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Re: Calais Battlefield Tour

11 August 2015 - 10:05am
Reading this thread with interest as I quite fancy taking in a visit to the battlefields. Heathbrook, good luck and hope it comes off, let us know how you get on.

Re: Lightweight pannier suggestions for Tubus Airey rack

11 August 2015 - 8:11am
here's a spendier lightweight option:http://www.porcelainrocket.com/product/micro-panniers/
at 800 grams for the pair. I wonder if there are other companies doing similar designs this side of the pond?

Re: Bought the bike!

11 August 2015 - 7:58am
I will post pics, prob next weekend.

Re: Calais Battlefield Tour

11 August 2015 - 7:29am
chocjohn9 wrote:Personally I think there is a lot to see around Ypres and virtually nothing at all at Waterloo. I would hate to think that I will cycle all that way east to see a poor museum and a bit a dirt with a lion perched on top.

Agreed - Waterloo station in London is more interesting! Ypres/Iepr is worthy of a couple of days with the well signed route around the WW1 sites.


Re: Lightweight pannier suggestions for Tubus Airey rack

11 August 2015 - 7:17am
Can you really get to 1.2kg with standard rack and bags? I doubt that very much, average rack weight (Tubus Logo/Tortec Expedition etc) is @ 750g, I'm pretty sure the Avenir bags weigh more than 500 grams, possibly a kilo more. I've done a lot of weighing and research on this subject and the City bags are (when adapted a little) the lightest production bags on the market that actually work!

Anyhow, off today with my Classics for a few weeks hanging from my Carry and Ergo (why don't they make a Ti front rack?)

Re: Calais Battlefield Tour

11 August 2015 - 7:10am
My Grandad served in that part of the world in the South Staffordshires. Remember him talking about Fonquevilliers and Gommecourt. I will try to find exactly where they are

Re: Calais Battlefield Tour

11 August 2015 - 6:46am
I haven't been to Waterloo but I can second that about Ypres. In one day cycling around the salient I saw pretty much every main site other than those to the west of Ypres (like Poperinghe). There is a lot to see in quite a small area.

Re: Tour video of London (Outskirts) to Scotland

11 August 2015 - 6:16am
Glad you enjoyed yourself. Sadly the link doesn't work on my device.




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