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I'm back from my first tour: 10 days of ups and downs in the Adirondacks

Old 06-16-10, 04:32 PM
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Nice job on you bike.Any bike can have problems.But one thing I have to say you should have stayed with your Brooks Saddle lol.Looks like you had a good time.
You might want to look in to getting a Surly LHT Frame to build next time.Good luck and have fun.
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Old 06-16-10, 04:41 PM
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Adam, thanks for all the info about your trip. I really like how the welder finished your rack attachment. Aren't zip-ties great? When I set up a front rack on my daughters bike I MickeyMoused it on with zip ties to the mid fork as I'd run out of ss hose clamps. It held up fine throughout her trip with panniers until she and a friend were goofing around sitting on the rack. More zip ties and it was back on.
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Originally Posted by njkayaker View Post
One might be able to low-temperature braze an eyelet to the rear of the rack one. The second eyelet doesn't have to be very strong for a fender.

Interesting. Thanks. For road riding, I think it's a solution in search of a problem!
The P-clips work for now and I don't know if I will hang on to this frame for long

This guy built this bike with the intention to ride off-road mostly, in sand and snow. Their adventure took them through some major off-road action.

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Nice job on you bike.Any bike can have problems.But one thing I have to say you should have stayed with your Brooks Saddle lol.Looks like you had a good time.
You might want to look in to getting a Surly LHT Frame to build next time.Good luck and have fun.
Brooks? No, thanks I wanted an LHT but they don't come with disc brake mounts. I may look into 2010 Kona Sutra or Salsa and other steel touring frames that have disc mounts on the chainstay, therefore nullifying the rear rackmount issues. I could get a better steel rack too.

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Adam, thanks for all the info about your trip. I really like how the welder finished your rack attachment. Aren't zip-ties great? When I set up a front rack on my daughters bike I MickeyMoused it on with zip ties to the mid fork as I'd run out of ss hose clamps. It held up fine throughout her trip with panniers until she and a friend were goofing around sitting on the rack. More zip ties and it was back on.
LOL, I packed some long, thick, heavy duty zip-ties for my next tour

So, I'm packed for tomorrow's start. Not much lighter but I took some food this time, I decided that I want to eat my own this time rather than looking for places to buy food, so I packed some seasoned couscous, ramen, noodles, etc. I'll probably pick up some canned chicken on the way. See how that works out
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Old 06-23-10, 03:29 PM
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Hey Adam, congrats on doing your first tour. Maybe you can ask Kona if they have a frame replacement program? They may offer you a discount on the new Sutra frame which is a lot studier and thought out in the rear triangle.

Zip ties and duct-tape are always good. Remember if the women don't find ya handsome they should at least find ya handy!
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Zip ties and duct-tape are always good. Remember if the women don't find ya handsome they should at least find ya handy!
Long live the Red Green Show!!! Love the reference...
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Originally Posted by AdamDZ View Post
I gotta say, people are nice outside of NY
Check your map; Tupper Lake is not outside of NY. Perhaps you meant NYC? (Sorry, but that kind of thing grates on those of us from upstate.... there's a lot of NY that is outside of NYC and many NYCers seem to forget that.)

EDIT: How did I miss this thread when it was new???

Anyway... sounds like you had a memorable trip.
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Originally Posted by Doohickie View Post
Check your map; Tupper Lake is not outside of NY. Perhaps you meant NYC? (Sorry, but that kind of thing grates on those of us from upstate.... there's a lot of NY that is outside of NYC and many NYCers seem to forget that.)

EDIT: How did I miss this thread when it was new???

Anyway... sounds like you had a memorable trip.
Yup, sorry, I did mean New York City, of course.

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Hey Adam, congrats on doing your first tour. Maybe you can ask Kona if they have a frame replacement program? They may offer you a discount on the new Sutra frame which is a lot studier and thought out in the rear triangle.

Zip ties and duct-tape are always good. Remember if the women don't find ya handsome they should at least find ya handy!
I bough it on eBay so I don't suppose Kona would do that. But that's OK. It looks like the fix will work well and may actually end up with a different frame anyway. Yeah, that's a great quote but I never saw the show.

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So I did another trip

I did another short trip, nothing too interesting but I enjoyed it anyway:

https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/3StateTour

The bike frame held up well. Back at work now, not sure when I will be able to do a tour again other than a 2-3 day weekender

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Originally Posted by AdamDZ View Post
I bough it on eBay so I don't suppose Kona would do that. But that's OK. It looks like the fix will work well and may actually end up with a different frame anyway. Yeah, that's a great quote but I never saw the show.
Ah, darn... i just read another poster who had his Sutra's rear-eyelet snap... though there was something like 70lb/s on the rack... seems to be a weak point on the previous designs... we'll see about this new one i guess.
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Yup, I saw that thread too and there was someone before me as well.
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