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My Tourer

Discussion in 'Photo Gallery' started by redfox, 26 Sep 2007.

  1. redfox

    redfox New Member

    Location:
    Bourne End, UK
    Taken a couple of years ago when it looked a bit more presentable than it does at the moment.

    The frame was a custom build from Lee Cooper with the most of the kit being Shimano XT or Ultegra. There is a bit more information here for those so inclined.

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  2. stevenb

    stevenb New Member

    Location:
    South Beds.
    Does the luggage on a touring bike ever pull you to one side?
    I know you would try and balance the weight either side...but i can't help wondering what they are like to ride when all packed up with luggage.
     
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    redfox

    redfox New Member

    Location:
    Bourne End, UK
    It really doesn't, event if you only use one pannier. It can make the bike feel unstable when getting out of the saddle for uphills though.
     
  4. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    I like the floral display on the crossbar xx( !
     
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    redfox

    redfox New Member

    Location:
    Bourne End, UK
    Weighs a bit but worth it I think!
     
  6. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    nice bike...me like lots:becool:xx(.

    Strangely enough I find my tourer to be more steady when loaded than when not loaded...
     
  7. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    Location:
    South London
    Nice! I'm thinking about doing a little tour in the next week or two. Might ride up to Ipswich to see the outlaws.
     
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    redfox

    redfox New Member

    Location:
    Bourne End, UK
    Thanks all!

    Agree with BTFB, it is probably more steady when fully loaded. I just find it can just wobble a bit when you jump out of the saddle to keep momentum going uphill. (Something I only usually do on day one until I remember where I am!)

    Also both the bottom fixings on my rack snapped on tour this year, so it was held place by gravity and zip ties, which didn't help the stability at all!
     
  9. i hate hills

    i hate hills Done done on to the next one..........

    do the flowers come as standard?
     
  10. theloafer

    theloafer Guru

    Location:
    newton aycliffe
    :laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:

    nice looking bike though :becool: love to see a tourer all loaded up ^_^
     
  11. Very nice bike, looks very purposeful and I wouldn't worry too much over the weight, its for touring not racing :thumbsup:
     
  12. young Ed

    young Ed Veteran

    very nice! :biggrin: where you been on it so far and where you planning?
    what is that large gadget or thing your sunnies are resting on on the bars?
    Cheers Ed
     
  13. Moodyman

    Moodyman Veteran

    You guys do realise this is a 6.5 year old thread don't you?
     
  14. young Ed

    young Ed Veteran

    no sorry didn't notice that! :shy:
    Cheers Ed
     
  15. young Ed

    young Ed Veteran

    so what i am 15 years old and people still post about me!
    Cheers Ed