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Old 08-12-15, 07:55 PM
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Ready to go with this set-up.
Don't lean back! This rig is sick!
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Old 08-13-15, 05:44 PM
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This was my first bike trip from 2004, the Katy Trail a 250 mile rail to trail. I don't think I spent over 200.00 on the whole rig. Yes, I did the camo paint job. I did the trail twice with this rig. Forgot all about this bike and trip until I looked at the pictures again! Think it was a Schwinn. My equipment has been upgraded now.

The cooler on the rack kept the beer cold!!

I stayed in a tent every night. Didn't have enough $$ at the time to do anything different.

Notice the small amount of gear; I have always been a lightweight backpacker so I already had the proper gear and didn't have to think about what I needed to carry; had all that figured out. I covered about 30-40 miles a day on the hard packed chat. Not too shabby for a very ill fitted bike. I upgraded to a Trek later on and now a Long Haul Trucker.

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Cold beer: VERY IMPORTANT for clearing out the road dust!

I loved that in Japan they sold Ice in 1kg (2.2lb) bags. Perfect for a nights cold beverages....
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Old 08-18-15, 08:11 AM
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What seat is that? Very interesting!
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Old 08-21-15, 07:56 PM
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First post here! Figured it was time to show off my budget touring rig.



Picked this ol' girl up used last week and am setting out on a little 600km tour starting tomorrow, through the mountains of BC including the Duffy Lake Road. If you're looking for details and specs on the bike, I'l tell you up front, you won't be impressed. This is a budget build for my wee bit of freedom before the next school semester starts.

19?? Raleigh Serengeti: 4130 Chromoly frame made in Canada (woo!)
Biopace (yeah baby) 48/38/28 crankset mated to a 12-32 7spd cassette
Continental City Ride 26x1.75" tires
Replaced the cantilevers with basic Tektro V-brakes
Picked up the front rack and the full set of Norco panniers from around the right era for $20
Cobbled together a second bottle cage mount with zip ties and hockey tape
It has wheels.
Also has a seat.

All told I reckon I'm in it for under $300. The tent's packed. I've got a stove, food, and fuel. Time to get sweaty!

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Old 08-21-15, 08:02 PM
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Have a fun time and from my experience with Biopace in 91, just watch your cadence, I found my knees really weren't happy with faster cadences as the unevenness really wasnt good and could have been a factor with a knee problem.
Other than that, just have fun.
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Old 08-21-15, 10:54 PM
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Here's my somewhat cheap ride..



The bike is a 2008 Breezer Zag8 aluminum-frame folding bike with 20" wheels that I bought through Craigslist for $75 last year while on vacation as an alternative to renting a bike for several days. It was originally an 8-spd, but I had a 3-spd Sturmey Archer rear hub added last month to bring the gearing up to a more normal 24-spd gearing. The tires are new 1.5" Schwalbe Marathon Racers. The rear rack is an Axiom Journey Adjustable 2429 to accomodate regular-sized panniers. The extra space under the rear rack was used to attach a wine bottle cooler bag that holds my camera tripod instead. On the front is a cheap calliper-mounted rack from eBay with a DIY brace to support panniers. On the bottom side of the front rack, a pair of tire pump brackets hold a pair of LED MagLites that serve as headlights for when it gets dark. The pannier bags are from Mountain Equipment Co-op, two 12L and one 20L World Tour series in lime green. The extra water bottles are attached to the steering riser with Topeak CageMount brackets and Topeak X-15 Adapters that let the bottle cages pivot to allow the bottles to be removed easily. Up top on the handlebars, my iPhone 5 was mounted with a Finn and powered by a battery pack in the front pannier, a Garmin 305 GPS running watch was used as a speedometer and track logger, and the ever-crucial feedbag for fruit and veg from farmstands along the way. The saddle is the stock Biologic comfort seat that came with the bike which seems to suit my bottom just fine.

Flew out to Vancouver with it a few weeks ago for my first ever 'bike vacation'. I was staying with a friend in Vancouver, but did take a mini tour to Victoria for three nights, and two nights on Salt Spring Island. Didn't camp, just took the hostel in Victoria and an AirBNB on Salt Spring. All in all, I rode nearly 700km.. which seems insane. It was a trip full of 'firsts', including my first ever 100km in a day considering I usually only do 10-15km a couple times a week. Didn't have any major issues while riding aside from sore legs and a broken pedal (broken/worn bearing).

I think I'd like to pursue more more touring adventures...

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Old 08-21-15, 11:38 PM
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Good for you Claus, on both the diy aspect as well as trying bike touring, but frankly may I suggest bringing stretching into your routine (less stiff) and remember, sunscreen is your friend.
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Old 08-28-15, 04:23 AM
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This is my set up for tours of up to three weeks.
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Old 08-29-15, 06:17 AM
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Me and my GF´s charge plug 3 on a trip in northern Germany. (Lübeck-Rügen)




Used as a drying rack while we where waiting for the boat back.
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Old 08-29-15, 07:16 AM
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My MTB

Charge chromo frame with Shimano XT
Butterfly handlebar
Ortlieb classic front/rear
Ortlieb Ultimate 6 handlebar
3 camelback thermic bottles

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Old 08-30-15, 10:36 PM
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Originally Posted by mdilthey View Post
Don't lean back! This rig is sick!

