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    I didn't realize that Surly changed the dropouts....

    I didn't realize that Surly changed the dropouts. My LHT is a 2006. I installed an Evo on it just before we left for the tour we are presently on. However, I decided to take a different bike, but I...
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    Did you use any spacers on the Evo?

    Did you use any spacers on the Evo?
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    You might want to check on bus service in...

    You might want to check on bus service in Brookings. It has been awhile, but I lived in Brookings for four years and don't remember any bus service.

    My wife and I had a family emergency happen...
  4. My wife has a set of split SKS fenders made...

    My wife has a set of split SKS fenders made specifically for road bikes. They mount using the brake bolt. They seem to work well, if you are using the smaller sized tires.
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    It actually happens quite often in our part of...

    It actually happens quite often in our part of the world. It is usually a 16 to 20 something male in a dark colored, raised pickup.

    It is not a big thing, and I don't let it ruin my ride. What...
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    I believe that there are very few, if any truly...

    I believe that there are very few, if any truly flat areas. The eye may tell you there are, but the legs know differently.
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    Regardless of brand, get fenders that have the...

    Regardless of brand, get fenders that have the quick release front dropout safety mount. I like the idea mentioned above of also using them on the rear.

    If I wasn't using my phone, I'd post a...
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    Most of Eurovelo Route 2 from Berlin to Poznan is...

    Most of Eurovelo Route 2 from Berlin to Poznan is not on dedicated bike paths. Most of the route in Germany and Poland is on small secondary roads, norrower
    than most bike paths we have here in the...
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    Also check out the route from Copenhagen to...

    Also check out the route from Copenhagen to Berlin. It meets a lot of your criteria and is a nice ride, about 360 miles.
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    Amsterdam is an excellent place to end a tour. ...

    Amsterdam is an excellent place to end a tour. Better yet there is an Ibis motel about a mile from Schiphol, and if you have time to visit Amsterdam the shuttle will take you to the train station...
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    On our present tour we use everything we have;...

    On our present tour we use everything we have; phones, gps, netbook, and the excellent Michelin maps. Our route finding on this trip has been exceptionally complex. Part of our route took us down...
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    I had 3 partially torn tendons, including the...

    I had 3 partially torn tendons, including the rotator cuff, a totally torn bicep tendon, and bone damage repaired 14 months ago at age 70. Cumulative damage from skiing and bike crashes take its...
  13. Thread: width of gear

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    I use compression sacks for my sleeping bag and...

    I use compression sacks for my sleeping bag and tent. Don't fold the tent, just stuff and compress. Both my bag and tent compress down to the size of small loaves of bread or about as tall as a 22...
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    Fit is more important than wheel size. The...

    Fit is more important than wheel size.

    The long top tubes on the LHT's make the LHT fit differently, and not always in a good way. I have long legs and a short torso, consequently I don't ride...
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    I received a Columbia bike that my dad had bought...

    I received a Columbia bike that my dad had bought used and fixed it up really nice for Christmas when I was 6 years old. I loved that bike and my parents for sacraficing to make that day special for...
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    My wife and I spend a lot of time bike touring. ...

    My wife and I spend a lot of time bike touring. We are presently taking a rest day in a small town in Poland to take a breather, edit pictures, and as it turns out take a few more.

    Photography is...
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    It has been about 50/50 as far as boxing our...

    It has been about 50/50 as far as boxing our bikes for the bus. It really seemed to depend on the driver. In California we had one driver tell us we needed to have our bikes boxed, and the next...
  18. Thread: S&S couplings

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    My wife and I are currently in Poland heading for...

    My wife and I are currently in Poland heading for the Czech Republic. We started in Copenhagen and will end in Amsterdam. We camp when we can, and have experienced temperatures ranging from a wet...
  19. Thread: S&S couplings

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    In my experience couplers on a touring bike with...

    In my experience couplers on a touring bike with 700c wheels are a questionable investment. It may be necessary to remove the tire from the rims to fit in a box that meet airline size criteria. Also...
  20. I believe a reply to a question from a father and...

    I believe a reply to a question from a father and son while on a tour last year through central California sums up my feelings.

    A hispanic, non-English speaking father asked my wife through his...
  21. Kendra makes presta tubes with replaceable valve...

    Kendra makes presta tubes with replaceable valve cores. I save a couple cores from discarded tubes, and carry them in my touring tool kit in case I snap one off.
  22. When I was racing back in the 70 's, I also used...

    When I was racing back in the 70 's, I also used Mafac Racers brakes. It was embarrasing, everyone knew when I hit the brakes:)

    Some wheel squealing may be caused by the rim, not the necessarily...
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    Thanks for sharing:) What was the purpose of you...

    Thanks for sharing:) What was the purpose of you original post?
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    +1 I have about the same mileage on my Orlieb...

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    I have about the same mileage on my Orlieb panniers and my wife has a over 15,000 miles on her Ortlieb's. On a tour a few years ago we rode over 500 miles of cobble stone roads and over 400...
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    When my wife and I are home, we usually ride five...

    When my wife and I are home, we usually ride five days a week. However, when we are touring it is different. On one tour we averaged a little over 50 miles a day for 74 consecutive days on fully...
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