walk in hard plastic road cycling shoes.
you dinna ask, they dinna mention the need for orthopedic surgery
if you walk in them more than 10 meters.

i'm still using clips...
Forum: Touring 08-31-16, 09:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 814
Posted By saddlesores
suggestion..... why not put off your...

suggestion.....

why not put off your expedition tour for a year?

that's a pretty massive undertaking for someone
who appears to have little touring experience.

take whatever you've got,...
Forum: Touring 08-31-16, 08:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 344
Posted By saddlesores
where/how do you mount a handlebar bag for...

where/how do you mount a handlebar bag for touring?






yeah, right.....and that's why they named their new handlebars after
milk drinks spiked with drugs at the infamous korova milkbar...
Forum: Touring 08-31-16, 10:24 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,367
Posted By saddlesores
spotted owls. they're organic!

spotted owls. they're organic!
Forum: Touring 08-30-16, 11:14 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,231
Posted By saddlesores
would never use a kickstand on the ferry. boats...

would never use a kickstand on the ferry.
boats move, seas get rough, sometimes
hit stuff....smaller boats, docks, etc.
lean it with wheels stabilized.
bungees are your bestest friends.
Forum: Touring 08-30-16, 10:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 814
Posted By saddlesores
many expedition tourists go around the world with...

many expedition tourists go around the world with four bags. don't know if
any also pull a trailer. trailer slows you down, lets you carry more (too much!)
stuff, more trouble with airlines and...
Forum: Touring 08-30-16, 10:23 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,367
Posted By saddlesores
ok....well......if wipe the chain before lubing,...

ok....well......if wipe the chain before lubing, assuming periodic lubrication is necessary,
big stuff and xx% little stuff gets wiped off. x% little stuff may be forced into the nooks
and...
Forum: Touring 08-30-16, 01:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 523
Posted By saddlesores
recommend either you try a ladies saddle, or...

recommend either you try a ladies saddle,
or forget the skirt and wear lycra shorts.
Forum: Touring 08-28-16, 09:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By saddlesores
tweren't i that changed the title......

tweren't i that changed the title......
Forum: Touring 08-28-16, 09:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 448
Posted By saddlesores
china: no problem. small towns mainly have...

china: no problem. small towns mainly have junky
department store bikes and parts. larger towns and
provincial capitals all have decent selection of parts.

laos: hahaha. vientiane has a...
Forum: Touring 08-28-16, 09:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 372
Posted By saddlesores
yep, i checked nashbar first. ...

yep, i checked nashbar first.
daytrekkers...CARGO CAPACITY 12 liters (both panniers)...
Forum: Touring 08-28-16, 09:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 372
Posted By saddlesores
not sure i want to go into the pannier making...

not sure i want to go into the pannier making business.
i think if i went that route, i'd buy something available
locally and modify it.

i do have a couple sets of 15L easydo's that have worn...
Forum: Touring 08-27-16, 09:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 372
Posted By saddlesores
recommend front/small panniers?

looking for a decent quality set of smaller
(front?) panniers. most of what i can find
are either 10-12L per set, or 30+L per pair.
want something more compact (and lighter)
than the standard...
Forum: Touring 08-27-16, 08:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By saddlesores
bikes fly free!

returned to china this time on hong kong airlines.
found some juicy info in the baggage policy,
confirmed with 2 different city check-in desks.

bicycles do not need boxing. a bag is all you ...
Forum: Touring 08-27-16, 09:00 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,367
Posted By saddlesores
chains are consumables. consume them. but...

chains are consumables. consume them.

but you indeed do want to clean the outside
of the chain.......to keep the grit and other
ickiness from grinding down the chainrings
and cogs faster than...
Forum: Touring 08-26-16, 07:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 814
Posted By saddlesores
have you considered doing a charity ride to raise...

have you considered doing a charity ride to raise awareness?
lotsa folks give money to charity.
folks will be more willing to give you stuff......free meals,
invites to stay with them, discounted...
Forum: Touring 08-26-16, 11:20 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 814
Posted By saddlesores
oh, dude, not the frame repair bit again! steel...

oh, dude, not the frame repair bit again! steel lovers prefer the softer, gentler, smoother ride of
(inferior) steel, and subjectively feel aluminium to be harsh and stiff. the repairability...
Forum: Touring 08-23-16, 10:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 827
Posted By saddlesores
FSA AFTERBURNER MTB Bike Crankset + BB30 Compact...

FSA AFTERBURNER MTB Bike Crankset + BB30 Compact Double 170mm 42/27T X-10s $96


https://www.amazon.com/AFTERBURNER-Crankset-Compact-Double-170mm/dp/B015T3ZSRC
Forum: Touring 08-23-16, 07:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 827
Posted By saddlesores
why buy an overpriced xt that's barely better ...

why buy an overpriced xt that's barely better
gearing-wise as the current setup, unless you
fork out even more for new rings?

get a deore 22-32-44 and be a happy camper.
Forum: Touring 08-23-16, 07:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 827
Posted By saddlesores
how does this here wolftooth thingie work? ...

how does this here wolftooth thingie work?
aren't you going beyond the capacity of most
rear deraillers?
Forum: Touring 08-22-16, 07:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 655
Posted By saddlesores
if you absolutely positively want to stay with...

if you absolutely positively want to stay with drops,
consider dirt drop bars.

Dirt Drop Bars (http://store.somafab.com/didrdrba.html)
Forum: Touring 08-22-16, 07:34 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,367
Posted By saddlesores
just need some rags.... at every chain...

just need some rags....

at every chain cleaning, use a rag to wipe both sides of the
jockey wheels, and inside the dr cage.

clean your cogs whenever you wear out underpants.
with the wheel...
Forum: Touring 08-22-16, 08:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,775
Posted By saddlesores
startin' threads beats riding yer bike. ...

startin' threads beats riding yer bike.

thatsa way stuffs don't breaks.
Forum: Touring 08-22-16, 08:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,055
Posted By saddlesores
is your stem flipped to point downwards?

is your stem flipped to point downwards?
Forum: Touring 08-21-16, 08:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 815
Posted By saddlesores
front rack+front bags. +maybe seatbag.

front rack+front bags. +maybe seatbag.
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