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    You got it Pontiac. thats about it, no larger...

    You got it Pontiac.
    thats about it, no larger purpose.

    You Got It Pontiac 1985 - YouTube
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    now thats a smart idea, the little clip/carabiner...

    now thats a smart idea, the little clip/carabiner thingee that will stop it from coming off a rack. Neat.
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    the safety aspect was not the intent here, just...

    the safety aspect was not the intent here, just to keep an eye out (sic) for sharp edges on the darn things.

    I used bungees with work for decades, with transporting equipment on dollies and...
  4. If I understood, you are 5 ft 9 inches, almost...

    If I understood, you are 5 ft 9 inches, almost 5'10"? I am a male, am a bit over 5'10" and ride a 54cm Tricross, dont know how the toptube lengths compare from my bike to yours, but the 54 works very...
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    thanks, that seems like a great rack for using...

    thanks, that seems like a great rack for using these up front, and like you say, the panniers are never going to be really heavy so would work perfectly fine with this front rack.
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    407729doesnt look lightweight, but in reality all...

    407729doesnt look lightweight, but in reality all the stuff on the bike was between 20 and 25lbs, closer to 20lbs when I weighed myself holding the blue panniers, black arkel jobees and the drybag....
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    And yes I agree that one must always be vigilent...

    And yes I agree that one must always be vigilent with the safety aspects of using bungees.
    Cheers
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    Never seen those before, do they hold tension...

    Never seen those before, do they hold tension well?
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    Good bungee, bad bungee!

    Never have really noticed this before, or really thought of it, but you know how you tend to look at the end of the "hook" part and place it so it isnt rubbing against your tent or whatever. Last...
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    re velcro, I have to admit I was a bit leery, and...

    re velcro, I have to admit I was a bit leery, and thought theyd be a real pain in the arse, but as you say, once you get the width thing adjusted, I found them not too bad. You plop them onto the...
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    thats a neat setup, I have thought of using a...

    thats a neat setup, I have thought of using a front rack like the OMM ones or whatever for front use too, neat to see someone using them both front and back, as you say it must really lighten up the...
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    Mr 3speed, yesterday I put up a little post trip...

    Mr 3speed, yesterday I put up a little post trip blurb here but it looks like it wasn't saved, so quickly: did a two day overnight trip last weekend and used the arkels. Also used a drybag on top of...
  13. Thread: Washing Clothes

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    i had posted here but didnt save it properly, one...

    i had posted here but didnt save it properly, one of the things I mentioned was that I hardly ever leave things out at night, cuz of the dew factor often making them wetter than before....

    other...
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    chuckle you get points for that one.

    chuckle
    you get points for that one.
  15. I second this, putting on a much shorter...

    I second this, putting on a much shorter handlebar stem with an increased angle that brings your bars closer to you but at the same height will essentially do the same as making such a small change...
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    Re route 100, it makes sense about the warnings...

    Re route 100, it makes sense about the warnings for fall time, but if you ever ride in the summer, I rode down it last summer and in July anyway it was fine traffic wise and I found the local drivers...
  17. Poll: some recent experience from a two day 200km...

    some recent experience from a two day 200km overnight camping trip, I thought of this thread....

    the route for this trip was supposed to be entirely on a rail trail, hence with gradual grades, so...
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    Over time you may appreciate the ortlieb design,...

    Over time you may appreciate the ortlieb design, I use a 5 with case and no matter what compromises their design has, 5 vs 6 included, the bottom line is that their barbags are light, and both body...
  19. Thread: Frame Crack?

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    dress code required. ...

    dress code required.

    https://www.podiumcycling.com/cycling-jerseys/tuxedo-long-sleeve-cycling-jersey
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    ps, off topic but thanks for the mention of those...

    ps, off topic but thanks for the mention of those Salsa cowbell 2 bars, looked them up and will keep them in mind for a future bike project. Really like the slight outward angle of the drops, as...
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    you do realize that your question is something...

    you do realize that your question is something that only you can answer, everyone is different, terrain, how much your bike weighs, you name it.
    Put all the stuff you want to take on this month long...
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    Big fan of the Take-a-Look mirror, mounted on my...

    Big fan of the Take-a-Look mirror, mounted on my helmet visor.
    Simple, very tough, completely versatile in positioning, very clear non wide angle view.
  23. click on the "english" thingee and read away. ...

    click on the "english" thingee and read away.
    Good organization, Ive done the week long supported tour called "Le Grand Tour", but it is an august event only.

    Voyages à vélo - Vacances à vélo...
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    your very welcome, the bar change is great,...

    your very welcome, the bar change is great, especially if you like them already. Changing hand positions is really important and those bars give you some good changes.
    re gearing, your bike as it is...
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    you cant just change it to a triple, you will...

    you cant just change it to a triple, you will need a new front derailleur and a new shifter, as yours both are made to do doubles, not triples.

    the Portland to San Diego trip is pretty darn...
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