Bikepacking - an alternative way of touring...

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Re: Bikepacking - an alternative way of touring...

Postby RonK » Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:27 am

Spotted a new no-cook, no-rehydration food option on the bushwalking forum.

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Postby }SkOrPn--7 » Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:25 pm

RonK wrote:Spotted a new no-cook, no-rehydration food option on the bushwalking forum.

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Thanks Ron that looks alright has been many times on the bike that cooking due to fire bans is out the window or I just want something simple and easy. The other great thing about that is when your light on water you have a meal at hand that doesn't require washing up. Great find thanks the price's are ok too and no expiry date awesome.

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Postby Warin » Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:55 pm

}SkOrPn--7 wrote:
RonK wrote:Spotted a new no-cook, no-rehydration food option on the bushwalking forum.

Great find thanks the price's are ok too
Ricky

Beaware that postage is not included.
I looked at buying one ..the postage cost was $7.

If your local to one of the shops that stock them .. fine. If you want it delivered .. check the postage cost, to do that you need to go through the order process.

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Postby }SkOrPn--7 » Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:20 pm

Warin wrote:
}SkOrPn--7 wrote:
RonK wrote:Spotted a new no-cook, no-rehydration food option on the bushwalking forum.

Great find thanks the price's are ok too
Ricky

Beaware that postage is not included.
I looked at buying one ..the postage cost was $7.

If your local to one of the shops that stock them .. fine. If you want it delivered .. check the postage cost, to do that you need to go through the order process.


Ah thanks Warin might do a dry run and see what a selection of say a dozen is for postage didn't think to test that I was so excited by the meals and price and over looked the big one. Still will see who stocks this as well.

Ricky

Edit - Ok it said up to $200.00 shipping $12.00 and with 12 items in the cart I could have added 14 items in the cart to only pay $12.00. Don't know how much it would be if I broke the $200.00 in product costs did not test that.

Ok found out I tested it free shipping over $200.00 spend.

Ricky

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Postby RonK » Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:54 pm

Good to know. Thanks Ricky. I think that is cheaper than Strive shipping. No trips planned ATM but will buy a few to try at some time.
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Postby singlespeedscott » Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:55 am

Some of you may already know of this guys exploits but this is an interesting summary of his bike and gear -

https://theradavist.com/2018/09/two-yea ... ke-tour/#1
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Postby rifraf » Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:50 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:Some of you may already know of this guys exploits but this is an interesting summary of his bike and gear -

https://theradavist.com/2018/09/two-yea ... ke-tour/#1


I enjoyed the read.
Thanks for the link
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Postby Cycleops70 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:50 pm



I've been using one. I finished the southern half of the Munda Biddi with it, and a few shorter road trips.
I've found it to be really good & excellent value.
I'm a relative recent convert to bikepacking, so It's the only tail bag I've owned, so I can't give a comparison, but I'm perfectly happy with it.
I find the inner drybag with air valve useful to compact the contents down well.

I wasn't a fan of the frame bag. It looks like it should hold more than it really does, And the zip tag broke off.
I ended up replacing it with a Blackburn Outpost bag.

I also have the bar bag, which is pretty good. But a little fiddly to fit as the roll goes the opposite way to most & fastens at the back. I'd also like to see adjustable attachment width options, as it doesn't fit well on all bikes. But it's still pretty good value.
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Postby cancan64 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:54 am

Cycleops70 wrote:
boyracer wrote:Anybody tried these yet?
I find the inner drybag with air valve useful to compact the contents down well.


I dont have this bag but mine also has the air valve and now wont by a bag without it... so much easier to get access air out when you are trying get the bags a compact as possible
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Postby LateStarter » Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:52 pm

I have the small 6L version so don't get any potential stability issues from the larger versions. The inner "dry" bag is I guess a compromise as the outer is not completely waterproof but makes it really easy to load/remove quickly rather than lots of individual bits, the air valve is very effective for compression. Given that half the bags I have bought turn out to have some fatal flaws the price of the Topeak ones being not all that outrageous makes them good value and less of a risk of disappointment.

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Re: Bikepacking - an alternative way of touring...

Postby rifraf » Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:57 am

RonK wrote:
cancan64 wrote:You can buy bigger canisters for mtb tyres.... i recn6ly used them on road tyres and cx tyres

No thanks - I prefer a reusable tyre inflation device.


It might be of interest to some that I was able to seat my tubeless setup (ghetto) with my Lezyne Micro Floor Drive HV Pump.

https://www.bike24.com/p226700.html

The tires are Exiwolf 2.3 x 700c.

So whilst they aren't "Fat" ie Pugsly/Mukluk size, I was pleasantly surprised to find the combo of my clumsy technique and 29er folding bead tires with what is essentially a fairly basic, albeit high volume, mini pump, did the job.

Hope this helps anyone wondering about inflation device options with regards tubeless setups.
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