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Forum: Touring 06-26-17, 09:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 557
Posted By fuzz2050
My main problem with the 27 inch wheel size is...

My main problem with the 27 inch wheel size is the lack of variety of tire width. You can buy some great 27X1 1/4 tires, and that's a great all around tire size, but I tend to like them wider and...
Forum: Touring 06-12-17, 10:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 642
Posted By fuzz2050
I've always thought those Sea To Summit Reactor...

I've always thought those Sea To Summit Reactor liners are absurd. Insulation isn't magic, and the reactors claim to have the same warmth as an inch and a half of down loft. It just doesn't seem all...
Forum: Touring 06-06-17, 11:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,182
Posted By fuzz2050
An uninsulated pad will let the ground suck the...

An uninsulated pad will let the ground suck the warmth out of you. It's not pleasant. You might want a little more insulation to keep you warm. You can buy another pad, or you can use a supplemental...
Forum: Touring 06-06-17, 11:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 573
Posted By fuzz2050
Not entirely wrong, but there are other options....

Not entirely wrong, but there are other options. If you're using a classic upright canister stove, they really do start to have problems below freezing. Especially with a less than full canister, you...
Forum: Touring 06-04-17, 09:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 573
Posted By fuzz2050
The general rule of thumb I use for combining...

The general rule of thumb I use for combining bags is (Rating of the heavier bag)- (55 degrees-temperature rating of the lighter bag)

It's just a guideline, and things like drafts and loft...
Forum: Touring 05-30-17, 05:00 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,470
Posted By fuzz2050
I've used the old school pump filters pretty...

I've used the old school pump filters pretty extensively in the past, and more or less gave up on them. They tend to be heavy and slow.

I spent some time with chemical purification, which is...
Forum: Touring 05-01-17, 09:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,420
Posted By fuzz2050
I'm another Enlightened fan, I've used my quilt...

I'm another Enlightened fan, I've used my quilt an easy 300 nights or so over the last few years.

In my mind, there are certain legitimate reasons to use a synthetic bag, but they are few and...
Forum: Commuting 04-16-17, 08:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,346
Posted By fuzz2050
If it's not way to late, I'll speak up for this...

If it's not way to late, I'll speak up for this style of bike rackhttp://www.belson.com/Images/CD-FT-EPX-002-M.jpg

Not only are they easy to use, they are difficult to use poorly.
Forum: Touring 03-28-17, 09:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,116
Posted By fuzz2050
I'm mainly going to comment to defend the quilt...

I'm mainly going to comment to defend the quilt as a concept and Enlightened in particular. I don't have much to say about using a double quilt, or sleeping bag, and since my only experience comes...
Forum: Commuting 02-17-17, 11:16 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,626
Posted By fuzz2050
I second this- it's not that hard to patch a tube...

I second this- it's not that hard to patch a tube so that it doesn't leak. Once it doesn't leak, why do care that it has an orange wart on it? I've easily hit 10 patches on a tube, probably more. I...
Forum: Touring 02-06-17, 11:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,765
Posted By fuzz2050
Tarptent? (http://www.tarptent.com/) Just be...

Tarptent? (http://www.tarptent.com/)

Just be aware, silnylon isn't magic. It's pretty damn nice, don't get me wrong. The siliconizing process that strengthens the fabric allows for a very light...
Forum: Touring 02-06-17, 11:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,481
Posted By fuzz2050
Better than a carboard box, buy some storage...

Better than a carboard box, buy some storage containers of known volume. Then use them to store the gear when not on tour. I have a closet full of these Ikea ...
Forum: Commuting 02-06-17, 11:14 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,081
Posted By fuzz2050
I just drop the battery pack into my handlebar...

I just drop the battery pack into my handlebar bag. It works perfectly, there's no stress on the junction, no unsightly cables winding around my frame and I get a lot of lumens (although nowhere near...
Forum: Touring 01-14-17, 10:27 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,082
Posted By fuzz2050
Quilts don't really require a pad any more than...

Quilts don't really require a pad any more than sleeping bags do. In most sleeping bags, the insulation beneath you in compressed so much it doesn't provide much warmth, so a pad does a lot to keep...
Forum: Touring 01-12-17, 02:44 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,082
Posted By fuzz2050
I have an Enlightened quilt and I absolutely...

I have an Enlightened quilt and I absolutely adore it. It's my favorite piece of camping gear, bar none. Quilts do have their limitations, but I think their advantages far outweigh them, at least...
Forum: Touring 01-11-17, 10:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,669
Posted By fuzz2050
I've used a Quarter Dome for about five years, it...

I've used a Quarter Dome for about five years, it easily has at least 100 nights in it, probably closer to 200, and it's just starting to show a bit of wear. It's an entirely different model than the...
Forum: Commuting 12-28-16, 01:23 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 49,764
Posted By fuzz2050
Picking locks isn't easy, it's a skill that takes...

Picking locks isn't easy, it's a skill that takes a lot of time to develop, and picking the sorts of locks used in most modern bike locks is really difficult. I'm pretty decent with a pin tumbler...
Forum: Touring 11-29-16, 09:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,519
Posted By fuzz2050
I've had two Exped air mattresses (the old...

I've had two Exped air mattresses (the old synmats, not the new hyperlight) that have had baffles de-laminate. Both times it happened while inflating the pad, and both times they still held air...
Forum: Commuting 11-27-16, 08:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 892
Posted By fuzz2050
I can't speak to the jacket, but I have a pair of...

I can't speak to the jacket, but I have a pair of the A2B pants that are awesome. I've never had a pair of pants that move so well.
Forum: Touring 11-27-16, 07:53 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,168
Posted By fuzz2050
I've gone through a handful of different tents. ...

I've gone through a handful of different tents.

My main car camping/weight doesn't really matter tent/I'm going to be spending a lot of time in my tent tent is an older REI quarter dome. It's...
Forum: Commuting 11-23-16, 12:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,370
Posted By fuzz2050
Fork Crown Daruma

Velo Orange makes something that might work called a Daruma. ...
Forum: Commuting 11-22-16, 11:59 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 36,180
Posted By fuzz2050
This is well outside the realm of this thread,...

This is well outside the realm of this thread, but I'm sure you want to talk about your snazzy new custom bike. How exactly does that work? Does that wood platform lift up?

Also-how is the rear...
Forum: Commuting 09-19-16, 09:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 624
Posted By fuzz2050
I'm going to disagree, at least sort of. Because...

I'm going to disagree, at least sort of. Because you bought the light from an established company who probably cares about their reputation, ask them. Send Cygolight an email. Be truthful. Tell them...
Forum: Commuting 08-22-16, 09:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,659
Posted By fuzz2050
You've clearly never seen a pair of Ergon pedals...

You've clearly never seen a pair of Ergon pedals (https://www.rei.com/product/830494/ergon-pc2-pedals). They're wide, grippy and extremely supportive; they're great pedals-if you close your eyes. I...
Forum: Touring 08-10-16, 09:06 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,904
Posted By fuzz2050
I think the answer you're looking for is front...

I think the answer you're looking for is front racks are niche items, made by a small number of companies, most catering to the high end market.
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