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Old 08-26-12, 11:01 PM   #1
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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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...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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Old 08-27-12, 12:09 AM   #3
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http://www.fahrradmanufaktur.de/

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Non-Drop Bar Touring Bike Set Ups

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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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Old 08-27-12, 02:39 AM   #7
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also, a "tourer" with drops is a dead give-away that the rider is not european.
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Old 08-27-12, 04:21 AM   #8
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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.

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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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..

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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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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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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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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.....
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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.
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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.
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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I was in the middle of making it at the time.....
Ah, that makes more sense. Thanks!
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