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Old 07-12-13, 01:58 PM
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This is my rig. This is when we were loading up for a picnic; she's way overdue for some touring lol
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Old 07-13-13, 06:56 AM
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On the Surly Ogre the fenders look too close to the wheels if it will encounter mud.
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Old 07-13-13, 07:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Jonnythecanuck
A recent trip with a furry friend through PEI, Canada.


IMG_3529 by jonathanreid85, on Flickr

Sweet!

My dog likes to ride on anything that moves, need to get him a trailer soon.

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On the Surly Ogre the fenders look too close to the wheels if it will encounter mud.
Actually it is not much of a problem here. Most of our "mud" is actually glacial silt. Goopy and slick as snot, but it does not clump up like clay-based mud from the lower 48. I have run fenders off road for years and can only remember an issue once or twice, usually because the fender was damaged.
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Old 07-15-13, 01:55 AM
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Originally Posted by balindamood
Snap shots from the shake-down ride. I picked up a Surly Ogre with the intention of doing some single-track oriented touring (lots of options for that around here). The problem that presented itself was the cable routing for the front derailleur interfered with the fenders. I chose to solve this with a Rohloff hub (wouldn't you?). The front hub is an SP PL-8 SON look-alike. The rims are bomb-proof Kris Holm XC Unicycle rims (37mm wide). The bars are Jones H. The lights are the new Bosch & Mueller Luxos U. I don't need it much in the summer other than for carging USB devices, but I am really looking forward to running the Rohloff through the winter to see how it does. Lights will be required then.

Second Cycles introduced last year their series of re-branded, recycled/re-manufactured frames, the "Bicycle." They have been selling well. I do not care for Surly graphics, so I replaced them with a decal set from them. Love the way it rides around town, hope to get it out in the back country in the next month.






Very nice! Is that the large Zimbale bag I spy there? Good choice! I love mine. Great looking set up. How do you like the Jones bars? Thanks for the nice cockpit shot, it is always good to see how folks have set theirs up.
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Old 07-15-13, 01:58 AM
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Originally Posted by BohicaX
Hi MZ no problems on free hub failures but like anything I guess they have there limits and without a doubt your warranty is out the window with this set-up. All manufactures have there specs for safe work loads or torque and the numbers they give are to ensure that there not getting recalls from failures. Most safe work load numbers are well under spec and in most cases I bet you could double or triple that number before failure happens there just covering there butts.

Having said that I take responsibility for my own actions and if things fail so be it just suck it up and purchase again learning from your mistakes rather than become a whining customer. Again I can only make comment on two brands of hubs that this 41T has been on and that is "Industry Nine" hubs and "Hope Technology" hubs. (links below)

https://www.industrynine.net/

https://www.hopetech.com/

Added to that I run a 20T granny so hauling that rig up mountains without hub or free hub failure stretching the safe work load and torque well beyond manufacture specs I'm happy to make mention of those companies because in my eyes they have passed the test. I'm currently running Industry Nine hubs and spoke system as they have done the bulk of my long distance loaded touring.

Ok gotcha on the lingo I just noticed I made a typo hence why I thought you winked at my silly mistake. As your well aware we live upside down here and that might explain our English being a mystery to you Yanks. Understand though you northerners take a dump and it flows down hill and guess where we are situated geographically on that flow chart.......It's no excuse but it might help explain our English.

Hope that helps further answer some of your questions.

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Is that the large Zimbale bag I spy there? Good choice! I love mine. Great looking set up. How do you like the Jones bars?
It is a Zimbale. I like the bag. I had hoped on running a handlebar bag, but the bike handles horribly with them. I love the Jones bars.
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Old 07-15-13, 02:37 PM
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That is a great pic with your dog and bike! I really like the red bar tape to match up with your bags. Happy Riding!!
Originally Posted by Jonnythecanuck
A recent trip with a furry friend through PEI, Canada.


