Show your touring bikes !!!!

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Re: Show your touring bikes !!!!

Postby slogfester » 29 Sep 2014, 5:06pm

Aushiker wrote:
slogfester wrote:Not sure yet. A bit late, but just starting to plan for 6 week trip mid-Dec to end of Jan. Gut feeling says just stick to the South Island at that time of year. We like to get off the beaten track and off-road as long as its not too tough.

You might want to touch base with RonK at the Australian Cycling Forums. His blog can be found at I believe he has or has in mind a similar style of tour of the South Island.


Thanks Andrew. Yes, I'll be contacting Ron.

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Re: Show your touring bikes !!!!

Postby shane » 30 Sep 2014, 7:44pm

Starting on a new lighter and more offroad bike packing machine for the next round of adventures :D

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More photo's when " Red" is finished.

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Re: Show your touring bikes !!!!

Postby Peter Molog » 1 Oct 2014, 4:12pm

shane wrote:More photo's when " Red" is finished.

Quite unusual, a M-gineering on this forum.

Tell more about this guy in Kiel-Windeweer (this is a village :) )

Please, excuse my English. I'm Dutch.

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Re: Show your touring bikes !!!!

Postby gplhl » 1 Oct 2014, 6:36pm


My Surly 26" disc trucker with Rohloff. Photo is it being cleaned in a river in Mali during my tour of Africa. I'm now in Kenya with it still heading South.


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Re: Show your touring bikes !!!!

Postby james-o » 7 Oct 2014, 3:27pm

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A recent home to Lake Constance trip set-up. 4kg of kit plus water and 300ml stove fuel, basic camping gear and dynamo powering the GPS, phone and lights.

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Re: Show your touring bikes !!!!

Postby Goinridin » 7 Oct 2014, 6:40pm

Here's mine, in a vineyard in the Pyrenees, before some low life scumbag nicked it....arrrgh don't get me started.


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Re: Show your touring bikes !!!!

Postby davetb » 7 Oct 2014, 11:17pm

Two tricross sports in France
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Re: Show your touring bikes !!!!

Postby honesty » 8 Oct 2014, 3:07pm

This Monday, amazingly missed all the rain (though not all the beech nuts!)

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Re: Show your touring bikes !!!!

Postby Mike777 » 9 Oct 2014, 8:35pm

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My Marin Point Ryes

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Re: Show your touring bikes !!!!

Postby foxyrider » 13 Oct 2014, 10:00am

The new tourer - Focus Mares AX 5.0

Its a work in progress - I've dumped the stock Shimano Tiagra gear set and converted to Campagnolo (some old kit i had laying around which will be replaced with new over the winter.). The Deore disc brakes are terrible so they will be replaced with TRP hydraulic calipers and the Conti City Contacts are not very grippy so the wheels will be reshod quite soon! Tubus rack on the back - for the summer it'll get a Tara front rack too.

Its doubling up as the winter commuter - the SP8 dyno is great although the Axa headlight could do with being a bit brighter.
Convention? what's that then?
Airnimal Chameleon touring, Orbit Pro hack, Orbit Photon audax, Focus Mares AX tour, Peugeot Carbon sportive, Owen Blower vintage race - all running Tulio's finest!

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Re: Show your touring bikes !!!!

Postby smuggers » 19 Oct 2014, 11:34am

Just picked up a George Longstaff, tourer & have just started stripping it down, for a respray.. My better half say's I should think of moving in to our shed full time, with the amount of time I spend in there..Have two restoration projects on the go at the moment.. The Longstaff & a Moulton APB.. I know very little about the Longstaff, as the original owner sadly passed away..It's a 531 frame & it's got some pretty fancy lug work.. Hope to get it to Atlantic Boulevard in Bury, next week for the respray..Am awaiting a tweet from Longstaff, to confirm the colour as I want to return it has close as possible to the original factory finish.
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Re: Show your touring bikes !!!!

Postby captain offensive » 22 Oct 2014, 9:01am

Here's me and my cheap but excellent Ridgeback World Tour a few miles into the French side of the Avenue Verte


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Re: Show your touring bikes !!!!

Postby mcallaghan » 30 Oct 2014, 4:16pm

Here is my Disc Trucker, in the Burren of Ireland (at least, on the coast) on the way to Doolin.


Will be carry a tent etc next summer on my tour of Wales.

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Re: Show your touring bikes !!!!

Postby fossala » 30 Oct 2014, 5:19pm

My Thorn Raven Tour

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Re: Show your touring bikes !!!!

Postby dondelion » 30 Oct 2014, 9:29pm

Surly Long Haul Trucker 26" in Tuva Republic, Russia this summer.