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Forum: Touring
05-13-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 858
Posted By reppans

Thereíre other ways to solve the overnight...

Thereíre other ways to solve the overnight security problem... also daytime security, multi-modal transport, and even stealth camping (clicky...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-17-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,615
Posted By reppans

This where Bromptonís shopping cart mode...

This where Bromptonís shopping cart mode (https://live.staticflickr.com/8439/29631845022_f4cd499945_o.jpg) really shines - 15sec conversion; no need to lock-up outside; frame mounted so no impact to...
Forum: Touring
04-09-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,313
Posted By reppans

For me itís awesome, but you need to be <6ft. ...

For me itís awesome, but you need to be <6ft. Mid shelterís inner/outer tent modularity is big advantage - I generally just use the fly and polycryo ground sheet while awake for more room, open...
Forum: Touring
04-09-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,313
Posted By reppans

Iím into ultra-compact. Iím more of a...

Iím into ultra-compact. Iím more of a motorcyclist, but I use a folding bike rig for touring more densely populated areas where it has the advantage in terms of parking, theft security, multimodal...
Forum: Touring
03-07-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,548
Posted By reppans

Minimalist and multi-tasking are the big factors....

Minimalist and multi-tasking are the big factors. Hereís 5lb/10L (https://live.staticflickr.com/7822/32646540507_611ed9fd84_h.jpg) of the core camping gear, and shown in use...
Forum: Touring
03-07-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,548
Posted By reppans

I lean more toward ultracompact (90L+30L Brompton...

I lean more toward ultracompact (90L+30L Brompton set-up) than ultralight, but theyíre closely related. My gravel bike set-up would be ~40lbs before consumables (food, water, fuel) with bike @28lbs...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-28-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,119
Posted By reppans

HEREís...

HEREís (https://www.eerdermetaal.nl/brompton_webshop.html#!/Eerder-metaal-Seatposthugger-luggage-adapter/p/277875964/category=36316595) another example using the standard Brompton brackets - but seat...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-22-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,697
Posted By reppans

Hey my pleasure, hope it helps. For me shoulder...

Hey my pleasure, hope it helps. For me shoulder carry is like cutting the weight in half from suitcase carry.

I need to use 2 hands to lift up - I stand behind the folded bike, seat pointing...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-22-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,697
Posted By reppans

I carry my Brompton quite a bit, ~1/4 mile per...

I carry my Brompton quite a bit, ~1/4 mile per day while touring (most of it to/from wild camping spots). With all the accessories, tools, lock, water, etc, my MR6 weighs ~34lbs, plus another...
Forum: Touring
12-21-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,297
Posted By reppans

Iím into an ultra-compact niche of the UL...

Iím into an ultra-compact niche of the UL backpackers and now use a 24L daypack for comfortable ~3nighters backpacking. For Ďbike-packingí I intend on using this frame bag + dry bag ...
Forum: Touring
11-26-20, 10:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,193
Posted By reppans

A specialized ultracompact rig...

A specialized ultracompact rig (https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48067372123_b57e0ba6de_h.jpg) that can taken inside most places? (.... arguably airplane carry-on)
Forum: Touring
10-16-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,003
Posted By reppans

Double-wall pyramid set-ups are my favorite as an...

Double-wall pyramid set-ups are my favorite as an ultra-compact/-light camper. Least fabric (weight/bulk) for a given sit-up height and floorspace, use a fallen branch for a pole. Inner/outer tents...
Forum: Touring
10-08-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,752
Posted By reppans

I guess it depends on where youíre touring, but...

I guess it depends on where youíre touring, but if this is for just-in-case, and youíre in area with some trees - just go bushcraft. Easy enough to find strong fallen branches to use as poles. Make...
Forum: Touring
09-18-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,215
Posted By reppans

You can rig larger tarps (eg, 10x10 ft) into...

You can rig larger tarps (eg, 10x10 ft) into fully enclosed pyramid-type shelters although perhaps lose some of the weight advantages. Or, depending your priorities, consider a shaped tarp (with...
Forum: Touring
09-18-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 661
Posted By reppans

Itís a good thought exercise Iím wrestling with...

Itís a good thought exercise Iím wrestling with for various self-supported camping disciplines.

Conspicuity taillight and camp flashlight are good for ~150hrs runtime assuming I donít use it as...
Forum: Touring
09-14-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,353
Posted By reppans

Assuming this for me, can you rephrase the...

Assuming this for me, can you rephrase the question? Donít quite understand what you are asking.
Forum: Touring
09-13-20, 09:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,563
Posted By reppans

Iím an ultralighter and EDC a 4oz/5W $30 set-up...

