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  1. got milk? 1. get one of them el cheapo...

    got milk?


    1. get one of them el cheapo front racks that bolt to the brake mounts. (see recent threads)
    2. get a seatpost mount rail rack. (good enough until you know what ya wanna tour...
  2. why so much weight? what are you carrying for an...

    why so much weight? what are you carrying for an overnighter? for comparison,
    my touring load for longish tours (1-2 months), no camping or cooking gear, is
    5 kg for each rear bag plus 2 kg for...
  3. you don't wanna buy from taobao unless you're...

    you don't wanna buy from taobao unless you're here in our china.....unless you wanna buy
    a rack for $4 and then pay $50 shipping.

    you're selling a used bike? buy a used rack on ebay! hit the...
  4. holy frijoles, thass 'spensive! they go for...

    holy frijoles, thass 'spensive!
    they go for about 4 bucks on taobao! (the chinese ebay)

    got one on my mountainbike that i use for touring. panniers on the rear, with front
    rack to take a few...
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    hahahahahahah! yeah, right. i knew plenty of...

    hahahahahahah! yeah, right.

    i knew plenty of in-shape chairborne rangers in my unit, e-5's & e-6's, that had to
    wear pregnancy bdu's! in-shape is right........pear shape!

    no way the army...
  6. that's a lotta junk. why not pack all your...

    that's a lotta junk.

    why not pack all your stuff in the panniers, rack-top bag, and h-bar bag, then
    drive to the local high school. drag all your bags out to the running track.

    now pick 'em...
  7. i think there should be penalties for playing an...

    i think there should be penalties for playing an on-line bike touring game instead of being
    outdoors experiencing on-bike bike touring reality.
  8. crossing the usa pulling a heavily-laden BOB, hit...

    crossing the usa pulling a heavily-laden BOB, hit 56 kmh in the ozarks, according
    to my companions electronical speedometer. no problems with handling.

    but you wanna do this with a BURLEY? i...
  9. not sure if this will help you. i'm 6-2, wear...

    not sure if this will help you.

    i'm 6-2, wear 32W/34L jeans.
    my mtb tourer is a 23" frame.
    top tube 32" at seat-tube, 33-1/2" at head-tube.

    my road bike tourer had a 64cm frame with 700c...
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    well, sorta. tire manufacturers have lawyers. ...

    well, sorta. tire manufacturers have lawyers. and accountants. and then
    more lawyers. if the rating says 80-100 psi, you know that's a nice, safe,
    conservative, safe....did i mention...
  11. yes. well, almost. just after the tour, if that...

    yes. well, almost. just after the tour, if that counts. ran some tires a little too wide, with only
    a few mm clearance. picked up some grit in the rain, sanded a small hole in one chain stay...
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    groovy! awesome! you've been looking into the...

    groovy! awesome! you've been looking into the technical stuff........bikes and accessories,
    maps and gps, routes and destinations.

    how about a doctor? you probably had a physical (or will...
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    why not? there are rational fears....getting run...

    why not? there are rational fears....getting run over by a bus while crossing a busy street,
    for example. that's normal. of course, if so serious that you'd call a cab to cross every...
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    googawiki says "cephaloneuronal disseminata" but...

    googawiki says "cephaloneuronal disseminata" but us regular folks just call it plain crazy.
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    i had a pair of these on my mercian, worked fine...

    i had a pair of these on my mercian, worked fine with xt derailleurs. and pretty, too!

    Campagnolo Super Record Downtube Shifters Very Nice Condition Complete | eBay
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    1. how much stuff are you carrying? ...

    1. how much stuff are you carrying? tent+cooking gear?
    notebook? 200mm camera lens? get rid of as much weight as possible.

    2. how hilly is your projected route? take a day or two off and...
  17. why? what's the point of all this? just buy a...

    why? what's the point of all this?

    just buy a freakin' motorcycle, dude.
  18. haggis!!!!!!!!!!!!

    haggis!!!!!!!!!!!!
  19. would you by chance be riding a fixie with solid...

    would you by chance be riding a fixie with solid rubber tyres?
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    try the intertubes! in particular, visit the...

    try the intertubes! in particular, visit the googles!
    enter something crazy, like "sweden cycling maps"
    or maybe "swedish cycling federation."

    you find stuff like: The Best European Bicycle...
  21. how 'bout: Nashbar Disc/V-Brake Compatible...

    how 'bout:

    Nashbar Disc/V-Brake Compatible Cyclocross/Touring/Hybrid Bike Fork

    WEIGHT: 1332g (uncut)
    MATERIAL: Cro-Mo
    STEERER DIAMETER: 1 1/8"
    STEERER MATERIAL: Steel
    RAKE: ...
  22. "must bring to survive"? you're kidding, right? ...

    "must bring to survive"? you're kidding, right? :lol:

    you got a group of 30 riders, you've got sag wagons. you're staying in hostels.
    you'll be on either newly-paved highways, or just about to...
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    i did a mess of cycle touring in the southwest,...

    i did a mess of cycle touring in the southwest, used a bob trailer.
    easy to carry water in 2L soda bottles.

    how are you getting out of LA? is there a train or bus you can
    take out of the center?
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    i'm currently also in the pre-planning phase. ...

    i'm currently also in the pre-planning phase. got a ride planned from harbin city
    (northeast china) to xi'an (central china) this summer, most of which will go
    thru the grasslands and deserts of...
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    true. overplanning can spoil the fun. but OP...

    true. overplanning can spoil the fun. but OP will be new at this, and he's
    going to be going through some desolate-ish areas. if he knows his general
    route, he can locate water sources/gas...
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