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    ok, post your mtn-to-tour bike pics if ya got 'em

    hello. i was just reading the thread entitled "Stupid new guy question #1 - Convert Mountain Bike to Road/Touring bike", and i found it pretty interesting, b/c i'm working on a mtn bike to touring/randonee bike conversion, and i thought it might be inspirational to see some pics of such rigs.

    anyone feel like coming thru?

    tia,
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    We made ours out of 1980s Mt. Bikes. Mine is a Specialized Rockhopper Comp ($29 at a Thrift Store) and hers is a KHS with Deore XT ($14.99 at a Thrift Store). To read more about the conversion to Touring Bikes click here

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    old mountain bike to commuter/tourer
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    There are more hard points on this 1988 Trek 830 than on my 520! Longer chainstays and much longer overall. Very comfortable on long day trips out to 80 miles. I haven't toured yet but I keep threatening...
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    There are a number of mountain bikes converted to touring duty rigs here: http://www.fullyloadedtouring.com

    Amanda and Richard... I'm surprised you haven't submitted to the bike collection. Certainly you to must have a couple of qualifying pics and getting in gives you another jumping off point for your journal, from the links page.

    And yes, it's pretty easy to find an older mtb with rack eyelets for about $50 or so.

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    thank you all so much for the inspiration! those are some pretty nice bikes, above, imo. anyone else got any?

    thanks again,
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    Quote Originally Posted by surreal
    thank you all so much for the inspiration! those are some pretty nice bikes, above, imo. anyone else got any?

    thanks again,
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    Here ya go! It's a bit of a bad pic, but what can I say from a Phone Camera~
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