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  1. This is true....but then most people's wheels are...

    This is true....but then most people's wheels are not involved in a nuclear explosion.:innocent:
  2. This is my Hozan, and being so heavy it needs no...

    This is my Hozan, and being so heavy it needs no bolting down.



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  3. I've never had to re-true any of the wheels I've...

    I've never had to re-true any of the wheels I've built in over thirty years but now I've been pretty well humbled.

    After a pretty traumatic accident I find that both of my wheels are now out by...
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    You will find that it helps to relax the tension...

    You will find that it helps to relax the tension somewhat by using the tensioning bolt. This creates a bit more "give" in the saddle but do remember that this will not break-in the same as a Brooks....
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    Oh if that were only true. I'm now going to...

    Oh if that were only true.

    I'm now going to sit quietly and work out what I've been doing wrong for the last forty years.:)
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    Anywhere where salt is used on roads in the...

    Anywhere where salt is used on roads in the winter is a disaster for Alloy nipples.

    I this having just had to cut out every spoke from a wheel in which the Alloy nipples were frozen solid with...
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    I would have to say that touring has enriched my...

    I would have to say that touring has enriched my life immensely and reinforced my belief in the innate kindness of people.

    I've been luck enough to be able to do extended tours in France for...
  8. I'm inclined to believe every word of the...

    I'm inclined to believe every word of the article.

    Right now I'm using a method which I bought on the net which guarantees that it will increase the length of my penis and I'm convinced that it's...
  9. Forty years of loaded touring has taught me to...

    Forty years of loaded touring has taught me to keep it low and keep it light.

    If you must have the capacity then I've found that a better balanced bike comes from using four smaller panniers of...
  10. Part of the point of using a pro wheelbuilder is...

    Part of the point of using a pro wheelbuilder is to tap in to their experience, so it's better that you don't have preconceived ideas about the wheels before you do this. For example your preference...
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    Now that the brake pads have been replaced with...

    Now that the brake pads have been replaced with more efficient ones, I would guess that the cause may be due to the brakes themselves not being sufficiently rigid or robust enough to withstand the...
  12. Most memorable...........a bar/brothel in a...

    Most memorable...........a bar/brothel in a run-down section of Roanne, France where I spent a night after failing to find any other accommodation.

    Great breakfast.
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    Every time we have a thread like this one it...

    Every time we have a thread like this one it renews my faith in the human race.:thumb:
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    All the saddles I've mentioned I've used. The...

    All the saddles I've mentioned I've used. The Berthoud saddle stands out I have to say.
    Spa is a UK shop which enjoys a high reputation and specialises in touring. I have to say that their leather...
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    An alternative might be the saddles sold by Spa...

    An alternative might be the saddles sold by Spa and which are made of thicker leather than the usual Brooks but are their equal (if not more-so ) in terms of quality. The "Nidd" would be the nearest...
  16. I can only speak for myself but it is exactly...

    I can only speak for myself but it is exactly this that made touring so special for me.

    To begin a tour of hundreds of miles, while knowing that one could only rely upon ones own resources, gave...
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    I've used these bars on a couple of my bikes and...

    I've used these bars on a couple of my bikes and liked them a lot. They can be used with thumb-shifters and I modified mine by cutting a little off the open ends (they are away from you when fitted)....
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    Well it is a well-respected operation and is...

    Well it is a well-respected operation and is known for its fast service and keen prices. I would anticipate no problems.
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    Probably the cheapest way to do this without the...

    Probably the cheapest way to do this without the expense of changing your transmission would be this.




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    Origin8 Pro-pulsion Road Ends - Drop Bar Bar Ends - 29.99
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    Personally, with that total weight I'd opt for an...

    Personally, with that total weight I'd opt for an Extra Wheel trailer. I've toured extensively over thousands of miles with this trailer and it's light (just under 8 lbs ) takes up no room, and the...
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    Well, when choosing a frame I would see it as...

    Well, when choosing a frame I would see it as important to know if I was going to use Drops or Flats as the Top Tube is usually longer on a frame designed for Flats bars. It is possible to fiddle...
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    Revolution bikes offer fair quality and...

    Revolution bikes offer fair quality and outstanding value and I know this as I've worked on a few, some friends in my cycling club have these and have a good opinion of them.

    For someone starting...
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    Never mind the beers. You are now nominated...

    Never mind the beers.

    You are now nominated for the "Ultimate in patience" award.
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    After applying penetrating oil for a few days...

    After applying penetrating oil for a few days with no results you may want to try removing the wheels and gripping the seat-post in a LARGE vise. Now use the frame as a lever to twist the seat-post...
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    In truth the thickness of the leather was very...

    In truth the thickness of the leather was very variable and I've found huge differences in thickness in the same model of saddle. I bought two Team Pros at the same time and found that one had double...
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