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    I am not ready to say that choumichou is a troll,...

    I am not ready to say that choumichou is a troll, but if he is, he is really good! He pushes all the buttons but still ambiguous as to motivation.
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    Since high school I have done a lot of...

    Since high school I have done a lot of non-conventional travel and activities, eg, hitchhiking across the US and Europe, motorcycling to Alaska, backpacking, cycling, running marathons, etc. My...
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    I agree with everything said. Don't forget cap...

    I agree with everything said. Don't forget cap with visor to keep rain out of eyes and face.
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    If you end up cutting the fender, Dremel tools...

    If you end up cutting the fender, Dremel tools work great. Makes nice, clean cut and little chance the fender will crack because of the high speed.
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    You're right. I originally ordered the 54cm...

    You're right. I originally ordered the 54cm frame but determined it was a little too small. So I had to pay to ship it back. I wanted the fit to be as good as you could get on a production frame...
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    That's funny. The explanation is that it is my...

    That's funny. The explanation is that it is my winter hose to spray road gunk off my drive train to inhibit corrosion, etc. It is a short section so if it freezes I don't ruin a whole garden hose.
  7. I have a Static V that I used for a total of 17...

    I have a Static V that I used for a total of 17 days last summer. I slept very comfortably on it. As far as durability I treat it carefully- I only place it on my tent floor- never put it directly...
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    Here's several photos of my Saga. Recently, I...

    Here's several photos of my Saga. Recently, I put 35mm Pananracer Pasaselas which are pretty true to size and they feel wide to what I am used to but the ride is very smooth. Before I settled on...
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    Very nice, tarwheel. I am very happy with my...

    Very nice, tarwheel. I am very happy with my Saga. I rode it last summer on two self-supported tours for a total of 1800 miles and it performed as well as I expected.
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    I have a pair of Adidas slides that are really...

    I have a pair of Adidas slides that are really lightweight and comfortable.
  11. I converted my voyageur to a triple. I used a...

    I converted my voyageur to a triple. I used a Sugino 600XD crankset, Shimano Deore long cage rear d, Sora triple fd. I think my bottom bracket is Shimano un55 110mm. I kept the downtube shifters. ...
  12. Bags of any sort are a clear violation of the...

    Bags of any sort are a clear violation of the rules. Velominati ? The Rules E.g. see rules 29 through 32.
  13. I have Paul's touring canti on the front and...

    I have Paul's touring canti on the front and Tektro CR720 on rear. The Paul's are far superior but expensive so I put them on the front where the main stopping power is. I figured Paul's on the...
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    You can make a light weight chain whip with a...

    You can make a light weight chain whip with a section of chain and a cord to tie it to the rim. It will hold the cassette just fine so you can loosen the locknut.
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    Here are 539s showing clearance around fenders. ...

    Here are 539s showing clearance around fenders. Not much, but enough that the fenders do not interfere with the brake operation.

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    Napping is a good re-charger for long days in the...

    Napping is a good re-charger for long days in the saddle. I throw my sleeping pad under a shade tree during the hot afternoon have a leisurely lunch and then sleep 30 to 45 minutes and then ready to...
  17. I also have Smartwool glove liners for those...

    I also have Smartwool glove liners for those frigid days that are 2 or 3 months away. They keep fingers nice and warm.
  18. I am confused about what you two guys are...

    I am confused about what you two guys are debating. The best I can make out is Paul Rivers is pro dynamo hub charging and njkayaker says forget the dynamo and simply use cache batteries which can be...
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    In the winter I wear a pair of Mountain Hardwear...

    In the winter I wear a pair of Mountain Hardwear zip off pants. In extreme cold, I wear tights underneath. When it rains, I have a pair of rain pants I think I got at Performance.
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    A 32mm tire as opposed to 28mm might be a little...

    A 32mm tire as opposed to 28mm might be a little more comfortable for loaded touring. That said, the conti contact is a good sturdy flat resistant tire. I have used them and like them. The Pasela...
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    You can definitely smell pot from passing cars. I would not say for me it's a common occurrence but I have detected that distinctive aroma coming from a car at times.
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    Thanks for your response from over a year ago. I...

    Thanks for your response from over a year ago. I am still trying to make my lightcharge device work for touring. This morning I hooked the device up to my hub and to my battery pack and the light...
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    Sorry, the Zepal frame pump is specifically...

    Sorry, the Zepal frame pump is specifically forbidden by the rules. (See Rule #30 ). :)

    http://www.velominati.com/the-rules/
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    Touring is addictive. Doing big loops gets a...

    Touring is addictive. Doing big loops gets a little tiring. I want to just keep going point to point to point and so on.
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    You've got lights and blinkies that are more...

    You've got lights and blinkies that are more visible than simple reflectors. I think you are over-worrying the issue.
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