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by AgentWayward
17 Jan 2020, 2:42pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: This rack mounted pannier bag
Replies: 10
Views: 924

Re: This rack mounted pannier bag

It seems from your experience and mine, that my £20 version is considerably better than your £10 version! Not necessarily: you've only had it a month! I was probably OK with mine a month after purchase, before its floppiness became troublesome and long before the pannier started to detach. Let's se...
by AgentWayward
17 Jan 2020, 2:37pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: These Ascher Rechargeable LED Bike Lights
Replies: 2
Views: 546

Re: These Ascher Rechargeable LED Bike Lights

The front light is made to be offset to the left so no dazzling of other road users. Could you take a picture of the light it casts on the road, please? How slow is the slow flash? Inside the 1-4 flashes per second required by UK law? Why pay more? Because £2 more gets you a Dansi Melbourne lights ...
by AgentWayward
17 Jan 2020, 1:37pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: This rack mounted pannier bag
Replies: 10
Views: 924

Re: This rack mounted pannier bag

I have a £10 version of a similar product, ……..……... because a satchel, dry bag, backpack or even a crate strapped to the top of the rear rack all seem more functional. I do not understand the popularity of these bags. ! Well, I pick from what's on sale. Would you have expected the OP's "Reich...
by AgentWayward
17 Jan 2020, 1:24pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Re-proofing a tent groundsheet
Replies: 29
Views: 2209

Re: Re-proofing a tent groundsheet

I use Thompson's Water Seal. It's about £15 for 5 litres. It's cheaper by far than any proprietry tent proofer and more effective. It really is superb stuff. OK, so it's meant for use on bricks etc (where it is, of course, woefully inadequate), but it works a treat on all kinds of things. I use it o...
by AgentWayward
17 Jan 2020, 1:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dogs
Replies: 73
Views: 2904

Re: Dogs

I often ride on the Phoenix trail which goes to and from Thame in Bucks. It's a shared path. Walkers, dog walkers and cyclists. I've never yet had an issue. If I see a person or people walking a dog or dogs, I slow right down some distance before I catch them, ting the bell if they don't hear me app...
by AgentWayward
17 Jan 2020, 12:59pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: This rack mounted pannier bag
Replies: 10
Views: 924

Re: This rack mounted pannier bag

I have a £10 version of a similar product, branded Giant IIRC. It lacks the pocket underneath so only attached by velcro which is not secure enough to stay put on the rack. It flopped about something rotten and did not keep its shape until I added a U-shaped strip of stiff plastic scavenged from a ...
by AgentWayward
17 Jan 2020, 12:17pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: These Ascher Rechargeable LED Bike Lights
Replies: 2
Views: 546

These Ascher Rechargeable LED Bike Lights

From Amazon. https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07JZQRX1Q/ Only £10.99 I've been using them since just before Christmas. Both come with well made rubber mounts which can be left on or removed easily, the lights easily clip in place. The front light is made to be offset to the left so no dazzling o...
by AgentWayward
17 Jan 2020, 12:08pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: This rack mounted pannier bag
Replies: 10
Views: 924

This rack mounted pannier bag

8120KFFvzWL._AC_SL1500_.jpg 710SPBD3mTL._AC_SL1500_.jpg https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07XDKFKGV/ From Amazon, £19.99 Been using it since just before Christmas. It's a genuine bargain and so useful. Small and compact but expands. The bag mounts easily onto the rack, there's a pocket on the un...
by AgentWayward
15 Jan 2020, 10:41am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Any other motorcyclists here?
Replies: 234
Views: 6809

Re: Any other motorcyclists here?

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I used to build stuff like this.
by AgentWayward
10 Jan 2020, 3:32pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Keeping your brain alive in retirement - what do you do?
Replies: 152
Views: 12361

Re: Keeping your brain alive in retirement - what do you do?

Don't retire. I feel it's an outdated concept. Given that, my work has always been my hobby or else I've enjoyed it. But I plan to just continue to do stuff, as I'm able to. The interaction with people and the use of the brain that goes with any kind of work is vital. Work less for sure, do somethi...
by AgentWayward
10 Jan 2020, 9:37am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Any other motorcyclists here?
Replies: 234
Views: 6809

Re: Any other motorcyclists here?

Interesting stories and machines! I've ridden motorcycles most days of my life, commuting, socially, touring, off road etc. I finished up owning and running a sidecar company for 10 years, very enjoyable business. Currently have an air cooled DucatI Multistrada, BMW R80 Sidecar outfit, Kawasaki Vers...
by AgentWayward
9 Jan 2020, 3:55pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dazzled by new-style vehicle headlights
Replies: 42
Views: 2228

Re: Dazzled by new-style vehicle headlights

Mike Sales wrote:
AgentWayward wrote:
Mike Sales wrote:
I'm afraid you are heading for a big disappointment.


Why do you say that?


Because the cycling lobby is not powerful, and is ignored.


I see!

That has not been my experience, but I now understand why you replied as you have.
by AgentWayward
9 Jan 2020, 3:53pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Keeping your brain alive in retirement - what do you do?
Replies: 152
Views: 12361

Re: Keeping your brain alive in retirement - what do you do?

Don't retire. I feel it's an outdated concept. Given that, my work has always been my hobby or else I've enjoyed it. But I plan to just continue to do stuff, as I'm able to. The interaction with people and the use of the brain that goes with any kind of work is vital. Work less for sure, do somethin...
by AgentWayward
9 Jan 2020, 3:46pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dazzled by new-style vehicle headlights
Replies: 42
Views: 2228

Re: Dazzled by new-style vehicle headlights

Mike Sales wrote:
AgentWayward wrote:The cycling lobby is powerful and, unlike the motorcycling lobby, is listened to.



I'm afraid you are heading for a big disappointment.


Why do you say that?
by AgentWayward
9 Jan 2020, 3:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Any other motorcyclists here?
Replies: 234
Views: 6809

Any other motorcyclists here?

Just wondering if I'm an odd one out. Do cyclists also enjoy a powered two wheel experience? I'm a newbie cyclist at 52, I'm really enjoying it, my average trip is around 20 miles per day. I love the quiet and peace (I cycle in the countryside) I like the feeling of exercise and the sense of achieve...