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Old 02-06-2013, 11:02 AM   #31
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is the bra in the background on the left an emergency strap for spherical shaped objects on the bike?? what size is it?
Or maybe its one of these?

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Old 02-06-2013, 12:36 PM   #32
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I make my own with 1" webbing. They are a lot like the Helen2Wheels stuff.
Cheap, simple, strong.
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:39 PM   #33
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Those are only slightly less expensive than Rok straps and the design of the Rok straps is superior. The built in elastic in the Rok straps means they maintain tension on your gear at all times.
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:20 PM   #34
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Those are only slightly less expensive than Rok straps and the design of the Rok straps is superior. The built in elastic in the Rok straps means they maintain tension on your gear at all times.
exactly. worth every single penny. rok has the dominant design.
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:42 PM   #35
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Rokcraps don't have near the ability or versatility of the 1" ratchets straps. I have a dozen in the garage with 600, 1000, and 1200 lb strength. I usually take 4 with me for anything overnight or longer. I typically carry 2x 15ft long and 2x10ft long. They can be used to tow or lift a bike from a ditch, strap down a bike in a truck bed or trailer. Endless possibilities while camping such as holding up a tarp, hammock, clothsline, a winch while in bear country, etc, etc.

And of course strapping down your favorite gear to your luggage.
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:03 PM   #36
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:16 PM   #37
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I have rokstraps.
But when looking for more at Cabelas (they dont have em) I came across an adjustable length bungee that wraps itself around a plastic clip to hold it in place. Cant link it right now, but it is pretty handy. I carry those and rokstraps now.
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:35 AM   #38
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is the bra in the background on the left an emergency strap for spherical shaped objects on the bike?? what size is it?
it's one of the smaller sizes...almost as small as the thong hanging up that you missed
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:14 AM   #39
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:24 AM   #40
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Rokcraps don't have near the ability or versatility of the 1" ratchets straps. I have a dozen in the garage with 600, 1000, and 1200 lb strength. I usually take 4 with me for anything overnight or longer. I typically carry 2x 15ft long and 2x10ft long. They can be used to tow or lift a bike from a ditch, strap down a bike in a truck bed or trailer. Endless possibilities while camping such as holding up a tarp, hammock, clothsline, a winch while in bear country, etc, etc.

And of course strapping down your favorite gear to your luggage.
Just be careful with ratchet straps on a bike. You can pull hard enough to start bending and breaking things.

The problem with most straps is that when you tie something to a bike it is nearly always something soft. As you ride that item will compress and the tension on the strap loosens up. You are constantly tightening them, unless you cranked the hell out of them in the first place, and then you have issues with smashing your gear, or damaging the bike.

Now, I know a lot of you have never had an issue, but can you honestly say you have not had to adjust your straps fairly often on a long ride?

ROK straps virtually eliminates that issue. They just do not get loose. As for the plastic buckles, they only fail when you do not clip them in all the way. I had only ONE failure in tens of thousands of miles and that was due to only getting one side of the clip properly in place. Even then, it only failed when I was trying to take it off.

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Old 02-07-2013, 08:16 AM   #41
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Jim - Based on your comments, would you recommend against soft luggage like the Wolfman Teton or Expedition saddle bags, where the mounting straps double as compression straps for the bags themselves?
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:25 AM   #42
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Thanks Jim......I did not feel like typing that all out.

I was ready to chime in with I tie my stuff down with logging chain....you know...cause, ITS"S STRONG!
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:27 AM   #43
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:47 AM   #44
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I had 2 Rock straps fail at the same time in the same way leaving my dry bag sliding down the road behind me. I guess I had them too tight because they both broke at the nylon used to attach the plastic buckles. It was almost as if the buckle wore through the fabric. Now I use cheap nylon webbing and good old fashioned knots.
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:01 AM   #45
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Jim - Based on your comments, would you recommend against soft luggage like the Wolfman Teton or Expedition saddle bags, where the mounting straps double as compression straps for the bags themselves?
Those are a bit different in that the straps are integrated. I suspect, though lack direct knowledge, that they hold better than non-integrated straps.

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