Lightweight touring - How much can you pack in the bags?

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Lightweight touring - How much can you pack in the bags?

Postby Farawayvisions » 13 May 2016, 4:54pm

Lightweight touring / bikepacking is great for short tours and when you want to go off road along narrow lanes and across fields and rivers. But how much can you pack into those soft bags without the need for panniers.

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Re: Lightweight touring - How much can you pack in the bags?

Postby andymiller » 13 May 2016, 6:16pm

A onesie and a cuddly toy? Or is that just me?

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Re: Lightweight touring - How much can you pack in the bags?

Postby mercalia » 13 May 2016, 6:50pm

just as well u dont use panniers as they would have picked up so much mud you would wonder where the extra weight has come from :lol:

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Re: Lightweight touring - How much can you pack in the bags?

Postby Vantage » 13 May 2016, 8:37pm

Probly ran out of Mr Sheen.
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Re: Lightweight touring - How much can you pack in the bags?

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 13 May 2016, 9:20pm

Hi,
Some one needs to lose weight or limit the stunts.........................saddle stem / other is bent :?:
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Re: Lightweight touring - How much can you pack in the bags?

Postby Farawayvisions » 13 May 2016, 9:26pm

NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
Some one needs to lose weight or limit the stunts.........................saddle stem / other is bent :?:


Really? Which bike?

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Postby Vantage » 13 May 2016, 9:27pm

NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
Some one needs to lose weight or limit the stunts.........................saddle stem / other is bent :?:


The bar is just really curved. It's shown properly on the story page of her link.
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Postby Farawayvisions » 13 May 2016, 9:32pm

Vantage wrote:
NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
Some one needs to lose weight or limit the stunts.........................saddle stem / other is bent :?:


The bar is just really curved. It's shown properly on the story page of her link.


I thought saddle stem was another word for seat post. Looking at both bikes right now and I see no bend. Maybe I need Mr Sheen, Vantage?

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Postby Vantage » 13 May 2016, 9:46pm

Hmm.......I read it as two separate words, as in saddle is saggy and stem is twisted around. Brookes saddles tend to do that regardless of the riders weight and the bar is actually very curvy which if I hadn't read the story and saw the front facing photo I'd have thought the same.
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Re: Lightweight touring - How much can you pack in the bags?

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 13 May 2016, 10:58pm

Hi,
Hah, its an optical illusion :)
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Postby Farawayvisions » 13 May 2016, 11:10pm

You are right on two counts, Natural Ankling; someone needs to lose weight (thanks for the reminder) and yes, on closer inspection, it is an optical illusion. :D

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Re: Lightweight touring - How much can you pack in the bags?

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 14 May 2016, 7:35pm

Hi,
Well......I was joking about the rider :)
Not my eyes so explain that with digital? camera :?:
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Re: Lightweight touring - How much can you pack in the bags?

Postby Farawayvisions » 14 May 2016, 7:55pm

Hi Natural Ankling,
this is the design of the frame - there is a bend in the seat tube. Have a look at a bike belonging to someone else.
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Re: Lightweight touring - How much can you pack in the bags?

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 14 May 2016, 8:05pm

Hi,
Oh well you live and learn.
Someone with technical acumen will explain that.
Probably just fashion.
How do you drop the saddle :? :)
My newest bike is a 2001 skip trainer built up with used parts, so what do I know..............
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Re: Lightweight touring - How much can you pack in the bags?

Postby Farawayvisions » 14 May 2016, 8:12pm

Apparently, the bend is to help put the rider's weight a bit farther back because of the big wheels and long wheel base and possibly to allow clearance when using fat tyres, though these are the fattest he's got at the moment.
The saddle drops as much as it need to ( not all the way) by opening the quick release seat post clamp.
Me, I take the pictures, write the stories and ride. I know little about such things. Too busy worrying about my weight. ;-)