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    Unsupported is pretty normal but you do get the...

    Unsupported is pretty normal but you do get the occasional one that is supported. For carrying gear a lot of people will use bags like these. Becker Bike bags and custom gear!

    For navigation...
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    Congrats! That should be a great winter bike!

    Congrats! That should be a great winter bike!
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    That lube stays super clean but is not very...

    That lube stays super clean but is not very durable at all. I bet switching to a good wet lube will be a huge improvement. Check out Chain L, Dumonde Tech, Finish Line Wet, Phil Tenacious Oil. Any...
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    Chain L would be a great option for sure. ...

    Chain L would be a great option for sure. Another lube I like for very nasty weather is "Liquid Grease" from Dumonde Tech. I get a lot of life out of a single application.

    There are lots of...
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    Just remember for the most part it is simply a...

    Just remember for the most part it is simply a disc brake Cross Check and lots of people have toured on a CC. I would not want to do a very long and heavily loaded tour on one but would absolutely...
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    I wonder how often these incessant rants about...

    I wonder how often these incessant rants about how there is only one way to make something work in the bike world completely turn newbies off of cycling for good?

    I have built thousands of wheels,...
  7. I knew you were going on a huge adventure but I...

    I knew you were going on a huge adventure but I still managed to under estimate this journey! Well done Iohan, the video is amazing. How you were disciplined enough to film during those blizzards I...
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    tsl has a lot of good recommendations although I...

    tsl has a lot of good recommendations although I would have a slightly different recommendation for rims.

    The A23 is an amazing rim that is plenty strong for commuting, it is actually what I have...
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    Glad you managed to find a great shop! How...

    Glad you managed to find a great shop!

    How long brake pads last is very dependent on conditions you ride in, if you are a brake dragger or not, as well as pad quality.

    I personally have worn...
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    I simply enjoy it more than driving. It also...

    I simply enjoy it more than driving. It also gives me a little more freedom to eat what I want. With how expensive my bikes are I am guessing it is actually more expensive than if I were to drive.
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    I had a crosshairs for a while and loved the...

    I had a crosshairs for a while and loved the ride. My only two complaints were the paint seemed to flake off relatively easy rather than just scratch and it does not like having a rear rack loaded...
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    I do not know if the tubesets are similar but I...

    I do not know if the tubesets are similar but I once had a Gunnar Crosshairs and at 180lbs at the time, it only took about 20lbs in the rear panniers to make the bike feel very noodly and unstable. ...
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    It is one of those things that it technically...

    It is one of those things that it technically there but most can not notice a difference. You are correct in the rear makes a much larger difference though.

    I have had a few riders that are...
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    You could certainly get away with fewer spokes...

    You could certainly get away with fewer spokes but you do have a little less support should you crash or blow through pot holes. You also loose a small amount of lateral stiffness going with fewer...
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    I actually only recommended the Revolutions on...

    I actually only recommended the Revolutions on the NDS rear, not for the entire wheel. Modern 11 speed compatible hubs leave you with a lot of dish, even with an offset rim it is nice to have a...
  16. I would be looking at the Schwalbe Big Apples in...

    I would be looking at the Schwalbe Big Apples in the biggest width that will fit your bike. They have a lot more air volume than most tires of similar sizes for a better ride which also takes some...
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    I would base replacing the rim on how much it has...

    I would base replacing the rim on how much it has you worried and what kind of terrain you ride.

    If you are constantly worried about the rim failing it would be worth it simply for peace of mind. ...
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    I also forgot to mention, to help with the amount...

    I also forgot to mention, to help with the amount of dish you have to deal with on the rear wheel, a slightly lighter gauge spoke on the NDS is also a good idea even with an offset rim so something...
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    Sure thing. I would suggest 36h rear and 32h...

    Sure thing. I would suggest 36h rear and 32h front for your weight, the 4 extra spokes really do not add much weight and will help a lot with long term durability, especially if you are a powerful...
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    One other way to get rid of fork shudder is the...

    One other way to get rid of fork shudder is the mini-v approach. I have the Paul Mini Moto's and LOVE them, no fork shudder and tons of stopping power. Not to mention you are supporting a great...
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    A Seven certainly deserves better than that! ...

    A Seven certainly deserves better than that! What I am using on my Ti bike could also work really well for yours is White Industries hubs laced to Velocity A23 rims with quality DB spokes. One...
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    I know it does not work for everyone or...

    I know it does not work for everyone or everything but it is why I subscribe to the "do it once, do it right" policy. You mentioned wheels needing more maintenance as a heavier rider and if they are...
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    Sounds like Frank is a great wheel builder then!

    Sounds like Frank is a great wheel builder then!
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    This is my experience as well. I never do any...

    This is my experience as well. I never do any more than wipe the outside with a rag sprayed with degreaser and relube.

    Most of the chain lubes I have used recommend you relube when the chain...
  25. I did have a pretty bad stretch of road at the...

    I did have a pretty bad stretch of road at the beginning/end of my commute and I ended up finding a much safer route by adding about 1.5 miles each way. More than worth it for me but that may be...
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