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    Sticky: I really enjoy seeing these pics too. My first...

    I really enjoy seeing these pics too. My first "real" bike was a Trek 700 or 720 (?) which I bought in 1980. It was stolen from me only about 4 months after I bought it. (Luckily I was able to have...
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    Poll: I'm glad this poll was resurrected as I had never...

    I'm glad this poll was resurrected as I had never seen it before. Thanks.

    I'm yet another one of those who can see a great mixture of 1 and 2 in me. I put my vote in as a #1 person though ......
  3. Thread: Tent pole hubs

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    Hmmm ... you know, maybe a couple pieces of...

    Hmmm ... you know, maybe a couple pieces of velcro criss-crossed where the poles intersect would do the trick too. :)
  4. Thread: Tent pole hubs

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    Tent pole hubs

    Out of all the categories in BikeForums, this seems like the best place for my question.

    I realize that all of the tent poles are connected to the center tent pole hub on a 2 pole dome tent such...
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    Just wanted to write a thank you to all of you....

    Just wanted to write a thank you to all of you. This is great reading for people like me who are somewhat inexperienced and always looking for better ways to take care of the necessities when...
  6. I don't know if this can possibly help you...

    I don't know if this can possibly help you because of the age of my vehicle, but I have a 1997 RAV4 and I often carry my 1 bike in it ... upright without having to take the wheel off. It's a snug fit...
  7. Thread: helmets?

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    Thanks for the link Cyclesafe. I've been...

    Thanks for the link Cyclesafe.

    I've been looking at helmets through a small, upstart LBS about 20 miles from me. They have only been in business a few months. They carry the Uvex line of helmets....
  8. Thread: helmets?

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    Say no more. With that in mind, I'm a little...

    Say no more. With that in mind, I'm a little surprised you don't see more of those types of helmets.
  9. Thread: helmets?

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    As long as we have a current thread discussing...

    As long as we have a current thread discussing helmets going, here's something I've often wondered about. I've seen helmets from Uvex that have a bug screen covering the front vents (from the...
  10. I would be one of those riders who swore he would...

    I would be one of those riders who swore he would never go on a long tour again after doing my one and only long tour (WI to CA) back in 1989, but here I am so many years later attempting to give it...
  11. Thread: Pannier Set Up

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    Nice website! Great for research. Thanks.

    Nice website! Great for research. Thanks.
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    Right. A person can use forums as sort of a guide...

    Right. A person can use forums as sort of a guide for advice, but (to me) it isn't on the same level as talking to somebody knowledgeable face to face ... unless maybe you have corresponded with a...
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    Geez and here I was under the impression that...

    Geez and here I was under the impression that just about everybody in this forum rode clipless pedals. Not that it matters or anything ... it's just what I thought. Nice to know.
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    Thank you!

    Thank you!
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    Since I started looking for a tent a month or so...

    Since I started looking for a tent a month or so ago, I've always looked at the "packed size" in the specs as being the stuff size of the tent. I'm starting to realize that the packed size listed in...
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    P.S. By the way, the tippy load that I saw and...

    P.S. By the way, the tippy load that I saw and referred to earlier, was attached with bungee cords. Nuff said.
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    Thanks a lot for the info and the pics. It all...

    Thanks a lot for the info and the pics. It all helps. I'm pretty sure I've seen some of your bike pics before. (Love your bike!)

    It's interesting that you say your stuff sack measures 20" because...
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    I have about 12.5" (L) X 5.5" (W) of rear rack...

    I have about 12.5" (L) X 5.5" (W) of rear rack area on my bicycle. Let's say I used a tent with 25" segmented poles. To me (and maybe I'm way off here), it seems like if I load the tent on the rack...
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    Custom made tent poles

    I've been having a difficult time finding a tent that will fit me (6') and also be compact and light enough to easily carry on my bicycle (due largely to the tent pole sizes being too long). While...
  20. Thread: favourate tent

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    I actually bought the Kelty Grand Mesa 2 on sale...

    I actually bought the Kelty Grand Mesa 2 on sale from a local store. In fact it's set up in my kitchen as I type this. Maybe I'm expecting too much out of a tent, but as a 6' tall person, I find the...
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    Is 25" considered a long length for the packing...

    Is 25" considered a long length for the packing size of the tent poles? I'm just trying to imagine where and how I would carry it ... if it wouldn't fit in the panniers. ??
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    I'm dealing with the same issue. I haven't quite...

    I'm dealing with the same issue. I haven't quite figured out if this is going to work or not, but I bought a front (horizontally flat) bike rack in the hopes that I can move my rear rack trunk bag to...
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    I had a bicycle stolen from me back in 1980 when...

    I had a bicycle stolen from me back in 1980 when I was going to a vocational college in downtown Milwaukee. I parked my bike at the main entrance to the school. Constant high volume traffic flowing...
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    Another good thought. Hmmm... Maybe I should...

    Another good thought.

    Hmmm... Maybe I should get your phone number so I can call you when I get stranded. :-) :-) :-)
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    Good thinking! How about if there aren't any...

    Good thinking!

    How about if there aren't any trees around? (There are places like that).
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