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FLaP

Member since Aug 2010 • Last active Oct 2011
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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Can someone help me please - have a dlink wifi router at home; on my ipod touch I can get hold of the wifi, but on the iphone 4 no. Keeps asking me for the password, but then doesnt take the wifi. I tried another wifi yesterday and it work, although this wifi was not password protected. I think maybe I need to change to password key on the router?

    Thanks for any suggestions.

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    Only thing I am thinking, is that the next tour will be all based on roads; 700c better than 26" or does it not really matter?

    Plus hydro discs or v brakes?

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    Aopolgies - wrote the last post without thinking about google - Miro_o, many thanks for the link.

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    Sorry for my ignorance but what are Old MAn Mountain Racks?

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    I hadnt run for over a year, but am cycling at least 3 times a week (commute - 30 k each way!) Started running again a few weeks ago, but cross country up hill stuff, and after the first run my achilles hurt a lot - then the pain went away, and all was fine. Did another run and it has been bad for a week since. This is the first time this has happened to me - it has been suggested to me that due to the amount of cycling I do the tendons (or muscles) have shortened and the act of running is stretching them again - which is certainly how it feels. Any one else suffer with this?

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    Surly Crosscheck looks very nice indeed. Any other suggestions - need to be able to get it here in Italy as well

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    Cheers for the replies - I have found a rack from Tubus which appears to connect via the skewer, although I think there is a weight limit of 25 kg, which I figure is enough anyway.

    Just seen the new Kaffenback frames and I have to say I prefer the old version; any suggestions for a steel frame for touring?

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    So I have been given the go ahead to go for a mini tour next year (max 1 week!!!!, we have a young family!), and now I have starting thinking about which bike to use.

    I have already done a few one nighters close to home with the pompino; great but the pompino has obvious limitations. I have a 1st generation sliding dropout Inbred which I think would be ideal with the steel rigid fork and discs, but the problem is is that there are no rack eyelets at the bottom where the chain stays and seat stays meet!!

    The other idea is to get a new Kaffenback frame - I have most components at home - bars, wheels etc!!!

    I have a fair idea what I would like to do (the more expensive option of getting a new frame!!!!) But I would like to hear if anyone else has toured with the inbred with discs and what racks etc did they use.

    Many thanks

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