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 Post subject: Re: Bikepacking Trip
PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:39 am 
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Solo, with others wrote:
Why not use a real bike rack on the back? Seems like it would be a lot handier.


Nowhere to mount it. If I had a bike with mounts, that is the way I would go without question. Experimented with a few homemade ideas, but nothing that worked that great. Would also like to use a seat bag like the Epic Designs/Revelate one, but don't have enough clearance.

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 Post subject: Re: Bikepacking Trip
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kool. is it hard to pedal while wearing your radiation kit?


A couple anti-radiation suppositories and I'm good to go. Ahh who am I to tell you, you know about that stuff.

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 Post subject: Re: Bikepacking Trip
PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:45 am 
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beechnut wrote:
How much 4wd traffic did you see on the trail?


None on this particular trip, but mostly because the route I was on had most of the gates closed to motorized traffic. Since we've had some rain around here a few of the water crossings are pretty deep and the Forest Service restricts access.

Other times there are mostly motorcycles and 4-wheelers.

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 Post subject: Re: Bikepacking Trip
PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:55 am 
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I've about got my burro set up for the trip (See: unintentional setback seatpost), lacking any real 4wd roads around here to test the load-out for balance and solid mounting, I plan to roll it around the Ranger loop at Big Cedar a few times to see what falls off.

The gearing of my SS Inbred went way too easily. I tried it out last weekend and after a few cable tension adjustments, it was good to go.

In the next couple weeks, I'll start using it as my commute ride with some weight on it to tweak the fitting.


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 Post subject: Re: Bikepacking Trip
PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 12:13 pm 
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truman wrote:
I think he told me he was getting a Jandd, Britt. http://www.google.com/products/catalog? ... DAQ8wIwAg#

If that's what it is, he chose to mount it in the opposite orientation from how it's intended to be run.

I have one too, if you ever want to see it.

Jersey, where are you going to carry additional water, since we won't have the stream access you enjoyed this trip.?

Yep, I'd like to check out the frame bag before I order one.

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 Post subject: Re: Bikepacking Trip
PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 12:13 pm 
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nice work Jersey. Setup looks good and the glass of wine is a nice touch to a long day.

My setup has moved everything of weight to the frame pack and in my backpack. I try not to put anything on the bars. Weight up there played with the handling of the bike too much for my tastes. Did you have issues with this?

Does this mean your mountain feed bags are available?

This???

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Hands off missy

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 Post subject: Re: Bikepacking Trip
PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 12:19 pm 
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Kevin wrote:
Hands off missy

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 Post subject: Re: Bikepacking Trip
PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 12:58 pm 
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jersey wrote:
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nice work Jersey. Setup looks good and the glass of wine is a nice touch to a long day.

My setup has moved everything of weight to the frame pack and in my backpack. I try not to put anything on the bars. Weight up there played with the handling of the bike too much for my tastes. Did you have issues with this?


Could definitely feel the additional weight on the bars. Played around with locking out the fork, redistributing the weight, etc. I find that too much weight on the back destroys my ass on a longer ride. Too much pressure on the saddle i suppose. It's a give and take, so I just keep trying different things.


my setup:Image

most of the heavy items in the frame bag near the bb.

Food and some clothing plus water on my back

warming layers and sleeping bag/bivy in seat bag

Oh.. and the feedbags are not up for sale they have other uses. But I do think I have an extra Jand frame wedge.


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 Post subject: Re: Bikepacking Trip
PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 1:10 pm 
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jersey wrote:
Nowhere to mount it. If I had a bike with mounts, that is the way I would go without question.


It's a shame that you don't know a guy that could fix that for you pretty easily.

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Nowhere to mount it. If I had a bike with mounts, that is the way I would go without question.


It's a shame that you don't know a guy that could fix that for you pretty easily.


All it would take is a framebuilder who could put together a badass steel framed backcountry touring bike. But who do i know that could do something like that. Tim Neenan definitely could, but other than him nobody comes to mind!

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jersey wrote:
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Nowhere to mount it. If I had a bike with mounts, that is the way I would go without question.


It's a shame that you don't know a guy that could fix that for you pretty easily.


All it would take is a framebuilder who could put together a badass steel framed backcountry touring bike. But who do i know that could do something like that. Tim Neenan definitely could, but other than him nobody comes to mind!



or a dipshit with a welder, bag of weed, and no social life could just put some brackets on your shit.


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Rev wrote:
But I do think I have an extra Jand frame wedge.


lemme know on that please.

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jersey wrote:
Solo, with others wrote:
Why not use a real bike rack on the back? Seems like it would be a lot handier.


Nowhere to mount it. If I had a bike with mounts, that is the way I would go without question. Experimented with a few homemade ideas, but nothing that worked that great. Would also like to use a seat bag like the Epic Designs/Revelate one, but don't have enough clearance.


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Solo, with others wrote:
jersey wrote:
Solo, with others wrote:
Why not use a real bike rack on the back? Seems like it would be a lot handier.


Nowhere to mount it. If I had a bike with mounts, that is the way I would go without question. Experimented with a few homemade ideas, but nothing that worked that great. Would also like to use a seat bag like the Epic Designs/Revelate one, but don't have enough clearance.


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I'm extremely pleased with the Old Man Mountain rack
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