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    Why not just put bigger tires on the Saga? the...

    Why not just put bigger tires on the Saga? the 7ŕŕc model is supposed to take 47mm wide tires, and the 26" version will take 2"+ tires. That'll handle most roads and trails.
  2. I find a lot in the dump. A damaged frame or...

    I find a lot in the dump. A damaged frame or wheel has a lot of good components.
  3. There is a thread on frame swap on the C&V forum....

    There is a thread on frame swap on the C&V forum. I think it's called " the frame doesnt fit".
  4. I have a 1983 Trek 630 which I converted to 650b....

    I have a 1983 Trek 630 which I converted to 650b. I have a seven speed cassette an a 126mm free hub, and a 46-36-28 triple crank. Also I have Suntour bar ends. The 630 is very similar to the 620. ...
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    Creating bike routes involves a lot of local...

    Creating bike routes involves a lot of local organizing as well as larger area planning. If you would like long distance bike routes ge,t involved . One group is the Rails to Trails Conservancy...
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    I've no experience with S&S couplers, but is...

    I've no experience with S&S couplers, but is there a limit to what they can bear? Similarly some rims have a recommended maximum weight. How many spokes?

    When I weighed 150 lbs, I went cross...
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    Why don't you just stop after twenty or so miles...

    Why don't you just stop after twenty or so miles , get off the bike stretch your legs or rest or eat and drink something? Then ride another fifteen or twenty miles and take another rest; or ride at...
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    Is your SR Signature crank drilled for a triple? ...

    Is your SR Signature crank drilled for a triple? Some are and some aren't. If it is, it might be possible to simply add a small ring. SR made it difficult because some cranks were drilled with a...
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    After looking at some of the prices airlines...

    After looking at some of the prices airlines charge, I wonder if it might not be easier and cheaper to buy a cheap bike at your destination. In France, Decathalon, the big sporting goods chain,...
  10. Thread: Mud Flap?

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    I used stair tread. Rubber is good. some prefer...

    I used stair tread. Rubber is good. some prefer gasket rubber, however I can't find black gasket rubber. Rivendell sells Longboard flaps separately that will fit some SKS fenders. Truck tire...
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    Here's another solution, pdxwnbr.org

    Here's another solution, pdxwnbr.org
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    Ozone.

    Ozone.
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    You will find a lot on Schwinn Voyagers on the...

    You will find a lot on Schwinn Voyagers on the Classic and Vintage Forum.
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    It's no wonder you have knee pain. Twenty_five...

    It's no wonder you have knee pain. Twenty_five years ago I had some knee pain. My preferred chainrings are 46 34 for a double and 46 36 26 for a triple. I.'m going to put 44 30 rings on a TA...
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    The bike most likely has 126mm spaced dropouts. ...

    The bike most likely has 126mm spaced dropouts. There are still some 126mm seven speed cassette free hubs around, but for eight or nine speed cassette free hubs, you have to spread the frame.
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    Check out the Eurovelo routes in Europe, and the...

    Check out the Eurovelo routes in Europe, and the voie verte in France. Also Fahrradweg in Germany. Some day we might have the East Coast Greenway.
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    Is the wheel still true? Are the spokes still in...

    Is the wheel still true? Are the spokes still in good shape; i.e. not rusted? And are the sides of the rim, the brake track, still thick and not worn thin? Are the cones and bearings stiil good...
  18. The only thing I can think of is the Ride Studio...

    The only thing I can think of is the Ride Studio Cafe in Lexington MA, www.ridestuiocafe.com .
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    Generally speaking, cycling on limited access...

    Generally speaking, cycling on limited access highways, such as interstates, is illegal. There are exceptions, but rare. I try to avoid highways, and there is usually an alternative.
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    Then there are the practical reasons for not...

    Then there are the practical reasons for not driving. A lot of driving in the US involves trips of two miles or less. Going by bicycle or foot is often quicker. Walking or biking to school is...
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    Some Amish and Menonites don't drive for...

    Some Amish and Menonites don't drive for religious reasons;
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    Who is Gary STark and what is PRT?

    Who is Gary STark and what is PRT?
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    Not if it is on the side. If it is through the...

    Not if it is on the side. If it is through the treads and no threads are cut, maybe.
  24. Why not just try to increase your milage five...

    Why not just try to increase your milage five miles a day. Seventy miles won't seem that long if you work up to it in stages. Save stealth camping for later, or maybe never, if possible.
  25. The article says that the motorcyclist passed...

    The article says that the motorcyclist passed several cars before the accident. The driver probably couldn't see him as he came out of nowhere. Sad but that's a Darwin nominee.
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