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1  Forums / Question and Answer / Re: Ok to use 64oz bottle on cargo cage? on: August 21, 2019, 01:01:57 PM
For tykepacking, anything goes!
2  Forums / Question and Answer / Re: Ok to use 64oz bottle on cargo cage? on: August 21, 2019, 06:35:42 AM
With regards to geometry, you'll be fine, but I'd recommend using a strap with some give and stick to it, like the Voile ski straps, so it doesn't slip out.

Do know that 8lbs of water sloshing around will feel a little strange. I had this setup with 2 40oz bottles on a rigid CX bike and on dirt roads it was totally fine, but trying to ride some of the chunky sections of the Arizona Trail, I really really wished I didn't have all that weight on the fork.
3  Forums / Classifieds / Re: WTB Thule Pack 'N Pedal Tour Rack on: August 12, 2019, 01:09:45 PM
Hey Case,
I DMed you. Let me know if that didn't work for you. Happy to buy the rack off of you.
4  Forums / Classifieds / WTB Thule Pack 'N Pedal Tour Rack on: July 19, 2019, 11:22:14 AM
Does anyone have a Pack 'N Pedal rack they are looking to get rid of?

I know they are not particularly highly regarded, but I have a special use case. I'm going to turn my bike travel case into a trailer for getting to/from the airport.
5  Forums / Question and Answer / Re: Camp pillow? on: July 16, 2019, 05:47:22 AM
Take shoes off put them under the bivy to raise the head up then whatever else to make up the desired height/comfort.

I used to do this backpacking. Now I live in the land of poison ivy, so shoes are a serious no-go. I found shoving a water bottle under my pad does a pretty darn good job.
6  Forums / Bikepacking / Re: What are we taking? on: July 16, 2019, 05:44:57 AM
It is funny how these conversations go. On one trip my S.O. was adamant about bringing a 3rd pair of socks. At the end of the trip we found that 3rd pair of socks at the bottom of one of our bags - she never touched it - and she'll never live it down. Another time we decided we *really* should bring the big heavy folding lock. When we went to lock up our bikes, we realized we brought the wrong key. On another trip, I found her one night cutting all the little food baggies in half "to save weight!". Still, I'll find her from time to time, sneaking a hard cover book or two into our bags.
7  Forums / Question and Answer / Re: Asked a thousand times... on: June 27, 2019, 07:05:21 AM
Let me get this straight. You want a bike with 2.5" knobby tires, an internally geared hub, and you want to be able to keep up with roadies on it?

It does sorta sound like the Seven Scrambler ( might be your best bet. They build fully custom, so they could add in belt and IGH compatibility, plus the bike is designed to nicely run "skinny" 700c tires and "fat" 650b tires.
8  Forums / Question and Answer / Re: Bar end q on: June 21, 2019, 11:42:09 AM
Not exactly what you are asking for, but I don't think I could ever ride with bar ends here in New England, where the trails are so narrow that I frequently punch trees. Instead, I got a set of SQlab 411 Innerbarends that go between your grips and brakes.

They have the added bonus of also sorta letting you grab the brakes while in that position.
9  Forums / Question and Answer / Re: Saddlepack for Trek Domaine (carobon seatopost compatible) on: June 05, 2019, 09:35:47 AM
Covering their asses. But putting some frame tape on your post wouldn't be a bad idea to avoid some of the wear on your delicate bits.
10  Forums / Bikepacking / Re: Lightweight tent repair on: June 03, 2019, 06:52:25 AM
Tenacious Tape
11  Forums / Question and Answer / Re: Aero bars for my 29er on: May 16, 2019, 07:18:27 AM
The Profile Designs ones are great. You can often pick them up for pretty cheap on craigslist or ebay or facebook bike groups. The elbow pads don't flip up, which makes them way more durable, but they also may get in the way more.
12  Forums / Question and Answer / Re: Tubeless or marathon plus on: May 07, 2019, 06:38:19 AM
Nobody ever said that tubeless would eliminate flats. Like mentioned above, when it is working, you'll never even know. It seals up all the tiny stuff on its own. The bigger stuff, like you experienced, needs a plug. But that's all. You can save yourself a lot of hassle by just throwing a bacon strip in as soon as you notice sealant coming out. My favorite (expensive, but totally worth it) is the Dynaplug. It comes preloaded with plugs that you just stab into the leak. No fuss, no muss.

The real win for tubeless, as far as I'm concerned, is being able to run much thinner, more supple, faster rolling tires at much lower pressures. No pinch flats, not too many flats from glass, and the softest ride money can buy.
13  Forums / Trip Planning / Need a partner / Re: New Zealand feb 2019 on: April 03, 2019, 06:01:28 AM
I'm excited to hear how the Old Ghost Road goes. I'm headed there in December. I've heard that in December the weather can be really pleasant, but up at the higher altitudes on the Old Ghost Road you can still get some pretty violent weather. Do you have any insight into how warm I should be packing for?
14  Forums / Question and Answer / Re: Quilt Recommendation on: March 12, 2019, 03:19:50 PM
Enlightened Equipment is the best bang for your buck, but like Bobonli said, they are a bit optimistic with their temperature ratings. You can often find a pretty good deal on a used quilt over at the backpackinglight gear swap forum.
15  Forums / Ultra Racing / Re: Mount Sinewave Beacon to aerobar extension? on: February 20, 2019, 08:40:38 AM
You could buy an aerobar gopro mount. Then use a gopro to 10mm tab adapter. I think sinewave makes an adapter for that as do several other companies. I have one of these garmin/gopro mounts attached to my handelbars that works great.

16  Forums / Question and Answer / Re: Tubeless Repair Kit: advice needed on: January 22, 2019, 05:35:22 AM
The bigger concern is not a hole so big it doesn't seal, but your sealant drying out. Or really, one of your dumb a** buddies who pays people to set up their tubeless not knowing that they need to check in on it from time to time. For that reason, when I lead a ride, I often carry a little. I think I need to buy a mini bottle of Stans, pour it out, and refill it with Orange Seal. Orange Seal only ships in 4oz bottles, which is excessive for my emergency needs.

When I travel with my bike I always bring a 4oz bottle just in case TSA gets excited and lets all the air out of my tires and pops a bead.
17  Forums / DIY / Make Your Own Gear (MYOG) / Re: Sneaker Seatpost Bag on: January 04, 2019, 06:29:17 AM
You jest but here is my hiking boot rear fender for a biking/hiking trip
18  Forums / Trip Planning / Need a partner / Re: AZT in the month of March? on: January 04, 2019, 06:25:12 AM
Just finished a tiny section of the AZT east of Patagonia. It was lovely! But the day before and the day after we got snowed on. What a brutally hard trail. I'm sure you've read trip reports, but plan for short mileage every day and a sore back from all the hikeabike.
19  Forums / Question and Answer / Re: Fork bosses front or rear on: November 27, 2018, 09:21:02 PM
Thanks for all the input! I ended up going for the front. Most of the time it'll be empty, but from time to time I'll have a set of small bottles for long rides, and on a few rare occasions (like my upcoming trip in AZ) I'll have bigger bottles or dry bags.
20  Forums / Question and Answer / Fork bosses front or rear on: November 25, 2018, 07:47:52 PM
Does anyone have a theory for whether it is better to have your fork bosses on the front or rear of the fork? The original Fargo had them on the rear, but the new Cutthroat has them on the front. Most of the rest of Salsa's line has both.

I'm modding a fork with the Baryak kit, so I get to choose for my self, but that decision is final.
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