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Old 12-31-20, 08:03 PM
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ouch, but at least not as bad as when he started teething.
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Anyone who toured in the Netherlands has a photo like this.
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Old 01-12-21, 06:46 PM
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A photo bomb that I could not pass up




The Surly LHT can handle anything you throw at it.



It is also pretty stable, and so was my wife. She was riding behind me when she took this picture.
What fenders/racks are you running?

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Old 01-12-21, 09:30 PM
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Originally Posted by surlylhtfan View Post
What fenders/racks are you running?

(I can't quote pictures or PM yet)
Welcome to the forum.

I'm using a Tubus Tara front rack and a Tubus Cargo Classic on the back. They are great racks, and a good investment. The Classic on my wife's bike has about 25,000 touring miles on it.

The fenders are SKS Bluemels 45s. They will fit up to a 38 mm tire. I'm running 32 mm tires on this bike. I like the front fender's quick release safety feature.

I usually take the front fenders off when shipping the bikes, but I leave the rear fender on. The fender might get all the weight of the bike on it during shipment, but they don't get damaged.

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Old 01-13-21, 04:10 AM
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Incredibly beautiful and varied photos !!!
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Old 01-13-21, 11:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Doug64 View Post
Welcome to the forum.

I'm using a Tubus Tara front rack and a Tubus Cargo Classic on the back. They are great racks, and a good investment. The Classic on my wife's bike has about 25,000 touring miles on it.

The fenders are SKS Bluemels 45s. They will fit up to a 38 mm tire. I'm running 32 mm tires on this bike. I like the front fender's quick release safety feature.

I usually take the front fenders off when shipping the bikes, but I leave the rear fender on. The fender might get all the weight of the bike on it during shipment, but they don't get damaged.
Cool, thanks!

I like the fender/rack look. It looks like the bluemel 45s aren't made for 26" though, dang.

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Old 01-13-21, 01:43 PM
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Originally Posted by surlylhtfan View Post
Cool, thanks!

I like the fender/rack look. It looks like the bluemel 45s aren't made for 26" though, dang.
Look at the SKS cromeplastic. I put a pair on my Daughter's " LHT. If you use wide tires, the 50 will work.
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Old 01-22-21, 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by surlylhtfan View Post
Cool, thanks!

I like the fender/rack look. It looks like the bluemel 45s aren't made for 26" though, dang.
45 is the width not the model, bluemel is the model and the make them in 53, 60, and 65 for 26”.

SKS has lots of fenders for 26” wheels
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Originally Posted by Germany_chris View Post
45 is the width not the model, bluemel is the model and the make them in 53, 60, and 65 for 26.

SKS has lots of fenders for 26 wheels
Im fairly certain mine are these ones, for up to 2in tires.
https://www.rivbike.com/products/sks...er-fenders-p55
work fine and are very well made.
a little finicky for installation with having to cut the stays to a given length in order to install the mount thingees (thingees are closed ended, not open, so one has to measure and cut the stays for your situation, for the end of the stay to seat into the thingees. Very technical term I know, but there you go.
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Im fairly certain mine are these ones, for up to 2in tires.
https://www.rivbike.com/products/sks...er-fenders-p55
work fine and are very well made.
a little finicky for installation with having to cut the stays to a given length in order to install the mount thingees (thingees are closed ended, not open, so one has to measure and cut the stays for your situation, for the end of the stay to seat into the thingees. Very technical term I know, but there you go.
Aluminum fenders mount faster than plastic and are all around better, but the plastic go better with my MTB turned townie.
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Old 01-22-21, 06:40 PM
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I have a pair of nearly 30 year old sks fenders that are still kicking, so the chromoplastic whatever material is pretty tough. I like how my silver sks look and certainly like how they are fairly lightweight. They are the ones on my Troll.
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My wife's wife's photos. I don't understand Dutch, but I think the young lady was challenging me to a race.




Trying to keep up with our daughters.

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Old 01-31-21, 07:39 PM
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Fun one of the "I'll race ya mister" kid. I've had that a bunch of times over the decades, always fun when it happens.
I recognize that lazy sheep who didn't give a rats patootee to get up off the road, he/ she is the one you took from ahead when you stopped right?
nice lovely landscapes you guys rode through.

but you might want to edit things, lest we think you come from one of those polygamist areas out west ;-)
do a reread to see what on earth I'm kidding you about. You can blame it on your editor!
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2020 tour from Mexico to Canada - all paved, credit card tour. 2,500 miles.

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Fun one of the "I'll race ya mister" kid. I've had that a bunch of times over the decades, always fun when it happens.
I recognize that lazy sheep who didn't give a rats patootee to get up off the road, he/ she is the one you took from ahead when you stopped right?
nice lovely landscapes you guys rode through.

but you might want to edit things, lest we think you come from one of those polygamist areas out west ;-)
do a reread to see what on earth I'm kidding you about. You can blame it on your editor!
Thanks David, I blame it on age. Yes, my shot was the end of this pasture. I like her picture better. Not a chance, one wife is enough

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2021 tour from Mexico to Canada - all paved, credit card tour. 2,500 miles.
Buenos Kelly I, creo que eres la kelly I de Hombre loco sobre una bici, no?
safe riding and especially safe interactions with people during all the daily stuff. A friend of the son of a friend of ours was riding across Canada, sleeping in his tent, on the road all day, and still got covid, here where the vast vast majority of people understand the importance of following the simple basic guidelines to greatly reduce transmission.
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Have been going through my library. Cemetery in Lancaster County, PA, which is big Amish and Mennonite country. 2014 during a week-long trip from Vienna, OH to Philadelphia. Beautiful day. The previous day it had rained for more than 70 miles, stopping only when I close to my campground, or course.


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Great gravel grinding, bikepacking pixs. Awesome campsite!
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The 127 between Tecopa Hot Springs and Baker, CA, Sept, 2019. The headwind was too strong to make it to Baker by sundown. I was in my granny gear on level ground, so I rolled off the highway and pitched my tent. This is why I always carry extra water when I ride through the desert.
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