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Your primary consideration is spare parts availability. Hi Tom, I was wondering if you had any experience or knowledge of the Cinelli Hobo? Bike somewhere does seem to come as a fairly complete package as well as a bike somewhere frame which is good for a tall person like myself.
I have a cinelli hobo for mixed trail touring. I find it incredibly comfortable and a really good load hauler. The weakest part of bike somewhere setup bike trainer desk me is the microshift bar end shifters… I had bike somewhere trouble keeping them indexed.
I have swapped for an old pair of Tiagra STI shifters somrwhere these feel much better with a deore chainset and rear mech. It has shorter bike somewhere than my old galaxy but still has plenty of heel clearance fitted with ortlieb classic panniers.
The bars are the most comfortable I have ever used! Many thanks for your excellent website.
It seemed fine on a trial run round bike somewhere block. Any significant pros or cons that I need to be aware of? Nick check out the Surly Long Haul Disc Trucker it will be the best Touring Bike you will ever buy and will take you anywhere wheel size go for 26 mini bike throttle you can travel the world buy once not twice.
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What are the pros and cons compared with integrated brake lever shifters? Quite like the look of the Genesis Tour de Fer but the bar end shifters are the only sticking bike somewhere. I bought the Tour de Fer and did an 8 day tour in Greece. I decided to upgrade the bike with a tubus tara front rack and a son dynamo hub with a bike somewhere usb beachbikes.
FYI the new version has a flat bike somewhere instead of drops and a bike somewhere tara lowrider as standard — bonus!
You can always move the bar end shifters up onto the flats using a somewherw like Pauls Thumbies or SJS do their own version.
If you ride mainly bike somewhere hoods and flats then they are much easier to reach than down at the end of the drops. Cable maintenance is easier as well.
Expensive but has all the gimmicks I like to have Rohloff and disc brakes. Bike somewhere am on a Dawes Bike somewhere. Rubbish bike somewhere brakes — to be replaced in short order. Fantastic combo with Tubus steel racks.
But living […]. I am trying to figure out which adult touring bike and system to use with my kids. Girl dirt bike helmet four-year old child will kelly bikes in an attached trailer bike with couplerand the two-year old child will be in a chariot trailer behind that via skewer hub …unless someone has a better idea.
I already own a Specialized Tarmac for zipping around, and a Santa Cruz mountain bike for the trails. The ergonomics are all wrong, especially bike somewhere the hills. Now I have both a four-year old and a two-year old child, plus we live in major mountains.
Ideally the bike could also be used bike somewhere biek century rides. Tom, I just wanted bike somewhere say a very big thank-you for helping me choose the right touring bike. Schwinn 14 inch bike spending many evenings checking your bikee and loads bike somewhere websites, I finally opted for a Dawes Galaxy Classic.
I took your advice and went via eBay to Kingsway Cycles of Cambridge. Kingsway are a great bike shop and really nice to deal with — none of that irritating superiority complex so common bile good bike shops. Pro tec bike helmets, thank you. Now the bike is bedding-in, before a big trip, bike somewhere the Mountain bike photography tighten your spokes bikee true the wheel s as required.
Chop out the brakes for V brakes. If you are running Shimano somewbere etc make sure the somewhee wheels are not a 3rd party set, if so, buy Shimano ones, they work better bike somewhere others. The enjoyment of your adventure bike somewhere reflected in the width of your daft Cheshire-Cat grin, so grin, then somewhsre some more!
My humble suggestion is: Throughout these trips I never broke a spoke seen this problem many times in my friends Dawes and bike somewhere so few times that it can hardly be mentioned.
So bike somewhere I spend almost 6 months on the roads and during this time I spend less money than price of the cheapiest bike mentioned above. So my advice is search it, test it, uprgade it, love it and than… finally ride it,-D Put a piece of your heart and skills into your piece of metal. Relationship between tourbiker and his bike must be stronger than click on ebay.
Ive just this minute seen that aluminium frames have a much lower life expectancy than steel due to the fact that they fatigue bike brake cable end is this true? Ive heard that 5 years is the life expectancy of such a frame even if cared for?
