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    What about those riding the Paris Brest,Paris...

    What about those riding the Paris Brest,Paris this summer who subsist on Ensure and Clif bars? In France!!!
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    La majesteuse égalité des lois, qui interdit au riche comme au pauvre de coucher sous les ponts, de mendier dan les rues et de voler du pain. Anatole France

    The majestic equality of the law...
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    I would add that you could cover the oily rags...

    I would add that you could cover the oily rags with water in the metal container. There might be enough oxygen in a closed container to feed the oxidation and the can could explode.
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    Poll: Light. I posted on this subject about two years...

    Light. I posted on this subject about two years ago. I went about four years being free, but gave up.

    Sometimes I drive , just because the car has to be driven.
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    Many years ag I rode fromTennesee to Savannah,...

    Many years ag I rode fromTennesee to Savannah, and then to Florida, and I don't remember having to stealth camp. I stopped in state parks a,nd forest campgrounds, places where I was invited in, ...
  6. I'm pretty sure an adjustable stem exists that...

    I'm pretty sure an adjustable stem exists that permits you to vary the height and reach of the handlebars so you can determine the proper height and reach before you purchase a new stem, but I don't...
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    The price is going to go up. Why not just have a...

    The price is going to go up. Why not just have a custom bike built for you with all the features you want?
  8. Yes, and I think it is because people give the...

    Yes, and I think it is because people give the same answers over and over.
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    Yes, but these things I can find at home. I...

    Yes, but these things I can find at home. I lived in the American West and know the solitude of the wilderness. but when I go to Europe, I'm looking for something else.

    I remember hiking and...
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    The only problem with that method, as shown in...

    The only problem with that method, as shown in the video, is that they are not wearing complete Haz Mat suits with face plates and air hoses.
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    I don't see the sense of stealth camping in a...

    I don't see the sense of stealth camping in a foreign country. Why go to a foreign country and hide in the bush? Campgrounds, hostels, inns and B&Bs are places to meet people. As far as travelling...
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    There is a saying that most colds run their...

    There is a saying that most colds run their course in seven days, but the others take a week. But to get back to the question: I don't know if what seems to be a cold might be a cold, an allergy,...
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    Sheldon Brown's method of putting the chain and...

    Sheldon Brown's method of putting the chain and cleaner in an old soda bottle, and then shaking it, seems to work . It's cheap also.
  14. You might need higher handlebars; You can do...

    You might need higher handlebars; You can do this with a stem with a longer quill. For years I thought I needed a shorter reach, but was never comfortable; then I read an article in the Rivendell...
  15. The subject of bike locks has been discussed ad...

    The subject of bike locks has been discussed ad nauseum on these forums over the years. If you use the search function, you can find twenty pages listing the threads discussing bike locks.The best...
  16. I'm not saying that people shouldn't lock their...

    I'm not saying that people shouldn't lock their bikes with a good lock, I'm suggesting another strategy and that is: Don't leave a nice expensive bicycle in a place where it might be stolen. ...
  17. Not at the local dump.

    Not at the local dump.
  18. I've had two bikes stolen many years ago. They...

    I've had two bikes stolen many years ago. They were locked, but not with expensive locks. Since then I do not leave a "good" bike locked in a place where it could be stolen. I have some stealth...
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    Can you lower the brake pads 4mm? If so, no...

    Can you lower the brake pads 4mm? If so, no problem. It can be done with some Miyatas, and yours is most likely made by Miyata.

    The advantage of going to 700C, is that you can use some of the...
  20. Thread: Tire sizes?

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    It really isn't a question of obsolescence, but...

    It really isn't a question of obsolescence, but rather a question as to what the manufacturers can sell. The two sizes, 622 and 630 are so close that it doesn't make sense to have two sizes, ...
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    Ten years ago, the 650B(584) tire was obsolete; ...

    Ten years ago, the 650B(584) tire was obsolete; only the efforts of a few enthusiast cyclists kept it alive in France and Japan. In the US Grant Petersen of Rivendell revived it. Now there are a...
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    It isn't just at night that winter riding can be...

    It isn't just at night that winter riding can be dangerous. The low sun in the morning and late afternoon can blind motorists, making you practically invisible.

    Another reason cyclists should...
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    There is a long running thrad on the C&V forum ...

    There is a long running thrad on the C&V forum "Saved from the dump". Some towns have a metal pile or a re-use it shed where you can find bikes. Dumpsters outside college dorms at the end of...
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    Silk is good for chilly weather; merino wool as...

    Silk is good for chilly weather; merino wool as it gets colder; then merino wool over silk.
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    The Zebrakenko looks like a Record Tour. I...

    The Zebrakenko looks like a Record Tour. I bought one in 1978. I toured down the East Coast on it one summer, and then used it as a utility, or casual bike for a few years, then stored it. I...
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