Author Topic: My Camel on the road  (Read 8384 times)

julio

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My Camel on the road
« on: May 05, 2016, 09:33:51 PM »
Hi everyone,

I bought my Nomad in England and bring at home in France.

Frame size 565L

Wheels was Ryde Grizzly but replaced by Ryde Andra 40 rims

Transmission  17 x 36

Brakes Shimano XT

The Nomad is in superb condition (around 2000 miles)

A big "thank you" to Dan of course! for his help, but too JimK and all who took the time to replying me.

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Re: My yellow Nomad Mk2
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2016, 10:09:39 PM »
Elle est tres chic!

Congratulations, I'm sure a wonderful summer of riding awaits!

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Re: My yellow Nomad Mk2
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2016, 10:19:21 PM »
Felicitations!
 

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Re: My yellow Nomad Mk2
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2016, 11:20:12 PM »
Hi Julien!

I am so very pleased and happy to see this delightful end to your very long search. The bicycle is everything I know you hped it would be, and look absolutely showroom-fresh.

What a wonderful outcome, and all congratulations; it is a truly beautiful bike, well worth the wait. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Now, I'm eagerly looking forward to photos of it in use on your planned travels, camping and being enjoyed as you have long hoped.

All the best,

Dan.

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Re: My yellow Nomad Mk2
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2016, 01:41:10 AM »
Beautiful! Yes please do tell us about your rides! What I love about my Nomad is that it is so reliable and versatile so I know I can go anywhere and the bike will get me home. So that helps me feel encouraged and supported to go out and explore and see where the road and/or trail will take me!

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Re: My yellow Nomad Mk2
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2016, 10:23:53 AM »
That yellow is definitely worth waiting for.

julio

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Re: CAMEL MK2
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2016, 11:03:16 AM »


Adding some items as

Two  "bbb"bottle cages XL size
a Thorn bracket bar mk2
a Surly 8 pack rack
Two Alpkit bags frame
a set of stainless steal bolts and nuts chainring
and an Axiom mirror !

 
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Re: CAMEL MK2
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2016, 12:58:33 PM »
It all looks wonderful, Julien!

I can see your "vision" coming together, and it looks very good indeed.

Well done, looking forward to more.

All the best,

Dan.

julio

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Re: CAMEL MK2
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2016, 11:33:33 PM »
The Nomad seems more confortable loaded than without weight

I think later i'll add more than this test..
So i'm worried about my Grizzly rims, maybe replace it for more resistant will be more reasonable and i could to leave with peace of mind..
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Re: CAMEL MK2
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2016, 01:16:40 AM »
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I did a test loaded ! and my first feelings ... the Nomad is more confortable to drive loaded than no load.
In my experience, very much so! If I always rode mine heavily laden, I don't think I would have added the Thudbuster LT suspension seatpost. However, it has been a wonderful help for riding the bike unladen on terribly rough roads, so now i have the best of both worlds for my needs.  :)

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i found that kilograms add very easy and quicky...
Yes, indeed!

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...and i imagine to loaded more than this test, later on the road.
So i'm worried for later about my Grizzly rims, maybe replace it will be more reasonable.
<nods> If you find yourself consistently carrying heavy loads -- especially on rough roads -- then Andras would be a better choice than the Grizzlys. The Andras really do seem to be bulletproof.

As a point of reference, my gear is actually of reasonable weight. What really makes a difference is the extra water and food I must carry to be self-supporting for an extended period of time where outside resupply is not available. Depending on where you plan to travel, the same might be true for you, Julien.

The bike is looking very very nice "fully dressed".

All the best,

Dan.

julio

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Re: CAMEL MK2
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2016, 12:37:35 PM »
About the "Surly 8 Pack" rack, i'm satisfied of his manufacture.

Around 650 gr of steel, it can carry almost 14 kg. All fastening system is stainless steel !

It seems "fat" and strong ! (the same width than the Thorn front rack) so they are meant to be together   :)

It is sold only for the Surly fork, but i adapted for our Nomad fork without difficulty.. and it fit perfectly !







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Re: CAMEL MK2
« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2016, 02:25:06 PM »
The Nomad is looking fabulous Julio; I guess you'll give it a name in due course too . I was suitably impressed by your re-engineering to accomodate your Surly rack over the low riders.
Sate my curiosity a little and share what kind of weight you anticipate carrying over your front wheel. Or is it a case of a having a greater bulk-carrying capacity? Perhaps for a tent and or sleeping bag?

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Re: CAMEL MK2
« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2016, 05:15:38 PM »
Beautiful job on the rack mount, Julien! Impressive and very nicely done.

All the best,

Dan.

julio

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Re: CAMEL MK2
« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2016, 01:53:55 PM »
The Nomad is looking fabulous Julio; I guess you'll give it a name in due course too . I was suitably impressed by your re-engineering to accomodate your Surly rack over the low riders.
Sate my curiosity a little and share what kind of weight you anticipate carrying over your front wheel. Or is it a case of a having a greater bulk-carrying capacity? Perhaps for a tent and or sleeping bag?

Certainly my sleeping bag and some extra
The name of my Nomad is simply  "Camel", because him too can cross deserts, with its ability to carry a lot of water   ;)
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Re: CAMEL MK2
« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2016, 08:18:12 PM »
"Camel" is a great name!