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by Ant
4 May 2013, 8:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Luggage Racks
Replies: 16
Views: 2264

Re: Luggage Racks

Just saw this post today so popped to Aldi to check out the panniers. They' have a few different types. I chose one that is modelled on the ortlieb front roller classic, same sort of size and roll top closure Pros: very light, 430g per pannier. Cheap, £15 a pair. Has a "waterproof" cover s...
by Ant
30 Apr 2013, 9:45am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Andrew Mitchell MP
Replies: 396
Views: 92663

Re: Andrew Mitchell MP

Yeah, £3k was my absolute max for that!
by Ant
30 Apr 2013, 9:12am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ridgeback voyager
Replies: 7
Views: 1325

Re: Ridgeback voyager

Hi Digby do you mean the Ridgeback Journey? I have one of these and it is a great bike, although I should point out it's primary use for me is commuting. The Ridgeback Voyage uses derailleur gears AFAIK. Anyway the Alfine system is fantastic and I would not go back to derailleurs. The range on the J...
by Ant
29 Apr 2013, 1:08pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Considering a pedelec - shock horror
Replies: 26
Views: 4194

Re: Considering a pedelec - shock horror

Thx for the update, nice to see how these can be so useful in the "real" world (if that includes Blackpool?! :wink: )
by Ant
29 Apr 2013, 1:07pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Andrew Mitchell MP
Replies: 396
Views: 92663

Re: Andrew Mitchell MP

My previous pedantry was supposed to be tongue-in-cheek!
by Ant
28 Apr 2013, 10:44pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Andrew Mitchell MP
Replies: 396
Views: 92663

Re: Andrew Mitchell MP

Pedal and front reflectors. Not a hanging offence I'll agree
by Ant
28 Apr 2013, 9:09pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Andrew Mitchell MP
Replies: 396
Views: 92663

Re: Andrew Mitchell MP

I just saw this news story tonight. Made me chuckle, but fair play to him, at least some good comes out of this and a decent chunk of cash goes to charity. A decent end to this ridiculous affair, where all involved ended up looking like pillocks. But what really made me chuckle is what an absolute p...
by Ant
25 Apr 2013, 2:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle delivery recommendations
Replies: 4
Views: 399

Re: Cycle delivery recommendations

+1 for them. Have used them three times with no hassles at all...
by Ant
24 Apr 2013, 9:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Help- what bike should i use for a Daily 10 mile commute
Replies: 88
Views: 3827

Re: Help- what bike should i use for a Daily 10 mile commute

That is a pretty smart bike. Not a bad compromise, as you can do some off road on that too if you get the urge...

You might want to get some slicker tyres though, if you are only riding on the road.

Hope you enjoy it!
by Ant
23 Apr 2013, 8:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bargain,bulky,bag.
Replies: 15
Views: 1304

Re: Bargain,bulky,bag.

Buy cheap, buy twice! I decided to give the rack a go on the back as I do quite like the design (rip off off the rixen and kaul vario rack) and I really couldn't be bothered going back to Lidl but the mounting bolts threads stripped, so it's useless... It'll go back tomorrow for a refund, which is a...
by Ant
23 Apr 2013, 3:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Shirt carriers - any good ones?
Replies: 6
Views: 1215

Re: Shirt carriers - any good ones?

I find that if I roll a carefully folded ironed shirt up with my trousers (or another shirt or two) then it travels perfectly well and is suitably crease free on arrival. Obviously they go on top of the pile of things in my bag...
by Ant
22 Apr 2013, 1:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: London-Amsterdam help me Pimp by Bike!
Replies: 6
Views: 287

Re: London-Amsterdam help me Pimp by Bike!

Hi there First off, good luck with your trip, sounds great. But actually why change anything? Is the saddle uncomfy? Spesh saddles are usually pretty good and a new saddle just before a big ride is not such a good plan so if you do change it give yourself plently of time on it! New grips might be ni...
by Ant
21 Apr 2013, 9:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bargain,bulky,bag.
Replies: 15
Views: 1304

Re: Bargain,bulky,bag.

Yes, big difference that! I'll be ordering one of them tomorrow I think. I looked at the aldi fish bag today and am not really into it personally - think it is a bit big for my needs - but I will probably get a bungee net and use the ebay rack to carry my "normal" bags...

Cheers, Ant
by Ant
21 Apr 2013, 9:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Help- what bike should i use for a Daily 10 mile commute
Replies: 88
Views: 3827

Re: Help- what bike should i use for a Daily 10 mile commute

I have had a lot of fun on practical bikes! I've also had some miserable rides on other bikes. You can spec a practical bike to be reasonably lightweight and agile. Anyway, weight is barely relevant most places anyway.... Anyway, this is all irrelevant. Op seems to be buying from halfords and is pic...
by Ant
21 Apr 2013, 4:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Help- what bike should i use for a Daily 10 mile commute
Replies: 88
Views: 3827

Re: Help- what bike should i use for a Daily 10 mile commute

Yes I'm firmly in the hub gear camp, however I didn't want to confuse the op further as the poor guy is struggling to decide between a flat bar or drop bar which is hard enough without melting his brain with anti-dérailleur isms! Reality is IF you make your commute a permanent fixture then hub gear,...