Whats the best piece of equipment you've ever bought?

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Jeffro115, Sep 9, 2006.

  1. thelama324

    thelama324 Adventurer

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    Snap-on ratcheting screw driver bought in 1990 for 40$ (a ton of money in any year for a screwdriver) and still works perfectly. We've been thru alot together. :cry ...I love you man!
  2. thelama324

    thelama324 Adventurer

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    I was very close to buying the vholdr camera but opted for the AT3K because it was cheaper. Can we see some vid from that cam? Mine are up on youtube/thelama324. I am having trouble finding just the right spot to mount it. It seems like everywhere I try it just vibrates too much. The helmet was no good at all, the handlebar was ok on road but off was crap, the top tripleclamp bolt is better but needs tweeking a bit. Going to WIllow Hill in PA Sunday and will play with it somemore. It seems to me that mounting it to the frame somewhere would be optimal, being the most solid part of the bike. Any suggestions?:confused
  3. dakariste

    dakariste Over and over the hill...

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    Longsleeve fleece shirt and pants, an Iphone, a waterproof minidisc player, a gps, a motorcycle and the following make for a perfect cold weekend getaway.

    Fold-Over Fleece Gloves
    Convertible gloves for maximum warmth
    These convertible gloves will keep your hands warm without sacrificing dexterity. We matched windproof, three-layer poly fleece on the back with an anti-pilling, double-layer poly fleece on the palm to create a convertible glove that keeps your hands warm when you need it, and provides unimpeded access to your fingers when working with small flies or fine leader. Gloves have a trim, comfortable fit. Embossed polyurethane palm for sure grip. Convertible gloves available in black.
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    Exped Wallcreeper sleeping bag:
    <a href='http://www.spadout.com?stpr_id=23779'><img src='http://www.spadout.com/images/products/o/23779.jpg' border='0' /></a>

    I have to lean back to make sure the bag is still on. Holds my tent, sleeping bag and water. It's a personal choice but I like it better than the Jesse Bags I sold for two or three day trips.
    [​IMG]Arc'teryx made the Acrux 65 Backpack with 4090cu in of waterproof storage and a low 4lb 3oz (regular size) weight for alpine climbers casting off on massive 4-day-or-more routes. Seam-sealed VaporTight fabric and a roll-top closure make the Acrux 65 backpack completely impermeable to any mountain storm. The lid, dual aluminum frame stays, and molded Binary Hippods are removable for your ultralight summit push. Pre-molded shoulder straps add to this Arc'teryx pack's comfort, but it's the ability to keep your sleeping bag and down jacket dry for five days straight that makes the Acrux a favorite
  4. catang5oh

    catang5oh Blithering Idiot

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    PB Blaster for all those stubborn items
  5. Harv06

    Harv06 Rider

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    +1 :thumb blaster

    I really like my Alpinestars SMX 5 waterproof boots!
  6. jbim

    jbim Been here awhile

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    I crashed my bike at 50 MPH, I was projected off the bike. I did braje a few bones but considering< i turned out OK. I guess that makes the gear I was riding the best equipment I ever bought:

    ARAI helmet Corsair
    Aerostich Roadcrafter 1-piece
    Held golves
    Infinity boots

    The best piece of clothing I ever bought is a dry suit for paddling my kayak as soon as the ice melts here in Ontario: A Kokatat. Fantastic built and fit and does the job of saving you a$$ if you fall in the water .
  7. AlanCT

    AlanCT The Byronic Man

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    I have some good pieces of kit (finally), but the real unsung hero is my lowly pair of Olympia Gel-palm gauntlets. These have been my main gloves for six years of constant use, and barely look worn. They were comfortable right from the start, and have never bled in the rain.
  8. SpitfireTriple

    SpitfireTriple Seek Truth

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    Sounds good.
    Name/brand? Cost? Bought from?
  9. RandyB

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    Looks like a Lansky. I love mine. They even make a fishook sharpening stone.

    Smoky Mountain Knife works used to have good deals.
  10. byathread

    byathread Adventurer

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    +1

    Nothing worse than a dull hook!!!
  11. Doc.Snyder

    Doc.Snyder Long timer

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    Definetly the Camelbak BFM. I use it with the optional 6liter bladder with inline water filer and the Camelbak water pump.
    It's definetly the most versatile backpack I have ever owned. And I have used many backpacks, military and hiking. Compress it down to standard size or fill it up with Laptop, clothes, toolkit, first aid kit,...
    MANY compartments, sturdy construction many important small details. Amazing. Comfortable to wear, not too big to be uncomfortable on the bike.
    Add MOLLE pouches for even more space.

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    http://www.tadgear.com/x-treme%20gear/packs%20main/camelbak_bfm.htm
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    http://www.tadgear.com/x-treme%20gear/packs%20main/200oz_omega_water_beast.htm
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    http://www.tadgear.com/x-treme%20gear/packs%20main/camelbak_in_line_micro-filter.htm
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    http://www.tadgear.com/x-treme%20gear/water%20storage%20main/camelbak_hydrolink_tactical_pump.htm
  12. RandyB

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    Just a note: Filters don't remove viruses. They will remove the chemical taste of the stuff used to kill them.
  13. laxpol

    laxpol Been here awhile

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    Lame.

    1200 GS is the best bike ever built.
  14. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Oh please. Lighten the fuck up. The best bike in the world? The one you're riding. Now go start your own "I Love the GS" thread.
  15. SpitfireTriple

    SpitfireTriple Seek Truth

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  16. RandyB

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  17. Wildman

    Wildman In my castle

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    Best value (benefit over cost):

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  18. MoBill

    MoBill Smiles when says dat

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    Damn right , I'm with you on that one Paul, that stupid thing is one of my best pieces of kit. Changed the long rides for sure.
  19. OGShocker

    OGShocker My Butt Itches!

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    How do you really feel...:oscar:thumb
  20. stuxtttr

    stuxtttr n00b

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    BMW City Pants, just got em these pants are great I love em.:rofl

    Had an Exped Skylight solar lamp good but just replaced it with a Petzl e lite great

    Oxford Hot Hands velcro on grips nice and toasty but a little big still you can take em off for summer.:clap