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  1. That's my experience with my Surly Ogre (431mm)...

    That's my experience with my Surly Ogre (431mm) chain stays and size 10 US shoes utilising my Tubus Cosmo and Rear Roller Classic Ortliebs.

    I concede to some dog tail wagging with heavier loads...
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    I've a Da Brim. I find my head gets buffeted by...

    I've a Da Brim.
    I find my head gets buffeted by breezes that wouldn't normally be noticeable by me without it.
    Saying that, for still days, I love it for keeping the sun off my fair skin as I burn...
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    Ah well, thats that idea out the window. Three...

    Ah well, thats that idea out the window.
    Three months without my bikes plus international shipping times makes it a no go for me.

    Oh and caution with linking Moultons with folding bikes.........
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    Though I've toured internationally, I'm motivated...

    Though I've toured internationally, I'm motivated equally by being able to get my bike into the rear of a small hatchback.
    My last bike was a separable framed Moulton APB and the ease of being able...
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    Almost level sticking up or down? How stretched...

    Almost level sticking up or down?
    How stretched out are you?
    Would a shorter stem, perhaps angled upward take some of the forward pressure off?
    Mitch your really not offering a lot of info.
    What...
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    Equally happy touring on my 622 rims as I was on...

    Equally happy touring on my 622 rims as I was on my last bikes 406 rims.
    Sure on paper the 406's are stronger but little about touring is about paper.
    Just happy having the luxury of a bicycle and...
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    Wow, that is light. Seems you turn your head and...

    Wow, that is light.
    Seems you turn your head and sneeze these days a newer lighter version of something has snuck past you.
    I think my bivy is over a pound just for the bivy.
    I think my previous...
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    Theres a lot to be said for the new tents...

    Theres a lot to be said for the new tents available now.
    Many offer similar weights to the once advantageous bivy, where once they would have been twice the weight.
    Even taking into consideration a...
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    Judging by how few seem to come up for resale it...

    Judging by how few seem to come up for resale it would appear that most of those who've gotten the couplers are very happy with the ownership.
    I've failed to find a local company to do the work but...
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    G'day Jdon, Aren't Lynsey bikes Ti? You might...

    G'day Jdon,
    Aren't Lynsey bikes Ti?
    You might need someone who specialises with the material, or not, depending on the bonding process and cutting.
    Letting other forum members know your approx...
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    I find making the time to air both the sleeping...

    I find making the time to air both the sleeping bag and bivy works well for me.
    Usually stop for a lunch break near some tree's and find a half hour hanging takes care of any moisture.
    If theres no...
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    Myself, I hope you get to realise your dream bike...

    Myself, I hope you get to realise your dream bike or as technology is improving all the time, that you realise an approximation of your dream bike that you can enjoy for an extended period....
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    G'day Christian, Thank you for the nice comment...

    G'day Christian,
    Thank you for the nice comment about my bike.

    I'm very sorry that it appears you've received the perception that I've tried to make this about my current bike.

    Its true that...
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    Could it be your just not very understanding? I...

    Could it be your just not very understanding?
    I acknowledge that your summation would appear correct i.e. the vast, vast majority.......

    Myself, I've done away with a car now for about four...
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    The comment was in relation to wanting a bike to...

    The comment was in relation to wanting a bike to lock up outside.

    I don't leave my bike out of my sight for more than a few moments, even locked, although if I felt i had to have a commuter which...
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    Many bike thieves carry cordless dremel like...

    Many bike thieves carry cordless dremel like cutting tools these days and those in the know leave nothing but beaters parked in the street or vulnerable storage.
    I've given up on the pitlocks after...
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    Whilst many have buyers remorse due to the...

    Whilst many have buyers remorse due to the Rohloff being utilitarian and no magic carpet ride in use, old dynohubs like the Sturmey Archer vintage models can be picked up for a song and are still...
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    Glad you've found something that works for you....

    Glad you've found something that works for you.
    Its not a method that works for me but each to their own.
    I find a pack makes sustained riding hell on my rear and I hate a sweaty back which seems...
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    I'd normally advise a steel variation of rack but...

    I'd normally advise a steel variation of rack but notice these alloy ones have a lifetime warranty.
    Cant complain about that - the manufacturer obviously has faith in them.
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    None, as I'm a stainless Tubus fan myself :lol: ...

    None, as I'm a stainless Tubus fan myself :lol:

    As for the Surly DT, you've got plenty of rack mounts on that bike.
    No need for OMM whose speciality is for bikes without those mounts.

    If you...
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    Well you do now. Old Man Mountain (OMM) are one...

    Well you do now.
    Old Man Mountain (OMM) are one of the best known examples and have a great reputation for quality and longevity.:)

    Old Man Mountain: Pannier Racks For Any Bike
  22. The adapters I've seen are for schrader drilled...

    The adapters I've seen are for schrader drilled rims.
    An insert takes up the slack around the valve to allow a firm fit for a presto valve....
  23. G'day M_yates, I wouldn't take it personally. ...

    G'day M_yates, I wouldn't take it personally.
    Sounds like he's in his own zone.
    I get pretty insular on tour sometimes and questions that ordinarily wouldn't bother me, can wind me up somewhat....
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    Thanks for the tip DJB, I'll take it on board and...

    Thanks for the tip DJB, I'll take it on board and try to utilise it next time I have the wheel out or a crack at the front brake.
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    Thats a great tip for the many Alan. 97%...

    Thats a great tip for the many Alan.
    97% positive it going back approx in the same position as its a dynohub front wheel and it needs to so I can attach the wiring plugs to the Son28.
    Too many...
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