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    Show us Your Touring Bike: With Non-Drop Bars: Trekking, Swooped Back, Etc...

    I am in the market for a bike that will likely come with Drops.

    I am interested in getting a proper fit for not only the drops that come with it... but some other alternatives, mostly for variation when I feel like being in a different riding position... swapping a stem to raise the bars, add some Nitto Albatrosses or Trekking Bars. Surly (despite not feeling 100% about the way the drops felt) is high on my list.
    I may also add some brakes under the hoods for when I sit more upright. That might help me feel more secure on the bike not having to bend as much in order to brake all the time.

    Show me your Touring Bikes with various handlebars, loaded or not

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    Quote Originally Posted by djkenny View Post
    ...I am interested in getting a proper fit for not only the drops that come with it... .
    How do pictures help you in any way to get a proper fit for your bike?

    If you want pictures, just google "touring bike". You'll get more pictures there than anywhere else.

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    Movimento 5 Stelle (M5S)
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    Non-Drop Bar Touring Bike Set Ups

    Quote Originally Posted by seeker333 View Post
    How do pictures help you in any way to get a proper fit for your bike?

    If you want pictures, just google "touring bike". You'll get more pictures there than anywhere else.
    I am looking for a bike. It is also an exercise in ideas. I can search google for lots of things people begin threads of on this Forum. A thread exclusively non drop bar set up touring bike would be handy and cool to see.

    The Fit will just involve various bars with whatever bike I choose. Help me get ideas

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    djkenny, Take a look here: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...ur-loaded-rigs .

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    also, a "tourer" with drops is a dead give-away that the rider is not european.
    Movimento 5 Stelle (M5S)
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    I have an LHT that I recently put Surly Open Bars on I'm really liking it so far. I'll get some pics after todays rain clears up.

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    The only way I'd be likely to run anything but drops is for off road touring and even there I might be tempted to use drops. That said here is my mountain bike with my ultralight self contained (cooking and camping) touring gear on it.
    mtb.jpg
    That blue bag on the ground is a backpack with about 4 pounds of stuff in it.

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    Loaded touring bicycles. A gallery. 389 examples, and counting.

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    Old one:


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    Koga Miyata, 04 WTR, ITM 'butterfly' bars.

    http://www.cyclofiend.com/working/2008/wb092-robertclark1008.html


    also fit my BiFri P Llama with the Freetime ITM trekking bars..
    Last edited by fietsbob; 08-31-12 at 10:13 AM.

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    Here's my Trucker Deluxe with North Road bars. I shortened them by cutting 1.5" off each side. I tour in a very upright position.

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    Hunter 29er with inverted On-One Mary Bars.
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    Abandoned for recumbent months ago. Bull horns double wrapped for ergonomics, with Profile Design Airstryke aerobars. The saddle was the problem. The bar arrangement was great.
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    Booger, is that rear rack on the new bike just for keeping a saddle bag off the tire? Doesn't look like it would hold much weight on its own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigAura View Post
    Here's my Trucker Deluxe with North Road bars. I shortened them by cutting 1.5" off each side. I tour in a very upright position.
    More pics, please! I'm getting started on a Trucker Deluxe build and plan on using Albatross or Surly Open bars. Frame should be here Friday, wheels next week...

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    Quote Originally Posted by FKMTB07 View Post
    More pics, please! I'm getting started on a Trucker Deluxe build and plan on using Albatross or Surly Open bars. Frame should be here Friday, wheels next week...
    Were you wanting more of mine?
    Here's mine before touring accessories.
    Here it is ready for tour.
    Here it is on tour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acidfast7 View Post
    also, a "tourer" with drops is a dead give-away that the rider is not european.
    ...if you think Britain is not in Europe, that is...

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    I was in the middle of making it at the time.....
    Everything should be as simple as possible...But not more so.---Albert Einstein

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    Tout Terrain Metropolitan with Rohloff, belt drive, Avid BB7s, SON28 dyno hub. The rear rack is welded on and is, as would be expected, extremely stable.

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    Swapping handlebars back and forth is a pretty expensive proposition.
    Not only handlebars need to be changed... Shifters and brakelevers too.
    The one who has the most bikes wins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flippant View Post


    Tout Terrain Metropolitan with Rohloff, belt drive, Avid BB7s, SON28 dyno hub. The rear rack is welded on and is, as would be expected, extremely stable.
    Love the TT! I considered one of these frames but it was out of the budget at this time. The front fender line seems a bit wonky though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Booger1 View Post
    I was in the middle of making it at the time.....
    Ah, that makes more sense. Thanks!

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