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    Tour Pictures: Central China

    Northern Shaanxi Province. 6 days, 500km.

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  3. You cannot put a 24t chainring on the stock crank...

    You cannot put a 24t chainring on the stock crank of the Cross Check. That would required a 74mm BCD crank, a road triple. You might consider replacing the stock crank with a mountain double...
  4. Front derailleur cable hitting the crank.

    Front derailleur cable hitting the crank.
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    I use a chain keeper on my triple.

    I use a chain keeper on my triple.
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    Had this problem this week. The screw was seized...

    Had this problem this week. The screw was seized hard. I dremeled a slot for a flathead screw driver and used an impact driver to hammer the screw out. Took about 15 minutes of hammering.
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    Your concerns are reasonable. AA batteries don't...

    Your concerns are reasonable. AA batteries don't go very far on phones. I usually keep mine turned off unless I'm lost. I use paper maps primarily. This way I make my phone last days between...
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    Any reason why your phone wouldn't work? You will...

    Any reason why your phone wouldn't work? You will need a phone anyway, and it's one less device to worry about. There are AA battery powered phone chargers available, if you insist against lithium...
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    Planet Bike. I prefer plastic for durability.

    Planet Bike. I prefer plastic for durability.
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    Child AND dog compatible trailer?

    I'm getting a dog soon and need a dog trailer. I've never shopped for a trailer before and would appreciate some recommendations. I'm likely to have children in the next few years as well. Given the...
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    I toured on a Cross Check before it got run over...

    I toured on a Cross Check before it got run over by a car. It worked great. Good luck.
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    Your proposal is a waste of money. Ride what you...

    Your proposal is a waste of money. Ride what you already have, replace the bottom bracket when it wears out in 40,000km.
  13. Thread: Today I (v2):

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    Went on a 137km ride.

    Went on a 137km ride.
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    I've been using that for the past month....

    I've been using that for the past month. Unfortunately it only uses the local language for all labels, which makes it much less useful for foreign travel.
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    You might want to rephrase your question, and...

    You might want to rephrase your question, and maybe put a meaningful title, if you want people to be able to help you.
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    I run 24 front 34 rear as the low gear on my...

    I run 24 front 34 rear as the low gear on my touring bike. I use it all the time in the hills, even when the bike is unloaded.

    There is no speed slow enough where I would prefer to walk. For any...
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    Yes. You could buy the wheelset, a fixed rear...

    Yes. You could buy the wheelset, a fixed rear hub, and correct length spokes. You could then unlace the rear wheel and build the rim to your fixed hub with your new spokes. Finally, you could try to...
  18. Thread: Frame Upgrade

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    Upgrade if you want. You can move the parts to a...

    Upgrade if you want. You can move the parts to a new frame in the future, and put the old parts back on the Fuji frame before you sell it.
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    Zero. Get some electronic calipers from Home...

    Zero.

    Get some electronic calipers from Home Depot. They're dirt cheap.
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    Right, and cross levers can be used from multiple...

    Right, and cross levers can be used from multiple positions?

    I run Syntace Stratos bars with Cane Creek reverse levers. I prefer them to cross levers because they let me brake with my hands at the...
  21. You can get a set of decent Tektro calipers and...

    You can get a set of decent Tektro calipers and levers for about $80 total.

    I wouldn't bother upgrading such cheap bike, and definitely not when it is new. If you are planning to throw out parts...
  22. Thread: Time Atac Pedals

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    I ride Time ATACs. I have three different models...

    I ride Time ATACs. I have three different models on three bikes: the Aliums, the ROC Carbon, and the newer XC. The first two have the old round section springs, while the last has the rectangular...
  23. 400km. Trued it up as best as I could. Was fine.

    400km. Trued it up as best as I could. Was fine.
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    One more vote for the Topeak Road Morph. Get the...

    One more vote for the Topeak Road Morph. Get the version with the pressure gauge.
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    I keep my parts in a couple of drawers and a...

    I keep my parts in a couple of drawers and a large tool chest. Lately I've finally decided that I'll never use some of the take-off parts I've accumulated, and have given a bunch away to my shop to...
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