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Forum: Touring
10-03-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,779
Posted By saddlesores

i need to take a break now. my forehead smarts...

i need to take a break now. my forehead smarts from banging it against the wall.



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Forum: Touring
10-01-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,779
Posted By saddlesores

i'm missing the point? ...

i'm missing the point?







dude, in these shops that you can find conveniently.....in asialand......in any city or town and in most villages, cuttin' 'n weldin' bicycle tubing thickness...
Forum: Touring
09-30-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,672
Posted By saddlesores

what does it matter? frames sometimes break. ...

what does it matter? frames sometimes break. anything mass-produced will include some defective units.
what are the odds of winning any given lottery? millions to one, yet there are winner(s)...
Forum: Touring
09-30-21, 03:34 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,779
Posted By saddlesores

superpowers required? now that's just silly. ...

superpowers required? now that's just silly.

we're not talkin' 'bout metal foundries or boiler making plants y'know. these are common shops you'll find in the hundreds in modest sized cities, in...
Forum: Touring
09-29-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,779
Posted By saddlesores

situation depends on where you tour. if you...

situation depends on where you tour.

if you live/tour in asialand, steel repair is not going to be a problem. super thin stainless steel tubing is used for zillions of purposes, and is used as...
Forum: Touring
09-27-21, 01:20 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,779
Posted By saddlesores

i put together a custom-built frame, xt...

i put together a custom-built frame, xt components, professionally hand built phil wood 48-spoke hubs........and flat bars.....for about two grande.
does that qualify? .............then the answer...
Forum: Touring
09-25-21, 11:24 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,537
Posted By saddlesores

i like to keep a 'smart wallet' easily accessible...

i like to keep a 'smart wallet' easily accessible for use in public spaces, separate from my larger stash, passport and credit card(s).

that one holds no more than $100 in small bills for daily...
Forum: Touring
09-07-21, 10:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,176
Posted By saddlesores

hubs! bob trailer, rated for 70 pounds, comes...

hubs! bob trailer, rated for 70 pounds, comes with the cheapest of cheap low-quality hubs.
if you don't switch to a stronger wheel, do carry axle grease and fresh bb's, and required tools
to...
Forum: Touring
09-07-21, 09:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,592
Posted By saddlesores

nor do i. yet sometimes necessary. in the...

nor do i.
yet sometimes necessary.

in the possible post-apocalyptic world, you may need more tools.
slaying demons and zombies takes more than a mere popcan stove.
Forum: Touring
08-30-21, 02:59 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,897
Posted By saddlesores

instead of the full tarp, cut out a tent...

instead of the full tarp, cut out a tent footprint....same shape as the tent but a couple inches SMALLER on all sides. otherwise you'll be sitting your NON waterproof tent on top of a FULLY...
Forum: Touring
08-27-21, 02:46 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,897
Posted By saddlesores

really? that's fully packed weight? saddleybags...

really? that's fully packed weight? saddleybags with all your stuff stuffed insides?
well, okay then. gotten used to seeing the crazy heavy kg numbers of thick waterproof bags,
thought those...
Forum: Touring
08-26-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,897
Posted By saddlesores

i see volume, but where's the weight? dimensions...

i see volume, but where's the weight? dimensions don't really make much difference, within reason, other than wind resistance. how many kg's are you gonna gotta schlepp up and down hills all day...
Forum: Touring
08-26-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 556
Posted By saddlesores

in the "item specifics"box may be found "Type:...

in the "item specifics"box may be found "Type: Single Pannier"

there are of course full sets available, but op didn't axe me to look for a full set so i dinna.
Forum: Touring
08-26-21, 04:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 556
Posted By saddlesores

i tried something wild and zany. i went to ebay...

i tried something wild and zany.
i went to ebay and typed in "ortlieb single pannier."

here ya go, one single solitary lonely by itself ortlieb back roller city.
unfortunately, there's only one...
Forum: Touring
08-25-21, 02:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,942
Posted By saddlesores

have you considered taking up the melodeon?

have you considered taking up the melodeon?
Forum: Touring
08-23-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,809
Posted By saddlesores

6'2", 34" i go for larger frames, 62-64cm, can...

6'2", 34" i go for larger frames, 62-64cm, can straddle either flat-footed.
both my hybrid tour bikes (BMC 26", LKLM 700c) are level top-tube.

prefer level top-tube. better optics, sloping tube...
Forum: Touring
08-22-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,176
Posted By saddlesores

y'know, there are already hard-shell bike campers...

y'know, there are already hard-shell bike campers on the market.

