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General Discussion / Re: Front Rack Help
« on: October 17, 2010, 07:37:43 pm »
Nice lo rider, I see the Ortliebs really reflect light well.

 ;D ;D Thanks ranger  :) :) :)

General Discussion / Re: Front Rack Help
« on: October 16, 2010, 10:36:23 am »

Just installed this rack from Jannd  ;D
and have the Ortileb front rollers on it and really like it. :)

Gear Talk / Re: Rear Rack Bicycle
« on: October 12, 2010, 04:27:17 pm »
The Platypus water bottles I have two of those and yes they weigh about 1 ounce a piece and hold 1 liter. :)
I would say if you know your going to need to carry more water then yes this is the way to go. :)

Gear Talk / Re: Rear Rack Bicycle
« on: October 11, 2010, 08:57:41 pm »
  Thank you for your reply and I will make sure I have food when needed after looking over my maps.
I have many, many miles under my belt riding tours and 45 mile days so I know about the water but thank you for pointing that out to me that is much appreciated.
I plan to carry what I need and learned about carrying weight from my Thur-Hikes of the AT.
My stated weights (capacity wise) Front rack max-25lbs., Rear rack max 154lbs. these are the weights for the racks I am not carrying that kind of weight. :)
The only experience I don't have is on a long distance ride with the bike loaded but hopefully if the weather holds up I will get out with  a fully loaded bike and have some fun. ;D ;D ;D

Gear Talk / Re: Rear Rack Bicycle
« on: October 11, 2010, 01:56:07 pm »
Thank you for all your reply's. ;D
I just bought a Axiom Journey and much-much better then the stock rear rack.
I jumped on the REI sale and ordered a set of Ortileb front classic rollers to match my back classic rollers and last but not least I ordered the Jannd front low rider rack and hope I don't have a problem with because of my new SKS fenders.
Yes I am getting ready for touring and can't wait to go- well go some where ;D :)
The pannier's are Yellow ;)

Gear Talk / Re: Rear Rack Bicycle
« on: October 06, 2010, 07:35:06 am »
Thank you for your reply,and yes I think we both have similar bikes and I plan on spreading the weight between the front and rear Pannier's. :)

Gear Talk / Rear Rack Bicycle
« on: October 05, 2010, 05:19:34 pm »
Hello, :)
  I just emailed Fuji and ask about the rear rack that came with my 2008 Fuji bicycle as far as how much weight the rack was rated at and I must say I got a fast reply from them. Here is a copy and paste from them:
The stock rack on the Touring model is rated at 35 lbs.
So my question is will this rear rack be enough for me to use along with a front rack for self contained touring?
I realize it would be determined by how much weight would I will be taking and I can only answer that saying I have all my backpacking gear from hiking the Appalachian Trail and never carried more them 38 pounds and that was with 5 1/2 days of food,2 liters of water and fuel for cooking.

So I hope this makes some kind of sense and thank you for your time. :)

All I can say after watching this video is WOW.
It looks like one hell of an adventure now I know for sure I want to do the Trans America thanks for posting.
 :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

Gear Talk / Re: all weight in the rear ?
« on: May 24, 2010, 04:43:45 pm »
 :( Bump- 22 views and no answers or suggestions ?

Gear Talk / all weight in the rear ?
« on: May 24, 2010, 09:46:51 am »
Hi everyone, :)
   I have search the forums for this subject and can't seem to find what I am looking for.
Please forgive me if it is listed and I didn't find it. I have a 2008 Fuji touring bike and have just bought the Ortileb  Back-Roller Classic pair and wanted to know if it's OK just to run all the weight in the back and not run front rack and Pannier's ? I will run no more then around 35 to 40 pounds total for touring and just wanted to go with the back rack and set of Pannier's and rack bag.
I run Bontrager Race Lite Hardcase front and back and love them 700x32 and also have had custom wheels made the Mavic A-719 so is this doable can I get away with this set up ?
Than you all for your help and suggestions it is very much appreciated.

Gear Talk / Lone Peak Pannier Question
« on: May 10, 2010, 05:22:12 pm »
I was looking at the Lone Peak Parley's Summit Pannier at 2000 cui and was wondering if anyone has used these Pannier's for touring ?
How do the Pannier's hold up and could I use these for both front and back Pannier's to give me a total of 4000 cui. of carrying space ?
I have a 2008 Fuji touring bike and I am looking to start touring this year.
First Tour 284 miles then the next tour will be app. 590 miles all self contained.
I also have Thur-hiked the Appalachian Trail with a 3800 cui. pack with 5 days worth of food and 2 liters of water for a combined weight of app. 33 to 38 pounds.
I know this is not hiking and bicycle touring so that is why I am asking for your help and it would be much appreciated and thank you for your time. :)


It's mind over matter
if you don't mind it doesn't matter.

Gear Talk / Re: Kickstands?
« on: May 08, 2010, 06:49:14 pm »
Here is another vote for the clickstand I got mine last year and wouldn't be with out it ever again. I ride a 2008 Fuji Touring Bike 53 CM.
I f I ever lost it I would order one with out hesitation.
The owner Tom I believe is his name is a great person to deal with and he has an outstanding product.

General Discussion / Re: Blue Ridge Parkway
« on: January 24, 2010, 07:07:14 pm »
You might ask the car rental place if they can pick the vehicle up at your destimation, or provide a driver to drop you off.

good idea and thanks. ;D

General Discussion / Re: Blue Ridge Parkway
« on: January 23, 2010, 09:44:28 am »
furiousapathy - thank you for your reply and this gives me another idea. ;)
I could book a room in Front Royal drive there drop off the bike then drive back to drop off the car and get a cab.
Or maybe find a cab that has an SUV so I could drop off the car then ride into Front Royal. :-\ ::)
Well just thinking out loud. ;D
Any other idea's just keep them coming. ;D :)

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