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  • oldgit
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    Clinging onto racing after forty years by the skin of my teeth. Bagging distances, claiming altitude points seems very appealing.

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    Mine, without it’s rack


    P1050369 by eastham_david, on Flickr

    oldgit
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    Nice, both of them. What size rubber do you have there scotroutes? Whilst my race or training bikes will be fine I’m going to convert my crosser into a triple chainset road bike for the longer (400/600km plus) rides.

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    oldgit wrote:

    Nice, both of them. What size rubber do you have there scotroutes? Whilst my race or training bikes will be fine I’m going to convert my crosser into a triple chainset road bike for the longer (400/600km plus) rides.

    That would be 28mm Conti GP4Seasons. Currently running 28mm Schwalbe Marathons for touring and some 35mm Maxxis Raze for off-road duties. The frame and fork will easily take larger – 42mm easily.

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    My Vaya.

    Now with Marathon Plus Tour tyres.

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    My Kinesis Tripster ATR, Running 25mm Clement Strada tyres as it was summer.

    Been out on it this afternoon in the glorious sunshine so i’ve popped out to take a pic, As below with Clement X’plor USH 35mm tyres, it can take up to a 50mm tyre easy but 35mm is max for those SKS mudguards, a true go anywhere bike.

    Quite possibly the best/most favourite bike i own.

    bigdugsbaws
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    Freshly rebuilt Equilibrium Disc.

    paul78
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    Winter bike but trial set up for Audax

    thebrowndog
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    One of the bikes I wish I never sold was my Thorn Audax 853, exactly like this one. Supremely comfortable, light enough for anything, braze ons for everything and tough enough for some pretty heavy cycle camping.

    slugwash
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    My Donohue 531 Audax which I did the Paris-Brest-Paris on …..


    audax1 by Slugwash, on Flickr

    My Kona Inc which I might do the next one on (If I can be bothered to ride all the qualifiers)


    DSCN3948 by Slugwash, on Flickr

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    probably my all time favourite bike !

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    How is that Alpit Possum Paul78?

    looks ideal for commuting, i.e. slightly too much kit for Jersey pockets and seatpack, but not enough for me to justify a pannier

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    F.W. Evans proto. Got a Possum small frame bag (rated) and a Wildcat seatpack for it now, more balanced. A Revelate Pocket up front is nice but it’s worryingly close to having a bar-bag )

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    Clinging onto racing after forty years by the skin of my teeth. Bagging distances, claiming altitude points seems very appealing.

    What are ‘altitude points’? They sound great, can you exchange them for cheap groceries?

    steezysix
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    My Norco Indie Drop in campsite dinner mode. A few equipment changes since this was taken – SKS race blades, better saddle and Salsa Cowbell bars. Not my most fancy bike, but definitely the one I would rescue if the house was on fire!

    Edric 64
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    Np pics But I use a Shorter steel frame that will just take 25mm tyres with defy mudguards an 11/28 9 speed cassette and 22/32 /44 mtb chainset .Kitted with a Carradice Barley saddlebag and a bar bag

    oldgit
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    What are ‘altitude points’? They sound great, can you exchange them for cheap groceries?

    Yeah sorry meant Aldi points.

    Some hilly Audax..Audai? have AAA point attached to them.

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    Yeah sorry meant Aldi points.

    Some hilly Audax..Audai? have AAA point attached to them.

    Maybe one day you’ll be able to cash in Strava metres of ascent for Tesco Clubcard or Nectar points. Makes sense to me. I don’t have an Audax / tour-type bike btw, unless you count my Double Cross, which could happily manage it I guess. But I don’t have a photo of that.

    nick1962
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    Some hilly Audax..Audai?

    audaces is the plural of audax but it is an adjective not a noun IIRC.

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    not really audax or touring bikes, but we did ride a bloody long way and stayed out all night 😉

    paul78
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    Vortexracing, the kit is untested to date but happy with flexibility of mounting points so they fit across a number of my bikes … nicely made gear.

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    Paul78… I have the same Possum and would agree its a sensible, well made piece of kit. What size is your top tube bag, I haven’t seen one mounted on a bike and am trying to decide which size to buy to complement my Possum? Thanks

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    My Dad’s new bike, a Kinesis GF Ti V2…

    Now got 28c Durano’s and full guards fitted. To be fair, doubt he’ll do anything like the distance the bike is capable of on it, but he’s done a few 20 odd mile rides (he’s barely ridden in years!) and loves it. I’m gonna steal it for a century at some point I reckon, see what it’s like.

    paul78
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    sheck , its a medium. Using the same securing strap through possum and fuel pod really helps stabilise them

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    Steve makin – is that a Vaya? I’ve had to stalk you a bit to find out – surprised I didn’t see you at the Sagrada last year 🙂

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    no, its a Fargo 🙂

    but I have a Vaya as well

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    Ah right, thanks.

    NZ pics were a trip down memory lane too 🙂 and the Mersey, and Dunham, and . . ,

    marvincooper
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    My Kaffenback:

    Just rolled over 2500 miles this week since I bought it last summer, also just done my first Audax on it last week (and a session on the rollers tonight!)

    daleftw
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    Having just bought one, I was hoping for more Croix de Fer in this thread!

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