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Midi

Member since Mar 2013 • Last active Sep 2022
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    I used something like the Nitto F 16
    https://freshtripe.co.uk/nitto-f-16-bag-­support/
    for my firsts travels
    It was sold by/with Chapak 's bags in the early eighties.

    There was a small bunjee cord hooked from the bottom of the bag to the mudguard eyelets .
    I ve had my food catapulted a few times on the road in font of me overloading it.
    Let' s hope this thing doesn't throw fits like mine used to.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Rik_Van_Loy has a well documented current project thread going about a frame ordered from Marino.

  • in Cycle Touring and Bikepacking
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    The high season is very short in Corsica, the first week of July end the last one in August are very quiet.
    The sea is still warm in October, and already warm in May. Ideal times.
    I worked 70km south from Bastia,
    in high season people would leave at 4am to catch an 8am ferry,
    it' s the only straight road on the island,
    traffic was solid from 8 am onwards.
    I could cycle for days peacefully inland at the same time.

  • in Cycle Touring and Bikepacking
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    I just know about Corsica.
    The main roads are scary, even in winter.
    I'm part Corsican, it's painful to admit.
    The main roads are clogged in summer by people driving to catch a ferry every saturday,
    an scarier than winter during the rest of the week.

    Get into the mountains and even in summer you'll find peace and non stop marvels.
    The only train on the island bans bicycles.
    The main road south from Bastia is banned for cyclists.

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    I'm catching up on this thread, the back pain can' t come from such a lovely bike.
    Maybe lot's of hours working on the flat, moving stuff, and work is wearing you down?
    Hope you enjoy it soon.

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    Have a look at Hutchinson override 38,
    I am on my second pair,
    like Schwalbe all rounds, they will be slicks pretty quick.

    I have had no visitations . Never been gentle to them.
    Looking at the tyre rolling resistance data sheet;
    they are close to the Pirelli,
    but far cheaper,
    I would bet they come from the same factory .

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I was lusting after one of those in blue ,
    parked unlocked outside a bakery.
    The black rims are really nice.
    Never saw some of those back in the day.
    Can t remenber the brand.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I contacted Pelago directly, they sent me back to local retailer, he then had to order from them.
    This may have changed, it s five years ago, from France.

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    I've been playing this often recently,
    there's a more mellow mix : le mellontron if you want more laid back stuff.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9u2xvde­D3c&t=3999s

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