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  1. Well, I saw the fork, but decided not to take...

    Well, I saw the fork, but decided not to take it:)

    http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy112/Doug64_photos/Bike%20Trips/Vancouver%20to%20Kallispell/1d761d6f-bf45-4532-a20f-c00852bffcd0.jpg
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    I recommend stopping at the Kokanee Brewery when...

    I recommend stopping at the Kokanee Brewery when you go through Creston, BC:thumb: There is also a RV park right across from the brewery that has a good spots for tents.
  3. Thread: Cross Chain

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    With a double cross chaining should not be an...

    With a double cross chaining should not be an issue. If the chain is rubbing the front derailleur and trimming does not fix it, there is an adjustment problem. I've used all the gears with no...
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    The rest area is not far from Hiland. There is a...

    The rest area is not far from Hiland. There is a sign stating "no camping" at the rest area, but we camped behind one of the structures and did not monopolize one of the picnic areas. A police...
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    Of course you can do it! Don't worry about...

    Of course you can do it!

    Don't worry about super long distances; most day's mileages will be governed by the spacing of towns or suitable camping spots. Wind can also be a factor. Work your way...
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    Put the empty panniers on the bike when you ship...

    Put the empty panniers on the bike when you ship it. Put all the gear in a large lightweight duffel bag.

    My yellow Ortlieb rack pack usually goes as carry on, but this time they checked it free...
  7. While I don't post on CGOAB, I do use it as a...

    While I don't post on CGOAB, I do use it as a reference; and often get caught up in a person's writing style, ending up following them on their adventure. I was trying to find a friend's journal who...
  8. IMO the LHT can not be classified as a "fast"...

    IMO the LHT can not be classified as a "fast" bike. I have a LHT , and very seldom use it for anything but touring. Lately, I've even used other bikes for touring rather than the LHT. However, I...
  9. If everything is working OK, put on the 28 tooth...

    If everything is working OK, put on the 28 tooth freewheel, and give it a go. Keep your gear relatively light, and it should do a good job for you.

    It looks like you still have the original...
  10. I think this forum represents a pretty good cross...

    I think this forum represents a pretty good cross section of the bike tourers I know and have met on the road.

    Some of us don't have a TV, and this formum is entertaining, and sometimes even...
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    It works fine. My wife and I trade off regularly...

    It works fine. My wife and I trade off regularly when riding into a headwind for long periods. However, she does not cast a very big wind shadow:)

    Where it gets tough with front panniers is in a...
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    There are several handlebar bags that are...

    There are several handlebar bags that are compatible with STI shifters (I'm assuming road). I use and Ortlieb on my drop bar bike that has STI shifters and interrupter brake levers as well.

    The...
  13. Just from the pictures it does not look bad,it...

    Just from the pictures it does not look bad,it actually looks pretty good!

    To change from straight bars to drops it would cost about $200. These parts are close to the quality found on a stock...
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    I think I'd bet you a beer on that one:) I...

    I think I'd bet you a beer on that one:)

    I think I understand where you are coming from. My wife tells me that I take longer to pick out a tent than it does for me to pick out a car.
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    I know! Sometimes kids have to learn from...

    I know! Sometimes kids have to learn from experience. However, she has been at it since she was very little, and you'd think she would have it down by know. In her defense, there was not much in...
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    I believe you are right . There are many things...

    I believe you are right . There are many things that are far more important when selecting a tent than this one requirement. However, this is usually learned by experience.
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    OP regardless of the tent you end up with, there...

    OP regardless of the tent you end up with, there are some things that you can do to increase it's utility and flexibility. One of the most useful is attaching a small loop of light weight cord to...
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    I was actually thinking about this on a ride...

    I was actually thinking about this on a ride yesterday. My bike is pretty well dialed in, saddle is good, and no aches or pains. It was like skiing is supposed to be; you just do it and forget the...
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    David, you are absolutely correct on this. It is...

    David, you are absolutely correct on this. It is a long story, but Shimano used to make FM-442 and FM-443 cranksets; one used a 45 mm chainline, and one a 50 mm chainline. Both used the same...
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    Mike, you may want to check the present chainline...

    Mike, you may want to check the present chainline on your bike compared to the chinline with the new crankset. Usually a road crankset, which you probably have, has a 45-46mm chainline. A mountain...
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    You would have to get down to a cadence of 45 rpm...

    You would have to get down to a cadence of 45 rpm to equal about 3.7 mph with that gear ratio. Most people could not push a loaded bike uphill faster than 2 mph. You would have a cadence of about 27...
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    Just check out Eurovelo Route 6: EuroVelo 6...

    Just check out Eurovelo Route 6: EuroVelo 6

    There are several other guides for the route. Do a search, and many will show up.
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    Some good thoughts, but I 'm not sure you can...

    Some good thoughts, but I 'm not sure you can judge the coastal weather based on what happens in the Valley. Also it is not a good idea to ride the coast south to north. I made that mistake once.
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    My wife and I stopped there three years ago on...

    My wife and I stopped there three years ago on our way back from a 3-month bike tour through several European countries. We were flying with IcelandAir, which has a free stop over policy. We spent...
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    We've used general delivery a few times with good...

    We've used general delivery a few times with good success. However, we usually picked smaller towns (size is a relative thing) because there were not a lot of options.

    We seldom tour on...
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