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Gear pic, credit card touring the Alps!

Old 08-15-22, 09:12 AM
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Gear pic, credit card touring the Alps!


just need a couple of tire levers and good to go!

Bought a Diamante 136 waiting for me in Austria, on paper Trek 1120 tubeset with Salsa Fargo geo.

Got to say, the off brand Rock Bros pedals and frame bag are both very nice quality for price, and don't at all look prone to fail. We shall see.

I have a big frame bag, could have brought. But want to do traditional two water bottles on the bike's frame, not a bladder. Want to save the snack bag for stuffing my face 😂
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Old 08-16-22, 10:15 PM
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What goes on the handlebar extender?
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Old 08-16-22, 10:30 PM
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Good question. Handlebar extender points almost straight down, forms a cradle to stabilize bar bag. Works great to keep it from bouncing and smashing cables.
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Rock Bros. is a fairly new-to-me name, but as you said, they seem to have decent stuff. I bought a pair of their cycling pants in a thrift store this last spring, by pure dumb luck in timing. They were just getting ready to put them on the rack for sale, still had the original tags, and only cost me $9.99. 😎

They're not really rain pants, but very water resistant, and windproof, so pretty warm. But mostly, I liked them for the reflective striping, on the bottom back of the legs area. They're VERY visible at night, which is huge for touring. 👍

Enjoy your tour, sounds awesome. ✌️
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