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that is the nitto mark's rack. love that thing... although i'm pretty much rackless these days.
it is a good fit for a harness. you can let the bag sit on there, but clip it to the bars.
https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6138/6015757987_aecfa4e736_b.jpgMiddle, of Moose River Plains by mbeganyi, on Flickr
this sort of feed bag? or the little bento box thing that sits on the top tube? i can stuff a water bottle in these (i have a left and right) or my camera, tons of food, then wrappers go into the...
yup, all true.
works for me, might not work for you.
regarding packing the V - yeah, you can bury stuff in there, for sure. spare tire went in there on the 400k. then night layers, then assorted...
i use my revelate bag all the time... last long brevet i did was a 400k a couple of years ago. have used it on all sorts of short stuff.
Ortlieb bar bag, Revelate vissacha (but custom,...
yes, works great... have used it on bikepacking trips, brevets, and long long rides.
put some small tubes in your kit. or buy a tub and put some into some baggies.
make sure you have some rubber...
IMG_2918 by mbeganyi, on Flickr
Testing a salsa down under rack.
I did use my Hennessy fly once as a tarp. It would have been laughable had the rain poured in overnight. I was on a pad and in a down bag. I did have a bivy with me, but set it up, didn't like how it...
That is a pretty bicycle. Well done.
i got one of the B+M mounts to work with my paul racers. i think peter white has a chart with what tends to work with what.
the pressed metal one i had previous did not work with the straddle cable...
Salsa Fargo is steel.... always has been. Unless you get the Ti version...
ortliebs, click them onto the shopping cart sides. fill them as you go so you don't over shop.
empty them at checkout, then fill them back up.
heavy stuff at the bottom, eggs, bread, etc. on top....
I just moved from integrated 10spd campy to 9spd bar ends (so i can use sram / shimano stuff). tired of paying for chains / cassettes. And the 10spd stuff just wears faster with all the dirt roads...
Talk to Jim at Geneva Bikes.
GBC : Geneva Bicycle Center : Home
Thats another good start / stop town.
Rochester / Syracuse aren't too far off if you are looking for urban stuff to do.
Canandaigua or Ithaca are good bases. Lots of lovely rides from either location. Bring the climbing legs.
link to bikes direct site for their monster cross bike thing
gravel roads? salsa vaya.
or a fargo. but it seems you have one already.
i'm sold on rackless for most things. but you know, there is just about every possible mount available on...
considered disc brakes? might open up some more stock options for you to fit tires and fenders.
what about the vaya don't you like? would things change if you got a carbon fork and a new wheel set?...
From an early season overnight
fargo in revelate kit by mbeganyi, on Flickr
State of my Indy Fab Ti Club Racer, built in 2006 when I was prepping for BMB. Its seen lots of dirt roads, and rides up to 400k. And some camping and exploring.
Recently swapped out the 'long...
i haven't ridden on 10 except for a short stretch near bernardston.
brat-keene - Bernardston, MA
this route would hurt. but it would be pretty nice.
i've ridden this route (both directions)...
maybe have a look at mike hall's round the world record bike?
Photo gallery: Mike Hall breaks round-the-world record | Road Cycling UK
i always drive the route, and walk through the cues step by step.
and if i can, i get someone to pre-ride it.
has caught many of these errors. not all, i still make my share of mistakes... (like...
Those trails / paths / dirt roads don't look all that rough. I ride lots of dirt and gravel here on pasela 28s, 35 cross tires, and Conti 4 season Gps.