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touring bike advice sought
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I am considering getting a touring bike and have some questions for the collective.  I see three options and am seeking opinions. I want to be able to tour with front and  rear racks/panniers.1. I…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Marc A. Irwin Nov 24.

More carnage
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http://woodtv.com/2016/06/07/bicyclists-dead-after-crash-north-of-kalamazoo/My stomach…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Skip Montanaro 14.5mi Jun 26.

May 18 Ride of Silence
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Tomorrow is the International Ride of Silence. There are rides all over the area. Most rides start at 7pm but some ask you to show up earlier.  Check  the  listings.  Come ride with fellow travelers…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom A.K. May 22.

I wanna ride one of these things
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The  Ben Miller Band (which  you ought  to see) posted this video to their Facebook page.…Continue

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Amlings Toy Ride at Amlings Cycle

December 9, 2016 from 6:30am to 9am
The Amlings Toy Ride is an annual ride sponsered by Joe Reichart of Amlings Cycle. Riders need to bring at least one unwrapped toy. They are asked, but not required, to make a donation of $19 to defray the costs of the ride.  We gather at Amlings, 8140 N. Milwaukee in Niles early in the morning. We leave at 630 am and ride with a police escort for much of the way to Corcoran's, 1615 N. Wells where we will drop off the toys and be fed breakfast.  The toys go to the Marines Toys for Tots program.…See More
18 hours ago
David Barish replied to Joe Guzzardo's discussion Canadian Geese
"While playing disc golf this weekend I looked up and saw a handful of squadrons hurrying in a southerly direction.  I was hit by the memory of the Gary Larson cartoon with people who had targets on their heads and fortunately was hit by nothing…"
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Marc A. Irwin replied to David Barish's discussion touring bike advice sought
"If you are new to this sort of thing (touring that is) I would accessorize the Aurora and maybe buy another set of wheels.  You can still swap out the wheels and remove the accessories to use the Aurora locally.  That would be the path of…"
Nov 24
djm replied to David Barish's discussion touring bike advice sought
"650B is very nice but a replacement tire or wheel may be difficult to find if you have a failure on tour."
Nov 24
Matt M. 18.5KM replied to David Barish's discussion touring bike advice sought
"Follow this link for an excellent discussion on Bikeman.com from 2007 about 650B conversions, and my, do they look pretty!  "
Nov 23
Yaniv replied to David Barish's discussion touring bike advice sought
"Last year I did my first major bike tour (chicago to NoLA) and bought myself a dedicated touring bike. I long debated between the LHT and Kona Sutra. I decided on the Sutra for several reasons: 1. Fit better 2. Came with great accessories including…"
Nov 22
Matt M. 18.5KM replied to David Barish's discussion touring bike advice sought
"Like I said in my earlier post, you could switch to 650B wheels and have all the clearance you need for larger tires.  You would need to also have cantilever studs put on, however. "
Nov 21
David Barish replied to David Barish's discussion touring bike advice sought
"Still undecided but really enjoying the wide range of advice from fellow riders.  The Aurora has been different things over the years- low end road bike, hybrid, touring bike. The 1997 model was really a low end touring bike but does have…"
Nov 21
Matt M. 18.5KM replied to David Barish's discussion touring bike advice sought
"I see that the bike has caliper brakes.  You should look into getting fatter tires for the bike (for rough unpaved trails) and that would probably require either a center pull brake conversion or putting on cantilever studs for 700C or 650B…"
Nov 20
mike w. replied to David Barish's discussion touring bike advice sought
"Best advice i can give you is -no matter what your choice of frameset- to keep things as mechanically simple as you can, keeping in mind that you may find yourself many  miles from a bikeshop and may have to do some emergency roadside repair.…"
Nov 20
Matt M. 18.5KM replied to David Barish's discussion touring bike advice sought
"I'm with Tricolor on this one.  While your components may need an upgrade your frame is most likely in excellent shape.  With that said, have it inspected and then frame saved before building it back up.  It's best to…"
Nov 19
Barry Niel Stuart replied to David Barish's discussion touring bike advice sought
"My own bike is a 2009 Jamis Aurora which I bought because it is a very competent touring bike at a price I could afford.  I've taken it camping with my fellow Chainlinkers before at Illinois Beach, Bong, and Kettle moraine Southern…"
Nov 17
David Barish replied to SkokieSurly's discussion Lights - May be stale conversation but still relevant
"IMHO front helmet lights are a great idea for trail riding.  City riding? Not so much. If your light is correctly aimed and is on your handlebar it can be quite bright without being a problem. In general I set my light to blink when on major…"
Nov 14
notoriousDUG replied to David Barish's discussion touring bike advice sought
"The trucker is available with disc brakes. Also, the Volpe is much  more cross bike than tour bike.  I guess you could say it handles 'better' in the sense that it will be quicker handling but it lacks the long stays and relaxed…"
Nov 11
Peter Kim replied to David Barish's discussion touring bike advice sought
"I don't think you'll have to go with smaller chainrings, as long as you can get the proper cassette/freewheel.  You would have to install a new chain, and keep the chain-cassette combo when switching between road and touring…"
Nov 11
Peter Kim replied to David Barish's discussion touring bike advice sought
"+1 on this.  When I started bike touring, I ended up converting an old mountain bike I was underutilizing, instead of buying a new touring class bike.  I used spare parts, and bought and traded for racks and panniers.  My touring bike…"
Nov 11

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What I ride:
Road, Mountain, Hybrid
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town
About me:
long time commuter. Past President of Evanston Bike Club. I represent injured workers.
My other websites (twitter, facebook, pinterest, Google+, blogs, etc.):
http://www.kfeej.com

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