Re: Bikepacking - an alternative way of touring...
Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:34 pm
Perhaps, but its not bikepacking.
BNA - For Australian and visiting cyclists from Road to MTB, to Track to Freestyle
avolve wrote:I am considering a PDW Bindle rack https://ridepdw.com/collections/cargo/products/bindle-rack for my terrapin dry bag. From what I have read, these minimise sway quite well. I'll see how the Woho stabiliser goes on my next ride (can't recommend it as a bottle mount).
I also have an issue with tire clearance, with the terrapin enclosure hitting the rear wheel on large bumps. The rack should prevent this (the Terrapin is recommended for fit with the rack)...
baabaa wrote:Wilderness equipment and summit gear both made great bike stuff like this.
rifraf wrote:So next step is to grab some protective tape (Gorilla?) to wrap the appropriate places on the bike frame in order to retain some paint.
RonK left an eBay link to some tape and I think I remember Balzaamon suggesting Bunnings having some suitable stuff.
Anyone updates on new sources or alternatives?
Tim wrote:About six months ago I bought a metre length of helicopter tape from this ebay seller. It's expensive but good stuff. There are possibly cheaper sources. Sorry about the huge URL, I've never bothered learning how to condense them;
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/3M-Superior ... 2675079825
Rodgerbiltit wrote:G'day Aidan,
With the Gas Tank, I had to insert an additional piece of closed-cell foam as a spacer in front to allow for the encroachment of the stem clamp (to the steerer). This meant that I had to actually put a longer piece of the double-sided velcro on to accommodate that.
As far as the velcro around the top tube was concerned, I put it through its fitting, folded it back and secured it, cutting of all of the excess (which made it seem very short), which meant (more so with the Jerry Can) that I wasn't rubbing on the velcro when I pedaled.
Once you made the cut in the velcro did you feel the need to run a heat source (flame) across it to stop it fraying
Rodgerbiltit wrote:Once you made the cut in the velcro did you feel the need to run a heat source (flame) across it to stop it fraying
No, I didn't bother as the hook and loop is not an open weave. All I used were heavy scissors and trimmed off the corners (sharp points). If I find it fraying later, then I'll flame the edge.
I've included this image to describe better what I did with the spacing from the head tube/stem clamp...
RonK wrote:I trimmed mine with scissors. The cut edge shows no sign of fraying.