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    Maybe with the pinion gearbox you don't get the...

    Maybe with the pinion gearbox you don't get the location in the downtube where the S&S couplers should sit to split the bike in half with proper sizing so it fits in a predefined travel case.

    My...
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    If you feel like they are going too fast, drop...

    If you feel like they are going too fast, drop back and go solo. Makes no sense to kill yourself on the flats just to suffer on the climb at the end.
    And if they are going to fast on the climb, let...
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    https://www.strava.com/activities/339829960 ...

    https://www.strava.com/activities/339829960
    https://www.strava.com/activities/339829974
    https://www.strava.com/activities/339829959

    That's for a large amount Via Claudia Augusta also ridden...
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    Just ride and rest maybe 3 or 4 days before the...

    Just ride and rest maybe 3 or 4 days before the gran fondo.
    1100m of climbing over a 20km distance is roughly 5.5% incline. It's doable, just take it slow or walk in case you need a rest.
    ...
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    I looked at HiLite before I went with a Norwid...

    I looked at HiLite before I went with a Norwid Aaland, custom stainless steel bike with Rohloff, gates belt drive, 180mm hydraulic discs, S&S, SON 28, Edelux II, etc etc etc.
    Paid about 6k for my...
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    Just to back this up with some data: I have a...

    Just to back this up with some data:
    I have a little incline of roughly 1km length at 11% and it takes me an avg 306W over a 6 min. duration to get up that incline at a measly 6.3mph.
    And I weigh...
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    If you like a bit more challenging rides with a...

    If you like a bit more challenging rides with a few climbs thrown in, I'd recommend Bodensee-Koenigssee Radweg.
    Lake Constance to Königssee Cycleway

    The view of the Alps is really something and...
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    Sticky: Cold ride into work today. It's 14C out there.....

    Cold ride into work today. It's 14C out there.. where has summer gone?
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    Southside Chicago is a bit sketchy, but fear not....

    Southside Chicago is a bit sketchy, but fear not. They have built a new road, fixed some streets. Just stay on the main US-41 going north.
    You don't have to ride through Gary, there is a wonderful...
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    25 years ago I had a rear rack for a road back...

    25 years ago I had a rear rack for a road back that was mounted on QR skewers.
    Two Ortlieb rollers on it with 6 litres of water in it, food and cloth. Held up fine during my 3 week trip through...
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    Grossglockner at the end of September should be...

    Grossglockner at the end of September should be OK, since the families with kids are back in school around mid-September.

    Now if you really want to avoid traffic going up that street, I would...
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    That's right. Strong winds are the climbs of the...

    That's right. Strong winds are the climbs of the midwest.
    I was riding home on a flat road from a group ride a few years back and I had such a huge headwind, my power meter showed 400W, I had it in...
  13. Germany's school vacation schedule is till about...

    Germany's school vacation schedule is till about middle September. From that point you might possibly run into the danger of finding closed hotels. (Had happened to me in southern Austria)
    Weather...
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    Here is my touring ride which was built to custom...

    Here is my touring ride which was built to custom specs. Maybe you can get some ideas from it:
    TRP Hylex disc brakes, Rohloff Speedhub, SON SL 28 dynamo, SON Edelux II, Gates Carbon drive with a...
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    July - 1121km Half of that done in a span of 4...

    July - 1121km
    Half of that done in a span of 4 days during my trip to Italy and back beginning of July.
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    The Via Claudia Augusta is a very nice cycling...

    The Via Claudia Augusta is a very nice cycling route. I've just done that a few weeks ago with a group of 12 people and the nature and riding path were awesome. We rode from Lenggries to the...
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    If the bike didn't cost at least 15000$, you...

    If the bike didn't cost at least 15000$, you better stay inside the house with your cheap garbage.
  18. I have Ortlieb back rollers from... hmm.. 1993 I...

    I have Ortlieb back rollers from... hmm.. 1993 I believe. I stuffed them with around 10 kilos of fruit. Watermelon, honey dew melon, pineapple, papaya, mango and some other smaller bits and pieces...
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    It's not on its way. It's already here. I have...

    It's not on its way. It's already here. I have the TRP Hylex on my Rohloff Norwid since I wanted a drop bar with hydraulic disc brakes.
    Works very nice. Brakes are easy to modulate, look good and...
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    Eurosport had the whole shebang coverage. In...

    Eurosport had the whole shebang coverage. In Europe Astra beams it right through your dish into your living room for... free. Imagine that.
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    Any ride less than 40 miles I take two water...

    Any ride less than 40 miles I take two water bottles filled with skratch drink mix. If I know I'm going longer between 40 and 100 miles I take a banana and 2 gels with me. Anything above 100 miles...
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    So far i've ridden roughly 250km with my new belt...

    So far i've ridden roughly 250km with my new belt driven/Rohloff bike and I have nothing negative to say about it for now. It's a quiet, smooth operation. Yes, removing the rear wheel is a bit more...
  23. You are one tough SOB. I've ridden a few times...

    You are one tough SOB. I've ridden a few times in Schaumburg and other western burbs. Friggin horrible. Never ever do I want to experience such a thing, unless I'm on a world tour through Mumbai...
  24. I drove a Prius for 5 years but I love riding a...

    I drove a Prius for 5 years but I love riding a bike to work a lot better. More fun, nice cold breeze in the morning while the sun is rising, quiet, virtually noiseless, unless i count my tire noise...
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    I think you will have to opt for the choice of...

    I think you will have to opt for the choice of cable to hydraulic, otherwise you'll have to get another set of brake levers for the rim brakes since the hydraulic levers won't be compatible with...
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