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Forum: Touring
03-06-17, 12:44 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,474
Posted By Losligato

Another option would be to try out some 26"...

Another option would be to try out some 26" wheels on your Safari. If it has disc brakes you should be able to switch.
Forum: Touring
03-06-17, 09:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,738
Posted By Losligato

I have a Katadyn Pocket that I've used all over...

I have a Katadyn Pocket that I've used all over the world. It works. It is heavy but durable. It is field cleanable and the filter lasts for 50K liters.

That said, for our next trip I will be...
Forum: Touring
02-28-17, 07:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,586
Posted By Losligato

The US dollar has been strong vs the Euro for a...

The US dollar has been strong vs the Euro for a few years now so we should soon see US based suppliers adjusting their prices accordingly.

http://i.imgur.com/vybBgHY.jpg

When the price...
02-27-17, 07:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,851
Posted By Losligato

Thanks bikemig. I hope to get it to someone who...

Thanks bikemig. I hope to get it to someone who will use it for a big adventure.
02-27-17, 06:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,851
Posted By Losligato

Bike Friday New World Tourist Expedition Touring Bike + Trailer LARGE

I am selling my Bike Friday New World Tourist folding bicycle along with the suitcase trailer and lots of extras. The bike folds into the suitcase and can be checked as a regular luggage with...
02-27-17, 04:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,552
Posted By Losligato

Thanks for asking. At the moment I would not...

Thanks for asking. At the moment I would not want to split it up. I'd prefer to sell it as a package.

Certainly a PM would work, though I don't check all that often so my email would be best.
02-27-17, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,552
Posted By Losligato

Bike Friday New World Tourist Expedition Touring Bike + Trailer LARGE

I am selling my Bike Friday New World Tourist folding bicycle along with the suitcase trailer and lots of extras. The bike folds into the suitcase and can be checked as a regular luggage with...
Forum: Touring
03-01-16, 06:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,069
Posted By Losligato

No idea. It's Ortlieb so I'm assuming it is...

No idea. It's Ortlieb so I'm assuming it is tough.
Forum: Touring
02-28-16, 09:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,069
Posted By Losligato

I like to find KISS solutions because I most...

I like to find KISS solutions because I most certainly am the second S in KISS!

I have the same bag and have found the magnets to be surprisingly strong, but I agree that the bag can flip open...
Forum: Touring
02-13-16, 07:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,139
Posted By Losligato

Hey, somebody plagiarized my previous post and...

Hey, somebody plagiarized my previous post and wrote it up as a story for the New York Times.... :)

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/14/opinion/sunday/ignore-the-gps-that-ocean-is-not-a-road.html
Forum: Touring
02-12-16, 02:07 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 15,069
Posted By Losligato

My wife is 5'. We just got her the smallest...

My wife is 5'. We just got her the smallest Troll. She loves it. I put the Surly Nice Rack on and she has not had any heel clip issues with Ortlieb Backrollers.

The great thing about the bike...
Forum: Touring
01-29-16, 06:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,176
Posted By Losligato

You can get a dongle and sim card then plug it...

You can get a dongle and sim card then plug it in. We've done this in several countries.

http://telecomvibe.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/dongle-to-tablet-300x178.png
Forum: Touring
01-26-16, 09:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,139
Posted By Losligato

I am not typically a luddite but I do not use...

I am not typically a luddite but I do not use digital maps. Why? A few reasons....

1) Digital maps scroll with you, keeping you in the center. The world revolves around you on a digital map...
Forum: Touring
01-26-16, 09:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,176
Posted By Losligato

On our last yearlong backpacking trip we each...

On our last yearlong backpacking trip we each carried a Dell Venue 8 Pro tablet with a bluetooth foldable keyboard and a bluetooth mouse. I kept mine in a bombproof, waterproof pelican case. Now...
Forum: Touring
01-11-16, 09:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 801
Posted By Losligato

That is really well done.

That is really well done.
Forum: Touring
12-25-15, 08:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,869
Posted By Losligato

If the green monsta works, don't mess with...

