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    Neither. I will most likely use a Racktime but...

    Neither. I will most likely use a Racktime but haven't decided yet.
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    Location of mid fork braze-on

    I want to add mid fork braze-ons onto my mtn bike but so far have come across 2 standards: Tubus says 165mm and Nitto says 180mm. Even tho they don't agree with one another about the location they at...
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    Thank you. I appreciate your help.

    Thank you. I appreciate your help.
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    Giant Iguana model year?

    Picked up a Giant Iguana today and plan to breath some new lif into it as a tourer. Can any help me with when it was built? Serial no. G0012641
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    Nicely done.
  6. Nice build. I like those trekking bars, where did...

    Nice build. I like those trekking bars, where did you get them.
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    Never, not ever. Paying too much attention to my...

    Never, not ever. Paying too much attention to my surroundings. One of the primary reasons I ride is to escape the constant visual and noise bombardment that we live with. I'd rather listen to birds,...
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    Just finished reading Every Inch of the Way, by...

    Just finished reading Every Inch of the Way, by Ton Bruce, last night. He used a Dog Dazer (below) with good effect when he first started out on his trek around the world. However, he makes no...
  9. Some, but not much, has been mentioned regarding...

    Some, but not much, has been mentioned regarding insects. Thanks to those from New England area regarding black flies, and to those that are from, or have travelled to, the really far north AK. I...
  10. A break from what wheel, peddle, frame . . .

    Don't recall this being posted before but for those interested here are some biking movies not normally listed. Have only watched Island Etude thus far and enjoyed it. It takes some doing to find a...
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    Another factor I didn't see mentioned is "mind...

    Another factor I didn't see mentioned is "mind set." For myself, it is one of the most important factors.

    Last year I did my first, albeit short, tours. Prior to that I had never, not ever, rode...
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    Thanks to everyone for their input. It'll be an...

    Thanks to everyone for their input. It'll be an experiment. If it doesn't work I can always reverse the process.
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    Cross Check build

    Looking at getting a new (2013 or 2014) Surly Cross Check to use for commuting and touring. Currently riding a 2008 Trek 7.3 FX and ride 2000+ miles a year. If I bought a new X-Check frame and fork...
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    Currant bike (in the picture) is a 2008 Trek 7.3...

    Currant bike (in the picture) is a 2008 Trek 7.3 FX. Nice bike but a little squirrelly over 30 mph or going around tight curves at 15+. BTW I have changed out the 28 gear ring from a 28 to a 22 and...
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    Cross Check bar question

    Will be getting a new X-Check this spring. Modifications WILL need to be made. One of the mods I would like to make is getting rid of the drop bars and replacing with H bar (similar to...
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    Thank you. Watching as I write. Airdropped from...

    Thank you. Watching as I write. Airdropped from my IPad mini to a smart TV. (mini is what I carry whilst biking) Notice Jim Carter from Downtown Abby; just a tad younger LOL.
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    I have one but haven't worn it since 1993 when...

    I have one but haven't worn it since 1993 when wife #2 made me by one for a Vermont trip. I ride ~2000 mostly highway miles per year. Figure if I become grill fodder a helmet isn't going to help.
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    Planning to ride around Lake Superior this...

    Planning to ride around Lake Superior this summer. I drove around it 20+ years ago (~1700 mi.) and circumnavigated the lake in 2005 (~1000 mi.) in my sailboat. Now it is time to do it on my bike....
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    Anyone done Lake Itasca to TCs?

    Looking to do my second multi-day tour and thinking of biking from Ashland to Lake Itasca, MN then to the TCs then back up this way (actually Washburn, WI). Would like to hear from anyone familiar...
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    Not sure what your specific 'pillow' needs are,...

    Not sure what your specific 'pillow' needs are, but I have camped, canoed, kayaked and biked much of N. America. I have never found a need for a pillow 'specific.' I have always found that the...
  21. I regret selling selling my 700. Replaced it with...

    I regret selling selling my 700. Replaced it with a 7.3 FX. The FX is a nice bike but I miss the horizontal bar, extra bottle cage, and steel frame. Not to mention the simple shifters.

    Have...
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    Sticky: Hi all, I live on Chequamegon Bay (Washburn, WI)...

    Hi all,
    I live on Chequamegon Bay (Washburn, WI) of Lake Superior. Mostly ride solo in 25 to 50 mile jaunts. In a couple of weeks will take my first long (220 mile) journey to the Twin Cities to...
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    Breaking in a Brooks B-17

    I just received my new saddle and realized I neglected to order the Proofide (Brooks brand) leather treatment. Anyone familiar with a substitute that I might be able to buy locally? Thanks in advance.
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    2003 Trek 1000 flatbar

    Originally posted this in the CV forum but on advice of one contributor am reposting it here.

    From what I can gather the flat bar version of the Trek 1000 was only offered in 2003. The asking...
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    Thanks, I appreciate your input and will take...

    Thanks, I appreciate your input and will take your advice. In fact, thanks to all who have responded.
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