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    Would this sort of set up likely effect the handling too much?

    Excuse the crude, I have no pc...


    I do have water bottle bolts where the ridge lines are drawn here. Think the ridge pole (doming the basha entrance) might be more useful though. bits I can carry in bag.
    Bag - food, sleeping kit, sharps, fak,

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    Cool

    you could benifit from a hydration pack on your back I dont know how far you are into the sport but it fits well on a back plate plus it has a good amount of storage for bushcraft

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    I probably won't be going to far away from trails I know this year. I'm new to biking it out like. But I know where my water can be found and store it in a solar shower on site. And I will likely still have a bottle on my pack sides for travel. But I can always add a bladder if that doesn't work out. Thanks for the idea. Considering we're meant to be droughting here soon it might be wise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8thsinner View Post
    ...I'm looking for picture heavy ideas on pouches and packs that attach.
    http://www.bikepacking.net/
    http://www.revelatedesigns.com/
    http://www.porcelainrocket.com/
    http://lacemine29.blogspot.com/
    http://therepublicofdoom.blogspot.com/

    There are some starters for you. If you want to do some Google digging the term to use is "bikepacking". There are also some bicycle-specific threads, groups, and sub-forums here on BCUSA.

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    I think that center piece between the seatpost and handlebars will cause problems pedaling. And getting on and off the bike. Your seat should be adjusted so that your foot is flat on the pedal at the 6 o'clock postion. So you are going need some crotch space in the middle to get a foot on the ground.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madmax View Post
    I think that center piece between the seatpost and handlebars will cause problems pedaling. And getting on and off the bike. Your seat should be adjusted so that your foot is flat on the pedal at the 6 o'clock postion. So you are going need some crotch space in the middle to get a foot on the ground.
    Thats a good point, the kitchen isn't that big I was just drawing in the space. French mess tins, fuel, rolled chopping board, bits, spices.
    I can try to dip it where I need the space or something.

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    As Sam suggests check out the links he listed, gobs of help there. As an example with your ride you could do a Revelate Gas Tank(top tube), Mountain Feedbags (bars), Harness or Sweetroll (for Bars) and a Vischacha (seat bag). Get a couple of Twofish waterbottle holders for your fork legs and your good as gold! Check out the following thread as well for other suggestions: http://bushcraftusa.com/forum/showth...ght=bike+rider

    I ride a Surly Moonlander and have a full bikepacking kit, it's tons of fun!

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    I'd throw a rear rack on it. Strap your sleeping and shelter roll to it.
    A seat wedge for a spare tube and tool. You've got a funky frame so that limits your frame bag options. Maybe a handlebar bag as mentioned.

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    This front rack will work with the bike in the photo. It attaches to the fender hole in the top of the fork and to the cantilever brake posts. You can hang a couple of small, light panniers to it and/or put something light on top of it.

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    The January/February Back Woodsman of this year has that article, some good ideas from some one who uses the set up.

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