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    Check out my heavily loaded bike when cycling down the West Coast of Australia:

    Photo of my Cube Limited Edition LX/XT

    The bike was around 80 kg heavy. At the maximum I was carrying up to 20 ltrs of water and food for a week. Fortunately Australia is rather flat.
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    Co-Motion Mocha Copilot

    I've attached a photo of out tandem loaded for the tour we did through the south of France and a week in Austria earlier this year.
    We were very glad of the Ortleib panniers as it rained nearly non stop in Austria while we were there. We covered 120km in heavy rain on the day this photo was taken so the cafe was a nice break. 2 days later the Danube flooded and we had to catch a train for the last part to Vienna

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Anderson
    My wife, Sharon, dips her bike tire in the Atlantic at the conclusion of a memorable cross-America cycle tour.

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    Neil,

    That's such an inspirational picture to me. I can see myself bringing a little vial to take a piece of the ocean home in. Awesome!

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    Here she be.
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    A picture of my xtracycle attached to a norco bigfoot. Took it on a mainly off road tour through the Jagungal Wilderness in Kosciouszko National Park (The Australian Alps) between christmas and new years. Some tough country that has recently been ravaged by bush fires. It was a great tour which ended up in Thredbo, via a big last day through Dead Horse Gap. At the top of the Gap, after 1200m of climbing over little more than 15 kilometres, we knew how the horse felt.
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    There is some great cycling around Kosciusko, I spent a week down there a few years ago and had a great time. Dead Horse gap is much more fun to ride down though

    Cheers

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    My bicycle is FUJI Touring 2005.

    I traveled 10,000km for 6 month. and I still travel world.
    I repaired rear rack, spokes, pedal. and I must change front hub.
    I'm in INDIA. and i will travel 2 years more.

    Rear black luggage is my country's traditional instrument. I made rack with myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oh young june
    My bicycle is FUJI Touring 2005.

    I traveled 10,000km for 6 month. and I still travel world.
    I repaired rear rack, spokes, pedal. and I must change front hub.
    I'm in INDIA. and i will travel 2 years more.

    Rear black luggage is my country's traditional instrument. I made rack with myself.
    Very nice! The rear rack is brilliant. I've never seen water bottle cages that could accommodate, what appears to be, 2 litre bottles. Where can they be purchased?

    Have a wonderful journey.

    Ted Phelps
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    we will likely end up where we are heading.

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    Wannabe commuter & tourer newsace's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by tphelps
    Very nice! The rear rack is brilliant. I've never seen water bottle cages that could accommodate, what appears to be, 2 litre bottles. Where can they be purchased?

    Topeak makes one that adjusts to hold a 1.5 liter bottle. The loop for the top looks similar to the one in the photo.

    http://topeak.com/products/bottle_cage_001.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by newsace
    Topeak makes one that adjusts to hold a 1.5 liter bottle. The loop for the top looks similar to the one in the photo.

    http://topeak.com/products/bottle_cage_001.html
    Yes. I use Topeak modular XL. You can use Minoura 1.5L bottle gauge also. ( little stronger )

    http://www.minoura.jp/index-et.html (AB-1500)

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    Quote Originally Posted by oh young june
    Rear black luggage is my country's traditional instrument. I made rack with myself.
    I love the idea of that rear rack too... it's the first time I see something like this, you should post a few more detailed pics for geeks like me.

    And by the way, what kind of instrument are you carrying? Do you play it often while touring?

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    I seem to have blown out my pictures on page 13. Anyway, here is my Urbanite again.
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    Pics of my 54 cm Surly LHT with S&S couplers (BTCs):

    http://raven.subsume.com/SurlyWebPage.html

    Enjoy!
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    does that Surly have 26" wheels? If so how do you like them? I'm considering building up a Surly touring bike.

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    Yes, my LHT is a 54cm, which has 26" wheels. I don't get into wheel size debates. I ride all sorts of wheels from 16" (my folder) to 27" (old Peugeot) and everything in-between (I also ride recumbents which have some odd wheel sizes). I find that they all do a fine job.

    -keith

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    Good to know. I would actually be more interested in getting a frame that supports 26" wheels though because I am shorter and because I have quite a few wheels at my disposal.

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    I am new to loaded touring. I will be going on my first this summer. I set up my old mountain bike for the task to see how it goes. A 1989 GT Timberline, Sun Rhyno Lite 36 spoke on Deore hubs, Shimano LX rear der. to a 11-34 SRAM cassette, Deore trigger shifter for the rear. Stock SHimano Exage Trail on the front. Madden Lizzard and Buzzard panniers and Topeak handlebar bag, Nashbar trunk. Will it do the trick?
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    Memorial weekend 2005. Oldie Alu with 27" wheels and fickle brakes. Bike: 19lbs, gear: 35lbs, me: 175lbs

    Performance Epic rear, Hennessy Hammock and sleeping bag front. Both front bags are attached at the bottom of the front rack, they are not held in place by bungees alone!

    Things I learned on this trip:
    1)Tom Hennessy = Albert Einstein
    2)Get a real saddle
    3)Every mountain is beatable

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    Quote Originally Posted by dannwilliams
    I am new to loaded touring. I will be going on my first this summer. I set up my old mountain bike for the task to see how it goes. A 1989 GT Timberline, Sun Rhyno Lite 36 spoke on Deore hubs, Shimano LX rear der. to a 11-34 SRAM cassette, Deore trigger shifter for the rear. Stock SHimano Exage Trail on the front. Madden Lizzard and Buzzard panniers and Topeak handlebar bag, Nashbar trunk. Will it do the trick?
    What kind of tricks do you plan on doin'?

    If the motor is half of what you've put together here, you'll have a pretty good go of it!

    Only thing I'd change would be to add a kickstand & fenders.

    Enjoy!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogerinchrist
    What kind of tricks do you plan on doin'?

    If the motor is half of what you've put together here, you'll have a pretty good go of it!

    Only thing I'd change would be to add a kickstand & fenders.

    Enjoy!!
    Thanks for the reply Roger. I rode today in the slop and made me realize I need fenders. You are second person to mention a kickstand. Maybe it is more important than I thought! I think the motor should be alright. My plan is to ride from River Falls, WI to my hometown of Woodstock, IL in June. I plan to pass through Madison on the way. Where is Plymouth?

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    Kickstand isn't necesarry. If you use one and love it, that's cool. But I didn't put one on and never missed it. It would help if they made some decent ones.

    Now something to stop the front weel from spinning as though it was being exorcised is necesarry, but there are lot of means to that end.

    Actually I do have one on my recumbent. They had the forthought to weld a mounting plate on a stay to make the whole thing as practical and clean as possible.

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    I went on Adventure Cycling's Intro to Road Touring in Richmond, VA.

    Here's my loaded bike from the end of that little trip. An early-80s Nishiki Cresta.

    I feel a personal connection with this bike because of my experience putting it together. Garage sales, e-bay, studying manuals... I'm learning a lot with it!

    Mike Stockelman (new around here- hello, all!)

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    hey mike, you look like you're lovin' it!

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    Mike,

    Your bike brings back some wonderful memories, as my first touring bike was a Nishiki--not the Cresta, but the International that I upgraded with a triple crank and larger tires. The Cresta is an excellent example of the vintage lugged=steel touring frames that set the standard for many of today's touring machines. All I can say is, "Very nice!"

    Welcome to the scene, and may you enjoy many, many miles of great roads and tailwinds.

    All the best,

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    Here are our two bikes from a recent overnighter to check out the equipment.



    2006 Novara Randonee and a 2005 Cannondale T800
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