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Old 11-21-07, 07:54 AM   #751
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Most just Rohloff hubs. You wouldn't see many 3-spd or 8-spd hubs on a fully loaded tour.
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Old 11-26-07, 01:04 AM   #752
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A recent shot of my Thorn Nomad with its new wheels built by Peter J. White. 32 hole Velocity Cliffhanger rims wearing skinny little 50mm Schwalbe Marathon XRs.

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Old 11-26-07, 02:17 PM   #753
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My bike on the train to Trenton, there to transfer to other trains, ending in Norristown, PA.

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Old 11-26-07, 08:25 PM   #754
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Light Loaded Cross Check

I haven't done long tours ... generally just a few days at a time. Here's my Cross Check ... taken last week on a two day over night trip.

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Old 11-28-07, 05:33 PM   #755
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I love the saddlebag. Very nice. In in the process of designing my own... It's a long ways away though.
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Old 12-03-07, 07:24 AM   #756
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my Dawes Galaxy

touring Channel-to-Med earlier this year, this is in the Ardeche Gorges.

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My custom Berg touring bike, with a bit too much stuff attached to it and Mt Baker in the background. Saddle was replaced with a Brooks B-17 recently .
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Old 12-07-07, 09:56 AM   #758
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Do you need all the bags to do a cross country tour????
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Do yous want to see a TON more pictures of touring and long distance bikes? Here's a link to a German website very similar to our 'Bike Forums', and there is the equivalent sticky thread called "Unsere Rader - Teil 1(2)", which means "Our bikes - Part 1(2)"

http://rad-forum.de/showflat.php?Cat...&page=0#280529
http://rad-forum.de/showflat.php?Cat...&page=0#134686

at the bottom and top of each page, look for the text called "Seiten 1 2 3 4..." Seiten means "pages", so you can continue by clicking on the next page number.

I think it's interesting to notice some of the general differences between their setups and ours. It appears that they use a lot more internally geared hubs than we do, more generator hubs, front suspension, and trekking bars.
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Old 12-25-07, 05:14 PM   #760
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Here's my Trek 7.5 fx, named Roark, set up as a touring bike:



And here's the dashboard. Note the big bell:

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Old 12-25-07, 10:26 PM   #761
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I allowed for no chance of running out of water this time. (There's a fourth bottle in the panniers as well.)



Oh, and Neil B's new bell is impressive as it is annoying. We must now refer to him as The Bell Boy.

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Old 12-26-07, 09:44 AM   #762
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I allowed for no chance of running out of water this time. (There's a fourth bottle in the panniers as well.)
Just a suggestion, some people carry plastic water bags (dromedary bags?) which they fill up when venturing through dry areas. This way you can carry a ton of water (like 7 liters) when you want to and it doesn't take up much space or weight when not in use. Useful at the campsite too.
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^^ ya, Palatypus bags work great. I use them for hiking/climbing.
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Do yous want to see a TON more pictures of touring and long distance bikes? Here's a link to a German website very similar to our 'Bike Forums', and there is the equivalent sticky thread called "Unsere Rader - Teil 1(2)", which means "Our bikes - Part 1(2)"

http://rad-forum.de/showflat.php?Cat...&page=0#280529
http://rad-forum.de/showflat.php?Cat...&page=0#134686

at the bottom and top of each page, look for the text called "Seiten 1 2 3 4..." Seiten means "pages", so you can continue by clicking on the next page number.

I think it's interesting to notice some of the general differences between their setups and ours. It appears that they use a lot more internally geared hubs than we do, more generator hubs, front suspension, and trekking bars.
Thanks for posting this link! Very interesting mix of old and new touring setups.
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Old 12-28-07, 03:30 PM   #765
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Here is a picture of Fong Huo Lun, one of two bikes my partner and I made for our Beijing Paris expedition
We also made the panniers. They were OK, except I need to improve the water proofing.

More pics http://picasaweb.google.com/ollybike/BikeBuilding and at www.beijingtoparis.com
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My Wheel before Everest..

This was a long hard push to get here, but so worth the effot.
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Old 12-30-07, 05:35 AM   #767
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I left the baggage at home but here is my unladen short tour bike... I did several century rides on this bike last summer and
plan on making longer rides when the weather cooperates.


1955 Raleigh Lenton Sports fixed gear.
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OMG! My hat is off to you. I see a guy locally riding a P/F bike around town and it looks like a challenge, but to Everest(?).
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Very nice conversion. My dream is to find a nice old steel touring frame and convert it for a fixed, short-tour bike.
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touring Channel-to-Med earlier this year, this is in the Ardeche Gorges.

Striking picture. Very, very nice. Thanks for posting.
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Very nice conversion. My dream is to find a nice old steel touring frame and convert it for a fixed, short-tour bike.
Many people have thought that this bike is a conversion but it is just as it was when it was when it was sold in 1955...
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Hard work riding through soggy farmer's fields with a non-treaded back tyre (Schwalbe Big Apple).
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