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Old 09-03-13, 08:42 AM
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Originally Posted by djb
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.
Oh wow, I didn't notice how horribly blue my photo was, I took it with my phone in a hurry, sorry...
I am yes, the ferret guy, he is safe at home with his caregiver and two playmates, and I will not be taking him long distances. However, I had a lot of fun touring with him around VA and NC, he stayed in a cat-carrier behind my bike while I pulled a trailer, slept through most of the ride, and got a huge thrill out of camping and digging around in the dirt/ climbing through bushes.
As for my wheels: I got them in a trade worth $50 and the rims are outdated, the hubs are Sram 9.0, they were in brand new condition, I guess built up but never used. The rims are Kinlin Guards ?? they are 42mm deep presta which makes it interesting regarding tubes, but I use an extender. I guess they were designed for downhill use... My bike is the Surly Troll, yes, and I love everything about it.
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[QUOTE=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...

Is that a big mud flap sticking out above the trailers tire?
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Yeah guessing that's what happened with that trailer tire. He bought that trailer after his first failed halfway to Pennsylvania on a round trip from San Diego. So I would guess that first tire wore out some time during his 4500 miles of touring. No its not a mud flap its the neck of his guitar in a soft case strapped to the top of his dry bag.
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Old 09-04-13, 06:01 AM
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[QUOTE= No its not a mud flap its the neck of his guitar in a soft case strapped to the top of his dry bag.[/QUOTE]

Now we're talking
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Old 09-04-13, 09:23 AM
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Originally Posted by openmindedgent
Oh wow, I didn't notice how horribly blue my photo was, I took it with my phone in a hurry, sorry...
I am yes, the ferret guy, he is safe at home with his caregiver and two playmates, and I will not be taking him long distances. However, I had a lot of fun touring with him around VA and NC, he stayed in a cat-carrier behind my bike while I pulled a trailer, slept through most of the ride, and got a huge thrill out of camping and digging around in the dirt/ climbing through bushes.
As for my wheels: I got them in a trade worth $50 and the rims are outdated, the hubs are Sram 9.0, they were in brand new condition, I guess built up but never used. The rims are Kinlin Guards ?? they are 42mm deep presta which makes it interesting regarding tubes, but I use an extender. I guess they were designed for downhill use... My bike is the Surly Troll, yes, and I love everything about it.
last year I saw a Troll at a store and found it to be a pretty neat bike. Especially with 26in ers it would be great to tour with in other countries where 700s are hard to find, plus it looks like a good stout frame/fork etc.

Good thing on the "stout" as it seems you have quite a load there, I guess main thing is to make sure those rims can handle it all. I always suggest getting a really good wheel mechanic to go over a wheelset before a trip, totally worth spending the money on this (20-30 dollars) as having spokes tensioned properly by a knowledgeable person should mean no issues on your trip (assuming the wheelset is right for your total weight).
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Wish I had a picture of my bike infront of a mountain
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https://s126.photobucket.com/user/duc...10970409378114

Enjoyed two days off in a row by hauling food, tent, sleeping bag etc., 116 kilometers, (each way), to Turkey Point Provincial Park on mostly converted rail trails.
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Old 09-07-13, 02:27 PM
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hello Forum, found this thread in google, many interesting bikes here! great stuff. my tourer

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Old 09-07-13, 02:32 PM
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str, interesting instagram thingee or whatsit going on there. Plonks it down into a 126 type print shape, darkens the corners, and plops it all into an old album background, crooked no less too! Funny for us old enough to have family albums that look just like it. A feather in your cap for putting this up. Happy riding.
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djb, thanks, i am from 1962, remember well our family photographs.
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nice looking bike, its a ti somethingorother no? Is the gearing low enough for going where you go?
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Originally Posted by djb
nice looking bike, its a ti somethingorother no? Is the gearing low enough for going where you go?
Firefly (Boston) titan, fork is steel and build by Engin. design by myself. just got back from a 2200km trip in Spain, total weight 28kg, for now it works fine, 34 inner ring and 30 in the back. included two HC climbs.

