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  • forexpipz
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    Considering endless hours in the saddle I,m seriously considering taking a hammock.

    Premier Icon AlexSimon
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    forexpipz – Member

    Considering endless hours in the saddle I,m seriously considering taking a hammock.
    All my bikepacking trips so far have been hammocking.
    Really love it. There’s something very special about it.

    I’ve only got 26″ wheels though so I can’t play in this thread 🙂

    I prefer a hammock for a variety of reasons but, in general, I think you’ll also have more weight and bulk compared to a pit-mat-tarp type set-up. This might be important to you. There are numerous other pro’s and con’s to it that might affect your choice.

    There’s no “rule” to it. Just like there’s no rule to dossing in the outdoors (with or without a bike).

    HYOH 😎

    vorlich
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    This turned up today, net cost £7.50 as Barclaycard begged, pleaded and eventually paid me £20 to keep my account open. 😀

    duntstick
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    No fun sleeping in a bin liner and cooking on a coke can, this is the way to go……

    Premier Icon BillOddie
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    Nice pic Chew, any more pics from your US trip?

    Premier Icon scandal42
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    This turned up today, net cost £7.50 as Barclaycard begged, pleaded and eventually paid me £20 to keep my account open

    I hate to ruin this for you but they offered me £50 🙂

    Premier Icon ctznsmith
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    How stable are those Alpkit gas tank bags? I had a little experiment with a Topeak ‘tri-bag’ but it just wobbles around and ends up sat at a jaunty angle.

    Here’s my bike in road going set up, losing the panniers and getting a frame bag for off road.

    vorlich
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    I hate to ruin this for you but they offered me £50

    The swine. I’m going to phone them and cancel at once!

    mocha
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    Our Surly ECR on the BearBones – love it to bits.

    Premier Icon jameso
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    ^ Nice! I really like that.

    OP – not wishing to ignite a brake debate on this thread but re XT brakes … http://singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/shimano-xt-problems
    (I have some and they’ve been fine for 5 years now, to balance that)

    Chew
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    more pics from your US trip

    Plenty more if you click through the Flickr

    Premier Icon Teetosugars
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    Love that ECR…
    trying to decide on that vs a Fargo…

    forexpipz
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    I’ve been eagerly awaiting the new singular swifts for some time now but until this materializes I cannot help love how my 29er inbred single speed rides.

    Put 800mm bars on the bike with ergon grips and a brooks and it just feels amazing.

    I’m seriously considering keeping my inbred as a epic touring rig. The only thing that is a pain is horizontal dropouts and the white colour.

    On a side note i was experimenting with where to put my pump and came up with the simplest of solutions. Its no doubt been done before but It frees up more space elsewhere which cannot be a bad thing.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/93763273@N05/12205963954/sizes/o/in/photostream/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/93763273@N05/12205792943/sizes/o/in/photostream/

    The pump is a pressure drive leyzenne. Bit of cellotape threads into seat post. Going to try and integrate my toolkit into seat post too with some kind of plastic tube.

    The idea is to put some hex bits on an eclipse hacksaw blade with a wrench. Just pop the seat post and your maintenance requirements will be fullfilled.

    core
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    I’d really like a rigid, steel 29er, and the inbred is very tempting at the price it is, but I want the option of ss or geared, not keen on the horizontal dropouts, so looks like one of the (much) more expensive frames is a better plan……..

    Not many of these type of frames around 2nd hand either!

    I’d really like a rigid, steel 29er, and the inbred is very tempting at the price it is, but I want the option of ss or geared, not keen on the horizontal dropouts, so looks like one of the (much) more expensive frames is a better plan……..

    I’ve got one of these ones. Horizontal dropouts for SS, but still got a hanger for gears. Ran is SS for six months and put gears on (1*10) a few weeks back when I realised that my knees can’t take only riding SS since the other bike got nicked. Could be worth a thought.

    It shall be spawning a triple soon for some long-distance stuff.

    forexpipz
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    I’m thinking of getting another inbred. The sandy colour is less bling.

    core
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    How do you find removing the wheel (when geared) with those dropouts? Have seen some comments saying it’s a lot of faff?

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