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  1. Stem Mount Shifters for 1 1/8" Steerer Tube

    I want to mount friction shifters by my stem on a 1 1/8" fork. I tried the quill stem mount from IRD via Rivendell but it will not mount to something as larger as 1 1/8". Is there anything else out...
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    Thanks all. I think I will give bmike's velco or...

    Thanks all. I think I will give bmike's velco or antimonysarah's twist ties a try.
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    Anything a little less permanent? I guess maybe...

    Anything a little less permanent? I guess maybe a Velcro strap could work.
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    Hiking Headlamp on Helmet

    Hi there folks. I'm looking for recommendations on how to attach a hiking style headlamp to me bike helmet. I have a Petzel headlamp already, just looking for a good way to attach to my helmet.
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    We drove 3/4 of the Ring Road and it was all...

    We drove 3/4 of the Ring Road and it was all paved. I think ​the whole of the Ring Road is paved. We drove across the interior on a dirt road and saw bikers.
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    Ha ha thanks Andy. Great closing comment! :) I...

    Ha ha thanks Andy. Great closing comment! :) I just didn't want to get into the whole back story of wanting to make the frame more off road/gravel/monstercross ready and my 3 bike limit, blah,...
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    Modifying Existing Steel Frame Questions

    I need some help from the frame builders out there. I have a custom steel frame and would like to know if it is possible to replace the chain and seat stays on this bike. The intent is to 1)...
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    What about Rawlands? I've been spending a good...

    What about Rawlands? I've been spending a good bit of time checking out Sean's stuff lately. $725 for frame and fork. Not sure if that equals cheap for you but the other criteria are met (i.e....
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    I'll add some more additional recommendations:...

    I'll add some more additional recommendations:
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    I've used these for years and like them quite a bit but have stopped using them. After a while I found them too wide. I'm now...
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    I am a geographer by education, work for a...

    I am a geographer by education, work for a mapping software company, and love technology. That said I prefer a paper map when touring. When traveling in the States Adventure Cycling Associate (ACA)...
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    My Acorn bag does not have a wooden dowel inside...

    My Acorn bag does not have a wooden dowel inside (unlike the Carradice Nelson). I personally never use the little cords that connect to the drops. I use the four straps on the bottom to connect the...
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    +1 one for the Acorn Bag. I've got one of the...

    +1 one for the Acorn Bag. I've got one of the early Boxy Rando Bags. Great product. I've used it on tours and it carries my clothes, blow dryer, deodorant, wallet, food, keys, towel on my...
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    Biking around or motoing around the Ring Road is...

    Biking around or motoing around the Ring Road is definitely a bucket list item. I've been to Iceland twice and it is top of my list of favorite places I've visited (6 of 7 continents so far). My...
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    The famous Mark Twain quote, which he didn't...

    The famous Mark Twain quote, which he didn't actually say, came up repeatedly on our trip - The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco. :)
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    I too will be doing this tour in a few weeks; I'm...

    I too will be doing this tour in a few weeks; I'm starting on 5/25. I will be following the ACA map as I did a few years ago. This time I will do the Ave of the Giants section and not the Lost...
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    Sorry didn't read all the responses yet so I am...

    Sorry didn't read all the responses yet so I am not sure if this has been posted yet. I read a great idea in the Tips and Tricks sticky to run a string inside your tent at night while you sleep. If...
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    As someone else mentioned there is a Hertz rental...

    As someone else mentioned there is a Hertz rental office at the Crescent City airport. You can rent a car there or seeing as it's an airport you can fly too.


    I did the ACA route from Crescent...
  18. Baggy Short/Knicker Recommendations Needed

    I'm pretty much a lycra kind of cyclist and have been for the past 5 or so years, road and mountain biking. My last two tours I've worn nothing but cycling jerseys and bibs. On our last tour a long...
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    I understand from my family in Texas that an...

    I understand from my family in Texas that an armed society is a polite society. From that I think the only advice I can provide is to use your 2nd Amendment Right to a handlebar mounted 50 caliber...
  20. So I hear fSo I hear from a long time riding...

    So I hear fSo I hear from a long time riding buddy he's running a 10 speed dynsys XT derailleur working with an Ultegra brifter on his Colnago.

    Update:Ok I'll pipe down now,...
  21. Thank you Chris. I was thinking about the same...

    Thank you Chris. I was thinking about the same questions earlier today.
  22. I'm in a similar situation as the OP. ...

    I'm in a similar situation as the OP. Cyccommute, in an earlier post you said a 10 speed road shifter will work with 7,8,9 speed mountain rear derailleurs. Therefore couldn't the OP run the 10...
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    Re cooking in a vestibule: I agree it is not idea...

    Re cooking in a vestibule: I agree it is not idea and yes in bear country cooking near where you sleep is not a good idea. That said, in areas where there are no bears and it pissing rain and you...
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    In my opinion these two tents are in totally...

    In my opinion these two tents are in totally different leagues. Hilleberg is one of the more premium, boutique tent makers out there and their prices reflect that. The REI tent is much more of a...
  25. You might also consider riding from northern...

    You might also consider riding from northern california to SF. Several of my riding buddies and I rode from the CA/OR boarder to SF over 9 days. It was an amazing trip. Follow the Adventure...
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