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Gear Talk / Bike Friday Touring and Travel
« on: January 09, 2013, 08:16:27 am »
I just made the plunge into BF technology.  Before making the total plunge into their travel system, can others with BF experience share ideas on optimal set-up for touring?  Should I go with the trailer and carrying case, deluxe option, or do racks, panniers, and cardboard boxes for transport work better?  I anticipate train and plane transport to where I will start multiple day, primarily camping-based tours.  Thanks in advance.  Incidentally, my most recent tour used a regular bike with a Bob trailer, which I thoroughly enjoyed.

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Gear Talk / BOB and old steel frames
« on: July 12, 2007, 10:38:03 am »
I was planning on using an older (mid-1970s) Univega touring bike on a cross-country ride later this summer.  Unfortunately, the inner distance on the rear dropouts is about 123 mm (134 mm outside distance), too close for the BOB trailer (which I've bought and planned to use) skewer.  I talked to the BOB tech people, and they said they have no shorter skewers, and recommended pressing the rear stays of the bike apart to accommodate the standard skewer.

The other option is to ride my carbon-framed Specialized Roubaix, but I'd prefer the old steel standby of the Univega if possible.

Any one out there had experience in making a BOB fit an older frame (or, doing a long tour on a carbon framed bike)?

Thanks.


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Routes / La Route Verte
« on: November 29, 2008, 08:34:05 am »
My wife and I will be doing a 10-12 day tour next summer, and would like to cover part of la Route Verte in Quebec.  We'll do 60-80 km per day, with the occasional rest.  I would prefer camping, but she has more votes than I do so we'll probably mostly do hostels and low-cost BnBs.  We'll probably start in Quebec (City).  I like the looks of the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean portion, but does anyone have suggestions for better parts of the route?   It may be too much to ask, but is there anything equivalent to the Adventure Cycling maps for la Route?


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