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    I have this problem. Wearing soft wool or cotton...

    I have this problem. Wearing soft wool or cotton usually alleviates the problem. If I'm wearing anything synthetic it HAS TO BE FORM FITTING. Or else I get bloody nips.

    And now everybody knows.
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    Hi everyone, Thank you all for the thoughtful...

    Hi everyone,

    Thank you all for the thoughtful responses. I am quite adept at slow speed riding.I come from an mtb background which provided awareness of slow speed rock crawling up steep grades...
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    LOW gearing

    This past spring I injured my knee. It sucks. PCL tear lvl 2 and some issues with my patella tendon. I completed about 6 weeks of physical therapy and now feel much better.

    Prior to my injury I...
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    This is the exact reason why my N360 sits in a...

    This is the exact reason why my N360 sits in a box in the attic... unmoved for years. And I was one of the suckers who paid near full price for it :( I want to like it, but its a bear. I would rather...
  5. My swb recumbent fell out of the bus bike rack...

    My swb recumbent fell out of the bus bike rack once.... 20"/26" wheels. I had the 'swing arm' over the front wheel, not over the boom. The bus driver was driving like a total jackass, turning at...
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    It's like altitude. You will acclimate.

    It's like altitude. You will acclimate.
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    Thanks everyone for the input! We've decided...

    Thanks everyone for the input!

    We've decided to do as one of the previous posters suggested - Erie Canal + Adirondack Park loop. I have a friend in Buffalo we can use a launching point.

    Some...
  8. We hit 54.9 MPH on our touring bikes fully loaded...

    We hit 54.9 MPH on our touring bikes fully loaded in the Rockies last summer. It was fun. You really notice the weighting imperfections of your wheel/tire at that speed. We used panniers and it was...
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    Hello everyone, Thank you for the wonderful...

    Hello everyone,

    Thank you for the wonderful suggestions. Given the length of time I think I could complete the ACA Adirondack Loop + Erie canal trip. I love climbing but I also love to cover long...
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    Leaving in a week - no destination

    Hey guys,

    I'm looking for some ideas for a 3 week tour. I randomly got some time off starting next week, trip dates will be June 20 - July 7ish. I was considering the C&O + GAP trail but reading...
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    Too high of a saddle position and max knee height...

    Too high of a saddle position and max knee height can be mutually exclusive issues. You can get a bit more bend in the knee with longer cranks, which will require you bring you seat post down as far...
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    FL rider here. Ton's of experience with high UV...

    FL rider here. Ton's of experience with high UV index, high humidity, high heat, and lack of airflow.

    Let me give you a ride report of one of my trip's last summer. This was in late August (hell...
  13. Tim_Iowa: You have my brain stirring on this one....

    Tim_Iowa: You have my brain stirring on this one. I used to ride on Vittoria Randoneur Hyper's in 700x38 on my Vaya but they were excessively flat prone in my area. The reason I went Marathon in the...
  14. Shamatt - I ride an Actionbent Jetstream, which...

    Shamatt - I ride an Actionbent Jetstream, which is stock except for a Terracycle idler, fenders, rack, and tires. The bent is pretty comfy and there isn't a lot of room for BA tires. The front is as...
  15. Considering 650B wheel swap, suspension?

    Hello all,

    I've struggled on and off with rough roads and offroad traction. My commuting load is approx 10 lbs, bike is 30, and I'm 230 (6'4"). Where I live now (downtown Orlando) there are miles...
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    We are thinking of doing this June 20 - July 7....

    We are thinking of doing this June 20 - July 7. Any weather considerations we should make or precautions against bugs?
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    Tubus Swing comes to mind. I think Old Man...

    Tubus Swing comes to mind. I think Old Man Mountain makes one too.
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    Chain guard disks work somewhat. I found that my...

    Chain guard disks work somewhat. I found that my pants still got sucked into the chainring and chain if using the big ring.

    I have an SKS Chainboard on my touring bike. It works REALLY well. No...
  19. Leisesturm - it's his bike, his investment... I...

    Leisesturm - it's his bike, his investment... I don't see the need for negativity here. He's just asking what's out there. Plenty other posters are providing information that is relevant to his...
  20. The Salsa Vaya fits most of those requirements,...

    The Salsa Vaya fits most of those requirements, except for the horizontal drop out bit. Depending on your frame size of choice, they offer a 26" model for the smaller bikes. The Vaya Travel has...
  21. My PB hardcore fenders rattle quite a bit. My SKS...

    My PB hardcore fenders rattle quite a bit. My SKS chromoplastics do not. Unfortunately, I didn't find SKS fenders in a 20/26 flavor. PB was willing to sell me different sized fenders for a single...
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    Strava really helped me improve my average speed

    Strava really helped me improve my average speed
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    Hey 5matt, Other commuters in this forum told...

    Hey 5matt,

    Other commuters in this forum told me my commute was too long, as well. Don't let them get you down. There are others out there in the same situation as you. My current commute is 23...
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    Off-the-shelf 20" Dynamo wheel?

    Hello all,

    I am looking for a rim brake compatible dynamo wheel for my SWB bent. My only Google results show a very cheap Shimano 3n20 with a single walled rim from a UK shipper... USA here. I...
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    I have the Shimano Afline Dynohub (dsh501) and it...

    I have the Shimano Afline Dynohub (dsh501) and it has about 10,000 miles on it. Commuting, touring, singletrack and some epic 55 mph downhill runs in Colorado. Recently (last 500-1000 miles), it...
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