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    Hope your knee gets better.

    Hope your knee gets better.
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    Oh that is what he was getting at. Thanks for...

    Oh that is what he was getting at. Thanks for clarifying.
  3. For touring I forego the lycra bike shorts and go...

    For touring I forego the lycra bike shorts and go for something with pockets and wear cycling underwear like Novara or Andiamo.
    Its very much personal preference though. Avoid shorts that have heavy...
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    I have a Thorn Raven Nomad with a Rohloff 16...

    I have a Thorn Raven Nomad with a Rohloff 16 tooth rear 39 front on a 175 crank.
    The gearing seems low to me, but the bike is heavy and designed for heavy duty touring.

    Sheldon Brown has a gear...
  5. Go now. Before its gets too cold.

    Go now. Before its gets too cold.
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    I had an old Peugeot from the 70s that I bought...

    I had an old Peugeot from the 70s that I bought when I was in junior high school. Steel wheels, wing nuts instead of quick releases, simplex derailleurs. The lowest end, entry level European road...
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    I have this 6 Watt portable solar USB charger....

    I have this 6 Watt portable solar USB charger.
    Its very portable and I can charge my iPhone from around 30% to full charge in about 3 hours of direct sunlight. I've never used it bike touring, but...
  8. I have flown across the atlantic with my bike in...

    I have flown across the atlantic with my bike in a cardboard box a couple of times. If you are careful packing the box everything will be okay.
    the problem now days is that airlines are reducing the...
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    Now the Toyo built Atlantises are collector's...

    Now the Toyo built Atlantises are collector's items.
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    No.

    No.
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    chain ring facing which way?

    I am rebuilding an old crank and I have a vuelta 24 t inner chainring. On size has a flange and the other, flat side has writing on it. Which way does it go?

    I am thinking the writing goes on the...
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    I have built and used wooden kayaks and I would...

    I have built and used wooden kayaks and I would have no problem with a wooden fender. If the wood is sealed with epoxy and then covered by a good quality u-v resistant paint or varnish it will last a...
  13. B-17 is $97 at wallbike. I have dealt with them...

    B-17 is $97 at wallbike. I have dealt with them before and they are excellent, though I have not made any returns.

    http://www.wallbike.com/brooks/standardsaddles.html
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    #1 is not so bad if you have to be on it, it has...

    #1 is not so bad if you have to be on it, it has decent shoulders, but I would definitely prefer #1A.

    I always drink the creek water, but I wouldn't recommend it. Use a filter or treat the water.
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    Thats yellowhead...

    Thats yellowhead,not Yellowknife. Yellowknife is the capital of the Northwest territories.

    Its quite possible to fall into a crevasse on the Athabasca glacier. A few years ago a kid fell in and...
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    That and my Tim Horton's travel mug hanging off...

    That and my Tim Horton's travel mug hanging off my panniers.

    "Where are you from?" is just a good conversation starter, I use it myself, or "where have you come from today?" is good, too.
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    Highway 22 south from Calgary is good riding in...

    Highway 22 south from Calgary is good riding in general, it will be busy close to the city especially on weekends. South of Longview to Crowsnest pass there aren't many facilites, but the ride is...
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    Although I own a couple of high end touring...

    Although I own a couple of high end touring bikes, I tend to agree with Garthr. Better to just go.
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    If money is no object I'd say a Thorn Exp. ...

    If money is no object I'd say a Thorn Exp.
    Failing that if you can find an old steel frame mountain bike in good condition and start with that.

    vik do you still have your Thorn Raven Nomad or...
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    I couldn't figure out if you meant distressed or...

    I couldn't figure out if you meant distressed or de-stressed, like you stressed the leather and then unstressed it to change its mechanical properties or something like that.

    Anyway fantastic...
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    Holy cow, Ron that is a cool looking bike and...

    Holy cow, Ron that is a cool looking bike and pannier set up. Awesome.
    What is destresed leather?

    My friend Paul Woloshansky built his own panniers and his own racks. Short article here
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    It seems that if one side tightens up border...

    It seems that if one side tightens up border security the other side reciprocates. It used to be pretty easy to go across but it is getting harder all the time.

    A friend was crossing to the US...
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    I sense a marketing niche for Bicycle Escorts....

    I sense a marketing niche for Bicycle Escorts. Have you tried craigslist?
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    Eat whatever you want, you'll be hungry. I...

    Eat whatever you want, you'll be hungry.

    I found navigation to be time consuming in the Netherlands there are bike paths everywhere, well-signed but unless you are very familiar with the area, you...
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    I flew Transat Calgary to Amsterdam a couple of...

    I flew Transat Calgary to Amsterdam a couple of years ago. They had no plastic bags at the airport and took my bike unbagged but with pedals removed, handlebars turned and tires deflated. When I got...
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