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I do the supermarket run every week by bicycle - have done for about 7 years Family of four so I more or less fill a full size shopping trolley every time. This is made possible by a Christiana Trailer which is pretty much equivalent in load capacity to a shopping trolley: I have a bike that is now dedicated to the role of towing this beastie (for the ...


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I have seen people trailer them, but for a local race here, many people go car free and strap them to the top tube extending back behind the seat, usually onto the rack. Found many images using google image search for "carry skis on bike" http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5132/5471607772_40dc377ed0_o.jpg


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Saddle Bag It may seem too small at first. But check what I can fit in with my Specialized Saddle Bag: Two spare inner tube boxes Cell phone Keys Money Train travel card 3 tire levers Small toolset


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The answer to your question depends heavily on the infrastructure that is available to you, and the highest level of mechanical ability in your party. As another pointed out, you will want at least two pumps, multi-tools, etc. My wife and I do pretty challenging mtb tours with BOB trailers. We generally bring the following (subject to modification ...


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If you are lucky/careful with your combination of sunglasses and helmet, you can store them quite securely in helmet's vents, which makes it easy to put them on/off with a single hand: (quite hard to find a decent picture of this, screen-capture is from the Vuelta a España 2013, stage 14)


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Another option is Ortlieb l bought Office pannier which l can recommend give it is waterproof, robust and the way it attaches to the rack works. This is what l use for my company laptop in a padded bag. If you are looking for something tougher try Office 2 bag I did not go for this one based on price and weight, that said it looks like it would offer more ...


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I'm a member of Warm Showers, and regularly host cross-country bike tourists and get to check out their gear. Except for the occasional monk with orange robes and a small backpack, what bike tourists choose has been surprisingly uniform. It's usefully Ortlieb panniers on front and rear racks, and sometimes a handlebar bag. The details and presence of the ...


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For a trip that you describe, I would actually recommend using both a rear rack system and a front rack system. I have not used a front rack system, but I understand that it changes the handling of the bike. Having basically four panniers, two on front and two on back, will allow you to distribute the weight around so that you are left/right balanced and ...


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Your best bet for weatherproof and crash worthiness is going to be a pelican case. They have a whole series of cases for laptops. http://www.pelican.ca/case_group_search.php?CaseGroup=Laptop I've personally taken a 'hardback' case on a paddling trip and it held up great. Many pelican products also have a warranty against failure as well so if the product ...


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I just picked up a Timbuk2 Handlebar Bag, and so far am loving it. Has a nice velcro-down pouch, and attached to the bike via two velcro strips. It is on the bike well enough to hold my daily lunch, u-lock, glasses and a few other things. It also has straps to turn it into a fanny-pack style bag.


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At the beginning of this video: http://vimeo.com/41982043 it looks like this bike messenger has an extra strap for his bag that comes up under his left arm to stabilize his load. Looks pretty neat, like it can be easily unsnapped to get the normal messenger bag access, and possibly be DIY-able.


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Looking through the Challenge Bikes product guide, it looks like the Seiran SL is not intended to be able to have any kind of rack on it. Maybe you should talk to the dealer you bought the bike from. It looks to me like replacing the lightweight carbon seat with the aluminum seat option might make it possible to mount the Day Rack or Voyager Rack... Would ...


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If the image above is correct, the frame-bag is great if all you're carrying is a credit card and a puncture repair kit. It's light, cheap, unobtrusive and doesn't add much air resistance. But if you're carrying even a rain jacket, it'll be hard to find a frame bag big enough. The frame-bag is not waterproof either, so it would be best not to carry a phone ...


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I use plastic waste baskets, mounted to rear rack by springs. The weight is low over rear tires, for extra stability.Just drill some drain holes and mounting holes through plastic containers, add cord loops, and attach springs to them. Adjust tilt so that pedal clearance is adequate in turns. P.s.Cable ties turn brittle in cold weather, so don't use them in ...


