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Postby RonK » Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:45 pm

cancan64 wrote:I have sealskin waterproof socks...they are very good at filling up with water..

And they make your feet stink... :lol:
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Postby Cheesewheel » Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:37 pm

Aushiker wrote:
cancan64 wrote:I have sealskin waterproof socks...they are very good at filling up with water..


Clean feet? :)


Camelbak refills? :shock:
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Postby Aushiker » Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:41 pm

Cheesewheel wrote:
Aushiker wrote:
cancan64 wrote:I have sealskin waterproof socks...they are very good at filling up with water..


Clean feet? :)


Camelbak refills? :shock:


:)
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Postby Aushiker » Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:13 pm

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This maybe an option if you cannot mount a Salsa Anything Cage or the like on your forks. I am doubtful about their ability to hold over a day of off-track riding but they maybe okay on a road ride or three.

A bit of a review at Myriad Bike Adventures.
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Postby avolve » Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:10 pm

Aushiker wrote:Image

This maybe an option if you cannot mount a Salsa Anything Cage or the like on your forks. I am doubtful about their ability to hold over a day of off-track riding but they maybe okay on a road ride or three.

A bit of a review at Myriad Bike Adventures.


I have looked at these, though considering the King Cage Universal Support Bolt (USB) — basically a hose clamp with a bolt welded on — or the three bolt adapter Kerry at Klite has. The USB has a slimmer line (and a little more elegant?), though the Kline adapter looks like it would last longer

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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby metalrideroz » Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:04 pm

Aushiker wrote:Turbolite tubes ... orange and light and if the German pricing is anything to go by very very expensive.


The MTB versions are in stock at bike24/r2bike/rosebikes/bike components de,
https://www.bike24.com/1.php?content=13&search=Tubolito

Approx. $38 each plus postage. 700c due in febuary 2018.

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Postby cancan64 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:11 am

I just use cable ties and electrical tape...have an old tube between cage and fork... have no issues on a carbon fork which tapers down and have ridden some rough roads and single tracks
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Postby Aushiker » Sat Nov 04, 2017 1:55 pm

I am pretty sure these have been mentioned before but Road.cc has a bit of a review of them which may be of interest.

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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby Aushiker » Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:15 pm

Came across Humangear GoToob containers at Bivouac [NZ]. A poke around Aliexpress and bingo the same containers are there as well ... surprise surprise :)

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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby Warin » Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:51 am

Aushiker wrote:Came across Humangear GoToob containers


Anyone tried these?
Arr REI and Amazon have them .. reviews

http://www.travelsage.co.uk/humangear-g ... es-review/ (best review I think)
https://packhacker.com/travel-gear/humangear/gotoob/ -caps can break ... but life time guarantee, they say they will replace them

So sizes;
small 37ml
medium 60ml
large 89ml

Not for olive oil, mayonnaise .. probably oils in general. They suggest soaps, sunscreen, shampoo, conditioner, lotion.

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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby cancan64 » Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:23 am

Warin wrote:
Aushiker wrote:Came across Humangear GoToob containers


Anyone tried these?



Ihave 2... 1 for sunscreen and 1 for chamois cream... not good if I get the mixed up but they seem to work ok and I can buy bulk to save money and just keep filling them up
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Postby Aushiker » Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:00 am

Warin wrote:They suggest soaps, sunscreen, shampoo, conditioner, lotion.


My planned usage is sunscreen, chamois cream and shampoo. Have three form Aliexpress to have a look the at sizes etc,
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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby pbekkerh » Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:06 am

I use nalgene bottles for everything. They are food approved but can also stand oils etc.

Or I buy f.x. shampoo in it's original big bottle and a much smaller one for traveling and then refill the small from the big. For emergency or lightweight I get the very small sample tubes.

I wouldn't dare buying plastic for food or skincare in China.

A lot of their stuff LOOKS like the real thing, but was made differently.

I once bought a non skid rubbermat for the cars dashboard. It looked exactly like the ones in the shops here but at a 1/4 of the price. I threw it out, when the plastic on the dashboard started bubbling and getting dissolved by the chemicals in the mat.
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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby RonK » Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:16 am

For bikepackers, the upcoming RatKing T-Racks offer the option to carry mini-panniers or 3-bolt cage.

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Available for pre-order here.

It was tested and reviewed by bikepacking.com contributor Cass Gilbert here.
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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby pbekkerh » Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:01 pm

hehe, I like that.First there was all the rage about minimising your kit by bikepacking, now we get mini racks and soon we'll probably have super miniracks and we're back to the start :D :D :D
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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby Aushiker » Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:44 pm

RonK wrote:For bikepackers, the upcoming RatKing T-Racks offer the option to carry mini-panniers or 3-bolt cage.


I can see the benefit of the model for carrying panniers but the model which has the cage mount on it seems overkill for carrying a couple of bottles. I cannot see why one wouldn't mount the cages directly to say the seat stays. I guess the top of the rack might be useful if you where not using a saddle bag.

Still good to see options.

I have gone with a Salsa Alternator 170 rack but I need it to carry 15 litres of water. If I didn't need to do that it wouldn't be on the bike.
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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby RonK » Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:20 am

Quadlock's next big innovation looks like a must have.

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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby RonK » Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:46 am

Aushiker wrote:I can see the benefit of the model for carrying panniers but the model which has the cage mount on it seems overkill for carrying a couple of bottles. I cannot see why one wouldn't mount the cages directly to say the seat stays. I guess the top of the rack might be useful if you where not using a saddle bag.

I’m sure this rack will appeal to those who don’t have enough clearance to use a saddle bag. And it may as well be dual-purpose.
I don't see the point in offering yet another pannier rack. There are any number of offerings already available.
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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby brumby33 » Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:37 am

RonK wrote:Quadlock's next big innovation looks like a must have.




Hahahaha next in my "must have" list.....trust you to find this RonK :lol: :lol: you've hit at the very heart of my soul :mrgreen:

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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby RonK » Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:34 pm

Would have been very useful here in Queensland today with democracy sausage sizzles everywhere.

But what is remarkable is that the Bunnings sausage sizzle is now a recognisable feature of contemporary Australian culture.
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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby Aushiker » Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:47 pm

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Lezyne is entering the bikepacking market ... the Bar Caddy is probably the more interesting offering ...
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