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Nearing the end, a Chinese cyclist's 29200km tour ended by bike thief

Old 04-10-15, 09:54 AM
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Nearing the end, a Chinese cyclist's 29200km tour ended by bike thief

Bike thief ends incredible China cycle trek - CNN.com

If this guy actually toured according to the route he drew on the map, that's helluva tour. Very sad it was ended in such a dastardly fashion.
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Originally Posted by CenturionIM
Bike thief ends incredible China cycle trek - CNN.com

If this guy actually toured according to the route he drew on the map, that's helluva tour. Very sad it was ended in such a dastardly fashion.

The bicycle was RECOVERED!! Check the link now.
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hmmm I wonder Tubus or Blackburn? Those wheels don't look hand made, and disk brakes... someone should tell this guy he's doing it all wrong.
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Originally Posted by pursuance
The bicycle was RECOVERED!! Check the link now.
Wow...what kind of police do they have over there? Bike Gestapo?

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hmmm I wonder Tubus or Blackburn? Those wheels don't look hand made, and disk brakes... someone should tell this guy he's doing it all wrong.
Yeah he doesn't look seasoned or pro. But he's ridden more than I probably ever will...
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Last summer when I was on a tour, I met a gal that had been touring for a continuous seven years, she estimated that there were over 100,000 km on her bike. But, most of the components had been replaced at least once.



Her bike was covered with stickers for the various countries and cities she had been in. I would never have picked an air front suspension mountain bike for a trip like that, but she said she really liked the front suspension. Her front Ortliebs have been with her for the entire trip. I wonder if the stickers for locations helped to theft-proof the bike, as it certainly would be easily identifiable.
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Originally Posted by gerryl
hmmm I wonder Tubus or Blackburn? Those wheels don't look hand made, and disk brakes... someone should tell this guy he's doing it all wrong.
Why make your life harder than it needs to be? It's one thing if you're on a $100 budget like that guy, but tours are holidays. I don't want to be putting up with less than great equipment the whole time.
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Originally Posted by Yan
Why make your life harder than it needs to be? It's one thing if you're on a $100 budget like that guy, but tours are holidays. I don't want to be putting up with less than great equipment the whole time.
Amen to that! Even excellent equipment can fail. Murphy is always nearby
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