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    Drive train removal for cleaning

    Hi, this winter I toured for three months in southern europe. It was cold and wet for the most part. I kept my bike fairly clean, but the amount of "gunkiness" was way more than on a summer tour.
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    Bring toiletries everyday?

    This might not be for everyone, but if you air/drip dry after a cold shower for thirty seconds, then put your clothes on, you'll be dry surprisingly quickly.
    On hot days this'll even help with...
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    Pedalling Technique

    Have you tried "knees in" as well?
  4. Hah! That beats running your fingers round until...

    Hah! That beats running your fingers round until you go "ouch!"
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    Rabbits don't walk, they hop... :sheesh: Oh and...

    Rabbits don't walk, they hop... :sheesh:
    Oh and they like carrots :D
  6. Thread: cycling in belgium

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    cycling in belgium

    Just two words... Belgian Fries! :D
  7. Thread: Removing a u lock

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    Removing a u lock

    Maybe you know this, but check up on safety issues before using an angle grinder, particularly eye protection and fire risk.
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    Yes, thanks FB. I've been here (BF) long enough...

    Yes, thanks FB. I've been here (BF) long enough to appreciate friendly jibing delivered with wit and intelligence...
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    Chainrings too close?

    You have missed the point completely.
    I installed the chainring exactly following the printed instructions... It did not work, the outer ring was too close to the middle ring.

    Everything I have...
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    ^^^ bit uncalled for, and totally irrelevant...

    ^^^ bit uncalled for, and totally irrelevant comment
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    Thanks again guys. I found the problem: The outer...

    Thanks again guys. I found the problem: The outer ring was the wrong way round, EVEN though the stamped lettering was facing the way the instructions said (outwards)... By examining the ring it was...
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    Thanks guys. I took the crank off again as it is...

    Thanks guys. I took the crank off again as it is really hard to eyeball it on the bike. Impossible to measure accurately as well. I'm pretty sure summat ain't right though. Chainring spacers? Guess...
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    Chainrings too close?

    Hi, I've just put new chainrings on. The outer and middle rings look too close together. I'm absolutely sure I've put them on correctly, not reversed any of the markings (outer facing out, the other...
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    To the driver who yelled "tyro"...

    Laugh and then think of something beautiful or someone you love... Treat yourself to a smile and ride on :)
  15. Question about 'Local Bike Shops' servicing other stores' brands...

    Uh, why don't you ask them? I'm pretty sure the answer you'll get will be "no problem, we're more than happy to work on your bike", and a smile...
    Otherwise, well at least you'll know.

    Why not...
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    The local bars right? ;)

    The local bars right? ;)
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    Things to know about New Zealand

    Machka: Those trails look great! If I were to return to NZ, I would probably search out such trails and go at a slower pace to enjoy them.
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    Had to second that! :D

    Had to second that! :D
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    Surviving a lightning strike can mess you up so...

    Surviving a lightning strike can mess you up so much, that it may have been better not to...
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    Riding in thunderstorms

    Nope, wrong. The car protects you as it is a "Faraday cage".
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    Outside-the-box lightweight

    ^^^ what could go wrong?
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    Outside-the-box lightweight

    I couldn't bring mysef to make porridge mixed with instant coffee powder this morning... I will try to summon up the necessary courage tomorrow.
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    Cutting Body Fat % for Touring?

    Thanks for that info, elcruxio. :beer:
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    Cutting Body Fat % for Touring?

    ^^^ Good post elcruxio.

    Your point about XT making a stronger build than LX, is new to me.
    I have XT hubs and no issues, but others have reported the XT aluminium ball bearings being less...
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    Valve caps and dork discs

    I keep valve caps on. The main reason is that when I puncture I put my spare tube on and roll up the punctured one to fix later. The cap protects the tube from getting another hole.

    Yeah, this...
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