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  1. I'd contact these folks: zinncycles.com. They...

    I'd contact these folks: zinncycles.com. They specialize in custom frames for tall or unusually proportioned riders, and might have advice for you that doesn't require building a custom frame.
  2. Doh, you're right - I had totally overlooked...

    Doh, you're right - I had totally overlooked this!

    For future reference, the platform dimensions for the Cargo Classic are 120mm x 275mm (4.8" x 11"), and the Cargo Evo are 114mm x 258mm (4.56" x...
  3. Tubus Cargo Expedition and Cargo Evo platform width?

    Hello,

    I'm searching around trying to find out how wide the top platform is (e.g, whether I can mount a trunk bag) on the Tubus Cargo Expedition and the Cargo Evo. 700c versions. Can anyone with...
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    Thanks for the replies. I agree that using...

    Thanks for the replies. I agree that using evaporative cooling will give me a lot of options. I think I will order one of those MiraCool bandannas.

    Scott
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    I typically wear a headsweats skull cap and PI...

    I typically wear a headsweats skull cap and PI arm coolers on hot rides for sunburn protection. I guess pouring more water on them more frequently would be something I could do.

    On my last ride...
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    Trying to find a refillable ice neck wrap

    Hello,

    I've been having some serious issues overheating on long rides (70+ miles). What I'd like to find is some sort of neck wrap that you can fill with ice cubes. The ones that come with cooling...
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    I've found Aerotech Designs make good-quality...

    I've found Aerotech Designs make good-quality bibs that fit larger people well and that their sizing charts are accurate. www.aerotechdesigns.com

    Scott
  8. Thread: Wheel Suggestions

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    When I went to have a rear wheel custom built, I...

    When I went to have a rear wheel custom built, I thought I'd want a 36-spoke Open Pro, but my wheelbuilder talked me into a 36H velocity Fusion rim instead. The Fusion is just a tiny bit heavier than...
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    Watch out for this bike touring con man

    BikePortland has quite the eye-opening story this morning, about a con man who claims to be a bike tourist in need, and takes advantage of people's generosity:
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    These two options look quite promising, thank...

    These two options look quite promising, thank you!

    And thanks for the other replies, too.

    Scott
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    Casual riding pants with a gusseted crotch?

    Don't get me wrong, I get all lycra'ed up when going on long rides, but a lot of my riding is also running errands around town, going places by bike, etc. I've found I will absolutely destroy the...
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    I also agree. When I've visited Portland I've...

    I also agree. When I've visited Portland I've stayed at the Red Lion next to the Convention Center, and feel that location offers a lot more flexibility than staying downtown. That Red Lion is pretty...
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    I have the Walnut leather U-lock holster and it...

    I have the Walnut leather U-lock holster and it works pretty well - I don't notice any rattling sounds when riding. My rack is a Blackburn EX-1. The holster is expensive, and I would have preferred...
  14. Thanks for the replies! This will definitely save...

    Thanks for the replies! This will definitely save me some money.
  15. Can I use the Garmin Edge 305 HR strap and cadence sensor with the Edge 500?

    Hi there,

    Title of the thread says it all. My Edge 305 is powering off under heavy vibration, and I'm trying to figure out if I need to get the $350 whole-hog package for the Edge 500 or whether I...
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    I find it doesn't take much material in the...

    I find it doesn't take much material in the balaclava to keep me warm. Just covering my face and ears from the wind is all I need - but then again I only ride down to about 15 degrees or so. I have a...
  17. Thread: 2009 in Retrospect

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    davin, that's some nice work! My 2009 had some...

    davin, that's some nice work!

    My 2009 had some interesting highlights. I drove across the country with my wife from NH to Portland, OR, where we now live. Riding in and around Portland has been a...
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    My last update for 2009. Total mileage: 3415...

    My last update for 2009. Total mileage: 3415 miles. A new personal record for yearly mileage.

    Scott
  19. Gibbygoo just sent me a PM asking if I was still...

    Gibbygoo just sent me a PM asking if I was still having problems. I realized my reply would probably be useful to others, so here it is copied into this thread:

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    Fortunately I've found a...
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    I'm sorry to see this thread become so...

    I'm sorry to see this thread become so contentious. I felt it was important to share it because, in my life, it became a tipping point that has changed (and will continue to change) my willingness to...
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    Do you have people living below you? If so I kind...

    Do you have people living below you? If so I kind of doubt you will find anything quiet enough, unfortunately. And for the record I've always thought fluid trainers were much quieter than magnetic or...
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    If it's any consolation, almost no one can loose...

    If it's any consolation, almost no one can loose weight and exercise perfectly over any significant period of time. There will always be off days and periods. Accept it and get back on the wagon, and...
  23. Thread: Locking Skewers

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    You don't have the owner's contact information?...

    You don't have the owner's contact information? If you bought the bike at a pawn shop, I'd highly suspect it of being stolen and would have your local police department run the serial number of the...
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    Sugar: The Bitter Truth

    I just watched this presentation by Dr. Robert Lustig and I can't recommend it enough for those of us working on losing weight and improving our health:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBnniua6-oM...
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    Location: Portland, OR Pace: 12-15 MPH avg...

    Location: Portland, OR
    Pace: 12-15 MPH avg
    Distance: 10 - 100 mi

    Recently I've been riding solo more often than I prefer. During the winter I tend to stick to shorter rides - under 50 miles....
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