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Old 07-29-18, 09:40 PM
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my Pacific Reach Racing not for racing

Hi guys, greetings from China!

Since I have got another road bike, then this PACIFIC REACH RACING has no more chance for road use.
Instead of idling in garage, it is now modified into a daily commuter.
Wider tires and full suspension provide a comfortable ride; Brompton basket bag makes it more practical.
However, it is still a decently fast bike~

I know it may look weird, but I hope you like it~
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Old 07-29-18, 09:52 PM
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Old 07-29-18, 10:47 PM
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Nice!

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Old 07-30-18, 03:20 AM
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Old 07-30-18, 06:48 AM
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How did you stick the Brompton luggage block onto the frame?
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Old 07-30-18, 07:13 AM
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Beautiful bike. I just plain like this line of bikes. I've been waiting for some personal issues to clear up, but I've been pondering the purchase of the Pacific Cycles Reach GT as a present to myself. What size 451 tires did you put on and what pressure are you running them at?
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Old 07-30-18, 08:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Winfried View Post
How did you stick the Brompton luggage block onto the frame?
I used to use this kind of brackets to install additional LEDs onto my motorbike. Then I found it is also applicable for bicycles.
Hope it is useful for you.
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Any link/reference where I could get it?

How stable is the bracket + plate you seem to have added?


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Old 07-30-18, 08:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Roegmann View Post
Beautiful bike. I just plain like this line of bikes. I've been waiting for some personal issues to clear up, but I've been pondering the purchase of the Pacific Cycles Reach GT as a present to myself. What size 451 tires did you put on and what pressure are you running them at?
the new REACH GT is a cool bike! congrats!
My REACH is an old model, maybe 2011. The size of the wide tires it has now is 37*451, or 20*1 3/8.
I have tried. This is the widest. Any wider tire will probably conflict with the forks.
I prefer high pressure on road, but for country road commuting, 70 psi feels more comfortable.

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Originally Posted by Winfried View Post
Any link/reference where I could get it?
Perhaps you can look it up in your local motorbike shops.
Or maybe check aliexpress.com
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I did, but there are thousands of items with "motorycle bracket".

I'll dig deeper. Thank you.
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This one looks similar... found under "motorcycle headlight bracket"

https://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale...dlight+bracket
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it seems you are more interested in the luggage block, rather than the bike.

You may be also happy to see this:
There is another foldy of mine. It has a similar but different solution of installing the Brompton luggage block, and also the Tern luggage truss.
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Originally Posted by Roegmann View Post
Beautiful bike. I just plain like this line of bikes. I've been waiting for some personal issues to clear up, but I've been pondering the purchase of the Pacific Cycles Reach GT as a present to myself. What size 451 tires did you put on and what pressure are you running them at?
Do it. I PMed you where to get a Reach GT and price in Taipei a couple of months ago...BTW, the blue turquoise of the Reach GT looks betrer in images than in reality. Black is probably the way to go. YMMV.

I run 45-50/65-75psi on 37-451 tires. I weigh about 75kg. FWIW.

Best of luck to you.
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Thanks!

Yes, because it's an easy solution to use a Brompton bag on a bike that has no welded lug :-)

Am I correct in understanding that you added a flat panel to connect the bracket and the Brompton block?

Edit : is it sturdy and stable, even with the additional plate?

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Originally Posted by Abu Mahendra View Post
Do it. I PMed you where to get a Reach GT and price in Taipei a couple of months ago...BTW, the blue turquoise of the Reach GT looks betrer in images than in reality. Black is probably the way to go. YMMV.

I run 45-50/65-75psi on 37-451 tires. I weigh about 75kg. FWIW.

Best of luck to you.
Thanks Abu. I got two more cuttings & scrapes to go, maybe a couple more light treatments, before I can be my old self (I don't know if my wife would prefer that). They are guessing mid-October for the last of it, so I plan to get my new chariot in November.

By the way, let my experience be a lesson to all. Lather up/cover up. I'm a dark skinned man who always covered my arms & neck, but hated putting stuff on my face, so now I'm paying the price.
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Thanks!

Yes, because it's an easy solution to use a Brompton bag on a bike that has no welded lug :-)

Am I correct in understanding that you added a flat panel to connect the bracket and the Brompton block?

Edit : is it sturdy and stable, even with the additional plate?
yes, it is an additional plate, or a bar. It brings more flexibility to install things like the Brompton block.
So far, I have transported 4 bottles of wine/ a laptop with adaptor plus some books/ a watermelon/ a fox terrier dog with the basket bag, and there was never a problem.

​​​​​​​I know it is not a regular solution, but it works.
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Hi guys, greetings from China!

Since I have got another road bike, then this PACIFIC REACH RACING has no more chance for road use.
Instead of idling in garage, it is now modified into a daily commuter.
Nice bike and the bag solution.
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Nice ride! Not too many Reaches around here.

I have a 2005ish Reach Offroad, appearsto have the same suspension fork but a different frame. It has seen a lot of miles in the last decade.
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Nice ride! Not too many Reaches around here.

I have a 2005ish Reach Offroad, appearsto have the same suspension fork but a different frame. It has seen a lot of miles in the last decade.
The old 2005 model is also one of my favourites. But I just couldn't get one, so I turned to this 2011 model.
It has been with me for some years, but not many miles yet.
Now it becomes one of my main commuters, and I do love riding it.
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That's a nice bike. I was researching and was interested in the IF Reach (LX) which was discontinued in 2015. It's a true folder versus the newer Reach Racing models which you have to remove the front wheel.
NYCEWheels stil has reviews on Youtube for it.

I contacted Pacific Bicycles directly and you can still buy them. They'll ship directly to your door but you pay VAT, etc. Shipping was included in the price but I thought it was pricey for a discontinued bike. I have a limited budget.
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That Bigfish Line bike looks pretty nifty - be nice if it came in more than 3 speed though!

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