Harry Major

πŸš΄β›ΉοΈLiving the #basketlyfe β›ΉοΈπŸš΄ πŸ–οΈ Now in Gisborne, NZ πŸ–οΈ From πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ’‚in'it

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First shop ride of the year the other day. A fun little shred on the local trails. Which somehow defy pshyiscs as it's all up hill
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We were honoured to be joined by almost pro-cyclist @dylan_mckenna98

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πŸŒ„ Riding into a golden stripe πŸŒ„
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πŸ“Έ @ve_lowe

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So good to get out and #shredthepatriarchy with @ve_lowe πŸ¦„

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😊 FOR SALE 😊
Xpack and Camo 600d Polyester Roll-Top Basket bag
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For Wald 137 Only
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9-20L roll-top
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Alloy G-Buckle attachment for the easiest installation and removal known to the world of basket bags
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Floating yellow 420d Nylon Oxford liner for max waterproofing
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One external zippered pocket in the flap
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$200NZD which is about $145USD / $185AUD / $182CAD / Β£105 / €118

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Made a backpack, went for a walk.
#nobikesnolikes

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What makes a good souvenir?
Something that reminds you of the best bits of an experience perhaps?Maybe many good things
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This cup is one of my souvenirs from our west coast jamboree almost 6 months back now. .
It reminds me of new friends, like @jonny_onetime, @iangregorydavis & @empiregradepurveyors . And it reminds me of a place that I loved
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It's hard when traveling by bike to collect souvenirs in your finite space. But those that you do, are maybe the best souvenirs of all.

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Had a nice night sleeping by the sea last nightand woke up to a lovely sunrise. Gisborne is one of the first places to see the sun each morning. .
Hell of a headwind coming back though
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#s24o #basketlyfe #basketpacking #campvibes #outsideisfree

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I've gotta make this bike a whole set of luggage, and I'm puzzled by what kind of colours to do...
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Something bright? Or something muted?
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Current front runners are black Multicam, white XPac, leopard skin or some three colour stripe. Pink, orange yellow etc
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Thoughts?

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Made myself a new backpack. First stab at a back pack. Figured it would be comparatively easy. Turned out to be tricky. Not least because it has so many pockets
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Based off of a T-Level bag I used to own back in London, with some other features from here and there
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External flap pocket and zip pocket, and then four other pockets hiding under the flap pocket. Padded laptop sleeve. It's big too. Kinda based around carry on, in a not so measured more imagined kind of way
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Mix of Xpac and cordura with a floating 400d nylons Oxford lining in yellow for max waterproofing
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Sadly I only have this ugly as sin polypropylene webbing at the moment. But think it's alright for a first try

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First complete bike I've bought since I was 14. And it's making me re-evaluate everything. Well not everything. I still love Halloumi. πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹

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New year... New bike....
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Taking advantage of my job at @avantiplus_nz_official in Gisborne to get a sweet deal on this mid fat whippet. Had alot of fun on my maiden voyage up Fox Street
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With power of πŸ¦… it's amazing what gradients you can climb
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7 hours left and here's 8 photos of my bike and a camp scene. Go figure. Thanks to all the new friends made and good times had xx

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Finally got all my howdy cacti @theradavist goodies. What a combo. Smiles for miles...

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One week of Jones bars...
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... I like these bars. But they aren't perfect. Or maybe it's my stem length and height. The angle of my hands is good, but not perfect. My wrists tend to push down creating a 45 degree bend at the wrist. This causes some discomfort
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The range of hand positions is very good. But when the headwind comes there is less comfort to be found in the forward position than on the drops of a drop bar
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The control from the main grip area is awesome. Makes the bike feel more capable and more stable. More upright more shreddy. More everything, apart from fast. My 14km commute take a few minutes longer
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They are staying on the bike for a few more weeks, and then likely the drops will be returning to the Romanceur. Though maybe we'll stick with index shifting... The Jones bars will find a new home
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Back in June, a few weeks into our trip the coolest bunch of Vancouver danglers met us on Salt Spring for some fun camping, riding and drinking
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Lots of early bags I made in attendance. For those who've not been watching my Story let me tell you that a new design, so wizardly wonderful, is nearing finalisation and should be available for sale by the early next year. Keep checking that story for sneak peaks as we get closer...
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πŸ“Έ @theskinner86 .
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I had a thought the other week and turned my basket bag around, solving problem 1 of this current design (when the securing flap falls in the front wheel)
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And I've just received some super cool magnetic fixing bits, to help solve problem 2 (threading buckles through the basket is not fun)
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Stay tuned as a revised bag will be making an appearance soon hopefully, and it will have some new features as well as a new colour scheme
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It's nice to have a sewing machine again and now with some supplies to be sewing again. First thing this custom tool roll for @lmstokoe and his rather full sized BMX tool kit
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#MYOG #tollroll #toolkit #madeinnz

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As cool as it is to see railways turning into cycleways around the world it's so sad to see countries giving up on mass-intercity transport. I like bikes, cycling is cool, but trains are so vital in my eyes, but also the Emoji gods: πŸš„πŸš…πŸš†πŸš‡πŸš‚πŸšƒπŸš‰
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This bike is a good bike. If you only own 1 bike, then this is an excellent bike to choose. You see it goes pretty fast on the smooth stuff and pretty smooth on the ruff stuff. It goes downhill like a πŸš€. It carries quite alot of stuff if you want it to; it likes it in the frame or on the front the most. Not like a LHT which like it in the butt
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I receive no commission if you buy one because of this in depth review. So you can trust me. If that's not enough for you @markreimer took one look at mine in Vancouver and bought one for himself. And he's got a really good beard
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#behindthebars on some nice gravel that turned out to be private property with no exit thanks to a way too big chain link gate. Had to double back, but knowing I was trespassing caused me to tuck down into the drops, initiating stealth mode and thus avoiding imprisonment
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Now that no train passes through this station a Giant has taken up residence in the abandoned station. Invisible to the human eye, it leave giant colourful footprints in its wake
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If you go down there, you won't find a gravel road that Google maps says exists. Instead you'll find "multiple hazards" pertaining to cows and forestry and BIG lorries of logs πŸ™
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