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  1. Thread: Taking FOREVER

    by Rowan
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    Damn it! I find myself agreeing with you more and...

    Damn it! I find myself agreeing with you more and more often. :)

    You remind of the people who have posted here in the past that all they need is to download an app for the cell phone to fix just...
  2. Oh dear, I've just realised I have broken all the...

    Oh dear, I've just realised I have broken all the roadie rules on Saturday... at least according to one other poster.

    -> Small-wheeled bike (albeit with slick tyres)

    -> Bullhorn bars and MTB...
  3. Thread: Cuba

    by Rowan
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    The joke among Canadians is that they had better...

    The joke among Canadians is that they had better hurry up and visit Cuba NOW! before it is spoiled by the American tourists...

    Actually, I don't think it's a joke.
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    I've sort of crept down the waterproof Ortleib...

    I've sort of crept down the waterproof Ortleib style route. I am not totally sure at this point.

    The most important bag to be waterproof on my bike is the handlebar bag. It is the most used...
  5. And yes, it's amazing that in two short years,...

    And yes, it's amazing that in two short years, deep-V rims have taken over the touring field because they are oh-so-easy to handle in cross winds, improve average speed over the odd 100km hill route,...
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    Aha. Here is the direct link to the thread: ...

    Aha. Here is the direct link to the thread:

    http://www.bikeforums.net/clydesdales-athenas-200-lb-91-kg/962533-diy-bike-stand.html
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    Go to the Clydesdale and Athena forum and look up...

    Go to the Clydesdale and Athena forum and look up the thread that should still be on the front page about DIY stands made from electrical conduit. Great idea, easy to do and there is a link to...
  8. No hope whatsoever of them working out what the...

    No hope whatsoever of them working out what the scoreboard says!!!

    And it's worth pointing out that is real grass or turf on the stadium surface.

    Adelaide is certainly one of the prettiest...
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    I don't think it's true that we leave nothing...

    I don't think it's true that we leave nothing behind. For a start, there are memories. Then there are the written words that have survived milleniums; think the Bible and other religious scripts....
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    In the US that might be the case, but there are...

    In the US that might be the case, but there are many countries around the world that have preserved a lot of their historic cultural elements. When the US learns that old stuff actually can be used...
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    A friend of mine was killed and a ghost bike...

    A friend of mine was killed and a ghost bike erected in her honour at the location. It's still there eight years later, and was even moved and re-erected by the road authorities when the highway was...
  12. Thread: DIY Bike Stand

    by Rowan
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    I am doing a deck under the house for our myriad...

    I am doing a deck under the house for our myriad bikes to store them away neatly, and this thread has re-emerged at just the right time, The thing I like about this design is that contrary to the...
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    I should add that I live in an area that relies...

    I should add that I live in an area that relies very heavily on tourism, and any downturn can have a significant effect on the livelihoods of many local people.

    I worked about 15 years ago in the...
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    Hell, we just (comparatively) pumped more than...

    Hell, we just (comparatively) pumped more than $5000 into the American economy, which is foreign to us. Let alone the airfares to get to the factory and pick up said bikes. Plus the fuel we spent....
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    Just lick the contact points before putting on...

    Just lick the contact points before putting on the strap. The saliva gets you along to the point where your sweat takes over the conductive process. There is no need for gels and other commercial...
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    It's not so much to avoid the velcro getting worn...

    It's not so much to avoid the velcro getting worn out, but to stop the hooked patch getting snagged on other clothing,.. it can make a mess of lycra shorts if you aren't careful.

    But otherwise,...
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    Hey chaadster, I really really like your bikes!

    Hey chaadster, I really really like your bikes!
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    Thanks for the ideas on the stem, wayne, and...

    Thanks for the ideas on the stem, wayne, and thanks for the endorsement, Paul. I will have a look at what we have this weekend and see if I can replicate the Rodriguez solution, which seems to be...
  19. Thread: For My Daddy.

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    Modo indeed was one of the good guys around here....

    Modo indeed was one of the good guys around here. Wise, intelligent, engaging.

    The memories are what count in our lives. He has left many good ones for many people.
  20. As far as I am aware, you don't need to "open"...

    As far as I am aware, you don't need to "open" the shifter like you have to replace the cable. The cable threads through from the side of the lever itself, but within the head of the shifter. It...
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    We have followed a remarkably similar trend. ...

    We have followed a remarkably similar trend.

    I have spent varying periods from three to six months "on the road" with my bike and camping gear in various parts of the world. I enjoyed it then,...
  22. Thread: Touring Tandem

    by Rowan
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    How much money are you planning to spend, Ekdog?...

    How much money are you planning to spend, Ekdog? That will be one of the deciding factors. Then where are you intending to source the bike? In Europe, from the UK or from the US? You ride off road a...
  23. They exist. I bought this from Australian eBay,...

    They exist. I bought this from Australian eBay, so they must have something similar in the US:

    NEW Waterproof MP3 Music Player Underwater 5M 4GB AU Seller FOR Swimming Surfing | eBay

    The sound...
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    I think the closer you are to the equator, the...

    I think the closer you are to the equator, the shorter the sunsets. Of course, at the poles, the sun doesn't seem to set in their respective summers. We live in Hobart at about 42 degrees south, and...
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    If you are using a compass, and a steel-framed...

    If you are using a compass, and a steel-framed bike, or have steel handlebars, it's advisable to stand away from the bike to take a bearing. In the city, things like steel poles can upset the...
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