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    +1 I like everything low and balanced all the...

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    I like everything low and balanced all the way around the bike. I use a tiny bar bag just big enough for wallet, phone and glasses with a map window on the bars. Nothing gets piled high on the...
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    I've been using a Therm-a-Rest chair as linked to...

    I've been using a Therm-a-Rest chair as linked to in seeker's post above for many years. I have an older one that is even lighter than the 7 oz "Compak" in the current catalog. Just a nylon bag to...
  3. Thread: Touring Tunnels

    by BobG
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    I rode a really scary tunnel once on the same '87...

    I rode a really scary tunnel once on the same '87 France trip mentioned at my post above. It was into the town of Val d'Isere. Didn't get a picture. Here's Google's.....

    http://goo.gl/3W3AjZ
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  4. Thread: Touring Tunnels

    by BobG
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    Gorges de Daluis, Alpes-Maritimes France....

    Gorges de Daluis, Alpes-Maritimes France. Pictured is Dutch world cyclist/lecturer, Frank Van Rijn who I met and travelled with on the trip in 1987.............

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    Wow! Best slide show that I've ever seen on this...

    Wow! Best slide show that I've ever seen on this forum! Thanks raybo.
  6. Well, okay then! In the hostel category, this...

    Well, okay then!

    In the hostel category, this one takes the prize......


    http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae253/3bikes/EdithCavellHostel.jpg


    I spent at least 5 days here hiking at the...
  7. In the summer of 1983 I was a member of a...

    In the summer of 1983 I was a member of a Bikecentennial group (now ACA) on a tour called the "Great Parks Odyssey", from Durango CO to Jasper AB. In Montana I decided to do a side trip away from the...
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    I think they went out of business. Here's the...

    I think they went out of business. Here's the equivalent.........

    Cassette and Freehub Tools for Bicycles from Harris Cyclery

    stevep............

    fietsbob gets credit for that suggestion!
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    I learned this method from fietsbob on another...

    I learned this method from fietsbob on another thread.

    Leave the heavy chain whip tool at home. Instead bring some zip ties. Lash the cassette to at least three spokes to stabilize it. Leave the...
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    Yes, one year I drove west from NH with a...

    Yes, one year I drove west from NH with a mountain biking buddy for some spring riding in SW CO and SE UT. He had to stop en route at Sioux City, Iowa for a business conference so from there I cycled...
  11. Thread: Crazy guy

    by BobG
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    One of my favorites was Bill Saint-Onge's journal...

    One of my favorites was Bill Saint-Onge's journal of his trip around Labrador and Quebec. It reads like a novel.

    http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/8865
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    One year I rode south from Badlands NP to Gordon...

    One year I rode south from Badlands NP to Gordon NE and on west through Chadron and Harrison into WY. Really nice. North central NE is pleasant also, particularly the Niobrara River east of...
  13. Thread: wheel opinions?

    by BobG
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    I think cyccommute wins this debate. I just took...

    I think cyccommute wins this debate. I just took an old wheel and released tension on the spokes to the point that they would freely flex. I put the wheel on to a bike on trainers and sat on it. The...
  14. Thread: wheel opinions?

    by BobG
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    Maybe not "zero dish" but a wheel built with the...

    Maybe not "zero dish" but a wheel built with the Phil freewheel hub has very little dish. The spacer on the opposite side of the freewheel is almost as deep as the freewheel. The pictured hub is a...
  15. Thread: Fender Passion

    by BobG
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    The SKS Velo Trekking fenders have a particularly...

    The SKS Velo Trekking fenders have a particularly simple clean appearance as they don't require struts to the bike frame. The front fender is secure on my bike with just a single L bracket to the...
  16. Well my UPS store says they are paid no...

    Well my UPS store says they are paid no commission by UPS. Apparently the shipping service is just a draw to get folks in the door to buy packaging products and services. She couldn't comment on the...
  17. I'm also curious, for future reference, about...

    I'm also curious, for future reference, about what the $49.05 on my bill for "service options" includes. Wondering if that's the markup for using a UPS store? I think I'll take the receipt to our...
  18. The UPS online calculator says $178.53 from...

    The UPS online calculator says $178.53 from Middletown NY to San Antonio TX for 39 pounds in a very common shop bike box size of 56"x8"x31". Shrink that box down to 52" in length and it comes to...
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    country lane in France........... ...

    country lane in France...........

    http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae253/3bikes/countrylaneinFrance.jpg
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    The standard Shimano 8 speed...

    The standard Shimano 8 speed 11-13-15-18-21-24-28-32 works fine for me. If I'm topping out a hill in the 32 I don't like much of a jump when I'm ready to shift up. The 28 makes for a good small step....
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    I was introduced to bike touring back in the 60's...

    I was introduced to bike touring back in the 60's through Potomac Area Council of American Youth Hostels (now HI). I lived in the DC area and there were hostels along the C&O canal and a string of...
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    I think that B.Carfree may be referring to the...

    I think that B.Carfree may be referring to the "Lost Coast" network of back roads that bypass the 101 highway
    between Ferndale and Leggett. They actually wind around closer to the coast than the...
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    Okay, I'll be the antagonist in this discussion!...

    Okay, I'll be the antagonist in this discussion!

    I rode from San Francisco to Eugene once in early June, and again from Florence to Astoria OR leading an ACA TransAm tour in prime time August. On...
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    My first set of panniers were made by Hartley...

    My first set of panniers were made by Hartley Alley's Touring Cyclist Shop in Boulder. They were built with zippers to connect the pairs together and also came with accessory shoulder straps. I...
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    The owner's manual says this....... "4....

    The owner's manual says this.......

    "4. Observe recommended speed limits: a maximum of 15 mph (24 km/h) on smooth, straight roads and 5 mph (8 km/h) or less when turning or on uneven roads."
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