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    Mixed use bike Gen 2 campag Cruising = Behind...

    Mixed use bike Gen 2 campag

    Cruising = Behind the hoods/hoods
    Climbing = flats/behind the hoods
    Going Down = Hoods
    Headwind = Drops
    Blown = Flats

    City Bike, Friction w Areo Levers
    Cruising...
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    Any swanky hotel in Portland, allow. When I...

    Any swanky hotel in Portland, allow. When I wheeled my bike in to a storage room my jaw dropped. Against the wall was only multi-coupled 20in wheeled bike I have ever seen and a co-motion +...
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    WRONG. You may be turned away from any WA...

    WRONG.

    You may be turned away from any WA state park if they are full and many do not have hike and bike sites. (Eastern WA)

    Unless the rules have changed since Sept 2014 when I inflicted much...
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    One of the bike mags made an all american bike,...

    One of the bike mags made an all american bike, single speed. Tires and chain were imported.
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    If you are carrying 4 bags and need a rear knob...

    If you are carrying 4 bags and need a rear knob to get up a hill you should probably be walking. UL/bike packing fine.

    I roll with a 1.75 rear slick and two folding fronts. One slick one knob....
  6. Average minus sized C&V Davidson Tandem with...

    Average minus sized C&V Davidson Tandem with kiddo adapter. Seattle Area.

    Tandem bike with kidback
    Tandem bike with kidback - $750
    The one couple I know who would fit this own a Two bedroom...
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    If you want to avoid the 'there and back on the...

    If you want to avoid the 'there and back on the same road.' Leave the trail at the stampede pass road and hop on the the freeway. Prepare for an 18+mph softpedal (think mid strength Columbia Gorge...
  8. What makes sense? With any sort of camping...

    What makes sense?

    With any sort of camping gear. Triples + 7 speed. Take the classic 13-28 and tighten or expand from there.

    If you are a bike/math nerd and running 5/6 speed, geek out on half...
  9. 53/42 makes my knees sad pandas. You may want to...

    53/42 makes my knees sad pandas. You may want to ask this same question over in the c&v or rando section.
  10. MY BIKE!! 1. That is the last edition of that...

    MY BIKE!!

    1. That is the last edition of that particular line. A TRUE REPARTO CORSA. You can tell the year(s) by how the forks, rear break bridge and rear triangle chrome masking look.

    2. As...
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    X-country trip 1. 68mi per day X-country trip 2....

    X-country trip 1. 68mi per day
    X-country trip 2. 65mi per day
    Down the west coast 56mi per day
    Last 4 day two bag trip 80mi per day
    Peru Airaquipa to Trujillo via the middle 45mi per day
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    Always on the look out for an early 90's 23.5 in...

    Always on the look out for an early 90's 23.5 in mid grade trek MTB. Quadra forks will be insta- replaced.
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    When you spend the entire day on one hill. That...

    When you spend the entire day on one hill. That is a long hill. In the US I have only done one. Jackson CA to Silver Lake.
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    Heavy -> four bags Medium -> two bags light ->...

    Heavy -> four bags
    Medium -> two bags
    light -> no camping gear

    I don't own any low gram ultra compressible camping gear which means light and camping to not mix.
  15. Just post 9-11 I was busted for an 8mm 4in long...

    Just post 9-11 I was busted for an 8mm 4in long Alan wrench.

    Things are less rabid now. If you bring odd bike stuff just wear you helmet like a hat. It helps the TSA identify things.

    My last...
  16. Sexy-upSexy-up that nouvo sport and either sell...

    Sexy-upSexy-up that nouvo sport and either sell or give it to a female friend to show off. I added nos aero levers and a stunning VO compact crank to one and a female friend now rides it as her go...
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    Tierra Del Fuego to Quito. 126-130 cold set....

    Tierra Del Fuego to Quito. 126-130 cold set. 260-280lbs riding weight. (Water in the atacama) Rear wheel was toast at the end but it just made for easier packing. Bought a new seat post clamp after...
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    N+1. Yes, those quadra shocks stunk. Now I need...

    N+1. Yes, those quadra shocks stunk. Now I need to find a 22.5 frame grrr. $100 nice.
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    MTB cranks drive me bonkers for utility and road...

    MTB cranks drive me bonkers for utility and road riding. I like happy chain lines and only when touring or trail riding does the MTB crank deliver.

    8 vs 9 speed is all about chain world wide...
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    I don't own any ultra light camping equipment....

    I don't own any ultra light camping equipment. S24 is just my medium weight setup with less packing. Two medium bags on the front (better road handling) and a stuff sack on the back. Poles and pad go...
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    None. Once I started spending stupid $ on hand...

    None. Once I started spending stupid $ on hand built wheels my rims started failing/wearing out before i broke a spoke. 1 spoke in the last 17 years is not worth worrying about.

    Bottom brackets...
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    At $500 in my size with low use wheels I would...

    At $500 in my size with low use wheels I would not even blink. OK thanks bye.

    There was a shop 4 blocks from where i live who imported these for years. This is what the upper crust road in the...
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    If you have multiple bikes with low rider eyelets...

    If you have multiple bikes with low rider eyelets the Jandd basic front rack gets my vote. (no disc)

    My first one lasted from 1999 to until 2013. It did not break. One screw hole was expanded due...
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    I rode it early season last year on 700x28's...

    I rode it early season last year on 700x28's carrying two bags and a stuff sack split between front and rear racks. I moved the front bags to the rear and carefully made my way down the south side of...
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    Not a good idea. But when a bag gets stolen...

    Not a good idea. But when a bag gets stolen during a deload for some stairs you make do.

    Puerto Varas - Roads End - Then North to Quito: (no caption)

    Bonus points. Name the picture location.
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