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  1. Carrier pigeons are lighter than the flip phone....

    Carrier pigeons are lighter than the flip phone. And you can train them to fly ahead and scout the route so you don't need GPS. I carry one on my shoulder when touring on on my rod brake touring...
  2. Dyno hub and UsbWerk runs the Garmin or charges a...

    Dyno hub and UsbWerk runs the Garmin or charges a Fenix UC40 (for head and camp) or a Limefuel battery to top off iPhone.
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    And nun - no backpack! Can extend the carry...

    And nun - no backpack!
    Can extend the carry capacity by using my anything cages. Pretty happy with this setup. Will try it on the Indy Fab late fall.
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    Update on my kit: I still have some room for...

    Update on my kit: I still have some room for improvement.

    Bikepacking Kit Notes Silver Lake Fall 2014
    Kit notes (no food or water included in weights)

    Fargo naked with Revo and Redeye lights,...
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    Are you taking the short poles out of their...

    Are you taking the short poles out of their sleeves at the foot to get it into a compression sack? Which sack are you using for it? I'm still trying to jam it into the one that came with it, and it...
  6. That looks like fun... going to be in Beckett end...

    That looks like fun... going to be in Beckett end of the month, no time for riding though, teaching a short course. I've had the bike down that way a couple of times. Nice riding...

    What bag are...
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    Gatorskins are like -8mph right there... Get...

    Gatorskins are like -8mph right there...

    Get some nicer tires on there and put some miles on it.
    I jump from the Ti Indy Fab to a Fargo. The difference is noticeable... from 28s or 32s to Conti...
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    Sticky: Yup, can still steer just fine. Rides really...

    Yup, can still steer just fine. Rides really well...

    I had the key ring / ID badge one. Worked OK. This is the same concept from Showers Pass. Longer, and smoother. Made for this application.

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    Sticky: https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3853/14844966928_f0...

    https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3853/14844966928_f0d5fff1d1_b.jpgyard sale by mbeganyi, on Flickr

    https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3840/15008530336_bb8b453ec9_b.jpgIMG_3162 by mbeganyi, on Flickr
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    Sticky: thats a hot looking rig. but wow, what a name for...

    thats a hot looking rig. but wow, what a name for a bike.
  11. Thread: Frame bags?

    by bmike
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    a frame bag is generally as wide as bottles (or...

    a frame bag is generally as wide as bottles (or less), if you don't overstuff it. i can stuff the full frame bag full of crap on my Fargo and not hit my knees. same goes for the IF when running a...
  12. Yes. Love it for its size and weight. Although a...

    Yes. Love it for its size and weight. Although a friend has the Moment and it's side entry is really nice.
  13. Quick Overnight - Road, Trail, Dirt Road, Single Track

    Quick, solo overnight. Road, TAM (trail around Middlebury), dirt road, Leicester Hollow trail to Silver Lake for a night in the woods.

    There is more riding down that way, that I've explored on 2...
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    really depends on fit... i am broad shouldered,...

    really depends on fit... i am broad shouldered, and just more comfortable on a wide bar. 46cm woodchippers on my fargo, 46cm cowbells on my indy fab. i was running 44 nittos on the indy fab prior to...
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    you've seen these before... ...

    you've seen these before...

    https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2811/13828232335_ca7c7a6eb7_b.jpgfargo in revelate kit by mbeganyi, on Flickr
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    How wide a bar are you running? On a 42, you...

    How wide a bar are you running? On a 42, you *might* have issues, but I can't imagine that will be a problem with the Acorn. IIRC there is only about 2" of throw on the lever. (been a long time since...
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    :thumb:

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    that is the nitto mark's rack. love that thing......

    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.
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    https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6138/6015757987_aec...

    https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6138/6015757987_aecfa4e736_b.jpgMiddle, of Moose River Plains by mbeganyi, on Flickr
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    this sort of feed bag? or the little bento box...

    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...
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    yup, all true. works for me, might not work for...

    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...
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    i use my revelate bag all the time... last long...

    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.

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    Ortlieb bar bag, Revelate vissacha (but custom,...
  23. Thread: Lantiseptic???

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    yes, works great... have used it on bikepacking...

    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...
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    Sticky: https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3860/14531725071_e0...

    https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3860/14531725071_e01b0a878f_b.jpg
    IMG_2918 by mbeganyi, on Flickr

    Testing a salsa down under rack.
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    I did use my Hennessy fly once as a tarp. It...

    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...
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