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by Cheeky Monkey
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 2867
Views: 491916

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Borderer wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:09 pm
Ex demo Sonder bikes on sale at Alpkit

https://www.alpkit.com/blogs/news/clear ... jaG4tf5OJA
Cheers, bargain acquired :cool:

Apologies to Escape Goat that it kyboshed me buying his :oops:
by Cheeky Monkey
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Sonder Camino Al
Replies: 6
Views: 317

Re: Sonder Camino Al

Where are you based and what height / inside leg are you (ooer!). Quite interested. Was toying with idea of a Ti but this seems ideal way to check it all works without blowing ££££ (and might even avoid bothering with the Ti).
by Cheeky Monkey
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7785
Views: 811978

Re: The post man's been ...

Re: What's in your hip flask thread - bottle of Yellow Spot whiskey

A petzl e+lite.
by Cheeky Monkey
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: You’re bunch of criminals...
Replies: 20
Views: 472

Re: You’re bunch of criminals...

I know, hence my statement-of-the-bloody-obvious-for-the-internet ;-) However, I suspect it won't be long before (if there hasn't already been) a back-lash against parking-up. Nowadays round the bit of W.Cumbria I know I see plenty on the fell roads and around the lakes. Have also seen NP staff appr...
by Cheeky Monkey
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: You’re bunch of criminals...
Replies: 20
Views: 472

Re: You’re bunch of criminals...

I suspect the lifestyle-van crowd will be inadvertently (?) caught by the potential legislation and will be up-in-arms. Afterall, I bet the law will struggle to differentiate between a romany / gyypsy / traveller parking up and your average camper with their converted VW. NB: tongue-in-cheek termino...
by Cheeky Monkey
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Can we do wood burning stoves again please??
Replies: 18
Views: 458

Re: Can we do wood burning stoves again please??

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:42 am
I've got one of the little Ti box stoves in a tin (can't remember the name) but rarely used.
That'll likely be a Pocket Stove from Backpacking Light Tim.
:-bd
by Cheeky Monkey
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hope pro 4 bearings
Replies: 31
Views: 359

Re: Hope pro 4 bearings

Do Hope still do their ceramic BB?
by Cheeky Monkey
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: I saw this and thought of Stu ;-)
Replies: 6
Views: 241

Re: I saw this and thought of Stu ;-)

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:54 am
What you trying to say? :wink:
Only the lightest of leg pulls :cool:
by Cheeky Monkey
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: I saw this and thought of Stu ;-)
Replies: 6
Views: 241

I saw this and thought of Stu ;-)

https://www.hopetechhb.com/ambassador?fbclid=IwAR0-WdAZFO3Zi1RRRsBnz1ExH67JRGterl8FgDWO91RqcHItoX_oirNaReA https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5986d431f7e0ab1cb60b3583/1578578405553-URRSP210M3VVTU50PGV9/ke17ZwdGBToddI8pDm48kGQXe1HvX7VoYbpmOCJYPpcUqsxRUqqbr1mOJYKfIPR7LoDQ9mXPOjoJoqy81S2I8N...
by Cheeky Monkey
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Can we do wood burning stoves again please??
Replies: 18
Views: 458

Re: Can we do wood burning stoves again please??

I think Borderer / Bridget is a frequent woodstove user and has written about it on here.

I've got one of the little Ti box stoves in a tin (can't remember the name) but rarely used. I've also used Ghillie kettles a lot which are great kit but I wouldn't lug one around for bikepacking.
by Cheeky Monkey
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The latest cutting edge outdoor gear
Replies: 14
Views: 560

Re: The latest cutting edge outdoor gear

https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/3f897f2c8ef7fc37be28f669a7f56022bc283b4f/0_29_4272_6379/master/4272.jpg?width=720&quality=85&auto=format&fit=max&s=d821662571f75ff6f7193ed35315c058 The look on his face seems to be saying "The wankers made me wear this!". Safety orange though, great for the hunting se...
by Cheeky Monkey
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Stooge mk4
Replies: 9
Views: 351

Re: Stooge mk4

Ahem maybe try the other place? https://singletrackworld.com/2019/07/bike-check-andys-stooge-mk4/ Unfortunately that's mostly just an advertorial. Nice looking bikes, though the forks on the Mk4 are a bit unusual. Think several people on here ride them or have done and are generally positive, thoug...
by Cheeky Monkey
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Reading glasses - a revelation!!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 347

Re: Reading glasses - a revelation!!!!

