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    Well according to Webster's "it" can indeed refer...

    Well according to Webster's "it" can indeed refer to a dog or a person if you don't know "its" sex...

    Full Definition of IT

    1: that one —used as subject or direct object or indirect object of...
  2. Cool! Thanks for reminding me of this site. I've...

    Cool! Thanks for reminding me of this site. I've found myself four times on it. Here are the two oldest. '93 and '99 so not quite into your "vintage" category. That's me at end of table in the '93...
  3. Thread: Fenders

    by BobG
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    The SKS Velo style will install without any...

    The SKS Velo style will install without any struts. They engage with a stiff 3-4" L bracket at the seat stay bridge and attach to seat tube with a rubber strap. I might install a strut for a dirt...
  4. Well I'd like to post a picture of my '60s...

    Well I'd like to post a picture of my '60s Schwinn Varsity with it's Sologne canvas panniers and TA handlebar bag on a Pletscher rack but I never carried a camera back then. Here's my early '80s...
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    In the summer of 1968 a high school buddy and I...

    In the summer of 1968 a high school buddy and I cycled from VA to Land o'Lakes, Wisconsin. While we were climbing a hill one hot afternoon in Saginaw MI a fellow in a pick up slowed down beside us...
  6. And also you may have to adjust brakes for a...

    And also you may have to adjust brakes for a narrower rim. Ron, why not just use one of your other 5 bikes for fast rides that are set to go?
  7. Just for the heck of it I took off the rear wheel...

    Just for the heck of it I took off the rear wheel of my Litespeed Classic (130mm) and put it onto my Bruce Gordon R&R (135mm) as a test. Not a problem. You may have to back off the narrower QR skewer...
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    Tom, If I understand the VIA Rail schedule...

    Tom,

    If I understand the VIA Rail schedule correctly the only train with a baggage car in that direction is the "Ocean" which travels all the way to Halifax eastbound on Wednesday, Friday, and...
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    +1 That's how I like to pack. I haven't used a...

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    That's how I like to pack. I haven't used a full sized handlebar bag since the advent of the Blackburn Low Rider. As convenient as they are, the big clunky Arkel and Ortlieb bags that stick up...
  10. Thread: Touring gearing

    by BobG
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    Yep. Doug's range is a tad lower but narrower....

    Yep. Doug's range is a tad lower but narrower. Assuming 700c wheels......

    Doug's= 17.4 to 108
    Barrett's= 18.5 to 117.8

    (not that I'd ever need that big of a gear)
  11. Thread: Spoke Storage

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    Some hubsets use the same length in all...

    Some hubsets use the same length in all positions. My Phil Wood wheels take 292s on the rear, left and right. 293s on the front. Close enough for one size for the spare. The rear hub has different...
  12. Thread: Spoke Storage

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    For a tidier chain stay installation use wire...

    For a tidier chain stay installation use wire ties and position the spokes on the lower inside of the stay. See edited photo at my post 10 above.
  13. Thread: Fat touring

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    +1 Here's my extreme for a rough road ridden on...

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    Here's my extreme for a rough road ridden on 700x35s. Schofield Pass CO. Yes, a little more width would have been handy but I'm sure glad I wasn't using 3.8" tires all the way to that point on a...
  14. Thread: Spoke Storage

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    +2! Two wire ties to the chainstay and done!...

    +2!

    Two wire ties to the chainstay and done! Why listen to rattling parts inside a seat post and have to fiddle with removal in the event of a repair? The Surly braze on to accomplish the same is...
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    Sorry about that. I've fixed the link in my first...

    Sorry about that. I've fixed the link in my first post.

    "Klickfix Twist Hooks" KLICKfix Twist Hooks with blue catch - pair

    I have a retired old pair of Madden front panniers with them. Each...
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    The R&K clips supplied on the Axioms have the...

    The R&K clips supplied on the Axioms have the anti-bounce off feature built right in. The small center clip thingy engages the underside of rack rail in position as pictured. It rotates flat against...
  17. Thread: Winter blues..

    by BobG
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    Excellent videos with great soundtracks! Your...

    Excellent videos with great soundtracks! Your Colorado tour brings back memories of a trip I took quite a few years ago over Cumberland Pass, then back across Cottonwood Pass to Buena Vista. It was a...
  18. In all seriousness though, folks regularly...

    In all seriousness though, folks regularly replace smoke alarm batteries on a yearly basis as recommended by the NFPA that still have juice in them. Pictured below is one I just took from my kitchen...
  19. 9 volt batteries hadn't been invented yet when I...

    9 volt batteries hadn't been invented yet when I was a kid. Neither had AA's or AAA's Everything ran on D cells :D
  20. Our fire department issued a warning about these...

    Our fire department issued a warning about these a couple of years ago. I've taped off the terminals on the ones in my kitchen junk drawer. Thanks for the heads up reminder!
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    Amtrak has a generous carry on allowance. Strap...

    Amtrak has a generous carry on allowance. Strap each pair of panniers together and you should have 2 carry ons within the limits.

    Amtrak - Policies - Baggage Policy & Service - Carry-On Baggage
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    There are three trains per week from Halifax to...

    There are three trains per week from Halifax to Montreal. "The Ocean". They run on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The Friday train has a baggage car all the way to Montreal that you can check the...
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    Neither do I. One of my most relaxing trips was...

    Neither do I. One of my most relaxing trips was taking the "Montrealer" from VT to Montreal. The "Canadian" from Montreal to Regina SK. Then a long 2 month bike trip south through the western states...
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    Should ACA re-name the "Northern Tier" the "Bike...

    Should ACA re-name the "Northern Tier" the "Bike Ride from Anacortes WA to Bar Harbor ME". Or the "TransAmerica" The "Bike Ride from Yorktown VA to Astoria OR"? Or maybe we could follow the airlines...
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    I think that Sangre is mistaken. Ferry service...

    I think that Sangre is mistaken. Ferry service was restored to Portland ME from Yarmouth NS on May 15 of last year, 2014. I haven't heard of any new service to Boston.
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