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    Actually, folks are pretty respectful of others...

    Actually, folks are pretty respectful of others opinions, and most posts are meant as good natured discussions.

    Sometimes we just don't tri hard enough:)
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    I still think it is in our chainline. The 590 is...

    I still think it is in our chainline. The 590 is set up to runs on a 50 mm which is at the limits of what a road FD can handle, if at all. There are ways to shorten the drive side distance with an...
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    The RD will work fine, but your 9 spd STI...

    The RD will work fine, but your 9 spd STI shifters will not.

    What front derailleur does your Tricross have?
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    I guess this line of reasoning means that the...

    I guess this line of reasoning means that the biathlon is not a skiing or a shooting sport. Or the combined nordic event, nordic skiing and ski jumping, is not a skiing...
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    I don't believe as a generalization that this is...

    I don't believe as a generalization that this is necessarily true. I also know several serious triathletes, my wife being one, who are very good bikers, and can handle varied riding conditions,...
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    You don't need to be a competitive cyclist to use...

    You don't need to be a competitive cyclist to use paceline and drafting techniques. Riding into a headwind is so much more efficient as a group effort.

    My wife is taking her pull at the lead. We...
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    The little buggers got into my wife's bento bag...

    The little buggers got into my wife's bento bag on her top tube, unzipped it and made off with a bag of M&M's.

    However, they forgot to zip it back up:)

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  8. Your post got me thinking about using my MSR...

    Your post got me thinking about using my MSR Pocket Rocket in eastern Europe this summer. I found this link to an adapter allowing the use of screw on stoves with Camping Gaz canisters. Now I just...
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    The "micro" shift is know as the "trimmer". The...

    The "micro" shift is know as the "trimmer". The way you described your use is exactly what is is designed to do. However, I have adjusted our touring bikes so the trimming is not necessary. We also...
  10. I picked up a Primus stove that works with both...

    I picked up a Primus stove that works with both clip on , Camping Gaz, type canisters or the screw type canisters. While not the lightest or the most compact it is a good stove. I picked one up at...
  11. I think it is hit or miss. I forgot about my...

    I think it is hit or miss. I forgot about my Swiss Army knife in my bar bag I was carrying it on the plane. It made it through security. I did not realize it was in there until digging out my...
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    I prefer Joy detergent:) An old tooth brush is...

    I prefer Joy detergent:)

    An old tooth brush is a good tool for getting into nooks and crannies. WD-40 while not a good lubricant is an excellent degreaser. Wiping grimy parts with the WD-40 and...
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    One of the tents I had used relatively long...

    One of the tents I had used relatively long poles. We used it a lot when we went on lightly loaded trips. I don't think they were as long as the ones you have, but they were still a pain to haul...
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    I tend to agree with the 40L recommendations. It...

    I tend to agree with the 40L recommendations. It is a good size and does not have to be filled to capacity for shorter trips. I would go with these first, and pick up the front panniers later. ...
  15. Thread: dodgy bike.

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    It all depends. We have both Cannondale touring...

    It all depends. We have both Cannondale touring bikes and I have a C'd road bike. I dropped my road bike off the maintenance stand and put a dent in the down tube. I was told that as long as the...
  16. Thread: hills vs. rpms

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    It is all in the gears. I have equipped my...

    It is all in the gears. I have equipped my wife's and my touring bikes with Mtn bike gearing, and it makes a lot of difference on extended tours in mountainous areas. We run a 22 front with a 34...
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    My wife and I had this discussion yesterday when...

    My wife and I had this discussion yesterday when we had the opportunity to use most of the gears on our bikes. The questions we came up with were: Do people make use of all the gears they have; how...
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    I think my wife summed it pretty well when I...

    I think my wife summed it pretty well when I brought her frame home. She took it out of the box and said, " It is only a tool, but a darn pretty one". :) Enjoy you build.
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  19. Agree! Fit is a lot more important than price. ...

    Agree! Fit is a lot more important than price. Also a local bike shop will be able to service them if needed.
  20. Take a look a look at the TREK 7.2 or the...

    Take a look a look at the TREK 7.2 or the Specialized Sirrus. Over your budget, but well made starter bikes. Sadly, you won't get much of a bike for $150. I've worked on several WalMart bikes for...
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    The Finger Lakes area is pretty nice.

    The Finger Lakes area is pretty nice.
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    I saw one about a week ago who was solo, and...

    I saw one about a week ago who was solo, and giving a guy a citation. I believe it was downtown on Willamette Street.
  23. If you can go another $200 you can get a decent...

    If you can go another $200 you can get a decent new touring bike at Bikes Direct. The Windsor Tourist is a nice bike with decent components. Unless you are extremely lucky, finding a used bike that...
  24. We received their anniversary catalog in the mail...

    We received their anniversary catalog in the mail yesterday. I have not tried checking it out on line. http://www.rei.com/anniversary-sale

    I apologize; I didn't notice the dates when I looked at...
  25. REI are selling Ortliebs right now for 25% off...

    REI are selling Ortliebs right now for 25% off regular price; and their shipping is not $73!

    Wayne at The Touring Store has the Classic on sale for $139.
    TheTouringStore.com Clearance Page
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