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    the damn horse flies are the worst up here. ...

    the damn horse flies are the worst up here. can't out run them.
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    Oh sorry, I had no intention of a gun debate. ...

    Oh sorry, I had no intention of a *** debate. Just safety.

    Thanks
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    Personal Safety While Touring

    All,

    Just curious about personal safety and what methods, rules etc... you employ, to avoid any harm or trouble that may arise. IE: getting robbed, or assaulted by some crazy person.

    I will be...
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    got it. thanks

    got it. thanks
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    Shimano st-ef65 shifter question

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    I just got my new shifter/brake levers. Shimano ST-EF65. Question is: they have a little red plastic lever that you can set for canti's or v-brakes. I can't for the life of me figure out if...
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    Great idea! I never even thought of bringing...

    Great idea! I never even thought of bringing my fly rod through Maine. Duh. Thanks for the idea.
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    phone chargers? Solar?

    all,

    Just curious if anyone uses a solar charger to charge their phone while touring? I see the dynamo types etc... but am wondering if solar is a good way to go? I should say I will be towing...
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    flickstand?

    flickstand?
  9. I just took my mtb to be blasted and powder...

    I just took my mtb to be blasted and powder coated. Cost $135. Came out WAYYYYYYYYY better than new. Freaking awesome job. Prolly would have cost me 50 bucks in paint and supplies, or more. And...
  10. Up here in Maine, it kinda sucks now. We are...

    Up here in Maine, it kinda sucks now. We are done with the snow and cold. It hasn't warmed up forever. It is brutal!
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    [alright fine, I'll get the darn tool. But keep...

    [alright fine, I'll get the darn tool. But keep in mind they didn't even have cone wrenches in stock today. really? No cone wrenches? Lame! I have a basement full of tools, so whats one more?...
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    The frame is out for powder coating now. When I...

    The frame is out for powder coating now. When I get to the point of needing cuts, I think I'll take to my lbs and let him do it. He does little stuff for free and I just tip him. But thanks for...
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    The Dremel worked like a charm, thanks.

    The Dremel worked like a charm, thanks.
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    cable housing cutting

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    do I need a special wrench to cut my brake and shifter housing to length? Or is there a way to avoid buying a wrench and use something at home?

    Thanks,

    John
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    Shimano cleats

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    I am looking at pedals that are compatible with Shimano sh51 cleats only.

    I am looking for these for touring. What is the difference between the other shimano cleats I see for MTB pedals?...
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    You mean the length of the stem not the height? ...

    You mean the length of the stem not the height? Huh never even new that. I guess the longer one would have me hunched forward maybe too much?
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    Bar stem height

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    not sure if this belongs in here but a search didn't help.

    I am putting new trekking bars on my rigid frame mtb for touring and am not sure what length of stem to order? Should I go with...
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    Since posting I agree with you on a new crank,...

    Since posting I agree with you on a new crank, chain etc...
    Thanks
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    crank set drive train info

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    I am tearing my old Scott rigid frame apart and turning into a touring bike, to pull a yak I think.

    The front rings are beat and so is the rear freewheel. I guess it's a freewheel since...
  20. I am turning my rigid frame mtb into a touring...

    I am turning my rigid frame mtb into a touring bike. These are what I am putting on my trekking bars. They are for Canti's not v's. But there are other ones for different brakes.
    ...
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    Cleaning parts etc... What to use

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    I am tearing my mtb down to replace some parts and gear it up for some light touring. What solvents or de greaser is the best for chains, and all the other parts?

    Thanks,

    John
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    All good info. The Terry looks interesting too. ...

    All good info. The Terry looks interesting too. Just no shops anywhere close that carries them.
  23. Thread: Snow Rant

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    Snow sucks after a while. Up here in Maine, we...

    Snow sucks after a while. Up here in Maine, we have had 8 billion feet this year and it is getting old. It's pretty and fun, but dang, it's a lot of work. Get a snowblower.
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    saddles for touring?

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    I see that the Brooks saddles seem to be the bomb for touring. Is that a steadfast rule? Why are they the best? Does everybody use them? Or can you recommend other saddles for touring?...
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    Nice gear list and links. Thanks. I hadn't...

    Nice gear list and links. Thanks. I hadn't thought about rain covers for shoes. Do most people just ride through or take cover if possible?
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