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 07-07-09, 07:05 AM
  #1351  
Junior Member
 
Alfonzo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: I realy don't have a main city I live in I just travel around on my bicycle
Posts: 6

Bikes: Fuji Nevada1.0, Surly LHT, Century, and a old Push

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
How do you like your bags? Im thinking of getting the same ones.
Alfonzo is offline  
Old 07-07-09, 07:58 AM
  #1352  
Planet Saver
 
billwatson58's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Near western burb of Chicago
Posts: 289

Bikes: Cannondale CAAD-10, Novara Randonee, Raleigh Super Grand Prix, Schwinn Mirada Sport winter beater

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Randonee with Tubus Racks

After 4 months the Tubus racks arrived and I've mounted them on my 09 Randonee and added stainless bottle cages. Now for some panniers. I'm leaning toward the Ortlieb Front/Rear Roller Plus.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
Randonee Tubus racks 2.jpg (103.5 KB, 676 views)

Last edited by billwatson58; 07-07-09 at 08:58 PM.
billwatson58 is offline  
Old 07-07-09, 01:54 PM
  #1353  
Member
 
wasabi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Switzerland
Posts: 38

Bikes: Cannondale F-1000 (26" Hardtail for every day ride), Thömus Longrider (26" custom built travel bike), Basso Laguna (road race bike)

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Here is my actual touring bike which I built up from the naked frame last year. It was tested on a 1'100 km trip from Switzerland to the atlantic coast (St. Nazaire, France), and I will ride it to the Netherlands' north sea coast some weeks from here

"Thömus Longrider" CroMo steel frame (designed in Switzerland, welded in Taiwan); Brooks B17 leather saddle on Moots Ti seatpost; DT Swiss 240S hubs, Mavic EX 721 rims; Shimano XT groupset; SRAM 3x9 GripShifters; Avid Juicy 3 disc brakes, 185 mm discs F+R; Tubus CroMo racks F+R; Ortlieb panniers (bought 1997.....) and bags
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
Thoemus2008web.jpg (97.3 KB, 377 views)
File Type: jpg
Thoemus2008-2.jpg (98.4 KB, 398 views)

Last edited by wasabi; 07-07-09 at 02:19 PM.
wasabi is offline  
Old 07-07-09, 02:40 PM
  #1354  
Member
 
wasabi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Switzerland
Posts: 38

Bikes: Cannondale F-1000 (26" Hardtail for every day ride), Thömus Longrider (26" custom built travel bike), Basso Laguna (road race bike)

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by yourrealdad
https://2.bp.blogspot.com/_i-UoF9iWsy...k+tour+094.jpg

Sorry for the link but I can't figure out how to get the pic just by itself in the thread
never mind, this cool pic. compensates by far for the additional mouse click
wasabi is offline  
Old 07-08-09, 02:18 PM
  #1355  
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: 514
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Here's my monster. Did a daytrip from the Thousand Islands to Gatineau, around 160km with a regular hiking pack strung on the back. I'm glad I got fenders the day before setting off as it rained most of the way. Now I have two MEC panniers and am just waiting for the next trip. Maybe north up le Petit Train du Nord or eventually Gaspé.



samiofamio is offline  
Old 07-10-09, 04:50 AM
  #1356  
Newbie
 
cogs5555's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
From what I have seen so far, I think this rig must surely take the cake. I recently turned 18, and it seemed obvious to run a ride to celebrate. These photos was taken in Maryborough, in Victoria (Australia, for those who don't already know). The BOB trailer is actually not mine, but I have the couplings on my bike as I use one occasionally to take books to school.

I am a member of a bicycle touring club in Melbourne, so getting together a reasonable sized group was quite easy (11 in total). We caught the train out to Bendigo and spent three days cycling around central Victoria, and finished in Castlemaine.

For those that are interested, no, I don't own a car. I am not a car hater, but I have found that a bike is more convenient, and a lot less expensive.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg

Last edited by cogs5555; 07-10-09 at 04:57 AM.
cogs5555 is offline  
Old 07-12-09, 03:33 PM
  #1357  
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: France and UK
Posts: 46

Bikes: check my signature

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Here's my Giant Terrago (1995 model) as I use it on tours from 1 week long.



Total weight is 40 kg (bike : 15 kg, stuff : 25 kg) because I don't use expensive lightweight gear (I prefer spending on the trip itself).
As you can see I don't travel kitchen sink but "Rubbermaid" ! That plastic box serves different uses : container for, mostly, eating related stuff, small table, washing basin. It certainly looks odd but I'm happy with it and the same applies to my tripod stool, yes I like confort after the ride.

