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    Or you could just tell us.

    Or you could just tell us.
  2. It is done a lot, and usually with a lot less...

    It is done a lot, and usually with a lot less care than you are proposing.

    I don't really like it from a framebuilding perspective. If I had an old jig that had a 126 rear spread on it, and said...
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    There are UV resistant epoxies, and there are...

    There are UV resistant epoxies, and there are some cheap epoxies that are pretty UV resistant like clarkcraft. I would have no concern about just using epoxy, if it starts to show any signs of...
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    Ray Jardine of ultralite backpacking fame, among...

    Ray Jardine of ultralite backpacking fame, among others, says that on his long through hikes he has had less trouble with water he did not treat, than with water he treats. Sorta a bike helmet kind...
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    I think the great advantage to abrasive machines...

    I think the great advantage to abrasive machines is that it is probably the one type you don't need all the gear for. In a metal shop, an abrasive machine is useful for a ton of stuff, and mitres...
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    Those SKS fenders are sweet. Possibly the little...

    Those SKS fenders are sweet. Possibly the little mud flap piece might cause interference with your 13s also. It is clearly structural. One thing I like about those SKS, is that they are clearly...
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    Wow, solve one problem, create another. I don't...

    Wow, solve one problem, create another. I don't use kickstands, though i have had bikes where they were so equipped, and used them. I figure the stuff I lean bike against is pretty much earthquake...
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    Totally unnecessary for most, can't do any real...

    Totally unnecessary for most, can't do any real harm.
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    Tube Notcher, Something Different

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85HR9jAi5kU&list=UUcPLTC1U7P1znpJ_0M3Q5iA

    Not sure whether they are selling that, or bragging about it. What I liked was that the slides and angle adjust are parts...
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    Personally I buy for the higher end use, not the...

    Personally I buy for the higher end use, not the every day, for you to decide which falls into which. I remember my tours well, I only have a hazy sense of excitement as regards years of commuting. ...
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    If your body thinks it is OK, should be fine. Of...

    If your body thinks it is OK, should be fine. Of course racing norms have changed.

    Tires: How Wide is too Wide? | Off The Beaten Path
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    While those are doubtless great, you can just get...

    While those are doubtless great, you can just get the allen ones. Most thieves probably aren't carrying allen keys around with them, as far as I know. Plus they are a significant upgrade over the...
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    As you know, Rob worked for Bike Friday, and has...

    As you know, Rob worked for Bike Friday, and has an engineering background, and he seems to make big and rugged use bikes that way. Also, the wall thicknesses I saw were thin, so whatever his...
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    To me, function is the purpose of making custom...

    To me, function is the purpose of making custom touring frames. But if you actually meet the functional idea the client has in mind, it is not likely to be the most versatile imaginable ride. ...
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    I notice on that yellow bike that the rack is a...

    I notice on that yellow bike that the rack is a bolt on...
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    I know who Hibbel is, and I have seen the picture...

    I know who Hibbel is, and I have seen the picture of the bushwhack in the Darian Gap: standing thigh deep in water with a machete. I respect his guts, but what the heck? The Darian Gap "ride" is...
  17. Generally speaking the dropped bars are the...

    Generally speaking the dropped bars are the comfort riding position. They have the correct hand positions, and you can put them as high or low as you like. Upright might be ok for a few miles, but...
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    Going light is important to me, but it isn't...

    Going light is important to me, but it isn't always possible, if you are buying a conventional touring bike, which is still my preference for touring, light or heavy, I can't see any reason to buy a...
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    That English bike is a winter bike, by the way,...

    That English bike is a winter bike, by the way, not a flat out touring bike. I wouldn't want that rack on a tourer.

    http://www.englishcycles.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Yellow_Web_011_9733.jpg
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    I think the removal for packing is a big...

    I think the removal for packing is a big practical problem.

    Marketing wise, when you integrate the rack, you have to sell the rack and bike combo as one. A guy might not like your rack, but...
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    The repairability of steel is mostly a myth, not...

    The repairability of steel is mostly a myth, not because it can't be repaired, but all materials can be repaired, about equally.

    The real reason to go for steel is if you are among the approx 30%...
  22. I really recommend this unit Special Lens...

    I really recommend this unit

    Special Lens Headgear

    https://www.tinmantech.com/html/eye_protection.php

    The rig fits around your crown, and when you want to raise the goggles, you just pull...
  23. A lot of these suggestions are cool, literally. ...

    A lot of these suggestions are cool, literally. But for touring they are kinda posh. Where are we getting clean ice out there in the waterless wilderness. If you come up with a way to carry water...
  24. There were some enormous threads on porteurs and...

    There were some enormous threads on porteurs and trail a few years back. Seemed as though it all worked. Or more accurately there was some load that carried well with some trail. The wild card is...
  25. You can buy whole touring frames and forks for...

    You can buy whole touring frames and forks for what even some medium price forks costsay 125-200. Equip them with a few MTB cast-offs and you have a specific bike or frameset.

    You can get...
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