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Forum: Touring
11-04-19, 05:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,124
Posted By FlippinFlags

Yes I know it's discontinued and I don't think...

Yes I know it's discontinued and I don't think they've made a newer version.

I've never ridden a folder for a long distance.. If I buy it and don't like I'd just resell it.
Forum: Touring
11-04-19, 05:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,124
Posted By FlippinFlags

It's kind of an impossible bike to see without...

It's kind of an impossible bike to see without buying as there's very few around and would most likely need to be purchased online and shipped.. Why wouldn't I ride a bike I bought?

I'm here...
Forum: Touring
11-04-19, 12:16 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,506
Posted By FlippinFlags

I'm curious how much yellow fades in the sun from...

I'm curious how much yellow fades in the sun from all the riding? Don't you feel you need to replace them?
Forum: Touring
11-04-19, 12:03 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,540
Posted By FlippinFlags

No never seen one before.. And to the other...

No never seen one before..

And to the other person who mentioned the guy on the unicycle..

He recently completed his world tour.. took him 3 years.. he started when he was 19.. he has tons of...
Forum: Touring
11-03-19, 11:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,540
Posted By FlippinFlags

Sorry I don't get the notifications on my phone.....

Sorry I don't get the notifications on my phone.. replying now..



I just remember seeing it a year ago and ran across it again and thought it would be an interesting question for the...
Forum: Touring
11-03-19, 11:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,740
Posted By FlippinFlags

I actually think this is the best option.. ...

I actually think this is the best option..

A Sawyer product and a Steripen (their is a high fault rate) so I think add some water purification tablets would be the best way to go.
Forum: Touring
11-03-19, 10:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,124
Posted By FlippinFlags

No I've never seen one in person?

No I've never seen one in person?
Forum: Touring
11-03-19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,124
Posted By FlippinFlags

TERN VERGE x30h for touring?

This would be for a lighter set up, even with rider and all food, water and gear I'd be way under max rider weight if that matters.

I know you can tour on anything..

My concern is.. what about...
Forum: Touring
10-30-19, 02:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,740
Posted By FlippinFlags

I've actually been looking into chlorine tablets...

I've actually been looking into chlorine tablets at the moment.
Forum: Touring
10-30-19, 02:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,540
Posted By FlippinFlags

Touring on a Penny Farthing?

I know this guy went around the world on one.. maybe the second and only person ever to do it besides a guy in the 1800's..?

https://www.instagram.com/joff_summerfield/?hl=en

Anyone ever toured...
Forum: Touring
10-29-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,740
Posted By FlippinFlags

Are you saying it's around $1 for 5L of water in...

Are you saying it's around $1 for 5L of water in Central and South America?
Forum: Touring
10-29-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,740
Posted By FlippinFlags

I've been reading reviews on the Steripen.. seems...

I've been reading reviews on the Steripen.. seems around 20% are faulty (Amazon reviews).. I should say this is for the USB charging one .. as it seems everyone complains about the other ones fly...
Forum: Touring
10-29-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,740
Posted By FlippinFlags

I've been looking at the Steripen but it seems...

I've been looking at the Steripen but it seems like 20% of them are faulty (Amazon reviews)..

I wasn't aware that chlorine bleach kills viruses... ALL?
Forum: Touring
10-29-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,740
Posted By FlippinFlags

I've been in SE Asia for 17 months.. didn't do...

I've been in SE Asia for 17 months.. didn't do the bike.

I'm 100% doing this trip, just not sure if I want to do bicycle or scooter.. but I do know they're very similar ways to travel.

I'll...
Forum: Touring
10-29-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,740
Posted By FlippinFlags

What about viruses?

What about viruses?
Forum: Touring
10-28-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,740
Posted By FlippinFlags

Drinking water in Central and South America?

Bottled water? Other? Tips?
Forum: Touring
10-27-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,506
Posted By FlippinFlags

Tips to stay visible while riding?

Bright colored helmets, shirts, panniers..

