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Nashbar Touring Rebuild

I built up a super cheap Nashbar Touring Bike about 5 years ago, then dismantled it a couple years ago to build up a Jake the Snake.  I’ve recently built back up the Nashbar and have been riding it in … Continue reading

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Thoughts on My Touring Gear

Finally, my last post about my little 3 day tour, I may have spent more time writing about it than I did actually riding.  Lets see how some of my gear choices worked out. That looks like it would work … Continue reading

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Hello Smiley

Adam, Shon and I rode a 55 mile hill ride out of scenic Goreville Illinois Saturday.  The West Side of Southern Illinois has far more riders and just as many good hills and roads as the East Side.  We got … Continue reading

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2011: End of Year Status Report

Well its snowing today in Southern Illinois, and last nights rain is going to make any attempt at a mountain bike ride today foolish, so it looks like a good time to write my end of the year post.  My awards … Continue reading

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Memorial Weekend Rides

I took three rides this weekend and each one has a little story. Saturday I wallowed in indecision about where, when and what to ride then the phone rang at 7:30.  My old buddy Terry, or Super-T as I like to … Continue reading

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Nashbar Touring Frame build part 4

I So after mastering the art of cantilever brakes I started stripping more parts off my old Schwinn and getting the Nashbar touring frame rolling.  The wheels are some excellent  36 spoke generic box rims with 105 hubs, that I … Continue reading

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Nasbar Touring Frame Build part 3

I spent today sequestered in the basement building the Nashbar touring frame into a working bicycle.  The first step was getting the brakes working.  I bolted on the handlebars and levers then started cutting the cables.  My Dad gave me some Avid … Continue reading

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