I posted this in another thread, but thought it might deserve a thread of its own.
I know this is going to be like talking religion or politics and may get me in trouble, but here goes...
There are two common beliefs in touring that get repeated so often, they have become dogma.
The first is that a dollar bill can be used if necessary as a tire boot. Have you actually tried this? I don't want you to tell me what you've heard. I want to know from real experience. Dollar bill=tire boot ? Rubbish.
The second is that traveling in foreign lands with anything but a steel frame is asking for trouble. Afterall, no matter how remote the location, you will find a villager with a full machine shop in his mud hut and you will be able to have a broken frame welded. Once again, has this ever happened to you? I'm not interested in speculation, or remote theoretical possibilities. I want the facts, just the facts. Where were you when your frame broke, and how did you get it mended?
Now I'll stand back and watch for arrows and insults.
Is this what they call "trolling", stirring up trouble with inflamatory statements on the internet?