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  1. totally different tires. hookworms are heavy...

    totally different tires.

    hookworms are heavy as hell, while the 650B tires are very lightweight. This is a big difference.

    I ride the 650B tires mentioned, and used to have hookworms on a...
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    Have multiple schmidt hubs and various lights...

    Have multiple schmidt hubs and various lights (supernova e3, edelux x 2)

    if i had to pick one setup: the sondelux hub and supernova symmetrical (round) beam for truly dark riding outside of...
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    Aren't you married to someone you met on tour?

    Aren't you married to someone you met on tour?
  4. you get what you pay for. Third year on a...

    you get what you pay for.

    Third year on a supreme (40mm) zero flats, commuting and touring. About to put the front tire on the rear and get a new front... Far better ride and spun weight than a...
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    Disks win because you don't wear out your rims....

    Disks win because you don't wear out your rims. Dishing and spoke breakage will not be an issue if your wheels are built properly.

    Hydraulic disks are the best, performance-wise.
    They are...
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    the combo you suggest will be tough enough. ...

    the combo you suggest will be tough enough.

    you could go to 40 or 48 spoke wheels, but it will make everything more difficult to find and buy and more expensive. the 36/36 combo, handbuilt to...
  7. this is silly. it rains in England. All the...

    this is silly.

    it rains in England. All the time, in fact.

    use a plastic bag, or your arse. Its worked since before there was plastic.
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    I rode to longs peak and climbed it last...

    I rode to longs peak and climbed it last Saturday, in fact. :) good fun.

    Riding home was less fun though. :(
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    marathon plusses are the worst. Uselessly...

    marathon plusses are the worst.

    Uselessly heavy.

    Schwalbe marathon supremes or panaracer paselas would be my vote. Both can handle what oyu describe.
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    Overblown concern. IMO The tires I ride on any...

    Overblown concern. IMO

    The tires I ride on any (tire) size bike are always mailorder anyway. I have 26, 650B, 700c currently. There isnt a single shop in Denver with schwalbe marathon supremes in...
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    besides the simplicity of disk brakes and not...

    besides the simplicity of disk brakes and not wearing out your rims every time you slow down.... I build my own wheels at home and I still dont want to deal with that wear if I don't have to.


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    either one is perfectly capable offroad. I felt...

    either one is perfectly capable offroad. I felt the sherpa was a bit "dead" feeling compared to a tout terrain silkroad, so I bought a silkroad...


    Not sure about the spoke count issue...?...
  13. It wont fit a 105 lb girlfriend like my porteur...

    It wont fit a 105 lb girlfriend like my porteur rack does though...

    nothing manlier than riding your lady around. :)
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    Ive ridden the first two sections (from Denver)...

    Ive ridden the first two sections (from Denver) on a rigid bike, fully loaded. (4 pans, lowriders in front, etc.) using schwalbe marathon supreme 1.6 inch tires....

    The front lowriders were a...
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    the Super C panniers are also very lightweight...

    the Super C panniers are also very lightweight for the volume. I use a set front and rear, and have a couple saddlebags also...
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    Nitto, or Bruce gordon, or a combo of Tubus and a...

    Nitto, or Bruce gordon, or a combo of Tubus and a platform (nitto etc)

    Tubus duo plus a nitto M12 is still lighter than the surly boat anchor....

    it is likely that once you get your front...
  17. much easier to have panniers plus stuff lashed to...

    much easier to have panniers plus stuff lashed to top of rack with two sets of rails. see andrews pic above ^^.

    A second set of rails would allow his rolled/lashed package to stay on the rack...
  18. fix it yourself for a dollar or so. make a...

    fix it yourself for a dollar or so.

    make a "z-bend" spoke, or use a fiberfix spoke.

    not fixing it is probably fine, until your whole wheel goes to $h1t, and instead of the price of a spoke,...
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    I cant speak to the panamericana, but I have a TT...

    I cant speak to the panamericana, but I have a TT silkroad and the bike is amazingly well-constructed and thought out. I would recommend it to anyone. I have used drop bars and flat bars on it and...
  20. That is a weird seat. :rolleyes:

    That is a weird seat. :rolleyes:
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    I have 3 years on 1.6 Supremes on two different...

    I have 3 years on 1.6 Supremes on two different bikes for mixed road and gravel touring and commuting use. They replaced big apples (2") and are much faster than those. I have yet to flat a single...
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    nope, Jien Amerikan. Malta pajjiz sabih hafna!

    nope, Jien Amerikan. Malta pajjiz sabih hafna!
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    Awesome news, Why is is a few hundred dollars...

    Awesome news,

    Why is is a few hundred dollars too expensive before tax?

    Online they (black, 26 or 700c, complete) are about 1275 bucks... the difference is the price of your Brooks and a...
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    Yeah, sorry I wasn't trying to be snarky. It just...

    Yeah, sorry I wasn't trying to be snarky. It just annoys me when bike mechanics don't do things properly for their customers.
    I do all my own wrenching for three reasons: First, I know things are...
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    Colorado Med student here, howdy! Ask your...

    Colorado Med student here, howdy!
    Ask your doctor about Acetazolamide, a drug frequently used to prevent altitude sickness in anyone rapidly going from sea level to ~9000 feet or above.

    The...
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