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    Have you limited yourself to Surley options? I...

    Have you limited yourself to Surley options? I have a Soma Saga which is billed as a loaded touring bike but is more agile than an LHT. It may be a good compromise between an LHT and a CC.
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    I used it on my new frame. As others have said...

    I used it on my new frame. As others have said it is probably unnecessary but since I had a unbuilt frame I figured I'd be anal and use it. It is sticky and messy so be prepared to get it on your...
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    If the spokes are loose with the tire inflated,...

    If the spokes are loose with the tire inflated, leave the tire on and inflated and bring the spokes up to adequate tension.
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    No. Running a marathon makes walking the next...

    No. Running a marathon makes walking the next day difficult. Yet a reasonably fit person can handle a century ride fairly easily.
  5. I have an Axiom pro tour inox which is stainless...

    I have an Axiom pro tour inox which is stainless steel. Very strong and relatively inexpensive compared to Tubus racks. Unfortunately, I don't think Axiom carries them anymore.


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  6. I have 8 speed touring bike. I have the standard...

    I have 8 speed touring bike. I have the standard Deore long cage der. and SRAM cassette (11 -32). Works fine. Don't know the exact model numbers.
  7. I like to bicycle tour and when I go into...

    I like to bicycle tour and when I go into restaurants, etc. I put a pair of baggy shorts over my bike shorts and I also put on a fresh T shirt. Maybe it's my imagination but I don't want to be...
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    I went to the hardware store and got 4 feet of...

    I went to the hardware store and got 4 feet of light steel cable with plastic coating, steel ferrules and a light padlock and made my own. Granted it is far from theft proof but it at least requires...
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    I have an REI travel sack which works well in hot...

    I have an REI travel sack which works well in hot weather. For cooler nights I just put on more clothing including an insulated vest, wool socks, etc. My pad is an uninsulated Klymit Static V.
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    Just completed 850 mile trip to Burlington...

    Just completed 850 mile trip to Burlington Vermont from Ohio. Here's pics of my loaded Saga. The bike road like a charm.


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    [QUOTE=Sullalto;16896367] I bought the saddle...

    I bought the saddle second-hand. I guess it is well broken in. It is very comfortable.
  12. You might look at Axiom racks. Some models come...

    You might look at Axiom racks. Some models come equipped with an attachment that allow you to mount the rack further back if you have shorter chainstays.
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    [QUOTE=Wits_Of_Fury;16783967]After a couple...

    [QUOTE=Wits_Of_Fury;16783967]After a couple months of research, purchasing parts, and dawdling, I have finally begun putting together my Saga commuting/touring build.

    Just saw this thread. I too...
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    I too have the road morph but fortunately my eyes...

    I too have the road morph but fortunately my eyes are still good enough to read the gauge. However, I don't think a gauge is necessary. I think my pinch test is plenty accurate for insuring that...
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    I have the Static V sleeping pad and I really...

    I have the Static V sleeping pad and I really like it. I paid $50 for it on amazon. Packs up about the size of a water bottle, is super light weight, and quite comfortable.

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    I like Salsa bar tape in brown. I also like the...

    I like Salsa bar tape in brown. I also like the chillis embossed on the tape.

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    I don't have one either on my Soma saga. I've considered installing an inline adjuster and I will when I change my cable. For now on the very rare occasions when I adjust my rear brake, I simply do...
  18. The transit stuff is simply okay. The best thing...

    The transit stuff is simply okay. The best thing that can be said is that the bags are inexpensive and can be made to function relatively well but they are not in the same league with Jandd and...
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    After I posted I did see your post. Thanks. I...

    After I posted I did see your post. Thanks. I think that I just need to know it is charging regardless of how long it takes. I think reading everything makes me feel it is working.
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    Dynamo hub charging question

    I have a Shimano 3n-72 dynamo hub and I have a LightCharge USB charger so I can charge an external battery pack. When I took off on a recent trip, my battery pack showed three out of five bars of...
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    Dynamo hub charging question

    I have a Shimano 3n-72 dynamo hub and I have a LightCharge USB charger so I can charge an external battery pack. When I took off on a recent trip, my battery pack showed three out of five bars of...
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    The pop can alcohol stoves mentioned above work...

    The pop can alcohol stoves mentioned above work well, are feather light, and are easy to make. HEET fuel is available at c-stores and is cheap. I plan on carrying at least a couple of them on my...
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    Rema uses cold vulcanizing fluid which is better...

    Rema uses cold vulcanizing fluid which is better than rubber cement. That said I find that rubber cement works very well too. As others have said, scuff up the tire with sand paper and allow the...
  24. I have 8 speed Ultegra bar ends on my recently...

    I have 8 speed Ultegra bar ends on my recently built Soma. Probably got no more than 3,000 miles on them but they seem sturdy and work very well.
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    I just press on the tires with my fingers. If...

    I just press on the tires with my fingers. If they are fairly hard, they're okay. If they start to feel a little soft, I add air.
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