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Old 11-09-09, 12:45 PM   #1576
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Old 11-09-09, 12:51 PM   #1577
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My back and knee's ache just by looking at that bike.
I wouldn't say it this way, because the bike itself looks really nice and I imagine it is fun to ride. At least as long as you don't have to climb up hills with panniers. I just wouldn't want to take a single speed or fixed gear bike for touring.
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Old 11-09-09, 11:32 PM   #1578
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I wouldn't say it this way, because the bike itself looks really nice and I imagine it is fun to ride. At least as long as you don't have to climb up hills with panniers. I just wouldn't want to take a single speed or fixed gear bike for touring.
Yea it is a whole lot of fun to ride because it is my favorite bike and fixed is always nice but once I got up into the bigger hills of Virginia I started feeling the burn. I still had a great time but I don't plan on killing my back and knees with a setup like this for the rest of my life.
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Old 11-11-09, 12:09 AM   #1579
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this is a picture from my first semi-successfull trip. taken somewhare between adel and redfield iowa on the RRVT.

i have since added road bike conversion bar-ends and baught a sea to summit dry bag for my sleeping pad 'n sleeping bag.
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Old 11-11-09, 02:37 PM   #1580
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Track/Touring bike.... yea... so far it has gotten me from Tampa, FL to Wilmington, NC. Next stop Richmond, VA... First and last tour I will ever do on a track bike for obvious reasons.

Well done man. I planned to do the 2009 Houston-Austin MS150 fully loaded and fixed. The bike ended up being a 60lbs beast. The first day got rained out but I rode the second day loaded anyway. I didn't think I was going to be able to walk Monday.

You are a beast for knocking out that kind of tour fixed. Very well done.
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Old 11-16-09, 03:38 PM   #1581
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Old 11-16-09, 05:02 PM   #1582
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that's totally awesome.
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Old 11-16-09, 05:12 PM   #1583
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I've read your blog. You're insane. You're also my new idol.
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Old 11-16-09, 05:22 PM   #1584
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Slow goin'.
Food for thought.
With your large spoke area you could consider taping 200 Clift Bars to the front wheel.
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Old 11-16-09, 06:48 PM   #1586
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Food for thought.
With your large spoke area you could consider taping 200 Clift Bars to the front wheel.
Gross!
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Old 11-16-09, 07:11 PM   #1587
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I`ll be danged! I`ve seen a few reports of people touring on those puppies, but always with a sag wagon. Can you get S&S couplers built into the rim for suitcase packing?
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Old 11-16-09, 09:01 PM   #1588
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Slow goin'.
I suppose you have less of the typical "face plant" concern with all of that gear on the rear wheel.
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Old 11-16-09, 09:11 PM   #1589
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Hmm, can't top the penny farthing



The complete writeup is here but suffice to say that was for a 3 day solo offroad tour. I'd call it "ultralight" but I have a bit further to go. Epic Design framebag and "gas tank" (on top tube).

The sleeping bag was usually mounted a bit better than that, but now I have a custom saddle pack on order.
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Old 11-16-09, 09:30 PM   #1590
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Slow goin'.
Fantastic - curious, how do you mount/dismount?
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Old 11-16-09, 10:39 PM   #1591
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I suppose you have less of the typical "face plant" concern with all of that gear on the rear wheel.
Never done a header, and no real plans to . Paying attention is the best way to prevent that. Never a dull moment to say the least.

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Fantastic - curious, how do you mount/dismount?


Small pegs in the back help for mounting / dismounting. It's quite a different story loaded though. With a rack (like the picture), the amount of foot-room for mounting is about 2cm. With spine-mounted gear, the peg is fully functional, but you must swing your leg around the gear -_-.
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Old 11-17-09, 02:28 AM   #1592
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Slow goin'.
So very cool. Do you have a spine mounted bag to use on lighter tours? Who is the Ordinary made by?
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Old 11-17-09, 04:28 AM   #1593
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Slow goin'.
I gotta wonder where you find tires for that? What size is the front tire?
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Old 11-17-09, 07:43 AM   #1594
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this thread should have ended with the boneshaker rigged for touring. No more posts. done. kaput. over.

I am not worthy. I suck.
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Old 11-17-09, 12:00 PM   #1595
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Hmm, can't top the penny farthing
Nope. You had bad timing!
I like your setup though- probably the roadie-est bike to ever star in a Bikepacking tour report. I love heavy duty road bikes!
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Old 11-17-09, 07:49 PM   #1597
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Old 11-18-09, 04:05 AM   #1598
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Has the 1d1/4d got a Rolhoff Hub?
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Old 11-18-09, 09:21 AM   #1599
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Yes, indeed, as an above post states, don't get me started on Ortlieb. My purpose was to test out waterproof bags in my world tour, despite every bit of logic convincing me that they could not POSSIBLY work. I can count on one hand the number of days where i said, 'thank god I have ortlieb.' Yes, see the page on my website as referred.

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I guess the question a lot of folks have, is there an advantage to spending $100 more on a waterproof pannier, then a regular pannier with a $10 waterproof stuff sack or a 10¢ plastic garbage bag inside to keep stuff that needs to be kept dry, dry.
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I guess the question a lot of folks have, is there an advantage to spending $100 more on a waterproof pannier, then a regular pannier with a $10 waterproof stuff sack or a 10¢ plastic garbage bag inside to keep stuff that needs to be kept dry, dry.
A lot of those water-proof panniers have other beneficial properties as well. Not just water-proofing. Just look at Arkel. Those are nearly indestructible and extremely easy to use, on top of being mostly water-proof.
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