Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Touring Have a dream to ride a bike across your state, across the country, or around the world? Self-contained or fully supported? Trade ideas, adventures, and more in our bicycle touring forum.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-02-06, 02:43 PM   #1
surreal
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
surreal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: NJ
Bikes:
Posts: 3,084
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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,
-rob
surreal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-06, 02:59 PM   #2
amaferanga
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Scotland
Bikes:
Posts: 220
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
amaferanga is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-06, 08:45 PM   #3
Losligato
VWVagabonds.com
 
Losligato's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 587
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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

.
Losligato is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-06, 09:13 PM   #4
roadfix
hello
 
roadfix's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Los Angeles
Bikes:
Posts: 18,568
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
old mountain bike to commuter/tourer
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Super C large panniers.JPG (61.0 KB, 53 views)
roadfix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-06, 02:35 AM   #5
jcm
Gemutlichkeit
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 2,424
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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...
This pic doesn't show the Blackburn front racks.
http://i3.tinypic.com/x38p36.jpg
jcm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-06, 08:05 AM   #6
Miles2go
Zen Master
 
Miles2go's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: On the water in Western Washington
Bikes: More than a few.
Posts: 859
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.

Cheers,
__________________
Ron - Washington
The Loaded Touring Bike - Photo Gallery
Since 2005 - Worldwide - No Ads - Just Inspiration
Miles2go is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-06, 01:50 PM   #7
surreal
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
surreal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: NJ
Bikes:
Posts: 3,084
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
thank you all so much for the inspiration! those are some pretty nice bikes, above, imo. anyone else got any?

thanks again,
-rob
surreal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-06, 05:44 PM   #8
Tom Stormcrowe
Out fishing with Annie on his lap, a cigar in one hand and a ginger ale in the other, watching the sunset.
 
Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: South Florida
Bikes: Techna Wheelchair and a Sun EZ 3 Recumbent Trike
Posts: 16,120
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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,
-rob
Here ya go! It's a bit of a bad pic, but what can I say from a Phone Camera~
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Pic 18jpg-2.jpg (18.3 KB, 27 views)
__________________
. “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant
Tom Stormcrowe is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:28 AM.