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    Gorilla tape reduces the rattle for me

    Gorilla tape reduces the rattle for me
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    Bikemig, your framing the topic in either/or...

    Bikemig, your framing the topic in either/or choices is unnecessary. You work with what you got. In very wet rainy conditions waterproof bags provide a first line of protection with subsequent layers...
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    Yeah, different tires maybe. I composed and...

    Yeah, different tires maybe. I composed and erased a couple of responses but basically staehpj1 and others hit it. Supple tires with good grip are great for unladen riding but the 700c LHT version I...
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    Ok, your lack of specificity gave the impression...

    Ok, your lack of specificity gave the impression the things you heard were universal but they were from YOUR family, close friends and colleagues at work. That could feel universal but it's not the...
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    You have very good hearing

    You have very good hearing
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    I never heard that, I've read people who say...

    I never heard that, I've read people who say they've heard that but the list of what people say they've heard is pretty long.

    People can say all kinds of things whether you're in a 20yr old...
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    This is where diminishing returns comes into...

    This is where diminishing returns comes into play. Once you start using extremely heavy and tough walled tires in small dimensions you lose whatever performance benefit you're seeking with a narrow...
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    Yes, I'd cut the bars narrower and wrap the bar...

    Yes, I'd cut the bars narrower and wrap the bar ends w tape. Go for it
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    That's easy, the wheels, in the mean time squirt...

    That's easy, the wheels, in the mean time squirt spray grease through all the holes in the frame. Don't be clever, just get middle of the road stuff.
  10. The Africa3 looks good. I have a Sun Atlas X...

    The Africa3 looks good. I have a Sun Atlas X Type that I have swapped wheels on and added a 3spd coaster rear wheel.
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    I never understood the attraction of handlebar...

    I never understood the attraction of handlebar bags that put weight high and cantilevered off the stem other than you could see it. it's obvious that it makes front handling sloppy.
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    Try it, ride it, make adjustments. Ok, looked...

    Try it, ride it, make adjustments.

    Ok, looked at the pic of your ride. If it was me I'd take the handlebar bag off the bars and put it on the front rack.
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    I suggest you think of the first week and a half...

    I suggest you think of the first week and a half as your break in period, getting used to everything from riding to sleeping in strange places. The actual riding effort is secondary to ensuring you...
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    100% of my riding these days is commutting and I...

    100% of my riding these days is commutting and I leave my lights on low during the day, LightOn! brand. When I was skinnier and riding faster I'd turn the dyno lights off going up hill relying on...
  15. Nope, pretty sure that's your interpretation. If...

    Nope, pretty sure that's your interpretation. If a bright cone shaped beam is pointed two to three lengths ahead there is ENOUGH intensity above the road to cause discomfort to others if it is a...
  16. Thats a little like saying one doesn't wear a...

    Thats a little like saying one doesn't wear a helmet because they're too expensive. There is no benefit to a cone shaped beam that sends light above the roadway in order for the center of the beam...
  17. 20f and poor circulation NRS Boundary Shoe...

    20f and poor circulation


    NRS Boundary Shoe at nrs.com consider some of the cold water boots
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    35 yrs ago it was sleeping bag, poncho, 3/4 camp...

    35 yrs ago it was sleeping bag, poncho, 3/4 camp pad, wind breaker, jersey, light sweater, cycling shorts, pair of thin wool pants, two pairs of socks, bike shoes, KungFu slippers. A few oz...
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    Don't worry about it, have you looked at the fork...

    Don't worry about it, have you looked at the fork blades? They're bent!
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    I cleaned the chain on my bike!

    I cleaned the chain on my bike!
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    I was imagining a three speed Worksman type rig.

    I was imagining a three speed Worksman type rig.
  22. According to Schwalbes site you get a lighter,...

    According to Schwalbes site you get a lighter, better rolling and better off-road tire with the Mondiale with the same puncture resistance as the MPT, which is hard to believe.

    City / Touring |...
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    Off the shelf but what is the load and road?

    $2000 will get you bike, racks and bags.
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    My apologies, I would like a Sun Tour Gruppo...

    My apologies, I would like a Sun Tour Gruppo please.
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    I don't get your priorities, touring isn't about...

    I don't get your priorities, touring isn't about the marketing needs of a manufacturer to sell a complete "gruppo". In my mind the ultimate gruppo really is a mixed set of components as some fail...
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