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  1. Could you go into more detail please? I don't...

    Could you go into more detail please? I don't know exactly what you're talking about.
  2. So i think ive settled on the shimano deore xt...

    So i think ive settled on the shimano deore xt components (RD, FD, cassette) but im not sure if the derailleurs would work with bar end shifters. Ive also decided on the avid bb7 mech disc brakes and...
  3. So pretty much the consensus is (with my size 14...

    So pretty much the consensus is (with my size 14 feet) I should be fine on a 26" lht as long as I make sure the rack and panniers can compensate by moving more towards the rear, and deore components...
  4. The only thing I'd have against the 26" lht is...

    The only thing I'd have against the 26" lht is that being 6'3 I'd need the 62 or 64cm frame which also means longer crank arms so my feet would be even closer to the ground than with 700c wheels....
  5. What's the advantage of 26" wheels vs 700c? A lot...

    What's the advantage of 26" wheels vs 700c? A lot of people have been recommending them.
  6. I'm good with drops as. I've been riding a trek...

    I'm good with drops as. I've been riding a trek 2200 composite for a bit now and have come to like them.
  7. How much did your build cost you if you don't me...

    How much did your build cost you if you don't me asking. That is a superb looking rig you've got there.
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    I am considering the cross check because it is...

    I am considering the cross check because it is also designed to carry a load with racks and panniers and it is built super tough for cyclocross racing.
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    Jeepseahawk, I took your advice and posted in...

    Jeepseahawk, I took your advice and posted in touring! Lol it was a late night post last night and I didn't think to post it there since I'm a clyde.

    I'm planning on carrying anywhere from 50 to...
  10. Building a super durable heavy hauler for my clyde self

    (i posted this in the clyde forum as well) So im looking at building a bike mainly for durability for carrying heavy loads (f/r panniers, trailer and loaded 72hr pack) for going on biking trips. I...
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    Building a super durable heavy hauler

    So im looking at building a bike mainly for durability for carrying heavy loads (f/r panniers, trailer and loaded 72hr pack) for going on biking trips. I dont care about weight or looks or "ooo thats...
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    I forgot pics. If you guys want i can post the...

    I forgot pics. If you guys want i can post the pics of me knee during the ER examination (took a video and made screenshots when the tech was taking a look...before the pain got too bad lol)
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    Back in august of 2012 i was riding with my usual...

    Back in august of 2012 i was riding with my usual tuesday group ride (usually 15-25 people or various speeds, kinda split up into groups of super fast, fast, and medium) and we had just come down a...
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    I beg to differ, this forum is about touring, not...

    I beg to differ, this forum is about touring, not bikes designed as touring bikes. I could bring my Trek 7.2FX hybrid and ask how to turn it into a touring bike.

    I do want to get into touring, but...
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    well after reading and re-reading all the...

    well after reading and re-reading all the comments and suggestions (thanks for the input!) i believe i will be going with a fully built Surly Cross Check as it seems that would fit my needs much...
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    I'm a DIY guy, like I said I don't mind about...

    I'm a DIY guy, like I said I don't mind about weight, as I've already lost almost 20lbs and am losing more, adding a few extra on the bike to make sure it will last longer and to have some spares and...
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    Man that's a lot of opinions haha. I understood...

    Man that's a lot of opinions haha. I understood that building my bomb proof bike would cost a pretty penny, I was estimating around 1500 only incorporating a standard set of wheels until the funds...
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    Id use it for everything from my joy rides up and...

    Id use it for everything from my joy rides up and down the beach, to grocery hauling, to my 20-30mile club rides and id like to work up to doing trips up florida to orlando and back.
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    That sounds like some darn good advice. Thanks man

    That sounds like some darn good advice. Thanks man
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    Building a bomb proof tourer

    So im building my first bike, and by first i mean my first bike thats mine, currently im using my dads that he lent me since i moved out.

    I want to build a bomb proof bike that will out last...
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    This CL ad caught my eye

    http://miami.craigslist.org/pbc/bik/3050960801.html

    Its a 2002 but looks like its in great condition and the frame size is right for me. Does anyone know how strong the frame is? Is it a good...
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    I just put on a set of pd-m324's 4 days ago with...

    I just put on a set of pd-m324's 4 days ago with some MTB clipless shoes. I love that the m324's have a bigger pedal side because it definitely helps out in some of the more technical areas of my...
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    Thanks for the input guys, i really like the vaya...

    Thanks for the input guys, i really like the vaya and fargo, the fargo seems to lean more towards the off-road side of a hybrid though lol. I will also be Line-X'ing my frame
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    You're right lol, I wasn't thinking about that...

    You're right lol, I wasn't thinking about that when I posted haha

    Mods, would you be so kind as to move to the touring section, thank you lol
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