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Old 10-17-16, 01:20 PM
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Nice pic and bike and hey, if you can still do it single speed, more power to you
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Old 10-18-16, 08:52 AM
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Originally Posted by bikiola
How the hell do you get things off the bike there?? I know panniers are bulky and can be annoying with aero, etc, but goddamn I would hate to pack and unpack 19 bags off my bike!
Most stuff stays on the bike. When we reached camp, I pulled my sleeping bag out of the handlebar roll and my bivy out of the seat bag (that's all that is in those, loosely packed).

Then, I brushed my teeth with my toothbrush, which hangs out in the top tube bags. When I was done, I put the toothbrush back. I got my firestarting stuff out of the same bag and lit some collected wood in the fire pit at the shelter, and then put it back where it goes.

I got food and my cook stuff out of the framebag, made dinner, and then repacked stuff.

That's it! I think of the bike as like, a cabinet full of all my stuff. I never take the bags off the bike, and I never take everything out at once.
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Old 10-22-16, 05:26 AM
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Cabot Trail, Nova Scotia


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Old 10-24-16, 02:25 AM
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Old 10-26-16, 08:26 PM
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Wrong side photo from the Redwoods. Hanging in San Fran for a bit now before continuing on south.

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Old 10-27-16, 12:32 AM
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That's quite the duct tape patch, looks well done but what did you do, it looks like it's covering quite a large area?
Doesn't that sqiggly spring fork straightener thingee bother you when unloaded and no hands?
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Old 10-27-16, 08:38 AM
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Originally Posted by LlamaBikes
Wrong side photo from the Redwoods. Hanging in San Fran for a bit now before continuing on south.

Wow, gorgeous rig. I love seeing classic touring setups with a bit of character. You only get that from riding for a while!
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Old 10-31-16, 06:54 PM
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Started cycling spring of 2016. built my way up to 2450km trek across the Canadian prairies. Here I was tired of the Saskatchewan headwinds all day. Stopped for a snack, and drink out of the wind. threw a bag on the ground to form a lounge chair. Fell asleep, (ha-ha) great rest. The trip and the wind were still there waiting.

A 2016 Norco Indie 4 adapted to touring. The city, and aerodyne bars worked great for me at age 56. Trigger shifters.

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P.S. I could not resist a cherry pie one day, ate 1/2 and packed the other half off to be eaten that night. Great trip. To the Pacific next summer.
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Old 10-31-16, 08:43 PM
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good on you Mr Thunder Bay. Did you have any problems with the wheels on the Norco?
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Old 11-01-16, 02:50 PM
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My Girl Ingrid



She's a swarthy gal, built to be sturdy.

Bought the frame and fork, then moved the wheelset from my old GT mountain bike. I had the wheelset built the previous summer because I kept popping spokes during my commute. Had the foresight to get disc hubs even though I was running V-brakes on the GT.

Thought about transferring over some of the other parts but decided not to.

I've done a bunch of 2-4 day trips, a 9 day trip and a week long trip down the Oregon Coast from Astoria to Florence. April 2017 I'm picking up in Florence and riding to San Diego. I'm meeting my girlfriend in Anaheim for a mid-trip Disneyland vacation. It will be a little surreal riding my bike there, haha.

Anyway, here is the parts list if anyone is interested:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...iWPzc6bQ7NxcwM

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Old 11-01-16, 06:10 PM
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Originally Posted by djb
good on you Mr Thunder Bay. Did you have any problems with the wheels on the Norco?
Funny you should ask.
Not a problem, but the drive wheel developed loose spokes @ 3000 km. Happened to be a 3 week old bike that day.

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Old 11-01-16, 07:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Snuts
Funny you should ask.
Not a problem, but the drive wheel developed loose spokes @ 3000 km. Happened to be a 3 week old bike that day.
that's pretty typical for a new bike after a while, and I'm surprised you didn't have any break, given all the extra weight on the rear wheel, but if it was still working well after they were retensioned then thats pretty good.
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Hi guys, I'm new here.
Because i don't believe you need money to have an awesome touring bike,
that's why i represent you: Koga Ghetto (Ridge) Runner!

