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Gear Talk / Any suggestions for headlights that are tour-worthy?
« on: June 20, 2012, 08:43:02 pm »
I have a Light and Motion Urban 180 headlight that malfunctioned for more than 12 hours after the first time I used it in the rain. The light seems to be working properly now, but I wouldn't trust it for anything beyond commuting to and from work, which is a short distance for me. I wouldn't trust it at all for any touring.

Can anyone suggested a bike-mounted headlight that can stand up to the elements? I am most interested in rechargeable LED headlights but would consider any light that can stand up to the weather.


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Gear Talk / Le Mond bikes - anyone know them?
« on: June 09, 2012, 08:46:12 pm »
Does anyone here know or have any experience with a make or model bike called LeMond? I saw two today while I was riding around Arlington. They looked like potentially good touring bikes. They had a traditional diamond frame--by which I mean the top tube was horizontal...it didn't slope downward. They had drop handlebars. They looked as though they'd been through a lot but held up well. I've searched online, but the only Lemond stuff I see is mostly fitness related--trainers.


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Be A Volunteer and Build Alliances / Volunteer in Washington, D.C.
« on: May 31, 2012, 09:50:42 pm »
Nearly all of the posts in this corner of the A.C.A. forums appear to be two and three years old, so I don't know whether this area is relevant or active now. If so, I might be able to volunteer in some way in Washington, D.C.

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Gear Talk / Touring Bikes Under Consideration
« on: May 16, 2012, 12:52:12 pm »
Hi Everyone,

I aim to take my first extended (i.e., at least a week) bike tour in April 2013. Between now and then, I want to get a first-rate touring bike. Is anyone here familiar with--for better or worse--any of these models:

-Raleigh Sojourn
-Trek 520
-Kona Sutra
-Globe
-Rivendell Atlantis
-Co-Motion Nor'Wester
-Motobecane Gran Turismo
-Windsor Tourist

From what I've seen around the Web, any one of these bikes ought to be an excellent choice. I'd appreciate any thoughts from anyone who might know these models or some other models to consider.

If it helps in understanding my current reference point, I have a three-speed (internal hub gearing) Trek BelleVille (which I call my short-range heavy bomber or my M1 Abrams...depending on my mood) and a hybrid Raleigh Detour City Sport that has three in front and nine in back.

I'm sure this sort of question gets posted a lot on the forums; if there's a better spot for this, please let me know. Also, I'm aware that A.C.A. has a buyer's guide; I plan to study that in depth.

Regards,

-Hancock

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General Discussion / Biking in the Territory of Guam
« on: May 16, 2012, 12:43:25 pm »
Has anyone biked in the Territory of Guam? I don't see any posts on the forum related to it. I wasn't sure where else to post this question.

-Hancock

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International / Suggested Routes or Tours in the Netherlands?
« on: May 10, 2012, 10:06:22 am »
I'm a new ACA member, and this is my first post on the forums.

Can anyone suggest any routes or tours in the Netherlands? I'm thinking of heading there in April 2013. (I've read that April in the Netherlands is spectacular.)

I searched for any related threads before posting this. Sorry if I've overlooked a thread by posting here.

-Hancock

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