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    I have a KM. Note that the seat tube is bent...

    I have a KM. Note that the seat tube is bent inwards to place the rear wheel further underneath the rider, more forwards. So, even though the chainstays are longer than the LHT, the overall placement...
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    Seems like a great guy. Love seeing tourists...

    Seems like a great guy. Love seeing tourists raising awareness for a cause, instead of money for their tour.

    Good luck, Jake!
  3. Just so I can further my point, the OP asked for...

    Just so I can further my point, the OP asked for a bike that weighs less than a Surly Troll, which weighs 30 lbs.

    A Pangea weighs somewhere in the neighborhood of 34 pounds, and a Thorn Raven...
  4. It's probably exactly what I'd expect too, and...

    It's probably exactly what I'd expect too, and I'm sure it's a worthy weight. I don't think a Co-Motion is by any means unnecessary in it's weight.

    However, a Co-Motion and a Thorn are both...
  5. Thorns and Co-Motions are heavy as hell. If...

    Thorns and Co-Motions are heavy as hell.

    If you have the money to go titanium, you have the money to go custom. Don't make excuses. if you commit, you won't regret it!
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    First tour when I was just barely 22. 1500 miles....

    First tour when I was just barely 22. 1500 miles. Then I did some 300+ mile solo tours in Canada and Colorado, and lots of overnights and sub-200 mile jaunts.

    I worked freelance between graduating...
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    Ten years ago, you'd probably be right. Today,...

    Ten years ago, you'd probably be right. Today, there's no appreciable manufacturing difference between 29er/700c wheels and 26" wheels. Besides, since wheels span the whole spectrum between "cheap...
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    Selle Anatomica looking for Beta Testers

    I suppose I'm reducing my own odds of getting picked, but I'll let everyone know anyways that Selle Anatomica is looking for beta testers for their new saddle redesign. Check out their site to apply.
  9. Relax. It's not a popular bike. I have the...

    Relax. It's not a popular bike.

    I have the Raleigh Port Townsend, 2010. I believe it's the same geometry as the sojourn, and that the sojourn is just a higher-quality model. That assumption said,...
  10. A Romantic Evening with Laughing Dog Bicycles

    I just finished writing a piece on my local shop. The merits of befriending your local mechanic, compressionless brake housing, and winter cycling in the snowy Northeast.

    A Romantic Evening with...
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    Full camping gear is assumed, there's no hotels....

    Full camping gear is assumed, there's no hotels. The vast majority of riders use exactly zero panniers. With the right camping gear, you could do it with frame bags only.
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    My old frame needed a tandem cable for the RD. I...

    My old frame needed a tandem cable for the RD. I will always carry one of those if the bike necessitates it. Otherwise, no.
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    Measure three times, cut once. It took me at...

    Measure three times, cut once.

    It took me at least two builds to stop letting the fork drop out when I was installing headset spacers and stem.
  14. I'm sorry, I hate to be "that guy," but what's...

    I'm sorry, I hate to be "that guy," but what's wrong with the current wheelset? Great spoke count for touring, great hubs, great rims... Seems fine.
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    In the summer, I could care less. In the...

    In the summer, I could care less.

    In the winter, carelessly wet things can mean death.
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    Sticky: https://maxthecyclist.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/...

    https://maxthecyclist.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/md026376-11.jpg
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    I carry a Macbook Air. I use the copious battery...

    I carry a Macbook Air. I use the copious battery life on that (9 hours plus) to charge my lights and phone. I work from the laptop when I have an outlet, and use it as a battery when I'm more remote....
  18. Unscientific, no. Basic physics, yes. Larger...

    Unscientific, no. Basic physics, yes. Larger cylinder = larger contact patch. 2.4" tires should have almost exactly half of the contact patch of 5" tires.

    Amazing pictures, by the way.


    I...
  19. I need to test a fatbike, because I suspect the...

    I need to test a fatbike, because I suspect the difference between 2.5 inch tires and 4 inch tires is not going to be astoundingly great.
  20. I've heard a whisper of wolf howls up in Maine....

    I've heard a whisper of wolf howls up in Maine. Very interesting that the two breeds have intermixed as much as they have. I suppose I don't particularly want to meet a coyote, a wolf, or a feral...
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    My fat touring bike is getting fatter... ...

    My fat touring bike is getting fatter...

    https://maxthecyclist.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/md026376-11.jpg
  22. Turns out, these may be coyote tracks (thanks...

    Turns out, these may be coyote tracks (thanks Doug64 and Google). I heard a wolf when I was pretty far up in Maine, but there have only been one or two sightings in the past few decades in...
  23. "Season's Greetings from that special lady in my...

    "Season's Greetings from that special lady in my life!"
  24. Winter Bikepacking. On my Shake-Out ride, a wolf went through my campsite!

    Particularly proud of this post. I had an awesome overnighter at the local reservoir and a wolf stepped past me in the night!

    Surly Karate Monkey Bikepacking Setup
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  25. When I tour, I completely ignore elevation and...

    When I tour, I completely ignore elevation and distance. I just stay on the bike for daylight hours. I usually get between 70 and 110 miles done per day, but it varies on the time of year due to...
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