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    Please help me with my touring build

    hello all ok I have pretty my finished my touring bike build idea just want to put it out for advice. thanks,

    ok about where i ride and how i want to use bike; i use for on and off road, unpaved roads sand mud etc. f

    Im young so currently trying to travel and work in as many place as possible thus i will have to get flights other transport etc and bike has to come (also bike has to be light not because im a weight weenie because bagage limits so 12kg or less is target, and those corrupt ferry crossing police, or catch a train in china with bike....Therefore thinking of a ritchey breakway one which i can get second hand for 350

    willing to spend money but would prefer to spend it on flights to brazil etc maybee 1500 but if i can get what i wnat for 600 Thats fine and then thats a flight to some other wonderful country I havent been.

    as durable as possible given budget... so as much i as i would like a rolhoff actually no its too heavy, i can make do with a sturmney archer aw (http://www.cyclesofyesteryear.com/cy...urmy-trade.htm) like my hero heinz stucke http://www.cyclingnorthwales.co.uk/pages/heinz_st.htm and i'd like to put an enclosed chain gaurd for real low maintainance , as i live in a sand/dusty place at the moment. the sturmy archer also allows for a undished wheel wheel ive been told is stonger.

    luggage...boy im light weight when it comes to living i sold all may possesions four months ago now just have a backpack and tank of a bike im thinking of something like
    http://carouseldesignworks.com/ for touring

    so i think one of the cheapest ways to get what i want is to buy a second hand bike of something i want then just just swop all the part any recommendations?

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    ohh forgot to mention wide tyres. thx
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    is there any other info you need to help me ?
    Kamsuta "Anyway, offense is in the eye of the beholder"

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    May be difficult for some to know what you are asking given the presentation format.

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    +1 - not sure what you are asking.

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    Your first post is so vague and rambling that it is very difficult to answer. You begin by speaking of a touring bike build and take off from there.

    Given your preferred cost of 600 pounds, I suggest you buy one or two bikes second hand and use one as the donor bike to finish the other. You won't be paranoid when shipping you used bike on planes and trains. You will also gain valuable familiarity with the bike and it's maintenance.

    You can't afford a traditional build from the frame up with new parts.

    I hope you are in a reasonably sized city so there is a reasonable supply of used bikes to choose from.

    Good luck shopping, and bon voyage.
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    a 3 speed sturmey , and a Hebie chainglider over the chain, perhaps?
    chainglider covers the whole chain . but only IG hubs ,Nexus is probably out of your budget as described
    and old AW3's are everywhere..

    a 38 t crank a 22t on the hub, built into a hardtail non suspension fork MTB frame.

    3 ratios 33,45,59" 24" low gear , get off and push, on your 2 feet.
    rest of it is what you find comfortable ..
    trekking bars and V brakes are a decent combo.

    and the saddle is between your butt and the saddle
    outsiders have no reason to interfere with that decision

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    Sorry people for the confusion, i do like a good ramble

    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    a 3 speed sturmey , and a Hebie chainglider over the chain, perhaps?
    chainglider covers the whole chain . but only IG hubs ,Nexus is probably out of your budget as described
    and old AW3's are everywhere..

    a 38 t crank a 22t on the hub, built into a hardtail non suspension fork MTB frame.

    3 ratios 33,45,59" 24" low gear , get off and push, on your 2 feet.
    rest of it is what you find comfortable ..
    trekking bars and V brakes are a decent combo.

    and the saddle is between your butt and the saddle
    outsiders have no reason to interfere with that decision
    all sounds very senseable thanks pretty my exactly what i was thinking

    ok to clarify...

    i want;a bike that fits in a suitcase (26x26x10), under 12kg, with a igh (i think sturmey archer are most proven, suffcient gear inches and relavtively lightweight, and cheap), encloesd chain (willing to mod a bike with no horizontal droputs etc to make this work), and 2" tyres

    any recommendations?

    i was thinking a ritchey breakaway frame, with sturmey archer hub
    Kamsuta "Anyway, offense is in the eye of the beholder"

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    " I recently took apart a 47 year-old hub from a one-owner bike that obviously had very high mileage, and found no parts showing wear. The owner said she had just added a few drops of oil each spring."


    found at http://www.bikesmithdesign.com/
    Kamsuta "Anyway, offense is in the eye of the beholder"

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    well, am i being stupid or senible, what do you think?

    im open to ideas that dont include "just get a bike friday"

    thanks
    Kamsuta "Anyway, offense is in the eye of the beholder"

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    ok is that picture of me in my avatar putting you of?

    only joking...
    Kamsuta "Anyway, offense is in the eye of the beholder"

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    If you're in the UK you should be able to find an old raleigh twenty for cheap and with a 350GBP budget you could totally revamp the thing... there are many great R20 upgrades that have been done, search the folding bike forum and look at the raleigh twenty forum that is out there too, it's full of great rebuilds and upgraded twenties... a very versatile bike and it usually comes with the AW hub you want too. Dunno if you could get it down to 12kg though...

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