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  1. Thread: Kickstands

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    I have the VO one, simply because my LBS said it...

    I have the VO one, simply because my LBS said it was the cheapest and the best. I'm not sure why they stock the rest, then. It did mount easily and does work great. Although I'm honestly just as...
  2. It really depends on what you mean by bivy. If a...

    It really depends on what you mean by bivy. If a bivy is a waterproof sack just larger than your sleeping bag, it'll be tough. However, if you mean a small tube shaped tent, you might be fine.
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    I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure those bikes...

    I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure those bikes didn't have hydraulic brakes. The ones I've seen have all had rod brakes for the front, and coasters for the rear.
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    Either one will be a pretty involved project....

    Either one will be a pretty involved project. Bullhorns and drops will both require new brake levers and shifters, as well as new housing and cables.
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    Road 128 (through Napa, Lake Berryessa and Davis)...

    Road 128 (through Napa, Lake Berryessa and Davis) is a beautiful ride. I'd strongly suggest stopping by Davis while you're in the area, there aren't many cities in the world that have the number of...
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    I've used undersized tubes for easily hundreds if...

    I've used undersized tubes for easily hundreds if not thousands of miles with little real harm. I don't think the stretch ( and subsequent loss of durability and ability to hold pressure) is a real...
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    Maybe it's just because I've done enough...

    Maybe it's just because I've done enough backingpacking in the heart of habituated bear country, but hanging is problematic if bears are a real concern. Either you end up picking your camping spot...
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    I just got the VO double kickstand (My lbs told...

    I just got the VO double kickstand (My lbs told me it was the best one), and it's really cool. It's not that I don't have any things to lean the bike against, but it's convenient and kind of fun....
  9. You could try Frogg Toggs, Light, cheap and...

    You could try Frogg Toggs, Light, cheap and breathable. You don't get much durability though, but it shouldn't matter too much to cycling. You can get a suit for less than $20, and it breathes better...
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    No

    You don't really need stuff sacks. I put my sleeping quilt loose in the bottom of a pannier and use the weight of everything packed on top of it to compress it. You don't shrink it quite as small as...
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    I used to advocate for closed cell foam, and they...

    I used to advocate for closed cell foam, and they still have some advantages. Closed cell foam mats are cheap, durrable and warmer than most other options. Then again, air mattresses are so much...
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    I've used similar racks (but not that one in...

    I've used similar racks (but not that one in particular) and they generally work with front racks. If you have a platform rack, you can either hook the rack in front of the platform, or sometimes fit...
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    A kindle is for reading books, and it's great for...

    A kindle is for reading books, and it's great for that. Anything else, web browsing, email, maps, you might be better off with a tablet. A Kindle is a direct replacement for a book, and anything else...
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    I'm a big fan the UV purification devices,...

    I'm a big fan the UV purification devices, although they are not without their faults. For starters, they (or any sort of purification device) just aren't necessary on most tours. If you're never far...
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    woops... --hangs head in shame at poor reading...

    woops...

    --hangs head in shame at poor reading comprehension--
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    Don't forget Paul (http://www.paulcomp.com/)

    Don't forget Paul
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    if you have a limited budget and some time, and...

    if you have a limited budget and some time, and are close to an REI, check out their used gear sales. They take place every few months and are full of great bargains. I'm actually wearing a wool...
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    try the nashbar front rack...

    try the nashbar front rack
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    I always carry a Steri-pen, and think it's pretty...

    I always carry a Steri-pen, and think it's pretty awesome. The weight is pretty trivial, it's easy to use and leaves the water tasting better than chemical sanitizers.

    I know plenty of people...
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    I think what you need isn't so much a pannier as...

    I think what you need isn't so much a pannier as a harness for your briefcase. Buy a cheap pannier, cut off the bag section, leaving only the backing with the hooks, and then sew in a few nylon...
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    Nailed it. I've seen one pair in the wild. It...

    Nailed it.

    I've seen one pair in the wild. It was on a Bruce Gordon frame, and had Rock and Road tires, those really fancy Bruce Gordon cantilever brakes, and those pedals. The rider was even...
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    Fat Franks are Big Apples in pretty colors with...

    Fat Franks are Big Apples in pretty colors with decorative treads. They look nice at first, but cream tires get grungy pretty quick.
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    I've used a Wald 867, and adored that handlebar,...

    I've used a Wald 867, and adored that handlebar, it has about 3 inches of rise, and the grips are more or less parallel.

    I've also used a Soma Oxford bar, and it's pretty fantastic as well. Same...
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    I have a pair of Ortlieb Rollers with some...

    I have a pair of Ortlieb Rollers with some absurdly large number of miles. I've used them for groceries, used when I worked as a bike delivery person, used for a few tours and used for commuting and...
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    Not relevant to your particular pannier, but I...

    Not relevant to your particular pannier, but I have a set of different Detours panniers and have had endless problems with the hooks breaking. However, I've also had amazing customer service, and had...
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