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Old 06-02-2016, 10:19 AM
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Old 06-26-2016, 03:27 PM
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Geekhouse Rando

That's a well sorted bike. Good proportions. Classy.
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Old 06-27-2016, 07:16 PM
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I went on a little camping trip this past week... here's my bike loaded up for ~5 days on the road:

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Old 06-27-2016, 07:47 PM
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Really nice setup, man.
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Old 06-29-2016, 09:56 AM
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Old 06-30-2016, 01:14 PM
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Where are you camping, Mars?
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Old 06-30-2016, 02:32 PM
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Have you ever thought about getting a front bag from Ruthworks? Something nice & customized to the size of your bike. Those Swift Industries bags are nice but it's hard to find one that fits.
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Old 06-30-2016, 03:11 PM
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Have you ever thought about getting a front bag from Ruthworks? Something nice & customized to the size of your bike. Those Swift Industries bags are nice but it's hard to find one that fits.
I agree that the sizing is a bit awkward, plus Swift has since changed their lineup to three different sized bags with the same footprint (i.e. increasing height as size goes up). The conundrum is that the volume of this bag works really well for everything I use it for (brevets, camping, errands) and I don't really want to go smaller. It'll fit that crucial 5th pair of dry gloves during a classic wet spring PNW 300k, enough gear for a light S24O trip, or a 6 pack and 3 sandwiches. This bag is already pretty deep so I think an even deeper bag will look awkward, and a wider bag will interfere with the long Shimano shift lever.

I'd actually like it a lot if Haulin Colin made a smaller rack that isn't so specific to the Swift XL Ozette, or if I got a custom rack that matched the footprint of this bag better.

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Old 06-30-2016, 04:03 PM
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Where are you camping, Mars?
Ha, this is somewhere between Trout Lake and Carson, Washington... probably near Goose Lake if I remember correctly.
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Old 06-30-2016, 08:54 PM
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Really nice setup, man.
Agreed.

A road map for my next bike.

My Bilenky gets me close, but this one is aces.
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Old 07-25-2016, 03:21 AM
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@yummygooey

Awesome build.

I'm really curious: you mentioned in the original post that this rig is similar to the Elephant NFE. So why NOT build an NFE?

And bonus question: is this also your commuter/grocery shopping bike?

Greetings from Berlin!
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Old 07-25-2016, 12:15 PM
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Awesome build.

I'm really curious: you mentioned in the original post that this rig is similar to the Elephant NFE. So why NOT build an NFE?

And bonus question: is this also your commuter/grocery shopping bike?

Greetings from Berlin!
There are a few reasons. One reason is that I've always wanted a Geekhouse, though I didn't always picture it being a rando bike. Another is that getting a custom bike allowed me to try out some ideas on geometry, particularly with the HTA and trail. I fall right in the middle of the stock NFE small and medium sizes, so I was able to tailor the fit of the frame to me. Also, going custom allowed me to spec some nice light tubes for frame.

I use this bike for most things, including grocery getting. It's a really great bike to ride. But I also have a Bridgestone MB3 set up with sweepy town bars and a basket that I use when I'm going to be locking up the bike somewhere for extended periods of time (school, bars).
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Old 07-26-2016, 09:59 AM
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You make a compelling case.

How long was the Geekhouse waiting time?
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Old 07-26-2016, 10:12 AM
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You make a compelling case.

How long was the Geekhouse waiting time?
The original estimate was 8 months from when I placed my deposit... I ended up waiting 14 months.

I think my patience paid off in this case, but it'd be tough to convince me to wait that long for another bike!

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Old 07-26-2016, 10:48 AM
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that backdrop reminds me of the movie, "total recall:"



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