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    A few years ago I had plans to send a few things...

    A few years ago I had plans to send a few things back when I arrived at this small town post office/general store/bait shop and felt like I had stepped back in time. I think the postmaster was in...
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    I've owned a bunch over the years, most all have...

    I've owned a bunch over the years, most all have given me good service and been mentioned above. The only ones that really gave me problems were some cheap Nashbar panniers, but that was 25 years...
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    This past summer on one tour, I had a left crank...

    This past summer on one tour, I had a left crank bolt back out and was lost somewhere. Unbelievable, never had it happen before but it sure ruined what at the time was a nice tour. Btw, this isn't...
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    Heading out in a couple weeks for at least 7 days...

    Heading out in a couple weeks for at least 7 days in northern AR and southern MO. This one ought to be interesting because I'll get to start off the season climbing all those little Ozark "hills"...
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    Mine are fairly flat but maybe the front is just...

    Mine are fairly flat but maybe the front is just a touch higher than the rear. I've seen them set in every possible position so as long as you're comfortable and can reach your brakes quickly when...
  6. What's the largest tire that can be fitted for...

    What's the largest tire that can be fitted for each model? Has it got low enough gears for touring when carrying a load in the terrain that I anticipate? Rack attachment braze-ons are nice but not...
  7. That would require up to an additional 800 miles...

    That would require up to an additional 800 miles of driving, on top of the 600 miles to get to the starting point, not going to happen.
  8. Definitely, we had planned to drive to Buffalo,...

    Definitely, we had planned to drive to Buffalo, leave our vehicle there, bike the 400 miles or whatever to Albany and then look to find the the easiest way back to Buffalo.
  9. Question for those that might have done the Erie Canal Bike Tour

    A colleague of mine wants to the do the Parks and Trails New York supported Erie Canal Bike tour this upcoming July. He (and maybe we), are looking for the easiest way to get back to Buffalo, NY...
  10. If you're going to be crossing Illinois to the...

    If you're going to be crossing Illinois to the north, then google "Grand Illinois Trail" and consider the southern crossing leg of the circuit using the Hennepin Canal trail, I &M canal trail and the...
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    MassD, taken as a whole your remark denigrated...

    MassD, taken as a whole your remark denigrated the use of double eyelets as though there was something wrong with their use or they were obsolete. More professional cyclists put more training miles...
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    garyinoz, sorry you couldn't read the inflection...

    garyinoz, sorry you couldn't read the inflection in my voice, my statement was totally tongue in cheek and I was just pointing out the fallacy of the statement made in the previous post. The Mavic...
  13. Thread: She's done!

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    Nicely done ! One hot bike on one cold day ! ...

    Nicely done ! One hot bike on one cold day !

    So sorry about the Pack. It's a shame they didn't have Bart and Kramer to get it done.
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    More like "Yeehaw ride 'em cowboy" comes to mind....

    More like "Yeehaw ride 'em cowboy" comes to mind. Maybe when a saddle really is a saddle?
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    Last evening, first time on the new saddle. Put...

    Last evening, first time on the new saddle. Put the bike on the trainer and went for 1.5 hour spin while watching an episode of Sherlock and this is how much the saddle sagged. It's the Titanico X...
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    Somebody forgot to mention that to Mavic,...

    Somebody forgot to mention that to Mavic, pathetic company that they are, their A719 and A319 rims are double eyeletted but then those are pretty crappy rims to tour on anyway.
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    I have trekking bars on my LHT and because of the...

    I have trekking bars on my LHT and because of the wider width than my standard 44 cm road bars and their design (my hands sit at 3 and 9 o'clock), I actually feel I have more control on descents with...
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    I'm sure you're correct because Sheldon claimed...

    I'm sure you're correct because Sheldon claimed the same thing when we spoke on the subject one time.
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    Personally I think the whole XT hub demise has...

    Personally I think the whole XT hub demise has been greatly exaggerated. If yours is in fine order, then give it a little maintenance and keep on using it. Now if you want something shiny and new...
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    I've been wanting to try one of the cut out...

    I've been wanting to try one of the cut out models for sometime so recently I bit the bullet and after many years of owning Brooks B17's I will be trying out a SA Ti X. The old knock against them...
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    There's a reason that most every rim offered...

    There's a reason that most every rim offered anymore is "boxed", it's an inherently stronger design. I don't know where you guys tour but where I often find myself, it's not like there is a...
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    If you plan to do any loaded touring with that...

    If you plan to do any loaded touring with that rear wheel at all, I personally wouldn't use it. It might work but why take a chance. Pick up a Mavic A119 or Sun Rhino lite if cost is a...
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    Lee, you're right, just did some checking around...

    Lee, you're right, just did some checking around and it's tough to find many 40 hole rear hubs out there still, let alone anything reasonable. I guess if you can look at the long term, a Phil Woods...
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    You might be correct but I wouldn't chance it, ...

    You might be correct but I wouldn't chance it, 300 lbs + gear, I would use a 40 spoke rear wheel for sure and hope that I've over engineered. Hard to go wrong with Dyads or Mavic A719 but would...
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