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Gear Talk / Road or Touring?
« on: January 28, 2007, 07:21:54 pm »
i would say it kind of depends on what size tires you can run. but folks have gone all through asia on light road bikes. almost any bike will get you there. it all depends on how much discomfort and inconvenience you're willing to bear.

but i think tire size limitation is the main issue regarding suitability of a particular frame.


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Gear Talk / which panniers?
« on: January 25, 2007, 04:01:52 pm »
anyone ever use the carradice canvas ones? they claim they're waterproof. i have a handlebar bag from them and it's pretty water tight i have to say. i'm in the market for some panniers and i like the canvas. anyone have an opinion? thanks


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Gear Talk / which racks?
« on: January 31, 2007, 09:58:06 am »
kinda dear but i'm thinkin' of one of these:

ahearnecycles.com


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Gear Talk / which racks?
« on: January 20, 2007, 11:37:02 am »
i did a cursory search and didn't really see much. i want to put racks on 2 of my bikes. expense isn't really an issue. in yalls opinion which are the best. i can't decide betwixt bruce gordon or tubus. any others i should consider? thanks!


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Gear Talk / Building a Thorn Nomad
« on: January 20, 2007, 03:16:38 pm »
maybe a rohloff spped hub? thorns are chill bikes for sure! i'm putting a rohloff on a surly karate monkey.


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Gear Talk / does anyone use a rolhoff speedhub on their tourer
« on: February 16, 2007, 02:51:42 pm »
been ridin' my rohloff bike a lot since it was built up last week. i can't say enough about it. it was worth every cent i paid for it. i would even pay more knowing what i know now. super smooth precise shifts (even standing still). and supposedly it gets better and better the more miles you put on them. plus an always straight chainline.

it seems to me that unless you're a road racer, the rohloff would be the way to go for all your bikes--mtb, commuting, and touring.


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Gear Talk / does anyone use a rolhoff speedhub on their tourer
« on: January 06, 2007, 09:29:19 am »
hi closer! we gotta have pictures! this thread is useless without pictures!!! :)


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Gear Talk / does anyone use a rolhoff speedhub on their tourer
« on: January 05, 2007, 10:05:53 am »
thanks guys. i rode one the other day at harris cyclery in newton, mass. it was on a surly karate monkey built up by sheldon brown. (you can see it on their website). the gear range is amazing. i'm seriously considering building up a rolhoff.


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Gear Talk / does anyone use a rolhoff speedhub on their tourer
« on: January 03, 2007, 02:20:23 pm »
i'm thinking of setting up a rolhoff bike for heavy-duty touring. does anyone have experience with these hubs? thanks! :)


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Gear Talk / Anyone name their bike?
« on: January 05, 2007, 01:23:32 pm »
my everyday commutin' fixed gear bike is hector (iro jamie roy).
my pimped out fixed gear is li'l jimmy IF steel crown jewel).
my road bike is max (IF ti club racer).

This message was edited by bruno on 1-5-07 @ 9:24 AM

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Routes / saddles for touring
« on: January 27, 2007, 10:12:09 am »
just to chime in here--like yall said, a saddle is different for different butts. but brooks fits me well. i have a b17 narrow with about 6000 miles on it. it was good right out of the box and kept getting better. i have a professional on another bike with about 2500 miles on it. a little harder to break in, but perfect now. but my best saddle, surprisingly, is a fizik aliante. when i had my long-distance tourer built up, i was going to put another brooks pro on it, but my lbs had to backorder it and they put the fizik on my bike til they got the pro in. thing is great (and lighter than brooks models). kinda dear but it's a great saddle though not to my eye as aesthetically pleasing as the brooks are.


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General Discussion / Fire Rules
« on: April 07, 2007, 10:03:57 am »
there's really no answer to this 'cause it totally depends on where you are.


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General Discussion / Fire Rules
« on: April 07, 2007, 10:03:39 am »
there's really no answer to this 'cause it totally depends on where you are.


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General Discussion / Eating and spending on a two month biking spree
« on: April 07, 2007, 10:02:36 am »
tofu beat me too it, but that article about the dude tourin' on beater bikes and eatin' free pizza and stuff was great! again, don't listen to naysayers! get out there!!!!


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General Discussion / Eating and spending on a two month biking spree
« on: March 31, 2007, 01:32:44 pm »
yeah steph!! have fun! don't listen to lectures from strangers on the internet. sheesh!!


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