Specs:
Frame: Koga Ridge Runner powder coated in matte Grey. Solid.
Wheels: Deore hubs, Sapim spokes, Bontager 26inch rims.
Fenders: SKS
Shifting: Shimano Deore 3x9 group with SLX rear derailleur.
Brakes: Shimano Deore levers, Tektro cantilevers (front) and BMX (back) finished with Jagwire cables.
Saddle: Brooks B17

Stem, seatpost, bell, bidonholder, rear- and frontrack are some Aliexpress-cheap-brandless stuff.

Bought the frame with the shifting-group, sadle and wheels for 150 and did the rest by my self. I'm driving this bike for 2 years now every day and did +5.000km and it's a killer, only thing i had to replace are brakepads, chain and cassette. I drove Salsa, Koga (recent models), Kona,.. and just don't think it's worth the money. Did many tours trough the Benelux, France, Germany,.. and planning a trip trought Switserland this summer.



Upcoming:
- Tubus logo rack
- Ortlieb panniers
- Bottle cage holder & adapters everywhere because hell yeah we need some water if we ride hard.

Cheers.
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Old 11-07-16, 10:35 AM
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Fully loaded in Michigan

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Fully loaded view from the back...yes, those are Crocs...and strapped to the top? A bag of cheesy poofs!
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Old 11-10-16, 09:06 AM
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A picture of my new bike from this summers tour. The panniers are front panniers I cycled the GAP, C&O, and the Erie Canal with that load.
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Old 11-11-16, 06:56 PM
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Many folks just do what they do when they do it with what is on-hand and are not terribly worried about conformity to broader social or niche-minded norms. In other terms "to each his own said the maiden as she kissed the cow."

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Question: why do I see a lot of bikes with lowrider front p{a**nniers, then I look up and bam! a fatty bag, way up on the handle bars, what's the point they just cancel out?
Why not lowriders with a small bag that sits on top of the rack instead of way up on the bars?
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Old 11-12-16, 03:05 PM
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Old 11-15-16, 09:07 PM
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My Tyrell IVE loaded for my recent non-camping Perth>Margaret River trip.



20161107-IMGP5341 by jenkwang, on Flickr

Ortlieb Classic front bag on Tern luggage truss - (carries the DSLR and lenses; and related items)
Rear rack with a China made (GDW brand) bag which is water resistant.
Tripod.
Back stuff secured with old tubes on hooks.
Top tube bag with the phone for navigation and stuff I access more often (eg. lip balm; food; sunscreen)
Rain cape in bag secured on the top tube.
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Old 11-18-16, 05:54 PM
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Originally Posted by djb
That's quite the duct tape patch, looks well done but what did you do, it looks like it's covering quite a large area?
Doesn't that sqiggly spring fork straightener thingee bother you when unloaded and no hands?
It was a squirrel, I quickly learned my lesson to hang my panniers if there are no boxes available.

I don't notice the spring when I am riding, it helps keep the front from flip flopping when the bike is parked.

Here is a couple more recent photos from big sur:



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Old 11-18-16, 10:46 PM
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Originally Posted by LlamaBikes
It was a squirrel, I quickly learned my lesson to hang my panniers if there are no boxes available.
yup, little critters have chewed through a fairly thick dry bag hanging up on a canoe trip once many years ago, and I've known people who have had holes chewed in their tents when they've left food in them also. Still have the dry bag with the same tape patch on it like your pannier.
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Old 11-19-16, 07:21 AM
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Originally Posted by LlamaBikes
It was a squirrel, I quickly learned my lesson to hang my panniers if there are no boxes available.

I don't notice the spring when I am riding, it helps keep the front from flip flopping when the bike is parked.

Here is a couple more recent photos from big sur:



Nice! What width are those tires?
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Old 11-19-16, 08:14 AM
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Originally Posted by LlamaBikes
Wrong side photo from the Redwoods. Hanging in San Fran for a bit now before continuing on south.
What is the top tube cover for and is that a Wolftooth product or just a patch of theirs on the fabric?


Oh, and fantastic looking Soma!
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Old 11-19-16, 08:22 AM
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Cabot Trail, Nova Scotia

Oh man..I love everything about this picture.
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Old 11-20-16, 10:51 PM
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Originally Posted by LlamaBikes
It was a squirrel, I quickly learned my lesson to hang my panniers if there are no boxes available.

I don't notice the spring when I am riding, it helps keep the front from flip flopping when the bike is parked.

Here is a couple more recent photos from big sur:



I could look at this bike all day. So great!
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Old 11-21-16, 01:26 PM
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That crankset is just gorgeous.
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