If the green monsta works, don't mess with success. Have you used the bike for heavy touring? If so, I would apply the money toward the trip.
Forum: Touring
12-23-15, 09:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,068
Posted By Losligato

Here is a pretty good example. Bicycle Touring...

Here is a pretty good example. Bicycle Touring Around the World: cycle tourings best bike tour and travel travelogue story (http://www.downtheroad.org/)
Forum: Touring
12-12-15, 08:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,754
Posted By Losligato

Interesting. I find it easier to tour in some...

Interesting. I find it easier to tour in some (but not all) developing countries than in some developed countries. There are situations where infrastructure - the things we use to gauge...
Forum: Touring
05-07-14, 08:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,846
Posted By Losligato

I nearly sent back my klickfix mounts because...

I nearly sent back my klickfix mounts because they looks so different from the Ortlieb version. It took a while to figure out that it does indeed work. Since I have both the Ultimate 6 and a...
Forum: Touring
05-06-14, 07:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 844
Posted By Losligato

Thanks! I have to admit, I am not exactly sure...

Thanks! I have to admit, I am not exactly sure how they found us. It could have been through our website. They contacted us and asked if we'd be interested. Initially we were skeptical. After...
Forum: Touring
05-06-14, 11:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 844
Posted By Losligato

Two people working together toward the same goal...

Two people working together toward the same goal is exponentially more powerful than one. It is good that you are plotting the course together
Forum: Touring
05-06-14, 11:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 844
Posted By Losligato

Brad, that was two days of shooting. The cycling...

Brad, that was two days of shooting. The cycling footage took a full afternoon.

Sailor, I agree. We both know that we hit the jackpot when we found one another. She is far more adventurous...
Forum: Touring
05-06-14, 10:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 844
Posted By Losligato

Television Commercial with Bike Touring

A few weeks ago we filmed a vignette-style commercial for Nationwide where we explained how we retired early and continue to fund our trips. The second half of the commercial includes some shots of...
Forum: Touring
01-26-14, 12:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 316
Posted By Losligato

Annapurna Circuit Road Touring

The last time we were in Nepal there was a lot of discussion and consternation about the road being build around the Annapurna circuit. Does anyone have any info on the possibility of a road tour...
Forum: Touring
01-23-14, 09:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,920
Posted By Losligato

I'm a big fan of MSR since we met a cyclist in...

I'm a big fan of MSR since we met a cyclist in Central America who had a pump failure and MSR sent him a replacement by Fedex free. Great company.

We've used the MSR Dragonfly on our tours and...
01-16-14, 01:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 491
Posted By Losligato

Thanks. That's normally the way I find this...

Thanks. That's normally the way I find this stuff, but I went through page after page and could find nothing even close. Must be due to the fact that it is so rare. Thanks again for your help.
01-16-14, 11:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 491
Posted By Losligato

Thank you!!!

Thank you!!!
01-16-14, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 491
Posted By Losligato

Help Identify Campy Brake

I bought a box full of campy parts, some new, some used. This brake was in the box. Any ideas which one it is?

Thanks in advance.

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Forum: Touring
07-10-13, 04:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,051
Posted By Losligato

That's the one. Thank you!

That's the one. Thank you!
Forum: Touring
07-08-13, 03:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,051
Posted By Losligato

enigmaT120 Nice photos. Which cage is...

enigmaT120

Nice photos. Which cage is holding the klean kanteen? Thanks
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-01-13, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 715
Posted By Losligato

Time Lapse Video of a Bike Friday Being Built

This may have made the rounds here already. If so, apologies for the repost. I searched and could not find it so here goes.....

http://youtu.be/V0N77UxRS4U
Forum: Touring
06-26-13, 04:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,282
Posted By Losligato

If the planned tour involves flights I'd build a...

If the planned tour involves flights I'd build a folding bike like a Bike Friday, Brompton, Dahon, Tern or the really nice REI Novara Flyby...
Forum: Touring
06-26-13, 04:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,051
Posted By Losligato

I've been keeping an eye for larger cages as...

I've been keeping an eye for larger cages as well.

Apparently King Cages is planning a Manything Cage
...
Forum: Touring
06-18-13, 06:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,637
Posted By Losligato

I got a pair of custom-made Earth Runners...

