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    I disagree and I do like that the rack outer rod...

    I disagree and I do like that the rack outer rod drops straight down rather than bend/slant toward the axle. Too many of my racks, both front and rear racks, slant toward the axle and the result of...
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    For 26" rims that are strong (e.g., Sun Rhyno...

    For 26" rims that are strong (e.g., Sun Rhyno Lite), 32 spokes can very easily handle 265lbs. I use 32 spoke 26" wheels (Deore 525 hubs, rhyno lite wide rims, Schwalbe Big Ben 2.15 tires). I weigh...
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    I recommend you consider using a wider rim for...

    I recommend you consider using a wider rim for wider tires. I use Schwalbe Big Ben 2.15 tire, which I think is a great tire, and have used it on a 21mm and 28mm rim. The fit on the 28mm is much...
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    A number of folks use wood stoves under their...

    A number of folks use wood stoves under their tarps when hammock camping. Some of the designs posted on hammock forums are excellent, lightweight and suitable for backpacking. Very small stoves can...
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    Here is one with 32mm setback for $33 (marked...

    Here is one with 32mm setback for $33 (marked down from $149). Not sure of diameter.

    FSA K-Force Lite Seatpost (100002146) at CambriaBike.com
  6. If you buy one of those wheelsets, it would...

    If you buy one of those wheelsets, it would represent a good opportunity to learn to true wheels. I would also recommend buying a wheel truing stand, or make one (lots of examples online), and truing...
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    As you noted, one may camp for free in any...

    As you noted, one may camp for free in any national forests in the USA. One could plot a route through various states hitting many national forests and thereby have day-after-day of free camping.
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    I don't think others have mentioned this...

    I don't think others have mentioned this potential con: odd frame specifications. I don't know if the bike you are considering presents this issue, but my older Schwinn Voyager certainly does. The...
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    Longer wheel base is not an issue for off-road....

    Longer wheel base is not an issue for off-road. Consider that many older mountain bikes had similarly long wheelbases.

    The primary difference between the Safari and Trucker is top-tube length....
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    Audio pronunciations: ...

    Audio pronunciations:

    http://bildwoerterbuch.pons.com/sounds/all/28869.mp3

    Schwalbe - Wiktionary (see audio button half-way down page)

    Schwalbe pronunciation: How to pronounce Schwalbe in...
  11. Off-topic suggestion -- I ached too from ground...

    Off-topic suggestion -- I ached too from ground sleeping then I moved to a hammock. Maybe that could help with your aches. Here's an image of my hammock and tarp from a trip two weeks ago.
    397225
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    Wald #257 Multi-Fit Front Pizza Box Bicycle...

    Wald #257 Multi-Fit Front Pizza Box Bicycle Basket

    Wald Ewald?s 257GB Front Rack | Urban Velo

    257 Ewald?s Multi Fit Front Rack - Waldsports
    Robot Check


    Sunlite Cargo King Front Rack
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    I think a better option is to buy Co-pilot Live...

    I think a better option is to buy Co-pilot Live or GPS Navigation & Maps.

    CoPilot - Your Best way to Navigate
    skobbler | Apps | Smart mobile navigation based on OpenStreetMap | OSM

    Those are...
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    It's rare not to find at least one tree or pole....

    It's rare not to find at least one tree or pole. In such cases one can use the seat post of a bike as the other end to support a hammock. Here's an example I posted on Hammockforums:
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  15. My mistake - I was referring to the Keen cycling...

    My mistake - I was referring to the Keen cycling sandal. It was too narrow for me. I found the Shimano cycling sandal, however, to be more comfortable.
  16. I use BMX platform pedals, and I have had...

    I use BMX platform pedals, and I have had excellent experience with Nashbar's land cruiser pedal (I have 4 pairs installed on different bikes). Not sure they sell these now, but most any similar...
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    Another: Ventura Universal Bicycle Carrier Rack ...

    Another: Ventura Universal Bicycle Carrier Rack

    Amazon.com: Ventura Universal Bicycle Carrier Rack: Sports & Outdoors
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    Got Sugino XD-300 cranks with RPM 7420 bottom...

    Got Sugino XD-300 cranks with RPM 7420 bottom bracket (115mm). I believe the difference between XD 300 and XD 600 was inclusion of steel vs. aluminum chain-rings. My measurements show crank-arms are...
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    I provided some comments about CoPilot in post #...

    I provided some comments about CoPilot in post # 17 of this thread. I recommend that you download trial versions of each app and compare them. I tried about 10 navigation apps and found CoPilot to be...
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    The paid version of CoPilot allows one to...

    The paid version of CoPilot allows one to download individual state maps.
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    I have a Nexus 5 and both CoPilot GPS by ALK and...

    I have a Nexus 5 and both CoPilot GPS by ALK and GPS Navigation and Maps by skobbler.

    I have found CoPilot to be excellent for navigation (I have the in North America map edition). It works very...
  22. If you may use drop handlebars, consider length...

    If you may use drop handlebars, consider length of top tube as well. Shorter top tubes will likely provide a better fit with drop bars.
  23. If you get or make a hammock, make sure it is...

    If you get or make a hammock, make sure it is double-bottom type so mosquitoes cannot bite through the bottom. Here's an example:

    http://www.warbonnetoutdoors.com/blackbird/
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    We serve brown, dirty rice.

    We serve brown, dirty rice.
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    You should first measure the width of your sit...

    You should first measure the width of your sit bones. If your saddle is too narrow it will be painful. Here's a easy way to do it:
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