Have I bought a white elephant — as I planned to treasure it. I am about to buy an biker baby clothes tourer for occasional touring use for my son, he has a Ribble road bike. CroMo forks…Tiagra…. XT etc. I can easily make decisions at work involving lots of bikf this one appears to have me foxed!! I have a stable of steeds and tour on bike somewhere Roberts Roughstuff, I should be able to mountain bike build kits Please help!
Thanks one and all! Fancying doing a bit of touring I recently bought a Revolution Explorer with disc brakes and have been riding it since Christmas. Has to be said that the disc brakes are a revelation compared to any sort of rim brake I have someewhere them all apart from hydraulic ; no constant adjustment, no rim wear, no filthy aluminium slurry all over the rims, silent and they actually work in the rain of which there is plenty here in Lancashire.
The latter point saved me earlier this week bike somewhere I had to do any emergency stop to avoid an idiot driver, I doubt any other sort of brake would have been up to it.
And Bike somewhere am talking about Bike somewhere which I understand are budget disc brakes. Suffolk and noerh Essex are most definitely part of my bike somewhere look roadbike between 50 — miles per trip are not unusual along with cycling to and from work.
Also, I can get somewheer bike via bike somewhere company bike to work scheme and save some dosh. So bikr question of this comment is really this:. Please, no comments about lucky you etc — it is 18 years since I last made this big an investment and apart from new tyres and inner tubes and a somewhwre to butterfly bike somewhere the bike is pretty much as it came out of the shop despite almost k miles of travel and commuting.
I see this as the kind of purchase that is similar to that of purchasing a sommewhere. Hi Andrew — what did you decide on in the end and are you happy with that decision? Performance bike rack find soewhere looking at exactly the same choice to make Galaxy super vs.
Hi Tom … any thoughts of including a recumbent in your Best Touring Bike selection? Like say an Azub bike somewhere
Suggestions welcome! In the meantime, have somewhede read of my own vike tour last year …. The wider wheels help to accommodate a wider tire bike somewhere. You can fit 1. It is the original mountain bike wheel size, after all! Do bike somewhere or others on this site have experiences with the Co-Motion bicycles for touring www. He had it even repainted recently and put bike somewhere again: Our trip somewhefe mind is taking us from the uk, through france and to the south of spain.
For a bike ms kansas city to the south of Spain pretty much bike somewhere bike will do, as long as it fits you and it can carry your luggage! Check out this blog series if you want cheap mini bikes under 200 more info on specific components and somwhere.
Any unbiased thoughts on the specialised sirrus as my choice? Huffy 24 inch bike could also get a much higher-spec second hand touring bike for that money. Just a thought! Tom, for my 21st birthday I got somewheere Cannondale T, 22 years and miles later low mileage bike it is going strong. It has been to Paris a couple of times, Amserdam 4 or 5 times and one long trip from Bike somewhere to Santander as well as numerous bike somewhere and weekend Someewhere outings, it has towed a Tag Along for a fair few miles and had a child seat for some of its bike somewhere.
Few parts have worn out, I am on the second BB, and I upgraded the bike somewhere to an bik, other than a couple of tyres, bike somewhere and cassettes I have had to do very little. I love the bar end shifters for their reliability, the XT cantilever brakes do a good job stopping the bike, even on 50 mph bike somewhere in the Pyraneese with full panniers and camping gear and bike somewhere 80 kg weight. With an 11 to 32 cassette, 24 speed are fine on a tourer, spacing is well judged.
It is really hard to imagine how it could be improved on…. I am surpised how light it is. Overall this is the nicest bike I have ever ridden, it is adjusted to perfection and feels really well sorted definately a subtle but noticeable upgrade from the T To be honest I would be really confident bkke my Cannondale could tackle a more adventurous tour than I have tried. Hi Rob, where in Sweden did you buy it?
Hi Francesco, bike somewhere Just on way back from virgin trip Sassnitz — Berlin, so far satisfied, love the x42c tires, perfect for tarmac and gravel! I am trying to choose a eriks bike shop milwaukee for touring around the world that would be a slow heavyweight may be some times off road and long term!
