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  1. Thread: Paris to Frankfurt

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    I've ridden from Paris to Saarbrucken, through...

    I've ridden from Paris to Saarbrucken, through Champagne. It was a great trip. via Chalons-en-Champagne and Verdun. To get to Frankfurt, I'd probably just follow the google maps shortest route for...
  2. Thread: fit vs. gearing

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    fit vs. gearing

    Great to hear you're finding solutions. How about an "old school" seatpost with zero setback (totally straight) if it isn't already
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    Masked Bandit Lushes

    I reckon the bandits have learnt there might be food or drink inside any plastic container, even closed panniers... So they steal and bite through :mad:

    Bear Vault...
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    Deep cleaning after tour

    This turned out to be a great thread. Thanks everyone who posted.
    It's inspired me to buy a BB tool and overhaul it. One of those things I admit to have avoided due to fear of my own ignorance and...
  5. Thread: fit vs. gearing

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    fit vs. gearing

    Although it appears backwards to me, could it be the geometry of your mtb is more aggressive than the road bike? As in headtube and seattube angles...

    I too have relatively long legs and short...
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    +1
  7. Thread: Do You Shave?

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    Poll: Do You Shave?

    Fixie: Beard wax
    Roadie: Shave legs as well
    Surly Big Dummy... Forget about it
  8. Thread: Beginner questions

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    Beginner questions

    I'd say buy the cheapest one that is comfortable.
    Safety wise as PepeM said.

    Personally I go for more visible coloured helmers; yellow, white, red, though I would suggest that a neon vest makes...
  9. Depends. Some dangers can be swerved around....

    Depends. Some dangers can be swerved around. Others you need to slam the brakes on. Or fling yourself off the bike into the ditch! Pack of rabid dogs chasing you down, I'd dismount and try to keep...
  10. Thread: On Your Left!

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    On Your Left!

    Why on earth would I make a noise (bell or voice) if I can SAFELY pass someone? Compare that to driving a car; do you honk before every overtaking? Of course not.

    If I deem it necessary to warn...
  11. Nope, as I'm pretty sure the chances of them...

    Nope, as I'm pretty sure the chances of them being allowed is so slim that it's not worrh trying.

    Then you'd have to go back to the check-in counter, try to check them in (maybe having to pay a...
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    Deep cleaning after tour

    Good advice pouring in... thanks guys.

    Oh yeah, forgot to mention handlebar tape. I had brand new lizard skin tape - yellow - 'cos it makes the bike really purty... but sure shows the grime. I've...
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    Help! I keep crashing due to cracks in the road!

    Haha! On my iPhone the thread title was...
    "Help! I keep crashing due to crack"

    :D
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    Yes steel frame, Bob Jackson World Tour, which...

    Yes steel frame, Bob Jackson World Tour, which was "Framesaver" treated when built. I'll probably take the Bottom Bracket out, but will have to buy a BB tool first.
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    Deep cleaning after tour

    I was on tour for three months this winter in southern europe. My bike is a mess! I've stripped it down, so only the bottom bracket and headset are still in place. I'm going to replace the...
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    600 Mile trip to Florida with 60 lb dog

    Hah! Go for it tunaofthedirt! :thumb:
    PLEEZ let us know after you're done and proved us all wrong...
  17. Tips on preparing for my first crash - What to Wear, How To Fall Anything else?

    Years of martial arts training may help - Judo, Ju-Jitsu and Aikido for example.
  18. Thread: Beginner questions

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    Oh man! You got me scared out of my wits with...

    Oh man! You got me scared out of my wits with that!
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    Hej! Some quick thoughts. How many kms is...

    Hej!
    Some quick thoughts.

    How many kms is the whole trip?

    Wild camping is, as you probably know, allowed in both Sweden and Norway, but not in Denmark. In the forests you don't have to be...
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    I'll remember that :beer:

    I'll remember that :beer:
  21. Oh grief! I misread the thread title

    Oh grief! I misread the thread title
  22. Thread: Beginner questions

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    Beginner questions

    Don't worry what the neighbours think! They're probably mostly envious of your new fun and healthy lifestyle and will soon join you riding around on the island! :)
  23. Thread: Beginner questions

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    Beginner questions

    Have you found the "Commuting" sub-forum here as well?
  24. "Here's the list of things I'm considering:" To...

    "Here's the list of things I'm considering:"
    To keep things a bit cheaper:

    Front & back fenders - Are you expecting rain for those two weeks in July? If not I'd skip the fenders. Worst that can...
  25. Thread: Beginner questions

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    Typically baskets have hooks which may or may not...

    Typically baskets have hooks which may or may not fit on the handlebars or rear rack depending on model and make, so try before buy. Don't load the basket too heavily to begin with as it may affect...
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