Steve in his other half's glasses earlier:

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by Cheeky Monkey
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: GPS computer recommendations?
Replies: 25
Views: 447

Re: GPS computer recommendations?

Cheers Bob - very informative :-bd

TBF to Garmin I'm using a fairly old touch screen etrex (I think) with a "bargain" version of full UK OS maps @ 1:25k.

Is the Oregon 700 a noticeable improvement?

Edit - just remembered mine's a Dakota, not an etrex :oops:
by Cheeky Monkey
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: GPS computer recommendations?
Replies: 25
Views: 447

Re: GPS computer recommendations?

MGT is also a Garmin, we're not helping are we :wink: I get where you're coming from though. Compared to the experience of using any modern (or even not so modern) smartphone a Garmin (in terms of speed and UI) is rather clunky and ponderous. I do wonder what prevents them reducing size, improving p...
by Cheeky Monkey
Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's in your hip flask?
Replies: 67
Views: 1202

Re: What's in your hip flask?

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:31 pm
Anyone else not drink or am I alone in a sea of p1ssheads? :wink:
Drinking doesn't men drunk dood :wink:
by Cheeky Monkey
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's in your hip flask?
Replies: 67
Views: 1202

Re: What's in your hip flask?

If your tastes lean towards it then Amarula (or Baileys) for the full "proppie koffie" experience. I find the small plastic tonic, ginger ale etc bottles great for carrying whatever booze is required. Re-usable, light, high grade plastic so pretty benign / not prone to taint, packable and strong. Ju...
by Cheeky Monkey
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's in your hip flask?
Replies: 67
Views: 1202

Re: What's in your hip flask?

Usually whisky, too many to mention 😉

I've shared Port with Taylor many years ago.

The generally chilly evening temps of the UK will probably ensure a G&T is nice and cool without ice.
by Cheeky Monkey
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bob's First Bivvy
Replies: 27
Views: 654

Re: Bob's First Bivvy

A pair of Ron Hills tracksters and a T will do instead of base layers for sleeping. Judging by your gear you look of that time when everyone had at least one pair of Rh. A fleece is fine unless you want to buy a dow n jacket right now. Kinda depends on how temperature resistant you are. Booze isn't ...
by Cheeky Monkey
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikepacking Food & Snacks
Replies: 49
Views: 1308

Re: Bikepacking Food & Snacks

Hang on where do you get corned beef in packets? Literally every shop ever Dave. It worries me you've not seen this. In with the pre sliced meats I was thinking of Spam which you can buy in plastic packets in the USA on the shelf not in the refrigerator. Not fresh as I think you are all pointing to...
by Cheeky Monkey
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Xlite 100 Smart Rear light
Replies: 8
Views: 215

Re: Xlite 100 Smart Rear light

I ordered some of these and am waiting for them to arrive: https://smartbikelights.com/products/cubelite-ii-pro I think they're generally the same thing, just a slightly different model. Once they're here I'll let you know and there *might* be a spare as I am a sucker for a BOGOF. However, IIRC some...
by Cheeky Monkey
Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The end of year 'photo comp'.
Replies: 60
Views: 2190

Re: The end of year 'photo comp'.

Some lovely pictures. Bravo :YMAPPLAUSE:
by Cheeky Monkey
Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Any interest in some new 'boo?
Replies: 41
Views: 1089

Re: Any interest in some new 'boo?

:-bd
by Cheeky Monkey
Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Spring* cleaning
Replies: 16
Views: 876

Re: FS: Spring* cleaning - Patagonia bags added 11/12

Like an absolute twit I mispelt your email on PP for the Diabolo. Have only realised / closely checked this evening. Should be ok now I've corrected my error.

Sorry for the cock up 😕
by Cheeky Monkey
Mon Dec 16, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: On One Whippet
Replies: 9
Views: 438

Re: On One Whippet

pistonbroke wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:18 pm
£999 for a full bike when the frame is £599 is either a bargain bike or an expensive frame!
Just their unique take on pricing - it'll be some random combo of (less) numbers in a number of minutes / hours / weeks / days / at random.

At the "right" price I expect it'll be a bargain.