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Old 11-10-21, 10:31 PM
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1996 Softride Traveler. All comps upgraded from original RSX. Ultegra comps, Deore xlong cage der, Tektro levers, Shimano longreach calipers, Ultegra bar-end, Sram chain, Phil Wood BB, Sugino XD600 crankset, Shimano 12-36t 9 sp cassette. Smp 28mm tires and Zefal fenders. Omega 48h rear and 36h front rims, Alpine spokes, Blackburn frt rack and rear Delta Megarack, Selle long distance saddle, Topeak Road Morph G framepump, stock wb cages, Chris King headset. Frt and rr Ortlieb Roller Classics in blue Denim. This pic was taken mid rebuild. Broke my heart to sell.
Moved to New Zealand. I've other bikes now, but I'd toured the UK on it and was rebuilding to do the Transamerica.

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Originally Posted by GhenghisKahn

1996 Softride Traveler. All comps upgraded from original RSX. Ultegra comps, Deore xlong cage der, Tektro levers, Shimano longreach calipers, Ultegra bar-end, Sram chain, Phil Wood BB, Sugino XD600 crankset, Shimano 12-36t cassette. Smp 28mm tires and Zefal fenders. Omega 48h rear and 36h front rims, Alpine spokes, Blackburn frt rack and rear Delta Megarack, Selle long distance saddle, Topeak Road Morph G framepump, stock wb cages, CK headset. Ortlieb Roller Classics in blue Denim. This pic was taken mid rebuild. Broke my heart to sell.
Moved to New Zealand. I've other bikes now, but I'd toured the UK on it and was rebuilding to do the Transamerica.
Holy crap, you're touring on a Softride!
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Originally Posted by SquishyBiker
Holy crap, you're touring on a Softride!
No, I did done one major tour of the UK, France and parts of Denmark and The Netherlands. An entire summer. Fully intended to do The Transamerica in 2017. Things in my life changed drastically and I ended up moving to New Zealand and selling the bike. All the upgrades were well worth it. When completed I did a weeks tour from Pittsburgh to Cleveland and back. It was flawless.
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Wicked rig!
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Originally Posted by SapInMyBlood
Wicked rig!
Thanks, bruh. Everything about it was top notch. Took me a year to assemble all the comps. My favorite was lacing the wheelset with DT Alpine 3 spokes w/4x pattern. Bombproof.

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Old 11-18-21, 07:27 PM
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Obligatory campsite photo during an overnighter this week in Ohio. Apologies to the purists for being non-drive side. Briefcase panniers are a bit unorthodox, but I had one that I use for commuting and picked up a second cheap from a BF member, so I've never invested in regular touring bags. Helps to have extra capacity since my 25 year old sleeping bag and 2+ person tent aren't exactly compact. Bike is a late 90's Bianchi Boardwalk hybrid frame that I built up as a drop bar bike mostly with parts I could find at the co-op. Wheels are mismatched because the front has a dynamo hub and I got it used already laced to the rim, but with no matching rear.

Other details for anyone interested - drive train is 3x8 Sora with chainrings reduced to 26-39-50 (from original 30-42-52) and 12-34 rear cluster. Brakes are Tektro CR720s that stick out far enough that they're basically resting on the top of the front bags. Racks are Jandd Expedition racks from a BF member. Tires are 700x32 Panaracer Tourguard, which I've actually found to be disappointingly flat prone despite the name. Maybe just getting old. Pedals for this trip were some MTB platforms from Origin8, but I go back and forth between SPD and platform depending on my mood.

Nice Bianchi - were you doing the Ohio Erie Trail by chance?
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Originally Posted by TrekCommuter
Nice Bianchi - were you doing the Ohio Erie Trail by chance?
Yes and no. I was riding Little Miami Scenic Trail (Bike route 3) which is the same trail as Ohio to Erie (Bike Route 1) until Xenia (going north), at which point Little Miami turns off towards Yellow Springs and then Springfield and Urbana while the Ohio to Erie tracks more easterly towards Columbus. Nice map here: https://www.miamivalleytrails.org/trail-map
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Here's my attempt at a do-it-all rig. 6,000 miles since May. Picture is from the Axenstrausse above Lake Lucerne.
  • 2020 Surly Ogre
  • 36h Rohloff Speedhub, 16t cog
  • 36h Son 28 Dynamo hub
  • Ryde Andra 40 rims
  • Sugino XD600 triple, running it as a single with a 34t Surly chainring
  • Shimano UN55 Bottom Bracket
  • Shimano Saint platform pedals
  • Cane Creek 110 headset
  • Marathon Mondial 292.0 DD tires
  • Avid BB7 brakes – 200mm front, 160mm rear
  • Sinewave Cycles Beacon headlight/USB charger
  • Son rear light
  • Jones handlebars (710mm)
  • Brooks B17
  • Tubus racks (Duo in the front, Cargo Evo in the rear)
  • Planet Bike AL fenders
  • Rogue Panda roll-top frame bag
  • Ortlieb Back Rollers Plus rear panniers
  • Bedrock Bags Hermosa front panniers
  • Revelate Designs Gas Tank
  • Revelate Designs Egress Pocket
  • Rockgeist feed bag

