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Old 08-20-13, 09:35 PM
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Originally Posted by djb
what is the purpose of that pulley that the chain goes around just aft of the crankset? To raise the chain for going over stuff-thats what I thought at first but then figured the chainrings would still dig in logs or rocks you'd be going over if they were that high anyway.
Stops the chain from excess bouncing on rough tracks causing the chain to drop off the chainring.
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Old 08-20-13, 09:36 PM
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Originally Posted by bmike
Looks like a Revelate tangle bag with a bladder in it...

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Precisely. And clif bars, an air pump, a tool kit, and a headlamp.
Thanks neat bit of gear.
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Old 08-21-13, 08:20 AM
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Originally Posted by BohicaX
Stops the chain from excess bouncing on rough tracks causing the chain to drop off the chainring.
neat, I guess it has to be taken into account for chain length when replacing a chain (as the tension must bring the rd forward more than if it wasnt there)

is this a common feature on mtn bikes? I havent noticed this on bikes in stores but then I dont really look a lot at mtn bikes anyway. I could see it being a great help with fast downhill stuff on rough trails with lots of non pedalling rough sections.
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My latest overnighter with my boys:
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Originally Posted by djb
neat, I guess it has to be taken into account for chain length when replacing a chain (as the tension must bring the rd forward more than if it wasnt there)

Yes

is this a common feature on mtn bikes? I havent noticed this on bikes in stores but then I dont really look a lot at mtn bikes anyway. I could see it being a great help with fast downhill stuff on rough trails with lots of non pedalling rough sections.
It was designed for down hill racers to keep the chain around the chainring due to the extreme bounce down hill racers experience so you are correct in your observations but many casual MTB riders are seeing the benefit of the device and using it on there bikes now.

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Love it a bike train cool image
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Old 08-22-13, 05:59 PM
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My 1982 Nishiki Cresta:







This is fully loaded. Includes: tent, sleeping bag, Thermarest inflatable mattress, titanium cookset, stove, fuel, headlamp, pocket knife, multi-tool, spare tube, tube repair kit, hex wrenches, camera, rain jacket, fleece jacket, down sweater, nylon pants, extra socks, Capilene underwear, fleece hat, fleece Windstopper gloves. I plan to do short 3 day tours with this setup where I can purchase food at the end of each day.

More information on the buildup of this bike here: 1982 Nishiki Cresta
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We are getting ready for our first tour! we just had the chance to try out out our bikes with trailers and gear!
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Old 08-23-13, 06:42 PM
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Originally Posted by twiddles656
We are getting ready for our first tour! we just had the chance to try out out our bikes with trailers and gear!
Yay! Looks like nice rides, too . Double Cross Discs?

Just a tip- you`ll never find any bag tougher than the ones that come with Bobs, but you can cut several pounds (at the expense of some of that toughness) by leaving them behind in favor of some of the newer lightweight models, which aren`t too painfully expensive. Or even lighter and cheaper stuff sacks, if you don`t expect wet weather. Or not. However you slice it, enjoy and ride safe!
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Originally Posted by Saguaro
My 1982 Nishiki Cresta:







This is fully loaded. Includes: tent, sleeping bag, Thermarest inflatable mattress, titanium cookset, stove, fuel, headlamp, pocket knife, multi-tool, spare tube, tube repair kit, hex wrenches, camera, rain jacket, fleece jacket, down sweater, nylon pants, extra socks, Capilene underwear, fleece hat, fleece Windstopper gloves. I plan to do short 3 day tours with this setup where I can purchase food at the end of each day.

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Wow that is a really neat and tidy unit love the leather work thanks for sharing.
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My 1982 Nishiki Cresta:






Is that a Spanninga Pixeo on the rear fender? If so, have you had any problems constantly removing the screw to replace the batteries? I've used the correct screwdriver (small Phillips) to remove mine, and even then, the screw head was half stripped after two battery replacements, so I had to find a different screw with a flathead head.
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Old 08-25-13, 06:29 AM
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My very first post, after much lurking (and gleaning much information from everyone). I just completed a small 3-day, 245 mile ride from St. Paul, MN to Tofte. My rig is a bike as old as myself, a 1975 Zebrakenko Wind. Not exactly a touring bike, and I had to use some unconventional means of attaching the rear rack. Still, no issues with 30 lbs of food, clothing, gear, and water (I did stay in a motel and cabin for the two nights).



