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  1. Thread: shafted!

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    no chance to use one, just took some shots while...

    no chance to use one, just took some shots while passing by.

    according to the website you linked, they gots the foldie bikes and hybrids in
    8-speed using shimano nexus hubs.

    sheldon sez: "The...
  2. Thread: shafted!

    by saddlesores
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    shafted!

    ran across these communal/rental bikes in nanning, china.
    wondering what the weight difference would be compared
    to a standard chainrings/cogs/chain transmission. also
    wonder if they've got a...
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    hbar bag: can't do without. it has all the...

    hbar bag: can't do without. it has all the stuff i need in case the bike and
    gear are 'liberated.' camera, wallet, cell phone, cash, passport, glasses.
    carry the bag with me everywhere. i shall...
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    Need some weigh reduction advice!

    So I just completed a 6-week tour of southwest china.
    2500 km of mountains厖卻omewhere about 2/3 of
    the way up a 40-km climb, I realized I抦 just too damn
    old to keep doing this. But I抣l...
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    not xacd, but found this one on...

    not xacd, but found this one on taobao...........at just under $300

    钛合金货架 山地公路自行车货架 单车配件 山地车后座载人后架-淘宝网

    another for under $150

    【包邮】避刹车款钛合金货架...
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    awesome! love it! alice springs, cambodia,...

    awesome! love it! alice springs, cambodia, nevada, arizona, ........ as long as it's a dry
    heat i'm good.....100 degrees, 110 degrees, whatever.

    460361
    460362
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    carry water,...
  7. refrigerator box + packing tape + box-cutters

    refrigerator box + packing tape + box-cutters
  8. not always. run the part number through the...

    not always. run the part number through the googles.
    other sites offer minimum order quantity of one.

    Carbon Fork Road,TR-FK020CF - c530369.tootoo.com

    ***woohoo! lists the weight at...
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    what 'zackly are you planning? entire trip by...

    what 'zackly are you planning? entire trip by bike?
    paved or gravel or dirt or .... or what?
    cycling to the trail head, then hiking in?

    a bob trailer is about the right size to just chuck
    your...
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    um, on second thought. you said "hybrid" right?...

    um, on second thought.
    you said "hybrid" right?
    oh. that's okay then.
    sure.
    you can tour on a hybrid.
    i just thought...oh never mind.
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    oh my god! no! you may NOT tour on a hybrid!...

    oh my god! no!
    you may NOT tour on a hybrid!
    that's like totally crazy, man!
    the authorities will take you out immediately!
    i'm talking drone strikes and everything.

    tour on a hybrid!

    what...
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    no. forget the 80" oversize limit. that doesn't...

    no. forget the 80" oversize limit. that doesn't apply to bikes,
    which come under sporting goods. they have those limits due
    to size/weight ratio thingies. sporting goods take up more
    space...
  13. i've had great success with a simple app called...

    i've had great success with a simple app called pencil and paper.

    you can, like, sketch out your route on an A5 sheet.......several if
    it's a longie....that fits in your bar bag map protector....
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    yeah, and i'm waiting for an app that tells me i...

    yeah, and i'm waiting for an app that tells me i need to poo, cause, ya know, like
    i'm never really sure and all. oh, and it'll twoot all my friends so they'll know all
    about it in real time!

    ...
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    came across these chinese e-uni-bikers (?) doing...

    came across these chinese e-uni-bikers (?) doing a circuit around the
    island. "riding" 70-80 km between towns, recharge in hotels overnight.
    no panniers or trailer or bike bags....just a small...
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    yeah...and? was he proud of beating you? why...

    yeah...and? was he proud of beating you? why not ask for a rematch, only next
    time take your harley. same difference.
  17. yepper, been living on hainan island for four...

    yepper, been living on hainan island for four years now. doing 3 months of
    touring each year. vietnam/thighland/cambodia/laos/myanmar/malaysia, and
    of course china. lotsa rough roads far from...
  18. you got a 36T? yay! but that means nothing...

    you got a 36T? yay! but that means nothing really, unless you tell us
    what you've got on the front.

    you seem to be buying lots of bits and pieces without knowing why,
    other than they're...
  19. that's the way it's always done here in...

    that's the way it's always done here in chinaland! i suppose it's "traditional."

    advantage? in a developing country where few people own or know how to use
    tools (wrenches?), and the...
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    how much of the local language do you need? i...

    how much of the local language do you need? i only speak the english, german, and
    enough chinese to get into trouble. no serious difficulties touring in myanmar or
    vietnam or cambodia or laos. ...
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    buy cheap steel fork on ebay, mount lightweight...

    buy cheap steel fork on ebay, mount lightweight front platform rack,
    move 10 pounds forward.
  22. you should check out the trekking and expedition...

    you should check out the trekking and expedition bikes and hybrids made by
    VSF Fahrradmanufaktur Bremen.

    Kreidler - Bike & E-Bike, Motorbike, Scooter and Electric Scooter
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    really? ya need an app for dat? i s'pose i'm...

    really? ya need an app for dat?

    i s'pose i'm showin' ma age....but back in the
    day, if we was bleedin' and had gravel pokin'
    in our knees, we prolly done crashed.

    no wait, as a society, we...
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    try toeclips?

    try toeclips?
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    small flashlight uses one AA battery, good for...

    small flashlight uses one AA battery, good for months. no camping, but
    power often goes off in asian countries. digital camera uses a couple
    AA's, good for around 400 or so pictures. i carry 4...
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