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    All this comparison with car headlights is...

    All this comparison with car headlights is leaving out one important little detail. Automotive low beams are required by law to have a shielded element. High beams are unshielded. High beams are also...
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    Every 'scientist' I've ever worked with had at...

    Every 'scientist' I've ever worked with had at least a Masters or a Doctorate - most had several.

    It is in fact quite common to use a higher viscosity oil in worn motors because the higher...
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    Choice in chain lubes is apparently a very...

    Choice in chain lubes is apparently a very personal thing. I've tried Chain-L myself and agree it lasts longer between applications. So does heavy weight hypoid gear oil. Problem is - I've seen no...
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    Not particularly interested. Personally I'm...

    Not particularly interested. Personally I'm finding your obcession with giving other people advice here a little distasteful when you're making such a mess out of putting together two cheap bikes...
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    Sheldon Brown's bicycle glossery:...

    Sheldon Brown's bicycle glossery:
    http://sheldonbrown.com/gloss_sp-ss.html

    Never seen a properly installed spoke protector that'll let a chain drop behind the largest cog. Its possible to CREATE...
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    Keep thinking. English is a language that has a...

    Keep thinking. English is a language that has a lot of omissions and inferences. The complete expression used to be 'after darkness falls'; or 'after darkness comes'.

    Your energy would probably be...
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    Thanks for the replies and sharing some personal...

    Thanks for the replies and sharing some personal insights. I've always loved driving around sunrise and sunset myself and since at the moment I'm still doing a 60 hour week - don't get to ride much...
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    What exactly does the word 'quality' mean to you?...

    What exactly does the word 'quality' mean to you? Light? Strong? Aerodynamic? Durable? Serviceable? What'sthe intended use? Touring wheels, polo wheels and TT wheels all have different priorities...
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    Granola / yogurt / fruit salad parfait. No...

    Granola / yogurt / fruit salad parfait. No cooking, no blender but all the benifits of some of the best things you can eat.
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    The cyclists that are most likely to disgard...

    The cyclists that are most likely to disgard those are roadie wannabe weight weenies. Apparently the extra few grams of reflectors, lights and any other safety equipment like dork disks seriously...
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    Driving after dark

    Personally I have a tendency to dilly-dally during the day when the suns up, things are open and parks are available for cooking, siestas, and exploring. And on several trips can remember some...
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    The schedule was probably more of an issue for...

    The schedule was probably more of an issue for you than the milage. Here in Canada there's still light from 4:30AM till 9:30PM. On tour I tend to take advantage of that and stretch the day: start...
  13. Its kinda being done. Sleeping bag and tent...

    Its kinda being done. Sleeping bag and tent recommendations; bike maintenance away from home, wheelset choices; camera advice; questions about clothing, directions, bike choice and best ways to post...
  14. A 'tour' is whatever you think it is. A couple...

    A 'tour' is whatever you think it is. A couple guys here think nothing of regularly putting in a few hundred kms a day. Montreal/ Trois Rivieres & return to be precise. They don't consider that a...
  15. Personally I wouldn't leave a lens that size on...

    Personally I wouldn't leave a lens that size on the camera in transit - it puts too much stress on the interface.

    Suggest you either stick to padded shoulder bags that'll fit in a pannier, a...
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    I agree with your post - just not aware of any XT...

    I agree with your post - just not aware of any XT FD thats a good match for his apparent chainring combo. If XT is the direction the OP wants to take - it could well mean changing a couple chainrings...
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    There's probably something else going on. The...

    There's probably something else going on. The FD-M761A is speced against a Deore XT (FC-M761) which is a 48/36/26T crankset.

    Photos would probably help.
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    Off-topic - but I'd be very interested in how...

    Off-topic - but I'd be very interested in how moving to Quebec addressed your not wanting to live with two languages any more. The official language in Quebec if French and most of Montreal is...
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    The sales person probably missed a little...

    The sales person probably missed a little something. The Women's specific frame in the Devinci comes in only one size. The Giant women's specific models come in several different sizes. IF the St...
  20. Since my last post here I've picked up a couple...

    Since my last post here I've picked up a couple Thule racks myself and have put a thousand kms or so on them. I share this poster's enthusiasm - outstanding rack!!
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    Yeah - that started a war. Maybe that's your...

    Yeah - that started a war. Maybe that's your intention too. Even bringing up that comparison is an insult to everything the USA constitution is based on.


    Obviously you consider yourself above...
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    Do I really need to explain that riding side by...

    Do I really need to explain that riding side by side is illegal in this provence - on a bike path or in the street? Your assumption is false because I already did it.
  23. Thread: Wiring clamps

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    Hit a professional photographers store and look...

    Hit a professional photographers store and look for wiring clamps. They're normally used on tripods and light stands to secure lighting power cables and are available in black or white plastic in a...
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    Here's a little exerpt from the District...

    Here's a little exerpt from the District Department of Transportation for Washington State. Its aimed at motorists since bicycles are still largely unregulated - but since all you cyclists want to...
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    With all the posts here about exhorbitant LBS...

    With all the posts here about exhorbitant LBS oricing I think there's something that needs to be pointed out. Online purchases are missing the sales taxes and duties and tarrifs that many people need...
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