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Use heavier fabrics
I prefer VX-42 with 1680 ballistic nylon reinforcement where it contacts the frame for most framepacks, gas tanks, front carriers, and larger saddlebags and only use VX-21 on smaller framepacks and...

In Make Your Own Gear » Bikepacking Bags
June 24, 7:21am

Bikepacking fabric
The gear from the folks with experience isn't overbuilt. The fabrics used in bikepacking gear needs to be able to withstand repeated rubbing and the occasional crash if you ride singletrack a...

In Make Your Own Gear » Bikepacking Bags
June 23, 5:02pm

an option
I'm also a mobile sidesleeper and have been using this for the past couple years.

In Make Your Own Gear » question about design of head end of quilt
June 13, 1:41pm

#10 water-resistant zippers
Does anyone other than OWFI sell #10 water-resistant zippers?

In Make Your Own Gear » #10 water-resistant zippers
April 16, 9:08am

Continental Town and Country
Continental Town and Country tires meet your requirements and are easy to find.

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » gettin' slick
February 28, 4:52pm

Another cyclist/bikepacker
I've been cycling and backpacking since I was a kid and starting combining the two after a few friends invited me on a self supported tour of the White Rim Trail in Canyonlands 15 years ago. I...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » So how many bicyclist read this forum?
January 03, 10:35am

That's an interesting way to balance tension between the spokes. I'm a little more conservative but most of my wheels are built for other riders. How do you like the Superlight hubs? H...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » My "Budget" Road Bike build
October 13, 4:33pm

Very nice weightweenie build, lotta bang for the buck. The only thing questionable is your rear wheel build. 24 spoke rear wheels built with Revolutions tend to be fragile and flexy unless you...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » My "Budget" Road Bike build
October 13, 1:48pm

Tough crowd.
This thread makes me feel really old since I used one of those during the winter while in the service. We preferred them to the newer models with synthetic fill because the m-1949 packed smaller a...

In Make Your Own Gear » Surplus m-1949 sleeping bag. What do I do with it?
September 17, 4:29pm

I'll take 20. Payment sent.

In Gear Swap » FS : Glow in the dark zipper pull
August 10, 8:56pm

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