lightweight touring.

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jags
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Re: lightweight touring.

Postby jags » 14 Jul 2012, 11:19pm

Lads just a follow on on this lightweight touring ,
i will be keeping things as light as possible but does anyone know whats it going to take to bend my frame. :lol:
seriously though i will be using my raleigh 753 lightweight road frame not built for heavy loads.
will the carradice camper saddlebag put a lot of strain on the rear of the bike,
i put on wider wheels and tyres 28x700 36 spoke.
any advice greatly appreciated.

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3spd
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Re: lightweight touring.

Postby 3spd » 14 Jul 2012, 11:49pm

Would you worry about riding it if you where 2 stone heavier?
My worse day on my bike is better than my best day at work!

jags
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Re: lightweight touring.

Postby jags » 15 Jul 2012, 11:50am

point taken 3spd just wanna be sure thats all :wink:

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Re: lightweight touring.

Postby willem jongman » 15 Jul 2012, 2:38pm

The bag support will make a difference: a Bagman will put more strain on the seat lug area (plus seat post and saddle rails), whereas a support like the Nitto R10 will distribute the load more evenly and will be more stable.
Willem

jags
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Re: lightweight touring.

Postby jags » 15 Jul 2012, 3:19pm

carradice new support is something like that, my son inlaw is a fitter so i might get him to weld a couple supports on the new rack. :wink:

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Re: lightweight touring.

Postby jags » 27 Jul 2012, 2:32pm

well i finally got the new version of the QR expedition bagman support, but very disappointed that the seat post clamp is extra :shock: anyway i manages to hook the think up and yeah it's very stable on the bike.took it for a short spin bag loaded up but not fully loaded and everything seems fine,
now to get all the gear i need into it and hit the road :wink:
sure hope my lovely raleigh 753 doesn't collapse with all this extra weight.
thanks everyone for all the tips much appreciated.