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    AvatarTank Girl
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    @joshd96320 375852 wrote:

    a basket on the front for the in-travel boombox, shisha & liqouer of my choice

    can just see you mashing it up

    http://www.thetimecapsule.org.uk/TimeCapsule/Images/butcher_boy.gif

    #1223197
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    @General Lighting 373624 wrote:

    join up to tribal living, people are always selling vans there..

    also they helpful with advise!!
    cheers for reminding me GL :love: am not gonna go for this one now – although the inside rocks it for me, the practical / engine / feul stuff out weighs on this one unfortunatley

    got me eye on 2 others still :bounce_fl

    in it for the long game if necessary

    #1223152
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    @joshd96320 375852 wrote:

    not got em yet… gonna get a rack bit that goes over the back wheel to rest bergen on a bit, and a basket on the front for the in-travel boombox, shisha & liqouer of my choice

    you really need panniers to go on that rack, otherwise the rucksack will just cause the same balance problem. panniers lower the centre of gravity of the bike making it more stable. They are pricey but its better than stacking it on the dodgy roads round here with all the potholes etc…

    Altura ones are good. somewhere like flynnstarr will have a good set. Ortlieb (I use them now) are even better but fucking expensive.. The tent etc can probably be secured to the top of the rack with bungee cords (most better racks have an eyelet on each side for securing the hook bit).

    Also get a good rack with 10mm tubing, and ensure all them bolts are done up tight or they work loose..

    have a look on google for cycle touring sites, there is a lot of good advice about how to carry the equipment.

    #1223221
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    @Tank Girl 375853 wrote:

    can just see you mashing it up

    http://www.thetimecapsule.org.uk/TimeCapsule/Images/butcher_boy.gif

    :laugh_at::laugh_at::love::love:

    thinking of getting a tweed farmers cap and a pipe too :p

    or maybe a tophat and tailcoat…

    #1223222
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    @General Lighting 375859 wrote:

    you really need panniers to go on that rack, otherwise the rucksack will just cause the same balance problem. panniers lower the centre of gravity of the bike making it more stable. They are pricey but its better than stacking it on the dodgy roads round here with all the potholes etc…

    Altura ones are good. somewhere like flynnstarr will have a good set. Ortlieb (I use them now) are even better but fucking expensive.. The tent etc can probably be secured to the top of the rack with bungee cords (most better racks have an eyelet on each side for securing the hook bit).

    Also get a good rack with 10mm tubing, and ensure all them bolts are done up tight or they work loose..

    have a look on google for cycle touring sites, there is a lot of good advice about how to carry the equipment.

    how big am i looking and what can i actually get in the panniers?
    ill be needing to carry on my person, roughly:

    – 6 man tent
    – basha
    – basha poles
    – boombox
    – 2 sleeping bags (or sleeping bag and roll mat)
    – ground sheet
    – bag of tent pegs
    – mess tins
    – gas canister with a regulator thingy
    – hexi stove
    – food… probably mainly couscous and spice jar
    – water
    – perhaps a ukulele
    – waterproofs
    – change of clothes & boxers/socks

    anything else u reckon? i can get it all on my bergan… but as u said centre of gravity mayb a problem..

    i think 2 of us are gunna b on a tandem also, (mayb a rickshaw)

    #1223223
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    o and a first aid kit, a reel of paracord, and lots of fruit tobacco and vodka/rum/whisky (need to use spirits to save weight)

    #1223153
    AvatarGeneral Lighting
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    remember to include such things as inner tubes, puncture repair kit, pump and basic toolkit as well..

    @joshd96320 375894 wrote:

    how big am i looking and what can i actually get in the panniers?

    both the bergen and the capacity of the panniers should be shown in litres.. most double pannier sets are 40-54 litres.

    Agu Ventura 140 Throwover rear panniers

    if there are a number of you on bikes then the load can of course be divided..

    TBH I’d also take the kit list into one of the local bike shop on a quiet day (not sat/sun as usually its busy) – usually bike shops attract the sort of people what have done stuff like this and will be able to advise…

    #1223224
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    ok cheers… is that all i need? or do i need to buy something to attach them aswell?

    #1223198
    AvatarTank Girl
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    @joshd96320 375915 wrote:

    ok cheers… is that all i need?

    I think you will need extra padding in your pants if cycling a long journey ๐Ÿ˜‰

    need to protect the family jewels :bounce_fl:bounce_fl

    #1223225
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    @Tank Girl 375919 wrote:

    I think you will need extra padding in your pants if cycling a long journey ๐Ÿ˜‰

    need to protect the family jewels :bounce_fl:bounce_fl

    :laugh_at::laugh_at::love:

    ill have to have somebody provide TLC for them when they return from their tough journey

    i can imagine it now though.. cycling along with a giant pillow under my balls…

    #1223199
    AvatarTank Girl
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    @joshd96320 375948 wrote:

    :laugh_at::laugh_at::love:

    ill have to have somebody provide TLC for them when they return from their tough journey

    i can imagine it now though.. cycling along with a giant pillow under my balls…

    mmm…

    am thinking mummy needs to make joshy a thread of his own…..

    as I dont want ss on me case again, it took me long enough to get rid of him ……. :hopeless: :hopeless: :hopeless:

    dont fucking wanrt hm back!!! :you_crazy:you_crazy:you_crazy

    #1223205
    AvatarDaftFader
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    ON UR BIKE!

    #1223200
    AvatarTank Girl
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    Got a viewing for a van on sat in Wales :bounce_fl

    – she says she’ll not show it to anyone til I seen it and made a decision, so again, fingers crossed
    will need a bit of work doing to make it me inside but the engine and body work seem sound raaaraaa

    #1223226
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    @Tank Girl 375955 wrote:

    mmm…

    am thinking mummy needs to make joshy a thread of his own…..

    as I dont want ss on me case again, it took me long enough to get rid of him ……. :hopeless: :hopeless: :hopeless:

    dont fucking wanrt hm back!!! :you_crazy:you_crazy:you_crazy

    cheers… sorry for stealing ze thread ๐Ÿ˜‰
    @Tank Girl 376000 wrote:

    Got a viewing for a van on sat in Wales :bounce_fl

    – she says she’ll not show it to anyone til I seen it and made a decision, so again, fingers crossed
    will need a bit of work doing to make it me inside but the engine and body work seem sound raaaraaa

    does it come with free sheep

    #1223201
    AvatarTank Girl
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    @joshd96320 376011 wrote:

    cheers… sorry for stealing ze thread ๐Ÿ˜‰

    does it come with free sheep

    :laugh_at::laugh_at:

    I do it all the time!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    It may do as the lady’s email signature contained some business address with some connection to wool…..

    #1223227
    Avatarjoshd96320
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    @Tank Girl 376038 wrote:

    :laugh_at::laugh_at:

    I do it all the time!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    It may do as the lady’s email signature contained some business address with some connection to wool…..

    see if you can cut a deal with a wool jacket ๐Ÿ˜‰

    #1223228
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    woollen furnishings?

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