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 03-16-11, 08:58 AM   #301
Sixty Fiver
Bicycle Repair Man !!!
 
Sixty Fiver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: YEG
Bikes: See my sig...
Posts: 27,255
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by aceofspaids View Post
what stem is that?
Nitto Technomic ?
Sixty Fiver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-11, 09:02 AM   #302
Sixty Fiver
Bicycle Repair Man !!!
 
Sixty Fiver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: YEG
Bikes: See my sig...
Posts: 27,255
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
My Norco Katmandu on Sunday... with 70 pounds of picnic gear.



Sixty Fiver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-11, 09:17 AM   #303
rodar y rodar
weirdo
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Reno, NV
Bikes:
Posts: 1,962
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
My Norco Katmandu on Sunday... with 70 pounds of picnic gear.
65er, maybe a set of Ti skewers would keep you from sinking in like that.
No, wait- carbon fiber lawnchairs?
rodar y rodar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-11, 10:25 AM   #304
countrydirt
Occasional poster
 
countrydirt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Pueblo, CO
Bikes: Miyata Trail, Giant Kronos
Posts: 287
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Miyata Trail Runner

I am almost completed with my build. The donor bike is a Miyata Trail Runner - circa 1986 or so. I have added a rear rack (from my parts bin), front rack (Tubus Ergo from Wayne at the touring store ), Brooks B-17 from a previous bike - I have had it for 5 years, Serfas fenders, Schwalbe Marathon Duremes, bar ends and handlebar tape. My total outlay for the bike - not counting parts and pieces I already had -is around $350.







I am an agriculture teacher, so these pictures were taken in my shop. I just added the fenders this morning.
countrydirt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-11, 10:35 AM   #305
Chris_in_Miami
Senior Member
 
Chris_in_Miami's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 4,517
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Very nice Miyata, looking good!
Chris_in_Miami is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-11, 09:20 PM   #306
jakbikesdc
Senior Member
 
jakbikesdc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: WesternSlopeCO
Bikes:
Posts: 184
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Here's my '00 GT rebound converted into touring/firepath configuration: http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4086/...765430ff_b.jpg

Then further, I converted this GT into its final form...the GT-X:
A great application for older 80's 90's '00s mtbks.
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5059/...68821e5f_z.jpg

Step 1 in a conversion would be to rid yourself of any front fork shox..unless you have a Marzocchi Z fork. In that case, keep it for something else.

My GT is running the surly 1x1 fork now...great for absorbing some road inconsistencies when my frame is 7005 aluminum
jakbikesdc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-11, 12:06 PM   #307
phughes
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Bikes:
Posts: 524
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by aceofspaids View Post
what stem is that?
Yes it is the Nitto Technomic. The Ross takes a smaller diameter quill though. I had to shave down the stem for it to fit into the fork tube. I used a metal file, sandpaper and then finished it off with polishing compound. It polished nicely so it looked nice when I was finished. I didn't realize it used a smaller diameter stem when I ordered it and decided to make it work.
phughes is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-11, 03:52 PM   #308
wiiiim
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Belgium
Bikes:
Posts: 143
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
my mountain bike! some Belgian brand, i cant remember the exact name right now, picked it up 2nd hand cheap, drove it for 5 months in South America
no front paniers, just barely enough space, but still self sufficient (tent, cooker, clothes, food, ..)



notice the 2 extra bottle carriers on the front, home made (in La Paz) with some aluminium and a drain pipe, ,held for a good 5000 km on some really bad roads, very handy for crossing some desert sections in Bolivia/Northern Argentina
after that i used it to store my breakfast



closeup, Bolivian bag for the map/camera/.., the big knife was a gift from an Argentinian, very nice when making lunch



this is my brother on a Trek mountainbike, front rack is homemade (he is pro), front paniers are actually the size of rear paniers, heavily loaded
on the picture, the climb from La Paz to La Cumbre (4700m)
wiiiim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-11, 07:41 PM   #309
wahoonc
Senior Member
 
wahoonc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: On the road-USA
Bikes: Giant Excursion, Raleigh Sports, Raleigh R.S.W. Compact, Motobecane? and about 20 more! OMG
Posts: 16,687
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Here is a updated picture of mine...still missing a few critical components But it is gaining ground on the build.

Aaron



__________________
Webshots is bailing out, if you find any of my posts with corrupt picture files and want to see them corrected please let me know. :(

ISO: A late 1980's Giant Iguana MTB frameset (or complete bike) 23" Red with yellow graphics.

