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Classifieds / WANTED: Panniers
« on: July 15, 2005, 03:26:31 am »

I'm looking to purchase panniers for an upcoming tour of central/south america.  anybody looking to get rid of some gear?

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Gear Talk / Rear Wheel
« on: August 17, 2005, 03:21:38 pm »

I'm building a new rear wheel for my touring bike.  I'm looking for suggestions on the rim.  I need 700c.  So far I'm thinking of using a 36 hole LX or XT hub.

Gear Talk / pannier advice
« on: June 27, 2005, 09:26:44 pm »

I'm planning another long, long bike tour (over a year).  In the past I've used a bob trailer, but this time around I think panniers are the way to go.  

I'm looking for advice on panniers.  Most people say ortlieb, but I'm not made of money and therefore have a very limited budget.  The panniers would have to water-proof.  

Any suggestions on what to choose?

Gear Talk / mountain bike frames for touring
« on: February 07, 2005, 09:56:43 pm »

The deal is I'm planning for an extended tour of central/south america and i'm looking for advice on mountain bike frames.  due to the fact that most people ride on 26" wheels down there and that the road conditions suck, i've been advised to ride a moutain bike.  all other tours i've completed on a touring bike.  i'm looking for suggestions on a mountain bike frame that has relaxed geometry and that i can comfortably put drop handle bars on.  i'd love some help here.

Gear Talk / Saddle Advice
« on: March 30, 2004, 04:43:01 pm »
I'm preparing for a cross-country tour and I'm looking for
advice on saddles.  I need something that will be comfortable
and also allow me to someday have little DrScience babies.

Gear Talk / Jamis Aurora
« on: March 10, 2004, 11:37:42 pm »
I'm considering buying the 2004 Jamis Aurora for an upcoming cross country trip but I'm having trouble finding any feedback about it from people who do not sell the bike.  I'd appreciate any info I could get.

Routes / Touring Central America
« on: November 29, 2004, 10:40:54 pm »
I'm looking for information on touring central america.  I'd love to hear from anyone who has any ideas on route planning, journals, etc..

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