@El_sabor sorry I only just saw this message, how did you get on with the 50mm tyres? Did they fit?
@jonny thanks dude, hopefully I'll bump in to you sometime soon and you can see it for real over a pint of the black stuff.
I've done a few longer rides but most of my riding so far has just been commuting and running errands across town. The front panniers are still great and not wearing a backpack all the time is a revelation.
The only thing I'm not stoked on is the number of punctures I've had, I switched from the Grand Bois to Knards but both have been defeated by South London's roads. The Knards are too sluggish for riding on the road and after struggling to find lightweight puncture proof tyres* I've decided to try going tubeless. A guy at work gave me some spare valves he had and I've ordered Gorilla tape and Stan's sealant. Fingers crossed it works with both sets of tyres and I can get them set up leak free.
*The distro for Panaracer doesn't have the folding version of Paselas and I don't want to spend the £70 SJS Cycles want for a set.