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    Built like this person. 58cm is almost impossible...

    Built like this person. 58cm is almost impossible to ride. 56cm is a clown bike. 61cm race to 25in sport tour is what I prefer.
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    Just buy what is good for you. (unless riding a...

    Just buy what is good for you. (unless riding a Vintage bike that must be kept period correct).
    What do consider escape velocity? For me it's 53x13
    What gear density do you want?
    What do you...
  3. Lightbulb appearing. I always wondered about...

    Lightbulb appearing.

    I always wondered about size of a piece of luggage I picked bought at a charity shop in Canterbury. I use it on Allegiant airlines now that I'm back in the states. I tell them...
  4. Argentina: Bring USD or Low/No fee international...

    Argentina: Bring USD or Low/No fee international credit card. Most merchants take credit in Argentina. ATM transaction fees were insane, per day max withdraw limited and mainstream merchants would...
  5. Schwalbe Marathon Plus 700x32c (1.6kg set) ...

    Schwalbe Marathon Plus 700x32c (1.6kg set)

    Not wide enough tires period. You will suffer and it will limit route choices. As for replacement 700c's carry a spare and don't expect anything in...
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    WEAR IT!!! On my last bike n plane...

    WEAR IT!!!


    On my last bike n plane adventure the Airline had a 40lb limit. To make weight I placed bike parts (no tools) into my carry on. At the small regional airport I left from, total TSA...
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    Sigh, yet another Canadian on Allegiant. ...

    Sigh, yet another Canadian on Allegiant.

    Sometimes I think Bellingham is just some odd stopover where they pick up extra passengers for the YVR to Las Vegas run. I have a 72 in soft sided piece...
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    Fly Southwest or cough up the dough and split the...

    Fly Southwest or cough up the dough and split the bike between two bags.

    Take the stem off.

    Trying to fit it into one airline legal case is rough. Four your next magic trick try and fit it...
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    Freeweel hub? Keep it, use it and love it. It's...

    Freeweel hub? Keep it, use it and love it. It's not extravagant.

    Walking into a bike shop and changing out a 7 speed friction drive train for less than a 11 speed cassette, priceless.
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    If you ride a small framed bike. Allegiant...

    If you ride a small framed bike.

    Allegiant Airlines: 80 in at 40 lbs.

    80 in. is a huge upgrade from 62 in. 40lbs is rough. I had to carry-on my pedals, chain, tubes and one tire.

    On my...
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    Just fine for 3 1/2 season touring. If you were...

    Just fine for 3 1/2 season touring. If you were summer or riding I'd say lighten up but for multi season and elevation the gear list increases.

    You tent, pad, bike, and sleeping bag will all...
  12. 401467Same specs as you size wise with orangatan...

    401467Same specs as you size wise with orangatan arms. Traditional double diamond frames in the 25in size gives me a fist full of saddle height. If I put on "29'ers" aka extra fluffy 700c tires the...
  13. My size in purple with a crome fork and campy...

    My size in purple with a crome fork and campy bits. N+1 It would have no real purpose in my stable other than to be well, purple.

    The Logic in my head says I need is a mid 90's steel trek MTB in...
  14. Try these instead of commando Pure Essential...

    Try these instead of commando

    Pure Essential Luxury Portfolio Boxer by Perry Ellis

    88% Polyester/12% Spandex
    4-way stretch

    Cotton is icky always and compression undergarments are icky in...
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    Meh on frame failure. Most common is braze-on...

    Meh on frame failure. Most common is braze-on doodad breaking off or something going on around the rear dropout.

    Spend money on a sweet rear wheel and just ride.

    Heck I saw a couple from...
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    Yes, but keep the rear rack if you plan on...

    Yes, but keep the rear rack if you plan on descending on gravel. In -nearly- all situation double front gives a better ride then double rear.

    My favorite setup is two racks, two bags and one stuff...
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    Clown bike on some 6ft plus a smidge.

    Clown bike on some 6ft plus a smidge.
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    No way that is a 2004 nor is it a tall person...

    No way that is a 2004 nor is it a tall person bike.

    1997-1999

    Why? No slope to the top tube. The headbadge logo is the BIG give away. To my eyeballs it looks like a 21in. The touring c dales...
  19. Is it worth 500? For me it would all about the...

    Is it worth 500? For me it would all about the wheels. "upgraded from the original Helicomatic to a set of 700c." The original wheels used 27in tires with a 126 spaced hub. Was the bike respaced for...
  20. If you are "4 bagging it" one bag should be...

    If you are "4 bagging it" one bag should be pretty much empty after cramming in all your regular gear. Around the world, winter touring or up and down the Americas may require partial filling of that...
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    53-39 cranks are big boy gears not for mortals. ...

    53-39 cranks are big boy gears not for mortals.

    Your knees will thank you.
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    Stealing my style mixing black and silver spokes...

    Stealing my style mixing black and silver spokes on the same bike. Bonus points for the utilitarian freewheel.

    I feel your pain. My bianchi took a major step back when my latest wheel arrived....
  23. Thread: Dilemma

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    I would tour (with a nicer rear wheel) and bust...

    I would tour (with a nicer rear wheel) and bust out an occasional century on a FX 7.2. Medium pace club ride or Double, no. If you are adding to the stable get something markedly different. The FX...
  24. 56 or 58. You may be able to squeeze into a...

    56 or 58.

    You may be able to squeeze into a 54 but that would be a more of a modern race fit.

    I ride a 61cm to 25in at 6'1
    My dad rides a 54cm to 23in at 5'10

    We are not built with the...
  25. Finding a suitcase which will fix 26 in wheels is...

    Finding a suitcase which will fix 26 in wheels is an easter egg hunt. My normal technique now is to cut down a bike box to fit the wheels then split the rest between the box and a charity shop...
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