What are some other ideas to stay highly visible to others while touring?
Forum: Touring
10-24-19, 08:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 373
Posted By FlippinFlags

Stealth camping in Central and South America?

I've heard of asking fire stations, are there really that many around?

Service stations, has also been suggested, does this mean gas stations?

What about asking locals, does anyone do this...
Forum: Touring
10-22-19, 02:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,192
Posted By FlippinFlags

How many calories per day are you consuming while touring?

Just curious on how much everyone actually eats while touring.
Forum: Touring
02-07-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,278
Posted By FlippinFlags

Anyone toured in the Philippines?

How long was your trip?

Where did you go?

What would you do different?

Did you stealth camp much?
Forum: Touring
09-24-18, 05:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,574
Posted By FlippinFlags

Are snakes, spiders, leaches and other bugs a...

Are snakes, spiders, leaches and other bugs a large concern while inside of a bivy?
Forum: Touring
09-23-18, 09:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,574
Posted By FlippinFlags

How warm of temps for the enclosed bivy? I don't...

How warm of temps for the enclosed bivy? I don't see how one would be comfortable in warmer temps unless it was at least half bug mesh for airflow?
Forum: Touring
09-23-18, 09:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,574
Posted By FlippinFlags

I'd do a bug/full bivy for airflow.. and the...

I'd do a bug/full bivy for airflow.. and the reason that over a tent is for stealth, easier to set up and take down.. weight.. I don't plan to use it in freezing or snow areas.
Forum: Touring
09-23-18, 09:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,574
Posted By FlippinFlags

Yes I've been looking into them and a few other...

Yes I've been looking into them and a few other companies cuben fiber tens... or go with a bug/full bivy and cuben fiber tarp set up.
Forum: Touring
09-23-18, 09:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,574
Posted By FlippinFlags

With your experience what is the optimum tarp...

With your experience what is the optimum tarp size for all conditions?
Forum: Touring
09-19-18, 11:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,574
Posted By FlippinFlags

Are you still touring with the bivy/tarp set up? ...

Are you still touring with the bivy/tarp set up?

Still using the same bivy's and set ups?

What places have you toured?
Forum: Touring
09-15-18, 12:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,183
Posted By FlippinFlags

What are you spending on average per month?

This questions is more for those who have been on or currently on longer tours.

What countries are you touring?

Where are you sleeping?

What are you spending per month?
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-14-18, 11:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,334
Posted By FlippinFlags

Brompton touring - standard, -12% or +8% gearing?

I've read about people doing both.

-12% lower gearing for easier climbing..

+8% for faster speeds and walking up steeper inclines..

Brompton's are already severely limited in gear inches..
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-14-18, 10:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,930
Posted By FlippinFlags

Saw one yesterday and the bike shop owner told me...

Saw one yesterday and the bike shop owner told me it was really bad quality and it was priced at 7,800 baht, $243 USD.

He said the bicycle that was priced at $150 was of better quality etc.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-14-18, 10:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,930
Posted By FlippinFlags

Where did you find this at? Have a link or more...

Where did you find this at? Have a link or more details?
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-13-18, 01:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,930
Posted By FlippinFlags

Brompton clones in Bangkok? And other good quality folders?

Who makes the best Brompton clones and who sells them in Bangkok?

Found these..
3Sixty **********??? 16? **********?? **********???? ? MY-80 BiKE (http://www.my80bike.com/product-category/bike/3sixty/)...
Forum: Touring
04-27-18, 10:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,971
Posted By FlippinFlags

I'm basically brand new to biking and don't want...

I'm basically brand new to biking and don't want to feel rushed like a lot of tourers do and have to go 100 miles in a day etc and since hotels aren't listed on Google and who knows if something...
Forum: Touring
04-27-18, 07:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 907
Posted By FlippinFlags

Which of those had the best riding conditions? ...

Which of those had the best riding conditions? Cheapest accommodation at the lower budget end? More interesting or fun overall?
Forum: Touring
04-27-18, 07:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 907
Posted By FlippinFlags

How about the riding and road conditions between...

