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Touring Bike Accessories

A Rear Rack on the Surly ECR

I was a stumped for a little while recently when a customer asked about a rear rack for her new Surly ECR. Most standard rear racks are either not tall enough or not wide enough to clear the massive 29x3 Knard tires. I figured Channing at Old Man Mountain would have some ideas- since he Read More

Salsa Wanderlust Rear Bicycle Rack

Recently I experienced some discomfiture when I realized the Salsa Wanderlust rear rack would not fit on a Surly Long Haul Trucker. Because the top platform was so long and extended so far forward it actually came into contact with the seat stays, making it impossible to mount the rack so that the top platform Read More

Ultralight Bike Mirror

The Ultralight Bike Mirror is made in Germany by D+D Oberlauda and is a consistent best seller in the Bike Touring News store... for good reason; not only is it lightweight (about 2 oz./57 grams) but it will attach to virtually any handlebar. Instead of being inserted in the end of the bar it attaches Read More

Charging Electronics on Bike Tours

I was sitting on the top of the counter in the bathroom at Seminole Canyon State Park in Texas writing a blog post using my Droid phone. I was in the bathroom mostly to get out of the maddening wind I had been battling all day but also so I could use the electrical outlet Read More

Old Man Mountain

The Bike Touring News Store has Old Man Mountain racks! Designed and made in Santa Barbara, CA. Old Man Mountain has a rack for almost any bike including full suspension mountain bikes and fat bikes. Here's an Adventure Cyclist Story from 2004. It describes the genesis of the company, the owner's background and some of Read More