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Not to confuse anyone, but we at North St. Bags also make a second convertible pannier backpack, the Route 9. This bag is designed as more of a long haul touring option with less frequent on and off transition than that of our other bag, the Woodward Convertible. Depending on the nature and length of your ride, you may prefer one design over the other. But ...
I would suggest the Woodward Convertible from North St. Bags. To be fair, I work for them, but given the nature of your inquiry and the tasks you're looking to achieve, this product is perfect. We've designed the Woodward to work well both on and off the bike and we have worked hard to make the transition process easy and quick.
CO2 Cannister - beats a pump any day for getting up and rolling again quickly. But always carry a pump for backup. Invest in clothing. There's an increasing trend to Rain / Wind jerseys rather than full-on rain jackets. My favourites are the SS Castelli Gabba and the SS Sportful Fiandre. Gilet, arm-warmers, knee and leg warmers. Versatile kit as part of a ...
Lots of good advice so far, here are my tips. Glasses - I'm lucky enough to live somewhere with a lot of sunlight, so sunglasses are essential. But, even if you don't need sun protection, clear or yellow glasses will protect your eyes from bugs, grit and other foreign objects. (Try stopping safely when you've been blinded by something coming off the road ...
How about getting a light with a position switch rather than a push to on/off type? At least in the position switch type when the batteries got disconnected in a shock and recovered shortly, the light will still be on since the switch is still in the on position.
Make eyes/loops either end of some brake or gear inner cable using 2mm ferrules and use a mini luggage lock to secure. As mentioned above this is a delay/move on to easier pickings tactic. Try to keep your bike in full public view and use two different types of bike lock i.e. chain and U lock as most bike thieves do not come equipped with two sets of ...
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