Kit List: The Surly Pugsley

Frame: Surly Pugsley; 1st generation purple, 18″ Fork: Surly, symmetrical 100mm spacing for generator hub, with bottle mounts Handlebar: Surly 1×1 Torsion; 4130 Cro-Mo made by Nitto, 15deg sweep, 666mm wide Stem: RaceFace Deus XC Headset: Chris King NoThreadset Brake … Continue reading

Kit List: Electronics and paper

Electronics: 11″ MacBook Air with soft case Western Digital 300GB external hard drive Olympus E-PM1 digital camera, 14-42mm lens iPod touch Spot Connect basic cell phone chargers and cables: phone, camera, iPod, data transfer USB thumb drive Paper resources and … Continue reading

Kit List: Luggage

Bike bags: Carradice Camper, leather attachment straps replaced with REI gear straps Revelate framebag; medium, misfit to older Pugsley frame Revelate Pocket, front handlebar bag Revelate Gas Tank, top tube bag Drybags and gear sacks: Sea-to-Summit e-Vent compression sack: contains sleeping … Continue reading

Kit list: Tools and repairs

The tool pouch: Crank Brothers multi19 tool, replaces a well-used multi17 6″ diagonal cutters 6″ adjustable crescent wrench 8mm combination wrench, for nuts included in assembly of fenders (2) Maxxis tire levers, in use for 5 years (2) needles; one … Continue reading

Kit list: Food and drink

Cook system: Brunton 0.8L anodized aluminum cookpot with lid aluminum windscreen, made from dryer vent pot support, from stainless steel spokes and baling wire alcohol Penny Stove, from Ska Brewing beer cans, with simmer ring cheap stainless steel spoon Swiss-Army … Continue reading

List: Bikepacking bags and makers

Updated 10/6/2015.  Please send additions or corrections via the “Contact me!” page, or in the comments below.  The essence of this listing is to highlight local bag makers around the world although the list will grow to include custom, non-custom handmade, and … Continue reading

Touring bikes

These are all of my touring bikes from 2008 to the present.  I have made short tours on several other bikes, and have previous experience with many bikes suitable for touring.  With the bikes described below, I draw from deep … Continue reading