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Old 05-25-16, 06:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Day Early
I also prefer to travel lite. Did you weigh your load? On a hotel ride of 550 miles, I only had 23 pounds with me. My next ride, dammit, is mostly camping. Haven't packed yet. Going to have my sleeping bag on the front handle bars with a support device made for that. My back side will look a little like yours. I can't use my front forks.
Holy moly, 23 pounds and you were hoteling it.
My last 4 night 5 day 370 mile trip was tent camping and I think my extra weight was some where around 20 pounds. My 2 person tent, sleeping bag, air mattress, pillow and cook set only weigh 6 pounds 10 ounces (3kg). This plus all food fit in one panier, the other panier for clothing, bathing, hygiene, some electronics. Mostly eat at stops along he way and restock water as well saves a little weight.
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Old 05-25-16, 09:13 PM
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Well, there are things that were not mentioned. I carried a full size U-lock which weighed 3 pounds. And my size 14 shoes are heavy.
Your panniers may have been less weight than mine too. I used an old set on that trip and they may have been old school heavy.
Plus I noted you said you "thought" the weight was around 20 pounds. You may have been a little off on that. I weighed my stuff.

I'm getting ready to cross the USA and I would love to keep my weight down. But the terrain requires various climate strategies. i.e. one pass is 11,000 feet in Colorado.
Not sure yet what the weight will be but this time I'm using Ortleib back roller panniers.

Thanks for the pic. Encouraging. Turns out that I can't mount the holder for my sleeping bag on the front handlebars due to all the cables. It won't fit.
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Old 05-26-16, 08:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Day Early
Well, there are things that were not mentioned. I carried a full size U-lock which weighed 3 pounds. And my size 14 shoes are heavy.
Your panniers may have been less weight than mine too. I used an old set on that trip and they may have been old school heavy.
Plus I noted you said you "thought" the weight was around 20 pounds. You may have been a little off on that. I weighed my stuff.

I'm getting ready to cross the USA and I would love to keep my weight down. But the terrain requires various climate strategies. i.e. one pass is 11,000 feet in Colorado.
Not sure yet what the weight will be but this time I'm using Ortleib back roller panniers.

Thanks for the pic. Encouraging. Turns out that I can't mount the holder for my sleeping bag on the front handlebars due to all the cables. It won't fit.
Good luck cross country!
I said think around 20 pounds was because the extra water/ Gatorade I carried would vary. My total carry weight was 18 pounds 4 oz. I did and do weigh my gear. I backpack camp more than bicycle tour so I invest in ultra light weight gear and clothing. My size 13's stay on my feet not in my panniers
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Here's my old Dean. I currently use this set up for local over-nighters.

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Old 06-09-16, 12:01 PM
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Updated picture of my bikes:


The one on the right are my Fuji Touring 2016. Pretty much stok, with a shorter, more upright stem. SKS Longboards. Tubus Tara front rack. Ortlieb Backroller Plus on the rear and Frontroller City on front. Topeak Tour Guide handlebar bag. Road Morph G og the tube. 2x1L bottles.

The left one, witch my girlfriend rides, is a more classic european style touring bike. A 2005 german Ghost HTX 7500 MTB, with suspention fork. Mostly Deore parts. 3x9 speed. No-names/China front and rear racks. RCP panniers on the rear, Ortlieb Frontrollers City on the front. Selle women citybike saddle. Butterfly handlebar. Oldschool rapidfire shifters. Schwalbe Marathon Plus. Mapholder on the bar. Also 2x1L bottles.

Out on a training weekend ride, with tent in the beautiful rural parts of Denmark. Camping alongside fjords. Between 50 and 80 km a day, makes a pleasent pace to enjoy nature, countryside and have a swim. We are tuning our gear for our Amsterdam - Copenhagen trip this summer.
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Old 06-09-16, 08:38 PM
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Old 06-20-16, 12:56 PM
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Our bikes in Germany. The LHT is mine and the 520 is my GF's. Our aim is to make the bikes indistinguishable by covering them with stickers from as many countries and cities we can. If we run out of space on the frames we'll move on to the bags.

