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Old 10-11-09, 09:47 AM   #1526
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Very nice pics. Your bike looks well set up. Hmmm...burial mounds?..okay I won't say it :-0

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Well thats exactly what I thought when I saw them too but don't tell a Korean that or they will be all sorts of mad. They seem to have a bit of a chip on their shoulder when it comes to Korean cultural history.
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Good day - this'll be my first post, and this here seems a good place to put it. Here is my bike, surrounded by the morning sprawl, on the second day of an 5 day tour in my home state. Picture is taken in Wyoming, Minnesota.

Since it's hard to see, I'll just go ahead and admit those are some $36 nashbar panniers in the front. They get the job done, but they are a bit cramped and likely to be replaced next year.

Woah, that is a lot of stuff for a 5 day tour..
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Old 10-12-09, 03:56 PM   #1528
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my rivendell ready for it's first cross country tour in 2006

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not the best looking get up ,but it gets me from point "A" to point "B" and yes panniers are on the way
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1983 Muddy Fox

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Old 10-13-09, 12:29 AM   #1531
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^^^Lovely bicycles those.

What are the panniers and bar bag on the first?
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Old 10-13-09, 09:41 AM   #1532
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^^^Lovely bicycles those.

What are the panniers and bar bag on the first?
Those are Overland panniers (the blue ones on the Gordon) on Gordon racks. Though the company is still in business, I'm not sure that they make bicycle products anymore.

The front bag is a Basil Naba-Discovery. Very well made, and a great mounting system!
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Those are Overland panniers (the blue ones on the Gordon) on Gordon racks. Though the company is still in business, I'm not sure that they make bicycle products anymore.

The front bag is a Basil Naba-Discovery. Very well made, and a great mounting system!
I have the same exact Trek 620 but it's not in as good condition as yours. I'm curious about your wheels. Are those the original 27" Matrix Safari rims with Maillard Helicomatic hubs and freewheel? Or have you upgraded? I'm curious too about the brand and model of your brake pads.

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I have the same exact Trek 620 but it's not in as good condition as yours. I'm curious about your wheels. Are those the original 27" Matrix Safari rims with Maillard Helicomatic hubs and freewheel? Or have you upgraded? I'm curious too about the brand and model of your brake pads.

Thanks for posting! Awesome bikes!

Hi Steve -
The brake pads are the Salmon Kool Stops. I have them on a few bikes, and they're a gigantic upgrade over stock (especially stock 25 year old) pads.

The wheels are a set that the seller of the bike threw in along with the bike. Interestingly the wheels that were actually ON the bike were no longer the originals. I'm assuming that the Helicomatic died somewhere along the way! The pictured wheels are Phil Wood hubs, DT spokes, and ceramic coated rims that were simply branded as Nashbar. One of my friends suspects they were Mavics...but who knows? Both front and rear are 40 spoke (27") with a Shimano freewheel. Pasela TG tires.

Also, I've changed the stem and bars to 3T, added barcons, and the levers are now Royal Compe II that I got NOS.

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Old 10-14-09, 08:16 AM   #1535
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The brake pads are the Salmon Kool Stops. I have them on a few bikes, and they're a gigantic upgrade over stock (especially stock 25 year old) pads.

The wheels are a set that the seller of the bike threw in along with the bike. Interestingly the wheels that were actually ON the bike were no longer the originals. I'm assuming that the Helicomatic died somewhere along the way! The pictured wheels are Phil Wood hubs, DT spokes, and ceramic coated rims that were simply branded as Nashbar. One of my friends suspects they were Mavics...but who knows? Both front and rear are 40 spoke (27") with a Shimano freewheel. Pasela TG tires.

Also, I've changed the stem and bars to 3T, added barcons, and the levers are now Royal Compe II that I got NOS.
Killer wheels! Wish I could find a pair of those rims for sale but don't see them on Nashbar's or Mavic's websites. The rim color appeals to me as I have been looking for rims that closely match the original Trek/Matrix color. Most modern rims are either silver or black which just isn't as nice of a color scheme with the paint on the bike frame. Phil hubs sound sweet. Good riddance to those Helicomatics. Thanks for the info!
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My Revolution Country Traveller looking all continental in southern France complete with bungied down baguette and another at the beach in Cannes
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Old 10-14-09, 08:12 PM   #1537
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Two pictures from this September:


The St.Croix River at Stillwater.


I didn't know Minnisota = corn!

