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Yes, up the hill, I have to push my bike by hand. :-\
Pushing a bike up hill is OK for relatively short hills but gets old fast if the climb goes on for many miles as in the Rockies or Appalachians.   Be sure you have a very low low gear and lighten that load a lot.  You have so much there that isn't needed.

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Gear Talk / Re: Bicycle Chain Whip Vs Lightweight Chainwhip for Bicycle Touring?
« Last post by Molly88 on January 16, 2018, 10:50:28 am »
The fiberfix will get you to the next bike shop.  It's reusable so you can practice with it at home. Little point in carrying tools and parts that you are not competent to use, IMO.
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Gear Talk / Re: Bicycle Chain Whip Vs Lightweight Chainwhip for Bicycle Touring?
« Last post by DaveB on January 16, 2018, 09:46:08 am »
And I told to Bicycle Shop to use 14ga Spokes or 14-13,ga spokes and he used 14-15-14ga DT Spokes and I am on a fixed income and I would not be able to go to a bike shop to replace my Spokes on my Wheelsets when I an on my Bicycle Touring Trips and I am Heavy Bicycle Touring  about Actually 14/15/14 spokes are more fatigue resistant than 14 straight gauge and many hubs don't have spoke holes in the flanges large enough to clear a 13 gauge spoke end.

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General Discussion / Re: From NY to Florida. From Florida to California and beck no NY&
« Last post by DaveB on January 16, 2018, 09:38:02 am »
Yes, up the hill, I have to push my bike by hand. :-\
Pushing a bike up hill is OK for relatively short hills but gets old fast if the climb goes on for many miles as in the Rockies or Appalachians.   Be sure you have a very low low gear and lighten that load a lot.  You have so much there that isn't needed.
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Can anyone provide feedback that has ridden this detour around the extended closure of the PCH. I am aware of a shuttle however its kind of pricy and am considering toughing out the detour. Any suggestions for overnight camping?
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Gear Talk / Re: Bicycle Chain Whip Vs Lightweight Chainwhip for Bicycle Touring?
« Last post by John Nelson on January 16, 2018, 08:34:54 am »
When did the change take place?
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Gear Talk / Re: Bicycle Chain Whip Vs Lightweight Chainwhip for Bicycle Touring?
« Last post by RonK on January 16, 2018, 01:38:17 am »
Is there really an “old” Stein Mini Cassette Lock Ring tool and a “new” Stein Mini Cassette Lock Ring tool? I thought there was only one.
Yes, according to Stein the tool is now machined from solid billet.

http://www.jastein.com/Html/Cassette_Lock3.htm
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General Discussion / Re: From NY to Florida. From Florida to California and beck no NY&
« Last post by Loader on January 16, 2018, 01:33:09 am »
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This is something you make on tour or at home before you leave?
Аt home. This composition can be prepared in advance and stored in the refrigerator for several months or even years. It does not spoil.
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Gear Talk / Re: Bicycle Chain Whip Vs Lightweight Chainwhip for Bicycle Touring?
« Last post by John Nelson on January 16, 2018, 01:03:30 am »
Is there really an “old” Stein Mini Cassette Lock Ring tool and a “new” Stein Mini Cassette Lock Ring tool? I thought there was only one.

I have a Stein Mini Cassette Lock Ring tool and have used it a number of times out on the road. Works fine. I don’t think I’d want to use a FiberFix for thousands of miles, although I have used a FiberFix many times as a temporary fix.
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This is something you make on tour or at home before you leave?
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