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    That is perfect, Simon. Thank you. Hopefully,...

    That is perfect, Simon. Thank you. Hopefully, no-one will be able to beat that one [emoji16] Great work!
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    If only I were closer

    Surely someone has flown to New Zealand to buy a bike then ridden it back? Please post and it should put a stop to the, “I once rowed a boat to Tromso to pick up an FS1E” type comment. Cheers.
  3. Thread: Heed rear bars

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    Heed rear bars

    Advert in For sale section. Ta.
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    Check out the Heed bars. A lot cheaper than...

    Check out the Heed bars. A lot cheaper than Wunderlich and, in my limited experience, a better fit.
  5. Thread: Road 5 GT's

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    That's interesting. Don't fancy giving the...

    That's interesting. Don't fancy giving the Roadtec 01 a go? I think they'll be my next set, if I have the bike that long.

    I'm also happy with the Z8, but as the 01 is supposed to be a clear...
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    I'm just wondering if the question being asked in...

    I'm just wondering if the question being asked in post #2 is whether you have the same right of rejection when you are on a personal contract plan. I have no idea! Hopefully, you do and, if so, I'd...
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    No, all the weight isn’t on the side stand. I...

    No, all the weight isn’t on the side stand. I could be mistaken (genuinely) but I believe physics dictates that a fair proportion - probably two-thirds - goes through the other two ground contact...
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    Another technique from another forum [emoji16] ...

    Another technique from another forum [emoji16]

    “Bike on the side stand and she mounts from the high side driver peg. That helps her get her leg higher more easily because she starts from a higher...
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    And on the topic of luggage capacity...

    Fortunately, the wet weather oversuits intended for each pannier rack fold up smaller than that, but I take your point.

    Any pics of your brackets, mate? Would be useful to see... And did you need...
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    Quite possibly. Lynn’s 5’ 5.5” (she’s proud of...

    Quite possibly. Lynn’s 5’ 5.5” (she’s proud of that 0.5 [emoji16]).

    I also think technique might play a role: Lynn stands on the left footpeg, bends her right leg at the knee (obviously) so that...
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    Wow. You make it sound almost impossible...

    Wow. You make it sound almost impossible [emoji16] I guess I'm lucky that Lynn is very flexible, she almost never kicks the panniers and I have no problem with bike stability when she gets on or off....
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    Cool. I'm certainly pleased with them [emoji106]...

    Cool. I'm certainly pleased with them [emoji106]

    Tools needed (Aldi brand Torx not compulsory [emoji16])
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    The ones I chose are laser-cut (I think)...

    The ones I chose are laser-cut (I think) aluminium. I think the weight/handling issue has been addressed a couple of times already in this thread...
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    I finally got round to fitting the pannier racks....

    I finally got round to fitting the pannier racks. A bit more testing to fit than the topbox version, but nothing really difficult. If you decide to go for them, feel free to message me for tips as...
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    Good approach [emoji106]

    Good approach [emoji106]
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    No problem. The rear fixing is plenty secure:...

    No problem. The rear fixing is plenty secure: basically, a wide bracket fits underneath the backrest and is secured by two of the backrest attachment screws. The front fixing fits neatly under the...
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    Yeah, very fair comment and I'm well aware of the...

    Yeah, very fair comment and I'm well aware of the issue. Of even more importance is where any extra weight is carried. Only a fool would strap something heavy to the top of a top box!

    However,...
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    Fitted the top box rack today. Very...

    Fitted the top box rack today. Very straightforward, though getting the longer bolts through to the backrest was one of those fiddly jobs. Still, it took less than 20 minutes from start to finish....
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    I'll certainly report back, thomo [emoji106]...

    I'll certainly report back, thomo [emoji106] Hopefully, they'll be a useful way to store lightweight stuff.
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    She is mate, to be fair [emoji106] The fact that...

    She is mate, to be fair [emoji106] The fact that we're aiming for some Paradores in northern Spain that she really wants to stay at also sweetens the "limited wardrobe" pill [emoji16]
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    Haha. Brilliant. Fortunately, this trip (in June)...

    Haha. Brilliant. Fortunately, this trip (in June) follows that schedule [emoji106]
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    Good advice guys [emoji106] To be fair, I...

    Good advice guys [emoji106] To be fair, I introduced her to roll-up vacuum bags a few years ago and she was quite content [emoji4]

    On the racks front, I had a "Sod it!" moment and ordered the...
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    Haha. I must NOT show her that! Sent from my...

    Haha. I must NOT show her that!


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    That sounds promising. Thanks for that. I'm...

    That sounds promising. Thanks for that.

    I'm thinking of using the pannier racks for each set of wet weather gear - not weighty, but quite bulky. Carrying any extra weight lower down (panniers...
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    And on the topic of luggage capacity...

    One of the downsides of persuading your wife to come on a bike tour with you is the amount of luggage she deems essential [emoji16]
    Unfortunately, the RT panniers don't allow any additional items to...
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