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Old 03-17-13, 08:02 AM
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1986 Specialized Rockhoppeer with lots of mods including half-step+granny gearing, Nitto Noodle drop bars, Brooks Flyer saddle, etc...

Just got back from my first tour: bike camping at 5 Florida state parks over 6 days. ~250 miles total, lots of dirt & gravel roads. The bike did great


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Originally Posted by cobrabyte
1986 Specialized Rockhoppeer with lots of mods including half-step+granny gearing, Nitto Noodle drop bars, Brooks Flyer saddle, etc...

Just got back from my first tour: bike camping at 5 Florida state parks over 6 days. ~250 miles total, lots of dirt & gravel roads. The bike did great


I'm LOVING that
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Old 03-17-13, 03:56 PM
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Very sweet set-up cobrabyte. I luv it!
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Thanks guys, I'm really happy with it
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Old 03-18-13, 03:54 PM
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Beauty! I love seeing a loaded up LHT
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My LHT heading up and over Trail Ridge Road
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Is that in Rocky Mountain National Park?
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Old 03-23-13, 11:30 AM
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Leaving for a recent tour of the everglades and florida keys.

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Old 03-23-13, 06:35 PM
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walter, I think you win the "heaviest front end" award. It looks like it steers like a 1975 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme with a failed power steering pump...
yes yes I know its probably not that bad, but its the vision of hyperbole that came to mind.
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Originally Posted by djb
walter, I think you win the "heaviest front end" award.
I admit it. It does have a shake that takes getting used to. The trick is not to man handle it and it settles right down.
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Old 03-24-13, 06:09 AM
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If it works for you, that's all that's important.
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Old 03-25-13, 07:36 AM
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Originally Posted by cobrabyte
1986 Specialized Rockhoppeer with lots of mods including half-step+granny gearing, Nitto Noodle drop bars, Brooks Flyer saddle, etc...

Just got back from my first tour: bike camping at 5 Florida state parks over 6 days. ~250 miles total, lots of dirt & gravel roads. The bike did great


can you share the route? I'm in fl also.
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Old 03-25-13, 02:48 PM
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Yes. Main road through the park. Connects East side of the park over to the west. Great ride! Many miles above timberline. You top out at 12,200 ft.
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1991 trip from Los Angeles to Boston
1991 RB-T and RB-2
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Old 03-27-13, 06:57 PM
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re the 1991 shot, I got my first helmet around that time and seeing yours makes me think again of how improved todays reasonably priced ones are compared to the old ones. So much more air flow, I keep mine on all the time now, used to remove the old ones for hot climbs as it was so hot. I need to dig out my old shots too.
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Old 03-30-13, 05:36 PM
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Patch29,

Nice paniers, the most expensive but the best. I know these people at Arkel. They think about everything. Can the front paniers be sused as back pack (GT-18BP) ? I personnaly bought rain cover for all of them.

Their competitor: Ortlieb are manufacturing paniers perfectly waterproof but so hard to find something inside their paniers, they have ONE big compartment.

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Old 03-30-13, 05:44 PM
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Walter,

I'm impress the way you load your byke, really! I think I will install my pump as you did.

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Old 03-31-13, 03:47 AM
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Trying out a front loaded set up with a Jandd extreme rack and Ortlieb rollers

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Originally Posted by djb
re the 1991 shot, I got my first helmet around that time and seeing yours makes me think again of how improved todays reasonably priced ones are compared to the old ones. So much more air flow, I keep mine on all the time now, used to remove the old ones for hot climbs as it was so hot. I need to dig out my old shots too.
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While I would still happily ride that RB-T, I agree 100% about helmets. They are SOOOOO much better now.
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Old 04-02-13, 01:38 PM
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Originally Posted by davidmikesell
can you share the route? I'm in fl also.
We skipped around to different FL state parks that offer camping. It was tough to route it as we booked the camping reservations late, so we ended up zig-zagging as follows:

Day 1: St. Pete to Little Manatee River state park
Day 2: Little Manatee to Highland Hammock state park
Day 3: Highland Hammock to Alafia state park
Day 4: Alafia to Lake Manatee state park
Day 5: Lake Manatee to Little Manatee
Day 6: Little manatee back to St. Pete

I used Google Maps "get there by bike" feature and the suggested routes worked great. Be prepared for lots of gravel (shell) and dirt roads while you're is central Fl. Lots of phosphate mining and agriculture .
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Old 04-03-13, 01:40 PM
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So many nice set ups in here! But 99% of the bikes have drop bars.. what kind of touring do you guys actually do? I ask because, my bike that I am setting up for touring has trekking bars which allow me to be low to just pedal and go, or high to have a very upright position and admire the place I may be riding thru.

I mean, when I am on my road bike, I have a hard time really admiring the view... even if I am on the flat of the bars.
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Originally Posted by pepox369
So many nice set ups in here! But 99% of the bikes have drop bars.. what kind of touring do you guys actually do? I ask because, my bike that I am setting up for touring has trekking bars which allow me to be low to just pedal and go, or high to have a very upright position and admire the place I may be riding thru.

I mean, when I am on my road bike, I have a hard time really admiring the view... even if I am on the flat of the bars.
Maybe the handlebar on your road bike isn't set up for distance/touring. There's a significant difference in height between an aggressive road bike handlebar position vs a more comfortable one typical of distance/touring setups.

When my hands are on the hoods or the top bar, it's very possible that my angles aren't that different from yours -- which is way more upright than when Hesjedal is on his hoods. Likewise, when I'm on my aeros, I'm not even near how low the tri guys get on theirs.

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Old 04-05-13, 06:32 PM
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A few pictures from my recent tour of Scotland.

Pic 01: Assembly of my bike at the hotel.
Pic 02: Campsite on the Isle of Skye under the Red Cuillin mountains.
Pic 03: Campsite is located just past Torrin. Great spot to camp.
Pic 04: Mountain stream, complete with pool and waterfall adjacent to my campsite.
Pic 05: View of the Black Cuillin mountains from campsite.
Pic 06: Entering Elgol. A small fishing village, with tour boats to Loch Coruisk.
Pic 07: Bike at the Elgol post office.
Pic 08: Boat tour to Lock Coruick.
Pic 09: Cycling the A82 by Loch Ness. Notice the size of the shoulder, not the safest road.
Pic 10: Cycling the Caledonian canel trail known as the Great Glen Way.
Pic 11: Cycling the Great Glen Way to Fort William.
Pic 12: Taking the train to Edinburgh. Run out of time.
I miss home. I wish I had gotten more into cycling when I was there. I moved over to the US 4 years ago and it's in that time I got into this. I would love it if i brought my bike home next time I'm over. You cant beat the north west Highlands.
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Originally Posted by SeaStew
I miss home. I wish I had gotten more into cycling when I was there. I moved over to the US 4 years ago and it's in that time I got into this. I would love it if i brought my bike home next time I'm over. You cant beat the north west Highlands.
Just got back from Edinburgh this week. Didn't get a chance to ride, but stopped into a couple of shops. One guy brought out coffee, and we talked about all the places we've been over the years!
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