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Old 12-05-2012, 07:46 PM   #2026
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Only when using the lockout on the forks, I am getting a bit soft in my old age and prefer the comfort of some front suspension. I also use this bike for everything including some off road touring, green laning, fetching the shopping and going to the pub, it is pretty universal.

What fork did you choose?
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:07 PM   #2027
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Dualsport...Trekker.







Litespeed Ocoee, late '90's

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Old 12-05-2012, 08:27 PM   #2028
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Dualsport...Trekker.







Litespeed Ocoee, late '90's

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Hey, how's the clearance on your ortleibs vs. your foot? Do you happen to know your chainstay length?
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:48 AM   #2029
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Litespeed Ocoee, late '90's
That's cool. Lynskey must've been using MTB areas for names, back then, as there are trails at Ocoee.
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:41 AM   #2030
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Hey, how's the clearance on your ortleibs vs. your foot? Do you happen to know your chainstay length?
Shaft,
It's not so much the chain stay length as where the rack hangs the bag.
In this case the Tubus rack moves things back and chain stay length is extended.
Heel clearance has never been a problem for me(size9.5). Power grip pedals.

Because the frame had no braze ons I used the Tubus axle kit and that moves things back as you can see.





That said things get interesting from a handling standpoint with weight in the rear and a wobble at the bars was what I experienced.

The cure was a rigid fork and different tires(sounds like a motorcycle doesn't it?).

I removed the old suspension fork and sprung seat post and went with this...

http://salsacycles.com/components/cromoto_26

And Schwalbe Mondial Marathons in a 2.0 size.

http://www.schwalbetires.com/bike_ti...rathon_mondial

The seat post is an old Campy Record found in the LBS junk box!!!

It all came out well and I have a very nice trekking bicycle. I brke my foot in a mc crash in Panama in February. I was so pissed at myself I decided to do my own rehab..1200 miles later I found out I like bicycles and built this one in the process.

I found the Titanium(lust) in the back of my LBS and dickered the price down to $700 with wheels and drivetrain.

The frame is too big for me for a MTB but it works great out on the road...miles are easy/comfortable and camping is deluxe with this simple set up using the saddlebags and another back bag on the rack.

I am using an adjustable stem and the small riser bars. I can recommend both.

I am only a one trick pony.
Here's my motorcycle in Guatemala(not the one I crashed...it was a POS borrowed one).



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Old 12-06-2012, 03:17 PM   #2031
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:37 PM   #2032
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:29 PM   #2033
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just another Land Shark,...




Would you believe me if I said I once saw a Land Shark with a single color paint job? It's the truth!
You're lying! Its not possible.



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Old 12-06-2012, 04:41 PM   #2034
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One exactly like this was my 3er bike, well she was gold and did not come with the hot chick and/or the boots.
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:19 PM   #2035
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Sadly, I don't have the photo anymore as the hard drive it was on went nuclear a couple years ago. It was at a super hip shop in San Diego. They had a ton of interesting bikes on display, including a number of Baylis frames, which always are a treat to see. I forget the name of the shop, somewhere near the zoo, I think.
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:07 PM   #2036
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After 20 years of half-ass serious riding, this is my first full-suspension bike. I'm still trying to figure out what the hell I was waiting for. She's just a dreamy scoot. A little on the heavy side, but it feels like a motorcycle under me. The hardtails don't get many miles anymore, but I'll get over it.
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:45 PM   #2037
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just another Land Shark,...




Would you believe me if I said I once saw a Land Shark with a single color paint job? It's the truth!
I would! I had a blue Land Shark frame kicking around I never did anything with. I really wanted to keep it, but the numbers were wrong for me. Bummer.
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Old 12-07-2012, 03:24 AM   #2038
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Shaft,
It's not so much the chain stay length as where the rack hangs the bag.
In this case the Tubus rack moves things back and chain stay length is extended.
Heel clearance has never been a problem for me(size9.5). Power grip pedals.

Because the frame had no braze ons I used the Tubus axle kit and that moves things back as you can see.

That said things get interesting from a handling standpoint with weight in the rear and a wobble at the bars was what I experienced.

The cure was a rigid fork and different tires(sounds like a motorcycle doesn't it?).

I removed the old suspension fork and sprung seat post and went with this...

http://salsacycles.com/components/cromoto_26

And Schwalbe Mondial Marathons in a 2.0 size.

http://www.schwalbetires.com/bike_ti...rathon_mondial

The seat post is an old Campy Record found in the LBS junk box!!!

It all came out well and I have a very nice trekking bicycle. I brke my foot in a mc crash in Panama in February. I was so pissed at myself I decided to do my own rehab..1200 miles later I found out I like bicycles and built this one in the process.

The frame is too big for me for a MTB but it works great out on the road...miles are easy/comfortable and camping is deluxe with this simple set up using the saddlebags and another back bag on the rack.

I am using an adjustable stem and the small riser bars. I can recommend both.

bill
Thanks for the deets, Bill. I was definitely curious about that rack setup. As soon as I saw a rack on a litespeed, you had me wondering, bcs a litespeed with braze ons and the right rear geometry for panniers is a rare bird, so I knew you had a home brew of some type. interesting stuff, wrt the axle kit.
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:11 AM   #2039
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Sadly, I don't have the photo anymore as the hard drive it was on went nuclear a couple years ago. It was at a super hip shop in San Diego. They had a ton of interesting bikes on display, including a number of Baylis frames, which always are a treat to see. I forget the name of the shop, somewhere near the zoo, I think.
Quite likely Adams Ave

...but there's a few down there that were pretty good.



So its 40deg and drizzly. My buddy's not giving up on the mtn biking this AM so it sounds like I'M not giving up on the mtn biking this AM. ...All righty then! Gore Tex it is!

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Old 12-07-2012, 07:20 AM   #2040
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Thanks for the deets, Bill. I was definitely curious about that rack setup. As soon as I saw a rack on a litespeed, you had me wondering, bcs a litespeed with braze ons and the right rear geometry for panniers is a rare bird, so I knew you had a home brew of some type. interesting stuff, wrt the axle kit.
Actually, that's a standard adapter kit. They offer them for the front, too.

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So its 40deg and drizzly.
I saw the nasty was headed your way.
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