"Cycling should be a way of life, not a hobby.
RIDE, YOU FOOL, RIDE!"
_Nicodemus

"Steel: nearly a thousand years of metallurgical development
Aluminum: barely a hundred
Which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?"
_krazygluon
wahoonc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-11, 09:18 PM   #310
Chris_in_Miami
Senior Member
 
Chris_in_Miami's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 4,517
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Nice adaptations and great photos wiiiim! Would those front bottle mounts also work for carrying a pair of pinguinos?
Chris_in_Miami is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-11, 10:14 PM   #311
Sixty Fiver
Bicycle Repair Man !!!
 
Sixty Fiver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: YEG
Bikes: See my sig...
Posts: 27,255
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by rodar y rodar View Post
65er, maybe a set of Ti skewers would keep you from sinking in like that.
No, wait- carbon fiber lawnchairs?
I need to make a ski bike... lol
Sixty Fiver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-11, 05:36 AM   #312
DW99
Senior Lurker, mostly.
 
DW99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Mid Missouri.
Bikes: '02 Raleigh C40, '10 Fuji Touring, and a refurbished '82 (I think) Motobecane Grand Touring
Posts: 243
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
[QUOTE=jakbikesdc;12672257]Here's my '00 GT rebound converted into touring/firepath configuration: http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4086/...765430ff_b.jpg

Off topic, but I think I know that tree! Looks like the Champion Burr Oak just off the Katy Trail near Huntsdale.

Nice job on the bike, the Giant looks perfect for what you have done with it.
DW99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-11, 09:19 AM   #313
Chris_in_Miami
Senior Member
 
Chris_in_Miami's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 4,517
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by jakbikesdc View Post
Here's my '00 GT rebound converted into touring/firepath configuration:

Then further, I converted this GT into its final form...the GT-X:
A great application for older 80's 90's '00s mtbks.
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5059/...68821e5f_z.jpg

Step 1 in a conversion would be to rid yourself of any front fork shox..unless you have a Marzocchi Z fork. In that case, keep it for something else.

My GT is running the surly 1x1 fork now...great for absorbing some road inconsistencies when my frame is 7005 aluminum
I love that GT, looks like a very versatile bike!
Chris_in_Miami is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-11, 09:29 AM   #314
Sixty Fiver
Bicycle Repair Man !!!
 
Sixty Fiver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: YEG
Bikes: See my sig...
Posts: 27,255
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
From winter mode...



To summer mode... fitted Schwalbe Silentos (awesome tyres) and went with a dual drive which turns my 3 speed AG hub into a 6 speed with a nicer range and even steps.

Sixty Fiver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-11, 11:23 AM   #315
Oil_LOL
Green Tea Lemonade
 
Oil_LOL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Highland Park, NJ
Bikes:
Posts: 369
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
65er... are those trekking bars? With road levers? Also, what size is that crank?
Oil_LOL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-11, 01:04 PM   #316
Sixty Fiver
Bicycle Repair Man !!!
 
Sixty Fiver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: YEG
Bikes: See my sig...
Posts: 27,255
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oil_LOL View Post
65er... are those trekking bars? With road levers? Also, what size is that crank?
Trekking bars with 105 road levers, the 3 speed shifter is right at my fingertips as it is mounted just below the lever.

Crank is a Sugino with 175mm arms with a 40 tooth chain ring... the new gearing range is now tour worthy if one was to stick to the prairies.

Now running an 18/22 driver in the rear which gives me a 35-76 gear inch range... this shows a 16/18.


Last edited by Sixty Fiver; 05-26-11 at 01:10 PM.
Sixty Fiver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-11, 03:35 PM   #317
CVB
Senior Member
 
CVB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Raleigh, NC
Bikes: '87 Trek Elance, '87 Nishiki Cascade, '86 Schwinn Sierra, '97 Specialized Stumpjumper, '84 Fuji Del Rey, '86? Peugeot mixte
Posts: 121
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Some great bikes on here! Lots of these inspired me to set up my old bike from high school days for touring:


It's a 1986(?) Schwinn Sierra, completely stock except for the trekking bars, fenders, rack, and the cheap saddle. In the background is my wife's used Giant Rincon, zero mods except for the rack and narrower tires. Grocery bag panniers b/c that's what we had.

This is my first touring bike and I just took it out for my first overnight bike tour. Just a simple 25 mile round trip through a local state park. Great fun. Can't wait for the next one!

