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Old 03-20-17, 11:13 AM   #3951
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Old 03-21-17, 11:49 AM   #3952
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Every picture you post makes me happy and leaves me inspired! Great website too!
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Old 03-21-17, 12:09 PM   #3953
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yeah stefano, you have an amazing site. reminds me of my nonbiking trip to georgia - the food there is incredible!!
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Old 03-21-17, 02:29 PM   #3954
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Hey Stephan, what's the new seat bag?
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Old 03-21-17, 02:36 PM   #3955
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thank you guys...

mdilthey, its a grAmm-tourpacking, I asked her to do me a small one for the spare tire, inner tube and some tools.

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she just showed this bike at "fahrradschau" Berlin, bags made by her and bike made by her boy friend. ""FERN" bikes...

Show bike 2017 ? gramm

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Looks great! I remember them from an old Radavist spread.

For anyone in the US looking for a similar bag, Rock Geist makes a baby seat bag too: https://rockgeist.com/product/gondola/
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So everybody's switching to front racks now, huh? color me surprised. It looks much simpler and nice but does it affect steering on long uphills and descents?

Also, does anyone tour with a jones h-bar?
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So everybody's switching to front racks now, huh? color me surprised. It looks much simpler and nice but does it affect steering on long uphills and descents?

Also, does anyone tour with a jones h-bar?

since years! and the advantage comes when you ride uphill, no back panniers waving "left-right-left-right" like a BIG ship on high sea, the bike with front load behaves nearly like a normal road bike when climbing and climbing out of the saddle. a "low trail" fork gives you easy steering .. downhill, uphill, off road, anywhere .. its great!

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Old 03-22-17, 10:47 AM   #3960
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What do you consider low trail over high? I'm recently rocking a surly troll - which according to this site Bike Fork Trail Chart ? Bike Counterculture - is 77.
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low trail is around 40mm - 45mm ...
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What front rack and panniers are you using?

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Update! Got the front rack and panniers on there:
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V-brakes, 1x drive train, (somewhat) traditional rando bag, modern frame bags - what an interesting mix.
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Old 03-23-17, 09:14 AM   #3964
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This bike is actually very on trend, except the V-brakes. All the cool kids are running "old-school" rando bags now, all of them.
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Old 03-23-17, 03:11 PM   #3965
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This bike is actually very on trend, except the V-brakes. All the cool kids are running "old-school" rando bags now, all of them.
rando bag is the best, you can use a paper map if needed, you open your top and have it all at hand, phone, food, chargers, battery pack, rain racket and other clothes if needed. open and grab .... handle bar roll (to me) is too fussy,
always action if you need something.

V-brakes or Cantis are still the best if we move off the mainstream roads ... east EU countries for example, you will never ever find disc brakes replacement. the probability to find rim brakes is far far higher... and if you don't find rim brakes, buy them from a boys bike in any village you travel....
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My Steed

This is my 2015 Trek Crossrip Elite loaded with Arkel XM-45 and XM-28 panniers on OMM Sherpa front and rear racks. I hate lowriders so I went with the high riding front so I don't get hung up in ruts on National Forest ATV trails...I like it!!!

I've upgraded the handlebars to Salsa Cowchipper bars and put some 700x38c knobby tires on her. Once I wear out the wheels I'll build a new set, but I am going to re-thread them in a 3 cross using the stock components then true them up and re-install in the next week or so. They should last a while since I'm not really hard on them. I have some bar end shifters that I'd like to run in full friction mode, but haven't had a chance to re-route the cabling in order to do so. I love working on my bike as much as I like riding her. One day I'll actually buy a legit touring bike, but this one fits my needs as of now.


This pic shows the bike packed with all I need for a two week photo trip into Kisatche National Forest with no re-supply. I sometimes remove the rear rack and use a seat pack, but I needed a bit more cargo space for this trip. It looks a lot heavier than it really is.


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Old 03-24-17, 04:50 AM   #3967
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Original packing for our 2017 Rockies trip. I say original because it's probably going to change as we only tested it for like 15 minutes and Rob already says it's too unstable.
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Old 03-24-17, 06:08 AM   #3968
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@Mri G. , Try moving the rear panniers forward, more on centerline with the axle to possibly help with stability. Nice set of frame bags.

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This pic shows the bike packed with all I need for a two week photo trip into Kisatche National Forest with no re-supply. I sometimes remove the rear rack and use a seat pack, but I needed a bit more cargo space for this trip.


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I took the above set-up out for a test run and found it to be too much... I just can't live with myself knowing I'm going to damage my bike by packing it that way. I guess I'll keep the front rack and just go with my seat pack on the rear. Back to my minimal set-up. I'll probably pack my camera in the front panniers and just leave the handlebar pack at home. I like the way it feels with the front rack/pannier combo and seat pack.
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Old 03-24-17, 04:38 PM   #3970
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@Mri G. , Try moving the rear panniers forward, more on centerline with the axle to possibly help with stability. Nice set of frame bags.

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Thanks for the suggestion, but unfortunately they can't move them forward anymore due to where the plastic bits are. Haha. Very technical words those. XD
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This is my 2015 Trek Crossrip Elite loaded with Arkel XM-45 and XM-28 panniers on OMM Sherpa front and rear racks. I hate lowriders so I went with the high riding front so I don't get hung up in ruts on National Forest ATV trails...I like it!!!

I've upgraded the handlebars to Salsa Cowchipper bars and put some 700x38c knobby tires on her. Once I wear out the wheels I'll build a new set, but I am going to re-thread them in a 3 cross using the stock components then true them up and re-install in the next week or so. They should last a while since I'm not really hard on them. I have some bar end shifters that I'd like to run in full friction mode, but haven't had a chance to re-route the cabling in order to do so. I love working on my bike as much as I like riding her. One day I'll actually buy a legit touring bike, but this one fits my needs as of now.


This pic shows the bike packed with all I need for a two week photo trip into Kisatche National Forest with no re-supply. I sometimes remove the rear rack and use a seat pack, but I needed a bit more cargo space for this trip. It looks a lot heavier than it really is.

""with no re-supply"" thats all the water you need for two weeks? and you carry food for two weeks?
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Old 03-25-17, 11:34 PM   #3972
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""with no re-supply"" thats all the water you need for two weeks? and you carry food for two weeks?
I carry a 2 liter gravity filter for water. It works great as long as I back flush it every time I filter. There are plenty of places to filter water from here in Louisiana... bayous and creeks. As for food, I carry all my food but its a lot of freeze dried beans and rice, easy to cook camp food, etc...
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Old 03-26-17, 06:13 AM   #3973
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All the cool kids are running "old-school" rando bags now, all of them.
I will admit that rando bag does look good. I like that it's not kludge-ily attached to the handlebar (or stem) like most handlebar bags. The square fashion design looks nice too. It reminds me of the Japanese/Swiss Army style:


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Old 04-01-17, 01:23 PM   #3974
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Nice looking ride but you really must get an anodized purple Salsa seat post clamp if you wish to rack up more style points
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Nice looking ride but you really must get an anodized purple Salsa seat post clamp if you wish to rack up more style points
and purple screws on the crankset? )

nein nein... not too much "schnick schnack", no santa claus bike...
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