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cruxio, I have thought of that idea also, figure it would be fun to do and to add on memories of things over time, plus it would probably look kinda neat.

you punched up the sat. of the photo didnt you? (sorry, I've spent a good part of my life editing and prepping images, so I notice this stuff)

cheers, you'll have to add photos as the stickers increase over time.
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cruxio, I have thought of that idea also, figure it would be fun to do and to add on memories of things over time, plus it would probably look kinda neat.
The idea for them began with the thought "how to ugly up our bikes to make them less stealable?" and evolved into this cool way of making memories and showing off where we've been. Some other tourists we've seen have been filling up their panniers but I think the bike frame may last longer.

you punched up the sat. of the photo didnt you? (sorry, I've spent a good part of my life editing and prepping images, so I notice this stuff)
Weirdly enough the photo is unedited straight from my phone. My phone camera is a bit weird, it has a lot of issues, such as focus especially with video. Luckily we have an olympus for better pics and a GoPro for video.

cheers, you'll have to add photos as the stickers increase over time.
We'll do. Next time hopefully in a more interesting location
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Old 06-20-16, 04:31 PM
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Originally Posted by elcruxio
Our aim is to make the bikes indistinguishable by covering them with stickers from as many countries and cities we can. If we run out of space on the frames we'll move on to the bags.
Hey, I do that! Here's my first touring bike, a Raleigh Port Townsend:



I really went crazy with this one. The original frame is dead, seized seatpost and stripped derailleur hanger and rusted BB shell and.... well, you get the point.



My current road tourer is the venerable Soma Double Cross Disc, much better taken care of than the Raleigh. This one sports a sticker theme- I tried to stick to black and white.



My newest touring bike, my Surly Pugsley, is in the process of gathering stickers. Someday, it too will be covered. Such is the way of my bikes.

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Old 06-20-16, 07:38 PM
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It's not just your phone, mine does funny stuff sometimes with certain colours, my orange panniers tend to come out weird.
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Nice pix of nice rigs, well loaded also.

Thanks to All posters. I certainly enjoyed.
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Old 06-22-16, 10:14 AM
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Surly Ogre in South Dakota
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Old 06-24-16, 03:06 PM
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In DC. With too much gear. Had both camping and nice hotels/dinners in the works for the C and O and GAP trail up to Pittsburgh!

Dropped some weight along the way at my folks house and rolled on with just the T-42s

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Old 06-27-16, 11:33 AM
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My Touring Rig, Peru in 1987

On the road to Paucartambo Peru in 1987 to see the Festival of the Virgin. Left Cuzco early in the morning and arrived Paucartambo later the same evening. Cannondale, Kirkland panniers that would bounce off my Blackburn Mtn rack at the worst possible moment, Mt Zefal pump. Lots of passes in the Andes are between 14,000 and 15,000 feet so it pays to travel light. This was taken about half way up the pass behind Pisac.
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Lost One, neat photo. Brings back memories of my panniers coming off on descents and nearly taking out my rear wheel, also memories of my zefal pump coming off the frame, skittering down the road beside me a number of times until one time getting run over by a following car.
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Perdido, nice.
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Old 06-27-16, 02:39 PM
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Beautiful bikes and beautiful pics! I'm new to touring, and I'm learning a lot just by seeing what you all have and how you have it set up. I'm in the process of setting up my first touring rig right now, and once I get it done I'll post up some pics.
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Yeah those old Kirklands were held on by little aluminum hooks that just hooked onto your racks. There was a little deadly hook on the bottom that clipped onto the bottom of the rack, or your chain as you were doing a scary descent which lead to some epic wipeouts!!!!
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Old 06-30-16, 08:21 PM
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Old 07-01-16, 10:18 AM
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3 days! I'm impressed. Well done.
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