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Postby Leigh_caines » Sun Jan 13, 2008 12:14 pm

I’d done a lot of trips on my “Sun Speedster” over a few years…. And for touring it’s a great bike
Here she is…
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Postby Leigh_caines » Sun Jan 13, 2008 12:15 pm

But was it the “best touring bike”??
Well there were a few things could be better…
It’s a bit twitchy at low speed…
With a big load it gets hard in very steep mountains…
Be nice if it had some sort of spring under the seat or suspension…
Be nice if it could fold for overseas trips

Then I came up with an idea that it [the perfect touring bike] could be ridden in both the up and down positions
So around to see my mate Bob
Yes he thought we could do it
So “The Updown Bike” was born

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Postby Leigh_caines » Sun Jan 13, 2008 12:19 pm

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Postby Leigh_caines » Sun Jan 13, 2008 12:20 pm

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Postby Leigh_caines » Sun Jan 13, 2008 12:21 pm

I’ve now done quite a few trips on her [must be getting up to near10,000ks}
And she’s near to been “The Perfect Touring Bike”
But I’ve got a few new ideas
“Shut up Leigh these to many other things to do”

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Postby Leigh_caines » Sun Jan 13, 2008 12:23 pm

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Postby Leigh_caines » Sun Jan 13, 2008 12:26 pm

She has a Sram hub
times 2 out front
is 48gears
16gear inch low
90 high

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Postby Leigh_caines » Sun Jan 13, 2008 12:29 pm

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Postby Hotdog » Mon Jan 14, 2008 10:37 am

Ah, now this one is familiar, I'm sure I read an article on your Updown Bike somewhere. Was it Australian Cyclist magazine? Or somewhere else?

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Postby Leigh_caines » Mon Jan 14, 2008 10:53 am

Yes was in Australian Cyclist magazine...
the write up was just as I finished it and these been quite a few changes since then... and lots of long tours :)

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