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Forum: Touring
11-10-23, 10:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,061
Posted By benoksanen

Nope, but I bought a used one today for $800.

Nope, but I bought a used one today for $800.
Forum: Touring
10-25-23, 09:33 AM
Replies: 2,068
Views: 408,422
Posted By str

Castilla la Mancha Weekend ...

Castilla la Mancha Weekend

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Forum: Touring
10-24-23, 05:54 PM
Replies: 2,068
Views: 408,422
Posted By okrep23

Southwest Ohio Four Day Tour

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Monday October 23, view of reservoir from Buck Creek...
Forum: Commuting
10-22-23, 08:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,057
Posted By BobbyG

I love chilly-dark-fall commutes! ...

I love chilly-dark-fall commutes!
https://youtu.be/MDWxaIQll1s?si=T4STQCK6F9b-M5gU
Forum: Commuting
10-21-23, 07:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,057
Posted By RidingMatthew

First chilly dark fall commute in 3 years

This week was my first cold and dark fall commute. I like being able to commute to the job I had back in 2021 but the job has changed and a lot of stressors are present.

just wanted to share my...
09-23-23, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5,428
Views: 3,861,721
Posted By cyclezen

SO after 10 weeks of having to be completely...

SO after 10 weeks of having to be completely non-mobile, because a cager ran a stop sign and T-boned me, resulting in multiple fractures to foot, ankle and lower leg.
Labor day deals rolled around...
Forum: Touring
09-20-23, 11:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,723
Posted By pdlamb

Frame design, not just material, is at the top of...

Frame design, not just material, is at the top of my list. I've got a touring bike that is rock solid even with a load of over 60 pounds (plus rider!). When I head to bring a half bushel of apples...
Forum: Touring
09-19-23, 04:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,723
Posted By venturi95

Okay, I'm not going to pull any punches here. You...

Okay, I'm not going to pull any punches here. You need to get over the BS idea that you can't afford the bike of your dreams that will go forever.
Forum: Touring
09-18-23, 07:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,723
Posted By grolby

Some very wise advice is being dispensed in this...

Some very wise advice is being dispensed in this thread, from LeeG and others.



100% agree.

It’s not really possible to know what you want by thinking about it, especially without a base of...
Forum: Touring
09-18-23, 05:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,723
Posted By 79pmooney

Best process for buying your last ever touring bike?

Answer - shell out your money and die tomorrow. Done. (AKA be careful what you ask for. :))

Or, tour with a bunch of bikes. When you find the one that is "this is it except", have that bike...
Forum: Touring
09-17-23, 03:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,723
Posted By schnee

Considering how long you've been on a wrong-sized...

Considering how long you've been on a wrong-sized bike, I'd get a pro fitting before I'd buy a bike. I did that early on when I was in a 'century training club' put on by a local racing team. I met...
Forum: Touring
09-15-23, 06:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,723
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I’m just over here from the C&V section… After...

I’m just over here from the C&V section…
After years riding and trying different frames from different marks I now only have touring bikes left in my stable.
I have 80’s tourers from Trek,...
Forum: Touring
09-13-23, 07:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,723
Posted By LeeG

Rob, I’m a couple decades behind the times. I...

Rob, I’m a couple decades behind the times. I don’t tour anymore but I’ve been carless for 15 yrs using my bikes for local transportation. Got old and heavy transitioning from responsive drop bar...
Forum: Touring
09-12-23, 09:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,723
Posted By Russ Roth

Personally I see no issue with disc and really do...

Personally I see no issue with disc and really do prefer it. It isn't as great of a cheap bike with QR but a nice bike with thru axle is always nice. I've given thought to a similar bike recently and...
Forum: Touring
09-12-23, 08:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,723
Posted By abdon

Lean on your bias; if Motobecane is what you...

Lean on your bias; if Motobecane is what you loved, get a touring one. I'm a huge fan of vintage steel so that's what I would get.

Get a second wheelset so you can ride whichever makes the most...
Forum: Touring
08-23-23, 01:27 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,327
Posted By KPREN

Gear I don't leave at home on bikepacking trips,...

Gear I don't leave at home on bikepacking trips, as strange as it may seem, is this tiny four pound poodle ...
Forum: Touring
08-02-23, 05:48 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,517
Posted By indyfabz

I've carried two bundles of firewood on those...

I've carried two bundles of firewood on those racks. Try that with a frame bag.
Forum: Touring
01-09-20, 10:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,061
Posted By Bulette

2013 Salsa Vaya and Components: Long Term (7-Year) Review

2013 Salsa Vaya 3: 7-Year Review

Better late than never.

The Vaya is, by far, the bike to which I am most fond of -- I cannot imagine parting with it. It was purchased new as my first “road”...
08-14-15, 09:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 13,920
Posted By DIMcyclist

Hmmm... interesting answers. Around here...

Hmmm... interesting answers.

Around here it seems the going average is about $200 to build up a solid bike from a bare frame, but that includes cables, housing, tubes, etc. Adding a custom...
Forum: Touring
12-14-12, 06:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,703
Posted By fiataccompli

Yes I would hope that my time is worth more.......

Yes I would hope that my time is worth more.... that said I actually enjoy building up new bikes out of recycled parts. And most pacifically on vintage type frames. So it is kind of a hobby for me...
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