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    This is what I would recommend for a trunk bag,...

    This is what I would recommend for a trunk bag, given the parameters you are seeking. It is insulated, taller than most trunk bags and would likely have room for your laptop computer. It is also...
  2. I commute on several bikes, including sport...

    I commute on several bikes, including sport touring, cyclocross and touring. My Ritchey Breakaway Cross has a moderately sloping top tube, cables under the top tube, and a 27.2 seat post. It rides...
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    Touring bikes can make great commuters, and the...

    Touring bikes can make great commuters, and the Miyata 1000 is probably the best among vintage touring frames. If you found a Miyata 1000 that fits you for a good price and it's in good condition, I...
  4. All of the "English" centuries that I've ridden...

    All of the "English" centuries that I've ridden have been group rides, ranging from 1-3 people to large organized rides. However, I have ridden numerous metric centuries solo. To ride 100+ miles, it...
  5. Fit would be the biggest difference between the...

    Fit would be the biggest difference between the bikes. Surlys tend to have relatively long top tube and short head tubes, making it harder to raise your handlebars higher unless you don't mind...
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  7. I used to commute on my Eddy Merckx Corsa 01 all...

    I used to commute on my Eddy Merckx Corsa 01 all the time during summer months. As far as I know, it didn't bring anyone to tears. The main problem with using it as a commuter is that it didn't have...
  8. I got to talking to one of the other bike...

    I got to talking to one of the other bike commuters in my building the other day as we were leaving work. I had never looked at his bike very closely because it was covered with stickers, and I...
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    You are more likely to get meaningful advice by...

    You are more likely to get meaningful advice by starting a new thread on the Long Distance Cycling subforum. The touring forum is more oriented to traveling by bicycle than the sort of...
  10. Speaking of right hooks, an SUV passed me on a...

    Speaking of right hooks, an SUV passed me on a steep downhill during my commute home yesterday. I was traveling about 30 mph at the time. The SUV then slowed down -- apparently to make a right turn...
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    I use SPD pedals on all of my bikes -- road,...

    I use SPD pedals on all of my bikes -- road, touring and cyclocross. For shoes, I use Sidi Dominators and a Shimano model that has been discontinued but is similar to their current SH-MT44 model....
  12. You might want to check out the Ritchey Breakaway...

    You might want to check out the Ritchey Breakaway Cross, which is very similar to the Raleigh Grand Prix but has cantilever brakes and clearance for larger tires and fenders. I have the Ritchey...
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    I ride a lot on hilly roads, and in my opinion...

    I ride a lot on hilly roads, and in my opinion wind is tougher than climbing. I am not the greatest climber in the world by a long shot, but at least you get a break when riding down hills. In...
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    Sticky: Got lucky with the weather today -- I think -- as...

    Got lucky with the weather today -- I think -- as the rain that looked likely a few days ago has fizzled out or is likely to remain south of our area. I have a dentist appointment at noon, so I'll be...
  15. Thread: Frame Pump

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    Another fan of the Topeak Road Morph. However, I...

    Another fan of the Topeak Road Morph. However, I agree with others that mounting options are limited. Fortunately I have two touring bike with 3 bottle cage mounts, so I attach the Road Morph under...
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    Sticky: Another chilly morning commute, with temps in the...

    Another chilly morning commute, with temps in the low 40s. I went on a weekend bike trip that continued through Monday, so this was my first commute of the week. We were riding on the Virginia...
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    Both, of course!
  18. Given your training so far, you should be fine. ...

    Given your training so far, you should be fine. The biggest problems that new century riders have are getting caught up in the moment and starting out too fast and not drinking and eating enough...
  19. Our role is to ride at the back of the group,...

    Our role is to ride at the back of the group, offering any needed assistance or encouragement. We will be on bikes. The ride also has a SAG wagon if needed. Good advice on getting phone numbers...
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    Sticky: Chilly commute this morning with temps in the low...

    Chilly commute this morning with temps in the low 40s. The tailwind I had yesterday morning was gone, which hopefully will make my afternoon commute easier. Great commuting week for me, riding 140...
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  22. Thread: Late bloomers

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    I rode a lot in grade school, high school and...

    I rode a lot in grade school, high school and college. After graduating, I continued riding a lot and rode some bike tours but mostly quit riding about age 30 due to job pressures, moving to a more...
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    Gravel or unpaved roads are fine if you have the...

    Gravel or unpaved roads are fine if you have the right tires. I rode 400 miles from Pittsburgh to Washington DC last summer on the GAP-C&O Canal trails, and probably more than 90% of our route was...
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    Sticky: Great ride this morning, fastest commute in quite...

    Great ride this morning, fastest commute in quite a while. A tailwind much of the way helped, and I also rode my fastest commuter bike. It's had a flat for several days and I finally got around to...
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    Stop at a coffee shop. That's one of things I...

    Stop at a coffee shop. That's one of things I look forward to on tours.
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