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Charlie Murphy (baltocharlie) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale MAryland
About Me I am a long time bike commuter, climber, kayaker and backpacker. I have just started long distance bicycling trips.
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StateMD
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Re: spring it on me!
This site is the best I have found anywhere. I also use their tools as they represent some of the best out there. Don't get cheap tools. http://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help Plus bike...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » spring it on me!
February 29, 6:52am

Re: Re: Re: Foldup Touring
Hi Rick: I also posted to your post in gear section but also want to add about a cyclist size. I am 6'1" and had issues with the overall size of my bike. If I decided to make my Dahon w...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Foldup Touring
February 29, 6:45am

Re: Re: guinea pig
@ Doug: Good to know. I decided to order a Cuben dry bag from Joe @ Hexamid along with a solo plus and pole. I did a search on this site a few weeks back and found your post about your panniers. ...

In GEAR » Cuben bags on bike tour
February 29, 6:39am

folding bike
@ Rick: I am an everyday bike commuter and have used folding bikes and mass transit. Our commuter train, MARC does not allow full size bikes on board. We are trying to change their rules but as o...

In GEAR » Cuben bags on bike tour
February 28, 6:14pm

guinea pig
Thanks for the replies. Seems a difference of opinions. I think I will go with 1 cuben and 1 old style dry bag and compare wear at tours end. I have never felt this material so have no personel ...

In GEAR » Cuben bags on bike tour
February 28, 5:56pm

bike image
This is nuns bike, an ultra-lite bikepacker. It is not mine. I plan to attach the front bag like this but am uncertain how the rear bag will work. Here's the link if my picture doesn&...

In GEAR » Cuben bags on bike tour
February 28, 10:44am

Cuben bags on bike tour
Hey folks: I am very close to going UL for bike touring. Getting rid of racks and panniers etc. I want to fasten a couple of cuben bags to my handlebars and behind my seat. Do you think they wi...

In GEAR » Cuben bags on bike tour
February 28, 7:44am

use a bivy
Hi Emily: I am about to buy one of the hexamid solo plus. I decided to forgo the netting and get a bivy to compensate. I just ordered one of these: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/bac...

In Gear Swap » WTB hexamid
February 24, 5:12am

payment sent
Thanks, looking forward to trying it out, heard lots of good reviews. Best, Charlie

In Gear Deals » They're back! Ultralight Bivys
February 21, 2:15pm

interesting images
Andrew: thanks, I was the guy looking for a solution. The first picture shows some promise. The Hexamid mesh screen presents the problem. Your picture would work if the hexamid beak extended ou...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Bike + Tarp (w/ no poles)
December 13, 8:30pm

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