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    Value is in the eye of the beholder. $100.00, had...

    Value is in the eye of the beholder. $100.00, had it for like 5 years and still looking good. It works well, does its job and fits good, wears well, you decide?
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    Try to figure out your tire size you want to run,...

    Try to figure out your tire size you want to run, 3"? The kampus will have some better rack mounts and bottle options than the Stache. Running racks or frame bags or both. Again , the Krampus is set...
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    Good clothing helps. Got gloves to grip? I like...

    Good clothing helps. Got gloves to grip? I like the panaracer passelas in 700x 35 for good grip. And HTFU.
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    I like showers pass, around 100 bucks, waterproof...

    I like showers pass, around 100 bucks, waterproof with some good venting
  5. A front der? Too hard?

    A front der? Too hard?
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    Here at least in the Northeast part of the USA,...

    Here at least in the Northeast part of the USA, every camp site has a firepit. How do you make s'mores without one? They are graham crackers, toasted marshmallows and some chocolate bars put...
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    Food and cooking? I can't do bars all day, I need...

    Food and cooking? I can't do bars all day, I need real food.
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    Necessary! Yup! This is America, we have to...

    Necessary! Yup! This is America, we have to support the economy. Just buy and ride what you like. I have 10 bikes, ride them all, I sleep fine. OP, you worry about other peoples' spending habits?...
  9. What if I have square lugs on my mt bike tires?

    What if I have square lugs on my mt bike tires?
  10. Thread: Motivation.

    by Leebo
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    Expensive? Just sleep in the woods. In MA, plenty...

    Expensive? Just sleep in the woods. In MA, plenty of options available.
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    Temp rage you will be facing is important too. I...

    Temp rage you will be facing is important too. I have small synthetic North Face bag, only rated to 55F. But it's what I use for warm +60F nights. About the size of a canteloupe and maybe 18 oz.
  12. Thread: Motivation.

    by Leebo
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    So, OP when is the first trip? You have a bike...

    So, OP when is the first trip? You have a bike and waderlust, start there. Sometimes it is helpful to get out of your comfort zone. Start with a small trip, 3-5 days, even an overnight trip to sort...
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    Reliable water resupply?

    Reliable water resupply?
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    " Mdilthey" No bowl, cup plate? Using a stove?...

    " Mdilthey" No bowl, cup plate? Using a stove? I'm a fan of coffee and oatmeal in the am.
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    Demo some at a mt bike event. Get a feel for what...

    Demo some at a mt bike event. Get a feel for what fits you best. At 6'1", the 29er would work well for you. I love my spec enduro, look at a stumpjumper or something with 5" of travel. What kind of...
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    +1 for sightly smaller , smooth tread tires....

    +1 for sightly smaller , smooth tread tires. Great if all you are doing is road. Mixed surface, get some race tread( slight knobs) Those will help with speed, and enjoy. Some commutes find me taking...
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    No tent, hammock. Small stove, no fork. Less...

    No tent, hammock. Small stove, no fork. Less clothes. Buy beer at end of day, don't carry all day. Cold or wet won't make up for a lighter ride. I like to be somewhat comfortable, YRMV.
  18. Thread: Motivation.

    by Leebo
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    ^^^ Rude? No. Motivation comes from within....

    ^^^ Rude? No. Motivation comes from within. Either it's there or not. Same as any outdoor adventure. Hiking, biking, paddling etc.
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    Impact? the people you meet as well as the sights...

    Impact? the people you meet as well as the sights and sounds. An adventure around every corner. I tour starting from my driveway, just pedal. make breakfast( oatmeal) buy lunch( a sandwich) cook...
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    Rust? Too much cleaning. Once a week, put the...

    Rust? Too much cleaning. Once a week, put the bike on a stand and run the chain backwards through a rag, relube, 10-20 drops. And sometimes after it gets wet.
  21. If you are staying in a hotel, the concierge...

    If you are staying in a hotel, the concierge people are great resources.
  22. Try a bike museum. There is one in NC.

    Try a bike museum. There is one in NC.
  23. Thread: Pedals

    by Leebo
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    Might be helpful to know what kind of pedals you...

    Might be helpful to know what kind of pedals you have now and what kind of riding you do.
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    You don't see the difference between a bike with...

    You don't see the difference between a bike with a motor and one with out? Nice. That said, on the road, 2 pedals all good. E bike seem like a good fit for cargo bikes, people who have a really long...
  25. Long time Boston worker here. The Fenway tour is...

    Long time Boston worker here. The Fenway tour is great. I would recommend a harbor tour, whale watching or the harbor islands national park. If taking the green line to Fenway park. get off at...
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