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  1. ^ Haha. Sounds like a good time, even with all of...

    ^ Haha. Sounds like a good time, even with all of the biker-diapers on the other riders(those padded shorts remind me of toddlers wearing diapers under their shorts). It's almost always good to get...
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    Ooo, that sounds pretty good. I'll try it next...

    Ooo, that sounds pretty good. I'll try it next time I set some up. Thanks for posting!
  3. I too am a fan of multiple smaller bags for...

    I too am a fan of multiple smaller bags for organization. It's nice to have everything in it's own place, and easily accessible when you want it. And I also don't wear bike jerseys. I like a marino...
  4. It obviously depends on the goods. And yes,...

    It obviously depends on the goods. And yes, typically craftspeople are closer to "making a living," but that certainly doesn't mean that Every one of them is barely getting by just because they're a...
  5. Those look nice, simple, and rugged. Sweet bags....

    Those look nice, simple, and rugged. Sweet bags. And thanks for taking all of the pictures so that we can see all of them from every angle!

    Also, I never said the people of Porcelain Rocket were...
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    I don't know if it's caliper alignment, but I...

    I don't know if it's caliper alignment, but I must say it does show that something isn't right. BB7s stop hard without even having to squeeze the lever too hard. There are Many Many people to back...
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    Brake threads are always so interesting. I think...

    Brake threads are always so interesting. I think they're my favorite for "Wtf? Everyone has Such different results with the Same product" discussions. My friend, who does his own bike work just...
  8. ^ Good to have you on the site! I'll keep an eye...

    ^ Good to have you on the site! I'll keep an eye out later this year for the return of the Silos. I'm definitely interested in some before my next long tour next summer, and a few smaller...
  9. ^ Well this is getting off topic, but... Did you...

    ^ Well this is getting off topic, but... Did you check out the Silos posted above? $100, waterproof, quality seems top notch. And yes, I understand the foreign market aspect. It's not like it costs...
  10. Those Porcelain Rockets look like they'll help...

    Those Porcelain Rockets look like they'll help lighten your load too. Your wallet will be much lighter after putting those on the bike. :P Don't forget to buy the extra liners so that your stuff...
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    Why does it work via wi-fi rather than phone...

    Why does it work via wi-fi rather than phone signal? What if you're not near wi-fi? It seems like the theft notice aspect of it would be extremely limited by that aspect. And why does it only work...
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    Sorry, I somehow didn't see that KOKO part the...

    Sorry, I somehow didn't see that KOKO part the first time. That does look like a better option than the other two.
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    ^ You're correct that they do both have their...

    ^ You're correct that they do both have their issues, but I sense that the OP doesn't have a Tubus budget since they're looking at $25 racks. $140 is quite a stretch from that price range......
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    For summer, I personally wouldn't even bother...

    For summer, I personally wouldn't even bother with rain pants. I'd wear a rain jacket, and probably shoe covers or wear quick drying shoes on rain days. Your legs will dry out quickly, and it...
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    The Blackburn looks like a much more...

    The Blackburn looks like a much more touring-friendly rack, to me. And weight capacity probably won't matter much. You probably won't put 40lbs on there anyway. Even if you do, it might be fine, or...
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    I use a DIY quilt with synthetic primaloft fill...

    I use a DIY quilt with synthetic primaloft fill and synthetic shell. I plan to re-do the inner shell(the part that touches me) and use silk or some other light-weight, breathable, soft material. I...
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    My self inflating pad inflates itself in a timely...

    My self inflating pad inflates itself in a timely manner. I don't know exactly how long, but not more than 10 minutes. I'm never sleeping 10 minutes after setting up my tent anyway, which is when I...
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    Another to join the group of alone riders. And I...

    Another to join the group of alone riders. And I too carry a phone. It's actually the one item I carry On my person rather than in my hydration pack. I want to make sure that I have every chance...
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    I haven't tried a ton of mats, but from the...

    I haven't tried a ton of mats, but from the couple of each variety that I have tried, I think self inflating feel a little different than the plain air mats(which makes sense due to their...
  20. I wouldn't worry about hardcore thieves in a camp...

    I wouldn't worry about hardcore thieves in a camp site, so even a small, lighter weight lock should do fine. When I did the coast, I brought my Kryptonite chain lock. It weighs a few pounds, but a...
  21. Thread: lynsky tourer.

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    I think that front rack might be the Salsa Down...

    I think that front rack might be the Salsa Down Under rack.

    I don't like the head-tube in relation to the fork on that bike. They're such different widths that it loses the lines and ends up being...
  22. I vote no therapy needed. My line of thinking is...

    I vote no therapy needed. My line of thinking is that my road bike weighs under 20lbs already, and I only ride it <50mi on a good day. It doesn't need to be a new super-ultra light carbon something...
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    I'm a fan of front panniers only in a 2 pannier...

    I'm a fan of front panniers only in a 2 pannier situation. As mentioned, the bike handles better in general. I think it feels more confident when turning. The load doesn't push the bike around when...
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    It just depends on your preferences and what you...

    It just depends on your preferences and what you want out of it. There are slightly different geometries, different materials, different level components, etc. Research every bike that you're...
  25. Thread: Tomii

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    ^ Weird. I've spend tons of time in C&V and...

    ^ Weird. I've spend tons of time in C&V and haven't experienced that. There is the oddball post of that sort here and there, I guess, but it's pretty rare that I see one.

    That is a beautiful bike...
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