Touring bikes…….yours is

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  • Touring bikes…….yours is
  • ton
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    dont know if we have done this, but i like to look at pictures of other peoples bikes, so show us your tourer.

    please. 8)
    and in a nice location if possible….inspire me. 😉

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    My Cannondale T700 (1996) with custom Dave Yates forks.
    Shown at the entry to Glen Artney.


    My Trek 520 (1993 with 65,000 miles on the clock now).
    Shown in a snowy field on a 78-mile ride from Pitlochry to Stirling in sub-zero conditions.

    mcmoonter
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    Ton, did you ever find a touring frame? What size were you after?

    Stoner
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    Ton – the Stonerpomps on tour.

    BTW if you're quick theres an XL kaffenback (effectively 135mm geared version of the pomp) in the corner sale for £99 at PX
    great versatile touring frame IMO.

    Dylan08
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    Scott CX Comp in an XL…? 😉

    Dylan08
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    Scott CX Comp in an XL…? 😉

    ton
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    mcmoonter – Member
    Ton, did you ever find a touring frame? What size were you after?

    i did mate
    a 58cm surly longhaultrucker.
    in shop condition, xt throughout
    upgraded wheels…….cracking price too. 8)

    keep em coming people.

    mcmoonter
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    Shame, I have lightly used, but in need of a reapray Dave Yates about the same size.

    mine and hers:

    loaded up:

    in it's local bridleway hack form

    off to West coast of Scotland again at easter. Can't wait 🙂

    re-post

    new hamsters please

    MrK mkII
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    i intend to tour this over the summer – kona hahanna:

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    On the ferry to Rotterdam, Nov 2008.

    My touring bike is… borked. 🙁

    It had a good innings though. 2x cross seasons, the HONC, the South Downs Way (laden), London to Brighton Off-road, Bristol to London, a few Audaxes, and daily hacks into town.. and that's not counting its two previous owners.

    somegeezer
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    Me on my Orbit Gold medal, taken by the other half on her Orbit Gold Medal on a nice weekend on Arran at the end of last year.

    Russell

    hosepipe
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    the mighty fully loaded touring cycle gallery!

    http://www.pbase.com/canyonlands/fullyloaded

    Premier Icon muddydwarf
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    I wonder…

    Just bought a Boardman hybrid, will that be a good touring bike y'think or will i need a triple chainset?

    Bike will take racks etc.

    Muddydwarf, it depends a lot on what style of tourer you are. If you're a kitchen sink type who takes everything they need to be self-sufficient and prefers to plod along slowly, a triple would suit. If you're reasonably fit, not too heavily laden and prepared to give it some grunt, a compact is fine even in fairly hilly areas.

    markenduro
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    kona Sutra somewhere in oirland by a loch/lough/lake

    In Hornsea at the end of the TPT:

    Now repainted as it had a few battlescars as it also gets used as a commuter

    Great bike, very stable both loaded and unloaded, comfortable to ride but wieghs a ton. It is probably the bike I would keep if I had to bring the fleet down to 1. Also fits up to 42c tyres.

    Premier Icon charliedontsurf
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    I use a surly lht for most tours. A surly big dummy for fully loaded tipi tours. And really like the new salsa vaya. I saw one at a trade show last week and they are disc'd and lovely.

    ojom
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    Not into touring myself yet. Thats for 2011 for me.

    When i do it though it may be a Cross Check and Mastercard or Long Haul Trucker.

    will decide next year.

    boblo
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    Did somebody mention Orbit Gold Medals? Mine is an '85 vintage, been refinished a couple of times and is now like Triggers Broom. Just the frame, bars and chainset are original:

    P.s. Sorry about the location, though it is a nice area 🙂

    druidh
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    The Sutra

    As above – stable, flexible, but a bit lardy.

    A replacement is already "in progress"

    Top Dog
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    Dawes Galaxy photographed on the Captain's Road above St Mary's Loch in the Scottish Borders

    Premier Icon Bez
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    A Trucker; no longer mine, though…

    Stoner
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    les pomps des Stoners:

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    Sutra in towing mode. Boy asleep in trailer. Not picturesque, but peaceful.

    bobs
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    Thorn Sherpa currently for sale for £750 as I've bought a Thorn Raven Tour with Rohloff.


    On Berneray. Since sold, replaced with a roadrat.

    trail_rat
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    home for 3.5 months last winter

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