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    rist time cross country bike ride need advice

    hello everybody.i bought my first road bike a year ago and now im hooked.
    i want to go to from san fransisco bay to southern california down hwy 1.
    stopping every once ina while im going to be camping out for about 1 week.
    im going with two friends and its also their first time.
    -what tools should i bring?
    -how should i rig up my bike to support weight evenly?
    -im going to be rollin a fixed gear/ss on a motobecane super mirage
    thanks

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    check out http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/

    lots of good info and fun journals of folks on tours.

    There's also a book "Bicyling the Pacific Coast" http://www.amazon.com/Bicycling-Paci.../dp/089886562X
    I've read it. Never done it myself. Maybe in a year or two.

    Must have tools: pump or co2, tubes, patch kit, extra chain links, multi-tool that has 5, 6mm hex wrench, screwdriver, chaintool

    I don't think the moto super mirage is drilled to take a front rack. There's a rack on amazon that mounts onto forks without braze on. Do a google search for it. I've read that some panniers like Orlieb don't fasten too well on this though. Maybe you might want to get a new fork that is drilled for a front rack? Try getting a low rider rack not the top mount one. Lower center of gravity is best for handling.

    You want to distribute weight about 60% in the back and 40% in the front.

    Post your photos on Crazyguy when you are done.
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    go to mapmyride.com and type in first time tour half moon bay-slo
    to see what you think and maibe you can give us some advice about the hills and other things to worry about

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