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    My wife and I love multimodal trips. E.g. a...

    My wife and I love multimodal trips.

    E.g. a few in your area: Bike from home in Chicago's south 'burbs to Muskegon, MI,( or Ludington, MI) take a lake ferry to Milwaukee, WI ( or Manitowoc,...
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    11,000 miles with a Greenfield rear kickstand and...

    11,000 miles with a Greenfield rear kickstand and no problems. It is mounted with a few sections of inner tube as spacers so as to protect the seat and chain stays and not interfere with the spoke...
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    It's not just sidewalks. There are a places on...

    It's not just sidewalks. There are a places on several NW Indiana rail trails ( particularly Erie-Lackawana and Prairie Duneland ) where facilities are located next to the trail in such a way that...
  4. Chicago's Divvy program pays it's own operating...

    Chicago's Divvy program pays it's own operating costs, but some capital for bikes and docking stations came from a mix of private and public finds, like the Federal CMAQ program.

    Alta is the...
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    A couple years back a Chicago cyclist was doored...

    A couple years back a Chicago cyclist was doored by a taxi passenger as she passed the taxi on the right. The seriously injured cyclist was ticketed for passing on the right. At the time Illinois...
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    Those look like regular butterfly/trekking bars...

    Those look like regular butterfly/trekking bars available from Harris Cyclery: Harris Cyclery
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    A velcro cable tie around the handlebar and brake...

    A velcro cable tie around the handlebar and brake lever works. When you ride the tie can be left around on the handlebar or tossed in a bar bag.
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    I have 11,000 mi on my 26" LHT. I love the bike...

    I have 11,000 mi on my 26" LHT. I love the bike and find it extremely comfortable and stable, regardless of the load. I have made a number of changes to the original equipment.

    1) Replaced the...
  9. Thread: Front Rack

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    I'm surprised no one mentioned the Arkel AC Low...

    I'm surprised no one mentioned the Arkel AC Low Rider. http://www.arkel.ca/ca_e/all-categories/bicycle-bike-pannier-rack-front.html?noredirect=1&___from_store=ca_f

    Curious that Arkel advertises...
  10. From an April 13 2013 article in Time / World ...

    From an April 13 2013 article in Time / World

    Women in Saudi Arabia can now ride bicycles in public, but officials are saying 'only for entertainment.'
    ...
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    Mine are about 20 deg. I noticed on a recent...

    Mine are about 20 deg. I noticed on a recent trip that cyclists in Germany and Austria have their trekking bars mounted more steeply ... about 45 deg.
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    ^ We did a Lake Michigan ferry crossing around...

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    We did a Lake Michigan ferry crossing around the south half of Lake Michigan in 2012. This year we just puttered around for a week in Lake Michigan Harbor Country, but only from Chicago to...
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    Check some of the 1 minute Ride Smart videos from...

    Check some of the 1 minute Ride Smart videos from the League of American Bicyclists. http://www.bikeleague.org/ridesmartvideos
  14. Check the height of the handlebars. The head...

    Check the height of the handlebars. The head tube length is 105 on the Jamis , and 150 on the Specialized. If the difference in handle bar height is also 45 mm (1.8 in) it could be that you are...
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    We always bring bikes when we go on trips. If...

    We always bring bikes when we go on trips. If traveling with our van, the bikes stay in the van at night. If using the sedan with a hitch rack, the bikes go in the hotel room.

    When touring by...
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    Yes, the trunk bag does block the pannier...

    Yes, the trunk bag does block the pannier mounting rails. The Explorer rack will hold the trunk bag (with or w/o built in panniers) or independent panniers, but not both at the same time. Topeak...
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    The take-a-look on my helmet visor is reasonably...

    The take-a-look on my helmet visor is reasonably steady, even on some pretty rough roads. The mirror uses the normal mounts, and is additionally tied onto the visor with multiple wraps of a 1/2...
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    Typically pedal 75-85 rpm

    Typically pedal 75-85 rpm
  19. From a 2006 Chicago Dept of Transportation...

    From a 2006 Chicago Dept of Transportation presentation on bike route signage
    http://www.bikewalk.org/2006conference/vconference/presentations/GrantDavisChicagosBikewaysSignageSystem.pdf
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    Consider Trekking Bars. The bike will need new...

    Consider Trekking Bars. The bike will need new brake levers and the bar end shifters will have to be remounted.

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  21. My response to the "That's a lot like wanting to...

    My response to the "That's a lot like wanting to learn to do a 360 degree spin in your car." comment would have been different from NOS88's

    For example, "Not necessarily. It's more like...
  22. Thread: LHT 26" tires

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    +1 on the Conti Travel Contacts. I've had a...

    +1 on the Conti Travel Contacts. I've had a couple flats, but they have over 8,500 mi on them now and look good for at least another 1,000 or so.
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    +1 on Booneville to St Charles being the most...

    +1 on Booneville to St Charles being the most scenic.

    My wife and I rode it last May and thought it was a great experience. I think it depends on how you like to tour. We cycled out of our...
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    The trail west out of Madison through Mt Horeb to...

    The trail west out of Madison through Mt Horeb to Dodgeville is Military Ridge. If you get to Mt Horeb be sure to stop at The Grumpy Troll for at least a beer.

    The Cheese Country Trail heads...
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    My wife and I and another couple were on a...

    My wife and I and another couple were on a hub-n-spoke trip in Florida not too many years back. Riding along a coastal road in an area with no houses, but not far from some multimegabuck mansions,...
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