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    I like my Schwalbe Marathons. I have them on the...

    I like my Schwalbe Marathons. I have them on the Tandem (26 X 35), my mountain bike which is set up for pavement riding usually (26 X 35), and my 520 (700 x x35). I cannot remember the last flat that...
  2. Awesome! Thank you for sharing. Wow, the scenery!...

    Awesome! Thank you for sharing. Wow, the scenery! Were there really no other people there? Was this a day trip? Some shots went by just too fast. Some intentionally going with the music-nice idea....
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    [QUOTE=headloss;17465187]"bad years" go back a...

    [QUOTE=headloss;17465187]"bad years" go back a ways.... a 2014 is safe. Older models have a longer top-tube and a shorter head-tube. Older models also had poor gearing selection with a 52-42-30 or...
  4. I am riding from Victoria, BC to St Johns...

    I am riding from Victoria, BC to St Johns Nfld-starting in mid June. Taking the summer off. This will be a supported tour. Have been looking forward to this for a coupe years. It's to celebrate my...
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    I wanted a case that was water proof, shock proof...

    I wanted a case that was water proof, shock proof and user friendly. Hated the LifeProof. Took it back to Walmart where I got it. Got a water proof OtterBox for $30 instead of the usual $90. Then,...
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    I wouldn't cut the steering tube........ever. So...

    I wouldn't cut the steering tube........ever. So what if it sticks up 5-10 mm. You never know when yer necks gonna be outta joint, or you decide to sell and get a real bike. LOL. Nothing wrong with a...
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    65er, my meaning was that you don't belittle your...

    65er, my meaning was that you don't belittle your customers by telling them that those items are really needless, and that because I want them I belong to a unique little subculture of tourers, just...
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    The guys in the LBS that I use, are knowledgable...

    The guys in the LBS that I use, are knowledgable and have been on a number of self supported tours. However, when I wanted to put a Rholoff hub on a 520, or have them build a wheel with a SON28...
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    I totally agree with the above statements, and...

    I totally agree with the above statements, and the people that are telling these silly remarks to you should consider this before making such silly and judgemental statements.
    Just going on your...
  10. I told my employer a year and a half ago that I...

    I told my employer a year and a half ago that I was doing a cross country tour. It kind of went in one ear and out the other. Meanwhile, I needed a (felt I needed) a tour specific bike. We, and I...
  11. My 73 year old parents just finished it last...

    My 73 year old parents just finished it last month-but they walked, and did it in 28 days.
  12. My favourite. Doesn't matter whether its my 14...

    My favourite. Doesn't matter whether its my 14 year daughter or my wife-the experience is the same…..priceless.
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    Uh, no. I can't see how you can claim to be a...

    Uh, no. I can't see how you can claim to be a minimalist if you desire one of these. this is just another example of consumerism really. What's wrong with a tent for the minimalist?
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    mgwilder and a couple others-you get it! Unless I...

    mgwilder and a couple others-you get it! Unless I missed it from someones response, cutting out red meat, foul, and fish is necessary for anyone who wants to keep their body cleansed and running...
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    Thank you for sharing! Well done. I'm heading out...

    Thank you for sharing! Well done. I'm heading out on my own cross country tour next June. Not a day goes by that I'm not imagining being gone and riding. 72 days across Canada. Anyone contemplating?...
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    Oh my! This is horrible! How bad are your...

    Oh my! This is horrible! How bad are your injuries? Hope you heal fast if you want to take that tour at Thanksgiving! So glad to hear it wasn't worse.
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    My thought process is flawed I'm sure- without...

    My thought process is flawed I'm sure- without asking where the frame broke, I envisioned (assumed) that the tubes let go from their welds. I then construed this to be a manufacturer defect. A...
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    Does your bike shop sell Trek bikes? Have the...

    Does your bike shop sell Trek bikes? Have the manufacturers rep get you a replacement frame. Trek has replacement frames kicking around for warranty issues-so a frame only can be had. When I built my...
  19. Earlier this year, I rode on a glorious day at...

    Earlier this year, I rode on a glorious day at -20C (-4F). It was a fabulous March 31 day, as I saw cross country skiers, a motor cyclist, snowmobiles, and lots of people walking-some with kids in...
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    Hmmmm. And I thought I was the only one feeling...

    Hmmmm. And I thought I was the only one feeling this way! Yep I hear ya brother. Same boat. And it doesn't seem however much I work out, I just don't feel or see the muscle gains like when I was...
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    414337 Allow me to introduce Sunshine. She's a...

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    Allow me to introduce Sunshine. She's a heavily customized Trek 520 that just brings a smile to my face every time I ride her.
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    Not surprised. My shop here in Winnipeg would...

    Not surprised. My shop here in Winnipeg would have done it for me, but the cost was stupid as you see.
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    Thanks MrVeloman! For anotherbrian- I edited...

    Thanks MrVeloman!

    For anotherbrian- I edited my comment above but it ended up in you quote, sorry. I will be sewing my own sleeves to cover the tubes. This was a practice run, and it ends up that...
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    I will construct my own compression members, I...

    I will construct my own compression members, I feel that they are a necessity. This was a practice run, as I am heading to Florida in December. Why do you feel that the Break a ways are superior? I...
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    Thank you for the link. I have seen it before...

    Thank you for the link. I have seen it before actually, a couple times but it didn't come up on my radar screen when I was having trouble. I will consider trying it the way you did it as you didn't...
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