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  1. i think at that time there were only a dozen. a...

    i think at that time there were only a dozen. a great deal, but then the exchange rate was $1=4 roobucks.

    my favorite was gerroldton, after nearly 2000 km of nothingness (unless you include the...
  2. heck yeah! did a one-year tour around australia,...

    heck yeah! did a one-year tour around australia, and believe i managed to hit
    every pizza hut in the country. love something different and filling after eating
    my own cooking for weeks.

    in the...
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    you might get better and morer responses if you...

    you might get better and morer responses if you mention which brake you're using.
    maybe say how you got the caliper straight....

    two things you might check.

    1. is the wheel correctly...
  4. not really, they're mostly invisible when bags...

    not really, they're mostly invisible when bags are mounted. otherwise just get some
    pink heat-shrink tubing to make 'em match your fancy-pants moon-unit gizmos.
  5. before you start changing too much stuff, maybe...

    before you start changing too much stuff, maybe you should figger out
    what you really need.

    what does "bike touring" mean to you? is it front and rear bags and a trailer
    and camping gear, maybe...
  6. northern australia. it's winter there but the...

    northern australia. it's winter there but the north part is still warm enough. start in cairns,
    head inland a few days, ride the old gulflander train if still operating, cut across to
    darwin.
    ...
  7. why limit yourself unnecessarily? do you...

    why limit yourself unnecessarily?

    do you absolutely, positively need mid-fork eyelets? it's not the frame, it's the fork.
    simply find a replacement fork, and you've quadrupled your potential...
  8. ohmygosh, of course i always have a 9V on hand. ...

    ohmygosh, of course i always have a 9V on hand. i need it for my TI-30
    ciphering device. so useful, indeed, as now i can calculate the air-speed
    velocity of unladen swallows, african or european...
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    why leave? you might learn something. some...

    why leave? you might learn something.

    some people need to carry massive quantities of stuff. maybe locally you wanna carry a beer
    keg to the beach. long-distance you might need a week's worth...
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    simple.....so you can carry even more stuff! ...

    simple.....so you can carry even more stuff! like another 70 pounds if you follow the
    manufacturer's label, even more if you like to live dangerously. maybe you need to carry
    5 gallons of water...
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    what's a spidey meatball?

    what's a spidey meatball?
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    get a trailer if you're gonna carry that much...

    get a trailer if you're gonna carry that much weight.
    room for large signs on the sides.
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    blisters with tevas? bandaids and/or thin...

    blisters with tevas? bandaids and/or thin cycling socks. problem solved.
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    seat post mount platform rack and/or frame bag.

    seat post mount platform rack and/or frame bag.
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    broken arm delay will work to your advantage. ...

    broken arm delay will work to your advantage. doing this as your first tour could easily
    be disasterful (or not....). do as the others advise, load up and take some short tours.
    overnighters, 3-4...
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    the interstate in that area has 'relatively'...

    the interstate in that area has 'relatively' light traffic. wide shoulder of
    smooth asphalt.

    highway 90 even lighter traffic, but a fair amount of trucks. for much
    of it you have a 3-5'...
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    more info needed: where will you be riding? ...

    more info needed:

    where will you be riding? flat land or mountains? short, steep grades or
    long grades? riding though forest with canopy cover and wind breaks,
    or open grasslands/along the...
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    a lot depends on where you're touring. i rode...

    a lot depends on where you're touring. i rode australia for a year and
    averaged about $5/day total.....but back then the exchange rate was
    about 4:1. i do miss kangaroo steaks.

    now all my...
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    why not a smaller front ring....maybe go with a...

    why not a smaller front ring....maybe go with a 22? and why would you want a 48 biggie?
    if your derailleurs can handle it, maybe 22-32-42 and 12:36. do you need a 10-speed?
    thin chain wears out...
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    dang! how the hell should i know what you wanna...

    dang! how the hell should i know what you wanna eat?

    why don't you try eating the cheapest food you can find for a week.
    buy from gas stations and grocery stores and dumpster dive, keep
    a...
  21. lighter tires should maybe drop a pound. another...

    lighter tires should maybe drop a pound. another pound or so if
    you get rid of the suspension fork.

    you travel light, so can go with a pair of smaller front panniers on
    lowriders, and avoid the...
  22. if'n you ride through the smaller towns in texas...

    if'n you ride through the smaller towns in texas and new
    mexico, you can often find no-name hotels for $15-20.
    ask road crews or contractors where they're bunking.

    local diners will have...
  23. this year's spring festival break is almost 7...

    this year's spring festival break is almost 7 weeks. need to get out of
    china to avoid the transport crush (1.3 billion humans traveling all at
    once!).

    will be flying to bangkok for a 5-week...
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    interesting how these things happen. wore out...

    interesting how these things happen. wore out the derailleurs and cassette
    and chain and chainrings, so was in the process of replacing them all for an
    upcoming tour into the jungle in laos.
    ...
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    you still run the risk of getting paper cuts. ...

    you still run the risk of getting paper cuts. man, when those things turn
    septic, only a matter of time until you turn zombie. better to just close
    your eyes and dream of soft surfaces and...
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