Show your touring bikes !!!!

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Re: Show your touring bikes !!!!

Postby Marco Panettone » 13 Nov 2014, 4:29am

My Condor Heritage in China.

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Re: Show your touring bikes !!!!

Postby cnb » 13 Nov 2014, 3:11pm

That is a lovely looking bike

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Re: Show your touring bikes !!!!

Postby PJ520 » 13 Nov 2014, 6:54pm

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My Trek520 and creative rain gear. Outside the cafe in Tennessee I scrounged the bin bag from. Yes, it was very wet and I'd left my nice Goretex 200 miles back. (I think. I never have found it.)
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Postby Aushiker » 14 Nov 2014, 8:30am

Pete Jack wrote:My Trek520 and creative rain gear. Outside the cafe in Tennessee I scrounged the bin bag from. Yes, it was very wet and I'd left my nice Goretex 200 miles back. (I think. I never have found it.)


Great idea. I should have thought of that when I lost my Shower Pass jacket ....

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Re: Show your touring bikes !!!!

Postby ianpallen » 14 Nov 2014, 10:53am

Here is my bike. I have panniers on the back and will be making a pannier trailer.
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One I made last year and sold. I wish I hadnt.
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Re: Show your touring bikes !!!!

Postby PJ520 » 14 Nov 2014, 2:01pm

Aushiker wrote:
Pete Jack wrote:My Trek520 and creative rain gear. Outside the cafe in Tennessee I scrounged the bin bag from. Yes, it was very wet and I'd left my nice Goretex 200 miles back. (I think. I never have found it.)


Great idea. I should have thought of that when I lost my Shower Pass jacket ....

Andrew

Thanks Andrew. Nice to know I'm not the only one who has done that sort of thing. I phoned all the places we stayed at and no one had found a jacket. Somewhere on this site somebody claimed they had never, ever, forgot to take something they needed on tour. Aye...right.

Actually the bin bag works surprisingly well.
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Re: Show your touring bikes !!!!

Postby shane » 1 Jan 2015, 3:13pm

" Red" AKA Frankenstein fresh out my shed.

A rescued unused hand built 853 frame.
A box of new bits
Plus some bits I had lying around or robbed off my other tourer Mr Hyde

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Time to see what this bike packing non-sense is all about :) 8)

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Postby andrewjoseph » 1 Jan 2015, 5:04pm

Handlebar end looks odd, what is that?
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Re: Show your touring bikes !!!!

Postby shane » 2 Jan 2015, 8:39am

The ergonomically handgrips or the hole where I forgot to put the plugs in ? :D

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Postby andrewjoseph » 2 Jan 2015, 3:53pm

The grips, seems to have quite a sharp looking lump pointing towards the palm.

I've had ergo grips on my mtb, I've not seen anything like that, may just be the angle.

All the ergo grips I've seen have the fatter part under the palm, the projection pointing forward and the pinch bolt at the rear of the handle bar.

Thinking about it, it looks as if you have them on the wrong side.
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Re: Show your touring bikes !!!!

Postby molzor » 2 Jan 2015, 4:40pm

My kona with a rather haphazard set up, and hammock ready for a night by the lake in france!
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Re: Show your touring bikes !!!!

Postby foxyrider » 2 Jan 2015, 5:28pm

andrewjoseph wrote:The grips, seems to have quite a sharp looking lump pointing towards the palm.

I've had ergo grips on my mtb, I've not seen anything like that, may just be the angle.

All the ergo grips I've seen have the fatter part under the palm, the projection pointing forward and the pinch bolt at the rear of the handle bar.

Thinking about it, it looks as if you have them on the wrong side.


The projection should be rearwards, they look correct in the picture. The idea is to support your palm.
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Re: Show your touring bikes !!!!

Postby andrewjoseph » 2 Jan 2015, 7:24pm

foxyrider wrote:
andrewjoseph wrote:The grips, seems to have quite a sharp looking lump pointing towards the palm.

I've had ergo grips on my mtb, I've not seen anything like that, may just be the angle.

All the ergo grips I've seen have the fatter part under the palm, the projection pointing forward and the pinch bolt at the rear of the handle bar.

Thinking about it, it looks as if you have them on the wrong side.


The projection should be rearwards, they look correct in the picture. The idea is to support your palm.


My experience is that the support is Palm width, or thereabouts, not a spike as it looks in the photo.
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Re: Show your touring bikes !!!!

Postby andrewjoseph » 2 Jan 2015, 7:27pm

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Re: Show your touring bikes !!!!

Postby Moodyman1 » 3 Jan 2015, 7:30am

it looks like that bike gas Ergon grips which have the flat part back facing backward. from the side this flat bit looks pointy. so they are mounted correctly, though their angle looks a little steep. Still, if the rider is comfy, that's all that matters