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When ski touring we often carry skis on our backpacks - tied together at top and one each in loops each side. Very stable except in high winds. No reason this would not work riding a bike. Here is a pic


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I find that handlebar bags are the ultimate in convenience. From your description, a medium-sized handlebar bag might do the trick if you can mount one. I love my Ortlieb Ultimate handlebar bag, but it's not a cheap item; here are some others. FOr maximum convenience, look for something that clips onto and off of the bike quickly. Most bike shops carry ...


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You might want to look into pannier bags (if you have a rack on the back of your bike). There are all sorts of sizes, styles, and types of bags, including those large enough for groceries. I got a pair from Walmart (I can't remember which brand) for about $25 that I use to commute to and from work. They're big enough to carry all of my work clothes, ...


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I actually just found this great bag that got high reviews. Avenir Bigmouth Velcro Seat Bag. It easily attaches/detaches. According to one reviewer, it takes less than 15 secs. This is large enough for my stuff and a few essential tools that were recommended here in this forum.


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I have a very large basket made by Wald on the front of my bike in addition to the rack and panniers that you mention. The Giant Delivery Basket made by Wald (model 157b) is large enough to accomodate four to six shopping bags in addition to what I can fit into my panniers. I can haul a lot of groceries this way. When I saw your post, I thought of this ...


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The case below is not a hard case but it is well padded, and attaches securely with very little sway. It also includes a rain cover. It's my favorite. Jandd 19 inch laptop case I've also used padded sleeves and just slipped them in either my messenger bag or one of my panniers. I haven't seen a hard case that attaches to bike rack but there certainly may ...


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Have you thought about attaching a trailer, such as this? http://www.kmsdirect.co.uk/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=40&zenid=f65e60ef439a613706cd8d60ce3eaa51


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You could consider a self-inflating mat (e.g. thermarest) though when I looked at them they were expensive and heavier than my alternative: A foam mat only needs to reach from you shoulders to your hips if it's not too cold. You might then be able to wrap it round your top tube, because there would be a lot less to fit in there - and it would makes ...


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The Topeak rack systems all fit pretty well, I have sold a few in my time and not encountered any problems. I don't believe there are any bolts for fitting that could be potentially put in wrong to compromise the rail/fit, but the fit on them has to be snug because you would not want it rattling away. You do have a compatible bag/rack combo b.t.w. I am not ...


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The two straps that attach the Carradice bag to the saddle will need to be re-threaded and buckled up each time you remove and re-attach the bag, so it's probably not the most convenient choice for your usage. I remember seeing quick-release systems for these bags, but you'll have to check if they work for the massive Camper version. There is no actual ...


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Savanni makes a good point, the answer depends on your weight distribution. Something else that will effect it is your tires. The fatter tires you have the more they will absorb (bumps and the like), and prevent these bumps vibrating up to your pannier rack. Another point. You can get seat post racks (second link) made popular by offroad tourers riding ...


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I'd have a look at http://store.velo-orange.com/index.php/accessories/racks-decaleurs.html A "decaleur" is a removable handlebar bag mount. You'll still need a (non-removeable) rack for support too though, but for a retro look and larger bag capacity than without a rack, it's a possibility.


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Instead of adding an additional stabilizing strap as suggested by @obelia, you could wear the bag like a fanny pack, around your waist. I'm a big fan of this solution, and I proudly sport my fanny pack (or waist bag/ hip bag) on the regular. In addition to solving your over-the-shoulder-sliding dilemma, it also has the added advantages of 1) no sweaty ...


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Depending on the length of the skis a "Sandwich" of skis with the frame in the middle can work, using bungees to strap them together. also if you have a rack over the rear wheel this will further support them... Wouldn't try this for my old Downhill boards. by my newer and shorter Slalom boards would do the trick.


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The bike in your picture has a rack on the back no? If you can't fit the low riding ortlieb recumbants (due to their length) I'd recommend ortlieb front panniers (smaller than their rear counterparts and therefore more likely to fit that small rack. Also all Ortlieb bags have adjustable clips (so you can make them fit smaller/bigger racks).



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