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  1. Poll: Thanks for all inputs. Please keep them coming. ...

    Thanks for all inputs. Please keep them coming. For light touring, I think I'll settle for a low of 25 gear inch, with 46/30 front and 10 speed 12-32 rear cassette. This way I can participate...
  2. Poll: Thanks for taking time to give your view. More...

    Thanks for taking time to give your view. More power to you for >27 gear inch.:thumb:
  3. Poll: So that makes 3 replies favouring 25 gear inch....

    So that makes 3 replies favouring 25 gear inch. Amazing. Please keep them coming.
  4. Poll: staehpj1 Thanks for your comments. The poll...

    staehpj1 Thanks for your comments. The poll verifies your view. Different strokes for different folks. BTW I must confess that I'm leaning to your recommendation for 25 gear inch.
    bikenh You are...
  5. Poll: Thanks fchasm54 for your in put. I'm all ears,...

    Thanks fchasm54 for your in put. I'm all ears, even though I've been thinking about 46/30 crankset and 12-32 10 speed cog set. That's is why I created this poll. Keep them coming. Also thanks for...
  6. Poll: To help you recall your favourite low gear inch,...

    To help you recall your favourite low gear inch, I've made up a table of gear inches fro you.
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  7. Poll: What is your prefered lowest gear inch for light touring across the US. ?

    I created this poll to help me decide what gearing I 'd need for my new light touring bike. The bike should be capable of light touring across the US, so I figure a 28c road tyres should be adequate....
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    I wash my cycling jersey and shorts every day. ...

    I wash my cycling jersey and shorts every day. If you see the road grime washed off, you'll not tolerate unwashed cycling clothes. I usually have the guest house maid do the washing for me. Other...
  9. I assumed that you were from out side China, and...

    I assumed that you were from out side China, and Hongkong has a few dealers who specialize in Chinese bicycles, together with dealers for foreign brands. Riding gears and camping gears would be...
  10. If I were You, I would fly direct to Hongkong,...

    If I were You, I would fly direct to Hongkong, and get your bike there. Then bike north to Peking, and either fly or hop on a train to Vietnam, and cycle into Thailand, via Cambodia.
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    Poll: :thumb:Thanks. Wheelinthai

    :thumb:Thanks.
    Wheelinthai
  12. Thanks a lot no1mad :thumb:, for your kind...

    Thanks a lot no1mad :thumb:, for your kind advice. I'll give it a try.Thank you also RPK79 :)
  13. Can you post a Poll thread? If so, How To?

    Some time I would like to gather information or opinion, and I feel that a poll topic will generate more responses. The problem is I don't know if this feature is available on this forum. If so,...
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    I've stopped walking my bike long time ago. If...

    I've stopped walking my bike long time ago. If the hill gets very tough, I simply rest and get my wind back. If my muscles ache, I massage them, and may even apply hot balm to prevent cramp. I...
  15. Ah! thank you. Why didn't I think Of that :p. ...

    Ah! thank you. Why didn't I think Of that :p.

    Thank you Booger1.
  16. Hard chrome for chromoly frame. Who has had it done? Is it worth it?

    My Bianchi Volpe gets constant bombardment of small stones flung by passing cars.The down tube and BB housing also get pelting road pebbles, courtesey of the front wheel. I would like to hard chrome...
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9m_X31xnG2A&hd=1...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9m_X31xnG2A&hd=1
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    397456 ? RACE BIKES...

    397456
    ? RACE BIKES
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    Exactly my thoughts. May weather can be...

    Exactly my thoughts. May weather can be surprisingly beautiful, so can some Fall days. But most definitely (mid Sept on), there will be extremely windy, cold and wet days mixed in. Snow to me is...
  20. http://www.bikeforums.net/touring/944650-need-help...

    http://www.bikeforums.net/touring/944650-need-help-choosing-touring-bike.html
    :D
  21. Here is picture of member Doug64...

    Here is picture of member Doug64's Bianchi Volpe, fairly loaded. He wears reasonable big shoes, and reported no heel strike with this set up CX bikes do have fairly relaxed riding geometry. ...
  22. Think of touring bike as a mini pickup. While the...

    Think of touring bike as a mini pickup. While the CX bike is like a SUV. The pickup has leaf spring axle suspension for carrying load, while the SUV has independent 4 wheels suspension. Agility and...
  23. Much as I like my Bianchi Volpe, I wouldn't...

    Much as I like my Bianchi Volpe, I wouldn't recommend a CX bike for the proposed trip. lasalope still debates "is it worth it to spend an extra few hundrer bucks to get the seemingly better tiagra",...
  24. I wonder why CyclingForHealt hasn't responded to...

    I wonder why CyclingForHealt hasn't responded to questions asked by Bike Forums members. I based my judgement of his physical ability by his estimated "120-130 bpm most of the time" Given his age, ...
  25. I'm with Cyclebum's advice. CyclingForHealt...

    I'm with Cyclebum's advice. CyclingForHealt seems to be in remarkable shape, and he can adjust his diet along the the ride. I've done sag ride pacing at 35k.p.h., averaging out to 30k.p.h., with...
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