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  1. Ray, I know about 10 years ago and for a very...

    Ray,
    I know about 10 years ago and for a very brief time, Fuji Touring bikes were leaving the shops with "defective" spokes, in that many unlikely individuals were breaking spokes when they...
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    I bought a second fork as well, a nice Soma Tange...

    I bought a second fork as well, a nice Soma Tange chromoly for my cyclocross/light touring bike, mounted my front Tara rack and a crown race but never thought thru to adding an additional brake to...
  3. In some ways you can't compare the BD Windsor, of...

    In some ways you can't compare the BD Windsor, of which you will have to finish the assembly and possibly tune yourself (if you're comfortable with that then great) vs. a Fuji you might buy at a...
  4. Good catch, but unfortunately the bike doesn't...

    Good catch, but unfortunately the bike doesn't seem available until mid August.
  5. FYI, Fuji still makes world class bikes as they...

    FYI, Fuji still makes world class bikes as they sponsor at least 3 Continental Pro tour teams. You won't the find the bike below at any department store.

    Fuji Bikes | ROAD | COMPETITON SERIES |...
  6. Yea, if you can grab the Randonnee at $800, I...

    Yea, if you can grab the Randonnee at $800, I would definitely consider spending the extra $100 for sure, but I don't think it comes down that far since it's probably 20% off its full list price, or...
  7. It's a lot of bike for the $. Maybe the best...

    It's a lot of bike for the $. Maybe the best deal out there. It comes with a reasonable geometry and enough sizes that most could obtain a good fit with just a few tweaks. As far as the wheels...
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    I have the M540's on the two bikes I ride the...

    I have the M540's on the two bikes I ride the most and they seem to have held up well. The 520's on my one of my wife's bikes did seem to wear a little more quickly.
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    Hayyyyyy Wilbur, watch that. I'm talkin' 1972...

    Hayyyyyy Wilbur, watch that. I'm talkin' 1972 Stang, it's a shame it wasn't my buddy's 70' Stang with the 351 Cleveland in it, or I would have been able to outrun that tornado even if it was going...
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    Not a weenie but rather enlightened I would say.

    Not a weenie but rather enlightened I would say.
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    That official recommendation of sitting in a...

    That official recommendation of sitting in a field in the prone "lightning" position when a storm rains down on you reminds me of when I was a boy driving home one afternoon when I happened upon a...
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    If we are talking about touring with a front...

    If we are talking about touring with a front rack, I'm with Spin, I'm not sure a carbon fork really gives you any advantages over a modern well designed steel fork, but for other bikes and other...
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    Lutter, schmutter, guy's a poser, look at him...

    Lutter, schmutter, guy's a poser, look at him walking his bike, way too handsome to be a true bike tourer.

    Does have a nice journal with beautiful photos though.
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    Ride like hell to find the nearest building or...

    Ride like hell to find the nearest building or shelter. Once we ran upon an old over grown baseball field out in the middle of nowhere, probably built in the 40's or 50's and we took refuge in this...
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    Not really, actually it's because in the early...

    Not really, actually it's because in the early days, you had to manually change your chain onto a different gear and of course changing out your own tires meant that the black wool shorts would hide...
  16. Thread: New Trek

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    It might be available to order the bike with the...

    It might be available to order the bike with the steering tube of the fork uncut allowing higher bars that you couldn't achieve with just a different stem or an extender but you would have to check...
  17. Thread: New Trek

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    A size 58 weighs only 28 lbs. and that's with the...

    A size 58 weighs only 28 lbs. and that's with the racks and hydraulic discs. wow
    My son said that it has a "Mad Max" kind of look to it and the review that was alluded to is linked below.
    ...
  18. Thread: New Trek

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    I like it ! Seems like a cool offering...

    I like it ! Seems like a cool offering especially for those that tour where the asphalt quits. No reason you couldn't put on some smoother road tires and do more typical touring as well. Nice that...
  19. Mr. IGH, it's true that conventional wisdom can...

    Mr. IGH,
    it's true that conventional wisdom can at times be contrary to fact, but when I have guys like Sheldon Brown, Peter White, and other experts who have made a living building reliable bicycle...
  20. tarwheel, that sure is a lovely bike but it...

    tarwheel,
    that sure is a lovely bike but it really deserves some Woody fenders to go with that saddle and bar tape : )

    Woodys Custom Wood Bicycle Fenders
  21. Darn, where's cyccommute when I need him. ...

    Darn, where's cyccommute when I need him. Stuart, tell him about Alpine's triple butted spokes of the Gods. You need to set this fellow Coloradian straight (errr I mean butted)
  22. Straight gauge spokes might very well make the...

    Straight gauge spokes might very well make the wheel stiffer but many experts including the late Sheldon Brown stated the slightly more elastic wheel with butted spokes will make the wheel more...
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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...
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