Last edited by CVB; 05-26-11 at 03:37 PM. Reason: late addition
CVB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-11, 08:46 AM   #318
Medic Zero
Senior Member
 
Medic Zero's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Seattle
Bikes: Old steel GT's, for touring and commuting
Posts: 2,179
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Okay to cross post? I posted this first in "Pics of your loaded touring bike", but my old GT is truly a converted MTB. Every now and then she gets out on a light trail, but almost every day she rides the city either to work and back or on errands or visiting friends. Sometimes used for bike camping trips and touring of 2-7 days.

This is trying out a shopping experiment. I have all these different military surplus rubberized bags kicking around and a bunch of milsurp leather straps. It turns out they all fit inside each other and make a nice little bundle that I clipped a shoulder strap to. Sometimes it rides bungeed to the rear deck, and sometimes I unfasten it and toss it in my Basil, although it is a little heavy for that. My Chrome Metropolis is so huge that the bundle of bags still leaves a fair amount of usable space and is comfortable to wear.

When not in use it is a more compact and centered load than another empty pannier. On a trip like today to a bike shop and a thrift store and not sure what all I was going to have to portage home the flexibility of adding one, two or three bags was nice. Under the one alongside the wheel is actually another rubber bag a little smaller than that one.



The bike is in transition at the moment. Fenders are off while I change the hardware on them, front rack is off temporarily and I'm not sure about the Gatorskins yet. I love them commuting to work, but find them a little limiting and think I would prefer a nice 1.5, maybe Schwalbe Marathons if they come in that size for bike camping and short tours. Everyone seems to regard those highly, although I like Continentals.
Medic Zero is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-11, 08:45 PM   #319
surreal
Senior Member
 
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)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chris_in_Miami View Post

Chris,
I love your bike.I think you've told me before on the mech forum, but what front rack is that? I need one.

-rob
surreal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-11, 09:10 PM   #320
brooklyn_bike
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 356
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
also cross posted from C&V:

i recently built up a 1982 stumpjumper i scored at the east village flea market in an XO-1 style touring bike. i just bought a sugino triple crankset and have some suntour cyclone longcage derailleurs and front rack i need to install. its a really wonderful and different type of ride compared to my other dedicated touring bike (miyata 610) i see the advantages wider 26" wheels can make and bar end shifters are nice. i might still prefer the miyata on really long trips with nice paved roads but its quickly becoming one of my favorite all arounder especially for rain / snow / trails. i've done a few half century rides with it so far.

i'm doing a tour with friends from brooklyn to montreal next month so i'll need to decide which bike to take:

[IMG]
stumpjumper by brooklyn_bike, on Flickr[/IMG]
brooklyn_bike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-11, 09:34 PM   #321
Chris_in_Miami
Senior Member
 
Chris_in_Miami's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 4,517
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by surreal View Post
Chris,
I love your bike.I think you've told me before on the mech forum, but what front rack is that? I need one.

-rob
Thanks Rob,

The rack is a Sunlite-branded version of the one Nashbar also sells. It's perfect for a sleeping bag or other light loads, but I've always been wary about putting too much stress on the canti studs.

Every now and then I go overboard:

Chris_in_Miami is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-11, 09:50 PM   #322
voj112
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Bikes:
Posts: 28
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Giant Rincon frame and fork. Everything else is not stock.
voj112 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-11, 10:59 PM   #323
Sam Tully
Sambo
 
Sam Tully's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Brisbane
Bikes:
Posts: 66
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My Shogun Trail Breaker, has been excellent, it even comes with extra long rear triangle so your feet don't hit the rear panniers and front fork eyelets for a rack are all standard. It just hangs ther in the shed now collecting dust due to me buying a Surly Lht as I needed a larger bike. I still stuck with the 26" tyres as this size makes the best alround tourer i believe.
Cheers
Sam
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Bike 1.jpg (97.8 KB, 173 views)
Sam Tully is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-11, 05:10 AM   #324
surreal
Senior Member
 
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)
Sam,
your bike looks awesome! Nice job.

Chris in miami: thx for the lead on the rack. I'd want to run it mostly for a lightweight bag in addition to some low-riders. Load on a rack like that, i agree, should be minimal. What was in the big black box?
-rob
surreal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-11, 08:59 AM   #325
Chris_in_Miami
Senior Member
 
Chris_in_Miami's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 4,517
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by surreal View Post
Sam,
your bike looks awesome! Nice job.

Chris in miami: thx for the lead on the rack. I'd want to run it mostly for a lightweight bag in addition to some low-riders. Load on a rack like that, i agree, should be minimal. What was in the big black box?
-rob
It was a Maestro Echoplex - a vintage guitar/audio tape delay effect that I picked up at an antique show. It made the steering interesting...
Chris_in_Miami 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 11:53 AM.