Russ
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  • Atlanta, GA
How do you protect your bike from scratches?
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I use helicopter tape. You can find it on Amazon or from most any race car supply shop. It's a little pricey but well worth it. It's very sticky and thick enough to absorb impacts from rocks. I use it ...

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How to properly calculate wheel diameter (rim+tire)?
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You could calculate the effective diameter by measuring rollout and dividing that number by pi. To measure the rollout start with your valve stem in the lowest possible position and make a mark on ...

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Reliable Bike Computer
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I use a Cateye Strada Wireless on my mountain bike. It's taken quite a bit of abuse and hasn't let me down yet. My only complaint is that it's easy to reset your trip info by accidentally leaning on ...

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Recommendations for waterproof map carrier for an adventure race
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I'd forget the map holder, it's just extra bulk and complexity that you're better off without in an AR. Fold the map up small enough so you can just hold it in your hand while riding. It takes a ...

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What are important items for a touring first-aid kit?
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I would substitute the tape and roll of gauze for a small ace bandage and a few gauze pads. You'll be able to treat the same injuries as you would with the tape and gauze roll but with the added ...

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What kind of bicycles do they ride in the Tour de France?
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Check out this site, they have detailed articles and photos of actual pro bikes. There are even a few bikes from this year's TDF already up there. http://www.cyclingnews.com/tech

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What items should be in a bare-minimum first-aid / emergency kit?
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If you're going for bare minimum: Betadine (or some sort of antiseptic) roll of sterile gauze Ace bandage Epipen or Benadryl space blanket That should get you through most serious injuries, at least ...

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Mountain bike rain coat / jacket (packable, not for winter)
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I'm a fan of the Marmot PreCip. It's light, cheap (relatively), has pit zips which you will need for riding in warmer weather, a hood, and it packs up fairly small. Mine has been very durable as well. ...

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Is my Fox RP23 Rear Shock blown?
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This is normal. There's oil that lubricates the inside of the air chamber and a little will come out when you let the air out. The Fox service manual mentions this and recommends that you put a rag ...

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Best sources for inexpensive cycling clothing
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http://www.chainlove.com/ and http://www.bonktown.com/ are both deal at a time sites with some pretty great prices on cycling gear. Not clothing specific but there is a fair amount on there. Chainlove ...

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Bike mounted camera bag
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I think the Mountain FeedBag would do the trick. It's made for holding food but it's padded with a soft interior and should safely hold your camera. It mounts in the corner between your stem and ...

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Mount additional water bottle on bike frame with only one water bottle mount
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I've been facing the same issue, trying to mount an additional bottle cage to the underside of the downtube on my mountain bike. I haven't settled on one particular solution yet, but I found this ...

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Which tires are best for on and off road use?
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The WTB NanoRaptor (looks like it's now just the "Nano") is one of the more popular MTB tires with pavement performance in mind. It's more off road oriented than the tires that Stopher87 suggests, but ...

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What to use to clean a derailleur?
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The best thing I've used is called "De-Solv-it", you can pick it up at most hardware stores. It's almost magical how well it works, just spray it on and let it sit for a minute or two. You may have ...

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Protecting gadgets against rain during touring
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Check out Loksak, http://www.loksak.com/. They make some fairly inexpensive waterproof bags. They come in various sizes and should have something that will work for you. They're pretty durable, much ...

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What hydration system should I use for multiple activities?
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I'd look at the Nathan line of packs. You really want to get a pack that's designed for running, as you need something that will do a good job of controlling the bounce. The Nathan packs are the best ...

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Replace Brompton folding pedal - what tool is needed?
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Having never seen a folding Brompton pedal, I would assume a standard pedal wrench would do the trick. It's basically a skinny 15mm open end wrench: http://www.parktool.com/product/home-mechanic-...

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