I got a pair of custom-made Earth Runners (http://www.earthrunners.com/products-page/product-category/ultralight-earth-runners-2) a few weeks ago and like them very much. They will be going on tour...
Forum: Touring
06-16-13, 07:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,085
Posted By Losligato

That's a great bike. Use it as is. ...

That's a great bike. Use it as is.

You've already got what many believe to be the best touring tires.... Schwalbe Marathon 27
...
Forum: Touring
06-02-13, 11:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,071
Posted By Losligato

Lightweight, vented quick dry polyester or nylon...

Lightweight, vented quick dry polyester or nylon that billows slightly in the wind but protects you from the sun. A few pairs of padded underwear bottoms.

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Scrub while showering in the...
Forum: Touring
05-26-13, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,350
Posted By Losligato

It looks like you're going to pay the $150 bike...

It looks like you're going to pay the $150 bike fee to Delta. It doesn't say whether you'll have to pay an additional fee for the Bishkek leg. You might call in advance and find out.

Consider...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-13, 05:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 462
Posted By Losligato

Thanks guys! I was debating whether this was a...

Thanks guys! I was debating whether this was a jersey to wear or frame. Looks like I'll wear it.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-13, 04:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 462
Posted By Losligato

Who Autographed This Jersey?

Found a jersey today at the flea market from the 2009 (I believe) Tour of California. It is autographed.

Any idea who signed it?

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Forum: Touring
03-19-13, 12:02 PM
Replies: 541
Views: 282,897
Posted By Losligato

The other one is a Specialized Rockhopper Comp. ...

The other one is a Specialized Rockhopper Comp. In a rural part of Laos I was carrying too much heavy food in my rear panniers, hit a pot hole and the back braze-on broke (the spot where the rack...
Forum: Touring
03-17-13, 11:12 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,691
Posted By Losligato

My wife had a psychological problem with regard...

My wife had a psychological problem with regard to berries on our West Coast tour. If she could see them, she could not resist the temptation to acquire them.

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Post acquisition...
Forum: Touring
03-16-13, 06:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,691
Posted By Losligato

That's true, but it is tantamount to suggesting...

That's true, but it is tantamount to suggesting that someone should only walk up the hills in their immediate neighborhood because they'd have to endure high altitude if they wanted to climb Everest....
Forum: Touring
03-16-13, 05:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,691
Posted By Losligato

I love the zero-point aspect of your plan. I...

I love the zero-point aspect of your plan. I can't imagine a better way to encourage others to go looking in the woods for edibles than to SHOW them that it can be done while fueling a bike tour. ...
Forum: Touring
03-16-13, 05:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 625
Posted By Losligato

Sad. We spent much of 2011 in India. Some...

Sad.

We spent much of 2011 in India. Some of it on a motorcycle. Hands down it is the most difficult place we've traveled. I don't think it would have been half as difficult had I been alone....
Forum: Touring
09-04-12, 09:10 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,220
Posted By Losligato

There are no roads between Panama and South...

There are no roads between Panama and South America. You'll have to fly or float.
Forum: Touring
09-04-12, 08:34 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,220
Posted By Losligato

Is your goal to cycle the entire way or do you...

Is your goal to cycle the entire way or do you intend to use the bike in the interesting areas then toss it on a bus. Both are perfectly valid forms of touring. You might consider a folder if your...
Forum: Touring
09-04-12, 08:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 467
Posted By Losligato

That's a great bike! Looks bombproof.

That's a great bike! Looks bombproof.
Forum: Touring
05-24-12, 08:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,137
Posted By Losligato

I've had several pairs of fivefingers and carried...

I've had several pairs of fivefingers and carried a pair of KSOs as my running shoes / backup shoes on our recent backpacking trip to Asia. They are super-lightweight and very comfortable but they...
Forum: Touring
05-22-12, 04:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,437
Posted By Losligato

I teach indoor cycling (spin) and use these songs...

I teach indoor cycling (spin) and use these songs often.......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdoUtUy9tjU

http://youtu.be/4lBhVJzF_QE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waRtcBy_GMI

and Bike...
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