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    alan, love your ride. Do you get much flex from...

    alan,
    love your ride. Do you get much flex from the rear triangle or bottom bracket area on the Lynsk if you're weighted pretty heavy in the rear and you go to jump out of the saddle when climbing?...
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    Just finished touring with a couple of fine...

    Just finished touring with a couple of fine individuals that enjoy their Bike Fridays but I could see how that long stem could easily flex and might not work for some.
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    MSN tourist has a good point, according to...

    MSN tourist has a good point, according to Sheldon's gear calculator, a 53 x 11 combo on those 20" wheels produces a maximum speed of 24 mph at a cadence of 90 rpm.
    Over the years, I have toured...
  4. Thread: Soap

    by robow
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    I never knew I could use baby shampoo as a decent...

    I never knew I could use baby shampoo as a decent substitution for laundry soap
    Thanks !
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    When it comes to finding parts on the road, are...

    When it comes to finding parts on the road, are many of you seeing most smaller shops having what you need to get you going again, such as spare pads, rotors, etc. Just curious as to whether Avid,...
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    Agree, go as low as you can go with what you've...

    Agree, go as low as you can go with what you've got first. You might have to drop your front derailleur a touch, shorten your chain a touch but overall, unless your are extremely athletic, I'm...
  7. Thread: Tips and Tricks

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    Sticky: This may have been mentioned before but if your...

    This may have been mentioned before but if your cycling shoes get really soaked after riding all day in the rain, stuff them with newspapers at night and the next day, they'll be much drier and more...
  8. You really can't go wrong with either Dyads or...

    You really can't go wrong with either Dyads or Mavic 719's, heck I've even seen Mavic 319's hold up to heavy loads for many thousands of miles.

    Btw, Isn't this where cyccommute chimes in and...
  9. Hey Shipwreck, Bike touring down your way till...

    Hey Shipwreck,

    Bike touring down your way till the cows come home

    and btw, none of the other six read this drivel. Ha
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    Yep, it's the Sugino OX601D, paired with an 11-34...

    Yep, it's the Sugino OX601D, paired with an 11-34 cassette, you get a lower low than my old road triple and the 28 cassette ring.
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    You can also do as I did and purchase a Sugino...

    You can also do as I did and purchase a Sugino 46-30 crank but it was kinda pricey, though it is is beautifully machined.
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  12. Pacific, not at home right now so I can't tell...

    Pacific,
    not at home right now so I can't tell you for sure which Sram chain model but I'm betting it's a PC 1071 since that's the level of Sram chain that I tend to gravitate to. I have nothing...
  13. I would disagree with this. On my...

    I would disagree with this. On my cyclocross/road bike, I have a Sram 10 speed chain, Shimano XT 11-34 10 speed cassette, and an older Shimano LX rear derailleur. Shifts beautifully.

    I'm sorry...
  14. Couldn't agree more. A few years back I was...

    Couldn't agree more. A few years back I was touring with a small group whom I had not ridden with before and this woman decided at the last instant to take a non-scheduled right hand turn and took a...
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    Another good reason I tour is to lose some weight...

    Another good reason I tour is to lose some weight but it can be tough when you're passing thru all those little towns and those wonderful smells from Billy Bob's BBQ come wafting thru the air.
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  16. Hand signal for "slowing- stopping" within a group ride?

    Recently after a group ride where we had ridden with various individuals from across the country, the topic for the universal hand signal for slowing and stopping within a cycling group came up and...
  17. Hey Shipwreck, I'm going to be touring down in...

    Hey Shipwreck,
    I'm going to be touring down in your "neck of the woods" starting next week so could you please flatten out a few of those "little hills" down there for me? You ought to think about...
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    I'm not asking for permission but it could save...

    I'm not asking for permission but it could save me some coin by picking the brains of others that have far more experience and probably already worked thru it.
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    What would I gain, why one more cog obviously,...

    What would I gain, why one more cog obviously, sorry, now putting away the smart a$$ and childish person in me, actually it would allow me to make all three bikes as 10 speeds so I wouldn't have to...
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    IRD triple front derailleur question

    I've got an IRD Alpina-D triple front derailleur installed presently with my triple 9 speed drive train and everything works fine. Do you think if I switched over to a 10 speed chain and drive...
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    Another alternative if you don't want to leave...

    Another alternative if you don't want to leave early is to draft one another as in a pace line formation. But that technique is unfortunately fraught with problems since you undoubtedly have some...
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    My solution if you know it's coming (brutal all...

    My solution if you know it's coming (brutal all day headwinds) is get up and be riding 1/2 hour before sunrise, since in most cases wind picks up as the air begins to warm. You can often get the...
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    Showers, food, your luggage, potty, etc

    Showers, food, your luggage, potty, etc
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    I generally shoot for 1/3 my body weight which...

    I generally shoot for 1/3 my body weight which puts me in the 55-60 lb max. total weight of bike, racks, panniers and stuff
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    If you enjoy waiting in lines, you'll have a...

    If you enjoy waiting in lines, you'll have a great time. Actually a transport service reduces this a great deal and imo is well worth it. It's not so much touring as it is a week long rolling...
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