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    they have expanded their range of merino cycle...

    they have expanded their range of merino cycle clothing too ... i have one of their merino baselayers, it works really good too ...
  2. shush, or they will all want to come here! watch...

    shush, or they will all want to come here! watch out for the drivers though, they are amongst the world's worst!
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    i spent a little time swapping emails with the...

    i spent a little time swapping emails with the helpful folks at thorn before i ordered mine. have been really happy with my nomad.

    bear in mind that when you order from england, they deduct their...
  4. line cordura-type sleeping bag stuff sack with...

    line cordura-type sleeping bag stuff sack with big black plastic garbage type bag, stuff in sleeping bag, twist close black plastic bag, close cordura-type sleeping bag stuff sack ... this has worked...
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    if i were you, i would be looking at a new bike...

    if i were you, i would be looking at a new bike ... given the amount of stuff you have to upgrade or replace on your current one, plus a purpose built one is a bit comfier and stronger in teh long...
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    thorn still have some runout models of their...

    thorn still have some runout models of their nomad range ... very strong stable expedition touring bike, and there is the sherpa as well, which is also a very strong solid bike ...
    hewitt cycles...
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    not really ... i have a Nomad which i built up...

    not really ... i have a Nomad which i built up after purchasing the frame ... awesome touring and do all bike, built to get to get you anywhere on earth and back again ... designed and built by andy...
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    leave out your hammock, sleeping bag, kitchen...

    leave out your hammock, sleeping bag, kitchen stuff, food, etc and just bludge off folks on the warm showers list ... stay for as long as you can and eat all their food without offering any in return...
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    this would be better on the tech forum ... it...

    this would be better on the tech forum ... it would depend on the chainline figure of the chainring you are looking at ...

    www.sheldonbrown.com has some guides on this ...
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    1. Is 36 spoke necessary on the rear? I am doing a light load. No stove, pots, maybe a hammock and not a tent. If your load is light then you could get away with it, but do have it checked out...
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    i can second the ground effect jacket ... the...

    i can second the ground effect jacket ... the storm trooper isn't that heavy and really keeps the rain out, plus it folds into its own rear pocket and can be worn as a bumbag or placed into a pannier...
  12. Thread: Which Schwalbe?

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    Poll: i have marathons on my trek 520 and they ride...

    i have marathons on my trek 520 and they ride really nice ... i have marathon plus on my 26" wheeled thorn nomad and they are a little heavier but ride nice too ...
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    a helpful guide to cyletouring in new zealand...

    a helpful guide to cyletouring in new zealand
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    i made my own lightweight compact gizmo...

    i made my own lightweight compact gizmo for removing the cassette on tours ... it works so well i use it at home as well

    bear in mind that some of the links need updating, but you get the picture...
  15. i have some vitorria randoneurs onmy tandem ... i...

    i have some vitorria randoneurs onmy tandem ... i find them pretty good and run them at 90psi ... i have recently put some schwalbe marathon 700Cx37 on my trek 520 and am really impressed with the...
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    nice job!!!! this is my giant yukon that i...

    nice job!!!!

    this is my giant yukon that i converted into a low cost touring bike ... this also appeared in the adventure cycling handbook
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    Poll: don't know much about the rocky mountain sherpa...

    don't know much about the rocky mountain sherpa bikes ...

    i have had a trek 520 for many years now, and i do really like it, but i have had to modify it quite a lot to get to where i really do...
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    My wife and I are planning a trip to the South...

    My wife and I are planning a trip to the South Island of NZ with the intention of riding from Christchurch through Kaikoura and then on to doing the Acheron Road to Hanmer Springs and then the...
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    my trek 520 is a 1998/99 model ... a rather nice...

    my trek 520 is a 1998/99 model ... a rather nice deep metallic blue ... but that black sure looks real nice ...
  20. not exactly cycletouring, but i started off...

    not exactly cycletouring, but i started off planning to go down the rainbow road by bike, but was invited on an emergency services social bike ride, and went home this way on my triumph tiger ......
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    yes indeedy! headwinds too!

    yes indeedy!

    headwinds too!
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    [QUOTE=ivegotabike]a sporkQUOTE] i hate sporks...

    [QUOTE=ivegotabike]a sporkQUOTE]

    i hate sporks ... i got one thinking i could remove two items and replace them with one ... it doesn't hold as much liquid as a normal spoon so eating soup takes...
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    i'm with dubes ... you will probably find that...

    i'm with dubes ... you will probably find that this is where most companies will save a bit of money and use a lower grade/quality chain, so when the stock chain wears out or even just wears down a...
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    mmmmm, fat tyre ale ... takes me back to when i...

    mmmmm, fat tyre ale ... takes me back to when i spent a month biking in colorado ... sampled many of these and have the bike jersey to prove it!

    after a long days riding int he sun, monteiths...
  25. i have recently replaced the conti top touring...

    i have recently replaced the conti top touring 2000's 700Cx32 on my trek 520 with schwalbe marathon's 700Cx37 ... i am amazed at the difference in the ride, it so much more comfortable with the...
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