Bringing a tear to the eye of retro-grouches everywhere, are classic steel tyre irons of the type that seem to have vanished in recent years -with a chrome coating and etched with the Carradice logo they're also rather pretty.
Carradice super C rear panniers, cotton duck canvas, 54 litre capacity. been used several years ago for about 4 weeks, then occasional use (shopping) then in loft for last 5/6 years. still in excellent condition. attache to rack with the KlickFix (?) system. plenty of life left in them yet.
£45 posted, £40 collected (Bristol).
payapal preferred. ta.
Carradice have a reputation for using old-fashioned materials in their products, although I'm still waiting for them to produce a pannier woven from the beard and leathery skin of ancient audaxers. However, using bamboo for the sideplates of their 8 in1 multi-tool is more than just a refusal to acknowledge the existence of such modern fripperies as plastic and aluminium. It's hard wearing, gives a very comfortable grip and should age nicely, developing a pleasing patina by the time you come to hand it down to your great-grandchildren.