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by GeekDadZoid
23 Oct 2020, 6:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: CarraDry Saddlebag - Opinions
Replies: 18
Views: 586

Re: CarraDry Saddlebag - Opinions

Thank you everyone, I have genuinely taken everything on board, I think it goes to show, one size does not fit all. I do like the idea of buying something made within 50 miles.or so of my house. If my cycling continues and I get into touring I can always treat myself to come of the cottonduck gear. ...
by GeekDadZoid
22 Oct 2020, 3:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: CarraDry Saddlebag - Opinions
Replies: 18
Views: 586

Re: CarraDry Saddlebag - Opinions

Interesting points from everyone. I suppose one of the tricky things is I am not in enough of a groove to understand exactly what I want from my cycling, plus with the new world order my day to day is changing quite dramatically. I have hybrid which is about the right combination of comfy, practical...
by GeekDadZoid
21 Oct 2020, 6:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: CarraDry Saddlebag - Opinions
Replies: 18
Views: 586

Re: CarraDry Saddlebag - Opinions

The SQR uplift looks great I could just stick a spare bracket on the other bike.

I do like the look of the Cotton Duck bags and if I do get into touring and longer trips I might look at one of the larger bags.

I think I am going to stick the CarraDry on my secret Santa wish list and see if I get it.
by GeekDadZoid
21 Oct 2020, 1:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: CarraDry Saddlebag - Opinions
Replies: 18
Views: 586

Re: CarraDry Saddlebag - Opinions

I totally get what your saying, the jeans and trainers are less for touring but more for if decide to commute on the road bike, our office plans are in in the air so I am trying to cover all.the bases. Price wise I could probably stretch to both types and then use the most suitable, especially if I ...
by GeekDadZoid
21 Oct 2020, 12:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: CarraDry Saddlebag - Opinions
Replies: 18
Views: 586

Re: CarraDry Saddlebag - Opinions

Other options are bike-packing style saddle packs. These mostly fit to any saddle and don't have supports. The Carradice bag plus support will be around £100 so there's plenty on offer up to this price range. This £35 for an 11 litre version, one reviewer says it's a bit of a 'wagger' https://www.p...
by GeekDadZoid
20 Oct 2020, 11:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: CarraDry Saddlebag - Opinions
Replies: 18
Views: 586

CarraDry Saddlebag - Opinions

Evening all - more questions I have been looking at sorting out a medium sized luggage option for my road bike, I don't want to put a pannier rack on as I want it to be temporary but quick to change. I am not looking at doing tours but may look to do some longer day trips where I may want to take a ...
by GeekDadZoid
19 Oct 2020, 7:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: SPA Cycles Harrogate
Replies: 37
Views: 1655

Re: SPA Cycles Harrogate

I am just about to stick an order in with Spa for a new Carradice Saddle bag and saw this thread and thought I better check nothing bad had happened. I understand that it is much more expensive to take an order over the phone so can see why deals and offers may not be available, but it is quite odd ...
by GeekDadZoid
18 Oct 2020, 11:48am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Cheap Road Bike for a newbie
Replies: 17
Views: 463

Re: Cheap Road Bike for a newbie

Looks like I am sorted now as long as the reality matches the pictures then I should be getting a Dawes Giro 300 tomorrow. That looks like an ideal first road bike. I don't know the year of your model but the 2011 model reviewed here seems an excellent first road bike. They don't give it a high rev...
by GeekDadZoid
17 Oct 2020, 7:52pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: My first 50
Replies: 15
Views: 638

Re: My first 50

Thanks for all the replies. I ended up only having it head into the office for 4 days so yesterday was a no bike day. However my days ended up being longer than expected so my commute both ways ended up in the dark, with the home leg being 2115-2200 each night. Made for an interesting few rides, my ...
by GeekDadZoid
17 Oct 2020, 5:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Bailing out TFL and Pensioners
Replies: 33
Views: 973

Re: Bailing out TFL and Pensioners

People who've never worked and claimed benefits all their life's will still get free travel. I've always said they should pay income tax and national insurance on their benefits. That's a very silly idea really isn't it. So the state would give them money to then take some back? I am not sure if yo...
by GeekDadZoid
17 Oct 2020, 3:37pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Cheap Road Bike for a newbie
Replies: 17
Views: 463

Re: Cheap Road Bike for a newbie

Looks like I am sorted now as long as the reality matches the pictures then I should be getting a Dawes Giro 300 tomorrow.
by GeekDadZoid
13 Oct 2020, 9:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Be Seen lights
Replies: 17
Views: 566

Re: Be Seen lights

The utility cyclist wrote:Helmet lights are dangerous to other road users and illegal on the highway AFAIK, don't do it plain and simple.


Is that true??? I cannot find a source / reference to that.
by GeekDadZoid
12 Oct 2020, 3:38pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: My first 50
Replies: 15
Views: 638

Re: My first 50

Thanks for all the advice and comments. I was a bit silly by not sticking to my known working fuel of peanut butter and jam sandwiches which got me through all my training and the event when I did the Yorkshire Three Peaks. Hoping to get a "road bike" soon which might lighten the load a bi...
by GeekDadZoid
12 Oct 2020, 2:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Waterproof Trousers
Replies: 24
Views: 774

Re: Waterproof Trousers

I haven't been riding for very long but spent the majority of last 20 years spending 25-30 mins walking to the train station as part of my commute in all weathers. I found the best tactic is to find something that dries quickly. I currently have a brilliant pair of walking trousers from go outdoors ...
by GeekDadZoid
11 Oct 2020, 9:18pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: My first 50
Replies: 15
Views: 638

My first 50

Did my first 50 miler today.and really chuffed with it. Went out with my brother in law, both of us are building up our fitness and today's ride was 10 miles longer than our previous longest. https://www.strava.com/activities/4179684867 We didn't head for many hills as we are just trying to get mile...