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Gear Talk / carbon seat post
« on: March 11, 2006, 06:40:39 pm »
I am now have a carbon seat post for my touring bike.  Now that I have it I'm not sure why I have it.  Does anyone out there use carbon posts on tour?

Gear Talk / bob vs yakima trailers
« on: March 02, 2006, 11:36:00 pm »
What I found out recently is that when you get out of the saddle with a BoB you have to be very smooth about it.  It was definitely interesting trying to get the bike back under control the first time I did it.

Gear Talk / Kick stands
« on: March 14, 2006, 07:39:44 pm »
I put one on this weekend to give it a try during a shake down ride with my BOB.  It seemed to work okay.  There were a couple places where I also kept my hand on the bike just to make sure.

Gear Talk / Kick stands
« on: February 26, 2006, 12:38:27 am »
Yes or no?

Gear Talk / Help Me Pick Between Two Tires...
« on: February 12, 2006, 11:44:26 pm »
I have not did any touring with my new marthons yet just some base mileage however all that I can say is WOW!  I didn't believe there was that much difference in tires.  I won't be using anything else.

Gear Talk / Comfort Gear
« on: January 19, 2006, 08:03:56 pm »
The last tour I took I brought a small radio and then found out where I was camping the radio had no reception.

Gear Talk / solar battery charger
« on: January 18, 2006, 02:24:53 pm »
I have one of these and was thinking about using it on tour to keep camera batteries charged.  Anyone ever use one of these?

Gear Talk / Chain rings
« on: January 01, 2006, 01:11:59 am »
Yes I'm aware of what they call chain suck,  I had the problem with my cannondale when I first got it, especially when trying to down shift going up a hill.  Stops me real fast and the ground and myself met.

Gear Talk / Chain rings
« on: December 29, 2005, 07:31:56 pm »
Originaly On my Cannondale T2000 I had 52/42/30.  I changed that to a 48/39/30 however after reading some of the discussions I'm beginning to think that the 30t is a little tall for touring.  I can go to a 28t or 26t chainring but my real question is will there be shifting problems using this small of a chain ring?

Gear Talk / Schwalbe
« on: December 31, 2005, 08:43:49 pm »
I just put my new schwalbe tires on and they sure look good.

Gear Talk / Schwalbe
« on: December 19, 2005, 12:53:39 am »
I'm not sure where you live but Nashbar has them on sale.

Gear Talk / Schwalbe
« on: December 17, 2005, 12:14:08 am »
Since I seem to have a tire fetish these last few days I was wondering how well the Schwalbe tires hold up.  I just bought a pair and now I'm doing the research on them. Oh well it must be the season.

Gear Talk / spare tire
« on: December 11, 2005, 11:00:29 pm »
Very good discussions on the rear wheel in this forum which leads me now to think about the rubber on these wheels.  The tires I am using are not really foldables so that kind of rules them out as far as being used as a spare. In this case which tire would work best as a spare?  

Gear Talk / Touring Rear Wheel Recommedations
« on: November 28, 2005, 10:38:30 pm »
Is there any advantage in using a rear wheel with 40 spokes other thanfor a tandum?

Gear Talk / Front Fork. Carbon vs Steel?
« on: November 23, 2005, 07:17:28 pm »
I put a carbon fiber fork on my cannondale and won't take it off.  The down turn was that I can't use front end packs.  I got around that by buying a BOB trailer.  I know not everyone is willing to do that but the difference in the ride made it worth the trade off to me.

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