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  1. Thread: honesty check

    by vik
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    Start with a well maintained bike. Buy any parts...

    Start with a well maintained bike. Buy any parts you have any concerns about in advanced and leave with a relative or friend. Source parts on the road as needed and if you run into trouble you have...
  2. Thread: Fender Passion

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    https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5096/5482802320_fd2...

    https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5096/5482802320_fd296598e9_b.jpg

    Both sets of fenders are from VO. Both are silent and trouble free. :thumb:
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  3. I know. I was agreeing with you. ;)

    I know. I was agreeing with you. ;)
  4. What I love about bike touring....especially...

    What I love about bike touring....especially challenging tours is that there is a certain truth to moving over difficult terrain with your bike day after day.

    You can BS all you want on a forum....
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    https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7305/8723263449_6460746817_b.jpg

    I bike tour to explore and ride not to sit around in camp so I emphasize that portion of the trip and let the camping part take care...
  6. I'm getting rid of my touring bike for exactly...

    I'm getting rid of my touring bike for exactly this reason. It doesn't ride unloaded well and doesn't like to go fast for longer rides.

    Some caveats:

    - if your unloaded rides are short and you...
  7. I'm working on a bikepacking route the length of...

    I'm working on a bikepacking route the length of Vancouver Island. I've got it 50% done and the other 50% has been mapped on the computer I just need to get out and see the terrain for myself to...
  8. If you can ride comfortably for 3-4 days with her...

    If you can ride comfortably for 3-4 days with her as is you don't need to change anything. Just buy more food as you run through what you have onboard.
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    I wouldn't make that assumption. It does mean...

    I wouldn't make that assumption.

    It does mean striking a balance between weight on the butt and hands as well as how you ride.

    I had saddle issues for a long time, but have now found several...
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    https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3862/14516060487_66...

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    Chilcotin Mountains, BC, Canada
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    There are lots of ways to resolve this problem: ...

    There are lots of ways to resolve this problem:

    - raise bar height to get less weight on hands
    - use different grips/bar tape to reduce pressure on hands
    - padded gloves
    - moving hands...
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    + 1 - I am just selling my last LHT and building...

    + 1 - I am just selling my last LHT and building up a Straggler. My riding needs have shifted to lighter loads and longer distances. The LHT is a tank in both the good and bad uses of the word. When...
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    Great photos - thanks for sharing... :)

    Great photos - thanks for sharing... :)
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    I carry 1 x 750ml water bottle on my bike with...

    I carry 1 x 750ml water bottle on my bike with another 750ml or 1.5L bottle on the bike depending on the tour. I usually also have an empty 2L water bag in my pack.

    I fill from creeks along the...
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    We are having another great summer here in BC. Some friends and I got out to the Chilcotin Mountains for a week long tour around...
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    ***sigh**** I did not ask the question you...

    ***sigh****

    I did not ask the question you suggest because that is not the situation I am in.

    The question I asked was what were the axle heights of 2 different wheel+tire combos. I have no...
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    I have a bike I commute on. I know how high that...

    I have a bike I commute on. I know how high that BB is and it's already not as high as I would like for the terrain I ride [rough, dirt w/ potholes] and the pedals I use [MTB flats]. On my current...
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    I collected data from other sources as well and...

    I collected data from other sources as well and came to the following conclusions:

    - 650B x 42mm axle height = 330mm BB H = 258mm [10.2"]
    - 700c x 32mm axle height = 345mm BB H = 273mm [10.8"]
    ...
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    No worries. I was just trying evaluate the...

    No worries. I was just trying evaluate the conversion of a 700c frame to 650B wheels. The utmost accuracy was not required.

    As it turns out the BB drop was too great so I won't bother proceeding...
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    Thanks! :)

    Thanks! :)
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    Grand Bois Tire/Wheel Axle Height?

    I was wondering if anyone that has one or both of these tire/wheel combos could measure the height of the axle above the ground for me?

    - Grand Bois Hetres 42mm [650B]
    - Grand Bois Cypres 32mm...
  22. If your bicycle is disabled and you can call for...

    If your bicycle is disabled and you can call for help or at the very least see where the closest bike shop is that can service your bike so you start pushing or hitchhiking in the right direction - ...
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    Not where I tour. A cellphone means you have access to a whole slew of emergency and non-emergency services. You can also research...
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    From a practical perspective once you can walk...

    From a practical perspective once you can walk faster than you can pedal there isn't much point going lower.

    My LHT has a low gear of 36T x 34T [26" wheels]. I just run a single ring up front as I...
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    I've bought all my Surlys as frames and built...

    I've bought all my Surlys as frames and built them up. You need to figure out where you want the bars and cut the steerer accordingly. There is no point copying the Troll completes. And you can...
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