The gear is distributed like that :
Rear luggage rack :
- platform : tent, cooking pot (under the saddle)
- box : food, gas stove, spare gas tank, tarp, high visibility jacket
- pannier 1 : sleeping bag, inflatable mattress, panniers covers, poncho
- pannier 2 : clothes, towel, toilet bag, first aid kit, flip flops, fleece

Front luggage rack
- rucksack : documents, money, camera, windjacket, knife, flashlight, Leatherman, mini radio, book, maps, water bottle
- tripod stool

Frame :
- 2 water bottles,
- toolbox (under the water bottles)
- if needed a 6 litre MSR Dromedary waterbag

I can already hear some of you saying "there's too much load on the rear, your bike must be unstable". Well, believe it or not, I never notice any strange reaction at high speeds and I can ride it one hand no problem at all.

One last thing, the Brooks Flyer is also a part that I'm happy with : springs for comfort and leather for bum sweat "breathability". It is a bit hard on the sitbones though.

Cheers.
Karl.

Last edited by Karloman; 03-21-11 at 06:03 AM.
Karloman is offline  
Old 07-12-09, 05:48 PM
  #1358  
weirdo
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Reno, NV
Posts: 1,962
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Originally Posted by Karloman

Very nice, Karl. I`ve never heard of Terrago before- it must be that they didn`t export that model to the US. Or maybe it was the same as Rincon with a different name.
rodar y rodar is offline  
Old 07-13-09, 05:59 AM
  #1359  
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: France and UK
Posts: 46

Bikes: check my signature

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by rodar y rodar
I`ve never heard of Terrago before- it must be that they didn`t export that model to the US. Or maybe it was the same as Rincon with a different name.
I didn't know that, I thought the Giant line was the same worldwide.
Here in Europe the Terrago is the mid level model and has been the big seller for Giant since its introduction in the market around 1990.
Mine has a very nice full 4130 steel frame with ovalized top and down tubes at the junction with the head tube and the BB shell. It also has braze-ons everywhere and the longish type geometry of the mid 90's which makes it an ideal basis for building a touring bike.
It has allowed me to modify the attachement of the rear rack in order to use big soft motorcycle pannier.
More info here :
https://www.bikeforums.net/showpost.p...9&postcount=33
https://www.bikeforums.net/showpost.p...4&postcount=42
https://www.bikeforums.net/showpost.p...7&postcount=44
Karloman is offline  
Old 07-13-09, 07:08 AM
  #1360  
30°
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Venice - Italy
Posts: 9

Bikes: Cannondale XR800

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Here my bike and my wife's one (both cannondale) during a recent tour in Umbria and Tuscany.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
BiciNilla.jpg (89.4 KB, 674 views)
File Type: jpg
BiciRic.jpg (104.4 KB, 496 views)
busker is offline  
Old 07-14-09, 01:56 AM
  #1361  
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Tully Far North Queensland Australia
Posts: 47

Bikes: Monfoose Tyax MTB, Optima Lynxx Recumbent, TW Bents trailer.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Comfort and efficiency

I did my first 1300km ride on this rig last month. This young bloke came over, ignored me and said to his mates, "Wow! Look at this, its all Pimped out!"
so I call it "The Pimp." It is an Optima Lynxx from Holland with full suspension and underseat steering. It has a Schmidt dynohub and the B&M Senso light system. I have a large panier set which carries my clothes and tent. I tow a TW bents trailer to carry my food, kitchen, spares, tools and fishing gear. I have 2x 2.5litre water bladders behind the seat and under the seat-back bag and I can carry 9litres on the trailer. I have several small containers for electrolyte and glucodin. This bike is very comfortable to ride and has a low wind resistance coefficient. I ride with a mate who has a new Surly and tows a BoB. He averages 13km/h I average 20+ so I'm always waiting.
You know, on a recumbent, You Don't get a sore tush!!
rt
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
RogersLynxx4.jpg (46.2 KB, 451 views)
RogerTully is offline  
Old 07-15-09, 08:01 AM
  #1362  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 15
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
From this June's trip up the Erie Canal.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
bike trip june 2009 003.jpg (74.8 KB, 431 views)
rayhead00 is offline  
Old 07-15-09, 07:11 PM
  #1363  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 77
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
At Redstone, CO:

spike57 is offline  
Old 07-18-09, 07:17 PM
  #1364  
Senior Member
 
badger_biker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Rural Western Wisconsin
Posts: 1,510

