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  1. Time to upgrade to compressionless brake housing....

    Time to upgrade to compressionless brake housing. I like Yokozuna better than Jagwire.
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    As with anything in life!

    As with anything in life!
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    Michael, those Spinaci bars are a SWEET find! I...

    Michael, those Spinaci bars are a SWEET find! I am having a buddy in the UK order a pair for me. Thanks for the tip!
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    Depends on the pizza. The fresh avocado,...

    Depends on the pizza. The fresh avocado, mozarella, and tomato slice at my local pizzeria is definitely a good cycling food. Dominoes is not.
  5. I thought I had nothing to add to this...

    I thought I had nothing to add to this conversation, but I do.

    One ofmy touring bikes uses flat bars, very wide, with aerobars and super comfy grips. My other touring bike uses regular drop bars...
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    Sticky: It's rock-solid. Thousands of miles of use, no...

    It's rock-solid. Thousands of miles of use, no issues whatsoever. I bought stainless bolts at the hardware store to mount the top brace to my fork where the caliper brake post usually goes, and the...
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    Sticky: Thanks Jon! It's a bridge on the Ashuelot Rail...

    Thanks Jon! It's a bridge on the Ashuelot Rail Trail in southern NH. Here's another good pic:

    https://maxthecyclist.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/md027883.jpg

    The rack is a Racktime Top-It Front...
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    Sticky: Here's My X9 Surly Karate Monkey in touring mode....

    Here's My X9 Surly Karate Monkey in touring mode. Added a front rack for a bit more capacity so I could carry some of my girlfriend's stuff on our ultralight bikepacking adventure last weekend. She...
  9. Did you read djb's post? OP has been pretty...

    Did you read djb's post? OP has been pretty eloquently told this was a bad idea. I doubt he's wearing a "Chainstays or Bust!" t-shirt, so it's likely he still wants to carry a Macbook Air. Maybe he...
  10. He wants to carry a Macbook Air. "My phone does...

    He wants to carry a Macbook Air. "My phone does what I need" does not answer the question. Some of us tour while working, running websites, posting photography, and doing other tasks that are not...
  11. Very few people in here seem to be interested in...

    Very few people in here seem to be interested in answering the question. Most want to tell OP why he's wrong.

    I bikepack and I tried to think of just about every way to carry an 11-inch Macbook...
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    I have both forks. I used the Long Haul...

    I have both forks.

    I used the Long Haul Trucker fork for several tours, and recently loaned it out to one of my students for the summer. it was a good fork and provided great service while I used...
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    You're right, we can all stop offering touring...

    You're right, we can all stop offering touring advice anywhere else in the forum. Good addition to the conversation.

    Ah, Machka and Rowan, you guys are on my case like clockwork every time....
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    Kelley's cruising on her Marathons, 1.9. Fat!

    Kelley's cruising on her Marathons, 1.9. Fat!
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    I almost never make campfires on tour. Maybe once...

    I almost never make campfires on tour. Maybe once a mont, MAYBE. But, that being said, a fire can save your life in the late fall, winter, and early spring. My inordinate amount of fire tips comes...
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    Alright, I guess I'll bite. #6...

    Alright, I guess I'll bite.


    #6 , Thanks!

    #22 , we have had different experiences. All my little local places have stainless metric fine-thread bolts.

    #24 , Not sure what you mean, fleeces...
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    My bike has an access point for the top tube, not...

    My bike has an access point for the top tube, not all do. Stow as your frame allows.
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    I probably shouldn't share this... but a little...

    I probably shouldn't share this... but a little bird told me that the most important lesson they taught professional mechanics at the Specialized bike fit training was how to convince people they...
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    I'm already mixing coffee grounds into my...

    I'm already mixing coffee grounds into my oatmeal... Didn't anyone tell you the ultralighters were crazy?
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    I'll toast to that from my titanium pot. Though,...

    I'll toast to that from my titanium pot. Though, Snow Peak has some cool little cups.
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    Me too, headlamps are excellent. I only skipped...

    Me too, headlamps are excellent. I only skipped it because I was trying to really stretch out of the box with this one, and most campers are on board the headlamp train. They really are a cut above...
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    Ninety-Nine Bike Touring Lifehacks

    Inspired by the "Out of the Box" thread... I put this together for you guys.

    Ninety-Nine Bike Touring Lifehacks

    https://maxthecyclist.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/md025012.jpg

    Ok, lay it on...
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    Oh, shoot! Forgot a great one. A tennis ball...

    Oh, shoot! Forgot a great one. A tennis ball canister fits in a bottle cage and can be used to carry anything.
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    Sir. There's a beard in my profile pic, but I do...

    Sir. There's a beard in my profile pic, but I do have a feminine side so there are also pretty pink flowers.

    Fietsbob knows what a buff is, he's just being funny. We have that expression in the...
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    Before breaking the women's record for the 2,745...

    Before breaking the women's record for the 2,745 mile Continental Divide MTB race this year by two days, Lael Wilcox had to actually get to Banff. So she rode from Alaska to the starting line, 2100...
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