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    Sticky: Sounds like a great tour, thanx for sharing!

    Sounds like a great tour, thanx for sharing!
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    Sticky: Diy handlebar bag and device mount

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    Interesting subject and there are quite a few way's of working around the problem depending on the type of stem and room available. A diy mount similar to the spendy Nitto...
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    Thanks for chairing your impressions! Guess it...

    Thanks for chairing your impressions! Guess it was a much more plush ride too?
    Can't wait to get my hands on a set of 650B wheels now.
    But the list is long so in the meantime I might use it as a...
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    Compliments on a very beautiful build! Love the...

    Compliments on a very beautiful build! Love the eclectic parts mix you've fitted too. :thumb:
    Quite inspiring as I have a -74 waiting to be dressed up. Only wish my frame was in as good condition as...
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    Oh, remembered it was most amusing riding with my...

    Oh, remembered it was most amusing riding with my mate's in freezing temp's...
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    True and my question was referring to the fact...

    True and my question was referring to the fact that it was converted from mtb-tires (559mm ERTO) to 650Bs (584mm ERTO)!
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    Nice conversion! Are there room for even bigger...

    Nice conversion! Are there room for even bigger tires like the 42mm Hertre's with mudguards?
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    Very clever build! :
  9. Thanks for all the input and it seems like I've...

    Thanks for all the input and it seems like I've finally nailed it!
    Replaced the original clear Campa and beercan spacers with a set from an worn out Shimano 7-speed cassette.
    After grinding away...
  10. Help with respacing 9sp Campa cassett for 8sp shifters?

    Hi! Trying to build a commu-tour for a friend with parts from my parts bin but run into some trouble and in need of a quick fix.

    I have a set of Campa 8-speed Avanti Ergopower brifters I'd like...
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    Sticky: True, cant wait for the next issue! If it's any...

    True, cant wait for the next issue! If it's any consolation a club mate's Rohloff equiped Thorn has become a lot better with time. If your not heading over here for PBP, how about loading it up and...
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    Sticky: Thank's for pointing that out! I have long...

    Thank's for pointing that out! I have long thought that Heine's articles is written with to much emphasis on his own preferences with out to much consideration for the need of the "average" cyclist....
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    Sticky: Noel, that is an incredibly beautiful and...

    Noel, that is an incredibly beautiful and practical bike you've made! I've read BQ and Henie's views on the design of forks so I'm interested in hearing why you prefer modern tubing?
  14. *lol* Where do you get this nonsense from? When...

    *lol* Where do you get this nonsense from? When did I or anyone in this thread make any remarks about the the bland trips you do? This thread is about a type of bicycle commonly known as a "touring...
  15. I know people who pack their anorectic Trek...

    I know people who pack their anorectic Trek Mundane, fly down to Dolomites, stick their wife in a rental behind, sleep in overpriced alpvillas, eating fresh Fettuccine with truffle and then tell...
  16. Thanks Charlie! The stunning scenery and friendly...

    Thanks Charlie! The stunning scenery and friendly northmen made it all worth while! ;)
  17. Nice bikes, but not tourers IMHO! Great for...

    Nice bikes, but not tourers IMHO! Great for randonnering though. ; )
  18. Longest lasting and best looking fenders is the...

    Longest lasting and best looking fenders is the stainless Giles Berthoud.

    When it comes to components I prefere used 7 or 8 speed NOS or secondhand Shimano or Campagnolo MTB parts. Durable...
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    Sticky: Amazing work there John!

    Amazing work there John!
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    Yes, the TA's are ISO. You can also dial in the...

    Yes, the TA's are ISO. You can also dial in the chainline with thin spacers inside of driveside if your using a cassette-type bb with fixed cup. I have yet to fit mine so do get back with what length...
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    Sticky: Bad suv vs good suv!

    Lovely trailer and the comparison with a monster SUV speak volumes! Fortunately not so common over here so I didn't realise just how massive they are until I placed my own pedal powered SUV next to...
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    Sticky: Thanks for sharing your great drawing! Love the...

    Thanks for sharing your great drawing! Love the fact that it's bolted together. But cant help thinking it is a bit over engineered. There would be no need for the angled front part if you kept the...
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    Sticky: Your example applies to fast vehicles and for a...

    Your example applies to fast vehicles and for a brief moment to signal a change in speed and direction. You do not have constant flashing lights on the car do you? This discussion is a bout a much...
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    Sticky: Please stop this 'flashing light craze'! It's not...

    Please stop this 'flashing light craze'! It's not only very anoying for others and make it more difficult to see were one's going. It also harder to accurately judge the distance/position of the...
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    DiaCompe has dusted of the old molds and started...

    DiaCompe has dusted of the old molds and started producing the DC750 with 60mm-78mm reach again. I believe Tektro have several side pull models but they keep changing the names and finishes so I can...
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