Bikes: 10 vintage touring machines

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 112 Post(s)
Liked 126 Times in 66 Posts
My 1984 Specialized Expedition - camping in Wisconsin.
Blackburn Expedition rear rack and Jannd Extreme front rack with REI Novara bags. I modified the trunk bag by adding a Topeak slide to the bag and mounted a matching tray to the top of the rack. Works great for easy access and quick to get off.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
SM_Expedition.jpg (100.5 KB, 474 views)
__________________
Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride - JFK
badger_biker is offline  
Old 07-19-09, 04:05 PM
  #1365  
Senior Member
 
wheel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Crystal MN
Posts: 2,147
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts

Windsor Tourist by the Mogollon Rim near Payson Arizona.

Last edited by wheel; 07-19-09 at 04:08 PM.
wheel is offline  
Old 07-22-09, 06:52 AM
  #1366  
Senior Member
 
kamoke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: st.johns, NL
Posts: 111

Bikes: Trek 1000c, Trek 520.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts


I got around to scanning some images from last years cross Canada trip, and figured some folks might want to check them out, which can be done here.
kamoke is offline  
Old 07-22-09, 09:09 AM
  #1367  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 87

Bikes: Surly LHT 54cm, Thorn Nomad Mk2

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
sleizure is offline  
Old 07-22-09, 08:50 PM
  #1368  
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 46
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by AngrySaki
Finally did a loaded ride on my bike.
Main components:
Surly LHT (built with parts from my old bike, FSA cranks, SRAM drivetrain, shimano derailluers)
Mavic A719 wheels.
Marathon supreme wheels
Mec 46L panniers, Ortlieb back roller classics, Arkel small handlebar bag


Maybe this is a dumb question, but what's on the end of your handlebar (black thing on the left drop)?
BNcycle is offline  
Old 07-23-09, 03:38 AM
  #1369  
Senior Member
 
Thulsadoom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Cape Vincent, NY
Posts: 1,380

Bikes: Specialized Tarmac Expert, 2002 TREK 520, Schwinn Mesa WINTER BIKE, Huffy Rock Creek 29er, 1970s-era Ross ten speed. All my bikes are highly modified(except the Tarmac) yet functional, and generally look beat to ****. .

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 65 Post(s)
Liked 83 Times in 48 Posts
Originally Posted by BNcycle
Maybe this is a dumb question, but what's on the end of your handlebar (black thing on the left drop)?
It's a rear view mirror.
Thulsadoom is offline  
Old 07-23-09, 10:16 AM
  #1370  
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 46
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Thulsadoom
It's a rear view mirror.
Ah, thanks. Tough to see from that angle.
BNcycle is offline  
Old 07-23-09, 08:10 PM
  #1371  
Senior Member
 
marcusbandito's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Ann Arbor
Posts: 278

Bikes: Voodoo Wanga, Waterford RS, Gitane SS

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
marcusbandito is offline  
Old 07-25-09, 06:56 PM
  #1372  
Senior Member
 
iforgotmename's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: NE Ohio
Posts: 1,501
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
This is my new "going to get loaded" touring build
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
wheel 042.jpg (100.3 KB, 462 views)
iforgotmename is offline  
Old 07-25-09, 09:12 PM
  #1373  
sniffin' glue
 
zoltani's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Seattle
Posts: 3,182

Bikes: Surly crosscheck ssfg, Custom vintage french racing bike, Bruce Gordon Rock & Road

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by iforgotmename
This is my new "going to get loaded" touring build
HAhaha, that's my kind of loading
zoltani is offline  
Old 07-25-09, 09:16 PM
  #1374  
sniffin' glue
 
zoltani's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Seattle
Posts: 3,182

Bikes: Surly crosscheck ssfg, Custom vintage french racing bike, Bruce Gordon Rock & Road

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Headed up White Bird hill in Idaho, one of my favorite climbs through Idaho.

zoltani is offline  
Old 07-25-09, 09:19 PM
  #1375  
sniffin' glue
 
zoltani's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Seattle
Posts: 3,182

Bikes: Surly crosscheck ssfg, Custom vintage french racing bike, Bruce Gordon Rock & Road

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
My wife's Novara Randonee in front and my BG Rock & Road in back.

zoltani is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.