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A 250 is fine to fuck around in, and far less expensive
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A DRZ 400 might be the sweet spot in the middle
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Yeah, looking at the ads every few days, but not in the rush because anything decent is like 2-3k+ โ‚ฌ and probably would only go out for a couple of times this year so feels like shouldn't rush into it
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Totally understand. sometimes the search and fantasy is what we're after ๐Ÿ˜„
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That is true ๐Ÿ˜„ What is why I often try not to rush purchasing something, because often once the research/fantasy part is satisfied the interest just disappears
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yeah, that happens to me a fair bit. But, I always swing back around into it eventually
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Yeah, if it comes up again after some time it's a good indication you might actually go for it
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ever seen the xbiking subreddit? by far my favorite reddit
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as someone who owns both an 1989 and 1998 rockhopper setup for different purposes its kinda right in my wheelhouse
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Nice. I've always wanted to convert an old Stumpy to a road touring bike
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*Caution, RANT*

After traveling up the West Coast this summer, living mostly out of my car, occasionally tenting it or renting an AirBnb, I'm considering upgrading to the full time van life. To that end, I've been low key looking for a compact RV, so I can park it in neighborhoods and areas with height or length restrictions without raising too much of a ruckus. A Sprinter-based one would be ideal.

So I've been looking around on Craigslist, and while there are a few "professional" ones out there (there's some cool sprinter-based models made by Winnebago et al), the majority of the results are custom conversions of delivery vans that look like someone cobbled them together in their garage (very likely the case).

WTF is up with that? They got that whole Instagram-worthy tiny house look going on, with untreated wood surfaces, retro appliances, and even using large metal buckets for a sink, but damn, most of them don't even have a convertible bed, not to mention a freaking *shower*. And no windows, either, which sounds like a great time when you decide to just spend the day in. Not.

Yeah, I get it, dat stealth is ๐Ÿ‘Œ . Hard to tell that there's an RV inside and potentially burglable items. But I think I'd rather have an RV made by professionals that do this for a living, rather than some dude following a video off of Youtube in his parents' garage.

Best of all, most of these jokers seem to think their pseudo-RVs are actually worth MORE than the professionally made ones (probably because of all the blood, sweat and tears).

Sorry guys, I guess the tiny house trend is over and the Insta followers aren't "like"ing any more, but DIY project is still just that - a hobbyist's attempt at a job best left to people who do this for a living.

/rant
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so pay a pro or do it yourself. everyone has different needs and tastes (kill me if i have a convertible bed). i can't imagine trying to buy a van that wasn't custom done. i've looked at tons and there aren't any that i've seen that i'd want to live in as-is. which is why i'm building my own. the whole van thing is big $$ right now in the US so everyone is hopping on the bandwagon. there are some good builders but they cost $$ and have really long waiting lists for custom conversions.
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Like, what's the point of all that stealth if I still have to go park it at a campground to get a shower? That's $50+ a night, might as well rent an AirBnB at that rate. Or keep showering at the gym, I guess.
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most people shower at gyms if they don't have one inside.
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you can get cheap memberships to a chain like PF and use that.
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To be fair, there ARE some really good custom conversions, but those are generally done by pros and REALLY pricey. Most of the DIY ones (at least the ones I've seen for sale) seem amateurish at best. Yet still more pricey than a used pro model.
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Nothing personal prroalugiqwbjo no offense meant. Just needed to blow off some steam, because that's ridiculous.
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it just is what it is. there's not much to be done at this point. and west coast is really the worst place in the US to look IMO.
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Yeah, indeed. Too many hipsters.
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I'll say that stealth DOES make sense if you're planning to spend a lot of time in California. They are really not too happy about people parking their RVs in front of their millions dollar beach homes there, so they enforce the shit out of the vehicle restrictions.
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stealth makes sense if you're going to be anywhere but BLM
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Most beach towns have size restrictions city wide there
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for those of us who work, that will be most of the time.
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it's a debate i'm having. stealth is less important over here in europe but I still want the privacy that no side windows allows. but I've also really realized how much i have the windows open so i worry about not having them. but then, would i want to leave them open when parked on the street anyway? so many questions. lol
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But I'm in Washington right now and it's far more chill (both enforcement- and temperature-wise ;)). Seems fairly easy to find spots along the road or even in neighborhoods where nobody will bother you.
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for now
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Yeah, I mean I've thought long and hard about the pros and cons
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But I'm keeping all of my belongings in my car right now and have only been burgled once, and that was in a dicey area of Downtown San Franciso, near the Tenderloin.
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Stay classy, San Francisco
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Anyways. I've spent 12 years in Cali, I've seen enough. And like I said, in other states it doesn't seem as much of an issue. Both in regards to crime and street parking.
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i think you just have to figure out your needs. i have very specific needs which will require a custom build. and i'm good with that. if i find one without windows i plan to live in it unconverted this winter so that'll tell me about the window situation. lol
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if you're not staying in cali you have more flexibility
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when i was considering living in the BA i would have gotten a soccer mom van and lived in that. not a full on van. but i'd have been working from an office.
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I have a completely different overland build in mind too, for what I'd want

