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Bike Clubs / Re: UTAH... A True Touring Club ! ! !
« on: April 06, 2013, 04:36:27 pm »
Glad to hear that the torch for self-sufficient touring is still being carried in Utah, Becka.

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Colorado / Re: The Colorado Bicycle Touring Society is forming!!
« on: May 15, 2010, 10:33:07 am »
What tour are you speaking of?

This tread announces the forming of a touring and travel advocacy association for Colorado.  The Colorado Bicycle Touring Society - www.coloradobicycletouring.com


Tailwinds,

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Colorado / Re: The Colorado Bicycle Touring Society is forming!!
« on: May 12, 2010, 11:10:03 am »
The website for The Colorado Bicycle Touring Society is up.  www.coloradobicycletouring.com


Tailwinds.

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Classifieds / Re: Cannondale T800 Touring Bike - For Sale
« on: May 08, 2010, 05:23:12 pm »
D.K.  I'm not sure why you aren't able to reach me.

Brad and others,  this bike is no longer for sale.

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Colorado / The Colorado Bicycle Touring Society is forming!!
« on: May 07, 2010, 01:55:11 am »
The Colorado Bicycle Touring Society is forming!!


The CBTS mission is as follows:
1) To support and encourage long distance travel by bicycle, within and through the state of Colorado.
2) To maintain a useful web resource for long distance tourers riding in or through the state.
3) To foster and support statewide social and touring related gatherings.
4) To collaborate with established cycling, state and government organizations to build a stronger network of support for bicycle travel within North America.

Stop by the website shown in the following post for more information.

Tailwinds.

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Brad, just to follow up with you, since I have the sale of my Thorn Nomad pending, it looks like I'll be keeping the Safari.  I wish you the best in finding a replacement.

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******SOLD******  Congrats to Anne in California, the new owner.

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Classifieds / Re: Thorn Nomad For Sale - Yes, you read that right.
« on: May 02, 2010, 03:17:52 pm »
********SOLD*******  Congrats to Paul in Oregon, the new owner.

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Classifieds / Re: Cannondale T800 Touring Bike - For Sale
« on: May 01, 2010, 03:27:57 pm »
Hey John, for some reason I'm not getting e-mail notifications of your personal messages to me here on this site.  This isn't a 54cm, which I thought it was when I posted to your tread.  It's a 52.8 according to the Cannondale data for size "Medium".  My wife, who mostly rides 54cm bikes has it fit to her specs and I've even ridden it on town rides comfortably, normally riding 57cm bikes.  As setup right now (changeable by changing the stem) from the center of the bar back to the center of the seat measures 65cm.

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Classifieds / Cannondale T800 Touring Bike - For Sale
« on: May 01, 2010, 01:25:24 am »
http://www.pbase.com/image/74442476.jpg

2003 Cannondale T800 - "Size Medium"

Virtual Top Tube Measurement: 52.8CM according to Cannondale.  It's fitted comfortably to my wife who rides bikes with a VTT between 52-54CM.

From my experience, the VTT measurement is the most important bit of data on a bike's size and in fact the only thing I really need to determine if the bike fits within my ideal size range. Nope, I cannot help to determine what your VTT range is.

For those interested in stand over height for one reason or another:
Measured from firm ground, through the center of the BB to the top of the top tube, directly above the BB: 29.5" 

As you probably know, this is a serious touring bike.
Check out www.fullyloadedtouring and search the gallery page for Cannondale to see examples of this frameset in use (T800 & T2000 are essentially the same frame, but I believe that the T800 actually has the better fork). These bikes have gone everywhere and they handle superbly when fully loaded. Should be able to take 40c tires and fenders. The same cannot be said for many touring bikes.

Selling this bike is part of a major shift in our collection. I'm selling a Thorn Nomad, Bike Friday NWT and this T800.

Great stand over height, which is very nice for a touring rig. Lots of standing over the bike talking, looking at maps, etc.

Doesn't include lights, rack or cages.

Tiagra shifters, XT rear derailleur, 36 spoke wheels.

$450 plus $50 to be packed by a bike shop, plus actual shipping costs to a lower 48 destination (US).

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Classifieds / Bike Friday New World Tourist, and trailer for sale.
« on: May 01, 2010, 01:19:36 am »



http://www.pbase.com/canyonlands/image/63242549

Original Owner - Beautiful custom factory paint, high-end build for my wife who rides 54cm bikes (she's about 5'6" tall) but this bike should fit a at least a narrow range around there. The virtual top tube length is 54cm.

