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  1. 400km. Trued it up as best as I could. Was fine.

    400km. Trued it up as best as I could. Was fine.
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    One more vote for the Topeak Road Morph. Get the...

    One more vote for the Topeak Road Morph. Get the version with the pressure gauge.
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    I keep my parts in a couple of drawers and a...

    I keep my parts in a couple of drawers and a large tool chest. Lately I've finally decided that I'll never use some of the take-off parts I've accumulated, and have given a bunch away to my shop to...
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    Hugh Black at True North Cycles gets his...

    Hugh Black at True North Cycles gets his headbadges from a certain metal artist. You might try contacting him to get her information. I believe she's in Ontario. As I recall they costed just over...
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    I don't generally wash my chain. It gets cleaned...

    I don't generally wash my chain. It gets cleaned during lubrication, and that's enough.

    When I need to scrub my cassette and chainrings, I use dish detergent. I find it cleans better than many of...
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    I also use oxalic acid. I bought mine from a...

    I also use oxalic acid. I bought mine from a taxidermy supplier. One bag will last you years.
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    Yes the tent photo was a 30 second exposure at...

    Yes the tent photo was a 30 second exposure at F/8 (M43), taken at 4am right after we set up the tent (like I said, night schedule). This was late May, so the sky was just getting light. I had the...
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    Wow, joined in 2008 and only started posting...

    Wow, joined in 2008 and only started posting today! Welcome.

    Cables

    "Warning: Since compressionless housing relies on plastic to hold it together, it is not as strong as conventional spiral...
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    To the OP, regarding fear of pins: I use pinned...

    To the OP, regarding fear of pins: I use pinned BMX pedals on my unicycle, where the danger to one's legs is 100 times greater than the relatively pedestrian fixed gear bicycle. Your fears are...
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    I'm sorry, you're wrong. His original phrase...

    I'm sorry, you're wrong.

    His original phrase was "are plastic ones more innocuous?"

    Innocuous means harmless. He's using it as an adjective. Consider the similarly constructed phrase "are red...
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    I can't speak for your $15 BMX pedals, but the...

    I can't speak for your $15 BMX pedals, but the BMX pedals which the OP is considering do not have holes for mounting toe clips. Did you even read his post?
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    Cane Creek reverse levers. I believe Tektro sells...

    Cane Creek reverse levers. I believe Tektro sells a cheaper identical version made in the same factory.
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    His usage is correct. Nobody in their right...

    His usage is correct.

    Nobody in their right mind would ride fixed without some sort of foot retension. That rules out the BMX pedals.

    Personally I ride Time ATAC.
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    Recommend you fly to BC and bike east, to avoid...

    Recommend you fly to BC and bike east, to avoid going against the prevailing westerlies. Be careful of logging traffic in Northern Ontario.
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    You're saying that the inner tube is what...

    You're saying that the inner tube is what contains the pressure and prevents the tire sidewalls from blowing out? No. Have you ever tried to inflate an inner tube outside a tire? They get as thick as...
  16. That photo is shot at 18mm focal length. It's...

    That photo is shot at 18mm focal length. It's shot looking back at the way I came. That gentle hill you see in the photo is actually a foreshortened climb up a massive sand dune. It is extremely...
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    Five days, with one resupply point after the...

    Five days, with one resupply point after the second day, so not as daunting as it sounds. Plus we could always be rescued by passing cars, so it's not like Thesiger's Arabian Sands. The first leg of...
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    I only use my dynamo powered front and rear...

    I only use my dynamo powered front and rear lights. I have a few sporadic reflective patches on my panniers and clothing. That photo above with the excessive number of tail lights cracked me up!
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    Flexible, except last May when we were cycling...

    Flexible, except last May when we were cycling through the Taklamakan desert with no water resupply. We cycled 22 hours on the second day to reach our distance goal (135km). The wind never died for...
  21. Wow, is that you?

    Wow, is that you?
  22. You'll get no argument from me. My touring bike...

    You'll get no argument from me. My touring bike is a bikeforums-approved custom brazed dynamo powered drop bar ten speed triple bar end shifted 19 gear inch fendered v-braked Mavic A719 rimmed 700c x...
  23. Thread: Route planning

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    No need to plan in advance. Set your starting and...

    No need to plan in advance. Set your starting and ending locations and map out any cities or places on the way you'd like to visit. Set off in the general direction, and buy maps at gas stations as...
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    Don't set up your tent on concrete. You will end...

    Don't set up your tent on concrete. You will end up stuck inside all night, unable to leave to relieve yourself for the fear of your tent blowing away in the wind. No, leaving all your things in the...
  25. Thread: Saddle change?

    by Yan
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    I formerly used a Brooks Team Pro, and now use a...

    I formerly used a Brooks Team Pro, and now use a Selle Anatomica. The Brooks was comfortable, but the Selle Anatomica is even more so. I'd give them a try.

    If you're set on Brooks, don't be...
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