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Old 07-15-13, 02:50 PM
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What a nice set-up you have. I just got myself an Ogre for future off road touring that I want to do. A couple of questions: What is your front rack set up there? Also I got the ergon grips like you have, what is the bar end mirror that you have? I have not decided on fenders or not with mine. Been reading the problems and solutions for fenders with Ogre on forums. Your solution of Roloff is exquisite!!
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It is a Zimbale. I like the bag. I had hoped on running a handlebar bag, but the bike handles horribly with them. I love the Jones bars.
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The front rack(s) are a cheap bag support of Ebay (Abaxo, I think) and a Jandd low-rider rack. I had nothing to match the rear rack, so I did not try to go buy something fancy (Surly or Jandd Expedition). The mirror is a simple bar-end plug mirror I got at REI a long time ago. I assume they are still available. Ergon grips with A Rohloff is expensive because you cannot buy a set of Ergon's for only one grip shifter. You can by one for two grip shifters, and one for none; then only use half of each package. You would think they would come out with a special "Rohloff Edition". Even at a 50% premium, it would be cheaper than buying to sets.

Fenders on an Ogre require some dedication. I am running Planet Bike's because they are about the only ones made for 29'ers. There are several problems. First, you have to run at least one set of Surly Monkey Nuts for the rear fender to work at all. Even with one set installed, the front derailleur cable will likely rub on the fender. Metal cable; plastic fender, we all know how this will end. You can run a second set of Monkey Nuts (for another $25) and push the rear axle all they way to the end of the dropouts, or you can dump the front derailleur and run a 1x?? setup. Even if you solve that problem (as I did), the fenders, with really long stays, are too flexible and rub on the tires when you hit bumps. I fixed this by attaching zip ties between the fender stays and the racks 1/4 to 1/2 way along the stays to stabilize the system. You probably cannot see it in the pictures. I still get some rubbing when the going get insanely rough, but it does help a lot, and I am not sure how much better you could make without some sort of steel fenders which do not exist.
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Old 07-20-13, 07:11 PM
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My bike ready for my first mini-tour.

A group of us are leaving from San Marcos, TX to Wimberley, TX (20 mi) where we'll visit Jacob's Well and the local pubs. After camping the night there, we're headed for Bastrop, TX (70 mi) and the following day we're biking back to San Marcos (50 mi). A few people are starting their trip from San Antonio, TX and will be meeting us at Purgatory Creek in San Marcos (50 mi). My overall trip will be 150 mi +/- and their trip will be 250 mi +/i. I'm really looking forward to it! Gear in store for me after this trip will likely be clipless pedals/shoes and front panniers/racks.

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Somehow with this set up I was able to do a 500 mile tour from San Fran to LA in about 6 days. I was able to rig a 10W solar panel on the handle bars for smart phone charging as well
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I have been watching this thread for sometime now and I have got my bike finally built up. Its a 80's Lugged steel frame Soma Cosmopolitan converted to 700C with Panaracer RiBMo 700x32c, new fork and longer reach calipers. It has a blackburn front low rider rack and a bell rack out back for the Nashbar waterproof panniers. I replaced the stem with an adjustable one and new handlebars and brake levers. Drivetrain consists of a Shimano Alivio rear derailleur, Sora front triple a Sugino Triple crank and Shimano Ultegra 8 speed bar end shifters. I carry an On Guard D lock a small tool kit with spare tire and CO2 inflator plus a Topeak Turbo Morph G frame pump as a back up. Right now I use it for commuting back and forth to work, I have a Magicshine 900 lumen headlight with a Planet Bike Superflash for the rear, Planet Bike Hardcore fenders with Cascadia mud guards and a ESGE double kickstand. I like this set up and hope to do a few tours on it.

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Old 07-30-13, 03:19 PM
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Beautiful set-up and re-purpose of some 80's Steel! I like it JW!
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I have been watching this thread for sometime now and I have got my bike finally built up. Its a 80's Lugged steel frame Soma Cosmopolitan converted to 700C with Panaracer RiBMo 700x32c, new fork and longer reach calipers. It has a blackburn front low rider rack and a bell rack out back for the Nashbar waterproof panniers. I replaced the stem with an adjustable one and new handlebars and brake levers. Drivetrain consists of a Shimano Alivio rear derailleur, Sora front triple a Sugino Triple crank and Shimano Ultegra 8 speed bar end shifters. I carry an On Guard D lock a small tool kit with spare tire and CO2 inflator plus a Topeak Turbo Morph G frame pump as a back up. Right now I use it for commuting back and forth to work, I have a Magicshine 900 lumen headlight with a Planet Bike Superflash for the rear, Planet Bike Hardcore fenders with Cascadia mud guards and a ESGE double kickstand. I like this set up and hope to do a few tours on it.

