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Old 10-10-11, 10:20 AM
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Nice man…love the Vaya…..really digging the emergency brake!

Hey, what fenders are those?
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Old 10-10-11, 01:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Terry66
Nice man…love the Vaya…..really digging the emergency brake!

Hey, what fenders are those?
The parking brake is an essential accessory.

The Fenders are SKS P50s with some mods to get around the front disc. I'll get some narrower ones when I go to skinnier tires.

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Old 10-12-11, 09:59 PM
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My 1987 Voyageur with and without pannier covers.

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On my way from Sacramento to Clear Lake. Second stop was my sisters house where I left the presents on the front deck.







One of the advantages of a two legged kickstand - I only had to pull the front Orliebs to change a front tire flat. The rear load kept the front in the air. Pulled four goatheads out of the front tire. Rear load is actually a little less than that, my camelback is laying across it right now on top of everything else and it's still quite full.

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Old 10-13-11, 06:18 PM
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Well I guess since I did my first over night camping test ride I can post a picture of my loaded rig. I packed WAY more than I needed for an over night ride. I loaded the bike as if I was going on the 4 day 3 night trip that I have been planning. Plans for that trip are a bit delayed due to work.... BUT still plans.

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This is my everyday bike, loaded up for winter touring. The high this day was 30*. It's a Quest Everest, bought from Salvation Army for $60. Since this picture was taken, I've added fenders and removed the front racks, and put on Serfas Drifters. I've ridden this bike all over the map. I've been T-boned by a car and been doored on this bike, and it's still straight as an arrow. When I was doored I had to replace the handlebars, but that was it.


And this is my Raleigh Gran Prix. I use it for overnighters in good weather. About the only thing that's stock on this bike is the frame and forks.

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Old 10-15-11, 01:47 AM
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Cool tire changing technique, Medic! I like it!

Jamoni, I don`t think I`ve ever seen bars like you have on your Raleigh. Look like butterfly aeros
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Those are old Scott AT-4 bars. They are great for touring: Plenty of hand positions, good spots for brakes and shifters, and a semi-aero position if you want it. I got them NIB at a bike coop for a couple of bucks.
My only complaint is the width: makes it hard to squeeze by cars sometimes.
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Originally Posted by IrvingBartowski
Hi...
this is my bike

i use this bike to come home from Yogyakarta (where i study) - Purbalingga (my home) about 190kms ;




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ps: sorry for my bad english
Nice picture and nice English as well!
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Originally Posted by zzOtherlandzz
I packed WAY more than I needed for an over night ride.
I know that feeling! Took me about 3-4 tours before I found a good balance between what I think is needed and what is actually used during a tour.
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Old 10-18-11, 07:13 AM
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Another road-ready Vaya. All stock aside from the Salsa front rack and the Sram X7 crankset. I've left on the 700x42 Contis' because I'm transitioning over from mtb touring and don't quite trust skinny tires yet. When the time comes I know 32s will be a revelation.

How do you like the Lone Peak panniers?
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Originally Posted by sandulea


My touring rig, in the fortified old town in Medias, Transylvania, Romania. Big 26 x 2.5 and 2.2 tires, 8in suspension front and back, under 20 lbs of stuff for a week long tour. Even though it's a little slow uphill, it flies, or should I say glides, on even the slightest downhill stretches, including some of the most broken roads imaginable, where my fully rigid tour mate and the hardtail one had to slow down to a crawl. I used to be quite focused on reliability, but this bike makes riding long distances so safe and confortable that I can't imagine giving up on the suspension or the geometry, derived initially from a diy xtracycle mod. I just can't express how satisfied I am with the bike, both on and off tour, since it's my only bike at the moment.
That's interesting. It's tempting to get a front suspension 700c bike to go everywhere.
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Originally Posted by Bike Hermit
How do you like the Lone Peak panniers?
They're nice bags, light but tough. Those locking rack clips work really well.
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Bike and trailer posing along the Salmon River. When I weighed in at the ACA headquarters, the whole package came to 152 pounds. Lots of snacks in there.
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Burley Nomad cup holders

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Bike and trailer posing along the Salmon River. When I weighed in at the ACA headquarters, the whole package came to 152 pounds. Lots of snacks in there.
Love it!
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Bike and trailer posing along the Salmon River. When I weighed in at the ACA headquarters, the whole package came to 152 pounds. Lots of snacks in there.
Where did you find those water bottle holders on the side of your Nomad?
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We are heading to Argentina July 2012. These are the photos for the website blog: https://worldsbetweenlines.com/

These shots were taken at the Salt Flats in Utah.

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We are heading to Argentina July 2012. These are the photos for the website blog: https://worldsbetweenlines.com/index.php/en/blog

These shots were taken at the Salt Flats in Utah.

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Originally Posted by PeaceP@
Where did you find those water bottle holders on the side of your Nomad?
I took some of the sleeves that can be used to insulate stainless steel water bottles and sewed them onto the trailer. The other side has a big pocket on it that is made from an old handlebar bag. The inside has a big mesh pocket on the divider, too.
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Hey sweet, another tourist hauling a nomad! Are those the stock tires? Just so ya know, they only lasted me about 2500 miles before they where down to the threads. By the time I was able to replace them(try finding decent 16in tires in Kansas), I was wrapping old tubes on the -outside- of one tire to keep sand from getting in around the boot. Even new, they where constantly picking up burs and goatheads, though my bicycle tires rarely got flats. Now I have a pair of 16X1.35 primo comets on the trailer, and thus far they're great. It would have saved me a lot of trouble to have replaced them before I left.
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Originally Posted by Bike Hermit
Lone Peak panniers? How do you like them?
Love the Lone Peak. The mounting system seems much more tight than the Ortlieb's I have on the front. We'll see how they do with a 10 day trip next year..
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Originally Posted by Tansy
Hey sweet, another tourist hauling a nomad! Are those the stock tires? Just so ya know, they only lasted me about 2500 miles before they where down to the threads. By the time I was able to replace them(try finding decent 16in tires in Kansas), I was wrapping old tubes on the -outside- of one tire to keep sand from getting in around the boot. Even new, they where constantly picking up burs and goatheads, though my bicycle tires rarely got flats. Now I have a pair of 16X1.35 primo comets on the trailer, and thus far they're great. It would have saved me a lot of trouble to have replaced them before I left.
Nobody seems to like the crappy stock tires they put on the Nomad, I don't know why they put those on there. I put a set of Schwalbe Marathon Racer tires on my Nomad. They can be pumped up to about 85 psi. Made a huge difference in rolling resistance, and no flats in the last couple of thousand miles.
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Here's my Vaya out on the Oregon Coast Route last week. Loved the handling. Hit 51 mph coming off Cape Lookout and didn't even notice. The bike was rock solid. OTOH, the 28/46 X7 crankset was an essential mod for climbing those hills with that load (and my knees.)

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