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by u02sgb
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 443
Views: 8119

Re: If we close up for a bit...

Well said Sean
by u02sgb
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tell me three things that...
Replies: 42
Views: 865

Re: Tell me three things that...

RIP wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:21 am
yes I know I said we should stream less stuff
I wouldn't worry too much about the load of "work from home". From what I've read the biggest spike is people coming home from work and gaming/netflix etc.
by u02sgb
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tell me three things that...
Replies: 42
Views: 865

Re: Tell me three things that...

Deliveries are going to be the only growth industry for the next wee while. All sorts of people will be dropping round :grin:
by u02sgb
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tell me three things that...
Replies: 42
Views: 865

Re: Tell me three things that...

First is almost a confession 1) The feeling of new kit arriving. I know it's consumerist but I love the feeling of new kit I've researched appearing at the door with the undertones of getting out to use it for the first time. 2) Kids being at home (currently isolated). They'll drive me up the wall s...
by u02sgb
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sausage shaped dry bags
Replies: 5
Views: 272

Re: Sausage shaped dry bags

Another vote for the Lomo double ended. Not light but very tough and a good shape.

"Free" postage on Amazon for double the price :grin: #hiddencosts.
by u02sgb
Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7999
Views: 837659

Re: The post man's been ...

I got my "bangles" too, thanks Stu!
by u02sgb
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Glencoe/Kinlochleven to Fort William
Replies: 4
Views: 184

Re: Glencoe/Kinlochleven to Fort William

It might be easier getting the train to Fort William then ride back. You'd need to drive to Bridge of Orchy I think though. The train usually has 6 spaces at the back for bikes but you might need to book.
by u02sgb
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dual use bicycle bits.
Replies: 7
Views: 441

Re: Dual use bicycle bits.

Sit mat is likely my most multi use item. Sit mat, insulation for dehydrated meal while it warms, pad to lean on for getting out of tarp/tent/bivvy, Add structure to a bag, waft a fire alight to get it going (below high tide!), keep summer beers cold on the way to campsite. That's just the ones I ca...
by u02sgb
Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Alpkit Kloke bivvy bag
Replies: 37
Views: 1419

Re: Alpkit Kloke bivvy bag

Been looking at a Kloke for a while and just gave in.

Down to 109 and they've got extra 10% off this weekend with code AKCMR10. Brings it back to the release price that I missed.

Now to figure out how to bodge a midge net onto it. I asked them to do one via the factory but they weren't keen!
by u02sgb
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Vaguely exciting....
Replies: 9
Views: 581

Re: Vaguely exciting....

Is the thing the person is referring to actually "full of awe"?


Likely not.
by u02sgb
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hope pro 4 bearings
Replies: 31
Views: 679

Re: Hope pro 4 bearings

I usually plan on them lasting about a year. Get better than that if you use a seal pick to take off the seals and pack them with extra grease.
by u02sgb
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A special Birthday.
Replies: 32
Views: 1392

Re: A special Birthday.

We've not met but I appreciate all you do. Happy birthday Dee.
by u02sgb
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Did I win, did I win?
Replies: 7
Views: 531

Re: Did I win, did I win?

My wife wins all the stuff in our house, so to be fair I probably don't miss out. Maybe I should sign her up...
by u02sgb
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Did I win, did I win?
Replies: 7
Views: 531

Re: Did I win, did I win?

Not sure if that's a Hooray or a Boo then :???:
by u02sgb
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Did I win, did I win?
Replies: 7
Views: 531

Did I win, did I win?

Bouncing around like an excited spaniel waiting to see if I won the newsletter comp...

I never win anything.
by u02sgb
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7999
Views: 837659

Re: The post man's been ...

Warning on the mudhugger. The plastic is helitape to put between the mudhugger and the frame. Keep an eye on this as I had it wear through the tape and the paint on my frame on my full sus. Caught it before it wrecked the rear stays thankfully. I've now got helitape, then gaffer tape on top. It's an...
by u02sgb
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: 100g tarp - again.
Replies: 20
Views: 1854

Re: 100g tarp - again.

Like that Stu, what size is it?

I've got some silnylon I never used I might give this a go if I can find the time. How do you attach the guys is it grosgrain?
by u02sgb
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sealskin alternative
Replies: 13
Views: 983

Re: Sealskin alternative

Think it was Dexshell socks. Although I don't have a pair.
by u02sgb
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Voting for most colourful/imaginative ride (portrayal)
Replies: 7
Views: 584

Re: Voting for most colourful/imaginative ride (portrayal)

Voted for shotgun shack as it reminded me of a similar time being woken by somebody spotlighting foxes.

Met the (young) gamekeepers the next day and was told I was lucky they weren't using infrared as they might not have seen the tent!
by u02sgb
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: A few things for Iceland
Replies: 6
Views: 1079

Re: A few things for Iceland

My oookworks inner for the Trailstar is Chikara. Great stuff, not as slidy as silnylon so a good floor material.

Looks good Alpinum.
by u02sgb
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7999
Views: 837659

Re: The post man's been ...

:grin: at Scotroutes.

Thought about getting one of them for ski boots. It does look like something from star wars though.
by u02sgb
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: On - selling things
Replies: 6
Views: 700

Re: On - selling things

Ok, thanks. Had bad experiences with Hermes for delivery so not sure but will look into the rest.
by u02sgb
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: On - selling things
Replies: 6
Views: 700

On - selling things

How do you figure out postage costs? Particularly if you're selling a few things and could put together, or aren't sure how much it'll cost. Also, tracking or not? Had bad luck with eBay but think forum selling might work ok. Got loads of surplus to requirements stuff but never seem to get round to ...
by u02sgb
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Admiring the night sky - for how much longer?
Replies: 45
Views: 2591

Re: Admiring the night sky - for how much longer?

interested though and will read some more on the whole project as I'd not heard of it until this thread Exactly! As Stu says, that's when the Internet functions best. If you read into it much you'll find it he's got much crazier ideas than the asteroid :grin: I agree bikes should be featuring much ...
by u02sgb
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Admiring the night sky - for how much longer?
Replies: 45
Views: 2591

Re: Admiring the night sky - for how much longer?

However, I'll eat my words if he does a Gates Foundation kind of thing Gates started out trying to be successful and make money. Musk started out deciding what problems he thought needed solving and working towards that. It's not just getting to Mars, it's establishing a colony so if an asteroid (o...