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^ Thank you, it was a lot of trial and error with this bike but it has been a fun journey finding and building this bike. I forgot to mention the wheels, they are Vuelta Corsa HDs nice strong wheels IMO.
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Surly LHT Entered into service May 2012

Here is my build from winter 2011-2012 , Maiden tour was :
Anacortes WA to Norfolk Va to Key West.

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Here is my build from winter 2011-2012 , Maiden tour was :
Anacortes WA to Norfolk Va to Key West.

Nice bike and set-up I had to laugh I use crocs as well for around camp or just want to take a break and get out of my riding shoes good to see someone else who uses them.
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Originally Posted by ncbiker
yep, a hole through the stem does the trick:
genius!!!
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Originally Posted by wahoonc
Sweet!

My dog likes to ride on anything that moves, need to get him a trailer soon.

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I would love to go on a tour with my dog
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[QUOTE=RickD;14837822]My loaded disk trucker, from last weeks trip from Key largo to Key West and back[/QUOTE
I know this question is a little late but did you travel US 1 your whole trip, if so how was it, I would like to do this trip starting from where I live in Inverness Fl.
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JC it must be nice travelling with your pet I'm a loner myself and have often though about a dog while riding as company. What sort of food do you lug around for him/her or is your location easy to purchase on a daily bases? Do you purchase food or use bush tucker to keep him/her fed?

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My dog eats a blend of dry foods that I put hot water over prior to serving. When he travels in the car with me I portion his food into sandwich sized baggies, one for each meal, ahead of time. My pup is about 45# a 5# bag of his food lasts about 10 days on average. He also has treats, but they don't take up much room. His food is available from a couple of places and could always be ordered in if necessary. One of my dog's favorite treats is fresh vegetable slices, cucumbers, squash, carrots, etc. Those come from dinner staples and are picked up along the way at farmer's markets.

Everybody's dog is going to be a bit different, you would have to figure out what works best for you.

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Originally Posted by wahoonc
My dog eats a blend of dry foods that I put hot water over prior to serving. When he travels in the car with me I portion his food into sandwich sized baggies, one for each meal, ahead of time. My pup is about 45# a 5# bag of his food lasts about 10 days on average. He also has treats, but they don't take up much room. His food is available from a couple of places and could always be ordered in if necessary. One of my dog's favorite treats is fresh vegetable slices, cucumbers, squash, carrots, etc. Those come from dinner staples and are picked up along the way at farmer's markets.

Everybody's dog is going to be a bit different, you would have to figure out what works best for you.

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Thanks for the feed back and method you use with travelling with pets. I live in a dry country so water for me is carrying 20 litres when I know that supplies will be a long stretch so water for a pet would be a bulky item as well. If I'm using 20 litres will that mean a dog would require the same? Carrying 40 litres of water is huge and while it's not a issue to carry for me it's all added weight plus the dogs weight as well along with food starts to add up. The more I look into this maybe a pet isn't such a good idea because of such remote locations I travel.
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Nice bike and touring rig ES care to share what you used to make your own rear panniers and any images of method you used to attach them?
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Originally Posted by BohicaX
Thanks for the feed back and method you use with travelling with pets. I live in a dry country so water for me is carrying 20 litres when I know that supplies will be a long stretch so water for a pet would be a bulky item as well. If I'm using 20 litres will that mean a dog would require the same? Carrying 40 litres of water is huge and while it's not a issue to carry for me it's all added weight plus the dogs weight as well along with food starts to add up. The more I look into this maybe a pet isn't such a good idea because of such remote locations I travel.
It will depend on the dog.

I have no clue how much water my dog consumes on a daily basis. We live on the East Coast USA and right now we have more than enough water. FWIW I have seen people touring with a wide range of animals; cats, dogs, ferrets, birds and one guy was apparently relocating via bicycle and had an 8' boa constrictor.

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