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    I have the racks you were considering and Ortlieb...

    I have the racks you were considering and Ortlieb rollers and it all works fine. It was enlightening to me when the cost of accessories exceeded the cost of my (LHT) bike, and this combo contributed...
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    Ditto

    Ditto
  3. You will have a great time. I did Eurovelo 6,...

    You will have a great time. I did Eurovelo 6, Tours, France to Budapest in 2013. Here's my ride report: https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/?o=tS&doc_id=12792&v=nk
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    I'd rather eat the box the pizza comes in. Tastes...

    I'd rather eat the box the pizza comes in. Tastes the same and less harmful stuff.
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    There will be a movie one day. A post apocalyptic...

    There will be a movie one day. A post apocalyptic America with a bike touring guy riding coast to coast, sleeping in church yards, saving damsels in distress, eating fish and squirrel he catches,...
  6. @fietsbob...

    @fietsbob: Did you read the OP's request? I think he/she mentioned that the budget is 300 british pounds....the bikes you refer to are seriously expensive.

    @OP: I don't know how you will get an...
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    I agree a cache battery would work for most...

    I agree a cache battery would work for most people, providing power between charge locations.

    I also use a powerful headlight and taillight powered by my dynamo as daytime running lights, because...
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    A hub dynamo and cache battery lets me recharge...

    A hub dynamo and cache battery lets me recharge my iPhone and my Garmin Edge 810 so I am never without navigation and communication assistance. I like it that way. Your mileage may vary.
  9. I enjoyed feeling the passion with which this...

    I enjoyed feeling the passion with which this topic was discussed. Very lively.

    I enjoyed touring on my LHT for 1800 miles in Europe, unsupported and solo. My bike was assembled by me, except for...
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    I got the Garmin VIRB. Expensive ($200-300-ish)....

    I got the Garmin VIRB. Expensive ($200-300-ish). Works very well. I have a helmet mount which does work great to eliminate handlebar vibrations,etc. I can now make the most boring videos imaginable....
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    Price actually looks pretty good for this stuff....

    Price actually looks pretty good for this stuff. Problem is eating it more than in emergencies or total wilderness sucks. It is overloaded with salt. Nutrition minimal. Calories OK. Are you going to...
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    Sad that someone lost their life. This could...

    Sad that someone lost their life. This could happen to anyone, anywhere. Not a touring issue, not a McDonald's issue. Florida does attract what appears to be a disproportionate number of loonies....
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    Ah, the American spirit lives on! I applaud your...

    Ah, the American spirit lives on! I applaud your audacity.:) The ever present genius that has made our country great. As to getting a piano over the mountains I suggest you convert your dream into a...
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    What does the dog say?

    What does the dog say?
  15. I like it. Fietsbob, I love you too.

    I like it. Fietsbob, I love you too.
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    I carry my Macbook Air in my panniers on touring...

    I carry my Macbook Air in my panniers on touring bike AND in my saddlebags on my motorcycles all the time. Never had a problem.
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    Navigon (now owned by Garmin) on the iPhone or...

    Navigon (now owned by Garmin) on the iPhone or Android. Download the state or country maps you want on your device. No cell signal required. Works great. Voice guidance, etc. Not free!
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    Nonsense. I've done it many times. Never had an...

    Nonsense. I've done it many times. Never had an issue.
  19. Just a sanity check here. Are you certain that...

    Just a sanity check here. Are you certain that your auto power down function is set correctly?

    The device may be thinking it is inactive and powering down. From the user manual:


    Select an...
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    Oh Gus :(

    Oh Gus :(
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    Purely my uninformed opinion: We don't know how...

    Purely my uninformed opinion: We don't know how old you are, your physical condition, your experience riding loaded touring bikes for long distances. We don't know your geometry, or your bikes. No...
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    Are you experiencing any discomfort while riding...

    Are you experiencing any discomfort while riding long distances? My experience is that there are numerous issues that can arise.

    One, you can get chafing/rubbing discomfort because of bad bike...
  23. 100 lbs. On the rear. On a bicycle. With a heavy...

    100 lbs. On the rear. On a bicycle. With a heavy load on the front. You do understand the concepts of gravity and inertia right? I would like to see the video footage when you arrive at the bottom of...
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    My Ortlieb Ultimate mounts to my Klickfix easily...

    My Ortlieb Ultimate mounts to my Klickfix easily and securely. No more fiddly than on an Ortlieb mount. No lock. No drama.
  25. Phones will overheat sometimes in direct sun....

    Phones will overheat sometimes in direct sun. iPhone and note2 for me have done this. Nevertheless I used my note2 for 1800 miles in an otter box mount on handlebar with no issues.
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