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Old 02-13-09, 01:11 PM   #1151
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Ok it's far from loaded but I just wanted to show my new LHT:



Edit: Ok, here's a new picture where it's "loaded":


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Old 02-14-09, 09:09 PM   #1152
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My new Safari on Chicago's LFP!





Man I miss my safari... stolen. BTW, the tubus tara fits as a front rack if you need it... nice ride.
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Old 02-14-09, 09:28 PM   #1153
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Old 02-16-09, 11:37 PM   #1154
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Big Basin State Park in the Santa Cruz Mountains. California
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Old 02-16-09, 11:58 PM   #1155
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Man I miss my safari... stolen. BTW, the tubus tara fits as a front rack if you need it... nice ride.
Hey thanks, sorry to hear about yours. Question for you: Did you ever use fenders? What brand/model?
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Old 02-19-09, 11:32 PM   #1156
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My Loaded Rig

Hi,

Here is a photo of my fully loaded 1981 Miyata 1000. I rode this bike from north of San Francisco about 300 miles down the coast to Morro Bay last week. The bike and the touring set-up worked great.

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Old 02-19-09, 11:36 PM   #1157
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Beauty! I`d like to be able to lug a big `ol bottle like that too- is that a production bracket, or some kind of homebrew or modified deal?
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Old 02-20-09, 07:08 PM   #1158
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Beauty! I`d like to be able to lug a big `ol bottle like that too- is that a production bracket, or some kind of homebrew or modified deal?
G'day

You can buy these. Topeak amongst others make them.

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83 Specialized expedition. booyah!

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Old 02-23-09, 10:32 PM   #1160
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Nice setup. Where was that picture taken?
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Old 02-23-09, 10:57 PM   #1161
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Nice setup. Where was that picture taken?
it was right here.

http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ie...13604&t=h&z=17

i prettymuch found this spot on google earth by chance. perfect camp site on the edge of a cliff and far from any people. totally secluded and totally beautiful. although its at the base of a gnarly long hill. fun descent at the end of the day but hellish climb first thing the next morning.
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Old 02-24-09, 12:20 AM   #1162
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... BTW, the tubus tara fits as a front rack if you need it... nice ride.


Indeed it does, even with a front fender (though I had to bend the right fender stay, but no biggy). My wife's Safari (one of two of ours) on the Denali Highway in Alaska.


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What brand is that the front rack with the shelf on the 83 Specialized? I've tried fitting a Jandd on mine but the cantilever brakes are in the way.
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Old 02-24-09, 01:52 PM   #1164
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What brand is that the front rack with the shelf on the 83 Specialized? I've tried fitting a Jandd on mine but the cantilever brakes are in the way.
i actually made that by combining an old blackburn mountian rack (top deck) with parts of an old blackburn lowrider rack. i did have to tweak the mountian rack a little to make it fit my fork but its sturdy.
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loaded rig on natchez trace parkway

1978 Kabuki Hilltopper T-15 loaded down on the natchez trace parkway- http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment...1&d=1235523127
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Old 02-24-09, 07:01 PM   #1166
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Kabuki. Don`t see many of those- always nice to have something a bit different.
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Old 02-24-09, 07:18 PM   #1167
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Here's the record load...but wait! There are no pedals!

Met this fellow in the town of Parker, Arizona, on a tour from Tucson to Death Valley.
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Indeed it does, even with a front fender (though I had to bend the right fender stay, but no biggy). My wife's Safari (one of two of ours) on the Denali Highway in Alaska.


Tailwinds.
How does your wife like the Safari? Is it a good bike for a shorter woman? I'm curious because I'm considering purchasing one at a later date. Thanks in advance!
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Old 02-25-09, 05:19 PM   #1171
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How does your wife like the Safari? Is it a good bike for a shorter woman? I'm curious because I'm considering purchasing one at a later date. Thanks in advance!
She likes it very much and used to commute on it 11 miles (one way) as well until we moved two blocks from her work. My wife is just over 5'6" but I've seen riders much shorter on the Novara Safari. It's low cost capability. Sometimes you just can't beat that combination for touring.
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Old 02-25-09, 06:15 PM   #1172
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She likes it very much and used to commute on it 11 miles (one way) as well until we moved two blocks from her work. My wife is just over 5'6" but I've seen riders much shorter on the Novara Safari. It's low cost capability. Sometimes you just can't beat that combination for touring.
Well thank you for your help - I'll definitely look into one when I return from my adventure (see sig) this summer.
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Related: I`m pretty sure the Vogels ( familyonbikes.org ) have a Safari that Davey and Daryl trade off on.
Not so related: It must be tough sizing a bike for a pair of kids that you expect to grow a few inches over the course of their next ride.
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Related: I`m pretty sure the Vogels ( familyonbikes.org ) have a Safari that Davey and Daryl trade off on.
Not so related: It must be tough sizing a bike for a pair of kids that you expect to grow a few inches over the course of their next ride.
Well I'm a short gal, 5'3" with a 29 inch inseam and I find my back gets sore very quickly - I don't think I've ever owned a properly fitted bike and feel like I may need something with a slightly shorter top tube and higher stem than most.
(Sidenote: I didn't mean to hijack this thread! Sorry!)
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Old 02-26-09, 02:37 PM   #1175
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my stone age Miyata 100 '84 in a megalithic setting in Portugal... with guitar (+6 kg)
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