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    Forgive my scepticism, but I don't believe our...

    Forgive my scepticism, but I don't believe our culture has digressed to a point of stupidity so pervasive that people no longer perceive fundamental physical laws. I'm a pretty cynical pessimist,...
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    I-Like-To-Bike, I honestly don't know what...

    I-Like-To-Bike, I honestly don't know what percentages come from where, but from what I understand, Avista is pretty good relative to the nation when it comes to environmental impact.

    Cooker, I...
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    Electric Bus

    I just had the amazing pleasure of drafting an electric bus here in Spokane. The city's running a trial on zero-emissions transportation (and since almost all our electric comes from The Dam, it's...
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    My panniers usually look a lot like most people's...

    My panniers usually look a lot like most people's back car seats. I don't really notice the weight, so right now I have a couple water bottles, some seltzer, a pump, some adjustable wrenches, a bed...
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    ^This. I don't think I have that kind of skillz...

    ^This. I don't think I have that kind of skillz though :(



    I think I'm just gonna give it a shot and call someone if it goes south... I'll report back with results.
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    +1. It's even worse with snow, which I genuinely...

    +1. It's even worse with snow, which I genuinely favor riding in (it's quieter and comfier to me), but cars go painfully slow :rolleyes:
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    Getting a mini fridge...

    and I'm not sure if my trailer can hold it. Has anyone had luck transporting a weighty object like this in a converted kiddie-cart? I have one that's likely sturdy enough but a fridge won't fit on it...
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    Well, I got my first peek at it yesterday. The...

    Well, I got my first peek at it yesterday. The weather was real shoddy so no test spins yet, but she is beautiful! I'll post some pics when I bring it home next week :D
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    OK guys, I'm not buying a bike with disc brakes....

    OK guys, I'm not buying a bike with disc brakes. I mentioned the Disc Trucker to be polite. Indexed downtubes are high tech to me, let alone bar-ends. I'm happy with good o'l canti's; my lame...
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    Oy. The newest trek I've ridden is 4 years older...

    Oy. The newest trek I've ridden is 4 years older than I am; is trek no good these days? I don't really step out of the vintage realm ever.
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    Ok guys, thanks a lot-I was pretty set on the new...

    Ok guys, thanks a lot-I was pretty set on the new one, but it wasn't made in America and there's no Reynold's sticker so I just wanted to make sure I wasn't going all in on a "cheap" frame.

    I like...
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    Trek 520, Old vs New

    Hey folks,
    I'm planning on setting up a touring rig in the next few months. I'm a vintage Trek guy, and I've only ever owned Treks; naturally the 2014 520 got my attention (it is beautiful!).
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    I don't think 3 times a year would be frequent or...

    I don't think 3 times a year would be frequent or annoying. Of course there's a balance, but if someone's not taking their driving privileges seriously I don't see why we shouldn't call them in.

    I...
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    After a somewhat unsettling series of situations...

    After a somewhat unsettling series of situations on my way home from school later than I'd expected and with a very dull headlight, I think I'm gonna go with a dynohub if I have the cash when I buy...
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    Hey folks, thanks for all the insight! I should...

    Hey folks, thanks for all the insight! I should mention a few things: First of all, as Rowan mentions, I like the idea of having a back up; not just for losing lights, but this will be a solo ride so...
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    Are Dynamo Hubs Worth It?

    I'm putting together a touring build for my first long tour (~2000mi). It will be primarily "stealth camping" and I'm concerned about plug availability for charging for my phone and gps. On the other...
  17. I'm starting to plan my first long distance tour:...

    I'm starting to plan my first long distance tour: 2000 miles, Spokane to Vancouver, BC and then down to San Francisco. From there I'll take the train to Portland and bike the Columbia River Gorge...
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    It's surprising to see how many of you have an...

    It's surprising to see how many of you have an unconventional bed! I use an air mattress myself. I guess that just fits with the car free mentality.
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    Gotta cover all my bases ;) Speaking of which,...

    Gotta cover all my bases ;)
    Speaking of which, the headlight is hidden on the left side of the fork so I can hang my handlebar bag!
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    It's that time of year where I get excited for...

    It's that time of year where I get excited for winter, so even though I won't need it for 2-3 more months I got out my winter commuter and cleaned her up. Yea, the seat's not adjusted, the tail...
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    Thanks for the responses, guys! I guess I'll just...

    Thanks for the responses, guys! I guess I'll just have to go and see if I like it.



    Personally, the downtubes and stem threw me; then again, I'm new to any non-trek vintage territory (and can...
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    Vintage Peugeot

    They want $150, it's my size... What do you all think? It looks like a '76-'77 PX something-or-other? I haven't looked at it in person; non-stock derailleurs and likely different rims...

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    I've never owned a car, but I'm only 19 so that doesn't count :thumb:
    I'm looking forward to this thread!
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    I'll put my anti-compact geometry prejudices...

    I'll put my anti-compact geometry prejudices aside and give this one a "hot."
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    The first picture of the bike by the shelves has...

    The first picture of the bike by the shelves has been posted, but I'm pretty sure that's a first for the graffiti shot.



    I agree!
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