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    daf1009, Softride beams appeared also on Santana...

    daf1009, Softride beams appeared also on Santana and CoMotion tandems.

    Brad
  2. yonathanZ, I don't think the brand will make...

    yonathanZ, I don't think the brand will make much difference, I use White Lightning. I do suggest using a petroleum chain lube at times to help prevent rust and I generally alternate between the...
  3. While I acknowledge that the A719 is a better rim...

    While I acknowledge that the A719 is a better rim than the CR18, I'm having a hard time NOT using another set of CR18s to replace a very worn set of Sun R17s on my back-up touring bike.


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  4. mdithey, Far better for a coyote to pass through...

    mdithey, Far better for a coyote to pass through your campsite than a feral dog, IME.

    jamawani, My daughter picked up a stray dog which we were surprised to learn was a wolf b*tch. Excellent,...
  5. Number400, I just checked my double chain set...

    Number400, I just checked my double chain set bikes and both FDs, RX100 and 600, have a purpose made bend near the tail of the FD's cage to move it inward. The Sora may just gradually bend the...
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    markk900, The Record at the dealership did not...

    markk900, The Record at the dealership did not have a QR on either hub. My RRA was manufactured in Nottingham, I don't think I looked at the Record hard enough to have noted where it was made. The...
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    henge, I can't come up with a decent formula for...

    henge, I can't come up with a decent formula for your question. The only comparison I can make is that it once took about 33% longer to ride a route with several steep, but short climbs than a flat...
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    markk900, Clean it up, overhaul it, ride it a...

    markk900, Clean it up, overhaul it, ride it a bit and then decide. When I bought my '81 RRA new, the only differences I can remember between it and the Record were the brakes and a quick release at...
  9. Bicycle Addict, If flipping bikes isn't part of...

    Bicycle Addict, If flipping bikes isn't part of one's financial portfolio, life takes priority. ;)

    I do have one stalled project, an '86 Cannondale SR. It's been bumped to the back burner by two...
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    I've tried my touring bike for most anything...

    I've tried my touring bike for most anything except technical off road and fast club rides. It's a very versatile platform. It did better than expected as an unloaded distance rider and is still...
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    Heavy duty wheels are a good thing to use off...

    Heavy duty wheels are a good thing to use off pavement, mine have taken a beating and brought me home again and again. My gravel grinding includes forest trails with tree roots, maybe yours is...
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    dannwilliams, It really doesn't take anything...

    dannwilliams, It really doesn't take anything special for using a touring bike as a gravel grinder.

    Brad
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    IIRC the Slice is thicker at the crown area and...

    IIRC the Slice is thicker at the crown area and contoured on the inside of the fork legs to clear the tire. The Echelon isn't so there is possibly an aerodynamic benefit with the Slice. I have an...
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    I think this is true. I have overloaded my light...

    I think this is true. I have overloaded my light duty Blackburn rack without consequence. There is a difference between it and my old Jim Blackburn rack, but that has more to do with carrying...
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    PugRider, +1 WRT the save. :) I have some...

    PugRider, +1 WRT the save. :)

    I have some cheap resin platforms on my beater bike and they're fine for it. If I want clipless, I'll just borrow from another bike. 22 lb. is about average for an...
  16. bikemig, Instead of spreading the rear to 135...

    bikemig, Instead of spreading the rear to 135 mm, how about using an asymmetrical rim? Velocity Rims from Peter White Cycles

    Brad
  17. Thread: Touring crank

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    As for the handle bars I was referring to the...

    As for the handle bars I was referring to the working end diameter, not the clamping area. My '98 Trek 7000ZX has a 73 mm wide BB shell.

    Brad
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    Bassmanbob, My favorite LBS is touring...

    Bassmanbob, My favorite LBS is touring knowledgeable, there's just too little interest in touring bikes for him to keep any in stock.

    Brad
  19. Thread: Touring crank

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    There are enough differences to segregate...

    There are enough differences to segregate mountain and road groups to the niche they serve. Handle bar diameter and BB shell width are two. Back on topic, installation instructions for the two...
  20. bikemig, A modernized 720 should be a hoot. :) ...

    bikemig, A modernized 720 should be a hoot. :)

    IMHO a good frame is worthy of updating and modern bits and bobs are much more plentiful than C&V items. My touring bikes are old, if not quite...
  21. Thread: Touring crank

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    jargo432, For loaded touring a crank set with...

    jargo432, For loaded touring a crank set with 22-32-42T chain rings is an excellent starting point. I favor Shimano and Sugino crank sets and both of my touring bikes have Sugino triples (22-32-44T...
  22. Jarrett2, A chain stay 'guard' maybe available...

    Jarrett2, A chain stay 'guard' maybe available from Trek as my 7000ZX has one. I tried to find a p/n...

    Brad
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    jimmuller, There's a couple of ways to make an...

    jimmuller, There's a couple of ways to make an integrated shifter work. You can buy/build a hub using a 7S free hub or use a 130 mm OLD hub for 7S-10S compatibility. A 7S freewheel is iffy due to...
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    Instead of using my primary touring bike, I am...

    Instead of using my primary touring bike, I am taking "budget" to the extreme using my beater/backup touring bike as an example. The bike is a '96 Cannondale T700.

    The rack is an old Jim...
  25. Robbie, Using the title's criteria, my pick...

    Robbie, Using the title's criteria, my pick would have to be my primary touring bike, a '95 Cannondale 3.0 as it has been used for everything in the title except for commuting.

    The build was a...
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