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Old 10-15-09, 06:07 AM   #1538
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If I had known that the Grand Poohbah, of the "Click Stand" was coming I would have had the corn genuflecting for you. ;-)
Hope you enjoyed the ride!
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If I had known that the Grand Poohbah, of the "Click Stand" was coming I would have had the corn genuflecting for you. ;-)
Hope you enjoyed the ride!

Thanks Keith. I did indeed enjoy myself, and Minnisota was beautiful. North Dakota had the headwinds blowing hard enough to bow the wheat down, hopefully that is not what you had in mind for the corn!

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Probably because those rims are at least 10-15 years old, I would guess!

I've been thinking about rebuilding the wheels with 700c Velocity Dyads. If I do that, I'll let you know, if you are interested in the old rims. Keep in mind they are both 40 spoke...

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Killer wheels! Wish I could find a pair of those rims for sale but don't see them on Nashbar's or Mavic's websites. The rim color appeals to me as I have been looking for rims that closely match the original Trek/Matrix color. Most modern rims are either silver or black which just isn't as nice of a color scheme with the paint on the bike frame. Phil hubs sound sweet. Good riddance to those Helicomatics. Thanks for the info!
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Old 10-15-09, 10:18 PM   #1541
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Tom, please elaborate on the bike. Great color.

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Old 10-16-09, 09:24 AM   #1542
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Hi Paul,

I made the frame and fork. I have a frame building shop in my basement, a left over from earlier years. It is a candy apple powdercoat. 36 spoke front & 40 rear 26" wheels w/tandem hubs. Bar-end friction shifting, 24/36/48 x 11/34 grearing. V-brakes, B-17, noodle bar, sewed on elk hide bar cover. Aero bars. Tubus rear & Rivendell/Nitto big front rack. Click-Stand. Tent on the front, sleeping bag on the back. Arkel bags, though I'm calling Wayne today to buy Ortlieb front panniers. Fenders by Woody w/Berthoud mudflaps. I'd love to go on, but I fear that this has turned into self gratification.

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1997 Cannondale F300 at Red Mountain Arizona between Flagstaff and the Grand Canyon.
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Old 10-17-09, 02:38 AM   #1544
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My Revolution Country Traveller looking all continental in southern France complete with bungied down baguette and another at the beach in Cannes
Nice touch. Makes me want to prepone my France trip

Are those Altura panniers? Are you happy with them? Waterproof?
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Yeh I was pretty impressed with the Altura Dryliner panniers. Very spacious and had more seperate compartments than I knew what to do with! Entirely waterproof to begin with but after 3 months this was only true with the main comparment. Stuff I kept in the outer pocket would get damp but only in very heavy downpours and I suspect that this may have something to do with my leaning of the bike against walls, as in the picture, resulting in a number of small tears to the outer fabric. With better care I am sure they would retain their waterproofing.

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Old 10-20-09, 03:34 PM   #1546
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Takes a 'lickin and keeps on tickin'

My trusty steed has suffered terrible abuse but she soldiers on like nothing bad has ever happened:


100 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle and 40,000 touring kilometers and barely a complaint.

Her latest Hell vacation:

http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/5881

Hundreds and hundreds of miles of dirt roads and sticky mud.
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Old 10-22-09, 05:06 PM   #1547
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My trusty steed has suffered terrible abuse but she soldiers on like nothing bad has ever happened:


100 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle and 40,000 touring kilometers and barely a complaint.

Her latest Hell vacation:

http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/5881

Hundreds and hundreds of miles of dirt roads and sticky mud.
Just by seeing the bike & reading the location... I have found my new favorite read! (over on crazyguy)

Thanks for posting it here!!

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Recumbent trike (Trice QNT) and trailer (Quik-Pak) set-up. Maximum downhill speed so far 47 mph, capable of much more, smooth as silk....

Arguably the most comfortable long tourer out there.....
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My 2008 Cannondale T1

Hi, My 'Dale T1 during a trip around the Atherton Tableland, North Queensland, Australia in May 2009


It is been replaced by a Thorn Raven Tour with Rohloff hub, just waiting for it to arrive from the UK....much excitement!!

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My trusty steed has suffered terrible abuse but she soldiers on like nothing bad has ever happened:


100 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle and 40,000 touring kilometers and barely a complaint.

Her latest Hell vacation:

http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/5881

Hundreds and hundreds of miles of dirt roads and sticky mud.
Ironic, I just got done reading this tour log. It was an awesome read by the way.
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