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Aug. 23rd, 2009

11:14 pm - Yo, pump it up ... to the max!

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Date:August 24th, 2009 04:45 pm (UTC)
Yup, I always use my Oyster card on the bus - if I go to the supermarket, that's £1 each way, so £2 altogether.

I don't really like wearing rucksacks while I cycle, mainly because my back gets quite sweaty. However, that's certainly an option to consider.

As for bike luggage, I currently have the cloth pannier (no longer available, superceded by the "C bag") on the front of the bike. I do like the look of the open baskets, and I can see them being a bit more practical for shopping: a rectangle rather than a D shape (as seen from above), and I could fit in awkward objects like packets of cereal. I don't have a rear rack, so I'd need to buy one before I could fit a rear pannier. My main concern there is the cost: a rear rack costs £45 extra at time of purchase (not sure whether that changes if I buy it later on), the rear bag is £55, and the front basket is £55. So, if I'm looking at £150 for the whole lot, a trailer sounds a bit more tempting, particularly since I could transfer it to a different bike later.

Anyway, thanks for your comments - I'll keep pondering :)
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Date:August 25th, 2009 12:32 pm (UTC)

dont forget ebay
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