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muthesius

Member since May 2012 • Last active May 2015
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    @dglshrn

    I've also purchased a fake Rapha Brevet Jersey (from DHgate). The pictures on DHgate were lifted from the Rapha website but what turned up (after a month) was just a really nasty polyester jersey printed to look kind of like the original. No sportwool, no chest pocket, no zipped valuables pocket, the stripe across the chest is just printed white rather than being a reflective strip sewn in, etc.

    It was only £15 so I guess I can't complain too much but there's no way it was made in the same factory as Rapha and it looks so obviously fake the only place I could get away with wearing it would be a fancy dress party.

    To be honest there's plenty of decent kit for fair prices that you can get delivered in a couple of days from someone like Wiggle so I wouldn't bother with Aliexpress/DHgate knockoffs.

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    Agreed on the Edelux 2 - had an Edelux 1 years ago and it was great, the 2 was very disappointing. Very narrow beam, not especially bright, and the design gives no side visibility.

    Changed to a Luxos U and its miles better for less money.

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    I'm a bag obsessive and always buying new ones in the never ending quest for perfection -if I don't get rid of a couple from time to time my flat would be full of bags.

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    To all intents and purposes it is waterproof - the liner is floating (not sewn into the outer cordura bag apart from at the top where the zip is) so water can't seep through seams or stitching.

    Water would have to get through two layers of PU-backed fabric or through the water-resistant zip, which is folded under the flap in normal use and not exposed to the outside. If the bag was submerged water would probably get in but for on bike use it is about as good as it gets.

    With the flap up I guess the zip is exposed but it is a small target and seals tight (if there is air inside the bag when the zip is done up it requires effort to force it out). As the bag is less comfortable when used in that way it's not something you'd do often, and mostly for things like a big shop at the supermarket.

    I've certainly never had any water get in even in heavy rain. Obviously the bit between the pocket and bag where a lock would go is wide open to the elements though.

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    Excellent small backpack, that can expand to carry a huge amount of stuff if the top is not folded down (the zip is water-resistant so this has almost no effect on water getting in).

    There is a full floating liner for waterproofing and making the bag easy to clean, reflective tab for light, a zipped front pocket (also with water-resistant zip) and a pocket behind the zipped front pocket that is great for a lock etc. The elastic strap that keeps the top folded down can be run through the lock to prevent it from having any possibility of falling out.

    Full details:

    ynotcycle.com/products/tucka­ndroll/

    In excellent used condition, after £60 shipped anywhere in the UK (bit extra for elsewhere). New with shipping and import duties comes to a bit more than a hundred.






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    There's one on ebay at the moment.

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