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Thrustvector

Member since Dec 2016 • Last active Apr 2019
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Was a long-time lurker before finally deciding to dive in to the friendliest forum on the internet...

Bakfiets rider, beard-and-Carradice CTC member, writer, (semi-)lapsed academic getting pulled back in again...

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    Yeah, I was thinking of it mainly for stability when loaded and to protect the rear mudguard with the occasional need to strap something to the back, in which case I think the RJT wins.

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    Oh, definitely, all the details point that way (Thudbuster seatpost! Whatever the hell's going on next to the cable ties on the bars!); I realise I also inadvertently cropped out the horizontal milk bottle mudflap coming off the rear mudguard...

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    Spotted this in the bike racks at work. I figured it belonged either here or in the 'how not to lock your bike' thread, but the racks and dyno tipped it. Not sure how functional the (fake?) leather bikepacking bags are, mind...

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    Pros/cons of the RJT rack vs the Brommie own one? Does it make the bike as stable folded? Looks like it's a fair bit lighter, but will need to buy easy wheels, and it doesn't have an obvious place to mount a light/reflector?

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    Is it just a way of using up the old parts they had in stock then? Or do you reckon they'll do more budget models?

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    As medium cargo-haulers they're great. In RM use they held up well, with a couple of minor mechanical niggles - the chain tensioner can be a bit fragile, and I gather the front rack can crack if regularly overloaded, but there's not much to go wrong otherwise. Available cheap as Elephant Bike refurbs, too.

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    The tank's been trundling up and down in Chelsea outside the National Army Museum today - think it's for the 80th anniversary of the formation of the Royal Armoured Corps.

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    Like hippy, the audaxers in the UK I know who talk about randonneuring tend to have encountered it overseas first (US, Canada, France) or be those who actually do UAF audaxes as well.

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    Quilts for a 6'5" bloke - anything OTP, or am I going to have to go (semi-)custom?

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    Bah, another one that I could get were I in London's famous London and not the West Midlands...

    (clue: it's not the one in South Norwood)

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