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    After over 30 years of practice, I would disagree...

    After over 30 years of practice, I would disagree with this. Far more common eye injuries occur at work, such as grinding, cutting, welding, or hammering without safety glasses on. The most common...
  2. Thread: C&O - Hang food?

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    I'm telling you, it won't be the meek that...

    I'm telling you, it won't be the meek that inherit the earth, when man's reign is thru, the raccoon will be running the place.
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    I bought a pair at Walmart near the automotive...

    I bought a pair at Walmart near the automotive section and yes they hold tension, but often as one rides, cargo might shift a slight amount and it takes only a moment to increase tension by pulling...
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    Thank you Spin, I stand corrected. I would have...

    Thank you Spin, I stand corrected. I would have sworn it was just south of the GAP but you would know better than I.
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    that's another reason why I like these tension...

    that's another reason why I like these tension adjustable bungees.

    http://assets.academy.com/mgen/05/10089105.jpg?is=500,500
  6. Thread: C&O - Hang food?

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    About 5 years ago on the C & O, one individual in...

    About 5 years ago on the C & O, one individual in our party spotted a small blackie and took a photo but they don't seem to be prevalent. Now the raccoon..... different story, hanging the food might...
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    Make sure you measure the axle to crown length of...

    Make sure you measure the axle to crown length of your present fork and try to match as closely as possible before purchasing an aftermarket fork (which might end up being an upgrade) otherwise you...
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    One Pot Slurry............Always the gourmet :)

    One Pot Slurry............Always the gourmet :)
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    I always say, "Better late than never"

    I always say, "Better late than never"
  10. Thread: Washing Clothes

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    Yea, a friend of mine who used to tour on the...

    Yea, a friend of mine who used to tour on the international tennis circuit showed me how to wring the garment out first, then lay a towel on the ground lengthwise, lay the garment out flat on the...
  11. Thread: Washing Clothes

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    Will use a laundromat at times, more often use...

    Will use a laundromat at times, more often use the sink or bath tub in the hotel room if we're spending every few nights in a hotel, and even camp grounds often provide a sink or shower in which to...
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    Enjoyed the pics. I'll bet a tour thru Scotland...

    Enjoyed the pics. I'll bet a tour thru Scotland starting Thursday would be interesting.
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    Those that claim they can average 18 mph loaded...

    Those that claim they can average 18 mph loaded down over any reasonable distance, proceed directly to the "Road Forum", do not pass go and do not collect $200.
    You'll fit in fine with that group.
  14. Thread: Frame Crack?

    by robow
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    A little JB Weld, little Gorilla tape, good as...

    A little JB Weld, little Gorilla tape, good as new. Actually I would post the photo and question to the more experienced souls over at the "Frame Builders" section here at the forums.
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    Nun, I hear ya. Even on my "road bike" which is...

    Nun, I hear ya. Even on my "road bike" which is actually a cyclocross I built up, I have a 46-34 up front and an 11-34 in the rear. That 46 X 11 will allow me to hit 30 mph on the flats and I can...
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    This is one of those instances where you get what...

    This is one of those instances where you get what you pay for. The fit and finish is superior on the IRD FD and it seems to shift smoother for my triples. Was easy to set up as well. IRD products...
  17. Thread: Tire sealant

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    After statements like this, I wouldn't definitely...

    After statements like this, I wouldn't definitely recommend you two carry an extra tube and air when riding this next week
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    Here's my favorite front derailleur for smaller...

    Here's my favorite front derailleur for smaller triples, in fact what I've been using on my Sugino 600 46-36-24 because the radius is optimized for smaller chain rings:
    Alpina-D Front Derailleurs...
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    Might you enlighten me as to what "S&S money" is?...

    Might you enlighten me as to what "S&S money" is? But yea, a higher quality better fitting frame would be a great place to put that extra cash.

    It reminds me of the young man a while back on...
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    Not sure if it will help you but I always carry...

    Not sure if it will help you but I always carry at least one old Performance water bottle with me that is clear and that I have marked up. Also the black umbrella like cap holds exactly 1/2 cup in...
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    Let's see, I can have one Phil Wood rear hub at...

    Let's see, I can have one Phil Wood rear hub at $513 or a dozen or more Shimano LX hubs, that I normally get many years of use from. Not a tough decision for me. I'll put the excess cash to use...
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    Eaten a ton of the Mountain House freeze dried...

    Eaten a ton of the Mountain House freeze dried meals. Yes, sodium content can be high and normally the individual package price can be expensive but they have been a life saver at times and hence I...
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    Where's Niles when you need him, didn't he do a...

    Where's Niles when you need him, didn't he do a tour where he collected most of what he was going to eat in nearby forests and/or fields.
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    Me too, the MTB plastic ones are easier to get in...

    Me too, the MTB plastic ones are easier to get in and out of. I never cinched the straps down too tight so no, I don't get the true benefit of being able to pull up on the up stroke but I do find...
  25. Thread: Toe cage pedals

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    We used them for years, it was nice just to be...

    We used them for years, it was nice just to be able to stop peddling and walk where ever without making noise, standing out, and worrying about damaging the floor of your tent, etc. Your shoe...
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