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Old 01-14-11, 09:53 AM   #2001
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Here is my Surly LHT from my TransAm tour! Love this bike
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Old 01-15-11, 07:33 PM   #2002
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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.

Did you convert it to downtube shifters or did it come that way?
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Old 01-16-11, 08:00 AM   #2003
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More pictures here for the truly obsessed http://cid-c52959b56673790e.photos.l...nondale%20T500
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Old 01-17-11, 08:32 AM   #2004
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For a first tour, a month long, you managed with a single set of medium sized panniers? You`re a natural packer!
Thanks, I like to keep things simple.
I didnít bring any cooking gear and used a Hennessy hammock for camping. I also toured in August so no warm clothes were needed. The Panniers I used where MEC World Tour 56L cycling Panniers they have a role up top so I guess they look a little smaller when there not fully packed. I definitely had to pick some stuff up along the way though. Live and Learn.
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Old 01-17-11, 10:49 AM   #2005
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Adirondack loop tour 2009 with some small seatpost mounted bags for storage


Dad's Tour EZ


Quebec City to Montreal 2010 stealth camping with updated Carradice Tour bag (love this product)



Recumbent Tour across Nevada on "The Lonliest Road in America" (Highway 50) Bikes pictured are my Dad's Tour EZ with Rolhoff hub and my Rans V squared.
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Old 01-17-11, 10:54 AM   #2006
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wait a minute... you tour on a uni?
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Old 01-17-11, 11:04 AM   #2007
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wait a minute... you tour on a uni?
Yep! That is a tour-specific unicycle with a hydraulic brake and 36 inch wheel. The large wheel allows me to keep a resonable pace similar to a loaded two wheeler.

Touring on a unicycle is a lot of fun and makes for an optimal position for viewing scenery. I have toured the length of Nova Scotia, ridden the Adirondack loop (found on adventure cyclist) and done the ride from Quebec City to Montreal. I will always love touring on one wheel, but for the time being I have decided to take a break from the uni to allow my crotch to recover.

As you can imagine, since the geometry is less than ideal comfort-wise, I have sold the uni and am looking for a long haul trucker.
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Old 01-17-11, 11:26 AM   #2008
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totally amazing.
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Old 01-19-11, 12:42 AM   #2009
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Touring on a unicycle is a lot of fun and makes for an optimal position for viewing scenery.
This quote made me LOL. In a good way, of course. You sir are a bad ass

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Old 01-19-11, 12:47 AM   #2010
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to allow my crotch to recover--priceless!
cool though thats for sure.

hey levi, if you ever get a chance to try a penny-farthing, jump on it, it is a real gas. and really fricken high. Terrifying at first, but pretty darn neat after about a minute. Upper Canada Village 2 summers ago would rent one for use on their grounds, that is where I tried it. Was a lark.
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Old 01-19-11, 09:45 AM   #2011
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This quote made me LOL. In a good way, of course. You sir are a bad ass.
Haha, thanks but I'm not really. Once you learn to ride a unicycle, it really doesn't take much practice to start riding long distances.

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to allow my crotch to recover--priceless!
cool though thats for sure.

hey levi, if you ever get a chance to try a penny-farthing, jump on it, it is a real gas. and really fricken high. Terrifying at first, but pretty darn neat after about a minute. Upper Canada Village 2 summers ago would rent one for use on their grounds, that is where I tried it. Was a lark.
Unfortunately I haven't had the chance. I know they are similar in terms of mechanics; fixed hub, large wheel, short cranks mounted in line with the hub.

Here's a picture from Ride The Lobster - the first ever long distance unicycle race. It took lace in the summer of 2008 and was the length of Nova Scotia (about 800 km).

You can see the classic penny farthing leading the way!



Sorry bout the threadjack... back on topic.
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Old 01-20-11, 09:26 PM   #2012
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Don't mind my attire. Leading a tour of kids and one of their racks broke so I took on her gear. The BOB and T2000 are awesome though. Thinking about rebuilding with a Rival/Apex mix this summer.
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Old 01-25-11, 08:51 AM   #2013
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Just finished my commuter/touring bike. Just waiting on a front rack. Been riding for several years, but wanted to get into touring this year. Probably going to do the GAP as my first outing.

The B67 Brooks seems to be a great saddle for pedaling around town, but not sure about longer touring. I really like the tire options on the Surly. I have 28 street, the 32 commuters and 37 and 40 Cross tires.

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Old 01-25-11, 09:07 AM   #2014
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Nice looking Surly.You will enjoy those springs on you B67 on you gap tour this year.
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b67 is definitely good for touring. I'd recommend at least doing a trial of more upright setup (ie put the bars on the top spacer) than pictured, in order to play to its strengths.
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Old 01-25-11, 09:08 PM   #2016
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Terry, did you do that on a seamless or a cyclo? just curious, not often you see a seamlessly type shot on a bike forum.
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It was seamless paper with a 4X8 sheet of white wall board from Home Depot under the bike. Doesn't show well in this images, but the wall board has a dull gloss to it that gives a slight reflection. Here is a link to a pic of my road bike that shows it a little better....

http://www.watsonfx.com/roubsix_studio1.jpg

Couple more of the Surly






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on the eight ball there, ( I was wondering what those were in the other shots;-)

as per the 4x8, yup a 4x8 with white vinyl stapled onto it used to be used often for a sheen, also a 4x8 of plexi, diff colours, gives a better reflection too, especially for getting good bounceback of the rear lit vertical seamless or cycle (more important in the pre Photoshop days and with chromes) In the Surly shot headon, I can see where you cleaned up, theres a bit still near the front tire.

oh, and your link didnt pan outso couldnt see the road bike.

nice shots, have shot or lit lots of stuff over the years in studio, but never a bike properly...
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easier to link thru from flickr.
nice ride, nice tour, i'm a lightweight hiker/biker, summer time, so dont bother with a stove.
did 120 miles on the first day, lol !

http://www.flickr.com/photos/58431988@N04/5378524523/

made some saddlebags for this years trip !
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tatoo feller, thats a lot of tatus....

love the "frankenbike" or what appears to be , with the cannondale part and etc. interesting looking. They must be fast.
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terry, was able to see the road bike shot, yes the reflection works well doesnt it? looks nice with the wheels slightly mirrored.
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tatoo feller, thats a lot of tatus....

love the "frankenbike" or what appears to be , with the cannondale part and etc. interesting looking. They must be fast.
cheers mate !
yup, the lowracer, 30mph on a nice day, on the flat, with the tailbox on !
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Finally added a front rack. The bike is finally complete!

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tatu--50k, thats fast.

Timberline-it looks like you have brifters on that bike, but what are the things on the bar-ends? At first I thought they were some sort of twist shifter thingee, but then it does look like there are brifter paddles on the brake assemblies?
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I think they're bar-end bells. I put one on my wife's MTB and it "dings" on the slightest bump. Two of them would be nearly unbearable...

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