Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Touring
Reload this Page >

Pictures of your loaded rigs?

Notices
Touring Have a dream to ride a bike across your state, across the country, or around the world? Self-contained or fully supported? Trade ideas, adventures, and more in our bicycle touring forum.

Pictures of your loaded rigs?

Old 01-23-22, 10:29 PM
  #4626  
blurcovenky
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Minneapolis
Posts: 43

Bikes: 2006 Surly LHT / 2003 Look KG 461 / 1993 Novara Corsa / Trek 4300 / Handsome Devil / Cannondale ST 600

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 16 Post(s)
Liked 38 Times in 20 Posts
Just curious, how much of the frames were you both able to cover?
blurcovenky is offline  
Old 01-23-22, 11:45 PM
  #4627  
blurcovenky
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Minneapolis
Posts: 43

Bikes: 2006 Surly LHT / 2003 Look KG 461 / 1993 Novara Corsa / Trek 4300 / Handsome Devil / Cannondale ST 600

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 16 Post(s)
Liked 38 Times in 20 Posts
Originally Posted by CraigMBA View Post
I built a touring rig out of mostly hand me down parts scrounged from the local bike coop where I volunteer.

Im into it for about $235, including two new tires, and after spending a week trying out all the used seats I could find, I paid for the Anja Elite saddle. I could not get used to the C17 nor the flat pedals, so it's getting SPDs next.

Can you see all the water bottle mounts?
That bike is super cool. It's awesome that it'd mostly used parts.
blurcovenky is offline  
Likes For blurcovenky:
Old 02-28-22, 07:29 AM
  #4628  
Willem208
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2022
Posts: 14
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Liked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Some great rigs here! Hopefully I can post a picture soon (when I have a bike lol)
Willem208 is offline  
Old 03-31-22, 11:11 AM
  #4629  
Cyclist0239879842
Banned.
 
Join Date: Nov 2021
Location: DFW
Posts: 14
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Liked 7 Times in 3 Posts
1990 Merlin Titanium Tourer

Well this thread seems like a great way for me to end up spending all of my money. There are some really awesome rigs in here and I want to buy or build everything I see. Thanks? I'll update this post after I have the requisite 10 posts to add pictures but wanted to get it started (it also helps me get to that magic number I reckon) Picture below!
  • 1990 Merlin titanium frame
  • Campagnolo Veloce triple crankset (46,39,28)
  • Phil Wood bottom bracket spindle
  • Shimano deore xt rd, 9 speed, low-normal/rapid rise (don't judge)
  • Shimano 105 triple FD
  • Shimano 9 speed cassette 11-34
  • Mavic XC 717 26"(559mm) wheels, 32 hole rim-brake, laced to shimano deore xt steel hubs
  • Shwalbe Marathon Plus 40x559 tires
  • Giles Berthoud 26x50 Stainless Fenders
  • Shimano XTR v brakes
  • Brake booster (rear)
  • Blackburn rear rack
  • Arkel T42 rear panniers
  • Brooks B17 Saddle
  • Topeak Road Morph frame pump
  • Stashers insulated top tube bag
  • Ornot mini handlebar bag
  • Nitto B135 45cm handlebars
  • Tektro RL520 v brake levers
  • Custom 3d-printed bar end shifters
  • Delta stem riser
  • Dimension steerer adapter
  • Velo Orange Grand Cru sealed bearing headset
  • Topeak front rack
  • Carradice Super C front panniers
  • Carhart tool roll
  • Clickstand bike stand
  • TiGr titanium mini ulock
I think that's everything!



