I'm new to this website, but not to bike packing or hiking. Great knowledge base here and I've really enjoyed reading the forums so far. Thanks to everyone that has contributed and those that have organized this great resource!
I've spent more time on backpacking/hiking forums in the past and really enjoyed the Do-it-yourself (DIY) and Make Your Own Gear (MYOG) forums especially. You can see examples of great communities where people help each other and share designs and ideas to build their own equipment at Backpacking Light's MYOG Forum
, HammockForum's DIY section
, bpLite's extensive DIY forums
focusing especially on alcohol stoves.
All of the above sites focus on one aspect of bike packing, which is the packing and camping part, and all the above specific DIY/MYOG forums have really allowed a community to develop that helps and supports each other and shares ideas and designs. I have seen a few DIY/MYOG threads buried deep in this site, and would like to see a separate forum started so that these threads can be brought together in one place. If this forum is created I volunteer to look through back posts and curate the ones that are DIY/MYOG in content so they can be migrated to the new forum.