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Recently mid-way through a fairly banal conversation on commuting habits I shocked a co-worker by admitting to some fairly unacceptable office behavior.  I had cycled to work in the same clothes that I was wearing that day in the office.  She took a step back, transfixed me with an accusing glare and accused rather than asked, “Oh! But aren’t you all sweaty?!”.  Muttering some excuses about not going too fast I retreated back to my desk, deep in thought about the differences in our cycling culture between continental Europe and the UK. When you compare the Great British cycle-commuter with...

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When we set out developing BlackFish we knew our end goal – to produce a pannier that works as well in the workplace as it does on the bike – but we still had an abundance of questions to answer along the way.  Should we make a bag big enough to hold a full range of paraphernalia or should we focus on a streamlined aesthetic?  Do cyclists prefer something cheap and easy or would they rather spend more for good quality?  Should we cover the bag in bright reflective strips or should we priorities style and subtlety?  Being keen cyclists ourselves...

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