Category Archives: Bags

Lightweight Touring Gear List Redux.

I’ve recently updated my gear and have been touring on a Cervelo RS without a rear rack. I’ve changed out the stock Shimano wheels for beefier Mavic Open Pros with 32 spokes and a 12/36 cassette. The weight of my bike … Continue reading

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“Ultralight” Setup

I’ve never completely signed up to the ultralight camping manifesto that requires the adherent to remove all the labels from clothes and sleep on bubble wrap, but I do like to save weight by using light weight gear and packing … Continue reading

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New loaded touring setup

I’m always thinking of ways to improve my loaded touring setup and I recently bought a new front bag from Rivendell to give me a little more space for snacks. I’ve been using the Acorn handlebar bag for a while, … Continue reading

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Traveling with the Tardis

There comes a time for every cyclist when they have to face the trauma of putting their bike into the care of a baggage handler or porter. To be parted from your bike is a big deal! I certainly worry … Continue reading

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Carradice Expedition Bagman Review

I ordered a Carradice Expedition Bagman from Peter White Cycles yesterday and thanks to prompt shipping and the wonders of UPS I received it this morning. The Bagman is a simple saddlebag support that comes in a three sizes; Sport … Continue reading

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My “Loaded” Touring Gear

After getting lots of questions about my touring set up I decided to do a short video to show what I take with me on tour. This is everything I take apart from the clothes that I wear on the … Continue reading

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Acorn Handlebar Bag Review

Acorn is a two person company that makes bicycle bags in a style reminiscent of the English company Carradice. They make the bags in small numbers using cotton duck material and leather. What they’ve done very well is to fill … Continue reading

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