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Friday, August 28, 2015

Fargo's cargo is Vargo...

A few posts back I was mulling over ways to consolidate my cookware so it could be carried on an Anything cage. Finding the right size pot was not looking promising, so an MSR Windburner or Jetboil was under consideration - but really, adding another stove to my collection is the last thing I need. In fact I'm soon going to have a stove sell-off.

But today I found the perfect pot - the Vargo Bot. I don't know how I missed it as I'm sure looked here before: Vargo Bot Review.

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Friday, August 7, 2015

Doh - missing sprockets found...

"Lucky I looked closely, the cassette is wrong - 13-36t in 11-36t packaging, so back to Bike24 to sort out."

See - there is no 11 tooth sprocket.

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Oh - there it is...

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After a brief exchange of email with Bike24, it was suggested I remove the packaging and look underneath the cassette - et voilà, the 11t sprocket and lockring. Who'da thunk it?

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Bashguard bonus...

The SRAM GX 1000 36/22 GPX chainset I ordered from TweeksCycles.com arrived this morning, and I was very pleased to discover it is fitted with a bash guard. Bonus! Many thanks to Tweeks, who offered a very competitive price when Bike24 could not source stocks.

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Monday, August 3, 2015

Drivetrain components delivered...

A box of driveline components arrived from Bike24 today - Apex shifters, rear derailleur, bottom bracket, chain and cassette. Lucky I looked closely, the cassette is wrong - 13-36t in 11-36t packaging, so back to Bike24 to sort out.
Then there is just the crankset and front derailleur to come, but both are on the way and should arrive by next week.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Bikepacking bags...Bedrock

The components are all on the way now, so now it's time to do something about the bikepacking bags.
After much agonising and despair over the exchange rate, I have bitten the bullet and ordered from Bedrock bags.
It's my view that Bedrock have designed the best seat bag and in particular the best handlebar bag for drop bars.
So, Entrada handlebar bag with pocket, Coconino seat bag with railwing, and super deluxe custom frame bag dual zipper main pocket with divider and non-drive side map pocket - all ordered.