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  1. 16 km, hilly - office elevation, 700 ft, house...

    16 km, hilly - office elevation, 700 ft, house 1400; lots of rolling hills and gravel roads between.
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    Consider the "Kingdom Games" fall foliage tour...

    Consider the "Kingdom Games" fall foliage tour starting on sept 24 - a great tour of Vermont's northeast kingdom.
  3. My partner & I project 80 km/day when planning...

    My partner & I project 80 km/day when planning our tours; depending on scenery, terrain, weather, road conditions and motivation - we usually would cover this distance in 4-8 hrs.
  4. Suggest a Mirracycle MTN bike mirror in the bar...

    Suggest a Mirracycle MTN bike mirror in the bar end.
  5. Have carried several multifunction tools, the...

    Have carried several multifunction tools, the Park MT-1 is pragmatic - however they are not quite as effective as a full sized tool. Have phased out my MFT, on the road bike the stuff it might...
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    When touring (and just about any other time I...

    When touring (and just about any other time I ride) don't pay much attention to average speed. We try to plan our trips in 80 km/day segments; sometimes that amounts to 4 hrs riding time, sometimes...
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    A really water proof canvas bag is an oxymoron,...

    A really water proof canvas bag is an oxymoron, especially once it gets well worn.
    however to significantly improve the water resistance, try UVX canvas waterproofing.
    suggest spraying it on vs....
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    Suggest 1x10 set up, a 39 t chainring and 11-36...

    Suggest 1x10 set up, a 39 t chainring and 11-36 cassette will cover a huge amount of territory.
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    Consider a xootr swift folding bike

    Consider a xootr swift folding bike
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    Looking back in time, am always surprised how...

    Looking back in time, am always surprised how well we rode with a single seed (ss) - also how successful current ss cyclists are. However for commuting, prefer a few gears. An older mountain bike is...
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    I too keep a bike fund to cover bike lust; also a...

    I too keep a bike fund to cover bike lust; also a retirement find, plus a toy fund - all get regular contributions. Sometimes the bike fund develops quite a nice positive balance, then it will get...
  12. Consider a Surly Pacer or similar - steel frame,...

    Consider a Surly Pacer or similar - steel frame, 28-32 mm tires, comfortable sporty ride ?
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    IMHO - Al, C, Fe, etc - for most of us isn't so...

    IMHO - Al, C, Fe, etc - for most of us isn't so much the issue as is good fit - get what fits and feels better.
    then upgrade the wheels.
  14. Very fortunate to have space and resources for...

    Very fortunate to have space and resources for six cycles. Three years ago got a Gunnar Roadie- a steel road racing frame, with custom geometry so it fits like a touring bike. It is a 1x10 with...
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    I got completely blocked- needed a cath did the...

    I got completely blocked- needed a cath did the self cath thing for a month or so. Took the drugs, didn't open up, finally had a TURP. I was benign. At the time, I rode only a recumbent, plus I...
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    My partner had good luck with 28 mm tires on her...

    My partner had good luck with 28 mm tires on her bike.
    Wanted to try 25 in front and 28 mm in the rear on my road bike, not quite enough room for the 28s.
    i'm happy with the 25s.
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    Echo the comments for 25 mm tires. When my road...

    Echo the comments for 25 mm tires. When my road bike was built up, specified a 23 mm Conti GP 4 season tires. They seemed fine and were comfortable with my steel frame. After a few months,...
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    Run 37-622 schwalbe marathons on my trek 520,...

    Run 37-622 schwalbe marathons on my trek 520,
    tried 42 mm - fit is too tight.
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    Five winters ago, had a lugged steel custom bike...

    Five winters ago, had a lugged steel custom bike built as my primary commuter. Before bike build, cleaned and brushed the internal tubing as far as I could reach - then gave the insides a good coat...
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    A few years ago, had an AL road bike; the ride...

    A few years ago, had an AL road bike; the ride was a touch stiff - 25 mm tires nicely softened the ride. When I ordered a custom steel road bike, spec 25 mm Conti GP 4 season tires. Some how they...
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    Poll: Can get buy well without being e-connected. Past...

    Can get buy well without being e-connected. Past couple of tours, have taken a non-smart phone. Last tour had an iPad-mini, not sure why I took it - only connected (wi-fi) a couple of times. I do...
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    How about Schwalbe ?

    How about Schwalbe ?
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    Had an Origin8 crawler with the nuvinci hub. ...

    Had an Origin8 crawler with the nuvinci hub. Hub worked well, liked the step less shifting. Nice technology. It was reliable. Had the smallest cog, gearing was still a little steep for serious...
  24. Suggest setting her commuter as a 1x8 or 1x9,...

    Suggest setting her commuter as a 1x8 or 1x9, simpler gearing is easier to maintain & pragmatic to ride.
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    Consider a Gunnar Roadie with custom geometry, ...

    Consider a Gunnar Roadie with custom geometry, get exactly the fit you want and a nice ride.
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