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    Has anyone ever done a tour on a SS?

    Just wondering

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guital2
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    A few of us have done some long weekend tours on fixed gear bikes. A couple of entries are here, just scroll down.
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    Check out the GDR thread

    If that's not a tour, I don't know what is?
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    Quote Originally Posted by riderx
    A few of us have done some long weekend tours on fixed gear bikes
    Hey, Joe, a couple questions for you if you don't mind? What size were the Speedmax tires you were running, and what have you decided to use in the future instead? Did anybody on these rides use a Bob Yak rather than panniers, and how did that work out? And finally, is there a company you used to shuttle you out to Cumberland from Georgetown? I've been wanting to do the C&O for a while now, and want to bring my dog along. I figure she can ride on/in the trailer rather than wearing her paws down to nubs. Thanks for any info you can give.
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    saw one in a magazine

    action sports asia if im not mistaken.

    this guy did a bike tour across the Aussie outback. he had a trailer so i guess he was pretty self sufficient.

    i looked closer and saw the bike.. holy sh*t he's doing it on an on-one. i was pretty sure it was an inbred but i couldnt really see the gearing from the pic.

    that takes a lot of balls.. or is it knee cartilage lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikehigh
    Hey, Joe, a couple questions for you if you don't mind? What size were the Speedmax tires you were running, and what have you decided to use in the future instead? Did anybody on these rides use a Bob Yak rather than panniers, and how did that work out? And finally, is there a company you used to shuttle you out to Cumberland from Georgetown? I've been wanting to do the C&O for a while now, and want to bring my dog along. I figure she can ride on/in the trailer rather than wearing her paws down to nubs. Thanks for any info you can give.
    I believe the Speedmax tires were 35s, but I've since thrown them out. Unsure of what I will use the next run. I like the Avocets a lot but they seem to be hard to track down. I may try another semi-slick similar to the speedmax.

    No one used a trailer, although as much crap as some of them hauled it probably weighed the same.

    For a shuttle, contact JD at the Red Rooster Hostel (link is for their other biz, can't find the hostel). Great guy, he will do you right, Tell him I sent you.

    Any other info you need, feel free to email me.
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    Oh yeah, Hurl from CRC did a big trip in Cambodia. You can read about it at Bike mag. Or maybe get the copy of CRC if he's still got that issue. It's a real good read.
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    It was an inbred with a roloff hub. So it was not a single speed.

    Quote Originally Posted by cherrybomber
    action sports asia if im not mistaken.

    this guy did a bike tour across the Aussie outback. he had a trailer so i guess he was pretty self sufficient.

    i looked closer and saw the bike.. holy sh*t he's doing it on an on-one. i was pretty sure it was an inbred but i couldnt really see the gearing from the pic.

    that takes a lot of balls.. or is it knee cartilage lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guital2
    Just wondering
    I've done an organized century ride on an SS, and I'm pretty sure Hollywood and Aka Brad have too. Never done a multi-day ride SS though.
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