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Post  caitlin on Mon Feb 01 2010, 15:54

I picked up my 51 plate thundercat up on Friday, put 300 miles on it and nearly died from the cold. So far I love it.

I'm 2 years into my biking career and overjoyed with the performance of the tc so far, I was riding an er-5 previously.

So yeh, hi!.
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Post  ellie on Mon Feb 01 2010, 16:20

Hi Caitlin, Welcome aboard!!! Brrr too cold for me still!!!
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Post  Toni on Mon Feb 01 2010, 16:37

Hi,

come in, sit down and have fun great
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Post  yamahamad on Mon Feb 01 2010, 16:51

Hi caitlin i managed 25 miles out yesterday & nearly lost my fingers to frost bite. How on earth have you managed 300 miles? Welcome & post a picture or 2 of the bike please.
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Post  caitlin on Mon Feb 01 2010, 17:05

I wore gloves, and stopped often. It wasn't too bad till it started snowing :p

It's not a trip I'd repeat if I had the choice, but after buying the bike, I didn't fancy a trainride home with only itchy fingers waiting for an expensive delivery.

To make matters worse, I had a new front tyre to scrub in! I think the trip down to Southampton should have done that nicely though.

I'm shopping around now for some hard luggage and some heated grips!
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Post  yamahamad on Mon Feb 01 2010, 17:22

How many miles & what colour is she?
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Post  caitlin on Mon Feb 01 2010, 17:45

how many miles as in 'how old'? 13K and a bit.

She's pink... the bike's blue.
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Post  Guest on Mon Feb 01 2010, 17:57

Hello and welcome , where in London do you live ?
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Post  SteveCat on Mon Feb 01 2010, 18:15

Hi there and welcome.

Wouldn't do without my hard luggage or heated grips.

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Post  yamahamad on Mon Feb 01 2010, 18:46

@caitlin wrote:how many miles as in 'how old'? 13K and a bit.

She's pink... the bike's blue.

She is pink? who? blue bike. Best colour
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Post  caitlin on Mon Feb 01 2010, 21:13

@yamahamad wrote:
@caitlin wrote:how many miles as in 'how old'? 13K and a bit.

She's pink... the bike's blue.

She is pink? who? blue bike. Best colour

Well, bikes are not 'she' they are 'it' women are she.... so she is me, I am pink. tongue

Blue is, I think, the best colour, I'm very very pleased with it. I used it to get to work and back today, so so good to be back on two wheels.
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Post  wambo on Mon Feb 01 2010, 21:26

greetings and welcome, enjoy Very Happy
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Post  Ezzy's Mum! on Mon Feb 01 2010, 21:29

Hi Caitlin,

Welcome aboard, - sorry - my bike is she (i know some of the others have 'he's) just so as not to confuse you too early on Ezzy is my bike she is always Ezzy when i talk about her and my son is the Spawn just so as you don't get the 2 mixed up in my posts lol pmsl

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Post  yamahamad on Mon Feb 01 2010, 22:14

@caitlin wrote:
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@caitlin wrote:how many miles as in 'how old'? 13K and a bit.

She's pink... the bike's blue.

She is pink? who? blue bike. Best colour

Well, bikes are not 'she' they are 'it' women are she.... so she is me, I am pink. tongue

Blue is, I think, the best colour, I'm very very pleased with it. I used it to get to work and back today, so so good to be back on two wheels.

Why are you pink dodgy sunbed? affraid
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Post  Rosco on Mon Feb 01 2010, 23:01

Hi and welcome Caitlin.

You're a braver man (or rather woman) than me doing 300 miles without heated grips in the snow.

Heated Grips - Only thing is they heat your palms and not your finger tips which are the bits that get cold. Heated gloves are better in that respect but more expensive.

Hard luggage for Thundercat (that I know of)
- Fandango (company now bust) did top box and pannier system
- Givi - only do Top Box for Thundercat (no pannier system)

I'm fairly sure Ezzy's mum has a rack which accepts a sort of rucksack pack (not hard luggage though)

Maybe see you on a rideout one day.
Great choice of bike.........Enjoy!

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Post  0ldcat on Mon Feb 01 2010, 23:10

Welcome to the site Caitlin, hope you enjoy what you see here. green smile

With that kind of spirit to go out in the cold cold snow you just gotta be up for some of our ride outs. Check em out under the "Something for the Weekend" section, also "Ride Outs/Meets & Events".


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Post  Ezzy's Mum! on Tue Feb 02 2010, 08:10

@Rosco wrote:

I'm fairly sure Ezzy's mum has a rack which accepts a sort of rucksack pack (not hard luggage though)

Great choice of bike.........Enjoy!

You ain't wrong Rosco me and fi wouldn't be without our stuff but like you say it's not hard luggage - tho it does make it a lot easier to just slip the rack and pack on and off - ooer missus!! not to mention it carries more than enough stuff in the big pack for a week away (well it did for me but i'm a greb!)
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Post  0ldcat on Tue Feb 02 2010, 09:00

@Rosco wrote:Hard luggage for Thundercat (that I know of)
- Fandango (company now bust) did top box and pannier system

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Did you mean Nonfango Ross ? As their site is still up and running Neutral ponder LINK HERE

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Post  ellie on Tue Feb 02 2010, 09:57

Mines genuine Yamaha stuff, and is semi-rigid (ooo er missus) and just attaches to an anchor system.

I Loooooove it and it gets everything a girlie needs in it!

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Post  caitlin on Tue Feb 02 2010, 15:06

I'm looking for full two up touring gear, tough and waterproof, so hardcases are the thing.

I think the nonfango gear is the only thing that's actually an option, givi don't do a pannier system, just topbox.

I can't seem to find a uk outlet for nonfango, do any of you guys have a lead?

Elle, your bike looks awesome, I love the wheels!
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Post  SteveCat on Tue Feb 02 2010, 15:36

Last I heard they only ship from Italy. If you look at this posting, explains a little more.
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Post  ellie on Tue Feb 02 2010, 20:14

Ellie, your bike looks awesome, I love the wheels!


Why thankyou!! They actually look loads better now they are sprayed properly!!

Good luck with the luggage!
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Post  wambo on Tue Feb 02 2010, 22:21

why thank you "sir" would ave been a better reply Very Happy oh smashing Wink
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Post  Rosco on Tue Feb 02 2010, 22:31

@0ldcat wrote:
@Rosco wrote:Hard luggage for Thundercat (that I know of)
- Fandango (company now bust) did top box and pannier system

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Did you mean Nonfango Ross ? As their site is still up and running Neutral ponder LINK HERE

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Embarassed looks like I got the name wrong and the fact they've not gone bust. Embarassed
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