Really, if you're even moderately handy... Just get a blank van and build it out. Make mistakes, learn and do better. You're likely going to want to change things after awhile in the van anyways
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yeah. that's why i plan to build it in stages and live in it blank for the first 6 ish months. toss a bed and a chair in back and i'm done.
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avtpxjnrnnvnmbdk i mean, the only reason why i'd want stealth is cuz i wouldn't want to have to plan out where to park, just park anywhere as i go
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it's a strong selling point for travelers that go into urban areas, ever
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rjquxoejpugtikit would you actually insist on a standing shower or something?
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i'd probably make do with a sponge bath setup unless it was some sort of tall sprinter van i guess
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i'm doing a standing shower. it's one of my must haves
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but europe doesn't have the cheap chain gyms like the US which would probably change my mind there
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xutktqfogteyan how big would the water tank and waste water be, i.e. how many days could you go before re-filling/dumping?
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i will do sea showers so water use would still be limited. if i need to i can and have bathed in a half inch of water in a cereal bowl. :)
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probably looking in the 20 is gallon range for fresh and grey water tanks.
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oh so standing sponge shower then ? ๐Ÿ˜›
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yeah, i don't know any dweller that has big enough tanks for a full running shower start to finish.
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yeah makes sense
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i was imagining real showers but standing room is lovely for sure
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and i've no need for that.
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If you're getting started building out a van, I'd think that a kiddie pool would work wonders until the bathing situation is sorted
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mine won't even be built in. it'll suspend from the ceiling. i don't want to give up the permanent space and it's just me so no privacy concerns.
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hitypihbbluosqll try making lowball offers on those crappy DIY vans then ๐Ÿ˜›
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yeah, i'll have a big tub i stand in and do laundry in to start with.
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revenge is best served with lowball money offers
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(i'm sorta joking, i mean reasonable lowball, not like total asshole level where you're just trying to hurt feelings)
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but i mean make a fair offer based on what you actually think its worth if its even interesting to you perhaps.. ignore their asking
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For a cheap temporary shower water system, you can polish off a box of wine, clean out the bladder and then glue in a new spigot. Also, if you don't want to waste cook fuel, the sun can warm it up handily too

Four hooks on the ceiling and a cut down dollar store shower curtain to keep the splash under control / privacy
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loohyytkp well I definitely can't see myself paying more for a DIY custom job that doesn't even have a foldable bed that makes room for somewhere to sit and have a meal.
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I suppose your points about shower and tank size are warranted. That would be a good question to ask the sellers of real RVs. How many showers before you need to dump.
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That said, I'm actually quite tired of urban areas (12 years in Los Angeles will do that to you), so I'm definitely not planning on spending a huge amount of time in any big cities.
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Plus there aren't really that many of them on the route I have in mind (Seattle to New Orleans). It's pretty much just Denver, and I'd much rather stay in Boulder when I'm there.
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Sorry for just disappearing BTW, had an unexpected phone call
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bqmgyvccotahkgck You can see something similar with apartments too, someone adds a ridiculous price on it because it's newly refurnished, the problem is that the color choices / etc are so ugly that you would never live in it so for you it won't be worth it. Either pass them and wait for something which you like and has a proper price (because if no one buys at some point the bubble will burst and price will start going down) or make some other compromises
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TIL what is sea shower ๐Ÿ˜„ I always thought this is the way you're supposed to shower ๐Ÿ˜„
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well then.. don't buy one of them?
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Probably a good habit for anyone that wants to reduce their carbon footprint ๐Ÿ‘ฃ
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I'm not even sure while you would leave a shower running while you lather
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To stay warm.
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I leave mine on. It goes on my back while i lather my front, and then switch. You get to absorb heat!
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TIL what I call "shower" is really a Navy shower
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Althought I also tend to leave the water running while lathering, at least if it's cold
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But I rarely take more than 5 minutes
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wow check out "Mr Hollywood Shower" here ^^^^
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I'll put that on my business card.
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i hear hollywood shower and i think it's something porn related.
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Oy vey
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๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ
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70's style porno.. man with mustache.. in a shower. Mustache Shower
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So let's say I decide to just record all riding on the Mae Hon Song Koop
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Is sending 12 hours of video to someone and saying "please make an awesome 5m clip of the highlights" a real thing?
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That looks promising
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i once saw a digital nomad at a cafe spending a ton of time in iMovie putting together a highlight real for someone's wedding..
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you probably get what you pay for ๐Ÿ˜‰
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basically from what i gathered it was a lot of watching, breaking out scenes, syncing things up, etc, deciding on order of things, etc.. lot of narrative type thinking required
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Finding neutral takes some work
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Slack doesn't serve this video at all
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The GoPro app basically just tries to auto edit all your footage for you
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Basically making use of things like the accelerometer/ gps etc
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To identify "interesting" moments
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I'm thinking of scrapping my plan to live in my van over this winter and instead spending it building. I just keep hearing how horrible this winter is going to be and there's no way my van will be ready for that with insulation, heat, etc. so I'm thinking of dwelling in the south until i can't handle the cold then picking up a house sit in a rural-ish area of the UK and working on the build there.
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Honestly, it's a great idea to rent a place with a garage if you want to build out more efficiently. Saw horses, power tools, vices, place to store materials/partially build sections.... It's definitely a win
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*rather than trying to build out as you go, which I've always imagined as technically possible but a chore
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You'll also be able to better balance work and build, and likely make a higher quality build with more patience and space
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Yeah, I'd planned to stop to do much of the build, but not until the spring. I'd planned to do the winter basically in a shell. But it doesn't sound like that is really going to be a good idea with a bad winter coming.
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If you can get a two car garage, a gas heater, and tools, you'll be set. I've done a fair bit of winter garage time that way
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Welp. Still having trouble finding parts for the moto, and the shop is getting tired of holding it, but some YouTube research has convinced me a full top end rebuild isn't so bad. It's basic hand tools, and the only specialty tool I mostly have. I can likely send the cylinder walls and heads out if they need it

