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Reasonable daily distance for cycle touring?

I can think of worse things to get a mate to do without training, but not many. If you told me your mate ran a marathon last week, this answer would not change. It is not about how fit they are, it is ...
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Reasonable daily distance for cycle touring?

In addition to the other good answers, I think you should ask yourself if you just want to be on the road, or that you want to enjoy other things as well. I have been on several (camping) cycle ...
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Reasonable daily distance for cycle touring?

The "reasonable distance" for such travel is the one that the least trained member of the team is sure to able to cover day after day, and there's no way to know it without training/...
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What are the advantages of a trekking bike versus a touring bike?

There's no consensus on the difference between touring and trekking, and this word can be used to name two distinct categories of bikes, and depending on the country/manufacturer, one or the other can ...
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what considerations for safe storage/use of electronics in cold weather?

I navigate on my phone in all UK weather conditions, and certainly see the effect on battery life. It's less obvious on my rechargeable lights, but it's there. One thing to note is that old ...
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CNC'ing Strong Hub Shell (Kindernay Swap Cage)

The spoke holes don't absolutely need to be beveled, but it's a good idea. If the head isn't sitting in a bevel, it's essentially going to either wear itself into one or the same effect will need to ...
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what considerations for safe storage/use of electronics in cold weather?

There are a few aspects to consider, especially for batteries, I'm assuming that most of your devices are using lithium-ion packs, so let's focus on this type of battery: Battery temperature ranges 0°...
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what considerations for safe storage/use of electronics in cold weather?

Dynamo lighting should presumably be largely unaffected by cold. Usually true, but some (especially rear) lights cheap out and use batteries for the stoplight. The theory is that battery is (or at ...
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what considerations for safe storage/use of electronics in cold weather?

For electronics, also think about condensation: When you bring your very cold electronics in a warm environment, like a hotel room... or a warm humid environment like a tent with someone breathing ...
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what considerations for safe storage/use of electronics in cold weather?

Devices need to be checked individually. For instance, there are ruggedized mobile phones certified to work up to -10°C (here for instance). This is the same temperature for that the battery of my E-...
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Bike touring: looking for climb per day boundaries

There are many variables but you might also do some math based on cycling power calculators, for example http://bikecalculator.com/ I just fed it with a 75 kg rider, 20 kg bike + baggage and your ...
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different front and rear tires for bike packing

As said in the comments, having different tires in common in MTB, and is also discussed in the context of gravel racing. The principle is: grippier tire front, less rolling resistance rear. The ...
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Bike touring: looking for climb per day boundaries

I don't have an easy answer to this, but just to make things more complicated, another factor to consider is how fully you'll recover after each day's ride. On a multi-day ride where you push yourself ...
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Bike touring: looking for climb per day boundaries

Below are some numbers, as promised. I'm a distance rider, and not much of a climber. My touring bike is also really heavy (Genesis Tour de Fer XL, weighing in at about 18kg) First though, what I ...
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Is it possible to do 50 km distance without any previous training?

I had abandoned my first transportation love for 31 years. In 2009, I began riding everywhere I could, but these were only short runs of two miles or less. After meeting members of and joining the ...
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mixed MTB/road bike for touring: uncleanliness of a Frankenstein setup

10 speed brifters with a shadow Deore XT rear derailleur will work fine. Tested. Your front derailleur will work great with mountain bike crankset - in fact, some new touring bikes use this exact ...
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How many years an aluminium frame lasts in a touring bike?

So, so many variables with this, so it's hard to give a definitive answer. My Specialized Sequoia is 20 years old and has been ridden for tens of thousands of miles on generally good roads, though ...
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Upgrading 2021 Giant Roam 2 Disc (wheels, groupset, chain)

I strongly recommend you to check on the bike, instead of looking at the spec sheet. It looked very strange to me: the picture shows a derailleur that looks like a RD-M5120, which is the cheapest ...
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What is the best web application to create cycling cue sheets for future rides

I use a Pacing Sticker for my rides. You create your own cue sheet for each ride. They ship for free world wide.
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