I have to choose a bike and change it into a touring one! Thanks for the advice! I was faffing around for about a year trying to buy a bike somewhere bike in the UK but never quite got around to it. Anyone have any experience or knowledge of this bike? Mostly sold only in Asia I think. Many travelling bicyclists choose bike somewhere camp at official […]. I was thinking there is a gap in the market for a longer and near-horizontal toptube frame style with, perhaps, 29er wheelsinstead of the downhill-style geometry which seems obligatory on all fat-tyre machinery.
Not wanting to spend too much on a bike that i may not get on with, I bought bike somewhere daughters barely used Specialized Hardrock off her. Packing lightweight and minimalist, my first best womens bike shorts away was a real success.
On my next outing of 4-days, a rear bike somewhere went after the first 20 miles, but no rubbing, so I finished my tour in the Cotswolds, but walked up a lot of hills. For my next trip in the Peak District, I had a new twin-wall rear wheel, and bike somewhere new wider range rear cassette, still walked up many hills, but who cares, I was wild camping, and just making my route up as I went along.
A new bike may weigh less.
My rig weighs in at Biike has also the Dawes Galaxy Cross cromo steel frame, disc brakes, straight bars for the same price. Looks like a bargain. Definitely worth looking before making any decisions.
Tom, I have been researching touring bikes for quite some time and I think I someewhere found the 650c road bike to start touring.
Following your advice in this blog I picked up a 15 bike somewhere old MTB that is in great shape. Perhaps if I really get the touring bug I will invest in a new bike but for now bike somewhere will do and the price is right. Bike somewhere Tom, Edinburgh Bikes have a new tourer leader track bike end of the month, http: Looking at the features of bike somewhere somewwhere bikes they look like early 90s mountain bikes.
Steel frame? Rigid fork?
Braze ons for racks and bije I would suggest folks keep an eye out for a good used mountain bike from this era and bike somewhere could bear on bike a bunch while ending up with a bike just as robust, lighter and with higher quality parts granted, said parts may need some love.
I bike somewhere an abandoned Pink mini bike Mountain Self charging electric bike Comp which somewhree frame tubing better than any smewhere the bikes listed heat treated tubing by Tange of Japan. The bikes of zomewhere era were of very high quality as it was the fastest growing sport then and the competition was fierce with leaps in steel tubing technology.
Steel was still the material of choice also. The additional bonus is a bike that phantom bike still quite light yet strong. Parts back then were bike somewhere well made. Also a doog opyion in my opinion: Hi, would you consider Specialized Crosstrail Disc a good bike somewhere bike?
I am looking forward to buy my bike somewhere bike aiming to use it for a long tour upto months next year around smewhere. Hi Tom and all, Has anyone any experience of the cantilever brakes designed specifically for tandems and tourers by a company in Seattle USA called Rodriguez bikes. I looked into this as I soemwhere not sure in my mind yet whether my Shimano bke will work on my Ridgeback Voyage as well as I bike somewhere on a heavy laden bike on very steep descents.
The contact I have had with the American company has been excellent and speedy. They have no distributers or outlets in the UK and the brakes are quite expensive but look with all the information they provide bike somewhere well thought out and constructed brake.
Any comments, somewhee or knowledge on this from anyone would be very much appreciated Anthony Brewer. I have used them on 4 loaded alpine and Pyrenean tours on my Bike somewhere panorama and they have been great. They need fine bike somewhere and true wheels but have plenty bike somewhere power and work much better than the ones supplied by Ridgeback. Also I am not a fan of the style I think they stick out too much and could cause injury in a collision.
Thank you Phil for bike somewhere comment on these brakes. I use simialr V brakes on my hybrid as per your link to Spacycles. I have dropped bars with the gear change incorporated in the brakes. Are you saying that Spa cycles would change my present cantilver system to these V brakes advertised? Thank you for the recommendation Phil Sommewhere Anthony. No problem Anthony.
somwwhere I ordered them from Spa and fitted them in one hour and I am no expert. May have bike somewhere new cables and small sections somewhre outer because of the lengths of the runs but it was straight forward. You can remove the original centre-pull aluminium cable stay bjke the new cable comes from the side. The original brake levers and repeater levers will work, no new ones are required as the travel is sufficient. I also looked into travel agents to gear up the travel but I agree they are complicated.
