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    My steel randonneuring bike has holes drilled in...

    My steel randonneuring bike has holes drilled in the underside of the down tube just behind the head tube and just above the BB shell for the purpose of running a tail light wire. There's a grommet...
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    I have Honjo fenders and ran a single wire...

    I have Honjo fenders and ran a single wire through the fender bead and it works fine. Notch the inside of the bead with a file near the tail light to get the wire out and either drill a small hole...
  3. Thread: Cramping Issue

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    You are out of shape and trying to hang with...

    You are out of shape and trying to hang with people who aren't.
  4. Thread: Construction

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    Texas has a road condition website that shows...

    Texas has a road condition website that shows where the construction is. It's especially helpful when they tear out bridges for replacement.

    Overlay sounds like another word for Chip Seal. It's...
  5. Thread: Permanents

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    Although RUSA does not yet recognize a photo...

    Although RUSA does not yet recognize a photo control, I would like to see it added to the permanent rules. However, instead of simply asking for a photo of some landmark, I would require a simple...
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    evblazer, There are currently two 600K brevets...

    evblazer,

    There are currently two 600K brevets on the LSR schedule. One ACP brevet on 25 April and a RUSA brevet on 17 Oct. There is also a RUSA 400K on 3 Oct. So, if you are concerned about...
  7. You can't compare your heart rate with someone...

    You can't compare your heart rate with someone else's. Your buddy likely has a significantly higher maximum heart rate than you.
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    Well, surely nobody is stopping you from doing...

    Well, surely nobody is stopping you from doing so.

    However, you may find that the simplicity of the Amish lifestyle requires a lot more physical labor and requires it virtually every single day. ...
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    For any long distance riding, it is all but...

    For any long distance riding, it is all but impossible to stay dry in significant rain. Anything that is waterproof enough to keep the rain out will keep your sweat in. And even if you could find...
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    Ride the bike that is the most comfortable when...

    Ride the bike that is the most comfortable when doing a century. Any discomfort gets worse as the ride gets longer. A lightweight bike with skinny high pressure tires and aggressive posture will...
  11. I would look at the adjustment of your hub gears....

    I would look at the adjustment of your hub gears. Maybe your adjustment is right on the edge and frame flex is causing a little more or less cable pull that is putting the hub between gear...
  12. Thread: locks?

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    In Texas we don't carry locks on brevets or...

    In Texas we don't carry locks on brevets or permanents. Never done it. Never seen it done.
  13. Thread: homemade tools

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    None of those tools are very expensive and you'll...

    None of those tools are very expensive and you'll surely be using them again. Buy good quality tools made for the job. The frustration you save will be worth spending a few bucks for the tool.
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    That's not fake leather. It's Brooks leather bar...

    That's not fake leather. It's Brooks leather bar tape. You can get it from Wallingford Bike Parts.
  15. Try connecting the red wire to the "+" terminal...

    Try connecting the red wire to the "+" terminal and the blue wire to the ground terminal on the taillight.

    Even if the headlight converts the AC to DC, it should still flow through the taillight...
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    Good luck. I'm curious though. After years of...

    Good luck.

    I'm curious though. After years of inactivity, why the hurry all of a sudden? Why not set your goal to do a couple 200K and perhaps a 300K and see how you progress? You can always...
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    If you are randonneuring with that bike, perhaps...

    If you are randonneuring with that bike, perhaps a good set of 32-spoke wheels will put your mind at ease.

    Until then, consider that a broken spoke is almost certainly going to be in the rear. ...
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    I have done brevets on a 6-speed freewheel bike. ...

    I have done brevets on a 6-speed freewheel bike. I see no problem with doing so. In fact, I just did a New Year's day 200K brevet on that bike. Riders used freewheels for many years. So long as...
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    We had 20 mph winds with 30 mph gusts out of the...

    We had 20 mph winds with 30 mph gusts out of the north until noon or so. A lot of cross winds on the route, which hurt both ways on the 300K. It got down to about freezing, so the temperature...
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    Acorn's new boxy bag has been delayed a month. ...

    Acorn's new boxy bag has been delayed a month. VO's new bag should be shipped "soon" from overseas. And Zugster is working on a traditional front bag.

    All of these bags should be considerably...
  21. Thread: Flat Bars?

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    Probably not since that someone had to carry his...

    Probably not since that someone had to carry his own change of clothes, food, water, tools, and spare parts. Not since that someone rode 400 Km stages. And not since that someone was required to...
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    For this trip, A CamelBak (at least 2L, maybe...

    For this trip, A CamelBak (at least 2L, maybe even 3L) is a good choice. The real advantage of the CamelBak, besides the capacity, is that it will keep liquid cold much longer than regular or...
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    The Shimano Tiagra brake levers are very good and...

    The Shimano Tiagra brake levers are very good and are as good as the Dura Ace ones for a lot less money.

    The Tektro/Cane Creek levers are the same except for the hoods, as mentioned earlier. ...
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    I will be there for the 300K. Come on out and...

    I will be there for the 300K. Come on out and ride with us, Brock. LSR is a great club and you'll have a lot of fun.
  25. Thread: Bent axle

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    If it still works OK, then leave it alone until...

    If it still works OK, then leave it alone until you have the money for a new one.
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