Anyone have any experience of union 34 kit?

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Sketchley
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Anyone have any experience of union 34 kit?

Postby Sketchley » Sat Dec 08, 2012 07:15 am

I'm thinking about getting one of these. Anyone on here got one and care to comment?

Anyone bot got one and care to comment?

http://www.londoncyclist.co.uk/union-34 ... ag-review/
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Re: Anyone have any experience of union 34 kit?

Postby Asprilla » Sat Dec 08, 2012 09:22 am

I think it would shield my rear light.

Nice idea though.

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Re: Anyone have any experience of union 34 kit?

Postby Long Time Lurker » Sat Dec 08, 2012 10:44 am

A solution to a non- existent problem I would say. Comprimise solutions never work for me. Comfortable backpack is preferable (I swear by Osprey backpacks).
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Re: Anyone have any experience of union 34 kit?

Postby Dacre » Sat Dec 08, 2012 17:14 pm

I bought one of these a few weeks ago as I wanted to have rucksack to go out to meetings rather than a pannier.

Due to the weather being rubbish and me not being in the London office that much I have only commuted with it once

The bag is good quality and the positioning of the rucksack on the back of the seat didn't cause any problems

Overall so far I give it 8 out of 10

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Re: Anyone have any experience of union 34 kit?

Postby meanredspider » Sat Dec 08, 2012 17:43 pm

Long Time Lurker wrote:A solution to a non- existent problem I would say. Comprimise solutions never work for me. Comfortable backpack is preferable (I swear by Osprey backpacks).


I have no idea if this works or not but, if it does, it solves two problems (or one problem with two causes):

1. I hate carrying a rucksack - gives me a sweaty back
2. Most road bikes don't have pannier mounts

If I found I started to need to carry a bag, I'd certainly be keen to give this a try.

Also probably solves another "problem" I often see - roadies in a tuck but with their rucksack where there head would have been sat upright. The bag might also serve as a makeshift mudguard :wink:
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Re: Anyone have any experience of union 34 kit?

Postby Long Time Lurker » Sat Dec 08, 2012 18:01 pm

I feel like I should apologise - reread my post and it sounds unnecessarily arsey.
Also isn't such an issue for me as I commute on a converted mtb - the more upright position is more conducive to riding with a backpack. I gave no consideration to the hunched over position adopted by our faster brethren. :oops:
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Re: Anyone have any experience of union 34 kit?

Postby meanredspider » Sat Dec 08, 2012 18:08 pm

Long Time Lurker wrote:I feel like I should apologise - reread my post and it sounds unnecessarily arsey.


Lordy - you haven't got the hang of these Internet forum things, have you? You aren't meant to think about what you write, consider anybody else, and you certainly never EVER apologise! :roll: :wink: :wink:

ETA - get across to Road Bike Training and ask a question - THEN you'll see how it's done properly :twisted: :wink: :wink:
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