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Old 05-11-09, 04:00 PM   #1276
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Experienced record rainfall for May on my 10 day trek from Crescent City to San Francisco. Had a blast! Hopefully I can get a trip report up when I am not so busy.




Nice pictures, I really miss the west coast!

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Old 05-11-09, 08:26 PM   #1277
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Surly LHT

Surly Long Haul Trucker - Ortlieb front panniers, Arkel rear and camo duffel for tent/sleeping bag. Arkel panniers in rain gear mode. Taken June 2008 at Great Falls Nat'l Park while riding from Pittsburgh to DC via the C&O Canal path.
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Old 05-22-09, 09:08 AM   #1278
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My new LHT loaded on a recent trip
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Old 05-22-09, 11:56 AM   #1279
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Here's my current ride:

Homemade fillet-brazed frame.
Low trail geometry(makes for 50/50 weight distribution).
LHT fork.
26" wheels.
Homemade racks.
Velo-Orange handlebar and seat bags.
Performance panniers.

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Old 05-22-09, 01:38 PM   #1280
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got out for a quick overnight to Hammonasset State Park last night (63 miles round trip) with an old friend. We had a blast including a couple beers in the center of Clinton (Chip's). No time for extended tours so I'm hoping to be able to do a few overnighters a year to satisfy the urge.

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Old 05-22-09, 03:26 PM   #1281
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Very nice ride there RB1-luvr!
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Old 05-23-09, 09:28 PM   #1282
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Not exactly fully loaded and definitely not your typical touring bike, but this is what I've got for Bike and Build, and so I thought I'd try 'er out. Did a two day/one night 100 mile tour (was supposed to be 130 miles) from Hortonville, Wisconsin to Cambridge, Wisconsin, but it ended up being cut short by a flat tire and out-of-commission Road Morph in Columbus, Wisconsin. Oh well... I had a great time anyway, despite the fact that this campground was obscenely expensive (almost $40 for a patch of dirt and a picnic table! The showers weren't even working!)
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Old 05-23-09, 10:36 PM   #1283
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Homemade fillet-brazed frame.
Low trail geometry(makes for 50/50 weight distribution).
LHT fork.
26" wheels.
Homemade racks.
I sure wouldn`t mind seeing some more of your bike and rack, Jerry. I checked your posts here and it doesn`t look like you have a thread on them- got one on another site, any chance?
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Old 05-24-09, 12:00 AM   #1284
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rodar - I've got some pics on my Flickr site. I haven't posted pics of the low-rider rack yet. I need to get that done.

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Old 05-24-09, 05:38 PM   #1285
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Not quite fully loaded here, but I thought this pic was hilarious. This was leaving my campsite this past weekend. Just goes to show how far we still have to go....
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Old 05-26-09, 06:28 AM   #1286
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Very nice ride there RB1-luvr!
thanks!
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Old 05-26-09, 04:52 PM   #1287
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Very slightly loaded with some new camera equipment.


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Old 05-26-09, 10:13 PM   #1288
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Some bike pictures from a 1200km tour around Southern Ontario last year:

My bike is a Bianchi Axis converted to touring spec with a Bob trailer. Girlfriend borrowed my dad's vintage C-dale which I wished I was riding.. But it does not really fit me anymore









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Old 05-28-09, 02:19 PM   #1289
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Here's my current ride:

Homemade fillet-brazed frame.
Low trail geometry(makes for 50/50 weight distribution).
LHT fork.
26" wheels.
Homemade racks.
Velo-Orange handlebar and seat bags.
Performance panniers.

Jerry
Do I see a parking brake on the top tube? Genius!
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Old 05-28-09, 08:24 PM   #1290
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Do I see a parking brake on the top tube? Genius!
Yea! Let's see a close up of that!
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Old 05-28-09, 09:14 PM   #1291
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And my wife's:
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Old 05-29-09, 03:10 AM   #1292
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Old 05-29-09, 03:33 AM   #1293
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New crankset and bags warrants a new pic, right? ;-)

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Old 05-29-09, 06:09 AM   #1294
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Here's my current ride:

Homemade fillet-brazed frame.
Low trail geometry(makes for 50/50 weight distribution).
LHT fork.
26" wheels.
Homemade racks.
Velo-Orange handlebar and seat bags.
Performance panniers.

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Brilliant
Do you have a blog or a page that I can see the bike in details?
Can you explain more about the 50/50 distribution?

Thanks,
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Old 05-29-09, 10:58 AM   #1295
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Here's my current ride:

Homemade fillet-brazed frame.
Low trail geometry(makes for 50/50 weight distribution).
LHT fork.
26" wheels.
Homemade racks.
Velo-Orange handlebar and seat bags.
Performance panniers.

Jerry


That is such a great setup with almost all the load in front and so low. I like to carry my stuff that way too. A very clean and nicely done job, congratulations.
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Old 05-29-09, 07:54 PM   #1296
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jimisnowhere - sorry to disappoint, that's just a shifter for the front derailleur.

cadimaki - thanks!

kipibenkipod - the way I see it, the front wheel is stronger than the rear - no dish. With my current load, most equipment load is on the front wheel and my body load is on the rear(like normal, unloaded). When I weighed this setup the distribution came out to 50% front, 50% rear. The low trail geometry(~40mm) favors a heavy load on the front and real world riding proves it. This setup is no-hands stable with the full touring load.

My Flickr set on this bike: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jerryw6...7617571124047/

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Old 06-01-09, 08:02 PM   #1297
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This is about as loaded as I want to travel.
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Old 06-06-09, 07:05 AM   #1298
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Salsa Fargo rigged

Just purchased and assembled this Salsa Fargo. My first complete build. Am really happy with the feel of this bike especially the way it handles weight. The bike sits more upright/relaxed like a mountain bike, yet it has the longer wheel base and handlebars of a touring bike. There's plenty of room for monster tires for sand and dirt travel. The rear disk brake is mounted on the chainstay to avoid the common problem with the rear rack mounts. I have disc brakes on another bike and I have really grown to love their stopping power with loads, not to mention it save the wear on my rims. At this time I've only 200 miles on it but soon to be many more. I had couplers installed to break the bike down for travel via planes, trains and automobiles. Its Tubus racks front and rear.
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Old 06-07-09, 12:16 AM   #1299
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nice build mr pincher!
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Old 06-09-09, 08:32 PM   #1300
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That fargo is a sick build, I love that bike!!

Anybody out there got any pics of the windsor tourist? I've only seen a few. Looking into one perhaps >_>
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