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Old 08-28-10, 10:52 AM   #1
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My Surly LHT with the BoB Yak 28

This is my Surly LHT with the BoB Yak 28 on it. It tracks very well easy going up most of the hills around here.But going down them you can get way to fast you have to watch out.

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That is one loaded LHT...
Take it easy our there with that trailer... I've been following (online) Janeen as she does the TA to raise money for Livestrong and she started in May and fell on a downhill with a Bob trailer due to that very same thing... she just restarted trip 1st of Aug. she does not have an LHT.... just for the record

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I met a man in a campsite this past summer who had a full set of panniers and a Burley Nomad trailer. Couldn't imagine what he was carrying. Then he pulled out a full sized roll of paper towels.

I hope you have a good granny gear for going up hills, and good brakes for coming down.
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I met a man in a campsite this past summer who had a full set of panniers and a Burley Nomad trailer. Couldn't imagine what he was carrying. Then he pulled out a full sized roll of paper towels.

I hope you have a good granny gear for going up hills, and good brakes for coming down.
My gears for the crank are 22,32,44t and on the rear are 11-34t I use kool stops pads and they seem to work well so far.
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My gears for the crank are 22,32,44t and on the rear are 11-34t I use kool stops pads and they seem to work well so far.
How much weight are carrying/pulling ?
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In all it's about 70 lbs that's with food and water.
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Where's the satellite dish?

Just kidding. Good luck on your tour. What's your route and what kind of progress are you expecting?
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I'm doing the same thing with a LHT and a bob trailer. I am going to throw a few big things like the sleeping bag on the rear rack and everything else in the trailer. I don't know why you need that much space. First thing I thought when I saw that was.... holy moly that must be hard to pedal.

and by the way, the bob trailer only cat tails at high speeds when you pack it wrong. If the weight inside is evenly distributed and not off balance, it should be fine. Bob's can rocket downhill since it drafts behind you and pushes you down
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I'm doing the same thing with a LHT and a bob trailer. I am going to throw a few big things like the sleeping bag on the rear rack and everything else in the trailer. I don't know why you need that much space. First thing I thought when I saw that was.... holy moly that must be hard to pedal.

and by the way, the bob trailer only cat tails at high speeds when you pack it wrong. If the weight inside is evenly distributed and not off balance, it should be fine. Bob's can rocket downhill since it drafts behind you and pushes you down
If you do get the BoB Yak be sure and read it good it will tell you don't go over 25 mph with it.You can get hurt if not careful.I am in no hurry while I am on tour with my LHT.I'm not in to racing.lol I go about 10 to 18 mph and that's a good speed for me.
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If you do get the BoB Yak be sure and read it good it will tell you don't go over 25 mph with it.You can get hurt if not careful.I am in no hurry while I am on tour with my LHT.I'm not in to racing.lol I go about 10 to 18 mph and that's a good speed for me.
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Thanks that's why I am not in a hurry lol.
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