So, this week I'm going to take it back and work on the things I can, until I can organize getting all the parts shipped here
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I think with refubished heads, carbs and cylinder, and if I really inspect the wiring harness.... the bike will be good for another 60-80k miles without any major issues
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jabitxgzzqqrgn Did you try to look for some local repairperson, they usually are able to do magic and could probably frankenstein something to make your bike work? ๐Ÿ˜„
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no, it's not like that. The valvetrain is completely effed
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Like... Chunks of metal just gone
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pieces of aluminum chipped and worn down
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tmkobutwsy The high stance dual sports... They're only tall sitting on the ground. They have so much travel, and once you correctly set the sag they ride a bit lower
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The tricky part is just getting on it. You'll perfect the karate kick step on ๐Ÿ˜†
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The CRF is a fantastic bike
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Just, since you're so tall, make sure to budget getting springs for your weight. They're shipped with springs for smaller humans
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There's only so much you can do with preload, but that's a free place to start
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rjnsgolvfntvfw I better perfect that, because I have fallen once on my temple my full height, blackouts are no fun :smile:
Yeah, I'm sure once you sit on them they sag a bit, still with 192 cm I have enough legs to reach things ๐Ÿ˜„ Yeah, I really like their style and it seems to be very reliable bike from all the reviews. My weight is getting a bit out of control, but I'm still probably close to smaller humans weight, but will keep that in mind.
I'm thinking about going to Tenerife for a month and riding around, thinking it would be a good way to try out different bikes by renting each for day or so... well maybe avoiding those liter bikes, don't really feel like riding anything that is as big a cow ๐Ÿ˜„
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The Tenerife is great on the road, hauling luggage, and human luggage... not so much off road or just poking around in the jungle
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That's a bike for making miles on bad roads
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Oh by Tenerife I actually meant the country/island, not the bike (even if from that I heard it's not a bad bike) ๐Ÿ˜„
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YESSSSSSSS!!! My epoxy resin is in Puebla!
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There isn't a joy emoji big enough
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๐Ÿ˜„ Congratulations ๐ŸŽ‰
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No, it's now at my house!! Haha
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I kid you not, just after typing that my phone rang
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Welp, have my plan for tomorrow morning now
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And biking for next weekend ๐Ÿคธ
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Weekend? What's that?
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Actually, my next few weekends are reserved. But, weekdays are my usual days off
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This weekend... going to be turning this pile of parts into a functional bicycle
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The epoxy also feels very liquidy in the can. Feeling good about this working, as long as I don't eff it up
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Watch, it'll rain for a week straight now with this cursed bike ๐Ÿ˜›
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Gonna name it Warlock, I think. It's earned a name now
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Holy crap, there's absolutely no documentation how to remove the suspension bearings in the frame of this bike
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... OK, found something. Requires a special tool ๐Ÿ˜›
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Bearing puller won't do it?
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| |===| |x| | - There's three bearings, one on the left, a spacer, then two with a small gap. They're all flush
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The "special tool" is essentially an expansion nut. Then you bang the bearings out by the inner race. Which is annoying because that's considered a 1-way trip for the bearing's life (as in, can't just rebuild them, it's likely to damage the balls or races)
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I didn't realize this before, and my next frame won't have encapsulated bearings. That's annoying
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If you press a bearing out by the outer race, you can rinse and rebuild them to extend their life, if they just have some junk or are washed out
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Gonna just slap the bike together this weekend and order that crap and deal with it later
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Oh that's annoying
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It is what it is. I'll put that tool in the mail, and some bearings and be fresh for the year. I'll just keep an eye on them and keep them filled up with waterproof grease from one side
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A dry bearing is a dead one ๐Ÿ˜›
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Are they already shot or are you just doing it as a precaution?
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The ones in the frame, illustrated with my amazing ascii art, they're not doing so great. Going to pry the seals off the two outer ones I can access, flush with silicon and see what a repack does. Can't hurt at this point
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The others are just fine, going to just pack them up with grease
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ascii art was very illustrative. I got the idea
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Well I suppose the inner ones will have to wait a bit
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Yeah, it'll be OK for a bit
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Just sad. Usually with bearings you can replace as a set and keep the serviceable ones as spares. Not this bike
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I am enjoying driving this
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moatnylgqwnzxaaf and you look cool while doing so
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Hell yeah
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Nice! That's a lovely looking bike
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Nice bike. fowsnfdkznedfcvu What is the model?
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jtvtiamzavcrkf Did you ever thought that maybe Universe is trying to tell you _stay away from things with two wheels_? ๐Ÿ˜‚
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the universe is just a giant jerkface, and takes pleasure from ruining everything I love ๐Ÿ˜„
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It's still just an infant, in the grand scheme of things. Can't blame it, really. Doesn't know any better
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Put it in the corner for time out ๐Ÿ˜„
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Did you buy or rent?
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omg I thought for a moment that it's a 4-cylinder in-line engine
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the new rebels look sweeeeet
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just make sure your armpits are always shaved properly
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zqyfcewxmxc just renting
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Doing a tour of North Thailand in mid November and want a decent bike for it
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yhcpksdtksuxiqbe what makes it decent? is it a comfortable ride?
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that looks more comfortable than the Honda Winner
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Very comfortable
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I don't think this is the bike I will take on the loop tho
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Nice, I've not seen places that you can rent bikes quite like that.
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Only more the adventure bike kind
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Why you are not taking it on the loop?
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Well for starters it's in Koh Lanta
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Also I want something a little more nimble on turns
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I found lightweight dirt bikes good for island life
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If you have a god... Pray for me
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... that it doesn't turn out like this poor red cup
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It was actually smoking!! ๐Ÿคฃ
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At least I know I mixed the resin right. The stuff in the red cup is nearly solid
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Electric mountain bikes would be excellent on a small island
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What moto are you riding?
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The carbon layup seems to have cured well. Need a bit more patience, and will unwrap it and clean up my messy layup spots later
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TIL We need more bridges made from glass
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gpkrwipkuxiqou OMG that looks like so much fun, want want want ๐Ÿ˜‚
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^ people who are decidedly less excited.
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Nice :)
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As someone who kind of has a fear of heights I love this kind of stuff ๐Ÿ˜„
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Moto is back home now... Going to start tearing into that once the MTB is finished
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only kind of related, but apparently there is big drama in the world of cross iowa bicycle rides :joy:https://whotv.com/2019/10/15/ragbrai-staff-resigns-starts-new-bike-ride-across-iowa/
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Nice looking machine
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Referring to my filthy bike, or the neat custom moto tow truck? ๐Ÿ˜†
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The carbon fiber bike had a few days to cure... The carbon layup is super solid and now passes the coin test. I've got mess loose epoxy runoff to cleanup, but that's NBD
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Sanded it down... Looks super good in most spots. Some cosmetic run off, but if I filled that in and painted, wouldn't be able to tell
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Feeling really good about this, for my first time working with carbon fiber
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Could spend another hour or two cosmetically, but might do that later. Right now I want the rain to stop, slap this thing together and go ride!
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how to balance renting a motorbike when you suddenly realise it's a good option with not having taken any protective gear. Just having a decent helmet isn't enough really
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to go offroad I wouldn't risk it going alone and without a guide.
for normal riding I think the helmet is just fine
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ifrmjwddu I guess that really depends on your tolerance for risk. I always ride with a jacket, gloves and helmet in town. When touring, I'm in the full kit
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tolerance is pretty low! I've really been pushing my luck and relying on a "just never crash", while mostly touring. I'm trying to think of gear that will be travel friendly, as I'm accustomed to carry on only ๐Ÿ˜ฌ was considering buying armoured base layer and gloves, but its then I'll just be worried about lower half
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annoying this is I even have decent kit, but its all in India and didn't make it from place to place with me
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Context Are you intending to go touring or just getting a bike to poke around town?
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I always end up touring (because how can you not once you have a bike)
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Fair. Can you ship that kit up?
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Also, don't discount budget gear. Joe Rocket, FirstGear, etc, or the like, which is like $100 per item, still can serve you well
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I understand why you don't want to carry it around. Quality moto gear is super heavy
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I wouldn't be surprised if my riding gear weighs as much as my mountain bike ๐Ÿ˜†
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(moto riding)
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haha yeah, I've been travelling with 8kg for a couple of years
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If you can't ship the gear, I'd at least get a quality helmet, passable jacket with armor, thick gloves (cheap riding gloves would be best though), and some sort of over the ankle boot for touring.

