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  1. I have one that is 10 years old and its still...

    I have one that is 10 years old and its still going strong.
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    I have some 30 year old cannondale panniers, only...

    I have some 30 year old cannondale panniers, only used on a dozen week long trips and some utility use, some old racks. I also have a 20 year old burley that I took on one tour. I also have some old...
  3. What wrong with riding in a kit? isn't this the...

    What wrong with riding in a kit? isn't this the same as wearing a NBA team jersey when I shoot some hoops? I mean that I am near 60 years old and wear cycling specific clothing because I think it is...
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    I use the skewer that came with my KK trainer on...

    I use the skewer that came with my KK trainer on my bike that goes on trainer whether its on the trainer or on the road. the trainer comes with this skewer so it will fit into the clamps on the...
  5. Topeak Alien II,

    Topeak Alien II,
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    Do you know what type of bike that you want? the...

    Do you know what type of bike that you want? the first one was a road bike and the second looks like a hybrid. i think you should figure out what type of bike fits you. are you more comfortable on...
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    I was thinking that the hole on the drive side...

    I was thinking that the hole on the drive side was for holding the derailluer hangar. maybe you just need some P-clips to secure the bottom of the rack to the seat stays.
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    I started N+1 because my wife suggested it. I...

    I started N+1 because my wife suggested it. I mostly buy frames and build a bike during the winter for fun. The frames that I get are mostly because they are older steel frames but I was curious...
  9. Get the bike that you want. If you want to tour...

    Get the bike that you want. If you want to tour later then put a rack on it and tour. Or do some credit card touring with a big saddle or frame bag
  10. I have a giant TCR with carbon seat post and...

    I have a giant TCR with carbon seat post and carbon cranks, no problems. I have carbon cranks on a couple of bikes with out a problem. I have had these about 7 or 8 years. I have not tried carbon...
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    are you thinking brifters or bar end shifters or...

    are you thinking brifters or bar end shifters or something else? Save the money for the next bike and everything is already compatible.
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    I have heard the same thing about softener and...

    I have heard the same thing about softener and wicking. I have also read that it interferes with the ability of towels to absorb moisture.
  13. You may need to readjust the rear derailleur each...

    You may need to readjust the rear derailleur each time you swap out the wheels. I use one of my old bikes on the trainer.
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    I call my bikes by their brands, I don't have any...

    I call my bikes by their brands, I don't have any repeat brands. There are too many bikes to name otherwise.
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    I use detergent with a delicate cycle and hang...

    I use detergent with a delicate cycle and hang dry. if you are worried about bacteria then hang dry outside with the shorts inside out. The UVs should kill the bacteria.
  16. +1 I still have a couple sets of the Campy toe...

    +1

    I still have a couple sets of the Campy toe clips and Alfredo Binda straps.

    good stuff lasts a long time.
  17. A few times on tour, non-riders have looked at my...

    A few times on tour, non-riders have looked at my bike an asked how far I was riding and then remarks on how could I sit on such a tiny saddle for so long.
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    At REI I saw a couple of water bottles that...

    At REI I saw a couple of water bottles that wouldn't have the plastic taste, one was stainless steel and the second was glass with a rubberized outside. I don't like the glass one be cause a small...
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    I always thought that round was the perfect...

    I always thought that round was the perfect aerodynamic shape.
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    Needs and wants are constantly changing, my...

    Needs and wants are constantly changing, my cycling goals are a constant state of flux. I may not need another bike but the best bike for my needs may be different.
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    Haven't you heard of bike anonymous or the N+1...

    Haven't you heard of bike anonymous or the N+1 support group. And it gets worse when you build your first bike, its so addictive, there is always another dream bike. You just finish your road bike,...
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    +1
  23. Depends on your fitness and level of riding. I...

    Depends on your fitness and level of riding. I need to work up to riding shape for my annual tour. This has to be done each year since I do minimal riding in the winter.

    I have a few brands of...
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    I think number 2 will be next. and we can tell...

    I think number 2 will be next. and we can tell from a photo that doesn't show the bolts.
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    how many posts before this one is closed.

    how many posts before this one is closed.
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