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    I have an Aliante on each of my 4 bikes (road,...

    I have an Aliante on each of my 4 bikes (road, tour/commute, tandem, MTB), and each is a slightly different version from the least expensive to the most and with a different age (from 1 to 8 years)....
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    I'm another dedicated Fizik Aliante user. I can...

    I'm another dedicated Fizik Aliante user. I can easily do 12+ hour rides without any saddle-related issues. However, I've never tried any leather saddles - why would I when I feel that the Aliante...
  3. I'm not so sure that it is a chainline issue. As...

    I'm not so sure that it is a chainline issue. As I've said before, I'm running Ultegra Di2 (6870) with 46-30 chainrings mounted on the inner and middle positions of a Shimano 105 triple crankset...
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    I agree. Plus, I just did a quick Google image...

    I agree. Plus, I just did a quick Google image search for "brake hose cable stop" and immediately found a couple of solutions.
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    To avoid using full-length housing then hopefully...

    To avoid using full-length housing then hopefully one of the tubes is the right diameter to take a pair of the Backstop housing stops from Problem Solvers:

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    I seriously doubt it, they don't even offer a...

    I seriously doubt it, they don't even offer a mechanical triple FD in any of their new groups (7900, 9000, 6800, 5800) or a road triple crank.
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    Regarding taking a pin spanner on tour: I left...

    Regarding taking a pin spanner on tour: I left that at home once I'd figured out how to use the needle-nose ends of the pliers on a Leatherman multitool to do the job. We already carry the Leatherman...
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    We carry the S&S wrench around all the time - we...

    We carry the S&S wrench around all the time - we don't always know until we're well into the ride (and have decided where to go) as to whether we'll need to split the front end of the bike off to hop...
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    I've been using the new speed sensor on the rear...

    I've been using the new speed sensor on the rear hub of my single bike for the last two weeks. It's worked flawlessly with my Garmin, and it's nice not having a magnet and pickup that keep going out...
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    What's wrong with controlling a drum brake...

    What's wrong with controlling a drum brake manually?
  11. Frame bags are a good idea. If that takes up...

    Frame bags are a good idea. If that takes up space needed for water bottles, then get some extra mounting straps (Elite and other brands make them) and put a bottle cage under your downtube, in front...
  12. We sell Tern bikes in the shop I work at. I'm not...

    We sell Tern bikes in the shop I work at. I'm not aware of the asymmetry that you refer to. Tern sell a rack designed for their 20" bikes, see here:
    Traveller? Rack (Rear) | Tern Folding Bike and...
  13. I've ridden in and through the region several...

    I've ridden in and through the region several times, and would certainly recommend the cycling there. There are obviously lots of fantastic mountain roads, and some lakes not too far away. The roads...
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    My wife is using one of these on the back of our...

    My wife is using one of these on the back of our tandem. She prefers it to the Cane Creek Thudbuster that she had on their before; although the Specialized has a lot less travel, apparently it has a...
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    ... or the saddle is lower than ideal. Many...

    ... or the saddle is lower than ideal. Many people ride around with their seat 1-2 cm lower than is ideal in terms of pedalling efficiency, but they've set it that way to get more of their foot on...
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    I've learnt that almost every creak made by the...

    I've learnt that almost every creak made by the bike sounds like it's coming from the BB. Although that is a major cause of creaks, it's often not the case, so don't trust your ears when locating the...
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    I've had a lot more issues re-threading cables...

    I've had a lot more issues re-threading cables through housing than I've had with cable splitters. With the splitters, I've only ever had one problem and that was when I lost 1 screw when changing a...
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    Thudbuster gives significant bump absorption. ...

    Thudbuster gives significant bump absorption.

    As you said, you should search the forum for ICS experiences, which have been discussed extensively before.
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    I agree, we should all just use the BSD / ERTRO...

    I agree, we should all just use the BSD / ERTRO sizes. Also, you forgot the name '28" wheels', which is what many Europeans call 622 mm rims when they have trekking tires (about 35-40 mm wide)...
  20. A selection of photos is now up on the event's...

    A selection of photos is now up on the event's website here, which includes several of tandems, my favorite of which is this nice photo of some younger tandem riders with a stowaway:

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  21. IMO, frame construction makes very little...

    IMO, frame construction makes very little difference to ride comfort. More important than that are all of the following factors (not necessarily in this order):

    bike fit
    tire width/pressure...
  22. Tandems, Tandems, Everywhere - at the Local Cyclosportif

    We did the local cyclosportif (gran fondo) ride around Lake Geneva through Switzerland and France last weekend (see cyclotour.ch) and saw more tandems than ever before! Out of 3000 total participants...
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    TG, I thought you were a bit beyond making broad...

    TG, I thought you were a bit beyond making broad generalizations like this?

    Do you realize how many forks Kinesis makes and for how many different brands? I think the percentage recalled is...
  24. Thread: Stoker Barstem

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    We use a shim between our trials stoker stem and...

    We use a shim between our trials stoker stem and the captain's seatpost. The shim certainly doesn't cause a problem because it is the seatpost clamp that is the weakest point in the setup - if the...
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    IIRC, Garmin 800/810 will recharge from a battery...

    IIRC, Garmin 800/810 will recharge from a battery pack while in use, but the 500 won't do this, you can only recharge when stopped. I have no idea about the 305.
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