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    I have two sets of touring wheels. One with a 7...

    I have two sets of touring wheels. One with a 7 speed freewheel and the other with an 8 speed cassette. Combined with a Shimano MTB crankset in the front they provide enough evenly spaced gear...
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    I disagree with the above two opinions. Carry the...

    I disagree with the above two opinions. Carry the volume that you would normally carry in rear panniers in the BOB. Don't bring extra just because you can. Use front panniers to balance the load fore...
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    I may have taken this route. (I was headed for...

    I may have taken this route. (I was headed for Enterprise) As I recall the last leg into car rental pickup was on a bike path...


    http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae253/3bikes/Reagan%20map.png
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    Tom, I pedaled directly to car rental pickup at...

    Tom, I pedaled directly to car rental pickup at Reagan with no problem a couple of years back. As I recall, the spur off the Mt Vernon trail to the airport is signed. Follow signs on to car rental...
  5. Not sure this has ever happened to me but if it...

    Not sure this has ever happened to me but if it did I'd remove the broken spoke, true the wheel up the best I could and continue on indefinitely until convenient to fix it. Just tolerate a slight...
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    I started lining my food pannier with the bear...

    I started lining my food pannier with the bear rated Ursack a couple of years back. It is rather bulky but really handy to just tie it to the picnic table with food inside knowing that the raccoons...
  7. Thread: Route Advice

    by BobG
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    My old Bluet (Camping Gaz) threaded into the top...

    My old Bluet (Camping Gaz) threaded into the top stove section then penetrated the tank with a pin. The MSR threads directly onto the tank. The Camping Gaz hasn't been available in the US for...
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    The dynamic is indeed different on the ACA tours...

    The dynamic is indeed different on the ACA tours and I agree that my group experience does not really apply to the topic of this thread. All of your suggested solutions have been tried. Just my...
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    The "hurry up in the morning to get going to beat...

    The "hurry up in the morning to get going to beat the heat and wind" attitude took a lot of enjoyment out of the last group ACA tour that I led in 2009. On my first tour in 1994 with a younger group...
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    Before the invention of the electronic...

    Before the invention of the electronic speedometer one was never aware of going 3, 13, 15, 17 or 18mph. Unless you're competing these are just arbitrary numbers of forward motion. 5,280' with a...
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    ^^^ Exactly. I never hammer on a touring bike so...

    ^^^
    Exactly. I never hammer on a touring bike so even if my quill stem has some flex it would never be noticed.

    I'm wondering if the flex noticed by Max originated from the tall aluminum riser on...
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    ??? Flex was never an issue with my Bruce...

    ???

    Flex was never an issue with my Bruce Gordon quill stem. They are still made to be used with his Rock & Road. I've replaced my original "Chicken Neck" stem with a clamp on, threadless design...
  13. Thread: lynsky tourer.

    by BobG
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    Well, not until I win the lottery also! That said...

    Well, not until I win the lottery also! That said the durability of titanium for a touring bike would be a plus. My 17 year old Litespeed looks as fresh today as when it came out of the box. All of...
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    But I'm not too far from Chattanooga where...

    But I'm not too far from Chattanooga where "Lynskey" and his previous brand "Litespeed" are made. China is a longer ways from Ireland, albeit cheaper labor.
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    My '98 Litespeed Classic road bike has a "W David...

    My '98 Litespeed Classic road bike has a "W David Lynskey" signature on the chainstay. Is that close enough?
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    But even Neil has let the word "it" slip into his...

    But even Neil has let the word "it" slip into his vocabulary in reference to living beings, obviously with no irreverence intended. I still contend that the OP used perfect English grammar also with...
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    Let's go back to the original post that started...

    Let's go back to the original post that started this discussion...

    "The owner called it back and it partially obeyed. Then it came after us again but an oncoming car got it!"

    What would be...
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    Thanks Anto for the link, I'm not Irish but...

    Thanks Anto for the link,

    I'm not Irish but love those musicians. I just watched/listened to that entire concert in and it made my day!
  19. There's a wonderful journal over on Crazy Guy......

    There's a wonderful journal over on Crazy Guy...

    http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/8865
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    I like to combine my BOB with front panniers for...

    I like to combine my BOB with front panniers for an even distribution of weight around the bike and for quick daytime access to rain/wind gear, food and tools. I'm carrying no more volume or weight...
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    Well according to Webster's "it" can indeed refer...

    Well according to Webster's "it" can indeed refer to a dog or a person if you don't know "its" sex...

    Full Definition of IT

    1: that one —used as subject or direct object or indirect object of...
  22. Cool! Thanks for reminding me of this site. I've...

    Cool! Thanks for reminding me of this site. I've found myself four times on it. Here are the two oldest. '93 and '99 so not quite into your "vintage" category. That's me at end of table in the '93...
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    by BobG
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    The SKS Velo style will install without any...

    The SKS Velo style will install without any struts. They engage with a stiff 3-4" L bracket at the seat stay bridge and attach to seat tube with a rubber strap. I might install a strut for a dirt...
  24. Well I'd like to post a picture of my '60s...

    Well I'd like to post a picture of my '60s Schwinn Varsity with it's Sologne canvas panniers and TA handlebar bag on a Pletscher rack but I never carried a camera back then. Here's my early '80s...
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    In the summer of 1968 a high school buddy and I...

    In the summer of 1968 a high school buddy and I cycled from VA to Land o'Lakes, Wisconsin. While we were climbing a hill one hot afternoon in Saginaw MI a fellow in a pick up slowed down beside us...
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