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Old 10-02-05, 03:32 PM
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Originally Posted by chipcom
Meet my beautiful Mariko san just back from a day trip. She is a '05 Fuji World - her fine Reynolds 853 steel frame, carbon fiber touring fork, Deore XT components, Conti TT2000 700x32c tires and Brooks B17 Champion Special saddle make riding this lucious babe a pure joy. The Freddy Fenders keep the rain from marring her beauty, though she likes to relax with her Carradice Barley for day trips, saving her Arkels for long trips to Texas where she taunts the President's MTB mercilessly. 'Hey lil feller, if you can catch me, you can have me'. As if!

Don't figure I'll be writing marketing copy for Fuji anytime soon.
Very nice... Brooks "weathered?", and a Carradice(?)
but ya gotta get yourself a front rack, and spread out the weight!

BTW, what brand of fenders are you using?
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Old 10-02-05, 03:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Bikepacker67
Very nice... Brooks "weathered?", and a Carradice(?)
but ya gotta get yourself a front rack, and spread out the weight!

BTW, what brand of fenders are you using?
The Brooks is a B17 Champion Special - only weathering is from Proofide and butt sweat. The bag is a Barley. When I need to load er up, she gets a front rack, as well as a bar bag, though I am skittish about loading the front too heavily with that carbon fork We'll see how that works out next year, I have a steel fork, just in case Fenders are Planet Bike Freddy Fenders.
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Originally Posted by chipcom
Meet my beautiful Mariko san just back from a day trip.
Mariko san hontou ni kirei desu ne....
I named mine Akemi.
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Old 10-02-05, 06:18 PM
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Originally Posted by The Fixer
Mariko san hontou ni kirei desu ne....
I named mine Akemi.
Akemi もまた非常に美しいことをことを、私確かめる本当にありがとう。私の悪い日本語を許しなさい。
(Thank you very much, I am sure Akemi is very beautiful as well. Please excuse my poor Japanese. ((I think))
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My 2005 Dahon Speed P8 with homebuilt Samsonite trailer. The bike and trailer frame fits inside the Samsonite for air travel. Camping gear (and trailer wheels) goes in separate duffel while flying. Next experiment: 12.5 wheels for trailer.
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Originally Posted by halfbiked
How do you like those panniers? they look like dry bags, like those used in rafting. are they? If so, like em? or are they a pain in the hind end?
They're Ortleib, from germany. I have a set as well and they're great; never get anything wet. The front ones
are roll-top and the back ones can be either roll-top or lidded; I have the lidded ones and I think they're better
(my friends both have roll-tops) if you remove the extraneous stuff.
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Originally Posted by mikewarren
They're Ortleib, from germany. I have a set as well and they're great; never get anything wet. The front ones
are roll-top and the back ones can be either roll-top or lidded; I have the lidded ones and I think they're better
(my friends both have roll-tops) if you remove the extraneous stuff.
You're about a year behind.
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Originally Posted by chipcom
Meet my beautiful Mariko san just back from a day trip. She is a '05 Fuji World - her fine Reynolds 853 steel frame, carbon fiber touring fork, Deore XT components, Conti TT2000 700x32c tires and Brooks B17 Champion Special saddle make riding this lucious babe a pure joy. The Freddy Fenders keep the rain from marring her beauty, though she likes to relax with her Carradice Barley for day trips, saving her Arkels for long trips to Texas where she taunts the President's MTB mercilessly. 'Hey lil feller, if you can catch me, you can have me'. As if!

