Monday, 22 November 2010

Give your paniers a pit-stop. Cycling tip du jour, Monday

My bicycle paniers were a disgrace. "Stuff" gets shoved in at the beginning and end of every day. I'm good at removing clothes and food, but bits of paper, batteries, lights, old puncture repair bits, inner tubes, remnants of burst sweet packets, plastic bags, coins, straps, nuts and bolts - you name it - remains in there from week to week.

Can anyone else claim to have more "rubbish" in their
paniers? Source: karmacycle
I eventually got driven to distraction and grasped the nettle. I simply tipped everything out on my desk (sorry, colleagues), emptied any nasty bits straight into the bin, and sorted through it all.

In reality it only took about 15 minutes and was quite satisfying. Among my finds was a £45 credit note with E Chamberlain bikes, so I made a profit too.

Come on cyclists of the world. You owe it to yourself to empty your paniers too.  Does anyone have more stuff in their paniers than me?

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