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Last Post 08/10/2021 10:21 PM by Cosmic Kid. 42 Replies.
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Orange Crush

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06/30/2021 12:14 AM
49.5C or 121F today in Lytton. Third record in as many days. I’ll be headed there next week for an epic ride, but it should be much cooler by then.

CK just read about seat bag contemplating. I’d advise against it or at least try it on gravel if you haven’t already. My buddy had one of those last year, swaying too much in my opinion and depending on how much weight you put in it you will definitely feel that swaying riding out of saddle on gravel.
Dale

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06/30/2021 06:21 AM
I had one of those bento boxes and had to stop mid ride to move it. Couldn’t stand it when my knees brushed against it. Part of the decision to drop bike packing— if I’ve got to haul that much stuff I’ll just go backpacking.
Cosmic Kid

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06/30/2021 08:37 AM
OC, I'm not talking about one of those big ass seatbags....maybe slightly larger than normal. Just enough for an extra tube, some CO2, etc.

I already have a storage keg on the underside of my downtube, stored in a waterbottle cage, which holds a tube, CO2, and levers. I want the seatpack just to have a backup tube, etc. so nothing huge.

I had one of those bento boxes and had to stop mid ride to move it. Couldn’t stand it when my knees brushed against it.


Yup...definitely something to factor into it. Mine tapers down in the rear, so it isn't as much of an issue, but still get an occasional brush of it (i also tend to have a narrow knee position, so that doesn't help).

When I checked the frame pack briefly yesterday, i had a little knee brush, but I also had a fair amount stuffed in there (neoprene golves and a rain jacket). I can keep the jacket in my jersey pocket and put some of my nutrition in the pack instead and it should then fall within the width of the frame tubes.
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Orange Crush

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06/30/2021 09:38 AM
Ah good. Yes I have seat pack w spare tube and levers that’s all.
Dale

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06/30/2021 01:41 PM
When I hit the lottery I’m hiring a team car with a mechanic, spare bike, wheels, and a cooler full of food and drink.
eurochien

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06/30/2021 05:19 PM
On the road bike, I use a saddle bag made by Krieg, it stores a tube, a co2 inflator and a multi-tool that's it, the rest goes in the jersey pockets. On the mtb I have the same saddle bag, but I also use a Camelbak that probably weighs close to 8-10 lbs with a full bladder. With everything that can happen on a mountain bike ride, I carry a lot of stuff (first aid kit, more tools, pump, co2 inflator, rain gear, extra food, a headlamp), it adds up...
Cosmic Kid

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07/06/2021 07:13 PM
well crap....looks like I am gonna cave to the trend and get a HB for The Rift. The frame bags I ordered were either too big to work or were constantly brushing my knees.

Since there is no need for the extra hydration capacity of a Camelbak, I'm not gonna put something on my back just for storage....so a HB bag it will have to be.

But after the race I am burning it

Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Orange Crush

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07/06/2021 08:16 PM
Bahahaha. That hill was short lived. I saw your setup on Strava and was wondering what happened to frame bag

Hamburger Hill. Or is that Handlebar Hill LOL.

Now it’s just 6ix all alone.
Dale

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07/07/2021 02:23 PM
You might burn it but we'll all remember that you owned one. That purchase is going to haunt you for life.
Orange Crush

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07/07/2021 09:42 PM
This just adds to the DK TT bar mishap. Another notch.

You know what they say about three strikes.
Cosmic Kid

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07/09/2021 09:17 AM
This just adds to the DK TT bar mishap.


What? Not even close to being similar! if anything, this step is being done to prevent a similar mishap....

I protest!
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Orange Crush

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08/10/2021 02:58 PM
CK - so having had some time to reflect on use of handlebar bag during the Rift, have you changed your opinion?

Or has it indeed been burned, sold, discarded?
Cosmic Kid

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08/10/2021 10:21 PM
Honestly, it was kind of a pain in the ass….weather conditions didn’t help. Between having my number zip tied to it, cold wet hands and not wanting to lose too much time screwing around with the zipper, I barely used it.

Took my neoprene gloves out around mile 50 or so I think, but just kept my goretex shake dry in my pocket if I wasn’t wearing it.

Meh, overall.
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
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