What's your body worth? hehe
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yeah I think feet might need the most though. I bought a pair of royal enfield low tops with basic toe/heel capโ€ฆmaybe something bit better than that but along same lines
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Yeah, riding boots are good. It's all about that crush protection
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(ie not getting your foot crushed by the bike in an oopsie)
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If you have crap ankles, they're also good support to dab and just stop at a red light
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Also, don't forget to check the used market for things. Don't ever buy a used helmet, but other gear is fine
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yeah. just thinking realistically if they don't fit anything else I'm doing I'll just not cart them around
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There is under-armor type gear, that's easier to cart around, then you can get whatever abrasion/weather layer as you see fit. But, might have to import that
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www.forcefieldbodyarmour.com/ - these guys make the best under-armor style gear
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still heavy as sin, but at least it's more compact than a full jacket/pants
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yeah do like the look of the forcefield stuff, on the Christmas list!
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I do carry on only and wear my motorbike kit on the plane
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I used to bring a helmet on, but now I have an additional bag instead
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I usually check a duffle with the soft gear, and bring the helmet on
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Nah I'm all in
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Boots, jacket, pants
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On the plane
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I wear shorts underneath though, then sneak to the bathroom and take the pants off when I'm on
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I think I have a photo someplace, where I buckled the photo into the empty seat next to me hehe
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I was once made to check my helmet in by a ridiculous airport employee
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The check in desk staff at first thought I was mad
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Saying no you don't have to check this in
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You know, I think we have enough NomadList motorcyclists to organize our own tour now
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We all fly in someplace, with our gear, and rent bikes and just go
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Then when they realised this particular employee made me, they rolled their eyes as if this is commonplace, put it into priority luggage and gave me a security fast track pass
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I'd be down for a tour
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In a country where it doesn't cost a bajillion bucks to rent a bike
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I'll ask around here in Mexico. It's big enough we won't get bored in a week or two and don't have to worry about crossing borders with rentals
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I'd love to find someone with a small fleet of DRZ-400's to rent
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Hmm it could be a fair while till I'd be in Mexico
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Here, I could organize and lead. Other countries, I'd have to inquire with friends who organize tours where they get their bikes
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I'm happy to take y'all around Ladakh ๐Ÿ˜ฌ
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if the political situation settles down
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.... OK, definitely need to prioritize a bearing kit for this mountain bike. They're just not going to cooperate nicely, and upon further inspection a few more are pretty crusty
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No doubt why. I didn't realize how many parts I neglected to clean up. There's sand everywhere in this bike - including in those crunchtastic bearings
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I rebuilt the assembly for the headset. Cleaned it, greased it, put it back together, and spun it in my fingers. Could feel a piece of sand in there. It's everywhere now!
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sand is hell. You gotta rinse with oil to have a chance of it tracking smoothly. Have you gone to a shop to see if they have a bearing puller that will work?
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I'm going to get the pullers from that place in europe so I can service it myself in the future, and get some bearings from the USA
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I'm on the fence about keeping this frameset for a few years or replacing it. I guess we'll see how well it holds up over the next few months
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I have kind of a schedule to replace parts over the next year or two, and if I keep them... Will have most of a loaner/toy bike built up to just keep here in Mexico
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Current problem Trying to determine where some spacers go. I took this apart so long ago.... ๐Ÿ˜†
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you're not doing it right if there aren't parts left over. ๐Ÿ˜‰
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I have a pretty good idea where it goes, but just researching to see if i can get some reference diagram/image
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Great, finally found a diagram
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Odd design, leaves a bearing exposed, but IIRC that's the way it was on that side
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Unironically, that's one of the bearings that's shot
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maybe time to fashion a cover for going forward?
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Was thinking that. Could 3D print something that keeps out most of the crud, but can be pulled back easily to periodically flush and dry
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Cone washer with a pinch bolt and a recessed groove for an oring should be easy enough to design and print
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You could also ask the rent place if they include some gear. Like I was looking for renting a motorbike in Tenerife, one place did not had that info on website, but email confirmed that the rent price includes helmet/jacket/gloves, a different place for an extra 5โ‚ฌ per day you could rent a jacket (if you stay for long probably not worth it). You could always check if where is something used to buy, or just buy something cheap (those usually provide good protection but longevity is only a couple of years) and sell before leaving. Do keep in mind that if you buy it might be hard depending on your size, I went to shop to get gloves their eyes/jaws dropped just from the thought about how big the glove would have to be. You might also look into video by Fortnine, he did one about casual wear, haven't looked into it myself, but it does look like it won't take as much space as regular gear while still providing basic protection.
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Almost there...
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Finally I see the problem
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Dude, it doesn't work properly unless you put both wheels on the ground at the same time
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No wonder it doesn't go forward when you pedal it
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hehe, hey now... I paid a lot of money for that stand!
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It's so much better to work on bikes
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Damn, modern bikes are super complicated. There's lots of little nuances I didn't even realize until rebuilding this whole damn thing
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This ๐Ÿ‘†
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No unknown parts left over this time, sorry
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Shit, so was having a friend over for dinner and the bike and stand accidentally fell over, and bent a thing. It's a thing designed to be bent, but still. This bike is eff'n cursed. It's 99.9% working and then... smash!