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Old 11-21-21, 03:21 PM
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nice setup, I was tempted to go the igh route on my troll, but decided to stick with a derailleur, but using a mtb triple for a lot of low gears.
Are you still happy with the Jones bars? I've been using them for most of this summer and fall, and have grown to like them a lot. Still like drops on the troll, but pretty happy with the Jones, although I havent toured on them yet.
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Surly Troll


Surly Troll, Jones bar, Bangkok to Krabi.
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Old 12-11-21, 04:54 PM
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1990 - a one week trip from Lake Geneva, through part of Switzerland, over Grimselpass, down through Interlocken. Stayed in youth hostels, so just a couple lowriders and a seat bag on the back.



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Old 12-11-21, 05:03 PM
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2018 - credit card touring with my wife on Donauradweg for a number of weeks. Carrying both her and my things.


Donauradweg
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2018 - credit card touring with my wife on Donauradweg for a number of weeks. Carrying both her and my things.


Donauradweg
What's the gearing in that rear hub?
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Old 12-13-21, 11:18 AM
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Originally Posted by takenreasy
What's the gearing in that rear hub?
Rohloff Speedhubs have a range of 526% You have a choice what speeds you want to cover based on the sprocket and chainring size you pick. I went with 16 tooth sprocket / 42 tooth chainring because I don't have a great need for speed.
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Rohloff Speedhubs have a range of 526% You have a choice what speeds you want to cover based on the sprocket and chainring size you pick. I went with 16 tooth sprocket / 42 tooth chainring because I don't have a great need for speed.
Nice. I'm always interested in getting rid of traditional gear set ups. I've been addicted to fixed gear for the past 15 years partly for this reason. I'd love to fire a Rohloff on my LHT but I can't stand the idea of a chain tensioner.
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Nice. I'm always interested in getting rid of traditional gear set ups. I've been addicted to fixed gear for the past 15 years partly for this reason. I'd love to fire a Rohloff on my LHT but I can't stand the idea of a chain tensioner.
Yeah, my bike was specially built for the Rohloff and has rocker dropouts to tension the chain. I understand your feeling about the chain tensioner - too much like a derailleur.
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Originally Posted by mtn_cyclist
hola senor, cuando fue en Patagonia?
awesome trip and pretty cool bike. That front doohickie looks similar to that new rim generator, but different. I assume it's a generator. Pretty light setup. You went from where you where? I've done central but would love to get down to south one day if still able to one day.
what tires are those?
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Originally Posted by djb
hola senor, cuando fue en Patagonia?
awesome trip and pretty cool bike. That front doohickie looks similar to that new rim generator, but different. I assume it's a generator. Pretty light setup. You went from where you where? I've done central but would love to get down to south one day if still able to one day.
what tires are those?
This photo was taken 1 December. The front doohickie is a Spin Up dynamo to keep my electronics charged. It worked very well. I first flew into Bariloche and rode the 7 Lakes Route then flew down to El Calafate and rode up to El Chalten and back. Tire are Schwalbe G One All Arounders 2.1" set up tubeless.
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Originally Posted by mtn_cyclist
This photo was taken 1 December. The front doohickie is a Spin Up dynamo to keep my electronics charged. It worked very well. I first flew into Bariloche and rode the 7 Lakes Route then flew down to El Calafate and rode up to El Chalten and back. Tire are Schwalbe G One All Arounders 2.1" set up tubeless.
great! If still traveling there, I wish you a continuing safe journey.
and yes, I thought they looked like G1s. For trips like this, I like tires of this width, and type of tread that works well in the expected surprises of surfaces and gradients.
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Hunqapillar ready to roll out for the day.
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Hunqapillar ready to roll out for the day.
Interesting cockpit. What do you have on the bars just past the bend? Or are those brow tines part of the bar itself?
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Those are stoker knobs, normally used for the stoker on a tandem to have a place to rest like the hoods on the brakes. I put them there for the same reason, to have a riding position between the flats (aero position on these bars) and the upright position at the grips. They aren't really necessary on the Bosco Bars, but keep the hands totally relaxed during a long day.

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Hunqapillar ready to roll out for the day.
Love the Rivendell nature of those bars and the entire bike for that matter!
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