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General Discussion / Re: Tools for adventure
« on: April 04, 2014, 08:40:05 pm »
Carry an old sock with you,it'll come in handy when handling a greasy chain.

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Check out the Samsung Galaxy Note 2.Its pretty cool.I got one last week and will probably never use half the stuff it has on it.

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General Discussion / Re: Tire Pressure
« on: October 22, 2012, 06:57:28 pm »
I've got Continental  Travel contacts max psi is 85.I go 90

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Gear Talk / Re: Thermarest pads - are Neoairs that much better?
« on: October 22, 2012, 01:41:36 pm »
My neo air is 20" by47" by 2.5" thick.It weighs about 11oz.If u toss and turn all night like I do it like laying on a bag of potato chips.Crunch,crunch,crunch

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Gear Talk / Re: tent for transam
« on: October 16, 2012, 09:29:16 pm »
If your looking for a lighter sleeping bag u might want to look at the Montbell UL super spiral down hugger 3.its not cheap but mine weighs just under 21oz on my scale.Its a 30 degree bag but I used it in the lower 20s.It's really comfortable and it packs down to a small loaf bread.

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Gear Talk / Re: tent for transam
« on: October 10, 2012, 07:50:24 am »
You can set up the fly creek without stakes,the sides will sag in a bit but u could use your panniers to push them out.

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Gear Talk / Re: tent for transam
« on: October 09, 2012, 04:48:41 pm »
@rifleman - Thanks for the input - The fly creek is on the lightest / smallest side of what I would consider. How long was your tour?  Would you consider it a TransAm route worthy tent? - Note, I am 5' 9" tall, and dont care if my bags are inside with me. The UL2 isn't much heavier, and my sister may join me for a week or two, so that might mater (she is 4' 11 9/10" tall :) )

@dbbcpa - what do YOU find the weight to be?  Did you ever use it where you couldn't put stakes in the ground (concrete)?
My trip was four weeks.I'm 5'11" and I kept my panniets inside with me.It's a cramped tent but don't care I wanted light weight,if I had it to do over again is get the bigger one.I didn't have any  problems but a little condensation.As far as a trans am worthy tent ,I'd get something a little more  stout I guess the word would be.The fabric is awfully thin and will definitely suggest a footprint.

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Gear Talk / Re: tent for transam
« on: October 08, 2012, 05:03:14 pm »
I've got the Big Angus Fly creek ul 1.It is free standing and yes u have to use tent stakes to set it up,I can do it with  six but I take seven just in case.The tent is light,with seven ti stakes and foot print it weighs thirty eight oz.I weighed it on my scale.It's a compact tent,not much room if u keep your panniers inside.Overall its a pretty good tent

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Gear Talk / Re: Handlebars
« on: August 01, 2012, 02:49:10 pm »
Have not used mine yet but thanks for the heads up.

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Gear Talk / Re: Handlebars
« on: July 30, 2012, 09:52:11 am »
Cant comment on the handlebars but if your wanting to raise the height of your stem,several companys make a stem riser.I bought one.The company that made mine is origin8.com.It will raise your stem up to 3 inches.

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Gear Talk / Re: Portable Shower
« on: May 25, 2012, 08:49:10 am »
Bought the Sea to summit pocket shower.It's very compact and light weight.haven't had a chance to use it but I will post a review.I paid $25 for it.

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Gear Talk / Re: Portable Shower
« on: May 21, 2012, 04:27:34 pm »
That is a pretty cool idea.Im on the Natchez trace currently and went to walmart to get one but they didn't have one as  they usually do carry them.Rei has one Sea to summit it weighs about 6 oz and holds 10 liters.Sea to summit lies about there weights though.

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Gear Talk / Re: Tire width - 28 too narrow for touring?
« on: May 07, 2012, 08:32:14 pm »
For me 230lbs and a little less than 70lbs for bike and gear,its probably overkill but im going with 42mm tires.

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Gear Talk / Re: Tire width - 28 too narrow for touring?
« on: May 07, 2012, 08:18:22 pm »
One more suggestion.  The most comfy sleeping pad I have used is also one of the lightest on the market.   Check out the NeoAir line.  Mine is 12 ounces, packs tiny, and is supremely comfortable.  Oh and it is 2.5 inches thick.  The only drawback is that it is kind of expensive.
Every time I roll over on my neoair it sounds like im laying on a bag of potato chips

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