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Gear Talk / Re: Pre-Built wheel with dynamo for Trek 520
« on: June 08, 2022, 05:20:02 pm »
Agree with always starting with your LBS. A quick glance at Ebay found a few wheels for sale.

Gear Talk / Re: Trek Domane AL5 Suitable for Touring
« on: May 03, 2022, 08:48:38 pm »
While waiting for the new frame why not have the venerable 520 frame repaired? It's one of the advantages of steel frames. A shop such as Yellow Jersey can do it. Don't be put off by Andy Muzi's weird website. He is a genius.

I gain weight on a  one or two week tour-we eat well-but lose on a 6 week tour.

Gear Talk / Re: Tubeless versus Tubes - how well do tubeless hold air?
« on: March 10, 2022, 06:11:21 pm »
Yes, tubeless tires lose air faster. A small price to pay for the benefits.

I may be biased because Planet Bike is headquartered in my hometown of Madison, WI but this is also in their mission statement:
"we pledge time, resources and profits to organizations working for sustainable transportation solutions."

Gear Talk / Re: Breaking in Brooks B17 Imperial
« on: January 07, 2022, 02:45:05 pm »
Here's yet another view. I like mine right out of the box without a break-in period. That's for the  B17. Th Pro is a different animal entirely.

you bet. Sugino has made triple cranksets for eons. Combine it with IRD shifters.

General Discussion / Re: coffee coffee
« on: November 21, 2021, 08:51:28 pm »
The Bodun 15 oz travel press plastic mug weighs only 9 oz. Makes good coffee especially for the light weight.

General Discussion / Re: Best book you've read on bicycle travel
« on: October 27, 2021, 02:12:17 pm »
Cannery Row by John Steinbeck. Short enough for a one week tour and, well, it's Steinbeck.

Gear Talk / Re: BOB cargo trailers discontinued
« on: October 14, 2021, 06:25:32 pm »
The Bugger was horrible! But the only option back then and my kids loved it, until it tipped over (when someone else was using it).

The Surly is designed to handle better with a front load than without a load. Take advantage of that.
Your water bottle weighs more than your toothbrush. Don't over think it.
The nice thing about panniers is that they protect the bike if it falls over, or lay it down it intentionally.

General Discussion / Re: The best music for touring
« on: October 04, 2021, 02:56:28 pm »
Nope. I want to hear all that is around me while riding, natural and unnatural.

Gear Talk / Re: 1X, 2X, or 3X
« on: September 20, 2021, 08:20:15 pm »

Routes / Re: Outer banks Alternative (Atlantic Coast Route) Map Question
« on: September 16, 2021, 04:44:00 pm »
Thanks Larry. I didn't reply earlier because I've been laid up with a "completely ruptured anterior tibialis tendon" requiring surgery ending my season. Surgeon said no snowshoeing on Mt Rainier in Feb either, so, I bought this handcycle to get me some exercise.

Routes / Re: Outer banks Alternative (Atlantic Coast Route) Map Question
« on: August 23, 2021, 04:46:16 pm »
Can you put this route on ridewithgps and post the link to it? It would be a great help.

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