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Forum: Touring
03-10-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 653
Posted By nun

I take a head mounted Petzval lamp when I tour so...

I take a head mounted Petzval lamp when I tour so I can see around camp at night. I use it if I ride at night too. Simple, light weight and does double duty.
Forum: Touring
01-31-20, 10:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,457
Posted By nun

FYI here is the new Diverge-Sport. I have the...

FYI here is the new Diverge-Sport. I have the 700x32 Gatorskins at 70psi and that seems pretty good. otehr old school parts are a Nitto S83 seatpost,
a Brooks Swift saddle and a NOS Carradice...
Forum: Touring
01-26-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 11,849
Posted By nun

Bikepacking is for hipsters and touring is for...

Bikepacking is for hipsters and touring is for Freds.

Seriously I was riding off road on the North Yorkshire Moors on a Claud Butler with a Carradice saddlebag with a tent strapped to the top...
Forum: Touring
11-29-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,482
Posted By nun

There are lots of mountain and gravel bikes that...

There are lots of mountain and gravel bikes that I'm sure would do just fine on those descents with rackless setups. But you might be voiding the warranty doing it with 4 x panniers and 50lbs of...
Forum: Touring
11-24-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,482
Posted By nun

I tend to carry a fair amount of weight on top of...

I tend to carry a fair amount of weight on top of the saddle as well.

Yes, the old Carradice saddlebag has worked well for a long time. Itís interesting to note that originally it was not intended...
Forum: Touring
11-24-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,482
Posted By nun

Thanks

Thanks
Forum: Touring
11-23-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,482
Posted By nun

Moment is the critical factor and as most of the...

Moment is the critical factor and as most of the weight is under my bum it has minimal effect...also we are talking about pretty low gear weights.
Forum: Touring
10-19-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,117
Posted By nun

I use these shorts for cycling and they look...

I use these shorts for cycling and they look normal off the bike too

https://www.groundeffect.co.nz/collections/mens-baggy-shorts/products/slim-jims-stretch-baggy-cycle-shorts

I have a pair of...
Forum: Touring
10-16-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,117
Posted By nun

The Klick Fix bag attachment on the Ortlieb bar...

The Klick Fix bag attachment on the Ortlieb bar bag is good as it's solid yet very quick and easy to detach. However the mount that comes with the Ortlieb uses 2 cables to mount to the handlebars and...
Forum: Touring
10-15-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,117
Posted By nun

I've done that and it works nicely so that I can...

I've done that and it works nicely so that I can easily carry all my luggage ie the Ortlieb bar bag and the Carradice, on my shoulder.

...
Forum: Touring
10-15-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,117
Posted By nun

Ha😀 the table was at the camp site when I...

Ha😀 the table was at the camp site when I arrived.
It takes some careful gear choices and discipline to get everything required to tour and camp into a saddlebag, but itís not really difficult. I...
Forum: Touring
10-15-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,117
Posted By nun

Items can easily be strapped to the outside of a...

Items can easily be strapped to the outside of a saddlebag, but it's not really necessary if you use modern light weight equipment and some compression sacks. Poor bag stability is often caused by...
Forum: Touring
10-15-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,117
Posted By nun

When mounted and packed correctly Carradice...

When mounted and packed correctly Carradice saddlebags don't need support. You can certainly use a support, but it's just another thing to carry and worry about and if you can ditch the support you...
Forum: Touring
09-30-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 848
Posted By nun

That sounds like fun. I also took Rt 3 from...

That sounds like fun. I also took Rt 3 from Boston through Concord, Plymouth, Lancaster, Canaan and finally to the border. The trail to 4th CT Lake was steeper than I had expected and I think a pair...
Forum: Touring
09-26-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 848
Posted By nun

Riding the length of the CT river valley

FYI, this summer I rode up to the source of the Connecticut River at the 4th Connecticut Lake on the USA/Canadian border and then down the length of the river to Old Lyme, CT where it enters Long...
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