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  1. Ultra-distance cycling now has a Wikipedia article

    I've just finished writing a Wikipedia article on ultra-distance / endurance cycling: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultra-distance_cycling

    It's not meant to be an exhaustive list of races/events,...
  2. Group of 'Kung Fu Nuns' bike touring from Nepal to India

    The title says it all. This is not something that you see every day; read the story and watch the video about these inspiring women here:
    250 Kung Fu Nuns cycle 2,200 kilometres from Nepal to India...
  3. Thread: French Alps

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    The Touring sub-forum seems like the wrong place...

    The Touring sub-forum seems like the wrong place for this thread. However, the Maurienne valley is a popular choice for this kind of trip. One of my personal favorite regions is around La Clusaz.
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    The Co-Motion carbon disc fork that we have does...

    The Co-Motion carbon disc fork that we have does have rack mounts. I contacted Co-Motion to ask what weight the mounts are rated to carry, since such mounts on a carbon fork are very rare. They told...
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    Tandems East still have the Co-Motion fork listed...

    Tandems East still have the Co-Motion fork listed on their website, so if you're interested then you could give them a call to see if they really do have one in stock: wwTandems East Forks &...
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    The OP asked if there was an adaptor that would...

    The OP asked if there was an adaptor that would allow a rotor larger than 160 mm to be used in the Enve CX Disc fork, and I didn't notice that being answered already. The reason for the limitation is...
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    The shifting is never going to be as good when...

    The shifting is never going to be as good when not using matched chainrings with synchronized shifting ramps and gates. However, 28-39 normally works better than 26-39. Also, make sure that the...
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    I'm a mechanic in a shop where we bought a PRS-33...

    I'm a mechanic in a shop where we bought a PRS-33 a couple of months ago. We don't sell a lot of electric bikes, but we do sell a handful each year. Due to my bad back, I told the boss that we could...
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    I'm not so sure that carrying a spare belt is...

    I'm not so sure that carrying a spare belt is necessary. Our backup plan has always been that if the worst happened then we'd hitch-hike to a local bike shop and buy two same-sized 130mm BCD...
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    Stock Ultegra Di2 long-cage RD with Wolf Tooth...

    Stock Ultegra Di2 long-cage RD with Wolf Tooth Roadlink works great on our tandem with XT 11-40 cassette and 28-42 crankset (we do lots of loaded touring in the mountains).
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    We also have a coupled tandem and a belt drive....

    We also have a coupled tandem and a belt drive. We live in Europe and have taken the bike on several transcontinental trips. The belt drive is great. You can get a phone app to measure belt tension,...
  12. Most Trans Am racers use dynamo-powered lighting....

    Most Trans Am racers use dynamo-powered lighting. Popular, front dynamo hubs are those made by SON, SP (half the price of SON and similar quality, also sold re-branded as Exposure), or one of...
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    I've only ever had poor-quality aluminum...

    I've only ever had poor-quality aluminum chainring bolts work loose, never well-tightened steel bolts. Fortunately, I've found loose chainring bolts before they've fallen out completely. A good habit...
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    Shimano XT. Personally, I prefer loose ball...

    Shimano XT.

    Personally, I prefer loose ball bearings that I can adjust, service, re-lube, etc. Other people prefer cartridge bearings so that they can not touch them for years without damaging...
  15. The only function that springs on the QR serve is...

    The only function that springs on the QR serve is to make it open by the same amount on both sides of the axle. This makes it much easier to put the wheel in the dropouts and to remove it. If you...
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    I've also toured some of that region, it's a...

    I've also toured some of that region, it's a great place for it and well setup for tourists; easy to find services. Beautiful scenery and good roads. Highly recommended. I do all of my tours...
  17. Thanks Turbotandem. The distance between the...

    Thanks Turbotandem. The distance between the centerline of the frame and the center of the small chainring would be great to know. If you can't determine the centerline of the frame so easily (it...
  18. Turbotandem: It would be interesting to know what...

    Turbotandem: It would be interesting to know what the limits are for the XTR Di2 front derailleur. Could you measure the chainline of your small and large rings? Obviously, knowing the small ring...
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    AFAIK, Shimano BBs will work with most FSA...

    AFAIK, Shimano BBs will work with most FSA cranks, but not with those with "Light" in the name because those need slightly narrower bearings. However, I've never been 100% sure about this.
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    That gearing will probably be OK if climbing from...

    That gearing will probably be OK if climbing from Sault. For climbing the other sides, I'd recommend lower gearing. Similarly, the descent towards Sault will be no problems, but for the other two...
  21. The Wolf Roadlink is working great on our tandem...

    The Wolf Roadlink is working great on our tandem with an Ultegra Di2 11-speed rear derailleur (long cage) and XT 11-40 cassette. I was worried about the distance between the guide pulley and the...
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    The cassette is a stock XT 11-40 11-speed,...

    The cassette is a stock XT 11-40 11-speed, CS-M8000. Thankfully, it doesn't require a longer body like the road 11-speed cassettes do.

    The ratio/spacing between the cogs on the Shimano 11-40...
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    The combination worked perfectly! Even better...

    The combination worked perfectly! Even better than I'd expected. We did 700 km in one week of touring from Barcelona, through Andorra and the Pyrenees, and into the French Massif Centrale (so lots of...
  24. I agree that if you're not camping then you...

    I agree that if you're not camping then you shouldn't normally need that much stuff. Even so, I do recommend Topeak's MTX rack-top bag, see here: TopeakŪ Cycling Accessories ? Products - MTX TrunkBag...
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    I've used many mismatched combinations of shift...

    I've used many mismatched combinations of shift levers on the tandem and on single bikes. It's never really felt odd to me, I've never even needed "to get used to it".
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