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  1. My experience exactly. GPS devices have very...

    My experience exactly. GPS devices have very limited use. For paper maps I use the Rand McNally gazateer map books and copy the pages I need.
  2. When I was in the market for a touring bike a...

    When I was in the market for a touring bike a couple summers ago, one of the frames I considered was a Gunnar Grand Tour. On their website, they have a pretty cool fit tool under "My Gunnar." I was...
  3. Here is a site for Greene County which lists...

    Here is a site for Greene County which lists several camping sites near the Little Miami trail.

    Activities | Camping | Greene County Parks & Trails
  4. I am going up the west side of Michigan at the...

    I am going up the west side of Michigan at the end of June ending a little north of Indian River in Cheboygan county. I am going to generally follow the Adventure Cycling route- Monroeville, Indiana...
  5. I cut a chain short once and used two quick links...

    I cut a chain short once and used two quick links side by side with no noticeable ill effects. It upset me at the time but months later, I have completely forgotten about it.:)
  6. You can find racks that attach with the skewer at...

    You can find racks that attach with the skewer at the bottom and use P clamps to attach the upper part of the rack to the fork. Look at the Axiom lowrider for a little over $30. It would work with...
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    I move to the left to allow the right on red turn...

    I move to the left to allow the right on red turn of the car behind me. However, if there is no room as you have stated, then that's your answer.
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    My left barend shifter is in friction mode so I...

    My left barend shifter is in friction mode so I can trim in tiny increments. I would not want it any other way. It is no big deal and is an incredibly simple thing to do. As far as chainline, I...
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    Another thing you can do if you don't want to...

    Another thing you can do if you don't want to invest in new pedals and shoes is reach down a grab the strap on your toe clips and pull it tight around your feet. This will secure your feet in your...
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    Sounds like a good start. Now take the bike down...

    Sounds like a good start. Now take the bike down to the frame and thoroughly clean it and repack headset, bb, and hub bearings. Take apart and clean all the components. The wheel with the broken...
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    Kickstands depend on the bike. On a lightweight...

    Kickstands depend on the bike. On a lightweight racing bike why would anyone add a kickstand? On a utility bike or a touring bike, a center kickstand is a nice piece of equipment to have. On a...
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    Ride on the road. The road you pictured is fine....

    Ride on the road. The road you pictured is fine. Don't ride too far to the right. Make sure you are visible and position yourself so that cars are forced to give you wide berth. I hesitate saying...
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    I have broken two buckles on my panniers and...

    I have broken two buckles on my panniers and ortlieb has sent new ones free of charge. You should not have to pay $20 shipping for a defective product. Keep on them and insist that they pick up the...
  14. Yes, the Voyageur is a very nice bike for your...

    Yes, the Voyageur is a very nice bike for your purpose. 1990 or 1991 is probably the last year Schwinn produced the Voyageur touring bike. Mine is a 1980 which I modified with 700 wheels. I've...
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    On our way through western New York last summer...

    On our way through western New York last summer we rode on the Erie Canal towpath which is gravel for part of a day until we figured out it was much easier and faster to jump on NY Bike route 5 on...
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    With a little elbow grease you can strip the...

    With a little elbow grease you can strip the black coating off the rack. I used Zipstrip, a putty knife, steel wool and sandpaper to strip my Jandd front back. Here it is as black and after...
  17. Thread: Soap

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    Dr. Bronners. I tend to bathe in lakes or...

    Dr. Bronners. I tend to bathe in lakes or streams when I am camping and Dr. Bronner's is kinder on the environment than other soaps. Plus I like to read the tidbits of wisdom on the label.
  18. I have a Saga as well. Right now I'm running...

    I have a Saga as well. Right now I'm running Panaracer Pasela PTs in the folding version- 700 x 38. They are a smooth, high volume tire and fairly plush. Great for riding on paved surfaces but I...
  19. To those more knowlegible than I: Is there a...

    To those more knowlegible than I: Is there a reason that Shimano uses the connecting pin when other chain manufacturers use the quick link system which is so much easier? I never purchase Shimano...
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    rim width/ tire width question

    My nephew has a Gravity Liberty flat bar with disc brakes Save up to 60% off new Flat Bar Road Bikes - Gravity Liberty FB | Save up to 60% off new road bikes. The outside width of the rims is 19mm...
  21. I love adventures and I love bikes. Put the two...

    I love adventures and I love bikes. Put the two together equals bike adventure. Thinking about up and coming bike adventures occupies a lot of my thoughts and I'm interested in what you all have to...
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    Ed, I rode with a friend from Columbus to...

    Ed, I rode with a friend from Columbus to Burlington, Vt. and spent a good deal of time on NY bike route 5. We did not have a map of the route but it was easy to simply follow the signs along the...
  23. In 1980 I was at a campground along the Pacific...

    In 1980 I was at a campground along the Pacific coast in Oregon on a motorcycle trip from Ohio to Alaska when two guys pulled up on touring bicycles. I remember being envious of these guys for the...
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    I do not use any lights during daylight hours...

    I do not use any lights during daylight hours unless overcast or foggy, etc. I did have a motorist tell me once that the big reflective patches on my Ortlieb panniers reflected a lot of sunlight and...
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    I recently bought a Deore 590 crankset from Chain...

    I recently bought a Deore 590 crankset from Chain Reaction for $65. You have a choice between 46-32-22 or 48-36-26 (I opted for this one). Coupled with my 8 speed rear cassette 12-32 it give me a...
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