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Re: Kruger Fence Ride Hazyview to Nelspruit
« Reply #40 on: March 08, 2014, 03:38:58 pm »
Great trip  :thumleft:

My biggest headache is the tools, where did you pack the, what did you take?

Thanx in advance  :thumleft:

I have a tool bag that fits under the seat, which takes most of the tools I need, plus I always ride with a small day pack on my back, even if its just a weekend ride.

In that I carry:
Hydration bladder
Spare tube (front)
Medical kit (small Dischem pouch, about the same size as the tube)
Tyre irons
Chain breaker
Tow strap
Odds and sods like cable ties, spare clutch lever and cable, spark plug, puncture kit
Telescopic aluminum tube for propping the bike up when changing tyres
Home made jumper cables
Leatherman

It still has quite a lot of space spare for things like my jacket thermal liner, floppy hat, snacks, anything else...
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Re: Kruger Fence Ride Hazyview to Nelspruit
« Reply #41 on: March 22, 2014, 06:25:02 pm »
Think I might have solved "The Sock Problem"  :P.

I was passing Total Sports this morning and saw they had sports socks through the window, so went in to see what they had.

I found some "Adidas Team Socks" intended for football, made in Turkey with the following spec's 94% Polyester, 5% Nylon, 1% Elastane.  They looked nice and long and quite thick, plus they were marked down  :biggrin:.

So I got a pair - I think they might do the trick!  I'll wash them tonight and see whether they are OK in the morning.

I tried out these socks on a ride and they seemed to work OK.  They're a bit thinner than my ski socks which I normally use, so my foot had a bit more space in the boot, but its marginal and I soon forgot about it.  

BTW I was at Outdoor Warehouse the other day and saw they had dedicated motorbike socks (I was pleasantly surprised!) - cant remember the exact specs but I remember they had some bamboo and some polyester - but they felt more like normal cotton - so not sure how fast they will dry - they looked nice apart from that though.
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Re: Kruger Fence Ride Hazyview to Nelspruit
« Reply #42 on: March 22, 2014, 06:30:51 pm »
AlanB:Do you mind telling me where you got your alum tube for propping up bike when doing a puncture repair?Or was it a home made idea

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Re: Kruger Fence Ride Hazyview to Nelspruit
« Reply #43 on: March 23, 2014, 08:44:13 am »
AlanB:Do you mind telling me where you got your alum tube for propping up bike when doing a puncture repair?Or was it a home made idea

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bruce

I posted a thread on it some time ago - If you go to Dischem, they sell (or used to, not sure now), aluminium walking sticks that have that telescopic adjustment for R50.

All you need to do is cut the handle off and pop on a plastic end cap that you can get at a hardware store - works well and doesnt take up much space  :thumleft:
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Re: Kruger Fence Ride Hazyview to Nelspruit
« Reply #44 on: March 23, 2014, 12:07:33 pm »
Alanb:thks a mill for the idea

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Re: Kruger Fence Ride Hazyview to Nelspruit
« Reply #45 on: March 23, 2014, 02:14:23 pm »
thanks for the :ricky:
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Re: Kruger Fence Ride Hazyview to Nelspruit
« Reply #46 on: March 25, 2014, 02:46:31 pm »
 NICE  :thumright:
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