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Unsuitable bike for bike packing

Post by JohnClimber » Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:41 pm

We've all got what we think is our (near) perfect bike packing bikes.

Why don't we have an in suitable bike bike packing trip out somewhere?

In the corner of my garage I'd be able to dig out a 26er beach cruiser single speed with only a coaster brake.

I'm tempted to try that on the coast near me (in good weather)

What would your in suitable bike be?

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Re: Unsuitable bike for bike packing

Post by jay91 » Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:57 pm

Trying to ride bikes.

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Re: Unsuitable bike for bike packing

Post by ssnowman » Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:00 pm

My two speed Brompton. Although I have seen plenty of people touring the NCN on them. So I suppose it depends how far off road you are going.
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Re: Unsuitable bike for bike packing

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:15 pm

Funny you should mention this John - I'm working on something as we type :wink:
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Re: Unsuitable bike for bike packing

Post by slarge » Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:50 pm

I've never seen a yellow 3 speed shopper out bikepacking. It would be a showcase event for something like that :-bd

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Re: Unsuitable bike for bike packing

Post by ssnowman » Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:01 pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/282 ... n-the-cold

This is an interesting read about someone who cycled 9000km along the Iron curtain on an East German built shopper!
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Re: Unsuitable bike for bike packing

Post by mje25 » Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:02 pm

What Steve said ^!

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Re: Unsuitable bike for bike packing

Post by composite » Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:18 pm

slarge wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:50 pm
I've never seen a yellow 3 speed shopper out bikepacking. It would be a showcase event for something like that :-bd
Wasn't it "on display" as a bikepacker at one of the BB events?

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Re: Unsuitable bike for bike packing

Post by lune ranger » Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:44 pm

What about Graeme Obree’s Old Faithful or the Miguel Indurain Espada bike?

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Re: Unsuitable bike for bike packing

Post by Gummikuh » Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:22 pm

I could use one of my Raleigh burners hanging up in my workshop?

Plenty of attachment points on the crossbar for all my lights and GPS. Skyways for an end to broken wheels and knobbly tyres, what more could you want?

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Re: Unsuitable bike for bike packing

Post by K1100T » Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:59 pm

Gummikuh wrote:
Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:22 pm
Skyways for an end to broken wheels and knobbly tyres, what more could you want?
The ability to sit down and pedal, without my knees hitting my ears... :lol:
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Re: Unsuitable bike for bike packing

Post by JohnClimber » Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:18 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:15 pm
Funny you should mention this John - I'm working on something as we type :wink:
Happy days
I'll give my cruiser a dusting off and blow up it's tyres this Christmas holiday in preparation
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Re: Unsuitable bike for bike packing

Post by JohnClimber » Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:20 pm

ssnowman wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:00 pm
My two speed Brompton. Although I have seen plenty of people touring the NCN on them. So I suppose it depends how far off road you are going.
I've pack rafted and bike packed an overnighter on a canal trip on my single speed folding Decathalon bike several months back too

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