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    Rawland's Stag, Soma's Grand Randonneur, and the...

    Rawland's Stag, Soma's Grand Randonneur, and the Cycles Toussaint "Velo Routier" are all lower-cost routes into the world of 650b. Stag is frame only, the others can come as built-up bikes.
  2. 1971, 850-mile unsupported trip on a PX-10 with a...

    1971, 850-mile unsupported trip on a PX-10 with a clamped-on Pletscher rack on the back and Gerry bike panniers on the rear -- a very voluminous pannier design. Fanny pack with strap wrapped around...
  3. Thread: Reelight

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    If you get Reelight, buy from your LBS. I bought...

    If you get Reelight, buy from your LBS. I bought on-line and after the front, or the back, stopped working right, sent back for replacement. Seller didn't return a working pair to me. And, no, I...
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    You could search Bikely.com or the other...

    You could search Bikely.com or the other user-generated sites for trips in this area.
    Cascade Bicycle Club's site has a collection of ride suggestions, including ones from other Seattle touring...
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    Namida12 has a pretty good take on the ride,...

    Namida12 has a pretty good take on the ride, coming from someone out of the area.

    Always a good idea to have a light wind/rain jacket. Be prepared, be self-sufficient, don't rely on all the...
  6. Pulsing (not dramatic blinking) taillights ?

    I've seen a few bikes recently with a pulsing tail light display, as contrasted with the more normal bright flash-pause-bright flash look. That is, the light never goes all of the way off.
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  7. That's what I've gathered from the how-to links....

    That's what I've gathered from the how-to links.

    The frame is a Rawland Stag. Comes fully painted (the pre-shipping teaser/update photos show a small dull/shiny partial circle at the actual wheel...
  8. Polishing Stainless Steel Dropouts on a painted frame

    Semi-rhetorical question:

    How hard is it to polish stainless steel dropouts in a painted frame?

    I'm about to get a frame which has stainless steel dropouts, but like the rest of the frame...
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    Time for a video camera with good low-light...

    Time for a video camera with good low-light sensitivity and a "smile, you're on film" sign on your back. unbelievable
  10. not my bike, and I probably couldn't afford the...

    not my bike, and I probably couldn't afford the battery bill:
    (thanks to YACF)
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    You will have more time to take pictures if you...

    You will have more time to take pictures if you can economize on time at the stops. For instance, if you pick up something to nibble on before you get in line for the porta-potties, you can eat...
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    Check out Bicycle Quarterly's August 2012 issue...

    Check out Bicycle Quarterly's August 2012 issue where they did an extensive comparison of dynohubs.

    As I read the charts and graphs, the SON and Shutter Precision units are within a whisker of...
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    In Washington, bicycles are vehicles.

    In Washington, bicycles are vehicles.
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    For the bike, Add flexible tails on your...

    For the bike,
    Add flexible tails on your fenders. You don't need the pretty leather mudflaps; plastic milk jugs, or sections of rubber or vinyl "base" (used at the floor/wall joint in commercial...
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    Steveattle, Onyxaxe, et al -- Perhaps a better...

    Steveattle, Onyxaxe, et al --
    Perhaps a better course of action for you would be to begin contacting the distributors/manufacturers of blinkies and ask them to reduce the flashing rate voluntarily,...
  16. Freewheel cone backed off, bearings lost, pawls...

    Freewheel cone backed off, bearings lost, pawls didn't catch anymore -- found a long stick and "poled" my way back 10 miles or so.
    Six or more flats one day on one wheel of my son's bike. Finally...
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    Miche has the advantage of being completely...

    Miche has the advantage of being completely customizable for tooth counts. To do that, they use full, loose cogs (no spiders), so the weight will be more than it would be for a weight-optimized...
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    Check out the Noodles. If they came in a 25.4...

    Check out the Noodles. If they came in a 25.4 size, all my olde steel bikes would have them. (Don't want to get into a lot of stem replacements).

    The Noodle (my view) doesn't rise up quite as...
  19. Consider: perhaps mid-May to mid-August; better...

    Consider:
    perhaps mid-May to mid-August; better chance of snow being gone from some of the higher passes, earlier in the ride.

    Albuquerque - Santa Fe - Taos -Chama - Durango - Moab. Mesa Verde,...
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    Perhaps ride up the Smith River (from near...

    Perhaps ride up the Smith River (from near Reedsport) to Eugene, and AMTRAK north from there? Store/securely the bikes in Portland, bus to Astoria to get your car and back to pick up the bikes?
  21. The section from the summit down to Scenic (which...

    The section from the summit down to Scenic (which takes you past Wellington / Tye) is gravel at least as far down as Wellington.

    The section from just west of Scenic (at the interpretive site for...
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    I wonder at how many dollars worth of bicycles...

    I wonder at how many dollars worth of bicycles make the ride !

    Granted, the "It was in my garage and I like it" Peugeot UO-8's don't bump the average up, but there is an awful lot of carbon (ok,...
  23. How was the ride? How is the new bike?

    How was the ride?
    How is the new bike?
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    "Pirate" is a label given to those who ride the...

    "Pirate" is a label given to those who ride the same route at the same time as an organized ride, without registering for the ride.

    The roads are public, of course, and anyone can ride on them;...
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    Perhaps you could combine the two (thinking off...

    Perhaps you could combine the two (thinking off the top of my head)

    Ride to Bellingham, Chuckanut Drive to Burlington, east on Hwy 20 over the mountains. South past Lake Chelan, thru Wenatchee...
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