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Gear Talk / Compression sacks - do you use them?
« on: August 08, 2020, 08:19:02 pm »
Are compression sacks useful for bicycle touring / bike packing?

Do you use them?

Why, or why not?

Which ones worked well or did not work well?

Gear Talk / Bag volume, weight, cost for touring/bike packing?
« on: July 23, 2020, 04:41:25 pm »
What is the combined volume of bags on your touring or bike packing rig?

What is the total weight of all bags including fixed/floating racks?

What is the total loaded weight (bags, racks, gear, food, fuel, water, cloths, stove, etc) you carry on your touring/bike packing rig?

What was the approx cost per litre for bags?

General Discussion / eBikes for touring
« on: July 16, 2020, 01:11:27 pm »
Anyone have any tips for touring with an eBike?
I've been riding a Trek Crossrip+ pedelec for about a year and it seems pretty adaptable for bicycle touring. Found I could keep up with most mountain bikes with the electric assist either off or at lowest setting. Also learned that I could ride all day on a single charge by only boosting power when needed on climbs.

What solar panel and power bank setup are you running?
Has anyone found a good way to securely mount a solar panel on a  touring / bike packing bicycle?
I’m looking for an attachment scheme that will keep the panel secured when descending at speed (~50+ mph), crosswinds, wash board, bumps, moguls, g-outs, skids and sprints.
Also, what panel design (folding, roll, single) and size works best for use on a bicycle while moving? Any pics of good solar panel configurations mounted on bicycle?
Or is a trailer a better choice when using solar panels?

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