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    This is a fine looking bike and I like the...

    This is a fine looking bike and I like the progression of pics from frame to the completely built up bike. While I am not a fan of short fenders, they do look good on this bike. This is a very cool...
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    We need more pics but the classic voyager is a...

    We need more pics but the classic voyager is a fine touring machine. It can be modded if need be to give you better gearing; also new wheels might be in order if you are riding it across the US with...
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    This brings back a few memories from working in a...

    This brings back a few memories from working in a shop that sold a lot of Peugeots. I always thought that this was an underappreciated bike. It was very light weight for a steel frame. It also had...
  4. Get a locker at school if you can and keep spare...

    Get a locker at school if you can and keep spare clothes, etc. there. That will save you some weight on your commute.
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    Why do you want drops? Even if there was an...

    Why do you want drops? Even if there was an inexpensive way to install drops with your existing gear, you might well find that the geometry doesn't work well for a drop bar conversion. Check out...
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    I used to race to stay in shape for touring. The...

    I used to race to stay in shape for touring. The two are different but a lot of people obviously enjoy both. The south island of New Zealand is on my bucket list.
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    Congrats to FB; unlike poster no. 3, I think more...

    Congrats to FB; unlike poster no. 3, I think more than 3 of FB's posts are legible (and intelligible), ;). But I sure as heck am not going to read all 40k of those posts to figure out the answer to...
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    Surly Troll: should I buy?

    I've done a lot of touring over the years and I've always used drop bar bikes for touring. There's a used surly troll available locally and I'm contemplating buying it as my main touring bike. It...
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    Sweet bike and it may or may not show up on CL...

    Sweet bike and it may or may not show up on CL one of these days. If you wait until early next year, you should be able to buy this bike at a discount and at that point you will have saved up some...
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    Wow, I just installed a NOS new winner on one of...

    Wow, I just installed a NOS new winner on one of my bikes, 13-26 7 speed. Maybe I need to take it off before I devalue it too much? ;)
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    If you're thinking about riding in snow, you'll...

    If you're thinking about riding in snow, you'll want to read some of the threads in the winter commuting forum. At $250, I'd buy an old school rigid mtb from Craigslist. That way you'll end up with...
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    Are you talking about the 2 or 4 prong new winner...

    Are you talking about the 2 or 4 prong new winner freewheels? I never liked the design of the 2 prong and as someone else mentioned the park 2 prong tool is not the best. I've never had an issue...
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    I like this bike; it's nicely spec'd and the...

    I like this bike; it's nicely spec'd and the price is attractive if you get it when Nashbar is running one of it's 15%-20% sales. It's a road bike with 700 x 23 c tires.

    Since your main...
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    Half the fun of owning a brooks saddle is arguing...

    Half the fun of owning a brooks saddle is arguing over how best to treat it so it doesn't rot away; the other 50% of the fun comes from breaking it in.
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    If you like watching Mad Men, you'll figure out...

    If you like watching Mad Men, you'll figure out the difference . . .
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    Ride the heck out of your bike and post often on...

    Ride the heck out of your bike and post often on BF :thumb:
  17. I'm a big fan of a 48-36-26 set up with whatever...

    I'm a big fan of a 48-36-26 set up with whatever works for the OP in the rear. It's easy changing out cassettes. The 48 and the 36 give you a lot of usable gears and the 26 gives you a bailout. If...
  18. Bar ends work well also esp. for a triple set up;...

    Bar ends work well also esp. for a triple set up; I like that the left is friction for shifting over a triple.
  19. Fatter tires rock. A racing bike frequently...

    Fatter tires rock. A racing bike frequently can't handle much over a 700 x 25c. A cross can easily handle a much fatter tire. If you're riding rough roads, that's a plus. A cross bike is more...
  20. I don't use a mirror but I know I should. That...

    I don't use a mirror but I know I should. That would have helped you in this case as you would have seen the boneheaded move this driver was doing before you started your left turn.
  21. + 10. I used to be a fair wheelbuilder at one...

    + 10. I used to be a fair wheelbuilder at one time and still build wheels from time to time. I own 2 different Handspun/QB wheelsets and ride them both extensively. They were true out of the box,...
  22. I think the bike was an indexing 6 speed: Site...

    I think the bike was an indexing 6 speed: Site Builder

    The downtube shifters should have a friction option if the OP wants to go with 7 or 8 speed.

    I'd probably pick up this wheelset from...
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    I'd talk to someone at the shop that sells the...

    I'd talk to someone at the shop that sells the bike you want and tell them that you avoided the shop because you felt that they don't cater to just regular riders. You might be surprised at what...
  24. You might want to consider a cross type compact...

    You might want to consider a cross type compact (say 46-36) as this should give you better in between gears with 7 on the back. The big jump in a 50-34 compact tends to work better when you have 9...
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    I'm giving you a + 1/2 on your advice; see above,...

    I'm giving you a + 1/2 on your advice; see above, ;)
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