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Taco

WTB: Bike Touring Shtuff

Looking for a rear bike rack, maybe a front one as well, and a milk crate for cheap. Gotta upgrade my shizz for long rides carrying gear into the wild without a car.

Example of what I'm talking about by 'bike rack': http://www.roadcycler.com/2008/03...view-which-rack-is-right-for-you/

Just looking for anything solid and cheap. If you have something rusting away, not being used, and you wanna sell that thing, hit me up.
Socalhiker

Walmart has one for $30 with  Shocked 100lbs capacity.
I just put one on but have not had a chance to confirm their claim but even if it hold 50lbs......
I sat on it(I'm about 160lbs) and it seems pretty firm.

They're only available online though.
Hope this helps.
obie

Re: WTB: Bike Touring Shtuff

Taco wrote:
lJust looking for anything solid and cheap. If you have something rusting away, not being used, and you wanna sell that thing, hit me up.


Taco, I got one of those plus a bunch of stuff (need another MTB?)you might find useful.

I'll be at JTree this weekend.  Baldy Village the next weekend.  If interested I can throw the stuff in the truck this weekend or, when I get back can send up some pics.
obie

Good pics and reviews:

http://www.bikepacking.net/
Taco

Thanks guys!

Obie, I need something for long distance touring, something to ride to the Sierra with and do some alpine climbing.
obie

Taco wrote:
Thanks guys!

Obie, I need something for long distance touring, something to ride to the Sierra with and do some alpine climbing.


Cool.

So this will be a road bike tour?

I been building this over the past two years for road/dirt rides.  It's my old '93 Trek 720 with cro-moly steel frame, bombproof new wheelset, and currently running 32c wide tires.  It's strong enough to handle gear racks (front/rear) and climbs well enough - I've done the fire road to the Notch with this rig.

If I were going to tour I'd throw most of the money on the wheelset if you're packing more than 25# of stuff.

Old Treks (made in Wisconsin) are still plentiful and they were solid bikes.

Need to upgrade the shifters - kept the original 'Grip Shifters' and, while they work very well, they take up too much room on the bar.  Ideally I would like drop handlebars and brifters for this to be a proper long tour bike.



Taco

Exactly. Something I can do 160 miles on paved roads on, and then do maybe 20 miles of graded gravel with.

I despise grip shifters! I'd burn them alive.

Other than that, spot on! Something for long distance comfort, and eventually a trip to China with some climbing gear in tow for m4d s1ck alpine first ascent goodness.

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