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  1. Yes

    Yes
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    Oookay. It kinda matters what size of tire...

    Oookay. It kinda matters what size of tire you're looking for given your load on the bike and surface you're riding on and whether you are riding fast to begin with. Raised center block is not what...
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    Well said, for those who haven't experienced a...

    Well said, for those who haven't experienced a debilitating accident or come to cycling from a condition of less than average sight or hearing and really do not want to lose what they have it may...
  4. I like what Machka said about not worrying about...

    I like what Machka said about not worrying about gettin it perfect. The ride will sort things out.
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    Toptubes on both my Surlys are wrapped with...

    Toptubes on both my Surlys are wrapped with Tressostar tape. Locking the bike up against metal poles is no worry about sliding or scratching through to metal.
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    Not a high priority but if I were it would be...

    Not a high priority but if I were it would be Gorilla tape and not duct tape. Duct tape leaves too much of an adhesive mess for how little fabric there is.
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    Oh heck you can mount things to carbon forks the...

    Oh heck you can mount things to carbon forks the issue is whether they or their attachments are designed for that load. There are carbon forks with mid fork eyelets so I assume they're built with a...
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    That is a great sequence. I never understood the...

    That is a great sequence. I never understood the appeal of flat mtn bike bars for non-racing road bikes, the position just doesn't feel right. A lot of hybrid road bikes make very good touring...
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    How much do you weigh? Your wheels are 20 and 24...

    How much do you weigh? Your wheels are 20 and 24 spoke. They're probably marginal as racing wheels without regular maintenance and obviously inadequate so far. If you're over 175lbs just get the...
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    32-35mm there is absolutely no benefit to a...

    32-35mm

    there is absolutely no benefit to a narrow tire for touring at that weight. When I did light touring as a light rider my total weight bike/rider/gear was 190lbs on 28mm tires. That felt...
  11. Thread: Sleeping bags

    by LeeG
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    Machka, I got a Sierra Sniveler for my adult...

    Machka, I got a Sierra Sniveler for my adult daughter and slept under it one night, good stuff

    ,, Ultra light quilts and sleeping bags for outdoor camping | Jacksrbetter
  12. Thread: Sleeping bags

    by LeeG
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    Ditto on MontBell, I thought the stopped making...

    Ditto on MontBell, I thought the stopped making bags but there they are, good bag, I have one.
  13. Thread: Sleeping bags

    by LeeG
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    Azza, if you're a hot sleeper consider a thin...

    Azza, if you're a hot sleeper consider a thin sleeping bag liner and light bag or quilt. Sweating onto thin nylon gets dirty fast and for the warmer temps the liner is plenty.

    ThermoliteŽ Reactor...
  14. I fully agree with you, I've had great luck with...

    I fully agree with you, I've had great luck with the Conti Top Contacts but I'd like a faster tire with more comfort. Plus I'm having trouble keeping up with the faster younger riders who I tour...
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    It is ok to have a rear wheel built for the...

    It is ok to have a rear wheel built for the intended use. It could be "nicer", lighter and more expensive but not built for the intended use. It could be cheaper, plain and moderate weight and built...
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    You left out your weight. If you're already...

    You left out your weight. If you're already breaking rear spokes they must have been marginally built or you're on the heavy side for Treks low spoke count production wheels. If you're on the heavy...
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    LoneWolf is on a budget, touring with limited...

    LoneWolf is on a budget, touring with limited funds and just needs wheels. Bladed spokes are expensive and used more often in low spoke count wheels which LoneWolf has experienced breaking in what...
  18. Thread: White or Phil?

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    Shouldn't someone be making boutique hubs even...

    Shouldn't someone be making boutique hubs even fancier than Phil, White, etc. so we can argue their merits?
  19. Thread: Well I'm off

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    Take care o yo self

    Take care o yo self
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    For those who like 8 spd cassettes IRD makes...

    For those who like 8 spd cassettes IRD makes 12-28 and 12-32 cassettes. They aren't as smooth out of the box as Shimano but after a few hundred miles work fine.

    7, 8 and 9-speed Comp MTB/Road...
  21. Let's see, $4000 new bike or $800 30 yr old bike...

    Let's see, $4000 new bike or $800 30 yr old bike with loveliness a main criteria. I see the problem choosing as aesthetics of desire are somewhat independent of function.

    you don't mention your...
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    Hanna, the choice of bike will involve less work...

    Hanna, the choice of bike will involve less work than getting a general sense how everything works on the bike and how to maintain it. Don't bother assembling a bike from parts, get something new in...
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    For those who want a nimble handling LHT the 26"...

    For those who want a nimble handling LHT the 26" wheel version is noticeably more maneuverable than the 700c version at least in the 56cm size I have. It's still not the all rounder like the 520. I...
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    On of the finer tours I had was on an Italian...

    On of the finer tours I had was on an Italian road bike, Maserati, with forks from an English road bike. Rear Blackburn rack attached to hollows of Campy dropouts. About 8lbs of sleeping bag,...
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    Katie, those two bikes are so different it would...

    Katie, those two bikes are so different it would make sense to do some test rides first before picking bikes from the peanut gallery. A fair rule of thumb is to get the bike that fits 80% of your...
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