The new and interesting gear thread...

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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby RonK » Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:32 pm

Not only of interest to touring cyclists, but to anyone wanting frame protection is this new product Shelter from Effetto Mariposo.

"Self-adhesive Shelter protection is a composite shock and scratch resistant transparent compound with visco-elastic behaviour. Shelter widely increases the shock-resistance of carbon-fiber or metal structures it’s applied to."

Comes in Road and Off-road versions, in rolls or pre-cut kits.
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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby rifraf » Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:26 pm

RonK wrote:
Uncle Just wrote:I'd be more chary of adding weight to the saddle rails particularly two full bidons and possible abrasion against the saddle bag.

I'm even more concerned about adding any more weight to the seatpost.


I seem to remember coming across some info a while back suggesting a 90kg limit for my Thomson seat post. :shock:

Perhaps something heavier riders will need to keep in mind when adding torsional forces by having mounted bags hanging off their posts. :idea:
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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby Baalzamon » Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:02 am

Continental have broken into the internal geared world now. Got a bike featuring an geared bottom bracket with a belt drive
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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby Leaf T » Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:40 pm

Interesting. Links?

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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby baabaa » Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:19 am

This may just be the ideal Gunbarrel Highway commuter bike...
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http://salsacycles.com/bikes/blackborow

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Postby Aushiker » Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:47 pm

baabaa wrote:This may just be the ideal Gunbarrel Highway commuter bike...
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http://salsacycles.com/bikes/blackborow


Thanks for the heads-up, not :) Mmm can I get a Blackborrow frame, move over everything from the Mukluk and sell the Mukluk frame?
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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby avolve » Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:24 pm

baabaa wrote:This may just be the ideal Gunbarrel Highway commuter bike...
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http://salsacycles.com/bikes/blackborow


It looks very, very nice.

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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby Warin » Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:26 am

avolve wrote:
baabaa wrote:This may just be the ideal Gunbarrel Highway commuter bike...
http://salsacycles.com/bikes/blackborow

It looks very, very nice.


Think about packing for transport on a plane or buss ... somewhat long, even if you remove the rack.

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Postby Aushiker » Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:52 am

Warin wrote:Think about packing for transport on a plane or buss ... somewhat long, even if you remove the rack.


Good point. With Transwa buses you have to remove the front wheel now for "normal" length bikes and would have to do so with these. It might be pushing the width of the luggage space as well.

Still if someone wants to give me one, I am happy to find out :)
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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby avolve » Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:42 pm

Thoughts in the MSR Hubba Tour tent??

https://www.msrgear.com/ie/tents/hubba-tour-2

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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby Aushiker » Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:47 pm

avolve wrote:Thoughts in the MSR Hubba Tour tent??

https://www.msrgear.com/ie/tents/hubba-tour-2


Heavy. Reported weight is 2472g (excludes pegs & bags). I would be going with a Tarptent Scarp 2 (1.7 kg) or the like personally. I arrive at a campsite, I put up the tent, I eat, I sleep, I pack up, I ride off. Cannot see the point in needing a palace like this or carrying so much weight for what appears to be little to no benefit. My panniers are waterproof, they do not need a shelter and if it is really necessary they can come in the tent (been there done that on one night with my Tarptent Scarp 1 and six panniers. No problems at all.)

So a no vote from me.
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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby Cheesewheel » Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:17 pm

avolve wrote:Thoughts in the MSR Hubba Tour tent??

https://www.msrgear.com/ie/tents/hubba-tour-2


I frequently tour on india. While I 've never had the experience of having things stolen while sleeping, it does weigh on my mind. I recently purchased a tarp and I with the idea of rigging the bicycle up as the support (and sleeping in bug bivvy within the tarp). The bike is self standing with the double leg kickstand ... idea is to somehow fix two short tentpoles to the handlebars and the back rack.

This is the tarp I picked up off massdrop
https://www.massdrop.com/buy/44526

Plan to use an outdoor research bug bivvy (which has versatility to be used indoors if i require a conventional mosquito net)

Total weight will probably be something in the vicinity of 1.5kg ... its all theoretical at the moment ... hopefully have things sorted out within the next 6 months or so
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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby cancan64 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:35 am

Cheesewheel wrote:I recently purchased a tarp and I with the idea of rigging the bicycle up as the support (and sleeping in bug bivvy within the tarp).