Last edited by Cyclist0239879842; 04-01-22 at 03:59 PM.
Cyclist0239879842 is offline  
Likes For Cyclist0239879842:
Old 04-03-22, 10:13 AM
  #4630  
str
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Universe Spain
Posts: 840
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 192 Post(s)
Liked 329 Times in 143 Posts


str is offline  
Old 04-18-22, 04:30 AM
  #4631  
str
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Universe Spain
Posts: 840
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 192 Post(s)
Liked 329 Times in 143 Posts
str is offline  
Likes For str:
Old 04-23-22, 01:29 AM
  #4632  
str
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Universe Spain
Posts: 840
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 192 Post(s)
Liked 329 Times in 143 Posts
str is offline  
Likes For str:
Old 04-29-22, 02:26 PM
  #4633  
str
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Universe Spain
Posts: 840
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 192 Post(s)
Liked 329 Times in 143 Posts
str is offline  
Likes For str:
Old 05-02-22, 04:32 AM
  #4634  
EdwardThigpen
Junior Member
 
EdwardThigpen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2022
Posts: 10
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Most of the people in the picture have three bottles of water. Has anyone tried the system where one bottle has isotonic and the other two have water in them?
EdwardThigpen is offline  
Likes For EdwardThigpen:
Old 05-02-22, 04:37 AM
  #4635  
djb
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Montreal Canada
Posts: 12,584
Mentioned: 32 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2490 Post(s)
Liked 778 Times in 648 Posts
What is isotonic? If it's mixes, then yes, but you always have to be careful to wash that one out or over days and heat, stuff starts growing in the bottle.
djb is offline  
Old 05-02-22, 06:52 AM
  #4636  
indyfabz
Senior Member
 
indyfabz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 36,007
Mentioned: 204 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 16564 Post(s)
Liked 11,486 Times in 5,545 Posts
Originally Posted by EdwardThigpen View Post
Most of the people in the picture have three bottles of water.
How can you tell what's in the bottles simply from the photos?
indyfabz is offline  
Old 05-03-22, 09:51 PM
  #4637  
str
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Universe Spain
Posts: 840
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 192 Post(s)
Liked 329 Times in 143 Posts
Originally Posted by EdwardThigpen View Post
Most of the people in the picture have three bottles of water. Has anyone tried the system where one bottle has isotonic and the other two have water in them?
Never tried.... sounds very interesting!
In my case the third bottle is most of the time empty, it's only full of water when sleeping outside at remote places.
str is offline  
Old 05-17-22, 08:35 PM
  #4638  
dvdwmth
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 34
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 7 Times in 5 Posts
Found this NOS Saga frame at a local shop. I’d been in asking about touring bikes and no one even knew they had it. Was in the store another day and looked up and this frame was hanging about twenty feet up the wall. Correct size and never built up. My eyes popped out of my head. Got it for $500 CAD. Parts are mostly Old Shimano deore dx and lx, and various other cannibalized parts. I’ve switched to trekking bars and platforms since. Crazy comfortable bike.

Last edited by dvdwmth; 05-17-22 at 09:00 PM.
dvdwmth is offline  
Likes For dvdwmth:
Old 05-23-22, 03:05 AM
  #4639  
muse kidd
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Wales
Posts: 40

Bikes: 1979 Trek 412, 2011 Dawes Ultra Galaxy

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Liked 33 Times in 15 Posts

Wild camping on Llangattock Escarpement - May 2022
muse kidd is offline  
Likes For muse kidd:
Old 05-23-22, 03:35 AM
  #4640  
muse kidd
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Wales
Posts: 40

Bikes: 1979 Trek 412, 2011 Dawes Ultra Galaxy

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Liked 33 Times in 15 Posts

Ready to go! - May 2022
muse kidd is offline  
Likes For muse kidd:
Old 05-23-22, 06:16 AM
  #4641  
djb
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Montreal Canada
Posts: 12,584
Mentioned: 32 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2490 Post(s)
Liked 778 Times in 648 Posts
Well Mr muse, very pretty area. Must have been fun.
Your seat is quite radically slanted forward. I suspect you don't believe this, but the reason 99% of cyclists use a more level seat is to have less pressure on the hands and a more neutral seating position, while still comfortable for the tackle.
Consider trying leveling it out some time.
djb is offline  
Old 05-27-22, 06:51 PM
  #4642  
sdimattia
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: NY
Posts: 279
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 142 Post(s)
Liked 63 Times in 48 Posts

'21 Bombtrack Hook
sdimattia is offline  
Likes For sdimattia:
Old 05-27-22, 07:05 PM
  #4643  
Atlas Shrugged
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 983
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 663 Post(s)
Liked 778 Times in 378 Posts

