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  1. Thread: New Trek

    by LeeG
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    Aluminum is a great material for a frame as it is...

    Aluminum is a great material for a frame as it is for other components. Just as one wouldn't tour with a heavy load on racing wheels one wouldn't build a touring aluminum frame like a light racing...
  2. manan91, this looks good. If you're semi-fit and...

    manan91, this looks good. If you're semi-fit and don't carry a huge load it should get you anywhere. My suggestion would be a pair of medium sized panniers and a small/medium sized duffle or...
  3. That was a funny exchange

    That was a funny exchange
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    I don't have world cycling experience to comment...

    I don't have world cycling experience to comment on chain size availability, seems to me 10 belongs on racing bikes given the range a triple gives you with 8-9 cog cassettes. Regarding wheelsets if...
  5. Where are you buying it?

    Where are you buying it?
  6. Something must be miscommunicated, why pay to...

    Something must be miscommunicated, why pay to ship two bikes when you can ride only one while considering buying a third?
  7. Thread: New Trek

    by LeeG
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    28 spoke wheels, surely 24 would have been...

    28 spoke wheels, surely 24 would have been sufficient.
  8. Thread: Lowerback pain

    by LeeG
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    $.02 raise your saddle 1/4"-1/2" and learn to...

    $.02 raise your saddle 1/4"-1/2" and learn to rotate your pelvis down a bit more, flatten your back and bring your chest more forward so your head sits 1/2" back with a smidge more bend in the...
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    44/30 front using a triple w bash guard in big...

    44/30 front using a triple w bash guard in big ring position. Dropping the 50 to a 48 and the 34 to 33 isn't giving you lower gears at the low end its giving you lower gears at the high end. 44/11...
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    All those energy foods are great during the day...

    All those energy foods are great during the day but have a couple normal meals to fill the tank and feed the gut whether it's breakfast and dinner or lunch and dinner. Water is just as important,...
  11. Dynos are great. Continental Sport Contacts and...

    Dynos are great. Continental Sport Contacts and Schwalbe Racers are nice fast tires.
  12. Twodown, if you're willing to consider that...

    Twodown, if you're willing to consider that panniers do not have to be mounted over the rear wheel it might open up more choices in your searching if some of the bikes you're looking at have shorter...
  13. Something isn't connecting

    Something isn't connecting
  14. LightHouse Sequoia

    LightHouse Sequoia
  15. I don't get it. Once you put panniers on you're...

    I don't get it. Once you put panniers on you're no longer quick. I have a 26" wheel 56cm LHT and it is a quick handling truck whereas the 700c version is a slow handling bus. With loaded panniers...
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    Nothing is slowing you down but it's not clear...

    Nothing is slowing you down but it's not clear why you're posting on the touring forum and not road racing forum. Being very fit "in general" and "new in the saddle" is a clear indication that...
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    27" x 1 1/4" wasn't an accident. For Clyde size...

    27" x 1 1/4" wasn't an accident. For Clyde size riders and loads there are so many nice tires these days in 35mm-47mm. When I had my shop 1 1/4" or 32mm was pretty much it for heavier loads and...
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    The problem with that chart is that once you load...

    The problem with that chart is that once you load the bike with weight the tire gets a bigger hit from unsprung weight on the wheel. A 150lb rider with 30lbs on the rear wheel will put the tire...
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    Yes, 32mm is good. You must have lost a lot of...

    Yes, 32mm is good. You must have lost a lot of weight in the last couple months! With your initial weight of 250lbs 35mm could be worth considering. 28mm is doable but there would be no benefit,...
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    A light tube won't make a perceptible difference...

    A light tube won't make a perceptible difference once you put on a touring load. The Supreme is a nice rolling tire. I never had a flat with one riding through glass. it's a fine front tire with a...
  21. Good one. Somewhere I had a book on race...

    Good one.
    Somewhere I had a book on race training translated from German. What it set up was nested cycles of exertion and rest with variation in training allowing you to recover from aerobic...
  22. $.02 your body is not adequately prepared. One...

    $.02 your body is not adequately prepared. One time 240miles in four days has very little correlation to 4000miles in 8 wks.
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    Go with the bike you have and go for light/mid...

    Go with the bike you have and go for light/mid weight load. If you have a tall frame 58cm+ consider frame bag. If the fork has mid fork eyelets go for front panniers and rear rack with top load. If...
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    Is this the chain lube thread?

    Is this the chain lube thread?
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    1. Depends 2. your logic is unsupported 3. Yes...

    1. Depends
    2. your logic is unsupported
    3. Yes
    4. Makes things heavier
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