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    I live in Connecticut but I've ridden in over 25...

    I live in Connecticut but I've ridden in over 25 states. Pennsylvania is number 1 in my opinion. It's on my short list of states to retire to mostly due to the incredible number of back roads with...
  2. Poll: I think most people voting missed the word...

    I think most people voting missed the word "light"?
    If you use 20 gear inches for light touring what do you use for heavy loaded touring?
  3. Sure any time. Lots of good riding in the area....

    Sure any time.
    Lots of good riding in the area. I know you like coastal routes so a loop down by the shore might interest you. September is the best month as lots of summer only people leave after...
  4. Sorry I din't see this until tonight. I live in...

    Sorry I din't see this until tonight. I live in Essex and also lead rides from Essex for several bike clubs. The Essex area is one of the best bike riding areas of Connecticut. There are dozens of...
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    Great bike and a good deal! I'm surprized this...

    Great bike and a good deal!
    I'm surprized this model didn't sell that well and had to be discontinued?

    We have a 2008 T1000 which is the same frame as yours but with Tiagra componets instead of...
  6. How is this determined? I cycle all over New...

    How is this determined? I cycle all over New England I definately agree RI is the worst but no way Connecticut. At least not in the South Central or mid to South eastern side. Roads here are not...
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    On last weeks tour to Northern Vt and Quebec I...

    On last weeks tour to Northern Vt and Quebec I used my android phone with the free Navfree app. I downloaded each state I needed and the entire country of Canada into the phones memory before...
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    We'll be there. We're bike touring for 4 days...

    We'll be there.
    We're bike touring for 4 days up in Canada prior to ETR with 3 other tandems (including your friends Mark & Lisa)but we'll all be there Thursday-Sunday.
  9. Lots of options with Surly forks. Forks |...

    Lots of options with Surly forks.
    Forks | Parts and Accessories | Surly Bikes

    I bought the Long Haul Trucker fork for my Ritchey Breakaway Cross for about $80 online, I think it only comes in...
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    Erickson Gismo, I bought one back in 1999 or so...

    Erickson Gismo, I bought one back in 1999 or so but never used it instaed converting my 8-sp double drivetrain to 9-sp triple. I've still got it somewhere in my bike parts boxes.
  11. Ritchey breakaway Cross. BB drop is 65mm...

    Ritchey breakaway Cross.

    BB drop is 65mm
    Chainstays 425mm
    Takes tires up to 37mm width, poissibly even some 40mm.
    Comes only as a frame so you've got to build it up or have a shop do it.
    ...
  12. My wife and I recently bought our first steel...

    My wife and I recently bought our first steel bikes since 1986. We bought Ritchey Breakaway Cross bikes for travel use but we've been riding them around our home when roads are wet and when we're...
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    I used to use Bolle with interchangable lens but...

    I used to use Bolle with interchangable lens but I found that changing lenses takes a lot of time plus having to carry the glasses case all the time sucks. I now use Rudy Project prescription glasses...
  14. That's great! Last year my wife and I rode...

    That's great!
    Last year my wife and I rode just over 8000 miles total (4K each) without a flat. Using Continental GP4000s tires. We ride on terrible chip sealed and pot holed roads too. I think...
  15. You misspelled Ritchey so the search threads...

    You misspelled Ritchey so the search threads didn't come up.

    I was following it here http://www.bikeforums.net/tandem-cycling/911646-new-ritchey-breakaway-tandem-soon-released.html
    ...
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    Something is not correct. It shouldn't cost more...

    Something is not correct. It shouldn't cost more than about $70 or so to ship a bike from anywhere in the country to AZ via UPS Ground service. Your location isn't shown on your profile Are you...
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    another option is the item shown at the bottom of...

    another option is the item shown at the bottom of this page under "Stem Raisers for Threadless Headsets"
    Harris Cyclery Handlebar Stems
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    Single 56mph Tandem 58mph

    Single 56mph
    Tandem 58mph
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    I still have alot of hair but I'm fair skinned...

    I still have alot of hair but I'm fair skinned and my scalp would get sunburned in the alien stripe pattern of my helmet.
    I now use Banana Boat Quik Dri Sport Body & Scalp Spray Sunscreen SPF 30....
  20. I'm using the Shimano Deore M591 on 2 bikes one...

    I'm using the Shimano Deore M591 on 2 bikes one has Ultegra 6603 triple shifters the other 105 5603 triple and they work great. Shifts as well as Ultegra derraileurs, no issues whatsoever. The M591...
  21. I just bought a set of these laced to new Ultegra...

    I just bought a set of these laced to new Ultegra 6800 series rims 32 hole for my wifes Cross/touring bike. Got them from Velomine for $249. The same rims on 105 hubs are only $199 set!
    She's very...
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    You might get more responses on the touring or...

    You might get more responses on the touring or commuting forum there's more discussion there on racks.
  23. My brother indicated that it is difficult to find...

    My brother indicated that it is difficult to find secluded and safe cycling routes in the area. He said some people ride on the Eglin Air force Base but you need a pass for that, called a Range...
  24. My brother lives and rides in Destin. I'll see if...

    My brother lives and rides in Destin. I'll see if I can get some of his routes or a link to local clubs for you.
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    We're going with a group of 4 tandems possibly...

    We're going with a group of 4 tandems possibly more. We're touring up into Canada the Eastern townships of Quebec for 4-5 days before ETR. Starting from Saint Albans VT we're riding to Sutton then on...
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