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Thks for putting up map, I've thought of doing more in Spain and this gives me ideas. Did you do a trip journal? Hope it was enjoyable. I rode to Boston this July, fun city to visit. Cheers
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Originally Posted by djb
Is the gearing low enough for going where you go?
The feathers (one in his cap, one on the bars) lighten it up a lot, give the same effect as one gear lower
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djb, no words, some pictures if you feel like: https://www.flickr.com/photos/4274373...7634879799802/

only took secondary roads, no national roads, most of the time alone, also a lot of off road,
no traffic at all. travelling from village to village, avoding big cities. sleeping in small hotels.


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Originally Posted by str
djb, no words, some pictures if you feel like: https://www.flickr.com/photos/4274373...7634879799802/

only took secondary roads, no national roads, most of the time alone, also a lot of off road,
no traffic at all. travelling from village to village, avoding big cities. sleeping in small hotels.

Nice! What part of Spain do you live in?

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Stefan, not sure what language I should answer in, not that I can speak German, only a few words here and there, mais felicitations pour le serie d'images, un ensemble qui marche tres bien. Muy bien y bien hecho. It must have been heavy carrying the hasseblad around in the handlebar bag ;-)
Very good eye, a strong series. Nice having wider tires for gravel and such, I use and ride 28s on all kinds of surfaces. Works well enough, especially with a reasonable load. Looks like it was a lot of fun exploring small roads like that.
Alles gute.
David, danke for putting up the link to the series.
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Originally Posted by rodar y rodar
The feathers (one in his cap, one on the bars) lighten it up a lot, give the same effect as one gear lower
My avian sources tell me it depends on the feather, apparently a hummingbird feather will help with cadence, but is only worth 1 gear inch. On the other end of the scale is the Peruvian Condor, which has been recorded lowering gear inches an amazing 33 g.i. and is commonly seen adorning CGOAB Andes travellers, especially on single speeds. There are rumoured photos of this years TdF sensation, Quintana of Columbia, with a faint feathery outline under his jersey on the alp d'huez climb, but nothing was ever confirmed.

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Originally Posted by djb
My avian sources tell me it depends on the feather, apparently a hummingbird feather will help with cadence, but is only worth 1 gear inch. On the other end of the scale is the Peruvian Condor, which has been recorded lowering gear inches an amazing 33 g.i. and is commonly seen adorning CGOAB Andes travellers, especially on single speeds.
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gracias senor rodar, I thought it was funny, but then I would wouldn't I?
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Nice! What part of Spain do you live in?
Ekdog, on Ibiza/Baleares.
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Originally Posted by djb
Stefan, not sure what language I should answer in, not that I can speak German, only a few words here and there, mais felicitations pour le serie d'images, un ensemble qui marche tres bien. Muy bien y bien hecho. It must have been heavy carrying the hasseblad around in the handlebar bag ;-)
Very good eye, a strong series. Nice having wider tires for gravel and such, I use and ride 28s on all kinds of surfaces. Works well enough, especially with a reasonable load. Looks like it was a lot of fun exploring small roads like that.
Alles gute.
David, danke for putting up the link to the series.
djb, ) thanks. have a 503 but that would be heavy! the results would be fantastic on BIG prints! I used 32mm Panaracer, no fear, old MTB-ler, yes 28mm would be possible.
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shot with blads for years, but it has been a long time. Square format does have a certain look and cachet, but one still has to know where to point whatever camera and when to push the button....again, really nice series. luego maje.
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Originally Posted by Medic Zero
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!
The trailer is a Maya Cycle trailer, not a Bob. Have one just like it. Looks like it might be one of the early ones. If you look close, you can see the wheel barrow handle bars that spin around when you have the trailer disconnected.
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Originally Posted by Fullcount
The trailer is a Maya Cycle trailer, not a Bob. Have one just like it. Looks like it might be one of the early ones. If you look close, you can see the wheel barrow handle bars that spin around when you have the trailer disconnected.
Interesting. Thanks for the clarification!
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