This is my "2002 trek fuel 80"
www.epicdesignsalaska.com made my pack system
forks carry my fuel bottles for a msr international stove
i also carry 3 (27 oz) water bottles...all 3 bottles are mounted
on the down tube... using a "moonsaddle"
weight for bike is at 29 lbs total weight for equipment and food
equipped the bike for long distance touring either on the hard top
handlebar pack system carries my 20f. down sleeping bag and my 4
season super shelter henensey hammock system with a foul weather
gear bag tied up underneath....total weight 8 lbs +/- oz. for handlebars.
my frame pack system carries food and msr international stove..
on the top tube sits my gas tank pack....carries personnel items...8x32
binoculars..wallet etc...total weight of both items frame pack and
gas tank neighborhood of 10 lbs +/- oz.
then my super twinkie which mounts on my seat tube .... carries
about several days worth of a change of clothing and my msr mess
i do use a small ruck sack that i picked up from rei "flash 18"
for some grocery items like fruit etc... have been out riding...no
problem with steering as some might think...even in cross winds...
i have not found it difficult to keep on pedaling.....with the packs
mounted or not....its your body that the wind hits the most....
makes a darn good water proof packs...been out in the rain storms
for hours....nothing was wet or damp in my packs..... i have up
graded my wheels from 32 spoke to 36 spoke went from the stock rims
to "sunringles mttx 33" went with a much heavier hubs by "deore
xt`s" modified an extra drop handle bar to deal with my handlebar
packs....this way nothing would get in my way while operating the
bike...like the brakes and shifters... i had a heavier spring installed
for my front forks....
my tool bag which sits under my super twinkie i carry everything
from a "hyper cracker" to deal with rear wheel broken spokes...to
a pedal wrench in case i have to box up the beast to get on a train....