Jake ryan: I have recently purchesed a trek and a mongoose mb...and about to get a third....been buying full winter/arctic gear and ride/commute aprox 80 miles a week...i have two saddle/side bags ...a high seirra backpack...and boxes full of survival gear..almost a hundred gallons water...plus my 2000 gallon tank plus kerosene and propane....purchasing a new bow and arrows soon for me and my son..tarps for collecting rain water and of course guns and ammo
I say bring it...
Shannon Michaels: Have you seen or heard of the apocalypse bikes? 4 wheels, baskets and a trailer hitch for pulling a wagon.
TheScooterdude80: I am using a folding bike.
fixedgearforlife: The bicycle is the best choice for a bug out vehicle. What I've been doing is getting into shape. I can ride my bike 100+ miles in a day, on my fixed gear.
Ebbonified: Just don't buy cheaply mfr parts (like China) if you can help it. The advantage with internal hubs is just that. They DO wear, but not as quickly due to being absent of road grit. Chains stretch, and when they do you won't notice until they start skipping teeth. Then it's too late for the chainring/cassette.
700c is common size for road bikes in the US. 26" is even more common everywhere (mtb size). Agree about the disc breaks. Parts are still too exotic and hard to find. Go with a steel frame.
Phillip Galey: IMO, the NuVinci will greatly extend chain life; and, I'm considering the feasibility of going to the new cog belt, . . .
Phillip Galey: brackets to run a 24" on the fr, when I put a motor on the fr and get a trailer put together. IMO, the nuvinci may last forever(?).
IMO, changing lower unit bearings or head bearings would be a small item.
Right now, I'm scoping out the frame to weld in a socket for a small sail
Phillip Galey: All things considered, bikes are so simple that, with a small tool kit and just a few parts, I expect distance of more k's of miles. IMO, complexity is a term not useful of mention; but with this exception: disk brakes. And, for his 4k $ dream bike, Rob Penn chose calipers.
rode my Specialized 3k miles on Armadillo tires, no flats.
Finally, I discovered the wonder of full suspension, baskets fr. and r.
I have the nuvinci laced in, with brackets for the 700c; and, I'll make brackets to run a
Ebbonified: I might recommend a bike configuration like a "fixie" (geared in only one ratio, minimizing moving drive parts) or a single speed. This lack of complexity in the bike's design would lead to fewer problems later. You may think that you'll need the low gears to take a load up hills, but your reduction in watts output for more gears may be less than you think. The average bike chain lasts about 600-800 miles before stretching begins to wear at the teeth on the cassette and chainrings, bring extra.
Phillip Galey: Actually, for the weight which may be carried and for the small number of maintenance tools, and for the possible distance which may be traveled, the bike is better sense—few there be who can carry a pack for any distance, especially, living in the city, and suddenly hitting the trail; a sprain is
Phillip Galey: Yes, and some bikers run it and go tubeless, . . .
Christopher Olsen: great video though i do not recomend using the slime glueless patches they do not work very well and will leak air most of the time. the old style patches with glue are a better and more permenant solution for flats.id also recomend a hardtail mountain bike over full suspsion (less to go wrong) but anyways thats just my 2 cents.
Aaron Russell: WHHHYYY VEEVVOOO
Ebbonified: @beast12101 okay. Now I'm trackin. I would say your best "bug out" transportation would be your feet. Take care of them. Then, when it comes to bikes you might look to something single speed and simple. The less moving parts there are, the less you will have to worry about. For mobility in the backcountry, bone up on how to find water and how to figure out shelter and protection from the elements. Actual food will enter your mouth the hungrier you get. (is that poison ivy under the bike?)
Wandering Beast: @Ebbonified bugging out, would be if you forced to leave you home, for emergencies, man made or natural
Ebbonified: what exactly is "bugging out"?
siafulinux: I remember years ago, when I was a kid, we bought this stuff to fill a bike wheel's inner tube with a type of rubber that it made it "puncture proof". I wonder if that is still around? It would be useful for a project like this.
awomansworld123: nice video and great bug out bike kit
wilatemodel: good idea,..wrong bike,..way to many things can get broke,get a simple plain bike..
meatloafzombie: Good vids and mindset Beast. Whats in the crown bag? I keep good pipe tobacco in mine when out in the woods.