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  1. Old Man Mountain Racks ...

    Old Man Mountain Racks

    http://www.oldmanmountain.com/imagesBobs/FrontRacksPage/ultimateHubRack.jpg
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    I've had a few CF bikes, both road and mt. I'm a...

    I've had a few CF bikes, both road and mt. I'm a heavy, aggressive rider and I have never had a frame failure nor do I worry about a CF bike failing any more than an aluminum, steel, or titanium bike...
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    Sticky: Here's my Motobecane Tean Fly titanium mt....

    Here's my Motobecane Tean Fly titanium mt. bike/bikepacking/touring bike.

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  4. I have a Rockshox Reba RL fork on my only bike, a...

    I have a Rockshox Reba RL fork on my only bike, a titanium 29er mt. bike. I tour on it both off road and on. It has a lockout and I generally keep it locked on pavement. It still allows a tiny bit of...
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    Make sure you check on local conditions before...

    Make sure you check on local conditions before you come to CO, depending on the time of year. There has been lots of snow this winter with several new inches last night and today. It might be pretty...
  6. Looking for a Christmas Time ride 2014

    My wife and I would like to find an organized ride to do on the tandem during our Christmas holiday. A century or metric would be good. Thanks!
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    Looking for a December 2014 SoCa ride

    My wife and I would like to find an organized ride in Southern California to do while visiting during the Christmas season of this year. A century or metric would be good. Thanks!
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    I have reduced the bike stable down to just one....

    I have reduced the bike stable down to just one. I have a lightweight 29er mt. Bike that I can use for everything by changing tires. It can't perform like a lightweight carbon road bike but it is a...
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    Disc Brakes after mud

    My son and I got in some major mud on our last ride. It was very sticky and we were in it for a long time. After a serious bike cleaning session I still wonder what I should do to the brakes. How do...
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    DIY solar charger questions

    This question will show that I'm a novice but that's cool. I have a little solar panel and spliced a cigarette lighter type outlet to it. I plugged in my USB car charger, hooked up my phone, and put...
  11. I recently got a pair of Mountainsmith...

    I recently got a pair of Mountainsmith Switchbacks from Sierra Trading Post. $55 per set. On the smallish side, which is good, not waterproof. They seem well made and well thought out. A fairly basic...
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    I have used Gators for a few years. I just...

    I have used Gators for a few years. I just recently replaced them with a set of 700 x 32 Vitoria Voyager Hyper. These tires roll very well, have great ride quality and have puncture protection. They...
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    Very happy! 370001

    Very happy!

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  14. I tend to buy the best quality equipment I can...

    I tend to buy the best quality equipment I can justify. I am a bargain buyer and rarely-never pay retail. I am not at all opposed to buying second hand if the stuff is in good enough shape. I have...
  15. I wish I had every bike I have ever owned,...

    I wish I had every bike I have ever owned, including two previous tandems.
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    [QUOTE=vrooom3440;16584275]I cannot see how you...

    [QUOTE=vrooom3440;16584275]I cannot see how you hooked the Yakima cross bars to the Subaru rails?

    I used Yak towers made for factory rails. They attach securly. My worry is the strength of the...
  17. I am most certainly not qualified to diagnose...

    I am most certainly not qualified to diagnose your issue here but it looks like a bit of galvanic corrosion is messing with your clear coat.
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    Roof Rack Discussion

    I have recently purchased a "new style" Subaru Outback. It has a roof rack with rails that convert to side rails or cross rails. I attached my Yakima rails and Sidewinder rack. It seemed just a...
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    I cut a short piece out of an old inner tube and...

    I cut a short piece out of an old inner tube and keep it on the handle bar near the left brake lever. I wrap it around the brake lever to keep the bike from moving.
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    I will use a 40 spoke 700c wheel set for loaded...

    I will use a 40 spoke 700c wheel set for loaded tandem touring this season and I would not feel comfortable on any fewer spokes. I'll use the widest tires I can fit on my Cannondale Road Tandem,...
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    My son and I will bikepack in Utah in April...3...

    My son and I will bikepack in Utah in April...3 days in the Johns Canyon area. Not much mileage but lots of exploration. All camping. In June we will do the Silverthorne to Platoro section of The...
  22. And a related thought...buying performance...

    And a related thought...buying performance sportswear from place like target can save lots of $$. The fleece you buy there is 99% as good as Pearl Izumi at a fraction of the price.
  23. I currently have a rack on my mountain bike in...

    I currently have a rack on my mountain bike in anticipation of touring in early summer. I did some trail riding with it on a little earlier and it was not a problem at all. Serious trail riding might...
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    I am down to one bike and it is a 29er hardtail...

    I am down to one bike and it is a 29er hardtail mt. bike. Lightweight so it makes an acceptable road bike, perfectly adequate for touring/bikepacking, and a superb off road bike. Here it is in...
  25. I have used STI shifters on a number of bikes...

    I have used STI shifters on a number of bikes since their very early days and many thousands of miles. I have had one failed shifter in all that time. I would be completely confident to use them for...
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