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Old 08-27-21, 04:49 PM
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4 water bottles, Handle bar bag, stem mount feed bag, 2X fork bags, top tube bag, and triangle frame bag. Still exploring options. handlebar bag and feed bag for photgraphy equipment.
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light weight set up

first time using smaller "bike packing" bags because I could fairly easily find stores and even a hotel if something failed from DC to Pittsburgh via the C&O and GAP trails... ended up working even better than expected with the unplanned PawPaw tunnel detour, I was able to ride up a fair amount of it and all the way down.
Did not have as much time as I would have liked and managed to do it in three and a half days so I had plenty of time to cruise around my old hometown of PGH




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I've got the same Ibera system and really like it.
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Originally Posted by Coilavana
that red bag on the front wheal look amazing and dangerous at the same time! Insane
What red bag?
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Tailfin

Packing light for a short trip. This Tailfin system is rad.

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Outside the train station in Philadelphia. Off to St. Albans, VT to start a ride home.


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My setup for this summer (left bike). I carried way too much stuff in hindsight but with 45L (17L + ~5L + 23L) I could probably carry camping gear as well.
I guess that's something I will try to fit inside some time in the next couple of weeks.


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Originally Posted by JaccoW
My setup for this summer (left bike). I carried way too much stuff in hindsight but with 45L (17L + ~5L + 23L) I could probably carry camping gear as well.
I guess that's something I will try to fit inside some time in the next couple of weeks.
Really cool setup! How do you like those bars? The drops look pretty unusable but the hoods look very comfy. I'm intrigued. Also very cool drivetrain. Big ring and a very small ring.

Also what's that lever on the seat tube for?
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Originally Posted by antmaster5000
Really cool setup! How do you like those bars? The drops look pretty unusable but the hoods look very comfy. I'm intrigued. Also very cool drivetrain. Big ring and a very small ring.

Also what's that lever on the seat tube for?
You would think so right? But no, they are flared bars and those flat portions are really comfortable. They originally came off a Koga Beachracer but they serve as gravel bars as well. They are essentially the same as the Velo Orange Dajia Cycleworks Far Bar but also made by Satori IIRC.



48/28 x 11-32 11-speed drivetrain. Works pretty well with the 11-speed Dura-Ace front derailleur to be honest. But it helps to use a chaincatcher. It's a big drop with a 20T difference. I think for the next iteration I might go for a 44/26T x 11-36T setup.

The lever on the seattube was for a bottom bracket dynamo. It would enable you to enable a special type of dynamo to roll against the rear tyre. Apparently it worked pretty well but fell out of favor when dynamo hubs became available.
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Originally Posted by tang1223
This is just ignorance with simple physics. The lower your center of gravity, the stabler is your ride. Not only does a heavy bag on the handlebar raises the center of gravity of the rig, the bag catches more wind and impacts the steering. This can be a serious problem with strong cross winds.
Weight/mass is what affects center of gravity. Not bulk/volume.

You can have a bulky bag on top with lighter stuff - like clothes, sleeping bag. If your weight is concentrated low this will still ride OK. Yea, the heavier your stuff "up top" gets the worse the handling is.
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Mini skinny tire tour to the French coast.
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Obligatory campsite photo during an overnighter this week in Ohio. Apologies to the purists for being non-drive side. Briefcase panniers are a bit unorthodox, but I had one that I use for commuting and picked up a second cheap from a BF member, so I've never invested in regular touring bags. Helps to have extra capacity since my 25 year old sleeping bag and 2+ person tent aren't exactly compact. Bike is a late 90's Bianchi Boardwalk hybrid frame that I built up as a drop bar bike mostly with parts I could find at the co-op. Wheels are mismatched because the front has a dynamo hub and I got it used already laced to the rim, but with no matching rear.

Other details for anyone interested - drive train is 3x8 Sora with chainrings reduced to 26-39-50 (from original 30-42-52) and 12-34 rear cluster. Brakes are Tektro CR720s that stick out far enough that they're basically resting on the top of the front bags. Racks are Jandd Expedition racks from a BF member. Tires are 700x32 Panaracer Tourguard, which I've actually found to be disappointingly flat prone despite the name. Maybe just getting old. Pedals for this trip were some MTB platforms from Origin8, but I go back and forth between SPD and platform depending on my mood.

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We'll, at least for once you cleaned your damn bike before leaning it up against that beautiful wall!
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Vermont to Philly last month.


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You're packing a tent plus sleeping gear in that rando bag, str ? Fairly spartan set-up for 10 days.
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Originally Posted by CMAW
You're packing a tent plus sleeping gear in that rando bag, str ? Fairly spartan set-up for 10 days.
in the seatbag is the sleeping bag and tools. in the frame bag is the tent (only the outer shell, I don't bring the inner tent anymore), tent pools, tent footprint, tent pegs.
Handle bar bag: 250ml propane gas, a cup for tea, tea bags, cooker, off the bike clothing, underwear, rain jacket, down jacket, bag with chargers, cables, battery pack, 2 spare inner tubes,
head lamp, sleep mattress, second cycling jersey, second cycling underwear, knee warmers, arm warmers, 2 pairs of socks for off the bike, 2 Pais of socks for on the bike.

maybe I forgot something would not bring much more if touring 4 weeks.

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I guess that rando bag must be around 15 liter. Not sure if I would like to have most of the weight up front, though.
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Originally Posted by CMAW
I guess that rando bag must be around 15 liter. Not sure if I would like to have most of the weight up front, though.
works fine, no problem, only light stuff in there. it is a Carradice Nelson Long Flap.

for colder days, and warmer clothing, warmer sleeping bag and mattress + food supplies this version:



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Originally Posted by str
works fine, no problem, only light stuff in there. it is a Carradice Nelson Long Flap.

for colder days, and warmer clothing, warmer sleeping bag and mattress + food supplies this version:


What width are your drop bars?
And what have you also got in your panniers?
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Originally Posted by SapInMyBlood
What width are your drop bars?
And what have you also got in your panniers?
46mm Salsa Cowbell 2

setup for colder days:

pannier, warm sleeping bag, warm mattress, complete tent,
pannier, second set of cycling clothing. one set of clothing off the bike, including rain jacket and down jacket. cooking stuff, food, propane gas, off the bike shoes, long underwear for sleeping, underwear, thin towel.
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