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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:47 pm 
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yeti -man, that is an awesome rig!

if I might ask - when and where is your planned route? I am also planning for one myself (bike packing trip) next year...


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Zzxxyy wrote:
yeti -man, that is an awesome rig!

if I might ask - when and where is your planned route? I am also planning for one myself (bike packing trip) next year...


Hi thanks for asking... and yes its going to be a cool looking disc Yak. The planned rout is pt. Slettnes lighthouse to Lindesnes Lighthouse - Norway from north to south the long hard way (most people take the short route from Nordkapp to Lindesnes by ferrys, bus and train on the challenging plases. I am planning to go the full distance). I might divert and do a route outside by the cost of Tromso, Vesteraalen, Lofoten and parts of Nordland.

This is the mapped route pt ~3300km:
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I'd go a Bob trailer over racks myself. If there are any places where you'll make camp for a few days and ride some single track its they are a great option.


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Interesting and I hope you share your experiences with us :wink:


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I'd be careful with those brake levers - fully loaded bike tipping over will break them.


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legrandefromage wrote:
I'd be careful with those brake levers - fully loaded bike tipping over will break them.


Yes that issue have I thought about also. Dont want to sit there in the middle of nowere with oil leaking and no brakes. Think I will go mechanical disc brakes and dirt drop bars or drop bras handles or discompe ss-5 and flat bars


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thats my plan too - BB7 disc brakes...


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mechanical would be better - any v lever would do. then you are not stuck for cables either


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that looks very cool! as said before, please keep us posted on the trip :D


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:43 pm 
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Look at most tourers and very few will have discs but as you've shown with your carrying ability, it's a personal choice. Looks a nice trip though and if there is a lot of snow/rough terrain I'd rather buy a pugsley which will have loads of mounts for your racks.


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