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Forum: Touring 11-22-17, 08:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 550
Posted By saddlesores
CM showed you the taker-outer tool. here's the...

CM showed you the taker-outer tool.
here's the put'er-inner tool.
works for hub bearing cartridges also.
Forum: Touring 11-21-17, 07:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,221
Posted By saddlesores
“Once you start down the dark path, forever will...

“Once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny, consume you it will.”

https://i.pinimg.com/736x/8b/8e/1e/8b8e1eb699ee4d170a1e532d88d9384e--sock-puppets-socks.jpg
Forum: Touring 11-21-17, 09:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 413
Posted By saddlesores
there might be an insignificant, barely...

there might be an insignificant, barely measurable, difference.
but more likely any perceived change is due to the effects of
cold on your human body.

how cold is cold? here in bangkok, when...
Forum: Touring 11-21-17, 09:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 241
Posted By saddlesores
obviously, due to the smaller size and rounded...

obviously, due to the smaller size and rounded profile.
also notable is the compressability, where one may
squeeze them tight against the fork, strapping them
down accordian-like.:thumb:
Forum: Touring 11-21-17, 07:05 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,221
Posted By saddlesores
so true, and sadly lacking among cycle touristes....

so true, and sadly lacking among cycle touristes.
fortunately there are sites like whiteblasé.gorp to
keep us alive! man, them thru-hikers are awesome!
i'll go there now and see what's...
Forum: Touring 11-20-17, 10:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 503
Posted By saddlesores
will make a lovely touring bike. price is good...

will make a lovely touring bike.
price is good for the usa.

seems to be pretty much what i bought recently.
generic taiwan production, painted and badged
for advocate.

here's pretty much...
Forum: Touring 11-20-17, 08:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 241
Posted By saddlesores
if worried about aero, you could maybe try a ...

if worried about aero, you could maybe try a
seat pack and a couple fork bags.

do away with racks altogether, save money.
fork bags are often on sale, reduced price.
Forum: Touring 11-20-17, 07:51 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,432
Posted By saddlesores
lance prefers biochemistry over biopace. hard...

lance prefers biochemistry over biopace.
hard to argue with a 7-time TourDeFraud weener.:innocent:
Forum: Touring 11-20-17, 07:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 503
Posted By saddlesores
make and model? huffy's and...

make and model?

huffy's and mercian's....both are made of steel.
Forum: Touring 11-18-17, 10:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 569
Posted By saddlesores
how about a basket? some here have posted photos...

how about a basket? some here have posted photos of plain old front baskets,
as well as front racks with basket-y platform.

perhaps a small motorcycle/e-bike locking plastic box mounted atop a...
Forum: Touring 11-18-17, 10:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 302
Posted By saddlesores
denim cycling rainwear!

denim cycling rainwear!
Forum: Touring 11-18-17, 10:41 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,077
Posted By saddlesores
so no chain cleaning at all? don't wipe down...

so no chain cleaning at all? don't wipe down once a week or once a month?
nothing after a muddy or rainy ride? just ride maintenance-free for 10K?

let's just add this to the "disagreements"...
Forum: Touring 11-18-17, 11:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 545
Posted By saddlesores
that there bike is just fine for touring. ...

that there bike is just fine for touring.

https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/toughroad-slr-2

go ride the hell out of it.
Forum: Touring 11-18-17, 01:02 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,077
Posted By saddlesores
problem here is that the two parts of the chain...

problem here is that the two parts of the chain are not subjected to the
same conditions independently. the gunk on the dirty chain will spread to
the cassette and to the clean chain. not...
Forum: Touring 11-16-17, 11:02 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,077
Posted By saddlesores
what a ridiculous experiment! of course THOROUGH...

what a ridiculous experiment! of course THOROUGH cleaning will be better than NEVER cleaning!

i'd expect this kind of experiment from a dental floss manufacturer.
take a set of twins, one...
Forum: Touring 11-16-17, 07:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 474
Posted By saddlesores
stem riser. bolts onto steerer tube, can raise...

stem riser.
bolts onto steerer tube, can raise bars 6-8cm.
weighs 4-5 ounces.
Forum: Touring 11-16-17, 03:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 474
Posted By saddlesores
you might consider switching to a rigid fork. ...

you might consider switching to a rigid fork.
you mentioned slick tires, so assume mainly road riding.
longer steering column raises your bars without an extender,
and moves them towards you.
...
Forum: Touring 11-15-17, 11:08 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,158
Posted By saddlesores
oops, my mistake. it's pootin's fault! only...

oops, my mistake. it's pootin's fault!
only thing missing is the che guevara on the bag....
perfect for the discriminating hipster to park
in front of starbucks for that $2k virtue signaling.
...
Forum: Touring 11-15-17, 10:57 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,158
Posted By saddlesores
polish nazis? whodathunk! ...

polish nazis? whodathunk!

https://static.mijnwebwinkel.nl/winkel/unlimited-colors/image/cache/full/52e230be6c9e9bd66795b736235b1f833af8b937.jpg
...
Forum: Touring 11-15-17, 09:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 607
Posted By saddlesores
replacement forks can be found cheaply on ebay.

replacement forks can be found cheaply on ebay.
Forum: Touring 11-15-17, 07:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 607
Posted By saddlesores
try to narrow down where your problem lies. get...

try to narrow down where your problem lies.
get the bike working WITHOUT carrying gear first.

adjust the brakes/levers to the best of your ability.

clean the rims.

how old are those brake...
Forum: Touring 11-14-17, 08:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 525
Posted By saddlesores
good choice! but is the land of mesquite and...

good choice! but is the land of mesquite and goat heads.....be prepared.

see that fuzzy "teddy bear" cactus in the second photo?
it's called chollo, pronounced "choy-uh"....be afraid...be very...
Forum: Touring 11-14-17, 08:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 924
Posted By saddlesores
touring in new zealand, was camping at lake gunn...

touring in new zealand, was camping at lake gunn between
te anau and milford sound. quiet place, maybe 10 or so
primitive campsites. only one other tent in sight.

late afternoon, tour bus and...
Forum: Touring 11-13-17, 11:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By saddlesores
check out seat61.com for timetables and route...

check out seat61.com for timetables and route maps
and other info for the thai railway system. baggage
cars on many trains, otherwise can load into the
passenger car end sections.

in...
Forum: Touring 11-13-17, 10:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 660
Posted By saddlesores
have you tried a search of archived posts? this...

have you tried a search of archived posts?
this here is one of those topics that has been
debated to death.....hundreds of threads on trailers.
all your questions and more have already been...
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