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  1. Your public shaming is incomplete without...

    Your public shaming is incomplete without photos.....
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    Sagging bags? Line them with correx.

    Sagging bags?
    Line them with correx.
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    High sprocket counts work best in the high-end...

    High sprocket counts work best in the high-end groupsets for which they were designed, with advanced materials and design. Once you try and replicate the count using simple stamped steel sprocket,...
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    A Map holder will increase your traveling speed...

    A Map holder will increase your traveling speed over dense, hard-to-navigate road networks better than any amount of training, energy bars, aero-wheels/bars/whatever.

    I met a guy in Ireland eating...
  5. Any bike can be used for 2x 1.5 miles. Look at...

    Any bike can be used for 2x 1.5 miles.
    Look at the ratio of cycling duration vs prepping time: you want a grab-and-go convenient bike. There is simply no advantage to riding fast at the expense of...
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    Leatherman Tread

    Leatherman Tread: Nice concept but is it of any use for everyday commuter cyclists.
    My tools end up pretty mucky after use. Do I really want my shirt cuffs oil-stained for extra manliness?
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    Belt drives should use a vertical dropout to...

    Belt drives should use a vertical dropout to maintain tension. Std derailleur vertical dropouts have no way of adjusting tension, so you need either sliding vertical dropouts or eccentric bottom...
  8. Thread: DIY Panniers

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    Fit a Rixen and Kaul rail. On square-cut bag,...

    Fit a Rixen and Kaul rail.
    On square-cut bag, mount with a tilt for extra heel clearance.
    If making DIY bags, use a heel cutout profile.
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    In cooler, wet climates, one of the best...

    In cooler, wet climates, one of the best rain-coat systems is Paramo. It is the original "soft-shell" and manages water rather than being "proof". I have ridden in 8hrs of Norwegian downpour with no...
  10. This...

    This is what we do in the UK.
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    Not a good idea, but such hack repairs can last...

    Not a good idea, but such hack repairs can last for years.
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    I can't be bothered to read all the posts but a...

    I can't be bothered to read all the posts but a more recent entry in the "cast-metal cookware" market is cast titanium. This looks like cast iron but is better and lighter, so all you Dutch oven fans...
  13. Yes, you can. You need a bracket the right shape....

    Yes, you can. You need a bracket the right shape. I made mine.
    I would love to try an "up-hanger" with integrated lamp bracket.
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    What possible advantage does this style have over...

    What possible advantage does this style have over literally every other common style from the past 4 decades?

    2 decades. They became common on club bikes in 1992/93
    Before that everybody used DT...
  15. When it comes to selecting a rack, you need:...

    When it comes to selecting a rack, you need:
    Sufficient height above the fender to avoid contact and fit straps (>1") but no more.
    Solid, stiff stays that don't interfere with brake straddle cable...
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    The retaining nut on the cable is held in the...

    The retaining nut on the cable is held in the cassette joint.
    Relieve tension on the cable using some stiff wire/nail in a small hole of the cassette joint
    Give the cable and nut some slight...
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    I carry a leatherman mini and a short length of...

    I carry a leatherman mini and a short length of wire. Cable removal has a knack but once you get it, the cable disconnects as quickly as any cable splitter
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    Common knowledge, but is it true? Research...

    Common knowledge, but is it true?
    Research concentrates on young elite athletes, not everday riders. Control groups may not be comparable. Are cyclists self-selecting for lighter build? I know that...
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    A standard rack/pannier system will allow you to...

    A standard rack/pannier system will allow you to expand your utility riding beyond the gym, to shopping and errands, all useful miles.
    Ortleib and Rixen&Kaul both do good, modern, QR locking hooks....
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    For cool/cold rain I use waterproof/breathable...

    For cool/cold rain I use waterproof/breathable pants over poly-cotton hiking pants.
    Mine have a close fit in he lower legs, so they don't flap in the wind. A velcro tab keeps them out of the chain....
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    See here...

    See here
    and here
    and here
    Mount the dynamo using cantilever brake bosses
    Without a cantilever brake boss, fork mounts can rotate and slip, dangerously. Mount at the rear.
    B&M LED lamps are...
  22. Cycle Tourists Club has a specific forum for...

    Cycle Tourists Club has a specific forum for LEJOG
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    Strong but pricey. Get a frame that fits you...

    Strong but pricey.
    Get a frame that fits you well with just a handfull of exposed seatpost.
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    You may want to consider a sprung saddle...

    You may want to consider a sprung saddle, to reduce peak loading on your seatpost. You are meant to unweight the saddle as you ride over bumps.
    Unicycle chromoly steel seatposts are very heavy duty...
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    Picking pieces of flint or glass out of a tyre...

    Picking pieces of flint or glass out of a tyre needs a slim blade. I've used my Leatherman pliers for removing wire and also undoing siezed retaining nuts on a valve to remove the tyre.
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