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    totally louche Bekologist's Avatar
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    I think I've got this picture thing figured out, that's Whitehorse glacier in the background.

    Here's a pic of my Long Haul Trucker from this summer, fully loaded for a week. Ho hum, usual setup mix of barend shifters, honey brooks, sugino touring crank, phils laced to Velocity Dyads, xt shizzola, and tubus back-jannd front with ortleibs.
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    Well, here's a bigger picture. Maybe.

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    Bikemonton, I can't see your link. For a thumbnail, click on "go advanced" and look below the text box for "manage attachments". Make sure your file is under 100k.

    I already posted my loaded bike but here it is with three different loads: light, somewhat light and RV-style loaded (crop from this).
    Erick - www.borealphoto.com/velo

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    Erik: Thanks for posting the pics and links. I just got a Topeak Morph and found a spot on the frame to attach it. LOVE that pump...

    Q for you: in the picture on the left, the "light" load, can you camp out with that setup? To be more specific, assuming you had a tent, sleeping bag & mat, say, on the top of the rack, would you have enough room in the two panniers and bar bag to camp, pretty much self-contained? (save for the odd grocery stop)

    Thanks!
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    Hello,

    Love the pump too but not the clamp. I always found it flimsy and it broke after a spill. I changed for a mount that came with a Topeak mini-pump which screws between the frame and bottle cage. It also has a velcro strap to secure the pump in place. It's much more solid and it frees the top tube for when I lift the bike over my shoulder. My shorts also got caught in the old clamp from time to time. I don't understand why Topeak doesn't sell the Morph with the same mount as the mini-pump.

    The "light" load is the tent on top of rack, sleeping bag and pad in each pannier. I had a complete change of bike clothes and one of camp clothes (long sleeves for bugs), perhaps two (don't remember). I did carry small baseball cap, toileteries and first aid kit, tools, camp towel, pannier rain covers (not sure) and a map or two. My camera kit takes all the room in the handlebar bag. There wasn't much room for food except for bars, cookies, etc. It was packed very tightly. So, yes I was pretty much self-contained, though I like a little more comfort (like two bike kit instead of one). I had sold my GT-54 and not bought the T-42 so I used the GT-30. I would've used the T-42 for a bit more room for food. The T-42 are a bit narrower so they might cut better in the wind.
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    Very cool. I have a pair of Arkel Samurai (38L ish) that I think I can get away with for touring IF I keep the sleeping bag and pad on the rack and leave the panniers for food, clothing etc. Thanks for the details! That helps me out a lot.

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    Michael,

    Short wheel base, and the fact some local drivers have clearly not seen me when they should, and nearly killed me. I had one guy throw his car in reverse while glancing in his mirror. I pulled out, and he "should" have killed me, would have flatened a kid who was equaly low. I didn't have time to react to him, I just moved over cause the situation didn't feel right. The bike also seems to bring out Easy rider Syndrome in hicks.

    But on the less local level, it has under the seat bars (could be changed) and they are hugely wide, and impossible to push the bike around with, so for instance crossing constricted international or HWY bridges would be crazy.

    This thing should have been perfect for me, it is a great bike and set up. It has all the trick racks, and generator lights. Due to some damage to my right leg, the perfect exercise should have been biking with my feet elevated. Unfortunately I still after a few years of light use, haven't gotten used to the thing on steep hills. I would sell it, it is a desireable brand, in Germany. Overall the problem is me. And since my conventional tour went well...

    My other thought is that I will keep it, use as is, and also when I need to scavenge the parts for a BF type bike I might use on certain trips.

    How did you unload yours?
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    here I am this summer starting my west coast tour.

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    This is my Cannodale during Vancouver to Edmonton run

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    Here is New York rickshaw touring the city with me at the pedals

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peterpan1
    But on the less local level, it has under the seat bars (could be changed) and they are hugely wide, and impossible to push the bike around with, so for instance crossing constricted international or HWY bridges would be crazy.
    I pushed mine by just putting my right hand on the top of the seat. I let the front end steer itself just by leaning the bike slightly. It takes a little practice, but once you get it it's very easy to push.


    How did you unload yours?
    Do you mean how did I sell it? On Craigslist, it sold very quickly to a local guy here in SF. I have run into him a couple times since and he loves the bike.

    BTW, if you keep picking at those scratches on your face, they'll never heal. ;-)
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    Here's a shot of my Urbane tourer in Caerphilly, Wales. By the way, the weather was great!
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    Stokell I thought that boulder was part of your rack, a big paper bag or somethinng!

    Thanks Michael. Mine does push that way, but no way it was even narrow enough to get over some of the bridges I took.

    I may try to list it. After my trip I am feeling more positive about all things bike, but It also wouldn't be so bad just to fire it's ass.

    I'll give my daughter your dermatalogical advice. Though I may wait till she is a teen and really vulnerable. :0)

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    I finally got a better pic of my rigg.... Cheers Kids...

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    Quote Originally Posted by coconut in IA
    I finally got a better pic of my rigg.... Cheers Kids...
    Uhhhhhhhh......... Would that be some sort of voo doo doll of your boss in the noose???

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    That's creepy, man!
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    My loaded bike ... it is enjoying of the scenary ....
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    What does it mean "purty"? - no such a word in my dictionaries
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    Quote Originally Posted by BorisBob
    My loaded bike ... it is enjoying of the scenary ....
    purty!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogerinchrist
    Uhhhhhhhh......... Would that be some sort of voo doo doll of your boss in the noose???
    Hhahaha na but good idea.... No it's a Justin Timberlake Doll I found at a goodwill. Always nice to add some Flair to the baggs. He is Hog Tied and in a nuce.


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    i tried uploading pics from my Alaska tour, but the file was >2.00 MB. How did it work for you?
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    This is just today's daytripping down thru central CT's hills (actually the shot looks north into the Wilbraham range in MA


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    Here is a picture of my Trek 520 loaded for a three-day mini-tour of Southeast Texas. What a blast!

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    Here are my & my husband's bikes (mine is the light blue Rivendell Romulus, his is the green Rivendell Atlantis), just before we headed out from Pt. Townsend WA on a loop which took us to Pt. Angeles, around Victoria & the Saanich Peninsula on Vancouver Island, the San Juan Islands, down through Fidalgo and Whidbey Islands and back to Pt. Townsend, this past late May-early June. It was our very first tour and we packed waaaay too much , but we learned a lot from it.

    Looking forward to more touring in 2006 (although we haven't figured out where or when, yet).

    - Jo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jobob
    Here are my & my husband's bikes (mine is the light blue Rivendell Romulus, his is the green Rivendell Atlantis), just before we headed out from Pt. Townsend WA on a loop which took us to Pt. Angeles, around Victoria & the Saanich Peninsula on Vancouver Island, the San Juan Islands, down through Fidalgo and Whidbey Islands and back to Pt. Townsend, this past late May-early June. It was our very first tour and we packed waaaay too much , but we learned a lot from it.

    Looking forward to more touring in 2006 (although we haven't figured out where or when, yet).

    - Jo.

    Is that a banana in your pannier, or are ya just happy to be touring?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikepacker67
    Is that a banana in your pannier, or are ya just happy to be touring?
    "Let us hope our weapons are never needed --but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government -- and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws" - Edward Abbey

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