Iím an ultralighter and EDC a 4oz/5W $30 set-up thatís the equivalent output of my iPhone wall charger, and provides ~4hr screen-on runtime per 1hr of stationary cloudless sunlight. Could be...
Forum: Touring
09-13-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,353
Posted By reppans

Guess thatís why tried to distinguish it as...

Guess thatís why tried to distinguish it as Ďastronautí and then Ďultra-conservative Navyí showers. I do think I would use more water if I were bald or had a crew cut.

As an aside, while...
Forum: Touring
09-13-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,353
Posted By reppans

Just watched a couple of those vids - mostly saw...

Just watched a couple of those vids - mostly saw rinseless shampoo (tried it, itís nasty) and sponge baths - thatís NOT what I do, sorry for the confusion.

Mine is an ultra-conservative ĎNavyí...
Forum: Touring
09-12-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,353
Posted By reppans

Iím an ultralighter and learned how do...

Iím an ultralighter and learned how do Ďastronautí shower/shampoos with <1L of water, Dr. Bronners, water bladders (Evernew or dirty Sawyer), and a spare Smartwater cap with holes drilled in - CLICKY...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-07-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,625
Posted By reppans

These are all kind of inter-related but, I find...

These are all kind of inter-related but, I find folders more fun because:
- Itís more likely to be me when I need it.
- I can take it more place.
- Eliminates theft anxiety if I donít need to lock...
Forum: Touring
06-30-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,288
Posted By reppans

I only detail my baseline core camping gear @ an...

I only detail my baseline core camping gear @ an SUL 5lbs/10L as thatís the minimum Iíll use for an overnight; a consistent core of every camping trip; and frankly the part that most folks just can...
Forum: Touring
06-29-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,288
Posted By reppans

I think BA fibs a bit... they spec 2lbs 5oz total...

I think BA fibs a bit... they spec 2lbs 5oz total for my FC UL2, but somehow my sample weighs 5oz more, then add another 5oz for the OEM footprint and itís 47oz. My pyramid, inner net tent, polycryo...
Forum: Touring
06-28-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,288
Posted By reppans

I have a Fly Creek UL2...not a big fan of it. Got...

I have a Fly Creek UL2...not a big fan of it. Got into ultralight and moved over to a double-wall pyramid for more versatility and nearly half the bulk and weight... usually use a fallen branch for a...
Forum: Touring
12-18-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,562
Posted By reppans

Trekking pole pryamid tent for me, I just find a...

Trekking pole pryamid tent for me, I just find a fallen branch.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-15-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 831
Posted By reppans

Might have a look at a DIY standupforbrompton top...

Might have a look at a DIY standupforbrompton top tube platform type of device.

I do some UL self supported touring with my Brompton and single T-bag. Not as aerodynamic as a bike-packing set-up,...
Forum: Touring
12-03-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,041
Posted By reppans

Weight and pack volume are closely related, IMHO...

Weight and pack volume are closely related, IMHO you need to be in ultralight territory (10lbs BPW before consumables) to fit into a bikepacking set-up. I donít think your list even qualifies for the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-23-19, 11:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,823
Posted By reppans

The KK roller seems same as all the others - only...

The KK roller seems same as all the others - only front roller adjusts for wheelbase. The setting is the same between my two bikes though, the B has a long wheelbase. The 2 rear rollers are fixed...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-23-19, 05:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,823
Posted By reppans

I see two rollers on that link, neither of them...

I see two rollers on that link, neither of them look to have an adjustable distance between the two rear wheel rollers?

Iíve used my Brompton on my Kurt Kinetic Z roller. Giro explained it well...
Forum: Touring
11-18-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 13,620
Posted By reppans

I use one with a Brompton folder for utility - I...

I use one with a Brompton folder for utility - I donít notice it being tippy - Iím actually surprised how transparent it feels, sort of feels like I need to look back occasionally to make sure itís...
Forum: Touring
10-29-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,834
Posted By reppans

You wonít be able to beat Gore ShakeDry for total...

You wonít be able to beat Gore ShakeDry for total waterproofness and near windshirt breathability, itís fabulous stuff. I wouldnít get an insulated version as that will reduce its versatility - just...
Forum: Touring
08-05-19, 10:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,810
Posted By reppans

So I'm into ultracompact camping, a 'small' niche...

So I'm into ultracompact camping, a 'small' niche of ultralight. My standard warm weather kit tends to be ~25L with ~3days of food, whether traveling by boot, bicycle, yak, or ADVmoto. I think I'm...
Forum: Touring
08-04-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,810
Posted By reppans

Aerodynamics...

