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by Falco
8 Apr 2017, 8:47am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Pannier security
Replies: 75
Views: 40839

Re: Pannier security

I did a four day camping/cycling route to test the equipment. I spend most of the time in the countryside but visited Oxford for a day. The Ortlieb bags were filled to capacity with all my camping equipment, clothes, washing items and tools. I used packing organisers for storage management, as the O...
by Falco
30 Mar 2017, 7:03am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Pannier security
Replies: 75
Views: 40839

Re: Pannier security

Since making the original post, and doing a lot of research, I finally have a plan and all my equipment. The Ortlieb Back-Rooler Pro Plus bags are very good. The front compartment is useful and they are light, well made and hold quite a bit (70L). I've installed the Ortlieb QL2 Anti Theft Device on ...
by Falco
30 Mar 2017, 6:13am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Pannier security
Replies: 75
Views: 40839

Re: Pannier security

I'd not heard of a 'ship chandler' before. After a quick google, I can see what you mean about a custom build.
by Falco
21 Mar 2017, 11:26am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Navigating When Touring
Replies: 28
Views: 1347

Re: Navigating When Touring

What's the best paper cycle maps to use in England/UK?
by Falco
21 Mar 2017, 10:09am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Navigating When Touring
Replies: 28
Views: 1347

Re: Navigating When Touring

hamster wrote:Most of the time I use a paper map.


Do you have the paper map attached to your handlebars?
by Falco
21 Mar 2017, 10:08am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Navigating When Touring
Replies: 28
Views: 1347

Re: Navigating When Touring

Mike777 wrote:I use an Satmap active 10 with o/s maps.


Sounds interesting. I'll take a look at it.
by Falco
21 Mar 2017, 10:07am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Navigating When Touring
Replies: 28
Views: 1347

Re: Navigating When Touring

trilathon wrote:...digital drug habit, the latest soma...


I like the reference to Brave New World and that sort of romanticised freedom does appeal to me. I'm not that hardcore. :)
by Falco
21 Mar 2017, 8:15am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Navigating When Touring
Replies: 28
Views: 1347

Navigating When Touring

What would you say is the best and most reliable way to navigate a long distance ride over a few days? In my opinion, having a paper map is a must, if only as a backup. But I was wondering if there is a route navigation device that anyone could recommend? Ideally, I'd like a cycle orientated turn-by...
by Falco
11 Mar 2017, 7:24am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Pannier security
Replies: 75
Views: 40839

Re: Pannier security

It is quick convenient and for cafe stops, loo stops, visiting historic sites or churches all you really need I can't find a high street shop in London that has the PacSafe in stock and examine it close up, so your feedback is appreciated. It's difficult gauging which size I should go for, the 35L ...
by Falco
10 Mar 2017, 4:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Pannier security
Replies: 75
Views: 40839

Re: Pannier security

But if you have waterproof bags you save all that faff - why make your life more difficult than it has to be. I agree. Some convenience isn't wrong in my book and coming up with new ideas to make life easier on the bike isn't selling out to some proscribed grand tour ethos. A tour should be a perso...
by Falco
10 Mar 2017, 7:41am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Pannier security
Replies: 75
Views: 40839

Re: Pannier security

I use cable ring loops from eBay. Cheap and light. I have some of those. The problem is the ones I have don't lock, they just unscrew. Even if it is just a deterrent I'd like the loops to actually lock. but where do you stop before half your weight is security which 'might' or 'might not' work? Yes...
by Falco
10 Mar 2017, 7:30am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Pannier security
Replies: 75
Views: 40839

Re: Pannier security

I use the largest version of the "PacSafe" Great, that is what I'm currently researching at the moment, but rather than enveloping the outside of the panniers so the mesh is visible, I'm considering getting the smaller 35L mesh and using it inside the pannier so it's hidden. Assuming I ha...
by Falco
10 Mar 2017, 7:18am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Pannier security
Replies: 75
Views: 40839

Re: Pannier security

Thanks for all the replies! for instruments you can get a middle ground between soft case and flight case, When I studied music at college, rucksack cases didn't exist. I had to cycle around with my instrument hard case in a tool bag which I used the handle loops as shoulder straps. Not ideal, but f...
by Falco
9 Mar 2017, 9:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Pannier security
Replies: 75
Views: 40839

Re: Pannier security

ChrisOntLancs wrote:i have seen a large lockable hard case but it looks rather heavy for the little it holds


And it's high up on the bike making the bike less balanced. I hadn't considered motorbike panniers. I'll look into that.
by Falco
9 Mar 2017, 9:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Pannier security
Replies: 75
Views: 40839

Re: Pannier security

not an answer you might like but... i used to just put some little padlocks on the zip. No, I do like that idea. Little padlocks connecting zip handles, thus stopping the zip from being opened are quick and easy, cheap and can be pushed into the bag to hide the padlock. It won't stop a determined t...