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    I've bent old solid-rod aluminum racks (like...

    I've bent old solid-rod aluminum racks (like yours) back while they're mounted on the bike. Just pull on it with increasing degrees of pressure, and don't use anything that extends your leverage i.e....
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    I've got the AT50's on my rockhopper and they...

    I've got the AT50's on my rockhopper and they stop the bike on a dime. They're my favorite canti brakes I've ever used. I think the "high profile" cantis were how the design was meant to be...
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    Badger, I've got SKS Chromoplastic P65's on...

    Badger,
    I've got SKS Chromoplastic P65's on mine. My girlfriend has the P55's on her old mountain bike/touring bike and the narrower fender is a sleeker look. I like them. I tend to stick with...
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    Badger, I LOVE that Panasonic! I'm quite jealous,...

    Badger, I LOVE that Panasonic! I'm quite jealous, actually. Nice job with decals as well.

    My '85 Rockhopper on a recent tour. Highlights include Rohloff hub, bullmoose bars and King cages.
    452827...
  5. Just flew to Europe and back (including domestic...

    Just flew to Europe and back (including domestic USA connections) and brought the following in my carry-on both directions:
    -pedals
    -bolts
    -multi-tool
    -wheel QR
    -pump
    -U-lock (yup)
    -bike...
  6. I think route advice depends on what you want to...

    I think route advice depends on what you want to see. Cities or wilderness? Humid or arid? High mileage days or short jumps between towns?

    I'm from the West, so I only know the West, but there's a...
  7. I noticed that you've only quoted out of the...

    I noticed that you've only quoted out of the first paragraph of each of our posts. Since what you're saying doesn't make any sense in the light of what I said, it appears that you chose to skip the...
  8. I'm pretty surprised how many folks on here are...

    I'm pretty surprised how many folks on here are against making money on a tour. It's not completely unreasonable. Not all of us save and plan for months and months until our trips come to pass,...
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    I have the Surly nice front rack and it doesn't...

    I have the Surly nice front rack and it doesn't live on my bike anymore. When I tour in the US, I don't use front panniers. I only use the top platform for my cooking gear or a tent. I bought it with...
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    Duct tape pulled all my LHT decals right off....

    Duct tape pulled all my LHT decals right off. Just like zeppinger said, press it down nice and firm on the decals and yank 'em off. Had to use multiple pieces of tape on some decals, but they all...
  11. Thread: The heat

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    My technique is usually to push hard from gas...

    My technique is usually to push hard from gas station to gas station, resting in the AC for about 20 to 30 minutes each time.

    I'm not a heat person.
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    Wow, I didn't know REI started carrying Surly. I...

    Wow, I didn't know REI started carrying Surly. I hope Surly doesn't fall down the slippery slope of popularity that tends to ruin bike brands.

    I'm not sure if it's an indication of touring...
  13. I would air on the side of barely enough room....

    I would air on the side of barely enough room. Judging by packing lists I've seen on this site and others, I pack really light. Sleeping bag and tent go on top of the rear rack. Lots of personal...
  14. Valygrl, I actually love the P-400s. People have...

    Valygrl,
    I actually love the P-400s. People have remarked that they might not be big enough for long tours, but I like their size. The attachment system is great, and the zipper locations are right...
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    26" It gives you the opportunity to ride wider...

    26"

    It gives you the opportunity to ride wider tires, which is what you want on dirt. Some of the adventure touring bikes these days come with clearances for 29er tires, such as the Salsa Fargo...
  16. I own the Lone Peak p-400s and until recently I...

    I own the Lone Peak p-400s and until recently I did all my touring with them. The rain covers were fine in a light to medium rain, but as soon as it got heavy it was over. Usually got everything in...
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    I've never toured on platforms, but will on my...

    I've never toured on platforms, but will on my next tour so I can wear sandals. I really enjoy clipless for long rides, but I want to try platforms and see if it makes that much of a difference. I...
  18. This is an excellent point, and well said. Even...

    This is an excellent point, and well said. Even down here in the Southern Rockies, October is pushing it. You should probably leave the leg warmers and tights alone and look into full blown fleece...
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    I can't find any good information on Bronco...

    I can't find any good information on Bronco mountain bikes. You may have to bring it to a bike shop or a bikey friend who can tell you of its quality. Alivio and Acera are not Shimano's top-level...
  20. +1 Layer as you normally would for aerobic...

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    Layer as you normally would for aerobic activity (super light base later, light insulating layers, and so on) and put a breathable shell over it. I have a rain jacket with Gore-tex paclite that...
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    I would imagine most of us to be travelers, by...

    I would imagine most of us to be travelers, by bicycle or no.

    I personally travel more than I don't. By bike is one method, although I try to integrate it into any trip that I can. I'm currently...
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    My honest to goodness answer is not a single one....

    My honest to goodness answer is not a single one. You've got a great collection of bikes, why are you getting rid of two of them?
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    You're right. I should have said Great Divide...

    You're right. I should have said Great Divide route. I'm thinking of the route the Tour Divide takes, and that is the Great Divide route. It's mostly jeep roads with some singletrack thrown in.
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  24. First off; good for you for making the decision...

    First off; good for you for making the decision to take this trip! When you bike tour, you've joined a group of people that have made a decision to truly enjoy their lives. That's saying a lot.
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    I don't know what you mean by "expedition style"...

    I don't know what you mean by "expedition style" touring bike, but if you mean something that's more or less built like a mountain bike with rack braze-ons, that would be ideal. A rigid or front...
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