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Old 08-14-11, 06:05 PM   #2301
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Old 08-14-11, 07:33 PM   #2302
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Here is a pic of my Kona Sutra loaded and ready for Ragbrai !



I think we ran into you on RAGBRAI this year. I'm riding an LHT, but my tour partner rides a Sutra, both of us fully loaded. I only saw one Sutra at RAGBRAI besides my partner's, I think it might have been you. We met at a HyVee store in Coralville I think! Anyway, it's a nice looking bike to be sure!
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Old 08-14-11, 08:03 PM   #2303
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"Shirley" my Surly LHT at RAGBRAI.
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Old 08-14-11, 08:13 PM   #2304
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Yep Gus that was me at the Hy-Vee.............Hope you guys had a good ride............was a hot one!
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Old 08-14-11, 08:39 PM   #2305
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Yep Gus that was me at the Hy-Vee.............Hope you guys had a good ride............was a hot one!
We finished strong! Hot yes, but a great ride! We're ready for our TransAm to start in May!!
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Old 08-15-11, 06:24 AM   #2306
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For the mother****ing DUMMY:
I like! I'm planning on turning my regular bicycle (the one I just did a tour with; Trek 7.2fx) into a similar beast. Once I get the funds...
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Old 08-15-11, 07:37 AM   #2307
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At my first tour, last week.
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Old 08-15-11, 08:25 AM   #2308
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Yes, it's a regular one. This is a closer picture of the bottle cages

I like that fourth bottle location! Currently on my 26" LHT I have my pump mounted there, and the front bottle mount I carry my stove fuel tank. If needed I have two more water bottles that I stash in my panniers. But yeah! I like that aft bottle location! I think a bottle will fit there, even though I have fenders. Now where to mount the tire pump?
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Old 08-15-11, 03:25 PM   #2309
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under the top tube? some mounts for some pumps can be zip tied there, at least there it wont get mud and crud thrown up on it from the front wheel.
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Old 08-15-11, 06:22 PM   #2310
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Look at the pic of my Kona i carry my pump under the top tube. Trek & Blackburn both make good pumps like this.
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Old 08-19-11, 04:13 AM   #2311
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My fully loaded Surly on the last day of my summer vacation :-(
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Old 08-21-11, 09:15 AM   #2312
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Here's my Cannondale T2000 overlooking the Columbia River Gorge.


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Old 08-24-11, 10:29 PM   #2313
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These are some photos from my girlfriends first tour. it was about 70miles over 2 days.

This is my Surly Long Haul Trucker


This is my girlfriends Linus Mixte 3speed it worked out pretty ok for here. Hills were a little tough but she made it. I would like to upgrade to to a 11 speed. or find a different mixte frame with a hanger.
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Old 08-25-11, 01:30 AM   #2314
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"Shirley" my Surly LHT at RAGBRAI.
Crap.... I named my LHT Shirley too! One of us now has to change!
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Old 08-25-11, 10:23 PM   #2315
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surely Shirley can settle for some sassy bike with a similar sounding signoff, si?
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Old 08-26-11, 01:21 PM   #2316
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Crap.... I named my LHT Shirley too! One of us now has to change!
LOL! That's so cool! I named my LHT that because my neighbor kept calling her Shirley. I gave up, and named her.

Cool name though, no?! Picture?

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Old 08-27-11, 06:55 PM   #2317
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Just a quick pic of my Salsa Vaya before heading out on a "training" ride. I ride 150 miles a week, but on a carbon bike. My friend and I are setting out on the GAP trail in a month, so once a week, I am going to load up the Vaya in touring mode and put in 40-50 miles. A 17lbs race bike is a completely different beast than this pig.

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Just a quick pic of my Salsa Vaya before heading out on a "training" ride. I ride 150 miles a week, but on a carbon bike. My friend and I are setting out on the GAP trail in a month, so once a week, I am going to load up the Vaya in touring mode and put in 40-50 miles. A 17lbs race bike is a completely different beast than this pig.

Your Vaya sounds like it needs a loving home...
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Old 08-28-11, 08:08 AM   #2319
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Your Vaya sounds like it needs a loving home...
Indeed. Don't be surprised if you eventually find yourself loving your Vaya more than your CF bike.
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Just a quick pic of my Salsa Vaya before heading out on a "training" ride. I ride 150 miles a week, but on a carbon bike. My friend and I are setting out on the GAP trail in a month, so once a week, I am going to load up the Vaya in touring mode and put in 40-50 miles. A 17lbs race bike is a completely different beast than this pig.
Also, my base kit for touring weighs less than your carbon bike. ;-)
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Old 08-28-11, 02:50 PM   #2321
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Nah....my Vaya and I have a good relationship! It is going to be my primary ride from Mid-October through Early April. Actually I built it over the winter to replace my old bad weather bike (CrossCheck). If I could only have one bike, it would be the Vaya. My carbon Roubaix is just a summer fling!

I got in right at 50 miles on the Vaya today. Obviously it was tougher to get up to speed, but it really was an awesome ride. I stopped at an old train station a few towns away and took another pic. Notice the new saddle. I love the Selle SMP saddles, but I thought something a tad bit wider might make sense.


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Old 08-28-11, 04:50 PM   #2322
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My Paris Sport, fully loaded, on 1979 self-contaiend Trip from Winter Park to Durango

I loved this bike. I bought in the early '70's in Ridgefield Park, New Jersey, took it over at least 9 passes in Colorado in 1979, fully loaded. Sadly, my Paris Sport was stolen in the mid-1980's. Sorry, if this gets posted to the wrong place. I'm having a little trouble figuring out how to do this.
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Old 08-29-11, 03:09 AM   #2323
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My touring rig, in the fortified old town in Medias, Transylvania, Romania. Big 26 x 2.5 and 2.2 tires, 8in suspension front and back, under 20 lbs of stuff for a week long tour. Even though it's a little slow uphill, it flies, or should I say glides, on even the slightest downhill stretches, including some of the most broken roads imaginable, where my fully rigid tour mate and the hardtail one had to slow down to a crawl. I used to be quite focused on reliability, but this bike makes riding long distances so safe and confortable that I can't imagine giving up on the suspension or the geometry, derived initially from a diy xtracycle mod. I just can't express how satisfied I am with the bike, both on and off tour, since it's my only bike at the moment.

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Old 08-29-11, 03:10 AM   #2324
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Double post, phone posting via poor wi fi is iffy.

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sandulea, that is one wacky looking bike, totally cool, but totally wacky! I love the very motorcycle looking bag that looks like a tank bag or even an oversized gas tank like on a Paris-Dakar enduro.
One thing though, it really looks like you must be stretched out all to heck to reach the bars, with the seat being so far back from the crankset--I certainly hope you are not uncomfortable on it but it sure looks that way.

very interesting bike though very different.
ps, I hope you had room in the bag for extra tent pegs, preferably wooden, along with the garlic cloves.

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