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    if those words are true, riding a SS would be a...

    if those words are true, riding a SS would be a fast way to change from 'old, fat guy', to 'old, fast guy'.

    ;)
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    single speed it or dinglespeed it. even cheaper...

    single speed it or dinglespeed it. even cheaper and an internal... then save the $$ for the next bike / hub / etc.
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    love that bike... miss it dearly. we have a yuba...

    love that bike... miss it dearly. we have a yuba now, which is probably better with the growing up kids.
    i abused that nexus. no doubt about it. but it was all commuting miles with the babes on...
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    I've a Rohloff on my Krampus. Had a Nexus 8 on my...

    I've a Rohloff on my Krampus. Had a Nexus 8 on my Bakfiets... worlds of difference.

    FWIW, a fit friend of mine has killed 1 Alfine 8 and 1 Alfine 11 commuting and bikepacking.
    He's a big guy....
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    If the power to the charger is wired in parallel...

    If the power to the charger is wired in parallel this will work, that's how I ran my USBWerk with my eDeluxe light.
    My Revo does not have an off switch - so I want to be able to easily switch it...
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    I have both a LuxosU and a USBwerk that I can use...

    I have both a LuxosU and a USBwerk that I can use on 2 different bikes.
    I've been using the LuxosU on my rando / touring bike for day rides and running Endomondo (it uses the GPS and Bluetooth for...
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    i had a thudbuster LT on my fargo. worked well...

    i had a thudbuster LT on my fargo. worked well enough, but it got in the way of bags when i did backpacking stuff, etc... and i felt robbed of climbing power when seated and dieseling up road grades....
  8. You ignored the substance and math of my post....

    You ignored the substance and math of my post. So, never mind.

    Scott just got here in his personal jet to drop by and have a beer. I'm buying though. Jet fuel is pretty expensive.
  9. I like my candy bars solid when I eat them... so...

    I like my candy bars solid when I eat them... so the only things that go in my jersey pockets are things that can get wet with sweat... and deal with body heat.

    Jerry can - tools, spare cable(s),...
  10. Just because a bike packing bag maker offers...

    Just because a bike packing bag maker offers panniers doesn't mean the spirit on minimalism is being lost. Really depends on the trip, the goals, and what / how someone like to ride and pack.
  11. there are more considerations that just...

    there are more considerations that just ultralight... riding single track i don't want panniers front or rear (although for some routes these micro panniers would be sweet... and i'd put them on my...
  12. You are serious? $50 an hour as a pure labor...

    You are serious?

    $50 an hour as a pure labor rate for sewing (using your example here) for a self employed individual is like $20-30 an hour, depending on how you handle taxes, healthcare,...
  13. If it has 47-57mm reach brakes you'll be able to...

    If it has 47-57mm reach brakes you'll be able to run a 32 or larger in there without fenders.
    I was able to run 35 cross tires on my IF running Shimano long reach brakes...
    I was able to run 32s...
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    The ramps and pins help when shifting from a...

    The ramps and pins help when shifting from a smaller to larger ring. If the inner is the smallest, there is no need for ramps and pins.
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    Put on a 11-36 or 12-36 rear cassette. Or add a...

    Put on a 11-36 or 12-36 rear cassette. Or add a big cog: (check your rear der. for compatibility)

    42T GC Cog for SRAM ? wolftoothcomponents.com

    There are several makers of similar products.
    ...
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    https://www.chicobag.com/category/shopping ...

    https://www.chicobag.com/category/shopping

    Keep in jersey pocket. Load it up.

    Travelling Light ? Ultra-Sil Travel Day Pack | Sea to Summit
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    Sticky: Yes indeed. ...

    Yes indeed.

    https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7681/17135185385_efdcf4b7f1_h.jpgIMG_4394 by mbeganyi, on Flickr
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    Sticky: https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7648/16488395653_5e...

    https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7648/16488395653_5efce8516b_h.jpgSurly Krampus in Bikepacking Kit by mbeganyi, on Flickr
  19. These might prove to be fast and supple: ...

    These might prove to be fast and supple:

    Compass Bicycles: 26" Tires
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    Rohloff for me. But I had 1x for awhile and liked...

    Rohloff for me. But I had 1x for awhile and liked it. When my road tourer needs a new drivetrain it will be 1x10.

    If you ride rough stuff consider a derailer with a clutch. Overkill for most road...
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    https://www.tarptent.com/moment.html If you...

    https://www.tarptent.com/moment.html

    If you use the secondary pole you could set this up without stakes. I have one but have not used the secondary pole.
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    Yeah. I love these threads. I CAN'T BOTHER TO...

    Yeah. I love these threads.

    I CAN'T BOTHER TO GOOGLE FOR MY UNIQUE, SPECIAL REQUEST SO I'M GOING TO ASK PEOPLE FOR FREE ADVICE THEN YELL AT THEM!
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    Here are some options....

    Here are some options.
  24. I actually carry 2 bikes, 6 wheels, a mile of...

    I actually carry 2 bikes, 6 wheels, a mile of extra cable and housing. 2 tents a tarp and a hammock. Knobbies and slicks both skinny and fat. Never can have too many choices.

    Sorry. I'm doing it...
  25. I ran 2x10 on my Fargo and really enjoyed it....

    I ran 2x10 on my Fargo and really enjoyed it. Moved to 3x to simply take off the outer ring. My Krampus came with 1x10 and I enjoyed that before going to Rohloff.

    For me, once I get beyond about...
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