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Forum: Touring 07-23-16, 08:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,435
Posted By mtn.cyclist
I have a Motobecane Fantom Cross Ti. Light,...

I have a Motobecane Fantom Cross Ti. Light, comfortable, full Ultegra, disc brakes, takes rear rack and fenders, suitable wheels. I bought this used but you can get a new one from bikesdirect.com on...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-26-16, 09:24 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 8,919
Posted By mtn.cyclist
I think this format is pretty dated and is a turn...

I think this format is pretty dated and is a turn off for some people, including me. I have to say, I have dealt with some really rude and closed minded people and that keeps me away. I think I'm...
Forum: Touring 06-21-16, 09:56 AM
Replies: 566
Views: 19,177
Posted By mtn.cyclist
Wow. Let me assure you I'm not criticizing what...

Wow. Let me assure you I'm not criticizing what you are doing. I own and ride a steel touring bike. I own and have used front and rear racks and 2 sets of panniers. The issue was whether there are...
Forum: Touring 06-19-16, 10:13 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 19,177
Posted By mtn.cyclist
I can't believe you would post something like...

I can't believe you would post something like that on a public forum.
Forum: Touring 06-19-16, 10:12 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 19,177
Posted By mtn.cyclist
So your saying that if I don't use racks and...

So your saying that if I don't use racks and panniers I'm not touring? Or that riding the Trans Am route or the Tour Divide route is touring only if you do it slowly? I carry a two person tent when I...
Forum: Touring 06-19-16, 09:40 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 19,177
Posted By mtn.cyclist
Yes I do completely realize that any bicycle...

Yes I do completely realize that any bicycle purchase is a choice. That's not the issue I'm discussing. My point is that there are carbon fiber bikes perfectly capable of loaded touring. I'm not...
Forum: Touring 06-19-16, 08:27 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 19,177
Posted By mtn.cyclist
Let me rephrase that in a way that doesn't sound...

Let me rephrase that in a way that doesn't sound so challenging. The Tour Divide and TransAm bikes are loaded, though ultralight no doubt. The main reason these riders travel so lightly loaded is...
Forum: Touring 06-19-16, 08:10 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 19,177
Posted By mtn.cyclist
Check out the current Tour Divide and...

Check out the current Tour Divide and Transamerica bikes. Mostly ti or CF. There are some steel bikes but definitely not the weapon of choice and for good reason. Steel offers no advantages for...
Forum: Touring 06-19-16, 05:26 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 19,177
Posted By mtn.cyclist
The Salsa Cutthroat is full carbon. About $3000....

The Salsa Cutthroat is full carbon. About $3000. Is there anyone that is willing to suggest this is not a touring bike? And is there anyone who would question it's reliability?

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Forum: Touring 06-17-16, 10:12 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 19,177
Posted By mtn.cyclist
Lael Wilcox's Ruby. Definitely CF, definitely a...

Lael Wilcox's Ruby. Definitely CF, definitely a touring situation.

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Forum: Touring 06-17-16, 10:06 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 19,177
Posted By mtn.cyclist
Mike Hall did some touring on a CF bike. ...

Mike Hall did some touring on a CF bike.

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Forum: Touring 06-17-16, 09:49 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,179
Posted By mtn.cyclist
I built my AWOL from various parts I bought or...

I built my AWOL from various parts I bought or already had. Nothing unusual or special and I have no compatibility problems. I weigh 200 pounds and it rides solidly loaded or unloaded. No flex or...
Forum: Touring 06-17-16, 09:37 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 19,177
Posted By mtn.cyclist
Through out this thread I have not figured out...

Through out this thread I have not figured out what the bottom line is. CF bikes are as good for any given application as other materials. Mountain bikes, tandems, CX bikes are made of CF because it...
Forum: Touring 06-16-16, 09:02 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 19,177
Posted By mtn.cyclist
You gladly missed the point. I wouldn't ride my...

You gladly missed the point. I wouldn't ride my Solano on the Kokopelli Trial, it is totally unsuitable for that. On the other hand, I could easily tour on pavement riding a mountain bike. My point...
Forum: Touring 06-16-16, 08:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 760
Posted By mtn.cyclist
I use front and rear Old Man Mountain racks. Bolt...

I use front and rear Old Man Mountain racks. Bolt on model. I have threaded eyelets on the dropouts. I add a lock washer and bolt on back and I use blue Locktite on the threads. No problems there. I...
Forum: Touring 06-16-16, 08:07 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,179
Posted By mtn.cyclist
Very nice!

Very nice!
Forum: Touring 06-16-16, 08:00 AM
Replies: 566
Views: 19,177
Posted By mtn.cyclist
"Touring" is a verb....something you DO. You can...

"Touring" is a verb....something you DO. You can DO it on any bike you want. If you tour, the bike you're riding is a touring bike. I have "toured" on my Litespeed Solano, Specialized AWOL, and...
Forum: Touring 06-16-16, 07:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By mtn.cyclist
I shipped a bike from Lexington, KY to Cocoa...

I shipped a bike from Lexington, KY to Cocoa Beach, FL this week using Bikeflights. It cost $46.00. Fed Ex picked it up and delivered in 2 days. A bike shop packed the bike for $50, the receiving...
Forum: Touring 06-08-16, 08:06 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 4,858
Posted By mtn.cyclist
I'm not sure how this thread got on the subject...

I'm not sure how this thread got on the subject of blue jeans but I would never take them on a bike tour. There are too many better options.
Forum: Road Cycling 06-05-16, 05:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 160
Posted By mtn.cyclist
I just bought my GF a synapse. I have a Synapse,...

I just bought my GF a synapse. I have a Synapse, my second. I don't know much about the Felt but I would definitely buy the Synapse.
Forum: Touring 06-04-16, 05:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 470
Posted By mtn.cyclist
I toured in southern Utah last June. 85 degrees...

I toured in southern Utah last June. 85 degrees during the day, 35 degrees at night. I had a light down sweater and was glad I did. It stuffs down very small and is really warm. I pack it on every...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-03-16, 03:39 PM
Replies: 25,642
Views: 14,399,133
Posted By mtn.cyclist
This is my 2006 Litespeed Solano frame with full...

This is my 2006 Litespeed Solano frame with full Shimano 105 11 speed components and Ultegra wheels.


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Forum: Touring 05-29-16, 03:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 920
Posted By mtn.cyclist
I don't think 2" tires are necessary for Rt....

I don't think 2" tires are necessary for Rt. 66.
Forum: Touring 05-28-16, 07:51 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,179
Posted By mtn.cyclist
I love my AWOL. 523953

I love my AWOL.

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Forum: Touring 05-25-16, 08:49 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,754
Posted By mtn.cyclist
I tour in walkable mt. bike shoe with recessed...

I tour in walkable mt. bike shoe with recessed cleats. They could function fine for lighter walking. I do like to get out of those to give my feet a change and to let the shoes air out. I take either...
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