Aerodynamics (http://www.cyclingabout.com/speed-difference-between-panniers-bikepacking-bags-aerodynamic-testing-results/) is better, and significantly so the faster your pace is due to the...
Forum: Touring
06-27-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,226
Posted By reppans

Good point. I'd feel comfortable with a bracelet...

Good point. I'd feel comfortable with a bracelet lock most anywhere in Japan. My bike was stolen from NYC.
Forum: Touring
06-27-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,226
Posted By reppans

I think you're pretty safe in rural areas with a...

I think you're pretty safe in rural areas with a simple lock to deter the opportunistic thief. More densely populated urban and touristy coastline areas where you have lots of bike traffic is a high...
Forum: Touring
06-26-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,294
Posted By reppans

HERE'S...

HERE'S (https://ridefar.info/bike/cycling-speed/weight/) an article on the subject, I hadn't seen it before my post, just googled it but it's pretty consistent. YMMV, but I strongly believe in it -...
Forum: Touring
06-25-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,294
Posted By reppans

I'm a multi-modal camper-tourer that uses the...

I'm a multi-modal camper-tourer that uses the same UL/UC kit whether traveling by boot, pedal, paddle, or moto. To put a different perspective on things, weight is really only important when you have...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-21-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 23,522
Posted By reppans

FWIW, the Brompton is the ONLY bike that got me...

FWIW, the Brompton is the ONLY bike that got me back into self-supported bicycle touring (CLICKY (https://live.staticflickr.com/7897/46328631354_c8be1cf11a_h.jpg)) - something that I quit decades ago...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-21-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,726
Posted By reppans

One of the limitations of folders... I put bar...

One of the limitations of folders... I put bar ends on my Speed P8 and that helps my hands by giving it a second grip position, but my issue is back angle. The adjustable height of the Dahon bars is...
Forum: Touring
05-02-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,074
Posted By reppans

Camping in the middle nowhere is a piece of...

Camping in the middle nowhere is a piece of cake.... it's camping in the middle of somewhere that gets difficult. I personally lean toward short-touring in more densely populated urban and shoreline...
Forum: Touring
03-02-19, 08:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,034
Posted By reppans

Wow, that's hard core. I'm not a big winter...

Wow, that's hard core. I'm not a big winter camper or cyclist, but am a life long snow sport enthusiast (downhill/XC skiing, skating, snow shoeing, and winter hiker). With constant self-induced...
Forum: Touring
02-28-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,074
Posted By reppans

I keep my tent in my single 25L pannier... it's...

I keep my tent in my single 25L pannier... it's quick release and backpackable, so a nice clean single piece that can come with me inside if I have lock up outside (but its a folder, so usually comes...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-19-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,419
Posted By reppans

- DIY handgrip in the bottom of the M-bar 'U' for...

- DIY handgrip in the bottom of the M-bar 'U' for an aero drop riding postion.
- Alphabet cottage half toe-clips (Zefal)
- X-Roller for shopping cart mode
- Abus Bordo lock between seat post and...
Forum: Touring
01-06-19, 10:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,447
Posted By reppans

I enjoy touring in urban and densely populated...

I enjoy touring in urban and densely populated shoreline/resort areas - 100% comfort when wheeling everything inside with me (https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4603/26104881908_7d554c43a9_z.jpg).
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-05-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,485
Posted By reppans

Interesting perspective - I have the same bikes...

Interesting perspective - I have the same bikes although my price difference (~7x) was closer to half of yours. Course it is true with premium goods that the marginal benefit per $ always tends to be...
Forum: Touring
01-05-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,472
Posted By reppans

What folders have you tested? I plan to do a...

What folders have you tested? I plan to do a similar trip as you describe in the next few years, although probably with more self-supported camping, and less internal flights/rental cars involved. ...
Forum: Touring
12-04-18, 11:31 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,038
Posted By reppans

Consider improving your aerodynamic footprint...

Consider improving your aerodynamic footprint with a bikepacking set-up over weight savings with UL panniers - aero is a square force and usually much more significant than weight (a linear force) to...
Forum: Touring
12-04-18, 10:05 AM
Replies: 355
Views: 352,646
Posted By reppans

Consider improving your aerodynamic footprint...

Consider improving your aerodynamic footprint with a bikepacking set-up over weight savings with UL panniers - aero is a square force and usually much more significant than weight (a linear force) to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-25-18, 12:47 PM
Replies: 1,143
Views: 323,738
Posted By reppans

It was the 9/8/18 Bromptonfest in NYC - started...

It was the 9/8/18 Bromptonfest in NYC - started out at Cental Park North, then a few spots around the city, then ended in Astoria Queens at Max Bratwurst for late lunch and drinks.... fun time....
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-20-18, 10:33 PM
Replies: 1,143
Views: 323,738
Posted By reppans

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