Now watch, there's not a thing I bent in all of Mexico ๐Ÿ˜›
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(rear derailleur hanger, for the curious)
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btysuogluugjfz Just make sure that cursed bike doesn't bend you in ways you are not supposed to be bent
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Yah man, the curse is a worrying thing. I'm going to have to get some sage and smoke all that bad joo joo out
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Ask one of your enemies "Hey can you bring me my bike over to __DISTANCE WHERE IT WILL CONFIRM IT'S NOT CURSED ANYMORE__?" ๐Ÿ˜„
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So considering getting a mountain bike primarily to do some longer trips with it in 2020, but curious if people have thoughts for great places to hang out as a nomad if you have a mountain bike.

Basically the requirement would be reliable internet (occasional video calls for work) and gravel/dirt riding in cycling distance from town.

Preference to Latin America.
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Medellin. You're welcome.
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(using a very liberal definition of "cycling distance from town")
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Honestly, Medellin kills it as an outdoor hub with good internet. Finding outdoor activities in Latin America is easy enough, but good wifi is hard to come by. Quito has great mountain stuff nearby too, but isn't the greatest city imo, and I'm pretty sure it's on fire right now. Bariloche Argentina should have good mountain biking, and has acceptable wifi.
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Puebla (Cholula) and Oaxaca have mountain bike parks just outside town

