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    I had a spillage of pesto inside my Ortleib. I...

    I had a spillage of pesto inside my Ortleib. I washed it out with detergent and water.
    I use Ortleibs up front for food and Carradice Super C in the rear. All clothing and electricals go in a nylon...
  2. Does a roller/drum brake have any advantages over...

    Does a roller/drum brake have any advantages over a disk brake?

    My IGH/Dyno commuter bike uses Alfine with disc brakes.
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    I have carried some heavy loads with my Y-frame...

    I have carried some heavy loads with my Y-frame on 20" Big Apple tyres.
    Suspension would make it easier to ride over large bumps and holes but is not worth the added complication and weight in a...
  4. All For Sale signs and Vote For Me signs use...

    All For Sale signs and Vote For Me signs use Correx. You can find it everywhere. For free.
    For use in Carradice bags, radius the corners to reduce wear on the canvas.
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    Are you wearing cycling shorts as* underwear,...

    Are you wearing cycling shorts as* underwear, with normal pants?
    This is perfectly normal.
    Cycling in winter with bare legs may be something you live to regret.
    Bare legs were fine when life was...
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    Sylvian touring is my fav model.

    Sylvian touring is my fav model.
  7. Sealskinz w/p socks are good. My only major...

    Sealskinz w/p socks are good.
    My only major issue on cold/wet touring is trenchfoot.

    Balaclava: A merino neck tube/buff + beanie is more versatile.
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    18 mins: how much time can you save? 1..2mins?...

    18 mins: how much time can you save? 1..2mins?
    Acceleration takes a lot of effort and should be minimised if you are aiming for a low-impact commute.
    Your current bike and tyres are fine for...
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    My bike came with MTB flat bars and Ergons. I had...

    My bike came with MTB flat bars and Ergons. I had problems with the bars so switched to a swept back style (on one Mary). I moved the Ergons and recently replaced them with the cork version....
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    Chro-molly steel is baseline for a quality fork....

    Chro-molly steel is baseline for a quality fork. Hi-ten steel is really low-end.
    Next up from Chro-molly steel is the same material in "butted" tube profile
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    The clue is on the sticker. Spoke Cutting and...

    The clue is on the sticker.
    Spoke Cutting and Threading Machine
    video here.
  12. Making a good documentary is much more difficult...

    Making a good documentary is much more difficult than bike touring.
    You need a scrip/storyboard. Random video does not make a good documentary
    You need to plan for the logistics of kit + power....
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    Carradice Super C are not heavy: Weight (grams):...

    Carradice Super C are not heavy:
    Weight (grams): 1150
    Capacity: 54 litre capacity per pair
    Dimensions: 33cm wide x 40cm high x 22cm deep

    Ortleib Back Roller Classic
    Weight (grams): 1900...
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    Sleet is more common than snow over here but...

    Sleet is more common than snow over here but rarely forms ice. Freezing rain is all wet supercooled rain that freezes on impact. Sleet is a snow, rain and frozen rain mix. In sleet conditions, it...
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    Many people tour on hardtail bikes. For your...

    Many people tour on hardtail bikes. For your first tour, use what you have.
    Sus forks are less than ideal, unless you are touring off-road, but still usable.
    Chainstay length on most hardtails is...
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    DIY studs are cheap , easy to make and effective....

    DIY studs are cheap , easy to make and effective. I have an annual 1-2week freeze-up and mine are on their 3rd season.

    My worst conditions are black ice and deep frozen ruts.
  17. carbon fibre travel guitar? or Ukulele

    carbon fibre travel guitar?
    or Ukulele
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    I like a windproof (not waterproof) shell. Pertex...

    I like a windproof (not waterproof) shell. Pertex or some other tight weave material. Don' t bother with fancy membranes.
    You don't need cycling tops under a shell. Any generic polyester/wicking...
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    Nah the mounting system uses bungee cords. Rip...

    Nah the mounting system uses bungee cords.

    Rip out the mount and stiffener, rivet in a Rixen and Kaul mounting rail + a For Sale sign.
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    The standard Sheffield Rack...

    The standard Sheffield Rack is perfect, if it is installed according to spacing specifications.
    People install the rough zinc-galvanized ones, or space them too close.
    Then people have to use them...
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    Make it flatpack...

    Make it flatpack.
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    My pannier uses a Correx stiffener and I have...

    My pannier uses a Correx stiffener and I have never suffered from flex. Try replacing the plate
    Is your mounting system a good one?
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    Bad phrasing. I mean, the new MTB wheel size...

    Bad phrasing.
    I mean, the new MTB wheel size adds very little. The removal of the 650C road option affects riders a lot.
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    Tick removal tool

    FYI. if you camp in tick country, you may need one. This seems to be the current favourite.
    O'TOM / TICK TWISTER
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    Why? They have just introduced Yet Another Wheel...

    Why?
    They have just introduced Yet Another Wheel Size for the MTB market, for marginal performance gain, which will take up shelf space in the bike shop. They have dropped 650C for small road riders...
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