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  1. Thread: Soap

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    Excellent. I will just pass on a word of...

    Excellent.

    I will just pass on a word of advice from my good friend Dr. Chu, who is a skin doctor.
    He says liquid hand soaps are easier on your skin than bar soaps.
  2. Thread: Soap

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    I think you're obsessing about the wrong kinds of...

    I think you're obsessing about the wrong kinds of things.

    I just use Campsuds for everything, maybe carry a hotel sized bottle of shampoo.

    Anti bacterial soaps are not a great idea, unless you...
  3. I had this set up, but I didnt like where the...

    I had this set up, but I didnt like where the brakes are positioned, and I couldn't find another place for them that worked.
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    I've ridden it on May Long, but not for a number...

    I've ridden it on May Long, but not for a number of years. Who knows what this spring will bring?
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    I'm not up on all this new fangled bikie tech...

    I'm not up on all this new fangled bikie tech stuff. I'd never heard of planing but I am familiar with Jan Heine. So I looked up planing.
    It sure seems to have pissed some people off. Lots of...
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    Highwood Pass. Its a 3-4 day loop from Calgary,...

    Highwood Pass.
    Its a 3-4 day loop from Calgary, with a couple of different option for the parts close to town.
    The pass is closed from Highwood Junction to Peter Lougheed Provincial Park until June...
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    Hope your knee gets better.

    Hope your knee gets better.
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    Oh that is what he was getting at. Thanks for...

    Oh that is what he was getting at. Thanks for clarifying.
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    For touring I forego the lycra bike shorts and go...

    For touring I forego the lycra bike shorts and go for something with pockets and wear cycling underwear like Novara or Andiamo.
    Its very much personal preference though. Avoid shorts that have heavy...
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    I have a Thorn Raven Nomad with a Rohloff 16...

    I have a Thorn Raven Nomad with a Rohloff 16 tooth rear 39 front on a 175 crank.
    The gearing seems low to me, but the bike is heavy and designed for heavy duty touring.

    Sheldon Brown has a gear...
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    Go now. Before its gets too cold.

    Go now. Before its gets too cold.
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    I had an old Peugeot from the 70s that I bought...

    I had an old Peugeot from the 70s that I bought when I was in junior high school. Steel wheels, wing nuts instead of quick releases, simplex derailleurs. The lowest end, entry level European road...
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    I have this 6 Watt portable solar USB charger....

    I have this 6 Watt portable solar USB charger.
    Its very portable and I can charge my iPhone from around 30% to full charge in about 3 hours of direct sunlight. I've never used it bike touring, but...
  14. I have flown across the atlantic with my bike in...

    I have flown across the atlantic with my bike in a cardboard box a couple of times. If you are careful packing the box everything will be okay.
    the problem now days is that airlines are reducing the...
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    Now the Toyo built Atlantises are collector's...

    Now the Toyo built Atlantises are collector's items.
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    No.

    No.
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    chain ring facing which way?

    I am rebuilding an old crank and I have a vuelta 24 t inner chainring. On size has a flange and the other, flat side has writing on it. Which way does it go?

    I am thinking the writing goes on the...
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    I have built and used wooden kayaks and I would...

    I have built and used wooden kayaks and I would have no problem with a wooden fender. If the wood is sealed with epoxy and then covered by a good quality u-v resistant paint or varnish it will last a...
  19. B-17 is $97 at wallbike. I have dealt with them...

    B-17 is $97 at wallbike. I have dealt with them before and they are excellent, though I have not made any returns.

    http://www.wallbike.com/brooks/standardsaddles.html
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    #1 is not so bad if you have to be on it, it has...

    #1 is not so bad if you have to be on it, it has decent shoulders, but I would definitely prefer #1A.

    I always drink the creek water, but I wouldn't recommend it. Use a filter or treat the water.
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    Thats yellowhead...

    Thats yellowhead,not Yellowknife. Yellowknife is the capital of the Northwest territories.

    Its quite possible to fall into a crevasse on the Athabasca glacier. A few years ago a kid fell in and...
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    That and my Tim Horton's travel mug hanging off...

    That and my Tim Horton's travel mug hanging off my panniers.

    "Where are you from?" is just a good conversation starter, I use it myself, or "where have you come from today?" is good, too.
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    Highway 22 south from Calgary is good riding in...

    Highway 22 south from Calgary is good riding in general, it will be busy close to the city especially on weekends. South of Longview to Crowsnest pass there aren't many facilites, but the ride is...
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    Although I own a couple of high end touring...

    Although I own a couple of high end touring bikes, I tend to agree with Garthr. Better to just go.
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    If money is no object I'd say a Thorn Exp. ...

    If money is no object I'd say a Thorn Exp.
    Failing that if you can find an old steel frame mountain bike in good condition and start with that.

    vik do you still have your Thorn Raven Nomad or...
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