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    Sticky: Yeah, I got mixed up on the author. This is what...

    Yeah, I got mixed up on the author. This is what can happen when one gets rid of a bunch of books I guess.
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    Sticky: Astute question, SmallWheels. I feel less...

    Astute question, SmallWheels. I feel less encumbered by having less stuff, and have only missed 1 or 2 items, and only briefly. That it is all in my room with me means I'm still regularly...
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    Sticky: My simplification odyssey...

    Greetings All!
    Yesterday I finished reading this thread. I started at the beginning, with the first post from 2006, and have read the entire thing. This discussion has helped me in many ways. I...
  4. Is the Nishiki cresta still available?

    Is the Nishiki cresta still available?
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    Dual 26 LWB USS for touring?

    Greetings,
    I'm wondering if anyone here can point me in the direction of a recumbent builder that offers a LWB USS recumbent with both wheels 26", that can carrier 4 panniers without using a...
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    I'm also convinced the poncho is the way to go!...

    I'm also convinced the poncho is the way to go! I'm glad the OP is trying this time-tested idea! I commute in wet weather with a bike-specific poncho, and I think it's the best solution for me when...
  7. I recommend the Troll. More braze ons than I have...

    I recommend the Troll. More braze ons than I have yet figured out a use for, ran well with the stock Kenda Kinniption 26x2.3's, runs better as a daily commuter with Schwalbe Marathon 26x1.5's. Plenty...
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    Sticky: Poll: I've been reading the CFL sub-forum for a few...

    I've been reading the CFL sub-forum for a few months now, and have recently moved to a much more car-lite existence. My girlfriend and I moved in together about 2 months ago. She has not owned a car...
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    Roody: I forgot to quote you in my reply, above,...

    Roody: I forgot to quote you in my reply, above, so I'm doing it here so you'll get a notification of my reply.
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    Roody: The 7 foot cable is also a Kryptonite...

    Roody: The 7 foot cable is also a Kryptonite product, so I can U-lock the frame to a post, and also thread the cable through both wheels, and put the U-lock through the looped ends of the cable. Both...
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    I subscribe to the "better to have it and not...

    I subscribe to the "better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it" philosophy. On my daily commute, I have my 2 water bottles, a backup front light to supplement my dyno light, spare...
  12. I ride my touring-ready Troll as my daily...

    I ride my touring-ready Troll as my daily commuter and occasionally haul groceries/cases of beer on the front end. Even without additional cargo, my commuter "be-prepared" daily load puts the whole...
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    Here's a pic. I find it to be a very versatile...

    Here's a pic. I find it to be a very versatile bike.


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    I love my troll, though I switched out the stock...

    I love my troll, though I switched out the stock cruiser-style bars for nashbar butterfly bars with ergon grips. I'm also using a Delta Design stem riser, so I'm nearly fully upright while riding,...
  15. SPD touring shoes for sz 14 EEEE foot??

    I am wondering if anyone knows of a spd clip-compatible shoe manufacturer that makes a US size 14, EEEE width shoe? I have had zero luck finding such a shoe, and want to get everyone's input before I...
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    Sticky: This is my 2013 Surly Troll, just in from a...

    This is my 2013 Surly Troll, just in from a breezy ride, temps around 40 F. Dialing in new handlebar set up today, and really digging on some chemical toe warmer packs. I've been chomping at the bit...
  17. What sort of dehydrator do you use?

    What sort of dehydrator do you use?
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    Cyclocamping.com has four different types, and...

    Cyclocamping.com has four different types, and they include very specific measurements for each.
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    I've successfully used the liner/bladder bag from...

    I've successfully used the liner/bladder bag from inside a box of wine. I used the 5 liter size on a two month trip in 2010, just inflated it by mouth, let some of the air out to provide some "give"...
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    Greetings from PA!

    Hi All,
    After years of googling bicycle-related questions, and having the best answers come from this forum I've finally decided to sign up. I'm 35 and live in Lancaster, PA. My dad was really into...
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