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Old 10-28-15, 04:20 AM
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Ordered one of these last night to replace the Giro Aeon that took a beating last Thursday when I crashed.

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Old 10-28-15, 05:16 AM
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(Lack of) carrying capacity on a carbon fiber bike can be a problem, e.g. on long self-supported rides in changeable weather, or commuting. I recently bought this nice solution to small seat bags:

Originally Posted by Jerrys88
Here is a copy of something I posted on another thread regarding the Green Guru Hauler Bike Pack:

I use one of these on my bike and really like it a lot. It has a stiff plastic insert on the bottom, so it's like a removable rack. It's expandable so it's only as long as it needs to be depending on how much stuff you have in it. It comes with a shoulder strap, so when you reach your destination it can be worn as you would a messenger bag…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRNyL2xftbs

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This weekend I bought one of these Green Guru Bike Packs for my high end carbon fiber bike with carbon fiber seat post. I have been looking for a seat bag with larger volumes than the typical small tool bags. I wanted something to carry voluminous but lightweight stuff like extra clothing and food, besides tools, spares etc, but I lack rear stay eyelets for a rack, and can't clamp onto a carbon fiber seat post.

Today I carried a pair of shoes and tools. It might be cool to attach my toolbag outside the bikepack, if possible, to further expand the volume, and make the tools more quickly accessible. I might even revert to using an (empty) back pack as well, as a lightweight "reserve" cargo space, e.g. for an extended ride to stow a light weight jacket or fleece as the day warms up.

The picture below shows the Bike Pack fully extended. It has a roller type closure like the Ortlieb pannier bags to expand or collapse for the particular cargo. A Velco strap attaches the bag to the seat post without much stress, and straps with easy closures suspend the bag from the seat rails high above the wheels.

The only better alternative I have seen is a custom-made (four weeks) bag which requires an additional metal seat bag support.



PS: See this additional post about attaching tool bag.

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Originally Posted by a1penguin
Why not the Bontrager Ion 700? 700 lumens is bright and it has day time flashing modes. The price isn't too bad. The Cygolite Metro 750 seems to get good reviews.
Seems like a good light but I found it a bit expensive. Still not decided on how many lumens to go for but right now I'm thinking either the Cygolite you mention or the Lumina 700, both at around $100.
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New Giro Synthe with MIPS, for the alleged added protection. (My Giro Aeon didn't survive my crash, but my head did - barely).
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First go here, click on the pull down tab that says light and then select the light you want to compare against and do the same thing for the other side and you'll get a side by side comparison; see: https://www.bikelightdatabase.com/be...q5genericlight

Here's another side by side comparator: Your guide to the best front lights for cycling + beam comparison engine | road.cc

And this which you can go back to even 2012 comparison shots: 2014 Mtbr Bike Lights Shootout: Tunnel Beam Patterns - Mtbr.com
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Urban 800 light , got it from Outside Outfitters for $105 shipped, and a go Pro mount for it for another $15.
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I've been going back and forth on them versus Pain Cave. With the time change this weekend, I will be leaving and coming home in the dark, so no riding for me (save the odd warm weekend).

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Old 10-28-15, 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Nachoman

New Giro Synthe with MIPS, for the alleged added protection. (My Giro Aeon didn't survive my crash, but my head did - barely).
I got one also and am amazed how light it is compared to my Bontrager circuit.
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Except with DA levers.

To replace the 6600 SL groupset on my Tarmac that is still working perfectly (shame on me).
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I need to get myself some of those.
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2016 Zipp 303's and a Giro Air Attack Shield
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Just ordered a Cyclops Jet Pro fluid trainer. Hoping to get some use out of all my Sufferfest videos this winter.
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Just picked up a new bike, now patiently waiting for it to arrive: Vitus Bikes Venon Road Bike 2015 | Chain Reaction Cycles

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Just got my first pair of road shoes to go with my new road bike. Shimano RP3 road shoes size 46. Will be doing my first ride in the am.
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Crown race installation tool. $2.64 at HD.





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For those of you looking for a "K-Edge" GoPro mount...


You can pick these up at Amazon for less than $7
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ilpage_o00_s00

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In the last 2 weeks....

old Rocky mountain beater - got it home and discovered a crack, no hole, in the frame. Pro tip: don't buy used bikes in the dark
old Giant mtb beater
new cables for giant
chain breaker tool
wrench to remove pedals (still unsuccessful)

next purchase - cable cutters, grease and maybe liquid wrench
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I just got a pair of aero bars for my new Scott Speedster.
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Originally Posted by redtires
For those of you looking for a "K-Edge" GoPro mount...


You can pick these up at Amazon for less than $7
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ilpage_o00_s00

It's funny that none of the photos actually have it nor the gopro mounted correctly.

And then the moron that gives it a 1-star review because it doesn't fit his bars.
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Old 10-30-15, 09:44 AM
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Picked up a new Kask Mojito to replace my Bell Array. Massive difference in cooling and comfort!


Also picked up some new tools from Park.
PH-1 Handle hex set and CP-1 Chain whip pliers.
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Originally Posted by SpeshulEd
It's funny that none of the photos actually have it nor the gopro mounted correctly.

And then the moron that gives it a 1-star review because it doesn't fit his bars.
Yes, I'm pretty sure that Amazon only grabs the product pictures from the Chinese company that is supplying the part. As for the moron, I seriously considered entering a "reply" to his "one star review", but thought silence was the better part of valor on this one. I don't need to be in a cyber-argument with a moron.
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