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    I suggest you think of the first week and a half...

    I suggest you think of the first week and a half as your break in period, getting used to everything from riding to sleeping in strange places. The actual riding effort is secondary to ensuring you...
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    100% of my riding these days is commutting and I...

    100% of my riding these days is commutting and I leave my lights on low during the day, LightOn! brand. When I was skinnier and riding faster I'd turn the dyno lights off going up hill relying on...
  3. Nope, pretty sure that's your interpretation. If...

    Nope, pretty sure that's your interpretation. If a bright cone shaped beam is pointed two to three lengths ahead there is ENOUGH intensity above the road to cause discomfort to others if it is a...
  4. Thats a little like saying one doesn't wear a...

    Thats a little like saying one doesn't wear a helmet because they're too expensive. There is no benefit to a cone shaped beam that sends light above the roadway in order for the center of the beam...
  5. 20f and poor circulation NRS Boundary Shoe...

    20f and poor circulation


    NRS Boundary Shoe at nrs.com consider some of the cold water boots
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    35 yrs ago it was sleeping bag, poncho, 3/4 camp...

    35 yrs ago it was sleeping bag, poncho, 3/4 camp pad, wind breaker, jersey, light sweater, cycling shorts, pair of thin wool pants, two pairs of socks, bike shoes, KungFu slippers. A few oz...
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    Don't worry about it, have you looked at the fork...

    Don't worry about it, have you looked at the fork blades? They're bent!
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    I cleaned the chain on my bike!

    I cleaned the chain on my bike!
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    I was imagining a three speed Worksman type rig.

    I was imagining a three speed Worksman type rig.
  10. According to Schwalbes site you get a lighter,...

    According to Schwalbes site you get a lighter, better rolling and better off-road tire with the Mondiale with the same puncture resistance as the MPT, which is hard to believe.

    City / Touring |...
  11. Off the shelf but what is the load and road? ...

    Off the shelf but what is the load and road?

    $2000 will get you bike, racks and bags.
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    My apologies, I would like a Sun Tour Gruppo...

    My apologies, I would like a Sun Tour Gruppo please.
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    I don't get your priorities, touring isn't about...

    I don't get your priorities, touring isn't about the marketing needs of a manufacturer to sell a complete "gruppo". In my mind the ultimate gruppo really is a mixed set of components as some fail...
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    The IRDs are good

    The IRDs are good
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    I adjusted the stock Oryx to make them work well,...

    I adjusted the stock Oryx to make them work well, got IRD cantilever brakes that were a significant improvement but settled on Tektro direct pull so that the front panniers could be moved further...
  16. Thread: Expedition Bike

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    A $750 bike can last as long and do just about...

    A $750 bike can last as long and do just about anything as a $5000 bike. You should simply ride, get tools as needed to do as many repairs as you can then in that time you will dial in a prefered...
  17. I just reread your motivation. Tires are pretty...

    I just reread your motivation. Tires are pretty much irrelevant for increasing climbing speed compared to your power to weight ratio. Improving power and technique will yield significant results...
  18. Thread: Bike build

    by LeeG
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    Oh hell just get a collection of tires and...

    Oh hell just get a collection of tires and jackets for conditions. You've already got it all.
  19. I went to a bike shop and said I needed a ten...

    I went to a bike shop and said I needed a ten speed. I wasn't a racer and was planning on taking a trip up the coast. I had ridden my 5spd Schwinn on 25-70 mile day trips on 26" x 1 3/8" tires and...
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    Obviously we need steel rims!

    Obviously we need steel rims!
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    One of my more impressive flats was a 2 1/2" nail...

    One of my more impressive flats was a 2 1/2" nail that went through the tire and rim, whack whacking away at the chainstays until I came to a stop.
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    Trek likes distinctive wheels

    Trek likes distinctive wheels
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    28spoke

    28spoke
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    Long wheelbase, chainstays, oversized tubes w/o...

    Long wheelbase, chainstays, oversized tubes w/o weighing a ton and w/o being whippy. It's a good material
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    So what is the spoke count on this mondo tourer?

    So what is the spoke count on this mondo tourer?
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