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    ***sigh**** I did not ask the question you...

    ***sigh****

    I did not ask the question you suggest because that is not the situation I am in.

    The question I asked was what were the axle heights of 2 different wheel+tire combos. I have no...
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    I have a bike I commute on. I know how high that...

    I have a bike I commute on. I know how high that BB is and it's already not as high as I would like for the terrain I ride [rough, dirt w/ potholes] and the pedals I use [MTB flats]. On my current...
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    I collected data from other sources as well and...

    I collected data from other sources as well and came to the following conclusions:

    - 650B x 42mm axle height = 330mm BB H = 258mm [10.2"]
    - 700c x 32mm axle height = 345mm BB H = 273mm [10.8"]
    ...
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    No worries. I was just trying evaluate the...

    No worries. I was just trying evaluate the conversion of a 700c frame to 650B wheels. The utmost accuracy was not required.

    As it turns out the BB drop was too great so I won't bother proceeding...
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    Thanks! :)

    Thanks! :)
  6. If your bicycle is disabled and you can call for...

    If your bicycle is disabled and you can call for help or at the very least see where the closest bike shop is that can service your bike so you start pushing or hitchhiking in the right direction - ...
  7. http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7289/8724397586_7a18...

    http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7289/8724397586_7a18000d4c_b.jpg

    Not where I tour. A cellphone means you have access to a whole slew of emergency and non-emergency services. You can also research...
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    From a practical perspective once you can walk...

    From a practical perspective once you can walk faster than you can pedal there isn't much point going lower.

    My LHT has a low gear of 36T x 34T [26" wheels]. I just run a single ring up front as I...
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    I've bought all my Surlys as frames and built...

    I've bought all my Surlys as frames and built them up. You need to figure out where you want the bars and cut the steerer accordingly. There is no point copying the Troll completes. And you can...
  10. Thread: Bed bugs in my bag

    by vik
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    My advice consult a local professional who has...

    My advice consult a local professional who has dealt with this before. It's a serious problem that deserves the being treated as such.

    If you keep the bedbugs out of your house you'll only have...
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    I've used GB tires on my rando bike, my commuter...

    I've used GB tires on my rando bike, my commuter bike and my GF's commuter bike. Great tires. My commuter bike also happens to be my road touring bike and I wouldn't hesitate to use them for that...
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    Thanks...the Surly Krampus has proven to be a...

    Thanks...the Surly Krampus has proven to be a great touring rig...:thumb:

    I've pretty much completely switched up to mountain bike touring. On a tour this summer I followed a totally mellow road...
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    http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3732/9238830627_df25...

    http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3732/9238830627_df2502c19c_b.jpg

    As ultra-light bike tourists go I'm not that "ultra", but the image above is a week's worth of gear including camping, cooking and...
  14. I'd say worrying about this excessively is a...

    I'd say worrying about this excessively is a complete waste of time. You have no idea what will be available around you if you ever do breakdown or your proximity to help so it's impossible to make...
  15. Thread: Bed bugs in my bag

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    +10 - I wouldn't have let him back onto the...

    +10 - I wouldn't have let him back onto the property until he was 100% de-bugged. Bed bugs are nasty and they can get tracked in from the yard or anyplace close by he's being de-bugged.
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    No reason not to other than they are smaller. I...

    No reason not to other than they are smaller. I am running two front Ortliebs on my LHT's rear rack at the moment for my bike commute. I don't need massive bags and I own front and rears so I use...
  17. Thread: rohloff

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    I own two. My main touring bike rolls on one as...

    I own two. My main touring bike rolls on one as does my cargo bike which also sees some touring duty.

    Pretty much every bike I'm touring on has an IGH. I've got an Alfine 8 & 11 in the fleet as...
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    I've toured many times with an IGH + chain. They...

    I've toured many times with an IGH + chain. They are great choice for tours on rough terrain and in dirty conditions. I think replacing the chain with a carbon belt provides virtually no benefit and...
  19. +1 - I live on a great island to bike tour on,...

    +1 - I live on a great island to bike tour on, but you really need some local knowledge to get off one of the two popular routes and explore some great logging road networks. I spent a lot of time...
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    That was a solo trip.

    That was a solo trip.
  21. Bummer, but I would have gotten a new fork...

    Bummer, but I would have gotten a new fork anyways. I hope your frame is okay.

    Damaging your bike sucks, but it's so much easier and cheaper to fix than your body!
  22. Coldbike posted the first part of his Chilcotins...

    Coldbike posted the first part of his Chilcotins Trip report to his blog:

    http://coldbike.wordpress.com/2013/08/25/chilcotins-gun-creek-lakes-tour-day-1/
  23. I'll let him chime in on any details, but as far...

    I'll let him chime in on any details, but as far as I know the tag and long came with that rack and he had it modified to fit his fatbike which has a wider than normal 170mm rear hub.
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    http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2818/9245093664_af4511cda3_b.jpg

    For the gearheads out there here is my Surly Krampus dirt touring rig details:

    - Surly Krampus [medium]
    - Rohloff IGH [34T x 16T]...
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    http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3148/2636324553_7048...

    http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3148/2636324553_70485a587b_b.jpg

    +1 - I've used one on my LHT for years. Works fine and I prefer a bike mounted mirror to one on my helmet.
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