"This prototype bicycle camper seems like a great idea, but unless you live in a very flat region without high winds, the Wide Path...
Forum: Touring
08-22-21, 01:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,809
Posted By saddlesores

lesseee.............in 2000? i think about that...

lesseee.............in 2000? i think about that time i had just finished cycling across the usa, moved out to southwest texas, and decided this was crazy, so went out and bought a motorcycle. and...
Forum: Touring
08-22-21, 01:39 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,176
Posted By saddlesores

back in ancient times, i pulled a bob along with...

back in ancient times, i pulled a bob along with 4 panniers.
the fully-laden bike, including up to 5 gallons water (10 2L soda bottles), was about 175 pounds.
guessing the trailer would account for...
Forum: Touring
08-20-21, 06:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,809
Posted By saddlesores

what is your inseam measurement? got a bike...

what is your inseam measurement?
got a bike store near you?
and is this the oldest zombie thread ever in the touring section?
Forum: Touring
08-16-21, 05:35 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,176
Posted By saddlesores

some questions: 1. what is the current...

some questions:

1. what is the current weight of the project?

2. what is the expected weight of the final product?

3. have you hitched'er up to a non-motorized bike for a trial run in a...
Forum: Touring
08-08-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,808
Posted By saddlesores

used to carry a plastic filter cone for ground...

used to carry a plastic filter cone for ground coffee. no paper liner needed.

neato! they even come in collapsible space-saving version nowadays.
...
Forum: Touring
08-05-21, 02:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,808
Posted By saddlesores

1. 4 day trip....you dinna say....are there...

1. 4 day trip....you dinna say....are there restaurants, convenience stores, supermarkets along the way?

2. need to carry all meals, or just a few in case you can't find food along the way?
...
Forum: Touring
07-28-21, 10:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,194
Posted By saddlesores

okay.....so you're flying both ways on one...

okay.....so you're flying both ways on one airline.
you plan to reuse the box, so storage has been arranged.

now go to the airline website, find out what kind of aeroplane you'll be on.
(...
Forum: Touring
07-07-21, 05:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,641
Posted By saddlesores

don't worry so much about what everyone else is...

don't worry so much about what everyone else is doing.
do what works for you.

primarily a commuter? then get the commuter bike. it'll work for touring.
Forum: Touring
07-07-21, 05:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,128
Posted By saddlesores

what do you think needs an upgrade? why are you...

what do you think needs an upgrade?
why are you not satisfied with the current setup?
what's the problem?
what is not comfortable?
what isn't working as well as expected?
what improvements do...
Forum: Touring
07-02-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 996
Posted By saddlesores

i'm fairly certain the lower flat "bar" is simply...

i'm fairly certain the lower flat "bar" is simply a support/mounting strut.

i'm also fairly certain you want to use the upper round bar for the panniers.

lookit the pitcher! the right pannier...
Forum: Touring
06-23-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,068
Posted By saddlesores

depends on the situation. here on the...

depends on the situation.

here on the island, we have the main outer loop highway, with an assortment of provincial roads linking the towns.
aside from that we have a maze of farm and county...
Forum: Touring
06-23-21, 02:25 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,068
Posted By saddlesores

in that case, our friend will still require the...

in that case, our friend will still require the purchase of some new technology.
no worries, we're here to help you understand it all.
...
Forum: Touring
06-19-21, 11:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,145
Posted By saddlesores

it's cheap, it's easy, it's fast, it's foolproof....

it's cheap, it's easy, it's fast, it's foolproof. if it makes you feel better to know you've got fresh cables on tour, go for it.

but remember, new cables will "stretch" and need adjusting once...
Forum: Touring
06-14-21, 10:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,907
Posted By saddlesores

interesting thing about riding along a...

interesting thing about riding along a river..........the water level is generally
pretty flat, but the roads alongside?

from riding mosel and rhein long ago, many of the accommodations are...
Forum: Touring
06-14-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,486
Posted By saddlesores

you wouldn't be referencing the infamous felt...

you wouldn't be referencing the infamous felt across the usa tour?

https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/sbbike/pages/497/attachments/original/1493746152/pee-wee-big-adventure.jpg?1493746152
Forum: Touring
06-13-21, 06:20 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,394
Posted By saddlesores

so.......taobao shoes, severely limited by size...

so.......taobao shoes, severely limited by size availability...

