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  1. I am happy that someone else is trying it, not...

    I am happy that someone else is trying it, not me. Good luck with it.
  2. I'm enough of a retro grouch that I can't quite...

    I'm enough of a retro grouch that I can't quite get my head around carbon belt drives. I see their advantages, they're totally cool, but how well they do over time, and what problems will people have...
  3. Ithink the prevailing winds are from the North,...

    Ithink the prevailing winds are from the North, although a quick google was unable to bring up anything definitive.
    I was there last week, but unfortunately had to abort the ride at the icefields...
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    Westjet now charges for every piece of luggage. ...

    Westjet now charges for every piece of luggage.

    Pretty soon it will be cheaper to buy a bike at the other end, rather than fly it.
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    Honjo hammered aluminum! No, I d use a plastic...

    Honjo hammered aluminum!
    No, I d use a plastic fender as it is just easier to deal with if you have to manipulate it.
    Although people who ride in rain a lot say metal fenders are better.
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    I phoned Westjet about flying my bike, suitably...

    I phoned Westjet about flying my bike, suitably boxed, from Calgary to Victoria.
    I was quoted a price of $100. The ticket itself was only $150. The bike box was an extra piece of baggage and a bike...
  7. Thread: Soap

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    Excellent. I will just pass on a word of...

    Excellent.

    I will just pass on a word of advice from my good friend Dr. Chu, who is a skin doctor.
    He says liquid hand soaps are easier on your skin than bar soaps.
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    I think you're obsessing about the wrong kinds of...

    I think you're obsessing about the wrong kinds of things.

    I just use Campsuds for everything, maybe carry a hotel sized bottle of shampoo.

    Anti bacterial soaps are not a great idea, unless you...
  9. I had this set up, but I didnt like where the...

    I had this set up, but I didnt like where the brakes are positioned, and I couldn't find another place for them that worked.
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    I've ridden it on May Long, but not for a number...

    I've ridden it on May Long, but not for a number of years. Who knows what this spring will bring?
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    I'm not up on all this new fangled bikie tech...

    I'm not up on all this new fangled bikie tech stuff. I'd never heard of planing but I am familiar with Jan Heine. So I looked up planing.
    It sure seems to have pissed some people off. Lots of...
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    Highwood Pass. Its a 3-4 day loop from Calgary,...

    Highwood Pass.
    Its a 3-4 day loop from Calgary, with a couple of different option for the parts close to town.
    The pass is closed from Highwood Junction to Peter Lougheed Provincial Park until June...
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    Hope your knee gets better.

    Hope your knee gets better.
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    Oh that is what he was getting at. Thanks for...

    Oh that is what he was getting at. Thanks for clarifying.
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    For touring I forego the lycra bike shorts and go...

    For touring I forego the lycra bike shorts and go for something with pockets and wear cycling underwear like Novara or Andiamo.
    Its very much personal preference though. Avoid shorts that have heavy...
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    I have a Thorn Raven Nomad with a Rohloff 16...

    I have a Thorn Raven Nomad with a Rohloff 16 tooth rear 39 front on a 175 crank.
    The gearing seems low to me, but the bike is heavy and designed for heavy duty touring.

    Sheldon Brown has a gear...
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    Go now. Before its gets too cold.

    Go now. Before its gets too cold.
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    I had an old Peugeot from the 70s that I bought...

    I had an old Peugeot from the 70s that I bought when I was in junior high school. Steel wheels, wing nuts instead of quick releases, simplex derailleurs. The lowest end, entry level European road...
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    I have this 6 Watt portable solar USB charger....

    I have this 6 Watt portable solar USB charger.
    Its very portable and I can charge my iPhone from around 30% to full charge in about 3 hours of direct sunlight. I've never used it bike touring, but...
  20. I have flown across the atlantic with my bike in...

    I have flown across the atlantic with my bike in a cardboard box a couple of times. If you are careful packing the box everything will be okay.
    the problem now days is that airlines are reducing the...
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    Now the Toyo built Atlantises are collector's...

    Now the Toyo built Atlantises are collector's items.
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    No.

    No.
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    chain ring facing which way?

    I am rebuilding an old crank and I have a vuelta 24 t inner chainring. On size has a flange and the other, flat side has writing on it. Which way does it go?

    I am thinking the writing goes on the...
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    I have built and used wooden kayaks and I would...

    I have built and used wooden kayaks and I would have no problem with a wooden fender. If the wood is sealed with epoxy and then covered by a good quality u-v resistant paint or varnish it will last a...
  25. B-17 is $97 at wallbike. I have dealt with them...

    B-17 is $97 at wallbike. I have dealt with them before and they are excellent, though I have not made any returns.

    http://www.wallbike.com/brooks/standardsaddles.html
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