Don't figure I'll be writing marketing copy for Fuji anytime soon.
Kick butt ride chipcom. I diggit. Q4U: is that a Topeak Morph? I'm looking at getting one but there are five (?) models and I have no idea what the differences are. Also: how secure is the frame attachement system for the Morph?
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Loaded like this , you mean????
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Originally Posted by toodman
My 2005 Dahon Speed P8 with homebuilt Samsonite trailer. The bike and trailer frame fits inside the Samsonite for air travel. Camping gear (and trailer wheels) goes in separate duffel while flying. Next experiment: 12.5 wheels for trailer.
toodman! please pm me how you made your trailer. I wanna make me one!! here is my rig loaded with bags and a baby trailer!!
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Originally Posted by af895
Kick butt ride chipcom. I diggit. Q4U: is that a Topeak Morph? I'm looking at getting one but there are five (?) models and I have no idea what the differences are. Also: how secure is the frame attachement system for the Morph?
Yup, a Road Morph. I love it and actually use it more than my floor pump. The frame attachment is your basic tie strap that supports a slide in mount with a plastic snap latch. Never knocked it off yet, though I carry it under the flap of the barley as much as I do in the mount. Gotta pull it when I put the bike on the rack, often too darned lazy to put it back. I really am a lazy cuss.
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My loaded bike in action.....somewhere near Santa Barbara, I think...
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Originally Posted by Peterpan1
Here are a few pics of my bike, post tour:

- I made the fenders out of bamboo, they worked great, but the next time I will make them narrower.
- The axle shot shows the tacked fender strut made of rod and a piece of plate, so that the low rider could be cranked down.
- My kids gave me the skull valve covers.
- On the B17 seat you can see a ring where I wacked it with a mallet. I went straight to tour with no other break-in, and it was always comfortable.
- The frame is an Urbane Cyclist, Urbanite Touring. 4130 with classic touring geometry and engineering, not beefed up with MTB thinking. Fast and smooth.

Man...nice. I love working with bamboo. Care to share the "making of" for those fenders? Must have been a very large diameter piece, flattened the back then steamed and bent?
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Those fenders, I like
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Too kind, thank you. I'll start a thread, when I get some better pictures. Dark weather the last few days.

There was only one time on my recent tour when I wished I had a camera. I stopped at this picnic table rest, and leaned my bike against the pavillion. Stood back and had a look at the view. My bike was green with the bamboo fenders; The rest stop was green with bamboo coloured accents, and the valley beyond was green trees and dried up grasses around a river. A catalogue photo that would have launched a thousand orders!! This was on the Petit Temis in Quebec, about KM 102.

By the way, there is only about 1/8" clearance on the inside front tire/fender with the cheap 9 dollar spare I bought. That tire just swells up with each stroke of the pump.

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I've decided I need a different tent.
The Mountain Hardware Hammerhead 3 is HUGE. I mean, it's great but I'm travelling way too bulky as a solo rider. If I had a travel partner, it'd be cool 'cause I'd carry the tent, they could carry the other junk.

Seeing a packed Big Agnes Seedhouse SL was was put me over the top...that thing packs LIGHT.



BTW: I'm leaning toward the aforementioned Seedhouse SL2. Any downsides?
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My 2003 Bianchi San Remo, in Las Villuercas, Spain summer of 2004

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My Lemond Buenos Aires enroute San Diego to Florida, solo, unsupported. These are Performance bags that worked great. I especially like the bright colored rain covers that stayed on the whole trip.
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My Lemond Buenos Aires enroute San Diego to Florida, solo, unsupported. These are Performance bags that worked great. I especially like the bright colored rain covers that stayed on the whole trip.
What kind of wheels are those?
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And now for something completely different:

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Originally Posted by chipcom
Yup, a Road Morph. I love it and actually use it more than my floor pump. The frame attachment is your basic tie strap that supports a slide in mount with a plastic snap latch. Never knocked it off yet, though I carry it under the flap of the barley as much as I do in the mount. Gotta pull it when I put the bike on the rack, often too darned lazy to put it back. I really am a lazy cuss.
I discovered that if you pull the handle out and turn it 90 degrees (like you do when using it to pump), it makes the Road Morph *just* short enough to fit *inside* the Barley bag. That's how I carry mine now, on the inside, on the bottom, pushed as far forward as possible. It barely fits, but it does fit.
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Michael, you riding that thing? I have one too, well a toxy, but so far I'm not sure I like it for the open road.
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Originally Posted by Peterpan1
Michael, you riding that thing? I have one too, well a toxy, but so far I'm not sure I like it for the open road.
Not any more. I sold all my 'bents about 3 years ago. I did some short (75mile a day) tours on the Street Machine though. It's a great bike, very comfy with the dual suspension.

What don't you like about yours (picture please) for the open road?
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The wheels came on the bike and are Bontrager Select. They performed very well for road wheels, even over the roughest roads.
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