200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.

Kansas John

Confirmed.  Transporting a 500a on the 2nd hottest day of the year in the heat of the day with the other pannier packed to disperse the weight is not that great of an idea.  

Only rode 11 miles this afternoon to meet Jeff, aka ISUBando.  He left with a couple generators and the 500a.  The return 11 mile route was noticeably easier.  I think I’ll stick with the 400a for my next overnight on the bike.  

first time out on the bike this week.  The cancellation of the group BikeMS ride has been detrimental to my training.  I have ridden more miles this year than any year since 2010.  I blame my kids and commute!

John M. Lawrence, KS
ICCC #1431

Looking for a 214 kero and REI single burner anniversary stove as well as any Coleman born on date 10/77, 1/80
Nice bicycle and gear there, John. I like that folding seat; looks very compact.  Years ago, that was my favorite thing, but the seat got so much smaller since then, LOL!
I do have a pretty nice mountain bike and a rack for the back of my Jeep. so I hit the local Rail Trails now and then.
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Heck, why not, right? I'll bet you could also backpack with a 500A, too, if you had the room in your pack (they are kinda big, I guess). I'm not saying you'd want to do that, but it's only a few more pounds, I think. Hmmm . . . I wonder what those weigh anyway . . . .

So, do you plan to ride across the state on your own without everyone in the group?
"Don't let the weather run your life" - Steve
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Buddy of mine road from NY to California and back in 1984. He still has the I believe Peak stove that went along for the ride.

Thank you
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My current shade is Coleman!!

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I think a 425 Suitcase stove would sit flatter on the rack and there is some extra room inside for odds and ends.
Partial to single mantles & backpacking stoves (liquid fuel, of course!)
One of my aunt and uncles moved from Nebraska to Colorado for better bike riding, plus one of my cousins lived there.  They it better.
Duane-All seasons, year round backpacker and camper.  So many stoves and lanterns, who's counting.
Hot Diggity
That brings back bitter-sweet memories.

I made a 2000+ mile bicycle loop up into Ontario from Southern Michigan from June to September 1979.  I started out with a 502, a WWII canvas shelter half tent, wool blanket and 1950's era rubber air mattress that would go flat at the exact moment I fell asleep.  I had to keep as much weight as possible in the front panniers just to keep the front wheel on the ground.  The 502 was stolen from my camp in Bay City on the first night and I finished the trip with a brand new Hank Roberts Mini Stove.  I would've preferred the 502, and with the axle straining weight I was already packing it wouldn't have been noticed.

Rear wheel bearings finally went out in Gaylord on the return trip to Detroit, and I got the message relayed to me that I was to report to Marine Corps Boot Camp early.  Had to hitch a ride back and report to the MEPP Center in Detroit within days.  I still have all my panniers and bicycle gear, but the most important thing I kept from my old bicycle touring days was my Brooks saddle.

  Brooks saddle
The bikes may change, but my bones haven't.  Once you endure the pain of breaking it in, it's the best seat ever!
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Myself and friends, ca. 1976, getting ready for a 100-mile day over the passes of Hwy. 26 to Central Oregon. I'm on the left. Yep, a hippie even back then!


I had a Brook's saddle on the Schwinn Paramount I'm straddling there. Just thinking of it makes my butt hurt and my nether regions go numb!
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
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Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
Kansas John

@Hot Diggity 

Here’s my Brooks.  Once I switched over and got about 600 miles on it, I quit using the chamois shorts.  It squeaks a lot!

I hope to do some long rides in the future, but so far my longest day in the saddle is around 65 miles.  I’m coming up on 2000 miles for the year which isn’t much compared to others.

John M. Lawrence, KS
ICCC #1431

Looking for a 214 kero and REI single burner anniversary stove as well as any Coleman born on date 10/77, 1/80

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