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    Get thinner brake pads (the cartridge pads take...

    Get thinner brake pads (the cartridge pads take more space than the solid ones, and around here, cartridges are actually more expensive) and install the thinner spherical washer close to the pads so...
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    "24" is indeed the smallest chainring you are...

    "24" is indeed the smallest chainring you are able to install on your crankset. It is relatively inexpensive and will give you about 2-3 gears that are lower than what you have. Otherwise:
    – Replace...
  3. Happy that you solved the problem! I had a...

    Happy that you solved the problem!
    I had a closer look at the picture of your (former) rack and I now see that the corner would be too tight for the cam-lock mechanism.
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    Sorry I don't have them. However, for my stoker I...

    Sorry I don't have them. However, for my stoker I used a set of the cheapest brake levers I could find. A bit less than 10 $ locally.
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    The trailer looks good, but you definitely need a...

    The trailer looks good, but you definitely need a bona fide hitch. This rigged up system will either break within a few kilometres if you are lucky, or in the middle of nowhere if you are not. I...
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    Finally ! Someone else who has seen the light !

    Finally ! Someone else who has seen the light !
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    That's basically the case. However, you have two...

    That's basically the case. However, you have two other legal options.

    1. If you deal with mail order, you might save on local sales tax (I think that depends on U.S. state regulations). On the...
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    I made a protective flap with an old piece of...

    I made a protective flap with an old piece of bicycle tube. So far, so good.
  9. I think I see your problem, but before I come...

    I think I see your problem, but before I come with a possible solution, I need some extra info. on your panniers.

    Arkel went with at least three different versions of their hooks, and each version...
  10. You could drill holes in the crank arms, but I...

    You could drill holes in the crank arms, but I really don't like the idea.

    Da Vinci (and maybe 1 or 2 others) manufacture special cranks with 3 or 4 sets of holes, but the arms are much stronger...
  11. Three possibilities. 1. The most likely: The...

    Three possibilities.

    1. The most likely: The two tiny adjustment screws (one on each side) need adjusting. They are located at the base of each brake arm, as shown here

    2. You have...
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    I can't find it clearly in Sheldon Brown's...

    I can't find it clearly in Sheldon Brown's glossary, but what you want is "non-aero" brake levers. I think they stopped manufacturing them 20-25 years ago. Your best bet would be to visit a shop that...
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    Indeed. And if it helps, the hub can also be used...

    Indeed. And if it helps, the hub can also be used on a bike that does not have disk brakes.
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    I don't know if they have changed, but both the...

    I don't know if they have changed, but both the Addams Trail-a-Bike (2000 edition) and the Burley Piccolo (2001 edition) have eyelets for a rack near the dropouts. One needs to use P-clamps (not a...
  15. Poll: The photo is indeed from the Dia-Compe 287 (no...

    The photo is indeed from the Dia-Compe 287 (no V). The 287-V has a little plastic thing on the handle, near the top as shown here:
    http://www.bikeparts.com/pimage/BPC317828.jpg

    I had 287-V on my...
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    You might be able to find 7 or 8 speed indexed...

    You might be able to find 7 or 8 speed indexed shifters amongst used parts, but the supply would be very limited. And the spacing between index notches won't be compatible with your system so you...
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    What you have in mind is not recommended....

    What you have in mind is not recommended. Basically, having weight behind the rear wheel is a bit like having the tail wag the dog.

    As others have said, first and foremost go for four panniers....
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    Depends on the age of the guy too. I probably...

    Depends on the age of the guy too. I probably said something that nice along those lines to a 28-29 year old woman... when I was 18 or 19. And I have also said something like that to a man of that...
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    Like others, I am not sure I agree with...

    Like others, I am not sure I agree with everything Bill McCready (Santana) says, but keeping the tandem fairly upright at stops and even when we are ready to dismount is indeed a very good idea. And...
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    From what I read, she is looking for a bike with...

    From what I read, she is looking for a bike with drop bars.

    How much riding is she doing, what kind of roads, etc.?
    And looking at her arms, what part is shorter, the upper or the lower part?...
  21. That's a typical problem of brazed setups : you...

    That's a typical problem of brazed setups : you can only do so much in terms of adaptability. To compound the issue, Shimano has changed the standard setups, so the standard setups have been...
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    The problem with the Lumotec Oval Plus and the...

    The problem with the Lumotec Oval Plus and the Shimano is not voltage or amperage, but simply the fact the Shimano hub is grounded while the Schmidt is not. So when one uses the Lumotec Oval Plus...
  23. What are drops for? If you want an aggressive...

    What are drops for? If you want an aggressive position, don't put the drops 14 cm below the saddle. Instead, put them 7-8 cm below the saddle. Then, you will either be able to ride on the drops at 15...
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    It is possible on SOME bkes, but not all. I...

    It is possible on SOME bkes, but not all.

    I think I would then agree with Mntroads.
    Do a few 2-day tours close to home to see if you enjoy touring. And if you do, seriously consider a new bike,...
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    You say you DIDN'T qualify for audio textbooks....

    You say you DIDN'T qualify for audio textbooks. Now that you are legally blind, will you? Or else, what you would need to qualify? Would you pursue in psychology/rehab counselor if you were to...
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