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Forum: Touring
10-16-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 87
Posted By saddlesores

check dimensions of laptop and bike triangle. ...

check dimensions of laptop and bike triangle.

consider custom made frame bag.....waterproof and heavily padded inside, with carbon-fiber (or just plain old plastic) side panels for protection.
Forum: Touring
10-11-19, 02:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 305
Posted By saddlesores

you could try something out of the box, like...

you could try something out of the box, like checking ebay! just enter "quill stem 31.8" and like magic all these 1" quill stems show up that take 31.8" bars. first try i got 55 hits.

maybe...
Forum: Touring
10-10-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 538
Posted By saddlesores

Potassium permanganate is an oxidising agent with...

Potassium permanganate is an oxidising agent with disinfectant, deodorising and astringent properties. Its chemical formula is KMnO4. It is sometimes called by its common name, Condy's crystals. In...
Forum: Touring
10-10-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,019
Posted By saddlesores

fill your tank with dinosaur juice.......

fill your tank with dinosaur juice.......
Forum: Touring
10-03-19, 03:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,920
Posted By saddlesores

trying to buy a train ticket in austria. went to...

trying to buy a train ticket in austria. went to the counter and asked for a ticket for myself and one for my "fahrrad."

older lady at the counter writes up two tickets. the one for my bike...
Forum: Touring
09-29-19, 05:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,019
Posted By saddlesores

not a myth. come across all sorts of...

not a myth.

come across all sorts of restaurants and roadside stalls, selling dog and cat and horse.

then there's the vendors in laos selling rat-on-a-stick.

and the cambodians with...
Forum: Touring
09-29-19, 05:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,019
Posted By saddlesores

touring in southern china, sometimes that "hot...

touring in southern china, sometimes that "hot dog" really is a hot dog!
Forum: Touring
09-27-19, 04:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,268
Posted By saddlesores

it may look....cool....but you want a touring...

it may look....cool....but you want a touring bike, right?

i'd worry about the wheelset. 28 spokes, machine built. you might get by with the front, the rear....not for long.

the front...
Forum: Touring
09-24-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 441
Posted By saddlesores

i've been running kendas for years here in china....

i've been running kendas for years here in china. decent quality....although sidewalls seem too weak for touring (30 pounds of bike, 185 pounds of handsome, 15-20 pounds of gear). light load should...
Forum: Touring
09-24-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 441
Posted By saddlesores

https://www.biketiresdirect.com/product/kenda-happ...

https://www.biketiresdirect.com/product/kenda-happy-medium-24-cyclocross-tire......................24" x 1.125". 30 TPI casing. ISO 32-507. Wire bead. Claimed weight is 347 g.
Forum: Touring
09-23-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,920
Posted By saddlesores

sorry, soldier, you are a no-go at this station! ...

sorry, soldier, you are a no-go at this station!

the point of this useless thread is to mock all the other useless threads by being even uselessfuller.

you came upon a scary snake, and then...
Forum: Touring
09-20-19, 11:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,663
Posted By saddlesores

touring here in hainan, and southern china, we...

touring here in hainan, and southern china, we gots plenty of fruitses! and it seems there's always something being harvested.

we gots pineapples and coconuts and mangos and papayas and durians...
Forum: Touring
09-20-19, 11:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,002
Posted By saddlesores

[QUOTE=Miele Man;21131623]Just don't be like Yul...

[QUOTE=Miele Man;21131623]Just don't be like Yul Brynner in The Magnificent Seven where a guy asks him, "Where ya from?" and Brynner simply points behind himself. Then the guy asks, "Where ya going?"...
Forum: Touring
09-20-19, 11:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,002
Posted By saddlesores

are you asking because you WANT to have more...

are you asking because you WANT to have more social interaction, or because many of the crazy guy writers do, and you think you need to change?

if you're happy doing what you're doing............
Forum: Touring
09-20-19, 10:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 573
Posted By saddlesores

i can't imagine building my own frame and NOT...

i can't imagine building my own frame and NOT adding all the solid braze-ons, but instead going with carpy-looking p-clamps.

empty braze-ons look nice with shiny stainless steel hex bolts fililng...
Forum: Touring
09-13-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,663
Posted By saddlesores

fruit??? it's a mad, mad, mad, mad world!

fruit??? it's a mad, mad, mad, mad world!
Forum: Touring
09-11-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 513
Posted By saddlesores

always with me in a situational awareness sorta...

