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    The Surly LHDT is the bicycle that I envisioned...

    The Surly LHDT is the bicycle that I envisioned to be the replacement for my flagship long ride touring bicycle. I have not ridden one. However, it is still the bicycle that I imagineered for a...
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    I was running two Cateye EL650s on a T-bar aimed...

    I was running two Cateye EL650s on a T-bar aimed "well out" but still capable of lighting gravel/obstacles. Two on the handle bar with one relatively close and the other in the mid-range. Four...
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    We have the same problem. I noticed that the...

    We have the same problem. I noticed that the sidewalls on our tires appear to be closer to natural rubber. They don't have the black of carbon black. I believe that it is the rubber itself dying...
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    With both of our children, each was in the...

    With both of our children, each was in the Winchester until big enough to ride a trailerbike. The firstborn then became a stoker helping to pull the secondborn.
    The Winchester was VERY lit up...
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    I would fill the lake with tears over the...

    I would fill the lake with tears over the apparent demise of the Avocet Cross K series. My all time favorite tire for both of my non-sport bikes. I once had them on the Grand Touring and MTB. ...
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    For years, I used a set of 1984 Cannondale...

    For years, I used a set of 1984 Cannondale Frannies and Overlands with a Blackburn rack. After adding a Winchester trailer, I weighed one trip and found that I was bringing home 85 pounds on the...
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    I submit for your consideration that the trailer...

    I submit for your consideration that the trailer itself needs to have light mounts and probably side and rear reflectors. You would not want somebody to see you bike past and drive through your...
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    All of this is pointed to the front loader. I...

    All of this is pointed to the front loader. I will break the thread slightly by commenting that the Big Dummy handles a good sized load quite well. My kids are in college so I'm not pumping them...
  9. I don't consider that foldy thingie good for...

    I don't consider that foldy thingie good for anything but car2building. Flat surface only, concrete, linoleum, etc. Light cargo. Walking speed. Utterly worthless in the back yard. Pretty much...
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    I would like a helmet cam that would split...

    I would like a helmet cam that would split between what my eyes see forward, and the rear view mirror sees backwards.
    As to electronic footpads, something that would broadcast "It's behind you. ...
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    I run the Blackburn Mars (two) for rear for both...

    I run the Blackburn Mars (two) for rear for both daytime and night time riding. My daytime running light is a Blackburn 3.3. For night riding, I use four Cateye EL650s.
    However, I'm running into...
  12. I have considered going to the used electronics...

    I have considered going to the used electronics store and getting a couple of used, out of date phones. I only want the camera function so out of date and obsolete for phone use does not matter.
  13. Thread: Night riding

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    I originally had all three of my bikes set up...

    I originally had all three of my bikes set up with two handlebar mounted Cateye EL650 lights, and two more on a "T mount". They were my "headlights". A Blackburn 3.3 facing dead forward flashing...
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    I'm hoping to start work on my own flatbed...

    I'm hoping to start work on my own flatbed sometime during 2015. Trying to design in my head at the moment. I want 26" wheels to have one tire/tube standard for the whole house. Low on my...
  15. We don't appear to have any surviving pictures,...

    We don't appear to have any surviving pictures, but we did this for years. Erin would help tow Errol. When Erin graduated to a separate bicycle, Errol would help tow groceries. I think that the...
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    Since the thread is determined to be specific to...

    Since the thread is determined to be specific to a high, central load, I think that it may be fairly safe to say that there is not a good answer. Anybody can state that a high center of gravity is...
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    About 1989, my Karmann Ghia (1900 pounds)...

    About 1989, my Karmann Ghia (1900 pounds) developed a problem literally a block from home. It is easy to push around on level ground. I got a "driver" and my Touring bicycle (19 chain inch low). I...
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    good with front loads

    397596In 1984, I bought Takara's #2 Grand Touring bicycle. Back then, outside of toys, you had two types of bicycles, sport/race and Grand Touring. MTBs were local to Colorado and further west and...
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    I bought my first Third Eye back in 1984. SOLD. ...

    I bought my first Third Eye back in 1984. SOLD. That was a glasses model. Today, the whole family runs the helmet model. By turning your head, there is no blind spot. You can always track...
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    Cycling? For crying out loud, wear proper...

    Cycling? For crying out loud, wear proper cycling shorts and underwear is a moot point. Now, off the bike, bamboo is also anti-bacterial as well as wool. When I commute, cycling shorts. When I...
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    I swear by Mr. Tuffy. They are in every bike at...

    I swear by Mr. Tuffy. They are in every bike at this house. Ok, sidewalls are still at risk. But, the main tread area is heavily armored. Worth every penny.
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    Not being very strong, even when doing good...

    Not being very strong, even when doing good training mileage, for me low end is everything. I would pretty much echo turbo1889. Light, I'm middle mostly and some upper if at speed downhill. Heavy,...
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    Good thinking and good use of available...

    Good thinking and good use of available equipment. I used to work for a computer company with a single story, but wide campus. They put Razor brand scooters at various stations to get around...
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    I treat my bicycles as the vehicles that they...

    I treat my bicycles as the vehicles that they are. My Karman Ghia, VW Bus, Grand Touring Bicycle, Commuter (MTB) and Big Dummy are all vehicles to get me around. Each vehicle carries the basic kit...
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    We have a two seat Winchester. Squeeze cut down...

    We have a two seat Winchester. Squeeze cut down a "boogie board" so that it will fit in the bottom of the Winchester (seats removed). We have the option of no board (soft goods) and board (hard...
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