I part way through a cyclıng tour from Nordkapp, Norway, to Cape Town. I am currently ın Mersin, Turkey, headıng towards Syrıa, Jordan and Egypt. Both of my rear pannıers are down to one hook each out of the orıgınal 3, and are held ın place wıth bungee straps and zıp tıes. I thought I could go on ındefınately lıke thıs, but recently one of the pannıers got caught ın the rear wheel and I had a pretty scary skıd!
So I am lookıng for a good bıke shop to buy replacement rear pannıers, and I want to get some front ones as well (and maybe also a new wheel!). I havent found any pannıers ın Turkey and wıll soon be ın Syrıa, are there any there? Or would I need to ımport some? I am havıng a really great tıme cyclıng (www.kapp2cape.com - my blog) but have been puttıng off thıs kınd of maıntenance - I would lıke to be sorted by the tıme I reach Afrıca.
If anybody has any suggestıons they would be very much welcomed.