Playa del Carmen has one, but it's mostly technical trails

Mascota has tons of trails outside of town

Anywhere in Baja with serviceable internet
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Antigua apparently has some, but haven't checked in detail
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What I'm hoping to explore in the near future is using Puebla as a hub, so with a rack on my moto (or a car) to explore all the surrounding mountains that go into many many states
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I need to make some MTB friends here
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Oh Antigua is a good call
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I struggled to find stuff near Oaxaca. Most of the mountain stuff I found there was pretty far out of town, but that may have been just my experience
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There's not a defined trail network in Antigua, afaik. It's kind of, cow paths with loose permission
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I'm not surprised. I bet a guide would be able to share some great trails, but good luck getting them to find it on a proper map ๐Ÿ˜‚
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She's rolling!
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really is a nice bike
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26" wheels?
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ooh fancy fancy
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29" might have been better for long trips, but I wanted to see what 650b full suspension was about
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yeah I was planning on getting a 27.5 bike next, but I got distracted by things. I think it's a nice balance between the two, but 29 is definitely the winner for distance
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Exactly, but I want to play too... Practice some basic trials skills on it
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also, how tall are you?? between the frame size and seat height it seems like a smaller bike
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If you get the correct frame, you can stuff 2.8-3" tires on the 27.5, and it gives the same rollover advantage
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I'm ~1.85m, and that's a size L
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I can stuff 2.6" on the back, and 2.8" on the front
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that's fantastic
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I'm trying to find my old tires, but I remember they were tiny on my 26
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yeah, no go. I'm pretty sure I bought them in person
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I'm going to experiment with tire sizes a bit later. Right now there's just some cheap 2.2's on there, so I can put butt time in on the asphalt loop in the park nearby. I have some nice 2.4" tubeless ready to go. And want to get a 2.6 and 2.8 to tinker with for bikepacking
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I do like feeling the trail on smaller wheels, but I've taken some nasty spills that bigger tires might have helped prevent
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tubeless, eh?
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Tubeless is the way to go, I might actually convert my moto
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Wasn't convinced for many years, but I'm converted now. It's gotten better
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Yeah I read similar a few years ago, but...tubeless....how do I fix??
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Small punctures, it self repairs. Larger punctures, you cram in a worm just like a car/motorcycle tire. Really large tears, you tape it off and put in a tube
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So, most people carry a spare tube somewhere on the bike
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ah that makes sense
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There's these UL tubes available in europe I've been meaning to get my hands on
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actually, probably more reliable than standard tubed tires
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That'll be my spare to carry, because it's super compact and light
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tubolito is german?? I can't say it in german
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that's clearly spanish/italian
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Also, a neat thing about this Specialized, is the down tube opens up and I can cram stuff in there. All the way from the bottom bracket to the headset!
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wait what??
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Tubes. Spare spokes. Fill it full of burritos
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srsly?
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Dead serious, it's a big selling point of modern Specialized carbon bikes
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"Stumpjumper, Rhyme and 6Fattie"
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I hate outdoor gear names
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Mine came later, the "Camber"
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camber is a good name
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6fattie is weird
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6Fattie is a Stumpjumper with a wider rear triangle and front fork to take 3"+ tires
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It looks utterly stunning
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I almost bought one! haha
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ugh, fine. I'll google 6fattie, but i'm not going to be happy about it
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shit that's nice
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that's really nice
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the frame storage system looks fantastic btw. exactly what the biking worlds needed for ages
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Jah, but I opted for the lighter one and the restrictions. Not too concerned, I think 2.6/2.8 is just fine for my needs
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you can pack a tube and repair kit in there and never have to worry
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The "Camber" is a Stumjumper, but with a shorter rear triangle and lighter kit for XC/Trail
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2.6/2.8 is quite big already. short of going full multi-month bikepacking I can't imagine needing more
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Nowadays they just make "Stumpjumper" with a variety of letters to designate what it is
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awesome
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It's a classic ๐Ÿ˜„
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interesting
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you saw the sidearm frame?
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The new one? Yeah, it's... interesting
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yeah
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weird
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They do a lot of R&D, something about it works over the previous design, likely especially for the carbon frames
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carbon fiber gives them a lot more strength than bike frames have had before. this is probably the first of many small adjustments
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Going to be keeping mine for a bit though... Unless it breaks again, then I might dump it into the ocean
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haha you've been very patient
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ok I'm dead, later mate
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were we talking about navy showers in here before?
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ixxyxswr Yah, so here's quick pros list of tubeless...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNmrhFubgPs
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Sold. It's all about puncture resistance and repairability, and tubeless does seem superior
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It is, in almost every way
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It's a bit of a maintenance chore though... to drain out the liquid when changing tires
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But, all the other upsides are completely worth it
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Spent some time destickering and blacking out my bike. Looks so much better without so many little stickers on it

