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Old 11-13-12, 10:02 PM   #2826
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my first touring attempt... almost set up but not quite finished yet
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Old 11-13-12, 10:27 PM   #2827
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my first touring attempt... almost set up but not quite finished yet
awesome set up. maybe just a matter of refining the packing solution.
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Old 11-14-12, 08:53 AM   #2828
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Old 11-17-12, 07:47 PM   #2829
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My loaded disk trucker, from last weeks trip from Key largo to Key West and back
What kind of handlebar organizer are you using to hold the two computers?
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Old 11-17-12, 08:28 PM   #2830
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What kind of handlebar organizer are you using to hold the two computers?
I just installed 2 stems and made a bare from a piece of 1" aluminum, I'll See if I've got a better pic
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Old 11-18-12, 09:30 AM   #2831
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Ready for my first tour ever, Tallahassee to Orlando to meet up with the fam for thanksgiving.
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Old 11-18-12, 10:03 AM   #2832
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I just installed 2 stems and made a bare from a piece of 1" aluminum
Oh, a second stem...that's smart. Unfortunately it wouldn't work with my cantilever breaks, but that's an interesting solution.
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Old 11-19-12, 09:55 AM   #2833
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Oh, a second stem...that's smart. Unfortunately it wouldn't work with my cantilever breaks, but that's an interesting solution.
It will work with cantilever brakes. Just drill a couple of holes through the second stem for cable routing.

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Old 11-19-12, 10:22 AM   #2834
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Yep, a hole through the stem does the trick:
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Old 11-21-12, 02:49 AM   #2835
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My 1981 Univega Specialissima, outfitted with fairly modern components.

Heading south, SF-->LA tour.



Unfortunately the best close up shot I have fully loaded, this was somewhere in the Santa Cruz forest, guerrilla/'stealth' camping for the night.

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Old 11-21-12, 10:46 AM   #2836
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First trip with the new LHT : ) actually my first overnight trip outside of a hotel.

I would love to take my dog with me :') but she's 80 lbs
Hi there, I'm looking for a frame pump that would fit my 58cm LHT, similar to yours. What kind of pump is that one? Thanks.
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Old 11-24-12, 01:05 PM   #2837
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Hi there, I'm looking for a frame pump that would fit my 58cm LHT, similar to yours. What kind of pump is that one? Thanks.
Hi Brazuca - My husband has one of these on one of his bikes. Topeak has a great frame pump; made of aluminium so it's light and won't rust. Just be aware that it comes in three sizes so you should get the one that fits the size of your frame.
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Old 11-24-12, 02:57 PM   #2838
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Hi there, I'm looking for a frame pump that would fit my 58cm LHT, similar to yours. What kind of pump is that one? Thanks.
That one is actually the park tool one that is adjustable. I should most definitely fit a 58 cm frame, but I haven't used it yet, so I can't say first hand how well it works. I also caution that the handle is a plastic swing arm that, if it breaks would prevent the mechanism to lock it to the frame from working. I'm OK with this and would end up just throwing it in my bag. Just a warning though : ) feels durable enough to me.
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Old 11-24-12, 10:36 PM   #2839
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Old 11-25-12, 08:52 AM   #2840
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Fantasminha, I don`t think your attatchment worked (or maybe my computer just doesn`t read the format).

I remember you from a thread you started in the regional sections. How did your summer riding go? I hope you found some nice routes that you enjoy!
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Old 11-25-12, 01:03 PM   #2841
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'Electric Surly' @ Rottsnest Island, Western Australia (awesome place BTW)



"Troll and Gnomes" @ Collie, Western Australia (current setup, 2 panniers)



Working on a 3rd version of the bike now for my spring adventures. Need to build myself a custom front rack set.
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Old 11-25-12, 11:46 PM   #2842
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Found this early '80s Bianchi Randonneur on craigslist for $100. Sketchy black rattlecan paint job. Frame was out of alignment & lots of janky parts. Did some research & found out it had one of the recall forks, had to replace with a cheapo crmo hybrid fork. I got it re-aligned & swapped in a mishmash of my extra parts, bought some fenders, racks, and now everything works perfect & it is killer...I am ready for some missions! First loaded test ride in camping configuration, Baby Taylor acoustic bungee'd to the NDS. Front rack: Old man mountain; Rear rack: Jandd expedition

I'm in love with your bike. I don't know why. Perhaps because I, too, am a purveyor of electric green handlebar tape?
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Old 11-26-12, 03:32 PM   #2843
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Fantasminha, I don`t think your attatchment worked (or maybe my computer just doesn`t read the format).

I remember you from a thread you started in the regional sections. How did your summer riding go? I hope you found some nice routes that you enjoy!
Yes! We ride weekly from our house in South Reno to Verdi to buy a lotto ticket. I wanted to try the Mendon route this weekend but in the end I had too much to do and we couldn't get as much cycling in as we had hoped. But I'm still keen to try it -- it sound fab. We also go to up Geiger Grade towards Virginia City. We haven't made it yet all the way to VC yet (we run out of time), but I'm still determined! I find that I'm out of patience trying to figure out how to upload photos so that they look decent. Is there an instruction sheet?
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Old 11-27-12, 04:15 AM   #2844
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Well, I`m glad you found yourselves some nice riding. As for loading pics, I would help you out if I could, but every time I do it is a new adventure in hoping and guessing, so pretty much the same as you. Sometimes your luck is in, sometimes not
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Old 11-28-12, 05:42 AM   #2845
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A pic of my 2011 Salsa Vaya in Ohiopyle this past fall. Maybe not a traditional touring bike, but in my humble opinion, it is the most versatile bike on the market.

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Old 11-28-12, 06:15 AM   #2846
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Diy handlebar bag and device mount



Interesting subject and there are quite a few way's of working around the problem depending on the type of stem and room available. A diy mount similar to the spendy Nitto lampholder can be made from old Cinelli Spinaci clamps or the many copies available!

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It will work with cantilever brakes. Just drill a couple of holes through the second stem for cable routing.

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Oh, a second stem...that's smart. Unfortunately it wouldn't work with my cantilever breaks, but that's an interesting solution.
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Old 11-30-12, 04:05 PM   #2847
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Thank you juggleaddict. I found it on line.
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Old 11-30-12, 04:07 PM   #2848
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Thank you fantasminha for the reply and the tip, I will look for both pumps the Topeak and the Park Tool.
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0 load for now, but maybe one day on my "new" build using a 2009 Surly Travelers Check frame

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I have the same Park Tool pump on my Soma Saga. I don't like it at all, but it works. I much prefer the old Zefal HP that I keep on the Fuji Del Rey.
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