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  1. I was looking for something else and came across...

    I was looking for something else and came across this interesting Oz thread over the weight savings in a Carbon bike. Essentially the guy who bought the all carbon touring bike (or maybe ti carbon...
  2. It has been suggested tourists are older, which...

    It has been suggested tourists are older, which might be true though I did touring back when the Campy Rally was the hot dérailleur (I tosed it during a clean out :() Anyway, this is one example of...
  3. There might be a bit of that when you are in a...

    There might be a bit of that when you are in a lowish gear, and wobbling, and the bike runs onto this stuff that looks like tarmack, but turns out to be unconsolidated, and you are about to crash...
  4. Partly because tourists are cheap and touring is...

    Partly because tourists are cheap and touring is not cool. My local store, the one that sells 10 dollar skates this time of year, has any number of 4K downhill bikes, no local hills, but the store...
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    That makes about as much sense as saying you buy...

    That makes about as much sense as saying you buy custom shirts because you can, and wear two of them at the same time.
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    They say Oxford Nylon with .75 urethane. That is...

    They say Oxford Nylon with .75 urethane. That is normally a 4 oz fabric 200 denier. There are heavier versions but they start to get boardy. I used to work for a place that made outdoor wear. We...
  7. Welds need to be tight, you can have a gap a...

    Welds need to be tight, you can have a gap a large as you like with composites, too small is often harder to bond.
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    The biggest issue is wind resistance, unless you...

    The biggest issue is wind resistance, unless you are talking the last pic shown. Also, without motor weight low down, you might have a top heavy condition, if the upper bars were crash protection as...
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    Yeah they exist, and as such are about 4 -6 times...

    Yeah they exist, and as such are about 4 -6 times more expensive, for really know known net performance increase overall.

    - Any serious one, you are not netting the weight savings you would...
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    Not to be overly smarty pants about it, the kinds...

    Not to be overly smarty pants about it, the kinds of thing a thread like that develops into is almost the opposite of the activity itself. Don't overthink it. Leave what you don't need behind,...
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    The onus is on the dog owner, but responsible...

    The onus is on the dog owner, but responsible behaviour is going to come down to some standard like a reasonable "man" standard. If no crazy geeks in day-glow lycra normally troll their property...
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    Why have a screen name of Veganbikes if you don't...

    Why have a screen name of Veganbikes if you don't realize your perception of animals is different than that of others, what would be the fun?

    The idea of dogs chasing one out into the road and...
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    Do hipsters actually wear plastic Ts? I'm sure...

    Do hipsters actually wear plastic Ts? I'm sure you look great! My only hope if I did wear plastic Ts would be that they wouldn't last half as long as cotton. I have been buying up rolls of self edge...
  14. Find specific tools that actually fit the stuff...

    Find specific tools that actually fit the stuff on your bike. If that is a multitool, bonus.
  15. I agree you don't need to be in any kind of shape...

    I agree you don't need to be in any kind of shape to tour on a bike. Though if you start out in crazy hilly terrain, or with a much better in shape partner, it can be a whole other deal.

    I don't...
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    What about solar, there are relatively small...

    What about solar, there are relatively small set-ups being used to drive outboard motors today. Keeping a phone charged shouldn't be all that bad with decent weather. In bad weather many people...
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    I wear cotton t-shirts all year long because they...

    I wear cotton t-shirts all year long because they are tolerably fashionable and cost about 5 bucks. Yesterday I was wearing a t-shirt with a pile jacket over it for skiing, skating, and snowshoeing....
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    What about this stuff: microshift 7 speed |...

    What about this stuff:

    microshift 7 speed | eBay

    Microshift has a good rep and they offer shifters starting at 9 dollars, and brifters starting at 64.
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    I got a couple of bodies for Pentax Q system...

    I got a couple of bodies for Pentax Q system camera, it reminds me of my Rolleiflex, and Minox cameras I used to backpack with. In fact it all started with the false notion that things being what...
  20. I don't know if things have improved, but weigh a...

    I don't know if things have improved, but weigh a tent to see if it really weighs what they say. Of course tents are pretty transparent, they are made out of similar materials, you can't hide too...
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    Times like that you value cotton. I had a friend...

    Times like that you value cotton. I had a friend whose poly underwear burnt in on him in a cook shed. I nearly had the same thing happen in a crash, when it seemed the fuel would flash off.
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    I wear cotton sweat pants lightweight, even when...

    I wear cotton sweat pants lightweight, even when it is really hot. I love shorts but my whacked up right leg is a little too noticeable. I line the inside with one or two layers of fleece, I...
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    Poll: I don't get how they can charge a bike fee if it...

    I don't get how they can charge a bike fee if it fits in a case that others are taking for "free". Is that what is happening. That is seemingly a really bad thing for one of the biggest...
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    It can be hard to run cables depending on your...

    It can be hard to run cables depending on your set up if you have to cut them with some expedient device. If you pre-cut and tin them, then they are are ready to go, but you might as well just...
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    I carry filament tape, because it takes up...

    I carry filament tape, because it takes up virtually no space and can actually hold stuff like tire casings together. Duct tape I don't use much, and there is a dollar store every few miles.
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