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......you might have the pleasure of seeing a bear riding through the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.Interesting. I've never seen a bear riding a bicycle. I didn't know they could ride.
- Reduce the weight in the handlebar bag.Absolutely. You have a 5 pound pendulum mounted high and on the steering mechanism. Make it a LOT lighter.
As Ronk says, you've got some big chainrings. a smaller granny can help; I've heard of people going to 26 and (sometimes) 24 rings...If your crank has a separate 74 mm bolt circle for the granny a 24 or 26T chainring is a great help. I've done it on numerous bikes and it works well.
Misinformation too about STI and sprocket size. It's the dérailleur which limits the cassette range - use a long cage dérailleur and you're set.More misinformation here. The derailleur does limit the maximum cog size but the cage length has nothing to do with it. A long cage road derailleur won't accept a larger cog than it's short cage counterpart, it will only wrap up more chain and allow a larger total tooth count.
Be sure to make the dealer replace the crappy QR with a safe one, and turn it around so that it clamps on the side opposite the caliper.That seems to be the proper way for any disc brake bike and if done and/or the quick release is closed properly, the Trek recall for "unsafe" skewers would have been unnecessary.
Sorry for that I did not provide enough information. I would like to get a "See" flashlight for I like night riding. As for the running hour for the flashlight, I would a a full charge can run more than 2 hours, and the budget is around $150, I will choose one from the Sure Fire or Tank007 flashlight siteIt sounds like you don't need a flashlight at all but a bike headlight. See my posting above for a few reliable names and there are others. A true flashlight can be used as a bike headlight but the beam isn't ideal and mounting it is a bit of a problem. A true bike headlight solves both problems. Surefire, etc. do not make what you say you want.
I don't have a rear fender but my rear rack has a top plate that acts as a decent splash guard to keep the rear wheel's thrown up water off my back. It does nothing to keep the spray off the rider following me but it does protect my jersey.
Water from the sky is clean. Water that splashes up from the road, not so much. I was on a group ride on a rainy, muddy road. I was the only one with fenders. We all got wet, but I was the only one that didn't have a muddy streak down the center of the back of my jersey.
"You can take bicycles on board an ICE train as long as they are folded away in a bike bag.Does this mean you can take a standard bike but it just has to be packed in a bag or that the bike must also fold, like a Bike Friday, Dahon, S&S coupled frame or similar? If it requires a true folding bike, just having the bag won't be enough.
If you’d like to take a bike that doesn’t fold away, you may want to consider the luggage courier service. Your bike will be delivered to your destination for a charge of (currently) €25.80."