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  1. thanks for that link vt, will bookmark this in my...

    thanks for that link vt, will bookmark this in my "bike stuff" folder. I was very impressed by the free Biking in Vermont map I found in 2013 when going to Boston, a great map recommending quieter...
  2. I've biked from here, Montreal, to Boston which...

    I've biked from here, Montreal, to Boston which was a rather pretty trip. Have biked in other parts of Vermont and a bit in upper NY but never in Maine. Perhaps some American cycling associations...
  3. hate to bring this up, but do you think that you...

    hate to bring this up, but do you think that you will be receiving bills for 1/10th or 1/1000th of the property taxes or whatever down the road?

    serious question.

    sorry, no help for trip ideas.
  4. I still stand by the reasoning that for credit...

    I still stand by the reasoning that for credit card touring, along with a pump, a spare tube or two, a multitool and not much more (maybe some chain oil) the amount of clothes is going to be pretty...
  5. thankyou kindly for taking the time to put that...

    thankyou kindly for taking the time to put that down. Will be an interesting experience to do.
  6. its fascinating how you can get such different...

    its fascinating how you can get such different opinions on a topic such as this. As most of us ride diff types of bikes, we all know that riding a lighter bike up hills is more enjoyable, well,...
  7. when I got that Tricross, I was underwhelmed by...

    when I got that Tricross, I was underwhelmed by its stopping power, so towards the end of the first season, I put on some of those salmon coloured KoolStop pads. Not only did it make a real feelable...
  8. there are a few companies that make rear racks...

    there are a few companies that make rear racks that are regularly used on cf bikes, mount onto the brake caliper up top and use a skewer on the rear rear below, like this one, which can be bought for...
  9. hi nun, Happy Christmas and all that. I don't...

    hi nun, Happy Christmas and all that.

    I don't recall you ever mentioning brake pads, but connected to rim life, I always recommend soft brake pads from both the angle of braking power but...
  10. nun, I'm curious, how much realistically do you...

    nun, I'm curious, how much realistically do you think you will reduce the wheelset weight by? Off the top of my head, wouldnt the reduction be such a small amount that the diff of your total...
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    charger, as someone who rode motorcycles a lot...

    charger, as someone who rode motorcycles a lot also (not as much as you) but importantly, much more than cars when i was young, I agree completely with you. Would add that our constant danger on two...
  12. Thread: Spooked

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    can relate, had motorcycles and was the same, did...

    can relate, had motorcycles and was the same, did some racing which was fun just because on a track you can more safely get to the actual limit of tires and dragging undercarriage stuff than on the...
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    along with the comments on not running your tires...

    along with the comments on not running your tires with too much wear, regular close inspecting for embedded tiny bits of glass or whatever is always going to be good, as you really know what shape...
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    as a car driver, I can certainly attest to the...

    as a car driver, I can certainly attest to the blinking gets you to notice a bike better than steady.
    I use a rear blinky, and my front white light I attach to my helmet and use in blinky mode and...
  15. I tend to agree with you dh, we have had hit and...

    I tend to agree with you dh, we have had hit and miss situations also. The worst was a family member ordering a t-shirt from the states, maybe 20 or 25 $ but it ended up having a about $20 of cross...
  16. just the other week I saw an article somewhere...

    just the other week I saw an article somewhere showing how Canada puts duty on items at a much lower dollar rate compared to the States and other countries. Dont have link but this reflects my...
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    logistical costs and especially the time diff jet...

    logistical costs and especially the time diff jet lag....doesnt make sense with such an arduous 3 week race to submit the riders to the travel time and jet lag.
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    I assume you are American as you use miles. I'd...

    I assume you are American as you use miles. I'd be a bit wary of planning 80km 50 miles per day--the issue here (as mentioned by others as well) is that its impossible for us to recommend distances,...
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    glad you mentioned your gearing, if it is in ...

    glad you mentioned your gearing, if it is in fact 21-114 that is a great range, and a very good low to have for the few times you will want to use it. I have toured a fair amount in mountainous...
  20. I wonder if it will just be easier to use a...

    I wonder if it will just be easier to use a toptube bag that you like for size, zipper access etc etc, and then go with one of those "velcro-onto-the-handlebars" stand alone clear plastic map holder...
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    when I went looking for new rain pants a few...

    when I went looking for new rain pants a few years ago, I looked at and tried on a whole bunch of them. As you say, many of them are just so bloody baggy, with me this was often shown up more as I am...
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    as for "light touring", you can do this without...

    as for "light touring", you can do this without using a rear rack with seat bags and whatnot, but if you think you will want to use panniers, it is usually better to look for a bike that has the bolt...
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    ps, Tricross is no more. Awol steel frame and the...

    ps, Tricross is no more. Awol steel frame and the other more road bike one (Diverge, Verge?) that comes in carbon and alu flavours
  24. Thread: I don't get GoPro

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    as someone old enough to remember those darkened...

    as someone old enough to remember those darkened living room experiences, this is what I immediately thought of as well.

    that said, it would be neat to edit some trip footage together and have a...
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    The Spec Tricross disc is another one (although I...

    The Spec Tricross disc is another one (although I am not 100% that it is still being sold)
    rides well with a rear rack with 20-25lbs on it.

    Specialized Bicycle Components

    with 10 sp Tiagra
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