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Old 11-21-16, 09:02 PM
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it is very pretty isn't it?
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Old 11-22-16, 08:33 AM
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max what is that crankset.
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Old 11-22-16, 03:05 PM
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max what is that crankset.
No idea! Not my bike!
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Old 11-22-16, 03:54 PM
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Fast and light overnighter on the summit of Mt. Orient. Night-time temperature was below 20F if you count the windchill at elevation. Cold!

I brought a 15F sleeping bag in my 30L backpack, which is also waterproof. It felt like I had nothing on my back, since the sleeping bag weighs less than 3lbs. But, I didn't have to stuff and wrestle it into a small drybag on my handlebars. With cold fingers, that was such a relief.

I will be using the big backpack strategy all winter.

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Old 11-23-16, 10:43 AM
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Originally Posted by mdilthey
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Originally Posted by antokelly
max what is that crankset.
It's an IRD Defiant Touring Triple with
  • TA 110 PCD Zephyr Outer Road Chainring Silver 44T
  • IRD Triplizer chainring 110mm to 74mm 34t silver
  • Mountain Tamer Triple + 21T Cog
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Old 11-23-16, 12:48 PM
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Llama, this brings up the whole issue of cost vs good enough. I've ridden 42/32/22's and now a 44/32/22 and looked briefly into if a 34 mid ring was available, and in the end, the cost of making a small (yet I'm sure a handy diff) change is just not worth it to me. I'd rather put that money into other touring things.

that said, a 44/34/21 would make a really nice riding setup. What cassette do you have on the bike and how many speeds?
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Old 11-23-16, 12:49 PM
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Llama, this brings up the whole issue of cost vs good enough. I've ridden 42/32/22's and now a 44/32/22 and looked briefly into if a 34 mid ring was available, and in the end, the cost of making a small (yet I'm sure a handy diff) change is just not worth it to me. I'd rather put that money into other touring things.

that said, a 44/34/21 would make a really nice riding setup. What cassette do you have on the bike and how many speeds?
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Originally Posted by djb
Llama, this brings up the whole issue of cost vs good enough. I've ridden 42/32/22's and now a 44/32/22 and looked briefly into if a 34 mid ring was available, and in the end, the cost of making a small (yet I'm sure a handy diff) change is just not worth it to me. I'd rather put that money into other touring things.

that said, a 44/34/21 would make a really nice riding setup. What cassette do you have on the bike and how many speeds?
It's a 9 speed 11-34.

I think my ideal setup for touring would be a 42/34/22 as my 44t hardly gets used, but of course 110 bcd can't do 42t... If I was to do it again i'd probably go to a mtb crankset instead of 110... but i do like the looks
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Old 11-23-16, 06:23 PM
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Originally Posted by LlamaBikes
It's a 9 speed 11-34.

I think my ideal setup for touring would be a 42/34/22 as my 44t hardly gets used, but of course 110 bcd can't do 42t... If I was to do it again i'd probably go to a mtb crankset instead of 110... but i do like the looks
mtn crank is what I did with the new touring setup this summer, the forementioned 44/32/22 , a regular old shimano one, XT. Looked briefly into some interwebs searches for a 34 for that bcd but didnt find anything right off, and had other priorities. With 26 in wheels especially, a 34 would be nice, and I find the 44 does get used when the bike is used with just two panniers, but yes, with a load, its really only on down hills and tailwinds, but it is there and so handy.

and yes, the aesthetics of that crankset certainly has its merits and visually gives a lovely centered focus to the bike. I also used silver sks fenders that with my black frame, does a nice job like with your green, the silver goes well with a darker colour I find. Don't have a photo with all the bags on yet.
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Hello All.

Some pics taken on one of our camping excursions near San Francisco. Santana Sovereign Tandem with lots of good bits pulling a BOB Ibex.

And a bonus of the Lemond Alpe d'Huez pulling the Bob in convoy with a loaded up early 1960s Raleigh RSW-16 folder with it's original loaded up bag.

Those last two are definitely an odd couple!






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The panniers I ordered from Waxwing Bag Co. arrived last week. They are really nice, and exceptionally well-made. Im looking forward to taking some short tours next Spring, and Route 66 in 2018.

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Originally Posted by katzenfinch
The panniers I ordered from Waxwing Bag Co. arrived last week. They are really nice, and exceptionally well-made. Im looking forward to taking some short tours next Spring, and Route 66 in 2018.

And the classiest rig of 2016 goes to....
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Originally Posted by katzenfinch
The panniers I ordered from Waxwing Bag Co. arrived last week. They are really nice, and exceptionally well-made. Im looking forward to taking some short tours next Spring, and Route 66 in 2018.

lovely rig
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I had gravel roads in mind but i think i'd have to swap the janky hose clamp & radiator hose combo holding the front rack for p clamps and maybe locktite the rack bolts.

I also have some back roller classics. Was thinking maybe a frame bag but i like the space for my knees and carrying the bike. I need to wire the rear light and get some fenders.

It rides great unloaded or loaded. I wouldn't be surprised if this 'cx' frame could make a quicker road bike than my ken evans.
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Old 12-17-16, 12:36 PM
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Originally Posted by katzenfinch
The panniers I ordered from Waxwing Bag Co. arrived last week. They are really nice, and exceptionally well-made. Im looking forward to taking some short tours next Spring, and Route 66 in 2018.

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nice and clean. not another little bag + another little bag + another little bag
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Here's a picture of Rawk Lobster, fully loaded on my way to Dartmouth from Halifax.

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nice and clean. not another little bag + another little bag + another little bag
I get weary with the bikepacking "little bag" situation. The trade-off is worth it for a mountain bike that feels essentially unloaded when the bike paths turn to trail, and trail turns to dry streambed.

You can offset it with some careful packing. Keep the essentials in easy-access spots, the non-essentials tucked away in nooks and crannies. Sometimes I get annoyed with panniers, because I end up having to dump them out to find what i'm looking for. I don't carry enough of anything to keep only one thing in a pannier. It's always half clothes, half food, half tools, half camp gear...
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i went for a short tour, 5 days, no panniers, a handle bar roll and a saddle bag. no tent, no sleeping bag, just clothing. normally i would carry clothing and other stuff i need in the handle bar bag, open the deck and its all there, phone, rain jacket, food, cables, camera, anything you want or need. front roll bag is a pain! i don't feel like to open it every time i need something...

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Setups a blast. Handles like a dream and weighs around 28lbs minus water.
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My Surly ECR and my friend's Surly Ice Cream Truck on a trip in Baja Mexico.

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short tour after Christmas

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Love it stefan ;-)
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That bike is awesome!
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short tour after Christmas
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