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scraplab

Member since Aug 2015 • Last active Dec 2019
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  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I’ve had this a couple of times. It’s easy to knock the clip on the way onto the pannier, and then for it work loose and slip around. It’s never popped off the rail though.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I had the first generation Hooded Rain Jacket, and while it looks great, it didn't perform well. The hood was designed for helmet clearance, and the cords didn't hold it tight without - they just slipped every few minutes. Also there was no rigid brim, so it just dripped on my forehead in anything other than light rain.

    It's a GoreTex Paclite type material - which isn't very durable.

    I don't know if any of this got fixed in the second generation, but I switched to a Patagonia Torrentshell for commuting (after trying and returning the Commuter jacket). Not as breathable, but 1/3 of the price and probably will last longer.

    Still love my Softshell though, but only gets a few outings a year when it's cold enough.

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    I think I’ve got a spare one of these if you need it.

  • in Rides & Races
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    This was super fun. Great route with loads of twisty single track and fast farm paths. Joined some dots in my knowledge of London/Epping outskirts. Recommended if there’s another!

  • in Rides & Races
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    All sorted now, thanks folks.

  • in Rides & Races
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    @psg1ben I'd love a ticket if it's still available? Could do with one more for a friend if anyone has one?

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Blimey. I know of two more Christiana trikes stolen on the same evening, in the same area. Looks like a proper operation. Image of one below.

  • in Cycle Touring and Bikepacking
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    I did the stretch from Pitlochry to Inverness, 7 or 8 years ago. That bit is almost entirely on the path of the old A-road crossing the Cairngorms (running parallel to the current A-road), so it's pretty great for riding on a road bike. Not sure about the bit to the south, sorry.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    @MechaMorgan the Pelago Commuter rack comes with 3 types of mounts (see the third picture in the slideshow), including one for mounting on the axle which offsets it away to clear the fork (the left-most bracket in the image). Worked a treat for me, and it's a nicely manufactured bit of kit.

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