always with me in a situational awareness sorta way. during the day, depending on location, can lock up and go into a store or museum for ten minutes to an hour. out in the boonies, can lock near a...
Forum: Touring
09-11-19, 05:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 513
Posted By saddlesores

i'd never lock my bike up at a central spot,...

i'd never lock my bike up at a central spot, always want it with me.

so what other facilities do you have at each campsite? maybe you could weld/bolt a solid metal ring to something at an...
Forum: Touring
09-09-19, 06:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,920
Posted By saddlesores

i was touring out in the middle of nowhere in...

i was touring out in the middle of nowhere in late july, i think it was maybe somewhere in the sonoran dessert. i'd been riding all day long, it was hot....extreme hot, 105 degrees in the shade.......
Forum: Touring
09-06-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,690
Posted By saddlesores

was cycling along the mosel river in germany, and...

was cycling along the mosel river in germany, and realized i was out of fresh inner tubes. next decent-sized town found a bike shop to make the purchase. having a couple years of high school...
Forum: Touring
09-05-19, 12:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 873
Posted By saddlesores

more detail needed: define the temperature...

more detail needed:

define the temperature ranges for hot, very hot, and cool/cold.

where in "central" asia? 'tis a big place, with many local variations in gear availability, customs fees,...
Forum: Touring
09-04-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,087
Posted By saddlesores

single chainrings get expensive, often can buy...

single chainrings get expensive, often can buy the whole crankset cheaper.

something like a 22-30-40?
Forum: Touring
09-03-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 607
Posted By saddlesores

a competent frame builder should know what's...

a competent frame builder should know what's needed, but if you're concerned, safest and simplest thing would be to include the low-rider when you deliver the frame and fork.
Forum: Touring
09-03-19, 06:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 864
Posted By saddlesores

not much you can do. bandana and sun glasses. ...

not much you can do. bandana and sun glasses.

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/768x956/picture_483_2f6cbf299b1799fb9f636dba1b23c278f6321998.jpg

uncle fester would...
Forum: Touring
08-30-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,676
Posted By saddlesores

check the labels. way back when they made...

check the labels.
way back when they made quality rims, the labels said "made in usa."
then they started using cheap chinese potmetal, new labels say "designed in usa."
Forum: Touring
08-30-19, 03:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 623
Posted By saddlesores

many of the local motorcycle riders here in...

many of the local motorcycle riders here in thailand use helmet-mount recorders that collect front and rear views.

you might could check ebay..............
Forum: Touring
08-29-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,676
Posted By saddlesores

no, these are not laws of touring. just general...

no, these are not laws of touring. just general guidelines that some people find useful.
you need to try out various setups, learn what works best for you.
Forum: Touring
08-26-19, 11:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,676
Posted By saddlesores

assume you're in the usa.......pair of waterproof...

assume you're in the usa.......pair of waterproof vaude for $130 shipped.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vaude-Aqua-Front-Light-Bike-Panniers/362703639736?
Forum: Touring
08-25-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,388
Posted By saddlesores

it appears you've gotten a new quill stem that...

it appears you've gotten a new quill stem that allows height adjustment, but has a fixed shorter reach. is that right? and it's 50mm shorter! 2" shorter would be a pretty drastic change.


...
Forum: Touring
08-24-19, 12:00 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,321
Posted By saddlesores

whatever gave you that crazy idea? good luck...

whatever gave you that crazy idea? good luck escaping the clutches of the california tax vampires!

there are certain actions that can/must be taken both to establish residency and to revoke. ...
Forum: Touring
08-23-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,321
Posted By saddlesores

you'd best check colorado law. most likely, you...

you'd best check colorado law. most likely, you remain a resident of colorado even if not physically present until you have residence (or intent) established elsewhere.

you can have absentee...
Forum: Touring
08-22-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,321
Posted By saddlesores

maintaining state residency should not be a...

maintaining state residency should not be a problem. the states want to keep taxing you on your investment income for the rest of your life, or until you claim residency elsewhere. it's getting any...
Forum: Touring
08-22-19, 08:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,072
Posted By saddlesores

was that there bike sitting out in the rain long...

was that there bike sitting out in the rain long time?
did you use a pressure washer when cleaning?

wondering if maybe just replacing and greasing the bearings might do it.
Forum: Touring
08-22-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,072
Posted By saddlesores

you bought two entirely new wheels? or did the...

