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    I use motorcycle chain grease for both my bikes. ...

    I use motorcycle chain grease for both my bikes. It sprays on evenly and becomes sticky when it drys. I had my frame stripped the other day and after 3 years it's still sticky and coated. ...
  2. I keep reading a discussion about how Specialized...

    I keep reading a discussion about how Specialized claims thew bike was run over by a car or something. Another rider said Contador suddenly went down right in front of him so I am thinking the frame...
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    Agreed. I dont see the advantage at all. ...

    Agreed. I dont see the advantage at all. Trailer towing is one thing making a CF frame strong enough to withstand racks and the side to side motion of riding would most certainly make the frame as...
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    I had a similar problem with an old Arkel pannier...

    I had a similar problem with an old Arkel pannier I had. Try putting your clothes in a trash bag folded tightly with all the air out and then pack your clothes in the pannier. Fixed the issue for...
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    Great build. Nice looking with the silver frame....

    Great build. Nice looking with the silver frame. Have you put many miles on it yet? The reason I ask is i am giving those rims serious consideration. My concern is how well they stop since they...
  6. In a word Paul's these things offer tons of...

    In a word Paul's these things offer tons of clearance and will snap your head off on a emergency stop. I use them on my casenroll all winter long with fenders and they work great. Take the time to...
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    To date I know 3 people with these. Each has...

    To date I know 3 people with these. Each has changed something on the bike. The seat, the tape brake pads but everyone of them love the bike. For the money you can't beat the bike. At 20% off...
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    I have become very partial to my on one midge...

    I have become very partial to my on one midge bars. They are shallow with slight flare. They are really comfortable for longer distances. I think I bought them at Planet X. If you google on one...
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    No question I'd go with the Safari. Better...

    No question I'd go with the Safari. Better components and a better frame material. The Safari also has front fork mid-mounts so you can add a front rack when you are ready. In my opinion the...
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    I have been riding the Travel Contacts for...

    I have been riding the Travel Contacts for several months now. While they haven't been load tested as yet I do ride on fire trails with them. The puncture resistance has been out standing. I to...
  11. Thread: Kona Sutra 2014

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    I can only compare Hayes disc brakes to BB5/7...

    I can only compare Hayes disc brakes to BB5/7 brakes. Frankly the Hayes are prehistoric in design compared to BB5s. BB7 brakes are better yet. Hayes lacks several key adjustabilty factors that are...
  12. I stand corrected. I didn't even consider that...

    I stand corrected. I didn't even consider that fact. I was soooo shocked when I googled it. I have never seen so many foreign
    languages. Foreign meaning not english.
  13. Did you google this thing? 99% of the hits are...

    Did you google this thing? 99% of the hits are from overseas !! Half the links are in a foreign language. What bike shop has one? There are a ton of photos, mostly touring. Finally it appears to...
  14. Thread: Kona Sutra 2014

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    $1500 seems steep to me for what it is. The rims...

    $1500 seems steep to me for what it is. The rims are also very low end and I am not sure if they are 32 or 36 count. Honestly if it fits and she likes it the brakes can be replaced for $300...
  15. The Ergon pedals I have seen are slippery. I...

    The Ergon pedals I have seen are slippery. I have had 2 different people come into the shop to swap them out because they couldn't deal with them any longer.
    One guy had a rather large gouge on his...
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    Whats the pricing like? I rode a 13 model and it...

    Whats the pricing like? I rode a 13 model and it seemed capable. I just looked at the component list and some of the stuff is really low end. The Hayes brakes are a real pain in the ass to adjust...
  17. Man they got alot of parts.

    Man they got alot of parts.
  18. Nice find RhinoDave. Those are a bit thick for...

    Nice find RhinoDave. Those are a bit thick for my like but hey if its free it works. I just lowered the mount on the seat tube so i can use my frame bag and still access the bottle without the...
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    Nice work. I had one of those in silver which I...

    Nice work. I had one of those in silver which I beat the livin daylights out of for years mtn biking. As I remember it held up real well. Enjoy the result nice to see someone breath some life back...
  20. You need to build an extension plate. I had the...

    You need to build an extension plate. I had the same issue with both my Fargo and my Cassenroll. Go to Lowes or Hdepot and buy some 3/4 inch aluminum stock. Measure how much you need to move the...
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    Preparation is everything or at least 55%. A...

    Preparation is everything or at least 55%. A shake down run and away ya go. Good luck with it.
  22. I personally like the Shimano Saint pedals. I...

    I personally like the Shimano Saint pedals. I bought a set off Craigs list and have really enjoyed them on my Fargo for on trail riding. Nice and grippy with rebuildable bearing races. I think...
  23. I go to places around the area I live in. Maybe...

    I go to places around the area I live in. Maybe I am lucky but there are several gravel roads outside of Baltimore which are in place to support sewer lines. No they don't smell but they are pretty...
  24. I am a true believer in REI been a member for...

    I am a true believer in REI been a member for over 15 years now. I have one of their solo tents. I bought it several years ago. For a solo tent its very roomy and packs down super small. Not sure...
  25. I have the Salsa down under on the Fargo and it's...

    I have the Salsa down under on the Fargo and it's been indestructable. I paired it with the minimalist rack. Makes the Fargo steer a bit slower when loaded but it's definitly worth the money.
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