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    Thanks for clearing that up - I don't think...

    Thanks for clearing that up - I don't think anyone understood what he meant.

    [QUOTE=spinnaker;15779363]Unless you are riding a recumbent, you side on a saddle not a seat.
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    Threads like this make me miss Sheldon Brown!...

    Threads like this make me miss Sheldon Brown! (Unfortunately, I moved to Massachusetts about a couple of years too late to meet him.) He lays it all out here: http://sheldonbrown.com/26.html
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    Really? I've never heard of someone trashing...

    Really? I've never heard of someone trashing "brifters" (hate that term) by just dropping a bike. On the other hand, I did break a bar-end shifter once when the bike just fell over. However, I'm...
  4. Thread: Erie Canal

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    Last weekend, drove to Syracuse from Mass to...

    Last weekend, drove to Syracuse from Mass to visit family and on the way back we stopped and rode a short (6 mi.) section of the trail from Canjoharie west and back. It was really nice and made me...
  5. Ain't it the other way around - if your BB shell...

    Ain't it the other way around - if your BB shell is 68, you DO use the spacer.
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    I'm sure there are occasional mistakes, but my...

    I'm sure there are occasional mistakes, but my experience with the maps on a few different routes has been good. They post corrections/updates online I believe, so check there before heading out.
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    This came to mind when I read your post: ...

    This came to mind when I read your post: http://www.firemansbikes.com/
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    I feel you pain - they are pretty dang pricey,...

    I feel you pain - they are pretty dang pricey, but I bit the bullet and paid full price from Tandems East and they work great. Made the all the difference for making the tandem fit my daughter.
  9. I've read that the Lambda won't work with toe...

    I've read that the Lambda won't work with toe clips - is that the case?
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    +1 on the Pure V - I think the cheaper ones have...

    +1 on the Pure V - I think the cheaper ones have synthetic covers, but the expensive ones are leather. I've used one for several years on different bikes and like it, though not as much as a Brooks....
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    Has anyone out there tried the 26 x 2.0 Serfas...

    Has anyone out there tried the 26 x 2.0 Serfas Drifter? My wife wants something fatter for her touring bike and these look like they'll do the trick.
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    Get on a bike - any bike - and ride it. Then...

    Get on a bike - any bike - and ride it. Then start thinking about all this other stuff.
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    I always bring a few zipties - they can serve...

    I always bring a few zipties - they can serve various purposes and weigh nothing.
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    COol that you did it! I didn't know about it,...

    COol that you did it! I didn't know about it, but am going to try to make a point of taking my daughter to pre-school via our tandem someday soon. It's only about a mile, but not a good mile for...
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    I live south of your route in Mass. and am not...

    I live south of your route in Mass. and am not too familiar with all the areas you're going through, but if you drink beer, McNeil's in Brattleboro is not to be missed. There's also a nice food coop...
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    Zona - I've always thought about using the...

    Zona -

    I've always thought about using the wax method, but never have. How often do you rewax? And - if you know - how well does this method work in wetter climes? Thanks.
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    Thanks - Good point - I'll just bring both.

    Thanks - Good point - I'll just bring both.
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    I have a Trangia question - What's the largest...

    I have a Trangia question - What's the largest size pot you regularly use with it? Or put another way - how much water can it boil in a reasonable amount of time? I have one that came with a small...
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    I think that even the Santana skewer wouldn't be...

    I think that even the Santana skewer wouldn't be wide enough and even so, requires a different fork for the trailer (If I remember correctly.) Anyway, I guess this is just academic at this point...
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    BOB w/ OMM Rack?

    Has anyone out there figured out a way to use both a Bob trailer and an Old Man Mountain rack simultaneously? (Both attach using their own respective QR skewer.) I am about to do a short tour in...
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    Cool - Some day maybe we'll make it down that...

    Cool - Some day maybe we'll make it down that way...
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    I guess I'm lucky or maybe unlucky since my wife...

    I guess I'm lucky or maybe unlucky since my wife and I have used both on several tours, though never with a tandem. If I had to pick just one, I would go with panniers. However, we're planning to do...
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    This doesn't directly address your questions, but...

    This doesn't directly address your questions, but we just got a Trek T900, which I guess would be called a 26" hybrid. I hadn't planned on taking it on singletrack, but my daughter demanded it...
  24. Also the D2R2 Route -...

    Also the D2R2 Route - http://www.franklinlandtrust.org/randonnee.html

    7Sp - thanks for mentioning that other ride - I'll have to check it out.
  25. I've thought about doing something similar in the...

    I've thought about doing something similar in the general area of Rutland (Mass.) State Park/Forest and other public land out that way Many miles of dirt/gravel/trail/rail-trail out there. There are...
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