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  1. I've purchased from Probikekit and Chain Reaction...

    I've purchased from Probikekit and Chain Reaction and have never had customs or import charges. This included several wheel sets that cost $600-800 each. These were all shipped via Royal mail and US...
  2. MAK- I remember that the Bonton Roulet route had...

    MAK- I remember that the Bonton Roulet route had more climbing but the route changes every year so that could also change.
    One difference is the Fany does not have any days off while the Bonton...
  3. Here's two I've done. Both are very well...

    Here's two I've done. Both are very well organized, you can camp or stay in B&Bs/Hotels too.

    Fany The Great Big FANY Ride | Bicycle ride across New York | Niagara Falls to Saratoga by Bike...
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    I've got a Cobb Vflow Plus, black with gray that...

    I've got a Cobb Vflow Plus, black with gray that I was also going to put on ebay but never got around to it. I used this for just a few rides on my tandem but then purchased a Specialized to match my...
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    I'm 5' 8.5" tall and I ride a 54cm Roubiax. Best...

    I'm 5' 8.5" tall and I ride a 54cm Roubiax. Best fitting bike I've ever had.
    I also just sold a 54cm Tricross Sport. The Tricross had a shorter effective top tube length and a more upright riding...
  6. The last Ultegra triple was Shimano FC-6703 that...

    The last Ultegra triple was Shimano FC-6703 that used 52/39/30 chainrings.

    I built 2 travel bikes last year that we also use for touring. We used Shimano 105 FC-5703 same exact shape as the...
  7. Haven't thought about it too much, but just 2...

    Haven't thought about it too much, but just 2 weekends ago I rode 58 miles with my wife without stopping and never put my foot down. A very hilly 58 too. This is about as far as I can go without...
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    I've been reading a lot of blogs but your video...

    I've been reading a lot of blogs but your video and excellent photos add so much to the normal blog entry. Nice filming while riding too!

    This is great inspiration for me - I hope to ride from...
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    I do lunchtime rides in early spring and in the...

    I do lunchtime rides in early spring and in the fall when I don't have daylight to ride after work.

    I work in a small manufacturing business. About 10 years ago I approached the owner and asked...
  10. I bought a Surly long haul trucker fork for 700c...

    I bought a Surly long haul trucker fork for 700c to install on my Ritchey Breakaway Cross just for touring. The specs for axle to crown and rake are the same as the stock Carbon fork. So I bought a...
  11. dannyldavis- How does the Ritchey Breakaway Cross...

    dannyldavis- How does the Ritchey Breakaway Cross handle touring loads?
    I bought these bikes for both my wife and I to use for traveling to organized week long bike tours in another part of the...
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    To see if we were compatible we borrowed the LBS...

    To see if we were compatible we borrowed the LBS tandem for a local metric century. I figured that a short ride wouldn't give us much of a chance to really check it out. It was a heavy steel...
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    The GP 4 season is a much better tire that's why...

    The GP 4 season is a much better tire that's why they're more expensive. 330 TPI Vs 180 TPI for the Gatorskins. More layers of material. Reinforced sidewall.

    The Gatorskin Hardshell is an...
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    Thanks for the info- Due to your post and other...

    Thanks for the info-
    Due to your post and other positive reviews I bought one of these on Ebay earlier this year- Brand new never installed and it's been great. Much more compliant over bad...
  15. My legs sweat a lot so the aluminum pedals were...

    My legs sweat a lot so the aluminum pedals were completely corroded after one season. The carbon version Ultegra pedals look great after 2 seasons. I wouldn't buy the aluminum versions again.
  16. Dura-Ace, WH7850 or WH9000 series

    Dura-Ace, WH7850 or WH9000 series
  17. They have the same black chili rubber compound as...

    They have the same black chili rubber compound as the 4000s but with a different sidewall plus the kevlar belt. We use these on our tandem, we're very happy with the ride and durability.
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    The first time I used a drive up teller window on...

    The first time I used a drive up teller window on my bike was in 1970. I was a paper boy so I'd deposit the collections each week on my bike. The tellers loved it! They'd always make some positive...
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    Yes any of these will work perfectly fine. All...

    Yes any of these will work perfectly fine. All are designed for the same size crankset 50/39/30 and all are 10sp.

    I'm even using an Ultegra 6603 front derailleur on my wife's bike with 5703 crank...
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    No problem with many order I've had with Niagara...

    No problem with many order I've had with Niagara Cycle works.As other have said shipping can take 1-2 weeks+ depending on what you're ordering.
    Check out Velomine.com for great pricing on...
  21. We've been running GP 4 seasons for a couple of...

    We've been running GP 4 seasons for a couple of years now in 700 x 28mm. They're much better than the Bontrager hard case tires in every way. Much better road feel , better handling and less flats...
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    The cure is a new cyclocross bike, fall is...

    The cure is a new cyclocross bike, fall is cyclocross season. Mine is coming out of storage this weekend for some riding in Northern VT
    Actually leaves aren't a problem for road bikes, just don't...
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    I live in Connecticut but I've ridden in over 25...

    I live in Connecticut but I've ridden in over 25 states. Pennsylvania is number 1 in my opinion. It's on my short list of states to retire to mostly due to the incredible number of back roads with...
  24. Poll: I think most people voting missed the word...

    I think most people voting missed the word "light"?
    If you use 20 gear inches for light touring what do you use for heavy loaded touring?
  25. Sure any time. Lots of good riding in the area....

    Sure any time.
    Lots of good riding in the area. I know you like coastal routes so a loop down by the shore might interest you. September is the best month as lots of summer only people leave after...
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