I bought a lightweight tarp on the weekend to use with my OR Bivvy

My plan is to tie down the bike and use that as a pole. If I need more space at the rear I will take the front wheel off... Have a weekend trip coming up which will be my test... weight of bivvy and tarp is under 800g and a lot less bulky than my tent... this is for long trips where the weather could be anything, short trips if I know its wet I will take the tent.

Pics below as ideas... have not tried my set up yet

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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby RonK » Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:25 am

^^ This would be a good discussion to have in the tent thread.

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Postby Aushiker » Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:04 am

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More details and options on the B-Rad mounting bases at the company website.
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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby Mugglechops » Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:00 pm

I fitted a B-RAD 3 on Monday to my Carbon Superfly.

Well made and did the job of lowering my bottle down so it no longer hits my top tube when I remove it.

It will also give me room to fit a half frame bag.
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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby Matty » Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:13 am

An alternative too lowering a bottle cage, depending on how much you need is the King Cage Dropper cage (https://store.biketouringnews.com/king- ... ttle-cage/ or https://www.andrewthemaker.com/shop/kin ... ottle-cage). It is about 1" lower than a standard King Cage.

Alternatively some of the Elite cages have quite a wide range of mounting positions.

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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby rifraf » Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:43 pm

Matty wrote:An alternative too lowering a bottle cage, depending on how much you need is the King Cage Dropper cage (https://store.biketouringnews.com/king- ... ttle-cage/ or https://www.andrewthemaker.com/shop/kin ... ottle-cage). It is about 1" lower than a standard King Cage.

Alternatively some of the Elite cages have quite a wide range of mounting positions.


I think its an Elite cage I'm using but would like to raise it a bit as the bottom front of a bottle hits the down tube.
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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby G@v » Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:30 am

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They're back! :D

A newer version of Shimano SPD sandal. Not as stiff as previous models.

Love cycling in sandals.

http://www.shimano-lifestylegear.com/gl/fw/products/explorer/18ss_009_sd5.php?pSccontentsPro

Haven't seen them in Aus but available for $104 at Wiggle.

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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby rifraf » Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:01 am

G@v wrote:They're back! :D

A newer version of Shimano SPD sandal. Not as stiff as previous models.

Love cycling in sandals.



Haven't seen them in Aus but available for $104 at Wiggle.


The sizing appears weird as most brands I use, equate Euro 43 with US10 and UK9.
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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby Warin » Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:19 am

rifraf wrote:
G@v wrote:A newer version of Shimano SPD sandal. Not as stiff as previous models.

The sizing appears weird as most brands I use, equate Euro 43 with US10 and UK9.


Shimano tend to do narrow shoes.. too narrow for my UK feet size 8. Generally I take Shimano size 43 WITH a wide shoe, there standard 43 don't fit my UK size 8. E.G. no fit in size 43 model RT82.

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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby Aushiker » Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:08 pm

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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby Mugglechops » Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:25 pm

They would work well on my Fatbike. It doesn't have a lot of steerer from standard.

Might be worth looking into so I can convert all my bikes to running Jones bars.
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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby RonK » Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:42 pm

This morning I received an email from Brooks about the new All Weather Cambium range.

Our newest Cambium is made for life in the elements be it cold, wet or left to swelter in the blazing sun. What's more, its durable construction will withstand damage from cuts and abrasions fatal to most other saddles. All the while offering the naturally flexible "hammock" performance which has made the Cambium famous.


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I couldn't help but wonder if this is a response the issues many have experienced with Cambium saddles, including fraying of the canvas finish along the edges, rapid colour fading, and stretching of the rivet holes. I've had one replaced under warranty but it looks like I have two more developing the same issues.

Funny they don't mention this durability to withstand damage from cuts and abrasions on the Brooks web site.

It seems the entire Cambium range has been revamped. The standard version comes in new colour combinations. There is a now a carbon framed range, and the all weather version has a reinforced nylon back frame instead of cast alloy.

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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby pbekkerh » Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:50 pm

Aushiker wrote:Image

New Jones H-Bar, the SG 2.5 Aluminum Loop H-Bar.



Thank you, interesting :D
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