How about the riding and road conditions between them?
Forum: Touring
04-27-18, 06:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,971
Posted By FlippinFlags

Burj Al Arab

Sorry but your pre-judging on me couldn't be anymore wrong.

I own a condo free and clear, no debt, own closet full of designer brands of watches, clothes and shoes.. there are things I don't like...
Forum: Touring
04-26-18, 02:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 907
Posted By FlippinFlags

Thailand, Vietnam or Malaysia?

Who here has been to all three and can tell me what they liked and didn't like about them?

Which was best and why?
Forum: Touring
04-26-18, 01:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,139
Posted By FlippinFlags

Meant to say have been going through them.

Meant to say have been going through them.
Forum: Touring
04-26-18, 10:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,971
Posted By FlippinFlags

Getting a feel for ALL the options is all. I...

Getting a feel for ALL the options is all.

I will camp, stay in hostels and guest houses, Warm Showers as well try out a mosque or two.

I travel full time so every $5 I save today is $5 I can...
Forum: Touring
04-26-18, 10:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,139
Posted By FlippinFlags

I think it's actually 50% off of the advertised...

I think it's actually 50% off of the advertised price of $20, so $10 a night?

Thanks been going through the guides for the past few days.
Forum: Touring
04-26-18, 09:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,971
Posted By FlippinFlags

Which is why I'm here, getting myself ready.

Which is why I'm here, getting myself ready.
Forum: Touring
04-26-18, 09:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,971
Posted By FlippinFlags

Staying and camping at mosques, wats and temples?

I've seen a few references on here, other forums and Google etc.. but not a ton of info..

Has anyone done this extensively?

What countries?

How often?

What exactly do you ask them?
Forum: Touring
04-23-18, 06:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,139
Posted By FlippinFlags

It's a $20 a night place near the downtown area...

It's a $20 a night place near the downtown area but you get 50% of if you're a bicycle tourer. We'll see.
Forum: Touring
04-22-18, 09:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,337
Posted By FlippinFlags

I'm just 99% set on Asia and figured why not try...

I'm just 99% set on Asia and figured why not try out bicycle touring as well.. I know it's not ideal but I also don't want to wait 1-3+ years to do it either so I'll just go for it.

I'm buying all...
Forum: Touring
04-22-18, 09:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,337
Posted By FlippinFlags

Nope, still waiting for my bike to be delivered...

Nope, still waiting for my bike to be delivered but I will put up the tent a few times and pack the bike up before I leave.
Forum: Touring
04-22-18, 09:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,139
Posted By FlippinFlags

I plan to do both and want to have all my bases...

I plan to do both and want to have all my bases covered.

$10 a night in Singapore already found a few places..
Forum: Touring
04-22-18, 07:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,139
Posted By FlippinFlags

So I can ride into a small or medium sized town...

So I can ride into a small or medium sized town and ask them where to find them? Do they run around $5 or what is the average?
Forum: Touring
04-22-18, 07:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,139
Posted By FlippinFlags

What were you paying on average per night? Was...

What were you paying on average per night? Was this in small medium or big cities? About how many nights total?
Forum: Touring
04-22-18, 06:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,139
Posted By FlippinFlags

Malaysia: Finding cheap accommodation?

I was planning on stealth camping but it seems a tough place in the world to do this while touring..

$5 a night hostels are plentiful in almost all of Asia in larger cities, but what about these...
Forum: Touring
04-21-18, 05:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 874
Posted By FlippinFlags

Drinking water in Asia? Malaysia and Thailand?

For those of you who have toured through Malaysia and Thailand where are you getting your drinking water?
Forum: Touring
04-20-18, 08:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,337
Posted By FlippinFlags

I ended up buying a Dahon Mariner D8 as my...

I ended up buying a Dahon Mariner D8 as my "starter bike" .. I know it's not ideal, especially as far as gear inches: 34" - 92".. but it's not terrible so we'll see. Ideally I'd like to be...
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