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  1. I purchased this Schwinn Voyageur 11.8 in the...

    I purchased this Schwinn Voyageur 11.8 in the fall of 1980 when I started law school. The only original parts are the stem, seat post, rear caliper brake, and downtube shifters. It has a special...
  2. porteur rack?

    porteur rack?
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    When I was younger I quit using computers because...

    When I was younger I quit using computers because I found that I paid way too much attention to mph. If I didn't average a certain predetermined speed, I wasn't happy with my ride. I took them off...
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    I have the topeak road morph which is a great...

    I have the topeak road morph which is a great frame pump. I agree with staehpji that if you are filling higher volume 26 inch tires you should opt for the mountain morph which is the same pump but...
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    Just bought a Tubus Tara. Very simple design and...

    Just bought a Tubus Tara. Very simple design and incredibly light for its strength. No top rack though.

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    You just bought a new touring bike. Aren't you...

    You just bought a new touring bike. Aren't you excited to use it? Believe it or not riding a loaded bike is not a lot more difficult than riding an unloaded road bike- you just go slower. I agree...
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    +1. The road morph is a very handy pump. I can...

    +1. The road morph is a very handy pump. I can easily and quickly inflate my tires to 90psi.
  8. My commute is one half hour each way. it is not...

    My commute is one half hour each way. it is not so long so i am able to do it every day 12 mos a year, rain, shine, snow, sleet, hail, etc. I also do 40 to 60 mile training rides on the weekend as...
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    I have a shimano mt33 and wear them without...

    I have a shimano mt33 and wear them without cleats for toeclip pedals.
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    [QUOTE=Al1943;18009968] Yes, you are right. i...

    Yes, you are right. i misread what he wrote.
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    Just the opposite. On front derailleurs when...

    Just the opposite. On front derailleurs when there is no tension on the cable, the derailleur will return inward with the chain on the small ring.
  12. I have squeal with my front cantis but not the...

    I have squeal with my front cantis but not the rear. I originally had Tektro 720s but upgraded the front to Paul touring cantis with Kool stop thin line pads. They are very nice but still squeal. ...
  13. I have a 1980 Schwinn voyageur 11.8 and the head...

    I have a 1980 Schwinn voyageur 11.8 and the head tube badge says Japan. I purchased it new in 1980 and it is has been a great bike. 11.8 refers to its weight in Kgs which equals roughly 26 lbs.
  14. My experience exactly. GPS devices have very...

    My experience exactly. GPS devices have very limited use. For paper maps I use the Rand McNally gazateer map books and copy the pages I need.
  15. When I was in the market for a touring bike a...

    When I was in the market for a touring bike a couple summers ago, one of the frames I considered was a Gunnar Grand Tour. On their website, they have a pretty cool fit tool under "My Gunnar." I was...
  16. Here is a site for Greene County which lists...

    Here is a site for Greene County which lists several camping sites near the Little Miami trail.

    Activities | Camping | Greene County Parks & Trails
  17. I am going up the west side of Michigan at the...

    I am going up the west side of Michigan at the end of June ending a little north of Indian River in Cheboygan county. I am going to generally follow the Adventure Cycling route- Monroeville, Indiana...
  18. I cut a chain short once and used two quick links...

    I cut a chain short once and used two quick links side by side with no noticeable ill effects. It upset me at the time but months later, I have completely forgotten about it.:)
  19. You can find racks that attach with the skewer at...

    You can find racks that attach with the skewer at the bottom and use P clamps to attach the upper part of the rack to the fork. Look at the Axiom lowrider for a little over $30. It would work with...
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    I move to the left to allow the right on red turn...

    I move to the left to allow the right on red turn of the car behind me. However, if there is no room as you have stated, then that's your answer.
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    My left barend shifter is in friction mode so I...

    My left barend shifter is in friction mode so I can trim in tiny increments. I would not want it any other way. It is no big deal and is an incredibly simple thing to do. As far as chainline, I...
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    Another thing you can do if you don't want to...

    Another thing you can do if you don't want to invest in new pedals and shoes is reach down a grab the strap on your toe clips and pull it tight around your feet. This will secure your feet in your...
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    Sounds like a good start. Now take the bike down...

    Sounds like a good start. Now take the bike down to the frame and thoroughly clean it and repack headset, bb, and hub bearings. Take apart and clean all the components. The wheel with the broken...
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    Kickstands depend on the bike. On a lightweight...

    Kickstands depend on the bike. On a lightweight racing bike why would anyone add a kickstand? On a utility bike or a touring bike, a center kickstand is a nice piece of equipment to have. On a...
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    Ride on the road. The road you pictured is fine....

    Ride on the road. The road you pictured is fine. Don't ride too far to the right. Make sure you are visible and position yourself so that cars are forced to give you wide berth. I hesitate saying...
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