got this nifty $18 pair first. look snazzy, with velcro straps, advertised as a cycling shoe,
but the soles were softer than dollar...
Forum: Touring
06-12-21, 10:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,486
Posted By saddlesores

if you're going to crowdsource all your...

if you're going to crowdsource all your decisions, at least give
the interwebs masses something to go on.

what shoes and pedals do you use.........now?
how much and what type of riding do you...
Forum: Touring
06-10-21, 04:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,907
Posted By saddlesores

bike boxes are flat, folded, rectanguloid...

bike boxes are flat, folded, rectanguloid sections of compressed paper.
interestingly, refrigerator boxes have the same definition, if not the same dimensions.
same is true for postal boxes, fruit...
Forum: Touring
06-07-21, 09:57 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,394
Posted By saddlesores

thanks! i'll check 'em out. okay....taobao...

thanks! i'll check 'em out.

okay....taobao has sambas in my size for $25.
but max size is 46, and interwebs says they run a size small.

and they have velosamba..........for $125. ouch.

...
Forum: Touring
06-07-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,992
Posted By saddlesores

why would the 22 & 32 be too small? doesn't hurt...

why would the 22 & 32 be too small? doesn't hurt to have a low gear for when it's needed someday.

instead of buying individual rings, check ebay to see what's on the slab.
should be able to find...
Forum: Touring
06-07-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,394
Posted By saddlesores

sounds like a winner! my last two pairs of...

sounds like a winner!

my last two pairs of cycling shoes have rotted away in the tropical humidity. nothing available on the island, so i've been searching taobao for something my size, here in...
Forum: Touring
06-07-21, 04:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 936
Posted By saddlesores

are you planning to continue...

are you planning to continue loaded/self-supported? if so, can you cut down on wifey's gear? maybe limit to two rear bags, and you transfer the rest to you, perhaps onto a trailer?




a lot...
Forum: Touring
06-06-21, 04:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,586
Posted By saddlesores

hah, you know the drill. pictures or it...

hah, you know the drill.

pictures or it never happened!
Forum: Touring
05-30-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,364
Posted By saddlesores

https://www.greyhound.com/en-us/bus-from-cincinnat...

https://www.greyhound.com/en-us/bus-from-cincinnati-to-cleveland-2

$35 one way on the greyhound. plus bike fee.

https://www.ridebooker.com/transfers/cincinnati-oh/cle/47-pax-bus

or just...
Forum: Touring
05-29-21, 04:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 624
Posted By saddlesores

after 'bout a quarter million touring miles, i...

after 'bout a quarter million touring miles, i can honestly declare i've never ever said
"golly, i wish my bags had fewer pockets."
Forum: Touring
05-26-21, 05:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,362
Posted By saddlesores

travel light, at most with a 12-pound trailer...

travel light, at most with a 12-pound trailer that will let you
carry up to 70 pounds of gear.

live out of your tent until you find your new place.

then worry about long-term accommodations.
Forum: Touring
05-25-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,575
Posted By saddlesores

it's not that they's unreliable or unproven, but...

it's not that they's unreliable or unproven, but rather not-as-servicable.

do the hydraulic lines in your car run outside the body exposed?
do you load your car atop tractors, underneath buses,...
Forum: Touring
05-24-21, 11:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,362
Posted By saddlesores

right on! trailer base weight is 70 pounds. ...

right on!

trailer base weight is 70 pounds. then trick it out with solar panels and super heavy batteries.
gonna need heap big lectrical storage to move that massive mass of weight.

and...
Forum: Touring
05-24-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,362
Posted By saddlesores

sure. buy yourself a 600-pound trailer, trick it...

sure. buy yourself a 600-pound trailer, trick it out, pull it behind your converted e-bike.

sounds like a great plan........
Forum: Touring
05-22-21, 07:35 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,394
Posted By saddlesores

yes, that would be a factor in any activity, not...

yes, that would be a factor in any activity, not just cycling.

honestly can't remember the last time i rode for 20 minutes or less (excluding the hotel to hotel riding at the end of the day...
Forum: Touring
05-21-21, 04:32 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,394
Posted By saddlesores

how do i vote? platform pedals +...

how do i vote?

platform pedals + clips/straps + mtb cycling shoes with spd thingie removed.
Forum: Touring
05-21-21, 04:30 AM
Forum: Touring
05-15-21, 09:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,260
Posted By saddlesores

in this situation, all depends on how much gear...

in this situation, all depends on how much gear is being carried. for credit card touring - no tent, no cooking gear, no food or fuel, no sleeping bag, minimal clothing - just the bare minimum going...
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