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Old 03-19-08, 02:18 PM
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About my dream touring bike setup.......

It would be carbon fibre as it's without a doubt the best frame material. The wheelset size would be 26" as they are the fastest. For shifting, I would use Campy Ergo shifters as all other shifters are just terrible for touring. For brakes I would use are cantilevers, preferably anodized yellow to match my favourite colour.

The saddle would be a Brooks B66 broken in by using motor oil. I know there are alternatives, but you cannot tour on a recumbent as the ride is too harsh and you'd need custom dentures. Lastly, I would always use a helmet which should be made compulsory by law.
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Are you touring or racing?
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He might be fishing, I'm not sure.
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Trolling, perhaps.
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Bike Forums should have a Troll button. If people get 3 confirmed Trolls eject them.
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Originally Posted by Nigeyy View Post
It would be carbon fibre as it's without a doubt the best frame material. The wheelset size would be 26" as they are the fastest. For shifting, I would use Campy Ergo shifters as all other shifters are just terrible for touring. For brakes I would use are cantilevers, preferably anodized yellow to match my favourite colour.

The saddle would be a Brooks B66 broken in by using motor oil. I know there are alternatives, but you cannot tour on a recumbent as the ride is too harsh and you'd need custom dentures. Lastly, I would always use a helmet which should be made compulsory by law.
Does this bike come with or without a machete holder?
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I think he is being more sarcastic than fishing or trolling.
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Make sure it has room for a portable microwave, and that the total package (bike + gear) is under 40 pounds.

Then you're set.
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Old 03-19-08, 03:31 PM
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If someone uses Marmite as an icon their sense of taste comes into question or they are from the Commonwealth.
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Tandem, so Charles Bronson can be your stoker.
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If he was trolling he would have mentioned that John Forrester is god and bike lanes are the work of Satan
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If he was trolling he would have mentioned that John Forrester is god and bike lanes are the work of Satan
No, no ... not in THIS forum. That's just in the Death & Destruction forum. We don't care about things like that here.

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Why always the machete?
Truly, the Kukri is a beautiful device.
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Ouch! That hurts..... I'll have to think about adding the machete holder though (besides the Marmite jar holder I think).

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That sounds exactly like what I've always wanted in a touring bike!

Hmmmm, a fishing troll (Edit: Sorry, I just caught the other thread)

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Originally Posted by Nigeyy View Post
It would be carbon fibre as it's without a doubt the best frame material. The wheelset size would be 26" as they are the fastest. For shifting, I would use Campy Ergo shifters as all other shifters are just terrible for touring. For brakes I would use are cantilevers, preferably anodized yellow to match my favourite colour.

The saddle would be a Brooks B66 broken in by using motor oil. I know there are alternatives, but you cannot tour on a recumbent as the ride is too harsh and you'd need custom dentures. Lastly, I would always use a helmet which should be made compulsory by law.
Nigeyy,

I'm beginning to wonder about you...

Carbon Fib(e)r(e) (<-- transatlantic spelling)???? Maybe I AM the retro-grouch that people say I am.

26 inch. Check. Well, sort of check. I've read all about the advantages of 26 inch wheels, but I still like 700C.

Campy Ergo. What's that? Is it the new Shimano line?

Cantilevers. Check.

Motor oil on your Brooks B66? I mean, I know it's done, but Nigeyy, you??? Brooks were meant to be broken in by your pure unadulterated butt.

Uh. Forget the helmet law. If you want that take it to the "Helmet's cramp my style thread." It's the black hole of Advocacy and Safety.

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Ooops. Have I been had?

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So far I'm with you a hunnert purcent. But, instead of carring Halt or a machete, I want a trailing wire for dogs to latch on to an then just stun'em. That and a fairing made by hotbike (see alt bike forum—the best thread ever) so's I can jus ram any RV that gets too close. That and I'd have room fer a cooler 'n beer. Perhaps a sun shade. Heck, I might 'jus as well have 'im enclose the whole thing. Wouldn't have to worry about rain.
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i tour on a 96er made entirely of carpet fiber
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I'm still trying to figure out how to install a deep fryer on my bike. It's impossible to go 100 miles without some hush puppies!!!!

Someone let me know when the nashbar deep fryer is released.
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Originally Posted by bizzz111 View Post
I'm still trying to figure out how to install a deep fryer on my bike. It's impossible to go 100 miles without some hush puppies!!!!

Someone let me know when the nashbar deep fryer is released.
My contact at Nashbar says there is no definite release date on the "Deep cycle Fryer". So until then, I'll continue to freeze-dry my hush puppies and cook them in my bikrowave oven. I'll notify the group when I get an update, we all may save some money with a group buy!
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Didn't he actually warn about this in another thread? It sounds familiar...
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