Needless to say, the open road is calling... Now what to do about my day job?
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Old 08-25-13, 06:31 PM
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Originally Posted by BohicaX
Wow that is a really neat and tidy unit love the leather work thanks for sharing.
Thanks! Its pretty dialed in. I put a lot of thought into the luggage and gear aspect of the build. The waxed canvas bags with the leather trim are from Acorn Bags, top notch.

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Is that a Spanninga Pixeo on the rear fender? If so, have you had any problems constantly removing the screw to replace the batteries? I've used the correct screwdriver (small Phillips) to remove mine, and even then, the screw head was half stripped after two battery replacements, so I had to find a different screw with a flathead head.
Yes, that's a Spanninga Pixeo taillight. I haven't had to replace the batteries on it yet so I can't comment on the ease of battery replacement. Based on your experiance, I'll approach it very carefully when the time comes.

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Old 08-25-13, 07:25 PM
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Originally Posted by danspun
My very first post, after much lurking (and gleaning much information from everyone). I just completed a small 3-day, 245 mile ride from St. Paul, MN to Tofte. My rig is a bike as old as myself, a 1975 Zebrakenko Wind. Not exactly a touring bike, and I had to use some unconventional means of attaching the rear rack. Still, no issues with 30 lbs of food, clothing, gear, and water (I did stay in a motel and cabin for the two nights).



Needless to say, the open road is calling... Now what to do about my day job?
Nice! Welcome to the forums! Vintage touring bikes are awesome. You might want to share this on the C&V Forum as well. I'm sure you'll find a receptive audience there in addition to the Touring Forum. Cheers!
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Old 08-26-13, 10:01 PM
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same handle bar tape : )

Hi Patch29! I have the same handlebar tape. I discovered this summer that the company I bought it through is not supplying it any more. Good thing I bought it when I did. My LHT is also green, but a darker green - bought it last year 2012.
I'm having difficulty uploading picture of my bike or else I would show you it.
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I like the tool kit underneath the seat , very neat.

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Old 08-28-13, 11:11 AM
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Here is my 1980 Schwinn and my friend's Surly LHT during a recent journey this past July.


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Old 09-02-13, 02:14 PM
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I haven't posted on this forum in a while, but I have finished building up the touring rig of my dreams so...

I still have a few kinks to work out, but this is the set up that will be carrying me cross country in about 22 days... The wait is driving me nuts, but soon enough I will be out in the wilderness giggling to myself about how happy I am to finally have a really serious touring bike Cheers!
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Old 09-02-13, 02:48 PM
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you're the ferret fellow no? In any case, I couldnt take looking at your blue period bike, so I did my best. Just noticed my mistake, its an Ogre or similar right, not a LHT.

ps, what are those rims and why did you choose them? They appear to be deep rims, hard to tell if they are those super wide rims, like on the super fattie bikes, or deep dish ones.
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On tour on the East Coast greenway in Edison, New Jersey. More pics here.
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Not mine, but came across this rig the other day at work south of Seattle. He was riding from San Diego to Canada and was on the return trip to San Diego.
Interesting choice for a tire on the BOB trailer. I can't imagine tread would help any there. I suspect it wore out somewhere where the only tire he could find that size was for a kids bike and made do. I hadn't really considered worrying about that tire wearing out on tour before, but I suppose under loads like that it is susceptible to wear...

Reinforces my desire for an Extrawheel trailer rather than going the BOB route when I get around to getting a trailer.

Is that a big mud flap sticking out above the trailers tire?

Thanks for sharing!

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Old 09-03-13, 07:24 AM
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Thanks! Its pretty dialed in. I put a lot of thought into the luggage and gear aspect of the build. The waxed canvas bags with the leather trim are from Acorn Bags, top notch.
It looks dialled in and those Acorn Bags are truly snappy looking.
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Originally Posted by openmindedgent
I haven't posted on this forum in a while, but I have finished building up the touring rig of my dreams so...

I still have a few kinks to work out, but this is the set up that will be carrying me cross country in about 22 days... The wait is driving me nuts, but soon enough I will be out in the wilderness giggling to myself about how happy I am to finally have a really serious touring bike Cheers!
Nice bike and setup good luck with your trip and enjoy the new ride.
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