Tamriu, Spain
Atlas Shrugged is offline  
Old 05-29-22, 06:50 PM
  #4644  
Gravel Rider
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2021
Posts: 153
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 49 Post(s)
Liked 155 Times in 63 Posts
3/4 loaded. Gave the gravel bags a test ride checking for heel strikes. Negative, good to go. Last is to attach sleeping bag and tent on top of the rack. Overnighter in the near future.
Gravel Rider is offline  
Old 05-30-22, 11:39 AM
  #4645  
str
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Universe Spain
Posts: 840
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 192 Post(s)
Liked 329 Times in 143 Posts

str is offline  
Likes For str:
Old 06-07-22, 01:32 AM
  #4646  
muse kidd
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Wales
Posts: 40

Bikes: 1979 Trek 412, 2011 Dawes Ultra Galaxy

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Liked 33 Times in 15 Posts
Originally Posted by djb View Post
Well Mr muse, very pretty area. Must have been fun.
Your seat is quite radically slanted forward. I suspect you don't believe this, but the reason 99% of cyclists use a more level seat is to have less pressure on the hands and a more neutral seating position, while still comfortable for the tackle.
Consider trying leveling it out some time.
Thanks for the tip... I'll give it a try.
muse kidd is offline  
Old 06-12-22, 02:59 AM
  #4647  
rivers
Full Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 341
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 84 Post(s)
Liked 94 Times in 63 Posts



I've been tweaking my set-up for a slightly more remote trip this summer.
Bike is a 2021 Orro Terra C with Sonder Spitfire flared handlebars
Fulcrum rapid red 900 wheels with 40mm Hutchinson Touraeg tyres.
Topeak backloader 15 litre saddlebag
Topeak toploader top tube bag
Custom made frame bag from bike-bags uk. There is a 3 litre apidura frame bag hydration bladder inside
Altura vortex 5 litre handlebar bag
BTR 2 litre accessory bag attached to the handlebar bag
Drivetrain is a mix of components- Shimano 105 R7000 shifters and hydraulic disc brakes
FSA 46/30 chainset
Shimano Deore M5120 rear derailleur (paired with a Jtek shiftmate to make it work with road shifters) and an 11-42 cassette at the rear.
rivers is offline  
Old 06-12-22, 04:58 AM
  #4648  
djb
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Montreal Canada
Posts: 12,584
Mentioned: 32 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2490 Post(s)
Liked 778 Times in 648 Posts
Cool looking bike, but you know what's the coolest thing on it?



The bar tape! Never seen that before-snazzy.
djb is offline  
Old 06-12-22, 05:02 AM
  #4649  
rivers
Full Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 341
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 84 Post(s)
Liked 94 Times in 63 Posts
Originally Posted by djb View Post
Cool looking bike, but you know what's the coolest thing on it?



The bar tape! Never seen that before-snazzy.
UK company called Cycology. They have all sorts of different prints for their clothes and bar tape. Not a bad price either.
rivers is offline  
Old 06-15-22, 03:44 PM
  #4650  
vijinho
Senior Member
 
vijinho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: England - West Midlands
Posts: 76

Bikes: 2016 Kinesis Tripster ATR V1 grave/touring, 2014 Charge Plug 4 touring modded, 2014 BeOne Road Bike

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Here are two loaded bicycles I toured with. The first was in 2014 when I cycled to the West Midlands from Gothenburg in Sweden via Denmark taking the ferries. I gave that to my friend in Italy who I visited first by cycling down the adriatic coast from Bologna to near Pescara on a Charge Plug 4 after going through Spain and the border area of France, Spain again and then flying to Bologna from Madrid. Both bicycles were quite heavily customised from stock.

2014 Charge Filter (Sweden-England via Denmark)

2014 Charge Filter (Sweden-England via Denmark)

2014 Charge Plug 4 (Italy east-coast, Bologna to near Pescara)

2014 Charge Plug 4 (Italy east-coast, Bologna to near Pescara)
vijinho is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2023 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.