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    What I want doesn't matter, it's your bike. If...

    What I want doesn't matter, it's your bike. If you could specify anticipated load it would help the builder. I had a custom post apocalypse 26" wheel touring bike with very beefy chainstays that...
  2. Thread: Fenders??

    by LeeG
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    Goretex socks with rain pants over the socks. I...

    Goretex socks with rain pants over the socks. I commuted for a couple years in the winter with ice/slush on the road and my feet were warm. My shoes were a comfortable mesh type with spd cleats. It...
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    Ever seen a bicycle crash?

    Ever seen a bicycle crash?
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    Lighthouse Sequoia

    Lighthouse Sequoia
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    Squeeze, optimum tire size depends on your...

    Squeeze, optimum tire size depends on your weight/load as much as the surface. If you're light w no weight on the bike 32mm at the right pressure can be great for flying fast, if you're 225 with...
  6. My vote is Mondiale on the rear and Clement XPlor...

    My vote is Mondiale on the rear and Clement XPlor on the front, why not?
  7. If the rim is truly bent from the impact where...

    If the rim is truly bent from the impact where the aluminum is deformed and not just out of whack from a broken spoke the spokes will not take that out. The wheel could be rebuilt with that tweaked...
  8. For some reason Specialized made a lot of general...

    For some reason Specialized made a lot of general use bikes with 15gauge spokes. Two ways to go about this, just buy a sturdy replacement wheel or get 14g spokes and rebuild it and learn how to...
  9. You bring up a very good point. I doubt very many...

    You bring up a very good point. I doubt very many people get the chance to test new bikes with a touring load or different configurations.
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    I like wrapping the top tube in black cloth tape

    I like wrapping the top tube in black cloth tape
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    Yup, I did some commuting on the Olympic...

    Yup, I did some commuting on the Olympic Peninsula in winter and if I just needed a windbreaker on cold days it was great without building up sweat and if I had rain paints and waterproof socks...
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    Unrelated but wanted to pass on that the Showers...

    Unrelated but wanted to pass on that the Showers Pass Amsterdam jacket is worth it. I got it on a whim to have something that looked nice going into a pub. It's turned into a multipurpose jacket for...
  13. Thread: trek 920

    by LeeG
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    That is good to hear. I'm 30 yrs out of the...

    That is good to hear. I'm 30 yrs out of the business but I remember some Motobecanes that had to be trued just to run between the brake pads ok. Since then I've had one new bike purchase six years...
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    Sorry, the guy with the brother. I figure for...

    Sorry, the guy with the brother. I figure for the cost of a Brooks and the fact touring bikes may be left out in the rain having something lower maintainence, cheaper and quite possibly more...
  15. Thread: trek 920

    by LeeG
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    Mike, I'm curious about stock wheels on pricier...

    Mike, I'm curious about stock wheels on pricier production bikes these days. My assumption being that the 920 fits that description. Would you feel confident sending someone out on a trip loaded as...
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    Why not try a saddle with greater consistency in...

    Why not try a saddle with greater consistency in performance regardless of conditions or care?
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    Elite Pro

    Elite Pro
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    It doesn't rain down there! except when it pours.

    It doesn't rain down there! except when it pours.
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    Lighter than what? I've had two Elite 2.0-2.1...

    Lighter than what? I've had two Elite 2.0-2.1 jackets, the rain pants are sized for trim folks not fat folks. Absolutely worth it.
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    Ethan, good luck with your search. The LHT is a...

    Ethan, good luck with your search. The LHT is a fine bike as are many others. How you use what you get matters more than what you get.
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    Great, now for the op move all those bags onto a...

    Great, now for the op move all those bags onto a road bike with a carbon fork. No front low riders and rear load moves forward two inches into heel strike.

    guys, he's riding a short road bike,...
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    Right, they work great except for when you're...

    Right, they work great except for when you're pedaling.

    think about that.
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    I'm seconding the opinion that you are attempting...

    I'm seconding the opinion that you are attempting to adapt a racing bike to a non-racing use with gear designed for touring bikes.
    You can use a racing bike for touring with some adjustments in...
  24. Rivendell Jack Brown Blue is another good fast...

    Rivendell Jack Brown Blue is another good fast riding tire. Panaracer seems to have better quality control than Schwalbe.
  25. I have my iPad in a Griffin Survivor case. I...

    I have my iPad in a Griffin Survivor case. I like it.
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