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  • Bikes of course!
  • Sierra Vista
  • Arizona

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  • Posted in thread: Best brakes for Touring? Disc or Rim? on 07-30-2015 at 07:00 PM
    I prefer pads for touring for two reasons.1. rotors are on oppisite of my group set, so if I
    have to lay the bike down, there is a possibility of bending the rotor.2. Easier to fix.
    Although I can ins...

  • Posted in thread: Bike Rack for Lancer with Spoiler on 07-30-2015 at 06:55 PM
    Synack is right with this. The spoiler is going to be an issue as it will get in the way of the
    rack itself. Nothing Saris or Thule will actually work with that spoiler option. You will have
    to go hit...

  • Posted in thread: Another Sensitive Subject....touring bike seats vs road bike seats. on 07-30-2015 at 06:48 PM
    The problem is hip rotation.... Using the Selle SMP, you will probably be a little more upright
    and the Selle may not be as comfortable. I hated my saddle on my touring bike and decided to go
    with a B...

  • Posted in thread: I FINALLY have a bike rack! on 07-29-2015 at 04:04 PM
    Thule T2 with a hitch mount.... Love that rack!

  • Posted in thread: Carbon or metal bike on 07-29-2015 at 03:04 PM
    Honestly if your that worried about weight spend your time and money on the engine not the
    bike. You could have the lightest bike in the world and it isn't going anywhere without an
    engine. Plus if yo...

  • Posted in thread: What tire for what use... on 07-28-2015 at 10:01 PM
    Nice!

  • Posted in thread: Carbon or metal bike on 07-28-2015 at 09:49 PM
    I agree daFlake. I'm hedging against ever using the carbon for being a "packmule", but with
    that, how can I justify owning a carbon and an alum. One side of me says I don't do that many
    overnight trip...

  • Posted in thread: Carbon or metal bike on 07-28-2015 at 04:06 PM
    I'll be interested to see how this goes. Most everyone that we have seen do this or try this
    have brought the bike back with a cracked seat stay, chain stay, or dropout. I would be very
    cautious about...

  • Posted in thread: Carbon or metal bike on 07-28-2015 at 03:03 AM
    You can do rear racks on aluminum, but not carbon. That being said, it depends on weight. If
    you are camping etc, you need to go steel. If you are lightly commuting to work, you can get
    away with alum...

  • Posted in thread: One more stupid question about touring bikes. on 07-12-2015 at 03:43 AM
    You are awesome, owe you dinner if you ever make it out West.LOL, I live in Sierra Vista
    Arizona now. ;) Guess I need to update my profile!

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