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Deranged Touring Cyclist
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Today I visited a not for profit shop that is losing its lease and all but giving refurbished and 'as-is' bicycles away. There were several nice prospects, but nothing that I could justify bringing home. What a sad state of affairs!

Returning home, I stopped in at another not for profit place and scored. This was sitting in front of the register when I walked in. They didn't like the looks of the admittedly odd looking hitch hardware. I thought I saw how it works and felt fine about it. $20 later, into my car it went!
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That's a Kool Stop WilderBeast single wheel trailer. It looks like they are no longer manufactured, but this one hasn't seen many miles and lived inside in the interim. The stock tire wasn't flat and appears all but brand new. It even came with the bag and an extra set of towing hardware. I added the flag. It's a bit larger than either of canine companion Chip's present trailers and may offer a better option for store trips which include him.

I didn't plan on getting another single wheel trailer and arguably don't need another one, but found I couldn't turn it down for the price. This can mount easily behind Mrs. Newleaf's e-bike for summertime paddling trips. I like the larger, more square cargo space and plethora of potential tie down points. Now, to see if I understand the hitch mechanisms as well as I think I do.

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Shred-o-thane ..... perfect. I assume the rubber hits the road as infrequently when you are boarding as when you are biking?
nope, deezizz for laying down colored stripes when doing board slides...a cement thing...offroad will be higher risers, actual offroad hubs and tires. Offroad wheels come separate. And you know contemplation of another board for offroad is in progress, lol..............trying to figure out why tho. Never had 2 skateboards at once, much less 3.......no issues tho, lol. 🙃
 

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To be clear, I already owned the Lezyne Micro Floor Drive HV on the right. Newbie is on the left: a replacement hose with digital pressure gauge. This will hopefully make adjusting Ice Cream Truck's air pressure on the fly a bit easier.

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Does PSI or BAR, but appears to measure in 1psi increments: after inflating both my fat bike's tires to 16psi, I checked them with my digital Blackburn 'Honest' gauge and got 16.5psi on one, 16psi even on the other. Close enough for my needs.
 

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Went out for breakfast with Mrs. Newleaf. She noticed a big "up to 50% off bike sale" sign across the parking lot from our restaurant. Subsequent investigation revealed quite a large shop indeed. I found these:
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A pair of Grypto bottle cages from the Arundel Bicycle Company. Also, a Camelbak Podium insulated water bottle which was broken down and sitting in the dishwasher at photo time. Along with this one, photographed in action in FL, it makes a pair. They are special edition, in honor of Arches National Park.
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I dig my existing wire bottle cages, pictured here, but experience with similar cages has taught me they are unlikely to last long. I've resisted composite cages in the past, but recently read a bikepacking oriented article talking about the most long-lived/tough cages encountered by the author. The Gryptos were mentioned. They are pricey relative to the wire models, but will hopefully last longer. I'd also like to avoid the need to run a voile strap to retain the contents of the inverted cage.
 

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16psi????

That wouldn’t even fill my blonde cheerleader x girlfriend’s head!!!!
(Of many MANY moons ago)
Funny part is, that 16psi is for riding on pavement :D. For playing off-road, I've had good luck with high single digits, say 8psi. Surly's Bud and Lou tires require a minimum inflation of just 5psi. I haven't gone that low yet. As tire pressure is reduced, the ride gets smoother even as staying in the spin zone gets harder: at low pressure, any irregularity in one's spin causes the bike to bounce up and down. Significantly. The bounce is more pronounced on hard surfaces than on soft. I never knew my spin had irregularities until I got this bike. The bouncey feedback has helped me to spin more smoothly on both this ride and my other ones.
 
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