All posts tagged Touring Bikes

  • Folly x Bryant FaTRoB

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    Man oh man, this is good. The homies over at Folly teamed up with Joshua Bryant (aka Cycles J Bryant) to create a small line of bicycles designed for whatever you can dish out. These are definitely the definition of a #getradmachine. The FaTRoB lineup includes three frames with three wheel sizes: 700c, 650b and 26″ and have clearances for tires up to 45c (or 1.9″). Huge congrats to you guys – these are some incredible made in the USA machines. Head on over to the Folly Bigcartel for more info!

    -Brian

  • Ahearne Cycles Stainless Steel Touring Bike

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    John and Adam may have already beat me to it, but this Stainless Steel Touring bike by Ahearne Cycles is absolutely fantastic. I’ve always admired Joseph’s work and especially his attention to detail; this bike is a perfect example of how little things can really set a bicycle apart (i.e. that spork!). Check out a grip of photos over on the Ahearne Cycles Flickr and be sure to have a look at the other bikes I’ve featured from Ahearne!

    -B

  • How To Pack A Long Haul Trucker Deluxe


    My good friend, former co-worker and riding buddy Derek just set off for a 3 month tour where he’ll be traveling via his Long Haul Trucker Deluxe through Istanbul, Kenya, and Uganda. He’s planning to volunteer at the Ekialo Kiona Community Bike Shop on Mfangano Island for a month before getting back on his bike to travel through Rwanda.

    This video of him packing his Trucker Deluxe was made the same day I frame-saver’d my Necro Pug, so Derek’s been on the road for a week or so. Follow his journey here Horizons Oblivious.

    -B

  • Icarus: Korosuke’s City Cruiser & Light Tourer

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    photos: Blue Lug

    This Icarus City Cruiser / light touring bike is the definition of a versatile. It’s also quite pretty. This Icarus features a road-inspired geometry with a little more tire clearance and accoutrements for both front and rear racks. I’d swap out those Rolfs before throwing any weight on this bike though…it’s begging for some hand built wheels. Get a closer look below.

    -B

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  • 1963 Bianchi Campione d’Italia

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    This ’63 Bianchi Campione d’Italia touring bike is absolutely gorgeous. It’s fully original with Bianchi panto components and an amazing patina, showing this bike’s age and wisdom. Oh yea, it’s also for sale.

    -B

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  • Soma Saga: Bare

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    About a week and a half ago, I finished building up my Soma Saga touring bike and since then have been toolin’ around on it with an ear-to-ear smile. I’ve yet to secure a set of racks and fenders, but should have those sorted out by the end of the month. So far I’m very happy with the fit, ride and build…For those curious on the specs, check out the quick Instagram snap I took of the Saga last weekend, and visit Soma‘s site for the full breakdown on geometry. I cleaned it up the other day and decided to shoot some photos of it bare, before its first camping mission.

    More below.

    -B

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  • Ahearne Cycles 26″ Touring Bike

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    Thing Ahearne 26″ Touring Bike is really getting me excited to get some proper racks & fenders for my own touring rig. This Ahearne is gorgeous; and features a fillet brazed frame and superb components (and is currently for sale). The custom low rider racks are just as impressive and built to fit the front-roller Ortlieb panniers.

    More shots below.

    -B

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  • Soma Saga

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    soma saga touring bike

    I finished building my Soma Saga touring bike a few days ago and took it out for a couple hours yesterday morning. So far I’m loving the ride; it’s comfortable as a Cadillac, and I’m pretty happy running a 3×8 drivetrain. The pictured setup:

    • Deore DX 8-speed rear derailleur
    • Ultegra front derailleur, crankset & shifters
    • XT hubs to 26″ Velocity Aero Heat Rims w/ Continental Touring Plus Tires
    • TRP Eurox Cantilever Brakes
    • Chris King Headset
    • Salsa Cowbell Bars & Ritchey WCS Stem
    • Shimano A350 pedals

    Next step: racks and fenders (also painting those bottle cages & adding another). Sorry for the Instagram snap, I’ll post some nice detail shots in the next day or so.

    -B

  • Hunt’s Raleigh Portage 650b Touring Bike

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    raleigh portage 650b touring bike

    Hunt recently got his hands on a brand new (as in never-been-ridden) 1980s Raleigh Portage 650b touring bike. This thing is pristine and already well-equipped, but before it gets its first real ride Hunt has some personal tweaks he’s making.

    We headed down to the water and double-teamed his new rig, both with cameras in hand. Check out my shots of the bike in original condition below. Note: those non-machined, anodized black rims are completely-scuff free too. This thing = brand new. Stay tuned for some more photos.

    -B

    Previously: Hunt’s New Touring Bike: Raleigh Portage 650b

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  • Hunt’s New Touring Bike: Raleigh Portage 650b

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    Hunt’s been telling me about this amazing, near-NOS Raleigh Portage 650b Touring Bike he’s recently acquired and I finally got the chance to check it out last night. No camera with me though, sorry. But here’s an Instagram shot at least so you’ll get the idea.

    Built with a barely-used, first-gen Deore group, sealed bb/hubs/headest, Reynolds 531 tubing re-branded to Raleigh 555, and an original Blackburn rear rack this rig is ready for camping season. Follow Hunt on Instagram and be sure to check back for some more detailed shots once he’s added his own flair to the bike.

    -B

  • Moots Expedition Touring Bike

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    Wow. The Moots Expedition is really built to go the distance. A bike like this is meant for adventures with no destination or itinerary; just epic trekking. The Expedition features a about 1″ of travel provided by the soft-tail  pivot build into the seat-stays. The guys from Dirtrag snagged a little interview on the Moots Expedition, listen to that here.

    -B

     

  • Blotto: Feature Bike 30

    Blotto Hetchins Touring Bike

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    “”This bike was custom built for John Freiden in October 1984. John was the founder of Vermont Bicycle Touring Company (VBT) in the early 1970′s. Freiden gathered a group of friends for a bike ride and an overnight at an inn. “I had this flash,” says the retired Middlebury College history professor. “People love Vermont. I could add a nice place to stay and provide mechanical support to take away people’s worries (while touring their bicycles).” Biking in cut-off dungarees and sneakers and without helmets, Freiden and his friends were the first Vermont Bicycle Tour. “That first year 75 people joined us,” Freiden says.

    Here’s another bike that’s been featured  before but I just had to share again. Blotto came by Old Spokes to shoot Glenn’s 1984 Hetchins touring bike and grab a quick interview. These shots sure came out great!

    Read the interview and see all the photos here.

    If you didn’t know, Blotto’s a legend in documenting snowboarding and has quite the collection of bicycles as well. Have a look at what he’s doing and see a bunch of bikes he’s photographed here.

    -B

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