you bought two entirely new wheels?
or did the bikeshop put new rims on the old hubs?
and what hubs and rims are they?
Forum: Touring
08-21-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,388
Posted By saddlesores

i always liked brahma bars, with thumbies and...

i always liked brahma bars, with thumbies and thick foam grips. you could make something similar with trekking bars.....cut off the sections not needed.
...
Forum: Touring
08-20-19, 11:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,388
Posted By saddlesores

adjustable quill stem: ...

adjustable quill stem:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Adjustable-Bike-Bicycle-25-4mm-Handlebar-Stem-Riser-Quill-22-2-25-4-x-180mm/273656975730?

girvin flexstem:...
Forum: Touring
08-20-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,388
Posted By saddlesores

the '93 had a rigid fork. more like this one...

the '93 had a rigid fork.

more like this one with single eyelets on all dropouts.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/264423605136

i got a similar old schwinn mtb set up for touring....
...
Forum: Touring
08-20-19, 12:06 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,388
Posted By saddlesores

chainstays should not be a problem. you say you...

chainstays should not be a problem. you say you will be staying in hotels, which reduces the amount of stuff you gotta carry. bikepacking setup should work for you. if you prefer panniers consider...
Forum: Touring
08-17-19, 02:23 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,855
Posted By saddlesores

serial killers? you're prolly thinking of ted...

serial killers? you're prolly thinking of ted bundy.

for (alleged) philosophical nonsense, my mind wanders to ted kaczynski......another loner (in)famous for his rambling manifesto, who by the...
Forum: Touring
08-15-19, 05:27 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,855
Posted By saddlesores

this is getting weird, like in ted kaczynski...

this is getting weird, like in ted kaczynski weird....allegedly.
Forum: Touring
08-14-19, 09:56 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,855
Posted By saddlesores

for folks that want to set up a base in the usa...

for folks that want to set up a base in the usa but spend much of their time traveling, you can pick up a little house in a small town in southwest texas for under $25k.

a few...
Forum: Touring
08-13-19, 11:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,669
Posted By saddlesores

what exactly do you wanna know? before '86, we...

what exactly do you wanna know? before '86, we toured exclusively on 'vintage' machines. worked out rather nicely. some still do, and it still does.

are you asking because you have an older...
Forum: Touring
08-13-19, 05:21 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,467
Posted By saddlesores

i understood it as unplugging the...

i understood it as unplugging the fridge......shopping daily for perishables, eating uncooked food, taking cold showers, sleeping without heat or ac.

come to think of it, the idea of spending your...
Forum: Touring
08-12-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,756
Posted By saddlesores

one may have memorized everything, but yet have...

one may have memorized everything, but yet have learned little in the process.
pack up your bike. ride and camp for a few days, a week. gain experience. learn something.

“No battle plan survives...
Forum: Touring
08-12-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,507
Posted By saddlesores

greyhound will take bikes, but you need to box. ...

greyhound will take bikes, but you need to box.
they may have boxes at the larger stations.
Forum: Touring
08-10-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,614
Posted By saddlesores

lemme get this straight.....after years and years...

lemme get this straight.....after years and years of research and study and learning, you wanna head into the mountains at the end of august, with little (or no!) touring experience, and then head...
Forum: Touring
08-10-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,756
Posted By saddlesores

how difficult is it to make a claim? what's the...

how difficult is it to make a claim? what's the procedure?
let's say you're on the road......hatch, new mexico.........and some of your gear goes missing.

i assume you need to file a police...
Forum: Touring
08-10-19, 01:56 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,614
Posted By saddlesores

this is the only relevant part of your answer, as...

this is the only relevant part of your answer, as here is your problem.
if you've spent years in preparation and still haven't gone out on an overnighter, well, there ya go.
not much more needs to...
Forum: Touring
08-10-19, 12:30 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,614
Posted By saddlesores

the world is a scary place filled with bad people...

the world is a scary place filled with bad people who do bad things.
you sure you want to do this?
camping in the woods.....alone....in the dark?
imagine you're nestled in your bivy and you hear...
Forum: Touring
08-09-19, 12:45 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,614
Posted By saddlesores

having trouble visualizing the seatpost cable. ...

having trouble visualizing the seatpost cable. unless you're using one of those cheapie open-post bolt-on style post and seats, how do you send the cable through the top of the post without drilling...
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