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    Jacks R Better quilt. Very light weight and they...

    Jacks R Better quilt. Very light weight and they have a few different options as far as warmth. Fantastic guys to deal with and talk with too. They know their stuff.
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    I have the Gen 2 and owned a Gen 1, the bike will...

    I have the Gen 2 and owned a Gen 1, the bike will do fine on even very technical single track if you pick your lines, run lower pressures in the tires and take your time - and you will be rewarded...
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    Definitely call and with Amtrak call again a few...

    Definitely call and with Amtrak call again a few days before you are due to depart. I made reservations for a lift to a departure point from which I had planned to ride back home from. Verified they...
  4. That looks like a load. I'm betting too that you...

    That looks like a load. I'm betting too that you are carrying a bunch of stuff you will never use and if nothing else make note of that fact for future trips when it comes time to pack. I found you...
  5. Thread: Disc Brakes

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    I have toured on my disc braked Vaya, done road...

    I have toured on my disc braked Vaya, done road rides with the roadies on my disc braked La Cruz, ridden single track on my Fargo, and 2 mountain bikes with discs. There is nothing wrong with discs...
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    Edge 500 for the most part since I don't need a...

    Edge 500 for the most part since I don't need a map up in front of me. Its easy to charge, I can get 3 days off one charge and the ride is recorded and available for download any time. I have an Edge...
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    Well, Titec makes them under some sort of...

    Well, Titec makes them under some sort of arrangement.....Joneses bar is Ti I think and about $300 or something like that. The Titec aluminum is maybe $60 ish?
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    Take a look at the titec (Jeff Jones designed)...

    Take a look at the titec (Jeff Jones designed) H-Bar, the closed loop model. Google it since I don't have the URL handy. Plenty of sweep, lots of options. Thi sbar is used a lot on adventure touring...
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    All the tires mentioned work fine which should...

    All the tires mentioned work fine which should tell you that it is hard to pick a poor one. I use 700x35 for a size and think its the right size tire for ride, speed and handling. I use Marathon...
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    Yeah, the disc brake option means serious...

    Yeah, the disc brake option means serious consideration for a LHT tourer now. The green to me is a plus since its a color not in my current line up :)

    The Moonlander is I suppose a "mountain bike"...
  11. [QUOTE=reducedfatoreo;13052555]Seeing this tent...

    [QUOTE=reducedfatoreo;13052555]Seeing this tent that has a "garage" section made for a motorcycle or bike made me wonder: how do most of you prefer to secure your bikes overnight?

    I just lean it...
  12. Thread: LX vs XT crankset

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    I've had mountain bike cranks flex, swapped them...

    I've had mountain bike cranks flex, swapped them out using the same frame and end of flex. My friend with the LX crank rides a Salsa Vaya, and I ride a Salsa Vaya so the frames are "pretty " similar.
  13. I forgot to mention that I think the 11-32 and...

    I forgot to mention that I think the 11-32 and 50/34 crank should be okay but then I'm not the guy doing the pedaling. On one of my bikes I use a CX crank of 46/34 with a 11-32 and its fine but...
  14. Funny, I use disk brakes on my Vaya, Fargo and my...

    Funny, I use disk brakes on my Vaya, Fargo and my La Cruz plus on my Rockhopper 29 and Blackbuck and yeah they squeal in some weather but then so do the bikes I have with canti's and road calipers....
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    I don't know the differences between them but can...

    I don't know the differences between them but can pass along my observations. I toured with a friend last week, he using the LX and me using my XT crank. He had definite problems with creaking and...
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    Vaya? Mine does all that stuff you mention....can...

    Vaya? Mine does all that stuff you mention....can mount all sorts of good rubber. Packs supplies like a mule.
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    I just finished a lite tour, doing some camping...

    I just finished a lite tour, doing some camping coupled with a few hotel stays due to the need to dry out some things after riding through some very heavy rains. I wound up being out for 5 days total...
  18. Energizer XP4001 or XP4000 battery

    Energizer XP4001 or XP4000 battery
  19. I've pretty much settled on AeroTech Designs for...

    I've pretty much settled on AeroTech Designs for bicycle clothing, or I should say for shorts and jersey's. The quality is good, they ship very fast, the stuff is made in the U.S.A. and the prices...
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    Leather Honey works better than anything. Its...

    Leather Honey works better than anything. Its unbelievable. Long time concoction for treating and breaking in horse bridles, reins, saddles, etc. Used now on motorcycle seats and bicycle seats - the...
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    I'm not knocking the LHT, its a well built, well...

    I'm not knocking the LHT, its a well built, well received bike but its far form the only course. I've nothing at all against Surly but find the LHT to just not be all that and a slice. I've ridden...
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    Unless you have a lot of parts laying around, and...

    Unless you have a lot of parts laying around, and even then its tough, you will never build a bike up from a frame cheaper than buying a complete. You build a bike up for several reasons, most...
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    This is a very cool thread. Thanks for all the...

    This is a very cool thread. Thanks for all the detailed information positron. I have been a big "looker" at the Tout Terrain Silkroad and the Grande Route but lacking any real place to see one, all I...
  24. I think eventually, yes belts will be part of the...

    I think eventually, yes belts will be part of the touring standard and maybe preferred. But so far every test of a belt drive I have seen has shown there are too many problems for it to be considered...
  25. Not quite your blue sky requirements but Civia...

    Not quite your blue sky requirements but Civia (part of the QBP fleet of bikes along with Surly and Salsa) offers two tour capable belt drive capable bikes. I think they might be 26" tire capable too...
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