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Forum: Touring 05-01-17, 09:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,118
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: 1,106
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: 960
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: 1,824
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: 1,428
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: 1,283
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: 1,779
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: 1,841
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: 1,841
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: 1,510
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: 48,311
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: 3,274
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: 761
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: 2,850
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: 844
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: 31,064
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: 566
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: 1,462
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: 6,100
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.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-02-16, 10:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 513
Posted By fuzz2050
I use longboards (and actually have a Mazda 3...

I use longboards (and actually have a Mazda 3 hatch...) and use an older version of the Raptor, and they all play very well together. Just lift up the bike, strap down the wheels, and clamp the down...
Forum: Touring 07-30-16, 10:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,387
Posted By fuzz2050
Location and conditions really make a huge...

Location and conditions really make a huge difference in the amount of gear I'd take with me for a 'just in case' scenario. In general, I try to keep enough gear to survive a night out, even if it...
Forum: Touring 06-30-16, 07:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 857
Posted By fuzz2050
You don't really give a temperature range, but in...

You don't really give a temperature range, but in my experience a four season tent is rated for winter use because it's better equipped to deal with high winds and snow load, not because it's warmer....
Forum: Commuting 06-30-16, 07:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,836
Posted By fuzz2050
I think this thread is very telling-they're great...

I think this thread is very telling-they're great tires, for some purposes. They're light, cheap and roll really well, but the appearance is questionable, and they are not as durable as other tires....
Forum: Touring 06-19-16, 08:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,267
Posted By fuzz2050
The Ergon pedals feel really nice, but are...

The Ergon pedals feel really nice, but are powerfully ugly. Grippy like a skateboard deck, not like a meat tenderizer, so less danger of harm to ones shin. Plus, built in reflectors. I have a pair on...
Forum: Touring 06-19-16, 08:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,397
Posted By fuzz2050
I have a tendency to use a Condor MA64 as a...

I have a tendency to use a Condor MA64 as a handlebar bag. It's just big enough for my wallet, cell phone, keys, light jacket and a snack or two. Hooks easily to my bars, secure, and unhooks just as...
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