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11-27-19, 08:28 AM
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Posted By T-Mar

In the mid to late 1980s, it was common practice...

In the mid to late 1980s, it was common practice to for brands to label their mid-range moles as triathlon bicycles. Bicycles marketed specifically for triathlon started appearing circa 1983, after...
11-26-19, 06:13 PM
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Posted By SurferRosa

Yeah, they're really nice. I've had two. Do...

Yeah, they're really nice. I've had two.

Do get in the habit of showing the money side of the bike, which is usually called the right or drive side.
11-26-19, 06:11 PM
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Posted By noobinsf

I agree, these are great bikes, and by the looks...

I agree, these are great bikes, and by the looks of your signature, you're a brand loyalist! I used to have a Gran Premio and a Viva Touring, and currently I have Competizione.
11-26-19, 10:24 AM
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Posted By 3speedslow

Former School Teacher myself! I know where you...

Former School Teacher myself! I know where you are coming from. Have a great summer tour when you get to it!
Forum: Touring
07-06-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By tcs

How about Eisenhower SP to Bonham SP, 43 miles,...

How about Eisenhower SP to Bonham SP, 43 miles, to Cooper Lake SP, 41 miles, to Bob Sandlin SP 53 miles, to Dangerfield SP, 31 miles, to Atlanta SP, 41 miles?
...
Forum: Touring
07-06-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By tcs

I know everything is bigger in Texas, but you...

I know everything is bigger in Texas, but you might be overstating the distance between campsites. In the lovely Brazos River Valley I make it:

Cleburne AmTrak Station to Dinosaur Valley SP -...
Forum: Touring
07-04-19, 11:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,090
Posted By DropBarFan

Well I'm impressed a newbie is willing to tackle...

Well I'm impressed a newbie is willing to tackle Dallas summer heat. June wasn't super hot but OTOH significant humidity. Next 10 days high temps near 100 F. Only time I was in Dallas was in...
Forum: Touring
07-04-19, 10:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,090
Posted By 3speed

Nice! As mentioned by others, lowering your...

Nice! As mentioned by others, lowering your weight will help a lot. And once you start going, after the first 4-5 days, do a couple rest days. Then the next 4-5 days will be much easier. Do a couple...
Forum: Touring
07-04-19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,090
Posted By Cougrrcj

One of my 'bucket-list' tours has a maximum of 60...

One of my 'bucket-list' tours has a maximum of 60 miles between projected overnights, with most being between 35-45 miles. That's only just over two hours of riding to just over three hours of...
Forum: Touring
07-04-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By djb

only thing I can add is that 55lbs is a lot, and...

only thing I can add is that 55lbs is a lot, and by bringing this down to lets say 40 or something, you will see a noticeable diff in the day being more manageable.
If you havent done other self...
Forum: Touring
07-04-19, 06:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,090
Posted By berner

I'm not a vastly experienced bike tourer having...

I'm not a vastly experienced bike tourer having just several 80 mile weekend outings under my belt. But I have backpacked a fair number of miles and similar principals hold true. Having the right...
Forum: Touring
07-04-19, 12:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,090
Posted By HobbesOnTour

Well done on your first tour! I never train...

Well done on your first tour!

I never train - but sometimes I do practise. Load up the panniers and go off for a day, have a picnic, test out the stove, try out whatever needs to be tried out.
...
Forum: Touring
07-03-19, 09:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,090
Posted By DropBarFan

Congrats, sounds like it was fun! Not hard to...

Congrats, sounds like it was fun! Not hard to get side-tracked: sometimes road has a different name than what map seems to show, sometimes in rural areas there's few road markings etc. Phone or GPS...
06-30-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,182
Posted By Classtime

The 22.2 refers to the part that fits in the fork...

The 22.2 refers to the part that fits in the fork steerer tube. The 25.4 refers to the clamp and handlebar diameter.
06-29-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,182
Posted By wesmamyke

Soma Sparrow bar takes mountain bike controls, or...

Soma Sparrow bar takes mountain bike controls, or bar end shifters as it's drilled out for those too. I run one flipped over as a sorta drop bar. Comes in different widths as well.
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