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 Post subject: Re: The Kitbag....
PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:58 am 
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I've put in an order to Alpkit after seeing ZZ's gear, they had run out of 13 ltr handlebar bags so I'll see how 20 litres feels on the front :) I'm going to try and do the great glen with nothing on my back and no panniers. Really liking Velo's stem / bar idea so will probably try that at the back.


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 Post subject: Re: The Kitbag....
PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:10 am 
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likewise TK, wanted the 13l kelp, due to stock ended up with the 20i red (chilli) so, going to try and do my trip with that up front and a camelbak with nutrition, tools/tubes and waterproofs on my back..

thinking for bikepacking is now to get a frame bag for camping equipment.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:16 am 
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I bought the 13 litre standard dry bag too to try on the front, I have an abundance of nylon strapping for my bike racks so was just going to use those to tie everything on.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:21 am 
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velomaniac wrote:
If you have a 27.2mm seatpost, get a 27.2-28.6 seatpost shim (Aprox £5) and a long 28.6mm AHead stem. Attach to seat post and fit a cut short handlebar then bungee stuff sack to the cut off bars.
Alternatively strap a length of wood with heavy duty zip ties to cross bar so it extends rearwards of saddle as a boom and strap stuff sack to rear boom.
Alternatively strap stuff sack to handlebars.
Alternatively buy a beam rack..........last is most sensible, cheap ones do exist !


never had a beam rack that didn't end up swaying off to one side - including expensive ones, although all the ones I've seen seem to be quick release and I think that is the issue.

would a narrow drop bar be a good solution for the rear bag mount Velo? - would give side support to the bag and more strapping options.


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 Post subject: Re: The Kitbag....
PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:34 am 
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The Ken wrote:

never had a beam rack that didn't end up swaying off to one side - including expensive ones, although all the ones I've seen seem to be quick release and I think that is the issue.




well you would attach a vice!


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 Post subject: Re: The Kitbag....
PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:37 am 
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I do like some of the ideas BTW, I'm trying to work out how best to turn the Pugsley into a 'light' tourer. I've a regular rear rack that I'm going to strap a dry bag to and may do the same for the front. Then have a frame pack for some stuff and a minimal back pack.

Try a search for Jandd (sp?) on the bay they did a reasonabley sized and priced frame bag.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:52 am 
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kaiser wrote:
The Ken wrote:

never had a beam rack that didn't end up swaying off to one side - including expensive ones, although all the ones I've seen seem to be quick release and I think that is the issue.




well you would attach a vice!



no but I am thinking of ordering one of these hydration units....
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 Post subject: Re: The Kitbag....
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the jandd stuff looks reasonable. especially if waterproof, although the frame bags are limited in size

http://www.jandd.com/search_results.asp ... 2&subcat=5


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Got my new gilet today :) should be ideal for bikepacking/touring.

http://www.trekitt.co.uk/detail.jsp?pid ... tAodnwoAZw

nice life preserve Marty McFly :lol: :lol: good value

itching to get my bikepacking kit together, chasing terra nova tents on fleebay at the mo.. also noted a few reasonable new 1 man jobs ~£120ish

any recommendations out there


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 Post subject: Re: The Kitbag....
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I also gave you a bumsteer with the jannd bag this was the one I was thinking of

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/181112344283? ... 1423.l2649


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