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    62" is pretty dang small when you actually look...

    62" is pretty dang small when you actually look at a bag that size.

    I ride my S&S bike every day -- it is my commuter/city bike as well as my touring/travel bike (S&S couplers are expensive and it...
  2. That rack will be fine. I toured with 2 friends...

    That rack will be fine. I toured with 2 friends all on stock Trek 520's (2007 models) that came with Bontrager racks that were supposedly flimsy (according to the internet) and we all made it the...
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    Another suggestion is to keep your gear SUPER...

    Another suggestion is to keep your gear SUPER minimal. I've adapted to touring w/ less and less gear over time. A couple of years ago, I went to a rackless setup based on Revelate Designs bags. ...
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    I have hooks to hang bikes vertically along the...

    I have hooks to hang bikes vertically along the wall in the garage. We live in a townhouse w/ a 2 car garage; my wife parks her car on one side of the garage, I park my bikes in the other side. My...
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    2 chainrings on a Sugino RD-2 cranks w/ 103mm...

    2 chainrings on a Sugino RD-2 cranks w/ 103mm bottom bracket mates up perfectly w/ a standard (usually Formula or rebranded Formula) track hub wearing a Surly Dingle cog. Gives you a 2 speed, so you...
  6. Front-only panniers is a nice setup. If you use...

    Front-only panniers is a nice setup. If you use a simple low-rider mount front rack, the weight of the panniers and rack can be significantly lighter than a rear rack + panniers setup. Your body...
  7. Thread: Brook c17

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    I own two C17's, a slate one and a natural one. ...

    I own two C17's, a slate one and a natural one. So far, they are SUPER comfy and seem to be wearing really well. No break-in required, feels like a cross between a Selle San Marco Regal and a...
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    I rode from Boston to Key West in about 40 days...

    I rode from Boston to Key West in about 40 days (I think 37 riding days) starting in late May in 2007. If you're using the Adventure Cycling maps, be sure to take the Outer Banks route through North...
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    Did Trek change the frame design when they...

    Did Trek change the frame design when they outsourced? I have a 2008, the last year they were made in the USA I think, and it fits Omniums w/out a problem. It'd be a huge bummer if the newer ones...
  10. I'm running the same gearing on my All-City Macho...

    I'm running the same gearing on my All-City Macho Man Disc, 34-46:12-36 and it's great for all-terrain riding. 46:11 is PLENTY tall enough for road riding and 34:36 is low enough for trails and...
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    That looks truly insane. But also brilliant. ...

    That looks truly insane. But also brilliant.

    At the very least, I'd go w/ steel seatpost clamps. There's usually a little lip on the clamp to prevent it from sliding down the seat tube. That...
  12. 46:11 is about 27-28 mph at 90rpm. If you're...

    46:11 is about 27-28 mph at 90rpm. If you're outspinning that gearing, you're either a pro or need to work on your cadence. 120rpm should be a comfortable cadence that you could spin indefinitely...
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    Fixing up your mtb will probably be more...

    Fixing up your mtb will probably be more expensive than buying the Thruster from Walmart, but a Trek 3700 ain't that terrible of a bike, so you'd end up with a longer lasting, more durable bike. Go...
  14. Thread: "Travel Bike"

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    I have a Trucker Deluxe that is currently set up...

    I have a Trucker Deluxe that is currently set up w/ drop bars, single speed (White Industries Eccentric hub) and knobby tires, for maximum simplicity and versatility. My bags are checked for free on...
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    The tool pouch I carry for commuting and urban...

    The tool pouch I carry for commuting and urban riding contains:
    tube, 700x28-32c
    lezyne road drive pump
    3wrencho (15mm wrench and tire lever combo)
    park glueless patch kit
    multitool, crank bros...
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    No shifter cables coming from the brifters, he's...

    No shifter cables coming from the brifters, he's probably just using them as brake levers. Use what you've got on hand.
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    Bikeman is legit, I've ordered a frameset from...

    Bikeman is legit, I've ordered a frameset from them before. That's a good price for an Eno hub, if you're looking for 135mm spacing and 36h.
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    It might be lighter to do external, since you've...

    It might be lighter to do external, since you've only got cable bosses to attach to the frame instead of running a structural liner through the inside of the frame for internal cable routing.
  19. If you're credit card touring, I'd forgo the...

    If you're credit card touring, I'd forgo the weight and go w/ a large Carradice saddle bag or similar rackless (Revelate for example) setup. I can pack everything I need for ultra light loaded...
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    As a bonus, the duct tape will leave sticky...

    As a bonus, the duct tape will leave sticky residue all over your tire when you take it off, giving you more traction when you race your tarck bike at the velodrome.
  21. Mini V's really limit your tire/fender size. I...

    Mini V's really limit your tire/fender size. I wouldn't put them on a touring bike. They were great w/ <35c cx knobbies and no fenders.


    At 260lbs, plus the weight of the bike, plus your gear,...
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    I've tried the...

    I've tried the sneakers-disguised-as-clipless-shoes before and didn't like them at all (Chrome and Mission Workshop DZR). Here's how I do it now:

    For work commutes, I just wear my mtb Sidis,...
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    Bummer, mine is probably on the list. I'll have...

    Bummer, mine is probably on the list. I'll have to check it when I get home today. I wonder if the replacement will be plain black; I doubt they'd do a special run of orange forks for recall...
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    Here's mine:...

    Here's mine:
    http://www.pedalroom.com/bike/salsa-vaya-11157

    and for single speed gravel and offroad adventures:
    http://www.pedalroom.com/bike/surly-cross-check-11160
  25. Yes, the mini ones use 3 Velcro straps to secure....

    Yes, the mini ones use 3 Velcro straps to secure. The next size up uses a buckle strap that is sort of a pain to adjust, more like a set-and-forget adjustment. I have 2 of these, one set up for my...
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