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Danneaux

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Re: Camel Mk2
« Reply #45 on: January 22, 2017, 07:35:19 PM »
Very nice job as usual, Julien!  :)

All the best,

Dan.

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Re: Camel Mk2
« Reply #46 on: March 08, 2018, 06:28:06 PM »
First real test today full loaded, i mean with all my stuff to go everywhere and all seasons.

So 28.5 kg of gear 

It was a real pleasure to prepare, to equip Camel    :)   now i hope to enjoy the trip with it, that's the purpose after all !



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Re: Camel Mk2
« Reply #47 on: March 08, 2018, 07:57:27 PM »
Looks good, Julien!

..."Everywhere and all seasons"?!? If so, you cargo weight might actually be low.

I'd be real interested to see a list of your carried items.

Best,

Dan.
« Last Edit: March 08, 2018, 08:43:43 PM by Danneaux »

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Re: Camel Mk2
« Reply #48 on: March 08, 2018, 08:10:25 PM »
Great photos, thanks for sharing. I was vascillating between the traditional pannier-based set up and the increasingly popular backpacking options. I noted you've chosen some Alpkit gear; I was taking a close look at some in their UK store and factory shop recently. They appear to be well designed and made.
 

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Re: Camel Mk2
« Reply #49 on: March 11, 2018, 06:56:10 AM »
Your Nomad looks right at home, there, Julien -- nice set-up!  Look forward to hearing your plans for your big journey.

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Re: Camel Mk2
« Reply #50 on: March 23, 2018, 10:31:46 AM »
Looks good, Julien!

..."Everywhere and all seasons"?!? If so, you cargo weight might actually be low.

I'd be real interested to see a list of your carried items.

Best,

Dan.

Not extreme climate sure   ;)

My list is in french Dan.. also I readjust a little my list right now, but i can send it you by pm if you want later 

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Re: Camel Mk2
« Reply #51 on: March 23, 2018, 03:59:24 PM »
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My list is in french Dan.. also I readjust a little my list right now, but i can send it you by pm if you want later
Sure! I'd love to see it, Julien!

All the best,

Dan.

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Re: My Camel on the road
« Reply #52 on: April 22, 2018, 11:28:04 PM »


Basilique Saint Anne d'Auray (France)






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Re: My Camel on the road
« Reply #53 on: April 23, 2018, 05:27:03 AM »
My, Julien, your "Camel" sure looks good on-tour!

Best wishes  for safe and happy travels,

Dan.

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Re: My Camel on the road
« Reply #54 on: April 24, 2018, 12:01:55 AM »
PrÍt pour tout, Julien!

Very purposeful rig, and the colours are nicely balanced.

Bon voyage,

John

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Re: My Camel on the road
« Reply #55 on: June 23, 2018, 01:14:53 PM »


Carrickfinn Beach (Irlande)



Llandeilo (Wales)


 
Mevagissey ( Cornwall in England)


After having riding the Wild Atlantic Way (Irlande) from Cork to Belfast, enjoyed the lovely Wales, and to battle the crazy ascents of South West England, i could test my Camel and draw conclusions, i'm happy with this bike and i love it  :)
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Re: My Camel on the road
« Reply #56 on: June 23, 2018, 05:50:41 PM »
I like to put my spare folding tire in a zip lock bag to keep dirt off of it.  If you get a tiny bit of sand inside a tire, it will eventually wear a hole in your inner tube.  And because a tire is pretty dense, it usually is in the bottom of a rear pannier.

I can't quite figure out how you mounted a platform rack on your fork.  Next time you take some photos, could you get a closeup of that rack and mounting?  That is one of several reasons that I really wish Thorn put the canti posts on the front of the fork like everybody else does, on my Sherpa and some other bikes I have a small platform on those canti posts on the front of the fork.

It is not often that I see a bike more loaded down than my Nomad was on my first day in Iceland, but this one looks like it is.  You have teh right bike for that kind of load.

I do not see a pump on your bike.  If you packed it away to avoid theft, that is understandable, I have done that on some trips.  But I usually keep my pump on my frame.

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Re: My Camel on the road
« Reply #57 on: June 23, 2018, 06:46:04 PM »
I can't quite figure out how you mounted a platform rack on your fork.  Next time you take some photos, could you get a closeup of that rack and mounting?

George,

Julio has a separate thread for his Nomad, and has posted some photos of his front rack. I think these are the photos that you are looking for.
    http://thorncyclesforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=11810.msg86558#msg86558

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Re: My Camel on the road
« Reply #58 on: June 24, 2018, 02:38:14 AM »
I can't quite figure out how you mounted a platform rack on your fork.  Next time you take some photos, could you get a closeup of that rack and mounting?

George,

Julio has a separate thread for his Nomad, and has posted some photos of his front rack. I think these are the photos that you are looking for.
    http://thorncyclesforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=11810.msg86558#msg86558

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Thanks.  That was posted while I was in the middle of my Iceland trip so I was not watching forum postings at that time.

Interesting rack.