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  1. they're built up with paired spoke design. thanks

    they're built up with paired spoke design.
    thanks
  2. Question on Bontrager Rim - spoke tension recommendation

    A friend asked me to rebuild his rear wheel which included a Bontrager Racelight 850 rim and 24 bladed spokes (12 pairs of 2). Unfortunately he had already removed the spokes before handing it to me...
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    A riding buddy of mine loves his Specialized...

    A riding buddy of mine loves his Specialized saddles and it comes in at least 2 or 3 widths. I'm guessing it is well thought of because I'm told they named a movie after it ?

    Specialized Bicycle...
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    Dare I say, a "doggie bag"

    Dare I say, a "doggie bag"
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    I guess I'll throw in my 2 cents at this zombie...

    I guess I'll throw in my 2 cents at this zombie since I've owned and/or ridden both. My Surly LHT is definitely more robust and heavier duty than was my Miyata. If I was to take a solo expedition...
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    I'm not surprised, though many years ago we were...

    I'm not surprised, though many years ago we were able to order the fork uncut on a Trek road bike. It was one of the last aluminum frames that Trek made here in the US. If there being assembled...
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    Many times you can ask the dealer to order the...

    Many times you can ask the dealer to order the bike with steerer tube uncut if it concerns you. Often not a bad idea.
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    Brooks saddle.... check front bar bag..... check...

    Brooks saddle.... check
    front bar bag..... check
    kick stand.......check

    Looks great, let us know how this gravel grinder works out for you.
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    I ran into a fellow one time that was touring...

    I ran into a fellow one time that was touring with a cat, he had a front handlebar basket in which I guess the cat slept/toured. Over the years we've owned countless cats and none of them would have...
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    Foldable tires fit inside rear panniers well

    Foldable tires fit inside rear panniers well
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    I'm somewhat partial to the Vittoria Randonneur...

    I'm somewhat partial to the Vittoria Randonneur Pro and Voyager Hyper (which are not on your list). The standard Schwalbe Marathon 420's are as heavy as I will go and that's not too often. I almost...
  12. Thread: C&O - Hang food?

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    Ok, Snopes trumps BBC, but I have a theory, the...

    Ok, Snopes trumps BBC, but I have a theory, the photograph was taken by another raccoon and put out there for propaganda purposes, damn they're good.
  13. Thread: Lyme question.

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    And may I also recommend that you bone up on the...

    And may I also recommend that you bone up on the all the symptoms/signs of Lyme disease so assuming you begin developing symptoms, you'll be prompted much more quickly to seek appropriate medical...
  14. Thread: C&O - Hang food?

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    Oh ye, of little faith, if it's on the BBC, you...

    Oh ye, of little faith, if it's on the BBC, you know it true, and photographer offers a believable scenario.

    Man captures photo of raccoon 'riding an alligator' - BBC News
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    OK, now you're just being cruel.

    OK, now you're just being cruel.
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    I did some off road touring for a while with a...

    I did some off road touring for a while with a carbon fork, but it was made to be fairly heavy duty for mountain biking and I used an Old Man Mountain rack on it so not quite the same thing as the OP...
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    Here's a newer one that I would like to try, a...

    Here's a newer one that I would like to try, a new version of the Specialized Armadillo tire, for the 32mm, comes in at only 430g and if it truly has the puncture resistance of the original Dillo,...
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    Agree with Raybo, consider the std Gatorskins or...

    Agree with Raybo, consider the std Gatorskins or Hardshell Gatorskins, also the std Marathons 420, and from Vittoria, the Randonneur or their Voyager Hyper. All very decent options.
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    Yea right, there are no tough climbs in...

    Yea right, there are no tough climbs in Pittsburgh, errr well maybe just the one :lol:

    http://www.pavephotography.com/img/s9/v95/p1010594957-5.jpg
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    I always said that when man's days of ruling the...

    I always said that when man's days of ruling the earth are over that it will be the raccoon that succeed us but didn't think it would be this quick, otoh, if you're riding on gators?
    ...
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    Hey 5kdad, fyi, next spring, the Arkansas...

    Hey 5kdad, fyi, next spring, the Arkansas Bicycling Club is going to host an across the state of Arkansas tour, probably going thru more central and southern Arkansas in case you're interested. It...
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    Sounds good but Google doesn't give you a whole...

    Sounds good but Google doesn't give you a whole lot of street views of rarely used farm lanes. The other problem I often have and maybe someone can clue me in here is that it is often difficult to...
  23. If you're toying with 32mm and larger tires, I...

    If you're toying with 32mm and larger tires, I and several others around here enjoy Vittoria Hyper Voyagers, comfortable ride, reasonably light and very decent puncture resistance. The Randonneur...
  24. Thread: New Trek

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    I agree with many here that the lower spoke count...

    I agree with many here that the lower spoke count doesn't make that much sense but I'm betting that Trek, as one of the premier bike manufacturers in the world (and I may be giving them too much...
  25. Thread: New Trek

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    The frame material itself doesn't prevent it from...

    The frame material itself doesn't prevent it from being a fine touring bike. Heck, Cannondale made excellent aluminum touring bikes for years. I'm sure Al was used to likely reduce the weight and...
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