Show your touring bikes !!!!

Cycle-touring, Expeditions, Adventures, Major cycle routes NOT LeJoG (see other special board)
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beachcomber
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Re: Show your touring bikes !!!!

Postby beachcomber » 21 Mar 2013, 9:26pm

My tourer. Built by me on a Dave Yates frame building course. S&S couplings in the top and down tubes allow the bike to be separated into two halves. 26" wheels.
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Re: Show your touring bikes !!!!

Postby matt2matt2002 » 22 Mar 2013, 12:38pm

Here is my Thorn Raven in the Scottish Hills near Dumfries UK
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2017 Ethiopia.5 weeks.
2018 Marrakech 2 weeks.
Lots more in hot countries.
Always on a Thorn Raven/Rohloff hub.

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Re: Show your touring bikes !!!!

Postby woodsidewheeler » 24 Mar 2013, 12:05pm

My Ridgeback Panorama on tour from Santander to St. Malo
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Re: Show your touring bikes !!!!

Postby tatanab » 24 Mar 2013, 2:38pm

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Coming back from the Semaine Federale last year.
To me this is "fully loaded". Red bag has all my camping kit in it and my Campers Longflap is not even extended.

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Re: Show your touring bikes !!!!

Postby Monsieur » 24 Mar 2013, 8:03pm

Not a touch on any of yours but she's mi ne :)

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Re: Show your touring bikes !!!!

Postby daytona500 » 25 Mar 2013, 10:16am

My Dawes Sardar 631, bought in 2004.
I like this bike a lot, it does what I ask of it. We have been to Umbria Italy, the Outer Hebrides (might return again this summer depending on weather), France, Belgium, Spain & Portugal last year.
Had to curtail the tour last year due to the cheap and nasty but overpriced SRAM shifters which prematurely worn out.
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Re: Show your touring bikes !!!!

Postby shane » 25 Mar 2013, 4:33pm

Just had a weekend away with my Number 2 bike :

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2013-03-23 10.42.25 by shanecycles.com, on Flickr

Still need to add the nitto rondoneur bars and stem some time...

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Re: Show your touring bikes !!!!

Postby phil parker » 25 Mar 2013, 6:07pm

My heavy duty Thorn Exp before setting off on a tour of the Western Isles:

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Re: Show your touring bikes !!!!

Postby matt2matt2002 » 26 Mar 2013, 11:37am

phil parker wrote:My heavy duty Thorn Exp before setting off on a tour of the Western Isles:

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Hi there
Nice picture
I parked my bike in exactly the same spot last year. Ferry to Arran, right?
:lol:
2017 Ethiopia.5 weeks.
2018 Marrakech 2 weeks.
Lots more in hot countries.
Always on a Thorn Raven/Rohloff hub.

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Re: Show your touring bikes !!!!

Postby AndyB » 26 Mar 2013, 11:59am

Quite a few recumbents, a trike, but no tandems yet. Here is ours on an unusually flat holiday in Belgium - we had a boys holiday for Easter a couple of years ago: two weeks touring (camping) and watching some of the spring classics; this is in the Ardennes (from my Flickr photos).

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Re: Show your touring bikes !!!!

Postby phil parker » 26 Mar 2013, 12:04pm

matt2matt2002 wrote:I parked my bike in exactly the same spot last year. Ferry to Arran, right?
:lol:


Yes, spot on! Don't let that dry ground and shadow fool you into thinking I had good weather! The opening scenes of this YouTube Clip shows what it was like when I arrived at the Lochranza camping site. I think everyone who has done the trip would agree it's one not to miss despite varying weather?

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Re: Show your touring bikes !!!!

Postby matt2matt2002 » 26 Mar 2013, 1:45pm

phil parker wrote:
matt2matt2002 wrote:I parked my bike in exactly the same spot last year. Ferry to Arran, right?
:lol:


Yes, spot on! Don't let that dry ground and shadow fool you into thinking I had good weather! The opening scenes of this YouTube Clip shows what it was like when I arrived at the Lochranza camping site. I think everyone who has done the trip would agree it's one not to miss despite varying weather?


Loved Arran but several disasters.
Lost my bike computer in that long hill up to Lochraanza, ferry cancelled on way back from Islay to Arran, lost camera and wallet on way home along side Loch Lommond.
And it rained a bit too
:wink:
But I went back.........
must be mad.
2017 Ethiopia.5 weeks.
2018 Marrakech 2 weeks.
Lots more in hot countries.
Always on a Thorn Raven/Rohloff hub.

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Re: Show your touring bikes !!!!

Postby RickH » 26 Mar 2013, 3:46pm

matt2matt2002 wrote:But I went back.........
must be mad.

Was that to look for all the things you'd lost en route? :D

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Re: Show your touring bikes !!!!

Postby matt2matt2002 » 26 Mar 2013, 8:34pm

RickH wrote:
matt2matt2002 wrote:But I went back.........
must be mad.

Was that to look for all the things you'd lost en route? :D

My wife sent me back.
:|
2017 Ethiopia.5 weeks.
2018 Marrakech 2 weeks.
Lots more in hot countries.
Always on a Thorn Raven/Rohloff hub.

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Re: Show your touring bikes !!!!

Postby elduderino12 » 26 Mar 2013, 9:35pm

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Surly LHT in the Lakes - Hardknott or Wrynose, I forget which. Either way I packed way too much...