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I'm planning on a couple of 300+ mile tours this year and would like to do it on a single speed roadie. In particular, my Specialized Langster. And probably haulin' a trailer 'BOB' or using paniers. I've ridden SS for a couple of years but never longer than a century. I would like to make this a little more challenging. Is this able to be done? Or am I just kidding myself??
Thanks for the input!!
 

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Miss M and I have done a couple of 1000 mile rides/tours in Florida and a 500 miler around Montreal fixed without any problems at all.

We didn't haul anything though.
 

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How big are your feet? I had problems using panniers on a Lemond Buenos Aires, and I'm guessing the Langster has short chainstays as well. I bumped the bag going downhill and it got sucked into the rear wheel and I nearly ate pavement. Make sure you have clearance!
 

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Sure it can be done. Up until 1937 you were not allowed to use a deraileur in the TDF. If I remember right, it was invented in 1933. If it were me I would run a gear a tooth or two lower depending on the load and distance.
 

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maSSpayne said:
I'm planning on a couple of 300+ mile tours this year and would like to do it on a single speed roadie. In particular, my Specialized Langster. And probably haulin' a trailer 'BOB' or using paniers. I've ridden SS for a couple of years but never longer than a century. I would like to make this a little more challenging. Is this able to be done? Or am I just kidding myself??
Thanks for the input!!
Yes Yes Yes!

Touring on a SS or fixed is very do-able. I hoping to do a couple of shorter tours this year myself, at least one on the fixie.

Check out the ultralight bike touring list for just how little you need to carry.

http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/ultralightbiking

Here are a couple of other resources for inspiration:

http://www.mile43.com/peterson/NorthRoad/NorthRoad.html


http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/journal/?o=aw&doc_id=339&v=0


http://www.cyclingnews.com/cyclingtravel/fixedtour.shtml

http://www.campyonly.com/mypages/point_reyes_2005.html

http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/journal/page/?o=aw&page_id=22993&v=s8#pic_53771

http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/journal/page/pic/?o=aw&pic_id=53775&v=1ek&size=large

http://www.fixhistio.org/ride/index.html

http://www.bikecult.com/works/archive/05bicycles/jcoastTKJ.html

http://www.sheldonbrown.org/quickbeam/index.html

http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/journal/?o=aw&doc_id=1451&v=13

http://www.gordontaylor.co.uk/

http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=120135


http://www.rusa.org/newsletter/05-04-04.html

http://bikemag.com/news/sea_kohmak/

http://www.jamesmulry.com/cc04/

http://fixedgeargallery.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1622
 

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maSSpayne said:
I'm planning on a couple of 300+ mile tours this year and would like to do it on a single speed roadie. In particular, my Specialized Langster. And probably haulin' a trailer 'BOB' or using paniers. I've ridden SS for a couple of years but never longer than a century. I would like to make this a little more challenging. Is this able to be done? Or am I just kidding myself??
No question this is a good idea. I would recommend Rocky Mountain National Park for your first trip :) Obiously the most important issue is the terrain you choose. Hills and knee problems are something to consider.
 
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