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    Go to to a bike shop. They'll probably have a...

    Go to to a bike shop. They'll probably have a spoke calculator program where they plug in your hub and rim and it will tell you the size spokes you need.
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    The rail trail on PEI goes the entire width of...

    The rail trail on PEI goes the entire width of the island. I think it's called the confederation trail. If you Google it you'll find good maps. Block Island is quite beautiful. Getting off the...
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    I didn't read all the answers so I don't know if...

    I didn't read all the answers so I don't know if this got suggested. Try using skimmed evaporated milk instead of cream in your next soup. It won't be exactly the same, but it will be very good.
  4. Just ride the bike as is until you completely...

    Just ride the bike as is until you completely wear it out. Then decide whether to rebuild it or replace it.
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    Most of the ideas I have in mind have been...

    Most of the ideas I have in mind have been mentioned. I will reiterate that although beautiful and great to bike in, it can be difficult to find places to stay in the Finger Lakes of New York. ...
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    I'm in CT. There are a couple of small areas of...

    I'm in CT. There are a couple of small areas of surface rust and a couple of dings to be dealt with. So I'm thinking a sandblasting and minor body work due to it falling over and hitting a...
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    Frame painting

    Does anyone know of someone who does a good job at frame painting in the Northeast? I've got a steel tandem frame and would like to avoid the cost of shipping it to the manufacturer on the West...
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    I put my son on the back as soon as he would fit....

    I put my son on the back as soon as he would fit. We had some fantastic rides! It's such a great experience!
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    What I'm waiting for is the Lamoille Valley Rail...

    What I'm waiting for is the Lamoille Valley Rail trail, which when finished will go from St. Johnsbury, VT to lake Champlain. There are a few sections done, but I hope I live long enough to ride it...
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    A properly applied glue patch is permanent.

    A properly applied glue patch is permanent.
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    Funny the subject of clean food should come up. ...

    Funny the subject of clean food should come up. Check this out.

    http://terrywalters.net/

    She's no dummy. She was a finalist for the James Beard award.
  12. Once you hit age 50, you don't have to concern...

    Once you hit age 50, you don't have to concern yourself with how you look.
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    We're a big team and are very happy with 700x28...

    We're a big team and are very happy with 700x28 Gatorskins. We also have some 700x32's for light touring and hardpack, but the 28s are our go-to tire.
  14. I couldn't find it on FB either.

    I couldn't find it on FB either.
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    If you do a lot (or even a little for that...

    If you do a lot (or even a little for that matter) of climbing, you might want to be in the range of low to mid twenties in gear inches.
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    Yes, you probably could just replace it with Shimano shifters. I have a J-Tek Shiftmate using Camp. Veloce 10 sp. shifter with 9 sp. Shimano drive train and I works very smoothly. Is the traveller...
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    I have a 48 cm Jamis Ventura Comp that I'm...

    I have a 48 cm Jamis Ventura Comp that I'm selling. It's in very nice shape. My son used it for a light tour, using a seatpost mounted rack. However, you can attach a proper rack with P clips. It...
  18. Back in the olden days, I would just drive the...

    Back in the olden days, I would just drive the A12 to Civitavecchia, then ss1 to Montalto di Castro. What you propose from Tarquinia should work. You would still néed to get from the airport to...
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    I have the very good fortune of working in...

    I have the very good fortune of working in Sheffield, MA sometimes in the summers. I always bring my bike and I recognize some of the photos you took. I've been by some of those same places. It's...
  20. I spent many summers in the area just to the west...

    I spent many summers in the area just to the west of Bolsena. The Via Cassia (SS2) can be narrow busy and fast in that area. No shoulders. Despite this, there are always tourists riding on the...
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    However you end up mounting it, just don't drip a...

    However you end up mounting it, just don't drip a lot of sweat on it.
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    All really good answers. Stephen, I think you...

    All really good answers. Stephen, I think you hit the nail on the head.
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    Good weekend or not?

    Yesterday (in the Northeast heat and humidity) I did a ride with 3 friends who are faster riders than I. The first 10 miles were flat and we pace lined it cruising at around 20-24 mph, each taking...
  24. I have the exact same wheels in a 3x pattern and...

    I have the exact same wheels in a 3x pattern and have had zero problems with them after 5K miles. They are hand built and properly tensioned.
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    It's safe to assume that the Acera components...

    It's safe to assume that the Acera components were replacements.
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