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Old 07-12-15, 08:53 PM
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Forgot to take photos of just the bike, so here's a few with me and "Louise" the 1997 Kona conversion
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Old 07-14-15, 09:11 AM
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Here's My X9 Surly Karate Monkey in touring mode. Added a front rack for a bit more capacity so I could carry some of my girlfriend's stuff on our ultralight bikepacking adventure last weekend. She could have carried the panniers, but her bike's rack mounts were de-threaded, so we improvised.





The front rack worked great. We used two Ortlieb front-rollers and a simple drybag strapped on top.

Here's the cockpit:



Not sure about the ESI Extra Chunky grips yet. I need to try them with gloves before I stick with them.



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Old 07-15-15, 01:49 PM
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Originally Posted by mdilthey View Post
Here's My X9 Surly Karate Monkey in touring mode. Added a front rack for a bit more capacity so I could carry some of my girlfriend's stuff on our ultralight bikepacking adventure last weekend. She could have carried the panniers, but her bike's rack mounts were de-threaded, so we improvised.





The front rack worked great. We used two Ortlieb front-rollers and a simple drybag strapped on top.

Here's the cockpit:



Not sure about the ESI Extra Chunky grips yet. I need to try them with gloves before I stick with them.



Lots more pictures, gear lists, and full bike components lists are up on my website. Just follow this link.

Keep riding!
I really like the photo of the bike/bridge. Wonderful.

What brand is the front rack?

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Old 07-15-15, 01:52 PM
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Originally Posted by jonc123 View Post
I really like the photo of the bike/bridge. Wonderful.

What brand is the front rack?

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Thanks Jon! It's a bridge on the Ashuelot Rail Trail in southern NH. Here's another good pic:



The rack is a Racktime Top-It Front Rack.

Cheers,
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Old 07-15-15, 02:35 PM
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^I was just looking at that rack. Thanks!! Trying to get my trucker lined out.

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Old 07-15-15, 08:57 PM
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^I was just looking at that rack. Thanks!! Trying to get my trucker lined out.

Jon
It's rock-solid. Thousands of miles of use, no issues whatsoever. I bought stainless bolts at the hardware store to mount the top brace to my fork where the caliper brake post usually goes, and the threads on those wore out from remounting before anything on the rack has shown any wear at all.
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Old 07-18-15, 02:04 PM
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my Surly LHT 26in 52cm 2008
with 24-32-42t Chain Rings
and 11-34t Cassette
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Old 07-19-15, 10:52 AM
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MTB to touring bike conversion (unloaded)

Here's my '97 TREK 820 all done (in single speed mode). Next on the list is a front bag/decaleur and a rack to hold it, along with other accessories.

I'd like to try some short over-nighters with this setup. I'll eventually upgrade to a 3x8/9 drivetrain, rear rack, more bags, etc.
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Old 07-20-15, 07:17 PM
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Here goes my Surly Long Haul Trucker from last years tour and here it is just now. I snapped this photo today after it being outfitted with MTN riser bars, XT shifters and V-Brakes. I love how it rides. I'll be doing some bikepack trips with this next month.

Summer 2014


Summer 2015
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Old 07-26-15, 07:46 AM
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New Albion Privateer

I've been wanting to tour for a while now and had started converting my '96 Giant ATX 780 towards that purpose. But the more I looked, the more I wanted a purpose built frameset as the foundation. I did a lot of research and was able to test ride a LHT which helped a lot. My brain wanted a Riv Atlantis but my budget said otherwise, so I went back to the internet and found the New Albion Privateer. One of the big things was the fact that it was designed to work with 130 and 135 rear hubs. My donor bike for most of the parts was a 1999 Lemond Buenos Aires and while a pair of touring specific wheels are in the plans, I wanted to get it up and going with the 130mm wheels from the Lemond. About 300 miles and my first out and back overnighter under my belt and I love it! I can't believe I waited this long to give touring a try. Here is a picture from my return ride.

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Old 07-27-15, 05:38 AM
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Not quite rideable yet but, after 2 hours I have finished internally routing my Di2 cables through my carbon frame, for my new lightweight unsupported touring bike. Tomorrows task is to route the hydraulic brake lines through the frame aswell.
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Old 07-27-15, 10:57 AM
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So here we go. The dirty one ;-)

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Old 07-28-15, 11:49 PM
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Salsa Vaya

Salsa Vaya out for a couple of nights. This bike gets better the more I ride it and feels fabulous loaded!
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Old 08-03-15, 11:32 AM
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My AWOL ready to go for last weekend's quick shakedown tour. Took too much but that's the point, right?