More tire manufacturers need to sell tires without painted crap on them, the bike would look sick without the sidewall markings
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I still need to find a sweet sticker for the head tube... Like this guy
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That sticker is feckin awesome!
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Dark mode, it's a sickness ๐Ÿ˜†
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Yeah, but I really don't recall going through tires that frequently, so trade off is worth it
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So, tubeless moto too? Does the premise still hold true there?
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For dual sport bikes, yes, it's identical
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Road bikes are tubeless anyways, like car tires
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Yah, knew that. No way I'm putting tubes in my sport bike ๐Ÿ˜„
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The thing about dual sport motos is the volume is so high, it can be difficult to set the bead if it rolls off. You also carry a *front* tube at all times for those oh shit moments
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I might convert the moto over... But, not sure yet
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Right, so I'd expect to carry a puncture kit, tube, tools, and pump as repair/emergency
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Yah, I already carry most of that. Just would need to add plugs to the mix
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Not sure. Need to get it running first ๐Ÿ˜†
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Right, I have all that already, but would probably ditch the tube patch kit
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One thing at a time
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So the bike is home now?
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Yah, it's downstairs now. Going to tear into that next month if the MTB can keep it's shit together for a bit
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Exciting! Send updates
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Will do, that's going to be yet another epic saga, sadly
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The KTM is also a glorious looking machine
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I'm sure. I want a little vicarious drama
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Haha they are pretty
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I was thinking I might want my next bike to be a ktm
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www.instagram.com/p/BEeCIqER0yy/ - I love the way it looks in black and silver
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You'll love a KTM, they're spendy but, damn... They ride like nothing else
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Mmm it is nice
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I like the orange too ๐Ÿ˜‰
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I didn't want an ocular wedgie of a bike
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Black and silver just disappears from sight. Out of sight, out of mind.
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I went from Chicago to South Carolina to ride it home, over an arguably better *orange* bike. No regrets.
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Yeah, I mean I'm coming from BMWs, so it's not a huge step up. But reliability and repairability are the end all for me. I think the KTMs beat the beamers here
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... same, kind of. KTMs can be reliable, but they can be a nightmare. They're not Honda's, that's for sure
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Hahaha orange is so fun
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Just, do the work on time, correct and to spec. Don't skimp on *anything*
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I had this old yellow racing bike in college. All the cops knew me ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ
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hehe
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OK, now it's bedtime for me. I'm done dark mode drunkingly destickering ๐Ÿ™ƒ
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Later
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was a little worried about cities that large though due to distance, is there anything rideable from places you would live in the city?
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i guess public transit could make it all fine too, just mostly don't want to need to pay a tour guide or rent a car lol
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hmmm, yeah Medellin is quite big, especially along the North/South axis. And with the exception of the fantastic metro, public transit is mostly those private busses that just decide to run that route. It's not like a European city. Not sure how much time you've spent in places like that, but it might be especially challenging if you don't speak Spanish. I'm also not sure how they'd handle you getting on with a mountain bike. These are all excellent questions. It might be worth looking into area with good biking trails and seeing what neighbourhoods are nearby. You're welcome to PM or tag me if you have any questions
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Medellin has Cabify, which is very reasonable and very convenient.
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bkegymxmboghhm Oaxaca and Puebla are definitely on my list of places to hang out if I'm gonna have this bike with me, but was looking for other (non Mexico) options with similar trail accessibility
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Love Mexico but kinda getting to the feeling that I either need to just get residency and an apartment as a home base or stop spending so much damn time there ๐Ÿ˜‚
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haha, you've got a point there mzrrrvohgblr I mentioned up those places because I'm aware of them
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I'll do some more research in the coming weeks, and if you find a great hotspot, share with me too and I'll come visit ๐Ÿ˜„
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This is the worst part of nomad life IMO hahah
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When so many of the places you want to hang out don't have strong enough wifi to work a tech job ๐Ÿ˜‚
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I think we're hoping someplace is going to be like Moab, but with tacos. I don't think that exists just yet. But, on the flip side, I'm sure there's places with nice trails that are an easy drive. Maybe a long term car rental too?
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i think i just want more places like oaxaca
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honestly a lot of gravel/dirt roads would do it for me too
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not necessarily out for world class single track, just want places i can get out of town and explore by bike
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Yeah, now I'm kind of fixated on the car rental idea... So many more options open up if you have a car and can drive 30-60min in any direction and be out of a city
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this is true, but nothing (imo) beats riding out your front door in the morning ๐Ÿ˜‚
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I agree there. Smaller latin american towns aren't really noted for their fast internet though
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Maybe there's a city that has a techie residential area near the edge of town?
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medium sized cities pushed next to mountains tend to work though
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Monterrey has mountains nearby, ever been?
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like you can be on dirt roads in LA in an hour
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more fire access roads than single track though ๐Ÿ˜›
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I wish Canada wasn't so expensive, I'd definitely spend some time in Vancouver
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i've wanted to do a squamish summer for a while
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may happen this year
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Or, I guess British Columbia
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have summer and then fall obligations in the US, so might be good to spend the 2 months in the middle somewhere in canada
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I've heard excellent things about Squamish for climbing and biking
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revelstoke would also be solid
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i don't mind the price, given the rest of the year should be cheap
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Right now, it's looking like I have to spend the next year in low cost of living places. Not ramen budget, but I'm taking time off work
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Have in mind 2 considerations for the van the house and the car. If you take the house criteria, from your list the ducato would be the best as it's wider and you can do a setup with a transversal bed which helps you gain additional living space rather than a longitudinal bed. Of course, you can add some widening to any vehicle as replacement for side windows but with additional cost and energy. In terms of vehicle, I would look for the ease of repair (parts, knowledge) at the same position with the reliability. This depends a lot of the generation of the van.
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Ducato, Boxer and Jumper are more or less the same vehicle.
