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    I wasn't referring to you. But imposing yourself...

    I wasn't referring to you. But imposing yourself on a conversation is nothing new, is it?

    If you also had read what I said, I have done what you and the other character do, and probably more of...
  2. I feel guilty now. I have a wardrobe full of...

    I feel guilty now. I have a wardrobe full of bicycle clothing. That doesn't include the helmets and shoes!
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    That's what happened. :D

    That's what happened. :D
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    So recumbent riders are rusty? Figures. ...

    So recumbent riders are rusty? Figures.

    :roflmao2:
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    Yeah... I think those days are behind me. ...

    Yeah... I think those days are behind me.

    Despite one poster's attempts to set himself apart through his austere outlook, I think the old hands here have done all the things he's done, either on...
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    So true. I am always amused by people who say...

    So true. I am always amused by people who say something like a bag or pump "spoils the appearance of the bike".
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    I was referring to bullhorns. Yes, a lovely...

    I was referring to bullhorns.

    Yes, a lovely looking bike.
  8. Thread: bullhorns

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    I sourced mine from Asia for $9, including...

    I sourced mine from Asia for $9, including postage. They work well, and are shaped nicely for me.

    The major issue is not just the diameter of the tubing, but being able to get the clamp to follow...
  9. Thread: Bull bar width??

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    I suppose this becomes a compromise due to the...

    I suppose this becomes a compromise due to the folding requirements, but the general guide that I use for handlebar with for drops and bullhorns is the width of your shoulders. For me, that is 430 to...
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    You and I must be old. There was a flurry of...

    You and I must be old. There was a flurry of sales for cheap-to-run small cars during the fuel shortage in the 1970s. Then the oil started running again, and sales of bigger, less-fuel-efficient cars...
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    Agreed. The cost of living is higher where fuel...

    Agreed. The cost of living is higher where fuel is more expensive (usually through the imposition of 33% or more in government excise).

    The transport of goods, irrespective of whether locally or...
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    I used to carry spare spokes on tour, but...

    I used to carry spare spokes on tour, but dispensed with them when I started using wheels I built myself from high-ish quality components and with spoke counts which ensured that if one did break, I...
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    BINGO! We have a winner! It boils down to...

    BINGO! We have a winner!

    It boils down to budget and tailoring your objectives for a tour to what makes it comfortable and enjoyable within that budget.
  14. Thread: bullhorns

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    Just a little bit of advice on bull horns. Check...

    Just a little bit of advice on bull horns. Check to ensure the outside diameter of the tubing from which they are made is compatible with the clamp diameter of the levers you intend to use. The same...
  15. In have a grey pair, and two black pairs, each...

    In have a grey pair, and two black pairs, each differentiated by different commercial logos on them.

    The leg and knee warmers are different sizes, of course, but the polypro winter ones are...
  16. This is the most critical point to understanding...

    This is the most critical point to understanding planning for a 1200/ Whatever plans have been put in place in the optimistic comfort of your lounge room on the computer may change dramatically with...
  17. Thread: Addiction XXXX

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    According to what you say, I should have these...

    According to what you say, I should have these stomach problems after taking aspirin more often than not since 1997.

    I am now off them, but only after my last consultation with a heart specialist...
  18. I think my first bike ever was around $400, and...

    I think my first bike ever was around $400, and that did a big tour from Perth to Adelaide across the Nullarbor Plain in Australia. I did use a computer to research the tour, reading up on newspaper...
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    Must be. Yeah, that's it. I've been called a...

    Must be.

    Yeah, that's it. I've been called a dog before.

    Water off a duck's back, though.

    I am confused.
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    That's good. A vet telling me different to my...

    That's good. A vet telling me different to my heart specialists.
  21. Public telephones to communicate with family (and...

    Public telephones to communicate with family (and to order a new rear wheel).

    Ordinary mail to send on stuff I didn't want to carry anymore.

    Pen and notebook to write the journals.
    ...
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    If you take the ones coated so they dissolve in...

    If you take the ones coated so they dissolve in your small intestine, you will be OK as far as stomach issues are concerned. It's the taking of the normal aspirin that causes problems.
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    Excuses. ;) :D

    Excuses.
    ;) :D
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    Embarrassing.

    Embarrassing.
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    The clip that sits up is for holding the tyre...

    The clip that sits up is for holding the tyre lever in place after lifting the bead initially over the rim, but hooking the clip under the spoke.

    However, the other notches are for adjusting spoke...
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