My current setup

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My current setup

Postby eugene » Mon Aug 24, 2009 8:31 pm

Forum seems dead lately. Here is how I setup my bike for our last trail ride.

Here's us
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This was last weekend at the Westerville Sports Complex, we rode the Alum Creek Trail to Easton, had lunch at Panera and rode back. GPS logged 17 miles.

The bike hauler is the black truck in the background.

Both bikes are Giant Cypress DX 2009, each has a CoPilot Limo seat with Blackburn rack. Each bike has a pair of Axiom handelbar packs, one on the bars and one on the back of the CoPilot
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Each bike has a pair of bottle cages, one on the top tube and one bolted to the CoPilot Seat.
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I have a GPS and Camera (Garmin Etrex Legend HCx and Canon Powershot A1100IS) on mine.
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Have a Park Tools breakdown kit (BTK1) and first aid kit in my rear bag and a Columbus bicycling map in my front bag at all times. Then we carry our wallets, keys, cell phones, etc in the front bags and snacks and such for the kids in the rear bags.

Seems that my wife's bike being an extra small the rack mount was too low so it made the seat too far forward. I measured the height of the mounts on my frame and made a small extension for hers using the seat stay and frame mounts.
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Don't zoom in and look at my messy welds, I don't went enough to do a good job and my cheap flux core welder doesn't help any but its solid, just needs cleaned up and painted.

hmm, forum not liking photobucket's links
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Postby Mike Brooks » Wed Sep 09, 2009 5:38 am

Eugene, what kind of shoes do you recommend? Do you wear certain shoes for mountain biking? Need your thoughts on this!
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Postby eugene » Sat Oct 03, 2009 8:19 pm

I don't have any bike specific shoes, just regular shoes picked up one time at sams club.
Did 167 miles this summer on the bike paths with the kids
http://www.everytrail.com/my_trips.php? ... =trip_date
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Postby Mike Brooks » Sun Oct 04, 2009 5:23 am

Thanks for getting back to me, I have seen some guys wear what appears to be a hiking boot, looked light weight. 167 miles is great, looks like it could be a great family outing. Its tough for an easy ride in Colorado, hills all over the place, at least in the mountains where I live. I like the log idea, great job my friend!
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Postby eugene » Wed Sep 08, 2010 8:40 pm

I need to get some better shoes though, mine are not the most comfortable.
We haven't gotten to do a lot of riding this summer, spring was rainy then very humid this summer to where we just couldn't do much. We bought a trailer bike early in the spring and my son did fine so I wanted to start my daughter on one next spring, but thought I'd get an early start to make up for some lost time and picked up the a tandem trail a bike on criagslist.

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She did fine one it and they helped me clean it up
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Postby eugene » Thu Sep 09, 2010 2:03 pm

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Postby Mike Brooks » Thu Sep 09, 2010 2:25 pm

Thanks for posting it..you guys are a busy group!
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Postby eugene » Thu Sep 09, 2010 8:13 pm

We try to keep busy.
Hey, since your an admin, can I ask what forum software this is or can you see if it will support tapatalk, I want to buy tapatalk but there are only a couple forums on it so I thought if I could get a couple more it would make it worth it.
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