Just got some wicked Ortlieb Panniers too assist in my bike travels. With hammock of course. This is also my means to get to work. I do have a car but this is more rewarding and way...way cheaper on gas and other vehicle related expenses.
My setup. Eno double in the bags. Cooler on top for work commute.
Any thoughts on this? anyone else join hammocks with their bikes?
Haven't done any personally, but always dream of it and live vicariously through folks at www.crazyguyonabike.com
Looks like a nice setup.
There has a lot of discussion regarding bike touring both on and off road. I did it many many years ago (>40). What I didn't know I didn't know would fill a book.
I like that... sweet setup.
I have been looking at touring bikes myself. Which bike are you using?
I'm using a giant Boulder SE x-road bike circa 05' had it for years. My first mountain bike. Luckily it still fits well enough. Out of nessesity with gas prices I converted it to touring with a simple rear rack by Sunlite and the Ortlieb backroller classic panniers the cooler is an REI 2 person cooler.
Originally Posted by Riverpirate
If i had the money i would go straight for a touring specific bike. Like surly or trek. The shocks on the front are gone in the way of dampening and rebound but its a real butt saver at times.
I also have a Garmin Vista HCX using a RAM-MOUNT to attach it.
Overall really enjoy it for travels and day trips. I just need bar ends and a taller riser to ease the pressure on my hands.
Those are some sharp looking bags. They really expand! What is the capacity?
Do you prefer bar ends over the twist grip found on many MT and hybrid bikes? I've used both and prefer the twist grip. But that's just me.
Capacity is 2441 cubic inches or 40L for the metric world. I have a 2650 cubic inch Kelty Redwing for day trips and i can say it can REALLY pack in some equipment. The bags may have that calculated volume but i have found that its just-not-the-same as my Kelty in the way of how much i can fit in it.
Originally Posted by Alamosa
but that is just comparing apples to oranges.
EDIT: I would also like to note that they do not mention at which amount of "rolled closure" that capacity is calculated.
I prefer bar ends with a straight grip for maneuverability . i loath the twist grip shifters if thats what you are referring too. It seems ever manufacture places them in such a way that i accidentally shift gears when I get a comfortable grip.
Originally Posted by Ramblinrev
i have thumb and index finger shifters on this bike and I love them on these handle bars.