Show your touring bikes !!!!

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geocycle
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Re: Show your touring bikes !!!!

Postby geocycle » 1 Mar 2013, 8:17pm

jonnystv wrote:My Thorn Nomad on the last day, 6th December, of my Edinburgh to Kenya tour in 2011.

At the time this was probably one of the newest stretches of road in Africa (Merille south to Isiolo). Earlier in the day I passed the workers painting the lines!

In the background is Ol Lolokwe, a mountain sacred in Maasai & Samburu culture as it always has lush grass on the top for grazing cattle.

The photo was taken pretty much here: https://maps.google.com/?q=0.810862,+37.553085


Been there and know the road. Problem with nice stretches of Tarmac is that the shock is greater when you get swallowed by the next pothole! Driving in Kenya is... Challenging!

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Re: Show your touring bikes !!!!

Postby vernon » 1 Mar 2013, 9:41pm

Here's my Woodrup Cycles' Chimera.

It has subsequently acquired lowrider pannier racks at the front and a bar bag.

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Cunobelin
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Re: Show your touring bikes !!!!

Postby Cunobelin » 2 Mar 2013, 8:12am

The Thorn on the Great Glen

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The Gekko in Chepstow on the Celtic Trail

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The Street Machine on the Trans-Pennnine

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Re: Show your touring bikes !!!!

Postby mrjemm » 2 Mar 2013, 12:16pm

What an interesting selection, Cunobelin. I feel for you in the last pic- did the 4x4 wait, or take glee in giving you a wash?

And Vernon- nice Chimera! Of course, it's got flat bars and a belt drive, so must be a hybrid... :lol:

Or a chimera Chimera!

Not a mongrel, definately. Nice colour too.

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Re: Show your touring bikes !!!!

Postby Domestique » 2 Mar 2013, 3:54pm

Here are our two outside Albert Hiejn's, Hoek v Holland last year.

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Re: Show your touring bikes !!!!

Postby gloomyandy » 2 Mar 2013, 10:14pm

My On One Inbred based tourer...
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bob simpson
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Re: Show your touring bikes !!!!

Postby bob simpson » 3 Mar 2013, 7:34am

My Thorn Sterling.

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foxyrider
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Re: Show your touring bikes !!!!

Postby foxyrider » 3 Mar 2013, 4:10pm

Last year i travelled light so my rebuilt Chameleon looks quite svelte for my 1500km Thuringen / Bavaria Tour. :D

First look is outside the huge model railway at Weihe/Thuringen
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Two weeks later i ended up at Pfaffenwiesbach on the Limes route in Hessen
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The same beasty is quite adaptable as you can see from this time trial start at Burg/Spreewald just after Easter 2012 :lol:
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If i'm camping theres usually a low rider with these small bags on the front and a pair of hefty back rollers on the back as i did on the largely off tarmac Luneberg Heide tour in 2006. :D
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Mattie
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Re: Show your touring bikes !!!!

Postby Mattie » 3 Mar 2013, 7:58pm

Koga Miyata World Traveller - the climb out of Trieste

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Re: Show your touring bikes !!!!

Postby welshwoodsman » 3 Mar 2013, 9:13pm

My Surly disc trucker,Glasfynydd forest,Brecon Beacons,Wales.
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Re: Show your touring bikes !!!!

Postby Slowroad » 3 Mar 2013, 10:20pm

My tourer was very modern when I got it in 1989 - biopace gears, special frame geometry so I could have adult-sized wheels at last (had been touring on a 5-speed 18 1/2" frame Raleigh Winner for 7 years!) Thought I'd replace it a few years ago but I couldn't find a bike I liked at a price I could muster in a frame size small enough so eventually I found a bike shop which would refit it. Some compromises required but the brakes work way better than the old cantilevers ever did.
It's a good road bike, it's ok on dry level off-road tracks, but it can't really cope with very stony tracks and mud - so the Transpennine near Conisborough and NCN1 through parts of Durham on this trip were a bit slow!
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Re: Show your touring bikes !!!!

Postby pjclinch » 4 Mar 2013, 9:52am

Cunobelin wrote:The Street Machine on the Trans-Pennnine

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Good to see so many 'bents here. They really deserve an audition for touring purposes, unless you like a choice between catching the wind as much as possible or leaning on your wrists for 50 miles while your veiw defaults to tarmac just in front of you...

And Cunobelin's shot here shows another advantage, which is you need a seriously deep puddle to get the bottom bracket underwater! :wink:

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Re: Show your touring bikes !!!!

Postby crazyferret » 4 Mar 2013, 5:11pm

Here is my Condor Heritage and my friends classic Claude Butler Dalesman just before setting off this summer around Europe.

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Here they are a week later shortly after reaching the top of The Col Du Tourmalet.

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Re: Show your touring bikes !!!!

Postby bigjim » 4 Mar 2013, 5:27pm

My Saracen Skyline on the CTC.
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My Raleigh Royal On the Canal Du Midi
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Re: Show your touring bikes !!!!

Postby Slowroad » 4 Mar 2013, 9:00pm

pjclinch wrote:
Cunobelin wrote:The Street Machine on the Trans-Pennnine

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Good to see so many 'bents here. They really deserve an audition for touring purposes, unless you like a choice between catching the wind as much as possible or leaning on your wrists for 50 miles while your veiw defaults to tarmac just in front of you...

And Cunobelin's shot here shows another advantage, which is you need a seriously deep puddle to get the bottom bracket underwater! :wink:

Pete.

And IMHO the Transpennine IS the place for seriously deep puddles!
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