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Old 08-03-15, 12:05 PM
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Yuba Mundo by Mike, on Flickr

Yuba Mundo
Go Getter Bags
Surly Big Dummy Fork
Surly Nice Rack
2 Ortlieb panniers (one for each daughter...)
Revelate Tangle, Sweetroll, Pocket, Feed bags.

First overnight with the girls.
S24O to a state park 18 miles away. With 2 bonus miles to retrieve a lost sandal.
~38 miles round trip, 1200' of elevation gain over the 2 days (flat, for us here in VT).
2 trips on the Local Motion bike ferry.
1 thunderstorm out run.
1 thunderstorm caught us waiting for the ferry.
I think we were over 440#s rolling weight. Dad + girls + bike + gear + food + water...

Excellent first trip.
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Old 08-04-15, 06:49 PM
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Yuba Mundo by Mike, on Flickr

Yuba Mundo
Go Getter Bags
Surly Big Dummy Fork
Surly Nice Rack
2 Ortlieb panniers (one for each daughter...)
Revelate Tangle, Sweetroll, Pocket, Feed bags.

First overnight with the girls.
S24O to a state park 18 miles away. With 2 bonus miles to retrieve a lost sandal.
~38 miles round trip, 1200' of elevation gain over the 2 days (flat, for us here in VT).
2 trips on the Local Motion bike ferry.
1 thunderstorm out run.
1 thunderstorm caught us waiting for the ferry.
I think we were over 440#s rolling weight. Dad + girls + bike + gear + food + water...

Excellent first trip.
SWEET!!! My son and I were coming off the ferry when you were getting on the ferry heading north. I tried to take a picture of your bike as I was so impressed with the way the bike was loaded and how your girls were riding on the back.
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Old 08-08-15, 07:14 PM
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Here's my bicycle on which we are touring the Americas; currently riding the GDMBR:

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Old 08-08-15, 07:16 PM
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Here's my bicycle on which we are touring the Americas; currently riding the GDMBR:


Nice looking bike. Are those hydraulic rim brakes?
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Old 08-08-15, 07:20 PM
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Thanks! And yes, those are Magura HS33 Hydraulic brakes. Been touring with those for many years now, never had a problem.
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SWEET!!! My son and I were coming off the ferry when you were getting on the ferry heading north. I tried to take a picture of your bike as I was so impressed with the way the bike was loaded and how your girls were riding on the back.
Thanks! Was a lot of fun (aside from the thunder and lightning - but we got through that!).
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Old 08-09-15, 10:03 AM
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Bmike and junkies- neat to see your different from ordinary bikes.
Junkies, all the best with your trip, if you are doing an online thing and feel like sharing it, put up a link.
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Old 08-09-15, 04:49 PM
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@djb: thanks!

Yes, we do keep a blog on our website: Bicycle Junkies
It also has blogs and photos of our previous trips (we've done bicycle touring trips since 11 years now). Hope you like it!

Cheers, Ellen
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Old 08-10-15, 02:20 AM
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My bike in Hokkaido, Japan. 25 year old MTB with new stuff: Shimano Dynohub, Tiagra Rear, Alex Adventurer Rims, Sapim Strong Spokes, Butterfly Bars, 22/34 gearing, Schwalbe Marathons, cheap Gyes leather saddle, plus some small stuff. The only original fittings in the end were the front derailleur, brake/shifters and the headset! Racks were custom modified by me aluminium racks front and rear, based on Blackburns. We decided to take big dry bags as handle bar bags as we wanted to do some long hikes so I made up a couple of L shaped racks for the bars, that sat on top of the low rider U brace over the front wheel. This was linked to the forks with a SS flat bar that incorporated the front light mount. The rear rack I added a large top platform raised up so a Ortlieb Rack top back would sit neatly, whilst still being able to get into the rear panniers. The additions were made out of aluminium security mesh and 8mm rod. The rear rack platform was useful, made carrying the BBQ we picked up for $5 easy! The front bag was big enough to take a 6 pack of 500ml beers, a couple of bento box lunches, and the nights shopping. It was easy to remove so we'd just grab our backpacks with our stuff and go. We had Velo-orange steering stabilisers to stop the flop from all the weight on the bars, they worked well.

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Here's my Salsa Vaya.

I try to tour as light as possible, so these are load-outs for a late summer / early fall tour in Scandinavia (picture 1) and early summer in New Zealand (picture 2). I was still figuring out how to pack on these two trips, so my third big trip - currently in the Balkans - is a bit different too. I'll post a picture of that one later.



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Ready to go with this set-up.
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