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Topic: LBS recommendation for building a touring rig

Posted on: 27th Nov 2015 10:16 PM    Quote and Reply

Hi, 

I'm in the market to build up a touring rig.
Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance!
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Posted on: 28th Nov 2015 10:29 AM    Quote and Reply


The Rebound Centre down in Geylang has a reputation for touring bikes. My friend just had his built up by them.

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Posted on: 29th Nov 2015 3:35 PM    Quote and Reply


+1 on the rebound centre Sulaiman really knows what he's doing another option is Lynton at TR bikes  he builds tourers too and is also very knowledgable

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Posted on: 30th Nov 2015 12:10 AM    Quote and Reply


Thanks guys! Much appreciated. I wanted to go to Lynton but he seem to have call it a day for good. 

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Posted on: 1st Dec 2015 12:36 PM    Quote and Reply


Rebound

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Posted on: 21st Dec 2015 2:50 PM    Quote and Reply


cutom built wheel take time  , and depening type of built go for more spoke count if you carring a lot of gear


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Posted on: 21st Dec 2015 2:56 PM    Quote and Reply


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"Formerly posted by Arcx: Thanks guys! Much appreciated. I wanted to go to Lynton but he seem to have call it a day for good. "


cutom built wheel take time  , and depening type of built go for more spoke count if you carring a lot of gear


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Posted on: 23rd Dec 2015 11:21 AM    Quote and Reply


whats your touring itinerary like? interesting to know. 

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Posted on: 24th Dec 2015 10:09 AM    Quote and Reply


https://www.facebook.com/dreamingdreamon/?fref=ts

this guys use custom bult wheels and carry 40kg on his bike


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Posted on: 24th Dec 2015 11:25 AM    Quote and Reply


My off-road adventure touring bike specs are as follows, designed and assembled by me, unless you are planning to haul a lot of weight 32hole AM rims with quality DB spokes are more than good enough
- Frame, 18" Surly Karate Monkey steel
- Fork, Rockshox 2015 SID 15mm 
- front hub Son 28 Dyno hub laced into 29er ZTR flow EX
- rear hub Rohloff 14 speed IGH laced into 29er ZTR flow EX
- BB RWC XD15 ceramic angular contact bearings (costs $300 but utterly bomb proof and doesn't need regular maintenance)
- Crank XT M770 triple with a 36T middleburn single ring
- power, B&M Ewerks that charges any USB device from the Dyno hub
- Brakes Avid BB7 185mm front 160 rotor rear, cheap and reliable
- Saddle, Selle Italia but damned uncomfortable going back to Brooks B17 or Selle Anatomica
- Ergon GC3 touring grips, cut to take the Rohloff twisty
- I plan on getting the rebound center to install S&S couplers for me at some point as 29ers on planes are a pain in the ass.
- tires I run a 2.35 Ralph rear and a 2.4 Nic front, fast rolling and OK on tarmac when it cannot be avoided

Carry System
I am very much a minimalist and use all uber lightweight outdoor gear so I use a bag set up not rack and pannier, this keeps weight down and makes riding single track more enjoyable
- 14L seat bag Revelate Vischata 
- frame bag, J Paks
- Bar roll, Revelate sweet roll
- Ergon 14L hydration back pack

I did the Munda Biddi (1300km with side trips) with this set up last year and am planning a one month adventure to New Zealand South Island in Feb 2016, going to ride from Picton to Invercargil 95% off-road, then hit the Heaphy track as soon as it opens to bikes in autumn. Also did several Long weekenders in the Borneo highlands round bario, mulu and KK whilst working away this year

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