Re: [rootsradicals] How to set-up an Xtracycle for cyclo-touring WITH BACKPACKS (NOT PANNIERS)
- Juergen Weichert wrote:
> Perhaps I don't fully understand the question, but I wouldI ditto Juergen.
> just put one backpack in each side of the Freeloader. When
> you arrive pull out the backpacks, lock up the bike and go
> hiking. Totally standard installation. Use wide loaders if
> you like to help support the backpacks if they are bulky.
Why do you need something special to haul backpacks? An xtracycle can
haul ANYTHING -- that's why we got 'em, right? I frequently haul things
including backpacks, they just go in the bags. If they're too long,
they stick out the back end. They're usually not long enough to mess
with a wide loader. If your pack's waterproof enough on your back, it's
probably waterproof enough in a freeloader. Those straps that come with
the freeloader are nice because they can help cinch the packs closer to
the center line. When I'm hauling heavy things like 25-L of kitty
litter, I get much less wobble if I have everything cinched tight to the