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    Commuter fatigue: To zig or zag?

    What are your typical routines before riding as regards to food, water, sleep, stress etc?
    Are you wearing too many clothes, hence sweating too much and dehydrating? Have you tried stopping in the...
  2. Got paint on carbon frame during AM commute today...

    Gold plate it?
  3. I virtually never care about who I pass or if I pass somebody...

    Nah, if I get passed it's RACE ON! :D

    It's just a kick in the butt to go faster and catch up... If the other guy then feels the same, then heck, it can turn into a great workout all round!

    On...
  4. Thread: Inner Tube Weight

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    Inner Tube Weight

    As much as they have great puncture protection thanks to all that extra rubber, SMP's are heavy, sluggish and bouncy.

    If not in goathead territory, I much prefer the speed and ride feel of...
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    Best lock under 700 grams?

    Here in Europe framelocks are very popular.
    My favourite is the danish BASTA CLICK but they can be hard to get hold of. The ABUS is good too.

    Framelocks are hard to cut as there is so little...
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    There are different kinds of snow... kinda hard...

    There are different kinds of snow... kinda hard to explain to a SoCalifornian .... maybe if you think about the difference in dry and wet sand on the beach, and the stuff in the desert... OH I HATE...
  7. Thread: Inner Tube Weight

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    Inner Tube Weight

    What tyres are you running? I have great experience with Continental GP Four Seasons, Gatorskins and Schwalbe Marathon Plus.
    The SMP's are heavy but bombproof, as can be attested by many here and in...
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    Wind Pants/ Over Pants?

    For commuting in the winter here, down to -10C, that's what I wear, wind pants over running tights.
    I don't tour in sub zero conditions, so tights for colder mornings and rain pants are enough.
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    One bike, two roles

    I'm sure it will do fine on gravel trails :)
    After that maybe another set of light, low spoke count wheels and 23mm tyres, take the racks and fenders off and you've got a racer!
    And then... ... It...
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    Painting plastic fenders??

    What about the Planet Bike yellow fenders?
    Green and yellow would look cool imo :)
    http://ecom1.planetbike.com/7046_3.html
  11. Banks and money re-supplying on Transamerica- which bank?

    That sounds good! It really is nerve wracking sometimes for those extended moments when the machine goes quiet as if it's trying to decide whether to give you your card back or not :/
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    Me neither

    Me neither
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    Machka, I am reporting this to the forum...

    Machka, I am reporting this to the forum moderator. That is the foulest language I have ever heard!




    ;)
  14. Yeah, it was late friday evening in Hat Yai, a...

    Yeah, it was late friday evening in Hat Yai, a city in S.Thailand, so I had to wait until monday morning for the bank to open (luckily the ATM was at a bank). They opened the machine and pulled out a...
  15. Better to use ATM's at a bank during opening...

    Better to use ATM's at a bank during opening hours. If the machine eats your card (which they do on occasion), the bank personell may rescue it for you...

    Yeah, I learned this the hard way ;)
  16. Banks and money re-supplying on Transamerica- which bank?

    I went to a local bar yesterday. They didn't take cash, just plastic... Was a first for me :beer:
  17. Does cycling faster burn more calories? (For a set distance?)

    Would not more strenous excersise (cycling faster for a shorter time) burn more calories AFTERWARDS as your muscles regenerate/ recuperate?
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    Show me your modernized "vintage" touring bike

    I "modernised" my Miyata 100 through the years from 1986. Problems I had along the way were:

    Dropout spacing for modern hubs (126mm to 130mm)
    Long brake calipers going from 27 to 28 wheels...
  19. Anyone fly international with maximum sized luggage?

    British Airways is my go to. A large cardboard box (the ones new bikes come in) at max 23kg stuffed with bike and other gear, and handbaggage (one pannier with sleeping bag and other soft stuff) max...
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    ^^^ made me chuckle out loud :beer:

    ^^^ made me chuckle out loud :beer:
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    Secruring your bike on tour

    I have a framelock as well as this very long thin and light ABUS combilock. It's long enough to thread through everything:...
  22. Thoughts about how to bring my guitar on a tour

    OP wanted advice on carrying a guitar. It is not that much of a problem, I've done it for ages, and met others who do to... so this negativity from ukelele players who have not carried guitars...
  23. Uh, nope... A full size guitar is not such a big...

    Uh, nope... A full size guitar is not such a big deal. Find a way to strap it onto your rear rack and off you go...

    Ukeleles, harmonicas etc are not particularly good alternatives, imo, unless...
  24. USA road trip on 2 wheels. Advice sought from Britain.

    As cyclebum says, start off with the ACA routes, check out historical weather (wunderground for example) and go from there.

    As to visa and entry into the USA, apply in good time. At the border a...
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    Denmark-South Sweden Tour-Sleeping on beaches

    Please do. I can't promise to reply immediately as I'll be on the road most of the winter
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