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  1. Let's see I started touring in 1979 the year I...

    Let's see I started touring in 1979 the year I graduated from High school. Rode to NYC from Baltimore and back. That was fun as were all the trips I took across Canada. Lived in the campgrounds at...
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    Here is mine though it wont see quite as much...

    Here is mine though it wont see quite as much abuse sine I just built up an All-City410381 Nature boy disc this weekend. This is my Salsa Cassenroll. A tried and true performer. I have beat this...
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    The tire dosnt need to be tubeless ready in order...

    The tire dosnt need to be tubeless ready in order to be setup tubless. I just went tubless on my all-city using conti travel contact tires. It's more about having an air compressor to use than...
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    T42's and T28's here as well. I love Arkel bags....

    T42's and T28's here as well. I love Arkel bags. Very solid construction and easy to get parts for. Mine have well over 1000 miles on them some 25% of which is on dirt and gravel. After 3.5 years...
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    Better late then never to the party I must chime...

    Better late then never to the party I must chime in. In all the bikes I have owned and serviced I have NEVER seen a loose limit screw. They come from the factory with goo on them to prevent them...
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    Second the Paul's touring canti's. They are...

    Second the Paul's touring canti's. They are awesome brakes.
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    I consider myself very lucky as I live about 45...

    I consider myself very lucky as I live about 45 minutes from the office in Annapolis. Was there this am as a matter of a fact. Great staff selling great bikes. I got a new free hub from them for...
  8. Oh just noticed that you asked about using a 11...

    Oh just noticed that you asked about using a 11 speed chain on a 10 speed system. That would be a big NO. The 11 speed chain is narrower then the 10 speed and as such wont engage the teeth on the...
  9. Chains length is designed to go largest cog to...

    Chains length is designed to go largest cog to largest cog. The DR leg should be at 90 degrees of the cassette when installed for length correctly. Rule of thumb. The OP's DR leg will be slightly...
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    Ok for starters the Jamis has alot of lowerend...

    Ok for starters the Jamis has alot of lowerend components on it. Secondly if this was indeed a purchased frame that "fell thru" then the dealer most likley dosnt have $1500 in it. I am sure he has...
  11. I wouldnt add any links at all. Simply not...

    I wouldnt add any links at all. Simply not required. Use a new Master link but the chain should work fine as is.
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    I use motorcycle chain grease for both my bikes. ...

    I use motorcycle chain grease for both my bikes. It sprays on evenly and becomes sticky when it drys. I had my frame stripped the other day and after 3 years it's still sticky and coated. ...
  13. I keep reading a discussion about how Specialized...

    I keep reading a discussion about how Specialized claims thew bike was run over by a car or something. Another rider said Contador suddenly went down right in front of him so I am thinking the frame...
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    Agreed. I dont see the advantage at all. ...

    Agreed. I dont see the advantage at all. Trailer towing is one thing making a CF frame strong enough to withstand racks and the side to side motion of riding would most certainly make the frame as...
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    I had a similar problem with an old Arkel pannier...

    I had a similar problem with an old Arkel pannier I had. Try putting your clothes in a trash bag folded tightly with all the air out and then pack your clothes in the pannier. Fixed the issue for...
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    Great build. Nice looking with the silver frame....

    Great build. Nice looking with the silver frame. Have you put many miles on it yet? The reason I ask is i am giving those rims serious consideration. My concern is how well they stop since they...
  17. In a word Paul's these things offer tons of...

    In a word Paul's these things offer tons of clearance and will snap your head off on a emergency stop. I use them on my casenroll all winter long with fenders and they work great. Take the time to...
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    To date I know 3 people with these. Each has...

    To date I know 3 people with these. Each has changed something on the bike. The seat, the tape brake pads but everyone of them love the bike. For the money you can't beat the bike. At 20% off...
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    I have become very partial to my on one midge...

    I have become very partial to my on one midge bars. They are shallow with slight flare. They are really comfortable for longer distances. I think I bought them at Planet X. If you google on one...
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    No question I'd go with the Safari. Better...

    No question I'd go with the Safari. Better components and a better frame material. The Safari also has front fork mid-mounts so you can add a front rack when you are ready. In my opinion the...
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    I have been riding the Travel Contacts for...

    I have been riding the Travel Contacts for several months now. While they haven't been load tested as yet I do ride on fire trails with them. The puncture resistance has been out standing. I to...
  22. Thread: Kona Sutra 2014

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    I can only compare Hayes disc brakes to BB5/7...

    I can only compare Hayes disc brakes to BB5/7 brakes. Frankly the Hayes are prehistoric in design compared to BB5s. BB7 brakes are better yet. Hayes lacks several key adjustabilty factors that are...
  23. I stand corrected. I didn't even consider that...

    I stand corrected. I didn't even consider that fact. I was soooo shocked when I googled it. I have never seen so many foreign
    languages. Foreign meaning not english.
  24. Did you google this thing? 99% of the hits are...

    Did you google this thing? 99% of the hits are from overseas !! Half the links are in a foreign language. What bike shop has one? There are a ton of photos, mostly touring. Finally it appears to...
  25. Thread: Kona Sutra 2014

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    $1500 seems steep to me for what it is. The rims...

    $1500 seems steep to me for what it is. The rims are also very low end and I am not sure if they are 32 or 36 count. Honestly if it fits and she likes it the brakes can be replaced for $300...
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