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Yeah. Thankfully I'm short. So I have options for the bed.
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nhmecvbyieczwavitxinz I see from your profile youโ€™re currently building your van home?
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Howโ€™s that going?
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I think all of those are common enough to make repairs relatively easy.
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yjtiaaonp Yup. The base is a '99 4x4 Sprinter 312. Until now I have the bed, heating, water heater and stove installed ๐Ÿ™‚ But still have to do a lot of the furniture.
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Nice looking van
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vammrrltzttvbqkzwuqoh Is that dirt bike on the back?
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oh yesss! This is the van I need in my life. Portable dirtbike!
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Slight problem with dirtbikes is what they are not really legal to drive ๐Ÿ˜ž
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sure they are, they just need lights and mirrors! I rode a dirtbike across africa last year
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actually, that one may not have been legal tho grimacingrolling_on_the_floor_laughing
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Well depends on your country, for example in my country even if you put all the mirrors and stuff you still can't register it (unless you import it from some country where it was registered, then it's fine), one of the reasons why I'm looking into Enduro bike instead so could ride around forests and stuff undisturbed (otherwise you can only drive around closed circuits)
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that's super strict. many dirtbikes are manufactured with both a road and off-road variant. usually the only difference is things like a bigger stator, lights, mirrors, maybe e-start. but it comes from the manufacturer as road-legal. would you be unable to register the road variant in that case?
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Well maybe it's road-legal from the manufacturer when buying new it might go through (like I said you can still register it if you import from a country where it was legally registered), but otherwise it's not really allowed, and if police catch you riding around forest roads or even some grassland with it it will be confiscated as it's not road legal.
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You can ride road legal bikes in OHV areas, but you can't ride off road bikes on pavement
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I'd love a van with an electric dirt bike and a huge solar array to charge the batteries
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Yes, it's a ktm freeride and it's registered. As I have a license plate (not mounted btw - because I mostly use it on enduro) it can be driven it anywhere.
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They come from factory with headlight and turn signals and they are also very light weight which is a plus in enduro.
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Awesome. I bet that's a fun bike
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So Iโ€™ve got a 10 day motorbike ride coming up
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Each night Iโ€™ll stop somewhere and Iโ€™ll have my computer
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Probably riding for about half the time
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Any thoughts on managing videos of this?
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Iโ€™ve got a neat little GoPro and three batteries for it
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Also an SD card with 15-16 hours capability
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I guess what Iโ€™d really want to do is each night just upload a few gigs of what Iโ€™d taken to S3 or something, and then pay someone on Fiverr to turn it into a highlight reel
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In which country are you doing the tour? (just curious ^^)
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Thailand
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yeah, I have hours of footage I've done nothing with. just sits in the cloud. I've always wanted to hand it over to someone and have them edit something together, just never did it. I think fiverr is a good idea
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zxdgkiskfplzuzmf Could be one of the ways to manage it >https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jZWEkmzOls> but yeah for your trip your option would probably be best (record, upload, let someone else deal with it)
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joqufkuaef Great link, thanks
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coqscphvuwnudgng Glad to help. One problem I could see with shooting in small clips the important things is that you might miss something interesting, but at the same time having camera running all the time gets tiring quickly (used to do that after getting my license on every ride, this year took off the camera and never missed it)
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Haha I do love the Africa twins ๐Ÿ‘€
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Nice bikes, but jesus I didn't think they are so big ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
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Yeah they're beasts. I love them, but I could never own one
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`I could never own one` why?
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Made my first 500kms of my moto trip and cam chain tensioner died on me ๐Ÿ˜ž
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That's the risk of going on a new bike... No shake down time
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Have a plan?
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Well he guy opened it up and turns out it was balance shaft failing
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I'll wait for update tomorrow, but it's going to take forever to get replacement
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so I'll probably fly to mexico and then come back sometime to finish the trip
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maybe with less stuff
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Kinda sucks ๐Ÿ˜ž
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At least it's covered by warranty
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In Guatemala or Panama?
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panama
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David
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they have dealership here so got lucky with that
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Cool, I'm glad your near somewhere to take care of it
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Too big and heavy for me. I like smaller bikes
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Got it. Same, I thought they are regular size from watching videos so was a bit surprised at how big it is.
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"regular" is highly subjective ๐Ÿ˜‰
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Well I mean something which won't feel like you are riding a cow ๐Ÿ˜„
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Was thinking, wish I could help you get it up to Mexico, but can't cross borders on a bike not in my name ๐Ÿ˜ž If you had broke down in Chiapas, would have gladly rode it up the countryside
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Yea, that's why I got it in panama, because I could get it in my name
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Oh well adventure will continue at some point
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When you start planning you trip up north again, let me know. This time around, it wasn't possible for me to go to Chiapas, but I might be game next time
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(with my moto)
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Will do
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qdqrkdfsvhu are you doing your trip solo or with your gf?
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I have like 20 hours of video to edit
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Suggestions for Mac software I can use to tag clips?
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Iโ€™m terms of editing software I like DaVinci Resolve
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My flow is to then set an in and an out point for various parts of a clip and pull it into a new clip
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Those could then be shoved into folders or whatnot
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I find iMovie so unintuitive to use
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Nah I just wanna tag it up, gonna give it to someone on Fiverr to actually edit
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vayedbxji She's in mexico atm, so was going to do it solo. The new idea is probably come back in couple months and at least go explore Costa Rica together
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My duke is also too short for bags and pillion. And while she does have bike license she can't get a bike that can cross borders unless we get one in argentina
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... or she gets an Argentinean plated bike in Mexico/USA/CA :wink:

Overland travelers sometimes ditch their bikes
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there's a pretty big collection of bikes in Anchorage and Punta Arenas ๐Ÿ˜‚
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still needs ownership papers in her name
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