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  1. Very fortunate to have space and resources for...

    Very fortunate to have space and resources for six cycles. Three years ago got a Gunnar Roadie- a steel road racing frame, with custom geometry so it fits like a touring bike. It is a 1x10 with...
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    I got completely blocked- needed a cath did the...

    I got completely blocked- needed a cath did the self cath thing for a month or so. Took the drugs, didn't open up, finally had a TURP. I was benign. At the time, I rode only a recumbent, plus I...
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    My partner had good luck with 28 mm tires on her...

    My partner had good luck with 28 mm tires on her bike.
    Wanted to try 25 in front and 28 mm in the rear on my road bike, not quite enough room for the 28s.
    i'm happy with the 25s.
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    Echo the comments for 25 mm tires. When my road...

    Echo the comments for 25 mm tires. When my road bike was built up, specified a 23 mm Conti GP 4 season tires. They seemed fine and were comfortable with my steel frame. After a few months,...
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    Run 37-622 schwalbe marathons on my trek 520,...

    Run 37-622 schwalbe marathons on my trek 520,
    tried 42 mm - fit is too tight.
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    Five winters ago, had a lugged steel custom bike...

    Five winters ago, had a lugged steel custom bike built as my primary commuter. Before bike build, cleaned and brushed the internal tubing as far as I could reach - then gave the insides a good coat...
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    A few years ago, had an AL road bike; the ride...

    A few years ago, had an AL road bike; the ride was a touch stiff - 25 mm tires nicely softened the ride. When I ordered a custom steel road bike, spec 25 mm Conti GP 4 season tires. Some how they...
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    Poll: Can get buy well without being e-connected. Past...

    Can get buy well without being e-connected. Past couple of tours, have taken a non-smart phone. Last tour had an iPad-mini, not sure why I took it - only connected (wi-fi) a couple of times. I do...
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    How about Schwalbe ?

    How about Schwalbe ?
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    Had an Origin8 crawler with the nuvinci hub. ...

    Had an Origin8 crawler with the nuvinci hub. Hub worked well, liked the step less shifting. Nice technology. It was reliable. Had the smallest cog, gearing was still a little steep for serious...
  11. Suggest setting her commuter as a 1x8 or 1x9,...

    Suggest setting her commuter as a 1x8 or 1x9, simpler gearing is easier to maintain & pragmatic to ride.
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    Consider a Gunnar Roadie with custom geometry, ...

    Consider a Gunnar Roadie with custom geometry, get exactly the fit you want and a nice ride.
  13. Once in a while I use a Slime Scabb patch, they...

    Once in a while I use a Slime Scabb patch, they work ok- but I tape them down with a piece of electrical tape that is just a little longer than the patch.
  14. Depending upon what I need to carry; either a...

    Depending upon what I need to carry; either a Duluth pack rucksack or a wooden pack basket. The pack basket is especially nice if I need to pickup some groceries on the way home, it handles bulky...
  15. Have a modern steel road bike, spec 23 mm Conti...

    Have a modern steel road bike, spec 23 mm Conti GP 4 seasons. Got a couple thousand km on them and ruined one. Replaced the set with 25 mm, as the shop didn't have 23 mm in stock. For my riding,...
  16. Does 110 km count ? My "biological" age is 49,...

    Does 110 km count ?
    My "biological" age is 49,
    however my plumbing acts 60ish.
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    For a while, I had both an AL frame and steel...

    For a while, I had both an AL frame and steel frame road bike. They both had 25 mm tires, but different wheel sets, the steel bike was custom fit. AL was quite comfortable, steel frame is more so....
  18. The Erie Canal path sort of stops in Newark, it...

    The Erie Canal path sort of stops in Newark, it comes out by a motel on rt 88. Take rt 88 south to phelps, then get on rt 96 east, I think it is about 3 miles east of phelps take a right on to...
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    My son has a TerraTrike Traveller, schwalbe makes...

    My son has a TerraTrike Traveller, schwalbe makes 406 size studded tires. Put a set on the trike, they worked ok. Then just put a single studded on the rear, better performance. Downside to the...
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    I ride in rural VT, year around - including...

    I ride in rural VT, year around - including winter. There is no one optimal tire solution, as others have indicated they type of snow and surface conditions determine what works better. If I had to...
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    Poll: The only century goal I have in mind is a 100...

    The only century goal I have in mind is a 100 year age.
    still don't understand the obsession some have riding 100 mi.
    I ride for my pleasure.
    Sometimes I ride 20 or 30 km, another time the...
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    Dirt/gravel roads in VT are commonplace. In...

    Dirt/gravel roads in VT are commonplace. In winter, the surfaces get smoothest - due to packed ice/snow. When they thaw out - muddy ruts. Eventually they will dry out and get graded to "fix" them. ...
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    My "gravel" bike runs on 42x622 marathons with 36...

    My "gravel" bike runs on 42x622 marathons with 36 t chainring and 12-36 t cassette.
    live on gravel, 5-8 km to some sort of pavement, this combination of gearing and tire
    has worked well for me.
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    A Surly Pacer is a "comfortable" ride. However,...

    A Surly Pacer is a "comfortable" ride.
    However, bike fit is an important part of bike comfort.
    if your current bike ride is jarring, reduce the tire pressure a little.
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    When our son was that age, we got him a...

    When our son was that age, we got him a specialized vita, size and fit were great for him. He rode the bike about 2000 km in one season, including a 500 km sagged tour with us.
    when he outgrew it,...
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