Tour all done. Didn't handle too bad.
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Old 08-31-15, 06:36 AM
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Waiting for the train to get this tour started.

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Old 08-31-15, 05:20 PM
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Great picture!
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Old 08-31-15, 05:38 PM
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Nice.
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Old 09-06-15, 10:23 PM
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2015 Going to the Sun Road, Glacier National Park, MT
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Old 09-07-15, 05:57 AM
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From my tour across northern California in July.

Amtrak from Seattle to Sacramento, then cycle-camping to Bodega Bay through the mountains, then up into the redwoods, on to near Clear Lake, and then back through a forest fire to Sacramento. 331 miles, many mountainous. I've toured on this frame before (1990 GT Timberline), and am happy with it, for what I usually do touring-wise right now.

Key elements: Nitto Big Front rack, Jannd Expedition rear rack, Pletscher two legger kickstand, Wald 5.25" riser bars, 1.5" Vittoria Rando Pros.

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Trucker spotted in Mississippi

New LHT; just the second trip I have taken on it. The trail is really nice:

Tanglefoot Trail

Longest rails to trails in the state of Mississippi at about 44 miles with some camping along it. This is the South; Ole Miss, William Faulkner, Oxford and Elvis (Tupelo) are all in the area.

This trail is 100% asphalt and smooth. Did I mention the humidity, heat and skeeters? They have plenty!

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This will always be one of my favorite bikes on the forum.
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Old 09-10-15, 02:06 PM
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From my tour across northern California in July.

Amtrak from Seattle to Sacramento, then cycle-touring to Bodega Bay through the mountains, then up into the redwoods, on to near Clear Lake, and then back through a forest fire to Sacramento. 331 miles, many mountainous. I've toured on this frame before (1990 GT Timberline), and am happy with it, for what I usually do touring-wise right now.

Key elements: Nitto Big Front rack, Jannd Expedition rear rack, Pletscher two legger kickstand, Wald 5.25" riser bars, 1.5" Vittoria Rando Pros.
Aww yeah I like this GT. Any more detailed pics?
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This will always be one of my favorite bikes on the forum.
thanks here another Firefly

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Aww yeah I like this GT. Any more detailed pics?



Thanks!


A few, although I've yet to get around to taking proper glamour shots of it, partially because my custom paint job is only about two thirds done so far, partially because I still haven't quite got it built up exactly the way I want it, despite this being its second incarnation in my hands.





I know, non-drive side! I preferred the light (shadow) from this angle, and the small frame bag looks better on this side.
(Taken from atop the picnic table in my campsite in Doran Regional Park on Bodega Bay)



Paint detail:




The above and below two photos were from my previous build on this frame. It now has Jagwire stick on cable guides instead of the orange zip ties, and although fenderless at the moment, black Mud Butler fenders are in the mail to take the place of the silver hammered ones from Velo Orange seen here.




I like that reflector, but it's not on this bike anymore.





I dig my Odyssey Triple Trap pedals, but they are tough on shoes. A gentler platform pedal will be taking their place on this bike soon. The Pletscher/ESGE two legger kickstand stays, all my bikes have them, but it's invaluable on a touring rig.





The last two legs of my trip across California were only partially loaded. After I left my family reunion I was done camping for the trip and was going to be staying with different friends on my route and so my father took my camping gear off my hands and back to the Pacific Northwest. Hard to see in this shot, but I am running a pretty large pannier (Basil Weekender) on the far side of the rear rack.





I used to think it was an '88 or 1989 model Timberline, because it came with a U-brake mounted under the chainstays, but I finally took a look at the serial number when I pulled it out of storage and built it up again early this summer and discovered it is a 1990. I cut off the U-brake mounts and welded on canti studs in the usual location. I love the way this frame handles with all my camping gear on it, to me it feels like it was built for loaded touring. The Timberline is pretty low end, but I think straight gauge tubing might be a better way to go for tourers.




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Thanks!


A few, although I've yet to get around to taking proper glamour shots of it, partially because my custom paint job is only about two thirds done so far, partially because I still haven't quite got it built up exactly the way I want it, despite this being its second incarnation in my hands.
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Very cool. I'm digging the paint job even more, looks awesome. I like the DIY work you've done it's impressive
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My 19?? Dumpster Raleigh MTB Matilda just before a week along the Sunshine coast and South Island





The smaller dry bag holds my jacket, toque, rain gear etc on days of variable weather or just gets tucked away if I don't need it. The kitty litter bucket on the front is my mess kit with stove, cutlery etc... I use the lid for a tray and the bucket to fetch water/wash dishes and as a wind break for the stove. When riding I like to set stuff like cameras, sunglasses and bananas on the lid.
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