The sale of this bike is part of a major shift in our collection. In addition to selling this great touring bike, I'm selling my Thorn Nomad and a sturdy Cannondale T800.

*Only* around 1,000 miles of use. There are no issues with this stunning ride. Any wear marks are from suitcase transport, which is just part of the deal with a folding bike.

This is a smokin' deal!!

This bike was featured in Bike Friday's yearly catalog and each day that it has been ridden is documented here: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/1390


Includes:
Front Rack
Trailer Base
Samsonite Case
Schwalbe Marathon Tires

Does not Include:
Bike Computer
Saddle
Pump
Pedals
Panniers
Lower Bottle and Cage

Some Highlights;
Chris King Headset
Avid Brakes
Shimano 105 Crankset
9spd LX Cassette
Sun CR 18 Rims
XT Hubs


Fantastic bike that can get you right past the insane surcharges that airlines are now forcing on us for travels with a bike. I've heard as high as $200 each way. This baby flies cheap or for free.

$1,000 plus S&H. Yeah that's right, only 1,000 miles, only $1,000!
Shady people need not apply.

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Classifieds / Thorn Nomad For Sale - Yes, you read that right.
« on: May 01, 2010, 12:11:28 am »
900 plus $50 for packing and plus actual shipping charges to a lower US destination. Shady people need not apply.


Virtual Top Tube Measurement:  57CM

From my experience, the VTT measurement is the most important bit of data on a bike's size and in fact the only thing I really need to determine if the bike fits within my ideal size range.  For example: for my size, proportions and references, I know that I can probably tour comfortably on bikes with a VTT between 56cm - 58cm.  Yes, I could tour on bikes measuring outside of that range but not ideally.  Nope, I cannot help to determine what your VTT range is.

For those interested in stand over height for one reason or another:
Measured from firm ground, through the center of the BB to the top of the top tube, directly above the BB:  29"

Fully functioning iconic bike that I shouldn't be selling. The original legendary 26" wheeled expedition touring bike that can carry it all, while doing it all.

I'm selling a total of 3 or 4 bikes so this is a major realignment. Yeah, I'll regret this but such is life.

She's the second bike shown on this page:
http://www.fullyloadedtouring.com/submissions.html


http://www.pbase.com/image/45755066.jpg

Bike as shown but...

No Brooks (can include another saddle however)
No Racks
No Cages
No Computer
No Lights
No Bell
No Pedals
No Stand
No Panniers
No Garden

Supplied with low mileage 36 spoke wheels with Deore hubs and Mavic rims, wearing Conti Travel Contact touring tires.

Nice. Respected. Not a show piece. This is for the person who wants to really tour, and on a quality hand-built bike (built in the UK of Reynolds 531 tubing) that doesn't scream STEAL ME.

A rare opportunity and a good deal for a quick sale. $900 firm.

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Wow Brad.  That really sucks and I'm sorry to hear about it.  Was a lock cut to get it?  Any chance of recovery?  Reported I imagine.

I have a Safari that might be going up for sale soon but I'm in the middle of a couple of acquisitions and liquidations.  I don't have it fully worked out what I'm selling.  As you can see in this photo taken today, this one is in wonderful shape.




I hope you get yours back.

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Classifieds / Re: Wanted 54cm Surly or Cannondale preferred under $600
« on: April 29, 2010, 10:54:48 pm »
Hi Curt,

Here are few data points and where I stand:

1) This is the first and only place I've "advertised" this bike.
2) I haven't heard from John so he probably didn't set a notification for replies.
3) That makes you the first person that's expressed interest.
4) I'll be e-mailing you.
5) Do you have any kind of online presence that would give me a warm fuzzy about your character?  It's a scary world out there you know.
6) http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/Miles2go

Cheers,

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Gear Talk / Re: Cross-USA touring bike choices
« on: April 29, 2010, 08:46:23 pm »
I would make your choice based on the frameset, the frameset's capabilities as they pertain to your wants and needs and the comfort of the fit.  I've had a lot of bikes and never once decided to get rid of one of them because of the components. 

One of the best bargains in touring bikes these days is the Rocky Mountain Sherpa 10 (www.bikes.com).  You'll want to change the chainrings to something smaller.  For $1,100 ($999 if you look around), you get an insanely good frameset and hand-built wheels, the rest of the components are in the good enough category.  For the quality of frame and wheels, at this price point, the components could be made of cardboard and the bike would still be a good deal.

I just updated my review of the Sherpa 30 and for 2009 the Sherpa 10 is basically the same bike except for some component changes.  http://www.adventurecycling.org/forums/index.php?topic=4840.msg22970#msg22970

 

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