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    I have used a rope across two nails in the...

    I have used a rope across two nails in the rafters for years. I have a loop in one end that hooks around the seat and tie a quick knot at the handlebars for the other end. I have heard that even...
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    I ran over a full grown groundhog this past...

    I ran over a full grown groundhog this past summer. Glad he did not try and squeeze between the fender and tire that day, his day was already ruined by the tires across his back. No spill...
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    They make break away fenders for that purpose and...

    They make break away fenders for that purpose and I thought it was kust a gimmick until I had a stick with a thorn in it catch in my tire and flip around to rip the fender off the stays. I just...
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    Seriously, I do apologize if I have misled or...

    Seriously, I do apologize if I have misled or confused anyone.
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    Battery life claim is excellent as well, at least...

    Battery life claim is excellent as well, at least for a rechargeable. Have you found that to be the case? Thanks for posting.
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    Gees, 'lighten' up. As I said, I have not tried...

    Gees, 'lighten' up. As I said, I have not tried out yet, but based on several pictures and other on line reviewers comments it looks exactly like what I wanted. As I said, my expectations are high...
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    Hopefully they broke the mold after making it...

    Hopefully they broke the mold after making it...
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    There is a very good reason it is the only one...

    There is a very good reason it is the only one you have seen...
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    Vittoria Hypers for moderate cost, comfort and...

    Vittoria Hypers for moderate cost, comfort and reasonably durable and low rolling resistance.
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    There is a picture posted in this thread:

    http://www.bikeforums.net/recreational-family/1045737-2-kids-someones-only-1-adult.html
  11. No worse than the tandem really. Backing up caan...

    No worse than the tandem really. Backing up caan be a challenge, but my kid was trained to jump off and kust pick up the TAB and straighten it out if we backed very far.
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    New Orfos Tail Light - WOW!

    I just picked up a new tail light that looks like the best one ever. I used to be a big fan of the Planet Bike Superflash lights because they are so bright. but I was never happy with how hard that...
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    I'm 5' 11" tall l and have a very long thigh for...

    I'm 5' 11" tall l and have a very long thigh for my height and a quite stubby torso. I ride 172.5s 175s and an old tourer with 177.5 cranks. The 177.5s would normally be pretty long for my height...
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    Yes, I agree as well. Just have to go and take a...

    Yes, I agree as well. Just have to go and take a look with a good straight edge. $30 is not much. I wonder however if the gears and brakes are out of adjustment and the OP is not mechanically...
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    It will be an interesting ride though without...

    It will be an interesting ride though without tires! The OP has allow for tire and tube expense as well which easily could exceed the cost of the bike.
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    I am just curious, is that average while pedaling...

    I am just curious, is that average while pedaling only. or does it include coasting time in the average?
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    Nothing wrong at all. I just think it is pretty hard to save money that way. Maybe if you spend a ton of time scouring ebay and other sources you can slowly score the parts you want and build it...
  18. Ahead of what? Watch the parts list on the BD...

    Ahead of what? Watch the parts list on the BD bike. Sometimes they say Ultegra when just a derailleur or two are Ultegra and the crank and other components are RaceFace, etc. But that is a good...
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    On the C&O We count turtles. We exceeded 350 a...

    On the C&O We count turtles. We exceeded 350 a couple of years back. Maybe we will try some of yours though. The other thing is to bring a friend the same age. My boys have toured with their...
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    I was real close on a CoMotion Triplet, but just...

    I was real close on a CoMotion Triplet, but just could not convince my wife how much we needed it. That Burley TAB worked out pretty well for us though.
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    I have a custom sized Co-Motion Cascadia that I...

    I have a custom sized Co-Motion Cascadia that I use for both touring and distance riding, Not sure how much of the ride characteristics are shared between the two, but my Cascadia is incredibly...
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    Salsa makes some good bikes (I used to own one)...

    Salsa makes some good bikes (I used to own one) and as a company they are GREAT marketers around the image of Salsa bikes. Good enough to command an significant extra premium for what ever they...
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    The 24 inch wheel bikes tend to fit a kid for...

    The 24 inch wheel bikes tend to fit a kid for just about a year and then they are too small. I recommend sticking with the 20 inch as long as possible then jump to an XS 26: MTB or an XXS 700c road...
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    Here is how we handle: 499518 We have many...

    Here is how we handle:

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    We have many thousand touring miles with this setup. Youngest was in the TAB at age 6.
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    Some love the tandem roof racks, but they are...

    Some love the tandem roof racks, but they are very pricey, and you have to lift a 40 pound bike up there which I bet will eventually lead to a dropped bike. For me, sticking it in the minivan or...
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