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    http://youtu.be/_VrFV5r8cs0

    http://youtu.be/_VrFV5r8cs0
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    LOL, The difference between a Baptist and a...

    LOL, The difference between a Baptist and a Methodist is the Methodist will say hello to you in the liquor store
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    I haven't set foot in an LBS in 10 years. I have...

    I haven't set foot in an LBS in 10 years. I have been buying mail order from places like Lickton's,Nashbar and Yellow Jersey since the early 1980's. I have had few positive experiences with local...
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    1.75 tires and a sprung Brooks Saddle... what...

    1.75 tires and a sprung Brooks Saddle... what rough roads?
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    That is an ugly bicycle to go to jail over.

    That is an ugly bicycle to go to jail over.
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    I roll with 26x1.5 (37mm) tires semi-slick tires...

    I roll with 26x1.5 (37mm) tires semi-slick tires and full fenders. Very little dust for me.
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    I have ridden the length of it several times...

    I have ridden the length of it several times unsupported. PTNY puts on a great event and I highly recommend it if you are a novice at touring. If you have done some touring on your own it is a...
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    I built one filet brazed frame in 1988 and never...

    I built one filet brazed frame in 1988 and never built another. Too much aggravation for a hobbyist. That said I still ride that bike most everyday and it is my favorite hardtail MTB.
    I didn't have...
  9. Very well done!

    Very well done!
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    I have met many other tourists who have ridden...

    I have met many other tourists who have ridden much farther with much less. He was paid to promote the bike.
  11. I bought one 20+ years ago and I said I would use...

    I bought one 20+ years ago and I said I would use it until it breaks. It hasn't broken....yet.
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    Some years ago I was on a club ride when a dog...

    Some years ago I was on a club ride when a dog came after us. One guy took his frame pump swung it at the dog, he missed and it went into his front wheel. Result; Broken collarbone.
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    Under sail in a wood boat you wake up when you...

    Under sail in a wood boat you wake up when you don't hear the bilge pump anymore!
  14. Don't over plan, you will only frustrate yourself...

    Don't over plan, you will only frustrate yourself when things don't go exactly to plan(they seldom do). With few exceptions there isn't more than 15 miles between any two towns in NY state. If you...
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    Not being a talented writer, I financed my 1981...

    Not being a talented writer, I financed my 1981 cross country tour by washing dishes along the way. It was easy work to find in most any town, Cash money for a night's work ,a Hot meal and often free...
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    I never followed any special regimen to prepare...

    I never followed any special regimen to prepare other than spending several long days in the saddle in the weeks prior to a tour. That said I do maintain a good level of fitness and keep my weight...
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    Sounds like Rhino Dave has a better grip on that...

    Sounds like Rhino Dave has a better grip on that setup. I would guess there is probably a $25-30 difference in price between the two derailleurs? I have a 34 tooth low cog (8spd cassette) on my...
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    That rear Tiagra derailleur has a rated capacity...

    That rear Tiagra derailleur has a rated capacity of 30 tooth max rear cassette sprocket. You would need to swap it out for a 34 tooth rated Alivio RD M430 or a Deore Rd-M615 which is rated for a 36...
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    No reply from contact button?

    I used the "contact" link twice a couple weeks ago to find out how to cancel my automatic renewal on February 12th and never received a reply. I finally figured it out through Paypal. You can keep...
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    There use to be this 3 legged dog who lived on a...

    There use to be this 3 legged dog who lived on a hill along one of my rides. Fast little bastard! He would wait for me in the ditch and spring out just as I would pass. He would nip at my heels all...
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    How fast is the big snarling dog chasing me?

    How fast is the big snarling dog chasing me?
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    Next time just shove a Topeak mini-morph pump...

    Next time just shove a Topeak mini-morph pump down the right inside leg of your shorts and she will follow you everywhere!
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    I'm getting back to my roots (along with rocks...

    I'm getting back to my roots (along with rocks sand and mud) next year also. I tried a 29' er last summer and loved it. But I'm going to have to wait until the move south in 15 months to build one. I...
  24. Mine were to get back to my early 20's weight of...

    Mine were to get back to my early 20's weight of 170-175#, Ride TOSRV again( last time 20 years ago)and ride a solo double metric. I made all 3! I had no specific mileage goals and didn't track...
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    Madonna, The original" material girl" is 55 and...

    Madonna, The original" material girl" is 55 and still riding. I ran into her and her entourage while MTB'ing in the Shawangunks near New Paltz NY in 1988. Here is a pic of her riding her C'dale in...
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