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    I so wish I would have gotten my Surly LHT with the couplers. Nice ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pepox369 View Post
    So many nice set ups in here! But 99% of the bikes have drop bars.. what kind of touring do you guys actually do? I ask because, my bike that I am setting up for touring has trekking bars which allow me to be low to just pedal and go, or high to have a very upright position and admire the place I may be riding thru.
    This has been covered before, but maybe hard to find in a search. Basically N. American riders prefer to use drop bars while European riders seem to not prefer them, on their touring rigs. Simply what we're accustomed to using. Generally fitment is less aggressive on the tourers than what a roadie's set up is. Butterfly (trekking) handle bars are becoming more popular in recent years.

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    +1 for the NRS strap!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BLUMEANIE View Post
    2009 Nashbar Touring Frame

    Deore crank arms and rear der. XT hubs and front der. Mavic hoops, Cane Creek headset and levers and Shimano shifters.

    Bigger pics - http://www.flickr.com/photos/ericdif...7622744172249/




    +1 for the NRS strap

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    Only pic I took of my bike while on my first tour this year! It was after falling over while clipped in on a small hill.


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    Are you okay?
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    Bent your seatpost stevo...

    But really, are you okay?
    The sun'll come out tomorrow.

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    Yeah, no injuries!

    I was trying to squeeze past the parked semi while going 1km/hour, but there was less than a foot of concrete between the semi and the little hill. I was massively paranoid because it was the same stretch of road in Thailand where that British bicycle touring couple were hit and killed.

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    handle bars

    nice setup. I like the collapsible frame. The handle bars aren't stock - what brand are they

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    rwwf, who are you addressing? Are you talking about my Surly LHT Deluxe (that has butterfly handle bars) as opposed to drop bars?

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    This is my lightly loaded Marin Four Corners Touring Bike. I don't think I'll ever ride it much more laden than this (with the exception of more food) because I'm also a backpacker; all my gear is very light, compact, and transitions between backpacking and touring very well. I've modified the cockpit drastically since this photo. Now the bike has bull-bars and Paul Reverse Levers which allowed me to switch over to v-brakes instead of cantis (which I hated for many reasons). This photo was taken on a short two-day ride around Lake Tahoe with my wife. This was my first time to Tahoe and I highly recommend riding around it. Two-days is very leisurely as the whole trip around the lake is only 70 miles or so, allowing much time to stop along the shore and take in the views and relax. There is just one "bike-in/walk-in" campground around the lake which we did use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by urbanescapee View Post
    This is my lightly loaded Marin Four Corners Touring Bike. I don't think I'll ever ride it much more laden than this (with the exception of more food) because I'm also a backpacker; all my gear is very light, compact, and transitions between backpacking and touring very well. I've modified the cockpit drastically since this photo. Now the bike has bull-bars and Paul Reverse Levers which allowed me to switch over to v-brakes instead of cantis (which I hated for many reasons). This photo was taken on a short two-day ride around Lake Tahoe with my wife. This was my first time to Tahoe and I highly recommend riding around it. Two-days is very leisurely as the whole trip around the lake is only 70 miles or so, allowing much time to stop along the shore and take in the views and relax. There is just one "bike-in/walk-in" campground around the lake which we did use.

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    Good to know about Tahoe, we just got our orders to move that way, East of Sacramento in August. Areas look great out that way.

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    latest reiteration of touring bike setup. just back from a quick tour, getting ready to extend it as the weather gets warmer, around here theres still plenty of snow in the backcountry.

    bike snow II.jpg fully loaded and ready for camping. bike ultralite.jpg
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    My road bike set up for a light weekend tour - bolted on the rack from my commuter, a cheap pannier on the left, sleeping bag wrapped in a waterproof bike cover wrapped in a plastic bag on the right. 12 other fellows, free choice of the route and pace, sunny weather, a "game" of "carry an egg 100 km without it breaking on a bike". 150 km total distance, most of it on paved roads but also 30 km or so on gravel. I didn't even bother to swap my 23 mm tires for 28 mm ones. https://picasaweb.google.com/1057095...eat=directlink

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    Here is my Tern Link C7 folding bike with a rack and panniers for its first ride semi-loaded.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shurin View Post
    12 other fellows, free choice of the route and pace, sunny weather, a "game" of "carry an egg 100 km without it breaking on a bike".
    Sounds like an interresting game! Pretty bike, too
    Warning: I`ve got a 24t granny ring and I ain`t afraid to use it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodar y rodar View Post
    Sounds like an interresting game! Pretty bike, too
    Thanks! This is the 1. day route: http://app.strava.com/activities/53453329 In the evening my battery died so no complete log.

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    have i posted here?


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    Bmike, I`m curious about your "knee clearance". With that roll on top of your DT (top pic), do your knees brush the cargo and it just doesn`t bother you, or does everything clear? I tried (briefly) riding with a load under my TT and the slight contact with each pedal stroke drove me bonkers. I`m not sure if I`m just overly sensitive to that or if my odd leg positioning is to blame. I`m on the verge of being able to ditch the panniers for nice weather weekends, and being able to stash a little bit in the front triangle would probably be enough to make that happen.
    Warning: I`ve got a 24t granny ring and I ain`t afraid to use it!

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    Re clearance, I've often wondered about that too, I am certain that any rubbing would drive me bonkers too....
    That said, I am still really intrigued by the ultralight approach, especially for a trip on singletrack or fireroads, it just looks like heaps of fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodar y rodar View Post
    Bmike, I`m curious about your "knee clearance". With that roll on top of your DT (top pic), do your knees brush the cargo and it just doesn`t bother you, or does everything clear? I tried (briefly) riding with a load under my TT and the slight contact with each pedal stroke drove me bonkers. I`m not sure if I`m just overly sensitive to that or if my odd leg positioning is to blame. I`m on the verge of being able to ditch the panniers for nice weather weekends, and being able to stash a little bit in the front triangle would probably be enough to make that happen.
    none that i remember or notice.
    that bag has been replaced with a proper frame bag. still no rub.

    i cannot use a mountain feedbag on bars on the fargo. i hit that with my knee all the time when standing to climb. that makes me nuts.
    but inside the triangle, on the tt, etc... nope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by urbanescapee View Post
    Urbanescapee, Is that a GoLite tent? Looks like the slinylon that they use on their tent bags. Nice Setup.

    ...

    And Bmike--

    That Fargo rig is excellent. Trekking style bikes usually seem offputting to me -- overloaded and too clunky to dial up the speed on the open road. That one is just asking to be ridden. Great pics.
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    Just a couple of pictures I snapped of my Bianchi Volpe while riding in the countryside about 20km north of Toronto, Canada.

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    This is my fully-loaded rig just before setting off for the 2013 Spring Credit Card Tour. Day 1, Day 2 a b, Day 3.



    The idea with this tour is to make it like a group training ride, only carrying the bare minimum (sandals, running shorts, lightweight shirt) to hang out in and around a motel after 90 miles or so. The shorts and shirt are in an Eagle Creek Pack-It™ Compression Sac, sandwiched between the Adidas slides, which are strung underneath the saddle bag.

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    http://i1292.photobucket.com/albums/...ps612c1c53.jpg

    My first set up.. Ready to go on my first overnighter..Vintage 89 Peugot, Maya Trailer and Bontrager panniers with dry bags inside sitting on Jannd rack. Rides great. How you like that kick stand?
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