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    What model do you have? Some saddles have much...

    What model do you have? Some saddles have much thicker/stiffer leather and take longer to break in.
  2. Thread: Fenders

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    Fenders in wet country is a no-brainer for...

    Fenders in wet country is a no-brainer for exactly the reasons mentioned. Getting wet isn't so bad, but the amount of road grit that gets on you, bags, drivetrain, etc is the worst.

    I've got...
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    Saddle firmer than WTB SST

    Currently riding a WTB SST, that came stock on the bike. Like the shape, but wish it were a bit firmer. I was thinking of getting a Pure V race. Anyone know of a WTB saddle with the same basic...
  4. Thread: Well I'm off

    by palu
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    Hopefully you have contingent plans for those...

    Hopefully you have contingent plans for those food stops. Nothing like getting there to find them closed! :)
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    Cervelo with a Brooks saddle and touring bags. ...

    Cervelo with a Brooks saddle and touring bags. NICE!! :)
  6. 135mm is 135mm. All Surly's I've had (including...

    135mm is 135mm. All Surly's I've had (including the Trucker in my garage right now), were true to indicated width. Cross Check had the "tweener" sizing. Not the Trucker.

    And although you can...
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    100% agreed here. I've even nixxed the tent and...

    100% agreed here. I've even nixxed the tent and have gone with a light bivy and tarp. With the Revelate bags, you can get all you need and then some for an S24o.

    - Tent or tarp/bivy
    - Sleeping...
  8. I've got a Big Dummy and plan to do exactly that...

    I've got a Big Dummy and plan to do exactly that with my 2 girls. Trying to get the mom excited is the biggest hurdle.

    Here is a blog I follow that talks of camping with kids:

    Category: Bike...
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    Compass Tires ride exceptionally well, but have...

    Compass Tires ride exceptionally well, but have zero protection. I wouldn't use as a commuter tire.

    I'd personally go Pasela 700x37. Plenty tire for what you're wanting. Maybe Schwalbe if your...
  10. Those vintage bikes are beautiful. I've got an...

    Those vintage bikes are beautiful. I've got an '83 Trek myself. Nice bikes.

    That said, if I were to buy a touring bike today, I'd get a Long Haul Trucker, Novara, etc. Brand new components is...
  11. Thread: Fat touring

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    Thanks for the inputs, everyone. I've been...

    Thanks for the inputs, everyone. I've been riding a 650bx42 tires, which has opened my eyes to bigger tires. The Cam or Ogre seem to be a great middle ground, but proper Fat tires also intrigued...
  12. Thread: Fat touring

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    Fat touring

    I am contemplating building up a off-road touring bike and have come up with a list of a few:

    - Camargue
    - Ogre
    - Krampus/ECR
    - Pugsley/Mukluk

    The fat tires intrigue me, as they would offer...
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    Thanks for the reply, but confused at your...

    Thanks for the reply, but confused at your suggestion for the XOXO. Pretty cool bike, but only 26x1.95" tire clearance. LHT is overly stiff/heavy and less clearance as well...
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    For your uses, not sure why you'd look at such...

    For your uses, not sure why you'd look at such fat tires. I'd say the sweet spot is probably 1.75", maybe 2.0". Panaracer Pasela comes to mind.
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    That's weird the 28's didn't work with 23mm rims....

    That's weird the 28's didn't work with 23mm rims. I know people who run 23's on 25mm rims! Seems like bead issue to me.

    Too bad you have to stick with Schwalbe. I have no issues with Schwalbe...
  16. Thread: Mixed use tires

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    Sorry if I missed it, but how far is your...

    Sorry if I missed it, but how far is your commute?

    For the type of terrain that you describe, any tire would work. I typically use Grand Bois Hetre's on my all-road bike. Been through plenty of...
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    seat_boy - How has it been so far? Looks like...

    seat_boy - How has it been so far? Looks like you had to move the rear axle back pretty far to get the 2.1" tire to fit. Pretty cool bike, though. I've been looking for a road-ish geo, rim brake,...
  18. Any modern production frames with "vintage" geometry?

    Been fascinated with vintage era bikes and would like to build one up. Fat tires, single speed, slack angles, etc. Aside from going custom, any production builders making these? Pashley has some...
  19. Do you think there is much difference between the...

    Do you think there is much difference between the wire/TravelStar compound and the Endurance on the folding beads? I can't seem to find the folding beads, except for international sites (I'm in the...
  20. Thanks much for the responses. psy -...

    Thanks much for the responses.




    psy - do you have the folding or wire bead model?
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    Collective Intelligence sounds better. :)

    Collective Intelligence sounds better. :)
  22. Thread: a pump question

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    Topeak Masterblaster or Zefal HPX mounted under...

    Topeak Masterblaster or Zefal HPX mounted under the TT or seat stay. I've used mini pumps like the Lezyne Alloy Drive, but after 2-3 flats, arms start cramping up from all the strokes. I'm a...
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    Are there other heat treated frames for the same...

    Are there other heat treated frames for the same price point? I thought most steel frames in the $4-600 range aren't heat treated. The frame rides great either way though.
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    I'd take my Big Dummy touring without a second...

    I'd take my Big Dummy touring without a second thought. But that Bullit looks AWESOME!! I wouldn't mind one of those, either.
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    Nice. Was getting the couplers installed a more...

    Nice. Was getting the couplers installed a more economical option than selling the frames and getting a Trucker Deluxe?
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