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    Does anyone have any experience with the...

    Does anyone have any experience with the Blackburn Outpost front rack?

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  2. I've put about 1000 miles on 32mm Voyager Hypers...

    I've put about 1000 miles on 32mm Voyager Hypers on my tandem. I can't recommend them highly enough. Good rolling resistance, superb ride quality, and no flats. Mostly smooth pavement, some gravel,...
  3. Here's my approach to touring that certainly is...

    Here's my approach to touring that certainly is not right for everyone. I decide where I want to ride and figure out a general route on a map. I pack the things I think I need for the next 2-3 days...
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    You'll be fine. Go for it and have fun!

    You'll be fine. Go for it and have fun!
  5. Hey Ed, Tell me about your AWOL. I ordered an...

    Hey Ed, Tell me about your AWOL. I ordered an AWOL frame and fork yesterday.
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    I'm surprised no one has mentioned Old Man...

    I'm surprised no one has mentioned Old Man Mountain racks. They are very durable, reasonable light, and offer about every mounting option that exists. I have used a rear rack on a mountain bike with...
  7. Old Man Mountain Racks ...

    Old Man Mountain Racks

    http://www.oldmanmountain.com/imagesBobs/FrontRacksPage/ultimateHubRack.jpg
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    I've had a few CF bikes, both road and mt. I'm a...

    I've had a few CF bikes, both road and mt. I'm a heavy, aggressive rider and I have never had a frame failure nor do I worry about a CF bike failing any more than an aluminum, steel, or titanium bike...
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    Sticky: Here's my Motobecane Tean Fly titanium mt....

    Here's my Motobecane Tean Fly titanium mt. bike/bikepacking/touring bike.

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  10. I have a Rockshox Reba RL fork on my only bike, a...

    I have a Rockshox Reba RL fork on my only bike, a titanium 29er mt. bike. I tour on it both off road and on. It has a lockout and I generally keep it locked on pavement. It still allows a tiny bit of...
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    Make sure you check on local conditions before...

    Make sure you check on local conditions before you come to CO, depending on the time of year. There has been lots of snow this winter with several new inches last night and today. It might be pretty...
  12. Looking for a Christmas Time ride 2014

    My wife and I would like to find an organized ride to do on the tandem during our Christmas holiday. A century or metric would be good. Thanks!
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    Looking for a December 2014 SoCa ride

    My wife and I would like to find an organized ride in Southern California to do while visiting during the Christmas season of this year. A century or metric would be good. Thanks!
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    I have reduced the bike stable down to just one....

    I have reduced the bike stable down to just one. I have a lightweight 29er mt. Bike that I can use for everything by changing tires. It can't perform like a lightweight carbon road bike but it is a...
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    Disc Brakes after mud

    My son and I got in some major mud on our last ride. It was very sticky and we were in it for a long time. After a serious bike cleaning session I still wonder what I should do to the brakes. How do...
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    DIY solar charger questions

    This question will show that I'm a novice but that's cool. I have a little solar panel and spliced a cigarette lighter type outlet to it. I plugged in my USB car charger, hooked up my phone, and put...
  17. I recently got a pair of Mountainsmith...

    I recently got a pair of Mountainsmith Switchbacks from Sierra Trading Post. $55 per set. On the smallish side, which is good, not waterproof. They seem well made and well thought out. A fairly basic...
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    I have used Gators for a few years. I just...

    I have used Gators for a few years. I just recently replaced them with a set of 700 x 32 Vitoria Voyager Hyper. These tires roll very well, have great ride quality and have puncture protection. They...
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    Very happy! 370001

    Very happy!

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  20. I tend to buy the best quality equipment I can...

    I tend to buy the best quality equipment I can justify. I am a bargain buyer and rarely-never pay retail. I am not at all opposed to buying second hand if the stuff is in good enough shape. I have...
  21. I wish I had every bike I have ever owned,...

    I wish I had every bike I have ever owned, including two previous tandems.
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    [QUOTE=vrooom3440;16584275]I cannot see how you...

    [QUOTE=vrooom3440;16584275]I cannot see how you hooked the Yakima cross bars to the Subaru rails?

    I used Yak towers made for factory rails. They attach securly. My worry is the strength of the...
  23. I am most certainly not qualified to diagnose...

    I am most certainly not qualified to diagnose your issue here but it looks like a bit of galvanic corrosion is messing with your clear coat.
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    Roof Rack Discussion

    I have recently purchased a "new style" Subaru Outback. It has a roof rack with rails that convert to side rails or cross rails. I attached my Yakima rails and Sidewinder rack. It seemed just a...
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    I cut a short piece out of an old inner tube and...

    I cut a short piece out of an old inner tube and keep it on the handle bar near the left brake lever. I wrap it around the brake lever to keep the bike from moving.
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