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Classifieds / FS: Pacific Coast Route Maps
« on: September 09, 2013, 02:23:53 pm »
I'm selling the Pacific Coast route's maps (all 5 sections). We recently brought the section 2 map on a tour and only glanced at it once or twice. It has some minor blemishes from being in a handlebar bag for 2 weeks, but it's not torn or stained and the other four maps are like-new and still have the paper addenda included. These maps are from the 2010 printing.

The entire map set retails for $68.75 on the ACA site. I'm selling them for $45 including shipping to the continental US.

Please message me if interested.

Classifieds / SOLD: Arkel Big Bar Handlebar Bags - w/raincover
« on: January 14, 2013, 01:11:32 pm »
Both bags are sold. Thanks for looking.

We're selling our lightly-used Arkel handlebar bags with raincovers (normally sold separately) and map case. They are in excellent condition, no tears or scrapes. Only the slightest evidence that they've been used. All mounting hardware included.

These are Arkel's larger handlebar bag. They were purchased from Adventure Cycling for $170 each. We are selling two of them, both black. Only one left!

Full details:

We are selling them for $110 each or two for $210 including shipping. That's practically a chance to buy one and almost get a second for free!

Please reply to this thread or message me through these forums if interested. Thanks!

Edited: Altered price to meet buyer halfway with shipping costs.

Classifieds / SOLD: Trangia 27-8 UL/HA -- Just $65
« on: August 21, 2012, 03:20:19 pm »
We have a Trangia 27-8 UL/HA stove & cookware set that is in excellent condition and works great. We took it with us on a 3-day tour this past May and realized it was just a touch too small for the meals we like to make on the road and have just recently replaced it with the larger 25-8 UL/HA. The 27-8 is ideal for one person or two with perhaps a smaller appetite than ours.  ;D

The 27-8 UL/HA is part of their "ultralight hard-anodized" line of cookware and stoves and includes:

Hardanodized. Stove with ultralight aluminium windshield, 2 saucepans, 1.0 litre, 1 frypan,
18 cm in ultralight hardanodized aluminium, and aluminium kettle, 0.6 litre. Weight 860g

This set retails for $95-$120 USD online.

We're offering ours for $75$65 including shipping within the lower 48. Please send me a private message me through the Adventure Cycling Forums if interested. Payment via Paypal only. Thank you.

Gear Talk / Another Fargo Build - Trekking Bar style
« on: December 09, 2010, 12:55:38 pm »
Finally got the time to build up my Fargo yesterday with the help of a friend who patiently instructed me on the finer points of bicycle assembly and tuning.

I included a relatively detailed write-up about parts selection, why I bought a Fargo, and my thoughts on touring with disc brakes/29er wheels.

Included a price-list for the parts and a few photos as well.

Perhaps it can be of some use to someone contemplating a mixed-surface touring bike?

Routes / Highway 2 in MT
« on: October 20, 2010, 02:23:42 pm »
Looking at the Northern Tier route, I see it follows Highway 2 through much of eastern MT and into ND (heading east, obviously). I've done some spot-checking of this road using road view on Google Maps and it seems that there's little to no shoulder and lots of rumble strips where there is any semblance of shoulder.

I imagine the traffic is pretty light, but I also imagine it's travelling pretty fast.

Can someone who has done the Northern Tier comment on the road conditions along this stretch? I trust ACA to pick a good route, but I certainly have my concerns.

General Discussion / Parking Your Car while Touring
« on: August 06, 2010, 12:10:46 pm »
Wife and I are headed out for a few days to do a loop around Mount Rainier. I did the RAMROD ride in 2008 (Ride Around Mt. Rainier in One Day) but the 150 miles and 11,000 feet of elevation gain are too much for my wife to handle (and for me to enjoy at current fitness level) in one day so we're going to take our time and do it over three days.

Question to the group: Where do you leave your car when touring? Responses specific to the Enumclaw, WA area would be wonderful, but general responses are great too. We've only done one mutli-day trip so far and it was easy -- we left our car at a ferry terminal then went island hopping in the San Juans -- but now I'm curious about other ideas. Any suggestions are appreciative.

Oh, and I'll save the inevitable "leave your car at home" reply the trouble and say we definitely plan to do that on a future trip, but we're pressed for time and can't afford the extra day it would require on each end right now. But thanks anyway.  ;D

Gear Talk / Kickstands?
« on: May 07, 2010, 12:57:28 pm »
I haven't owned a bike with a kickstand in several decades but my wife and I are setting out for our first multi-day tour around the San Juans next week and I'm starting to think a kickstand might come in handy, especially since my bike will be hooked to a Burly Nomad cargo trailer and I'd rather not have to detach it everytime I want to lay the bike down. Nor do I want to always have to lean it against something, especially if we stop at a cafe for lunch and have to leave it on the sidewalk.

Do most people tour with kickstands? If you installed one after-market, which one? Did it go on well? I'm particularly interested in those that will not mar up the surface of the frame and also be compatible with disc brakes. She's riding a 26" bike and I'm on a 29er (700c). Both mountain bikes with 1.5" touring tires.

Thanks in advance.

Gear Talk / 700/29er tire & tube availability?
« on: March 22, 2010, 02:48:06 pm »
Forgive me if this question should be on another forum since it's more about international touring than American touring but I know there's a wealth of experience on this board and well...

I've seen a lot of anecdotal information about how much harder it is to find tires/tubes/rims for the larger diameter wheels in the less developed parts of the world and it's really throwing a wrench in my bike-buying decision. I've been an avid mountain biker for over a decade and switched several years ago to the 29er wheels and have no intention of going back to 26-inch wheels for mountain biking, but my wife and I are also planning a lengthy cycling tour through Morocco and over to Turkey. I'm planning on using fully-rigid mountain bikes (the Novarra Safari most likely) but I'm concerned about the 29er tires that come with the larger sizes. On the one hand, that's what I prefer and I don't mind taking a chance and risking having to have something shipped in while I wait for a repair if the odds are 50/50 of finding a shop with something usable on hand, but are the odds even that high?

For those who have had to deal with repairs in Morocco and/or Turkey (or nearby Greece for that matter), have you ever noticed 29er tires or tubes available?

Most touring bikes seem to come with 700 tires -- are people only using these in first-world countries like USA/Canada and western Europe? Has anyone taken a 700/29er (sometimes called a 28") to the less-developed countries with success?

Thanks for any help you can offer.

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