are a couple photos of my long range bicycle.
wanted a bike that would take my weight and still allow baggage.
The utilitarian nature of the frame appeals to me and if given the
choice, could be my only bike. I tried 700x47 tires (41mm actual)
and while nice for off road, winter and carefree commuting, I settled
on the 700x35 Panaracers for a good compromise in the summer. I
plan eventually on a Phil Wood symmetrical rear wheel for a 7-speed
freewheel and also a hub generator front wheel for winter commuting.
I will use my Schwalbe 700x 41's on those wheels since they have
a reflective sidewall and can stand the night commuting better.
I used a Salsa steel stem and left the steer tube uncut for a nice
high bar. This being a 58cm frame it fits me perfectly and the high
bar height is nice for comfort. I planned on some home built racks
but have not had the time due to family issues.
Long Haul Trucker is a well built, affordable all rounder and is
the bike I grab when the route is unknown or the weather sketchy.