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Old 06-13-12, 07:29 PM   #1
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Hybrid touring

Has anyone done any touring on their hybrids,and if so how did it turn out for you?
I am planning a very small tour(2DAYS)to try and get the feel of things and if all goes well expand the length on the next one.I am attempting this on my Marin-Lucas Valley. I just got the rear cassette changed over for the long up hill climbs.
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Old 06-14-12, 08:59 AM   #2
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go on you tube and check out 'inexpensive touring bike' - there are a couple videos of how this hybrid is set up for touring you will enjoy (I did)
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I did the Katy Trail 2 years ago with my GT Virage. 180 miles in 4 days. The Katy is a pretty flat limestone Rails to Trails & a tremendously fun ride.
I have a riser bar with pretty long curved barends. I do ride a Brooks saddle. Everything was great. Am planing on doing it again this fall with the same bike.
I'm not good at knowing my ratios on my gears, but it is a triple front & 8 rear.
If you have any other questions, let me know & I'll try to answer to the best of my ability.
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Look at the photo galleries at Adventure Cycling. There are also plenty of YouTube videos about touring on all sorts of bikes. Yes, touring can most certainly be done on a hybrid. I haven't gone out on my new Wheeler 3700, but I have it set up with Topeak rear rack, tool bag, water bottle cages, etc. I can throw on panniers for touring as easily as my trunk bag for commuting.
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Oregon Coast sees all sorts of bikes being toured upon..
You just have to be comfortable enough to ride all day for a few weeks.
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i'm taking my hybrid on a 3 day tour soon! (some day after my century ride saturday, weather permitting...)

I don't like things on my bike that aren't essential or safety related, so I put together an ultra light backpack setup.

I went on to add a Sierra Cup recommended in the touring section of the forum to this kit to round it out a little. Still the whole thing weighs less than 13 pounds including shelter. I'm hoping that once I add my camera equipment, fill the bladder, and pack some light food, I can keep the whole pack under 20 pounds.

http://astoriahd.blogspot.com/2012/0...pack-gear.html
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