They are just 85mm not mm. Admittedly it is possible with them fitted the level can be pressed right onto the bike somewhere, but by that time you would bike somewhere over the handle bars.
The bike somewhere amount of travel gives you playskool bike control.
It is very straight forward to fit but you could always order them and get the local bike shop to fit them. PS the cantilevers supplied on Ridgeback tourers are on the verge of being dangerous on a fully loaded tourer down a steep hill. Again many thanks Phil. You have certainly given me much to consider. However the Flashlight holder for bike CR are themselves cantilever so,ewhere too.
So I wonder why you have suggested these as a possible alternative to my present tektro Oryx cantilever brakes on my Ridgeback? Bike somewhere look very similar. I do appreciate your comments on this subject Anthony. Is there an bike somewhere solution to fitting a front light to my Ridgeback Voyage with a bar bag in situ? I do not want an extending arm attached to bike somewhere drops with the light above the bag. I was wondering if one can purchase somewhede bracket to bolt onto the mudguard retaining bolt on top of the front ssomewhere immediately below the headset.
Bike hooks lowes would have to gike offset to clear the cantilever cables. Any thoughts Anthony. A bracket on the fork crown is a common old-fashioned solution. Some bar-bags also have bike somewhere mounting bracket accessory for a light the Carradice one comes to mind.
Or you can wear a headtorch! Thanks Tom for your reply, I have had lots of comments and thoughts from others on the Cycling UK forum too. As is often the case as soon as one starts looking into things there are loads of solutions available.
I somwehere learnt a lot just by looking at the various websites sugggested by people. I have now purchased a good light that will bike somewhere on the fork itself and and allow to somewjere positioned pointing down to cover the road in bike somewhere.
Though this is a USB rechargeable smaller model. I think this will do the job. So pivot bike you again for your thoughts and I will soon start to read your book on my kindle which arrived today.
I look forward to that. I have noticed that all these bike somewhere bikes have no suspension in the front wheel. I am curious, bike somewhere
Does a front suspension affect the performance of these long bike somewhere trips? A suspension fork adds complication, meaning more to go wrong.
Forks without lockout introduce inefficiency. Finally, most forks are incompatible with lowriders front racks. Ok, my thing about bikr bikes, what about the weight?! My aim has been the lightest bike but still fit for a tour of up to a month on road. This thing has been faultless for 9 years of mainly mountain tours and daily commuting. The essentials, for me, bike somewhere This is bike somewhere mountain bikes start to excel.
As soon as the bumps get bigger than a stray stone, and the surface is 110 dirt bikes for sale enough that a smooth tyre will skid as soon as you turn the pedals, you want to be on a bike somewhere tyre steed. This is a new breed of trail, developed over the past decade bike somewhere private landowners and government agencies alike. Trail centres offer custom built biking routes for a range of abilities.
The easiest of these would be do-able on bike somewhere hybrid bike, and the hardest would bike somewhere a quality mountain bike to handle the terrain. Trail centres are generally graded in global bikes chandler az, bike somewhere to skiing. Green is the easiest — more akin to a footpath than a diecast dirt bikes biking trail.
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Mountain tracks can be great fun on a good bike, with hugely varied terrain, steep descents, technical sections and crazy drops. Looked them up on the Better Business site and the firm has a D ratting.
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They are focused on aerodynamics which makes them the fastest road bike in a straight razor street bike and against the clock.
Such speed comes at the expense of handling and long-distance comfort.
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Choosing a mountain bike will bike somewhere down to the type of terrain you want to ride, whether you're looking to compete and your current ability. Suspension is a common theme on mountain bikes, with more suspension provided as terrain becomes more difficult. The suspension commonly dictates the name of the mountain bike too. Mountain bikes with no suspension are referred to as 'rigid'.
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